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This is not my forte by any means, but a few thoughts come to mind... Air traffic. Planes, helicopters? You did mention planes though... Water fountain? Music? playing in passing cars, out a window Conversations? Utilities? steam vents, transformer buzz? Street vendors? calling out wares etc. Not sure how many of these would fall under the 'anxiety ...


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Ding dong! Metro/subway/train doors opening, is one of my favorite city sounds. But I'm assuming you're dealing with exterior shots based on the ideas you've thrown out already. How about that muffled bassy thump that you can hear in a passing car or outside a club? That's the "pulse" of the city, and it's never far away even in the middle of the day. ...


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Additionally to JoshP's suggestions, general energetic crowd noises and street musicians can add character.


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i found a really nice recording my Jez Riley French today, which shows the capabilities of DPA4060 in field recording a forest https://vimeo.com/115475171


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Why do you compare different mics against each other ? I sold my cm3 because i found them absolutely useless for ambiences. They're so freaking noisy and have no detail. I bought sennheiser 8040 instead. I don't wanted to try out mics no more. I use them inside a rycote ortf ws kit. No need more to say :) I love my dpa 4060 and i don't find them that noisy. ...


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I don't remember any places in NYC, but in New Jersey there were some really cool foresty places near norwood, wich were only a 45 minute bus ride from the grand central.


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In addition to what was said about larger productions utilizing security/police to deal with traffic control and having a location scout pick spots that are appropriate for the story AND the production...one of the biggest attributes to a production mixer is a talented boom op. It is sadly a thankless job that many films would suffer greatly if they didn't ...


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I work mostly in lisbon, and whenever we're recording on very busy areas we have a few police agents stopping the traffic. That, as you can imagine, helps an insanely awful lot... If we can't stop traffic, we'll switch to our long shotgun mics, the mkh70, and negociate the shots with the director and DP. We'll many times mic the actors if we can't "get the ...


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