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Making audio dialogue recording sharp

For starters, I am an amateur using Izotope RX7 Standard for noise reduction of cassette tapes which has voice dialogue only... Due to poor recording conditions, a lot of noise was induced in the ...
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Is there any difference between Gain and Volume for single input?

I've read a lot about gain when you have multiple inputs, it's best in a digital setup to keep it well under 0. I can't find anything about a single input though, which is what I'm recording for some ...
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Can't get mic into 'yellow zone' in OBS or other programs

I own 3 mics. A Rode NT-USB USB mic A Movo 3.5mm shotgun A Rode 3.5mm lavmic I've read (and agree) that when recording you want the sound level in the 'yellow' (-20 to -9dB) zone in OBS just below ...
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Making dialogue in a film louder in post production

I am new to this forum so forgive me if this has already been answered! I was wondering if there is any way to make dialogue in a film louder, separating it from background noise without using an ...
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Buzzing, hissing, input level issues - BM-700 BM-800 NW-800 Neewer/Floureon

In an attempt to round up many similar questions about this family of mics, I'm adding more generic information into this question. I bought a Neewer NW-800 to record with on my computer. When I got ...
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limiter settings for recording dialog

I need some help with getting the best release time for my Zoom F8's DIGITAL limiters. I know they don't actually limit the analog audio, and that the AD Converters are clipping, but I at least want ...
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Hardware recommendations to record two separate tracks but keep them in sync over long session? (1st from local microphone + 2nd incoming from Skype)

Situation: I'm teaching language lessons over Skype I'm recording "demonstration" sessions The basic pattern is: (1) - the teacher gives a prompt (2) - then the student thinks for a second ...
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Help with setting up audio recording for retirement home meeting

First time posting on here. My mother's apartment complex like to record their board meeting and are on a small (< $300) budget. There should be four board members speaking, each should have a ...
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Location Recording Use USB Audio Interface and DAW

On the next day, I will do some location recording for some short movie. I'm planning to use 4 Mic (2 Shotgun and 2 Lav). But the problem is I don't have 4 track Portable Recorder. I have a shot list ...
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Dialogue Record with Zoom H4N and 2 Shotgun

Next week I'm going to do the dialogue recording of a documentary film. Usually, I record using just one shotgun Mic (NTG 1) and one Handheld (Zoom H4N). But the director says that he has a couple ...
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Question about "Gain Control" when using field mixer on recording dialogue

I work as a sound designer. Sometimes I do dialogue recording for short films. But honestly, I never use a field mixer or portable mic preamp. I only ever use a handheld (Zoom H4n or Tascam DR) and a ...
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I want to know how to shout into my mic without distortion

just wondering what I can do to resolve this issue. I have an Audiotechna AT2020 USB condenser microphone hooked up to my computer. When I'm recording sometimes I may shout or scream and my microphone ...
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Production Dialogue -- point at face or chest?

I teach audio in a film school, and when I was talking about proper production dialogue recording technique, a student said he had heard that the shotgun mic should be pointed toward the actor's chest ...
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How to dampen the Sound on a car roof?

I have to record dialogue for a short film in a car. Some water will be dropped on the car during a scene to imitate rain. How can I dampen the Sound of this "rain" on the car's roof to get clean ...
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Location Sound Sound Proofing

I got a shooting on a couple of days. It's a bathroom scene with lot's of dialogue and a bedroom scene w lot's of sex ;) The problem is that both locations have windows looking directly to a busy ...
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Tricks that help boom operators to memorize lines of dialogue

Hello fellow boom operators. I was wondering if you had any advice on how to memorize dialogue. During my last shoot we had 5 kid protagonists and a few other actors talking in one scene. While ...
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Recording Dialogue in a tunnel

I will be recording on-location sound for a movie in a few weeks. There is a scene with dialogue that takes place in a car that is parked on the side of a very busy street inside of a tunnel (there ...
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Unable to find an Audio Interface attached to the first HD card. Please check power and digilink cables. Click OK to rescan

Ok, So I'm assisting a feature film dub and while attempting to setup the tommorow's actor's template, we experienced a DAE error, whereafter PT9 HD froze... After a Force-Quit, we restarted, and ...
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Dialogue recording, 3 actors, w/ 1 boom only

Hello everyone! I'll be soon recording a dialogue between 3 persons w/ NO budget so we only have one NTG2. I watched a recording in these conditions with the same actors and it was horrible. I ...
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sound design in 'Hard Candy'

has anyone else seen/ heard hard candy? i would recommend it as the sound design on that film is really great,,. the whole film seems very sterile almost as if they didnt record any sound on ...
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Game Dialogue Recording and Perspective

Hi All, Question for the game audio folks out there - I'm doing a playthrough of Deus Ex: Human Revolution now and noticing that a lot of the character voices sound very up close/clear and '...
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Location Recording for a period drama

Hi guys, I have recently been shooting in the south of England for a period drama independent film. The on-location sound is quiet enough for the indoor scenes and dialogue is nice and clear without ...
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Big Love Series Finale - Barb's New Car Scene - How'd they get such clean dialogue?

So, I was watching the series finale to Big Love last night and the three sister wives were riding down the highway in, I think, a Mini Cooper with the top dropped down. The dialogue was absolutely ...
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how much should I charge for recording and editing 800 lines of text?

Client is a corporation in Europe. The project is an instructional/safety video. I pretty much got all equipment needed, an actor willing to read and a studio. Just need to set a good price for the ...
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Analog distortions/saturation on voice - how to reduce?

Hi to all I've been asked to try to save a few days of recording (interview with boom and 1 radio mic): the radio mic is always (four days of recording, I couldn't believe it!!) saturated/distorted; ...
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Have you ever had to reject a dialogue recording?

Interviews done in front of beautiful waterfalls... Wide shots of newscasters with boom mics who want the audience to see all of mount rushmore... Boom operators who think the back of the mic is the ...
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