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Isolate conversation recorded in noisy cafe

As everyone else has said, noise reduction is the way to go, pretty aggressive noise reduction is all that will help I think. Thing is, if you want this conversation for sound bites or anything, it's ...
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How to repair over de-eased dialogue?

find a decent S and paste it in anywhere you're in dire need of one. highpass a copy of the track (with a linear phase EQ if you have to) and automate its volume upwards expansion on the high band ...
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How to repair over de-eased dialogue?

I would try doing some upward expansion with a multiband compressor or active eq (Waves c4 or McDsp AE400). You could also duplicate your dialog track booth the hell out of the sibilant frequency and ...
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Proper way to boom dialogue between two people

When both persons speaking are visible I memorize the lines while the actors practice (having a script at hand might be helpful) and pan the mic between both. If the scene is split into shot/ reverse ...
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Proper way to boom dialogue between two people

Do you memorize the dialogue and aim the microphone back and forth between the two people when their lines come up? yes This allow you to anticipate one's sentences ending and be on place for ...
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Is my dialogue premix too muddy?

To my ears, it does indeed sound as if there is too much build-up in the lower mids. I wouldn't say "muddy", but rather more boomy, boxy, or honky - those are three words I would use to describe it. ...
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Grunts, moans, breathing, etc

DX. It's either going to be production DX or ADR, both of which will end up in the DX stem for the premix. Usually though, its going to be a matter of taste for the dialogue editor, who can work with ...
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Dialogue between 2 or more people

It depends entirely on the performance that you're getting from set and the overall sound that you can achieve in the edit. Often, dialogue editing involves syllable, word and phrase replacement ...
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Making dialogue in a film louder in post production

OK, so if this is one of those utterly random class assignments where you absolutely 'must' do it with 'just an iPhone', the only way to really do this is to record your dialogue 'wild'. This requires ...
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Making dialogue in a film louder in post production

There are only really two ways of reducing the amount of background spill into your dialog track. Expensive directional mic on a boom Even more expensive noise-reduction software, eg Izotope RX 7. ...
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Dialogue Editing Workflow

Firstly, with any sort of sound post work on features, don't consider a feature length project to be one single timeline. Best practise with long-form work is to split the project into "reels". This ...
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Isolate conversation recorded in noisy cafe

You can dramatically reduce the amount of background noise with Audacity's Noise Removal tool. Highlight a section of the audio clip when the background noise is loudest and no one is speaking. Then ...
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How to record the audio of one person's reaction to another person's line without overlapping audio?

Would suggest these options: let B tell a shorter, "essence" version of a dialogue line. More like a call to action for A. queue the person from a distance, so the mic barely picks it up. P.S.: I ...
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Need help for removing cloth rustle

Well, there are ways that a signal could be clean, i could experiment with that kind of noise removal. Just to give an answer , there could be some ways you could remove this sound, one is to try and ...
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Need help for removing cloth rustle

I guess surgical operations in Izotope RX5 could help a bit, maybe Spectral Repair, but i can't be sure that cloth noise could be removed completely.
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Is my dialogue premix too muddy?

Well what Joseph Santoyo said is pretty right, i mean it can get you in the ballpark and have a decent sounding vocal recording, but in no way a serious one. If you take 2 voices make a big Q around ...
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How to deal with extreme level differences in film dialogue

Personally, I don't ride the faders too much between single words. Only if 'longer' passages are quieter/louder I turn up/down the gain. Moving the faders within words should be avoided. Until now, I'...
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How to deal with extreme level differences in film dialogue

Hopefully the boom operator knows what they are doing and are trying to capture the best sound and levels, letting the director know when there are noises that will spoil the shot, and coordinating on ...
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How to deal with extreme level differences in film dialogue

In this situation, two of your proposals are commonly used in conjunction : ride the levels appropriately have the boom operator pull the microphone at right moments.
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Where should dialogue be hitting in dbfs?

I don't do a huge amount of theatrical mixing, but i have done a bunch of mixing for various media, so i'll try to help you out. -20 to -12 sounds good, that's what i usually aim for with my dialogue....
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editing ms dialogue recordings

I would put all mid/side tracks into Pro Tools as stereo tracks, with mid on the "left" channel and side on the "right". That way all editing will be sure to apply to both the mid and side signals ...
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How to make two different recordings sound the same?

The best thing you can do when engineering ADR performances & matching source is to use your ears, but it takes the time and effort of experience to develop them in to a tool. As far as how to ...
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Indoor Mic Conundrum

I love the Oktava MK012! It has a wee bit muddy top, but all in all it sounds good for it's price. Myself, I nowadays use mostly Sennheiser MKH-microphones, but my old Oktavas is still in use, though ...
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How do you combine boom mic track with lav mic track for best dialog?

Contrary to most here apparently, I find in reality I am often feeding a little bit of lav mic into the boom track to boost a word or sentence which is slightly off mic, or using some frequencies of ...
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Recording location dialogue

Supercardioids are most commonly used for interior dialog recording, due to their excellent side rejection, and pretty decent rear rejection characteristics. Cardioids and hypercardioids, with their ...
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