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What type of microphone is best suited for recording ambient sounds?

Since you need natural sounding stereophonic sound, you would need two cardioid mics set up as a near coincident pair. There are actually two ways of doing this, the French (ORTF) and the Dutch (NOS)...
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

That cinematic soft "fwup-fwup-fwup" of a large sub prop element might nice with a low speed fabric-blade fan against upholstery. A small compressor with a long tube might be good for sustained bubble ...
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Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface and a field recorder with audio interface capabilities?

I have both devices and to be honest I wouldn't buy either of them. Haven't used H4n as interface and have used 2i2 for recording only in some rare situations, so I'll just list pros and cons. H4n: +...
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

What about not using a hydrophone, but just a contact mic instead? Since the sound transmission through water is not the frequency response you're seeking, perhaps using the drill or other electric ...
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

I'm a big fan of the pitched down pool toys. I did a bunch of that stuff here. They aren't pitched down in the library though. http://rabbitearsaudio.com/product/hydrophonic/ But @noisejockey is ...
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What type of microphone is best suited for recording ambient sounds?

Some past links that may be of help to you: Binaural Recordings Mics for ambience recordings? How do you record your ambiences? (This forum is a wealth of accumulated knowledge, so remember to ...
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Field Recording: Stereo vs. Mono

The answer is MS, or Mid-side. There are 2 types of "ambiance" situations that are very different. The first is dialogue recording with mono mics. Mono ambiances from those mics are needed to patch ...
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

There are these pool toy guns that are just long water cannon tubes, but hovering them at different depths in and out of the water and also just blowing the empty air tube into different tubs makes ...
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Is this a good way to eliminate nose whistle from a recording?

Based on a comment I got that said "if all you have is EQ, then it's the best you can do. Modern "AI"-based noise reduction can probably do a far better job in one click", I found ...
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Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface and a field recorder with audio interface capabilities?

If you're using a smaller interface with one or two inputs, there's little difference. One thing to consider are that the field recorder on its own is going to be running on dc power from the battery ...
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Field recording databases

This is a Community Wiki answer, feel free to add your finds... Field Recording Databases Freesound >> http://freesound.org/ (added by yunque) + Search by license, format, bitrate, sample ...
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Field recording databases

here's another one: freeSFX + Easy to navigate thematic organization + Curated generally useful incidental sounds + Free commercial use, provided not main focus (full license) - relatively ...
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Is it possible to use a M/S microphone as a mono mic?

SOME M/S microphones provide discrete access to the Mid and Side outputs, but most provide only the matrixed Left and Right derived signal outputs. Your question cannot be definitively answered as ...
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Converting a 3.5in mic input to line level portably

Most microphones output about 0.0006 volts while line level is about 1 volt or 1.23 The device you want is a microphone preamp to bring the microphone signal up to Line level. If you get one with 1/4"...
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recording city sounds

Manually adjusting the gain during the recording is never a great idea. Your reactions are sluggish, so you'll probably have some seconds of clipped sounds that you'll have to throw away anyway, and ...
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Recording ants: mic recommendations?

Have you looked into condenser microphones? Instead of the dynamic mics, condensers are used for more intimate sound recordings. Additional, the Sanken brand makes some microphones for such needs. "...
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What is the best microphone type for recording natural outdoor sounds?

What is needed for recording outdoor sounds: a high sensitivity low noise microphone a windjammer, shock-mount, stand or boompole a field recorder with low noise mic preamp If you want to make ...
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8 channel pass through on Behringer XAir XR18

This is a non-starter I'm afraid. Your best bet is to simply acquire or make 8 passive splits and split the input channels prior to the XR18. Send the splits to the FOH/Monitor engineer.
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Recording ambient sound while minimizing phase issues

Phasing issues only occur if you are putting two sound waves together and the waves cancel each other out (e.g. summing a stereo recording to mono.) If you are recording stereo then there won’t be any ...
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M/S Stereo Mic for field recording/SFX

All three are wellknown quality brands. All three mics should be useable. As always, anything technical is a compromise between opposing requirements. You have to be the judge on which fits your usage ...
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I have a sound project. For blind children ages 3-10 years to consult

Binaural would be a good choice for this project, however a better choice might be to use 1st or 2nd order ambisonics. This is very common in the VR world. Ambisonics allows a full 360 degree sound ...
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Field recording with a Zoom H6?

My suggestions would be to: Use the MS microphone in RAW format. It will allow you to post-process the scene after the recording and adjust the amount of ambience. Record everything in 24-bit/48kHz ...
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recording city sounds

I had just this problem when recording ing London. A siren went past. I had my limiter kicked in but the squash it applied was still audible, i.e. as the siren receeded, everything else faded back in. ...
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

there are three possible approaches to a problem like this: using acoustic sources; using electronic sources; using electroacoustic sources; in the case of using acoustic sources, you will need some ...
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Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface and a field recorder with audio interface capabilities?

The obvious benefit of the field recorder is that it can record on its own without help of the computer. However, for the same price, remember that some of the cost is in the recording parts, and ...
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Are there any significant differences between using a dedicated audio interface and a field recorder with audio interface capabilities?

Besides their respective quality in terms of mic pre-amplifier quality (as mentioned by @joseem), here are some points : field recorder dedicated controls for gain and various functions available on ...
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Mid Side recording "Invert the Phase" - "Invert" is ghosted in Audition

I was looking for the same answer and stumbled onto the solution. You're currently in the "Multitrack" View. Inverting appears to only be available while in the "Waveform" view!
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Recording stereo audio on an iPhone using an adapter

NO. The TRRS connector on an iPhone (or any other brand of phone, for that matter) supports only MONO microphones. If you want to record stereo (or more channels) then you must use an external sound ...
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MK8+CMC vs CCM8

As you are in the short term using the 8 figure mic with your cmit5, the size factor is not really to be taken into account (using a ccm with the cmit will require a large suspension and windshield, ...
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