I strongly disagree with a lot of Dave's recommendations, based on my experience recording vehicle sounds for racing games, advertisement and sound engineering:
an engine under load doesn't sound like an engine revving while standing still at all.
"patching in after the fact" will be loads more work than recording audio and video at the same time. Expect ...
I do a lot of trail running alone in the mountains. I'm usually not more than 5 miles away from my car. Sometimes there are other people hiking/biking around, other times I find myself prety alone. Every bit of advice I've ever seen says that hiking alone is pretty dumb, and they're pretty much all correct. My feeling is that if you are going off ...
I think you're going to find that it's usually the other way around. It's the companies / studios making the documentaries, radio ads etc. that will hit the web and search for companies / individuals selling sounds of whatever it is they need or rather record it for original use.
Some common big sfx stock sites like prosoundeffects.com might take your ...
I don't do a lot of this myself and when I do I'm usually with others, but the number one thing I'd recommend is ALWAYS tell someone else exactly where you're going, when you're going, and how long you'll be gone for. Then of course stick to that plan!
It recording inductance of electromagnetic waves that are generated by coils with magnet wires. I've you would put a coil of magnet wire around a core (plastic for example) and you place it against something magnetic you basically get a mic.
But It can also record other waves like wifi or other things that transmit electromagnetic waves.
I've made works ...
Nature recording is a really tricky place to start with cheap gear, as ambiences tend to be reasonably quiet and cheap gear nearly always has a high noise floor! I've found most quiet nature ambiences I've recorded with a handheld recorder either with the built in mics or external mics are almost unusable because of the noisefloor.
One response is to get ...
I know this is almost 5 years old... However, I stumbled upon something that supports EMV's answer.
RØDE made a hot lap recording of a GTR and also showed a setup for consumers without a massive budget.
Setup with iPhones and SmartLav+:
Pro setup hot lap:
I'm not sure what your budget it, but assuming its limited, I can definitely recommend the Fostex FR2-le. The preamps are actually great for the cost of the unit and it is certainly a lightweight piece of kit.
Very light. I think it comes in at under 1kg.
Decent preamps (we're obviously not talking SD quality, but they are far better than the price ...
It's a bit unclear where your problem is. Do you need help in protools to get the sound in the center image? Or do you want to get a stereo image from 1 channel audio?
Protools answer: drag your files to 2 mono tracks from the stereo track. Delete panning automation on the mono tracks.
Stereo image: Unless you used a stereo mic(setup) the latter is ...
I have a recording I made in Hue, Vietnam of a group of middle school aged kids playing/rough housing in a public park after school. Would be happy to send it your way if that's what you're looking for.
A friend of mine just got back from a trip to Vietnam, and he shot a lot of film footage for travel videos he makes. I will ask if he has any sounds that might help you, and I can maybe put you in touch with him if it looks like that's the case.
I have some recordings of Cambodian children playing if that could possibly work? I'm not sure if their languages are sonically simiallar at all but at a guess they may be. Depending how loud u have it in the mix and how accurate it needs to be it could work for you.
The King is the Sony M-10. It is cheap, has good sound, is quiet, batteries last forever, and you will actually use it because it is so small. It is what most people should buy instead of all the other junk they do buy......
The Prince is the Zoom H-1. It is silly cheap, is noisy, has somewhat acceptable sound, battery life is fair, and you will actually ...
I think the PCM-D100 will be the king of all handheld recorders! I think most professional sound recordists realise that handheld recorders of this size with XLR inputs all fail with noisy preamps, they're all okay (tascam dr100mkii, zoom h4n) but they don't cut it, so you either keep using your big beast 744t or you pair a recorder with a mixer (mixpre-d/...
The Sony D100 looks intriguing. From what I've read, it's due early 2014, and retails for $1000. The extra frequency range looks interesting. But it really depends on how the preamps will shape up, in my opinion.
I love using the Sony D50. I also have a H4n and an ...
There will be a new Sony PCM D100 in a few months….I love my M10 Superior quality ! Very low noise !!
I personally would´t recommend the Nagra Lino. I read not very good about it. Sorry. Have no links about articles. I did a lot of research in the last werks because of my dead h4n and i went for the m10. Super long stand by, superfast boot up ( even with two ...
When I saw this question, I immediately thought of some of the ambient music I've listened to.
"Chill Out," by The KLF is full of them, along with samples of Elvis, Tuvan throat singing, and an insane salesman. http://youtu.be/C5TUEv1wf-c
At least one track from Brian Eno's "Ambient 4: On Land" fits this, too. I don't have it at the moment, though, so I'm ...
so it sounds like you are looking for music that combines more traditional field recordings, ambience recordings as opposed to found sound and foley type recordings being used as rhythmic components in music.
off the top of my head i'd add:
Jon Hopkins - Autumn Hill
Jon Hopkins - Small Memory
Richard Skelton - Pariah
and basically his whole album ...
Aphex Twin - On
Max Richter - Memory House
Almost anything by 'Boards of Canada' especially on "The campfire headphase"
Arovane - 'Lilies' and 'Tides' albums
Passage to Nagoya
Have you ever seen any of Diego Stocco's work? It's really amazing what he does. Here's an example
Diego Stocco - Music from Nature from Diego Stocco on Vimeo.
But check out all his other videos which are fantastic and really creative.
You can use a telephone pickup-coil to record (plug it into the "mic" jack on your tape-recorder) or amplify (plug it into the "mic" jack on your amp) phone conversations; you can also use one "in reverse" (i.e., plug it into the "ear" or audio-output jack of a sound-player, such as a radio, cassette-deck, etc.) to ...