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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 ...


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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 ...


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As already mentioned above, when summing a number of signals (from stereo to mono) phase cancellations can be made more apparent and evident through a change in the quality of the sound. Phasing is basically the result of comb-filtering - effectively and addition of a delay copy of the sound to itself (except for polarity reversal where the results can be ...


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closest answer is the sound collector's club. Its not free, but its very cheap - and its super high quality, so well worth the price of admission.


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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 ...


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The Freesound Project http://www.freesound.org/


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OLD THREAD... but thought I'd share....Film I'm working on required the characters to be listening to a radio broadcast through an old radio. I recorded the radio dialog clean, transferred a copy to my ipod, used a cheap FM-Transmitter, then re-recorded it playing through an old radio... I thought it worked great!


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I'd go with the cardioid, it's more versatile. for example if you'd buy a second 8040 in the future you'd have lots of options for useful setups: Double MS, MS + spot-mic, XY, ORTF, AB and so forth. Many ambiences sound a lot better/wider/real recorded in setups that consist of spaced mics, like ORTF or AB. Just an opinion of course...


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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!


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I use a a mkh8040 ortf setup into a mixpre into a pcm m10 with a smal "slik" mic stand. Very small, lightweigt and stunning quality. Shure.... Expensive!


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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 ...


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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. Pros: 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 ...


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I think there are two types of phasing errors in aesthetic sound (i.e. this is not a definition in sound physics). 1) You sum one signal to another and hear that it affects something in the original signal negatively (e.g. some bass or other frequencies cancel out). When it happens to bassy sounds, it can sound like the sound "loses its power" or "punch". ...


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Dude, just record yourself in a foley room. Footsteps on concrete blocks, metallic surfaces etc or just any surface that a warehouse would include and then add an IR reverb of a warehouse and you are good to go.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Boom library did everyday cars out in the desert on a super quiet test track. They do good work. http://www.boomlibrary.com/boomlibrary/products/cars


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 ...


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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/...


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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. http://blog.sony.com/2013/10/sony-unveils-pcm-d100-high-resolution-audio-portable-recorder/ I love using the Sony D50. I also have a H4n and an ...


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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 ...


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Hi, You should take a look at Amon Tobin's album 'Foley Room' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhxw-pqB4VU And his others albums are great pieces of sound design too ! Hope you'll enjoy !


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Hi, Some examples: Aphex Twin - On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-US91WU8zA Max Richter - Memory House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bb0k9HgQxc Almost anything by 'Boards of Canada' especially on "The campfire headphase" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhwx67X-0eE Arovane - 'Lilies' and 'Tides' albums Passage to Nagoya https://www.youtube.com/...


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