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Paper spike tape. Not that sticky, good for sensitive surfaces. Gaffer's tape. Stickier, the standard, gentle on most surfaces. 3M Micropore tape. Excellent for lav placement. Double-sided wig/toupee tape, for similar. Self-adhesive Dr. Scholls moleskine, for buffering the edges of a lav from cloth rubbing when concealed. Electrical tape, for its actual ...


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Ah, the old question: How do I make the vocals heard over a band with a tiny PA? It's not always easy. Compression won't help you; it may actually make things worse by making feedback more likely. It sounds like you're using underpowered PAs, and if you want the vocals to be loud enough you'll need the band to play more quietly. But the band has to want to ...


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The quick and dirty explanation. Dynamic: Usually but not always cheaper more rugged and less likely to be damaged so a lot of stage work is done with dynamics Used for high sound pressure work like on snare drum or instrument amp Sometimes used in studio work though usually vocals and acoustic instruments will need condensers typical example Shure SM58 ...


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Neil Fein wrote a great post about what you can do, but another thing to consider is to make sure you talk with the sound guy about how you want it to sound. If there is a dedicated engineer there and it is a smaller venue, chances are good that they aren't very good and may be used to the "living room experience" ie, crank the bass and the guitars and ...


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Ok, so for backpacking and biking, here are the component parts: recorder: SD 702 - quality sound, durable build, simple operation. Its the heavier and bulkier of the viable options, but it won't ever fail you. SD mixpre + Sony PCM M10 - still quality sound, lighter and more compact, but also a little fiddlier since you're dealing with two devices that ...


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Here are the tapes I most often use on set: Medical Transpore tape (same as micropore above)_works well for placing lavs on actors skin and clothes. Medical Cloth tape (white)_When transpore doesn't work and for concealing wires on or beneath white clothing. Waterproof medical tape (skin tone)_used occasionally for moist situations and for concealing wires ...


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I would check out the glitchmachines and inear display plugins. They are amazing for being both weird and wonderful! Filtering is also a good way. For example the chaos created by Trent Reznor on the end section of his song "The Great Destroyer" was created largely in part with Metasonix gear. I won't get into this crazy gear...you have to check it out ...


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I have mixed on headsets for years. Make sure you are using as close to a flat as you can get with no compression or filters. I also reference my room monitors so you need both. Headsets are great for aliening stereo and over all balance of instruments. Be careful with effects especially verb. You may have a tendency to over effect on headsets. The bottom ...


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I've had Kyma for a few months now. The sound quality is awesome. I have been using it for things like Adding spacial stereo width on tracks in a song. Adding chorus to a track in a mix. Reverb is a breath of fresh air. I've also added saturation to tracks in a song. Just the simple use of Kyma has upped my production in my mixes. Yes, I've made ...


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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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Although I've never experienced a problem, I always try to remember to apply power after connecting the mic, and remove power before disconnecting. This text is from the product manual for the Rode NT1-A condenser mic: "Connect all cables before applying power to the microphone and never remove the microphone cable while the power is connected."


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https://www.lewitt-audio.com/microphones/lct-recording/lct-540-subzero The Lewitt LCT540 has the quietest specs I've seen available in a commercial mic.


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Well, rode has created the solution to this problem. The iXY iPhone/iPad microphone, with its own a/d converter can record at 96kHz/24bit, bypassing iOS's 48kHz/16bit limit. Great move from Rode. http://store.rodemic.com/products/ixy Not for iPhone 5 yet, however.


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Good gear doesn't make a good sound designer, but a good sound designer can make up for bad gear. . .


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"Golden" rules aside, a philosophy that I try to abide by when it comes to purchases (both business and personal) is I can buy something after I have saved 3x the amount I'm looking to spend. This not only guarantees that I'm not spending money I don't have, but allows me the time to comparison shop and make informed decisions about my purchases. You say you ...


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just throw up an omni-directional mic somewhere close to the gun. few other patterns can get you as even a low end pickup as a high quality omni.


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It depends, quite honestly. For your purpose, it sounds like open back circumaural may just be more comfortable, a la the DT880 or 990s (880s are semi) and give you natural-sounding bleed through (source), since supra-aural might smoosh your ear and as a result alter the phase qualities of what you hear inside and out. For an example of what I mean, try A/...


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Dynamic microphones are basically loudspeakers in reverse - instead of a voltage in an electromagnet moving a cone, sound waves move a magnetic material in and out of a coil, generating electricity. They are robust and have high gain so are used on stage a lot. Condenser microphones are a capacitor where one of the two plates moves with the sound waves. ...


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As Dr Mayhem says a dynamic mic moves a coil in a magnetic field to generate the electrical output, and condensers are based around changing capacitance of the transducer. Condensers require a pre-amp and power. The power for this can either be supplied by an internal battery or by 'phantom power' a DC voltage (usually between 9 and 48V) output by the ...


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Use any decent quality tape deck. Stereo recording tape decks are quite common.


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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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Another tip if your packing for ultra light situations: buy a nagra sd and a pair of dpa 4060's or 4063's. And get wired coathanger as a stereo bar. You can look at a binaural setup here (not my site BTW). http://www.manvanhetgeluid.nl/en/binaural-sound/ But I agree with Rene that the 702 is perhaps a better allrounder that lasts a long time. You can pick ...


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the only extra dimension you get with a Wacom tablet is pressure, but you also don't get all the cool midi interface things that come with Lemur, like physics, randomization etc. Basically its apples and oranges. Personally, I'd say go with the Lemur app, as it has much more OTB functionality.


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I've done a lot of seaside recording over the years and it comes down to being sensible with your equipment. Here's a few tips: All xlr's are neutrik waterproof series (as seen here). http://www.sjmediasystem.com/nc3fx-hd-b.html Use long cable runs, I have 50/25/10/5m 5XLR lengths. (starquad wired for "stereo") That way I can sit under cover and keep an ...


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Arnoud, I'm to understand that you purchased the Sonosax SX-R4? If so, just make sure you have a fully charged battery in your R4, as well as an external battery supply with fully charged batteries before you start your day; and bring backup batteries. The R-4 is a great machine with a great sound and wonderful features, but if your batteries die while ...


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I haven't used either of the suggestions, but thought I would chip in my 2 cents... I would recommend the D series hydrophone from JrF (Jez). Great quality microphone for the price. I don't have one myself (yet) but I have heard and used it in person. http://hydrophones.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/c-series-pro-hydrophones-new-addition.html While your at it get ...


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Just find this thread here :)


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Interressting. Seems to be somehow affordeble. Are there some testers of this anywhere ?


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I was in a similar situation about a half year ago, in the game industry, new to field recording and this is what I ended up getting, in chronological order: Sony PCM-D50 Sound Devices Usbpre2 Sanken CS-3e shotgun Starting out with the D50 let me get stereo ambiences and some effects, in a very convenient and mobile package. I had access to a NTG-3 so I ...


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