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How long is too long for a library ambience?

I'd prefer to have it just chopped into sections 4-5 minutes long and have them labeled a,b,c,d,e etc. It makes it easy to import a short section when you only need 30 seconds of ambience but then ...
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Looking for a good SFX library with bare feet on concrete / marble

If you struggle to find a suitable library, you can create your own; if you can, try to record the footsteps of a person walking on the film location. Be aware though: it requires some gear (at worst ...
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Adding metadata to wav files without .bwf extension

I'm not familiar with the applications you mention, but the standard way to add metadata is to add a BWF header and keep the .WAV file extension. Applications that understand BWF will use the header; ...
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Recording Doors

Have you tried putting a little space between you and the door and aiming your mics more towards the middle of the door rather than the latch?
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How long is too long for a library ambience?

I'd prefer option a), because I often end up with an ambience recording, that stops exactly where I want it to continue. It is a little bit more work, but in the end there is added value if you can ...
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Multichannel soundeffects / different perspectives

It´s flexible : if you need a gunshot from 1m away, you got it, and 200 m away you got it too ... Very useful for battle scenes for exemple : i quickly edit all the mics In parallel, and then mute and ...
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What sound bursts your bubble?

A short list: All keyboards are mechanical. It's weird hearing a MacBook making the sound of a Model M. "Silenced" guns. I get the feeling someone once just read the name "silencer" and assumed the ...
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