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Typically, I'll drop a marker and keep moving forward. On most projects that I'm on I don't have the luxury of spending hours on a specific sequence, let alone a particular effect. If it's not coming to me fluidly at that moment, I keep making progress on the rest of the project. Eventually something, a clip down the timeline, a phone call, a daydream, ...


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Well, that depends on the client. Is the client happy with what you consider 'second best'? If so, make the deadline and quit struggling. Repeatedly missing deadlines even if your work is amazing and perfect won't win you much more work. Does this happen often? Maybe you need to re-consider your process and spring for some gear or SFX packs that will ease ...


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I had the same issue with our 722 last year. After sending it back to Sound Devices, this is what they found: "The technician working on this unit has determined the fault lies in a A Ball Grid Array FPGA. Sound Devices does not have the facilities to reliably replace this component. I have confirmed the fault. Cooling this component allowed the unit to ...


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It sounds like 60-cycle hum. Check that the power source you are using to power the phantom power unit is grounded properly. Try different outlets in your house as well. While it's all hooked up try moving cables around to see if there is a change in the sound of the hum. That could indicate poor shielding on the cables. Move the mic itself away form the ...


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You need something to separate the send audio (you) from the received audio (the person being interviewed). This is done with a "hybrid" adapter. For example a device like the JK Audio Autohybrid. It provides a way to record only the received audio and a way to feed audio into the phone line. Ref: http://www.jkaudio.com/autohybrid.htm


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It sounds like it could be one of several possible causes: An effect used in the signal processing during playback. Without knowing what your playback system is, this is just sheer guesswork. Bleed that was imprinted at mixdown time due to simple channel bleed or due to signal processing Questions: Are you using active monitors with dedicated signal ...


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If your laying back the tracks in Quicktime you want them to be assigned to "Lfet" "Center" and "Right" no panning involved. Otherwise maybe you have some divergence or bleed on your center channel feed.


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Most home entertainment receivers allow for Bass Management by setting the 5 monitors to ' small ' in the set-up menu - thus sending their low end (generally crossed over @ 80-120Htz) to the sub. As georgi.m suggested: it would be good to read up on bass management theory to fully grasp what's going on here and how it affects your playback monitoring... ...


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Read up on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_management


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As mentioned above, I avoid and come back later. Sometimes you're clutching at something so hard you don't realise it's slipping through your fingers. Go away and tackle it later. Normally it will just 'click' with time. And if time has gone and it needs to be submitted, I go with what I've got. I guarantee what's sub par to you, is fine for your client.


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I ask advice of my friends, sometimes I buy new source material to work with or plug-ins to process with...but, essentially, I just keep plugging until I find it. This is the fun experimental part of sound. Sometimes you find the sound you had imagined is not even as good as a completely different sound you created while struggling.


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