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You have to update your firmware first, if you haven't already done so: http://www.zoom.co.jp/downloads/h4n/software/ Then you just go to: Menu / Input / Turn OFF 1/2 Link (http://www.hv20.com/showthread.php?43895-Zoom-h4n) Once linking is turned off, all you need to do is to click on the buttons (1) or (2) under the MIC-button, and just adjust the Rec ...


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Very kind of you Brendan to link to the blog post, glad people are finding it useful! As Melissa has touched upon (and that book is a very good introduction to dialogue that I equally recommend), and as briefly mentioned in the blog post, editorial is the foundation here. No amount of Broadband noise suppression, even a Cedar DNS, can fix a dialogue track ...


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Templates, templates, templates Know your hot keys front and back To do the above, practice, practice, practice so it becomes muscle memory As George said, organize your workflow into jobs, passes, or procedures - scattered workflow is the quickest way to get gummed up - in it's most simply form, do all editorial together as one, and do all mixing/processing ...


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Are you looking at the Sound Devices 722 for a specific reason rather than the Sound Devices 702? You REALLY don't need that kind of storage. An 8GB CF card will last you for at least a day for sure, even several. Plus, do you really want to have all your sounds on a huge drive, ready to get corrupt from running around chasing sounds or stollen from being in ...


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"It depends" <- everyone's favorite answer On the films that have M&E deliverable requirements for foreign markets, basically everything's got to be covered by either cut FX or foley. It's often good practice to make sure everything is covered. That being said...depends on time. If the production is great for somebody struggling with a doorknob, ...


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The Marantz PMD661 is nice. The preamps are quite good (although not quite as good as the Sound Devices), but for a fraction of the price. XLR and 1/4" headphone output. It may or may not suit your needs. It's hard to tell from the original post.


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John Purcell, on his book Dialoge Editing, advises strongly to have a proper edit regarding the room tone before you run to the noise reduction. Having longer fades on room tones to trick our ears between aggressive transitions; If using plug ins like x_noise or alike, and turn to destructive, maybe try some eq first, know the noise offending your audio so ...


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Stavrosound linked to a great post he did on the Waves C4 being used for cleaning dialogue. Here


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Headroom, mainly. Your peak voltage is 1.736 volt only when you have a sine wave signal of exactly +4 dBu (0VU on professional equipment). That never happens in the real world.. 0 on the meters is an averaged level, so with real-world audio signals you will have peaks far higher than 0VU. A peak of +20 (+24 dBu) would result in 35Vpp output which would ...


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I don't know that equipment, so this is not really an answer but... even though hitting the limiter would not allow it to go over-meter, it's not going to sound nice. You'll hear it suddenly flat-line. If you've no other safety-net, I'd suggest testing before-hand how much noise-floor you perceptively gain at -6 or -12 & see which you can live with. ...


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Within the standard limitations of lavs, they're awesome. I was pretty happy with my Countryman B3 lav, but the DPA 4060's never cease to impress. About the only thing sweeter is the Sanken COS-11, which seems to be the lav of choice when inter-cutting with Schoeps mics. But I'm a huge fan of the DPA modular connector system, especially as a sound designer ...


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Fletcher-Munson curves, or more generally equal-loudness contours, are mainly used when measuring sound pressure levels and noise. The definition of such curves roughly goes like this: An equal-loudness contour is a measure of sound pressure (dB SPL), over the frequency spectrum, for which a listener perceives a constant loudness when presented with ...


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Firstly, there is no set formula for this. You have to... a) train your ears b) use your ears. The only standard I would adhere to is to pick a loudness level and make sure your final mix conforms to that. -24 LUFS will be a good place to start. Always make sure that your dialogue is able to punch through the music and effects. Dialogue is king. You can ...


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Marcus Weaver-Hightower, PhD states in this video that "there's no magic transcriber out there" to remove human effort from the transcription process. That being said, his suggestion of using voice recognition software to speed up the transcription process may be something of value to you. You could consider using software like the Max Planck Institute's ...


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What you want is to create an audio file that, when played through a speaker that distorts, somehow compensates for that distortion. That's generally impossible, because the distortion is an unpredictable, chaotic 'signal' that's added to your audio. It depends on the exact volume of the audio, the loudspeaker, other sounds in the room, and (because you're ...


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What you're hearing could be the result of a sampling-rate conversion issues, although I can't be sure without having heard an example recording. You're using an external audio-interface, which has it's own A/D-conversion hardware, running at a certain configured sampling-rate (44100Hz, 48000Hz, 96000Hz etc…) . When your mac's internal audio-hardware uses a ...


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Izotope RX Advanced De-Clipper is really your only chance at saving this.


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Check out the hexdump of the file you created. When you do, you will realise that there are 7FFF values in the file that correspond to your sample peaks. But, I'm going to say that you also have clipping here. Why? Because I can see two values of 7FFF directly next to each other. This indicates that there are two identical peak sample values adjacent to ...


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My thoughts are that they might be used as a tool to help, for lack of a better word "hack" your way to a better mix, as that's ultimately the end goal. To clarify some things : There's no hack in mixing.There are techniques that get you there faster, but hack - no! Also you can't just notch 2 frequencies and expect the perceived loudness to be insane. ...


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I don't know if you necessarily need RX - sounds like EQ is going to be a more effective tool. RX is used to remove noise and fix specific issues: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4dISychPQEt04pe2EFaPRHe_477PZWdW Mike Thornton's vids give you a good overview. They actually show you it step by step too. If your sound is all midrange then EQ to add ...


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Every audio file is different so what works on 1 might not work on the other. What about it reminds you of a telephone? frequency spectrum, EQ, distortion? Depending on the issue you might need RX but other tools might help you out more. Its a very deep set of tools. How much have you tried? Have you read through the Izotope Noise reduction guide, some ...


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Are the leaves causing problems with the dialogue or are you just wondering if you can mix production FX with sound FX? If the production sound is a problem you could attempt using Izotope RX. The Decrackler module may help. If you're just looking to add the sound FX,, I would use them subtly to enhance the production FX. Try and match the timbre of the ...


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You could do this a lot easier if you split it into two jobs. First you should edit the voice recordings in a linear editing software, and when this is done you can add the music and sound effects by using a multichannel DAW. For linear editing nothing beats Adobe Audition, with built in effects from iZotope. You can also use VST plugins with this. I use ...


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Consider moving your post workflow to a different DAW. I worked with FL Studio from versions 4 through 7, and when it came down to doing solid audio cutting/editing I could never find a good method because the interface targeted MIDI and sample management. I don't know what new features they've added since 7 though. Have you heard of Reaper? It's free, and ...


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Is the shot with low-level dialogue the only unusually low recording? Are there alternate takes at a more acceptable level? Using either one of those, or audio from another shot entirely like Michael Gilbert said, you can likely edit together a line that sounds convincingly enough like the original's tone and performance. Make sure that you've edited your ...


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Here's a rundown on my wireless rig, since you asked what-all it takes to make a complete system, but it is just enough to do stereo effects or a 2-person scene, like an interview: Two Lectronics 411 receivers, Lectro LMa transmitters, DPA 4060 lavs (my decision was clinched by their modular micro-dot connector and adapter system - I can plug 'em into almost ...


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Lectrosonics, Zaxcom and Audio Ltd. are probably the most widely used in higher budget productions. Unfortunately, each company pretty much has their own wiring schemes for lavalieres. It is possible to create 'jumper' cables. Like put a Sanken COS-11 wired TA5F for Lectrosonics to a Sennheiser 1/8" mini connector. Even doing that isn't ideal... but it ...


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If you don't need the timecode and are on a budget, why not look at the Fostex FR2LE? judging by this chart, http://www.avisoft.com/recordertests.htm The mic input noise is not far off sound devices and its way cheaper.


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