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How To Create a Net Launcher Sound

Sometimes you just need to put a bang on it! It may feel like it's not a weapon because we're so used to threatening weapons having a sharp initial sound. I'd add something like that, doesn't even ...
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Minority Report Sonic Gun

I don't know specifically how the sound was made, but you can get something very similar using just software. When trying to recreate a sound, it helps to break it down in to layers. This sound for ...
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Shotgun Microphone to isolate sound of golf club striking golf ball

Shotguns help, but they do not 100% isolate anything. The main way to "isolate" a sound in the field is with distance. You want to get as far away from undesired noises and as close to desired noises ...
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How To Create a Net Launcher Sound

With complex sounds like that I think the best thing to do is break it into its component parts. What is the sound when it's still (if any). Trigger sound, firing preload, firing impact, texture or ...
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How To Create a Net Launcher Sound

Mortars tubes firing can work well as it is something big and heavy moving down a barrel at relatively high speed, very similar to what a net launcher would have to do. You probably then want to add ...
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How can I mount a Shotgun Mic to a Desk?

here is a short side-note before I answer your questions: the NTG4+ is a shotgun mic, it might not be the best choice for indoor use (it has an interference tube: it works great outdoor for making the ...
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Why does the Marantz PMD661MKIII appear to limit amplitude?

i have the 661mk3. same scrissor-like limited signal effects and distortion as described(661 internal gain at -18db: brickwalling occurs at -7db with a 12mV/Pa (‑38 dBV) sensitivity condenser mic).....
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Will shotgun microphones pickup sounds like birds chirping outside?

Would a shotgun microphone pick up bird sounds? Yes, depending on how quiet it is otherwise and how close you are to the subjects (birds). Nature recordists more typically use parabolic dish ...
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Low audio levels with AT875R shotgun microphone. Is this due to missing a preamp/mixer and/or other hardware?

Actually, there is already a preamp stage of sorts in your signal chain in your PC's in-built MIC IN (I assume you're using mic in, and not line in, right?). In-built sound inputs, however, are ...
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How might I reduce wind noise and ambient noise when mic-ing a video interview?

The whole idea of the shotgun is that it mainly picks up ambient noise that is in the direction it's pointed. Have the speaker stand with their backs to the quietest area around. If there are trees, ...
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How might I reduce wind noise and ambient noise when mic-ing a video interview?

There are a few ways to do this. For one you can pull it out in post production with some mixing tricks. EQ and noise gates can be your friend here. Keep in mind that you wont want to go too crazy ...
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Sony PCM-M10 with a shotgun mic?

I use a Audio Technica AT875R short shotgun mic. It is supposed to be powered with 48V Phantom power, but actually you can power it from the couple of volts plug-in power from the Sony M10 , believe ...
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Recording location dialogue

Supercardioids are most commonly used for interior dialog recording, due to their excellent side rejection, and pretty decent rear rejection characteristics. Cardioids and hypercardioids, with their ...
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