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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 need to be as distinct as a gunshot. Then back it up straight away (literally from when the trigger is pulled) with a friction type sound such as the one which ...


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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 as possible. The difference with a shotgun is that when you aim it correctly, it gives you more flexibility on the distance, but it doesn't completely isolate ...


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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 unique sound of firing, net leaving the gun, net through air, net landing. For me if I breaking it down into smaller sounds is what can it a uniqueness that ...


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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 example has an initial transient, a quick sub-drop and an oscillating trill. Start with the trill, for this you can use a sampler that has LFO's and a LP filter....


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If it's for dialogue I'd try and buy a secondhand MKH416. If you had to buy new right away then a K6/ME66. I honestly don't think anything below these is worth owning as they all lack sensitivity and are too noisy. If this wasn't an option I'd hire instead.


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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 a sound of the net flying through the air, but I'm not sure how I'd go about trying to get that component of the sound. You'd finally want it hitting the ...


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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 mic more directional, but not so much indoor because the sound bounces off the wall). But if you were to get only one mic for your use-cases for budget reason, ...


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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)..problem seems to be the preamps overloading(analog stage) with hot signals, with a -20db pad on the mic output signal, shouting in the mic > the marantz 661mk3 ...


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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 reflectors for long-distance pickup of medium to high frequency sounds (i.e. bird-calls). Remember that whatever you use must have GOOD wind protection. At least a ...


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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 usually pretty poor in quality - noisy, not much gain, etc. Another potential problem in your signal chain could be the XLR-3.5mm cable connection. The output of ...


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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, walls, hedges, etc., that's where you want the speaker. A truck rolling by or a jet flying over is going to get all over your audio no matter what, so you have ...


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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 since some background noise is nice. You can try tucking the lav behind a collar or in the neck of the shirt. this may help to block some of the wind. You can ...


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I would also go for something used with that budget, like a MKH416 or possibly NTG-3.


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There aren't a ton of options out there. The few that come to mind are the Audio-Technica AT835ST (right around $1k), Sanken CSS-5 ($2300), and the Sennheiser MKH418S ($1700). The Audio-Technica can be used in either M/S or XY mode (it's outputting a decoded M/S signal, not true XY) and the Sanken has multiple modes as well. The Sennheiser is M/S only. I ...


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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 it or not. Obviously, there is a drop-off in performance but it works quite well. The upside is the AT875 produces a large output signal so it doesn't require ...


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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 broader patterns, are not nearly as common, though they can be used when framing is tight and you are close to the talent, or if the room is relatively anechoic ...


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