Matt McDermott
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I want to know how to shout into my mic without distortion
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I would definitely use a dynamic microphone like everyone else is mentioning, but I would also use a pad. I've done a few vocal recording for hardcore bands and a lot of times they are clipping even ...

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Bassline Not Audible on Laptop Speakers
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You can use something like Waves MaxxBass or RBass to create upper harmonics that can be heard on smaller speakers. You could also saturate or distort the mid to high end on a separate track and blend ...

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How to repair over de-eased dialogue?
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I would try doing some upward expansion with a multiband compressor or active eq (Waves c4 or McDsp AE400). You could also duplicate your dialog track booth the hell out of the sibilant frequency and ...

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Increase volume of sound without introducing noise
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Do some noise reduction before your dynamics. I usually try to cut all the bad stuff (in your case, noise) before I go boosting anything (volume or frequency). I'm not sure what your material is, but ...

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After many channel strip demos
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I really like ChannelStrip 3 by Metric Halo. Having the ability to make the GUI larger is really nice and the RRTA in the EQ section is very helpful. I've also been digging the Eventide Ultra Channel. ...

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Osx Spectrum analyzer/metering standalone
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I like Spectre. I have the Starter pack, it's pretty handy. App Store Link. You'll also need Soundflower to help do some internal routing so Spectre can hear the audio before it gets to your monitors....

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Apple OSX Mavericks
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I'm running the new OS on my MacBook Pro and Pro Tools seems to be running flawlessly. I haven't tried it on my Mac Pro yet, but I might give it a go next week.

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Reference movies for mastering
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Ninja Assassin had a lot of dynamic range, probably a little too much. The gun battles were incredibly loud in comparison to the dialog. I might have made the movie a little more exciting, but I bet a ...

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Why can cheap mics be eq to sound like expensive ones?
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Steven Slate seems to have figured out a way to do this with his Virtual Mic System. http://www.slatedigital.com/vmspreview/ it's worth a look.

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Mixing sound design with heavy music?
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Also think about the stereo space along with carving EQ when needed. You can automate a plugin like Brainworx Digital V2 or Waves Center to EQ the Mid and Side of the music track accordingly.

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Increasing loudness of sound effect
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Try cutting unnecessary low end and boosting around 1-3k.

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What are some good vocoders to use?
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I've been able to get some pretty cool sounding vocals with Waves Morphoder.

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video game sound design demo reel
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I just saw an article, Tips for making a better Video Demo Reel, on FilmakerIQ. Although it's intended for video you might find some useful information that also applies to video game sound design.

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How to create a pleasing distortion (harmonic)
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I really like the FabFilter Saturator. It gives you the ability to mix the original signal in with the saturated signal inside the plugin and it is a multi-band saturator. I've also gotten good ...

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Has anyone used Protools 11 yet?
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The only negative I can think of is the bounce to disk import feature. Every time I have Pro Tools automatically import after an offline bounce the audio comes in messed up. A simple workaround is to ...

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Shaping the transient on electronic kickdrums
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I played around a little with your Kick sample and was able to get a little more snap out of it with Waves Trans X Multi. I enhanced the transients from 80-500hz and 2.4khz-up while taking transients ...

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Creating realistic reverb in a forest
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McDSP Revolver has some pretty good forest impulses.

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Stringed Instrument Mics
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I've had good luck with two large diaphragm condensers (one dark, one bright) on 12th fret & Bridge of guitar. If we're not sure what we want the guitar to sound like I'll throw a pickup on the ...

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