Colin Hunter
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DPA 4060s-ways of placing them during field recording
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Check out Tim Prebble's DIY mini mic clips - very practicle and cheap!

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What are some curious, unusual, fun facts you know about sound? Needed for new audio puzzle game.
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1883 Volcanic Eruption of Krakatoa The soundwave from the final explosion cracked one foot thick concrete at 300 Miles and was heard 3100 Miles away. Barographic recordings show that the soundwave ...

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Best Sound in Horror/Thriller Films?
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Not everyone was a fan, but I found the use of sound in Blair Witch Project at times freakin scary. In particular, the scenes where they are sleeping in the tent, there is no light and we start to ...

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Sound of an inter-dimensional portal ripping/blasting open?
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Expanding slightly on Bryce's ideas of reverse explosion, the classic reverse reverb technique could be very effective. Care would be needed to ensure the "sudden" effect isn't lost but a subtle mix ...

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Guerilla Style Recording...
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May seem a very obvious point, but if using lav mics (hidden or not) make sure to use omnidirectional mics such as DPA 4060/4061 or Sanken COS-11. This will increase your chances of capturing off-axis ...

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Re-syncing Sound to a Directors Cut
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I'm not sure what other people's experiences have been, but I have been in a similar situation before where I've worked on different versions of a production (i.e. different cuts but essentially using ...

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Good dialogue Recording Software
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Do you mean you want to reduce echo that is in a recording you have already made? If so, you can have a look at these plugins that can be of help: http://www.zynaptiq.com/unveil/ http://spl.info/...

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Sound effects for alucination
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You will find plenty of good advice on this site but please can you give more detail on what you would like to achieve. A hallucination could be interpreted in thousands of different ways. Context ...

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What is everyone doing for contact mics?
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Though I don't own any, Barcus Berry contact mics sound awesome. I use the Aquarian Audio H2a contact mic adapter. I also bought a contact mic a couple of years back from these guys. Don't think they ...

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PC laptop mp3 playback
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Try Jingle Palette. It's free. It supports various audio files. And, in my experience of using it, it's very stable.

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Free lance audio book editor.
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Many studios that specialise in Voice Over services also tend to cover the audiobook market so it may be a good idea to start in that direction. With the right attitude and enough persistence, you ...

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[How To Question] Specific scrape sound
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I've found this works very well with a large chef's knife. If you slide one blade along the other you get a really nice resonating ring to it. For a slightly dirtier version, use one blade along a ...

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Examples of recent web sites/IOS stuff with great or innovative user interface sound design/sonification ?
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I know it's been a while since this question was active, but today I came across this acoustic ecology website which I think is awesome in terms of interactive sound design. Great BG ambiances, nice ...

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Sound Logos: What's your favourite?
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I really like the Citroen sonic logo. They've been using it for quite a few years now and I really associate the sound effect with the Citoren brand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...

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inside a metal helmet like resonating SciFi Voice FX
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If you have Logic, there's a useful plugin called Vocal Transformer. Use this in collaboration with a high-pass filter and experiment with adding a light touch of reverb and delay and you should get ...

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Animal Fox, bear, mouse footsteps and "cloth" recording
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1) Try this question or this question to see what people have already discussed in terms of mic choice for quiet sounds. 2) For the bigger sounds you'll find that using multiple layers will get the ...

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dissertation help. perception of sound
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It's hard to suggest ideas for a supporting project without understanding more about what you intend to achieve from the dissertation. But in terms of perception, I would suggest having a look at ...

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Motion Waterfall sound
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You could try worldizing your waterfall/birdsong soundscape using some kind of low-fi recording/playback device. There are many cheap toy recorders out there which might just do the trick. You could ...

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Dissertation ideas!
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The subject of my dissertation was The Use of Sound Effects and Stylised Ambiences in Filmmaking which turned out to be a really fascinating focus of study. It was, however, a huge can of worms that I ...

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Location recording of skateboard
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You might want to have a look at this article about Chuck Russom's recording sessions for his Skateboard HD library. It may also be worth getting in touch with Chuck to find out a bit more from the ...

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Social Sound Design RSS Feed
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RSS question feed is here. Otherwise just use the SSD home address and paste this into your RSS reader.

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Field Recordists: What is your post workflow?
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I usually apply minimal processing (fade in, fade out and perhaps a little gain adjustment) but no EQ processing, as I like to keep the recording as close to the original as possible. However, if ...

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Courses for knowledge on Sound and Installation
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Hi Erin, Welcome to SSD. There are a number of Sonic Art/sound design programmes that may be of interest to you, ranging from undergraduate to PHD level. You just need to do some research online and ...

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Sound "Palettes": organization?
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Very interesting question! From way back to my beginnings in music production to my current work in TV/film, I have always found the creative process easier if I had my "palette" already prepared with ...

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Particle Swarm performance
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Firstly, I would suggest giving a more detailed explanation as to your needs. Will you be performing this yourself or is this more along the lines of installation art? Will it be interactive and thus, ...

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Loop and release sections on Wavs
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There are many audio editing software that allow loop markers to be saved. This information is saved in the .wav info chink, and will be readable by various other pieces of software or hardware ...

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Monitoring In Ear Binaural Recording
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I've had a pair of in-ear binaural mics for a few months now (Soundman OKM II) and not being able to monitor has been one of the main drawbacks. However, I think the positives definitely outweigh the ...

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The quietest moment in your city?
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I live in Paris, which can be a very noisy city. But Sundays really are the day of rest here, so the city becomes very quiet. The quietest time is early Sunday morning. What also helps in this city ...

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Apple TextToSpeech voice use: any legal issue?
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As an affordable option you could try Bitspeek. It's only $29 (about €20) and it's a pretty flexible plugin.

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Sound Design For Things That Do Not Exist
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Some great answers so far. As many have mentioned, the answer to your question can go very deep. If you are interested in finding out more about some established sound designers' influences and ...

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