Colin Hunter
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Theater Sound Design Resources
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The way in which sounds in theater are cued very much depends upon the systems being used in the theater space. I have worked on various shows, but all have been in relatively small, independent ...

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How do we make sound design more relevant to the world at large?
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I agree with Colin Hart in that it's a cultural problem. Similar problems can be seen in other art forms. If you take the music industry as a comparison, worldwide you'll here the same pop songs that ...

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Need your input on software I'm writing
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Sounds very interesting! In terms of file combination, personally I'd prefer option 1...all bundled into one folder. I guess it's just how I operate but knowing that all my files from one location are ...

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Best use of Silence in a film?
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Ridley Scott's 1979 classic, Alien comes to mind. If my memory serves me right there is no dialogue whatsoever in the last twenty minutes. And the last twenty minutes are some of the most tense of the ...

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Smaaashing a TeeeVeee :)
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Sounds awesome! Have fun, take care (use common sense really) and please post some of your recordings so we can hear how it ended up...

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Supernatural bug sound?
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It's real tough to say without seeing these bugs in action, but like Jay said a lot of the sound design decisions will depend on whether these creatures are good spirits, bad spirits, foes or enemies, ...

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Sound Design Documentation
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On almost every project I've worked on I have had flashes of inspiration when I'm away from the studio. I often found myself scribbling down ideas on random scraps of paper. I'd then transfer these to ...

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What does the future hold?
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Thanks for all the responses! I think Ian's point is a fair one. It's very difficult to compare the TV and film industry and it may have been easier to separate the thread, but I was more interested ...

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Looking for a high quality (UK) summer ambience
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Hi Andrew, I'm from the UK but am currently based in the South of France and have recently recorded the cicadas out here, which are pretty much THE sound of summer in this part of the world! You'd be ...

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Really nice sound!
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Canal Plus in France has recently been promoting a new series called Carlos. The advert was very well produced in terms of sound design! I'm not sure exactly which agency did the sound but the ad ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Looking for some help on dialogue editing?
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iZotope RX

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Transformers 3 teaser trailer sound
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iZotope's Stutter Edit can also be used to create this flutter/stutter effect.

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Examples of non-overt mixes
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Elephant Uncle Boonmee Let's Talk About Kevin No Country For Old Men

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Acoustic treatment for glass
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Happy new year Ryan. DIY acoustic treatment is going to be difficult without creating a visual barrier. I did come across Clear Sonic Panels which may be of some help.

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Know Your Limits
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Great answers so far. Really interesting to see everyone's take on it. It's clearly somewhat of a grey area and I guess they need to be used and applied where and when necessary. Seems that there isn'...

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Tips for Motorbike recording?
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Colin Hart published an article on his blog a while back about a Yamaha R1 motorbike recording session. That should be of some help too. http://hartfx.net/road-trip-special-recording-the-yamaha-r1/

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sound optimization for web/online
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Have a look at this question. There are some very useful tips for Internet mastering. It might help you.

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