Kurt Human
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Making/using Drones, and Stingers
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And when you do absolutely need to timestretch something, use Paul Stretch

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Films to Study for Excellence in Sound Design
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I'd recommend 'Pi' (Darren Aronofsky) 'Paris, Texas' (Wim Wenders) 'Children of Men' (Alfonso Cuaron) The BBC Series 'The Life Of Insects' And my most boring recommendation ever, for sheer ...

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How to connect Sound Devices MM1 Mic Pre with Zoom H4n
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This is how I learnt to connect a MixPre with an H4n. (It works, and gives really nice quality audio) ZOOM H4N WITH SOUND DEVICES MIXPRE: HOW TO PROPERLY CONNECT THE TWO FOR PRISTINE AUDIO

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The Best of Simple Ideas
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When designing a layered effect, mute layers/regions once in a while- What can't be heard/felt is only clogging up your signal path Low frequency energy adds up really quickly

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Best sounding podcast
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Radiolab from WNYC is really good...from the way the hosts sound right across content, music, sound design.

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Radio Drama Evaluation
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Hey Richard, I'm a big fan of Radio Documentary and drama. I'd be glad to help Kurt

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How many people use recordings from their Zoom or Handheld recorder?
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It gets used all the time!

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What five plugins are the most essential for your sound editing?
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Digi TCE Waves WNS Altiverb Digi EQ 7 Waves Lo-Air

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Unlimited access to a large echoey warehouse.
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Hey! If you do happen to do some IRs in that building, would you mind selling the IRs ?

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Hey Guys Girls, so who Tweets here?
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great. I'm @pushformono

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The quietest moment in your city?
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My quietest moments are around 4 - 5 AM, although because I live next to a church that chimes EVERY 15 minutes, it really isn't. Audio examples of the church to folllow ASAP

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Rate of Pay for Services
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It depends mainly, as above, on your experience. Look up on the website of your region/state/country's sound editor's guild or film production unions website as to what their guidelines are. These ...

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How many of you went to school for sound?
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I attended AFDA in Cape Town, South Africa, where I took a sound design major. towards the end of my degree I was totally burnt out and kinda had a nervous breakdown from the workload( well not just ...

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Video As Audio?
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@DavidHerman Hey MAybe you want to have a look at THIS I havent followed the progress of this application lately, but it looks really cool. basically it reads gestures from a video input which are ...

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(Rugby) stadium crowds [request]
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Hey, I'm going to a footbal game tonight and was planning on recording some crowd chanting/singing etc. Might only be able record from the 'terrace perspective', but my seat is on the first row... ...

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LP Scratch SSound Generation
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If you own a copy of Ableton Live 8, you can download this pretty neat little Effect Rack, based on their Ping Pong Delay (!) that does an ok approximation of that 'speed up/slowdown' sound when ...

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full vehicle coverage
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I think that Audi knows the answer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY7KhvdtB9I&feature=player_embedded#! Gets interesting at the 1:30 mark Enjoy

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Pro Tools 9 - Pros and Cons
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It seems that it is possible to run PT 9 on the older MacBook Pros, Generation 1,1 and 2,1. At leat according to this thread on DUC http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=285636

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Pro Tools 9 - Pros and Cons
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I'm so freaking happy about this announcement. Just as I was trying to hustle up some extra bartending work to be able to buy an Mbox pro and DV Toolkit... Remember this question: http://bit.ly/...

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south african prices
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I'm from South Africa. Where are you based? I know a few places in Cape Town. And I believe Andrew Spitz is still in Johannesburg.

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Will I really have to spend $2000 for an MBox 2 Pro and DV toolkit so that I can learn it while being able to read OMFs?
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Hey All, Thank you all fir the invaluable input. What I will do is the following: I will buy an MBox2 Pro Factory, save for a PT course, and then try and get a discount on DV toolkit or at least ...

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Who uses Freesound.org on a regular basis?
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Freesound is fantastic, and always good for those hard to find recordings....

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How do you tackle time lapsed footage?
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Hey, I'd try to attach sound elements to visual cues first. My idea of a visual cue being a major 'change' in the overall picture... E.g the orangey-light up event at 0:02 to 0:04 Each of the ...

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Where are you from and what do you do?
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I'm a boom operator and location sound man, from Cape Town,South Africa, now living in Zurich. Starting off my career as a sound designer by doing short films, animation and motion graphics.

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What does it all mean when people say : 'Come to the studio and see what we do...'?
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Thank you all for the great feedback. I'm in an exciting time, where I can learn a lot. Especially a out what I actually know. I hOpe that I can turn one of these opportunities into an internship or ...

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Do you use keyboard to design?
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I can't go wrong with Ableton Sampler and an SL 49. Especially for morphing/flying/growing sounds it's great to twist knobs. Designing Sound has some great Jim Stout videos.

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From PA to Location Audio or Sound Designer
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Thanks to both of you for the great question and great answer... Kurt

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most annoying sound ever
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Second on the bad ADR in big budget pictures. The first time I noticed it was in 'Entrapment'. Wow. Really blatant.

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Sound design Education
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I took a B.A in Film, with classes in Sound and Scriptwriting. I do however wish that the sound side of things had been more technical and deeper. I tried to teach myself a lot about electronics and ...

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How do you go about making an underwater gooey sound?
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Hey Wet one of those extra thick/absorbent cleaning cloths or a towel. Squish away. Itmight sound a bit wet though... Make a mush with toilet paper and water. You can easily vary the wetness. For ...

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