Hector Lee
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Using an unpowered microphone on a mixer board?
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The microphones that you have listed are probably using something called 'plug-in power' which is a small amount of power supplied from the soundcard. PC soundcards and some external recorders provide ...

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Mixing music and SFX for TV
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Coming from a music point of view, I always find that automation is key. The music should support the overall mix, not take it over. So feel free to pull it back on sections and bring it back on more ...

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Chordal trancey stabs a la LMFAO in Ableton without resorting to presets
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Operator and Analog are two very different synths, both using different synthesis techniques. The Operator uses FM(Frequency Modulation) synthesis while Analog uses subtractive synthesis. The JP-8080 ...

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Stock sample / voice acting request. (Or help finding the appropriate place)
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If you are willing to pay a little fee you could commission a recording. I haven't use the service before but I came across this service from the production of a video I saw. http://voicebunny.com

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Equator D5 Studio Monitors. Thoughts?
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I have a pair of D5s and I absolutely love them. Although they are my first pair that I own, I have used a few others in other studios including Genelecs and Mackies. The Equators are small but really ...

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Getting back into Pro Tools, Advice?
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I'm an avid Pro Tools user but haven't really compared those two options. I believe Pro Tools SE only comes with Avid/M-Audio bundled hardware so if you are getting those hardware, you can try it out ...

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Mapping a Space Through Sound
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I have seen some cases of Jack being used successfully so it seems like a good shot to me. You really need a pre to bump up the gain. I don't see the need for stereo miking unless you really need the ...

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Logic 9 vs Pro Tools 10
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First question to ask is do you already have a DAW. If it is Logic 8, then you might not need Logic 9 if you can get something else. IMHO its not that big a difference. I have been using both Logic ...

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The trailer voice-over "This summer, blah blah blah" (Don LaFontaine)
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I've actually worked on a project that called for a voice like that so I'm just going to share my experience. Yes. Your talent is really important and must be able to pull off the voice by himself ...

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chillout/loungy background tune
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AudioJungle is a great source for such material. Well. The tracks aren't free but the prices are quite low when compared to buying an entire library. Preview the tracks to see if something suits you. ...

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Kontakt or other sampler/synth software for sound design ?
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I believe that there is a misconception about Kontakt. It is an extremely powerful sampler but that doesn't mean that it is for musical content. Its just that most people have been producing kontakt ...

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How do you create a stutter edit?
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The big trick to making great stutters is the rhythm. The best stutters in my opinion are rhythmic and varies. Figure out a rhythm/tempo and slice it that way. Then play around by omitting a sample or ...

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My First Time...
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The splash sound at 00:10 doesn't sound right to me. The audience is probably viewing from an underwater POV throughout so it needs to be a splash that is heard from under the water. It will probably ...

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What DAW should I go for?
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What you are looking for are two rather different tools. A DAW for mixing and a stereo file editor for stereo file editing. I noticed that you mentioned mixing for film and tv. Are you speaking of it ...

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Suggestions for Amazon, Australian and African journey.
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I agree with getting CD or DVD backups as they are much more water proof than harddrives. I would try to go beyond a H4 if possible. There might be cases where she just can't reach. A compact boom ...

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"Underwater" sound tricks!? How do you make it sound underwater-y
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A trick that I've learnt from Saving Private Ryan. Record the sound through a long PVC pipe. Add water sounds to taste. But looking at newer technologies, you might be able to replace that with an ...

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algorithmic composition / melody patterns generation
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If you are referring to generative music then this would be a great tool to get started with. Nodal It maybe not be pure algorithmic but you can get started with generating new melody pretty quickly....

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Mechanical Robot Sounds - reference material
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Sounds like you'll need to search for items in a junkyard. Lots of scraping metal, hits. I saw a foley video for Spiderman 2 (it was the one with Dr. Oct) and I think he scraped a wheel hubcap against ...

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If you were to buy a studio pre-amp - cost no issue - which one would you buy and why?
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It really depends on what mic are you using it with and the sound of the instrument. It is the whole signal chain that works together, not just the preamp. Especially with vocals, you'll actually ...

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Sound Library Distribution
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You're actually looking at an e-commerce system and there are two major paths to take. Hosted or Self-Hosted. You mentioned that you have your own server space so you might be considering going the ...

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Is Pro Tools 8 worth it?
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Elastic Pitch The new elastic functions are very useful for editing especially if you're trying things out. Select a region and open "Elastic Properties" and you can do a whole bunch like pitch, etc ...

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Genelec 8030s vs Blue Sky Pro Desk - I can't decide!
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Might not be what you would like to hear but the best way to choose monitors would be to find a place to listen to them yourself. Obviously bring along some listening material that you're familiar ...

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nuendo4 as a music production program?
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I used to use Nuendo 3 before moving to a Mac where I'm now using Pro Tools. Although its been some time, I recall having a drum editor in Nuendo. Its much like a piano roll but optimized for drums ...

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Best way to record a phone?
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There is a telephone mic that you can use to record phones although not the best looking of sorts. You can stick it to the speaker portion of the handset(next to the ear) to record the output. I haven'...

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Do you use reaktor, Max, PD?
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I use lots of tools and plugins, just keep experimenting and collecting plugins. A great collection is Michael Norris' SoundMagic Spectral. It may seem over the top for some but its really great for ...

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Uniqueness or quality?
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I use a variety of sources although I'm definitely a fan of going beyond the ordinary. I like having sounds that people find hard to recognize but still gets the job done. Most sounds wouldn't be used ...

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Organic Sound Cue Techniques
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This would be two processes for me. Firstly to process the ambience sound before cupping the ears. And another is to create sounds that are present when you're "listening to yourself". Processing the ...

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