Matt Glenn
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How accurate are you at estimating time passing?
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This all makes me very curious, and my approach is a bit different. I often find that when given a reference time from a clock, if I am asked within an hour after the reference is given I can give the ...

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Rock n Roll Band Recording
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Before you make all of these decisions about the signal chain, think about what made 50s-60s rocknroll and pop music sound the way it did—it's so much more than just the mics and preamps. Do some ...

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Render Multiple Clips Simultaneously
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I took a look through Ableton and it is possible, though potentially more time-consuming depending upon how you have your session set up. If your edits are clean and each "ooh", "aah", etc. is its ...

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Aux vs VCA in Pro Tools?
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Using an aux track would require you to re-route the audio of each track involved into the aux, and recording automation on the aux track wouldn't affect the automation of the sub-tracks. The VCA is ...

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Help: What's my role/title?
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In my opinion, your role is defined not only by what you do for a project but by who you work/interact with and with what authority. So a few options: Are you the only "sound person" on your project? ...

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First big investment for my sound kit - microphone or recorder?
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A couple poeple touched on this indirectly, but I think it's worth emphasizing that not all recorders produce a true '48V' phantom power at the preamp. While some mics function fine in any situation, ...

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Workflow: Keeping Track of Your Designs
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When I work with audiosuite processing I rely heavily on track playlists and deactivating plugins. Let's say, for instance, that I am working with a single piece of dialog that I want to expand and ...

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When do you record room tone on set?
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Flipstar gave a good explanation—I'll add that I've worked with a couple of directors who actually like to have a long silence on set right before the first take of a scene. It's a moment for everyone ...

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Which tools can create a Star Trek / Iron Man computer voice effect from a normal voice?
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My suggestion: focus on the performance. It's the one aspect of the sound that no piece of software can touch (or fix), so see if you can get 90% of the way there with your voice actor alone. These ...

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What to use for a decent popcorn sound
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Have you ever cooked popcorn in a frying pan? As long as you use an electric burner and don't add anything like oil or cooking spray, it should be pretty quiet and allow you to isolate the pops ...

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Best sounds to pitch down and time stretch?
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The human voice. Channel your inner child and sit in front of a good mic (in a good room) for a bit and make the weirdest sounds you can think of. Roar, moan, cough, flutter your tongue. Put the mic ...

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Awesome solution - Zoom H6 Handy Recorder
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It's a cool idea, but with that many options and channels I hope the price is fittingly high. If each mic capsule is built with quality then it might be a great add-on to our kits — here's to hoping ...

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Do you have competitors?
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I think this is a perfectly legitimate question, and one we've all probably thought about at some point. I can't say that I've worked in the field for long enough to have discovered a particular ...

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Creating Sounds Coming From Floor Above Action?
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I agree with Internet Human's approach, I think physical baffling is the way to go. I have found success in the past by actually using the floor of my previous house. I needed to record footsteps (and ...

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Prgressive House sound of bjornberg
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Your clip is actually remarkably close in sound, so you're off to a very good start. What I hear in the original is a significantly higher level of compression, as well as "ducking" from the kick drum....

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Non obvious ProTools tricks?
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I'm not sure of the PC versions of these, but a couple of quick tricks on a mac for the automation lanes: If you want to automate a parameter in a plugin, hold down Command + Option + Control and ...

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Recording BIG Sounds
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A lot of it boils down to the materials you are recording, in addition to the mic technique you are using. If you could describe a specific example, we can give you more specific advice. In general, ...

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Sony PCM D50 vs Marantz Pmd661 (internalmics and optical options )
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As a previous owner of a Marantz PMD recorder and current owner of a D50, I can tell you that the D50 wins in: battery life (I leave a set of batteries in there for weeks at a time) build quality (it'...

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Sound design education vs "School of Audio Engineering"
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In addition to the great info Internet Human provided, it's worth mentioning that as an electronic music producer you are off to a good start. Designing sounds from scratch is a very strong practical ...

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How are dialog tracks treated for dramatic productions?
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There's a balance between proper editing of the dialog tracks and proper use of the processing that Jay mentioned, but also the effects of masking when you introduce atmospheres, walla, foley, ...

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Guerilla Style Recording...
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Hey Jan, Depending on what the actors are wearing, you might consider hiding a lavalier mic in plain sight on each actor's body. There are some awesome techniques for doing this, like the PEN CAP ...

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Idea on how to randomly choose sounds from specified files
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I would highly recommend Figure 53's Qlab. Qlab is primarily used for live theater sound playback and it has built in functionality that allows you to build looping sound beds fairly simply. You can ...

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osx audio player with selectable soundcard output?
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You might try opening the Audio/MIDI setup in the Applications->Utilities folder. In the audio window, click on the Babyface, and click the "Speaker Configuration" button. It should allow you to ...

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Outdoor Reverb/Delay?
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To add to the other ideas here, it's often the layered complexity of outdoor reflections that gives them a natural feel. Real spaces, indoor or outdoor, never sound exactly like a reverb preset. I ...

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Good samplers for real-time manipulation
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I strongly recommend Camel Audio's Alchemy. It's one of the most intuitive interfaces I've found for manipulating the pitch, speed, tonality, and envelope of any sound you upload. The algorithms sound ...

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Omnisphere......
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I own Omnisphere and find it to be incredible musical and flexible. And you could literally spend eternity experiencing every single patch available. My biggest gripe with it is that you cannot upload ...

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Control Surface or V-Control Pro on iPad
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I also use V-Control, although only in situations where my Mackie Control is out of reach. It's a bit silly when I phrase it this way, but I honestly bought it to be a surround panner, as hardware ...

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What is everyone doing for contact mics?
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The key to a good contact mic lies more in the preamp than in the transducer itself. Contact mics will inherently pick up sound from a very unique perspective, but you need preamp circuitry that will ...

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Is there a Mac tool for A/B comparison of two differently encoded sound files?
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For a conversion program, check out Amadeus Pro at www.hairersoft.com. It's an awesome editor, batch processor and converter that I use almost every day. If you have access to a multitrack editor, ...

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choking.. client specific
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Do you have a really quiet mic and a really quiet room? I would recommend experimenting with other items that are fibrous, like rope — something you can stretch or bend that mimics the sound of ...

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