Matt Glenn
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CF Cards for SD722
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Even if the 722 could record 8 simultaneous tracks at 24bit 192kHz, the incoming data rate would only be 4.39MB/s. This is about half the rate of even the modestly-fast CF cards. The speed of a CD ...

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Foley Editing for the mix
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James, I do that all the time as well. It really depends on what's going on in the background, though. If there's music, or perhaps a lot of action happening, then filler will get lost under the ...

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Cinematic Sound Design Project
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Very cool! I like what you have there so far. I think the next step is to add some more detail and character to the sounds. To add to what has already been mentioned: The whizzes of the arrows sound ...

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REBOOT: What makes you think YOU'RE a sound designer?
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We humans primarily use our eyes to identify and understand what we observe — sound can reinforce that identity, of course, but it isn't the way we navigate the world. Sound designers take full ...

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Emotional Monster Voices
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I agree with Alexandre that a lot of the reason WALL-E was such a successful voice design was because the sounds were supercharged with an innate humanity. As an alternative to finding human ...

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Stereo Extended Ball Gag setup
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Nikhil, You might try the Rycote Baby Ball Gag windscreens. These are individual mini-blimp attachments for smaller-diaphragm condensers. It fits only over the front of the mic (making it useless for ...

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How to make very long recordings (of bees)
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The Sound Devices 700 series recorders allow you to record directly to a hard drive via firewire. I own one myself and I can tell you that they're reliable as clockwork. Get a big enough hard drive ...

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Divergence in Surround
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Offsetting the divergence can also help with automating pan moves by hand. Especially when using knobs instead of a joystick, where you have separate controls for FRONT/REAR and LEFT/RIGHT, sweeping a ...

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Awesome things to record that you would not normally think about
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I have found that peeling apart a bell pepper with your bare hands yields nice fleshy guts sound. It also yields quite a mess too... ;). Here's a sample: http://soundcloud.com/mattrglenn/destroying-a-...

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dissertation help. perception of sound
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If I may be devil's advocate for a moment: Why, in your opinion, is the difference between real and unreal sound important? Answering this question will probably help you figure out the best way to ...

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surround setup / combining different speakers?
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I agree with the above, and would also add that you should factor in the room as well. If you treated your room to sound ideal with the stereo K&H setup, you would need to further treat it to ...

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Recording "Bangs" etc
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It would help to know what kinds of bangs you are recording. Are these intended to be big metal clangs? Low-frequency impacts? Car crashes? What recording device are you using? Are you hearing the ...

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Sound Design Lecture
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I agree with Mark, I think this is a great opportunity to speak directly to the cinematographers and talk about how sound can help and affect their work. A lot of directors and DPs that I have worked ...

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The dreaded skill plateau...
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I think this is a fantastic venture and it makes me think of a challenge project I recently completed that's meant to build up recording, editing and design skills. It was dubbed "Guerilla Sound" and ...

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AKG 414s in field recording.
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I personally wouldn't choose a pair of 414s when doing nature recording. The sound does tend to be more colored, as rockit said. Also, the 414s have those pesky electronic switches, which can be ...

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Roller Skate and Roller Blade Foley
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For recording, I would recommend building a large library yourself. It's a lot of meticulous planning and time, but it pays to have an overstock of sound options later on. Watch the movie and make a ...

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Overly noisy Clip-Mics
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The pumping that you hear is probably the "Squelch" function engaging in the wireless system. This is basically a noise gate for RF transmission that cuts out the signal every time the signal gets too ...

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Vocoder-Modulating carrier without vocoding it
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One thing to consider is whether the listener needs to hear fire or needs to THINK that he/she is hearing fire. My suggestion is to build a complexly layered sound that is reminiscent of a roaring ...

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ipad programs for replacing paper scripts?
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Definitely look at GoodReader for iPad. It's a fantastic app for reading most major formats, including doc and pdf. Moreover, it allows you to circle, highlight, annotate and draw on the documents on ...

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How Do You Analyse A Film or Game For It's Sound Content?
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The music engineering world is very different from a technical standpoint because the music usually stands on its own, giving the engineers, producers and artists free reign (more or less) to make ...

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How do you make your spot SFX fit in the mix? (Honks, construction, birdies)
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I agree with Alexandre that NR processing can be detrimental to the sound quality. In general, I tackle backgrounds and wild FX in this order: Use volume - Put the sound or sounds at an appropriate ...

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Radio Drama Anyone?
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I would love to hear about your progress as well! The masters sound design program I am part of is planning to mount a performance of live "radio" drama next year (no costumes, sets, or lighting, just ...

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Transformers sound design
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Check out the "Transform" library from Twisted Tools. Some really fantastic sounds, and they come both as WAV files and mapped out in many of the common sampler formats. Cheers, ~Matt

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Dialogue Premix - Exterior Verb
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It's interesting to hear you talk about your approach, thank you for sharing. I have found myself wanting the same effect in the past, especially when dealing with ADR, or really any alternate take ...

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post production 'BOOMs' - any help?
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I would also suggest re-recording your designs in an acoustical space. In the soundworkscollection.com video about Inception, the designers talked about putting huge subwoofers on a large soundstage, ...

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Is there a good solution for hosting a sound design/music portfolio online?
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I'd definitely vote for Vimeo/Soundcloud. Buy the soundcloud basic membership, which gets you more than enough space for an average portfolio of a few years, plus you can organize your material into "...

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Does the quality of picture affect the timbre of foley you record?
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I see what you are getting at, and it's something into which I put a ton of thought on each project. I tend to base my recording style on both the quality of the image and the quality of the ...

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HD Wipe - PT Plugins?
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Simpler plugins that are self-contained and and dont use many external files (e.g., the digi plugins) can probably just be dragged into the plugins window. More complex plugins (e.g., convolution ...

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DTS Neural Surround
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The stereo encoding does not yield true surround playback. Like James said, the DTS decoder detects the presence and character of the sounds in the left vs. the right channels, and places them in the ...

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Kung-Fu Foley Swooshes
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A few that come to mind: Dowel rod Cat hanger Shirt/blanket/cloth Rope/jump rope Tennis racket Fishing rod (Or other flexible metal/fiberglass) Chain Branch with leaves or smaller branches Things ...

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