Si Charles
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Seeking Middle Eastern Ambiances
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I live in Dubai and have some ambience a but if you could give me an idea of exactly what you are looking for then I might be able to help. If I don't have any in my library I could go and get you ...

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Roland R-26 to use for sound design
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Perhaps wait until the Sony PCM-D100 comes out early next year. Definitly one i'd buy if I didn't already have a D50. http://www.soundonsound.com/news?NewsID=16605

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help me decide... (line audio cm3 users)
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I also love my CM3's, thanks for the recommendation Rene! I recently used a CM3 for a VO and it worked amazingly well. It was originally just going to be used as a guide for a 'proper' VO at a later ...

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DPA 4060/61 alternative
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Check out the RODE Lavs. They have a great modular system where you just unscrew the connector and replace it with a different one, XLR, mini XLR, jack etc. You can also just replace the cable, and ...

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Wireless Mic & Line Signals
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Hi Would be great if it were possible, but as far as I know the output from the receiver is mono and there is no way of getting a stereo signal from it. You would need to look into the Sennheiser IEM ...

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Sound Walk implementation - anybody with any experience?
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I think you should look into portable tour guide systems, like you see in museums, tour busses etc. This means that everyone has a receiver and you have 1 base station that you plug into the source. ...

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Arabic Walla Recordings
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I live in Dubai so might be able to find some for you. Is there anything specific that you need. If I don't have it I might be able to get it for you. Let me know.

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Sony PCM D50 vs Marantz Pmd661 (internalmics and optical options )
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Hi. I have the D50 and love it, it's been with me in all sorts of places and always accompanies me both with my full sound recording rig and in my personal life. It's so easy to just get out and hit ...

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How best to record dialogue whilst walking using portable device
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The Rycote portable recorder suspension will help a lot with reducing handling noise and also a good windscreen in essential. With these two things you shouldn't have any issues with getting very good ...

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The XL B2 battery
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The XL-B2 batteries are exactly the same as the Sony NP-F style batteries used in camcorders, so any charger that can charge these will work with the XL-B2's. You can probably pick one up from any ...

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Marantz PMD-661 & SD MixPre or Tascam HD-P2
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The OADE upgrade is always an option, but only if you are in the US as the postage and import duty cost to Europe will be pretty high. As for the Shure preamp, i've heard some things about it but ...

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Marantz PMD-661 & SD MixPre or Tascam HD-P2
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I would go with the Marantz PMD-661 and MixPre over the Tascam. The HD-P2 is nice but the preamps are not that clean and it eats through batteries. The benefit of the 661 and Mix pre is that it's a ...

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Storing Microphones in Rycote Blimp with Lyre Suspension
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Hey. Great question, actually it's something i've been thinking about for a while as well. I'm beginning to think about removing the mic from the windscreen at the end of the day's shooting. My mic (...

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Anyone using the Telinga parabolic mic?
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Check out Tim Prebble's blog at http://www.musicofsound.co.nz/blog/ He uses one and has some blog posts and examples. Hope it helps.

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Choosing boom mike: MKH 60 or MKH 70, other suggestions?
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For booming I would definitely recommend the MKH60 over the MKH70, I think you would struggle to boom with an MKH70 on the end, it is possible but you'll have less manoeuvrability. I haven't used the ...

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Which lav mic would work best on a hidden camera project?
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Hey Take a look at the Rode PinMic It's designed to be put through a button hole and it's really small and discreet, you could hide it using some light coloured material to match the actors costume. ...

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Advice on Recording a Conference
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Definitely find out if there is a PA system or perhaps an event company is providing the amplification and other services. If there is then, as soundspeed mentioned, just take a feed from the mixer. I ...

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What to record in Dubai?
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I've now added some sounds I recorded to my SoundCloud account: Sounds from Dubai - April 2012

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SFX Request: Russian Landscape
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Hi. What kind of things are you looking for? While I don't live in Russia I am in Estonia, next door, and Estonia has lot's of wide open spaces with no traffic, airplane or human sounds. If there is ...

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Monitoring In Ear Binaural Recording
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I think these are exactly what you are looking for: Roland Cs-10EM Might get a pair myself!!

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cheap backup mic's, rode nt5 or oktavas mk012?
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Check out the Line Audio CM3 mics. They are incredible. link text

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pros and cons of a zoom h4n
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I'm going to be slated by people on here for what i'm about to say! But here goes! Anyone even considering using the H4N as a production sound recorder should not do production sound. It's ...

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Edirol R-44 mic preamp mods
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Probably better to go for 2 mixpre's or mixpre D's than 4 MP1's! Much less to carry about and less batteries!! A mixpre weighs about the same as an MP1!!

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Recording advice
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For a stereo setup I just recently purchased a pair of Line Audio CM3 miniature condenser microphones. They are incredible, very small, hand made in Sweden and only cost me €230 for the pair. The ...

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Does anybody know of any way to create a market ambience sound?
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Perhaps grab a recorder and make a trip to a few outdoor markets and layer those. Can't beat actually going out and getting the recordings! I know it won't be much like the markets in the middle east ...

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Sony D50 internal mics for new Recordist
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If you can, don't turn the gain up above the number 4. Once you get above that it starts to get a little noisy. Fine to turn up if in louder environment but not good for recording quiet sounds. Also, ...

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Open Source Software for Batch converting WAV to BWF for free?
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You might want to look at AudioGate from Korg. Been very reliable whenever i've converted things. I'm not sure you'll be able to convert 2000 files at once but it's worth a try.

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Best shoes for a boom-op?
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Walking style shoes are the best in my opinion, they cushion your soles and support your foot when you are standing for long periods of time. I have a great pair of North Face which are also ...

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Production mics used during the 60's and 70's?
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I agree with Utopia that it's an old AKG, although it looks like it's possibly attached to a Fisher Boom (JL Fisher), albeit an old one. Fisher Boom http://www.howhill.com/allsorts/fisher.gif

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POV Bicycle Recording?
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How about getting one of the Rycote Portable Recorder Suspension? alt text http://sicharles.com/photos/picturehosting/041119_AUDIO_RECORDER_SUSPENSION.jpg They are incredibly good at reducing the ...

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