Si Charles
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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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how did they create this specific voice
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I agree with Conant on this. Good actors can create some incredible 'effects' with their own voice that often need no or minimal processing. DiCaprio in has produced many different voices in his films ...

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Let's have an updated chat about portable recorders
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How about looking at the Sony M10. It's built like the D50 (which I have and love), the battery life is awesome and the sound quality is fantastic (much better than the H2n!). It's only slightly ...

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Hum/noise near electrical devices on the set
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1 on the use of StarQuad cable, I use it for all of my cables. I also make up all of my cables, I find that the reliability of my own cables is higher than that of ones I have bought. I have found in ...

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Audio level problems using a wireless hop
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some cameras including Sony, Panasonic and RED have a 10dB pad option in the menu somewhere that might be causing the problem. I couldn't tell you where to find it though, you might have to fiddle in ...

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Am I overreacting?
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I have a similar issue with location sound. Quite often i'm doing the sound for a television series and I always get the best sound possible on set, make sure that there is good close sound in the ...

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Rycote Hex Head Key?
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Hi I know exactly what this is, and the above answer and absolutely correct. I use this method sometimes as it makes the 'blimp' ever so slightly lighter and takes 15 or so cm off the length of the ...

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Is AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-M50 (€166) a good choice for Sound Designing purposes?
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My experience with headphones is that it's all about your own hearing and what sounds good to you, you can never judge headphones by word of mouth or reviews, you have to hear them for your self. I ...

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Stone wall cracking.
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Try finding some sounds of cracking / breaking bones. Horror libraries are great for these. Add in some creaking and even some rubber stretching. Worked well for me in a similar type of clip.

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Rode vs. Rycote
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Rycote all the way!! I've used them for years and they have never let me down. I have just taken deliver of the S-Series which is excellent, extremely light so a joy to have on the end of the boom and ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tips on Car Recording?
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Check out these clips. The recordist is a guy called Watson Wu, who is considered kind of a guru of car recording!! Also do a google search for him and you'll get lot's of info. http://www.youtube....

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New portable hand held recorders
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I added this to another thread but i'll add what I wrote here as well. I had the MR-1 and loved it until the battery died. But with the price of the MR-2 around the $699 mark, I would go with the ...

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Sound Design Equipment
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Hi Carmine Sounds like you've done your research, and for the money you should be able to get some great sounds. I would however avoid the Rode blimp as it is much heavier than the Rycote blimps, ...

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Recording thunder.
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Hi Mikkel I was actually on a boat in Tunø when the storm hit. It was quite an incredible storm to say the least. If you know anything about winds then we registered 44 knots, 22 meters/sec or Force 9 ...

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Sony PCM-M10 with a shotgun mic?
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There are two ways to go really. First choice is what Rene states in his answer, get a separate phantom power supply and then an adaptor from XLR to 3.5mm, but this would also require you purchasing a ...

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How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole
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After reading a few articles and reviews about the Rode boompole it seems that the internal diameter is not quite large enough for a coiled cable. Also, as it's not designed to have a cable internally ...

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Booming with 2 Mics?
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One mic on the end of a pole is certainly more desirable for long extensions and and extended takes. Not really to do with mic pattern, more about levels, but a tip I have found useful is to get ...

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Hey Guys Girls, so who Tweets here?
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Twitter rocks!! @sisound is me. Mostly about sound but other random things do find their way into the feed. Enjoy!

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