Fred Pearson
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Favourite PT quick-key?
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Cmd + ⌥ + / for automation "Write to current..." Great for snapshot automation. Cheers

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Is it me or are GRM tools really expensive?
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I've got to agree with the consesus here, and say that they may be expensive, but they are worth it. They can give you the ability to create some truly unique sounds that can not be created using ...

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How do you get rid of the birds in your recordings?
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Wait till winter haha! In all seriousness though, Internet Human's suggestion is a good one. RX2 is an incredible piece of software and brilliant for fixing problems where you can't re-record sounds....

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Zoom H2 Frequency Response - 70hz?
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Not an answer I'm afraid, but another +1 for the H2. It's great to have on you in case something pops up whilst you're out and about but that's about it. I haven't used the line-ins so can't help. ...

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KRK (or any other) nearfield recommendation for game audio
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I would strongly suggest upping your budget at the top end by $99 and consider a set of JBL LSR4326p's. If you wanted second hand, you could get them for far less than that. I'm in the UK, so I'm not ...

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Dissertation Statement - Help me choose please!
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The only advice I can give is, you're going to be spending a LOT of time with the material - so pick something you are genuinely interested in and want to learn more about. I'd go as far as saying don'...

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zoom h4n problem
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I haven't heard of anything myself regarding the XLR/Phantom on the H4n. You should try and isolate the problem though in case it's not the XLR/Phantom. Try your mics with a different recorder/...

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contact mic in water?
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As far as I'm aware, some hydrophones are actually made with contact mics (or piezo transducers) sealed inside a protective housing - so I think your logic is sound. Actually, Jez Riley French makes ...

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Where are you from and what do you do?
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Hi, I'm Fred and I'm an aspiring Sound Designer. I studied Sound Technology at LIPA in Liverpool, UK, before moving down to London and running at Hackenbacker for a year. I'm now running at Envy and ...

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How to make very long recordings (of bees)
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I guess another thing to think about is the editing or even using the file. Is there actually an editor that can open .wavs that are a year long? I think Pro Tools caps (or at least it used to) at 11 ...

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Queen's Jubilee Celebrations
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I'm in the same boat as Alan (geddit?) - was going to try and record some atmos but the weather forecast predicts rain all day. I'll keep my handheld on me just incase the weather lightens up though. ...

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Dolby Atmos announced
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There's a white paper here on the topic for more technical details: http://www.dolby.com/uploadedFiles/Assets/US/Doc/Professional/Dolby-Atmos-Next-Generation-Audio-for-Cinema.pdf My personal opinion? ...

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The purpose of Threshold, Knee and ratio in a compressor (discussion)
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The best explanation of a compressor I've ever read is in Stavro's 'Mixing with your Mind' book. I don't think it's appropriate to post the actual content here, but the book is definitely worth a ...

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SFX Editing & Layering - Audiosuite or Inserts?
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I personally have two sets of tracks. I have my active track lay at the top, with my FX/Atmos tracks etc. and then I have an exact copy of the same tracks underneath, but made inactive. The two ...

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Physically small omni condensers?
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How about lav mics like the DPA 4060: http://www.dpamicrophones.com/en/products.aspx?c=item&category=128&item=24035 or the Rode Lav: http://www.rodemic.com/mics/lavalier I know you said ...

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REQUEST: European BGz variety - birds, animals
Accepted answer
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I recorded this sound effect (recorded in 4 channel surround) which you're welcome to use: http://soundcloud.com/arrowheadaudiosfx/birds-sample Unfortunately, there's a touch of motorway in there, ...

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AB Mic comparisons
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Not exactly what you're looking for, but a great resource none the less. http://www.vocalimpactmedia.com/SoundStorage.html#U87ai It's basically a massive list of mics being used by, unfortuantely, ...

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post production 'BOOMs' - any help?
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In regards to the wooshes that you seek, there's a great video on Tonsturm's website showing how they achieved some of their woosh sounds. You can find it here, near the middle of the page: http://...

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Sound Effect, Footsteps in Snow
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Agree with the corn starch, but adding a bit of rice gives a nice crispy texture as well. Also, adding dishwasher salts can give this texture. Manipulating it with your hands rather than feet gives ...

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Creating a Music Sample Library - Advice & Ideas required
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I'm not able to answer the questions you've asked, however, I would offer some advice on the distribution front. I would almost definitely include a digital download of the tracks as well as/instead ...

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How to study sound for any film?
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A thing I like to do is to watch a film (or a scene in a film), but disconnect/mute the centre channel. I find it helps me focus on the sound design more and I get distracted by the story less. (I'm ...

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Is this the Zoom killer?
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I think it's a great idea, with only two real disadvantages over the H1/2 or similar. Whilst the price of the unit is only $80, it is connected to a phone with a value of $700. So you couldn't strap ...

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Mic pops with movement, consonants
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It might be a cable break? If so, get the trusty soldering iron out! You should also try swapping out everything you possibly can to see what the problem is. Swap the actors, swap the wireless ...

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A hypothetical stereo mixing question
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Whatever is less distracting. If the picture clearly shows the helicopter coming from the right, but I pan it to the left because of the reflections, the listeners are going to think it's really odd ...

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Things a producer/production manager says...
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Literally just happened: Them: "Can I borrow a bag please?" Knowing that the only bag in the building is my Tesco bag from earlier, I took it to them: Me: "Here, you can have this one if you like?" ...

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Questions you want answered at AES?
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Another question for Avid (unless it's been covered somewhere and I've just missed it). With a new HDX Pro Tools Rig, can you use AAX Native and AAX DSP plugs together in the same session, like you ...

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Getting rid of room sound on a voice recording?
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Another problem you'll be hearing is the actual tone of the room, or the room mode. This is where a frequency being played is the same wavelength (or multiple of) a dimension in the room (W, D or H). ...

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Wood workshop recordings.
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I think a lot of the sounds you'll discover when you're there/after you've seen the place rather than planning beforehand (although I do think planning beforehand is vitally important). Make sure you ...

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Share your audio jokes.
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Where do Sound Engineers go on holiday?? Patch Bay. (Full props go to Tarek Musa for this joke) Cheers

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Films with "POV" Audio
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Just went to see Jane Eyre last night and it reminded me of this post. There's a small (30 second?) section at the beginning when Jane is fainting/has fainted and audio is used to help represent this (...

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