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Erasing a 'rumble' from a interview track!
by Alex Tabrizi 3 days ago
Hello! I've had an very unfortunate issue with onboard camera audio recently. My electronic FF developed a 'jitter' during an important interview I captured off-the-cuff and is audible. I've uploaded
Re: Erasing a 'rumble' from a interview track!
by Eric Toline 2 days ago
If you can get your hands on a Cedar DNS2 unit and run the track thru it you can most likely clean up a good portion of the ambience and noise. Keeping lip sync might be an issue. "I push the RECORD b
where to find special adapter for lav? For mixing Sony & Sennheiser
by Kevin Carlson 5 days ago
Hey guys, I'm looking for a 3.5mm barrel adapter that I can use to use a Sony head with Sennheiser transmitter and vice versa since they are wired on different pins. Then I could just use a run of the
Re: where to find special adapter for lav? For mixing Sony & Sennheiser
by Eric Toline 5 days ago
I make those up all the time. Contact me and we can discuss your requirements. Eric 954-255-7628 "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
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Looking for the lowest profile table top audio mixer/recorder I can find...
by Edward Mantle 6 days ago
As the title suggests.... I'm after something with a similar set of functionality to the Zoom LiveTrak L-12 but not 70mm high. Ideally 50mm max height (or less but appreciate that's really pushing my
Re: Looking for the lowest profile table top audio mixer/recorder I can find...
by Eric Toline 6 days ago
I would suggest you look at the Sound Devices Mix Pre series of mixer recorders but be aware they start at around $600 and go up from there. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
Plastic bags as Blimp Wind Protection
by Brian Reynolds 1 week ago
This might be of interest to people in this group. I do a lot of sporting OB's and wind noise is a common problem on Fx mics.... I thought I would try this....The results are amazing. Most days I was
Re: Plastic bags as Blimp Wind Protection
by Eric Toline 1 week ago
While I don't doubt your results for eliminating wind noise as part of the ambience, I wonder how that setup would work on dialog in the same conditions. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the bes
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Why do so many audio professionals prefer dry audio when it comes to Foley?
by ryan elder 2 weeks ago
Basically in my experience working with the audio professionals, they prefer to record all the Foley in a studio, and then want to add the room reverb and filters later in post. But I feel this create
Re: Why do so many audio professionals prefer dry audio when it comes to Foley?
by Eric Toline 2 weeks ago
Really I'm somewhat surprised a question like that is being asked. Because you can't unring the bell. Adding audio efx in post gives you the opportunity to try different sounds at different levels tha
XLR cable - best 'sound proof' one
by Chris Newberry 4 weeks ago
Hi I'm do a lot of camera work (not a sound op!) and when using an XLR cable with my boom mic etc if it slightly moves or is accidentally knocked then I hear that on the final recording (through the c
Re: XLR cable - best 'sound proof' one
by Eric Toline 4 weeks ago
Could be that you have intermittent connections at one of the connectors. Open each XLR connector and look for loose or unsoldered wires at the solder points. You can test the cable when connected by
Any recs for XLR cables that will have minimal handling noise?
by Noam Osband 3 months ago
I have a 5 foot cable I have been using for a while, but I find, if I'm recording handheld, I need to wrap it up and I can get some handling noise. I'm thinking of getting a shorter cable, but even in
Re: Any recs for XLR cables that will have minimal handling noise?
by Eric Toline 2 months ago
Perhaps you should consider a wireless system with a plug on transmitter and receiver that attaches to your camera. Reasonably good ones start around $600+ for the set. "I push the RECORD button and h
Sennheiser MKH 416 TU - Nothing But Whoosh-Sounding Static
by John Drew 3 months ago
I purchased a used Sennheiser MKH 416 TU the 12 VDC European model manufactured in early 2012. The seller assured me that the mic was working perfectly, but when I power it using a 48 VDC phantom-to-1
Re: Sennheiser MKH 416 TU - Nothing But Whoosh-Sounding Static
by Eric Toline 3 months ago
Pete's one of the good guys. I've known him for a long time and I send all of our 416 conversions to him. Next time you talk to him tell him I said hello. Eric Toline Production Sound Solutions, Inc F
pooping sound sennheiser ew 100 g3
by Barry Rubin 6 months ago
I was filming an interview a week ago and I kept hearing a popping sound. What do you think caused this and how would I fix it Here is a link to part of the interview. https: www.youtube.com watch v=n
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Re: pooping sound sennheiser ew 100 g3
by Bob Cole 5 months ago
Usually it's not a pooping sound -- more likely a farting sound. Bob C
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A boom pole advice, please
by Adriano Castaldini 1 year ago
Hi everyone, First of all I know NOTHING about boompoles, but I suppose I will need one (I probably said something similar about women years ago... but this is another story!) I have two very basic qu
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Re: A boom pole advice, please
by Adriano Castaldini 1 year ago
Amazing wisdom! Thank you so much for your help! You are a great guru Mr. Crowley!
Sound baffles in new studio
by Mark DAgostino 2 years ago
I've been tasked with outfitting a small studio in our new regional headquarters in Baltimore. The studio is 12'x18' and 12' high. I am having a grid put in and using all LED lighting. The floor is ca
Re: Sound baffles in new studio
by Mark DAgostino 2 years ago
This is a video studio, not that it matters but I forgot to note that. I do believe a room can be too "dead" and over the past 35 years I've cared about the quality of audio as being equally as import
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Should I get an AKG P220 when I already have free anytime access to a Rode NTG-3?
by phil wang 2 years ago
I have free access to a Rode NTG-3 mic which I know is a completely different mic than the AKG p220 but I heard people use it for voiceover work and it is much more expensive so maybe it's just as goo
Re: Should I get an AKG P220 when I already have free anytime access to a Rode NTG-3?
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
phil wang "I have free access to a Rode NTG-3 mic which I know is a completely different mic than the AKG p220 but I heard people use it for voiceover work and it is much more expensive so maybe it's
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Low cost Zoom or Tascam portable recorders' frame rate
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
I don't have the budget to rent or buy the Zaxcom TRXLA2 series with built in recorder and receiver for lav mic confidence monitoring. Thus I have to use Sennheiser G3 tx & rx. I'll shooting lots of h
Re: Low cost Zoom or Tascam portable recorders' frame rate
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
Yes and no. There is no "frame-rate" in audio recorders. There IS a "Sample-Rate" which is the audio equivalent. For example your video frame-rate is 25 of 30 or 50 or 60 FPS (or the slightly lower "N
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Eric Toline liked this 2 years ago
Which mic should I go with VP89 or NTG3
by Alok kumar 2 years ago
Hello CreativeCOW team !! Greetings !! I just brought a new camera ( Panasonic HC-X1000GC ). And now I m looking for a mic. I do most of my recording indoors, no professional acoustic treatment has be
Re: Which mic should I go with VP89 or NTG3
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Alok kumar "I do most of my recording indoors, no professional acoustic treatment has been done in the recording room. I just added a few thick carpets so that the room is not noisy. Now I'm looking
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What lav mic do you use?
by Daniel Stone 3 years ago
Would love to know what lav mics you guys are using and how you like them. I've got a Countryman and a Tram and I just can't get clean audio on a consistent basis. They'll sound super clean one interv
Re: What lav mic do you use?
by Ty Ford 3 years ago
Hello Daniel and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. I think you're doing OK. Capturing the human voice with a lav is a fascinating and frustrating pursuit. One time they sound great. Next time (next pers
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Handheld mic for on location interviews
by Sophia Smoloka 3 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for a mic that I can use for on-location interviews with my H4n and also ideally, plug into the computer via USB (this would be useful for skype interviews recorded with the Zoom). The
Re: Handheld mic for on location interviews
by Bruce Watson 3 years ago
Sophia Smoloka "I know an omnidirectional mic would be better but I'd like something that can also be plugged into the computer, or just more of an all-rounder." I wouldn't sacrifice omnidirectional
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White Noise Issue with Sennheiser ew 100 G3 Wireless
by Jason Schoenfeld 3 years ago
So, we bought a Sennheiser 100 G3 system a couple years back and use it from time to time with our Sony FS100. I've mainly steered away from it (opting, instead, to use a Sony system that connects via
Re: White Noise Issue with Sennheiser ew 100 G3 Wireless
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
I don't get any strong impression that the system ever got configured properly to begin with. For example the "gain staging" is a critical part of any wireless kit setup, and is a major contributor to
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Air Duct sound in b.g.
by Craig Alan 4 years ago
We've been recording using a Schoeps 641 from an overhead boom. The thermostats are turned off but apparently the building's ventilation system does not allow us to shut off a flow of air through the
Re: Air Duct sound in b.g.
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
Can you cover the HVAC grille during recording Since you disclosed nothing about the room or the length of the recording shots sessions, we have no idea whether that would be practical for you. Or is
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What is the difference between Stereo, 2 Channels and Dual Stereo?
by Levan Katsadze 4 years ago
Hello, in Sony Vegas Pro 13 rendering settings, PCM audio format has some options about channels. . . Please tell me what is the difference between these tree options: Stereo 2 Channels Dual Stereo Th
Re: What is the difference between Stereo, 2 Channels and Dual Stereo?
by Brian Reynolds 4 years ago
Let me try and explain it to you.... Mono, A single track of audio. Stereo, 2 Tracks of audio that are similar in content (think of a music track that has both Left and Right content). In the editing
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Boom mic on several people
by clyde villegas 4 years ago
I've always used lav mics when filming. So for two people talking to each other, I use two lavs. For shotgun on a boom, I've used them only for recording just one person. If I need to capture audio fr
Re: Boom mic on several people
by Richard Crowley 4 years ago
In general, it is not recommended to provide phantom power to a microphone operating on its internal battery. Most mics will tolerate that, but some behave badly. Remember also to remove the battery u
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getting a line out of a cheap in house PA system
by David Payne 4 years ago
Hi all. I film weddings and where venues often insist that speakers use their awful in house PA systems with no visual outputs at all on the front, and an inaccessible rear I always get frustrated tha
Re: getting a line out of a cheap in house PA system
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
First, I second Mr. Toline's advice. Understand the point of this is not to maximize fidelity and quality - it's to enhance indelibility. You're not making a production for the ages, you're making an
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SOUNDCRAFT GB2R outputs
by Craig Alan 4 years ago
Want to get the best signal from this house mixer to our P2 cam. Which output would you use I have xlr pads if needed. I also have some spare G2 G3 cordless kits so if possible a cordless connection
Re: SOUNDCRAFT GB2R outputs
by Brian Reynolds 4 years ago
This is probably how I would do it, but others may do it differently. Take the MONO XLR o p of the theatre mixer feed that to the main camera position and into the 302 mixer input set to LINE level an
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Timecode audio
by Eric Brandle 6 years ago
I'm a little confused on the use of timecodes audio that is recorded to a recording unit separate from the camera time code. Essentially I'm expecting these to not match up for various reasons and I w
Re: Timecode audio
by Eric Toline 6 years ago
Time code is a set of matching numbers on the camera (if it takes TC in) and the same numbers on the recorder. Usually in the professional world, the recorder generates the TC and it's sent to a TC sl
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Couple of SD 442 questions
by Brian Reynolds 6 years ago
Doing a shoot at the moment (educational training doco) where I'm feeding into 2x Sony cameras PMW-200 & PMW-100, the return audio back to the SD442 seems low (from both cameras) even with the monitor
Re: Couple of SD 442 questions
by Michael Paul 6 years ago
On the left side of the 442, you will see two small rotary pots (on the bottom right hand side). These control the return levels for returns A and B. Michael Paul Location Sound Corp
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Ty Ford 7 years ago
the Rebel T3i has XLR inputs?
Really?
Harsh S's in Voice Track
by Evan Seitz 7 years ago
Every pronounced S in one of my audio voice overs is really intense and painful to listen to - what is the best method for reducing this I have access to both Adobe Soundbooth and Final Cut Pro Suite.
Re: Harsh S's in Voice Track
by Eric Toline 7 years ago
True but it's not a solution to the problem. The problem is the narrators enunciation and speech patterns, both of which can be corrected by a speech therapist or by having the narrator listen to the
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News: Sound Devices Introduces MixPre-D Portable Mixer at the 2011 NAB Show
by Cow News Droid 7 years ago
(NAB 2011 Booth C2946--April 7, 2011) Sound Devices is setting a new standard for compact, high-performance portable audio mixers with the introduction of its newest MixPre-D at this year s 2011 NAB S
Re: News: Sound Devices Introduces MixPre-D Portable Mixer at the 2011 NAB Show
by Eric Toline 7 years ago
$749 for the Mix Pre D. Eric
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