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Sound of science

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_Tesseract, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. Some of you are in this shit for sure...
    Some questions,
    I'm interested on recording sounds in order to use them in my work...what is a good medium to record sound good($)? is there somesort of software that you recommend,(mostly for clearing up, chopping and that kind of stuff)...I'm sure there's a photoshop for sound...to give you an example, i'm talking about soundclips similar to the ones used in Requiem for a dream(lighters pop, cocaine snorts, books close, grapes eaten etc etc) I imagine it as photography with a makro lens, cleared and detail...so is there a zoom mic???

    Scale tutorial...if this^^^^ was smaller it would no longer be the flag of japan but the REC button:beat:
  2. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest


    the Photoshop for sound is called Protools by digidesign.
    It's used for all types of sound editing. Film, Video, Music, Arrangements, Composing... etc.
    it's brilliant! (you might be able to find a free copy or demo somewhere)

    as per the microphone,
    The term 'cardiod' means 'Heart Shaped'.
    There's a heart shaped zone in front of a microphone that
    pics up the best sound. A 'super cardiod' mic has a smaller 'field of vision'
    and the 'Hyper Cardio' is like the macro setting of sound.

    most 'MC' style mics are omni-directional, so any sounds get picked up.
    They're garbage for real sound recording.
    The best all purpose is the Sennheizer check it here

    this is a pause button with a spec of paint.
    (from my paint soaked finger tips)
  3. ZestoDuckfingertips,
    Thanx for the info, i'll search for the software...the mic, ouch...pricey and i still need something to record from the reciever...i need something small and portable..to carry around, any ideas?
  4. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    the sennheiser is portable, usually on a boom pole or a 'gun'.
    The best bet for cheep, rugged, portable...

    vist a pawn shop or used musical instrument store.
    When a drum kit gets mic'd, they have to keep the sound
    of the snare off the kick's track. So directional is super important.

    I'm sure you'll find a cheap one.

    or www.ebay.com
  5. Your best bet to record is a MiniDisc recorder... You'd be amazed at how good the quality is. I've gotten spectacular results with it and a Sony mic with 90-degree and 120-degree pickup settings. If you're wieldy enough with a sound editor, you can get rid of a lot of unwanted noises if there are any. And yes, Protools is the way to go for Macs. Beer,

    El Mamerro
  6. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    forget protools bro...thats expensive, and not the most
    user friendly for a newcomer............and given the fact
    that there are loads and loads of free editing/fx proggies...
    you get the idea.
    go to www.hitsquad.com/smm/win95/
    there is a load of stuff for you to mess about with there, all
    free or shareware.
    sounds like you want an editor.
    the microphone is the important thing. zesto droppin'
    the sennheiser:dazed:...that mic is amazing IF YOU'RE
    i personally use a sony microphone, it cost me
    about $150 from a sony store and it works fine enough.
    you probly want a minidisc as well. unless you're limiting
    your recording to your computer room:eek:
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    because Mac is the way to go for sound.
  8. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    oops...missed the mammero knowledge.
  9. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    the "Photoshop of Sound" is Protools.

    To set up a professional Protools studio is about 10 grand.
    However you can get a demo version for free (or k'd if you do that)

    as for the interface...
    If you've ever used lower end video editing software, (premier, final cut)
    then you can pick up the basics portools snap. The only real other option
    is Cubase VST.

    fuck a cool edit pro,
    and cakewalk is just that.
  10. For Macs???? no pc version? ninja please!!!

    Zesto, i understand you speak the word of thruth and professionalism..still i'm so new to that stuff i cant handle the hussle...technicalities..i need a quick decent solution for now.
    Mamerro, sounds good kinda expensive thought...if someone tells me that i can record decently with a sony minidv camera(i doubt that) i'll go buy one...i' so fed up with my needs these days, i need a digital camera a video camera and a recording device...i wish a mimidv could solve this...i know it cant though:( i'm sure for the camera 'still frames' for sure
  11. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    doodly, i can't find your mail...
    hit me @ [email protected].......

    mammero, i think we've got the same microphone(?).
  12. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    chill my ninja !

    there's PC versions.

    in fact... Soundforge and Acid might be your best bet. here

    I'm sure you can find a free copy some where ;) ;) nudge nudge

    and for a video camera...
    sorry but nope (in most cases)
    The big fault with recording to a camera
    is that there is no input level adjustment.
    So what goes in hot, stays hot (over modulated or cliping).
    A digital recorder doesn't have the wave flexibility of analog,
    so if you hit the top, it can't give a little. It just clips the audio.

    so go through a cheapo mixer.
    I'm sure you can go to some indy video production house
    and rent a DAT recorder and a directional mic for cheap.
  13. Zesty, i hear ya on multiple channels...well i gotta hit some places/talk to some people, prices and stuff, thanx for the input

    Brown, check the box!
  14. avils

    avils Senior Member

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    Cubase VST man..
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    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    "block of lead on a hamburger?"