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    I don't work in the industry but I love learning about sound.

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  1. Hi friends, I could use your advice. I have an SD744t and a MixPre-D. For mics I have a Rode NT4, an Usi stereo pair, 2 JrF contacts, 1 JrF hydro, and 1 Aquarian hydro. I'm going to north Australia (Cape Tribulation) in July and want to record mainly ambiances of the rainforest and beach the sound of a cassowary yelling at me I'm wondering what gear you would bring on a trip like this, so that I may consider upgrading or investing, Since I'd prefer to stay away from the Cassowary's deadly claw, I'm thinking maybe Tellinga parabolic system. Alternately I could maybe find an animal specialist that could work with me to find one and get the sound. Has anyone here ever done something like that for a project?
  2. Thanks for watching. I slice up the samples and then play around with them in Ableton Live, mostly using its sampler but sometimes just looping parts. For making the melodies etc. I do play them on that Push controller. Lots of effects added of course. The stereo mic is not necessary but sometimes it actually comes in handy getting an interesting sound. Sometimes the more usable material is from an angle that would usually be "bad" Thank you for the feedback, I'm glad overall you enjoyed them
  3. Hey, I'm mostly a lurker here because I don't work in film sound although I think I'd like to do something along those lines. But I wanted to share this anyway in case fellow sound enthusiasts enjoy it. I've been making a video series where I take ordinary objects and make music using only the sounds from the object. It's a bi-weekly sound design challenge. Here are the episodes I have out right now. Whaddya think? Recorded on 744t (bought on here!) and an NT4. --Matthew
  4. Hi, I found a Sony TC-D5 Pro II cassette recorder and I wanted to do some field recording with it. Anyone still use one of these for fun? I have a pair of the Usi Pro microphones but they require phantom power and it doesn't look like the Sony supplies that. So I can get a portable phantom power supply, or new mics. Does anyone have any suggestions for good stereo mics that don't require phantom power? I'm mostly looking to record ambiences of whatever is around me. I tried an Electro-Voice 635 just to test the machine and it worked but it didn't seem to pick up much, so something pretty sensitive might be good. Thanks for any feedback.
  5. Hello board members, First time posting. I'm going to Los Angeles for a little bit next week. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on: 1. Stores where vintage, obscure or unusual instruments/gear are sold (or private collector/dealers) 2. Locations that are particularly nice for recording interesting sounds, perhaps something that is unique to LA. 3. Just general cool things to check out. Anything worth doing. Thanks for your time!