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  1. ronmac

    Sound on A Star Is Born

    I just saw this posted on a Facebook Group. I haven't listened yet...
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    cycling to work

    I have used the "plucking" technique to tune guy wires on communication towers. It works;)
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    Mixpre remix

    Is it a MixPre6M?
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    Proper Lav Mic Techniques

    Does anyone have the stock number for a Rycote sticky to fit a SM58? Asking for a friend....
  5. Jay, thanks for the link! I just spent a very enjoyable 30 minutes with a cup of coffee on a lazy Sunday morning listening to some very interesting sounds, complete with images. Our world is a very intriguing place. The details below our usual focus are vast and, to me, very humbling.
  6. To capture the melodic voice I would use a solo neutral mic (U89, TLM170, etc.) or a nice ribbon within the critical distance to focus the image, and a stereo pair farther out (spaced omni, fig. 8), placed to capture the amount of ambiance you want the room to contribute. From my locker I would use a Rode NTR as the main mic and a pair of MKH20 for the pair. Although it is tempting to use a stereo pair for the main capture, I would advise against it. Even slight movements of a single instrument facing a close pair will confuse the stereo imaging.
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    iZotope RX 7 tease

    There are even better pricing options when purchasing through an on-line retailer: https://www.audiodeluxe.com/taxonomy/term/244/?f[0]=bm_field_on_sale_now%3Atrue&mc_cid=43793f7697&mc_eid=14fdd6e28b Discounted price will show when you place item in cart.
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    iZotope RX 7 tease

    I haven’t downloaded the demo yet, so don’t know if I will upgrade from V6 Advanced. https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/production-expert-1/2018/9/12/izotope-rx-7-is-released-today-we-have-exclusive-demos-and-review-find-out-what-we-think
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    iZotope RX 7 tease

    6 Advanced was a big step up for me. The upgrade from 5 Advanced was an instant buy once I trialled it. Protools Expert podcast this week covered some speculative discussion that Mike Thornton could neither agree with or deny (including the suggestion he may or may not have been a beta tester), although if you read between the lines...
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    Knowledge of Neumann KM 183's?

    KM183 is an omni, often used for choral or instrument spots. IMO, not a good choice for boom work, but could be useful for ambiance in the right room.
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    A Set of Wheels (finally)

    I bought that same cart several years ago. The main attraction was the small size and folding front nose. It is not heavily built and I would not recommend it for daily use. The wheels are quite small and made of hard plastic. 1 out of 5 stars, imo
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    Zoom F8n.

    The discounting of F8 has begun.... http://www.pinknoise-systems.co.uk/zoom-f8-multitrack-field-recorder-w-free-zoom-pcf-8-bag-delkin-16gb-sd-card.html
  13. Dave, Have you tried Cabela's or Bass Pro? Not an endorsement as I haven't seen or used their products, but you may see something suitable there.
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    Favorite Plug-Ins for Post

    I believe the best features of RX are in the last two upgrades. https://www.izotope.com/en/lp/rx5/Top-reasons-to-upgrade-from-RX-4-to-RX-5-Audio-Editor/ Instant Process: The one-click magic eraser for your audio. From unwanted coughs to scene-interrupting sirens, instantly paint away any audio problem in the spectrogram. Learn how to use Instant Process De-reverb: Reduce some of the reverb from a recorded space in order to make the dialogue usable. Salvage recordings of dialogue containing too much reverb/acoustic space without needing to spend time/money on a reshoot or ADR. Corrective EQ: Remove harsh high frequencies and whines, rumbles, resonances, and distortion artifacts, and accurately hone in on any problem frequency areas. Beyond a traditional equalizer, the Corrective EQ offers both an Analog and a Digital mode, in addition to remarkably high (up to 400) Q values for precision filtering of problem frequencies. In addition, the Digital filter shapes allow for more precise cuts than previously possible. Module Chain: Remove distortion, clicks, interference, and background noise, and smooth out inconsistent volume and ambience. Whatever the multiple editing tasks, they can now be accomplished in a single mouse click to fire off all of your editing tasks at once. Learn how to use Module Chains RX Connect & RX Monitor: Sync and integrate the power of the RX Audio Editor with any DAW or NLE timeline using RX Connect. Clip-by-clip and handles support added for the most efficient Avid Pro Tools workflow available. Presets: For the ultimate in sound quality and workflow efficiency, RX 5 Audio Editor includes 60 new problem oriented presets across several modules. https://www.izotope.com/en/blog/audio-repair/top-reasons-to-upgrade-to-rx-6.html Reduce and remove unwanted mouth sounds including: breaths in vocal takes with Breath Control, distracting mouth noises with Mouth De-click, and plosives with improved De-plosive. Tame sibilances with Spectral De-ess. Remove bleed from instruments, click tracks, and more with De-bleed. Edit multiple audio files at once using Composite View. Export audio to .mp3 directly from RX with MP3 Export. Quickly select and process similar audio events with improved Find Similar functionality. Use machine learning to remove mic rustle with a single click, using industry-first De-rustle. Clean up low-frequency wind rumble and bursts with De-wind. Extract dialogue from noisy environments with complex background sounds using Dialogue Isolate. Fill in ambience beds under dialogue, right from Pro Tools AudioSuite with improved Ambience Match. Preserve or remove the center of a stereo file with improved Center Extract. Adjust levels of tones and noise independently with improved Deconstruct.
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    Favorite Plug-Ins for Post

    Isotope Insight, RX, Ozone, Neutron (all latest Advanced versions) for editing and finalizing, BRainworks EQs, Soundtoys5 for M/S and designer duties, 2C Aether, Breeze and B2 for reverbs and spaces.
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    Gear Appraisal

    Gotcha. What time is lunch? I have several suitable quips ready. Best of luck on your new venture.
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    Gear Appraisal

    Not to pee in your cereal, but if you and your partners can't be objective in the many, many business decisions you will be faced with......
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    Rycote Mic Protector case

    I "borrowed" one of these yoga mat bags (~$20) from my wife to use when I only need light protection for a blimp kit. Lots of room and pockets to hold a WS6 kit loaded with a KMR82, small boom pole, batteries, adapters, etc. I keep it folded in my Pelican with whatever blimp kit I am carrying so that is immediately available for a hiking day or when I need to move quickly and don't require the full pelican for protection.
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    Email for media question

    JWSound is an internet based resource. jw does door to door service (welcomed or not).
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    Defending your Work

    I would have handled it a little bit differently, while biting my tongue... Why not split the mixed files and send them the two iso channels? It won't take long, the project moves on and everyone gets to live another day.
  21. I can believe that filming was done in one take, but would be very surprised if live take audio was all that was used. The IEMs used would be necessary to sync to studio audio and to receive music and choreography cues. I couldn't spot any audio rigging and the fact that there is no lift, footsteps, etc. noise in such a reverberant room. I could be wrong, but I am a Capricorn, so I doubt it.
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    Zaxcom notch filters on rushes?

    I am not a fan of "fix it in post", but this may be a time to apply an exception and do the surgery in RX, when required.
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    Zaxcom notch filters on rushes?

    It appears to be notching at the 2k target frequency and harmonics, up to 12k, as shown in the RX screen capture.
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    Soundfield on the cheap?

    Will yield an incredible sound field of the mechanical noises of a dslr and operator.
  25. I like using black cable (less visible in public performance or plants) with coloured rings for input ID and coloured heat shrink/strain relief for length ID.