Finding Out What I Loved To Do and Becoming A Sound Mixer. It was the dream of many that I took for granted. Growing up in a city in the north of England I knew I didn’t want to be sucked into the “system” which to me meant do a job which mimicked school. The […]
This answer will change drastically depending on your line of work but for me I can have the all in one unit solution a then if i need to expand i can put a mixer in front to interface with it as a recorder.
I haven’t had much real world experience with them but i think for the price I would air more on the side of investing the the Sennheiser G3 set. For the expense and amount of uses from them I don’t think that much of them.
I answer this question by the economics of the content basically. Commercials pay more because the upside of the piece of content is much greater than the cost of it. If you do a worldwide commercial for a popular brand then they are going to make, realistically, a ridiculous multiple on the amount spent on the commercial, even if they go 2 days into overtime for everyone. Also the complexity of these projects is usually higher.
The video below will automatically skip you to the right section of the video bit essentially it’s a 2 part answer to recording sound FX on the fly while doing location sound work:
That’s it really… enjoy..
The power of focus in the brain is extraordinary. It affects how you perceive sight, taste, touch and sound. The brain can only handle so much of reality at any one time because of the wealth of information and the brain cleverly has to prioritise what you’re focusing on, or should be, in case […]
Running from a 664 with the time code source set to internal and at the same frame rate etc… I have a BNC connection at the end of my time code IN/OUT cable from my mixer because then it is easier to get tails for different cameras and extend to whatever length you need in the middle. Buy Your Timecode Cable Direct From The Soundrolling.com Store
So you get to an exterior location and a few years ago if you weren’t filming next to London Heathrow you took a chance with airplanes and flight paths but NO MORE! Flightradar24 tracks all major flights and give you info on destination airport along with where it has come from and gives a tracking […]
Sound Jargon Buster and Terminology This is a page with key words that have been written about in this blog, enjoy: – Refraction – Diffraction – Reverberation Time – Worldizing – Sound Pressure Level – dB (decibels) – Sample Rate – Bit Depth – Room Tone – Ambiance – Wild Sound – Balanced Cables – […]
Hiding a Radio Mic in a Smart Car Here is a rough step by step walk-through for easy hiding and great reception to be in a following car a good 150m away.
7.1 sound will become the new standard Speaker systems for your home theatre are usually your normal 5.1 setup with either Dolby or DTS that runs it all. (find out more about Dolby vs DTS here) You have your 5 surround speakers (center bar, front L+R and rear L+R with the .1 being the subwoofer for […]
Oldest Known Recording Unearthed From 1860 Previously the oldest recorded sound was thought to be Edison’s phonograph recording of a children’s nursery rhyme “Mary had a little lamb..” in 1877. So what did they use before the phonograph? The “phonautograph”, is used by etching paper covered in soot. US scientists used a virtual stylus to read the lines. The […]
Recording Meters and Levels When I started out in Sound Recording I was confused by the different Recording Meters and Levels, surely that was impossible? Why record at -12dB on a digital system but aim for 6 on a VU meter? So here is a rundown of what it all means. Digital Recording Meters compared to analogue […]
When I first looked into this I was like wtf? too… but this is all to do with the data compression.Lossless data compression is a class of data compression algorithms that allows the exact original data to be reconstructed from the compression data. This is the opposite to lossy data compression, which allows an approximation […]
5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby or DTS? What is 5.1? Refers to this speaker set up: (left front, left rear, right front, right rear, and center), plus a subwoofer channel (the .1 in 5.1) What is Dolby Digital Surround Sound? This is the most common format for surround sound on media such as movies. It’s a […]
Nyquist–Shannon Sampling Theorem The Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem, after Harry Nyquist and Claude Shannon, is a fundamental result in the field of information theory, in particular telecommunications and signal processing. Sampling is the process of converting a signal(for example, a function of continuous time or space) into a numeric sequence (a function of discrete time or […]
Transducers A transducers is a device that converts one type of energy to another. These energy types fall into several categories of electrical, mechanical, electromagnetic (including light) chemical, acoustic, thermal and there are loads of sub categories. The term usually implies the use of a censor or detector but any transfer of energy from one […]
Ohms and amps explained Ohm’s or Ω is the SI or system of international unit of electrical resistance and gets its name from Georg Simon Ohm. He determined that there is a direct proportionality between the potential difference (voltage) applied across a conductor and the resultant electric current. This relationship is now known as Ohm’s […]
Instead of you having to read everything like back in the 1800’s I thought I would indulge all your senses to a quick video interview with Walter Murch. I will write-up another blog that will go into more detail about different types of reflections of sound off surfaces and all of that jazz later today […]
Bit Depth Bit depth describes the number of bits of information recorded for each sample. This directly corresponds to the resolution of each sample.a “bit’ is an abbreviation for a single binary digit, represented by a 0 or 1. A word in audio is a binary number with more than one digit. A 16-bit binary […]