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Sound Files /  Management Articles

 

AAF File 

OMF File 

Sound Devices Wave Agent Tutorial 

Lossless compared with lossy data compression

Dither / Quantization Error 

PCM – Pulse Code Modulation 

Organise Your Sound Library metadata 

Working With Cameras 

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C300 Audio Help

Red Scarlet Audio Help 

Canon 550D Magic Lantern Audio (v2.3) 

Canon 650D Sending Audio Correctly 

Sony F55 Audio + Timecode Options 

RED Epic sound help 

 Arri Alexa Sound Help 

 

Sound Equipment

What Sound Equipment You Need 

Sound cart Battery Solutions

Sound Equipment Hire 

 Sound Equipment Manuals 

663 vs 664 

 Sound testing Equipment 

7 steps to increase your rechargeable battery life 

Rode boom pole Info 

Best place for 2nd hand equipment 

Industry standard headphones 

Do you want or own a 664? 

Parabolic Reflectors 

AA battery mAh ratings explained 

Balanced Vs Unbalanced Cable 

 

Sound And The Brain

Bone Conduction 

Sound Of Happiness

Simple Audio Illusion 

Brain discrimination and how it affects hearing

Science behind horrid sounds 

 

Health On Set

Flexibility and Strength 

Professional and Musician Ear Plugs Explained 

 

Sound News

New Harley Davison Sound

NAB 2014 sound products coverage videos 

New Longest ever reverberation created 

Reverse Engineering sound for Psycho 

Big Reveal from sound devices 

Moving levitation with sound waves 

Most Car makers fake the sound of engines 

Regenerating Hearing-hairs could beat deafness 

BVE Expo 2013 

Oldest Known recording unearthed from 1860 

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz – 155th Birthday 

Sound Terminology Help

When to say echo or reverb 

Volume and amplitude 

MOS film term

List of roles in a sound department 

Sound Jargon Buster 

What is ADR, Dubbing, Looping, Post Sync? 

Difference between Room tone, ambience, wild sound etc.. 

Timecode

What is Timecode? 

What types of timecode cables are there? 

TC input for Arri Alexa

Difference between Word Clock and TC 

Different Timecode Modes 

How to timecode jam a RED scarlet 

List of Timecode Connections for cameras 

How to timecode jam an Arri Alexa 

 Solving sync issues with wave agent 

 

Sound Trivia

DVD extras about the sound teams 

What’s in Godzilla’s Roar? 

What Does morgan freeman sound like on helium? 

Is there a real laser sound? 

The Most Expensive Mixer 

Oscar Sound Editing And Sound Mixing Categories 

The Best Sound Recorder 

Amazing acoustic architecture 

What can you do with dry ice for sound design? 

Best way to eat popcorn ever 

Why do sound men like you to drink? 

Why do sound men love dead cats? 

Does a ducks quack echo? 

Shooting in heat  

The Famous Wilhelm Scream 

World-a-lies-ing / worldaliesing 

 

Sound Basics

Where does sound come from? 

Are sound waves longitudinal? 

Ultimate list of the speed of sound 

Does sound travel faster than light? 

What does sound mean? 

If sound becomes louder, what properties increase?

What does supersonic mean? 

What does a radio station frequency represent? 

Speed of sound in wood and water 

Sonic Boom 

Ohm law and amps 

Why do sound people say ‘sound rolling’ on set? 

Does Sound Rise? 

Asynchronous Sound in film 

Does Sound Travel In Space?

How does sound travel? 

What is Amplitude? 

What is Frequency? 

Phase and interference 

What are transducers? 

What is refraction?

What is diffraction? 

What is the inverse square law of sound? 

Reverberation time 

Sound Pressure Level and Decibels 

Sound Propagation and what is sound? 

 

Animal Sounds

Cockatiel Sounds 

Fox Sounds 

Zebra Sounds 

 

Definitions

Baffle 

Backplate 

Bit Depth 

Mic Level 

Audio Bandwidth 

Band-Reject Filter 

Band-Pass Filter 

Band-Limited 

Bi Directional Microphone 

Bed 

Bass Tip-Up 

Bass Trap 

Ballistics 

Baffled by Baffles? 

B-Weighting 

A-Weighting 

Auxiliary (Aux) 

Audio Silence 

Automation 

Attack Time 

Anti-Aliasing Filter 

Axis 

Amplifier 

Amplification 

Ampere 

Amp 

Ambient Micing 

Ambient Field 

Ambience 

Aliasing 

AES (interface) 

AES  

Attenuation 

Absorption Coefficient 

Audio 

Acoustic Echo Chamber 

Amplitude 

Automatic Gain Control 

Assign 

Acoustic Amplifier 

AFL 

ADR 

Acoustics 

Acceptance angle 

Analog to Digital Converter (A/D) 

Acoustic 

AC 

Attack 

Absorption

Analog (analogue) 

Analog Recording 

A/B 

 

Sound effects

Fluorescent lights (Free)

Small Fountain Sound Effects Pack

 

Tutorials

Sound Devices 664 Powering Tutorial 

Sound Devices 664 Battery / Powering Tutorial 

Dismantling a G3 to fix tactile switch 

Soundtrack Pro 3 Volume Automation 

Soundtrack Pro 3 Track Analysis 

Soundtrack Pro 3 Recording 

Soundtrack Pro 3 Lift and Stamp Tool 

Soundtrack Pro 3 Speaker Panning Options 

Soundtrack Pro 3 Channel Select Options 

How to recover damaged files (audio on mac) 

Recover corrupted Audio files (mac) 

Factory Reset Sound Devices 302 

Setting up a 302 to camera 

Drying a windjammer 

 

Travelling With Gear 

Lithium Ion Batteries On Planes (regulations) 

 

Audio Transcription 

Want to transcribe audio? 

About Audio Transcription 

 

Tinnitus 

Tinnitus treatments in development 

Tinnitus Compensation 

British tinnitus associations research into cures 

Tinnitus Videos 

Tinnitus Medication 

Home remedies 

Tinnitus organisations 

Tinnitus support Groups 

Infographic about tinnitus 

What does tinnitus sound like 

Tinnitus Cures 

Tinnitus Causes 

What is tinnitus? 

 

Foley

How to become a foley artist 

Foley Artist Salary 

Who Was Jack Foley? 

Where can I learn foley? 

What is Foley? 

The end of modern foley? 

 

Microphones

Boundary Microphone Uses 

Long vs short shotgun microphones 

What is Binaural 3D stereo sound? 

What is phantom and T Power 

What do mic specs mean? 

Digital Microphones 

Microphone Polar Patterns 

Carbon Microphones 

Dynamic Microphones 

Condenser Microphones 

Sound Equipment Firmware Updates 

552 Firmware 1.4 

744t 722 702t 702 firmware 2.67 

788t SSD firmware 3.01 

664 2.0 / 2.01 / 2.02 firmware updates 

664 1.05 firmware update 

 

Sound Videos 

UP sound design 

Super 8 Sound Design 

Star Wars EP2 Sound Design 

Unstoppable Sound Design 

Skyfall Sound Design 

Salt Sound Design 

Hurt Locker Sound Design 

The Dark Knight Rises 

Lincoln sound design 

Indiana Jones Crystal Skull Sound Design 

Jurassic Park Sound Design 

King Kong Sound Design 

Lord of the rings sound design 

Australia sound design 

Django Unchained 

Transformers Sound Design 

Wall-E Sound Design 

 

Sound Interviews

Randy Thom Interviews 

Glenn T. Morgan Interviews 

Walter Murch Interviews 

Production Sound Mixer Interviews 

 

Sound Apps

Quiztones 

Flight Radar24 

FreqFinder 

 

Freelance Film Advice 

Where to get film jobs 

Filmschool: should I bother? 

Common Sense career advice 

 

Speakers

Dolby Atmos 

7.1 the new standard 

5.1 surround, Dolby or DTS 

 

Sound Jokes / Fun

Batman Memes on set 

Long Takes with Boom Operators Videos 

When my new microphone arrives 

Just after call time  

Can you fix that in post? 

Should we turn off the wind machine? 

Death stare to shut people up 

Phone goes off during a take 

Early Call Times 

When your audio clips 

Boom Shadow on playback 

You’re a successful mixer when 

At the wrap party 

Dropping off sound rushes 

Home Time 

When you hear lunch will be late 

When the new trainee shows up 

When you nail a tough take 

When one department touches another’s stuff 

When you hear lunch has arrived 

When you hear someone next door making noise 

When the camera department says you’re in shot 

How you can tell who the boom op is  

Boom Operator Song Lyrics 

What everyone thinks of boom operators 

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