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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:46 AM
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Two different types of recording. With a "band"...

Two different types of recording. With a "band" type of situation we are used to the close mic-ed "studio" sound. For orchestral and choral work it is the sonic interaction with the sonic space...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Alcove Audio
Well, actually at that time the guitarist would...

Well, actually at that time the guitarist would have sat opposite the singer(s).

You can tell from the sound quality of the clip that the guitar as well as the vocals were beautifully mic-ed...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Alcove Audio
In the 30's Big Band era a single mic was used...

In the 30's Big Band era a single mic was used and you "mixed" by moving band members around the room until the blend sounded right. As second mic was used for the vocalist. As technology improved...
Forum: Music 06-22-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Alcove Audio
A perfect example of a song written specifically...

A perfect example of a song written specifically for a non-musical film is "Toy Story."

In "Toy Story" You've Got A Friend In Me sets up the entire film, Andy's relationship with Woody, and...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Alcove Audio
That is what I meant by matching mics. A...

That is what I meant by matching mics. A "Matched Pair" to deep audio types like myself means sequential serial numbers.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Alcove Audio
I would hope that he would rent something a...

I would hope that he would rent something a little better than Samson mics. Preferably something like the Audio-Technica AT4053b or the Sennheiser MKH 50 P48.


And the M2's are not studio...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Alcove Audio
Make sure that they are matching mics. If you...

Make sure that they are matching mics. If you use two different mics it can get weird sounding. At the very least be sure that the polar patterns match.


Oh, yeah… If you can get it right...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Alcove Audio
Rent! Rent!! RENT!!! It's better that...

Rent! Rent!! RENT!!!


It's better that you rent quality gear than buying cheap gear. That is what I do if the needed tools are not already in my kit.

You probably want to go with cardioids...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Alcove Audio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZMs1_w1i0g ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZMs1_w1i0g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zVzJEqY_gc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fo2NE9It2c
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Alcove Audio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vcbdocUc9U ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vcbdocUc9U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvTh8QXjTDU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwt6pxT7Gpk
Forum: On The Set 06-19-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Alcove Audio
The best sound pick-up for a host/interviewer in...

The best sound pick-up for a host/interviewer in the noisy situation which you described would be a handheld interview mic as it can be 1" to 6" from the mouth.
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Forum: Filmmaking Misc. 06-19-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Alcove Audio
White = the pallor of death, and we all fear...

White = the pallor of death, and we all fear death.

It also can be the distortion of the human figure (i.e Frankenstein, "Freaks"), exaggerated features (such as pointed teeth - vampires,...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-17-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By Alcove Audio
Future - Okay, maybe it's not "Citizen Kane,"...

Future - Okay, maybe it's not "Citizen Kane," maybe it's a mediocre film, but at least it's a completed film. I have yet to see one completed script from you, much less a completed film from you. ...
Forum: Pre-Production 06-16-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By Alcove Audio
List of films in the public domain in the United...

List of films in the public domain in the United States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_in_the_public_domain_in_the_United_States

You can also check out films on the Prelinger...
Forum: Pre-Production 06-15-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By Alcove Audio
I have created numerous "copy-cat" pieces for...

I have created numerous "copy-cat" pieces for projects on which I did the audio post. I've done voices and theme music for TV (when not seen) and radio newscasts; I combined and rewrote the copy...
Forum: Hollywood 06-14-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,281
Posted By Alcove Audio
Oh Yeah!

Oh Yeah!
Forum: Hollywood 06-14-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,281
Posted By Alcove Audio
I'm down with that!

I'm down with that!
Forum: Hollywood 06-10-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,281
Posted By Alcove Audio
What do any of you think about the original...

What do any of you think about the original "Oceans 11" (1960) with the "Rat Pack"?

To me what sets it apart from the current crop of "Oceans" films is that the 1960 original was completely...
Forum: On The Set 06-07-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Alcove Audio
Just record the actors saying their lines a few...

Just record the actors saying their lines a few times with a mic in close - about 6" to 12" - while in the service tunnel after the shooting of the scene is completed. You'll have to use your...
Forum: On The Set 06-07-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Alcove Audio
You may want to think about a hypercardioid mic,...

You may want to think about a hypercardioid mic, as shotguns mics tend to exaggerate sound bounce in "hard" locations. I won't get into the physics, but a hypercardioid will have (again, marginally)...
Forum: On The Set 06-06-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Alcove Audio
Recording production sound in highly reflective...

Recording production sound in highly reflective locations is a real bitch.

Obviously a great boom-op will be a great help, but sometimes that is not enough. Lavaliers, properly placed on the...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-06-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By Alcove Audio
What if you stopped posting redundant threads...

What if you stopped posting redundant threads here on IndieTalk and actually wrote something?
Forum: Newbies 05-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Alcove Audio
It's the other way around - The NTG-1 uses...

It's the other way around - The NTG-1 uses external phantom power only, the NTG-2 can use an internal battery in addition to external phantom power. The NTG-2 has a lower output level than the...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,477
Posted By Alcove Audio
That's like asking how many words should be in...

That's like asking how many words should be in the lyrics of a song.

The Beatles had a 7:47 song with only 13 words. (Okay, they're repeated many times, but the principal applies.)

She's So...
Forum: Newbies 05-22-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Alcove Audio
Recorders: Tascam DR-40 - $180 Tascam...

Recorders:

Tascam DR-40 - $180
Tascam DR-60DmkII - $200
Tascam DR-70D - $250
Tascam DR-701D - $450
Sound Devices MixPre-3 - $650

Shotgun Mics:
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