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Stuff You Need to Know

Don’t Forget the Sound Effects

How to Properly Use Sound Effects to Enrich Your Next Video

If I were to sum up sound effects into a single word, that would be “control”. They are an extension of the same control...
Understanding and applying signal flow is one of your best tools to increase productivity and avoid stumbling blocks.

From Source to Output: Audio Signal Flow for Videographers

The physical aspects of signal flow determine the flow of sound and its connections all the way from its source, capture, processing and output....
How to Use a Wireless Lav

How to Properly Use a Wireless Lavalier Microphone

Lavaliers are the go-to microphone when requiring a localized, portable and hands-free solution when miking your talent. Lavaliers are primarily used with dialogue, where...
The Great and Powerful Nats

Why and How to Add Natural Audio for a More Polished...

Natural sounds, or nats, are the ambient sounds that exist in and around the focal points of your recording. Grasping the subtleties and importance...

How to capture dialogue for a narrative film

Recording clean audio is just as important to your narrative production as capturing well-composed video. In this article, we'll cover how to record professional-sounding dialogue for your narrative production.
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Deciphering Mic Tech Specs

Have you ever struggled choosing the best microphone for a particular situation? Let us demystify mic specifications to give you the power to make the best choice.
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Here’s the Sound Design and Audio Info You Need to Know

The worst mistake a videographer can make is forgetting about audio. Bad audio and sound design can leave any great shot useless. Here's how to avoid that.
Cutting Through the Noise: Overcoming the Challenges of Location Sound

Location Sound Recording: How to Cut through the Noise

When working on a tight budget web series, or a low budget film, there is no money — or time — to re-record audio....
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How To: DIY Sound Treatment

Depending on your point of view, I’ve either been lucky enough to travel and live in a lot of different places, or I’ve had...
The Comprehensive Guide to Recording and Editing Your Own Sound Effects

The Comprehensive Guide to Recording and Editing Your Own Sound Effects

To this day, I still think that audio for video is one of the coolest aspects of audio engineering that I’ve had the chance...

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How to Plan a Production (Free for Non-Members) Planning is vital to the success of any production. Without a plan, your video likely won’t succeed...
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The audio spectrum: understanding EQ and frequency

The audio spectrum describes the functional frequency range of sound. In theory, this does include all sounds in our hearing range and beyond.

Mono vs stereo: What’s the difference?

When it comes to audio, you have likely heard the terms mono and stereo. The question is: what are they? and how are they different?

Microphone types for video — what’s best for your project?

Microphones are an interesting category of video tools, in a geeky sort of way. The primary goal of any mic for video production is the same: convert acoustic energy into an electrical signal for use in recording. But that's where the similarities end. From...
Monitoring Sound on Set: Setup and Listening

How to monitor audio for better sounding video

Nothing ruins a video quicker than bad audio. There are ways to monitor audio for the best-sounding video and footage. We're guiding you through some simple steps to help you achieve a good level of accuracy in your audio that does not sacrifice quality,...
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5 ways to avoid distortion and noise

Though REAPER and Audition are extraordinary audio editors, nothing can fix bad audio production. Good sound design paints a portrait of your film's world and bad sound design subtracts from that. Noisey or distorted audio is a primary culprit when it comes to ruined...

A practical guide to acoustics and sound treatment

Acoustics is where the physics and aesthetics of sound meet. It's how we ascribe quantitative and qualitative meaning to a sound’s or environment’s properties. These distinctions allow us to appreciate why places are lauded for their acoustics, to demystify microphone placement, and to visualize...
Recording audio

How to capture better audio at your desk

If your trying to record audio at your home, we have a few things you should consider that will instantly make your audio sound a lot better.

Techniques for ADR: How to record dialogue in post-production

Ever wonder what magic makes on-screen dialog sound crystal clear? It’s a little trick called ADR. We break down what it is and how to capture it yourself.
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How to edit audio: Sound editing workflow for video editors

Every video editor should know how to edit audio. We tell you the process and steps to get it done. This is audio editing workflow for video editors.
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Everything you need to know about shotgun microphones

Audio quality can make or break any film or video project. In the world of video production, shotgun microphones are widely considered the go-to standard.

Grammy Nominee Eric Alexandrakis: On “Psychogenic Fugue” and Scoring for Film...

Eric Alexandrakis is becoming well-known in the world of film and television as a master of sound for his unique approach to film scoring....

Hollywood-level sound editing

We talk with Joel Shryack about editing the sound for Jumanji: The Next Level.
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How to choose a lav mic

Sound is one of the most essential aspects of any video production. Much like cinematography, lighting, and editing, inconsistent sound can distract from your...
Shot of videographer holding a DIY parabolic mic dish, standing next to a camcorder on a tripod.

How to Build a Parabolic Microphone Dish

It's easier than you think to make your own parabolic microphone. In this tutorial we'll tell you why you need one and to DIY and inexpensive solution.
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