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Stuff You Need to Know

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...
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...
Step by Step Guide to DIY Voice Over

Step by Step Guide to DIY Voice Over

Do you record a lot of voice overs or vocals? If so keep reading! Create a Voice Booth Having a flexible space allows you to configure...

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....
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...
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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.
Following these steps and listening carefully at every stage will give you a believable soundtrack that supports your visuals and your story.

The fundamentals of audio editing for video

Having a wide set of skills is a must in today’s production environment. One cannot simply expect to get by on a single main...
Sound Design: How Sound Helps Tell Your Visual Stories

Sound design: How sound helps tell your visual stories

Every scene in a film has carefully crafted sound design to represent what is going on. They represent the scene's location and the actions of characters.

How to Use a Mixing Board

What do you do when you have more mics than inputs on your camera? It’s simple, get a mixer. A mixer will allow you...
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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The Wilhelm scream origin

The Wilhelm scream: The origin of cinema’s decades-old inside joke

Though having been used for decades in cinema, many aspiring videographers don't know the origins of the Wilhelm scream.
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Everything you need to know about ADR for video

ADR is a common process is filmmaking. So, what in ADR, and is it a "magic bullet" for post-production video editors?
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What’s phantom power and how can you use it?

Phantom power is one of the methods professional videographers use to supply power to their condenser microphones.
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Frequency response explained

The term "frequency response" is quite common in the audio space, but admittedly it will take some explaining to those new to it.
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What’s the difference between a flanger and a phaser?

If you are trying to choose between a flanger or phaser when mixing audio, you first need to understand what they are and how pros use them.
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Choosing the right mic: a guide to microphone selection

There is no hiding the fact that, at first, microphone selection is daunting. This article helps you make faster and smarter mic selections.
Sound editing vs. sound mixing

Sound editing vs. sound mixing: What’s the difference?

Sound editing is the vehicle that moves a project's audio from the production to post-production stage. The main difference between sound editing vs. sound...

What is spatial sound, and how can it impact your content?

A new player in audio has emerged to the delight of anyone looking to enhance their streaming content. It’s called spatial sound. Videographers spend hours...
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A comprehensive guide to audio roles in filmmaking

Fillmmaking requires several audio roles that work together to create great, impactful sound that adds to movies and video.

General microphone placement for good audio

Achieving good microphone placement is a surprisingly straightforward process and one grounded in physics and engineering concepts. Technical aspects like the microphone type directly influence the design, sensitivity, sound and directionality.

Everything you need to know about audio for video

When it comes to recording audio for video, there are a number of factors to keep in mind. We're here to cover everything you need to know.

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?

In a nutshell When a microphone is far from its source, it can pick up sounds you don’t want in your recording, so record with...
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