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 how sound navigates its environment. Physics...
Recording audio
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.
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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Sound is one of the most essential aspects of any video production. Much like cinematography, lighting, and editing, inconsistent sound can distract from your project. Options to capture representative sound vary case-by-case. Lavaliers, also known as lapel microphones, exist solely to make your job easier. The two most common types...
Star Wars' cantina scene used as an example for diegetic sound
Die-what? [di-a-JE-tic]. Video editors are often mired in the details of their audio production and many of them aren't familiar with the term diegetic.
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.
The best wind noise reduction is achieved at the time of recording by using every tool in your arsenal; everything afterward will always be a fix, at best. This doesn't mean that you can't come up with creative solutions, because at the end of the day, nature does what...
Understanding and applying signal flow is one of your best tools to increase productivity and avoid stumbling blocks.
The physical aspects of signal flow determine the flow of sound and its connections all the way from its source, capture, processing and output. In a recording situation, this would be the sound source — for example spoken voice into a microphone. The sound is converted into an electrical...
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 to study and practice. On one side, you have the end product and expectation of reality that watching a scene or movie conveys. On the...
How to Use a Wireless Lav
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 headsets or handhelds are usually used by singers for reasons of quality and proximity. Types of lav Most lavaliers are omnidirectional and offer consistent capture even when...