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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:15 AM
Pretty nice article and info here
I am just starting to get into SFX at the moment and wondered what kind of microphone is best as an "all rounder" to use in a home studio for SFX/voiceover recording?
It pretty much depends on your budget, man. The Rode NT1A is a pretty good option to start with. It has a ridiculously low noise floor (which is a must when recording foley or sound effects), it's very affordable (around $270) and is built like a rock. If you have a bigger budget, Earthworks has some incredible studio microphones (especially the QTC50).
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:20 AM
Awesome thread! This made me laugh -
Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:45 AM
Wow, thanks! I'm as green as green gets when it comes to SFX, so this will work as an encyclopaedia for me at the moment.
I also have a question and please excuse my poor level of knowledge in this area: Are there microphones specially designed for SFX? I'm thinking of doing some voice recording as well, does that mean I have to buy 2 mics? One for SFX and one for voice? Or does one good quality mic suffice for both SFX and voice?
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:20 AM
Thanks! Thats a really great guide. Will do as my companion for some time to come!
Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:38 AM
There is this software too: www.dspanime.com . Cheap and fun to use. It can create several random variations of the sounds it creates and export them towards a game audio middleware like Wwise or FMOD, creating all the events, work units and whatnot automatically.
Posted 27 November 2014 - 06:33 AM
I've recently been trying to record my sound effects lately, mainly just learning the ropes and trying some new things out. I gotta say, it's a lot of fun! haha. I worked with another guy from my uni on a post production video last year, we redid a section from some Battlefield 3 gameplay footage, that was so much fun. Voice acting was terrible haha. Can check it out here http://www.samplefolk.com/2014/10/sae-post-production-assignment/. But anyway, I bought the new Zoom H6 recorder and a NTG1 shotgun mic. Some handy hardware there I tells ya, just make sure you can record when outside is quiet also and the house is quiet. You may think it's quiet, but once that gain has been applied, you hear EVERYTHING haha. Damn crickets I tells ya.
Posted 28 November 2014 - 09:25 AM
You may think it's quiet, but once that gain has been applied, you hear EVERYTHING haha.
Yeah every once and a while when I'm doing footsteps or anything where I have my mic aimed at the floor I can pickup the subway trains as they go by. Which is pretty far underground... and I'm on the 2nd floor. Also I never do motion foley right after lunch because you can pick up some crazy stomach noises.
Posted 29 November 2014 - 07:23 PM
Haha serious? That would be rather frustrating at times I can imagine, never would of even entered my head that it would pick that up. Ah yes, I've experienced the stomach noises, didn't know what it was at first haha. Also controlling your breathing, hate when those come out, usually at the worst time.
Posted 10 August 2015 - 12:34 PM
SFX can be fun, although if using a mic I always seem to pick up a random or disturbing background noise, my advice is never record in a hotel...