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Mark Mangini on why you should record at high sample rates

July 20, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Sound Effects, Sound Recording, The Odyssey Collection
"As a sound designer for motion pictures, I live and die by the quality of my library."

PSE-Partner Stephan Schütze on Recording Vehicle Sound Effects

July 18, 2014 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Pro Sound Effects, Sound Recording
Designing Sound yesteday featured Pro Sound Effects Content Partner and game sound design expert Stephan Schütze with a Guest Contribution article detailing his many approaches to recording vehicle sound effects. He takes a more conceptual approach to capturing good vehicle sounds as opposed to focusing too much on gear. We like. From Sir Schütze:

Unmuffled: Rare Automobile Recording in Sweden by Ken Skoglund

December 20, 2012 by PSE in Sound Recording
We just received an update from Ken Skoglund, feature film and tv sound designer who also happens to be and one of our exclusive publishers—the brains behind the Sound Control SE Library. He has made a new automobile recording. Our Swedish colleague has been staying local for work on a feature entitled Eskil & Trinidad, from Sonet Film & SFI. The project's been over a year in the making, with...

Strange Places to Plant or Hide Lav Microphones

November 15, 2012 by Laura Sinnott in Sound Recording
In my years of recording sound effects and dialogue for film and commercial production I have hidden microphpones, mostly lav microphones, in all kinds of places (as I'm sure most sound recordists have). I've planted microphones in a tree branch in a West Virginia field, a toilet bowl to record flushing sounds (yes, I used protection...), heck I've even planted a microphone in a plant (a...