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    Richard Humphries: The Adventures of a Freesound Member


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    Awesome article RH! Inspiring for all SD's.

    Sonic Sound Designer :: Bioware :: Pandemic
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    Indeed, copy paste sonic's comment

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    Second this ... inspiring reading!

    ------ http://www.mbazzy.tk ---------
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    I was not logged in when I sent the post above, sorry

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    Thanks from me too Richard. I'm also pretty new to this, and the high quality of your recordings is awe-inspiring!

    I think it's great that professional level people like yourselves spend time and effort on this.

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    I figured it was a real pro uploading those pro-sounding recordings.

    I'm working on some "Mind Movies" (audio art, plays, skits) of which some of your ambient sounds will be a big part. I'm striving to make these as good as I can. Hopefully they will be something you will be proud to have your name attached to.

    Whenever I get one ready to release to the world I'll be looking for a URL to go along with the credit for the background sounds. So get your commercial CDs done and a website too! (btw have you looked into Cafepress.com?).

    I'm sure your CDs would do well -I'd be first in line to buy them. Of course keep uploading recordings here too! It will pay off in the long run as your name spreads around the world in projects such as mine.

    Thanks for the great advice on field recording. Gotta buy some portable gear so I can put that advice to use. Would love to see another article from you with tips on recording / editing / mixing for video and film.

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    Nice article, i've listen some of your sounds and they are really good, congrats.

    I am sound mixer and sound designer too, i live in Montevideo Uruguay.
    I have recorded in Nagra, Uher, Revox, and then in TCDD8. Now i have a Fostex PD4, and a MS Schoeps pair, a neumann 82i ( just for dialgue) and other toys.

    May be one of these days i learn to upload and you listen some uruguayan stuff.

    Cheers,

    Fabian.

    Fabian Oliver
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    I even printed it out smile. Great article. I wish Richard would record tribal stuff smile.

    -kai

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    Just found the Tabla files smile. That will do for tribal in a track - excellent sound quality!!!!! Drums are not easy to record and produce well - and these are superb!

    Kai

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    Richard nice work. Great article

    I also work in films and documentaries and I agree that recording your own ambiences and sounds is so much more satisfying and authentic than using libraries. Libraries never have what you want anyway.

    The only problem I have with it all is that when I get documentaries in post production I'm at the mercy of the recordist. There is never enough money to send me (!) overseas to pick up necessary recordings that were not included due to time etc. I have recently completed a documentary from Thailand which was a nightmare as it needed authentic sounds that were not available even on commercial libraries.

    It took all my resources to beg and buy works of other professionals that I know. I'm happy with the finished work, but it would have been easier if they'd just sent me there!

    Aussie docos? Not a problem!

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    grin Thankyou for NOT being extremely secretive with regards to your field recording techniques. If we look back into the history of Audio engineering and production, sound engineers would tend to keep alot of their own techniques to themselves. I suppose this was because of the competitive nature of the recording industry. I am totally in favour of sharing ideas and techniques with the audio recording community, It helps us all progress with the artform, and as reports like this and projects like freesound show: I am certainly not alone with this belief in sharing ideas and concepts.

    DextroSpinoza[www.audioengineer.com/spinoza]
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    Thanks for your thoughts, tips, and tricks. I use two main recorders. One is a M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 and the other is a laptop computer. It sure makes a lot more sense to take the smallest equipment you can into the field.

    Great article!

    Jim

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    Cool article.

    Yours is the first I've read here, and was EXACTLY what I hoped to find. Thanks.

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    if you are mac based you might want to take a look at audio finder - it's a really great library app for audio - and basic editor....

    Nice article!

    perhaps a binaural microphone will get you into even deeper stealth mode - any stories there?

    zoom h4 sound pro binaural Red Audio Various Cap Mic's www.fork-media.com http://www.youtube.com/user/forksoundservices?ob=0&feature;=results_main
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    Bram
    Please leave comments about the article "Richard Humphries: The Adventures of a Freesound Member" here...

    very great articles, more helpful than a teacher smile thanks buddy

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    where is this article? i don't see a link

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    LS, its right here http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/articles.php?id=2 smile

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    Thanks for the article. Quite interesting.

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    Very good Article. Thanks for sharing it.

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    I love your article which describes many aspects of my own activity, beeing both sound recordist and mixer for art documentaries.I work in Paris and if sometimes you wish a stereo typically french sound I could either find it or record it and send it to you through freesound I like the idea of sharing sounds from country to country.
    kind regards nicolas Joly

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