And also about the "constant background". I thought he wanted to "delete" it from the total sound.
I am pretty sure he is trying to capture the sound coming through the walls, not "delete it from the total sound". Quoting e123 "How best can I record this sort of "undirect" background noise?" He is wondering how to best record the background noise specifically. I don't see anywhere where he is looking to remove this from his recording. If you see something I missed could you show me?
no, I understood it very well I think. But I wanted to confirm that there is a big different between what human ears are hearing and what micrfones do hear.
And also about the "constant background". I thought he wanted to "delete" it from the total sound.
ProTools: Select the area you want to cut out over time and tracks (more than one track can be selected so you got a block) adjust the borders with the Shift key held and cut.
Samplitude: use the same technique and press t to cut. Adjust the fadeins and fadouts that are created automaticly
Samplitude is availabe in an SE version for a fraction of the full price including phase linear EQs and very good sounding effects and dynamic processors.. ProTools LE can be bought as a hardware bundle (The Micro-Version can be bought for about 249EUR)
I would like to suggest to use Ardour if you are on a Mac as it is free and gives you the same freedom as ProTools and Samplitude or you might as well use Reaper which is also pretty good now.
Audacity supports multi channel files but it is rather strange to work with the tool in my opinion.
The tools I mentioned help you editing audio material the best. You want precisison, fast workflows and a happy user I can guarantee it with them as I worked with all of them allready.
Helloz! I am new here as well!
Dre83 - I think you misunderstood what e123 is looking to do. It sounds to me that he isn't trying to get rid of the sounds coming through the walls, but rather trying to capture that very sound.
e123 - There are two solutions that would probably work pretty well for your situation. 1. If you are wanting to hear sounds from all directions that you are hearing in your living space I would use a pair of small diaphram omni condensor microphones. Any omni microphone will work well but the small diaphram would work best for your situation. 2. If you are trying to actually hear better what is happening behind that wall I would try using a contact microphone. This will pickup the vibrations coming through the wall nicely.
Another thing to try is to put your ear up to the power outlets on the walls. A lot of sound transmission though wall comes through these weakpoints in the soundbarrier. Also your heating/AC duct work may be another good place to try if you are wanting to capture what is happening behind the walls.
Is the source compilable on linux? Haven't had much joy using gcc, have both fftw and libsndfile.
I finally uploaded one of the offending scens the second one is the cricket and night noise. Its a bigger file and I am working on it, will upload it when bandwith becomes avaliable.
You'll notice that a gen noise was constant to the point of distraction.
I need help guys.
I was ready to leave the idea to be able to create/emulate old school hip hop beats. I was trying. The beat is made by me from an old school dirty choppy sample. You know, what I want is to create a dry loop from one-shot samples (bass drums, snares and percussion, basically) and then apply a quality reverb so that it at least reminds of the real old school beats. Sometimes, I come close, sometimes, it's far. Check my beats here at Freesound, if you want.
I recently learned that the following have passed away;
Teo Macero, the producer and sound wizard/innovator who is probably best known for his work with Miles Davis especially on the seminal modal classic Kind of Blue album as well as Miles' later jazz fusion albums.
Buddy Miles, drummer, who was the engine of Jimi Hendrix's brilliant Band of Gypsies and also worked with Wilson Pickett, Mike Bloomfield, and Santana.
Jeff Healey, the amazing guitarist who developed a unique style of playing the guitar flat like a pedal steel due to his blindness. He had finished an album just before he died - Mess of Blues I think it is called.
Finally, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who, although not a musician to my knowledge, was a massive influence on the Beatles and their sound and direction.
All unique influences.
Mike Vendetti or mikethevoiceman.com would be good. Anxious to see thegame.
Ok, I got you guys's sounds and ran them through my reverb machine, and I'm rigging up the code to use them now -- might still be a day or two... or three, probably not more than a week though, surely by the end of this weekend I'll be done, but sooner than that, I expect.
How do you guys want to be credited?
Alphahog, Mike Vendetti?
qubodup? Something else?
In any case, of course I'll link to the relevant freesound things.
BTW, qubodup, your recordings I think will work out especially well, with possible exception of some of the "falling scream sounds." I am guessing you tried to simulate the approaching sound by raising the volume of your voice...? When I did mine, I did have to try it a few times -- but I didn't do the volume with my voice, I did it by physically running at the microphone while screaming (and my footsteps are even audible if you listen closely, though I tried to run quietly, heh) -- then accentuated this volume change with audio editing a bit. Well a convincing scream is not so easy -- hence all the Wilhelm screams you run across, I suppose. (searching youtube for "wilhelm scream" is interesting).
But, your "Jesus Christ!" etc. are perfect for what I'm doing.
I put together an electronic song incorporating 2 Freesound samples.
Check it out
djgriffin: tibetan chant 4 colargol 2.aif
I like it also.
^^^ Looks like an interesting program.
You need the tool Coagula, it allows you to load a picture and it converts it to a wav file.
The file below was created in that tool:
I can say only one thing;
this is impossible...
microphones are stupid, and do hear a lot more then your ears. They really hear everithing.
There is not such thing as a microphone that only "hears" what it sees". So you will ALWAYS have noise.
The only solution is to record all things seperately and even in other locations. Don't look only in your neighborhood but further.
Also, you have to know what you want as a result. If you hear in a movie sound of birds, dogs, wind, playing children, all these things are recorded separately. Also recording behind walls is very interesting in your case, to have the effect of "sound behind the walls"
I hear the sound was good in aliens. I always watch it when it comes on tv. I haven't experienced it on my home theater yet.
I always thought that machine gun sounded a little synthetic. I like organic sounds better. Synth sounds always seem to fit better with music to me.
My favorte sound would have to be the sound of metal bending or goaning. I sounds so mysterious
I'd like the following paragraphs read in a booming, pompous sort of voice. The more voices, the better. Male and female voice, any accent welcome.
(This is for a goofy panel game, in which players have to figure out if the quote is from the bible or completely made up. The game, me, and the players are all completely NON-religious, so this should be a hoot.)
And The Lord God spoke. "Act against your enemies! But strayeth not into torment. Inflict pain, surely, but do not cause the ceasing of the functions of the innards. Threaten, but not for so long your captive is driven mad. Withold food, but leave enough fat on their bones. These things will please me."
Then the priest shall order that one of the birds be killed over fresh water in a clay pot. He is then to take the live bird and dip it, together with the cedar wood, the scarlet yarn and the hyssop, into the blood of the bird that was killed over the fresh water. Seven times he shall sprinkle the one to be cleansed of the infectious disease and pronounce him clean. Then he is to release the live bird in the open fields.
The angel sailed on, the uproar increasing. The men grew white with fear. The salt waters whirled and they looked into a deep watery pit and saw the blue sand. The rocks were hidden by a thick mist. Suddenly Michael thrust forth a mighty hand and snatched six of the brave men, as a fisherman pulls out fish with a hook. Their hands outstretched as they were lifted into the air, and they cried for help.
When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the Lord thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive, And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife; Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks much.
Firstly i would recommend that you quit the adderall, chill out, and don't be afraid of imperfection. Secondly that beat is made from a sample that was chopped up and re sequenced/processed. Old school crate diggin (sample selection) might be more important than reverb emulation. I personally just use a pinch of whatever is handy. But when you sample somethin... especially old esoteric vinyl... realize that there was some dude (dudes) at different stages of the original production obsessing over the sound..chain smoking.. applying eq... drinking satanic coffee... running it through tube compression... laboring for days or months to pan everything perfect and stuff... and respect that.. if u want to sound ol school with the hip hop... u gotta sample... use as little reverb as you can stand... and don't limit yourself.. thats ma 2 cents...
that looks pretty interesting...
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therefore, if they are waiting for thaat, maybe at least three months more until they release it... arhghggh...
I think (hope too) it will work for the NT4, its one of their bestsellers and probably it will have an affordable price according to Rode line of products...
thank you very much for this valuable information.... now I have a problem of patience in case of waiting for this....