@soundhead: thx for the links.... but the sound of the drums are not deep enough...
my personal rule of thumb is keep away from 'named' batteries, as they last considerably less than cheap unamed ones, both in terms of charge duration AND numer of charging cycles. Maybe these trademarks want to sell you more often, their manufacturing process is different, who knows... In my experience the cheaper the battery the longer it lasts (according to capacity, of course). The last AA's I purchased (Chinese, no name) last so long it scares me thinking what they are made of...
Anyway, powering your Fostex with AAs should be a pain, your best bet is getting a Remote Control Car battery with a Tamiya connector. I did so during the (brief) period I had the Fostex, it ran the recorder for 6 h, non-stop
EDIT: I assumed you were talking about the FR2 LE, hence my suggestion of a RCC battery. I have no experience with the more expensive FR-2
I'm back from an exhausting (but amazing) weekend with my Fostex FR-2 on a student film set (First time, and as a boom operator - yay!).
The Fostex recorder (if powered via batteries) requires 8 AA cells and with the environment in mind, I bought some rechargeable batteries. Again, I got convinced by shiny names (instead of quality) and got several "Varta Ready 2 Use" cells (2100 mAh). The first time they hold for about three hours. But then, after a recharge time of about 7h (Varta recharger) they merely have enough for half an hour or less.
My question to you now is, which rechargeable AA batteries you can recommend? Company, model, ... (And where to get them in central Europe?) Price is not an issue - I don't want to be in that situation to report "Sorry, got no power" again...
the idea is to add a wavemark/watermark in a sound file. here's my home made experiment - no expertise, no programming, only two afternoons wasted.
I thought of Morse code because it's builded on time intervals, not on frequency.
used WinMorse to build a sample to insert http://www.winmorse.com/
the text is "freesound", here in dots and lines: ..-. .-. . . ... --- ..- -. -..
and in wav format: http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=56297
the concept is: silence = original sound / Morse character = altered sound.
if the alteration is very light it would be inaudible, thus the wavemark is hidden.
to face the most difficult situation, I worked on the perfect sound of a Tibetan singing bowl, shared by hanstimm:
here's the marked sample (wavemark begins 5sec after start):
to check the result I used technique suggested by alatham82, inverted one sample then mixed with the other: the result is an audible wavemark
comparing original and marked converted in mp3 (128kbps 44khz), the wavemark is still audible.
found no sw to translate an audio file back to Morse. need some seawolf to check wavemark intelligibility
Hey. I'm working on a video, and I need a sound (obviously). What I need is a kind of "dun dadada" sound. :? More specific... basically a bass drum or something similar that I could edit into a sort of outro for a video. Y'know, like, the video fades to black, and there's this like drum beat thing? I can probably edit the whole thing together myself, but I need a good starter sound. Been looking all night, can't find anything.
Well I made a phonecall to a good friend of mine who is into this kinda stuff and he has given me Deckadance 1.3. The newest edition. Can someone please inform me on how I make beats or make something repeat? I have sample beats and I have no clue on how to keep the music repeating instead of having it play for 5 or 6 seconds.
To be honest I forgot about the other songs I had up there haha. I only use that site now and then for uploading music...
I'm working on the soundtrack for a small budget indie game right now which is what this track is from.. the game is asian inspired it seems.
I'll upload a few more songs on there from the soundtrack maybe.
So I wanna make techno club music as a hobby. What are some good starter programs for someone who's broke like myself?
So far all I could find was a Deckadance Demo which makes it easy to use. Then I have Madtracker 2 which is free but hard as hell to use. Any tips? Thanks fellas.
Where high gain can be required for field recording, the H-4 records audible clicks that have been discussed a variety of places on the net. There are some workarounds. I like using a preamp which gives me knob control over recording gain and also gives me very high gain when i need it without the recording pulses. Others have fabricated an external battery pack to provide additional amps. Bottom line, if you think you will have circumstances with the H4 that requires turning the recording gain up, research the H-4 more thoroughly than that suggested by manufacturer's specs.
In other respects, i think the H4 is an excellent value.
I appreciate many of the links above. They have led to some very good information.
I'm planning to get a FOSTEX FR-2 LE (or possibly ZOOM H-4) as a field recorder, and I'm trying to choose a very versatile stereo microphone setup for it.
My sound sources and recording conditions would be very diverse:
- close quiet (and fairly loud) sounds (both indoors and outdoors - some with important stereo information)
- quiet/loud sounds from medium/far distance (in and out)
- ambiences and wide sounds (in and out)
Now, AT822, NT4 and such are apparently very good mics and would handle close sound sources and ambiences well, but is it possible to get further away, quietish sounds with them? Like, say, birdcalls etc?
I have an NT4, if you search my uploads you can hear lots of ambiances made with it. The AT822 is also a similarly good mic (although I would be getting the 825 instead). The nice thing about these single-point stereo mics is setup convenience. This can't be underestimated in the field, many times I have wanted to kiss my NT4 for its ease of use and great sound
However these are single-point stereo mics and you are looking for flexibility? Then you probably should go with a stereo pair, there are two options here...cardioid and omni.
I would recommend any quietude recordist who wants flexibility to get a pair of very low self-noise AT3032 (omnis) and experiment with placement, baffling etc.
Have a read of the information on this page...
And listen to the 3032 samples on this page...
...but be warned with the extra flexibility comes complexity or decision making, setup, wind-protection etc etc...
Thank you kindly!
Well, after having listened to Your recordings , I'm understanding Your error:
are very goooooooooooooooooood! recordings of a thrush nightingale ( lat. Luscinia luscinia), also called russian or polish nightingale, an eastern and northern Europe species.
It's song indeed reminds a bit of the song thrushes' song because of it's repetitive character.
My nightingale recordings show the song of the other closely related species, the common nightingale [lat. Luscinia megarhynchos], which lives in western and southern Europe.
Again: Your recordings are excellent!!!!!
I liked it - and enjoyed your other pieces there too - great to see! Please post here when you have new stuff up.
Hey hazzup, i need a tag for my instrumental to put on. A male voice who is slowly saying : UrbanStar Production . thx
I have an Audio-Technica AT825 which I have gotten excellent results from. I have placed it in a stairwell to record a school bell. I have put it near an upright piano's sound board, and inside a concert piano's lid, to get some stereo separation between bass and treble notes. I have placed it between two guitarists to separate the guitars. I have placed it in the middle of a small orchestra to pick up the softer instruments for the audience. Before I had a vocal microphone I used it to record narration. It is intended as a choir microphone, but I've never needed to record a choir, so I don't know how well it works in that application!
Longer take now in!
I see the bird geeks have arrived as predicted
renaming files (and packs) is a bit of a problem because they involve changing the filenames of actual physical files on the hard drive. Hence, it wasn't implemented in freesound 1.0. I will try to add it to freesound 2.0, although it's a bit of a pain!
especially packs should be rename-able!
Thanks, yes packs in particular...
1. try with filezilla (it's free and open source)
2. make sure you use the same capitalzation when writing your username (i.e. KrisBenoit)
3. paste the actual messages from the FTP client
I see the bird geeks have arrived as predicted