Sound and Music Sun, 28 May 17 23:48:34 -0600 Sound and Music en-CA SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3 Sat, 20 May 2017 00:19:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16972@/talks/discussions image

It’s official: The SOUND FORGE community will be pleased to hear that MAGIX has committed to upgrades for the entire SOUND FORGE family of products. Currently under development by engineering teams in the US and Germany, new upgrades begin to arrive this month with upgrades for the entire line slated for completion within the next 12 months.

SOUND FORGE Pro MAC 3 marks the beginning. Support for 64-Bit float/192kHz/32 channels high-resolution audio, sample-accurate editing, enhanced professional-level filters and processing and disc-at-once Red Book Standard audio CD authoring makes SOUND FORGE Pro MAC 3 the perfect tool for audio processing and mastering on macOS. Version 3 adds several new features including loudness metering and the iZotope Plug-ins RX Elements and Ozone 7 Elements.

A new, 64-bit version of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio follows at August 8, 2017. Top features include: Improved DSP-algorithms for native audio effects, slice-oriented edit mode providing a dynamic way to edit wave files, VST3 compatibility and enhanced accessibility.

After 4 years without a new version, SOUND FORGE Pro 12 is expected to roll out end of 2017. Teams in both Berlin, Germany and Madison, Wisconsin have set a goal to raise the bar for audio editing and mastering in version 12.

“For years, the name SOUND FORGE has defined the industry standard for top-tier professional audio recording, editing, and mastering tools,” said Gary Rebholz from the SOUND FORGE team. “But we’re not satisfied with relying on our reputation, so our teams in Berlin and Madison, now join together to renew a commitment to carry on this unparalleled legacy. Audio pros and enthusiasts alike will continue to rely on SOUND FORGE for years to come.”

Pricing and Availability:

The latest version of SOUND FORGE Pro MAC 3 is now available online for $299/€299 and can be found

Listening To Blade Runner Fri, 19 May 2017 02:12:34 -0600 MikeLinn 16966@/talks/discussions

Cheap stereo ambient microphone recomendations 50-100$ Tue, 09 May 2017 07:08:06 -0600 Adam_Mercier 16884@/talks/discussions Hello, I am looking for user feedback on cheap ambiant mics with wide pattern. I am doing the all promo video shooting for my brand of offroad electric bikes. I use a rode micro shotgun microphone but it pics too much of the chain noise, more than what you can feel in reality.

Do you think a microphone with a less directional pattern could help?

I have a decent lavalier, should I use that instead of the rode (never tried that yet)


Cinematic Automobile Sound Design Sun, 07 May 2017 06:02:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16868@/talks/discussions

Audio Noise Reduction Thu, 05 Jul 2012 05:18:15 -0600 sam_stickland 3786@/talks/discussions I've started this thread for the discussion of audio noise reduction/repair software and techniques.

I've only just started using iZotope's RX2, but compared the other noise reducers I've tried it's damn near magical (disclaimer: I'm far from an expert in these things). Using the Sound Forge noise reduction plugin I would have to stack multiple low dB reduction passes on top of each other to get a reasonable sound, and every stage could introduce musical noise artifacts, but RX pretty much always manages it in a single pass.

Any other good ones?

The Secret World of Foley Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:57:23 -0600 MikeLinn 16720@/talks/discussions

New Korg Kronos and Kronos X Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:38:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3881@/talks/discussions

The Kronos X doubles the PCM RAM capacity to approximately 2GB and the SSD capacity to 62GB, enabling musicians to take full advantage of all the Kronos Sound Libraries. In addition, Kronos X contains Korg's EXs 10-13 expansion sample series of Kronos Sound Libraries pre-installed in its demo mode. Users can obtain full versions, plus additional Sound Libraries, by simply purchasing a license key from the Web Shop.

Along with Kronos X, Korg announces Kronos OS v2.0, coming soon for all Kronos and Kronos X models. For models that do not already have OS v2.0 installed (visible during boot), users can download it for free, then easily install it via USB.

New to OS v2.0 are user Sample Banks for creating high-capacity, custom sample libraries. Players can load and play many gigabytes of their custom or converted samples at once, using the internal Kronos SSD. Improved disk and memory enable the creation of User Sample Bank subsets, as well as mixing and matching parts from different banks, without duplicating samples on disk. Programs, Wave Sequences, and Drum Kits maintain links to the User Sample Banks even when samples are moved on disk or loaded onto a different Kronos instrument, making it easy to share sounds with friends and collaborators. Players can also create their own samples or import Akai and SoundFont 2.0 libraries using new, improved conversion features.

Additional things:

  • A second internal SSD can be added to support massive sound library expansions, including Korg and third-party Sound Libraries
  • USB Ethernet support enables high-speed data communication between Kronos and a computer

Available at:

The Sound of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:45:29 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16655@/talks/discussions

Magix made Music Maker Free Version Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:16:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16621@/talks/discussions

Magix has announced the latest version of their Music Maker music creation software. A “creative workspace” for digital music-making on the PC platform for over 20 years, this new version of Music Maker is now “absolutely free” for everyone. Music Maker provides a wide range of the tools needed to record, produce, and share music.

Software synthesizer workstations Sat, 24 Dec 2011 20:17:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1829@/talks/discussions
Ones that allow to do same thing that usual hardware workstation do.
It means - having patches for most commong instruments (from piano to brass, strings and pads), ability to make heavy layering, preferable some arpeggiator functions, and easy voice editing mode.

Ones that I know.

* Discontinued Steinberg Hypersonic
* Now active Steinberg Halion Sonic (about $130 for EE version) -

You can also look at
As libraries usually have big amounts of useful patches.]]>
How could I mic this wide angle type of interview? Sun, 25 Dec 2016 12:03:09 -0700 suresure123 16230@/talks/discussions I really like the wide angle on these interviews but am wondering how I will mic something like them. I have a H1 Zoom and I was wondering if I could just stick on on a small stand in front of them and cut it out of the a few of them are like. One interview with the old couple in their trophy room clearly must be using lav mics? maybe, one for each speaker? Otherwise I can't see how they got a microphone close enough to them for the shot....some way to hide the mic maybe?

Any tips? Could I get decent sound with just the H1 a couple of metres in front of the speakers?

How do you think the filmmakers did it?

Does anyone think they used binaural mics? Some of the 2nd documentary I posted has some of their dynamic to my ears.

Sony SpectraLayers, now Magix SpectraLayers Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:55:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4160@/talks/discussions SpectraLayers introduces an innovative, unique workflow that redefines what can be accomplished in the professional audio editor's suite," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. "The level of editing precision and advanced capabilities SpectraLayers offers makes it an essential tool for industry professionals who demand the deepest audio analysis tools."

SpectraLayers Offers the Following Transformational Features:

Extreme Audio Editing

  • Divide audio files into discrete, user-defined layers that can be processed independently and reintegrated to achieve perfect master files.
  • Remove unwanted noises and artifacts with ease while leaving surrounding audio data completely intact.
  • Separate music and dialogue into individual component layers.
  • Perform pitch correction on user-selected components of an audio file.
  • Employ SpectraLayers in audio mastering, sound design, analysis, and forensics tasks.
  • All tools are modifiable using a wide range of user-definable sensitivities and tolerances.

Extraction Tools

Extract audio into independent layers using intelligent, programmable tools:

  • Area — select any audio for transfer from directly within the spectrum graph.
  • Frequency — track frequencies and transfer them directly to selected layers.
  • Harmonics — seek and select harmonics in user-defined amounts and orders.

Modification Tools

Operate directly on waveform spectra to perform precise, creative edits:

  • Amplify
  • Clone
  • Erase

Creation Tools

Create sound directly in the SpectraLayers interface

  • Frequency
  • Noise
  • Fidelity / Flexibility

  • 32-bit 96 kHz capable.

  • SpectraLayers provides seamless file transfer to Sound Forge Pro and other audio editing programs.

SpectraLayers is available for both Mac and Windows platforms.


More info:

Adobe VoCo - make voiceovers from text Sun, 06 Nov 2016 14:31:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16003@/talks/discussions

You need around 20 minutes of recorded speech for the engine to be able to accurately add new words to the audio clip.

GH4 + Sound Devices MixPre-D - how to set up for clean audio into cam? Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:27:44 -0600 tubefingers 15955@/talks/discussions I'm currently an AF101 shooter but need a lighter/compact option and I'm thinking to buy a GH4 body to use on overseas events jobs with my Olympus 12-40 & 40-150.

I have a MixPre-D and a few sets of Sony wireless radio mic's so what else would I need to get clean audio into the camera so I can achieve the following:

  1. Record audio from the AV desk directly into the cam for presentations etc.(I don't want to use an external recorder and sync in post)
  2. Record interviews on the fly around the event with the radio mic's.

Also can anyone recommend some sort of cage or bracket and shoulder rig for run n gun type shooting with the audio kit attached,


DAW for music production Sun, 12 Feb 2012 10:31:34 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2255@/talks/discussions This topic is about verious DAW opinions and comparisons.
Focused on music production for your film.

23 Virtual Pianos Compared Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:59:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15794@/talks/discussions

Need advice with audio editing Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:39:48 -0700 tonalt 8675@/talks/discussions I usually prefer "learn by doing" but in case of voice audio, I'm pretty lost. I have been watching youtube tutorials etc. but every author seems to have their own opinions how to do things and the results haven't really impressed me.

So if someone who could tell me how to edit this clip on practice:

It's interview type clip. Recorded with shotgun microphone (NTG-3, placed just above subject pointing down) through MixPre and from there directly to GH2. Yes, shotgun is not the best option indoors because of echoes but this is now what we have. I have Sony Vegas Pro but lately I have been using Audacity especially to pre-process the audio.

I want it simply sound as good as possible. To get rid of background noise (couldn't avoid that), do somekind of equalization, compress and maybe even lower the echoes somehow (possible?).

Here's what I have figured out about work steps (or maybe I haven't figured out anything ;) )

  1. Remove noise: In Audacity, paint part of the clip where is no other noises than the background noise choose: Effect -> Noise Removal -> Get Noise Profile. Then select all -> Effect -> Noise Removal -> (I decreased sensitivity to -4,5dB, otherwise effect was too obvious) -> OK, done.

  2. Equalization: This is probably one of the most difficult tasks and takes years of experience. Effect -> Equalization -> ???

  3. Compression: Effect -> Compressor -> (default values sounded pretty good actually, but what you recommend) ???

  4. Remove echoes: Possible ???

If I would just get these real world instructions for this clip and information why some settings were chosen, I believe I would be much wiser already. I could also consider getting some better tools for audio if it really makes huge difference. Thanks!

Adobe Audition - Cleaning Up Audio and more Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:36:02 -0700 MikeLinn 14728@/talks/discussions

Bit depth and sample rate - Impact on audio editing quality Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:58:56 -0600 joethepro 15438@/talks/discussions If I were to record 2 wav files, one at 16/48k, and one at 24/96k, I understand that there would be little to no perceptible difference in the sound quality to most listeners. As far as editing the file goes, how do the higher quality files make a difference? Will I be able to pitch shift or slow down the 24/96k file farther without it breaking up, for example?

Seaboard Grand controller Sat, 09 Mar 2013 21:21:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6367@/talks/discussions


Post Production Sound Tutorial (+ a bit on location sound) Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:28:21 -0600 spacewig 10853@/talks/discussions Workflow

  1. Location sound
  2. Transfer & backup
  3. Sync
  4. Edit
  5. Export
  6. Import in DAW
  7. Organize tracks
  8. EBU R128 & Monitor levels
  9. Create roomtone & clean tracks
  10. Noise Reduction
  11. Crossfade tracks
  12. Spotting session
  13. Foley
  14. Ambiance
  15. Sound Design
  16. Music
  17. Mix
  18. Export

Wiki Link

Moodelizer and Filmstro Tue, 24 May 2016 10:06:51 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15117@/talks/discussions

Stormhenge SuperThump Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:18:44 -0700 shian 12179@/talks/discussions So, as some of you know, aside from film and video production, I also produce and engineer music. In that endeavor, finding it hard to get the guitar tone I wanted, I decided to build my own amp. It's based on Eddie Van Halen's classic "Magic Marshall" the 1967 Marshall SLP "Plexi" with a couple of custom circuits added. I don't know yet if I'm going to accept commissions to build these in any commercial sense. - for now, just for myself and my friends. But since I know there are tons of musicians on this site as well, I figured I'd share.

Shot with an unhacked GH2, kit lens, and lit with a clip on 40watt desk lamp clamped to mic stand, and a couple of hanging lamps in the rafters of the garage. No Color Correction. Sound recorded with a Shure SM57, through an old Mackie 12 channel board into a Tascam DR07 mp3 recorder. (The hum is me pushing up the gain in post on the amp mic so we can hear Bryan talk.)

It's hard to see cuz it's hiding behind Bryan... but it's not much to look at for now. Still in a generic cabinet.

I had Bryan's mic turned off, and was starting to break everything down after wrapping up a pedal demo for Cusack Music. Without realizing it I left the camera and amp mic on while Bryan decided to jack into the SuperThump proto and fool around.

Les Paul Standard direct into the amp, reverb added in FCP X.

The "F...all this... and that" Bryan is referring to is his entire pedal board and the DSL behind him that he normally plays through.

Kami music keyboard production station Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:02:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14998@/talks/discussions

Is GH2 audio out of sync in a 'consistent' way? Mon, 07 Mar 2016 20:20:41 -0700 matt_gh2 14732@/talks/discussions Does anybody know if the GH2 is consistently out of sync by the same amount of frames each time you record a clip? In other words, is it always 3 frames off or is it sometimes off by 2 frames and other times off by 3 frames? (I ask because the new Juicedlink Little Darling Recorder deluxe version has wireless slate option that sends a slate tone to audio in recorder and a slate tone to audio in your camera. So if we know the audio is off consistently by exactly 3 frames...or exactly 1 frame, we can sync audio to slate tone and adjust by this consistent frame error in GH2).

ZOOM H1 can`t sync Tue, 01 Mar 2016 11:00:54 -0700 Wilx 14668@/talks/discussions Hello, recently bought myself ZOOM H1 recorder. First I was happy as a clam but later I found that ZOOM skips sound and I cant sync it with video. Also it records very quiet + audio spectrum is very short so its hard to sync. What can I do? How to fix this problem? I even recorded video to show this problem -
(start watching after 0:44)

Compressor during recording in Audacity Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:43:28 -0700 joethepro 14648@/talks/discussions Is it possible to apply compression while recording in Audacity, or is it only a post recording tool? This question applies to all filters, really.

Orion Sound Module - free 3GB rompler Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:03:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14564@/talks/discussions image

Orion Sound Module is a free 3GB rompler featuring 97 virtual instruments, works on Mac & Windows.

Filmstro soundtrack generator Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:49:50 -0700 joethepro 14509@/talks/discussions

Introducting the world's first soundtrack creation studio

Mac only for now, Windows release coming early march.


Your 2015 home theater could have 64 speakers :-) Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:11:51 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2998@/talks/discussions Joke.

Bure real theater could