Category Archives: Audio

Total noise cancellation: the Modular Rycote Windshield Kit and the new PCS-Boom Connector

Rycote Modular Windshield Kit blimp

The Modular Windshield Kit Rycote sent me won the 2000 Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In the 18 years since then, the family-run business hasn’t stopped inventing new products that set the industry standard. The PCS-Boom Connector is the latest example of how Rycote address the problem of unwanted noise; they use a

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Easily reduce wind noise with the Bubblebee Windkiller and Spacer Bubble Kit, two excellent lightweight solutions

bubblebee spacer bubble with furs

I found out about Bubblebee Industries when I was searching for shotgun microphone windshields on the web. They didn’t exactly float to the surface – I had to dig into the results – but I was intrigued by the names they give their products and the design. And so, I asked for test units and got their Windkiller and Spacer Bubble kit.

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Noise be gone: two Deity S-Mic 2 shotgun mics

noide reduction with 2 deity s-mic 2 shotgun microphones

An article from a company that’s active in VoIP, video conferencing, etc and a recording that was ruined because an ambulance and police car drove by made me think about noise cancellation using two microphones instead of complex machine-learning algorithms. Could it be that, if you use two identical microphones with good off-axis rejection, you can achieve better noise reduction?

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You create entirely new vocal sounds or improve them with iZotope’s Nectar 3

iZotope nectar 3 review

Vocal sound improvement and alteration are the strengths of iZotope’s Nectar plug-in. Version 3 has a spectacular new interface design with more intuitive controls and new features. For dialogues, Nectar 3 gives your recordings more presence or lets you change spoken content by changing pitch, adding delays and reverb or turn your vocal into a horror experience.

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How to avoid audio recorded ex-camera to drift from audio in-camera

logic pro x

If you record audio via an external recorder in order to replace the audio your camera captures, you’ll usually need some sort of a synchronisation tool. The simplest is using a clapper, with the second-best using Red Giant’s PluralEyes. But what if the audio your recorder captures drifts out of sync during recording? Why does that happen and how can you avoid it?

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