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    Is it just me? So, after taking some advice from Dobroide in a previous post I've made up some mics using Primo EM172 capsules with my latest project being a matched pair of these capsules set either side of a fur covered 30cm Jecklin disc.I set this up in my front room to test, attaching it to my Edirol R-09hr. I turn on the recorder and approach the disc with an electric toothbrush buzzing away and walk around the rig, left, rear, right, above, and away. Great, test done. I sit down with my headphones, attach to the Edirol, press play, shut my eyes and prepare to listen. All good, all good, but suddenly there is someone in the room, I can hear the floorboards creaking, and their clothes rustling as they creep up on me! I quickly open my eyes but of course there is no-one there, it's my own clothes rustling and my own careless footsteps on the recording creating the illusion!
    The last time this happened to me I was listening to my first binaural recording of a forest on the web. During the recording an annoying mosquito started buzzing round and around my head. With flailing arms I tried to rid myself of this annoyance so I could return to the recording. You've probably guessed the rest; the mozzy was part of the recording.
    So, is it just me or have other freesounders been caught out by the realism of a recording?

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    If you can do a younger female voice with a French Accent, I have a challenge for you. I hope you like challenges! The character is Joan of Arc. The voice work is for my podcast. I am looking for a CC0 contribution. But I will credit you if you like on the podcast.

    I am asking for 3 items:

    a song (Latin with a French Accent)
    a prayer (Latin with a French Accent)
    Battle Sounds (this is you making fighting sounds. How cool is that?

    Okay, let me see. I've spent some time researching. I am endlessly fascinated by Joan of Arc. Here is more detail on what I am asking for.

    THE SONG

    I did some research and so learned that a song Joan would have sung going into battle was Veni Creator Spiritus. Here is the catch. Religious songs were sung for hundreds of years just in Latin, and I believe Joan would have done the same. Doing Latin with a bit of a French accent would be incredible, though. Would you consider giving it a try? I am OK if you sang just the first stanza of the song. If you sang the whole thing that would be even better. I imagine Joan singing it with strength but also piety. I found the song online for you. One has pronunciations which should help.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gkECJGvaVo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3hk_z_69iw

    THE PRAYER

    The prayer is probably best done as a quiet but fervent prayer. I had trouble deciding upon one. I ultimately found one to St. Catherine of Alexandria. Here it is in Latin. Would you try it?

    DEUS, qui Catharinae Virginis et Martyris tuae sanctae distinguatur a dono sapientiae virtutisque magnus et victor certamine cum hostibus fidei; da nobis, quaesumus, eius intercessione, fidei constantiam et prudentiam justorum, ut totis viribus mente et corde tuo. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

    Here is a guide on Latin Pronunciation. You need not be perfect and I don't expect you to study for hours. But if there are some hints here that help you, all the better!
    http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Introductio/Pronunciatio.html

    Feel free to wing it. I trust you and I am so grateful for your efforts. I am sure I will love whatever you do.

    THE BATTLE SOUNDS

    Regarding battle sounds, the battle happens when Joan is fighting in Hell against Beastmen. She will vanquish them by the end of the fight. I am not sure what sounds she would make during battle. I could imagine her saying (in French) "God have mercy on us" or "Here is the sword of heaven" or maybe she would just make some sounds like "Ha!" (swinging a sword) or perhaps a sound of being hit, pushing the offensive, etc. Please improvise, use your imagination, and if you can give me four or five sounds (a few more if you are inspired) then this will work out very well, I think.

    An interesting role for an interesting person!

    If I use your voice, I will also be pleased to award you with a free book that relates to my Dark Fantasy Podcast. My thanks to you.

    PM for any details. Long Live France!

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    Hi. I'm in a need of a drop or intro that have the name of DJ Danny or DJ Danny from New York. my email is amigatica@aol.com

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    I need help, I had download kicks on here and I'm trying to get them in my fl studios and I'm not sure how can anyone help me, I'm on a mac

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    5093 - void

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    Yup voice recorder plugin, I made some hilarious goat sounds synthed them into a track.

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    5092 - atom

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    Ill go for the NT1A.

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    Hi there, it's Pastor Dre and I just wanted to stop by and leave some Free Dj Drops from your boy.

    http://www.freesound.org/people/PastorDre/sounds/380233/

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    My technical opinion.

    Post processing to reduce noise will always mangle the fidelity of a recording to some extent and leave some "artifacts". After all it can only give a "simulation of quietness" and the degree of noise reduction to artifacts will be a judgement of compromise between two evils.

    Post processing to equalise the frequency response produces very minor, if any, bad side effects providing the EQ has gentle slopes and modest gain variations. The exception would be at the high and low frequency extremes where other factors are in control, say sampling rate (at HF), and physical limitations in the Mic capsule - mass inertia and mechanical resonance/damping. In a DAW it's simple to make and save a pre-set reciprocal EQ to correct the frequency response of a specific microphone that can be applied with a couple of clicks during post editing. Anyway I would say that most times a dB or so of error in frequency response in the recording chain is neither here nor there compared to the vast differences due to recording set up; things like microphone positioning and reflective/absorbent surfaces around the recording environment. If you point the mic 2cm to the left, or 2cm to the right it's likely to have a much bigger impact on how the recording sounds, due in part to the polar response of the mic reacting with the spacial distribution of different spectral components within the sound source.

    I guess that states my case for recommending low noise over frequency response - all other things being equal.

    Wibby

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    I'm starting a mixshow, and I don't have a very good microphone or voice talent for the vocal fill-ins.

    The words would be "The Other Side" or "This is The Other Side"

    Female voice preferred, because I already have a few male ones.
    A couple of different styles too, like whispering, breathy, deep, high, etc.

    Thanks

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    So, I'm developing a basketball game. There are banners around the hall of course, and to have more variety in them, I don't just use my logo, but I'd also like to contain the logo of freesound.org, since every sound I use in the game - apart from music - are from here. Well now, am I allowed to do that?

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    Can someone make me a voice tag saying: Swavii Beats or that boy Swavii or Swavii on the beat?

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    Hello all,

    Downloading over 30 individual files one by one can get pretty tedious, especially if you have disabilities like RSI. Would be helpful to be able to download your category folders in a few clicks. Downloadable category folders would also function as a useful pseudo online storage solution for groups of sounds which users only need to access/use occasionally (and would possibly encourage users to upload more of their own sound collections to 'store' for later retrieval or extra backup)

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    Compare

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf4GIoci44Q

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    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    what about frequency response,the nt5 looks 'flatter',is'nt that better?

    thanks again.

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    Nt1a is very quiet
    Better than nt5

    See specs on rode site

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    My goal is to record indoor Foley sounds - foot steps,cloth rustling,water splashes,door slamming,objects falling etc.

    I am on a tight budget and was thinking of getting either 'Rode NT5' or 'Rode NT1A' and 'Focusrite Scarlett Solo'

    - which is better,the Rode NT5 or Rode NT1A? as i understand it,the NT5 has a flatter frequency response but NT1A has lower self-noise.

    - Are Focusrite Scarlett Solo preamps satisfactory for above 2 mics or do i need something better?

    Thanks in advance.

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    yep, nice!