Adding pre-recorded dialogue to different sounding room environments at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 5th, 2005, 06:59 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 393
Adding pre-recorded dialogue to different sounding room environments

What is the best way to take pre-recorded sound (ie. voices, dialogue) and add it, in computer, to an environment with a particular ambience (ie. concert hall, news room, small bedroom, kitchen, etc.) Also, what software should I be using for ease of use in this process? Forgive me if this is a easy question for most of you, but it isn't so obvious for me.
Dwight Flynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2005, 06:20 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 4,750
Audacity is free and will do all this. You'll need a reverb plug-in, which I'm not sure it has. Audacity does accept standard VST plug-ins though.

I don't know if there are good, free reverb plug-ins.

2- You could play the sound in a room with the right reverb, and record it. I believe this is how they did the sound for American Graffiti (how Walter Murch added reverb to the radio sounds). Studios also used to have reverb rooms for exactly this (when reverb hardware sounded really bad).

This method was also used on LOTR1 (lord of the rings) for some of the sounds, albeit with really expensive gear. see the extended edition.

3- Another method, which might work: If your computer has sensaura bundled with the on-board sound card (on the motherboard), you could figure out how to record the effect from it.

Quality won't be that great though as on-board sound tends to have a lot of hiss and pickup random noise from other computer components (i.e. there may be noises that correlate with network and hard drive activity). There might be a way to record it digitally. If the motherboard has digital SPDIF output, then you can record it if you have a corresponding sound card.
Glenn Chan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2005, 06:56 PM   #3
Capt. Quirk
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Middle of the woods in Georgia
Posts: 3,596
My Sound Blaster Audigy can do this with EAX software that came with it.
__________________
www.SmokeWagonLeather.us
K. Forman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2005, 07:43 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 393
Thanks guys, I will try your suggestions; though I will probably be using audition or goldwave.
Dwight Flynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2005, 07:57 PM   #5
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Stockton, UT
Posts: 5,648
Dwight, you'll have better result with a better convolution reverb, something like what Sony offers in Acoustic Mirror (free with Forge) or Waves IR3 system. These are real ambiences, not processed, and they sound wonderful. I suspect I've got over 1000 rooms in my collections now. If you get the Sony or WAVES, let me know, I'll share some with you. Both the Sony and the WAVES will open in Audition.
__________________
Douglas Spotted Eagle/Spot
Author, producer, composer
Certified Sony Vegas Trainer
http://www.vasst.com
Douglas Spotted Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2005, 07:40 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 393
Thanks Spot, I will be getting Sony very soon. I will be in contact shortly (via your VASST email).
Dwight Flynn is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:24 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network