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Old March 6th, 2002, 09:39 AM   #1
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Atmospheric tracks & sound effects

Are there any good sites where I could download for free, atmospheric tracks, and learn a bit more about adding the right music to a production, adding 'stings' etc.

And also possibly learn a bit more about 'Foley' - which materials are best for creating certain sound effects.

Anything would help.

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Old March 7th, 2002, 10:42 AM   #2
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There are actually quite a few sites that offer sound effects, some for free some for fee. I've found this hub-type site useful in the past:

http://www.findsounds.com/

I don't know of any books or sites dealing with Foley techniques.
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Old March 7th, 2002, 10:50 AM   #3
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Amazing site Ken, who would have thought it a site which searches for sound effects through the entire web - AMAZING

I've bookmarked it straight away

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Cheers Ken
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Old March 7th, 2002, 06:49 PM   #4
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Ed,

foley is very much like shooting. half the fun is being creative and using your imagination to capture the shot/sound. get your hands on a recordable MD or a DAT, and a good mic and the world is your oyster. you'd be surprised just how many sounds can be fornd just in your own house and backyard.
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Old March 8th, 2002, 12:22 PM   #5
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Thanks,

Could you or any one else recommend a decent and not too expensive MD player/recorder and a decent handheld mic?

Any other good sites for all things sound?

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Hi Ed,

Any of the Sony MD recorders are good. Pay special care to the mic you buy.

Also, a good sound site you might want to check out is http://www.killersound.com
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Old March 8th, 2002, 08:43 PM   #7
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Sony make a pretty good mic specifically for recording to MD/DAT. I can't remember the model number but it says DIGITAL on the box. It's got a selectable pick up pattern between 90 - 120 degrees and it's not too expensive.
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The mic in question is the Sony ECM-MS907 (they may have a different model # by now). It records GREAT audio, except that it has absolutely no bass whatsoever. I think the thing cuts off at around 200Hz, but I'm probably wrong.

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Old March 9th, 2002, 12:38 PM   #9
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Cheers guys,

I will look into it now in a bit more depth, now I know where to start. I think I will also try out the model we use at college - thats Sony and the mic has the 90/120 degree switch, i'm guessing thats probably the one.

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