audiomick Posted February 24 Report Share Posted February 24 5 hours ago, Joe said: ... please show us you sound setup on your motorcycle? I can't, because I haven't ever made any videos on the motorcycle. Doesn't mean I don't know how to do it, though. I have been involved in sound professionally for nearly 40 years. This is now the third attempt to write this post. The first two attempts failed due to bloody-mindedness on the part of the forum software, so this might be a bit terse.... The bloke in the video is right about the wind noise, and right about keeping the mic out of the wind and using a wind shield. Where he goes wrong is ignoring the fact that it is a stereo recorder (he refers to his "microphone", but the device in question, a Zoom something or other, is a recorder, not just a microphone...). If one listens carefull to his recordings with headphones, the sound is not "in the middle", and in fact matches what one can see in the videos, i.e. how he has the recorder mounted. The microphone capsules are easily visible on the front of the device, and they are installed in an X-Y configuration, like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microphone_practice#X-Y_technique This implies strongly, that the recorder is also directional, i.e. is intended to be "pointed" at the source of the sound being recorded. That would be, in the case of a motorcycle, the ends of the exhaust (assuming only the one stereo recorder is being used). That is to say, the device should be mounted with its long axis parallel to the long axis of the motor cycle, and with the "front" end pointed between the outlets of the exhausts. If I were to make a recording of a motorcycle without any limits on resources, I would most likey use 8 high quality lavalier microphones (miniature mics...). There would be two between the heads (we're assuming a Guzzi here...) two at the inlets of the airbox to get the induction noise, two down near the outlets of the exhausts, and two on the seat behind the rider. That should allow capturing all the relevant components of the sound of the motorcycle, which would then be mixed to the best balance in post-production. The gear needed for that would cost about $10,000,-, which is why I haven't had a go at it yet... @docc if this goes on, it might be time to split it off into its own thread.... 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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