Shouldn’t the tags be checked in the review process? Items with tags like that should be hard rejected without further questions, imo.
Placing foam that close to the microphone propaply only change the frequency response (due to compfiltering) and directionality of the microphone and nothing else. For the price, you can actually treat a room to have decent acoustics instead or make a vocal booth inside a room. The foam over the microphone is not going to reduce reflections in the room. You’d have to sing with your head inside a foam ball to do that, haha
The problem is not in the microphone, so why try fixing the microphone?
But of course there will be people who think this is a fantastic idea, because it’s easier than dealing with the real problem.
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Probably AJ wants to standarize submissions. BTW stereo is better than mono, because you may always change stereo to mono. In opposite direction you change only format not a sound.
True stereo, 2-channel audio is very different from having mono sound in a stereo file. You could, in theory and practise, make a 8-channel wav-file for 7.1 surround sounds, but it makes no sense if the sound is supposed to be 1-channel mono sound.
Stereo files are only needed when the sound is using both channels as in music that is mixed in stereo or sounds that are recorded using stereo micing techniques.
There’s already a support to use 1-channel files here. It is just not allowed here. I would suggest a change to this policy, because the mono soundfx items should not need converting from 2 channel to 1 channel wave-files by customers. There’s a possibility that something goes wrong if someone without proper knowledge uses these files without converting or converts them in an unsuitable way. For example: If I normalize the mono-stereo sound file close to digital zero and someone converts the mono sound in a stereo file into a single channel mono file using software that takes both channels and sums them together, the sound of the resulting file will have clipped samples and will sound bad. The right way to convert would require splitting the stereo file into two mono files and using one of them.
Mono sound in a stereo file is basically the same as having 2 identical mono files playing in sync with each other.
Just got my first sound effect pack reviewed and I found out that mono is not approved. But it makes no sense to bounce stereo files from a mono sound. It only doubles the size of the file. Is there a proper reason to not allow mono files in the sound effects category?
Also it is a lot faster to export mono files as mono files out of Pro Tools when you can have hundreds of different mono sounds that need to be bounced one at the time if I want to make them stereo files, whereas mono sounds that have all processing done and have been named properly already only need to be selected and exported with a couple of clicks.
As a customer I’d certainly want to get mono sounds as mono files to avoid having to convert stereo files into mono files myself and to save hard drive space.
Also, if inappropiately summed in mono the stereo file can cause severe clipping distortion in some software when the in-phase signals from two channels are summed to one channel. And if the customer doesn’t understand basic principles of audio, then there can be cases where the sound will be distorted without them ever noticing it.
Just made a sale with this one. Might be worth adding.http://audiojungle.net/item/horror-suspension/5607100
I believe there’s no such program that can not play 24-bit files. Even Windows Media Player can do it.
Not everyone in the world have the most recent software and hardware though. Atleast the 16-bit wav-files are guaranteed to work on any platform these days and it saves a lot of potential trouble.
I record everything in 24-bit, though. When mastered and dithered down to 16-bit, the 16-bit file sounds identical to the 24-bit file with increased noise floor (from -144dB to about -96dB).
Could be a nice option to have, to include 24-bit files, but probably not worth the hassle.
I put 75% back into music software, recently purchased Project sam orchestral essentials. It does take a bit to save up
Hey! How do you like the orchestral essentials so far?
Not like I’m going to buy it with my sales, but it’s something I’ve been interested in for a while now. Loving some sounds I’ve heard from it.