Skip to main content

Audio Video Production

Creating Background Music For Video

In the last year every single audio recording I have done, has been as background music for video clients.  After decades of recording music for artists to release this has been a big change for me. I've learned a few things that I believe can help others who need to make music for video, from maximizing time and value of the created music, to creating moments that give videographers great places to put in video transitions. 

I'd love to hear from others that need to create music for video and learn what you are doing. 

Run & Gun audio when making video is very different than working in a recording studio

Its been way too long since I've been here.  The new forum looks great.  I have settled in to my new business of creating videos for clients and my business needs to become a client as well:) So I've started a youtube channel about all nerd things video👍

The first video I put out is here.  I'd love to hear what others are doing to get good audio when making videos.  It is such a different world than the recording studio. 


Remove music from live audio stream, leaving just voices - possible?

Greetings. I'm looking for a filter or tool that can remove the music from a live video source (e.g., a NASA broadcast), while leaving the voices and non-musical noises. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it needs to remove/mute enough of the music to avoid triggering YouTube's copyright detection, and not mess up the voices too much. To be clear: I'm not trying to circumvent copyright rules. I'm trying to remove potentially-copyrighted incidental background music from an otherwise copyright-free broadcast. This is my "holy grail".

Line hum with DSLR on AC adaptor and external mic

Hello all,
Firstly, my gear for this issue
EOS Canon 70d DSLR
RØDE VideoMicro
Neewer ac adapter

I have set up my camera to record myself talking.
The mic i've got is a consumer external mic, cost about £60.
Whilst using battery power with the camera all is fine, but if I use the AC adapter to power the camera, I get a loud powerline hum.
I've had a chat with a friend who works for Dynaudio and he confirmed that it was noise from the mains.

Why should musicians care about video?

Here is a link to teaser for a mini documentary that I finished for a client (The town where I live and run my business in). I'll share the full mini-doc when it is released Tuesday. There were several audio challenges. The mini-doc gave three musicians employment and my consulting company work. I will be making about 50 mini documentaries this year and the musicians I work with will get a ton of work from it. Companies, governments and non profits all need to tell their stories. Musicians help tell the story.

Live Streaming And Pre-Recording Events.

I am recently retired (mostly) and living in a rural community in Nova Scotia. We have/had a very active arts scene that punched far above our demographic, drawing audiences from ~150kms. All indoor venues are small (50~200 seats) but manage a few outdoor festivals each year that attract 500~5,000. Being the solo tech guy, and supplying all of the gear, I try to promote as many shows as I can while walking the technical and financial tightrope.

My retirement plan is to only promote and tech shows that bring me more joy than grief. Good luck with that.

Welcome Paul Smith

Hey everyone,

I am happy to announce Paul Smith, owner of Smith Music and Smith Consulting "just north of Edmonton AB" as our new A/V forum moderator. Paul and his staff work with large touring acts in the US and Canadian Hall Of fame acts through recording, stage management and production.
His company specializes in video content creation for corporate, government and nonprofit organizations which is why he fits perfectly for our new A/V forum, something we should have had here for years already!

Paul also specializes in:

Which remote preamp in front of audio for dSLR video?

Which remote preamp in front of audio inputs for dSLR video?

I need advice on a remote 2-4 channel preamp for documentary sound for dSLR video (EOS 5D mark II, EOS 7D). I'd like to do it cheap, but still very high S/N and sound quality. I expect to use an AKG C451EB-shotgun capsule combination (or some other shotgun recommended here if there are compelling reasons to NOT use CK8 or CK9) and a lavalier mic, or two lav mics with it.