My name is Nikolay, I'm proficient sound recordist, passionate audio editor and sound design adept! On the Web I also known as Nicolas Nimlos, and I prefer to introduce myself this way among creative community. I am engaged in field sound recording and design of sounds since 2013 (while i had study sound engineering in Rostov State Conservatory). Probably, it can be called my Professional hobby, but I really keen on recording and would like to do it for living. Therefore at the start of 2017 I began to craft little neat sound libraries (or not little at all) both for free exchange and for sale (to compensate the time and efforts spent on sound recording and creation). This packs mainly suited for "indie" game devs, but also helpful as sound design kits for movies and video clips. I did video editing by myself while ago, i.e. know what I talking about.
The prime idea: to make the most convenient thematic collections suitable for sound design and "foley" sound (for games especially), to eliminate the need of additional personnel hiring and purchasing of pricey equipment to allow you to concentrate on other important sides of your awesome projects.
Outside the studio
When my task is to provide high-quality sound into the field, I have to rely only on my equipment, since customers rarely provide the devices of the required quality level. In these situations, I take my trusted DPA 4060, which perhaps the best "lavs" of the known ones, and they can't go without the Sound Devices MixPre-D mixer, whose mic preamps are comparable in purity (signal to noise ratio) with the best studio gears. It don't need bulky batteries for powering, 2 Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA-type is enough. As recording medium I prefere to use Tascam DR100Mk3, whose manufacturers have taken care to supply such a small device with a good analog-to-digital converter. While I work next to the sound source I choose the Rode NTG3 microphone and the two-meter Rode Mini Boompole, which is quite enough for the interviews.
At the post-production stage for clips or interviews sometimes best sound solution is ADR technique (automatic dialog replacement). No matter how expensive used equipment was, there are cases when conditions in the field didn't allow to get an acceptable result. In those cases I grab actors and clients to my studio and replace failed takes or the entire track with a clean studio recording. I use my M-Audio ProFire 610 audio card with an attached AT 2050 microphone, it provide 3 different directional patterns (circle, eight, cardioid) to use according to the situation. Other microphones also helpful, Rode NTG3 is great for both re-recording or studio interviews. Sound monitoring I usually make through the headphones ATH-M50x ("close"), less often through the Beyerdynamic DT 990 as their "open" design allow sound to pass from the outside.