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In this Soundtrack tutorial, Sam McGuire looks at the infamous cell phone interference issue that can be a real nightmare for your audio. While several solutions are explored, the main point is emphasized that you'll need to make sure all phones are turned off while filming!



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Re: Cell Phone Interference in Soundtrack Pro
by Rita van Rooyen
Thanks Sam, excellent tutorial. I shot in Malawi and was not even thinking (admittedly ignorant) that the local subsistence fishermen had cell phones in their pockets.

I'll try the Equalizer tool to apply a fix. Thanks again!
Rita
Re: Tutorial: Cell Phone Interference in Soundtrack Pro
by John Fishback
Very nice tutorial. I've heard this sound in our studio for years before the iPhone. It has more to do with the AT&T cell system freqs and transmission system. Almost any AT&T phone (I'm sure there are others) will cause this interference. When it first started I thought it was a mic-pre or failing mic capsule. It took an actor pulling out their phone as the interference happened to clue me in. A little testing confirmed it was the phone. But, as you point out, the best defense is shutting down all cells. I might add that a competent sound person would have picked this up and alerted the director.

John

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@John Fishback
by Sam McGuire
Good comments. This is most common when a small crew shoots without an audio person. They might do a signal check at the beginning and then let it roll unmonitored. Talk about a gamble!
Re: Cell Phone Interference in Soundtrack Pro
by Jayasri Hart
Thanks, Sam. I learned a lot about using the displays in ST Pro! I wish I could have given you a better dialogue level, but there are enough options in your tute to tackle fixable problems.

Jayasri Hart
HARTFILMS
Los Angeles, USA


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