Now I might be being completely idiotic, but I am a sound-design student at Hertfordshire University, and I've been searching everywhere for some ideas on how to get computer type bleeps, robot noises, machine sounds.
Now I understand the idea of recording some motors, remote controlled cars e.t.c and infact have loads of ideas for recording motorised sounds. But the sounds I'm kind of struggling with is that typical sci-fi computer room sound, and blips and beeps.
I guessed the best way to produce these sounds would be through synthesis, but what kind of oscillators, synthesis techniques and tricks are best for these sounds? I've got some sounds through basic sine waves and just generally playing around but I'm coming to a bit of a dead end a lot of time, and would love to hear if you guys have any tips on the synth side, or even on the post production side on how to get nice clean, robotic futuristic type noises?
I've scoured the web and watched many a video, read many a blog, but I just thought i'd do worse than to post the question myself.
Oh and last thing, I can't just use a sample library as that kind of defeats the object of designing the sound. Any help vastly appreciated, and hope this question makes sense!