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Jump in Sound Design

My name is Riccardo i'm 23yo from Italy. I'm trying to abandon my work as sound engineer and jump in the world of Sound Design. Until now i've always passed lot of time working with Ableton Live on ...
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What's the shortest sound perceptible to the human ear?

How long would the shortest perceptible sound last? I'm guessing there'll be a frequency at which we can hear short sounds best but I don't need to find that. Admittedly this is also completely ...
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Can anyone tell me latest music instruments that trends in 2014?

i'm going to gather list of new technology and instruments that are used in sound mixing and production. can someone please help me?
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As an independent film maker, where can I find sound designers to work with?

I am an independent documentary film maker, and am looking for a creative sound designer to collaborate with. I have just finished a short self –produced documentary film, which is a cinematic ...
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How do I get touch tracks working in Logic Pro X?

In my Logic Pro X file, I have created a Touch Tracks layer in the environment. I have also assigned a track in the arrange window for Touch Tracks. Also, I assigned midi loops to the touch track ...
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Electronic Music Production Help

hope you;re all doing well out there. For a very long time I've wanted to be an electronic musician. You know, making my own music, posting them, touring, helping people etc. I list to a lot of ...
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Can sample-based virtual instruments and an excellent digital piano recreate tone color?

What I'm essentially asking is to what extent can a digital piano, given reasonably affordable and excellent equipment, replace an acoustic piano. But that's a bit open-ended, and I'm really ...
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What is Abstract Sound Design?

I want to understand what Abstract Sound Design means. I looked at other questions here but couldn't find an answer I fully understood. What it means in terms of - How do you create it? What is it ...
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Can you great people help me create a certain bassline please ! Thanks in advance :

Looking to create these types of bass in these tracks. ...
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As a sound designer, how often and when do you decide “that doesn't need a sound”?

This is a question about personal observation of designer aesthetics and taste. As someone who is hired to design sounds for all types of moving pictures, animations, graphics and scenes, I find ...
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Recording a stethoscope

Anyone know a good, inexpensive way to record the sounds off of a stethoscope? I'd like to get some recordings of the inside of the body.
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Lightning hit sounds with everyday objects?

I'm going to need some lightning hit sounds in the next project and I guess I'm going to settle with library samples, but out of curiosity would like to know some tips for making at least "cartooon ...
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Combining music prod, dialog editing, sfx and foley: what's everyone doing?

Dave here, logic 9 and ten on intel mac. My headache is,15 min+ session with various in-tempo music elements that need to lie on bar/beat grid, and interstitial dialog which needs tweaking, ...
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text to speech natural voice

I have been doing some text to speech recently and I tried finding a natural sounding one. All I have found was AT&T natural voice, which did not sound natural at all. Google's text to speech on ...
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Self-oscillating filter in NI Massive?

does anyone know if the filter in NI Massive can reach self-oscillation? I'm thinking about purchasing it but would just like to find this out beforehand. I can't really find any info on this ...
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Recreating Deadmau5 Bass SYnth

I'm trying to recreate the bass synth Deadmau5 uses in his song, "Hey Baby", which can be heard from the start of the song. ...
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Acoustic foam orientation effectiveness when mounting directly to a furnace

I have a home office in the corner of my unfinished basement. About 20 feet away is my furnace that has a fan on 24/7. I would to like reduce the sound of from air movement and the blower with some ...
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How effective are VSTs for expressive classical compositions?

It seems the major downside of recording actual audio is the limited moddability in making a flawed human recording sound more perfect, while the major downside of MIDI recording is the time and ...
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Gorgon City - Ready for your love - FM Bass question!

I am trying to get the bass sound of Gorgon City - Ready for your love. ...
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Undestanding a recording studio configuration

I have recently taken over as the Technical Manager for my local Talking Newspaper (local news recorded for visually impaired listeners) - my technical background is more in IT/Web Development than in ...
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Sound design within a VFX workflow

Any hints or concept suggestions or links to useful info about how to work in a complex VFX workflow. I'm just about to start preproduction for a film with a lot of VFX and that will require quite a ...
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Sound synthesis alternatives?

I am new to sound design and production. It may be just me and/or the fact that I'm just a beginner, but I feel very limited when using conventional synthesizers to create sounds. I am searching for ...
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Medieval instruments samples

I'm working on a sound design where I want to use samples from medieval instruments to make background drones that doesn't sound too synthetic and also captures the sound of the time that the ...
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How to recreate this type of sound (Rave Stabs)

How to recreate sounds like this - Rave Hardcore Stabs Maybe this is a unique chorus (what synth (Alpha Juno?)) or this is special chords. Need your help!
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Glitching hihats of vst drum

(I am aware of this thread: Snap, Crackle, and Pop (Making Glitches) - this particular one is about hi-hats.) The goal: Hi-hat output of VST drum -> / VST FX Madness / -> glitch hi-hat Reasons and ...
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How can I make this sound with Sylenth1 or Massive? (FL STUDIO)

How can I make the bigroom drop sound (pluck) of this track in sylenth or massive? I know it has some kind of delay effects etc., but I really don't know what kind of waveforms produce this sound.. ...
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Recreating the signature sound from “Epic”

I'm curious to know if anyone has ever made this sound themselves or have an idea on how to recreate this sound. I use Propellerheads Reason 7 and would love to recreate this sound to use in some of ...
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What is the best/easiest way to fade a sound (beeping noise) in and out without the audience noticing that its gone?

I want to fade a noise (beeping noise, like a heart monitor) in and out during different scenes/moments in a movie without the audience noticing the change. It should appear as being there all the ...
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How can I make this sound (doesn't have to be exact

I have bumped upon a sound that I need a lot. ...
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Figuring out EQ for sounds

Looking for some guidance on EQ strategies for making sounds more professional. I know this is a very general question and maybe this falls more into mastering, but when I hear sounds in libraries or ...
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Neptunes Sound (Pharrell and Chad Hugo in the early 00s)

Asked this on KVR but got a confusing response. The sounds used by Pharrell and Chad hugo. Some kind of horn. Tyler the Creator managed to emulate the sound in "Everyones a star" in his song "Sarah" ...
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Elaborate creature vocalization and efforts…Who mixes them? DX or FX side?

I am wondering how sound designers like their creature vocal efforts and vocalizations treated on the dub stage. To include them with dialogue seems easier as the mixer can process them and set them ...
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Logic Pro Environment: Panning Signal Processing

I'm trying to send an arpeggiated audio signal (in logic pro 9) into separate signal streams to creating an automated, synchronised panning effect, in one stereo channel. Problem 1: The audio signal ...
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Cutting in Foley/Feet via sound library vs recording

I'm a sound editor and while early in my career, a majority of my work is doing foley editing (Feet, Props, occasional cloth). Now I'm not complaining because I have work and I've been able to work on ...
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The Hobbit Vocal Sound Design of Smaug

SPOILER ALERT Sup peps, Recently just saw the latest from Peter Jackson and I was just hoping to kick up a discussion regarding the spoken voice of the dragon Smaug and the possible methods used ...
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Increasing loudness of sound effect

I'm using background music and sound effects in my android-game. The Problem is that these sound effects differ in their loudness very much. And some of them are much to quiet. Unfortunately, the ...
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Infected Mushroom - heavyweight ( baby/cat crying lead sound recreation )

I wonder how i can recreate the baby\cat crying type of lead sound as heard here at infected mushroom - Heavyweight at 0.29 .I've done some research and i didnt find anything about that on the net . ...
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How do you reverse engineer a sound?

You hear some sound (sound effect from the cinema, some interesting tone from the recording, whatever). What steps do you take to reproduce the sound you liked?
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How to make a sound of dragon roar?

I always have been interested how does that sounds of dragon roaring are made in the movies or in the videogames. So, the question, exactly, how? :)
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Setting volume level of mix

From what level of decibels should I start to set the volume of tracks in the mix? I've heard that usually it starts at -6dB on a kick and match the rest of track's volume to that kick ... Is it ...
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Sword - Sound Design

I'm working on a 16-bit game. I need to replicate with a synth this sword sound How can I do?
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Creating sounds that take place in a wide, rock, canyon? How do I make this sound more authentic?

Just looking for general tips. I'm not asking you to do my job for me.
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Should I go to Vancouver Film School for Sound Design for Visual Media? [closed]

Is it worth it? Especially if a third of tuition is covered under a scholarship?
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How to create a Acid Synth Stab sound?

I've been trying to recreate the synth sound used in the Calvin Harris remix of the track Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat. If you are not familiar with it, it is here: ...
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DIY Christmas SFX - any ideas?

I'm putting together a guide on how you can make your own Christmas SFX using common household objects. I've got a list of ideas going already, but I'm still looking for ideas for making various ...
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Which Plugin Bundles and Sound Libraries to start with?

I'm jumping into post production (movies, games) and also sound design. Which would be more essential or worth buying? Are any just way too many plugins than I'd need? Here's what I've been looking ...
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How to spell “Sound Design” and “Sounddesigner” in German

What is the correct spelling of Sound Design and Sounddesigner in German. Is it Sound Design, Sounddesign, Sound-Design, Sounddesigner, Sound-Designer, Sound Designer??? I read all of them and now I ...
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3D Illusion Magic Show, Floating Lightbulbs

I'm working on the sound design for a 3D illusion magic show. There is a sequence where a bunch of lightbulbs are floating through the air, they all flicker on and off throughout the sequence while ...
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Shaping the transient on electronic kickdrums

As a hobby electronic music producer I want to make my own kick drums. I am really stateside with the tail of the kicks I am synthesizing, but i got a feeling that the kicks lack a strong transient. ...
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Computer and Tech Sound Textures Inspiration

I'm gauging the "lay of the land" as for as sound synthesis goes, for the purpose of designing new tech-based computer sound textures (think Matrix computer textures only in the bare-bones principal ...