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Which virtual instruments can be used for sfx?

I'm trying to have a "safe list" of virtual instruments, synths, samplers and anything in between, that can be used for sfx production (mainly for videogame production) but it's often hard to ...
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What is this instrument?

Clean Bandit song - YouTube What kind of instrument resounds from the beginning of the song and it sounds like some oriental harmonica from Hawaii ?
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Anybody know where I can buy good quality recordings of elephant roars? [duplicate]

It's already hard enough to find a la carte recordings of elephants in general, but it seems almost impossible to find recordings of elephant roars (not trumpets or growls) that aren't distorted, ...
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Sample based VSTi libraries on external USB3 hard drive

I've found some piece of answer but most of the time they're talking about classical samples storage but not the VSTi libraries (like the EWQL, VSL, etc). I've actually done few tests with "NI The ...
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REQUEST: Playful elephants

I am cutting a nature doc about deforestation and I have hit a brick wall on a certain scene. In this scene, we are in an elephant habitat and there are about 6 adult elephants that are bathing in ...
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How can I search online for sounds according to their waveform (or spectral) shape?

I did come across this site, but the results here are finite and few: wave shape generator Is there are better way to search for this? Or anyway, a better search engine?
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Good opportunity to add to your weapons library (Kickstarter closing in a few hours)

If you're wanting to add a few guns to your sound library, you may want to consider pitching in a few dollars to this firearms Kickstarter. Even a pledge as low as $1 will get you access to the full ...
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Is Sweet Sound Effects legit?

Just stumbled across this new SFX site sweetsoundeffects.com. Its by a guy called Zach King aka Final Cut King, and there is quite an extensive range of sounds. Anyone know if it's legit? It sounds ...
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room-tone sound library help

I am looking for a sound library with different room tone recordings. If you can recommend some sites I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
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Can you help make the biggest quality effects library ever?

I am a very enthusiastic recordist and wanting others to join, loads of people upload to freesound but the quality is often useless where as I am encouraging people to get on board and offer a small ...
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Mastering sound effects

This question has been asked in various forms but not yet completely in my view. I'm trying to find a good mastering chain for a sound effects library using say Waves plugins in pro tools. I see ...
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The Art of Foley library

I may be cutting some foley (unfortunately no budget for a walker) for a few low budget horror films, so I'm thinking of purchasing The Art of Foley collection from Sound Ideas. It's on sale for ...
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Recommended Sound Libraries - WW2 Vehicles and Weapons

Hi all! I'm about to enter production for a WW2 era short, but I'm somewhat limited by both the budget and my location (Australia) as far as recording original audio for vehicles and weaponry for ...
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Vocal sounds library suggestions

I'm looking for a comprehensive vocal sounds library that I can purchase royalty free. I'd like it to include various age people recorded when laughing, crying, humming, grunting etc. Up to now I've ...
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Building a Sound Library (For fun & For a living)

Hello everyone. I am sure everyone of you must have thought of it when you first started off in this field. We do what we do, first, because we love it and ,second, because we hope we make some money ...
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Role of Sound Miner in FX library creation?

Prepare yourselves for a noob question, but I'm not 100% clear on the role of programs like Sound Miner when creating a sound fx library. Do I import all of my sounds into this program, tag each ...
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Sound Effects Retail - Download Plugins

Hi everyone, I've set up my website via wordpress and am now having some issues trying to find a shop plugin that allows large file sizes to be downloaded. I've managed to surpass the wp upload limit ...
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Normalising Sound Libraries

Hey All, I'm interested to hear everyone's thoughts on normalising sound libraries (or 'normalizing' as Firefox seems to want me to call it!) How do you go about it? -0.1/-0.3/-1/-3dBFS? Not at ...
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Programming an Audio Unit that hosts another Audio Unit?

I need help programming a Audio Unit that wraps a 3rd party audio unit. I am trying to develop an Audio Unit instrument using Xcode. I want my AU to load an instance of a 3rd party Audio Unit called ...
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I'm creating a sound effects pack…

Hi everyone, For my Masters final project I am creating a sample pack of car sounds. I've been making test recordings and taking advice wherever I can get it - there are some very friendly and ...
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Trying to find a great sound FX pack that aims at Trailers

Anybody know of any great sound Fx packs that are great for designing sound for film trailers. Like rises, impacts, and stingers, etc.
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Removing duplicate sounds (different Metadata) in SoundMiner v4pro?

Hello everyone, I am working at a studio (with their library) and I have an interesting dilemma. There are duplicate (and triplicate) sounds in Soundminer. The interesting part is that the file ...
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SFX hunt for a particular cymbal

I've got a client who used a cymbal swell with the title graphic of their show for the pilot (mixed elsewhere), and now that the series has come to us they want to re-use it, but don't have the ...
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What the best “new” large general sound library out there ??

So I know that several libraries are now over 10 years old IE : Sound ideas General 6000. I'm looking for the best "new" library something like Blastdrive or the new Sound Ideas General HD Collection ...
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[transform sound library] I think this might be interesting for lots of people here!

hi all guys, i have lots of time to log in ssd cause of a hundred open projects of different kinds... (the latest completed is here... free Finger Trainer free Android game but thats not what this ...
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REQUEST: Elephants

Just wondering if anyone knows where I can find some decent recordings of a variety of elephant movements & vocalizations. Looking through our library I see we have WWA, AT, & DIGI. We have a ...
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SFX RAID - Drobo or Sans Digital? Thoughts Welcome

I'm going to be the market soon to finally shift the SFX library to a RAID, and I'd love to hear some thoughts/personal usage regarding these two: Sans Digital TR4UTBPN ...
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looking for vehicles 1939-41

hi guys, i'm hoping someone will be able to help me out. i've got a mini series set in 1941 canada and i'm looking for north american vehicles from the 1939 to 1941 range. sound effect recordings ...
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Footsteps for Kontakt

Try this free footsteps patch. Give me feedback please. Requires the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.3 or later. http://www.signoaudiodesign.com Thanks
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What sampler do you use?

Hi, Just a little survey here. I was wondering what sampler do you use or planning to use specifically for sound design? N.I. Kontakt 3-4 or 5, Avid Structure, Apple Logic EXS24, Camelaudio Alchemy, ...
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VM sound library

Does anyone know the history of the VM sound effects library? May also have named VMX. Seems to be a general all-purpose set of recordings put together in recent decades, guessing 80s-90s?
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Canned sounds vs. ones you record yourself

I've been thinking about this for a couple days, now. On Thursday, David Sonnenschein and Ric Viers had a free webinar -- it was largely a promo for their upcoming online seminars, but it was still ...
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Wanting to invest in a sound effects library, but I'm not sure where to start.

Hi guys, I have about £500 to spend on sound effect libraries. I'm not entirely sure what type of sounds I want just yet, but I am looking around on the internet and there are SO many ...
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Well Cataloged Airplane Sounds

Hello Everyone, I am going to be working on 2 one hour documentaries on naval aviation. There is a need for many airplane SFX ranging from WWI to the modern day. Because of the nature of the docs and ...
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Animal Sounds Libraries

Does anyone know any CD recordings or royalty-free sites that contain quality animal sounds of various types? (ie: North American, African, Asian, Australian animal sounds). The key to this ...
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Giving Credit on Royalty-Free Sound Libraries

I've recently purchased the Blastwave FX Starter FX royalty-free library, and used/edited/mixed some of its sound effects alongside my personally recorded ones in a game. I've read over the License ...
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any online sfx library that has the exact (the same) files that are sold on cd's?

Hello, I am looking for a online database of sound effects that has the same audio files that you can find on commercial cd's so i can buy separately just the sound i need. I've heard some sounds that ...
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What are Your Preferred Bit/Sample Specs for Commercial Libraries?

Over the past 10 years I've been making most of my living doing stock libraries, patches, virtual instruments etc which were geared pretty specifically toward musicians. These days though, I'm doing ...
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should I get a Mp3 starter library or only get wave format sounds?

I was looking to get a starter library to start practicing sound editing until I can afford my field recording setup. Blastwave fx has a starter library for $40 but its all in mp3 format. It has 500 ...
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How often do you delete files of your soundlibrary?

I wonder, if I am the only person who sometimes feels, that previously edited reordings or soundeffects are not that good as you thought they would be. Lately I went through all of my edited material ...
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Sound Library Distribution

Hi Guys. Not directly related to sound design, but I am sure this question will help a number of people out. I know that a few people on the board already do this, so rather than ask them directly, I ...
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Cheer and Dance Team SFX collections?

I frequently find myself editing music for dance team and cheerleading performances. Can anyone recommend a good collection of "Cheer effects" (for lack of a better term)? Thanks in advance. Allow ...
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REQUEST: Windmill recordings

Hi folks, I've been enjoying Social Sound Design for many months now and find it to be an incredible resource for picking creative brains all over the world. What I haven't seen much of, however, is ...
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Soundfx library metadata language

Dear all I'll planning to sort some of the stuff in my sfx libraries. I'll move to Soundminer and thinking to tag and add metadata to all my libraries (I'll start, but I already know that it'll be a ...
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Sound Libraries Index

This platform is getting bigger everyday as there are industry professionals&amateurs among us spending their valuable time to help people. I think in the near future, Social Sound Design is going ...
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Suggestions for a tensioned rope effect?

Hello! First time poster but (relatively) long time reader here. I am working on a kung fu short film and am currently stumped concerning a particular sound effect. Any suggestions would be so, so ...
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Good Walla Libraries

Hello Everyone, This is my first post on this forum. It looks like a great community and I look forward to chatting with you all. I have been looking for a good walla library lately. Does anyone ...
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Tips on Car Recording?

I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on recording car engines/cars in general? I'm thinking of hiring a Marantz PMD671 to record with, and as for mics, I was going to hire a few different ...
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What “Boutique” SFX collections would you like to see made available?

A bit topic of the past few weeks has been smaller "prosumer" sfx collections. Chuck made one, Tim has two out, I'm working on a few, and I know others are two. Earlier today Nathan called them ...
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Best Broad Effects Library?

I don't think I've seen this asked yet - apologies if so! [cringe] Short version: For those times you can't record your own material, what are your best go-to sources for libraries that don't cramp ...