I was mussing about in the studio with a friend of mine a few weeks ago and discovered a way of making really cool and totally epic sweeps using a thin piece of MDF board and the metal edge of a baffle. Since then I've used it in pretty much everything I've put my ears to since then. Transitions and flybys. Ambiences and spot effects. I just can't help it. I love the sounds so much, and they [magically] seem to suit everything.

I think I'm approaching the point of beating a severely dead horse, but I can't help myself. So, how do you guys feel about re-using sounds from project to project? Do you have a point where you force yourself to stop using certain sounds because you're starting to repeat yourself, or do you just have at 'er and use it till you lose it?

  • @g.a.harry, would you care to post a sample of your sound? I'd love to hear it! – Jay Jennings Nov 30 '11 at 7:35
  • Slightly beside the point, but nice sound! – James Bryant Dec 1 '11 at 3:06
  • @James Thanks. I've got a series of about 30 of those. They're so magical, with a bit of filtering and effects they work over everything. – g.a.harry Dec 1 '11 at 9:01

I certainly do that.

I have some whooshes that I built with a combination of Michael Raphael's rockets and some flame bys that I still use in just about everything. I need to make some different ones. :)

ditto with some screen text scanning that I did a while back and some other clicky sounding things that work well in UI looking CG moves.

I'm currently in the process of beating to death a recording of our garage door that I made as well. Its soo big!

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  • @rene your undying love for my rocket library just warms my heart. – sepulchra Nov 30 '11 at 2:35
  • They make me want to find a rocket society in this part of the world. :) – Rene Nov 30 '11 at 5:39
  • @rene don't tell anyone but there might be a second round of these . . . shhhhhh – sepulchra Dec 1 '11 at 15:33

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