As i'm sitting here fussing with a sfx for what will be a .5 second timed effect, I have settled around a convolved quick little bandpass filter sweep (theeuuuu). I also wondered why i didn't just try this earlier.
As sound designers, we have thousands of tools and methods and options at our disposal, what are some of the bread and butter things that you always end up settling on, and then slapping yourself in the forehead for originally discounting?
Should be fun. Mine are probably sampling and filtered noise, especially for short fx. What are yours?