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Are there valid guidelines to design squeak and creak sounds produced by metal objects?

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Sound Design is a creative pursuit. Consequently the way to progress in Sound Design is to learn the common techniques involved, such as:

  • Sound Recording
  • Editing
  • Layering
  • Pitch and Tone manipulation
  • Audio Processing
  • Mixing
  • etc.

Once you are familiar with these techniques, begin to experiment with particular sounds and see what you come up with.

There are no other guidelines than this.

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A violin bow on a cymbal can make some cool squeaky/creaky sounds.

Using a piezo disc taped to the cymbal as a transducer can help make it more metallic sounding than using a microphone, but either way is fun.

If you don't care about scratching the cymbal you can also experiment with scraping metal objects against it. Hardened metal (like a good screwdriver tip) can be nice and creaky.

I'm sure there are other ways, too..

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