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How would I go about creating a constant fly buzzing sound effect?

I'm trying to create a basic fly buzzing sound effect from scratch. I need it to be constant (as if the fly is hovering completely still from your position) so that I can affect it later. What would ...
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What exactly is a sample anyway?

I have watched many videos, purchased courses, and programmed a few audio visualizers, but something is still not clicking and it's causing tons and tons of confusion for me. And I think it boils down ...
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Could a 3.5mm to usb adapter stand as a subtitute for external power for a condenser mic?

My dad purchased a lavalier microphone (one with a 3.5 mm connector) for business meetings and was unaware that it needed a power supply. Could a simple 3.5 mm to usb converter power it via USB? If ...
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Requesting tips - Sound/foley workshop without software

I would need some help with ideas for a workshop in sound design for beginners. I'm working at a game company and my boss overheard me talking about foley and decided he wants me to hold a fun ...
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What is a good synth for a beginner to learn on?

I'm getting into production and song writing, and want a proper synth to learn on. I've played around with VSTs, but I don't feel very engaged with them - I don't feel like I can play them like an ...
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Is "Designing Sound" a good beginner's book?

I'm brand new to sound design and am looking for a good book that covers all the basics. In my searches, I found "Designing Sound" by Andy Farnell. From what I can see in the table of contents, it ...
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How to mix all sound to make it become complete song? [closed]

I just start to become EDM artist.These is something i can't get it. why this song: https://splice.com/marshmello/alone-contest , I mean, how did they mix all that sound to become one song really ...
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Any tips for producing music for a video game?

First of all, I am an absolute beginner. I'm going to be developing a game for a Nintendo console completely by myself and I don't know where to start with sound design. What software should I use ...
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I'm a total noob and I want to get into sound design as a hobby. Where should I start?

I've become interested in creating and playing around with atmospheric sounds and beats. Particularly an "untuned radio" effect, which I think is called single sideband modulation. Aside from playing ...
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What essentials are needed to have a small bedroom studio to make music?

What is some of the best affordable hardware and software for producing music? I just want a basic starter kit that will help me get to know the basics. I only want the absolute essentials for now.
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The absolutely simplest music production software for a complete beginner

I am not asking this question for myself, since I am already well seasoned with Logic and Cubase, but for my significant other. My girlfriend is interested in making some music, just for her own ...
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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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Field recording gain staging - Desirable input level and processing

Hello, I am new to field recording and had some questions pertaining to gain staging for recording sound effects and ambience. What is the recommended desired input level for both sound effects and ...
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Beginners sound kit - 1k budget

I have searched through the questions, but I feel each person has specific requirements that necessitates a specific question. I'm on a $1k budget and I need a field sound kit. I'll be going fx, ...
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Starting from scratch.

Hey guys. I have been using Nuendo ever since i entered this field and now with time, i am moving to protools. This might sound a bit immature, but i have no idea about how to start up? Which imac/ ...
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Novice Sound Designer Needs Help

Hello all! As the title says, I am an up and coming sound designer. A composer by trade, I know that sound effects design is a beast all it's own, and I have been ... side-railed, in a couple of ...
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Beginning a new session!

I just finished recording a few sounds for a film that i am working on, for practice. I am working on nuendo 4. I wanted to know about the sample rate and the bit rate that i should use. 44/16 or 48/...
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How to study sound for any film?

hey guys. i am a fresher to this field and have started doing my research and work in sound design around 6-7 months back. As a part of the learning process, i make sure that i watch loads and loads ...
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Advice on my newly researched sound recording kit?

So I have been spending a long time trying to gather a decent beginner kit for my sound recording. I'm wanting to squeeze the very best I can out the money I have. My main focus is on very high ...
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N00b to Max/MSP

So, I've finally gotten around to d/l-ing the demo for Max/MSP. I've been going through the Tutes and learning a whole bunch. I'm now at the point where I think I can start building some stuff. I'...
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Advice for a beginner. (I know, I know..)

Sorry for another newbie thread, guys. I've read other threads with similar questions but couldn't seem to find exactly what I was looking for, so here goes: I've wanted to work in film post/sound ...
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How important is a stereo microphone when starting out?

Hello. Sorry for the noob question. I recently put up a post on here about the equipment I want to buy as a starter package. I want to start a small sound effects label with professional sounding ...
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Advice on my starter sound recording kit I have researched?

I've been doing a lot of research for my price bracket. I'm wanting to enjoy the summer recording lots of sounds and getting good at technique and editing. I want the sound quality to be good... Good ...
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New synth for the new year (drone,industrial, metal, noise)

Gear, gear, gear. Too many options. I'm looking to pick up my first synth this month (software or hardware). As you can tell, i'm into creating dirt, gritty soundscapes. I have a chain of guitar ...
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Abundance Paradox

Hello, this is my first post. I've just recently dived in to the world of production, but I'm having problems regarding equipment. I've wanted to make music for so long, and this year I finally acted ...
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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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Pro Tools and sound design

What are the basic functions one should know in pro tools when dealing with sound for a film? Is elastic audio used a lot, or signal generator...... there are so many things to use. What is the most ...
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Getting started in Sound Design

I have recently became interested in sound design and wanted to get started practicing it. I have a small home studio where I run pro tools. I am looking for advice on how to get started. For field ...
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Working/Apprenticing in post houses

I am a budding sound designer and am bursting with creativity and a drive to work. I have done work on countless school projects and friend's films and am 100% certain I've found my lifelong passion ...
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What would you have done differently?

For those of you who have made sound design your career of choice, is there anything you would have done differently along the way? Are there certain choices you're especially glad you made? Would you ...
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