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How do I make ETSI (European) dial sounds on instruments?

For example, dial tone, DTMF, busy tone, ringing tone, etc.
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what is the strings-like lead in this trap song?

For example Lil Boosie - Never Been a B*tch: The chirpy top line melody in the first few bars. Does anyone recognize this sound? I have a nostalgic attachment to ...
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Audio recording software, continues recording during playback

I wish to more fully develop some music I've roughly sketched out. I have an idea for the kind of program I'd like to use - if such a program already exists, I'll use that, otherwise, I may write my ...
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How to come up with great melodies [closed]

I got fl studio. I know it from the ground up but I still cant make good melodies I have seen a lot to tutoirals they all say to just write music and I can't do that I really need help.
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Career in both composition and sound design, or chose one path?

After some years working in the music industry in production and composition, I'm very drawn to working specifically in sound design (games especially). But at this moment, realistically there are ...
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The Combination of Field Recordings and Music

I'd like to start a list of examples of this particular combination, so please post any you can think of or any other thoughts about this. Here's one I think really works: [youtube]VVuJ_E_q4LI[/...
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Trustworthy Audio App Review Sites?

Hey Audio pals - in addition to forums and peers, are there sites that you trust most regarding reviews for sound design/audio/music apps?
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Music Composition

I started with music about 4 years ago and then took it more seriously. I started to learn music theory, I play guitar and started reading some books about sound synthesis, different tutorials, etc. ...
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What other skills should you have?

Im just finishing my degree in live & studio sound and was wandering what other skills do sound designers most like to have? And what makes a sound designer more employable other than having ...
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What's your favorite forum that combines the passions of Sound Design AND Music Composition?

I'm wondering which forum do you prefer that covers both sound design and music composition?
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Where does one get started looking for a sound designer?

I'm looking to have some sound effects and sound tracks made for a few games my company has created. I have no idea where to start or what kind of cost to expect. Thus, my question is twofold: ...
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Uni Project Feedback and soundcloud giveaway

Hey everyone! So I have finished the creative project that I posted earlier. You can view it here - The Arrival on Vimeo. I am looking for constructive feedback on the project, and to show my ...
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How necessary are 'professional quality' music composition skills in the Sound Design field?

I'm just starting out in sound design. I've been interested in the field for a long time but have only just got myself into the position where I can start to purchase some proper kit and get involved ...
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Music Makers: Do you find your Sound Design skills influence your compositions?

With regards to myself, I started making music first before discovering sound design and now find that this is in turn working its way back and influencing my compositions: my choice of timbres, how I ...
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Help! Need someone to do some composition for a game ASAP.

Hi all, Hope this ok to post here, but I'm kind of desperate lol Need someone to come up with some short looping music BG (6 x 30 secs) based upon variations of a main theme tune. Its a flash based ...
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The Softer Side of Sound Design

Hola, I just re-watched the first Transformers movie and now find myself completely overwhelmed and kind of craving something with a bit more of a soft touch. I know that my question is something of ...
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How close can you spoof a melody?

I am scoring a children's dvd and there is a game of "hide and seek," where we want to spoof the Mission Impossible theme. I'm changing bits: the bass line is in triplets and plays different notes at ...
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Music in a Demo Reel

It looks like Demo Reels are the big question right now, so I'll throw another one out there... How do you feel about music in a demo reel? I'm a composer/sound designer, and I plan to have a music-...
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algorithmic composition / melody patterns generation

Hi there, this one goes for the more musically-oriented among us. i have a sharp deadline to wrap up a project for a client which involves sound design and theme composition for a 40sec animated ...
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Sound Design and Composition

For those among you who do both sound design AND composition, when you're doing both for one project, which do you start with? Obviously they will affect each other in the end product, but I'm finding ...
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Do any of you compose, as well?

I got into sound design when an open-source game I was on was flooded with composers, and we needed a sound designer. None of the composers on the game had anything beyond Finale but me, so I stepped ...
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Looking for good resources regarding film analysis

Hi everyone, I'm currently doing a paper at university in film music, analysing the composition & sound design of various films. We've been assigned to groups & ours has decided to analyse ...
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converting Images into music masterpieces

I wrote a article on this subject at my blog and was wondering people thoughts on it. As in do you think that these forms of experimental music will they ever be able to build a real following like ...
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Making your track "sparkle"

Have you been in this situation? You spend days (and possibly weeks) creating your sound design masterpiece but find that it lacks that certain…something. It's hard to put your finger on it. The best ...
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Composition versus sound design, what's the difference?

A documentary maker called me a sound designer. At first I thought he forgot to mention my composer role. I told my girlfriend about it and she was like sound design is what you do, a composer feels ...
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