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Recording app with video playback / remote solution

Hi, I am trying to find a solution to record foley in my recording booth while seeing a looping quicktime movie on my ipad. Is there any app that would allow me to do this? To avoid all the file ...
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Sound Design/Sound Engineering Masters in Europe

I studied Computer Engineering in Italy and now I'm searching for a Master in sound in Europe. I want to explore mainly the technical aspects of the Sound Engineering, like recordig and post-...
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What is the best microphone type for recording natural outdoor sounds?

I am currently working on a game, and I wanted to take on the challenge to record the sounds myself. I will need a lot of outdoor natural sounds, like flowing water, trees in wind or footsteps on dirt....
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Sound Design: water, river, streams etc using a synth

working on a game here and need a whole bunch of water-y sounds like rivers, streams etc .. of various sizes and characters... but given the abstract visuals having realistic water recordings simply ...
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Why wood is used for creating orchestral music theaters?

Saw a lot of concerts and they have one thing in common, every concert I was, the stage was made entirely by wood, I don't know what wood is..birtch or pine. And why the lunar form, why not a cube? In ...
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Bubbly/Wet Sounds with FM synthesis

Here's an example: (wet/bubbly sounds all throughout, particularly in first 10 seconds) I'm wondering if anybody knows any tricks on producing these kinds of sounds, ...
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Is there a good solution for hosting a sound design/music portfolio online?

Do any of you know of a good template-based portfolio site which caters for sound and music? I'm thinking of sites like http://carbonmade.com/ for visual media. Or perhaps the best solution is just a ...
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Want to create golden snitch wings sound effects

I want to know how to create the golden snitch wings sound effect (from Harry Potter's films). I've tried looking for fireworks spinners but I couldn't get the same effect of the films. Any ideas?
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What to look out for when designing mixed material enclosure?

I have a (presumably naive) idea to make the front of the enclosure out of concrete. The loudspeaker itself would a sealed bookshelf type with a tweeter and a 5" woofer. I'm considering these options ...
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Do any sound designers who specialize solely in UI sound for products (apps, wearables, etc) exist?

Are there any sound designers who only work at composing/producing sound for products such as digital applications, wearables, home electronics, appliances, etc., or is it too small of a market for ...
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Gunshot SFX Design: Should I use the actual model gun sound?

This may be related to the question I asked before. Is it necessary to use the actual gunshot SFX for that model of gun in movies? I mean I understand that we should add something for gunshot SFX to ...
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How to make this detuned stab

On 3:40 and 3:44 you hear a detuned stab in the background. I have a waldorf blofeld and what I'm looking for is to make some stabs and / or chords with a really distinct sound like you hear the song. ...
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Creating “Vintage” Sound

I'm fascinated by "vintage" film making - the look, sound, acting, stories - from the early days of film. I'm especially in love with the sound of dialog and foley during the 40s and 50s. I ...
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Have any of you tried Soundtorch?

Its an amazingly intuitive sound finder. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMLylqa5Gck Load in all of your sounds and it automatically sorts them by similarity. Pretty damn amazing. They just released ...
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What software do you use to catalogue your recordings and sound fx?

I use Logic Pro X at the moment for basic sound design stuff. I'm trying to find some software which I can use (like several of the online download sfx libraries where you can type keywords to locate ...
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Sound Design Journals on genre

I'm looking at writing a section in a report about different genres in film, and how sound design varies for each. Does anyone know any useful links to articles/journals/papers, preferably for ...
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Techniques for stretching out water to make it a constant sound

I'm trying to stretch out water to make it so that it is kind of on repeat. Only a certain portion of it. How do you do that, with a compressor or EQ?? Seriously, what kind of layering techniques ...
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Topics to be covered in a sound design video tutorial?

I am currently preparing a sound design video tutorial for cinema and games (in french) that would last around 5 hours. According to you, which subject should not be forgotten ? What would you expect ...
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The “first sound is the right sound” problem

The "first sound is the right sound" problem..also known as the "affection to a sound" dilemma: It often happens to me , when I start choosing and placing some sounds, that those sounds will remain ...
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Friends, share your experience of how you found your full time sound design job, please [closed]

I have just finished my BA in Music and I have been working on different sound design projects throughout studying. Now what I want is instead of proactively searching for gigs to present my sound ...
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Will multiple similar wireless devices interfere with each other?

At my church, the singers (3 on most days, up to 5-6 maximum) are "wired" into our audio system. (There is a cable that extends from the myMix output stations directly into earphones, 3.5mm jack). ...
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How to make the “Trumpet” lead in this track?

I am really wondering how the artist of this track made such a clear "trumpet" drop. 1.15 @ Could someone please explain how this could be reproduced with Sylenth1, ...
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How to create a pneumatic wheel sound?

I have to create the sound of a pneumatic wheel. In the video there is a pneumatic that goes on the road for 15 sec. It starts with a road in the summer time and it turns in a winter road with snow. ...
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Favorite way to modify a voice

Without the spectral and timbral processing functions of Kyma, I'd like to figure out how to modify human voice. I'd love to get the spectral and timbral properties of a wolf and cross it with a man ...
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Stadium Reverb Ambience

I need to put this samba track into a stadium obviously a single reverb instance won't do the trick (at least I've tried but it didn't - Space designer from Logic) It sounds dirty and confused while ...
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How to work objectively?

When doing sound design I often have difficulties to judge my work objectively. I spend so much time on one particular scene or even one sound that I lose my ability to judge my work. Two examples: 1)...
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Sound Design: Creating The Sound of Life Around Death

I am working on a film where a girl is in an abandoned old house that looks very creepy with wall paper peeling of the walls, cracked walls, and various debris on the floor. There is a voice over ...
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Looking for Sound Design Masters in Europe [duplicate]

I want to do Masters in Sound Design from Europe. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Currently I am working as a software developer in a leading company. Can ...
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How can I make a sub bass that can be heard (at least a bit) on even on crappy systems?

I'm making a song in which the bass has to be as soft and deep as possible but I'd also like people to be able to listen to the song (being the bass an important part of this track) and hear, even if ...
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User Interface (website) sound design

I may soon be making my first foray into designing sound for a website user interface. I'd be interested to hear some tips and experiences from those that have done this before. How do you strike a ...
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I'm looking for: Theatrical sound design theory

I'v been looking for some theories to back my thesis on 'sound design and application for the theatre', but I couldn't get any. Please can anyone help me with any theory of sound for stage play? I've ...
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JJJJJOOOP.. sound

I've been hired by someone developing a messaging APP and he wants a sound for when a message is sent and a message is received. It's hard to describe over text, but it would sound like "JJJJJOOOP" ...
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Questions asked during video game job interviews?

I've managed to get a skype interview for a position of Junior Sound Designer in a big game compagny. I'm french and my english oral skills are a bit rusty, so i'd like to train a bit before this ...
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Need some advice, first time project

I am doing a audiobook at the moment and im coming across a few problems. Firstly i must admit I dont have much experience in the area. So basically Im doing the story of snow white, and i have a few ...
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Wobbly sound FL Studio

I am writing a song on FL Studio, but when I have another instrument along with my main melody, the main melody sort of quietens every beat of the secondary instrument. It's very strange. I have ...
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We are putting speakers in the trees in parks and need some design suggestions for systems [closed]

Sounds Art project in the Parks. We are putting speakers in the trees in parks and need some design suggestions for systems. We are putting 3 x out door speakers in seprate trees in the park and we ...
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help with a string like no other

This string sound I have tried so many variations and I still can't nail, many forums later no one else can seem to either you can hear the string on it's own @1.23 State Of Grace - Not Over Yet (...
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Tuning out from world sound design

Hi can you recommend movies where the main characters get overwhelmed and they start to "tune out" from the real world and their surroundings? (The effect being that everything is slowly brought down ...
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Violin melody (Vicetone-Tremble) [closed]

1:25 How can I get that amazing sound? I mean, what software do I need? Nexus, Sylenth..? Please I need help! Thanks!
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How to create a pleasing distortion (harmonic)

Watching TRON for the first time, thanks Netflix for being so nice, I noticed that during the first stadium fight (thats as far as I am right now) there seems to be this nice bite of distortion. It ...
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Recordings the Americas by motorcycle

I posted this same question on gearslutz, but I'm sure I'll find plenty of useful insights here too. So in a few months, I'm going to be traveling by motorcycle from New York to Ushaia, Argentina (...
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Sound Design Etiquette?

This is a question from a novice sound designer, but one that I don't see discussed much, for obvious reasons. When approaching professional sound design projects such as movies, game cinematics, ...
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Feedback on my Music Video Without Music [closed]

I'm looking for a bit of feedback on this work I'm doing for my portfolio. https://vimeo.com/96135692
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Where to study advanced sound design? More inside

I am Sid and I am a Sound Editor/Designer/Recordist from India. I have been working on movies in India for about 3 years and have recently completed some major mainstream cinema films. I do ...
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Professional looking for a post graduate course in sound design for film

I am Sid and I hail from India. I've been working in the bollywood film industry for a while now and want to now move out. I have about 12-15 major motion pictures under my belt for which I served as ...
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Sound Request- Baseball Bat hit

Hey guys, Currently working on a student's Baseball short and I'm looking for a sound effect of a baseball bat hitting a baseball. All of the ones I possess don't contain that iconic snap and thwack. ...
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How can I make this sound (doesn't have to be exact

I have bumped upon a sound that I need a lot. At 00:38 you can hear the big room pluck, I'd like to make something like that. Could someone please tell me how to ...
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vocoder challenge

Greetings jedis how would I go about creating a vocoder with just pro tools 9 plugins, can it be done without downloading plugins? I recon it is just a matter of linking an audio track to a midi track ...
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looking for a short film for a university project on sound design.

I'm currently looking for a short film that I could use for a university project that requires me to create the sound design for a film of 3 - 8 minutes in length. If anyone is willing to supply me ...
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Distorted visual sound design

Ok judging by the title I am sure you are saying..."what???" If so, let me ask/explain. I have recently been tasked to designing some audio for a visual piece that entails a corrupted video feed with ...