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Favorite way to infuse sounds with other sounds or Infuse moments with manipulated sounds

How can you go about infusing sounds with other sounds? For example if you want the sound of a baby crying to increase the emotional pull of a certain moment or ambience I usually use an Impulse ...
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Favorite Ambiance, Background Recording Technique and Delivery

How do you like to record ambiances, and backgrounds? Stereo? Mono? ORTF? MS? How do you like to layer them in a project? Mono? Some Stereo? Lots of Stereo files?
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How to make a nice indoor, city apartment ambience

I'm making some backgrounds for a short bit of film to make my reel sound nice. Half of the section takes place with a couple people talking inside an apartment and then the other half is a flashback ...
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Choosing a sound design aesthetic

How do you choose a sound design aesthetic? For example, seeing a dog hearing a dog or see a dog hear a cat?
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Camel Alchemy Sound Design

Hi guys, Can you help me on this one? It's been some time that I wanted to broaden my options in sound design so I've got to the conclusion of starting with Camel Alchemy. Could you recommend me a ...
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Would love feedback on my latest project

Hey everyone, I'd love to get some feedback here for this short 27 second clip that I sound designed. It is a piece I made for fun and then turned into a more serious work. It is a redesign of a ...
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Sound Design Schedules

Hi!I would like to know how do you calculate times for a sound design project? How much time (in human hours) does it take to make the sound design for a feature film (1:30hrs)? If you could specify ...
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Deciding where to place backgrounds and spot effects

Do you have a kind of system for placing things like barking dogs, carbys, ringing phones, etc in the background of a scene? How do you decide what to place? Also, do you ever use backgrounds that ...
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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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Theory of incorporating bone conduction (sound through solids) in sound design

Since sound sounds so much different compared to through the air, through a solid, I think that this affects the way we perceive the world. Sound waves are traveling through our bones, body, and our ...
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Could the secret ingredient or solution be as simple as reverb?

I'm sitting here wondering about how all these drones and atmospheres are made. Lots of sounds actually. It seems like sometimes the answer is always "reverb." Reverb seems to pervade thousands of ...
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Bit Crusher Plug for PT

PT's Lo-Fi Plugin is not adequate for me at the moment. I'm looking to get some juicy bit crushed sounds and I come up a mile short. The best bit-crush that I have heard of is on Traktor the DJing ...
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Looking some help/advice for my Honours Project [Sound replacement with film]

Morning folks! I've just began my final year of university, doing Digital Media with a specialisation in Sound Design and its time to do my honours project and dissertation. The general gist is that ...
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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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Opinions on the sound of Terminator Salvation

Was curious to hear this forum's ideas and opinions on the Sound for Terminator Salvation. Also would love to hear of any overall reviews out there.
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If one were to recreate the sound of thunder ripping…

How? You know, when it just tears through the air, ethereally, with that jagged saw like sound and not so much bass but more hf reverberation. For example over an open plain. Just the jagged split ...
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Sound Design Studies?

Hello everyone! I'm currently looking for studies that have to do with Sound Design and I was wondering if anyone here knows a good university/school where they teach sound design or studies related ...
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Discussion for the sound of “El Topo”

I often think that wacky movies blur reality to the point that they share similiar qualities with video games. I'm about to watch El Topo for the first time and I think it would be cool to get a ...
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The merits and uses of Masking

I was listening to my alarm this morning from a lofi telephone. It's actually a step up from lo-fi so the sound quality is considerably improved, can't tell you the actual specs. The alarm itself is ...
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Common Horror Genre type “stingers”

I'm working on a short scary flick and am working on a transition or stinger for one scene and it it brought to my mind this question. What are common horror genre stingers? What comes to my mind are ...
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How to make a sound fit the lighting technique that comes from below and shines up casting shadows on the face?

How to make a sound or ambience fit the lighting technique that comes from below and shines up casting shadows on the face? I was thinking maybe you could take a spooky scream/drone/ringing or what ...
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Why is this sound made?

It's the skipping, chopped sound in movies like Starwars, Batman and Transformers. Listen here at 2:08 for example. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZicrp_p4BE What is your take on it? Thanks
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Need some train sounds ASAP

Hi guys, I need a few different train sounds ASAP for an advertising animation I'm working on. I'm looking for some onboard (but outside of the train) sound (so we can hear the train moving along ...
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How do you define the art of sound design?

Just curious what it means to you, cause sometimes I feel like I forget and think the sound that I should make must be the biggest, coolest and most unnatural thing ever, and its not just all about ...
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NYC for Sound Design

I just moved to LA about 7 months ago. I've have worked on a fair amount of projects just freelancing, which has been fun, but I'm not sure if this is really where I want to live for the next 5-10+ ...
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Sound Sculptures & Installations

I guess this might interest many of you guys so i put the link bellow! http://www.tsimpountiii.gr/en/technology-tech/sound-sculptures-installations/
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Films with extended moments of great sound

What are your favourite long form pieces of sound design in film? I'm doing a little research into a project where I'd need to make up 50 minutes of film with exciting/interesting sound for a ...
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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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Does anybody here ever do sound for motion graphics?

Does anybody here ever do sound for motion graphics? Stuff for 3d artists like website...http://www.mographwiki.net/Main_Page
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production company websites: best of

This is tagged as a community wiki. What I'd like to collect here is a compilation of the best websites for individual companies you know of. Something of a gold standard. The reason is to define a ...
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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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How to make a suction sound?

Imagnine you are being sucked into a TV, what sound would it make? Or what if you had just teleported into a zone and somebody asked you about this sound design technique.
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How to find work for game audio?

Hi all, How do you find work for game audio? Any tips appreciated!
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sound design demo session for protools?

Hi Guys! my first post in this wonderful site. so many thanks in advance.. what I'm looking for is a pro tools session, (feature film/drama sound design/editing session) for me to download, in order ...
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Creative Spaces

So, in my iTravels I've spent a ton of time reading through acoustics threads on message boards like GearSlutz and TapeOp. The information on those sites really is top notch, and all the people seem ...
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How to make a sound soft and cartoony

How do you make a sound, sound "soft around the edges?" I know that you can compress a reversed sound and then reverse it again. Fluffy crossed with cartoon is the sound quality. Reverb? ...
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Feedback on Short Film Sound

Yikes, didn't know how nervous I would be putting my work out to such a great group of professionals, but here we go: WAIT is a short film I wrote and produced last year. In addition, as a challenge ...
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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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Car Sounds Creation

Hey, I have a question about how to make nice, thick, tough car sounds. I have some good recordings of car sounds and was wondering if there are any good techniques to beef them up and make them ...
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Unmusical Items as Instruments in Music/Design

I wanted to ask everyone what their experience is with using household items, or really any other non-instrument to either layer in, or as itself, into music and sound design. For instance, I shall ...
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Do you have any info. about sound design for small internet based games?

I was wondering if anyone has experience doing sound design for some of the many games on the internet like Facebook apps and games or for phone games like angry birds..... Or if someone has info on ...
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Check my work in progress (Graviii game)

Hello again all fellow sound designers! I post this to present to you my latest work in progress. Its in the form of a game by my team Tsimpountiii Games. We submitted our latest game GRAViii at ...
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Does anyone here use Sony Sound Forge?

It came free with my Sony PCM D50 and was wondering if it is a software people use for sfx editing and sound design. I use Pro tools 9 but this software may be quicker for editing raw soundfx and ...
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How to find work?

How does one go about finding work and getting experience in "the field?"
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How to make a noise sound hollow?

For example, I am hoping to have a waterfall sound like it is hollow and inside something (hence the hollow). Any plugin suggestions or techniques you can offer?
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any good sound designing memories through photos to share?

recently updated my teams devblog with some sound designing times for the minigame Fatous Olous we made for a big website! http://devblog.tsimpountiii.gr/sound-design-music-scoring/sound-designing-...
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Designing a Reverb

Hi everybody. I´ve been using reverbs for a while and I´m curious about what´s the proccess you use to design the right space through a Reverb. Which parameters and which workflow do u choose to ...
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What template do you use for film sound and game sound?

I would like to create a template that will make doing sound for film and games more organized. What type of template setups do you use? I am using pro tools but I don't think the DAW you use matters.
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Do you have any credits listed on IMDB?

I would like to watch films where the sound design/editing has been done by our community here at social sound design. So if you have some credits that you recommend I watch I would be glad to do so.
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Waves silver plug-in bundel for sound design?

Im going with the waves silver bundel on saturday because it is only $418 right now at sweetwater.com here is the bundel http://www.waves.com/content.aspx?id=8675 Any reasons why not to get it? I ...