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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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Tutorials: Sonnenschein's Webinar vs Nick's Tutorials - Thoughts?

This was initially posted on Gearslutz, but I think it's more appropriate here. I'm looking to purchase a package of tutorials. I've read D. Sonnenschein's book twice and watched his free, ...
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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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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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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 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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What do you use delays for?

What do you use delays for? Thickening? making wierd effects? I never use them even to thicken, maybe that's because my delay is too long. Whats up world!? depth?
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Emotional sound

I just want to share this experience I had yesterday and hear others' stories. I got asked to do a short film yesterday. It was shot on DSLR and looks lovely. There's no dialogue and concerns a ...
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Your favourite sound design tricks

Apart from the usual suspects such as: recording sounds, pitch, reverse, delay etc.. What cool sound design tricks have you discovered?
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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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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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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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How to find work?

How does one go about finding work and getting experience in "the field?"
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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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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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Sound Design fundamentals for different genres

Hi all, Just wanted to know if anyone was aware of any good sites where people have written about/reviewed the different sound design fundamentals for different genres? Like comedy, horror, drama etc....
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Tips for making LFE

We all know and love the LFE and we can feel it in our bones when it shows itself. Does anybody have some tips on making Low Frequency Effects?
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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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cutting multiple hard synced layered events - workflow

Assume that you're looking at a scene with dozens of hard synced events that need a few layers of sound per event. Something like a fistfight or a shootout. What's your specific workflow for finding ...
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Favorite organic sounding plugins

Hi everyone, this is a thread about our favorite organic sounding plug-ins. It might be a little bit newbie of me but I'll ask anyways. The reason I'm asking is because I am processing a clap to ...
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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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Ropey old recordings of radio broadcasts about the Vietnam war?

Hey everyone, I've searched YouTube etc but was wondering if there's some kind of old historical database where old radio reports would be stored? The quality really doesn't matter - in fact the ...
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How to make a sound 4D?

Does anybody have some insight in how to make a sound 4D? Genaudio has a few apps that make your sound 4D. I met the Genaudio Plugin Manager one time at a seminar he did in San Francisco. After ...
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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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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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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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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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First memory of manipulating sound?

We all have memories of our first listening experience (ie the first memorable sound we heard and rememebred) but what was the first sound you heard, captured & manipulated in some way & went ...
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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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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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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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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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Sound Design For Things That Do Not Exist

Hi all, how do sound designers come up with sounds for things that do not exists? For example: Dinosaurs. I read a little bit on the sound design for Jurassic Park by Gary Rydstrom and he mentioned ...
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Can you stop an elevator?

Hey Sound Designers! It's been a while since I've been on the forums, but I'm back, and I have a question for you: How would you stop an elevator? A 1930's era elevator is careening down it's ...
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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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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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Power of sound design in film / Favorite scenes

Hi! I was wondering if you guys have your favorite scenes, in which sound effect or effects that somehow affect your body, for example, making your heart to go crazy, or impacting your emotional ...
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What do you mean by “Sound Design Concept”?

I've seen a lot of people praising the sound design concept for a film but what exactly does that mean, and can you give an example?
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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 ...
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Creating a car engine sound

I need to create a somewhat cartoony sound of a small vehicle (truck) engine idling, speeding up, and coming to an abrupt stop. Short of recording a vehicle, is there any way I can synthesize a basic ...
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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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The difference between Dry Comedic and Slapstick sounds

Can we compare the difference between dry comedic and slapstick sounds?? Is there a fine line between these things or is it vague? Maybe a movie or article reccomendation could lend a helping hand ...
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Templates for Sound Creation/Design

I am curious what everyone template for creation of sound effects to picture are. I have a good overall "God" Mix template with all the stems and routing and things I need, but I find that when I am ...
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Slow motion foley?

I am working on a short that is mostly slow motion (shot MOS). Not severely, but enough to give it a surreal quality. This is opening the door for a lot of sound design moments, which is great, but I ...
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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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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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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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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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Tips on analysing sound design on films?

Hi, I'm currently writing a comparative sound design study for university on the differences of live action films and animations. As one of the chapters i am analysing a number of films on each side ...
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Snowman icy voice

Hey! I have to design the voice of a demonic snowman and this voice must sounds "icy"... Any suggestions?