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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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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 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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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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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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Looking for resources about Jimmy McDonald (Disney sound designer and voice actor)

Hi mates, as the title says ! It's hard to find material about that sound wizard around the web, so any links, videos, books or whatever warmly welcome ! Cheers, Xavier
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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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Would you guys help me with a uni project by answering a few questions?

Questionnaire I would greatly appreciate it if you could take some time to fill in this short questionnaire. I am collecting data for primary research to be used within a project at university. ...
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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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how can I get my sound design work to american companies?

I'm a student in the last year and i have some good videos online with sound design made by me, how can i get my sound design videos/portfolio to american companies? These are my sites. http://www....
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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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Where do I Begin in Sound Design?

Hi I wonder if you folks on this site can help me out. I just graduated from university doing Digital Media. For my honours project I did sound design for a short animated film and it’s given me the ...
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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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Articles- Sound Design in comedy

I wonder if you guys have read great articles or have book referees about sound design for comedy (which tricks are used and how the sound helps the movie/tv show/etc to be funnier) that you could ...
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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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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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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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Video courses on sound design for film/tv ?

Hi!! new member here.. I'm looking for dvd's or video courses on sound design for film/tv. I would like to learn everything from recording the right way to adding audio effects or anything needed ...
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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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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 my sound design.

Hi everyone. I am hoping for some feedback on a work that I am in the last stage of completing. It is a sound replacement clip from Star Trek, the Future Begins. I am interested in opinions and ...
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Multimedia sound effects

Hi guys, how can create multimedia effects like beeps,buttons,mouse over??? Thanks Andrea
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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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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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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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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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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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Examples of recent web sites/IOS stuff with great or innovative user interface sound design/sonification ?

Hi mates, I am looking for web sites with successful sound design (no matter the technology behind). I don't mean background music but interactive sounds only. Thanks ! Xavier
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The best European Sound Design Courses at Postgraduate level? [closed]

Hello all you social sound designers out there... I am going to study Film & Moving Image Production this September at University. I am already looking forward to what I want to do with the ...
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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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Any reviews on IRCAM SPAT plugin?

Hey everyone. I was wondering if anybody has used the IRCAM SPAT plugin. I saw a demo of it at AES this year and it seemed pretty nice.
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Game Sound Design/Audio - What should I study in order to advance to a paid job?

Hi everyone. I have always known I want to work in audio. I enrolled on a film course at University, which is great. It has a lot of emphasis on sound and storytelling, both practically and ...
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Does lowering the pitch of a sound lower the quality?

I recorded my dog growling and shifted the pitch down -12semitones to get a really deep growling rumble for a monster sound. I put this sound in a video and I got a comment asking if it was an MP3. I ...
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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 ...
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any tips on creating tech based sounds like this

http://vimeo.com/37278827
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Which Plugin Bundles and Sound Libraries to start with?

I'm jumping into post production (movies, games) and also sound design. Which would be more essential or worth buying? Are any just way too many plugins than I'd need? Here's what I've been looking at:...
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Transformers sound design

Hi guys I'm currently working on a project that includes enormous robots transforming, I've read a lot about the sound of transformers and I've been experimenting with a lot of different techniques ...
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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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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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Advice and comments on my first sound design for a film clip

This is my first sound design. I did a short clip from Lord of the Rings. I'm trying to get a decent monster sound. Comments and advice would be great. Thanks. http://www.vimeo.com/17062502
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Best Horror Film Visual+Sound Combination?

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween. Ok, I had to ask, it being Halloween and all, What's your favorite Horror Film Visual+Sound combination? I know it's probably been asked before on ...
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Choosing and creating a sound asthetic/pallet

Does anybody have a specific process for brainstorming at the time when they are creating a sound pallet and aesthetic for the project? David Sonnenheines book about Sound Design describes some ...
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Sound Design & Foley thesis

Hi everyone! I'm an italian Electronic Music student and I'm about to start writing my final thesis for the course. Sound design & foley are a new subject for me, they do not teach me anything ...