Questions tagged [effects]

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Which functional specifications are most important in an audio interface? [duplicate]

I want to buy an external sound card, and I have two choices (because others are crazy expensive here) Line6 POD Studio GX M-Audio M-Track I want to be able to connect my guitar and midi keyboard, ...
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What type of mics for recording effects/foley?

I'm looking to start recording my own field recordings, effects, and foley for a portfolio. What type of mics are used for this? Shotgun? Does anyone recommend any specific affordable mics to start ...
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Is it possible to raise/lower the volume of different voices?

This is probably an extremely easy question for you, but I'm very new to this. I found a video file of my niece talking and screaming on my phone, but I'm trying to hear the voice in the background. ...
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An effective technique for ducking in Sony Vegas?

I'm trying to wrap my head around ducking effect. Say, I have two tracks: A music with pretty harsh peaks and drops (it's a dubstep) A vocal voiceover I also have two Track Compressors applied to ...
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How to create the muffled sound effect like hearing through walls?

I don't know what's the correct technical audio term for it. How do you create the sound effect to simulate hearing a sound source from far away through thick walls? Kinda like you would hear standing ...
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How to make this effect in Skrillex' song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpwVCVVLfcI Minute: 0:45 How to make this, sort of, stuttering effect? Thanks
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Audio Interface > Guitar Pedal Chain > Audio Interface

I have a bunch of guitar pedals (stompboxes) that are sitting idle. I'd like to run a mono track of music from my computer through these pedals and record it back into the computer again. The audio ...
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Vocal Disguise Effect

Any suggestions on how to achieve an "Anonymous Vocal Disguise" Effect? Along the lines of: "Ransom Phone Calls" or "Anonymous TV Interviewee". I haven't started to experiment yet, seems to be a bit ...
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Sine wave frequencies

If I play two sine waves of frequencies in the same critical band in each of my ears, say 994Hz in my left ear and 1006Hz in my right hear – what will I hear? The ears should not be able to tell the ...
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Mastering chain effects

This question has been asked in various forms but not yet completely in my view. I'm trying to find a good mastering chain for a sound effects library using say Waves plugins in pro tools. I see ...
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Modern Cell phone ringtones

Anyone know of a current library that caters to more smartphone tones? In a pinch and wish I had the time to work up my own. Thanks!
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Looking to make a smooth pitch bend in Logic [Audio FIle]

I'm trying to make a smooth pitch bend down 5 semi tones or so. I have Melodyne and was trying it with that. I was also trying to do it using the built in Pitch Shift plug-in via the automation ...
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How can I make a section in a song sound like it's coming from an AM radio?

I am working on a project in Logic Pro, and for part of my song, I want to make it sound like an AM radio is playing a segment from a talk show reporting on a sport event. What effects can I apply to ...
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VST plugin that hosts VST plugins

Is there any VST plugin out there that is capable of loading other VST plugins (effects) ? A free one, if possible :P
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Making retro game music creepy

I want to take some early 90s video game music and make it creepy and scary to play for haloween. I have done stuff with sonic fames on the genesis like slowing down the carnival level and mixing ...
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How do I produce this effect?

Can somebody tell me what effect/processor I need to apply to make any sample "stutter" like this chainsaw in this trailer @ 0:58 I'm using Cubase and Sound Forge, ...
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Reverse voice anonomizing algorithMs

In the movie saw, the voice of the recordimg tapes was a process similiar to having 2 identical recorded speach track which ones pitch is changed down some percent and the other tracks pitch is ...
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How do I reproduce this echo effect?

I do not know the name of this effect but I want to use this effect on my audio. Can you please tell me how to do this using audacity. I think it is a kind of echo but I don't know the decay factor ...
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Classic “Back To Reality” Effect

Hi everyone, I'm working on a project where there is slow motion scene during an intense moment and the character is "sucked" back to reality. I've tried hitting the ambiences in hard at the end of ...
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“Extreme” EQ curves

Is it bad to use EQs to an "extreme" extent? I use that word because of what my friend said about the settings of an EQ on a song we were helping a mix and master. He had something like this, but more ...
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your thoughts about pricing a sound effects library for freelancers

As New York audio post people know, Sound One, a staple audio post house, is in danger of closing. It got me thinking that with the number of freelance sound editors/designers growing, I should try ...
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starting an effects rack, but not sure where to start or if needed

So I've been interested in starting an effects rack for months now after seriously getting into music production as a way to stay out of trouble. Don't get me wrong, music has always been a major ...
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Can I apply effects directly on my FireStudio Project?

I have 6 mics plugged into my FireStudio Project audio interface. I like the zero-latency monitoring available by plugging headphones into the interface, but I can't add simple effects, like reverb. ...
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Is there a similar site to this for moviemaking, film design, visual effects, etc?

I discovered this site through a friend who is into sound design. I love the Question/Answer format of this site. It acts a lot like a forum, but the better answers are easier to find and view, ...
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VST Plugins similar to Dblue Glitch?

I've had a lot of fun with dblue glitch vst. I was wondering if there are similar vst plugins that achieve the same clean cutting and manipulating that it does?
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Hardware or Software effects for Post-Production?

Do people prefer using effects processing in a DAW, via Plug-Ins or outboard gear to have more hands on control for Post-Production? I do everything in the box because I've barely started working and ...
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Looking to buy a sound effects pack (hand-to-hand combat impact sounds)

Hi all, Im doing the sound design for a short film that primarily involves fighting. I'm looking to buy a sound effects pack like this, http://arrowheadaudiosfx.com/AAS-004.html. Except that im ...
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What vocal effects do these heavy metal bands use for live shows

I have been trying to look for the vocal effects that singers like Brian Fair of Shadows Fall and Randy Blythe of Lamb of God and other heavy metal singers use, but i cant seem to get an answer to a ...
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Sound Library Management

Hi there, I hope someone can help. I have been kindly given a sound effects library containing 20,000 plus sounds. The thing is, the sounds are indexed by reference of numbers; rather than naming ...
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What's that vocal effect? Or is it natural?

I'm an AVP n00b, so bare with me. I've been wondering about a vocal sound that I'm very fond of. Some vocalists over the years have been using it, but it's not really that common. The sound is very ...
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Setting up side-chain compression in Sonar

I want to configure side-chain compression in Sonar LE, but I don't know how to do it. I have two tracks: a voiceover and music. I want the music to duck while the voiceover is talking. I can ...
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Treating plosives on voiceovers

I'm doing some voice recordings and I noticed that sometimes certain letters sound louder than they should: K, S, E, et cetera. What they all have in common is that they send a huge wall of air ...
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Transformers 3 teaser trailer sound

This has been driving me crazy for a while. The effects sequence at the end of this trailer has me stumped. It's so intricate and the sounds evolve so quickly, I'm having trouble figuring out how ...
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Final mix still quiet after maxing volume and compression

I'm using Sonar LE to record a station ID for a little online radio station experiment I'm trying to set up. I've learnt to use a compressor to increase the volume of individual tracks without peaking ...
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Why do my DAW's reverb presets sound artificial and metallic on certain recordings?

Newbie question. I'm using Sonar LE in combination with a stock reverb effect. I've mostly used pre-programmed settings since I'm rather unfamiliar with audio production theory. On some recordings I ...
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Voiceover drowns in music. How do I make it more dominant?

Total newbie here, not sure if this is the right place to post this. I'm trying to record some station IDs for an online radio station thingamajig I'm doing. I'm using a Samson C03U. My voiceovers ...
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Gear needed to support Ableton or other software

I am interested in composing electronic music using a program like Ableton Live. The array of choices in terms of midi interfaces and audio interfaces is overwhelming. Here is what I would like to ...
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Voice recording for radio, what effects are used?

I'm recording my voice for my radio show. I used to record at the radio studio but we have a problem and so i'm stuck at home with Sound Forge. I record the voice with a Cobalt C04 Mic that sounds ok ...
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How to make feedback in Ableton Live?

I'm making a short film where one of the actors accidentally turns the fader on the mixing board all the way up thus making an immense feedback. We don't want to do this in reality because of the ...
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How to choose where to sell my sfx?

This article I found today. I think that might be of interest. You what is your opinion about that? Selling Sound Effects: How to Choose Where to Sell – Part 1 Selling Sound Effects: How to Choose ...
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victorian sounds

Hello guys, Just started working on a victorian horror, typically the audio will need quite a bit of ADR and background/ambience work. I'm wondering if any of you know of any sound libraries around ...
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Where to find GOOD sounding TV Shows for BGs in movies

Long question in the title there.. ahem. I'm doing post on a film where a couple is sitting in a sofa watching television. I'd really like to not have to do an entire new program just for that scene,...
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Free VSTs for manipulating sound?

Hello Everyone, I'm a novice sound designer with a bare bones setup. I have only been building it for a couple of weeks and on a strict budget. So far everything I have is 100% legit and paid for ...
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Is buying a compressor a good thing for vocal recording?

I have a little home studio and so far, just recording with my Studio Project B1 microphone right in my Presonus Firebox was ok for vocals. I have some money to spend on an upgrade for this setup, and ...
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Getting rid of a lisp

I am recording a podcast for a radio show using WaveLab 6. I have a bit of a lisp, and so the sounds ess and shh seem to have a burst in volume and in pitch in the recording. I was wondering if ...
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Tool for improving old recordings

I'm looking for a tool like this, but not quite sure what to call it. I have a number of MP3s of recordings I did on 4-track tape back in the day. I quite like them but the recording is fairly poor ...
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Removing tonality: antitune

What kind of processing would you apply to an audio track to remove its tonal quality (its pitch), leaving sound with the same texture as the original but ambiguous pitch? For example, a drum sound ...
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looking for vehicles 1939-41

hi guys, i'm hoping someone will be able to help me out. i've got a mini series set in 1941 canada and i'm looking for north american vehicles from the 1939 to 1941 range. sound effect recordings ...
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“Ghostly” effect for vocals in a remix

I'm making a remix of a popular song. The effect I'm going for on the vox is kinda ghostly, almost as if it's not quite there. I'm using Reaper and so far I've seriously cut back a lot of the ...
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What's the wackiest software filter out there?

For pure filtering mayhem, what are people grooving on these days? Is there anything approaching, or surpassing, devices like the Sherman Filterbank for extreme filter-based processing? There are a ...