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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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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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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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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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Convincing Telephone Effect

I know this is probably been said, and I know there is a preset on the effects panel in Adobe Audition. Though using a preset feels like cheating and samples will sound the same. I want to know is ...
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Loop-able sounds created in Pro Tools?

I am was average to moderate user of the old Social Sound Design, but since it moved to stack exchange all my info seems to have been deleted. So many imaginary points, down the drain!! I read a tip (...
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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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Does anybody know this voice effect?

Does anybody know the voice effect used in this video. Please I've been searching for over a year. I love this effect but I can't get an answer to as what it's called. Here is the link: http://...
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Effects in Adobe Audition to make a voice sound like it's coming from inside a body / in your head

I'm editing a radio play and one of the characters is a heart, as in, the beating heart of another character. Does anyone know any effects I could use in Adobe Audition that I could use on the voice? ...
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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 ...
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Need help cleaning, and editing sound effects using multiple mics

So my question is this; I'm trying to figure out a good way to edit, and clean my sfx recording with 3-4 mics. My main question what are your general steps ? Do you import everything into PT first ...
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What can I research to back up my sound design?

I realise the question is a bit ambiguous but I couldn't think of a way to put it into one simple question. I am currently a final year music technology student undertaking some sound design for my ...
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Can I use the sync voltage, OR the audio output from a Korg Volca to control a Moog Little Phatty CV input?

I'm not looking for necessarily clean results, as this is simply experimentation. But I also don't want to fry the CV in on my Moog.
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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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Transpose a track 6 octaves in Ableton Live in realtime

The "transpose" knob in Ableton Live 9 only allows transposing down 48 semitones, which is 4 octaves. In order to best approximate what a bat hears, I'd like to transpose down 6 octaves, which is 72 ...
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How do i create a Godzilla style roar and some giant sounding footsteps?

I want to creat a massive roar for a sound scape i'm working on but i'm new to this so any tips would be greatly appreciated =) thanks in advance
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What type of plug-in is Fruity Loop's Gross Beat?

What is the name for the type of effect that Fruity Loop's Gross Beat plug-in creates? How does that type of effect work?
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Compressor Questions and Making a 5.1 Mix with 95% in Stereo? [closed]

I've been editing videos for a few years now and have always done my sound editing in Final Cut Pro (7).. But with this new big documentary project I'm working on, I'm hoping to make Soundtrack Pro my ...
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I'm having problems recording sound effects at low volumes

I have been recording sounds like a rubber glove on glass and its going in at -22db. If i turn it up more I get a lot of fuzzy noise. I recorded low then opened it in pro tools. I turned up the volume ...
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Live vocal effect, dynamic dependant. delay & reverb

I was on live show yesterday, hear this what i will try to explain. When singer talks to crowd or just sing quiet her voice, effect can be just barely heard. But when she raise voice volume effect ...
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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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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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Real Time Control with Envelope

I like to do experiments. I'm trying to find a way to control multiples parameters like the frequency of an LFO or cut of a filter in real time. Of course i can do it in an easy way if i create a ...
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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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How to make a lead similar to a circular saw

How to make a lead like in Notre-Dame de Paris - La monture at the first 4 seconds? This sound is similar to a circular saw. It is often used to represent aridity. ...
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What are some good vocoders to use?

Hi everyone. I am wondering if there are any vocoders that come recommended by people at this forum. Right now, I am working on a project for a video game. The hits, I want to be vocoded with a ...
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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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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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Demo samples of common effect presets

Imagine I'm in a situation I don't have any gear with me (a meeting with a client). When I want to explain what a 'slap-back delay' sounds like, I could put on a typical Elvis song, but 'wood room' is ...
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Which effects should I place on return tracks?

What are the accepted practices/rules about putting effects on return tracks? I tend to stick time-based effects (reverb, delay) on a return, and keep other effects (chorus, phaser, waveshaper etc.) ...
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Uses for Ring Mod

I'm very much into processing of my sound sources (synths, vocals, samples, etc.) to add interest to tracks with uncommon sounds, and like to use effects in ways they weren't really designed for. ...
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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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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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How can I improve the tone quality of a clarinet track?

I have a raw recording of a classical trio (piano, violin, and clarinet), with each instrument having its own track. The sound quality of the piano and violin are quite good even before editing, but ...
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How to bounce with an external effect in Adobe Audition

I have an external effect, accessible as a VST plug-in. Everything works fine when working with my session; but when I want to bounce my session, it's not done in realtime, so my bounce is completely ...
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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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How important is “finding plugins”?

I'm totally new to this whole audio production thing; I've just started playing with Ableton the past few weeks. But I'm wondering, for later on, because I always hear professionals talking about all ...
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What is a “ducker”?

I saw another question on here that asked how to set up a ducker. Can someone provide a detailed explanation of what a ducker is? I couldn't glean a specific meaning from the context of the linked-...
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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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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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Side chain sources for a compressor working on a guitar or bass signal?

I've only ever used side chain triggering for compressors acting on drums. Where a kick signal compresses snare and toms. I'm trying to figure out some interesting use cases for side chain compression ...
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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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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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FX Request: Screen doors

So i'm a bit stuck at the moment in an ultra low budget feature i'm working on. I need an exterior screen door (with wood frame) opening, closing, and some creaking. If it's one that has a slow-...
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How to adjust the repeat interval and duration for delay effect in Ableton Live?

I remember in Cubase the audio delay effect had parameters where you could dictate how often a delay repeated, and for what duration.. Is there a way of adjusting these parameters in Ableton? Ideally ...
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What Voice effects are used in Solomun - See You Everyday Alone?

What effect(s) is(are) used on the male voice in the song by Solomun "See You Everyday Alone (original mix)"? Is it a layer of effects? Towards the end the effect is much less and I can actually ...
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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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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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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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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 ...