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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Real-time audio effects in Windows

I am looking for instructions on how to setup a real time reverb or echo effects on a PC. Searching did not yield any obvious winners, so if someone can recommend a setup that is easy and works well (...
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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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Converting voice into modem sounds

I'd like to record my voice and apply some effects on it. The final result should remind the listener of phone lines or some modem sounds, but only the melody and rhythm of the language should be kept ...
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Imitating a phone call?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to do a voice over of a phone call with it actually sounding like someone on the phone instead of just a voice over?
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How to make Dialogue present and full with joystick noise?

I'm working on a short and the opening scene is of 3 teenagers playing Nintendo. The dialogue track is relatively clean (already removed clicks/pops w/Izotope RX) save for the constant clicking of ...
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How to achieve overcompressed sound?

How can I make a track sound like its over-compressed, like this one: http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF1228842-02-01-02.mp3 ? (I'm using the izotope Ozone plugin inside a VST host)
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Using effects without dry/wet parameter in Cubase

I have 2 tracks that I need to filter for, say, the first 30 seconds using one of the cubase builtin filters. I'm having problem figuring out how can I manage to do this using automations. I've tried ...
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Soundsnap.com feedback

What do you guys think about Soundsnap.com? Its my sound effects website and I 'm working on improving it. I 'm looking for feedback from the sound community to see what areas of the site we can ...
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Legal use of sound effects

I'm working on a feature film now that, if all goes well, will be widely distributed. Through friends and colleges I have acquired several sound effects libraries, some of which are very well known ...
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Sending different ranges of frequencies to separate channels?

How would I send specific ranges of frequencies to different channels like the example I made in photoshop below? Right now I'm using FL Studio 9.7
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Makers of best-in-class DAW plugins for recording/mixing?

I'm not too concerned about a particular kind of plugin or what formats, but trying to find out who are the companies in the market that are making the good stuff. On the high end On the cheap end ...
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Big Trailer effects

Hi I'm doing a trailer for an action/thriller film and I need to make some of those big boomy sounds that they use to emphasise picture cuts. Does anyone know where I could start with making these ...
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Pedals as external effects

I recently picked up some pedals along with a Mackie Vlz 802. I was hoping to integrate the pedals with the mackie, and in turn, use them as external effects in Live. I'm aware that I have to ...
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Recording and processing backing vocals with only one singer

I'm recording a few songs using Studio 64 Linux and I'm wanting to add some backing vocals. As there's only me I was wondering if anyone had any good tips to make the recording sound more like a ...
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KORE Users - what are your favorite soundpacks/-FX? what's your workflow?

just interested because I'm planning to maybe get another soundpack since I was quite astonished by the quality of "Acoustic Refractions". I use those quite a lot as a source of inspiration. what's ...
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LP Scratch SSound Generation

Hey guys, How can one create those scratches that DJ's do? I have tried speeding up and slowing down samples manually, without satisfactory results. Any pointerS?
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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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Real time fx in Reaper

I have a guitar fx vst that works fine in Reaper if I'm playing back the track. It adds the effects correctly and I can hear it. But how do I get it to do it in real time as I'm playing? Here is my ...
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Do you do long takes or short takes when recording SFX?

When you go out to do a recording session of something you control like dropping rocks, do you press record say take one "dropping rocks", then drop the rocks, press stop. Or do you keep recording and ...
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How do I get a mix with two heavy bass elements to not sound muddy?

I often struggle with mixes where I've got two very bassy sounds, usually a very 'big' kick sample and either a hip-hop-style sub bass or a rhythm sample involving low-pitched drums. What's the best ...
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What does mastered mean on a commercial library?

All the libraries I have bought/seen advertised say mastered at 24/96. Is this meaning simply that the audio was cleaned up, metadata was added and its ready for drag and drop use? Or is there ...
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Delay vs reverb

I find myself using reverb fairly extensively to add space and smooth things out. Meanwhile, my delay plugins are collecting dust sitting on their virtual shelf. When should I be reaching for a ...
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Using stereo to re-create a stage effect, or to enhance the experience?

Last millenium with the advent of common Stereo equipment, recording engineers often used the stereo effects to re-create a 'stage' like presence in the recordings. I.e. the instruments would be ...
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What kind of Mic? What Daw?

I would like to buy the equipment to start recording sound effects (doors creaking, wind, ...) and create a small library of sounds, to practice; I would like some advice on what are the most suitable ...
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Searching for Owl sounds

I'm looking through a few sound libraries now for some owl sound effects. Here are some refferences of the sounds I need: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akwc82DOb4k and http://www.youtube.com/...
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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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Multimedia sound effects

Hi guys, how can create multimedia effects like beeps,buttons,mouse over??? Thanks Andrea
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Sequence in Mixing?

I've recorded voices for a good time now and I am currently learning how to mix. First question about mixing I have is: What is your sequence? Do you level the voices and balance the effects and ...
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Recording Fireworks

I'm looking for someone to help me record some fireworks. I have a few rockets (oversized bottle rockets) and some other stuff to set off. I don't have any mics or recorders (except my h4) so I'm ...
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Outboard Processing/Pedals?

As the march of virtualization continues, I've ditched most of my effects boxes and pedals in favor of plug-ins. Who hasn't, right? But some mad scientists' creations just can't (or simply aren't) be ...
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MetaSynth 4 Pro

i need something similar to the MetaSynth , for PC daw, any recomendations??? i realy like MetaSynth, too bad that is not for pc
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giant glass impact

I'm attempting to create a giant glass impact - a big hit on a thick glass tunnel, that doesn't break or crack from the force. The glass is part of a tunnel, similar to what you find in an aquarium. I'...
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Free to use (CCL) animations to sound design

I'm trying to build my showreel as a sound designer, but I mainly only have short films to show. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find good quality animations licensed under Creative ...