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A Feedback Compressor

I was perusing website a few days ago and ran across the routing/bussing schematics for a "feedback compressor." Now I can't find the page and I'm wondering what exactly a "feedback compressor" is? ...
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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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Heavy Metal Vocal Equipment and Processing?

I'm in an upstart metal band and, currently, we have little recording equipment. Because I work in video production, I have some audio software on my computer for the occasions that I need it (...
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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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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 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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Free VST Effects and Instruments

Hey guys, I'm Indian and I'm pretty cheap so I've never paid for plugins or VST instruments (yet) and I'm always on the look out for something free, so I thought I'd list some of the stuff that I've ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I make my guitar sound as smooth as possible?

I am doing a guitar track that I want to put a reverse reverb effect on. In order to do this I record the guitar, put heavy reverb on it, bounce, reverse, put heavy reverb on that, then bounce and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does one setup a simple ducker in ProTools?

This seems like a simple thing to do, but for some reason no one's been able to give me a clear answer at all. If I'm working with one stereo full mix track and one vocal track, how can I get the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do you make BWF(metadata) originator info what you want?

Im using waveagent to deal with metadata and on the originator section it is labeled as either Fostex FR2-LE (my recorder) or Pro Tools (my DAW). How do I make this say what I want like my name (...
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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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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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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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Tyre screech recreation

Hi I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to recreate the sound of a car screeching to a stop. Thanks
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...