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Foley work is usually carried out on a Foley stage and involves the imitation of sounds from the everyday world, for use in various media but mainly film, TV, radio and video games. Use for questions related to Foley work.

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How Can I Make Haunted House Ambient Music?

I'm currently working on a cartoon that involves a cartoon character going cuckoo for a cereal box toy in an asylum and I got some things that I want to keep in mind for the music and sound design. It'...
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How to Foley goat or sheep footsteps

I'm trying to foley some mountain goat jumping on a rock and walking. I already found a perfect reference in a documentary (you can listen to those footsteps for awhile). Another example can be found ...
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How to make gunfire like in Cave arcade shmups?

I am very new to sound design and have been struggling to create gunfire sounds for my arcade-style shmup which emulates classics in the genre (for example, any Cave game). I have ripped examples from ...
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How do you make a jumpscare sound effect?

I am making a short animated horror movie and I want to create most of the sounds for it myself. However, I got stuck on a part where I need a jumpscare sound. How can you make a sound using foley-...
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How can I digitally recreating water sounds

I need a digitally created water sound, that is convincing enough but also not too realistic sounding. I have good ableton live and a bit MaxMSP knowledge but i don't know how to design this specific ...
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Ventilator/Respirator foley sound

Trying to recreate this sound - Tried a few things but had no luck. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Foley - tire rolling sounds for an animated series

I am working on an animated series for kids about cars (and other vehicles). I use a lot of toy and cartoony sounds for their jumps, fails etc. I also need a good variation of tire rolling sounds. ...
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Advice on Building a Portable foley stage/pit

I'm starting prep on building a portable, decent sounding, foley stage/pit. I'm not yet based in a space,just a home studio, so the design needs to be something that can be folded away and/or renting ...
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How to create a gentle summer breeze and gentle leafy breezes?

I’ve read about turning bikes upside down and all sorts but i’m just starting out and any simple but effective ways would be great!
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How can I make a mechanical cat purr?

I'm trying to make a cat purr noise but I'd like to do it more mechanically than using a sound file. It needs to fit into a box you can hold in your hand. I'm thinking of using a slow motor with a ...
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FOLEY TECHNIQUE: How to do squirrel running on a tree?

I am out of my imagination. Maybe someone could help or have done this? How to do sound of a squirrel running on a tree branches? The shot is close.
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Foley - Simulate light wind through trees

After a physical (ie not digital) way to recreate the sounds of light wind through tree tops. Need the the ability to simulate with intermittence like in real life. Question for a foley artist....
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Foley Sounds for a swimming pool

Whats' the best way to make foley sound for a swimming pool at a uni without having to book out a actual pool for a whole day? Please help????
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Requesting tips - Sound/foley workshop without software

I would need some help with ideas for a workshop in sound design for beginners. I'm working at a game company and my boss overheard me talking about foley and decided he wants me to hold a fun ...
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How to create a space shuttle take off sound effect?

How can I recreate the sound of this shuttle taking off? From scratch. What sounds should I record and manipulate? Thank you very much for pointing me in the right ...
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How to create a sci fi gun charging up sound effect

I'm trying to create a clunky sci fi gun that charges up before blasting someone to bits. I'm finding it difficult on how to create a charging sound effect! Any tips or tricks would be awesome! ...
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How would YOU design the sound of fingernails on a floor?

Specifically, the sound of an animal/deranged human/creature of some sort skittering and clattering around on a stone floor? My application is for a large weighty creature, but your answers can ...
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What is the difference between foley and practical sound?

What is the difference between foley and practical? My guess is that foley is after the film is shot why practical sound is after a movie is shot.
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Rode NT5 Or NT1A + scarlett solo setup for recording foley [closed]

My goal is to record indoor Foley sounds - foot steps,cloth rustling,water splashes,door slamming,objects falling etc. I am on a tight budget and was thinking of getting either 'Rode NT5' or 'Rode ...
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Getting started with live foley work to movie picture in a small room

I would like to do some live foley work to movie picture can Audition or Logic Pro X do that? And what do I need and what are the steps to To get me started?
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Will shotgun microphones pickup sounds like birds chirping outside?

My initial question speaks for itself. The scenario is that I would like to be able to do some foley work outside, such as things like walking through brush or shooting a gun, possibly. If a shotgun ...
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How to record sounds with an XLR cable

I'm looking into buying my first microphone, and I've (basically) decided on a used SM57. It comes with a standard cable (I'm guessing XLR to XLR), however, I'm wondering how to record various sound ...
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Is Behringer C-1 mic good enough for foley recordings for the price?

I have a deadline in three days to finish a project that requires some foley recordings, but I am without a mic. I would buy this mic for this purpose (I am low on budget) and I was wondering if it ...
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What to look for in a microphone/studio [closed]

So, I know this question will probably be really far-fetched. However, I was wondering what I should look for in a low-budget microphone for making video game sound effects, as well as a studio. ...
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Recording Tap Dance

What mic would you use to record tap dance (specific which lavalier, what position)- I was thinking dpa 4061 at the heel, but maybe 4062x would be more suitable? or would you rather use foley instead?...
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Foley - Paper Burning Sound

Im currently doing a post production for a short film and we are doing some foley works right now. There is a scene in my film that there is a guy that burning an exam paper so we want to have a sound ...
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How to make owl sounds

i'm currently working on a mobile game, in wich you have to run a zoo and take care of a dozen of creatures. One of them is an owl. The idea is to make the owl sounds cute and nice not screechy and ...
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Water / Snow Movement

I am working a project that involves a lot of water sound effects and movement. Since, it is an hour in length I have been trying to come up with ways the sounds of the water and movements won't sound ...
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How to create a lightsaber sound true to the original method?

The original Star Wars lightsaber sound is interference from a CRT, combined with a projector motor sound recording: [...] the microphone passed right behind the picture tube and as it did, this ...
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Water Foley - How does it work?

We few of us are planning to build a foley pit, but are quite concerned as to how to do water foleys. Till now we have been using plastic buckets and metal tubs filled with water. There are two ...
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Looking for feedback on my first project [closed]

don't know if this is the right place to post but here it goes; I've been working on a project where I took an animated short film, and replaced all of its original sound with my own sounds, foley ...
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young sound designer looking for feedback

I'm a young sound designer from London. I've been working for a while on a video game trailer and I would like to get some feedback from you guys about what things could I imrpove. I did all the ...
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Microphone suggestion for recording Hard Fx/SFX and Foley

I've never purchased a mic before, but I'm a sound design student at scad and I'm trying to build a sound library of my own. I want to record mostly "real World" sounds such as doors, locks, metals, ...
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Sound Design: Creating The Sound of Life Around Death

I am working on a film where a girl is in an abandoned old house that looks very creepy with wall paper peeling of the walls, cracked walls, and various debris on the floor. There is a voice over ...
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Recording Flip flops in Foley

How do you people record flip flop steps in foley? The usual technique for other kinds of shoes doesn't work, because of how the shoe interacts with the foot and the floor. Thanks for any help!
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Designing the sound of a 20" *ahem*... "Member"

So I'm currently posting a rather dark comedic short and well the title beats around the bush but I need to design the movements of a flaccid enormous cock to put it quite bluntly... I have a ...
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How To: Record Foliage/Trees

I am creating foliage sound by different types of dried grass, leaves, fake plants, etc. I am having a major problem though because after I put them into my DAW and hear them through my studio ...
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What type of mics for recording foley? [closed]

I want to record some effects which aren't that sharp and I need to turn my preamp volume up and it leads to a lot of noises . Is there a special mic or a way to get rid of the noise?
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Beginner Recorder with onboard mics for on location/foley recording

I'm looking for a portable recorder to record (high quality) audio on location to use in parallel with video. I've been looking at some RODE microphones, and at the ZOOM h4n (which currently seems ...
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Sound Design: any sound effects library with rolling ball bearing sounds?

Does anyone know of a sound effects pack or website that contains a decent set of rolling ball bearing/hardball (e.g marbles etc.) sounds? I'm specifically looking for a ball rolling along a small ...
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Sound Design for Games

So I'm starting out as an independent game developer and I'm curious about the best way to design sound effects. I'm not sure if this is necessary, however my game engine is two-dimensional, with ...
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How to dress when recording Foleys?

Just discovered a 2014 short called The Sound of COS. It shows two guys creating Foleys for a fashion commercial. The short being sponsored by COS, of course the two are dressed sleekly. However, I ...
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How can I make the sound of fly or mosquito?

I wonder how can I make the sound of a mosquito or a fly or any kind of insect? I prefer a comic sound.
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how to make the sound of a metallic spring

I want to make the sound of spring I want it to be a little comic? IS there a material which I can make the sound?
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Foley: a rolling rock

I've got a scene which a huge rock is rolling down a mountain.how can I make this sound? Is there a material I can use to make the sound?
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Don't get mad, but do I NEED a sound mixer on my film shoot?

I will be shooting (producing) a super low budget short for 4 days out in the country. There is no dialogue. One scene features a struggle that ends in someone getting stabbed. My former colleagues ...
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How to Foley bicycle?

I am currently recording some extra scenes for a post production project. I was wondering if anyone has any tips or experience on recreating the sound with Foley techniques for a person riding a ...
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recommended Foley artist/studios for basic micro budget full length film? [closed]

I need to make an m&e mix for a previous feature film I've mixed 2 years ago without a full foley track. Since now I must have a full foley recording, I'm looking for recommendations of a good ...
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Foley Metal Footsteps

Just rejoined as couldn't figure out how to get my old account back, hope your all doing well! So on to the question, I've been trying to get metal surface footsteps to sound right for years but ...
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Bird flapping/flying away sound effect?

I can't seem to find a recording of a bird (a crow in particular) flapping its wings as it flies away in to the distance. I imagine it would be a hard sound to capture. How can I make this sound? ...
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