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Would this voice mimicking idea work?

Let's say you have a recording of someone's voice and the recording has the entire person's vocal range (from lowest note to highest). Then you record your own voice saying the same thing as the ...
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Creating the sound of a thousand legged monster! Ideas?

I am doing most of the sound for a short horror movie and it features a monster that looks like a centepede but atrociously gigantic. I have tried a lot things like messing with the sound of other ...
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The “first sound is the right sound” problem

The "first sound is the right sound" problem..also known as the "affection to a sound" dilemma: It often happens to me , when I start choosing and placing some sounds, that those sounds will remain ...
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Analog vs Digital/digital vs analog audio [closed]

Hi guys this could be a very popular question/debate but what do you feel are the pros/cons of analog and/or digital audio in relation to one another? To start the ball rolling one of the first pros ...
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Idea on how to randomly choose sounds from specified files

Hey there, My mother really likes to build those miniature cities that many build at this time of the year, with "tiny persons" and houses, mini cars etc.. so I thought it would be nice to give a ...
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Designing a genius' thought process

I'm working on a student film where there is a CU scene of a genius' face while he is brainstorming a big idea. The director wants no speech involved (ie. it's not what he is thinking but rather what ...
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Golden Mean/Flower of Life/Rule of Thirds and Sound

The Rule of Thirds for the image is controlled by the Golden mean which is a part of the Flower of Life. Hopefully you're still following somewhat.. The Flower of Life also contains the 5 Platonic ...
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Sound Design: Inner Mechanics of a Gun

Long time browser... First time getting involved... I'm working on a film that has specific notes, from EVERYONE involved, to include the sounds of the inner workings of a hand gun as it's fired. I'...
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Holiday Gifts for Sound Designers?

What holiday gifts will you tell people to get you this year? I know we all have a microphone that we secretly want but what about something more affordable? I want The Sound of Star Wars book, I ...
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How to make a sound fit the lighting technique that comes from below and shines up casting shadows on the face?

How to make a sound or ambience fit the lighting technique that comes from below and shines up casting shadows on the face? I was thinking maybe you could take a spooky scream/drone/ringing or what ...
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Techniques for stretching out water to make it a constant sound

I'm trying to stretch out water to make it so that it is kind of on repeat. Only a certain portion of it. How do you do that, with a compressor or EQ?? Seriously, what kind of layering techniques ...
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How to make a suction sound?

Imagnine you are being sucked into a TV, what sound would it make? Or what if you had just teleported into a zone and somebody asked you about this sound design technique.
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Source Material for Hits, Impacts, or Whooshes…

I've been working on creating hits similar to the type you see in movie trailers and tv spots and am having a creative block on what I should record next. This has been discussed in various questions ...
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Massive thread of ideas, processes, processing, techniques, examples, to help you help yourself (while sharing with others)

This is a massive thread (hopefully next year have thousands of responses) to share the possibilities of modifications, modulations, tremolations, reverberations, layerations, tricks, techniques, ...
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Abstract Design

Having been set a task of creating mood specific sounds relating to emotional impulses and responses (I'm currently working on a project requiring a sound for love, among other feelings), I was ...
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How will portable recorders improve in the future?

Apart from the obvious stuff like preamp/converter quality & size/weight, what useful new features should be invented in the next few years? I would like; Custom rules to stop & start ...
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The future in sound design and plug-in technologies

What does the future hold for sound design and plug-in technologies? I see 3d audio plugins being released and becoming usable and affordable. What else does everyone see, if you still have your ...
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How to make a noise sound hollow?

For example, I am hoping to have a waterfall sound like it is hollow and inside something (hence the hollow). Any plugin suggestions or techniques you can offer?
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Backing up stems

A few related questions have been asked before, but I can't find any threads discussing Stems and backup practices in a more focused manner. I'm just curious as to what all of your practices are after ...
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sound design for an arcade like Tyrian game!

I am currently working on a project that reminds me of the old games Tyrian and Raptor (classic pew pew games). I have to do the sound design for all the sounds and the music so I'd like your ...
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Tips for making LFE

We all know and love the LFE and we can feel it in our bones when it shows itself. Does anybody have some tips on making Low Frequency Effects?
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Audio map of the Globe

So i was sitting at the beach the other day. It was pretty much the first day of warm weather (summer) in San Francisco. Anyways, I was thinking that all along the coastline of almost any place in ...
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Sound Design Documentation

I've met sound designers who meticulously write down every little thing that they do, and I've met sound designers who get done with a project and have no idea how they arrived at the final product. ...
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When you start a project?

When you start a project, what is your intial workflow? Do you reach for inspiration first? Do you create a sound pallet? Do you have a specific analysis formula that you follow? Do you spot music ...
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The “make-a-sound-thin” thread

Welcome to the "how to make a thin sound" thread, and in general make sounds stand out from other sounds. It seems like a big trend now-days is to have a thick, low end rounded sound and on there are ...
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Presenting Ideas to Directors/Clients

Im currently working on a theatre production where the Director wants me to create scene transitions, however they are not really sure on what they want/have anything for me to reference. So i'm ...
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How do you go about making an underwater gooey sound?

There is probably a way to blend the two sounds together like morph a goo sound into a crawling sound so it sounds like crawling underwater in goo.