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Open source software/library/tool/patch/… for converting audio to MIDI suggestions?

Having found 2 open source tools that can convert any audio file to midi, I'm still interested if there are others (for comparison). I've tried WaoN and Audio_to_midi_melodia. But not all samples ...
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Can I sell 808 style drum sound library?

I am wondering if I am able to sell 808 style drums sound library? I am confused on the topic from a legal stand point if the 808 drums are copyrighted or not. Thank you
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What should be the credits for score designer using library music?

I'm making a soundtrack for a film, but instead of writing the music, I'm buying songs from music libraries and building the score. In other words, except of actual writing the music, I'm doing the ...
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Script to find and convert stereo WAV's that are actually mono?

Hi I have a bunch of recordings in my library that are stereo WAV's but are actually mono. Is there a script or program for mac that would find and convert the WAV's to mono ?
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seeking prison fx and ambience libraries

I'm on a feature that takes place exclusively in a prison. I have all the big libraries that have prison fx... I've had them forever and am feeling like I want something new. Anyone got any good ...
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How long is too long for a library ambience?

I have a question about your preferences with regards to library recordings. I'm putting together a library of ambiences from recordings I made on a trip to New York. Most of the recordings have ...
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African American Walla

Does anyone know of sources for wallah\crowd librarys focused on African American \ AAVE (preferably southern) voices ?
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Seeking Middle Eastern Ambiances

Any tips on good Middle Eastern libraries. Specifically looking for unplaceable urban ambiances? Would settle for Brazilian shantytowns too. Ideally no identifiable languages. This is the only one I'...
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Personal sound library workflow

when you stumble upon an interesting sound and you record it, Do you edit it right away keeping only what you think you'll need? Or, do you keep the raw files and use them when you'll need them?
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Where to find walla/ ambiences suitable for historical drama?

I'm working on a radio drama set in ancient Rome and I'm having trouble finding walla/ ambience/ room tones that are inconspicuous. Most of the audio files I can get my hands on are only really ...
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Surround sound ambience library

Working on a film set in the jungle and the director wants it mixed in 5.1, wondering if any of you know of any sound libraries which have great surround ambience recordings. Or can I use a ...
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Multi User Licenses

Dear friends. As you may know, i´m running a sound fx company since about one year. www.thesoundcatcher.com These days, the first time a customer asked for a 10 - multi-user license and i don´t ...
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Samples of single notes played on various instruments

I am looking for a collection or database of samples of individual notes played on a variety of instruments, available in common audio formats (OGG, WAV, etc.). At a bare minimum, some kind of piano ...
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Foliage recording/library recommendation?

I am noticing a huge gap in my library when it comes to foliage. Mainly nice lush, dense, deciduous leaves. I some good go to recordings that are working for now, but I really want to create a huge ...
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Your sound library recommendations

Hey guys, searched the forum and noticed we still don´t have a thread that gathers up the very best from sound libraries to a single place accompanied by your recommendation and brief explanation why ...
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Suggestions for gunshot libraries

Hey folks, i am currently working on a (no)low-budget student short movie project which will be shown on a public event. Unfortunately its a short action sequence. Unfortunately because there is ...
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Best SFX for hi tech futuristic environments?

Hey everyone, In movies like Mission Impossible, and Die Hard 4.0 there are a TON of nice little technological beeps, whirs, servo's, and synthesised sounds that really make the whole thing sound ...
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“Work For Hire” legal issues with sound design (specifically involving library sfx)

Hey folks, I've read a number of great posts here regarding library sfx usage and legal issues (such as this one, but wanted to focus on an aspect that hasn't come up so far in my readings. I find on ...
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Audio Management/Organization Software for Free.

I am an editor and designer with thousands of SFX on external drives. I could really use some software to better organize all of them using the SFX meta data. I know about sound miner, etc. Do you ...
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Poor Mans Sound Library

Hello, I've been recording on my own for a couple of years now and have accumulated a decent library of sounds. But i decided i should invest in a “smallish” sound library to round out my collection ...
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Printing Press Recordings.

Hey Guys, So recently visited the Black Stone Press in Granville Island, Vancouver. Here are some of the sounds from that day. I would like to know what you think about them. Thank you.
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Looking For A Birds Of Prey Library

I have found a ton of individual sites that have some good recordings here and there, but anyone know of a solid library that has a good range of birds from owls to macaws, eagles, falcons, etc etc? ...
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Workflow with purchased sound effects library?

Hi all, Sorry for sounding like a noob 'cos I have a noob question. :`( I've just purchased my first sound effects libraries (from Sound Ideas) and they came in audio CDs. I know that there are ...
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Feedback on special gun set of sfx

Greetings all, My team has created a gun sfx library recently. Here is the demo, but I do have something specific to ask: http://soundcloud.com/funkyrustic/funky-rustic-gun-pack-demo I use a ...
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Where can I buy some good doors?

Hey Guys, I've just landed my first job editing sound effects for a feature film - Yay! I've also been made in charge of editing doors - The film is a romantic comedy , so nothing fancy - no slams ...
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Canned Laughter SFX

Does anyone know of a decent Canned Laughter resource/library, preferably British/English and able to buy online and download? I can only seem to find packs of sounds costing $200+ or expensive ...
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Car Chase SFX Library Recommendation

I am cutting a Car Chase scene for a student, spec commercial. All of the libraries I look at only have SFX for doors and car drive bys, etc. There wasn't a budget for on set recording/ or wild ...
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Sound Library Management

Hi there, I hope someone can help. I have been kindly given a sound effects library containing 20,000 plus sounds. The thing is, the sounds are indexed by reference of numbers; rather than naming ...
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What sound effects edit 'sound creation' has stumped you like no other?

As the title states, I'm curious what sound effects edit has truly stumped you before, at least in the sense of having to spend time to create from scratch. Ironically it' seems to me to be most ...
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Sfx library meta data for batch uploading

What meta data information should I have embedded in each audio file to make batch uploading my sound library to multiple distribution sites easier? Pond5 Audiomicro Audiojungle Audio Sparx
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Sample libraries with cartoon sounds?

I'm looking for sample libraries with generic cartoon sounds. Mainly those zips and swishes you'll hear when characters move instantly in or out of the picture. In general, any experience, tips or ...
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Sound libraries and their usability in modern medias

Im doing some research for my dissertation and some of it is based on the title of this thread. In my practical side I found myself using a lot of sounds from commercial sound libraries (mainly ...
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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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Creating a Music Sample Library - Advice & Ideas required

Hi Audio Professionals, I would like to develop a Music Sample Library but then i have a couple of doubts mainly on the business side, before I start working on it. Ok, now lets assume that i have ...
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Use of library sounds vs recording from scratch?

Hi all Was just wondering how much of your work consists of library sounds (bought or licensed) for generic / hard effects like doors, vehicles, footsteps, etc, etc.... Are there certain scenarios ...
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Stock Audio, Audio Micro

Does anyone use stock audio websites to either buy or sell sound effects? I was checking out Audio Micro and they at least give you 50% of net profits for being 'non exclusive' (60% for 'exclusive') ...
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Can anyone remember the name of the library scanning software that uses a virtual flashlight?

Hey folks, A while ago, I remember hearing about this awesome free software that takes a part of your library, randomly scatters visual dots across your screen, and as you shine a virtual flashlight ...
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Logic Pro sound effects library license

Hi. I'm thinking about using the sound effects that comes with Logic 9, but I can't find the license anywhere, so I don't know what I am allowed to do with them. Does anyone know where it is?
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Sound Librarian (The Job-Title, Not The Software)

What is the modern definition of a Sound Librarian? Do studios / houses still hire Sound Librarians, or have the responsibilities simply fallen to the sound effects editing team as a whole? In my ...
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Loop Group - Caveats?

I've always been under the understanding that Loop Group is SAG/AFTRA jurisdiction, and since these actors make royalties, that any recorded group ADR cannot be custom-library-mastered (no licensing, ...
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City ambiences: what do you need?

I live in Chicago, and lately I've been doing a fair amount of ambience recording in the various neighborhoods and downtown. So many city ambiences on SFX CDs sound like Manhattan at rush hour to me, ...
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How does the new General HD library from Sound Ideas compare to the old school General 6000 + extensions?

I'm looking to get a new general sound library and am interested in the new General HD library from Sound Ideas. Does this replace the old General 6000 plus extensions? It would be great to get a new ...
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Library Search Speed

I feel like I sit and wait a lot while searching through my library. Anyone else get the feeling they spend just as much time, if not more, waiting to audition sounds as they do editing them? Im ...
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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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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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SFX recorded or library

Do you use SFX libraries (like Sound Ideas, Hollywood Edge ...) or do you record your own SFX?
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Sound Designers Vernacular / Nomenclature

I'm looking for a creative way to tag and enter metadata into my database of audio files and synth patches. I realize that any list would be particular to the person creating it but is there a way for ...
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How do you maintain and organize your sound library? (Literature/articles/videos, not SFX)

With such a wealth of information (videos, articles, forum threads, etc) out there in cyberland, anyone have a neat way to save/archive/organize/bookmark useful articles and info for future ...
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sfx library codewords

Once your library reaches a certain size then you start needing codewords to jump to the specific sounds you're looking for quickly. This is especially true with common sounds like impacts, whooshes ...