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What's your sound fx library expectation and needs? [closed]

I am looking for various thematic for next sound library that I will create. What are the sounds that you almost never found,that you need, or you don't find with significant quality , feeling, ...
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Looking for a good SFX library with bare feet on concrete / marble

Doing a short film soon which is purely set in one location but features a lot of footsteps and movement, but struggling to find a library offering enough variety. Think of the locale as a big prison ...
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Adding metadata to wav files without .bwf extension

Wondering what the current protocol is for adding metadata to a Sound FX Library? Are people embedding metadata as broadcast wav files (with a .bwf extension instead of .wav) or simply leaving .wav ...
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Recording Doors

What's the best way to record household doors opening and closing? My own recordings are always a bit too transient and thin sounding whereas the ones in my commercial library are chunky, thick and ...
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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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Multichannel soundeffects / different perspectives

I recently came across some independent sound library publishers offering "multichannel WAV files" for different mic perspectives of the same sound. Those are not traditional multichannel files (as ...
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Loop-able sounds created in Pro Tools?

I am was average to moderate user of the old Social Sound Design, but since it moved to stack exchange all my info seems to have been deleted. So many imaginary points, down the drain!! I read a tip (...
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Is Sweet Sound Effects legit?

Just stumbled across this new SFX site sweetsoundeffects.com. Its by a guy called Zach King aka Final Cut King, and there is quite an extensive range of sounds. Anyone know if it's legit? It sounds ...
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Importing Digital Juice Sound FX IV metadata to Audiofinder

does anyone know if there is a text file for DJ's SFX IV? I want to be able to search the SFX in Audiofinder instead of the crappy Juicer 3 app. It's painful to keep having to run 2 search engines at ...
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Looking for right Car Park ambience…

Hi, Been searching for the right ambience for this scene and all my car park ambiences are too busy, or in the daytime, or just not right. I'm wondering if anyone knows a sample library that has ...
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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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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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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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Viability of sound fx library as income stream?

I was wondering how viable it is to sell a custom fx library as a potential income stream. I'm trying to set expectations on how many units one is likely to sell as an independent distributor. I ...
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Suggestions for mastering a sound FX library?

I want to put together a sound fx library which will have some processing. I'm wondering the best way to master the effects so they all have the same timbre and overall level. Is this typically done ...
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Is it viable to sell a custom sfx library of sources you didn't record?

I'm thinking more of starting with a source, any source really, and altering it so drastically as to not be recognizable as that source, say processing through Max or Kyma. Is it legitimate to then ...
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What kind of sound libraries do you think is missing the most?

Hi, everyone! In the studio where I do some tasks, we are seriously considering the production of some SFX library. I'm wondering, as sound designers, what kind of sounds do you feel we should have ...
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Sounds for your downloading pleasure - “Machines in a Bullet Factory”

Hey Everyone, A while back I was on a shoot in a bullet factory, and had a bit of time between setups to run around in the production facility to record some of their machines... I gave no idea what ...
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I'm creating a sound effects pack

For my Masters final project I am creating a sample pack of car sounds. I've been making test recordings and taking advice wherever I can get it - there are some very friendly and helpful people ...
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Sound design with stock effect libraries or custom?

Good day everybody! As an aspiring sound designer I used to do my sound design based on different sound libraries mostly. I would say 70% of stock effects, 15% my own sounds(sampled, recorded, ...
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SFX hunt for a particular cymbal

I've got a client who used a cymbal swell with the title graphic of their show for the pilot (mixed elsewhere), and now that the series has come to us they want to re-use it, but don't have the ...
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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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What's your favorite, personally-stashed 'money' sound?

Hey fellow SSDers! I've been doing some library cataloging today, digging through some recent shows to finish some much-overdue mastering (who am I kidding though, I'm nowhere close to finished hah). ...
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Boutique Library: International Airports?

Would this SFX collection be valuable to you?: International Airports ambience with walla and intercom announcements where possible. China, India, Europe, UK, US, Australia, Russia, Japan, South ...
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Whoosh, swoosh, or swish? Hit or impact?

I never know which one I'm looking for. And it's a concern of mine to use common terminology as I tag my own recordings. Is there a universal distinction between these that all libraries use in their ...
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Sound Libraries Index

This platform is getting bigger everyday as there are industry professionals&amateurs among us spending their valuable time to help people. I think in the near future, Social Sound Design is going ...
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Noise reduction on my library sounds? Yes or no?

Hi everyone, My recordings are all noisy to some extent, but I want to say it's only preamp noise. Should I process my audio for NR just now and get rid of the raw file or should I leave that NR to ...
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Having some absolute base quality sounds to use as a palette for sound design?

So as time as gone by, I've been thinking more about getting a real solid set of sounds together for my sound design experiments. I'm thinking strictly from the view of an artist with their colours ...
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Recording a wheelchair

I'm working a film which has got one of the main characters moving around in a wheel chair (which is not electric) all the time. My plan is to keep it simple and record samples that match the scenes/...
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Best Broad Effects Library?

I don't think I've seen this asked yet - apologies if so! [cringe] Short version: For those times you can't record your own material, what are your best go-to sources for libraries that don't cramp ...
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What sound bursts your bubble?

When enjoying media for entertainment purposes, what specific sounds shatter your suspension of disbelief? For me, it is the call of a loon. I grew up in Muskoka, which is a cottage district in ...