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Finding high quality samples for music production

I'm having a hard time finding great, high-quality samples. Although I'm primarily looking for electronic, hip-hop, or house music samples your answer does not have to be genre specific. How does one ...
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Suggestions for production music for audio drama

I'm considering taking advantage of some of the end-of-year/holiday sales to beef up my sound collection. I'm especially interested in good production music, for use for audio drama mostly. I've ...
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Finding out the license of stock music that I do not know the name off

Some time ago, I was given a few short audio clips to work with for a personal projects. Now I found that one of those clips would work well with a commercial project I'm currently working on. The ...
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How to find royalty-free music

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find free sound effects? Where to find free music In looking at various royalty-free music websites, I'm realizing that describing what one is after is not easy ...
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Specific headphone requests?

Ok I know this question has been asked many times and I saw it was the second question on the main page (at the time of this post) but I am just looking for something in specific. My last pair were ...
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What video editing software allows for easy alignment of visual transitions with the soundtrack?

When editing video projects, I always try to align the transitions between cuts with the music. The timing of how fast the transitions happen and exactly when they appear should often be made to ...
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What is the industry standard requirements for post production??

What is the industry standard requirements for post production?? International frame-rate standards; Europe, Asia, North America, South America & Japan Audio sample-rate and bit-depth in ...
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How to mix music and dialogue…

Hey guys I am working on a film and the music that has been scored is good but very loud and gets chaotic at some stages. The genre of the score is rock so percussion's, cymbal crashes and electric ...
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Sound conveying emotions: what about surprise?

Hello everyone! On the context of an application I am working on for my Master's program on Sound Design, in which my role with a classmate was to compose / sound design small samples that convey ...
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Where to find free music

I need to put together an documentary/informational video. It's being submitted for a competition, so I don't know if I can use CC-SA or CC-NC-SA works like Magnatune. Where can I find CC-BY licenced ...
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How do I achieve a cleaner sound?

All producers want that world standard sound. Since production has gone digital, this is possible from a home studio with the right knowledge. I attempted to achieve the fullness of sound created by ...
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Fl Studio replacement

I've worked in Fl Studio up until now. As a result of a lack of learning material I want to switch, but to Ableton, Cubase or Protools and why? This arguments never seems to be firmly settled. People ...
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Synthesizer resources

Possible Duplicate: I want to learn how to make electronic music. Where do I start? I'm interested in starting making electronic music. My problem is I have no clue where to start. I know little ...
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I'm looking for Audio Drama suggestions that have a good mix of music and sound design.

I have the good fortune to write music for a wonderfully produced audio drama that features compelling sound design, great acting with audio that's captured really well on location. Sometimes in post ...
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How do you decide how much to charge a client for Audio / Music jobs?

If you we're asked "How much do you charge for your Audio work?" (assuming that you can compose, record sequence, synth / sound design, mix and master), how do you come up with your price? What is a ...
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How to merge time-lapse videos and soundtrack?

I want to create video clip with merged time-lapse short videos and a soundtrack accompanying it. I would prefer as short a learning curve as possible and a rapid way to accomplish this. Adobe ...
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How should you mix / master when producing music for Video Games?

Should anything be done differently when mixing and/or mastering for Video Game music, considering it will play along with various other game SFX? Should a certain range of frequencies (or multiple ...
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Changing a wav's file format

Does anyone know of some software to convert a wav´s file format? I need to generate wav files with the following format: format: PCM_UNSIGNED 44100.0 Hz, 8 bit, mono, 1 bytes/frame thanks
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A desktop app that lets me search for music (in an interesting way)?

A while back I came across this amazing Mac app that let me search for music by hovering my mouse over clusters of spatially organized files. As you hover, you'd hear snippets of the music (long ...
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Where to start in music creation (virtual DJ)?

I want to make music, but I'm very big newbie here. I don't know anything about the software and the proccess of music creation. So: Is this the forum where I can ask my questions about music ...
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Software as substitute for a VJ (auto VJ software)

I am looking for some software what could react to music in realtime and could create some visual effects from given presets. Simply I am looking some kind of software what could partiality replace ...
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Background music for corporate video

This must have been asked before though I couldn't find any related question titles via search. I'm looking for recommendation for a resource (library / website) where I could find composed music to ...
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Workflow for exchanging “temp mixes” remotely.

Curious.... I am about to start a project for a remote client (I'm in Minneapolis, they're in California). This, admittedly, is one of my first contracts that will have no "personal" contact. All ...
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UK Sonic Art / Electronic Music Festivals

Sorry if this is a little off topic... Does anyone in the UK know of or attend any Sonic Art and/or Electronic music festivals? I've heard of a few myself but am looking to experience more. I know ...
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Target Level for Bed Music?

Putting the final touches on a 2-hour documentary project - complete sound re-design, nat sound, variant dialog, and a primarily orchestral score....etc, etc. I will admit, this is one of my first ...
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Natural headphone Mean?

What does it mean when people say a headphone is natural sounding ? does it mean the headphones is flat and boring when listening to songs ? does it make your music sound amazing or just normal but ...
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Processing audio

Hey there guys! I started my first lecture on processing sound today, we were asked to do some further research. I really want to get a diverse understanding from experienced sonic designers. Could ...
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Why do some musicians/groups create a last track with tons of silence in the middle?

I've seen this at least four times. An album with the usual 4/5 minute songs has a last track of about 15 minutes, of which 10 are silence in the middle of the track. Is there a meme I'm not aware of?...
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How to remove background television audio from a phone audio recording

Hey guys this is what I am trying to do: I have audio recordings from my blackberry that have conversations on them. The only trouble is that there is music and tv playing in the background that ...
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Recording heavy metal guitars with almost zero budget

Long story short: I've been producing electronic music for a long time now, so I have a very good amount of knowledge on mixing, special effects and mastering, but I have never EVER recorded anything ...
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Any Advice Getting into Mixing & Mastering?

Hi all, Happy February lol! I recently entered the graduate sound design program at the Savannah College of Art & Design after studying radio production in Undergrad. I know it's graduate school, ...
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Amazing music videos for sound recordists

These guys always make epic videos but I thought it would be of interest to most of you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejbOFk7H6c The pure scale and effort in production for this is mind blowing. If ...
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Removing background location music from documentary dialogue

Has anybody had experience of removing location music from documentary dialogue? A filmmaker has approached me to tackle an issue with broadcast rights on the music coming from a stereo in the ...
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Uni Project Feedback and soundcloud giveaway

Hey everyone! So I have finished the creative project that I posted earlier. You can view it here - The Arrival on Vimeo. I am looking for constructive feedback on the project, and to show my ...
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Is there a good solution for hosting a sound design/music portfolio online?

Do any of you know of a good template-based portfolio site which caters for sound and music? I'm thinking of sites like http://carbonmade.com/ for visual media. Or perhaps the best solution is just a ...
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Out of sync singer on a long take: how to save it?

In the movie I just finished, I had to save a long (continuous) take where a popular singer (here in Italy) singed with playback but was out of sync (in a few spots more than half a second). Obviously ...
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Has anyone here replaced their MBP dvd drive with an SSD? I wanna run NI Komplete sans external HDD

So, I'm going away for a bit and want to take my laptop with me. Including my NI Komplete so that I can make music when/where I want to... I've been looking at getting an OCZ Vertex 3 250GB and ...
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making it sound like a record player

Hey guys, I am currently working on a project where I need to make music sound as if it is playing from a record player, and then separately I need to make some dialogue sound like its coming from a ...
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How necessary are 'professional quality' music composition skills in the Sound Design field?

I'm just starting out in sound design. I've been interested in the field for a long time but have only just got myself into the position where I can start to purchase some proper kit and get involved ...
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Sound Design Studies?

Hello everyone! I'm currently looking for studies that have to do with Sound Design and I was wondering if anyone here knows a good university/school where they teach sound design or studies related ...
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Music Makers: Do you find your Sound Design skills influence your compositions?

With regards to myself, I started making music first before discovering sound design and now find that this is in turn working its way back and influencing my compositions: my choice of timbres, how I ...
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Who knows the ins & outs of licensing music?

Hey, I'm working on a 3 X 15s ad campaign at the moment, for which I'm doing the sound design. The producer has asked me to find out about licensing some uplifting, dreamy orchestral music for a the ...
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References of music using drums, voices and clapping hands

I'm busy designing a directors pitch for a "neo-noir" feature film. One of the elements is obviously sound and music. My soundtrack is going to use a lot of natural sound-scapes (the film is set in a ...
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general ambiences with street music performance

I made some street recordings with music playing in background. In one case, it was a musician, who was improvising on a saxophone in a metro station. In another, i recorded a city park ambience with ...
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Mixing Stereo Music to Surround

Hi All, I have been looking at moving me stereo short doco films with background music to a surround experience. At the moment the design is fairly simple, interview vocals center and music as it ...
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Music for T.V. and/or Film

How can I get my music used in T.V. and or film? Who do I need to contact?
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chillout/loungy background tune

hi, i'm looking for a sample library or cheap license music to create a background tune for a production i just finished. desired style is electronic lounge/chillout. any recommendations? thanks
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How much should I charge for my music being used in a film

I was recently approached by a film producer and asked if I'd be happy to have my songs being used for their film (80mins). I agreed as it's a great way to promote your music. But they asked me what's ...
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What are your sources for new/unknown music? - Not exactly sound design but…

I am always looking to add tunes to my 'faves' playlist (a playlist strictly limited to songs that rate 9 or 10/10). I'm not talking about hipster 'no one's ever heard of this before' stuff. Just ...
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Music & The Moving Image Conference - NYU, May 20-22, 2011

Despite the name of the symposium, there are many conferences about sound design as well. So... Are you going? Anyone has attended past conferences? I would like to meet some of you this summer in ...