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Making a “Gears turning” Effect, and then grinding to a halt

What would be a way to acquire this sound without actually building or finding metal gears that turn?
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is knowledge in computer science and/or electrical engineering beneficial to audio production?

Also, should i go to school to learn audio production or should I just try to learn on my own through internet tutorials and stuff? If I go to an audio production school it seems that they teach you ...
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Newbie on producing, needing some tips?

Hi, my friends. let me explain my problem (please do not pay atention in my english, i don't speak very well) i'm a dj and starting to produce house music, but, the videos or the "tip videos" are ...
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Pro Tools Error..

Hey. I am new to Pro Tools. I recently installed PT10. I am running it on a 13.3 inch MBP, 2.9GHz 750GB hard drive and 8 gigs of RAM. I just started mixing dialog for a short 2 min video clip. But for ...
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Inspiration for a newbie to sound design???

Hi, My little brother is looking to go to grad school for sound design. He's an amazing musician primarily as a bass guitarist but is handy with most other instruments. He mixes all of his bands ...
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What videos/films for sound design?

Hello To Everyone, I come from a music background and am starting out in sound design and dont have a show reel. I realise that this is paramount for new employers, they want to see what you can do, ...
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Starting from scratch.

Hey guys. I have been using Nuendo ever since i entered this field and now with time, i am moving to protools. This might sound a bit immature, but i have no idea about how to start up? Which imac/ ...
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Internship over the summer

I am a freshman at USC who is very much interested in sound design. I am currently working on two senior theses, and am also studying live sound. School ends May 11th and I am free till August. Los ...
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General Noob Quesions

Hello, A few of you might know me from posting about free/affordable Vst's the other day, and also thanks for anyone who responded to that! Anyways, I've been interested in making sound design the ...
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Getting into business after 25? .)

Guys, hi there! How do you think, what is the probability of successful getting into industry if I'm a bit late? .))) The fact is that I'm a PhD in robotics, which means that I've got a decent ...
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Ways to Learn More/Practice Mixing for a Newbie

I've heard a lot of people say "If you want to work in post-sound you should pick what role you want to do like sound editing, designing or mixing and focus on that." as much as I'd like to do all of ...
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Newbie Sound Designer Would Love Some Feedback

Hi all, I'm relatively new to doing sound design so I was hoping that I could get some critiques from the community :) My background is in musical composition; I actually just got my undergrad degree ...
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What are the most common newbie recording mistakes?

What are the most common mistakes that new engineers tend to make when recording and mixing down their tracks?
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Advice and comments on my first sound design for a film clip

This is my first sound design. I did a short clip from Lord of the Rings. I'm trying to get a decent monster sound. Comments and advice would be great. Thanks. http://www.vimeo.com/17062502
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Why shotgun microphone instead of small cap condenser?

This might be a dumb question but im new so bare with me. Im comparing the Rode Ntg-2 and a rode Nt5. They both are cardioid pick up patterns, both condenser mics, both have alot of similar features. ...
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Field recording set up last minute advice

OK, so I finally decided on a set up. I am going with a Fostex FR 2LE, with a rode NT4, rode blimp and Sony MDR-7506 headphones. I plan to record sound effects and ambience sounds. I am looking to ...
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Field recorder help

I am looking for a good quality sounding field recorder that is not to expensive. I am in between the zoom H2n , sony pcm- m10, sony pcm-d50, or fostex f2-2le. I will also be getting a rode nt4 and ...
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Care to help a rookie out with some constructive criticism?

I'm sure you've noticed that I talk a big game, but the truth is, I'm possibly the least experienced sound designer here. Two or three years, tops, with only a handful of completed projects under my ...
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Low-budget field recorder with good pre-amp

I'm working on a couple of mod projects and I sorely need some kind of a field recorder to get a lot of the sounds I need. I've read a lot about the Zoom H2 and H4, and I'm leaning towards the H2 due ...
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Working/Apprenticing in post houses

I am a budding sound designer and am bursting with creativity and a drive to work. I have done work on countless school projects and friend's films and am 100% certain I've found my lifelong passion ...
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How much should I charge to edit dialogue for a video game?

I have an opportunity to do some editing (and possibly some mastering) of some lines for a video game. it's all broken down in such a way that it will all be cut into single line sound files. there ...
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Best entry-level portable recorder

I'm an absolute newbie. I'd like to buy a portable recorder but I don't know which is the best. I read about Zoom H2, Zoom H4n and Tascam DR-07 but there are also a lot of other models... Any ...