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What are some sounds that indicate we are in a night scene?

I'm editing a night scene at the moment. It's set in a suburban location, in Australia and I'm looking for ideas on sounds I can lay into the tracks to heighten the sense of tension. So far I ...
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How to make a troll attack

So, I have a film I'm working on, and I have a fight between a troll and a couple normal sized humans. I have the humans down, but I'm stuck at the idea stage for the troll. I have a lot of different ...
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Advice on Building a Portable foley stage/pit

I'm starting prep on building a portable, decent sounding, foley stage/pit. I'm not yet based in a space,just a home studio, so the design needs to be something that can be folded away and/or renting ...
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What do classical radio stations do to their tracks to normalize audio volume?

In contrast to production techniques applied to popular music, most published recordings of classical music can have a very wide dynamic range. This makes then less suited for listening in a car, on ...
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How to improve guitar tone for recording?

first post: I've been recording/producing for 4-5 years but I've always struggled to get electric guitars to sound the way I want them and I'm wondering what I can do to improve that. (also done ...
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Fixing Latency & Microphone Bleed in Post

Is there a post-production fix for this? I’m editing a multitrack podcast. There are three channels, each with one speaker. Say Speaker A Laughs at 0:15 while speaker B is talking. The microphone ...
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Workflow / Work Organization

Well, basically I'm looking for tips about staying organized when working on a project: Dialogue editing hours, background editing hours, sound design hours, etc. Tips on working the session in stages,...
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“Move” waveform “up”/“down”?

When I listened to some music files of an old game, I noticed a strange sounding popping in my headphones. I opened the file in Adobe Audition 3 to see if I could fix the problem. I found out that ...
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Fixing an over-distorted guitar track

I recorded a metal band last year and have just gotten round to doing a rough mix / master. Unfortunately, I left the guitarist unsupervised who then proceeded to crank up his amp... to the point that ...
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Cinematic soundtrack recording - is it better to record instruments sections separately or all together?

We want to record something that sounds really cinematic. I've been in a studio twice before with a 50 pieces orchestra and although the quality of the recording was great, it didn't have quite that ...
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How do you make a carrier better for vocoding (with a plugin)?

There's a lot of synths that sound smooth and well rounded, but all of a sudden I try to use them as a carrier for a vocoder and they sound like complete crap. What gives? How can I improve them? What ...
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How can you fill in frequency gaps in resampled vocals?

If for instance you have a sound or voice, and it start's at pitch middle C, then you shift it down by say, 8 semitones, what appears to happen often is that the higher frequencies become shifted so ...
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DAW for Sound Design

I'm new to the forum and am very excited to meet all of you! I am s start up sound designer, who uses FL Studio as a DAW. As soon as finances permit, I will purchase Pro Tools as I am familiar with ...
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Can audience/laugh tracks be removed from a modern sitcom?

I found some attempts to show a modern sitcom without the "audience" laughter, and was surprised they were done by hand muting the entire audio. Is there no automated way to remove a laugh track from ...
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How do I make whispering in ear sound convincing?

I made a mono recording of whispered speech and I'm trying to make it sound like someone is whispering right into your ear. I work in Live 9 using mostly the native effects and some free VSTs. The ...
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Saturators similar to URS Saturator (without ilok requirement)

Disappointed in the need for ilok with URS software, the saturator is what i'm after, multiple models/algorithms, a saturation amount knob as well as in/out gain control. I'm looking for a saturator ...
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Music drowning out singing

my brother gave me some raw footage of him playing the guitar. His mouth was not close enough to the mic and the guitar sounds too loud. Is there a way I can remove increase the voice or lower the ...
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What are important considerations when mixing and mastering a track for vinyl distribution?

Music on vinyl frequently has a different sound characteristic than music released in digital formats. This is mainly because the unique characteristics of vinyl. But from what I've heard, the vinyl ...
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How can I avoid multiple instances of an OMF while copying a session in ProTools?

My PT session for a short film has several audio tracks, and at some point I imported an OMF from the foley department. I worked directly from this OMF (maybe the problem started here?) with editing, ...
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Why is poizone's sound altered in Fl studio after saving?

I use poizone plugin in my song. My problem is that when I play song in FL studio it sounds amazing, but after saving song in my computer it changes only the poizone's sound.. In FL studio the sound ...
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What's the difference between monitors for music and sound post?

I'm planning to buy a LCR Setup for my little home studio. Mainly I will do all works of sound post (dialogue editing, Ambience/SFX, sound design, foley as well as rough mixes). Critical mixing ...
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What's the best I can do to mix a new vocal recording with a compressed instrumental track?

First, please excuse me if I'm using the wrong terms. I'm not a complete newbie when it comes to audio, but I'm no expert either. Trying to boost my knowledge and skills in this area. Anyway, I have ...
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How do we mix down a feature film?

I am wondering, once I get the dialogue nailed throughout the film and do all the foley and sound scape, what is the procedure to mix this down and master? Do I need to work with smaller scene files (...
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Instrument Mic recording ==> full presence sound?

A recording made using microphones placed close to the instruments, recorded at the mixer as one mono track, is missing the acoustical presence of the sound picked up elsewhere in the room. What's a ...
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How do I create space in my mix (example provided)

It seems no matter what I try I cannot recreate or even get close to the mix I desire. A mix where all my sounds are clean yet full and have the depth I desire. Over the years I have used many ...
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Audio Leveler Isn't Stable

Sorry if this question doesn't make sense (or uses the wrong terms, feel free to edit). I've got very little understanding of audio, but willing to learn. I've recorded a tutorial for Youtube and I'm ...
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Where should dialogue be hitting in dbfs?

I've heard/read lots of different things about where dialogue should be hitting in terms of dbfs for a feature film. (I am mixing 5.1 in a small studio, room calibrated to 79. I know film standard on ...
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Pro Tools stems export

How can I export clips as files but with all the effects and automation used on them? I can bounce them but there are over 40 channels and wouldn't have time to bounce them all one by one.
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Crazy Question: Is it possible to clean up speakerphone sound - (not music, just speaking)?

I am not a audio person. I am more of a technical problem solver who is on an interesting project to provide remote interpretation to a business audience. I am able to control what goes out (the ...
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Creating very heavy subwoofer sound effects

i've been assigned a sound design task to recreate the sound of a subwoofer playing music live from the speaker. Here's a reference- it's not as simple as adding a ...
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Remove asymmetrical buzzing sound from an audio

I'm trying to remove a buzzing sound from a recorded audio using Audacity. The sound happens to be not easy to remove using the built-in Noice Reduction filter because it's asymmetrical. Is there any ...
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How do you produce an immersive soundtrack?

As well as using a multichannel format to immerse the viewer, what other methods would you use to make a soundtrack immersive? I have just started working with a director who is making two short ...
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How does A/B montage works?

I heard about A/B montage in school, but it was only mentioned once. And I know it has something to do with two tracks, and using it for easier automation and whatever else, when the perspective in ...
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Is there a name for the trailing “hiss” sound that people produce when pronoucing plurals?

Is there a name for the trailing "hiss" sound that people produce when pronouncing plurals? It's not necessarily full-blown lisp. I'm referring to "trailing S sound" that produces hissing when ...
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How do you keep a tracklay session tidy?

I recently went to an open door event at a local post production house. They showed us their workflow and how they get things done quickly. They showed us their tracklay session. All the ambiences, ...
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When to apply noise reduction? Before or after other processing?

I have a recording, in which i will do some processing, specifically: Expand Boost a bit around 150hz I also need to apply noise reduction My question is: When noise reduction is applied? Before or ...
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Recording room ambience

What would be the best way to record room ambience for ambience fx (not room tone for dialogue) with one mic? I'm limited on that side. Should i just transform mono to stereo later?
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Mixing for Cinema in Home Studio

I am preping for a film mix in my small studio and just was calibrating the speakers but with my small monitors i can't reach the SPL required. SO i decided to reference with a DVD dialogue track at ...
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5 loudest and 5 softest points in an audio file

Is there a way with Audacity (or any other software) to find and and mark the 5 loudest and 5 softest points in a movie audio file? It seems like this should be easy to do. I know next to nothing ...
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sound design a scene where different radio programs playing at same time

I am working on a short film and I am stuck in a scene where a busy city is seen from a tall tower...here different radio stations are to be played at the same time with different programs..one ...
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Deadlines of Post-Production

I am going to be doing post-audio for a short film that is about 3 minutes long and the director told me I will only have two days to do it. Is this a reasonable time to get a short film done because ...
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5.1 channel order for home theaters, computer, and cinema

i am working on the post production for a film. It's the first time, and i am a little bit confused about the channel order and the various standars. The SMPTE standard (L R C Lfe Ls Rs) is for home ...
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Why are they called DX, FX, MX?

I've been using the abbreviations for quite some time now but I don't know why they are called DX, FX, and MX. (Well, FX I can understand.) For me, it's practical because it shortens the track name ...
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Books about the Sound Industry_ how it works

I'll finish my university in this year and i would write my thesis about Audio Post in Film, compare the industries between my country, other European country and America. So the very specialised ...
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Compression and limiting for new -24lkfs standard?

I found this site while researching audio mixing levels. I have recently started as the full time engineer mixing advertising content for television in NZ, Australia and US. My question is related ...
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Figuring out EQ for sounds

Looking for some guidance on EQ strategies for making sounds more professional. I know this is a very general question and maybe this falls more into mastering, but when I hear sounds in libraries or ...
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Getting started with Audio Production

I'm a musician with a classical background, and I'm really interested in the complete process of Music Production (Acoustic Conditioning, Recording, Post-Producing). I'd love to start learning in a ...
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How to remove unwanted sounds from 'silence'?

I have an orchestral recording with an audience. In one part of the recording, there are shock chords (loud, short chords played by the whole ensemble) at 0 dB with about two seconds of 'silence' ...
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Which Plugin Bundles and Sound Libraries to start with?

I'm jumping into post production (movies, games) and also sound design. Which would be more essential or worth buying? Are any just way too many plugins than I'd need? Here's what I've been looking at:...
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Starting out in film/tv post/scoring (bgm)

So I've put together a film/tv post/scoring system, and was looking to expand my portfolio by donating my time to a worthy project. Are there any solutions better than the local craigslist? I'd prefer ...