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Processing ADR to match interiors and exteriors

Hi, I have done some research into this but am still looking for some more techniques to each my students. What I basically want are some cut and dry approaches to matching ADR to a scene so that it ...
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Retaining High Frequencies when Varispeeding

Aside from recording at 192kHz with the highest quality mics and recorders, how do you reinvigorate your slowed down/varispeeded sounds after they've lost most (or all) of their airy top end? (...
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Sound off on Noise Reduction!

So, folks, what's the dirt on contemporary noise reduction for things like hiss, hum, and background drone noise? Are folks still using DINR, third-party plug-ins, artful gating? My two cents is ...
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What's your strategy behind 192kHz recording?

Lots of us record at at 192k for the 4x sample rate improvement, but how does that translate to a more useful or flexible sound file? According to Tim Prebble, plug-ins are more effective at 192k (...
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Placing sounds in the distance, outdoors

I'm trying to work out the best way to create varying levels of distance and wondered if anyone would share their techniques? At the moment I'm especially working on gunshot and explosion sounds, ...
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How do psychoacoustic bass enhancers work?

Psychoacoustic bass enhancers, like MaxxBass, are becoming more and more popular. They can make a bass cut through the mix and/or make it more audible in smaller systems, among other things. These ...
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What do you automate and what do you audiosuite?

What sorts of things do you automate and what do you like to audiosuite process? EQ? Reverbs? Volume? I know volume is a no-brainer because people love using faders to automate volume, but who knows ...
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Field Recordists: What is your post workflow?

Hi to all you field recordists out there: What sort of post-recording processing do you normally do on your recorded material. Specifically stuff you plan to put into your library and use down-the-...
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Creating “Vintage” Sound

I'm fascinated by "vintage" film making - the look, sound, acting, stories - from the early days of film. I'm especially in love with the sound of dialog and foley during the 40s and 50s. I ...
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Hardware or Software effects for Post-Production?

Do people prefer using effects processing in a DAW, via Plug-Ins or outboard gear to have more hands on control for Post-Production? I do everything in the box because I've barely started working and ...
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Teenage Voice “Cracking”

Hello Sound Geniuses!! Somewhat of a strange question, but I am trying to figure out a way simulate the way a young man's voice will crack during puberty. Basically to take an existing voice record ...
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Making your track “sparkle”

Have you been in this situation? You spend days (and possibly weeks) creating your sound design masterpiece but find that it lacks that certain…something. It's hard to put your finger on it. The best ...
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Dialogue - what to listen for

Hi guys As noted in a previous post, I am soemwhat of a newbie in terms of sound design and ear training. My current focus is on mixing dialogue, and I know a lot of people have asked before 'how do ...
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How to make back vocals sound more powerful and deep?

Link to an mp3 with an audio material I'm interested in part that started from 03m:05s. Ideas that I have: Overlaying same recorded back vocal over each other multiple times. Overlaying different ...
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Making flat background tracks come alive

Looking for tips & tricks on how to make those backgrounds, winds and crowds come back to life -- ie. how to effectively use amplitude or frequency modulation / EQ sweeps / delays to affect depth ...
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How can I batch process using Paulstretch for Mac?

I'm working on a really big project at the moment and I've been experimenting with Paulstretch to create sound beds with some of my recordings. I love the way it smears the transients of the audio ...
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How are dialog tracks treated for dramatic productions?

I've always wondered how dialog in films sound so clean and full, I thought it was just all the gear, great dialog editing/mixing and great ADR performances but after watching the Tron Legacy panel ...
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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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A simple, quick Audio Unit host?

While I generally work in Pro Tools for sound design projects, occasionally I wish to process a sound using a plug-in which is only available as an Audio Unit. Inevitably I have to fire up Logic or ...
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creating a bouncing/springy effect

hi, i am sounddesigning for an animation film in which there are several scenes involving various interactions between two soft-looking balls. they collide, bounce, etc. i'm looking to achieve a ...
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How to destroy audio (blown-out clipping effect)

I'm looking for ways to destroy audio without making it sound robotic. Here is an example video for what I am looking for: I can use any tools or plugins: Adobe ...
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Can I turn an vocal prase in a scream?

I have a soundpack of spoken vocals and I would like to use one of them as a scream. I'm not really intrested in keeping the chareteristics of the person who made the vocal but I just want them to ...
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Converting audio recording to numeric values representing how loud the audio is at a given time

Warning: Complete audio beginner Background: I have audio recordings that were recorded through a mobile device using an app. I need to write a program that takes the audio and finds periods of ...
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What effect used here? How can I reproduce it? (stutter, repeat, glitch)

In this track by Savant called "The Mind inside The Mind", there's a specific stutter/glitch effect used, it can be heard prominently between 4:04 and 4:11. I can ...
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Difference between audio quality

I have two speech audios. One of them is very sharp and crisp audio . While the other has some humming with the speech. I am not talking about the static humm. The speech itself has a humming effect. ...
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Purchasing a new mac

Right now I'm currently running PT9 on a 2008 Macbook Santa Rosa with 4GB 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and am looking into getting one of the new MBP i7 quad cores. I can't decide whether or not to go ...
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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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Plug in suggestion

know any plug in that's capable to process sounds in real time (as I play) turning the sound into something completely different? the basic idea is: say I have a flute and while I record I keep the ...
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Voice processing for audio ident.

I'm in the process of creating an audio ident for a website I'll be launching soon. I had a great voice actor record a number of takes and I have been playing with these for a few days now. However, I ...
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Audio callback and multiple threads

Given that real time inputs(low latency, say 96000khz SR and 128 "byte"(generally are these actually bytes or frames?) is about 1ms to process the input) must be processed quickly, I can't see how ...
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Quick and dirty demo creation for hearing loss presentation

What is a quick and dirty way to put in a filter and in two signals for a hearing loss presentation? I want to take a song, say an mp3 of Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, and I want to add a ...
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Infected Mushroom - heavyweight ( baby/cat crying lead sound recreation )

I wonder how i can recreate the baby\cat crying type of lead sound as heard here at infected mushroom - Heavyweight at 0.29 .I've done some research and i didnt find anything about that on the net . ...
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3D Illusion Magic Show, Floating Lightbulbs

I'm working on the sound design for a 3D illusion magic show. There is a sequence where a bunch of lightbulbs are floating through the air, they all flicker on and off throughout the sequence while ...
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Need tiger growls and roars

I imagine this might be as easy as browsing sample libraries but I also may want to really thicken up the sound as it needs to be real intimidating. Any ideas about layering or processing I could use ...
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Best choice for bandpass frequency

I am taking sound samples (simple tones) and playing them back on a Gameboy. This hardware has 32 4-bit samples played back in loop at a frequency chosen by the programmer. Consequences to this is ...
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How to make ASMR sounds?

Do you really need binaural microphones, e.g. or can you just post-process somehow using EQ and reverb? What steps are needed to create a spooky whisper effect from a ...