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How do I extend the duration of a Waveform in Adobe Audition?

I have a waveform that is about 2 seconds long and I would like to extend its length by about 1 second to add an echo effect at the end of the original clip. How do I extend the duration of the ...
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How do I make a good stabbing sound?

It's a person being stabbed. I have recorded some watermelon being stabbed but it needs more oomph.
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Help with evil character voice effect

So i am creating this character for an animated series and i am in charge for its voice he is an evil character cunning and perverse i was thinking to make him sound like The Darkness 2 for reference ...
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How can I replicate the ratchet and clank bolt sound?

I can't figure it out for the life of me. That godly bolt collection sound in the original Ratchet and Clank game just feels so good, even though it doesn't sound as good on its own. Can anyone help? ...
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How do you create the deadliest sounding gunshots?

I have been experimenting with different layers to create a perfect gunshot but they all fail and sound like toy guns. What do I have to layer in order to create a deadly sounding gunshot?
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Sound Library Organizer for Linux?

I'm looking for a sound library organizer working on Linux and capable of handling several thousands of SFX files. The software I found until now are mostly players with some built-in management ...
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Help to Synthesize Chains Dragging FX?

I dont know if it´s possible to synthesize a Chain effect on Sytrus (FM Synthesizer) can anybody give me a Hint on how to do so ?
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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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How to create a space shuttle take off sound effect?

How can I recreate the sound of this shuttle taking off? From scratch. What sounds should I record and manipulate? Thank you very much for pointing me in the right ...
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How to keep loudness of SFX with TV mix?

TV mix is always restricted with limited peak level(eg. -12dbfs). When I put a limiter on it,all my sfx got fatten.What can be done to keep the loudness and transparency of SFX(gun, explosion, punch) ...
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Recommendations for Physics sounds

I'm looking for some physics sound libraries, one or many (depends upon diversity). I haven't been in the market for sound libraries in a long time, and I really need to update. I was wondering if ...
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How do I successfully make convincing sci-fi gun sounds

I'm making sound effects for my game after being inspired by sci-fi games like Infinite Warfare. I design my gun sounds by recording a drum thud and then I apply a slight distortion to it to make it ...
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How do you create those Harry potter wand sounds?

Here's a few isolated SFX from the HP movie. I'm wondering how to recreate those SFX. Any idea ?
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Gunshot SFX Design: Should I use the actual model gun sound?

This may be related to the question I asked before. Is it necessary to use the actual gunshot SFX for that model of gun in movies? I mean I understand that we should add something for gunshot SFX to ...
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SoundMiner Relink Spotting List files

I've been using SM spotting lists for a couple of years, creating folders with different categories of sounds that span across multiple databases. I've recently moved my SFX library to a new drive, ...
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How to create these punch SFX?

Punch Sample Hi all, the attached link is a clip extracted from Captain America Blu-ray. That is the first fight scene, and all the punch SFX are placed at Center channel only, there is no LFE. The ...
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Meteor sound Design

I'm doing the sound design for an animation movie. There are a couple of scenes with a meteor shower. Could someone suggest me ​​any trick of how to sound design or replicate the sound of a meteor ...
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Quick and dirty slow motion effects?

I'm starting to work on a show, that has a ton of slow-motion shots (I mean a ton), in every kind of situation. Since I have to do an episode a day (50 minutes of program), do you guys have some sort ...
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How to improve the SFX sound during mixing?

I want to improve the SFX sound during mixing but I can't find much information about this on net. So I extracted two samples from movies. The first one is a fight scene from a Japanese Animation. All ...
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What is that sound effect that they put in almost every movie/TV show now whenever the scene turns dangerous/menacing (an echo-ey metallic scraping sound, 2-4 secs long)?

You know what I'm talking about- it's in literally Every Single Show now (movie, TV, game, whatever) & it's the new go-to audio cue for "something dangerous is happening". It's a spacey metallic ...
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Mastering for Android

i'm a sound designer and composer for mobile games, especially casual games for android/ios. i still have to learn a lot about mixing and mastering, but when it comes to mastering for an android game, ...
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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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What effect was used on these Crysis 2 SFX?

I am curious to know what effect was used on these Crysis 2 sound effects. They sound...gritty. Do you have any idea ? https://soundcloud.com/flopod-1/crysis-2/s-YJlYz
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SFX General Libraries

What libraries would you recommend to a new audio start up as a good general base library? I was thinking Sonopedia or Soundstorm. Thoughts?
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How to create a 'boom' sound?

Jessica Jones Trailer I like the 'boom' sound at the beginning of the trailer. how can I create it in ProTools?
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How to design punching or impact sounds?

I need to make impact sounds for a fighting game and I'm not sure how to go about it. The closest parallels I can find are the hit sound effects from Super Smash Bros Melee (the link should start at ...
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Best Convolution Impulse Response combos for SFX?

I am always searching for new combination of sounds to run as the source and impulse in a convolution plugin. I'm not looking for reverbs so much as cool sfx. I once heard a flame whoosh sent ...
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Cleaning up a 'distorted' audio clip?

I'm working on a game, and I'm not the best with finding or making sound effects. I found a bunch of great ones, but they all seem distorted. There's a small echo and it seems a bit electronic-like. ...
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Medieval skirmish loops

So a little introduction to a part of what I'm working on. I'm working on creating SFX for a real-time-strategy game with a medieval setting. Okay, one of the main needs of SFX for the game is a ...
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Footsteps sfx sampler ?

Simple question i hope. I was wondering if there was some free vst sampler around to play footsteps sound (or other multiple sounds) randomly. You play a note on the keyboard and you get a random ...
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Gunshot Sound Design

First of all, please forgive my absence of sound design knowledge, (my skill set falls in the camera department). Anyways, I'm stumped here. I have a short film that will be shot in the next couple ...
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recording motorcycle

Hi all In a few weeks the movie I'm working on will be printed, so finally I'll have some time to spend on my projects. I'm planning to record a few motorcycles, this and this and I'm start to ...
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Can you help deconstruct this SFX?

I'm struggling to figure out how to recreate a specific sound effect. It's the prize bubble collection noise from the video game LittleBigPlanet 3. There are several varieties but a cohesive overall ...
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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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Sound Effects Editing Workflow in Logic

Is there a trick in logic to get regions to distribute on the grid every X seconds. So if I have 40 sound effects and I want to line them up so they each start on multiples of 10 seconds... ? Thanks!
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Canned Laughter SFX

Does anyone know of a decent Canned Laughter resource/library, preferably British/English and able to buy online and download? I can only seem to find packs of sounds costing $200+ or expensive ...
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DIY Christmas SFX - any ideas?

I'm putting together a guide on how you can make your own Christmas SFX using common household objects. I've got a list of ideas going already, but I'm still looking for ideas for making various ...
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How do you create the rising cinematic sfx seen in most trailers?

Looking for some help on how to create all types of rising sfx whether it be for action movies or horror movies.
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Looking for an email or contact for the Sound Collectors Club

Just as the title says. I am trying to find out some additional information about the Sound Collectors Club, but on the website there is not a single point of contact listed that I could find. The ...
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Cutting diegetic SFX for 5.1 — C or LR? (mono / stereo)

Just curious how you guys decide when to use stereo or mono SFX when cutting for a 5.1 feature. By SFX, I mean diegetic sounds. I mean this as a question about channels, when do you put these sounds ...
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Compact high quality sound effects / ambience recording rig

I am new to field recording (being a musician and sound designer)and am looking to create a portable stereo recording rig to record sound effects and ambiences. So far i only recorded indoors. (except ...
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What techniques are being used here? // Commercial Sound Design

Saw this promo and I liked some of the stuff I heard. (link under) Any ideas on what techniques are being used here? I think especially of the stretched/broken sounds while changing key:) I hear ...
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Where to find a soccer only SFX library

I cant seem to find a soccer only SFX library anywhere. They are always sports themed with maybe 10 soccer SFX total. while the other 200 are everything from billiards to ping pong. World cup ...
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How do I name all these telemetrics sound effects?

I've been doing a bunch of recordings of machinery and computers using an induction microphone. I'm having a really hard time naming the files because they don't sound like anything I have a point of ...
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Looking fo a Hummer H2 SFX Pack

So I am looking for a SFX pack/library specifically of a Hummer H2. If I could get access to the actual car (especially the one from the film but it was shot international) I would record it myself. ...
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How to make nice whooshes??

Hi! I'd like to start thread to share some secrets on how to create nice whooshes, everyone has their own technics and methods so how do you make fresh, new whoshes???
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Cutting in Foley/Feet via sound library vs recording

I'm a sound editor and while early in my career, a majority of my work is doing foley editing (Feet, Props, occasional cloth). Now I'm not complaining because I have work and I've been able to work on ...
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Creating Mech Sounds Similar to Gundam Wing

So, long story short, I'm working on a video game and I've been asked to make Giant Mech Robot sound effects similar to those of the old Gundam Wing shows. So more synthesized stuff it seems. I've ...
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What's a good basic mic set for recording SFX

Hi my name is Eric. I'm a 21 year old student and I'm going to Full Sail University here in Winter Park, FL. I'm getting my degree in Recording Arts, but I'm definitely more interested in audio post ...
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GUI sounds creation / game audio

please advise. There are three examples of games sounds I'm trying to produce (casual/HO game, so maximum sound realism is a must). https://audioboo.fm/ableton_in_ua First two are relatively simple ...