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Steam engine sound for fantasy vehicle

I have a friend building a fantasy steampunk car for burning man. I'd like to create sounds so it sounds like a steam engine. He's got pistons attached to the wheels so it looks like a train. I ...
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Building a Sound Library (For fun & For a living)

Hello everyone. I am sure everyone of you must have thought of it when you first started off in this field. We do what we do, first, because we love it and ,second, because we hope we make some money ...
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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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Printing Press Recordings.

Hey Guys, So recently visited the Black Stone Press in Granville Island, Vancouver. Here are some of the sounds from that day. I would like to know what you think about them. Thank you.
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Recording SFX in mono or stereo / Mic options?

A common question on here seems to be a recommendation for a SFX mic (mostly indoors). I too am currently mulling over this same issue. I am planning to do several SFX libraries in the near future,...
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creating sound fx via a software only-any suggestions?

Hello everyone, I will be very thankful for any advice concerning the bellow- I am willing to create funny/cartoon sound fx (later to be sold as stock sound fx) using a software only, so no external ...
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Schoeps CMC6-u Mk41 or Schoeps CMIT 5u for FX recording

Hi, I'm fairly new to FX recording and I'm looking for a good mic for excellent quality recordings. I've done a decent amount of research and have narrowed it down to the Schoeps CMC6-u Mk41 or ...
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Suggestions for FX Libraries for Promos

Hey guys, Any suggestions for decent libraries of whooshes and transitions? Alot of the stuff we have in our library currently is very Sci Fi/a bit mental, I would love to snap up a kit of useable ...
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Big Rubber Tire sound

Hey guys. Any ideas for a rubber tire rolling sound that does NOT have a motor attached to it? I'm designing some of these rolling guys, and i'm going to use rubber on all of them, but i can't get ...
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Horses.. The right way??

What's the best fastest way to cut them? I know they have a few different styles of running and it can be very rhythmic but I tried hitting it like foley and spot every step but it doesn't feel right, ...
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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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creating big creature jaws snapping?

Hey all Ive tried recording my own mouth doing this, and have pitched the recording down, but it is not really aggressive enough (afraid I might loose a few teeth in the process). Also layered with ...
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[How To Question] Specific scrape sound

Hey there, I'm trying to reproduce this spesific SFX, but i couldn't figure out how to create that scrape. Regular sword (fish slice) scrapes just won't work. Any ideas? the sound: http://snd.sc/...
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Recording Skating

Hey All! I'm working on a wonderful animated Christmas Special that has lots of hockey being played. While I've got loads of library stuff, I'm arranging some time with skaters and a rink to do some ...
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Suggestions for mastering a sound FX library?

I want to put together a sound fx library which will have some processing. I'm wondering the best way to master the effects so they all have the same timbre and overall level. Is this typically done ...
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Is it viable to sell a custom sfx library of sources you didn't record?

I'm thinking more of starting with a source, any source really, and altering it so drastically as to not be recognizable as that source, say processing through Max or Kyma. Is it legitimate to then ...
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House Lizard's SFX

okay..may b this is not the right place to put this question since this a discussion forum.. but i am in need of a small help . i need a house lizard's sound asap ..can anyone help me out in this ...
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Using a trademark name

Hi everyone, As some of you may remember I am completing an SFX library based around a car. Now has come the time to get the artwork done, but I'm not sure what I'm legally able to call the pack! All ...
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Hawaiian ambiences

Hey all Anyone willing to swap some sfx? Im in need of some ambiences from Hawaii. Preferably from smaller cities, countryside, and forests Need it for an animation short taking place in Honolulu in ...
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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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copyright on mechanical sounds

Hi all Im wondering if there is copyright on sounds coming from different machines. This could be sounds like the buzz coming from a certain Philips shaver, the tapping on an mac keyboard, the flip ...
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SFX For Strippers

Hey All, Next week we will be beginning tracklaying for a new series called Strippers. Unfortunately this has nothing to do with women taking their clothes off but actually cars being stripped and ...
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using portable pres or a mixer

Hi all How many of you are using portable pres like the sounddevices units, or a portable mixer, before entering your recorder, and recording sfx? Whats the pros and cons, if any? Having a sd 702 ...
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Metering levels for sound effects

Hi guys, what would the typical levels of SFX be in a say, an action movie that involves hand-to-hand combat? I'm currently doing the sound effects in cubase and i'm a little confused on the subject ...
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Permissions in Windows 7 With SFX Libraries

Hey all, I have been having trouble when backing up and copy my SFX Libraries that I have purchased from 1 drive to another. The error I get is that I need permission to perform this action, You ...
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SFX Request: Russian Landscape

Hey guys, So, I'm working on a short where a scene takes place in the Russian countryside during spring. and I'm having some trouble finding that. Could anyone help me out? Or recommend a site to ...
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What do you do when you can't realize a certain SFX?

On a deadline or not, what do you do when you hit a wall trying to realize a certain sound effect, but can't find the material nor edit/process it for the right end result? Outsource, go with the ...
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Using synthesis to create musical HUD / UI / interface sounds

I've read a few questions about creating HUD / UI / interface sounds and a lot of them discuss using snippets of audio as a starting point. That makes sense from the standpoint of button presses, ...
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Sfx library meta data for batch uploading

What meta data information should I have embedded in each audio file to make batch uploading my sound library to multiple distribution sites easier? Pond5 Audiomicro Audiojungle Audio Sparx
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How do you make your spot SFX fit in the mix? (Honks, construction, birdies)

When you are SFX editing placing effect like cars, horns, construction, birds, etc... Say you have all of these recorded you've got them in a pallet of sorts and they are from different places. Some ...
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Sound effects suggestions requested

Hi, I am currently developping a sample foley/sound effects library for Kontakt, EXS24 and Structure and I'm looking for suggestions. From your point of view, what would be useful and ...
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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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SFX/Foley :Female/Woman Footsteps on different surfaces needed, which library?

Hi Everyone, I'm working on a whiteboard animation and I want the listener to follow the main character (a woman) walking around her office environment. I have some footsteps in my library but i've ...
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A 5.1 short feature production: What should I pay attention to?

Hello all. In few weeks we will start a student short film production. This short film will be a diploma-work for both director and DOP. As for me, it's my first work, which will be mixed in 5.1. My ...
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REQUEST: WWII Airplane Bys

I need some extremely close, exciting P-51 or similar deep, throaty, exciting airplane bys. Preferably extremely close, high quality recordings with lots of punchy low-end. Willing to trade or buy. ...
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Resource/book that explains in depth, sample rates for mobile or other video games

Looking for a book to explain technical things for games. Or a resource. Got some audio files that were 22500 and they are voices. I know that I could figure it out if I thought for long enough but ...
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Freelancer Sound Editors and Designers, how do you search your SFX when in a new studio?

What are you using to search the SFX you bring to sessions on your drives? I have thought about Soundminer so that I may have metadata access as ProTools will only search file names and any comments ...
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Network storage for SFX?

Hi, here's the thing. We've got three editing stations(Mac Pro). At each of them there's a Soundminer V4Pro, we haven't got the server edition. Currenlty our database consists of over 1 TB SFX. They'...
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How would you sound design a monster made out of hair?

I'm currently working in a short animation where the "bad guy" is a bunch of hair fighting scissors, razors and other barber tools. it's mainly foley but Im struggling to find the proper sound for ...
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Furthest Distance You've Successfully Used a Dynamic Mic From?

Have a fun SFX recording session going down Sunday - Source is going to be about 140 - 150db, about 100m from me. Definitely bringing some high SPL shotguns, but was considering using a dynamic. The ...
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Cutting a car chase

Hey all, I've been given an assignment in school to cut the SFX for a car chase and I'm having a hell of a time trying to maintain engine continuity throughout the scene. Anybody have any advice, ...
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Doppler SFX on voice

Hi Gang, Have a brief for a doppler SFX on a voice throughout a 30 second read and than will pass by on a key couple of words at the end of the read. Whats the best way to approach this?
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looking for vehicles 1939-41

hi guys, i'm hoping someone will be able to help me out. i've got a mini series set in 1941 canada and i'm looking for north american vehicles from the 1939 to 1941 range. sound effect recordings ...
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SFX Ghetto Kids

Anybody know where to find some SFX of ghetto kids? I mean like children from ages 6-15 that are from the more urban or "street" areas of the city. The "harder" side of life. Kids on a school bus ...
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Any tips for cutting/designing airplanes battle scene

Hi guys! I'm cutting sounds for II WW plane battle scene and I have faced few problems. This is a 3d animation and planes are doing many complicated moves. Few questions: 1) Do you pitch down and up ...
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Advice for cutting car chase SFX

Hi. I’m cutting SFX for a car chase scene. Very stoked-my first time. I’ve been doing some reading about techniques and such… Chris Assells has some solid tips on the 5th page of this recent ...
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sound request - suitcase wheeled on cobblestone

Does anyone have any sfx of a suitcase being wheeled on cobblestone? I've been working on a feature the past two weeks, and have to finish it up by next week, and I don't have the time to go out to ...
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Slow Motion Comedic Action Effect

This is a "what is that" sort of question, and also, a "why can't I find an example of it" question. In some older martial arts movies, and goofy action sequences, the action will slow down as some ...
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Looking for SFX- Islamabad Airport Ambience

Hi There, I'm working on a drama-doc and need to find recordings from Islamabad Airport for it. I was wondering whether anyone has any sort of recording from there? Any help would be hugely ...
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Does anyone here use Sony Sound Forge?

It came free with my Sony PCM D50 and was wondering if it is a software people use for sfx editing and sound design. I use Pro tools 9 but this software may be quicker for editing raw soundfx and ...