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Difference between using a wave editor and a DAW like Pro Tools?

I use pro tools to edit all my SFX recordings and was wondering why some people use Pro Tools and a separate wave editor. I was looking at http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/waveeditor/ and can't ...
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looking for 8-bit sounds collection.

Hi there, I'm actually trying to make some old-style music using the portable tracker on the psp: little piggy tracker. I've made some old 8-bit SFX using Triforce VSTi, but I was wondering if there'...
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SFX recorded or library

Do you use SFX libraries (like Sound Ideas, Hollywood Edge ...) or do you record your own SFX?
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Searching for Owl sounds

I'm looking through a few sound libraries now for some owl sound effects. Here are some refferences of the sounds I need: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akwc82DOb4k and http://www.youtube.com/...
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Need to buy sfx for chariot race !! Asap

Eeek!! Short notice requires me to purchase and edit chariot race sfx please pm me if you have private library source that I can purchase .. Thanks !!
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sfx library codewords

Once your library reaches a certain size then you start needing codewords to jump to the specific sounds you're looking for quickly. This is especially true with common sounds like impacts, whooshes ...
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Creaky Wood and Metal SFX?

Hey Folks, I'm working on a project where I need a lot of wood and metal creaking FX. Any suggestions? One colleague recommended going to Amish ship builders in Ohio where they are constantly ...
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Workflow: Getting sounds into your library.

Sound design is like cooking in a lot of ways. When you cook a giant meal, it's a lot of fun. But the clean-up is boring. What they say when you're learning to cook is that you have to clean-up as you ...
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Techniques for Recording a Car

Hello everybody, I am a University student in the UK and I was hoping that you may be able to give me some guidance on my final year project. The main aim is: To demonstrate whether using low budget ...
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Question about SFX Workflow

Yep, it´s workflow question time again, so: when you create a sound effect, are you saving a file for every sound you create? I am not talking about the finished soundfile but the file that is used to ...
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Soundfx library metadata language

Dear all I'll planning to sort some of the stuff in my sfx libraries. I'll move to Soundminer and thinking to tag and add metadata to all my libraries (I'll start, but I already know that it'll be a ...
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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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Recording Guns Indoors

I have the pleasure of being able to record a gun (powder charge only) being fired inside of a large concrete room. I have read a lot about shooting outdoors from Chuck Russom, but I'm wondering if ...
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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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Recording Fireworks

I'm looking for someone to help me record some fireworks. I have a few rockets (oversized bottle rockets) and some other stuff to set off. I don't have any mics or recorders (except my h4) so I'm ...
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What are the rights of a Re-Recording Mixer?

Dear All, I am right now working on mixing a documentary for broadcast TV. There are quite a few sound effects I'd like changed and/or reworked from scratch from my own personal taste because the ...
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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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Nice SFX recording mics that are cheap enough that you wouldn't be too upset if they were blown apart in a freak recording accident?

My first question to this group. Maybe a gear question is kind of a lame start, but here goes. I've been field recording for quite some time and have acquired over the years some Neumanns, DPAs, ...
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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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What "Boutique" SFX collections would you like to see made available?

A bit topic of the past few weeks has been smaller "prosumer" sfx collections. Chuck made one, Tim has two out, I'm working on a few, and I know others are two. Earlier today Nathan called them "...
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What is expected from a sound effects editor?

What are the exact tasks that a sound effects editor is expected to fulfill? Apart from choosing the effect and editing it, are we expected to also mix, place the SFX in a space, EQ to context, etc.? ...
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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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Decent places to purchase sounds for sound design?

Where are good, solid places to purchase sounds from on the internet? Nine times out of ten buying CDs/DVDs full of sounds results in many of them not being used or not appropriate... I'm wanting to ...

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