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Sound design is the art of creating auditory elements for the various media. It involves the production and development of sound and soundscapes with the intent of eliciting a particular aural experience.

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How can I make my friend's electric violin sound even more electric (almost like a synth)? (example sound provided)

I have a friend who owns a Yamaha YEV-5 5-string electric violin. Example unedited sound here: He wants to figure out the effects to make it sound practically synth-like,...
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How can I recreate the synthesizer at the end of C418's Équinoxe?

I can't seem to wrap my head around on how to filter this thing. (If the embed doesn't work here is the link) https://drive.google.com/file/d/13-P3nJGq7TSTqDalsL3kK2HdabDBNz0T/view?usp=sharing
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How do I take a song's music and convert into single notes for a looping 3D animation video

I have this sound track that I want converted into single notes so that it can fit with my 3D looping animation: I just want the whole track converted into notes without ...
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How do I build a speaker box?

I wanted to build an acoustic box for a woofer and a tweeter, and I wanted to knoe if anyone could guide me on how to make it. It is worth clarifying that it is translated with Google Translate ...
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Can this sound be created without electronic means?

I'm currently developing a game for which I'll need quite a few sound effects. I found Pixabay to attempt to get royalty free sounds, but although some are great, I'm not quite happy with all and ...
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Looking for a VST (or name of the effect) to turn any short sound byte into a synth

The title of the question isn't very clear but I wasn't sure exactly how to phrase it. Also, if I am im the wrong forum, could someone please redirect me to a more appropriate one? Recently I've been ...
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Capturing feet and hand sounds in indoor climbing wall

Some advice appreciated on a mic selection and/or method. I’m creating a sound installation involving ‘bodily’ sounds from an indoor climbing wall. I need to capture detailed and focused sounds of ...
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Technically speaking, can all synths of a given type make identical sounds? Why or why not?

I am trying to learn whether or not there is a sort of "Turing completeness" type of situation for synthesizers. Here is a definition from Wikipedia of Turing completeness: In colloquial ...
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Can't get my bass to sound like Trax BT's "RAWWW" bassline

The main bassline in this song, I'm pretty sure it's a sawtooth reese stacked with a kick, but I can't seem to get it to sound close or as nice. It's the one at the very start of: https://soundcloud....
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Installing Muse Plugins Fx On Audacity [closed]

I want to install the Muse Hub plugin suite specifically for noise filtering and other real time effects, but as a beginner I can't really figure it out and I didn't find any useful tutorials that ...
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What distortions are present in this audio file?

I have the following audio file : https://vocaroo.com/1nF67OiFA9hm I'd like to know what kind of distortions are present so that I can reproduce those on other "clean" speech. Thanks
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How do I turn ordinary speech into something inaudible, in Adobe Audition? So it sounds a bit like mumble

Doing sound design for an explainer, with lots of character animation. I have kids and adults that needs to mumble. It's a serious subject, so it can't be too cartoony. I have some speaks and yells ...
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Is there a thing to "cover electronic songs"?

I am trying to learn a DAW, Logic Pro and I want to copy (cover?) a song to match exactly (well 99%) like the original record. I know you can cover songs on Guitar I play guitar and I have done that ...
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What is a "forlorn"?

In Zebra plugin, a well-known synthesizer, there is a version with Hans Zimmer's custom presets. In this particular version of Zebra, there is a preset called "Hans Forlorn" which is a ...
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How is this synth sound made? (WarGames, 1983)

I'm studying the soundtrack to WarGames (1983) - this track in particular, History Lesson: There's a repeating phrase throughout, here's a short clip: https://www....
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A quest to construct a bagpipe ensemble from one sound only

First of all, I would like to point out: I do not have any means to record real instruments. I only work with midi, samples and plugins (which includes nice ones like spitfire). I just have a ...
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Stacked detuned voices sound different in Synthmaster compared to Serum

I tried to recreate the sound from this tutorial here (1:58). It's essentially a Sawtooth with 16 voices, somehow detuned and spread out in stereo, done in Serum. Doing ...
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Question on the music production of Atreides Anthem

The soundtrack [1] presents a sort of a anthem. Concerning the music production of [1]: there is a moment in this music that is really something; very powerful, yet gentle. This moment starts at 6:54 ...
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Attempting to recreate a sound from track

I have been producing music for some years now but I have never taken steps in learning how to build sounds from the ground up. I am currently practicing by recreating sounds from tracks that I enjoy. ...
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Processing clean audio to sound like degraded shortwave radio

I'm trying to mimic the sound of a cold war era shortwave radio signal from halfway around the world. I've identified a few things to get me close: Bandpass to reduce frequency bands to a narrow ...
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How do I add a growl to an audio file of me speaking?

I'm trying to use Audacity to make a "voice of God" sound with an audio file of me reading some sentence. I've already added the following effects: Echo Delay time (seconds): 0.25 Decay ...
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Recording student questions in small class 20-30 people

I'm building a classroom that's set up to record in person lectures for online content. I want to capture the presenter and have an option of grabbing the audience if there's a question asked or a ...
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Can anybody recognize this sound effect?

Im trying to find out what kind of soundeffect this is? Does anybody recognizes it?
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What information in an audio file lets timbre of individual instruments be recognizable, regardless of playback device?

What information in an audio file lets my iPod, home speakers, PC, and bluetooth boombox output the same recognizable “guitar” and drum sound, if it’s just a measure of the encoded amplitude values? ...
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How do I get rid of hum in mixing desk when guitar plugged in?

I have an rcf f6x mixing desk, whenever I plug in an acoustic guitar I get a weird hum through the speakers, it seems to dissapear when I kill the bass on the guitar eq and the mixer but obviously ...
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How does room Size affect the dB level in the room?

So basically I had an early question and found out that if I have 15 machines running at 80 dB in a room it should end up being around 10*Log(15(10^7.5)) dB approx. 91.76 dB. But how would the room ...
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What is the synth effect of the voice in 'Funkytown' by Lipps Inc?

I always listened to this song and the FX that the voice as in the verse always fascinated me. Now that I'm into producing and sound design I'm wondering how to obtain it.
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Creating a sweep by automating an oscillator's frequency

I'm looking into designing a kind of ambulance siren sound. How would you go about sweeping between 600Hz and 1500Hz, while having control over the curves (exponential, linear, etc)? My thought was to ...
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How to make the bass synth in Regal - Fenix (Amelie Lens Remix)?

I would like to reproduce the bass synth that we can hear in Regal - Fenix (Amelie Lens Remix). From the link, we can hear it alone until 1:30. What strategy can be used to produce this sound? I ...
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What vocal effects does Far Caspian use?

I've been listening to Far Caspian for a while now, and how the vocals sound in their songs. It makes me want to try and imitate it myself in my own songs but I don't have any idea how to do it. ...
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Powered Amp placement in a smaller church setting

I am helping to replace an audio system in a small church setting. The building is rectangular 40' wide and 65' - 70' long. Currently the powered amp is located in the sound booth at the back of the ...
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Does FM Synthesis have some real OSCs and the rest of the [fake] OSCs are just LFOs which modulates the frequency?

FM Synthesis is very confusing to me as I am a beginner. I'm just started learning ABLETON's OPERATOR, which I assume is an FM synth. The first OSC works which I am sure but cannot figure out if the ...
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Merging files recorded at different times (Adobe Audition)

I had to record the second part of my podcast after the first part was recorded. However, I noticed that the two parts sound differently (although recorded on the same computer with the same equipment)...
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Has anyone built an audio equivalent of this?

This is a tool which generates imagery based on text prompts using machine learning tools. Does an equivalent for generating audio clips exist? https://github.com/pixray/pixray
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How to recreate this scary sound?

I love this scary sound from a game-series called Slendrina. How can I recreate it? Thanks in advance. The sound is called Slendrina Appearance 3 and here is the link (Warning: It's loud):
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I have two audio files of same song one is from vinyl and other is from CD source, I want to compare those and technically see the difference between

Music comparison for getting vinyl effect in CD recording conversation from CD rip to vinyl rip
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Best entry point for kids to learn synthesis

I am thinking of having my niece and nephew ( middle school age ) learn to how to start designing sound. Both are huge music fans, and want to learn how to make the electronic based pop music they ...
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Music Sound Design Thesis Ideas! [closed]

I'm about to start my thesis and I'm a bit confused as what to start with. I like to make music in my free time so I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn more about sound design in the ...
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How should I mic my upright piano?

I would like to record myself playing a piano part on my upright piano at home. Things of importance: The piano is in a smallish room with very little resonance/reverb going on. I have to hand a ...
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What's the physics behind impersonating someone's voice?

I'm trying to understand what really makes your voice, well, uniquely yours. How do some voice actors copy and impersonate celebrities' voice, or even their singing voice? For example, this guy sounds ...
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Do I need an external sound card for quality sound design during a podcast edit?

I record in the field with a portable Zoom recorder, so I don't need an audio interface to plug any mics into. I'm just wondering if when I'm editing a podcast with lots of scenes and sound, if I need ...
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How can I "divide " song into instruments in Ableton? [duplicate]

I was searching for answer but I cannot find one (maybe I missed). Is there any way to "divide" song into instruments (parts)? lets say we have song X which has- drums, lead guitar, rhytmm ...
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How Do I Reduce Noise Floor in a Booth With No EQ

I need to submit a raw recording to an audio engineer with no editing for a demo. The noise floor of my recording must be at least -40 RMS. When I do not speak, the RMS is at -60 but when I do speak, ...
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How can I make a voice crack effect in FL Studio

I'm trying to figure out a way to recreate this voice crack effect in FL Studio that I found in this video (Timestamp from 0:5 to 0:9) I cant find any tutorials or ...
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Looking to wire a music room with Neutrix combo jacks, and have a question

I am a senior citizen, and need a little help. I have always run cables across the floor to the mixer when our group gets together to play music. I moved last year, and thought I might try to do ...
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How to create a big room techno kick

I am trying to recreate something similar to the big techno kick found in the track below, which I find is really exquisite for this genre. It is impactful yet has what I perceive to be a rough ...
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How can I digitally recreating water sounds

I need a digitally created water sound, that is convincing enough but also not too realistic sounding. I have good ableton live and a bit MaxMSP knowledge but i don't know how to design this specific ...
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Building a DIY soundproofing box using plexiglass

I need an enclosure to block outside noise by about 30 to 40 DB. The noise I'm most interested in blocking are in the 0 to 2000 Hz range. I understand that mass is important for blocking (insulating) ...
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Creating notification sounds in GarageBand

I'm trying to use GarageBand to create some short notification sounds to use in software I'm writing. Unfortunately my musical skills are non existent and I'm struggling to create anything that sounds ...
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Glamdring sound effect

I would like to know if you have any tips to recreate the sound when Gandalf takes Glamdring (the sword at 2:17)? Or if you have a similar resource to share? Thank you. Regards, Samih.
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