Questions tagged [sound-design]

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USB recording and RCA Stereo recording, which of them is better?

I worked with Smart Volume Management (SVM or normalizing sound) that be a capability of Creative Sound Card for Live Music Recording (we have one mixer and two mics on two separate line we get the ...
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USB Input for 24 bit Recording, Is it possible?

I buy a Dynacord PowerMate 1000-3 Power Mixer devices, Here. I think the output USB of this device send 24-bit audio for record. I need a device that get this USB output as input and record with 24-...
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Gear for stylized cinematic sound design project

I'm due to start work on a project next month which I'll be editing and sound designing. It's a 5 minute short film/commercial which requires a lot of heavily stylized sound design elements. There ...
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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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Any recommendations for a Pre-show music for The Producers?

I am new to this forum, hell I'm new to sound design as a whole. I am currently working on a production of The Producers and was asked to do the pre-show music and intermission music. I was thinking ...
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How should I work with sync I/o?

I have one 192 io and a sync I/o . But when I hook up my sync l/o to hd core card . It doesn't work . I don't know wht the problem is. Is it the cable? Or do I need to do anything special on my ...
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A filter such that only frequencies present in both signal A and B pass through

Is there a name for what I'm describing? I suppose it could also be viewed as multiplying the amplitudes of matching frequencies from A and B. My goal is similar to a vocoder; I want to shape some ...
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What VST do these kind of sounds come from?

Ok, I'm trying to keep this as specific as I can. I'm trying to write New Age-y music. Channels on YouTube like Yellow Brick Cinema (all their sounds) and Mike Rowland (his backing, not piano) and ...
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How to create trance/electro basslines?

This bassline blows me away: It sounds to me like it's made of multiple parts, most notably a really heavy-sounding bass and a few higher synths that play shorter ...
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How does a cardboard paper towel roll amplify the sound?

My daughter and I did a project and made this: http://osxdaily.com/2014/07/28/diy-iphone-speakers-paper-towel-roll-plastic-cups/ We hypothesized that the sound was "amplified" because it directed ...
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Question on re-creating a sound I heard in a pop song on the radio

This is my first time on this site, and I hope I'm posting to the right place. I'm looking for some help on how I can re-create or find a similar sound from the song "Don't Let Me Down" by the Chain ...
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Why would you pan the same sound both left and right?

I was watching a video where a person made a supersaw by layering the same sound and panning it once left and once right. A center-panned sound already outputs to both left and right channels, so what'...
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How to create pads with alot of emotion in them?

Examples are: Pad on the background two pads I was wondering what the basis is for these sounds. I dont exactly want to replicate ...
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What is this microphone connector?

It's from a 70's Italian mic (UMC 7103), a unidirectional condenser microphone. I need to substitute the original jack cable, with a XLR, but i don't know what is this connector (it screws on the mic)
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Tropical Ambience: creating a minimal background using synths

I'm working on a project that takes place in a small tropical village. The director clearly asked for a minimal background so the use of field recordings are not an option since they're so busy with ...
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sound reinforcement & power - Is it possible to utilize multiple power circuits?

What would be the proper solution (if any) for an intended sound reinforcement system with a power requirement greater than any one circuit can provide at a specific venue? For example, suppose I have ...
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PA System Setup

I'd like to know where a crossover fits in a PA system. I'm using a basic pa system like below. [singer]->[microphone]->[mixer]->[?]->[speakers]. The ? means do I connect the mixer to ...
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Sox how to normalize volume of multiple audio files

I'm trying to integrate multiple sound effects (46 files), and multiple background music files (7 files) into an iOS game I'm currently developing. The volume levels of my downloaded audio assets are ...
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How can I change bass reflex tube from 80mm to 75mm?

Hi I'm creating a pair of these: https://issuu.com/pali_tl/docs/beyma_enclosure/c/smei4qs. However I have a hard time finding a tube of diameter 80mm. The closest I can find is 75mm. What ...
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David Guetta Bang my head/This one's for you PLUCK

The chord pluck from these two david guetta tracks sounds like "rubber" - dont know how to explain.. anyone know how to make it? I've been looking everywhere for answers
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Home Studio Echo Problem

I've got a room 5x4x2,5 m set up for a Home Studio. Before it was a much larger room that I made smaller by using plasterboard with insulating material. Now in the room I've got some forniture on ...
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Recreating A big taiko drum sound

I'm trying to recreate a big taiko drum sound. I have a 28" bass drum with synthetic skin head. Anyone have any ideas on how to layer the sound to get a big taiko drum sound. I'm sure there's a ...
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How to create the “dead jedi” sound effect

Seconds 2-4 from of "Use the force Luke". It's a trailing echo, but I'm not quite sure how to achieve it as I'm relatively new to sound design. I'm using Audacity as ...
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How to make a reverse kick

I need to make a hardstyle kick, but i don't know what VST to use for Fl Studio. I've tried so many tricks but it doesn't get the sound that I want. If i have a C3 Bass with 0,5 sec. I should have ...
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Niche areas of Sound Design — Are there any?

For all of those working in film audio and design -- what would you say are the niche areas of sound design, is there something you wish there were more of or that you have found lacking in the sound ...
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Can I sell 808 style drum sound library?

I am wondering if I am able to sell 808 style drums sound library? I am confused on the topic from a legal stand point if the 808 drums are copyrighted or not. Thank you
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Designing a ringtone/notification sound that is audible from decent range and not easily muffled

After finding out that most of the stock notification sounds in my phone are not satisfactory, I decided to make my own. I aim to make a sound that is audible from decently long range and from inside ...
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Why does my sound so dull?

I use beyerdynamics dt770 to mix. I heard someone say that there was a problem with my EQing. When I eq what I do is, I sweep for sounds that make the audio in question seem too resonant, like boxy ...
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Creating that Techno Chord

Trying to replicate this techno chord that you hear in this track below starting at 2:04. It's a very common sort of sound in techno, however I cannot seem to set ...
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Does a sound designer have to design sounds that he uses?

I think this is a fairly commonly touched subject that boils down to what's considered "design" and what's not. REBOOT: What makes you think YOU'RE a sound designer? Sound design by definition ...
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Music Muffled nosie

I am trying to figure out how to make this music sound muffled, but I need a certain song, but I just need to have to sound like maybe that you are standing outside of a wall with loud music.
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Audio Programming for Games - General Questions [closed]

I'm gearing up to start a degree in Computer Science. My goal is to take my audio/game industry knowledge, combine it with coding experience, and jump into Audio Programming for games a few years from ...
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Career in both composition and sound design, or chose one path?

After some years working in the music industry in production and composition, I'm very drawn to working specifically in sound design (games especially). But at this moment, realistically there are ...
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How can I reset the Pitch Bend function on my Axiom 25?

How can I reset the Pitch Bend function on my M-Audio - Axiom 25 ????
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What do you call someone who programs software for producing, reproducing or processing audio?

What type of education do these people usually have? I have heard that they need to understand circuits because a lot of the software is modeled after analog gear. I am currently in semester 2 of an ...
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How can I emulate this soulful synth sound?

Can someone please help me to re-create the sound on the link below on a VST synth. It is supposed to be one of the presets from Sounds of Soul for the Steinberg Retrologue VST but I've looked through ...
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Japanese Anime/Arcade 'Shing' sound

I am trying to recreate the 'shing' sound which can be heard at 1:22 in this video - https://vimeo.com/106517842 and also another variation at around 0:32 in this one - https://vimeo.com/106517842. I'...
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Notification sound that sounds decent over a low quality connection?

I'm a programmer without any real audio engineering experience playing around with procedural audio generation. I need to create a notification sound that sounds decent/not-horrible over a potentially ...
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Novation Bass Station II

I recently bought a Novation Bass Station II and am finding it considerably difficult to adapt to. Most notably, I'm finding it difficult to produce relatively simple tones/timbres. What parameters ...
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Obtaining T-S parameters with a mic

For doing a bass-reflex box I need the Thielle-Small parameters. I know I can get T-S with a mic recording a speaker, but how? Can someone give me precise instructions about what I have to do? I ...
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Is there any tradeoff to get the best quality/file size ratio for mp3 conversion?

We record vocal sound via the Creative - Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD soundcard and its dedicated recording software. the settings are : 96 KHz 24 bit depth I would like to convert it to mp3 with ...
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How do I make this sound?

I heard this awesome song and I was wondering how was it possible to make the plucked sound that pops out in the drop (1:36) It's something like my favourite song ever, so I'd like to know how to ...
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Hardware samplers used in sound design?

Is anyone using hardware samplers too process there sounds? If so what unique sounds can you achive i use mainly AKAI rack samplers? I have AKAI - S1000, S3000, S3000XL, S5000 with no fx expansions. ...
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How I can create a spring bed sound like in the following songs?

How can I create a spring sound like in the following songs?
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How do I reduce echo coming from large glass panes?

I'm shooting a short film set in a takeout place, and our location has a large window that basically encompasses the whole front of the shop. It also has tiled walls and floors, but seeing how our ...
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Making noises you get from playing guitar

When someone plays the guitar, his fingers go over the snares creating the guitar sound we all love. But it also creates noises (try sliding your hand over the snares in the direction that they go). ...
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How to make owl sounds

i'm currently working on a mobile game, in wich you have to run a zoo and take care of a dozen of creatures. One of them is an owl. The idea is to make the owl sounds cute and nice not screechy and ...
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RCA in to a Microphone Input

I am trying to use a TV as an audio source on an amp. The amp only has 2 sets of RCA inputs while the other 3 inputs are mic jacks. The mic hacks have a switch over them that selects between - "line"...
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Water / Snow Movement

I am working a project that involves a lot of water sound effects and movement. Since, it is an hour in length I have been trying to come up with ways the sounds of the water and movements won't sound ...
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Any good literature about sound design inTerence Malick's “The Thin Red Line” movie?

I've just found out that Michel Chion wrote a whole book about the film "The Thin Red Line" and I've just ordered it but in the meantime, I am now looking for something shorter, like a good review or ...