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Reverb sort of airy synth note

trying to make this sound that you hear in this track starting at 1:28 and you hear it throughout the entirety of the track. Ive tried alot of things, using triangle waves or pulse waves, two ...
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middle east percussive sounds

I would like to resynthesize some middle east percussive sounds.I know that this is too general but I am looking for info about the physics behind these instruments and I can’t find anything. So any ...
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Delayed Snare sound

Hey guys Im trying to get this sort of delayed snare sound, I think it may be my sample that IM using but kinda wanted to see how this is made. It seems like a snare drum that is delayed at very ...
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Creating this Pitch bend noise

Hey guys Im trying to create this pitch bending synth sort of noise that I hear alot. I got pretty close to emulating this sound. You can here it in the following track at 2:51. It sounds like a ...
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bad audio vs bad video

I have heard it said many times that bad video footage can be ignored better than bad sound can. When watching film I have experienced this to be an accurate statement. Does anyone know of any ...
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MASSIVE: Is there a way to use macro so you can control OSC pitch and Rate of Dimension Expander/Reverb?

Is there a way to use macro so you can control OSC pitch and Rate of Dimension Expander/Reverb with the same macro button ?
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Pro Tools stems export

How can I export clips as files but with all the effects and automation used on them? I can bounce them but there are over 40 channels and wouldn't have time to bounce them all one by one.
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Does using a gate(expander) increase the dynamic range of an audio track and does this actually help improve the mix of the track?

I read somewhere that using an expander such as a gate increases the dynamic range of an audio signal. Does increasing the dynamic range of a song actually help the mix of the track at all while ...
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I have no idea how sound design works [closed]

I hope this is the right place to post this. I have no idea how to develop music using software like lmms. I'm a high school graduate going into entertainment industry. I really love music and ...
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High pitched phase sound

Hey guys Im trying to make this high pitched chord synth sound you here coming in at :45. It simply sounds like an A note, almost like a string. Ive tried using ...
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What are the presets that can be used to emulate the rhodes through the Lounge Lizard vst?

I am looking for ways to recreate the classic fender rhodes sound with Lizard Lounge. If there are better Kontakt libraries out there etc. I would love to know about these too. I am looking for the ...
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Trying to get lo-fi drums such as these ones and an overall effect that sounds lo-fi.

Does anybody know the effects that were used on the hats and the snares to achieve that crispy sound? I know the overall effect on the song is achieved by using heavy compression.
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Microphone suggestion for recording Hard Fx/SFX and Foley

I've never purchased a mic before, but I'm a sound design student at scad and I'm trying to build a sound library of my own. I want to record mostly "real World" sounds such as doors, locks, metals, ...
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How to use one mic with a computer and a hifi stereo system?

I need to connect one XLR microphone to both my laptop to broadcast online, and to my hifi stereo system with speakers in multiple rooms (including the room with the mic). I have tried connecting the ...
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Creating sound for 'light streaks'

I work on motion graphics, and have a project coming up with a lot of light elements and moving/flowing light streaks. I've used wooshes before, layered with reverse bells and cymbals. Sometimes ...
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Sound Design: Creating The Sound of Life Around Death

I am working on a film where a girl is in an abandoned old house that looks very creepy with wall paper peeling of the walls, cracked walls, and various debris on the floor. There is a voice over ...
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Human sport sounds and vocalisations

I'm working on a project at the moment that requires some human sport sounds such as tennis grunts, footballers calling to each other, heavy panting, those kind of things. Any sporting vocalizations ...
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How to make this guitar lead sound from Megaman X (Super Nintendo)?

The soundtrack from Megaman X on the SNES (Super Nintendo) is definitely one of the best for me. That's why I want to know how to reproduce some sounds. The main ...
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How to produce finger snaps sounds for a particular intention?

I'm trying to add a finger snapping effect to a song that sounds like the one used by Oh Land on her song Rainbow I would like to know your ideas on recording and ...
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What are the steps for making Sonic's ring sound?

I would like to know exactly how this sound is made along with many others. If I could learn how hallmark sounds like the Mega-man charger, the Sonic charge, dash and coin loss sound, everything from ...
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Sound libraries for FL studio

I start using FL studio quite recently. I would like to expand the set of sounds preinstalled. Where can i buy / free download some good sound libraries? Which are the best sounds libraries ...
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Logic X Exporting Video (Issue)

Does anyone else have issues with Logic X exporting video? I import the video, compose sound around it, the export the video, but for someone reason, only part of the video is visable. I have the ...
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How to Add Soft Roundness (Prettiness) To Sound FX?

I have a question that’s been boggling my mind for a long time. How do people create those puffy, soft, airy elegant sounds in mobile games? I’m not sure how else to explain them, but it’s almost ...
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Whats the best way to learn set of laws so that I can begin building any sound? [closed]

How can I learn a basic formula or set of formulas so that I can learn "dry" sounds cold that lead to great "wet" sounds? I know that the terms "dry" and "wet" have their different contexts in music. ...
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Help me make a patch for this bass stab/pluck?

I'm trying to recreate this heavy and interesting bass stab/pluck that comes over the vocal at the drop of No Quarter by Zac waters. Here's what I'm referring too! If anyone out there can tell me ...
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What is your top 3 of most used types of sound-fx for Cartoon Sound Design?

Do you have experience in sound-design or sound-editing for Cartoon Sound Design? If so, what is your top 3 of most used types of sound-fx? (e.g.: whistles, twangs, bounces, boings, rattles, whooshes, ...
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Creating very heavy subwoofer sound effects

i've been assigned a sound design task to recreate the sound of a subwoofer playing music live from the speaker. Here's a reference- it's not as simple as adding a ...
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How to make this glassy/pluck sound

Im pretty sure this is made with sylenth or massive, but how? From 1:38 to 2:00 Thanks!
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Synths with different stereo spread / width?

I was wondering if anyone had some tips for getting that kind of stereo feeling on specific sounds? Here is an example: I love the way this track has been built as it ...
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Is it worth using consumer grade speakers to do surround sound design?

I was wondering what options I have for getting a basic 5.1 mixing setup in my house for under £100-£200. I know that might sound mad but I'm only looking for something to get started on to do some ...
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Recording ZipLine Sounds (Any Advice)

I'm looking specifically, to create the sound you hear when swat/military zipline down a buildings or from aircraft (10 seconds in length or so) What are some ways to emulate this, any ideas? I've ...
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How do you produce an immersive soundtrack?

As well as using a multichannel format to immerse the viewer, what other methods would you use to make a soundtrack immersive? I have just started working with a director who is making two short ...
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Designing the sound of a 20“ *ahem*… ”Member"

So I'm currently posting a rather dark comedic short and well the title beats around the bush but I need to design the movements of a flaccid enormous cock to put it quite bluntly... I have a ...
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How does A/B montage works?

I heard about A/B montage in school, but it was only mentioned once. And I know it has something to do with two tracks, and using it for easier automation and whatever else, when the perspective in ...
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creating a deep voice with a sample

Hey guys just trying to figure out how to go about producing that deep voice heard in tech house alot these days, darker dance music in general. It just doesnt seem to me that they are solely ...
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What do you use for passbys?

What plugins/techniques du you use? I make TONS of passbys in my work (space ships, cars etc), and i'm always looking to improve my sounds. Thanks:)
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How can I make 3d sound

I Try To Made something like 3D sound I would like to know what to do. This Clip Is amazing Thanks for the help
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Help making this cool guitar sort of lead

Im trying to make this cool guitar sort of lead (I use Massive btw). I got a pretty cool sound doing the following: Three saw wave oscillators The first two detuned by three cents and a third an ...
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Demo Reel feedback for student

I put together a short demo reel to submit while I am applying for internships, and was hoping that some of you wonderful folks could possibly give some feedback. I have lots of music recording ...
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How To: Record Foliage/Trees

I am creating foliage sound by different types of dried grass, leaves, fake plants, etc. I am having a major problem though because after I put them into my DAW and hear them through my studio ...
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Sound Design: Creating Painful Headaches

I am working on a short film and the director and I love using sound to create surrealistic elements to a scene when it is effective and benefits the story. In this scene, the character is coming to ...
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Sound effect to end a music track on a TV promo?

What is the best way to end a music track on a TV promo when the music doesn’t have a definite end? I sometimes hear an effect but I’m not sure how it’s done. I don’t think it’s a backwards reverb, ...
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Son wants to major in Sound Design

My son is interested in sound design. Most schools offer music degrees for active musicians who want to learn recording, or a film degree with a few classes in sound. Emerson offers film with an audio ...
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How to physically feel audio

Greets I have several frequencies between the range of 1-800hz I would like to find a hand applicator (transducer) where I can play the music and the person would put the hand applicator (transducer)...
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Light up Cicigarette/Cigar sfx

How do I make the match/lighter to cigarette sound where the flame and cigarette meet and the cigarette 'catches fire'.
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How important is perspective for FX recording

let's say you have a scene and in the background someone closes a door. To go a bit futher, seconds later you hear a distant door shut down the hallway. Do you always record (or choose from a library)...
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Wind damaging microphones

I am working on sound redesign for the skydiving scene in Godzilla thus, a lot of wind involved. Will blowing onto the microphone damage it in anyway? Microphones: RODE NTG-3 and NT1-A If so or if ...
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Wacom Tablet or Lemur (ipad) for sound design

I would like to design some crazy sounds like WALL-E with a tablet.I have a dilemma whether to invest on a wacom tablet or an ipad with lemur app. Which one is the best buy? kindly help...
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Deep house mid range type of pads

Hey guys need a little help creating those nice deep house sounds. Since Ive been composing latley my sound design has gotten a little rusty. An example would be Comes ...
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How to make a powering up shield sound

I could use help going in the right direction for designing a shield being powered up sound.Thank you!