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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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How do you make YOUR Monster sounds?

I'm sure we all have our own unique taste for monster vocals, just as sure as I am that we all downloaded Tim Prebble's seal vocal library for those same vocals. (If you haven't check it out here http:...
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How do I detect the sound files used in an audio file?

There is an audio file with a soundtrack, SFXs, and voice-overs. I have all of these included elements separately as original audio files. I need to detect which file is used in what point (...
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How do you create Single Sideband Modulation (SSB)?

We've heard this sound before (think Star Wars), and I've never tried to create it but have wondered about how it is done. Then I heard it again today here and stumbled upon one person's explanation: ...
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Wall E Special Features - What is that pen pad controller Ben Burtt Uses?

Hello again everyone. So, I was recently re viewing Ben Burtt's Sound Design Special Features on the Wall E DVD and noticed he used a digital pen pad to manipulate some digital audio. I am highly ...
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How to quickly understand the layout in various digital console

Well i don't know if am asking this question on the right platform but anyways i can't help it so I'll still put it through. With the rapid growth in digital processing from various manufacturers ...
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How to create missile sound effect?

Is there a specific method to create missile sound effect? What should i record and which plugin types should i use on it? Beyond the basics. Reverb, flanger maybe?
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How to extract the data coming in sub 20hz Audio analog signal

I need to extract some data which is coming in Sub 20hz Audio Signal. Please advise how can I do this. As I am not Audio expert, so simply pointing for the devices or a readymade solution would help ...
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How do I practice Sound Design?

I'm relatively new to sound design and audio for film but am extremely interested. Lately I've been downloading commercials, video game trailers and movie trailers and just trying to recreate the ...
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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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Sound Design: any sound effects library with rolling ball bearing sounds?

Does anyone know of a sound effects pack or website that contains a decent set of rolling ball bearing/hardball (e.g marbles etc.) sounds? I'm specifically looking for a ball rolling along a small ...
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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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Obscuring voice recordings

I'm trying to design a relatively simple (electronic) device for obscuring/jamming voice recordings with a laptop microphone. I've read that playing white noises in the background doesn't mask over ...
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making a tree crack and creak and falling with sound synthesis

I'm have a good grasp of basic synthesis but need to make some sounds synthetically quite quickly for a project, and am not sure where to start It is a the cracking and creaking as a tree or large ...
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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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Waves 360 bundle only works in stereo in Adobe Audition

My question: Why do the waves360 plugins work only in stereo mode in Adobe Audition CC? I add them to the 5.1 channels. I have a 5.1 speaker system for monitoring when mixing. Waves Um226 and s360 ...
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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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How do I make this sound in Logic Pro?

I'm using Logic Pro X. I really like the keyboard sound in the melody that starts right at the beginning of this song: . To be super clear, the first note of the bar ...
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Are the speakers in a good position?

I use two 12 EV Live speaker EV Link in a 8 meter space to stage. Is this position is good for this room with height 3 meters and 50 people in this room?
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“Stoker” - sound design moves background to foreground

I've just come back from seeing Stoker - what a great film. Very strong, and potent storytelling. One of the features was a forensic-style magnification of detail, and lots of space and time for ...
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What is this empty space in this spectrogram? I have this is some lossless high kHz files

I have this with some albums. Is this something to worry about or is this normal? Or am I missing out on something?
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Site Survey- How tdo I prioritize what is significant for the listener-PODCAST

We are creating a dramtaic podcast via remote recordings due to Covid 19. I have a street scene that I will survey and record. As I speculate on what is needed to convey an image to the listener, i ...
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How do you get a muted guitar sound in FL Studio?

Can the palm-muted effect be added on a guitar loop that I previously made in FL Studio through a plugin? For instance, is there a way to tweak the velocity of notes to create a muted guitar sound? ...
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How can make or find 'timpani rolling' sound?

I want to use sound like this. Is there any free sound sample, or paid sample? or some good VSTi? Thanks.
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what is the strings-like lead in this trap song?

For example Lil Boosie - Never Been a B*tch: The chirpy top line melody in the first few bars. Does anyone recognize this sound? I have a nostalgic attachment to ...
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How to replicate specific sound effect

so I would like to know how to replicate this specific sound effect that plays in this video. I would like to note that I am attempting to use Audacity to replicate said sound effect. The sound effect ...
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Undesired chorus effect - layered same pitch piano sound

When I mix two piano sound sources (external module and VST) through audio interface, I get undesired chorus effect I cannot get rid off. I want to get something from both piano sounds while playing ...
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Self-oscillating filter in NI Massive?

does anyone know if the filter in NI Massive can reach self-oscillation? I'm thinking about purchasing it but would just like to find this out beforehand. I can't really find any info on this ...
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Audio Postproduction/Sound Design resources you'd recommend

Hi everyone, I'd like to create this thread that would be like a library for sound designers/audio post people. The principle is as basic as 1 post = 1 resource, so each book/webpage can be voted for ...
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Center waveform amplitude to 0?

I would like the top track of audio to vertically center around 0db like the track below it in audacity. For some reason it is skewered to to positive side. I don't know how this happened.
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Muffled snare/clap in dark house & techno

I really like the clap/snare on every second beat that sounds a bit muffled away but still pops out very strong to define the rhythm. Is that a clap, snare, rim or something else? Any tips how to ...
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“13 Ghosts” voice effect

I just want to find out if anyone knows how to create the "ghostly dialogue" in 13 Ghosts. What effects are used and how did they mix it together?
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How to remove a background song mixed with another?

I have a mp3 file which contains the master song but somehow some other is also playing alongside. Main song is little louder than the background one. I tried audacity it doesn't show 2 tracks where ...
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Abundance Paradox

Hello, this is my first post. I've just recently dived in to the world of production, but I'm having problems regarding equipment. I've wanted to make music for so long, and this year I finally acted ...
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Does ayasugi bori affect the sound in a musical instrument ? if so, how?

I hope I am posting this in the correct stack exchange, I am currently researching on musical instruments, particularly the Erhu and Shamisen, and have come into 2 interesting constructs. I have ...
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How do I synchronize input from a microphone array to a PC?

I'm using 4 microphones to built a microphone array. To interface them with my PC (running Windows), I bought four USB sound cards and using a USB hub I connect them to my system. Is there any ...
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What's your method of making time slow down?

There are a number of different ways to make audio slow down. I'm talking about sound that slows (and pitches) down to a stop, much like if you were to stop the motor on a record player without ...
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How to design squeak and creak sounds of metal objects?

Are there valid guidelines to design squeak and creak sounds produced by metal objects? Here are some examples: Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
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What is this strangre sound effect?

I need to find out what sound effect is this for a project and I can not identify it at all. Any help is appreciated. Here is the link to the sound: https://www.elephantandme.com/soundeffect.mp3 ...
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SCAD - Graduate Sound Design Program

Does anyone have any thoughts about the Savannah College of Arts and Design Graduate Sound Design program. It looks like the program had a good, rounded curriculum which could help train me for future ...
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Sound design courses and full education programs.

I live in a not very progressive country, especially with regards to specialisms like sound design. It is in north-eastern europe. And after researching the web I can not find out if there is a place ...
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Simulate Dolby AC-3 by two ordinary PC speakers?

The problem I want to solve is about 3D sound simulation: For example given Dolby AC-3, which applies 5.1 system, I would like to simulate it by two ordinary speakers of my computer. How can this be ...
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Why does Pitch shifting make my audio sound weird?

So I added a pitch shifter to my audio, making it a lot deeper. But when I listened to it the balance between the left and right channel weren't pan center anymore. The left and right was constantly ...
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How can I send an audio re-recordered by whatsapp without distortion

The problem is that I want to send many customers the same explanation about something and I have to do it out loud through a voice note on WhatsApp, I can't send a file recorded with the audio ...
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Can sample-based virtual instruments and an excellent digital piano recreate tone color?

What I'm essentially asking is to what extent can a digital piano, given reasonably affordable and excellent equipment, replace an acoustic piano. But that's a bit open-ended, and I'm really ...
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Car & Two Wheeler Simulator Sound

We are a small startup based out of India and are looking at making an ultra low cost but realistic Two wheeler and Car Simulator for Indian villages. In our attempt, we are looking at providing ...
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What does 100Hz 12dB per octave mean?

I have been trying to understand what 100Hz 12dB per octave means in a low pass filter. What does it really mean in full details? Any material can be of help.
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How to create the uplifter sound effect in some Kawaii Future Bass music?

Some Examples: 0:50~1:00 0:30~0:37 How can I create it with basic synthesizers and filters.
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Designing Sound Effects For Digital UI

I'm trying to get better sound design and I wanted to tackle the area of digital sounds for UI that you'd see in a sci-fi thriller or something like that. Something like the sounds at the beginning of ...
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Miss Independent Synth

I've been trying to design a synth with the characters of the synth that occurs right at the beginning of this song. I get close, but there's something missing and I'm not sure what it is. I know that ...

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