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How to make a troll attack

So, I have a film I'm working on, and I have a fight between a troll and a couple normal sized humans. I have the humans down, but I'm stuck at the idea stage for the troll. I have a lot of different ...
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What is considered a 3d sound?

There is a person who makes sounds. I'm curious if this type of sound is considered a 3d sound. What defines a sound as 3d? When was the first 3d sound made in music? Has it always been around?
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Recording internal Body sounds for a Soundinstallation

I've already searched the forum but couldn't find a solution to my problem yet. I'm currently working on an installation for a sound art festival and would like to make my body sounds audible, i.e. ...
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Headset plugged into Yamaha piano and Laptop at same time. Does not have to be wireless

What audio cord/jacks do I need to enable use of Digital piano and lap top to 1 headset-does not have to be wireless right now
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software / plugin recommendation for creating sci-fi sound effects

I am relatively adept with serum synth creation and music production with Ableton, but i am also developing a 3D cartoon so i need to make unique sound effects for things like ray guns, ship engines, ...
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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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Converting -10dbm to dbu?

I know that -10dbm is supposed to be lesser than 4dbu. But somehow, the online converter I used to convert dbm to dbu showed the former to be 40dbu, which I believe cannot be the case. So, here's the ...
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DAW software that I can share between 2 computers?

Is there a DAW software I could use with 2 different computers and share it? I will be doing a project for school but I will be recording instruments at home. How could I work on the same project at ...
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How to make a gust of wind from a continuous wind record?

I have a nice continuous 30s wind record. From that clip, I would like to make something sounding like a sudden gust of wind. I tried to simply play with the volume control around an interesting part ...
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Transient shaping of kicks and snare drums

I use compressor to get that transient for my kicks, snares...but think it as real.. A drummer hitting kick or snare.,,if the bpm of song is low then the transient will be less powerful as compared ...
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Sound of racing cars passing by at different velocities

I'm currently trying to generate the sound of racing cars passing by at different velocities from this single sound of a racing car passing by at a certain velocity: ...
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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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What would I need to vocode my voice with an animal sample?

I am relatively new to sound design and I have read quite abit about vocoding. Many people have said they like to vocode their voice with animal samples like pigs seals and lions. I have a few ...
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Help recreate bass synth like KOOS, Drezo

I have a problem with recreating this bass sound. I think it's a sine wave with white noise and a bit of distortion. But all attempts to recreate this sound were unsuccessful :( Can anyone help me do ...
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Sound Design Behind This Future Bass Lead

In the following song, it seems like the lead instrument is some sort of vocal or something. What would be a good way of replicating that sort of song using a synth or sampler etc? The lead enters at ...
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Setting up Mics, Mixer, Guitar and Camera

I am not sure if this is right place or not. Me and my wife, we both, are like recording karaokes, and singing live. Until now, we were enjoying with apps in mobile phone. But recently we thought we ...
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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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What's the difference between pad and drone?

I'm learning how to program software synthesizer. I came across with these two types of patch described as "pad" and "drone". They sound somewhat similar for me. Could someone explain what the ...
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Using Yamaha YPT-255 Keyboard for Sounddesign

I recently got a Yahamaha YPT-255 Keyboard. Now I would like to connect it to my PC in order to record sounds/songs, as well as load sounds I created back to the keyboard. I noticed that it does not ...
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Weapon Projectile Sound Design

There are a lot of great resources for weapon design, but I don''t often hear about projectile design--the sound of the laser, bullet, or shell moving through space. I'm working on military space ...
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Combining multiple Speakers Impedance - what is the preffered way?

I'm building a custom sound system using the HiFi Berry Amp2 which claims to [...] "work with all speakers or 4-8 Ohm impedance. It supports sample rates from 44.1-192kHz (16-32bit)." According to ...
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What is this sound? Some kind of LFO synth? Song: Heart of a Lion, Kid Cudi

I am wanting to create a sound like this one. It has something to do with LFOs with a degree of instability. [Shows itself at 0:25-0:30 as it rises in pitch and does so again a few times throughout ...
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Military Weapon Sound Design from Abstract Sources

I'm working on a military sf game, and I'm running into some hurdles with Flak Cannon samples. I can hear that thudding, puffing mortar-like sound in my head, but I'm not quite sure how to achieve ...
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Why don't speakers sound as good as instruments

In audiophile communities you often see a crazy amount of tweaking and gear designed around sound, but I'm curious on a technical level, are there known reasons why speakers don't sound as good as a ...
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Is this a piano?

do you know how can I recreate this? It seems a piano. https://www.facebook.com/kygoofficial/videos/886958051367329/
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How to make this descending pitch heavy sound?

I'd like to achieve something similar to that descending pitch heavy sound as heard here : https://clyp.it/jf0uqdoq# Any idea?
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How can I recreate this sound?

can you help me recreating this? (The sound starts 0:06 - 0:13) https://www.facebook.com/kygoofficial/videos/1455768857819576/ Here's another example (The sound starts 0:00 - 0:05)
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Industrial or Odd Percussion Creation

I could be totally wrong about what it is called. Good examples are in Skrillex "Fire Away" Starts at 1:10 barely, full, and clear at 1:20 Comes in with main drums at around 2:07 Morphed somewhat at ...
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Suggestions for books on sound synthesis and electronic music production

Hi, I'm mainly interested in producing electronic music (breakcore, dubstep and so on). I have a decent knowledge of music theory and I can create not-so-bad drum patterns, but when it comes to create ...
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Need tiger growls and roars

I imagine this might be as easy as browsing sample libraries but I also may want to really thicken up the sound as it needs to be real intimidating. Any ideas about layering or processing I could use ...
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How to get this sound?

I wondered if you guys could help me to get this sound: 4:08 - 4:12 Btw I use Fl Studio 12.
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Awesome things to record that you would not normally think about

I think it would be cool to hear about some foley sessions that people have done that involved recording very odd things to get a desired sounds. For example, I did a foley session with a friend of ...
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Why did you choose sound design as a career?

I know quite a few studio recording engineers who wanted to be musicians and "fell into" the job. When I was about 15 I went to a school rock concert and was fascinated by all of the PA equipment. ...
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Am I overreacting?

I leave the sound design for 6 days to another designer and I get back and I am shocked at how everything I had put my heart and soul into has been destroyed and disarranged and I get 10 minutes to ...
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Low rumbling sound effect?

Anybody know of anyway to create a low rumbling earthquake like sound? The only way i've managed to see online is to rub a balloon, but the rumbling is short when I can actually make the sound. Any ...
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What's the shortest sound perceptible to the human ear?

How long would the shortest perceptible sound last? I'm guessing there'll be a frequency at which we can hear short sounds best but I don't need to find that. Admittedly this is also completely ...
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What are the units of amplitude?

I'm using Audacity to edit some audio (I'm a novice). The sound amplitude is displayed from -1.0 to 1.0. What are the units of amplitude? Are they decibels (dB)?
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Theater Sound Design Audio Editing Software [closed]

I am learning sound design for theater, and currently I am using Adobe Audition CC 2017. I have considered instead trying some of Apple's Pro Apps, particularly Logic Pro X. For general audio editing,...
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Is this phasing/modulation normal?

I'm just getting into sound design so excuse the wrong usage of terms. Here's the sound I designed in Massive: It sounds really nice except that I would like it to be ...
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Best use of Silence in a film?

In my opinion some of the best film sound is not loud or overt, and I've used silence many times in film soundtracks myself but I am interested to know what your favorite use of silence or near-...
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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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Where should dialogue be hitting in dbfs?

I've heard/read lots of different things about where dialogue should be hitting in terms of dbfs for a feature film. (I am mixing 5.1 in a small studio, room calibrated to 79. I know film standard on ...
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What is this screeching noise?

There is this sound commonly used in trap / rap beats where a screech is sometimes present in the background. It is usually an effect to help set the theme for a song. In the scenario, it is a more ...
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PS4 and Gran Turismo Sport menu sound effects

I try to figure out how to do some ambient interface sound effects like in the ps4 menu and in gran turismo. I like especially the 3 sounds after second 14 of this ...
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How would you synthesize this kind of bass?

I like to recreate sounds from tunes I listen to, especially if they have something unique about them, to get a better understanding of synthesis and the possibilities I might have missed. But the ...
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What technology/technique is used in this track?

Whenever I listen to this track, it feels like there is an additional sound applied to the singer's voice. The singer can sing very well, that's I know for sure, because I saw him live. By the way, in ...
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What is the sound source at the beggining of music: (Tina Turner - Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu)

I would like to know what is the source of the music: Tina Turner - Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu (0:02sec) is it instrumental or is it produced with electronics. How can I produce it to include it in my ...
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Where can I find a multioscillator synth?

I need synth where I could use some oscillators (unlimited amount the best) and make them influence each other. For example I could choose for first to be multiplied by second to make the result and ...
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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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How can I make this pluck sound?

At 00:17 you can hear the pluck, I'd like to make that. Could someone please tell me how to make it? I have Sylenth1 and I have some basic knowledge how ADSR works, and LFO's, but I have no idea ...