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How to reproduce these sounds (Rick and Morty, and Castlevania)

I'm absolutely new to this field. I'm building a laser harp, and I'm choosing the sound that the midi output will have. There are two sounds I'd absolutely like to reproduce in a software like FL ...
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How to create a space shuttle take off sound effect?

How can I recreate the sound of this shuttle taking off? From scratch. What sounds should I record and manipulate? Thank you very much for pointing me in the right ...
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How to create a sci fi gun charging up sound effect

I'm trying to create a clunky sci fi gun that charges up before blasting someone to bits. I'm finding it difficult on how to create a charging sound effect! Any tips or tricks would be awesome! ...
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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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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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How would YOU design the sound of fingernails on a floor?

Specifically, the sound of an animal/deranged human/creature of some sort skittering and clattering around on a stone floor? My application is for a large weighty creature, but your answers can ...
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How would you design the sound of a submersible propeller?

POST-MORTEM: Using a variety of tools and manipulating them underwater while recording with a 3 different pairs of hydrophones (for a total of 6 different perspectives) yielded truly wonderful results!...
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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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How would you go about designing the sound of a jetpack?

What kind of layers would you use across the frequency spectrum? Do you have any sources where this is talked about? Thanks in advanced!
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How can I use one sound to filter another sound?

Imagine I have two sounds: Sound A is a very saturated, dynamically high and flat sound. Like a distorted guitar. Sound B is very dynamically complex, such as a vocal line. Is there any way for me ...
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How to achieve the strange vocal effect on this track?

Here's a link to Jai Wolf- Indian Summer How is this vocal effect achieved? I'm relatively new to production so go easy on me. Not looking for anything exact, just ...
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How to design the sound of a Quadricopter Drone

I'm working on a short film where the protagonist is a Drone. Do you have any idea of how to create the sound of a quadricopter drone? I tried to use some real recording but the sound is too invasive....
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Demo reel choice

I came across a very interesting article about demo reels and that if you want to start somewhere try to do one. The problem is the choice of the video for me. What would be a great demo reel for an ...
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Is it ok to put an unbalanced 1/4 inch line through an XLR stage snake?

I've been tasked with setting up and doing sound design for an upcoming live event.Unfortunately, the equipment I have to work with is somewhat lacking. The analogue mixing desk (Allen & Heath ...
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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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uploading tracks to soundcloud from ableton

im trying to upload a track from ableton 8 live to soundcloud. it will only get up to 20 or 50 percent than it goes back down to 1 percent, ive uploaded tracks before and never had this problem so ...
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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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Overdrive (Part 2) Lead

Just bought a Virus TI Desktop after hearing Ummet, Showtek, SvD, etc. rave about it and I have to say I'm absolutely blown away! I usually try to recreate sounds via Sylenth1 and often times can get ...
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How to create default Logic Pro sound using EXS24 and .wav file?

In Logic Pro X, Apple provides many default 'Clap' sounds, like the Atlanta drum kit clap for example. How can I create that same sound by loading a .wav clap into EXS24? What configurations do I need ...
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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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What do you use Waves Enigma for? [closed]

It's a pretty rad lil' plug, I was just wondering what kind of creative purposes you have used it for.
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Trying to re-create the New York Transit Authority Bass sound on FL Sudio 12

I'm trying to re-create the New york transity autority bass sound. IT can be heard here. It sounds very simple but I'm new to creating sounds in FL Studio. Any help ...
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help synthesizing cicadas

https://soundcloud.com/eduardopolitzer/cigarra-premix Hi audio-people I've been trying to create from scratch some cicada sounds, maybe someone here can help me in this crazy idea. the link above ...
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What does the term “pumping” mean to define a techno track?

This term is often used to define technical/sounds in a track especially in electronic music.
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How can I replicate this 1986 vox/piano/synth stab?

https://soundcloud.com/shreddyrayvaughan/rip-stab/s-K6UHX This song is from 1986. That choir-like stab, I'm having a real hard time getting that sound. I'm hearing vocal-like sound, an e-piano and ...
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Oldschool house orchestral hit sample

I've for a very long time been captivated by a quite memorable orchestral hit sound, which most often can be found in old House/Techno songs, probably prevalent in the early-to-mid-90s. ...
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What effect(s) are used to make this sweeping delay?

It sounds to me like possibly a delay plus a filter that are both sweeping upwards, though I'm not sure if there is some other common effect that would accomplish this sound. https://www.dropbox.com/...
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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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Futuristic Sound Design

I use Logic Pro X, but I'm sure sound design uses the same principals no matter which DAW or synth you use. I heard this song the other day and they have this futuristic sound when the beat drops. I ...
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Sound Design on Tribes: Ascend - Part 3

Thought I would share this info on Tribes: Ascend. We just released our largest beta patch. Many new changes, 16 weapons/ devices, new maps, character class customization, and more. The full list of ...
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Suggestions on designing the sound of an animated skeleton?

For an animation project I am doing the sound design for a stop motion animation, where there features a animated dog skeleton. I'm curious as to how one would go about try to designing the sounds of ...
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How do I make a sound like this?

I really want to be able to make a lead that sounds like the one in the song below. I've asked the creator (Cargo), how he did it. Here's what he said: Used WW PanFlute from Nexus2 Turned legato on ...
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top 7 problems for artists [closed]

A client/partner has posed the question to me, I suppose as some sort of test, "can you tell me what the top 7 problems artists and producers have with studios and sound engeers and how you solve them"...
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What means to “gate SMPTE code”

I'm reading the "handbook of the mixing engineer" and in the chapter 6 /adding effects I find ROBOT VOICE Use sharp cutoff filters, slight pitch shift, and then deep flange to make the sound more ...
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How to make this lead!

I long to create this synth lead sound made by Procuder "Vanic" but I don't quite get there. (First link) What I did so far (and turned out to be relatively similar) was creating a square wave, put ...
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Inexpensive, easily-removable ways of reducing echo in a room (see 360° image)

I just moved into this office (see my 360° photo here!) with a wood floor and vaulted ceiling, and I want to record videos in here, but the surfaces are creating too much of an echo. When recording, ...
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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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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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How do you design a cricket sound?

Does anyone have any tricks for designing a sound like a cricket or crickets? I live in Scotland and recording actual crickets obviously isn't an option!
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What are the 10 best sites for sound design tips and tricks [closed]

Any website from websites for amateurs to websites for pros can qualify.
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Name of effect and mathematical underpinnings

I am studying computational mathematics and so we often deal with sound manipulation algorithms. As this study has piqued my interest in the subject I was wondering how to go about learning some of ...
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What type of sound is this? How can I make something simmilar?

I am working on a game project and I began searching for sounds. I stumbled upon one that sounds really good to me and I want to create something similar. Any ideas how to do it? The sound: http://...
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How to recreate the sustain pedal effect on a mp3 sound font?

I'm creating my own midi player, so when I press c4 on my midi keyboard it goes into a sound bank (mp3 files) selects the c4.mp3 and plays it. If I release the note it stops, it also stops if c4.mp3 ...
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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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Advice on how to start designing sound for games?

I'm a university student and im just about to finish my last year of university. There were no parts of my course dedicated sound design for computer games so im am new to this field. I currantly have ...
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Abstract videos for sound design practice

Hi everyone, I am looking for some video content (preferably short abstract pieces) to put some sound/music to for my portfolio and for practice. Does anyone know of any on-line resources where one ...
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Deceleration effect

I've been trying for a while to create this sound which appears in many dubstep song, it is kind of a deceleration effect which Im sure is very simple, though I am not really sure how to make it. ...
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What's your sound fx library expectation and needs? [closed]

I am looking for various thematic for next sound library that I will create. What are the sounds that you almost never found,that you need, or you don't find with significant quality , feeling, ...
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Doing Sound effects, How the atmos pan techniques are using for getting good image?

How the pan techniques are using in atmos. what is basic logic in that. can you explain your work flow in that doing sound design. for example in a rain scene do we use the track in top speakers. ...
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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 ...