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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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How can I create, or where can I find a decent neck breaking sound?

So I am currently busy doing the sound design on a student film which has a character snapping another character's neck with her hands. Thus far I have cut in a sound effect that I found of someone ...
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What is a soundscape?

Could anyone please explain to me what is a soundscape? If you are asked to create a soundscape, how should one go about it? Does this term apply to film sound design? If so, how?
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FL Studio: How to register the actual keyboard sound?

THE SITUATION: I have succesfully connected the keyboard to FL Studio 12. If I select a a drum or whatever other sound inside FL Studio i can play it using the keyboard. That's cool. But I also ...
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Modulating Ratio in FM8

It seems that there should be a way to modulate the ratio of an operator via an LFO in FM8. Why is this not a possibility? What are the alternatives?
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Meteor sound Design

I'm doing the sound design for an animation movie. There are a couple of scenes with a meteor shower. Could someone suggest me ​​any trick of how to sound design or replicate the sound of a meteor ...
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What are some good in-depth resources for learning Sound Design?

I have searched the whole net millions of times to find some useful up to date resources regarding Sound Engineering. I am looking for some practical resources for self studying Sound Engineering. ...
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Which pluck is used in Cheap Thrills?

Which pluck did they use in Sias' Cheap Thrills? Or how could one get a similar sound? Is it maybe included in a VST you can purchase?
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How and where should I start learning about sound design?

I am a junior in high school am being pressured to go to college to get a "real" career. I'm really just interested in sound design though. A lot of people tell me to stay from big name sound design ...
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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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400 Watt or 700 Watt Speacker is best choice for special room?

I‌ want to buy a 12-inch dB‌ series Opera 512 DX Speaker that be a 400 watt speaker or Opera 712 DX that be a 700 watt speaker for a room with 90 Square Meter Area and has a height of 3 Meter. The ...
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outputting 3 different signals from sound card

i am trying to generate 3 different Frequencies like (1.75k,2k,2.25k) in my pc using LabVIEW software. but i'm getting only 2 outputs. how to get 3rd output from my sound card. any one can help me ...
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Why do you hate being sound designer? [closed]

Sometimes when the deadline is coming or somebody is stepping on my foot in the subway I think that my job is the worst profession in the world. Seriously, I have even collected some facts that prove ...
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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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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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Creating the sound of a thousand legged monster! Ideas?

I am doing most of the sound for a short horror movie and it features a monster that looks like a centepede but atrociously gigantic. I have tried a lot things like messing with the sound of other ...
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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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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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How do you reverse engineer a sound?

You heard some sound (sound effect from the cinema, some interesting tone from the recording, whatever). What steps do you take to reproduce the sound you liked?
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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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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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What is that sound effect that they put in almost every movie/TV show now whenever the scene turns dangerous/menacing (an echo-ey metallic scraping sound, 2-4 secs long)?

You know what I'm talking about- it's in literally Every Single Show now (movie, TV, game, whatever) & it's the new go-to audio cue for "something dangerous is happening". It's a spacey metallic ...
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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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Best use of sound design in a comedy?

OK, we've covered "favorite sounds" and "best sound in a thiller", but what about comedies, where the sound effects usually cower in fear of dialog and music? And what is it about those moments that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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*newbie alert* looking for a good course to start learning sound design

I am looking for a GOOD place to start learning creating cool sounds for games. I was so glad to find StackExchange had a sound design forum! I'd prefer an online course, but please let me know which ...
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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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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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How to properly create/find and use sounds realistically in a convincing way in Blender?

I started a short film recently. Everything is going fine except for the sound fx. The biggest problem I am having is finding sounds. I don't really know of any resources out there that have good ...
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Is a Music Business bachelors and a Recording Arts bachelors degree going to get me anywhere in Sound Design?

I'm majoring in Music Business right now, but we did a couple projects last year in Electronic Music where we had to put sound beds onto trailers, and I absolutely fell in love. It was so much fun. ...
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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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Pluck in the intro Kensei Ummet ozcan

The track can be heard here: The sound has high harmonics, maybe like a waveshaper? Certainly regular distortion is overkill. The specific pluck starts at the intro ...
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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 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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What does warm mean?

It seams like there is one magical word in post production, sound design and music production that describes everything from compressing and distorting signals to expanding and filtering signals: ...
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Recommended sound effects library for designing system sounds?

I would like to create some system sound effects for a sporting device. The device needs sound effects for actions such as play, stop, pause, error, clicking a slider etc. Is there a free sound ...
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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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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 ...