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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 ...
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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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Niche areas of Sound Design — Are there any?

For all of those working in film audio and design -- what would you say are the niche areas of sound design, is there something you wish there were more of or that you have found lacking in the sound ...
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Can I sell 808 style drum sound library?

I am wondering if I am able to sell 808 style drums sound library? I am confused on the topic from a legal stand point if the 808 drums are copyrighted or not. Thank you
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Connecting multiple audio sources to single pair of passive speakers

An organization I work for received an old pair of Bose speakers as a donation. The speakers themselves are passive, so they need an amplifier. Unfortunately, I can't recall the model number of the ...
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Designing a ringtone/notification sound that is audible from decent range and not easily muffled

After finding out that most of the stock notification sounds in my phone are not satisfactory, I decided to make my own. I aim to make a sound that is audible from decently long range and from inside ...
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How to create rolling lfo effect

I was just researching about Virus TI products and I came with this patch At 0:21 there is a rolling lfo modulation. I was wondering if I want to create such effect ...
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Does a sound designer have to design sounds that he uses?

I think this is a fairly commonly touched subject that boils down to what's considered "design" and what's not. REBOOT: What makes you think YOU'RE a sound designer? Sound design by definition ...
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Career in both composition and sound design, or chose one path?

After some years working in the music industry in production and composition, I'm very drawn to working specifically in sound design (games especially). But at this moment, realistically there are ...
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Make a PureData Sine Wave Synth that is audible from C0 - G10

I have been trying to generate a basic sine wave synth in PureData using a "osc" object, but my lower pitches are so low in volume and higher pitches are high in volume. My understanding of ...
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How can I reset the Pitch Bend function on my Axiom 25?

How can I reset the Pitch Bend function on my M-Audio - Axiom 25 ????
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Game Design favourite Plug-ins?

I am searching for good plug-ins for mobile/tablet design. I have some Sound Toys plug-ins that i really like. I need some plug-ins that really alter the sound. What do you guys use? Thanks.
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What do you call someone who programs software for producing, reproducing or processing audio?

What type of education do these people usually have? I have heard that they need to understand circuits because a lot of the software is modeled after analog gear. I am currently in semester 2 of an ...
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How can I emulate this soulful synth sound?

Can someone please help me to re-create the sound on the link below on a VST synth. It is supposed to be one of the presets from Sounds of Soul for the Steinberg Retrologue VST but I've looked through ...
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Psuedo-Science of Sound. Sound healing and “digital drugs”. Is there a useful diamond in the BS rough?

Hey guys, Sorry for the long title. I've been thinking a lot about these unconventional and slightly controversial uses of sound outside of a "sound design" context. I wonder if there's anything ...
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How would one “morph” human vocals with a bat scream?

I am producing sounds for an old time vampire game. I have recorded human vocals in Latin that I would like to combine with a bat scream. It's (obviously) for a section in the game where the vampire ...
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Audio effect of a person talking inside their head

Hi, I'm currently working on a short film in which a character is often talking inside his own head. I just wondered if anyone had any tips on creating an effect on the dialogue in which it feels ...
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Is there any tradeoff to get the best quality/file size ratio for mp3 conversion?

We record vocal sound via the Creative - Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD soundcard and its dedicated recording software. the settings are : 96 KHz 24 bit depth I would like to convert it to mp3 with ...
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How do I make this sound?

I heard this awesome song and I was wondering how was it possible to make the plucked sound that pops out in the drop (1:36) It's something like my favourite song ever, so I'd like to know how to ...
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Water / Snow Movement

I am working a project that involves a lot of water sound effects and movement. Since, it is an hour in length I have been trying to come up with ways the sounds of the water and movements won't sound ...
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How do I reduce echo coming from large glass panes?

I'm shooting a short film set in a takeout place, and our location has a large window that basically encompasses the whole front of the shop. It also has tiled walls and floors, but seeing how our ...
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How to make owl sounds

i'm currently working on a mobile game, in wich you have to run a zoo and take care of a dozen of creatures. One of them is an owl. The idea is to make the owl sounds cute and nice not screechy and ...
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How to create the 8-bit-ish effect near the end of Nero - The Thrill (Porter Robinson Remix)

How can I create the effect at exactly 3:34, 3:39 and 3:42?
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RCA in to a Microphone Input

I am trying to use a TV as an audio source on an amp. The amp only has 2 sets of RCA inputs while the other 3 inputs are mic jacks. The mic hacks have a switch over them that selects between - "line"...
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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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Any good literature about sound design inTerence Malick's “The Thin Red Line” movie?

I've just found out that Michel Chion wrote a whole book about the film "The Thin Red Line" and I've just ordered it but in the meantime, I am now looking for something shorter, like a good review or ...
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Any good quality neuro and reese bass tutorials [massive, FM8, Serum]

Do you have any links of quality for neuro and reese bass sounds tutorials. here is an example of neuro sound: here is a reese bass example: ...
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Can CSound or SuperCollider be used to make softsynths?

Can I use these two or something else to generate waveform of sound and then use it as soft synth or generate soundfont?
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Clap or Hi Hat? Whipping noise

trying to see how to reproduce this sound that you here in this track. They do it several times in the track and every other time it sounds quite different. To me it sounds like a clap or hi hat ...
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Examples of Synthesized Sound Effects

This question was asked a few years back and I actually supplied one of the answers (Examples of subtractive analog synthesis in sound design). I'm looking to expand on this and want to know of any ...
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How to make a pad-synth feel like it occupies a large space without the use of a reverb effect?

After listening to a number of NI (Native Instruments) synth patches on their official website, it got me curious as to how they sculpt their sounds to feel so distant, but yet present and full (if ...
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How can I achieve this sound

Shake me Down , by Cage the Elephant... What I wanna know is what's happening in the beginning of the song before the vocal comes in. It sounds like there is not only one guitar, and the delay effects ...
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How can I achieve this sound?

I would like to achieve the main neuro sound (1:07 in the video) of this track. Any tips or tutorials? Best,
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Is the sound made with a wavetable or an FM synth?

I currently own a wavetable synth with the ability to create custom wavetables within the vst, and I understand the basic principles behind subtractive and fm synths. But what I'm more concerned about ...
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What brass instrument is this?

I would like to use an instrument on my song but I don't know what it is, for my it sounds like a trumpet or a trombone, somehow modified. Can anyone tell me precisely what instrument is this brass ...
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SFX General Libraries

What libraries would you recommend to a new audio start up as a good general base library? I was thinking Sonopedia or Soundstorm. Thoughts?
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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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Program that renders midi compositions

I have some compositions in the form of midi files. I would like to have a "preview" of what they would sound like with real instruments, without actually having an expensive orchestra playing them. ...
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How to recreate a specific sound in FL Studio 12?

THE SITUATION: I would like to recreate a specific sound. Here you can hear the it: From 0:02 to 0:05. It repeat itself three times. I spent a lot of time in FL ...
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Sound Design cutting throught Music

I'm currently working on a project where there is a particular scene where on one hand there is music and at the same time, we should hear heavy reverbered steps. It getting tough to make the reverb ...
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Glitching hihats of vst drum

(I am aware of this thread: Snap, Crackle, and Pop (Making Glitches) - this particular one is about hi-hats.) The goal: Hi-hat output of VST drum -> / VST FX Madness / -> glitch hi-hat Reasons and ...
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How to remove the robotic sound from an (almost) isolated vocals

THE SITUATION: I have look all around for tutorials about isolating the vocals from a song. There is good material and i have tried several of them. I obtained the best outcome by combining two ...
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Undestanding a recording studio configuration

I have recently taken over as the Technical Manager for my local Talking Newspaper (local news recorded for visually impaired listeners) - my technical background is more in IT/Web Development than in ...
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How to achieve sound like this in DAW?

Do you know how can I achieve effect like in 1:10 min : it's somekind of wobble stop / shaking sound...
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How to create a 'boom' sound?

Jessica Jones Trailer I like the 'boom' sound at the beginning of the trailer. how can I create it in ProTools?