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Finding work abroad

Hi guys Does anyone know of any good websites or community pages for finding freelance work or making contacts in Spain? I'll be moving there from the UK September to May. I know of sites like ...
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Final year university project, need a professional sound designer's feedback!

I'm currently studying digital media in Edinburgh and specialising in film sound. For my final year project I had to source a film which I could create the sound design for and write a dissertation ...
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examples of sound+video juxtaposition

Hi guys. Looking for a few good examples of film/CGI/games where sound and picture have completely different character, or even nothing in common, or there's any other disconnect between them, but the ...
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University Dissertation

Hi everyone, Im starting to do research for my dissertation and I really want to do it on an area of Sound Design. Im still pretty unsure on what exactly it is I am going to write about so I was ...
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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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Company Sound Logo Contracts/Licensing?

Hey everyone. Just joined today, seems like a really cool forum! I have a question I would love to hear everyone's feedback on. I have been working with a production company handling some of their ...
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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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Sound Design: Elevator

For the next short film I am working there is an old elevator in an apartment building. It's so old that it still have one of those elevator gates on it. Does any one have any ideas on how to design ...
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Figuring out EQ for sounds

Looking for some guidance on EQ strategies for making sounds more professional. I know this is a very general question and maybe this falls more into mastering, but when I hear sounds in libraries or ...
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Creating Rock Creature Voice

I'm doing a little voice design and wondering if you folks might have any suggestions for this one. It's creature made of rock, and I want to have some of that embodied in his voice. Already got the ...
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Which is more difficult to work with: linear or interactive media?

I decided to ask this after seeing Internet Human's reply to the Career Advice question. I have much more experience working on video games, but I also did audio editing, foley, sound design and wrote ...
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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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How do I keep sound levels consistent when editing?

I've recently begun doing a lot of editing, and I'm having problems keeping the levels of the different parts consistent. Were talking usually about 20 minutes of video for which I do all the sound ...
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Creating sounds that take place in a wide, rock, canyon? How do I make this sound more authentic?

Just looking for general tips. I'm not asking you to do my job for me.
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Which Plugin Bundles and Sound Libraries to start with?

I'm jumping into post production (movies, games) and also sound design. Which would be more essential or worth buying? Are any just way too many plugins than I'd need? Here's what I've been looking at:...
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Making a sound bubbly

Hi, I'm looking for techniques (in Logic Pro) to take a smooth sound and make it sound bubbly. Things I've tried: Passing it through bubbles in logics "space designer" convolution reverb which hasn'...
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Energy Shield Disturbance WHUMP

https://soundcloud.com/dave-delizza/crazer-whump-v1 Quick background: 1vs1 strategy game, aerial sort of 3/4 view This is a sound that I have that occurs after the robot gets shocked with a large ...
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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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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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Where to go from here? How to Progress?

I'm currently a sound editor and sound designer in the Los Angeles area and I've worked on various shows that have aired on different networks. I'm trying to find a way to break into working on ...
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Where do you start, affected foley or synth?

Where do you guys typically go first for less than obvious sounds? Do you go foley first, or try to rummage through your synth patches first? I'm thinking like scifi, forcefield, energy, etc. This is ...
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Dialog through slightly opened door/ Reverb?

Hello everyone, I am working on the sounddesign for a movie and I am kind of stuck with a dialogue scene where two characters are talking through a slightly opened appartment door. In theory, as ...
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Swinging of a blade

Hello, does anyone here know how to simulate a long swinging of a blade? You know that high pitched sound you get when you have hit a metal. It does not seem to be a simple sinus tone. There seems to ...
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Request: Glass Cracking.

Hi, I'm on a bit of a time constraint and really need the sound of a tv screen cracking- not from an impact hit but more similar to if it was under extreme heat or cold. Haven't been able to find ...
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Imaginary character

Hey every one! I am currently working on a scene which is set in reality in a girls room with her and two other characters and an imaginary character of hers which is in there with them who is taking ...
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Imitating the audio quality of a typical mobile phone video

Hi All, I've been tasked with sound design for a commercial (for Web), where the final mix should sound, in the client's words, 'like it was filmed with a mobile phone. I.e. lo-fi, but not too much. ...
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How do I get into sound design?

I have been really interested in sound design, based on how it is a very creative type job and how much impact it has in games and movies. I have always wanted to work in the creative, artistic field ...
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Should I go to Vancouver Film School for Sound Design for Visual Media? [closed]

Is it worth it? Especially if a third of tuition is covered under a scholarship?
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What's a really good book to get deep into sound design??

I'm looking for a book that can help me understand every detail on how to make sounds from scratch and not just manipulate presets. I've been producing music for the past 2 years and i've created some ...
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Max MSP ADC to trigger samples

has anyone got a simple solution on how to take the signal from the ADC (inbuilt microphone) and have the signal trigger a sample in Max MSP?
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How to create gun's whir sound?

Hi! I try to create the whir of a gun sound, like ricochet. The thing we can hear in movies when the bullet pass just near the camera. Is someone have an idea about how to create this particular ...
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Sound conveying emotions: what about surprise?

Hello everyone! On the context of an application I am working on for my Master's program on Sound Design, in which my role with a classmate was to compose / sound design small samples that convey ...
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Introduction to the sound desing

Could some one post a link where one can find an introduction to the sound desing? Thanks :)
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Magical Shield Sound in Slow Motion

Hello Again, I have a task were i have to create a "Magical Shield Sound". The animation here is @ slow motion. So if any ideas kindly share it. Cheers!!!
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altering the depth/dimensions of a voice with the help of Eq and reverb… how?

i'd wanna know if i can reduce or increase the depth of a voice with the help of Eq and reverb ...its not the basic depth that i want its the feeling of dimensions? i am working as an engineer for ...
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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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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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Why does my sound so dull?

I use beyerdynamics dt770 to mix. I heard someone say that there was a problem with my EQing. When I eq what I do is, I sweep for sounds that make the audio in question seem too resonant, like boxy ...
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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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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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Correct techique to sample from a vintage keyboard

I am trying to get clarity on the correct way of sampling keyboard sounds. I have a E-MU e5000 ultra sampler that I'm using to sample keyboard sounds and save them for later use. Currently, I play ...
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How do you organise and manage a project when re-sampling audio to achieve unique sound design?

I have been playing around with re-sampling audio for a while now when sound designing for my music projects. However, I have found it very difficult to manage all the different snippets of audio. I ...
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Lining up numerous gunshots

Am doing a film with a lot of gun shots (single, semi-automatic, automatic). Was wondering some ideas on workflows. Drop in single gun shots into kontakt, drop in a marker at each muzzle flash or ...
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BIG wave rise and crash sound

I have a real close up on a wave crashing on a short I'm working on. I'm trying to make as precise as possible but I'm not satisfied yet. I have good real big wave sounds as source that I tried to ...
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Scenes of helicopter

Hi everyone, I'm looking for scenes of helicopter on animated movie or movie. I would try the synthesis of this. So I need to impregnate the sounds with several scenes, several views, several sounds ...
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Boat Creak Sound

Does anybody have any advice for creating the sound of of a metal fishing boat creaking? I have a limited to no budget as this is for a university project.
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I'm looking for Audio Drama suggestions that have a good mix of music and sound design.

I have the good fortune to write music for a wonderfully produced audio drama that features compelling sound design, great acting with audio that's captured really well on location. Sometimes in post ...
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Mobile Game Sound Effect Delivery; Mono or Stereo?

Does anyone know what the standard format of a sound effect asset delivery is for a mobile phone game? Is it better to deliver stereo sounds or mono? Does it all depend on the device and software ...
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Trying to find a great sound FX pack that aims at Trailers

Anybody know of any great sound Fx packs that are great for designing sound for film trailers. Like rises, impacts, and stingers, etc.
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Looking for some feedback on my first project!?

Hey guys just looking for some feedback and critical comments. This is one of my first projects in school. Rip me apart let me know everything I could do to make it better. Thanks! Heres the link: ...