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The Thin Red Line: who is the main sound designer?

Hi sound lovers :) I'm analyzing the sound of Malik's masterpiece but i'm a bit confused about who between John Fasal and Claude Letessier is the main sound designer. Do you have any clue? IMDB doesn'...
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Online - Master Degree In Sound Design (or) Audio Production

Hi Audio Pros, I would like to know if there are any online college that offer a Masters degree in Sound Design (or) Audio Production. The reason that im asking this is because i have no formal ...
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Looking for feedback on my sound re-design…

This is my sound re-design of a cool video game trailer. I yanked the audio track and completely re-designed all the sound. I used the signal generator in Pro Tools and audio from a short recording ...
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The blur between Sound Design and Score.

As a sound designer I'm pretty precious about my work and in previous projects have also undertaken the score as well but with my latest project am working remotely with another part of the team ...
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Sound Design Education In NZ

i am working in sound editing and mixing field for 6 years,besides i have analyzed hundreds of movies M&E Tracks and re-made some of them as an exercise, But i need to know more about sound ...
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how to interpret the magnitude of FFT

In one of my project, I record an audio using a mic connected to a PC, and calculate the FFT using Python. I used PyAudio for the recording. Upon calculating the magnitude, I noticed that its range ...
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How to design squeak and creak sounds of metal objects?

Are there valid guidelines to design squeak and creak sounds produced by metal objects? Here are some examples: Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Wind damaging microphones

I am working on sound redesign for the skydiving scene in Godzilla thus, a lot of wind involved. Will blowing onto the microphone damage it in anyway? Microphones: RODE NTG-3 and NT1-A If so or if ...
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Wacom Tablet or Lemur (ipad) for sound design

I would like to design some crazy sounds like WALL-E with a tablet.I have a dilemma whether to invest on a wacom tablet or an ipad with lemur app. Which one is the best buy? kindly help...
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WHat hi hat is it?

I'm looking for this hi hat sound. As you can hear it's a lower one. I'm really interested into this sound and i couldn't fin it. Supose that any of you knows what sound it is or what library contains ...
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How do i create a Godzilla style roar and some giant sounding footsteps?

I want to creat a massive roar for a sound scape i'm working on but i'm new to this so any tips would be greatly appreciated =) thanks in advance
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how to manually make sound of 7 mirrors breaking

Re-creating old radio episode of Fibber McGee and Molly- need to manually create the SOUND of (for live audience to see) 7 mirrors breaking in succession - safely. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Mastering : 41000Hz or 96000Hz?

Which sample rate should be used when exporting mastered audio? Example : I want to export my mastered electro track.
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Recording a stethoscope

Anyone know a good, inexpensive way to record the sounds off of a stethoscope? I'd like to get some recordings of the inside of the body.
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Acoustic foam orientation effectiveness when mounting directly to a furnace

I have a home office in the corner of my unfinished basement. About 20 feet away is my furnace that has a fan on 24/7. I would to like reduce the sound of from air movement and the blower with some ...
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Setting volume level of mix

From what level of decibels should I start to set the volume of tracks in the mix? I've heard that usually it starts at -6dB on a kick and match the rest of track's volume to that kick ... Is it ...
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making sound resembling Dead Space upgrade sound

I am looking for a sound that is similar to the sound at 1:11 and 1:14 in I have tried playing around electricity and sci fi sounds from Freesound in Audacity, but I ...
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How to choose a used Roland TR808?

I've been scanning the net for a used TR808 and 2 cheap Icould find are from ebay in the UK and also one from leboncoin in France. I live in Stockholm Sweden and there is no used TR808 for sale in ...
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How can I make this sound (doesn't have to be exact

I have bumped upon a sound that I need a lot. At 00:38 you can hear the big room pluck, I'd like to make something like that. Could someone please tell me how to ...
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Increasing loudness of sound effect

I'm using background music and sound effects in my android-game. The Problem is that these sound effects differ in their loudness very much. And some of them are much to quiet. Unfortunately, the ...
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Add harmonics, improve sound, sound morphing

thanks for letting me ask a question here. I am googling for hours and did not find anything on the following: Layering instruments one over the other creates an ensemble sound where you can still ...
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Noob SCI-FI Sound Designer…

Hey There! This is my first post here so, please forgive me if I am asking obvious questions or just stating the obvious. ;) I am a 20 year veteran of the Television industry as an Editor (Avid) and a ...
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Design for a handgun fired on a high altitude passenger jet

I'm working on a film that takes place on a passenger jet that is modified to fly at high altitudes. black ops kind of thing. in the script, the pilot fights off a cockpit invasion by firing off a ...
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Getting Started

Howdy! So I have recently started taking my sfx "career" more seriously and want to work towards possibly getting an internship or freelance work. I am interested in working mostly in animation and ...
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Creating Sounds Coming From Floor Above Action?

Hey, I'm currently working on a sci-fi short film in which the majority of action takes place in an abandoned cellar underground. The director wants bassy, rumbly factory/machinery sounds coming from ...
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Thoughts on Digital Performer?

I was wondering what everyone's opinion was on MOTU's Digital Performer? I know some people have probably never heard of this program, but at Evergreen State College where I took some audio courses ...
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[How To Question] Specific scrape sound

Hey there, I'm trying to reproduce this spesific SFX, but i couldn't figure out how to create that scrape. Regular sword (fish slice) scrapes just won't work. Any ideas? the sound: http://snd.sc/...
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Free-services.. Un-paid creative work

Good Afternoon, Just signed up as I'm on a quest to start being more active in the sound design community. I am looking for indy/mod teams to work with on film/animation/games. I am wondering whether ...
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The Role of Sound Design in Post Production

Could someone please help me with defining what it means to be a sound designer/ mixing artist working on a feature film as well as what the role is of the sound designer, his/her responsibilities, ...
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Large Bodies Of Water?

Hi there, Wanted to know if you have any tips for making sea & ocean sounds? I live too far from the sea to actually go and record there. I've played around with filtering noise and got some ...
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GRM tools equivalent AU plugin set?

Can anyone recommend me a AU equivalent for Pro Tools GRM tools plugin pack? I´ve swiched from pro tools to logic and would like to have similar FX plugins in my productions.
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How does sound pressure gets transformed into audio data when recorded on PC?

Based on some reading, here's my understanding of how sound recording works: Microphone outputs a voltage based on sound pressure. The microphone voltage is amplified and the amplified voltage goes ...
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How do I recreate this detuned synth?

I've been looking to recreate this sound from All I Want by Rome In Silver for a long time and I can't figure it out, can anyone help? It's the detuned chords in the intro and that come in at the ...
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What is the best microphone type for recording natural outdoor sounds?

I am currently working on a game, and I wanted to take on the challenge to record the sounds myself. I will need a lot of outdoor natural sounds, like flowing water, trees in wind or footsteps on dirt....
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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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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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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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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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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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What is a good way to connect an analog soundboard to a computer?

I have an EPM 8 mixer by Soundcraft. How could I connect the mixed signal in a stereo format? Is there any best way to minimize latency? Is firewire good to use? I have a Firewire input on my computer....
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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 ...