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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 ...
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What is this sound? Some kind of LFO synth? Song: Heart of a Lion, Kid Cudi

I am wanting to create a sound like this one. It has something to do with LFOs with a degree of instability. [Shows itself at 0:25-0:30 as it rises in pitch and does so again a few times throughout ...
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Sound Design Behind This Future Bass Lead

In the following song, it seems like the lead instrument is some sort of vocal or something. What would be a good way of replicating that sort of song using a synth or sampler etc? The lead enters at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Where should dialogue be hitting in dbfs?

I've heard/read lots of different things about where dialogue should be hitting in terms of dbfs for a feature film. (I am mixing 5.1 in a small studio, room calibrated to 79. I know film standard on ...
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I have no idea how sound design works [closed]

I hope this is the right place to post this. I have no idea how to develop music using software like lmms. I'm a high school graduate going into entertainment industry. I really love music and ...
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How to use one mic with a computer and a hifi stereo system?

I need to connect one XLR microphone to both my laptop to broadcast online, and to my hifi stereo system with speakers in multiple rooms (including the room with the mic). I have tried connecting the ...
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Whats the best way to learn set of laws so that I can begin building any sound? [closed]

How can I learn a basic formula or set of formulas so that I can learn "dry" sounds cold that lead to great "wet" sounds? I know that the terms "dry" and "wet" have their different contexts in music. ...
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creating a deep voice with a sample

Hey guys just trying to figure out how to go about producing that deep voice heard in tech house alot these days, darker dance music in general. It just doesnt seem to me that they are solely ...
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How To: Record Foliage/Trees

I am creating foliage sound by different types of dried grass, leaves, fake plants, etc. I am having a major problem though because after I put them into my DAW and hear them through my studio ...
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How to physically feel audio

Greets I have several frequencies between the range of 1-800hz I would like to find a hand applicator (transducer) where I can play the music and the person would put the hand applicator (transducer)...
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Wobbly synth sound

I'm trying to reproduce this sound https://clyp.it/pjws3e4v It's from Scooter's "No fate" song. I think it's just some saw shaped thing with a high sustain on the envelope and high freqs cut off. ...
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How to make the “Trumpet” lead in this track?

I am really wondering how the artist of this track made such a clear "trumpet" drop. 1.15 @ Could someone please explain how this could be reproduced with Sylenth1, ...
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How effective are VSTs for expressive classical compositions?

It seems the major downside of recording actual audio is the limited moddability in making a flawed human recording sound more perfect, while the major downside of MIDI recording is the time and ...
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Which software should be installed in Ubuntu Studio to work with video game music and sounds?

I make music and sounds for video games. Which software should I install on Ubuntu Studio for this purpose?
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Neptunes Sound (Pharrell and Chad Hugo in the early 00s)

Asked this on KVR but got a confusing response. The sounds used by Pharrell and Chad hugo. Some kind of horn. Tyler the Creator managed to emulate the sound in "Everyones a star" in his song "Sarah" ...
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Infected Mushroom - heavyweight ( baby/cat crying lead sound recreation )

I wonder how i can recreate the baby\cat crying type of lead sound as heard here at infected mushroom - Heavyweight at 0.29 .I've done some research and i didnt find anything about that on the net . ...
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Sword - Sound Design

I'm working on a 16-bit game. I need to replicate with a synth this sword sound How can I do?
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3D Illusion Magic Show, Floating Lightbulbs

I'm working on the sound design for a 3D illusion magic show. There is a sequence where a bunch of lightbulbs are floating through the air, they all flicker on and off throughout the sequence while ...
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Most interesting industrial or environmental sound design (you've come across)? [closed]

What kind of machines, devices, environments and other projects have you come across that you consider to be particularly interesting in terms of how humans (spontaneously?) shape their environment to ...
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Disclosure - White noise lead

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bkk2H3Ztrfk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dbkk2H3Ztrfk Hello everybody! Any idea how the ostinato lead sound was made? For me it sounds kinda like a organ. Maybe fm. ...
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Slow motion jump through Concrete wall

Need help on that sound. Its the Peak of an ad so it needs to be Perfect. Its a long 10-20 sec Jump through a Concrete wall that bursts into piepes. My First tought was timestretching Sand/ Stone ...
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Sound Design Creative Process - Inputs and Outputs

I'm interested to understand how people view the creative process that is Sound Design. Specifically, how it relates to Production Design and Audio Post Production activities. Also - what are the ...
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flat rate Quote for indy video game

Hi everyone, I have to give a quote of a flat rate for a small Independent Video game. I am primarily a musical composer, but going to be doing some basic sound design on this one. I need a flat rate ...
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Plugin for drop outs for radio futz?

Doing some scenes with radio squelch/futz. Rather than cut out audio, is there of a plugin that would do this intermittently?
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Character Intro Sound

Hello, I need to make a sound for the 'intro' of various characters. I posted a link to 'The Snatch' where there is no sound (just music) but explains well the kind of reference I am talking about. ...
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what's the best way to present yourself as a Sound Designer for film?

Just joined this site, so thought I'd give my first question - which I'll try and keep short! I've done Sound Design in theatre for a few years now and am looking to working in film and other media. ...
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Lord of the Rings Sound Design

Im wondering how they create the sound when frodo puts on the ring and disappears this may sound easy but any ideas how they did it?
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Overall Sound Volume

Hey guys, that's maybe a noob question but: What level of overall output control you're using when your producing? I heard that some people use 100/100 in OS, some say that you should bring that level ...