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In the studio, should I have a sub or not?

One of my early teachers in music production indicated that having a subwoofer in the recording studio will skew the true nature of the sound. We can all agree that without proper room treatment, ...
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Recording internal Body sounds for a Soundinstallation

I've already searched the forum but couldn't find a solution to my problem yet. I'm currently working on an installation for a sound art festival and would like to make my body sounds audible, i.e. ...
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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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Basic pitch processing

I am using matlab to construct a simple synthesizer, starting from fundamental sin waves. When playing two successive pitches their is a "tick" noise appearing at the junction which I would like to ...
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Serial Sound Design?

I'm looking for a way to create sounds in a serial manner, so that Sound1 feeds into Sound2 which then feeds into Sound3 etc. I noticed when using Operator (in Ableton) today that 4 simple sound waves ...
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Regarding “starting up” sound of 3D pinball

starting at the beginning of the video , that is the sound I am looking for. I want a sound that is similar to this sound to be used in my project. So what are some ...
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Discounting the simple things…

As i'm sitting here fussing with a sfx for what will be a .5 second timed effect, I have settled around a convolved quick little bandpass filter sweep (theeuuuu). I also wondered why i didn't just try ...
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Beginners sound kit - 1k budget

I have searched through the questions, but I feel each person has specific requirements that necessitates a specific question. I'm on a $1k budget and I need a field sound kit. I'll be going fx, ...
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Wood workshop recordings.

I'm going to record a bunch of stuff in a wood workshop this weekend and am preparing a list of what I want to capture. Thought I would throw it out here to see if anyone has any ideas that I might ...
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Any tips for cutting/designing airplanes battle scene

Hi guys! I'm cutting sounds for II WW plane battle scene and I have faced few problems. This is a 3d animation and planes are doing many complicated moves. Few questions: 1) Do you pitch down and up ...
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Game Audio for beginners

Hi! Do you guys have anything to recommend in terms of tutorials for game audio? I was searching through the web and could only find a very small smount of info about UDK, pretty much nothing ...
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Having some absolute base quality sounds to use as a palette for sound design?

So as time as gone by, I've been thinking more about getting a real solid set of sounds together for my sound design experiments. I'm thinking strictly from the view of an artist with their colours ...
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How to create a sci fi gun charging up sound effect

I'm trying to create a clunky sci fi gun that charges up before blasting someone to bits. I'm finding it difficult on how to create a charging sound effect! Any tips or tricks would be awesome! ...
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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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Sound Design: Creating Painful Headaches

I am working on a short film and the director and I love using sound to create surrealistic elements to a scene when it is effective and benefits the story. In this scene, the character is coming to ...
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How important is perspective for FX recording

let's say you have a scene and in the background someone closes a door. To go a bit futher, seconds later you hear a distant door shut down the hallway. Do you always record (or choose from a library)...
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Extend pen drawing sound from 1s to 2.5s

On SoundDogs, I found the sound of a marker drawing on paper for ca. one second: Hi Liter Marker- Draw Line, Long; Pens & Pencils The problem however is that I need the sound of a marker (or ...
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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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Creating sound effects for beginners?

There are sites to find free pre-recorded sound effects. But how are new SFX created when designing a reality for a scene? Could you recommend some resources (books, videos, tutorials, etc.) for ...
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How Did They Do That?? Vol. 5: The “Singing Sword”

You've heard the sound a million times in a thousand different contexts, but how did the original folks actually create it? My link is to an oldie but goodie, and anyone who grew up in the 70s will ...
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Phaser/Flanger/Frequency Shifter - helicopter propeller

So, it has been a recurring sound design question/challenge I've quite often come back to. Today I can say I'm the closest I've ever been from creating this sound using noise and plugins. I run pink ...
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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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What do you use Waves Enigma for? [closed]

It's a pretty rad lil' plug, I was just wondering what kind of creative purposes you have used it for.
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Suggestions on composer/sound designer relationships?

In indie film and theatre alike, there can be a lot of gray area in the middle of sound design and composition, especially if the director doesn't establish specific roles. I would love suggestions ...
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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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How to Synthesize a Cello Sound in Pure Data

I'm trying to make a sustaining cello sound in Pure Data. How do I make this sound? http://88.198.78.90/ct/files/mp3/cello/594.mp3 From what I understand, I'm working with a sine wave. With the ...
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Can sample-based virtual instruments and an excellent digital piano recreate tone color?

What I'm essentially asking is to what extent can a digital piano, given reasonably affordable and excellent equipment, replace an acoustic piano. But that's a bit open-ended, and I'm really ...
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Cutting in Foley/Feet via sound library vs recording

I'm a sound editor and while early in my career, a majority of my work is doing foley editing (Feet, Props, occasional cloth). Now I'm not complaining because I have work and I've been able to work on ...
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DIY Aquaphone material selection

First I would like to say that I really love this place. As a sounddesign student, social sounddesign has been invaluable and a great inspiration! Thanks to all of you for that! Now, on with the ...
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Most number of Oscars won by a sound designer, re-recording mixer, editor ..

I was just curious to know .. Who has won the most number of oscars for sound? I know Gary Rydstrom has won 7 .. but is he the only one to have won these many? or are there few more?
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What is the best sound you've created by mistake?

I remember reading somewhere about someone creating a stone door closing when they were packing up for the day and scraped a box along the ground that was covered in salt and I'm sure there's many ...
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Difference in sound between animation and real shot film.

Hi guys! I'm doing research on the differences in sound between animation and real shot film movies. What are the differences and what are the similarities? Is animation becoming more and more '...
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How can I use one sound to filter another sound?

Imagine I have two sounds: Sound A is a very saturated, dynamically high and flat sound. Like a distorted guitar. Sound B is very dynamically complex, such as a vocal line. Is there any way for me ...
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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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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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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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Designing earcons for the web - mainly notifications

I have come up with a task of creating ear-cons for a website I am currently working on. I have never worked in the music / sound industry so I think this could be a challenge! What things should I ...
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Electronic Music Production Help [closed]

hope you;re all doing well out there. For a very long time I've wanted to be an electronic musician. You know, making my own music, posting them, touring, helping people etc. I list to a lot of ...
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How to extend wave in cooledit so it will be 5 sec long insted of 3

I have a small sound effect that plays for 3 seconds, and I need it to last for 5 seconds (I know this could modify the sound pitch, im ok with that). Is there a way to do this on cooledit? I was ...
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What's your favorite forum that combines the passions of Sound Design AND Music Composition?

I'm wondering which forum do you prefer that covers both sound design and music composition?
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Alien Voice design questions

I was wondering if some folks can help put me in a quick direction to achieve this effect. I need to make a "telepathic voice" speak as if it were a crowd, choir. I have been given a choir recording ...
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Does the use of ADR result in loss of characterisation?

Hey everyone. For my dissertation, Im researching if the use of ADR could result in a loss of emotion and characterisation between the character and the film audience. My main reason for choosing ...
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Hyper realism in sound design approach

Hi everyone. I was wondering if any of you guys had the chance to go through any type of work involving a hyper-realistic approach. I'm doing my Honours Project on a film that requires that sort of ...
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Obscuring voice recordings

I'm trying to design a relatively simple (electronic) device for obscuring/jamming voice recordings with a laptop microphone. I've read that playing white noises in the background doesn't mask over ...
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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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Industrial or Odd Percussion Creation

I could be totally wrong about what it is called. Good examples are in Skrillex "Fire Away" Starts at 1:10 barely, full, and clear at 1:20 Comes in with main drums at around 2:07 Morphed somewhat at ...
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Something is Missing… What do you do?

Ok so I am doing sound design for fun and practice on a random video I found. I am putting in foley first - intimate and very detailed. The first scene is someone in a living room receiving a phone ...
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Most unusual sound technique

What was the most unusual and innovative technique of capturing or generating sounds in your entire experience with sound design ? What you have you been forced to do, to achieve the goal?
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Am I too old for sound design?

Hello everyone. I wanted to get your opinions about a very important decision in my life. I hope my question is not very off-topic for this site. I am going to be 24 in a couple of months. I'm ...
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How do you make YOUR Monster sounds?

I'm sure we all have our own unique taste for monster vocals, just as sure as I am that we all downloaded Tim Prebble's seal vocal library for those same vocals. (If you haven't check it out here http:...