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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:...
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plane crash sound effect, how to record a powerful crash?

Hi All I’m recording SFX for an independent film. One of those is a plane crashing into the ground. It has to be a powerful crash. I’ve used many props for this (the jet engines are a fan pitch-...
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Who are some notable Sound Designers?

I wanted to call any sound designer who has had professional experience in the industry because I am studying to become a recording engineer/sound designer within a year. I haven't had much luck ...
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Who is using a vocoder these days and how?

This wonderful little device has stood the test of time but rarely does it make its way into my sound design bag o' tricks. Who has good tips or stories? Btw, my version of a vocoder comes by way of ...
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Whats your favorite Reverse Sound

i think one of the simple sound process is reverse sound and smtimes the result is very interesting my favorite: Glass crash, Explosion, Dialogue,, Musical Note, Cymbal Hit, Church Bell,
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Good examples of internal conflict in film, using sound design

I am staring work on a full length feature, and one of the main characters is prone to anxiety/panic attacks. Can people help me compile a quick reference list of their favorite uses of this sort of ...
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Sound Design: Inner Mechanics of a Gun

Long time browser... First time getting involved... I'm working on a film that has specific notes, from EVERYONE involved, to include the sounds of the inner workings of a hand gun as it's fired. I'...
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How can a sound designer best use it's knowledge in the preproduction?

Fortunately, I've had the chance to work as a sound designer already in the preproduction stage of most productions I've worked on. My way of working usually comes down to reading the screnario, ...
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Looking to learn…

Hi everyone, Firstly, what an amazing site! I've only just discovered this place and have spent a good few hours looking on it, an amazing resource for information. Now, I'm not sure if this ok to ...
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Robot Vs. Fairy

I was having a conversation about this with a friend of mine earlier today. Would you rather design creature sounds for: a) Optimus Prime, or b) Tinkerbell I think it's a much tougher choice than ...
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User Interface (website) sound design

I may soon be making my first foray into designing sound for a website user interface. I'd be interested to hear some tips and experiences from those that have done this before. How do you strike a ...
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Mic recommendations for high frequency capture that will be slowed

I'm looking to buy a mic for recording various things indoors, then time stretch the recordings to get hopefully weird, strange and wonderful sounds! Could anyone tell me what would their mic ...
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Sound Design Blogs

I'm new to sound design having worked a lot in radio. I've started to blog my progress, what I'm learning, advice I've been given etc. over at leoworsdale.com/blog. However I was wondering if there ...
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Low rumbling sound effect?

Anybody know of anyway to create a low rumbling earthquake like sound? The only way i've managed to see online is to rub a balloon, but the rumbling is short when I can actually make the sound. Any ...
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Designing a sound for flowers wilting/food rotting

Hey all, I'm working on my final project at school and I've run into a bit of a mental block as to how to make some sort of abstract sound for time lapse shots of flowers wilting and food rotting. I'...
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where to buy Blocks of dry Ice in the UK

Does anyone know where its possible to buy blocks of dry ice in the uk? Tried google but want to make sure Im not purchasing something useless
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Sound Design and Composition

For those among you who do both sound design AND composition, when you're doing both for one project, which do you start with? Obviously they will affect each other in the end product, but I'm finding ...
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Does using a gate(expander) increase the dynamic range of an audio track and does this actually help improve the mix of the track?

I read somewhere that using an expander such as a gate increases the dynamic range of an audio signal. Does increasing the dynamic range of a song actually help the mix of the track at all while ...
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Computer and Tech Sound Textures Inspiration

I'm gauging the "lay of the land" as for as sound synthesis goes, for the purpose of designing new tech-based computer sound textures (think Matrix computer textures only in the bare-bones principal ...
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How to condition the audience for crying?

Good day, I'm fairly new to the sound design world and to this website so much help will be greatly appreciated. I was recently given the opportunity to score the music and design the soundscape for a ...
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Monster footsteps (animation)

I've got a short animation I'm working on where a statue comes alive and wreaks havoc on a bunch of chickens. Lately, I'm having a bit of difficulty with its footsteps. I've been trying to use ...
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Supernatural bug sound?

For a little while now I've been trying to get a good sound for these 'bugs'. They look a bit more like moths but they're out and about during the day. Anyway I don't want a bug sound. It can't ...
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Care to help a rookie out with some constructive criticism?

I'm sure you've noticed that I talk a big game, but the truth is, I'm possibly the least experienced sound designer here. Two or three years, tops, with only a handful of completed projects under my ...
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New sound designer/field recordist heading out on US tour. Any suggestions?

I'm a professional musician who is looking to get into sound design as a career. Starting January, I'll be heading out on a tour of the US with a show for 5 months. I'm very new to field recording ...
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Best Sound in Horror/Thriller Films?

It's been a while since I've had the urge to sit down and watch a good horror or thriller flick. I was wondering what people think are the films with the best sound. I'm not just referring to the ...
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free soundless clips

Hi im a recent graduate with a certificate in Audio Engineering. The school i attended was mainly studio music recording. However it touched on sound design and opened a whole new world to me. Does ...
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Your thoughts on sorting through aleatoric recordings for sound design?

By "aleatoric" I mean recordings which are based largely on some kind of randomness. I'd love to get a conversation going about approaching sound design from the perspective of curating (is that a ...
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What does Epic mean to you?

I've been asked a myriad of times to provide an "Epic" soundtrack. Depending on the project, I do my best to turn over a rich, deep and dramatic palette and mix it in such a way to contribute to the ...
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Adding Excitement

Here's an interesting question and I hope it's answerable and not too general. What are some good ways of creating excitement in your sound design? How do you really thrill the audience with sound? ...
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tricks to generate emotions through soundscapes

Of cause, one of the main tasks of sounddesign is to create subconscious emotional conditions at the listener. For example the sounddesign of the movie >silence of the lambs<. May you remind of the ...
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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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Monster Vox. Retaining High End

So Im designing a monster vocal at the moment, and I'm curious about how you guys retain "high end" during the process of pitching and manipulating the sounds? I myself am finding that saturating ...
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Manipulating voices to masculine or feminine

Suppose I have a voice of a man and want to manipulate the sound to be woman like, I see that there are many factors involved. As simply changing the pitch will make it sound weird. What are all the ...
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Light flicker sound

Hi all, currently working on a project and i'm in need of a fairly simple sound but one that I just can't seem to find or create that fits. It's the sound of a standard everyday light bulb ...
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Wall E Special Features - What is that pen pad controller Ben Burtt Uses?

Hello again everyone. So, I was recently re viewing Ben Burtt's Sound Design Special Features on the Wall E DVD and noticed he used a digital pen pad to manipulate some digital audio. I am highly ...
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Free VSTs for manipulating sound?

Hello Everyone, I'm a novice sound designer with a bare bones setup. I have only been building it for a couple of weeks and on a strict budget. So far everything I have is 100% legit and paid for ...
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Dated office sounds (1960's)

I'm sound designing a production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which is set in the 1960's, and part of the director's vision is to create the ambiance of a beehive. In my ...
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Foley sampler instrument - Some questions to sound designers

Hi, I am a MSc Sound Design Student at Leeds Met Uni in the UK and for my final major project (starting now and handed in at the end of September) I am proposing to make a Kontakt-based sampler ...
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Game-Sound Categories?

Hi all! I'm very interested in Game and Film Sound Design and I'm actually working on a diploma thesis on this topic. I'm wondering if there are specific Categories for Game Sound Design, other than ...
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Need to ask something about Sony PCM-50

I am thinking of buying one Sony PCM-50 for capturing sounds i am going to use in a video game. And cause i am tight on budget i d like to ask if i can connect external directional mics on this ...
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Recommendations on hardware and software

Hi Thanks for another great forum. Really appreciate it! When delivering sfx for sound fx library companies like Sound-ideas, and Hollywood edge, and not being able to bring the material to a real ...
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How to go about synthesising this type of sound?

At around 1.15 mins in a real nice beefy sound is heard, does anybody have any tips on attempting to recreate it? Thanks.
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Recreating Deadmau5 Bass SYnth

I'm trying to recreate the bass synth Deadmau5 uses in his song, "Hey Baby", which can be heard from the start of the song. I have the VST's Massive, FM8 at my ...
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Idea on how to randomly choose sounds from specified files

Hey there, My mother really likes to build those miniature cities that many build at this time of the year, with "tiny persons" and houses, mini cars etc.. so I thought it would be nice to give a ...
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Questionnaire for all levels of game sound designers!!

Hi. My name is Calum and i'm studying a Ba hons degree in Music production. As part of my course I have chosen to study sound design for video games, I'd love the opportunity to conduct a Quick Open ...
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Nature doco sound design?

I'm just curious to ask anyone who has produced sound for a nature documentary, how much of the audio content is recorded in the field or how much is the product of sound design?

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