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Can this sound be created without electronic means?

I'm currently developing a game for which I'll need quite a few sound effects. I found Pixabay to attempt to get royalty free sounds, but although some are great, I'm not quite happy with all and ...
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How is this granular, bubbly effect achieved?

What are some techniques that have been used to create the sounds at these timecodes? The audio in question: https://soundcloud.com/rcoronado/voodoochild-open-fx-stem Timecodes: 0'04 to 0'05 1'48 2'07 ...
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Need Help Creating Griffin Howling Sound

I'm currently working on my RPG game, and I'm trying to design a unique sound for the griffin's howl. I have a specific sound in mind, but I'm having trouble finding good references for it. Can anyone ...
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How to remove robotic sound from fully isolated vocals?

I have some isolated audio of some dialogue, and there is a slightly robotic sound to the person speaking that I'm looking to get rid of, but no matter what I try I can't seem to get rid of it. Here's ...
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M/S Stereo Mic for field recording/SFX

I'm looking for a good quality stereo mic for field recording, gathering samples for heavy manipulation later on in music production, including ambience and spot fx. I'm leaning toward M/S stereo ...
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How do I recreate this sound (in Ableton)?

I've been trying to recreate this sound from a song I made when I was quite young. I used GarageBand for this, not Ableton, but due to the advanced level of Ableton I thought I'd still be able to ...
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Good portal / app / technique to reduce ambient sound

I have an audio that I would like to reduce ambient noise, it is an interview recorded with a mobile, just recording, and even I get to hear voices, I can not understand at all. The recording for the ...
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What distortions are present in this audio file?

I have the following audio file : https://vocaroo.com/1nF67OiFA9hm I'd like to know what kind of distortions are present so that I can reproduce those on other "clean" speech. Thanks
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How do I turn ordinary speech into something inaudible, in Adobe Audition? So it sounds a bit like mumble

Doing sound design for an explainer, with lots of character animation. I have kids and adults that needs to mumble. It's a serious subject, so it can't be too cartoony. I have some speaks and yells ...
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What is a "forlorn"?

In Zebra plugin, a well-known synthesizer, there is a version with Hans Zimmer's custom presets. In this particular version of Zebra, there is a preset called "Hans Forlorn" which is a ...
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A quest to construct a bagpipe ensemble from one sound only

First of all, I would like to point out: I do not have any means to record real instruments. I only work with midi, samples and plugins (which includes nice ones like spitfire). I just have a ...
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Sound effects for marble run animation?

I've got a wooden marble run animation (made in Blender), but am struggling to find some good SFX for the sound design. Has anyone come across a good collection? Rolling balls on wood, around corners, ...
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Question on the music production of Atreides Anthem

The soundtrack [1] presents a sort of a anthem. Concerning the music production of [1]: there is a moment in this music that is really something; very powerful, yet gentle. This moment starts at 6:54 ...
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I there a name for an effect that periodically fastens the signal?

Lets say that I take chunks of signal S at a frequency F and I apply curve C accelaration of each chunk indepently so that each chunk starts whith the original speed and then fastens up (or down). Isn'...
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Processing clean audio to sound like degraded shortwave radio

I'm trying to mimic the sound of a cold war era shortwave radio signal from halfway around the world. I've identified a few things to get me close: Bandpass to reduce frequency bands to a narrow ...
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How do I add a growl to an audio file of me speaking?

I'm trying to use Audacity to make a "voice of God" sound with an audio file of me reading some sentence. I've already added the following effects: Echo Delay time (seconds): 0.25 Decay ...
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Can anybody recognize this sound effect?

Im trying to find out what kind of soundeffect this is? Does anybody recognizes it?
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What is the synth effect of the voice in 'Funkytown' by Lipps Inc?

I always listened to this song and the FX that the voice as in the verse always fascinated me. Now that I'm into producing and sound design I'm wondering how to obtain it.
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What software or service should I use for indexing my massive sound effects libraries?

I am looking for a software or service to index/search similar to soundminer, but simpler (just metadata indexing/search with automatic indexing of new content). At this point, we simply search for ...
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Creating a sweep by automating an oscillator's frequency

I'm looking into designing a kind of ambulance siren sound. How would you go about sweeping between 600Hz and 1500Hz, while having control over the curves (exponential, linear, etc)? My thought was to ...
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What vocal effects does Far Caspian use?

I've been listening to Far Caspian for a while now, and how the vocals sound in their songs. It makes me want to try and imitate it myself in my own songs but I don't have any idea how to do it. ...
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Merging files recorded at different times (Adobe Audition)

I had to record the second part of my podcast after the first part was recorded. However, I noticed that the two parts sound differently (although recorded on the same computer with the same equipment)...
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How to make gunfire like in Cave arcade shmups?

I am very new to sound design and have been struggling to create gunfire sounds for my arcade-style shmup which emulates classics in the genre (for example, any Cave game). I have ripped examples from ...
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Mic with character, or transparent + DAW?

Condenser, small diaphragm microphones are known for transparent sound, while the large diaphragms often have an (appreciated) coloured sound. That is my understanding, correct me if I’m wrong. ...
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What kind of sound effect was most likely used for the sleeping drawer in Sesame Street?

First of all, I hope this doesn't appear to look like a shopping list recommendation or anything. I am only asking to see if anyone is familiar with the sound, and whether it meant anything at all. ...
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Convert TTS audio as recorded microphone audio

I created a TTS (Text To Speech) audio file, the audio has a very good quality, I tested the audio on others and they said it was a real human talking, but it was not. Now I want to change the audio ...
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I have two audio files of same song one is from vinyl and other is from CD source, I want to compare those and technically see the difference between

Music comparison for getting vinyl effect in CD recording conversation from CD rip to vinyl rip
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Live reverb effect to all audio linux

Is it possible to apply live reverb or hall effect to all media that is played on linux, and how? I know how to apply an effect to a single file but I want to add a reverb effect at a low-level that ...
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What is the name for creating sounds using Synthesizers

I'm trying to find stuff relating to creating sound effects with synthesizers, but I keep getting stuff like music creation. What do you call sound creation which is specifically creating sounds with ...
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Name of this terrifying, distorted guitar-like sound?

I've been looking on SoundEffectsWiki for the name of this certain sound that always creeped me out as a kid. It sounds like a very detuned electric guitar with heavy feedback, and the sound first ...
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Trying to identify a stock sound effect

There's a sound effect I've heard every now and again, mostly in videogames. I really like the sound of it and want a nice sample of it for potential future projects, and I'm reasonably sure that it's ...
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How can I digitally recreating water sounds

I need a digitally created water sound, that is convincing enough but also not too realistic sounding. I have good ableton live and a bit MaxMSP knowledge but i don't know how to design this specific ...
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How to pitch shift female voices to male realistically?

I have a friend currently gender transitioning and he is struggling with having too high of a voice. He'd like to make YouTube videos and podcasts, but the voice pitch is a serious problem for him. He'...
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Need help identifying a sound effect

So there's a sound effect that I can't seem to identify. I thought i'd ask for help here. Here it is. That sound effect is also used throughout Rom di Prisco's Trition track from the NFS3:HS ...
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Creating notification sounds in GarageBand

I'm trying to use GarageBand to create some short notification sounds to use in software I'm writing. Unfortunately my musical skills are non existent and I'm struggling to create anything that sounds ...
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Any ideas on copying this voice effect?

Trying to copy the effects from this video: mainly the ones at: 0:30 - 0:40 2:12 - 2:42 5:31 - 5:47 I'm only really able to use Audacity and Adobe Audition so ...
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Glamdring sound effect

I would like to know if you have any tips to recreate the sound when Gandalf takes Glamdring (the sword at 2:17)? Or if you have a similar resource to share? Thank you. Regards, Samih.
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How to achieve a 3D sound effect with limited processing power?

I am working on a project where I need to use a geomagnetic sensor data to drive a prerecorded sound such that the sound effect creates an auditory illusion that the source of the sound is always ...
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How is a hiss removed "under the hood"?

What I mean is, not which app/option/button to use to remove a hissing sound, but how does the tool one uses to remove the hiss do that. Does it remove every low-volume noise? Does it break the sound ...
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What is this explosion sound effect?

I am looking for that explosion sound effect used at 0:41 in that video:
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Is it possible to change the frequency of an audio?

If I record myself singing, can I change the frequency of the audio signal that is generated and listen to it at any frequency? If so, how can I do that? Is there any software available?
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How to replicate specific sound effect

so I would like to know how to replicate this specific sound effect that plays in this video. I would like to note that I am attempting to use Audacity to replicate said sound effect. The sound effect ...
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How do you get a muted guitar sound in FL Studio?

Can the palm-muted effect be added on a guitar loop that I previously made in FL Studio through a plugin? For instance, is there a way to tweak the velocity of notes to create a muted guitar sound? ...
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How to create radio/static interference?

I have a scene with dialogue coming over a radio/telcom speaker... I want to introduce the sound effect of radio interference and static cutting in and out... Any ideas on how to do this?
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Audacity and loop: Loop doesn't work properly upon exporting from Audacity

I've looped a gunfire sound on Audacity and it loops okay when playing in Audacity. However when I export to wav or mp3 and play it, it doesn't properly loop. This is also the case in the game engine ...
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Effect of sound waves striking an object

I am trying to understand the effect an acoustic wave has on an object. I have two speakers, one on top of another, and both emitting a Sine wave of 64Hz generated in MATLAB with a sampling rate of ...
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Build My Own Sound Effects Library to Meet SMPTE Specifications

I'd like to start build my own sound effects library from the ground up for the use in motion pictures and gaming. When building this library, is there a standard from SMPTE to meet? Are there better ...
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How do I detect the sound files used in an audio file?

There is an audio file with a soundtrack, SFXs, and voice-overs. I have all of these included elements separately as original audio files. I need to detect which file is used in what point (...
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Ventilator/Respirator foley sound

Trying to recreate this sound - Tried a few things but had no luck. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Can someone please tell me the names of these sound effects and where I can find them?

I found some sounds from the TV Show "Deal or No Deal" and I was wondering where I can find the full, clean versions of the sounds. The sound when the contestant accepts the deal: https://send....
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