Questions tagged [sound-effects]

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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 remove DC offset from normalized white noise?

I generated a 10 second audio file containing white noise, using SoX : sox.exe -n witteruis0.wav synth 10 whitenoise sox.exe witteruis0.wav -n stats The resulting "witteruis0.wav" is more or less ...
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What is the name of this star-sound intro sound effect?

Could anyone identify the intro sound effect for me? I hear it quite often in kid' videos. Thanks.
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How to create missile sound effect?

Is there a specific method to create missile sound effect? What should i record and which plugin types should i use on it? Beyond the basics. Reverb, flanger maybe?
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How do you create the deadliest sounding gunshots?

I have been experimenting with different layers to create a perfect gunshot but they all fail and sound like toy guns. What do I have to layer in order to create a deadly sounding gunshot?
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Tips on Car Recording?

I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on recording car engines/cars in general? I'm thinking of hiring a Marantz PMD671 to record with, and as for mics, I was going to hire a few different ...
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Recording experiments at 192kHz: what to record?

In the near future I'll be renting out a Sound Devices 702 in order to experiment with recording various sounds at 192kHz - and I'd like some suggestions on what will yield the most interesting and ...
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Looking for a transition sound clip

I am creating a presentation that will be shown on a TV. I am looking for sound clip ideas that will be used for transition between sections of the presentation. For example a sound clip to transition ...
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How did they do it ? Sound spacialisation at mixing - Daft Punk & Agnes Obel

Without being a sound engineer, I've always been impress by how real engineers manage to give a 3D feeling to a song. I've been wondering on how it is physically possible. Especially when I listen to ...
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Sound effect library management on Windows?

I'm starting to have a little collection of various sound effects, and I was looking for a program to help me find them more easily than with iTunes or searching through Windows. I know of Basehead ...
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Demo Reel feedback for student

I put together a short demo reel to submit while I am applying for internships, and was hoping that some of you wonderful folks could possibly give some feedback. I have lots of music recording ...
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Waves 360 bundle only works in stereo in Adobe Audition

My question: Why do the waves360 plugins work only in stereo mode in Adobe Audition CC? I add them to the 5.1 channels. I have a 5.1 speaker system for monitoring when mixing. Waves Um226 and s360 ...
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Is it possible to record a short contained sound no longer than 60 milliseconds?

I wish to play a short sound in an app (60 Milliseconds is ideal), however I'm noticing glitches in the sound on the current clip I have made. I'm wondering if these glitches have to do with any ...
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What sound bursts your bubble?

When enjoying media for entertainment purposes, what specific sounds shatter your suspension of disbelief? For me, it is the call of a loon. I grew up in Muskoka, which is a cottage district in ...
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How is cinematic sound produced?

This could be a bit subjective, but I think broadly most people know what "cinematic sound" means. At least, in my mind, it is sound that: Has extraordinary depth Quite a bit of warmth Richness and ...
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What are some sounds that indicate we are in a night scene?

I'm editing a night scene at the moment. It's set in a suburban location, in Australia and I'm looking for ideas on sounds I can lay into the tracks to heighten the sense of tension. So far I ...
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Can you help identify this sound effect?

Can any of you help me identify this sound effect? https://instaud.io/1GDq You help is strongly appreciated. Cheers!
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Free foley / sound effect sites?

Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you might know good websites that offer free sound effects similar to http://www.freesound.org/? I stumbled upon this few years back when I was studying in ...
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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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Addicted to Sounds

I was mussing about in the studio with a friend of mine a few weeks ago and discovered a way of making really cool and totally epic sweeps using a thin piece of MDF board and the metal edge of a ...
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software / plugin recommendation for creating sci-fi sound effects

I am relatively adept with serum synth creation and music production with Ableton, but i am also developing a 3D cartoon so i need to make unique sound effects for things like ray guns, ship engines, ...
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Can someone help me figure out this sound?

It is NOT a horse, donkey, elk, creaky door, yak call, pig, moose, a rubber chicken, antique car horn, coyote, rooster, or a elephant. Please help I have been struggling for a week!
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Super wet reverbed instrument into a vibrato pedal

I would like to send a long-tailed-reverbed signal (guitar/violin) into an analog vibrato pedal. I'm talking about a 10 seconds decay reverb (or longer), and a vibrato with a rate way under 1 Hz. The ...
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Sound of racing cars passing by at different velocities

I'm currently trying to generate the sound of racing cars passing by at different velocities from this single sound of a racing car passing by at a certain velocity: ...
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How to make a voice sound like it is underwater?

The goal is to alter the sound of voice so it sounds as the listener is underwater or in the womb. I've got some experience with Audacity, so I'm most interested in how to do it using Audacity. And ...
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What can I use to create servo type sound effects without electronics?

I'm making a cyborg/android type costume, and I'd like to rig something to produce that servo camerafocus type (vzzt vzzt ) sound. Without electronics. What could I use?
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How to simulate crowd noise with acoustic instruments?

How would I simulate the cheering, applause, and whistles of a crowd using acoustic instruments (and possibly amplification)? Preferably it would be nice to limit it to needing 1–2 musicians to ...
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Motion Waterfall sound

Trying to get some ideas on how to recreate the sound that comes out of those cheap motion led waterfalls, I have raw audio of waterfalls I have recorded, and some bird song to throw in there, but ...
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(SDL) Mixing 2 audio files with no noise or distortion

Say we got 2 different music chunks in SDL. Currently we are not sure on how to mix them into one single audio with noise and distortion is filtered. Currently try to mix in this format which is wrong....
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What is different between sound effect and foley?

Can someone explain me clearly and also give few example for drama genre films.
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How to make a sound like this?

I couldn't find how to make a sound like the one that starts at 0:58 : Is there a plugin that enables how to do it or do you modify an instrument to do it? Thanks!
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seeking biological sound library

Hi All, Does anyone know of a good biological\ anatomical sound library? Looking for internal human body sounds: perhaps recorded with a stethoscope The closest thing I found was the sonivox ...
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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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How to create voice distortion like this amazing TED Talk

In "Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality," Anil Seth's demo of the brain being able to understand a completely distorted audio clip was amazing. (Just watch 60 seconds from this point ...
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How can autotuners be smooth?

It seems like a lot of autotuners have some jaggedness in them, but what's more ideal is something like that glados voice from portal for characters. After preliminary autotuning, how can a voice be ...
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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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80s VHS tracking effect

I'd like to grab all of the tracks in a particular project and modulate all of them so that it sounds like they are slowing down slightly and going out of tune. This is the effect that you'd hear back ...
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Cell phone ringtone midi instrument pop music

Hello everyone, I would like to know what's the best online resource for cell phone ring tones of pop music. What I'm looking for are some "cheap midi instrument 8 bit phony lame versions of pop ...
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How to make low-tech microphone sound effects?

I'm an amateur singer, and I work with my band on some original songs. I'm looking for a way to add some vocal "effects" to some portions of our songs. Naturally, if we ever record our songs ...
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How to get this sound?

I wondered if you guys could help me to get this sound: 4:08 - 4:12 Btw I use Fl Studio 12.
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Trying to get lo-fi drums such as these ones and an overall effect that sounds lo-fi.

Does anybody know the effects that were used on the hats and the snares to achieve that crispy sound? I know the overall effect on the song is achieved by using heavy compression.
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What is this screeching noise?

There is this sound commonly used in trap / rap beats where a screech is sometimes present in the background. It is usually an effect to help set the theme for a song. In the scenario, it is a more ...
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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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Replicate a specific sound effect?

I am trying to replicate a radio sound effect, however, I have been struggling for a few hours and I wasn't able to do it just right. I am trying to replicate the "all by myself" section of this ...
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Specific violin sound effect often used in anime, when something heavy is revealed in a comic way

https://www.watchcartoononline.io/boku-no-hero-academia-season-2-episode-6-english-subbed At 10:56 there is a violin sound effect that often can be heard in anime (and maybe other media, not sure). I ...
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looking for sound effect appearing in recent pokemon episode

I am looking for a sound effect used in the Pokemon episode Cloudy Fate Bright Future, it's like a strange zappy rish sound effect. In the video, it appears from 0:...
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How to create the muffled sound effect like hearing through walls?

I don't know what's the correct technical audio term for it. How do you create the sound effect to simulate hearing a sound source from far away through thick walls? Kinda like you would hear standing ...
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Garbling and distorting voice with (or without) sox

I want to get some sort of garbling effect over voice audio files. sox has many effects available, but I don't know how to get the desired result. sox man page, listing available effects. This is ...
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How to reproduce these sounds (Rick and Morty, and Castlevania)

I'm absolutely new to this field. I'm building a laser harp, and I'm choosing the sound that the midi output will have. There are two sounds I'd absolutely like to reproduce in a software like FL ...