Questions tagged [sound-effects]

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How to create a pneumatic wheel sound?

I have to create the sound of a pneumatic wheel. In the video there is a pneumatic that goes on the road for 15 sec. It starts with a road in the summer time and it turns in a winter road with snow. ...
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[How To Question] Specific scrape sound

Hey there, I'm trying to reproduce this spesific SFX, but i couldn't figure out how to create that scrape. Regular sword (fish slice) scrapes just won't work. Any ideas? the sound: http://snd.sc/...
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Sound Effects Retail - Download Plugins

Hi everyone, I've set up my website via wordpress and am now having some issues trying to find a shop plugin that allows large file sizes to be downloaded. I've managed to surpass the wp upload limit ...
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Airplane sound effect

Anyone know any sites which supply fighter jet recordings for download? I'm looking for specifics.. RAF/Eurofighter planes.
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Suggestions for mastering a sound FX library?

I want to put together a sound fx library which will have some processing. I'm wondering the best way to master the effects so they all have the same timbre and overall level. Is this typically done ...
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Cartoony stretch sound

Any ideas on how to get that classic rubbery stretch sound that is popular in cartoons? I tried a lot of different props, even tried using som screetching and creaking, but it's not working very well....
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Where can I find generic animal sounds for a childrens game?

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find free sound effects? I'm making an iPad app for children and need some generic, high-quality animal sounds. Any ideas where I can find some? The majority I'...
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What's the vocal effect for the Vogons in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series?

What's the vocal effect for the Vogons in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series?
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Interior room tone for exterior

Have you ever done that? I was just looking for a very quiet air ambience for exteriors and found myself trying some air conditioner and ventilation noises, mixed with a lot of discretion. Sincerely, ...
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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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What kinds of adhesive tape are essential for a sound recordist and Why?

Whether it's for sound effects recording or production sound mixing.
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Getting the funk guitar sound from Funkytown

One of the sounds that fascinates me the most is the guitar in Lipps Inc.'s 1980's disco track Funkytown. The features I like about it are its attack and super rich mid-range. Any ideas on how it'...
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Legality of Sound Bites

In some dance songs, there are sound bites used before the break (drop). Do sound bites fall under fair use, or does a producer need permission to use them legally?
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How should you mix / master when producing music for Video Games?

Should anything be done differently when mixing and/or mastering for Video Game music, considering it will play along with various other game SFX? Should a certain range of frequencies (or multiple ...
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Does correcting the speed of audio captured from vinyl at the wrong RPM degrade its quality?

I sent a record of mine to an analog -> digital conversion service, and the CD that came back sounded like chipmunks. They had played the record at 45 RPM on their capturing equipment instead of the ...
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How to make nice whooshes??

Hi! I'd like to start thread to share some secrets on how to create nice whooshes, everyone has their own technics and methods so how do you make fresh, new whoshes???
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I'm creating a sound effects pack

For my Masters final project I am creating a sample pack of car sounds. I've been making test recordings and taking advice wherever I can get it - there are some very friendly and helpful people ...
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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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Sound effect vocalisations

I have just finished reading Mouth Sounds by Fred Newman, and was wondering if anyone had any experience working with someone expert in sound effect vocalisation? How common is it to use sound effect ...
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SOUND OF HEAVEN

Hey guys. I am currently working on a film. Its still in its pre-production stage. There's a scene in which the protagonist is in an empty room, which HE thinks is HEAVEN. The script mentions that the ...
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Live “gunshot” sound- cant use blanks- ideas?

I'm doing the sound design for an adaptation of a Sherlock Homes novella this summer. The venue is outdoors, a raised stage in a field. The play has a number of gunshots, and Production has some ...
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South African Sound FX? [closed]

Hey there. Anyone based in S Africa, or have good recordings from there they'd be willing to trade? Working on a show based there - could do with some more specific recordings - preferably crowd bgd ...
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Im trying to find Sounds from old bike dynamos

trying to find Sounds from old bike dynamos. I have found a few but need more and better variation. Director can spot fakes easily... Would be very happy to know where to find some
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SFX For Strippers

Hey All, Next week we will be beginning tracklaying for a new series called Strippers. Unfortunately this has nothing to do with women taking their clothes off but actually cars being stripped and ...
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Frequency of the Ringing Ear

I think the phenomenon is called "tinnitus", when your ear is ringing because of an exceptionally loud sound, or imbedded ear damage. Where can I get that sound? Is it different for each person? I've ...
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Where can I find the Windows 95 Startup Sound transcribed into music notation or MIDI?

Not sure if this is the right spot for this, but I know how to get the Windows 95 startup sound as a WAV, but is there a MIDI anywhere? Or do I have to sit at my piano and try to recreate it (as it is ...
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Trying to find a great sound FX pack that aims at Trailers

Anybody know of any great sound Fx packs that are great for designing sound for film trailers. Like rises, impacts, and stingers, etc.
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Recording US election sound effects - suggestions?

Hi everyone, I'm considering recording US election sound effects this fall. I heard that there were some great reactions after the 2008 elections and would love to record those sort of sounds. I ...
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What sound effects edit 'sound creation' has stumped you like no other?

As the title states, I'm curious what sound effects edit has truly stumped you before, at least in the sense of having to spend time to create from scratch. Ironically it' seems to me to be most ...
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What equiment/software does Skrillex use?

Does anybody out there know what kind of equipment skrillex uses to make his mixes fused with dubstep? Is it purely software or does use a mixed setup? I am curious how he sets up his samples, and ...
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Radio Ready: Care to share?

Just curious who has had success recording the sound(s) of tuning an old-style radio. What did you use for a subject? for recorder? What was your technique? How did you isolate the tuning sounds ...
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8bit old school nintendo sound FX

Does anyone know where to buy these things in library form legally?
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How to create a podcast soundboard?

I have been fairly successful setting up my own DIY podcast from my home. I use XLR mics, a 8-channel mixer, and record with Audacity. The next step is adding additional sound elements to the ...
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Reference Volume for Editing

What is a good volume reference for the foley and FX editors to go by? I want to avoid having to re-adjust volumes of the various layers (DIA, Foley, and SFX) when I put all the tracks together for ...
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Does anybody know of any way to create a market ambience sound?

Working on a project with a scene in a middle eastern marketplace. I've attempted to record a conversations between me and 2 other people standing far away from the mic, and then layering, but it ...
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Who started the “Radio” sound style we hear today?

Just curious if anyone knows how and when all the weird beeps and boops and stuff started being used in modern radio we hear today.
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Sample libraries with cartoon sounds?

I'm looking for sample libraries with generic cartoon sounds. Mainly those zips and swishes you'll hear when characters move instantly in or out of the picture. In general, any experience, tips or ...
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Anyone have a moment to offer some critique?

Hello Sound Designers! I added a sound to the SSD Soundcloud group that I'd like some feedback from. It's the one titled "monster". I haven't done creature effects before, so I started messing ...
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Sound effects suggestions requested

Hi, I am currently developping a sample foley/sound effects library for Kontakt, EXS24 and Structure and I'm looking for suggestions. From your point of view, what would be useful and ...
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How do you create the rising cinematic sfx seen in most trailers?

Looking for some help on how to create all types of rising sfx whether it be for action movies or horror movies.
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What's the most unique sound you ever captured, before processing or editing etc?

Hey guys I'd like to hear from everyone which of their sounds they ever recorded was their most unique? I'm asking specifically for sounds that have no processing or editing done to them so anything ...
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Start Charging clients?

Hey all! I have been working with a theater here in Arizona, I started there as an intern for credit, and now that my hours are done, I think its time to start charging them for the time I work for ...
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Need more sounds… Cars and boats

We have a few shows ahead that need plenty of vehicles/cars and several boats. We will do as much custom recording that we can but I'm not shure it will be enough still. So, suggestions on sound ...
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How to recognize deep from loud sounds?

I found a player at newgrounds.com time ago (cannot find it now, forgot the url, will comment if i find it) that has two pairs of speakers. The upper pair plays loud sounds or screamy sounds but the ...
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Distinct Ambient Noises: Consistency, or Variety?

As I am working through a scene, and contemplating this question on my own, I thought it wise to tap into the experiential resource that is SocialSoundDesign.... Let's get your insight! The sound: ...
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Where does one get started looking for a sound designer?

I'm looking to have some sound effects and sound tracks made for a few games my company has created. I have no idea where to start or what kind of cost to expect. Thus, my question is twofold: ...
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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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A good resource for finding sound effects and animated clips to use in production for the non experienced

I am starting to do some semi-professional video production for a software project I have. I want to know if there is any resource for high quality sound effects and background music and animated ...
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REQUEST: European BGz variety - birds, animals

Greetings! I'm in a situation where a show calls for some "historically-accurate" (within reason, 'geographically-accurate' may be the more correct term) ambiences in terms of animal and bird choices....
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REQUEST: Archival recordings of metropolitan cities and traffic

Hello all, and happy new year! I'm searching for 1930's to 1950's-era traffic and urban recordings from (preferably) individual or boutique libraries (read: not Sound Ideas, Hollywood Edge, all the ...