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How to remove the robotic sound from an (almost) isolated vocals

THE SITUATION: I have look all around for tutorials about isolating the vocals from a song. There is good material and i have tried several of them. I obtained the best outcome by combining two ...
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How to make sound effects?

I wanna know how to create sound effects like this: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0TwP1pr52yw it's a part from Zedd - Rude (remix) I can't find any video tutorials on youtube that shows how to make SFX... ...
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How to achieve sound like this in DAW?

Do you know how can I achieve effect like in 1:10 min : it's somekind of wobble stop / shaking sound...
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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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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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What factors play into how piercing a percussive sound is?

So I am working on developing a decently unique metronome app. One of my goals is to optimize the sound that the metronome uses as much as humanly possible. A goal would be that the sound be easily ...
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How to Change an Audio File So It'll Sound Sci-Fi

I am new to sound design and I don't even know where to start learning that. However, I'm building a space shooter game and I need sound effects for it. I have already bought a package with sound ...
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How to design punching or impact sounds?

I need to make impact sounds for a fighting game and I'm not sure how to go about it. The closest parallels I can find are the hit sound effects from Super Smash Bros Melee (the link should start at ...
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Where can I find free sound effects?

Free sound effects sites. One per answer. Please make sure that you are not posting a duplicate. If you see duplicates, please vote them down and comment to let the author know.
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Sound Effect made on vocal and guitar

:) I've come across an effect used in metalcore It's right at the beginning just before the screaming starts. I think the sound is the scream itself or at least a ...
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Favourite FREE sound design plug-ins?

Thought it'd be good to have a thread discussing everyones favourite free plug-ins that they use for sound design, everyone likes free. A useful resource for everyone! To get the ball rolling for me ...
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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 make SFX?

I wanna know how to make sounds like these: I wanna know how to make those curly sounds...
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How to Add Soft Roundness (Prettiness) To Sound FX?

I have a question that’s been boggling my mind for a long time. How do people create those puffy, soft, airy elegant sounds in mobile games? I’m not sure how else to explain them, but it’s almost ...
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Favorite plug-ins for building creature vocals

Besides the obvious like pitch shift, I have a few favorites such as Prosoniq's Morph and PiWarp, iZotope Spectron, and GRM tools as well as some of the Pluggo suite. What are your favorite plug-ins ...
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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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Cleaning up a 'distorted' audio clip?

I'm working on a game, and I'm not the best with finding or making sound effects. I found a bunch of great ones, but they all seem distorted. There's a small echo and it seems a bit electronic-like. ...
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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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how to create the way of talking as in the red room from Twinpeaks?

When Agent Cooper listen to the people in the red room they have a distinctive way of talking. They speak forward, but it has some quality to it you hear when you play something backwards, yet it does ...
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Sound Design: Creating The Sound of Life Around Death

I am working on a film where a girl is in an abandoned old house that looks very creepy with wall paper peeling of the walls, cracked walls, and various debris on the floor. There is a voice over ...
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Singer having issues with too much feedback and or being not heard well over very loud band in small rehearsal spaces

I am a female Hard Bluesy Rock singer covering everything Led Zeppelin to Alice In Chains, Godsmack and then softer rock such as Fleetwood Mac and Journey, have always been told I have a lot of power ...
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Recreating a famous 1980s synthesizser effect

The effect I'm trying to recreate is a "rising" type of effect that is sort of a 1980s cliche, and can be heard on many tracks from the period. For example, it can be heard at approximately 0:58 on ...
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What is the difference between reverb and resonance?

This is one definition I have found for resonance: the reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighboring object. But I basically ...
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Human sport sounds and vocalisations

I'm working on a project at the moment that requires some human sport sounds such as tennis grunts, footballers calling to each other, heavy panting, those kind of things. Any sporting vocalizations ...
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How to control signal (red noise) generator by another one (Rocket engine effect - Subtractive synthesis of sound)

I am programming some sound effects in Java and exporting them into .wav files. Currently, I am trying to program a rocket engine sound effect. I want to do it in the following way: The sound of a ...
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The name of this sound?

I'm looking for the name of this kind of effect as I always end up needing it but have never been able to find something similar. It's kind of like a low-tech power up, power-on sound - associated ...
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What is your top 3 of most used types of sound-fx for Cartoon Sound Design?

Do you have experience in sound-design or sound-editing for Cartoon Sound Design? If so, what is your top 3 of most used types of sound-fx? (e.g.: whistles, twangs, bounces, boings, rattles, whooshes, ...
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Designing the sound of a 20“ *ahem*… ”Member"

So I'm currently posting a rather dark comedic short and well the title beats around the bush but I need to design the movements of a flaccid enormous cock to put it quite bluntly... I have a ...
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How is this sound created?

I've been wondering how to create the following sound (by using a synth) (which wave etc..) Starts at 0:19 ..As well as the effect done on the vocal track at 0:07-0:...
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Wave synthesizer software

I would like to know if there is a software that can generate a waveform where I can adjust modulation and pitch visually over time. I'm trying to make basic animal sounds.
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'Tripwire' sound design

I really stuck with making 'tripwire' break sound for game a I'm working on. Does anyone have idea where to go with that sound of that tight thin line being break by someone walking through. For now ...
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Sound coming from behind using stereo field

Hey all, I'm working on a sci-fi actiony flick right now, very low budget so mixing in surround is not an option. I have a scene where a robot with a jetpack is landing behind someone, off screen in ...
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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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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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Making R2D2 sounds with Korg iMS20 or Korg DS10

I'm going to be playing a Star Wars RPG and was hoping to have a little audio prop for added effect. I have an iPad and old Nintendo DSi with some Korg apps and Kaos Pads would do the trick, but my ...
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Light up Cicigarette/Cigar sfx

How do I make the match/lighter to cigarette sound where the flame and cigarette meet and the cigarette 'catches fire'.
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Does iRig work with old Mac Air 2008 with OS X 10.6.8?

I was planning on buying an iRig since it seems to be such a useful little device. Problem is, I have PCs and Android cellphones and tablets--not a big Apple fan. I do have an old Macbook Air 2008 ...
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How to make a powering up shield sound

I could use help going in the right direction for designing a shield being powered up sound.Thank you!
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Sound spatialisation tool. Would this be useful?

Hi, I have recently prototyped a sound spatialisation tool using max/msp as part of a university project. It allows you to load a sound and animate it in a virtual 3d space to add doppler shift, ...
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Why Are Professional Sound Libraries So Noisy?

I just started field recording about a year ago. I initially took a tech course on GameAudio, that's what initially sparked my interest. While in the class we were encourage to listen to and study ...
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URGENT sound of wrinkled audio tape interrupting playback

Apparently when an audio cassette tape is playing and it is damaged/crinkled/wrinkled at a specific point, this can cause the tape to stop playing with a distinctive crackle or noise. A director ...
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Multiplying a single sound effect

I have a situation I'm currently struggling with. I;m looking for a some creative way of multiplying a single sound to the effect of hearing dozen of them. My case is particularly some dull sound hit ...
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Remove irritating low hum from recording

I just recorded with a shure mic & a focusrite amp. I recorded it in my vocal booth. But for some reason there is a very irritating low hum, during the recorded - listen to the recording here - ...
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Tree Grown Sound Effect (Tree Ents in LoTR)

Hey there, First time here :D I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on achieving the tree 'grown' sound used on the Tree Ents from Lord Of The Rings and World Of Warcraft. The sound is like a ...
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creating your sound workshop [closed]

hò time has come where I need to make a step further goal is to have a sound workshop where I can create "any" sound that comes to mind picture a carpentry...you have tools and you can shape a ...
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Looking for sound effects of old vintage cars, circa 1950's to 1960's

I am part of a post crew doing the sound for a feature documentary, set between the 1950's and the 1960's. Throughout the movie there is a wide variety of period cars ranging from army jeeps, to ford ...
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Make the sound of gears grinding to a halt? [duplicate]

How would I make the sound of gears grinding to a halt? Edit: These would be metallic gears about 1 to 2 feet in diameter for a theatrical production
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How do i create a Godzilla style roar and some giant sounding footsteps?

I want to creat a massive roar for a sound scape i'm working on but i'm new to this so any tips would be greatly appreciated =) thanks in advance
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Replicating “computer readout” sound

Many films and television shows from the 80s and 90s (for example, Blade Runner, the BBC television adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, etc.) that depict computers use a distinctive ...
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Multichannel soundeffects / different perspectives

I recently came across some independent sound library publishers offering "multichannel WAV files" for different mic perspectives of the same sound. Those are not traditional multichannel files (as ...

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