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How can I pick up very small sound with small budget?

Well, I would like to pick up some very small sound like: - Pressing Keyboard - Using the zipper - Scratch yourself I don't have a lots of money to buy expensive equipment. How can I pick up these ...
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What sampler do you use?

Hi, Just a little survey here. I was wondering what sampler do you use or planning to use specifically for sound design? N.I. Kontakt 3-4 or 5, Avid Structure, Apple Logic EXS24, Camelaudio Alchemy, ...
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Serial Sound Design?

I'm looking for a way to create sounds in a serial manner, so that Sound1 feeds into Sound2 which then feeds into Sound3 etc. I noticed when using Operator (in Ableton) today that 4 simple sound waves ...
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Bud Spencer Terrence Hill - Hits Sound Design

how where those sounds made? Some sound like hefty reverbed claps some sound like foley some like white noise or extremely distorted foley. Do you have some information on those? Thanks, Tobi
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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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How to filter guitar sound to create a backing track

I was wondering if there's kind of a "rule" to filter guitar sound from a track. My idea is to create my own backing tracks, e.g. I did not find any backing track of "Roxette - Listen To Your Heart", ...
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Video game music setup

I'm a musician/programmer and I'm looking to begin creating video games. In terms of sound production I'm lost. I want to make sounds reminiscent of SNES mario games/zelda Closer to the super meat boy ...
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Name this sound effect

TLDR: Its loop pedal effect that we are talking about. Guyz have been pulling my hairs for quiet a while, just cant figure out what this effect is called or what term should I use to Google, for any ...
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Missing parameters in my rack Ableton Live

Hey guys, i am missing the part where the gain and all those other 8 parameters are. Do you know why and how i can open it? See screen shot for explanation. Greatly appreciated.
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Cartoon spider feet — Any ideas?

Making sounds for a cutesy iPad game for little kids learning to read. At one point there is a cartoon spider that runs across the top of the screen. The producer has requested a sound for this. I'm ...
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As a sound designer, how often and when do you decide “that doesn't need a sound”?

This is a question about personal observation of designer aesthetics and taste. As someone who is hired to design sounds for all types of moving pictures, animations, graphics and scenes, I find ...
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REQUEST: Playful elephants

I am cutting a nature doc about deforestation and I have hit a brick wall on a certain scene. In this scene, we are in an elephant habitat and there are about 6 adult elephants that are bathing in ...
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what part of the FFT array must be zeroed to create a piece of silence

I'm constructing a karaoke-type application that eliminates the sound of one voice, based on it's position in the stereo space. I calculate the left and right FFT's, and find the frequencies that are ...
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Best sound software to make sound by keyboard like piano [linux]? [closed]

What is the best software to make sound by keyboard? Piano-keyboard interruption interceptor like keylogger to play music just by keyboard. Pretty to see some effects, processors plugins, feature ...
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Films that push the boundaries of Sound Design?

For example in 'Irreversible', the first 30 minutes there is a underlying sound frequency of 27hz - this makes you feel physically sick and disorientates you. Do you guys know of any films that use ...
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Lacing a sound effect??

Just wanted some clarification on a definition that I read in one of my students papers but I cannot seem to find it on the net. Can someone offer mean the definition of "Lacing a sound effect". ?
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Amateur voice recording for a game

I have developed a small card game. It is about geometrical shapes for educational purposes. I have managed to create some amateur sounds which are not so good, using embeded laptop mic/headphones ...
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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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How can I achieve the vocal affect found on “The Jokers” voice in the film “The Dark Knight” 2008

I'm experimenting on modifying vocals to make them sound dark and creepy. What process is used to make Christian Bale (Batman) and Heath Ledger (The Joker) voice so dark/distorted/creepy. Here's a ...
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How do you do waves “at sea”?

I'm always puzzled with this. What do you use to create an"at sea" feel of waves? I find that all we got is "breaking" waves.
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Hi-tech ground shockwave ?

I'm currently sound designing for a presentation movie of a new interface system and i'm trying to figure out this shot : somebody jumps on a hi-tech, blue illuminated ground . A shockwave starts from ...
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What makes Sounds Funny? [closed]

What sounds do you think are inherently funny without context? For me - Muted trumpet, slide whistle, Dutch speech I agree my examples might seem funny to me because of what I sub-conciously ...
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Can you help make the biggest quality effects library ever?

I am a very enthusiastic recordist and wanting others to join, loads of people upload to freesound but the quality is often useless where as I am encouraging people to get on board and offer a small ...
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How can I search online for sounds according to their waveform (or spectral) shape?

I did come across this site, but the results here are finite and few: wave shape generator Is there are better way to search for this? Or anyway, a better search engine?
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Filtering sounds to make it appear underwater

Is there a commonly accepted filtering process to make sounds appear as if they are recorded underwater It could be a generic low-pass/band-pass filter? What cutoff frecuencies could I use?
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Creating Mech Sounds Similar to Gundam Wing

So, long story short, I'm working on a video game and I've been asked to make Giant Mech Robot sound effects similar to those of the old Gundam Wing shows. So more synthesized stuff it seems. I've ...
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How to loop an engine sound so that it doesn't sound looped?

I have this audio clip here. It's of a car revving up through the gears. I'm making a game and the sound for each gear of the car is all stripped from this one audio file. Although, I need to make ...
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Increasing loudness of sound effect

I'm using background music and sound effects in my android-game. The Problem is that these sound effects differ in their loudness very much. And some of them are much to quiet. Unfortunately, the ...
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Few questions about portable field recorders!

I'm stuck deciding between a Zoom H2n and a Sony PCM-M10 for doing recordings on the go at random if an interesting sound comes up. This will be for building a portfolio for sound design, not for a ...
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Sword - Sound Design

I'm working on a 16-bit game. I need to replicate with a synth this sword sound How can I do?
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How do I know what latency I will get?

Say I have an external sound card, like M-Audio M-Track, and I have connected it to my PC. Knowing the RAM value for my pc, how can I calculate what latency i will get, in terms of milliseconds? What ...
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How does a forest sound through a 6 year-olds ears?

There is a short film I'm working on that has a 6 year-old child in a forest that's supposed to sound a little magical (not extremely magical, but the amount of magic you thought forests had when you ...
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What's Your Preferred Method of Pitch-Shifting?

A question in multiple parts: First off, we're all recording at the highest bit and sample rates possible (right?) in order to extend the use of the sounds we capture. The opportunity to make bigger, ...
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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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making sound resembling Dead Space upgrade sound

I am looking for a sound that is similar to the sound at 1:11 and 1:14 in I have tried playing around electricity and sci fi sounds from Freesound in Audacity, but I ...
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Regarding “starting up” sound of 3D pinball

starting at the beginning of the video , that is the sound I am looking for. I want a sound that is similar to this sound to be used in my project. So what are 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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Animated Punching Sounds

Hey guys, I'm working on a 3D animated film that contains a fight scene between two people. I've always been a huge fan of Robert Hargreaves and his work (he does the sound design for all of the DC ...
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Multi User Licenses

Dear friends. As you may know, i´m running a sound fx company since about one year. www.thesoundcatcher.com These days, the first time a customer asked for a 10 - multi-user license and i don´t ...
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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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Panning gun ricochet sounds in surrounds.

Director wants a lot of ricochet sounds. Am wondering how your treat these. They are so short. Do you pan them from one speaker to another very quickly, or just drop it in one speaker?
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Jurassic Park - Classic Roar

Curious. Do any of you know exactly what went into that sound? I've heard a variety of things, namely elephants, lions and washing machines; I imagine it might be a combination of all three. ~Cheers ...
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How to extend wave in cooledit so it will be 5 sec long insted of 3

I have a small sound effect that plays for 3 seconds, and I need it to last for 5 seconds (I know this could modify the sound pitch, im ok with that). Is there a way to do this on cooledit? I was ...
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Can you stop an elevator?

Hey Sound Designers! It's been a while since I've been on the forums, but I'm back, and I have a question for you: How would you stop an elevator? A 1930's era elevator is careening down it's ...
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How to design retro videogame sound effects?

I am trying to figure out retro game sound effect creation. So I looked around and came across websites such as http://www.bfxr.net/ and http://www.superflashbros.net/as3sfxr/ These sites allow you to ...
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Character Intro Sound

Hello, I need to make a sound for the 'intro' of various characters. I posted a link to 'The Snatch' where there is no sound (just music) but explains well the kind of reference I am talking about. ...
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Identify Sound Effect

What is the sound effect called from ~2:45-2:46 in the Nicki Minaj - High School video?
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Scenes of helicopter

Hi everyone, I'm looking for scenes of helicopter on animated movie or movie. I would try the synthesis of this. So I need to impregnate the sounds with several scenes, several views, several sounds ...
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What's your favorite, personally-stashed 'money' sound?

Hey fellow SSDers! I've been doing some library cataloging today, digging through some recent shows to finish some much-overdue mastering (who am I kidding though, I'm nowhere close to finished hah). ...
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Recommended Sound Libraries - WW2 Vehicles and Weapons

Hi all! I'm about to enter production for a WW2 era short, but I'm somewhat limited by both the budget and my location (Australia) as far as recording original audio for vehicles and weaponry for ...

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