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Frequency modulation with sound instead of radio waves

I would like to be able to hear a simulation of what the actual radio waves sound like, should I be able to hear them directly. I understand the math of frequency modulation, and am willing to make ...
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Is it possible to fake decimation with FM?

Decimation, also known as sampling rate reduction is a creative effect that creates harsh aliasing, by "resampling" audio signal without an anti-alias filter. It works by performing sample-and-hold, ...
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How can I use one sound to filter another sound?

Imagine I have two sounds: Sound A is a very saturated, dynamically high and flat sound. Like a distorted guitar. Sound B is very dynamically complex, such as a vocal line. Is there any way for me ...
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Trying to re-create the New York Transit Authority Bass sound on FL Sudio 12

I'm trying to re-create the New york transity autority bass sound. IT can be heard here. It sounds very simple but I'm new to creating sounds in FL Studio. Any help ...
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How to get rid of sharp ticks/clicks when amplifying sound

I am amplifying an audio file frame-by-frame via the following algorithm: Find maximum value among all the samples in a frame Find the amplification factor to make the maximum value equal to 0 dB ...
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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 ...
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Suggestions on designing the sound of an animated skeleton?

For an animation project I am doing the sound design for a stop motion animation, where there features a animated dog skeleton. I'm curious as to how one would go about try to designing the sounds of ...
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Sound Effect Used in Dubbing Foreign Movies/ Translation

In many of the dubbed tv episodes of discovery channel and Nat Geo, the voice of the language of the speaker is converted but the sound seems to be the same. I have seen this in even dubbed movies. ...
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How do I make whispering in ear sound convincing?

I made a mono recording of whispered speech and I'm trying to make it sound like someone is whispering right into your ear. I work in Live 9 using mostly the native effects and some free VSTs. The ...
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Why does everyone use the same dolphin sound effect?

From Zoo Tycoon (Microsoft) to Plants Vs Zombies (Pop Cap) to Inside Out (Disney), when there's a dolphin involved, it always comes with this sound effect: What would ...
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Name of effect and mathematical underpinnings

I am studying computational mathematics and so we often deal with sound manipulation algorithms. As this study has piqued my interest in the subject I was wondering how to go about learning some of ...
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What type of sound is this? How can I make something simmilar?

I am working on a game project and I began searching for sounds. I stumbled upon one that sounds really good to me and I want to create something similar. Any ideas how to do it? The sound: http://...
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How to recreate the sustain pedal effect on a mp3 sound font?

I'm creating my own midi player, so when I press c4 on my midi keyboard it goes into a sound bank (mp3 files) selects the c4.mp3 and plays it. If I release the note it stops, it also stops if c4.mp3 ...
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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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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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Meteor sound Design

I'm doing the sound design for an animation movie. There are a couple of scenes with a meteor shower. Could someone suggest me ​​any trick of how to sound design or replicate the sound of a meteor ...
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outputting 3 different signals from sound card

i am trying to generate 3 different Frequencies like (1.75k,2k,2.25k) in my pc using LabVIEW software. but i'm getting only 2 outputs. how to get 3rd output from my sound card. any one can help me ...
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400 Watt or 700 Watt Speacker is best choice for special room?

I‌ want to buy a 12-inch dB‌ series Opera 512 DX Speaker that be a 400 watt speaker or Opera 712 DX that be a 700 watt speaker for a room with 90 Square Meter Area and has a height of 3 Meter. The ...
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Creating the sound of a thousand legged monster! Ideas?

I am doing most of the sound for a short horror movie and it features a monster that looks like a centepede but atrociously gigantic. I have tried a lot things like messing with the sound of other ...
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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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Gear for stylized cinematic sound design project

I'm due to start work on a project next month which I'll be editing and sound designing. It's a 5 minute short film/commercial which requires a lot of heavily stylized sound design elements. There ...
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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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Any tips for producing music for a video game?

First of all, I am an absolute beginner. I'm going to be developing a game for a Nintendo console completely by myself and I don't know where to start with sound design. What software should I use ...
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How to create trance/electro basslines?

This bassline blows me away: It sounds to me like it's made of multiple parts, most notably a really heavy-sounding bass and a few higher synths that play shorter ...
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Can I take “historical” sounds from non-fictional movies for my project?

I am working on a project that may be intended for commercial use. Would it be possible to extract sound from, say, a YouTube video that shows only the sound of a real WW1 airplane and then use that ...
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Sox how to normalize volume of multiple audio files

I'm trying to integrate multiple sound effects (46 files), and multiple background music files (7 files) into an iOS game I'm currently developing. The volume levels of my downloaded audio assets are ...
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Cheapest windows alternative to mainstage with sound effects

I am doing a musical for school, in which I will be playing on a keyboard, which will be connected by a MIDI-USB to my laptop, which will then apply a range of sound effects (synthesisers, electric ...
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Recreating A big taiko drum sound

I'm trying to recreate a big taiko drum sound. I have a 28" bass drum with synthetic skin head. Anyone have any ideas on how to layer the sound to get a big taiko drum sound. I'm sure there's a ...
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How to create the “dead jedi” sound effect

Seconds 2-4 from of "Use the force Luke". It's a trailing echo, but I'm not quite sure how to achieve it as I'm relatively new to sound design. I'm using Audacity as ...
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What is this sound called?

So I'm trying to make some stuff which is unimportant for this thread and I want to use a sound. The problem is, I can't find the raw sound, anywhere! It's probably because I don't know what it's ...
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Japanese Anime/Arcade 'Shing' sound

I am trying to recreate the 'shing' sound which can be heard at 1:22 in this video - https://vimeo.com/106517842 and also another variation at around 0:32 in this one - https://vimeo.com/106517842. I'...
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Educational app sound effect in FL Studio

Our team's new project is an educational app which needs some button (Back, repeat, ... ) sound effects and two background music! Can I produce sound effects in FL Studio? If it is possible, How ...
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“Filling” drum sound

I'm looking for a technical description of how a particular drum sound can be made. Prodigy have it at 15th second in for couple of seconds soloing. I think those are ...
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Examples of Synthesized Sound Effects

This question was asked a few years back and I actually supplied one of the answers (Examples of subtractive analog synthesis in sound design). I'm looking to expand on this and want to know of any ...
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What's the main effect on this vocal

This is the song The vocal begins at around 0:20, and it seems to have some kind of saturation that I wasn't able to figure out. Or would that be a consequence of the delay? I tried some tape and ...
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Are there any plugins or production techniques that can tranform a male voice into a female voice

I know how to achieve this with hardware (TC Helicon VoiceLive) but I'm hoping to find a way to manipulate vocal gender in a DAW like Ableton. I'm especially interested in knowing if it's possible to ...
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Adding metadata to wav files without .bwf extension

Wondering what the current protocol is for adding metadata to a Sound FX Library? Are people embedding metadata as broadcast wav files (with a .bwf extension instead of .wav) or simply leaving .wav ...
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Sound Designer/Editor needs?

I had a question of what other stuff I might need to be a Sound Editor and/or Sound Designer. I have a shotgun, condenser, and a pair for stereo - recording on a sound devices 702t. Edit and design on ...
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How to properly create/find and use sounds realistically in a convincing way in Blender?

I started a short film recently. Everything is going fine except for the sound fx. The biggest problem I am having is finding sounds. I don't really know of any resources out there that have good ...
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Futuristic Sound Design

I use Logic Pro X, but I'm sure sound design uses the same principals no matter which DAW or synth you use. I heard this song the other day and they have this futuristic sound when the beat drops. I ...
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Billiards/Pool Table Sounds

I was wondering if anyone has or know any sound libraries that consists of Billiards and/or Pool Table sounds? I can't find any anywhere so that is why I am asking. -Thanks
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What exactly is thick plate reverb

I've been trying to achieve a certain sound that I hear in a lot of break beats and beat slicing. One of the steps in achieving this sound, I've been heard, is to process the sound through a thick ...
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Clap or Hi Hat? Whipping noise

trying to see how to reproduce this sound that you here in this track. They do it several times in the track and every other time it sounds quite different. To me it sounds like a clap or hi hat ...
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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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Audio effect to transform a local language to a “foreign / weird language”

My objective is take a video that I understand (in my case in Portuguese) and apply an audio effect that transform the conversation in a not understandable language, something similar russian, chinese ...
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Add - Ons for experimental effects [VST, AU]

I'm searching for VST or AU plugins (best if it's free) for getting experimental effects. By experimental I mean uncommon results as opposed to flangers, phasers, reverbs, bit crushers that are the ...
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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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How to create the 8-bit-ish effect near the end of Nero - The Thrill (Porter Robinson Remix)

How can I create the effect at exactly 3:34, 3:39 and 3:42?
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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 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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