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How to create a sci fi gun charging up sound effect

I'm trying to create a clunky sci fi gun that charges up before blasting someone to bits. I'm finding it difficult on how to create a charging sound effect! Any tips or tricks would be awesome! ...
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How to Play Audio in Realtime in LMMS?

Changing the tempo directly (globally) or via an automation track only affects the readout and doesn't change the actual tempo, which seems to default to 140 BPM. Is there a way I can get it to play ...
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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 connect keyboard to harmonizer?

i have a yamaha p105 no MIDI out has USB TO HOST i thinking about a tc helicon harmony M for live gigs. Any suggestion on how to connect them without a laptop. the harmony has MIDI in
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How to design the sound of a Quadricopter Drone

I'm working on a short film where the protagonist is a Drone. Do you have any idea of how to create the sound of a quadricopter drone? I tried to use some real recording but the sound is too invasive....
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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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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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Manufacturing the Sound of Water

i'm working on a piece of music/sound art in which i'm creating an artificial soundscape. my next task is to recreate the sound of running water and i'm having trouble coming up with things to record ...
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How to electronically make a song follow a metronome?

I know very little about sound engineering so forgive my ignorance. I was wondering if it is possible, with some free software, to take a song that hasn't been recorded with metronome (id est, its ...
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Audio effect that adds a natural sounding vibrato to a vocal track

I'm looking for an audio effect (on Windows) to add a natural sounding vibrato to a vocal track which has virtually no vibrato. I don't mean the singer didn't use much vibrato, I mean I have ...
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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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What does the term “pumping” mean to define a techno track?

This term is often used to define technical/sounds in a track especially in electronic music.
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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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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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