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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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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 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 make a “Roar!” sound?

Is it possible to produce a lion "roar!" sound without actually recording it from a real lion roaring? like... only use the sound editor resources to produce a sound that sounds really a "roar!" ...
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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 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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Game Design favourite Plug-ins?

I am searching for good plug-ins for mobile/tablet design. I have some Sound Toys plug-ins that i really like. I need some plug-ins that really alter the sound. What do you guys use? Thanks.
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Sound effect library management on Windows?

I'm starting to have a little collection of various sound effects, and I was looking for a program to help me find them more easily than with iTunes or searching through Windows. I know of Basehead ...
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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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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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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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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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MASSIVE: Is there a way to use macro so you can control OSC pitch and Rate of Dimension Expander/Reverb?

Is there a way to use macro so you can control OSC pitch and Rate of Dimension Expander/Reverb with the same macro button ?
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Trying to get lo-fi drums such as these ones and an overall effect that sounds lo-fi.

Does anybody know the effects that were used on the hats and the snares to achieve that crispy sound? I know the overall effect on the song is achieved by using heavy compression.
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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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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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What are the steps for making Sonic's ring sound?

I would like to know exactly how this sound is made along with many others. If I could learn how hallmark sounds like the Mega-man charger, the Sonic charge, dash and coin loss sound, everything from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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'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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Demo Reel feedback for student

I put together a short demo reel to submit while I am applying for internships, and was hoping that some of you wonderful folks could possibly give some feedback. I have lots of music recording ...
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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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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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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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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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Any documentary films on Sound Design in Film?

I've a bit of free time at the moment so I've been watching some films and documentaries. I've watched some docs on the topics of film v digital (side by side) and other docs on video special effects. ...
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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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