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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(SDL) Mixing 2 audio files with no noise or distortion

Say we got 2 different music chunks in SDL. Currently we are not sure on how to mix them into one single audio with noise and distortion is filtered. Currently try to mix in this format which is wrong....
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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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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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Recording experiments at 192kHz: what to record?

In the near future I'll be renting out a Sound Devices 702 in order to experiment with recording various sounds at 192kHz - and I'd like some suggestions on what will yield the most interesting and ...
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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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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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How to create the muffled sound effect like hearing through walls?

I don't know what's the correct technical audio term for it. How do you create the sound effect to simulate hearing a sound source from far away through thick walls? Kinda like you would hear standing ...
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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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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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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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seeking biological sound library

Hi All, Does anyone know of a good biological\ anatomical sound library? Looking for internal human body sounds: perhaps recorded with a stethoscope The closest thing I found was the sonivox ...
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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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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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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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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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How to create the sound of old antique style recordings?

What are some other ways you all go about antiquing recordings? Things I have been experimenting with Izotope vinyl boscomac The cornet reaktor ensemble flexing individual words in logic flex time ...
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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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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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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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MONO TO STEREO, basic question about foley recorded on mono dialogue track

I know i am going to make a very basic question, but: how to you manage all sound effects recorded on the dialogue mono track with the boom mic, do they stay there while everything else is ...
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Recording CRT sound effects

Hello everyone! My roommates and I recently decluttered the house. Once all the dust cleared, I found that we had 4 crt tv's that we're throwing out. Seeing them, I decided to hold on to them and use ...
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Really good modern fight scenes!

Off the top of my head I'm thinking "Hanna" and "The bourne" films. Working on something and was hoping to get inspired. Anyone think of some really "big" fight scenes from recent films? Not kung fu ...
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Light flicker sound

Hi all, currently working on a project and i'm in need of a fairly simple sound but one that I just can't seem to find or create that fits. It's the sound of a standard everyday light bulb ...
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Audio Management/Organization Software for Free.

I am an editor and designer with thousands of SFX on external drives. I could really use some software to better organize all of them using the SFX meta data. I know about sound miner, etc. Do you ...
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Poor Mans Sound Library

Hello, I've been recording on my own for a couple of years now and have accumulated a decent library of sounds. But i decided i should invest in a “smallish” sound library to round out my collection ...
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Suggestions for creating a rope unravelling sound effect

I'm doing an audio re-skin of the opening bank heist scene from the Dark Knight. I'm looking for some suggests for recreating the rope unravelling sound when the criminal fires the grappling hook at 1....
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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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What is that sound effect that they put in almost every movie/TV show now whenever the scene turns dangerous/menacing (an echo-ey metallic scraping sound, 2-4 secs long)?

You know what I'm talking about- it's in literally Every Single Show now (movie, TV, game, whatever) & it's the new go-to audio cue for "something dangerous is happening". It's a spacey metallic ...

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