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Distinct Ambient Noises: Consistency, or Variety?

As I am working through a scene, and contemplating this question on my own, I thought it wise to tap into the experiential resource that is SocialSoundDesign.... Let's get your insight! The sound: ...
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Escalators…

I went on that shoot today that I will be supervising the sound of. We were in an L.A. metro station. (BTW did you know it costs about $20,000 for a shooting permit in a subway?? I'd rather buy ...
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Am I weird for wanting to buy this to record?

LINK TO COOL TOY.
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Multiplying a single sound effect

I have a situation I'm currently struggling with. I;m looking for a some creative way of multiplying a single sound to the effect of hearing dozen of them. My case is particularly some dull sound hit ...
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What is the best sound you've created by mistake?

I remember reading somewhere about someone creating a stone door closing when they were packing up for the day and scraped a box along the ground that was covered in salt and I'm sure there's many ...
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How to remove DC offset from normalized white noise?

I generated a 10 second audio file containing white noise, using SoX : sox.exe -n witteruis0.wav synth 10 whitenoise sox.exe witteruis0.wav -n stats The resulting "witteruis0.wav" is more or less ...
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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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Looking for sound effects of old vintage cars, circa 1950's to 1960's

I am part of a post crew doing the sound for a feature documentary, set between the 1950's and the 1960's. Throughout the movie there is a wide variety of period cars ranging from army jeeps, to ford ...
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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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Im trying to find Sounds from old bike dynamos

trying to find Sounds from old bike dynamos. I have found a few but need more and better variation. Director can spot fakes easily... Would be very happy to know where to find some
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Interesting find - LA2A Distortion

Yesterday I found something interesting, I was setting up for an ADR session where the actor is speaking over the phone, and what better to record this with than a real phone? So I hooked up my ...
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Techniques for Recording a Car

Hello everybody, I am a University student in the UK and I was hoping that you may be able to give me some guidance on my final year project. The main aim is: To demonstrate whether using low budget ...
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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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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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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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Mastering sound effects and impulse responses

Hi! I'm hoping to produce both an impulse response library and a sound effects library for commercial distribution. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to master sound effects and impulse ...
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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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Egg Hatching Sound.

hey. i was looking out for some egg hatching sound effects but the ones i found were of low quality with a lot of ambient noise in them. Can anyone give me suggestions as to how i can create the egg ...
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Non metal wire/rope/string tension

Hi there, Wonder if anyone has experimented with wire/rope vibration or tension that is non metal? Basically anything that doesn't sound like guitar strings but convey's tension or vibration?
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plane crash sound effect, how to record a powerful crash?

Hi All I’m recording SFX for an independent film. One of those is a plane crashing into the ground. It has to be a powerful crash. I’ve used many props for this (the jet engines are a fan pitch-...
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How much do you move your mics while capturing ambiences?

While recording ambiences, do you let you mics sit still and not move them at all for the amount of time you record or do you move them around to get a more dynamic/changing sound? I tried some ...
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Who is using a vocoder these days and how?

This wonderful little device has stood the test of time but rarely does it make its way into my sound design bag o' tricks. Who has good tips or stories? Btw, my version of a vocoder comes by way of ...
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Frequency of the Ringing Ear

I think the phenomenon is called "tinnitus", when your ear is ringing because of an exceptionally loud sound, or imbedded ear damage. Where can I get that sound? Is it different for each person? I've ...
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Similar software known as Audioease Speakerphone ?

Hi ! Similar software known as Audioease Speakerphone ? Thinking of something cheaper. Perhaps some alternative? Thanks
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New sound designer/field recordist heading out on US tour. Any suggestions?

I'm a professional musician who is looking to get into sound design as a career. Starting January, I'll be heading out on a tour of the US with a show for 5 months. I'm very new to field recording ...
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Recommended sound effects library for designing system sounds?

I would like to create some system sound effects for a sporting device. The device needs sound effects for actions such as play, stop, pause, error, clicking a slider etc. Is there a free sound ...
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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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Dated office sounds (1960's)

I'm sound designing a production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which is set in the 1960's, and part of the director's vision is to create the ambiance of a beehive. In my ...
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Best Portable Recorder For Art Installations

Guys, I'm a poet who is going to do an experimental poetry project. I want to record sounds of the landscape for my show. I guess it's something like doing filed recording. What portable recorder do ...
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Ever managed to fake the Autotune effect?

I'll describe Autotune as a pitch "discretiser", though I've been unsuccessful in my attempt to recreate a similar effect. I want to create a bitstream effect from a water stream recording and I feel ...
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Decent places to purchase sounds for sound design?

Where are good, solid places to purchase sounds from on the internet? Nine times out of ten buying CDs/DVDs full of sounds results in many of them not being used or not appropriate... I'm wanting to ...
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Is it possible to record a short contained sound no longer than 60 milliseconds?

I wish to play a short sound in an app (60 Milliseconds is ideal), however I'm noticing glitches in the sound on the current clip I have made. I'm wondering if these glitches have to do with any ...
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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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A good resource for finding sound effects and animated clips to use in production for the non experienced

I am starting to do some semi-professional video production for a software project I have. I want to know if there is any resource for high quality sound effects and background music and animated ...
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is there a way to replicate the doppler effect (shift)?

I was wondering if there is a way to imitate how the doppler effect or shift sounds. The specific way I'm planning to use it will be for a build up using a bass type synth, but that may be irrelevant. ...
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Where can I find the Windows 95 Startup Sound transcribed into music notation or MIDI?

Not sure if this is the right spot for this, but I know how to get the Windows 95 startup sound as a WAV, but is there a MIDI anywhere? Or do I have to sit at my piano and try to recreate it (as it is ...
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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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What equiment/software does Skrillex use?

Does anybody out there know what kind of equipment skrillex uses to make his mixes fused with dubstep? Is it purely software or does use a mixed setup? I am curious how he sets up his samples, and ...
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demolition sound effect

I need to make a sound effect for a building slowly collapsing on screen. The initial explosions are easy enough to do, however I'm having some trouble thinking of something I can record that would ...
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Replicating “computer readout” sound

Many films and television shows from the 80s and 90s (for example, Blade Runner, the BBC television adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, etc.) that depict computers use a distinctive ...
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How to create a podcast soundboard?

I have been fairly successful setting up my own DIY podcast from my home. I use XLR mics, a 8-channel mixer, and record with Audacity. The next step is adding additional sound elements to the ...
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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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DSI Mono Evolver Keyboard synth for Sound Design

Hey sound designers! I'm thinking of buying a Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver Keyboard edition both for musical and sound design purposes. I will also add a Moog CP-251 for CV control. I'm ...
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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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Residuals for Sound Effects?

Hey guys, So I have done quite a bit of recording of voice talents. Many of them for sound effects I call "Vocal Effects" where they do anything vocal - walla, screams, laughs, breaths, etc. I have ...
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Just a young guy with a dream.

I've loved sound ever since I was a kid, and for the past few years, I've been taking Electroacoustic courses at Concordia University and writing music and making sound effects for small animations, ...
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80s VHS tracking effect

I'd like to grab all of the tracks in a particular project and modulate all of them so that it sounds like they are slowing down slightly and going out of tune. This is the effect that you'd hear back ...
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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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'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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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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