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Sound is playing slowly in After Effects RAM Playing

When I play my composition in RAM Playing, the sound of my composition is being slowed down a lot, so it is completely changed, but in my render the sound plays at the correct speed... My After ...
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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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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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Creating Hurt/Scared Creatures

Scenario: An Orc or Goblin creature you've spent a long time creating a palette of great angry, hostile and antagonistic effects for from different animal sources (dogs, seals, lions, bears, etc.) has ...
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Effect of sound waves striking an object

I am trying to understand the effect an acoustic wave has on an object. I have two speakers, one on top of another, and both emitting a Sine wave of 64Hz generated in MATLAB with a sampling rate of ...
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Sound of racing cars passing by at different velocities

I'm currently trying to generate the sound of racing cars passing by at different velocities from this single sound of a racing car passing by at a certain velocity: ...
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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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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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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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Addicted to Sounds

I was mussing about in the studio with a friend of mine a few weeks ago and discovered a way of making really cool and totally epic sweeps using a thin piece of MDF board and the metal edge of a ...
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What sampler do you use?

Hi, Just a little survey here. I was wondering what sampler do you use or planning to use specifically for sound design? N.I. Kontakt 3-4 or 5, Avid Structure, Apple Logic EXS24, Camelaudio Alchemy, ...
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How to achieve a 3D sound effect with limited processing power?

I am working on a project where I need to use a geomagnetic sensor data to drive a prerecorded sound such that the sound effect creates an auditory illusion that the source of the sound is always ...
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How to create voice distortion like this amazing TED Talk

In "Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality," Anil Seth's demo of the brain being able to understand a completely distorted audio clip was amazing. (Just watch 60 seconds from this point ...
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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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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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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 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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Match two sounds with a level of certainty

For instance I would like to tell with what percentage of accuracy a recorded sound match those given by a preexistent library of sounds Plus, is there any tool or algorith that could be used?
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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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Interior room tone for exterior

Have you ever done that? I was just looking for a very quiet air ambience for exteriors and found myself trying some air conditioner and ventilation noises, mixed with a lot of discretion. Sincerely, ...
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Sound effect vocalisations

I have just finished reading Mouth Sounds by Fred Newman, and was wondering if anyone had any experience working with someone expert in sound effect vocalisation? How common is it to use sound effect ...
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Live “gunshot” sound- cant use blanks- ideas?

I'm doing the sound design for an adaptation of a Sherlock Homes novella this summer. The venue is outdoors, a raised stage in a field. The play has a number of gunshots, and Production has some ...
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REQUEST: Archival recordings of metropolitan cities and traffic

Hello all, and happy new year! I'm searching for 1930's to 1950's-era traffic and urban recordings from (preferably) individual or boutique libraries (read: not Sound Ideas, Hollywood Edge, all the ...
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A good read for Xmas holidays!

Fellow sound designers and foley artists! Its Cristmas time! Fortunately all of you will have some free time these days (i dont unfortunately), so what a better idea to have some structural and ...
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Props and potential uses

This thread could be a collection of props and associated ideas for when: you have props you don't know what to do with you need a sound you don't know how to prop up (is that even a term?) Ideally, ...
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Trying to identify a stock sound effect

There's a sound effect I've heard every now and again, mostly in videogames. I really like the sound of it and want a nice sample of it for potential future projects, and I'm reasonably sure that it's ...
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How did they do it ? Sound spacialisation at mixing - Daft Punk & Agnes Obel

Without being a sound engineer, I've always been impress by how real engineers manage to give a 3D feeling to a song. I've been wondering on how it is physically possible. Especially when I listen to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Free foley / sound effect sites?

Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you might know good websites that offer free sound effects similar to http://www.freesound.org/? I stumbled upon this few years back when I was studying in ...
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Reference Volume for Editing

What is a good volume reference for the foley and FX editors to go by? I want to avoid having to re-adjust volumes of the various layers (DIA, Foley, and SFX) when I put all the tracks together for ...
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Sample libraries with cartoon sounds?

I'm looking for sample libraries with generic cartoon sounds. Mainly those zips and swishes you'll hear when characters move instantly in or out of the picture. In general, any experience, tips or ...
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Any good ideas for force-field sound effects?

Making some sounds for a mobile game and need to make a force field sound. Doing a little research on it, but thought I'd ask here. Any thoughts?
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Lacing a sound effect??

Just wanted some clarification on a definition that I read in one of my students papers but I cannot seem to find it on the net. Can someone offer mean the definition of "Lacing a sound effect". ?
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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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Industrial Laser sound

I'm not sure what i'm looking for, it's a CRACK not a zzzzap or buzzzzzzzzaw Is that like an arc welder spark? I'm looking through a ton of my samples, and I can't seem to find anything. The welding ...
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REQUEST: Elephants

Just wondering if anyone knows where I can find some decent recordings of a variety of elephant movements & vocalizations. Looking through our library I see we have WWA, AT, & DIGI. We have a ...
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Industrial Fan Speed

Hello. I have a scene w/a fan whose blades slowly pick up speed and then slow back down again. I have a great sound effect of a giant fan cutting air, but I can't match the speed of the effect from ...
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Remove irritating low hum from recording

I just recorded with a shure mic & a focusrite amp. I recorded it in my vocal booth. But for some reason there is a very irritating low hum, during the recorded - listen to the recording here - ...
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Singer having issues with too much feedback and or being not heard well over very loud band in small rehearsal spaces

I am a female Hard Bluesy Rock singer covering everything Led Zeppelin to Alice In Chains, Godsmack and then softer rock such as Fleetwood Mac and Journey, have always been told I have a lot of power ...
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How to create rolling lfo effect

I was just researching about Virus TI products and I came with this patch At 0:21 there is a rolling lfo modulation. I was wondering if I want to create such effect ...
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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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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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Sound Effects Retail - Download Plugins

Hi everyone, I've set up my website via wordpress and am now having some issues trying to find a shop plugin that allows large file sizes to be downloaded. I've managed to surpass the wp upload limit ...
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“Bleeding” waveform

Looking at the waveform below, there is a "bleeding". Is this ok or is something that should be fixed? If so, how? Thank you!

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