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How do you record someone whistling?

I had to record someone whistling for a sound effect on a film I worked on recently. That was really hard to record. I tried different mics... About 10 of them... I finally ended up with a C12 ...
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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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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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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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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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How to create a pneumatic wheel sound?

I have to create the sound of a pneumatic wheel. In the video there is a pneumatic that goes on the road for 15 sec. It starts with a road in the summer time and it turns in a winter road with snow. ...
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What's the most unique sound you ever captured, before processing or editing etc?

Hey guys I'd like to hear from everyone which of their sounds they ever recorded was their most unique? I'm asking specifically for sounds that have no processing or editing done to them so anything ...
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REQUEST: European BGz variety - birds, animals

Greetings! I'm in a situation where a show calls for some "historically-accurate" (within reason, 'geographically-accurate' may be the more correct term) ambiences in terms of animal and bird choices....
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Rant against editors and tyre screeches

Do you find it normal to hear squealing when a car is driving fast down a dirt road? It's horrible to hear, and it should be horrible to make anyway. So, when it's so obvious that the effect doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bud Spencer Terrence Hill - Hits Sound Design

how where those sounds made? Some sound like hefty reverbed claps some sound like foley some like white noise or extremely distorted foley. Do you have some information on those? Thanks, Tobi
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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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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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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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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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Suggestions for mastering a sound FX library?

I want to put together a sound fx library which will have some processing. I'm wondering the best way to master the effects so they all have the same timbre and overall level. Is this typically done ...
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Halo shield sound

This is my first question ever, so don't be too hard on me. That sound of Master Chief's shield being recharged, how do I recreate it? How much does it have to do with FM synthesis? Edit: Here's the ...
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Any ideas on copying this voice effect?

Trying to copy the effects from this video: mainly the ones at: 0:30 - 0:40 2:12 - 2:42 5:31 - 5:47 I'm only really able to use Audacity and Adobe Audition so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Start Charging clients?

Hey all! I have been working with a theater here in Arizona, I started there as an intern for credit, and now that my hours are done, I think its time to start charging them for the time I work for ...
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creating a gradual 'frequency unification' effect (or illusion)

hello, i'm working on material with rather rich frequency range. now i've reached a point in the process where i need to design a gradual transparent effect which would make this wide-ranging sonic ...
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Outdoor Sound Effect ADR.

I had this thought while I was dreaming last night: If I were to do a huge chase scene with a police car chase etc., I'd take the video along with me and record the same car on the same surface ...
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MetaSynth 4 Pro

i need something similar to the MetaSynth , for PC daw, any recomendations??? i realy like MetaSynth, too bad that is not for pc
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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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What is this screeching noise?

There is this sound commonly used in trap / rap beats where a screech is sometimes present in the background. It is usually an effect to help set the theme for a song. In the scenario, it is a more ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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