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What are Your Preferred Bit/Sample Specs for Commercial Libraries?

Over the past 10 years I've been making most of my living doing stock libraries, patches, virtual instruments etc which were geared pretty specifically toward musicians. These days though, I'm doing ...
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What is the difference between Vorbis and Opus?

I would like to split up an audio stream (32bit floats) to chunks, encode them with a lossy compression and then decode it in the other side. I have no experience with audio codecs, so I started to ...
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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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Is Sweet Sound Effects legit?

Just stumbled across this new SFX site SOUNDFX. It's by a guy called Zach King aka Final Cut King, and there is quite an extensive range of sounds. Knows anyone if it's legit? It sounds pretty good, ...
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SFX RAID - Drobo or Sans Digital? Thoughts Welcome

I'm going to be the market soon to finally shift the SFX library to a RAID, and I'd love to hear some thoughts/personal usage regarding these two: Sans Digital TR4UTBPN (source: newegg.com) http://...
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Trying to find a particular sound from a synthesizer from this song

I hope this isn't marked as a duplicate question because there is another question very similar to this but the song is different. I have struggle for many weeks to find the exact sound from the ...
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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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Build My Own Sound Effects Library to Meet SMPTE Specifications

I'd like to start build my own sound effects library from the ground up for the use in motion pictures and gaming. When building this library, is there a standard from SMPTE to meet? Are there better ...
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Tips on Car Recording?

I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on recording car engines/cars in general? I'm thinking of hiring a Marantz PMD671 to record with, and as for mics, I was going to hire a few different ...
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Sources or sound library for fictional vocals (spoken sentences, PA)?

I can find many sound websites for libraries about anything and everything non-vocal, as well as sites that focus on vocals for use in music as well as actually recorded public announcements at ...
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Audio File Organization

Regardless of how you organize your library in databases like SoundMiner, Basehead, etc., how do you sanely file your recordings on your hard drive, especially between initial ingestion of the raw ...
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Need tiger growls and roars

I imagine this might be as easy as browsing sample libraries but I also may want to really thicken up the sound as it needs to be real intimidating. Any ideas about layering or processing I could use ...
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How do I produce this sort of 3 D sound?

I recently came across this audio (please hear the audio only with ear-phone/head phones). As said in the audio, it uses cetera algorithm. What that algorithm actually does? How does it work? I didn't ...
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How to export an Apple sound to Cubase

I'm moving my projects from Logic Pro X to Cubase. For a midi track, I used an Apple sound (Infinity strings). I really need this sound and can't find anything similar in Cubase library (there must ...
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Recommendations for Physics sounds

I'm looking for some physics sound libraries, one or many (depends upon diversity). I haven't been in the market for sound libraries in a long time, and I really need to update. I was wondering if ...
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which soundpack does these sfx comes from?

I've heard some samples from a video game and I've noticed them in many TV shows / other videogames. So I think they are part of a widely used soundpack. Did you recognize the soundpack, if so, ...
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What VST do these kind of sounds come from?

Ok, I'm trying to keep this as specific as I can. I'm trying to write New Age-y music. Channels on YouTube like Yellow Brick Cinema (all their sounds) and Mike Rowland (his backing, not piano) and ...
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Any recommended Independent Sound Libraries?

Do you know of any high quality independent sound libraries out there? I am especially looking for hard to find, independent libraries that may even be unreleased. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Sound Effect Used in Dubbing Foreign Movies/ Translation

In many of the dubbed tv episodes of discovery channel and Nat Geo, the voice of the language of the speaker is converted but the sound seems to be the same. I have seen this in even dubbed movies. ...
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Suggestions for a tensioned rope effect?

Hello! First time poster but (relatively) long time reader here. I am working on a kung fu short film and am currently stumped concerning a particular sound effect. Any suggestions would be so, so ...
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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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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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How to recreate a specific sound in FL Studio 12?

THE SITUATION: I would like to recreate a specific sound. Here you can hear the it: From 0:02 to 0:05. It repeat itself three times. I spent a lot of time in FL ...
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Play three mono audio files in three speaker

As a part of a psychology test, I have three mono audio files and I want to play them through three separate speakers simultaneously. To aim this goal I bought an USB 5.1 surround sound card (...
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Sound libraries similar to Blastdrive or Sound Ideas? [duplicate]

I'm looking for newer libraries like Blastdrive or the new Sound Ideas General HD Collection that provide a wide range of general content @ 96k 24bit.
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I'm creating a sound effects pack

For my Masters final project I am creating a sample pack of car sounds. I've been making test recordings and taking advice wherever I can get it - there are some very friendly and helpful people ...
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Wanting to invest in a sound effects library, but I'm not sure where to start.

Hi guys, I have about £500 to spend on sound effect libraries. I'm not entirely sure what type of sounds I want just yet, but I am looking around on the internet and there are SO many DVD's/sets/...
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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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Sound libraries for FL studio

I start using FL studio quite recently. I would like to expand the set of sounds preinstalled. Where can i buy / free download some good sound libraries? Which are the best sounds libraries ...
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How long is too long for a library ambience?

I have a question about your preferences with regards to library recordings. I'm putting together a library of ambiences from recordings I made on a trip to New York. Most of the recordings have ...
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African American Walla

Does anyone know of sources for wallah\crowd librarys focused on African American \ AAVE (preferably southern) voices ?
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The relevance of 5.1 ambiences

I am curious how much need there is for 5.1 ambience libraries of different locations. Are sound designers / editors looking for 5.1 recordings, or is it more practical to build 5.1 atmospheres from ...
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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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Good Outdoor GunTails libraries for Convolution use

I'm the Happy owner of the Guntales library from the Recordist and I had some experiment using these multi-miked recordings as impulse responses for multiple reverbs in parallel. This library focus on ...
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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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Finding Sound Recordists interested in collecting unique gunshots

Are there sound archivists who would be interested in setting up field recordings of unique gunshots? If so how might I go about finding them in my vicinity? I don't have serious recording equipment,...
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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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Which virtual instruments can be used for sfx?

I'm trying to have a "safe list" of virtual instruments, synths, samplers and anything in between, that can be used for sfx production (mainly for videogame production) but it's often hard to ...
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What is this instrument? [closed]

Clean Bandit song - YouTube What kind of instrument resounds from the beginning of the song and it sounds like some oriental harmonica from Hawaii ?
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Canned sounds vs. ones you record yourself

I've been thinking about this for a couple days, now. On Thursday, David Sonnenschein and Ric Viers had a free webinar -- it was largely a promo for their upcoming online seminars, but it was still ...
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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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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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Good opportunity to add to your weapons library (Kickstarter closing in a few hours) [closed]

If you're wanting to add a few guns to your sound library, you may want to consider pitching in a few dollars to this firearms Kickstarter. Even a pledge as low as $1 will get you access to the full ...
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room-tone sound library help

I am looking for a sound library with different room tone recordings. If you can recommend some sites I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
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Building a Sound Library (For fun & For a living)

Hello everyone. I am sure everyone of you must have thought of it when you first started off in this field. We do what we do, first, because we love it and ,second, because we hope we make some money ...
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The Art of Foley library

I may be cutting some foley (unfortunately no budget for a walker) for a few low budget horror films, so I'm thinking of purchasing The Art of Foley collection from Sound Ideas. It's on sale for ...
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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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Vocal sounds library suggestions

I'm looking for a comprehensive vocal sounds library that I can purchase royalty free. I'd like it to include various age people recorded when laughing, crying, humming, grunting etc. Up to now I've ...
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Programming an Audio Unit that hosts another Audio Unit?

I need help programming a Audio Unit that wraps a 3rd party audio unit. I am trying to develop an Audio Unit instrument using Xcode. I want my AU to load an instance of a 3rd party Audio Unit called ...
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Role of Sound Miner in FX library creation?

Prepare yourselves for a noob question, but I'm not 100% clear on the role of programs like Sound Miner when creating a sound fx library. Do I import all of my sounds into this program, tag each ...