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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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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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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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Best Broad Effects Library?

I don't think I've seen this asked yet - apologies if so! [cringe] Short version: For those times you can't record your own material, what are your best go-to sources for libraries that don't cramp ...
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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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What “Boutique” SFX collections would you like to see made available?

A bit topic of the past few weeks has been smaller "prosumer" sfx collections. Chuck made one, Tim has two out, I'm working on a few, and I know others are two. Earlier today Nathan called them "...
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REQUEST: Windmill recordings

Hi folks, I've been enjoying Social Sound Design for many months now and find it to be an incredible resource for picking creative brains all over the world. What I haven't seen much of, however, is ...
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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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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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Sound Libraries Index

This platform is getting bigger everyday as there are industry professionals&amateurs among us spending their valuable time to help people. I think in the near future, Social Sound Design is going ...
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Animal Sounds Libraries

Does anyone know any CD recordings or royalty-free sites that contain quality animal sounds of various types? (ie: North American, African, Asian, Australian animal sounds). The key to this ...
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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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Footsteps for Kontakt

Try this free footsteps patch. Give me feedback please. Requires the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.3 or later. http://www.signoaudiodesign.com Thanks
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Giving Credit on Royalty-Free Sound Libraries

I've recently purchased the Blastwave FX Starter FX royalty-free library, and used/edited/mixed some of its sound effects alongside my personally recorded ones in a game. I've read over the License ...
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How often do you delete files of your soundlibrary?

I wonder, if I am the only person who sometimes feels, that previously edited reordings or soundeffects are not that good as you thought they would be. Lately I went through all of my edited material ...
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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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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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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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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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/...
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Well Cataloged Airplane Sounds

Hello Everyone, I am going to be working on 2 one hour documentaries on naval aviation. There is a need for many airplane SFX ranging from WWI to the modern day. Because of the nature of the docs and ...
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Good Walla Libraries

Hello Everyone, This is my first post on this forum. It looks like a great community and I look forward to chatting with you all. I have been looking for a good walla library lately. Does anyone ...
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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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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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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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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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Sound Library Distribution

Hi Guys. Not directly related to sound design, but I am sure this question will help a number of people out. I know that a few people on the board already do this, so rather than ask them directly, I ...
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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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Normalising Sound Libraries

Hey All, I'm interested to hear everyone's thoughts on normalising sound libraries (or 'normalizing' as Firefox seems to want me to call it!) How do you go about it? -0.1/-0.3/-1/-3dBFS? Not at ...
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Removing duplicate sounds (different Metadata) in SoundMiner v4pro?

Hello everyone, I am working at a studio (with their library) and I have an interesting dilemma. There are duplicate (and triplicate) sounds in Soundminer. The interesting part is that the file ...
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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 ...
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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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Cheer and Dance Team SFX collections?

I frequently find myself editing music for dance team and cheerleading performances. Can anyone recommend a good collection of "Cheer effects" (for lack of a better term)? Thanks in advance. Allow ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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should I get a Mp3 starter library or only get wave format sounds?

I was looking to get a starter library to start practicing sound editing until I can afford my field recording setup. Blastwave fx has a starter library for $40 but its all in mp3 format. It has 500 ...
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any online sfx library that has the exact (the same) files that are sold on cd's?

Hello, I am looking for a online database of sound effects that has the same audio files that you can find on commercial cd's so i can buy separately just the sound i need. I've heard some sounds that ...
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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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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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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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looking for vehicles 1939-41

hi guys, i'm hoping someone will be able to help me out. i've got a mini series set in 1941 canada and i'm looking for north american vehicles from the 1939 to 1941 range. sound effect recordings ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...