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VM sound library

Does anyone know the history of the VM sound effects library? May also have named VMX. Seems to be a general all-purpose set of recordings put together in recent decades, guessing 80s-90s?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Soundfx library metadata language

Dear all I'll planning to sort some of the stuff in my sfx libraries. I'll move to Soundminer and thinking to tag and add metadata to all my libraries (I'll start, but I already know that it'll be a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...