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Looking for a certain synth

I really want to know what instrument is used for the main lead in the Spice Girl's 'Say You'll Be There', I've been looking for it for ages but with no luck. Starts ...
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What software do you use to catalogue your recordings and sound fx?

I use Logic Pro X at the moment for basic sound design stuff. I'm trying to find some software which I can use (like several of the online download sfx libraries where you can type keywords to locate ...
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How to make owl sounds

i'm currently working on a mobile game, in wich you have to run a zoo and take care of a dozen of creatures. One of them is an owl. The idea is to make the owl sounds cute and nice not screechy and ...
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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 can i match/adjust two clips together with a smooth transition?

Currently i'm trying to replace the last refrain of a song with the first one (in the last one i didn't like their screams which weren't contained in the first one). Of course the transition between ...
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How can I make my voice recording sound more integrated with the beat?

I got a yeti mic with a gain adjuster on it and a pop filter. I even put the mic in a big box lined with 2 inch foam acoustic padding but my voice doesn't sound like it's actually on the beat like I ...
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Bubbly/Wet Sounds with FM synthesis

Here's an example: (wet/bubbly sounds all throughout, particularly in first 10 seconds) I'm wondering if anybody knows any tricks on producing these kinds of sounds, ...
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24 bit vs 16 bit for midi samples

I haven't been able to find much of a satisfactory answer anywhere regarding the great debate between 24 bit and 16 bit sound recordings. It seems to be that most people say recording in 24 bits is ...
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Multichannel soundeffects / different perspectives

I recently came across some independent sound library publishers offering "multichannel WAV files" for different mic perspectives of the same sound. Those are not traditional multichannel files (as ...
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looking for a short film for a university project on sound design.

I'm currently looking for a short film that I could use for a university project that requires me to create the sound design for a film of 3 - 8 minutes in length. If anyone is willing to supply me ...
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Using Dualeyes to sync up dialogue

I am wondering about the Red Giant software Pluraleyes and its big brother Dualeyes and if anyone uses it to sync up audio from a movie or TV show and how common it is in the industry. The questions ...
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Hiss or hum noise from Active Speaker System

everyone,I've an Sony SRS-D8 Active Speaker System one and half year old. It produces an constant hum or hiss whatever it is called as whenever it is turned on & whether it is connected to Dell ...
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Sound Forge Pro: how to save a volume envelope?

I spend an hour creating an envelope volume for an audio file in Sound Forge and I need to apply the same envelope to another file. How to save this envelope and how to then apply it to a different ...
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Boardroom Conference VOIP Solution with multiple headsets

This question may not be relevant, however since the forum is Beta, I will try anyway. Most small to medium companies use Skype, Gotomeeting, Link, Google talk, etc... to communicate remotely. Our ...
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Can someone please tell me the names of these sound effects and where I can find them?

I found some sounds from the TV Show "Deal or No Deal" and I was wondering where I can find the full, clean versions of the sounds. The sound when the contestant accepts the deal: https://send....
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G35 speaker, soldering [closed]

my G35 fell off the table and one of the speaker and the connecting cable got loose (right side). I glued all the plastic parts and opened it up to solder the cable. My question is: which cable (A and ...
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Hospital Reception Sound Recording

I'm new to this forum but have quite a few questions packed in one for a shoot I'm doing soon. We want to record a scene with a subject waiting in a hospital reception (no dialogue), and create a ...
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Did hdmi ever not support audio? [closed]

My professor was going through slides and said “Oops, that should say hdmi supported. I wrote these slides when HDMI didn’t support sound.” Is this true? I can’t find anything saying that HDMI didn’t ...
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I have a sound project. For blind children ages 3-10 years to consult

I have a project for blind children 3-10 years old. This project is about listening. Because I have to provide information on various listening environment or other. For example As the blind child is ...
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Sound Card Creating Mic Static

I am using a generic karaoke microphone with a C-Media Pci sound card (an older one). If I enable playback, (you can hear what your mic is recording) I hear copious amounts of static. I can find no ...
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Why is poizone's sound altered in Fl studio after saving?

I use poizone plugin in my song. My problem is that when I play song in FL studio it sounds amazing, but after saving song in my computer it changes only the poizone's sound.. In FL studio the sound ...
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Person with role of overseen sound post production in documentaries referred to as a “supervising sound editor”?

I am wondering if the person with the role of overseen the sound post production and its crew (if any) in documentaries is referred to as a "supervising sound editor"? I've searched some documentaries ...
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Laptop for music production

I want to work with music production - in particular with Sibelius software. I same time I need new laptop and I am wondering - does laptop build-in sound card/chip makes any difference in quality of ...
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Can one speaker be used as equivalent of two speakers?

I have a two channel audio output device for PC. For some reason one of them is broken down. So, I have logically an one channel audio output device. Can I still use it to hear sound outputs belonged ...
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Friends, share your experience of how you found your full time sound design job, please [closed]

I have just finished my BA in Music and I have been working on different sound design projects throughout studying. Now what I want is instead of proactively searching for gigs to present my sound ...
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How can a speaker be designed so that it stops moving as fast as possible when the music stops?

How can a speaker be designed so it can dissipate energy and stop vibrating as quickly as possible? For example, when classical musicians are playing loudly but stops suddenly, dampening their ...
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Mandarin Chinese Walla

Does anyone have any Mandarin walla they'd be willing to share or suggestions on where to find it? I'd be into doing a trade for some of my own field recordings. Preferably looking for something very ...
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Mixers conducting stereo signal from TRS to line out R/L - are there some? Where to find?

I'm completely green in those topics. However, there raised a need, or maybe for now an interest of mixer and what I request you is simple and accurate answer. I want to, inter alia, link 3 devices: ...
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Questions asked during video game job interviews?

I've managed to get a skype interview for a position of Junior Sound Designer in a big game compagny. I'm french and my english oral skills are a bit rusty, so i'd like to train a bit before this ...
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Sound Synthesis from object collision in Virtual Reality Environment

I have a project whose subject is "Sound Synthesis from object collision in Virtual Reality Environment" First of all, I have to define some objects with certain attributes (like shape, mass, material)...
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Feedback on my Music Video Without Music [closed]

I'm looking for a bit of feedback on this work I'm doing for my portfolio. https://vimeo.com/96135692
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Where to request a female cover? [closed]

I am trying to remake a song, I'm just missing the female voice. Is there any site where I vn request for a female cover? remaking
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How are those drums on Lorde Royals made?

Those Drums on Lordes Song Royals, especially the Big Verb style kick. What is it? Is it an Electronic One with reverb or accustic? Any help aprecciated!!
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i need a singer simulator or virtual singer?

i am going to generate artificial human voices like a singer do you know a tool with such ability ? like this
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Difference in Hz when recording audio?

I'm trying to convert old cassette tapes to MP3 using a USB device through Audacity. I know very little about audio so I'm not interested in getting into all of the technical stuff but just wondering ...
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SoundFX review site where I can upload my own SFX?

I'm looking for a place specifically to post my own SFX and receive technical feedback to improve them. I know there's freesound. But important for me is, that there are interested people who give ...
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How to design punching or impact sounds?

I need to make impact sounds for a fighting game and I'm not sure how to go about it. The closest parallels I can find are the hit sound effects from Super Smash Bros Melee (the link should start at ...
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How to sound-proof glass door with everyday things?

Not sure if this is question for this part of SE. Anyway, how would you sound proof a door that is made just with wood frame and a sheet of glass 5 milimeters thick? I got to some ideas like Egg ...
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Home Studio Echo Problem

I've got a room 5x4x2,5 m set up for a Home Studio. Before it was a much larger room that I made smaller by using plasterboard with insulating material. Now in the room I've got some forniture on ...
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Formula for the sound pressure of a pure tone

What is the formula for the sound pressure of a pure tone of 500Hz, ex-pressed as a function of time?
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Approximating SPL from dBFS?

I am attempting to try to find a relative measure of SPL using a value of dBFS. Stats from the audio data are derived from SoX using mean/max amplitude values from -n stat I know there is no direct ...
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How do I get into sound design?

I have been really interested in sound design, based on how it is a very creative type job and how much impact it has in games and movies. I have always wanted to work in the creative, artistic field ...
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What is the effect of increasing frequency on the sound wave?

If I keep the amplitude constant and up the frequency of the sound wave, what effect does just the frequency have on the quality of the sound with regard to human hearing? Does the sound become ...
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Adding and synchronising audio file to a movie

Let’s consider the following working scenario: I have some movies with audio in one language, and I have some audio recordings of the same films, but in French. I want to replace the original audio ...
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Is there any way to convert sound to electricity? [closed]

I want to generate electricty from sound but i don't know how to detect the sound
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How to make iron man Sounds? :)

i need to record all the sounds of iron man 3 trailer, its homework,, i just need some ideas of how to record the sounds or design them :D. Here is the video: i ...
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Source moving at speed of sound

What frequency sound would be observed by observer at rest is source is moving away from him at speed of sound? And Why so?
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Learning sound engineering, mixing and mastering, the hard way

Well, I have read tons of stuff about sound engineering, specifically mixing and mastering on the internet. Since I mix and master my songs in my DAW, while I'm mixing sometimes I face bunch of knobs ...
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Why does my sound so dull?

I use beyerdynamics dt770 to mix. I heard someone say that there was a problem with my EQing. When I eq what I do is, I sweep for sounds that make the audio in question seem too resonant, like boxy ...
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Multi core batch volume gain

I need to process a large number of mp3 files in order to boost volume. I am currently using MP3Gain which is fine but slow. I need any software that does the same but take advantage of the multi ...