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What are readily usable metal tools to use for sword-like sounds?

I'm interested in recording a variety of metallic striking sounds, but ones that don't seem to come easy are sword-like sounds for sharp objects. So far I have a machete, and I figure I should be ...
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Midi to .wav conversion

I'm looking for a program that turns my short MIDI-sequences into .wav files. That in itself isn't the problem, tho. The problem is that most programs append 1 or 2 seconds of silence at the end of ...
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Is there a way to increase WAV quality?

I have a WAV file with low quality. It cracks a little on some new Android devices. Is there a way (preferably a tool) to increase the quality of my file? I was thinking about maybe an interpolation ...
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Can I edit sound as fourier transformations?

Classical waveform isn't very practical for editing. For me, it's not even helpful for viewing. All I can tell is amplitude and some guess about pitch: Maybe not even that - one of these is e and ...
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Spatialisation/diffusion of sound across 24 channels

I am looking for a tool/technique which would enable me spatialise diffenent sine waves across a (circular) 24-channel system in various speeds. This is not to be done live, but using playback of pre-...
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Game Audio Mixing: Implementing/testing audio in builds?

Apart from regular tools (DAW, audio editor etc...), it is a common thing for a sound designer-composer to learn/use programming tools (like Unity or FMOD) to be able to implement-test audio myself ...
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Gear Acquisition Syndrome

How do you justify new purchases? Do you set guidelines for yourself? "After this project, you get a new toy/tool"? Or, "Because of this new project, you get a new toy/tool"? Or do you have ...
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How to automatically tag all samples in folder (Maschine)?

Is there a way to automatically tag all samples in a particular folder? For example, I have a folder in my samples directory full of vocals, and I want to tag them all with type "Vocal" and subtype "...
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What non-standard gear is an important part of your kit

Let's leave the recorders, mics, boompoles and windscreens out of this list. What unique pieces of extra gear do you always have in your kit, and why? For example here are two items from our kits at ...
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What do you do, and what tools do you need for live sound?

I just got finished doing live sound for an awards show and dinner and music show. I must say, I personally like studio work much better. You only need to move and set up your equipment once and it ...
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How to clean a digitally-distorted recording?

We all know what happens when the recording level goes too high during Analog to Digital conversion: harsh non-musical sound covering everything else (ok, on occasion it might be sort of musical, but ...
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Would Ableton/NI/Max For Live be considered as professional choices for sound design?

I'm curious to what peoples opinions are on using Ableton software for professional sound design. I'm a budding sound designer and I want to let my imagination go wild with creating and designing ...