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How do 7.1 VSS speakers know where the sound is coming from

While playing games like Call of Duty, 7.1 VSS headsets can really enable you to hear where enemy footsteps are coming from: left, right, above etc. How do the headset know where these footstep sounds ...
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How can I splice previous voice recordings to create completely new audio?

I'm new to audio work (completely new I've only ever done some sampling for music) but I'm wondering if I can use previous voice recordings to create new words and phrases. I'm sorry if this is a dumb ...
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How do I make this sound in Logic Pro?

I'm using Logic Pro X. I really like the keyboard sound in the melody that starts right at the beginning of this song: . To be super clear, the first note of the bar ...
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How to record two people side by side?

Me and my girlfriend are side-by-side when playing video games, and we would like to stream the game, so the question of how to pick up the sound had to be brought up. I bought two cheap ...
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Are BRSTM files lossless?

Definition: .brstm is an audio file type that is commonly used on the Nintendo Wii and GameCube videogame platforms. Question: Is BRSTM a lossy or lossless file type? More Information: Although I'...
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Why does everyone use the same dolphin sound effect?

From Zoo Tycoon (Microsoft) to Plants Vs Zombies (Pop Cap) to Inside Out (Disney), when there's a dolphin involved, it always comes with this sound effect: What would ...
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Making Voice filter based on video game character using Audacity

I'm trying to edit my voice clips to sound like this chap here I asked a Senior Sound Designer and he pointed me towards comb filtering. Got the plug-in but am not ...
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Transitioning from post into game audio

I'm a sound designer currently working in audio post and I'm interested in getting into working more in non-linear projects. I've worked on a game and a couple of apps but just on the sound fx and not ...
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young sound designer looking for feedback

I'm a young sound designer from London. I've been working for a while on a video game trailer and I would like to get some feedback from you guys about what things could I imrpove. I did all the ...
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What effect was used on these Crysis 2 SFX?

I am curious to know what effect was used on these Crysis 2 sound effects. They sound...gritty. Do you have any idea ? https://soundcloud.com/flopod-1/crysis-2/s-YJlYz
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What are the steps for making Sonic's ring sound?

I would like to know exactly how this sound is made along with many others. If I could learn how hallmark sounds like the Mega-man charger, the Sonic charge, dash and coin loss sound, everything from ...
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How to make the sounds from this Donkey Kong 2 composition (Super Nintendo)?

The soundtrack from the Donkey Kong series on the SNES (Super Nintendo) is definitely one of the best for me. That's why I want to know how to reproduce some sounds. ...
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Tips on creating synthesized sounds? (Examples included)

I have been mainly working with "real" sound effects but in certain games I play I have no idea how they get certain sounds (by ear, it seems to be synthesized to me). The YouTube video linked has two ...
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Sound Design for Games

So I'm starting out as an independent game developer and I'm curious about the best way to design sound effects. I'm not sure if this is necessary, however my game engine is two-dimensional, with ...
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*newbie alert* looking for a good course to start learning sound design

I am looking for a GOOD place to start learning creating cool sounds for games. I was so glad to find StackExchange had a sound design forum! I'd prefer an online course, but please let me know which ...
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Video game music setup

I'm a musician/programmer and I'm looking to begin creating video games. In terms of sound production I'm lost. I want to make sounds reminiscent of SNES mario games/zelda Closer to the super meat boy ...
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Looping Gun Sounds Quantization

Just wanted to pick some brains here regarding the best way to approach looping gun sounds. It will be my first time working with loops for game audio as opposed to either granular or polyphonic ...
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Sound Design Etiquette?

This is a question from a novice sound designer, but one that I don't see discussed much, for obvious reasons. When approaching professional sound design projects such as movies, game cinematics, ...
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How to create ambient sound effects for video games?

I am very new to sound design, and I'm wanting to make background ambient sounds for a dark-feeling game. How would I go about doing this? Would I use music creation software like FL Studio, or would ...
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Creating Mech Sounds Similar to Gundam Wing

So, long story short, I'm working on a video game and I've been asked to make Giant Mech Robot sound effects similar to those of the old Gundam Wing shows. So more synthesized stuff it seems. I've ...
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How to make a sound of dragon roar?

I always have been interested how does that sounds of dragon roaring are made in the movies or in the videogames. So, the question, exactly, how? :)
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video game sound design demo reel

I am currently planning my demo reel. Most of what I've worked on are video games and short animated movies that I remade the sound for. I am thinking that I can just record footage and then edit it ...
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Which sound design tool would you recommand for games soundtrack

I'd like to create 8bit sound tracks for games I develop, old school games, so I want old school music. I'm very new to sound design, and I want to make sure I use the right tool for the job. I'd love ...
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Super Mario 3D Land Sound Design: techniques

hey everyone at the moment I'm playing this game on my 3DS and I'm quite amazed by its sound FXs since they sound so clear, juicy and compact I should point that I'm leaving outside those ...
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Where find sound designer for game jam

Hello everybody, I'm not sure if this forum allow this kind of question, but we want participate to a game jam ( ludumdare#27 ) and we are looking for a game sound designer to come in ur team. If ...
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flat rate Quote for indy video game

Hi everyone, I have to give a quote of a flat rate for a small Independent Video game. I am primarily a musical composer, but going to be doing some basic sound design on this one. I need a flat rate ...
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Mix levels for Facebook game interface sounds

I'm working on a suite of around 25 interface sounds for a Facebook game, and wondering what kind of level to bounce the sounds out. There is no musical or ambient bed to mix the sounds against, so I'...
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The importance of sound in a game or app production and how people look at it.

Hi, everyone, the title of this question cannot say exactly what I'd like to discuss here, but here I go: Lately I started to work as a sound designer for games and been more attentive on companies ...
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Steam engine sound for fantasy vehicle

I have a friend building a fantasy steampunk car for burning man. I'd like to create sounds so it sounds like a steam engine. He's got pistons attached to the wheels so it looks like a train. I ...
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What are some curious, unusual, fun facts you know about sound? Needed for new audio puzzle game. [closed]

http://3deafmice.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/3dm-webhead130120-copy11.jpg What super fascinating facts and info about audio have you heard, that could be shared as a Sound Tidbit in puzzles and ...
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Sound Design Schools

Hey guys! I'm a Mexican/Spanish guy (yeah, that happens a lot) graduated from audio engineering in a Mexican music production school. I'm way more interested in sound design for movies, video games, ...
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How do you make a scene sound/feel cold?

This is a question that's been banding around the studio here and thought I'd throw the question out to you guys to see what you think - There are a couple of obvious ones like harsh sounding wind, or ...
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Omnisphere…

hello I am about to start a project at university where I have to write an underscore for a video game cinematic trailer. Just wondering what you guys think of Omnisphere for this project or are ...
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Firefly sound (stylized)

I am designing sound for a game in which the player deals with fireflies on the game board. I realize that real fireflies don't make sound, but does anyone have any suggestions for how to create a "...
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Procedural Audio (in Game Sound Design)? - General Discussion

Hi all. This isn't so much of a specific question, but more of a general discussion about a topic... I've recently started to read a little about Procedural Audio in game design, after seeing an ...
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best workflow for videogame localization

Hi to all, what is the best workflow to prepare pro tools session for videogame localization recordings? I need to import and spot in one pro tools tracks a massive number of files. Thaey should be ...
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Sound Design on Tribes: Ascend with ProTools signal generator.

Hey everyone! While working on Tribes: Ascend I wanted to have as many unique recordings and sounds as possible for the game. As i'm sure any sound designer would obviously want. However the ...
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Stable audio/video editing software

In a few weeks I will conduct a one week course in sound design. The students are graphic/game designers and the aim is for them to get a basic understanding about what sound design is and how it ...
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Advice on how to start designing sound for games?

I'm a university student and im just about to finish my last year of university. There were no parts of my course dedicated sound design for computer games so im am new to this field. I currantly have ...
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Voice Artists and where to find the good ones

I'm starting pre production on a rather ambitious self funded game project. And almost sadly, this will be beyond the stage of myself and friends being roped in to do the voices. I am curious as to ...
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Honours Project Feedback (Video Game Audio)

Hi There, I have been creating and implementing audio into the Unity 3D game engine for my Honours Project at University. I was wondering if anyone with experience in the Video Game Audio field could ...
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Reused Metal Groan in Video Games

I've been noticing this sound being used quite a bit mainly in video games, and I'm just curious if anyone knows where its from, it's obviously from a library. Doom 3 (@ 0:36): [youtube]quS52KtB8Kw[/...
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Scifi Laser Sounds - What works for you?

Hey everyone! I am curious as to what workflow people use to create crisp and heavy scifi laser sounds. Tribes: Ascend has lasers left and right in it, and I am running out of ideas for new laser ...
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Where does one get started looking for a sound designer?

I'm looking to have some sound effects and sound tracks made for a few games my company has created. I have no idea where to start or what kind of cost to expect. Thus, my question is twofold: ...
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Sound Design on Tribes: Ascend - Part 3

Thought I would share this info on Tribes: Ascend. We just released our largest beta patch. Many new changes, 16 weapons/ devices, new maps, character class customization, and more. The full list of ...
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Sound Design for Cinematic Feedback

Hi all, Just finished a design replacement for this short extract of the Dragon Age 2 cinematic. I'm looking to spread my scope beyond the film world and would be great to get some feedback. I've ...
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River/Large Stream Sound Design.

Hey chaps. In a bit of bother desperately racking my brains, I need to record foley for a game with a small river running through it and it's pretty last minute. Any ideas or techniques you've used ...
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Any good ideas for force-field sound effects?

Making some sounds for a mobile game and need to make a force field sound. Doing a little research on it, but thought I'd ask here. Any thoughts?
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Sound Design Reel Feedback

Hey All - Long time reader of the site. I just finished my reel consisting of all of the video game titles I've worked on during my career so far, and wanted some feedback. In particular - I have a ...
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Questionnaire for all levels of game sound designers!!

Hi. My name is Calum and i'm studying a Ba hons degree in Music production. As part of my course I have chosen to study sound design for video games, I'd love the opportunity to conduct a Quick Open ...