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Ultra-efficient sound editing tips for battle scenes?

I am working on a feature using Pro Tools/Soundminer that has a lot of battle scenes- swords, punches, bow/arrow, grunts, etc. It's a lot of grinding covering every single hit in multiple chaotic ...
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Workflow / Work Organization

Well, basically I'm looking for tips about staying organized when working on a project: Dialogue editing hours, background editing hours, sound design hours, etc. Tips on working the session in stages,...
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Templates for Audio Drama

I'm working on an audio skit with voices and sound effects. I'm really new at this, but I've got friends doing separate voice tracks (on their computers) and am tracking down sound-effects. I'm using ...
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Connect various outputs: 1/4 / XLR / RCA from various sources to 3.5mm jack into Cellphone

I am not an audio engineer, but rather for my company we are in a situation where we need the following customer variables met: Multiple customer locations have variations of mixing decks and ...
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I don't understand Ableton Live's workflow

I recently got Ableton Live, and I really really love it. The clean UI, the instruments, it just all feels very intuitive. Though I have one major problem that I just can't work at all because of it. ...
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Logic Pro X workflow options for multi-track live recordings

I'm new to live multi-track recording and wondering what workflow options are available in Logic for post processing. I have 16 tracks recorded live for 60+ minutes but I don't want to work with 60+ ...
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How to work objectively?

When doing sound design I often have difficulties to judge my work objectively. I spend so much time on one particular scene or even one sound that I lose my ability to judge my work. Two examples: 1)...
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Experience with collaborative sound design?

I'm a sound designer with an interactive design group. We do public installations that often involve generating audio based on public interactions. I do tech, system design, and more and more, sound. ...
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How does A/B montage works?

I heard about A/B montage in school, but it was only mentioned once. And I know it has something to do with two tracks, and using it for easier automation and whatever else, when the perspective in ...
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Add white noise to silence

I edited an audio track where I silenced out unwanted interjections from the off. However, since the original track has a low but noticeable noise the perfect silence introduced with the silence ...
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creating your sound workshop [closed]

hò time has come where I need to make a step further goal is to have a sound workshop where I can create "any" sound that comes to mind picture a carpentry...you have tools and you can shape a ...
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iPhone application for making notes about sound script when on location

I'm looking for software that can make a professional sound script and/or could be used to take notes just for myself with short cuts. For example: false take, airplane, noise take etc... I don'...
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Collaborative Sound design via Screen sharing! Which tools do I need?

this is a very technical question about workflow optimisation for sound design. I am planing to have a collaboration with a sound designer. We want to be able to work together over a long distance. ...
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Sound Effects Editing Workflow in Logic

Is there a trick in logic to get regions to distribute on the grid every X seconds. So if I have 40 sound effects and I want to line them up so they each start on multiples of 10 seconds... ? Thanks!
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There is no Supervising Sound Editor?

I am working in the world of low budget features and documentary and I am in search of ways to alleviate some work flow problems. At the risk of sounding bitchy and ungrateful, I having some serious ...
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Organizing Nat sound in documentary film

I'm currently breaking down a documentary that uses quite a bit of b-roll and mono nat sound over interviews. I am curious how folks organize this kind of audio in your session. Do you stick it under ...
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Personal sound library workflow

when you stumble upon an interesting sound and you record it, Do you edit it right away keeping only what you think you'll need? Or, do you keep the raw files and use them when you'll need them?
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How do controllers fit into your design process?

Do you use physical controllers for designing (not mixing) sounds? Perhaps you use a keyboard, or other more exotic type of controller? What do you control with it? Is this to speed up the process or ...
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How many projects are you working on at once?

Hi all, I'm just in the middle of revising my business plan and one thing I've started to consider when planning ahead is just how many projects you tend to have in the pipeline at once. Do you ...
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Aux vs VCA in Pro Tools?

I'm in the middle of redoing some of my pro tools templates and was wondering if anyone could explain the advantages of using a VCA over an aux track to route my submixes to? Many thanks
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Lining up numerous gunshots

Am doing a film with a lot of gun shots (single, semi-automatic, automatic). Was wondering some ideas on workflows. Drop in single gun shots into kontakt, drop in a marker at each muzzle flash or ...
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Workflow: Keeping Track of Your Designs

I'm trying to figure out a better workflow for designing more complex effects with multiple layers of heavily-processed sounds. So far I've just been using AudioSuite for processing or, if I have to ...
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open omf or template first

When using OMFs and AAFs with a protools template is there any advantage in opening the OMF first and then importing the template or opening the template first and then importing the OMF?
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What do you expect from the picture editor?

Hi all, I'm a picture editor and have worked on a couple of short films before, but have done basic sound designing myself (not ideal I know). For the project I'm working on now we have a pro sound ...
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Auditioning IRs more conveniently (Logic users especially)

Space designer... is there an easier way to audition a lot of IRs? I have some other folders, but every time i go to select IR it seems to reset me, there's not just like, arrows that i can hit, ...
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How do you organise and manage a project when re-sampling audio to achieve unique sound design?

I have been playing around with re-sampling audio for a while now when sound designing for my music projects. However, I have found it very difficult to manage all the different snippets of audio. I ...
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Quickening Your Workflow

I'm sure there are many of you who are power users of your particular sets of software, but I would love to hear about additional steps you take to speed up your workflow, whatever your work happens ...
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The Best of Simple Ideas

Have you ever had one of those moments discussing workflow, processing, or what have you...where someone mentions something that's such a painfully simple concept, you wonder why you never thought of ...
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What videos/films for sound design?

Hello To Everyone, I come from a music background and am starting out in sound design and dont have a show reel. I realise that this is paramount for new employers, they want to see what you can do, ...
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best iZotope RX2 workflow for a film

Just completed my first narrative feature film in FCP 7. The scratch tracks have been replaced with the double-system audio, and prepped to be exported as stems if needed. I have iZotope RX2, but ...
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Soundminer tips/shortcuts/workflow ideas

After years of kludging through PT's Workspace to spot effects I finally broke down and got Soundminer v4Pro. Whoa. Nellie. Fast searches, spotting as a region, the pitch slider, the VST rack, re-...
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Reaper and iZotope RX --> workflow issue

Hi there, I use a combination of Reaper and Izotope RX to clean some audio tracks of a bunch of video clips. I need both the the spectral tools of izotope of and the multitrack sequencing and the ...
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Sound Design & 5.1

This may be a really stupid question, but here goes.... I'm fairly new to sound design for film. That is films that are going to be in theaters. I'm a little confused as to the relationship between ...
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Water Tight Templates?

Sup peps, Just wanted to discuss the use to templates in an everyday workflow and the pros and cons of working in such a manor... I have recently discovered that its very easy (not to mention fun) ...
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Picture editor- sound designer relationship/ workflow

I am a film editing student and I have never worked with a specialist sound designer before. I want to know about the relationship between a picture editor and a sound designer. In other words, I ...
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Field Recordists: What is your post workflow?

Hi to all you field recordists out there: What sort of post-recording processing do you normally do on your recorded material. Specifically stuff you plan to put into your library and use down-the-...
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Sound “Palettes”: organization?

Hello everyone :). Inspired from the way painters,am, paint (haha), what is your favorite way of using your palette(s)? I mean, painters have their colors right to their sides, where they see them and ...
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Soundfile descriptions are only in the Metadata - Is there an easy way of working with these?

I've got a bunch of sounds which only have descriptions in the Metadata of the file. The actual file names are mostly just numbers - S0100583449.wav or similar. Searching through this part of the ...
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Workflow for exchanging “temp mixes” remotely.

Curious.... I am about to start a project for a remote client (I'm in Minneapolis, they're in California). This, admittedly, is one of my first contracts that will have no "personal" contact. All ...
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SFX Editing & Layering - Audiosuite or Inserts?

Hi everyone, When you're cutting and layering multiple sounds in order to achieve a desired effect, how would you normally apply any plugin processing that's required? At the moment, I'm working on ...
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Anyone ever get a an OMF from Premier successfully into Pro Tools?

I've had nothing but trouble for the past few weeks trying to get this figured out. Its a feature film that got trimmed down to 64 minutes and I haven't been able to get it into a decent Pro Tools ...
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Creating Timelines

Hey all, I'm working on a new project that's much more abstract than what I usually work on. I'd like to approach the sound design more as a musical composition than a simple description of what I'm ...
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What kind of OMF do I ask for from my Editor?

Hey Everybody, I worked on a feature over the past summer and now its time for me to do post on the film. The editor gave me an OMF but when I went to a buddies house to import it into Pro Tools, ...
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top 8 foley pit surfaces?

imagine you had a pair of foley pits that were 8 feet long, 2 feet wide, and about a foot deep. each pit would be divided into 4 parts. the middle space between the pits would be exposed ...
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ADR beat countdown in Pro Tools LE 8

Doing some adr but still working my way around pro tools. I've worked out how to do a 'pre roll' but I would like to add a 3 - 2 - 1 metronome just before the actor's cue to say their line to the ...
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cutting multiple hard synced layered events - workflow

Assume that you're looking at a scene with dozens of hard synced events that need a few layers of sound per event. Something like a fistfight or a shootout. What's your specific workflow for finding ...
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Spotting to timeline with blank regions before recording/editing sfx

Hi all Do you spot what and where to record on the timeline with fake blank regions, and then replace those blank regions while recording (if your recording foley) and with your edited sfx? Or do you ...
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recording dialogue for animation

I typed this up in response to a gearslutz thread, but I figured it could find a home here as well. The question was: "what tips do you have for recording dialogue for animation?" here are my ...
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The Boring Stuff - Bookkeeping: Do you do it? Which program do you use?

Hi Folks, Due to a recent change in philosophy, and the realisation that I am making a living only doing sound, I realised that I needed to do some proper bookkeeping to get a handle on when, where, ...
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PT10 & Soundminer V4.3 Pro

Hi guys, Has anyone tried running sm v4.3 pro with PT 10? Any issues? Many thanks Rada