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It's actually a lot simpler than you might think, take out your opinion for a bit. Just keep on trucking! :) Seriously, the best advice I've ever gotten was something like this: 'postpone your judgement'. Procrastinate for a bit, do some dishes, fold your laundry, go outside. Get back in the studio and work on a different part of your project, come back ...


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It depends on the sound I'm trying to create ;). Pragmatically, it also depends upon the availability of a quiet, reflection-free outdoor spot vs. a foley studio — both of which can be hard to find (or afford). A project that calls for a more stylized foley track might best be served by a foley studio with an enormous assortment of props, shoes, pits, cloth,...


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This guy, Fletcher901, is doing a good job - he explains how he makes the Predator sound too:


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Since you seem to have a lot of free reign for the sound to take the forefront here, I would go big before settling on something simple like a high pitched tone, pulse, or low heartbeat pulse. What kind of soundtrack is replaying in his head? The lingering aftershocks in his mind of the storm, a particular cry from one of his mates, a crashing spray, ...


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Check out the the first episode of season 3 of House of Cards for some inspiration. Ren Klyce is the sound designer and the sequence I'm thinking of in the hospital is a really fantastic scene depicting this exact effect. I also think of a pulsing cycle of pain/sound when I think of bad headaches. A pushing and pulling of pressure and very enveloping ...


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There are a few things to keep in mind here, and ill also offer some advice on things you can do. First off people will be watching this on all sorts of mediums, TV's, laptops, iPad's and what ever people use to watch movies these days. Most of these devices have poor audio output built in and generally lack in the high frequency and low frequency ...


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The giant storks in Marrakesh make this sound!


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not to state the obvious but ok I will: play it over a speaker and record that? then to your original sound add a bit of very short delay with just about enough feedback so that the "speaker" seems to be feeding back into the "microphone". you can compute the delay time based on the apparent distance between speakers and mic. is this on screen? you may want ...


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A voice recorded by a mic , should look like the natural voice. When you want to give the impression (like in the impressionism paintings) you are pretending that voice was listening trough a sound system ( a telephone , a PA system in a concert or in a moll) besides being recorded by a mic. Meaning, the idea that you want to create comes from the ...


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The interesting thing about reverb, at least in my own experience, is it tends to be the same situation as the human voice - subconsciously, our mind is very picky and can easily determine what sounds true, fluid, and natural and what sounds fabricated/altered. It's a high point of our species' hearing sensitivity to nuance. So this, in general sense, may ...


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To build on the excellent answer the Matt posted, I'll throw in a few other considerations. Is the setting for the sound I need to edit into the film an indoor or an outdoor one. It doesn't necessarily make sense to record sounds for indoor scenes outdoors. That's typically the biggest deciding factor for me. Then again, there are some things you just can't ...


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I'm pretty sure I watched a programme about the “clicks” used in The Predator and I'm sure they said a Magpie was responsible for the sound.


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Grain Science is a great granular synth-job as well. 2 grain osc, lots of modulation mapping, x/y pads, multieffects, etc. I really like the sounds coming from that...


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I recently bought an iPad for doing some sound/control research and used the original post as my starting point for apps to look at. However, as you pointed out there are now new apps on the market. These are the ones I've used so far that have not already been mentioned: Animoog - great sounding and offers interesting control Cubasis - cut down version ...


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Loads of great stuff available, from sonic toys to controllers. Stuff I use quite a bit: Alchemy mobile (controller and synth/sampler) Lemur (controller) Konkreet Performer (controller) CSGrain (granular sampler instrument) Tabletop (complete modular "studio", ala Reason) Beatmaker 2 (another studio type thing) Mixtikl (generative music environment) Brian ...


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Another great App is TC-11, I'm enjoying a lot this one: http://www.bitshapesoftware.com/instruments/tc-11/


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