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Sound Design Etiquette?

It happens all the time. We also contact friends and peers who might have the sounds we need, and trade effects back and forth (which is a great way to expand your library). Everything in audio post ...
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Recordings the Americas by motorcycle

What an exciting journey! My two cents worth: Regarding the safety of your data, be sure to upload to the cloud (Dropbox or the like) whenever you have internet. Bring WAY more memory cards than you ...
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How can I as beginner learn Sound Design cheap?

The best advice I can give is to make a lot of mistakes. And learn from them. So, if you really are serious about this: start today. Select one animation, any animation already there, download it to ...
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Tuning out from world sound design

Highly relevant, you will enjoy digesting the many examples in here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShellShockSilence Mass Effect games also have this effect when you're "low health", a ...
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How can I make a sub bass that can be heard (at least a bit) on even on crappy systems?

The most "proper" solution is to use a bass sound that in itself has some midrange as well. For normal subtractive synth sounds, that means: don't use too steep LP filters, try a simple 12 dB/8ve or ...
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Recordings the Americas by motorcycle

I haven't worked with the PCM 100 yet so it may outperform my recommendation, but I would go with the PCM M10 as your bit bucket. Instant on, battery life for days, memory rolls over from internal to ...
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Recordings the Americas by motorcycle

If you're looking for something extremely compact, the new Sony PCM-D100 is fantastic. It's the best you'll find in such a small package. Other than that you'd be looking at a 702 and small blimp ...
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Recordings the Americas by motorcycle

This is not exactly an answer to your question, but for a while now I've been trying to think of what could be a useful lightweight rig for recording ambiances. I thought I might of found it a while ...
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How can I make a sub bass that can be heard (at least a bit) on even on crappy systems?

Sub bass will be entirely lost through in-ear phones. You can't get around this, as it's basic physics. The only real solution is to have bigger speakers. So the way round it is to add in some mid ...
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Need some advice, first time project

Great background music is what will make your client fall in love with the project. Unless they hate it. You really can't control that. Just follow your ears. For the impacts (spear to boar, ...
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Wobbly sound FL Studio

Is the compression applied correctly? It sounds like you are applying compression to the overall signal rather than just the guitar. In that case, if the secondary instrument gets louder, it could ...
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Sound Design: Creating The Sound of Life Around Death

maybe other signs of life? insects, birds, roaches, mice? maybe just various house creaking, settling sounds, wallpaper peeling? some varying room tone that changes subtly or modulates, or perhaps a ...
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Sound Design: Creating The Sound of Life Around Death

A typical way is through stuff like childrens laughter, distant in the mix. Other things are birds chirping, maybe casual conversation, table and tableware clinking, also distant in the mix.
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Sound Design: Creating The Sound of Life Around Death

There is no correct answer here, as is the case almost all of the time with questions about sound design. No rights, no wrongs, only different interpretations. My interpretation of this particular ...
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How to work objectively?

First of all it requires 'Experience' ! Second of all take some break and listen to the stuff after a day or two and use different kind of headphones to judge your sound design. Also sitting not too ...
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Stadium Reverb Ambience

Convolution reverb would be your best bet here. Find an impulse response that is recorded inside a stadium and run the plugin via auxilary send so you don't wash out the initial sound source. Make ...
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The "first sound is the right sound" problem

I know this all too well, though more in a general mixing context: In a mix with certain qualities (but also problems that has to be fixed), it feels like no matter what you tweak to get around the ...
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Sound Design: water, river, streams etc using a synth

guess I've found a good starting point for bubbling: pink noise --> plugin called "Hysterisis" --> preset ASD_Juicer but also pink noise --> plugin called "Molekular" --> preset Sheperd_Sortie ...
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Sound Design: Creating The Sound of Life Around Death

A moment of ghostly dining room table clinking? Other sonic imaginings of what life sounded like in the past? Perhaps very subtle and quick moments though so they're more subliminal?
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Sound Design: Creating The Sound of Life Around Death

I would go with animal sounds of various sorts, but reverberated a little, to make it feel off, not exactly here. And do not overdo them, once in a while, in a certain spot should be perfect to build ...
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Topics to be covered in a sound design video tutorial?

A sound design tutorial would be great! First, I would go over some basic audio theory, and review waves, frequencies, etc. Depending on the DAW you will be using, I would go over the Digital Signal ...
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Will multiple similar wireless devices interfere with each other?

If you are looking for a wireless in-ear monitoring option you need to look at something more along the lines of this. Using a Bluetooth transmitter can introduce delay in the system since the signal ...
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Sound Design Journals on genre

http://www.woodyssoundadvice.com/2011/10/13/interview-david-stone-supervising-sound-editor/ http://www.awn.com/mag/issue4.01/4.01pages/geislersound.php3 http://www.philipbrophy.com/projects/sncnm/...
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I'm looking for: Theatrical sound design theory

Perhaps some historical background could be a fun and easy way to look at the theory behind things. See the famous sound effects in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard from the late 19th century as a ...
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I'm looking for: Theatrical sound design theory

It's not an area I know much about, but in the UK there is an Association of Sound Designers for theatrical sound designers. They maybe able to point you in the right direction or give you some ...
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JJJJJOOOP.. sound

May i suggest recording you hititng a ping pong racket over the end of a tube.
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JJJJJOOOP.. sound

Frequency modulation is your friend. Hit a note on a keyboard and then do a frequency modulation sweep either up or down. Select instrument to your liking.
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Need some advice, first time project

Also silence or decrease in amplitude before the attack can make it spooky as well, just drive the amplitude a bit up when the action occurs. What's also nice if you use (find legal ones of course) ...
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