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Should I use pedals for guitar effects while recording?

I wouldn't record using FX unless I was very sure about the end result I wanted and how it would sit in the mix, just to leave my options open since you can't go back and remove the FX. On the other ...
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how do I make my voice higher without becoming a chipmunk?

Two thoughts... 1) The song is currently in the wrong key for the sound you are aiming for, vocally. The only fix for that would really be to re-record it in a more suitable key. 2) There are ...
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Looking for a vocal effects pedal to improve vocals

This sounds like a live setup so I'd say the SM58 is an excellent choice of microphone for the purpose. I'm more concerned about the amplifier. A bit of research tells me this is an acoustic guitar ...
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What can I research to back up my sound design?

Instead of simply listing practical details about how you're making your sounds (eg. types of mics, foley techniques and so forth), you might consider making more theory-based speculations about why ...
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What type of plug-in is Fruity Loop's Gross Beat?

I would say Gross Beat falls under the time manipulation category, it just creates stutters by jumbling the audio around a bit, and changes the speed or volume level on certain tracks. I imagine that ...
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Looking to make a smooth pitch bend in Logic [Audio FIle]

There is a VERY simple way to do this, as I have needed the exact same effect before. Click in an empty plugin window, go to Audio Units > Apple > AUpitch this will allow you many many semitones of ...
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Can I use a guitar effects pedal for any electric instrument?

Definitely. "Guitar" effects have almost never been used only for guitar. Keyboard and bass players in particular have long used effect pedals. Effects pedals have also been used live and in studios ...
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What do classical radio stations do to their tracks to normalize audio volume?

Yes, it is simply a compressor - typically you'd use one with a relatively low threshold and ratio. And some may store metadata for the whole track once it has been compressed/normalised once. I know ...
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What do classical radio stations do to their tracks to normalize audio volume?

It's 'simply a compressor'... however it's a very specialised type of compressor. There are probably others in this field, but the go-to name for radio compression is Optimod by Orban Optimod is, to ...
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How to create the muffled sound effect like hearing through walls?

I'm a little late to the party, but I've used ProTools' 7-band EQ plugin for replicating sounds coming from inside of a building, and it sounds great. There are some other things I would do to adjust ...
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Tyre screech recreation

This is a nice one... http://deauditievedienst.tumblr.com/post/42278000168/foley-trick-how-to-record-the-sound-of-screeching It's from Arnoud Traa, a Sound Designer/Recordist from Amsterdam.
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Is it possible to raise/lower the volume of different voices?

I think your situation is that you have 2+ people on a recording, and they are speaking at different volumes. I've come across three ways to do this (May 2015): create 2 audio tracks (one for each ...
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How do i create a Godzilla style roar and some giant sounding footsteps?

Gorillas walruses & time stretch. Godzilla was largely a leather glove on a detuned bass string, if I remember correctly. Depends on what's roaring though
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Does anybody know this voice effect?

Auto-Tune First made popular in the late 90s on Cher's "Believe" The product was initially designed to mask slight imperfections in a singer's pitching, but it was discovered that by turning ...
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Effects in Adobe Audition to make a voice sound like it's coming from inside a body / in your head

Mess around with EQ. Try lowering the treble a bit to muffle the sound. Normally, you would put a low pass filter on to make it sound a bit muffled. As for talking to him\herself, Increase the bass a ...
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Need help cleaning, and editing sound effects using multiple mics

My advice would be to always import everything into PT, make your choice which 'blend' of mics suit each other over the edits. Then audiosuite/RX anything needed, but keep the original in place, ...
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Need help cleaning, and editing sound effects using multiple mics

I'll bring them all in and sync them first, then do a broad chop of all of the unusable stuff. This is so that I can cover those tracks with crossfades, which I can't do in RX. Once I have my basic ...
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Need to know what I can use to sustain vocals or a vocal note live?

A good looper will do the the trick. Ableton - Live is a really good software for live performances, you should definetly take a look at it. It also includes his own looper. if Ableton's looper does ...
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Need to know what I can use to sustain vocals or a vocal note live?

The voice, when naturally sustaining a note, will do so with probably a slight vibrato effect and maybe some modulation. So, if you don't get the overall time frame correct it will sound unnatural - ...
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Convincing Telephone Effect

some light phone handling added in along with the correct EQ and a speaker simulator will usually get you what you need. Or a plugin like Speakerphone will let you get to a good place very quickly ...
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What can I research to back up my sound design?

From the top of my head, the book "Sound Design" by David Sonnenschein is a very good start! I'm on my second read-through on it myself right now :-)
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What can I research to back up my sound design?

Although the focus is on sound design for theatre, Ross Brown's Sound: A Reader in Theatre Practice is a brilliant resource with a wide-ranging bibliography. 'Reader'-type books are great for initial ...
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Looking for a vocal effects pedal to improve vocals

I own TC-Helicon's VoiceLive2, which pretty much has all of their smaller boxes wrapped up into a single unit. I'll admit it's a little pricey, and you probably won't use all the features (unless you'...
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How to achieve this western sound on guitar?

This sound can be achieved with a spring reverb and a short delay (< 100ms). Delay before the reverb. Along with this western sound in general you often also hear tremolo and chorus effects. Here, ...
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Can I use a guitar effects pedal for any electric instrument?

If you have the right inputs (1/4 mono jack) it will work The sound you'll get mostly depends on the type of pedal that is being used (delay and reverbs sound good on all instruments whereas most ...
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How to quickly find a pattern's effects in FL Studio

There does not seem to be a shortcut to jump from a pattern on the playlist to its corresponding mixer channel. I assume this is because it is possible to combine multiple channel rack instruments ...
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How to achieve the strange vocal effect on this track?

This sounds like a pitched & chopped vocal track. The idea is as follows , first take the vocal track and either pitch it up or speed it up.(If you speed it up it also gets pitched up , but if ...
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Why does Adobe Audition compute the effects that are disabled?

Yes. There is a very good reason why DAW's do this. Specifically, the DAW will always take into account channel latency across all tracks currently active in the DAW whether the inserted plugins are ...
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How to make gunfire like in Cave arcade shmups?

I'm only going to tackle one aspect of this - I'm ignoring the implied 'how do I use a DAW' aspect, as it's well outside the remit of this stack. The way you set this up could likely depend on the ...
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