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Your best bet still is to get a decent commercial sampler with an included sound library. Look for things like Kontakt or Mach Five. Unlocked Kontakt libraries (full version not Kontakt Player) will give you access to the original samples. This will save you a lot of trouble and the quality you get should be adequate. If for some reason (licensing is the ...


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Well, you can get the Boom Library's Designed Guns for $128, which is very reasonable. If you're looking to spend less than that, I'm afraid you may be sacrificing quality for expense. Try freesound.org, try recording your own gunshots, or try purchasing single gunshot sound effects from any of the various online libraries that offer single sound effect ...


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Really nice work! I recorded some printing presses last year, and found the big industrial ones to be incredibly challenging to get just right. I was really running and gunning in a massive industrial complex though. Sounds like you had the opportunity to sit and do a study on one machine, which is very cool IMO. What was your recording setup?


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I'd prefer to have it just chopped into sections 4-5 minutes long and have them labeled a,b,c,d,e etc. It makes it easy to import a short section when you only need 30 seconds of ambience but then you can piece them together if you need long sections.


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Yes you can - if you recorded it. TR-808 is a synthesizer, and if you record or create any works with it, it is just like any other synthesizer.....you own the works. Also if you create 808 inspired sounds with another synthesizer, you own that as well. Roland can not copyright a sine wave with a pitch envelope on it, or a noise generator. I have recorded ...


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Sound Dogs might be your best bet: http://sounddogs.com/ If you want a lot of door sounds, you could check out Sound Ideas door library: http://sound-ideas.com/9000.html


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The Macaulay Library at Cornell licenses their recordings.


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Visit the companies listed here: http://designingsound.org/sfx-independence/ Pick and choose libraries from the various companies, there is a lot of reasonable priced stuff out there.


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Found this and it's exactly what I was looking for! http://boomlibrary.com/boomlibrary/products/sci-fi Hopefully this helps someone! :)


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Well, it's up to you of course. But from the point of view of the consumer, I think it's reasonable to expect some kind of discount for buying 10+ units. Perhaps you need to have a special rate for 5+, 10+, 25+ and quote a discount for them. It's generally good to keep the customer happy. If you think you got a good deal somewhere you are much more likely ...


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Have you checked out Frank's set? I like to record where I can, but his is a pretty comprehensive starting point if you need a jump-start on variety. As far as recording goes, more brittle types of leaves work best I find - palm trees (and other such stalky things like corn fields), and a set of brittle winter maple tree leaves I recorded at my family's ...


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We did a whole tonebenders episode on this topic with Paul Virostek. I personally edit what I need, backup the originals and then never think of them again. Dustin keeps all of it and I have no idea how he goes back through the source recordings. I find soundminer to be a huge asset for this kind of thing, because it lets me tag the files as I see fit and ...


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Freesound.org is a user-submitted collection of free sounds, of varying quality and intent but the search function might allow you to find what you need. There are four different licenses used on that page, so make sure to know the terms and restrictions (some prohibit commercial use, some require attribution). You can filter by license using the right ...


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If you're looking for mechanics, latches, doors, cells and the like (and not simply male prison walla), I had a lot of luck recently with a really reverberant park bathroom and doing a lot of door slams, locks, metal manipulation in there. Slowing those down to half speed doubles the reverb time / sense of space and bulks up the sound of the mechanics as ...


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A procedure that would definitely work: for each file ${f}.wav, Split it up to M/S stereo, i.e. to a file ${f}_M.wav and a file ${f}_S.wav. For instance with ffmpeg -i ${f}.wav -filter_complex "[0:0]pan=1c|c0=0.5 * c0 + 0.5 * c1[mid];[0:0]pan=1c|c0 = 0.5 * c0 + -0.5 * c1[side]" -map "[mid]" ${f}_M.wav -map "[side]" ${f}_S.wav If f.wav is actually mono, ...


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I'd prefer option a), because I often end up with an ambience recording, that stops exactly where I want it to continue. It is a little bit more work, but in the end there is added value if you can decide by yourself where those representative sections are. Another option would be to have markers in the recording that point out the representative sections ...


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I found some walla/crowd sounds on soundsnap.com. They are titled Urban... You can easily tell what they are saying though so I am not sure if that is what you are looking for but those are the best I can find. -Hope this helps.


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I live in Dubai and have some ambience a but if you could give me an idea of exactly what you are looking for then I might be able to help. If I don't have any in my library I could go and get you specific sounds if you want. There are modern and older areas of Dubai so lots of variety. Let me know if I can help.


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That was actually the one I was going to suggest. You may find some luck in the DigiFX or BBC sets. The DIGI A set has some great material for foreign, especially the traffic recordings. As for any other small botique library sets along those lines of what you want for Middle East, I'm not aware of anything else out there aside from the Tonsturm set. I'm ...


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I have a "to edit" folder on my hd where i copy all raw files if i donĀ“t have the time to edit them right away, which is the common situation. When i find the time, i edit the single sounds, clean them up with RX, change gain(if needed) and write metadata into them (twisted wave). After that i rename them and save them into the dedicated folders and import ...


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I've found in past experiences that 5.1 ambiences are great for a bed, but you would be best off with layering in some stereo tracks in order to create a wider sound field. The distinct stereo tracks will widen your soundscape, a 5.1 ambience doesn't have the same perceived width because you are sending very similar sound to all the speakers.


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I recently made records in Vietnam in 5.1 also in the jungle. But 'Jungle' is a very wide term, so if you could be more specific, I can check if I have something for you. For example the jungle in Vietnam was very misty and quiet and completely different for example to a jungle in brazil. Also, if you are working now on the filmset, why are you not ...


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Something else to keep in mind is the participation of lawyers in the sale. Depending on the "size" of the customer, it's entirely possible they will have a staff lawyer that will want to review, and possibly amend, your licensing agreement. If that happens, and you aren't confident in your understanding of the ramifications of those changes, you may want a ...


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Did you try http://www.freesound.org/ ? Maybe you could find something useful there. Just check under what license people distribute their sounds.


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This is something I purchased recently and find very useful for sci-fi stuff: http://www.therecordist.com/motorz-elektrix-hd-pro-sfx


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I find on a number of freelance projects, the client wants some standard contract signed to some effect with a "work-for-hire" type clause in it - essentially stating any design work you do and audio materials you provide will be owned by them. Obviously this is something I avoid in general, unless the price is right, but the big question ...


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