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A ribbon is going to give you a "warmer" more "smeared" sound on metal stuff than a condenser will usually give you. If that's what you're going for, then give it a shot. I tend to prefer "faster" mics that work well on transient material when I'm recording metal. My Sennheiser mkh800's are my favorite metal mics. I have recorded gun foley, which is very ...


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As I side note (quasi-related), if it's of any help, I've found that having some distance between the mic and the source for things like buttons and switches help - it seems that the proximity effect causes it to sound unnatural and hard to 'undo' in Post, but even so much as 1-2 feet of added distance helps it have a natural sound by letting the sounds it ...


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It sounds like you're looking for the metal ring off of the sword after it is unsheathed. It's usually performed as foley, but can be sweetened with some library effects. Basically you'll need two pieces of metal, the first is long and dense enough to give you the length and heft of the scrape you're looking for. The second is smaller in order to achieve ...


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You can make the classic transformers sound using a flange and tremelo and preferably source input that rises and falls in some way. For example ....choose anything from a simple sine to a complex sample, slow lfo on it's pitch, pass it through meta flanger into tremelo and fiddle with the trem speed etc. For more complex transformations, it's good to ...


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have you been through this? http://www.hometracked.com/2007/08/02/transient-reponse-and-microphone-selection/


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That sound has not much more than a high-pass filter set somewhere above 200Hz, going to a phaser or flanger with very fast modulation and pretty much feedback!


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I experimented to get this kind of an effect on a job app, and my reference point were some of the voiceovers in DotA 2 -- I love how well some of them are tuned to sound like they're coming from within a suit of armor. Here's a great example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj-F3aI6m-g Closest I got to this effect, after some experimentation (including a ...


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I have done this sort of thing before. I have use good, resonant kitchen knives or a long blade/sword. Slide them against another blade for the ring sound for stab in and out. Maybe try to mount sheet metal or two pieces of metal close together and slide the blade in between them. Then use metal cutting scissors and cut the metal for the metal "crunch" sound ...


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always funny to see different sound effects editors discover the same sound. I know that early in my career I thought that I was being very creative and original when I'd find a great library sound that worked perfectly in a given moment, then feel sick to my stomach when I'd hear that same effect cut in by someone else in a similar spot on a completely ...


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Drums Superior Drummer 2 w. Metal Foundry SDX expansion Shreddage Drums Guitar and Bass Shreddage 2 - The shreddage plugins are at the moment the only decent solutions (IMO): Take a look at this summary for other alternatives. Synths There are soo many. I'd invest my time in something ...


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Have you tried to use two knives with a quick stroke together? Works everytime for me. + some epic pitchshifter on that. ;)


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Hi, It's a combination of several sound events: A pitched up scrape of metal (on a sharpening stone?) Typical horror slush sound (from tomatoes?) A shortened whoosh sound (cloth?) Good luck Arnoud


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This comes up in the video discussing the sound design for Prometheus They discuss it at about 7:21 in. http://vimeo.com/43796489 They use IR's Best


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I came close to that metallic helmet sound by using a "dry ice on metal" sample as an ir impulse with SIR2...adjusting sample offset and amplitude length of SIR2...the whole thing make sense since in the productions such as transformers they've been using lots of dry ice samples, I wouldn't be surprised if they have ADR'd their dialogs with this method...the ...


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get a nice schoeps for the body of the sound, and make yourself up a piezo from maplin as a contact for the real close sounds. Should balance quite nicely :)


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Transformers is done with lots of synthesis. You can create some awesome sounds in programs like massive or reaktor but as far as the metallic sounds you need to try some foley work. I know for footsteps you can combine some car doors slamming and gate a lfe hit to give it body. Also something simple as pots and pans and silverware will work for when the ...


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I highly recommend the Search function on the website ;) Transformers 3 teaser trailer sound


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If you haven't already seen them, designing sound has some videos about the sound design for the films. designingsound.tv


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