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Futuristic cars

You'll probably still want to ground the sounds in real modern day engines, and then do a couple of things to make them futuristic: 1 - process the modern engines: probably the simplest thing is eq -...
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Futuristic cars

I like the idea that cars are quieter in the future. They are becoming more fuel efficient after all. This was posted up on reddit today, it's interesting the difference just 2 years make in engine ...
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Futuristic cars

You provide an interesting direction, that you could explore further: Why not make all cars quiet? What's left is just the tire noise of the cars, which you could color a bit to make the cars a bit ...
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How To Create a Net Launcher Sound

Sometimes you just need to put a bang on it! It may feel like it's not a weapon because we're so used to threatening weapons having a sharp initial sound. I'd add something like that, doesn't even ...
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How To Create a Net Launcher Sound

With complex sounds like that I think the best thing to do is break it into its component parts. What is the sound when it's still (if any). Trigger sound, firing preload, firing impact, texture or ...
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Futuristic cars

In 30 years it is highly possible that most cars are electric cars. So I would go for muted motor sounds for a sound that everybody knows, combined with some kind of electric motor. Maybe record car ...
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Futuristic cars

Hi everyone and thank you very much for all these good advices. This is how I finally made the sounds of futuristic cars i was looking for. First I applied the technique of Rene, equalising sounds of ...
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How To Create a Net Launcher Sound

Mortars tubes firing can work well as it is something big and heavy moving down a barrel at relatively high speed, very similar to what a net launcher would have to do. You probably then want to add ...
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Futuristic cars

Like others have said find the story behind the car sound. If they are electric cars they don't have to be silent. There are actually laws concerning the sound (or lack of it) in Europe. http://en....
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What is this sound called?

The sound you're looking for might be the audio illusion called a Shepard Tone. Depending how they are made, they are a tone that seems to be always rising or ...
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How do I successfully make convincing sci-fi gun sounds

you are going in the right direction - experimentation is the key. Also try and experiment with sample rate conversion - record any material you use at a very high sample-rate i.e. 192kHz and then use ...
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How do I successfully make convincing sci-fi gun sounds

Your gun sounds have a strong mid range. Maybe use some multiband compression to bring out the lows a bit more, but more importantly... ADD TRIGGER SOUNDS. That little click can add so much. What I ...
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How to Change an Audio File So It'll Sound Sci-Fi

Bit-crushing is one way to make your "realistic" samples sound "retro". You should be able to find a free bitcrusher VST online. I am not familiar with FL Studio but it seems to only come with "Fruity ...
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