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How would YOU design the sound of fingernails on a floor?

For the sound of dog I actually normally just use a kind of heavy-duty gloves I've epoxy-glued paper-clips on. I was gonna try other things as well when it was still just gaffed on, like pieces of ...
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Water / Snow Movement

Usually the smaller more intimate sounds will provide the detail, so you'll have those larger, slower, heavier wave sounds as the body and you can provide movement and texture and detail with smaller ...
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Is Behringer C-1 mic good enough for foley recordings for the price?

To be honest any mic can do Foley, I've seen Foley done with an sm57 which is historically an instrument mic. Foley has much more to do with technique than what mic you are using, 80% of Foley is the ...
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Good voice over software?

I'm not too familiar with Garage Band or Logic (I'm a Windows Cubase user), but your best bet is to simply record a child, but I'm assuming that's not an option. You can use just about any DAW (...
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Recreating A big taiko drum sound

I'm not sure this qualifies as a full answer, but maybe a starting point... To really layer it up, you need to add variation to what is being recorded, so assuming you can get it a bit like a taiko ...
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Good portal / app / technique to reduce ambient sound

It would be easier to test if the audio was set to be downloadable rather than having to use Audio Hijack to grab it… but I think yours is a lost cause. On first listen I wasn't for quite sometime ...
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I have two audio files of same song one is from vinyl and other is from CD source, I want to compare those and technically see the difference between

This answer may contain nuts cynicism. To make a CD rip sound like the average consumer vinyl rip, you need to do the following… Apply a gentle roll-off of frequencies above 4KHz, not too much, just ...
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How can I make an audio clip sound like it was recorded outside?

Very wide open spaces have almost no ambience at all, by their very nature. If you're in the middle of a cornfield with nothing but a few trees or hedges round the edge and just more fields beyond, ...
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Effects order in sound design

In general the order matters a great deal. You'd generally want your chain to go something like Filters/EQ -> Compression -> Time effects (Reverb/Delay). EQ first because you usually wouldn't want to ...
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Meteor sound Design

I've always used things like jet engines and thunder from libraries and a mish mash of other odds and sods. Another trick I tried was to compress a sound until it distorts the converter, (you need to ...
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MK8+CMC vs CCM8

As you are in the short term using the 8 figure mic with your cmit5, the size factor is not really to be taken into account (using a ccm with the cmit will require a large suspension and windshield, ...
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how to record waterfalls

Natural waterfalls are exactly as you describe - just band limited noise, but if you were to sound design a waterfall for a soundscape, or to describe a picture, you might consider introducing some of ...
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Can someone help me figure out this sound?

Best guess: A pig. Alternative: A door opening and floorboards creaking when the person starts walking through the door.
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I have a sound project. For blind children ages 3-10 years to consult

Binaural would be a good choice for this project, however a better choice might be to use 1st or 2nd order ambisonics. This is very common in the VR world. Ambisonics allows a full 360 degree sound ...
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Foley - Simulate light wind through trees

Some time ago I did it like Justin said, with a some branches and moving in circles.... Here is the sound I got (this is the raw sound without any process or edit) . I ...
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Foley - Simulate light wind through trees

You could get some leaves and branches and moves them around, perhaps swinging a leafy branch or two gently near your mic. You could even blow eaves in a fan and take out all the lows of the fan, ...
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How to design the sound of a Quadricopter Drone

This assignment is most likely already completed and my answer may not be helpful to you, but perhaps it will be to others in a similar future situation? Ah, creature / character vocals! A sound ...
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How to create missile sound effect?

It depends on the missile you're trying to describe. For big cold-war-era ICBMs, your best bet is to find some footage of one of the hundreds of test launches and steal some of the audio from that. If ...
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How to create missile sound effect?

Assuming full sequence here and most of these are just ideas. Launch sound: Imagine something that makes "schwoo". If you want to completely fake it I would imagine samplerate automated pompom swing ...
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Sound Effect Used in Dubbing Foreign Movies/ Translation

As with the other answer, I'm sure its just the VO talent trying to match the original performance, pitch, and timbre. Of course, they probably choose someone with a very similar voice to start with, ...
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Sound Effect Used in Dubbing Foreign Movies/ Translation

No software magic required... The trick is... you book a voiceover artist/actor who sounds like the person you're dubbing. That simple.
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Sound Recording error

you have probably got a ground loop going between the keyboard and the computer. Try the following: a) disconnect the power-supply from the computer and use batteries only. b) make sure you have ...
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How to create the "dead jedi" sound effect

It is a basic audio effect called reverberation. In audacity go to the effect tab and select reverb. There are lots of different types of reverbs, with lots of settings. You will have to use trial ...
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Sound Designer/Editor needs?

I don't think you necessarily "need" anything else. A lot of it comes down to the part of the industry you want to work in and how you envision your self doing that work. At various times I've been ...
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Will an external microphone make a tremendous difference in my work?

Effects are spliced into your recordings. They are supposed to be clearly audible and thus come with considerable gain. If they come with a non-trivial noise floor, this noise floor will be spliced ...
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