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How to dress when recording Foleys?

A lot of Foley artists use sweat pants, soft clothes that don't make sound when rubbing together. Also take off any jewely, belts, etc.
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How to dress when recording Foleys?

shorts and a t shirt, to minimize clothing noise when doing a foot pass. clothing moves can be added separately. pants swishing noise can build up when doing multiple passes of feet.
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Sound Design: Elevator

My approach to this would be: Search for appropriate elevator sounds. Maybe you will find the perfect sound with everything you need in a library. If you do, then great. If not... Consider finding an ...
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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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How to dress when recording Foleys?

It depends. If I know for sure there are no way anyone would see me, and I'm in my own studio - tee and boxers. In extreme cases also a thick Palestinian scarf (textured with skulls and crossbones for ...
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Sound Design: Elevator

Experimenting with a small hand fan can work maybe. And layering that with simple mechanical sounds can do the trick!
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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 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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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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Name this sound effect

I've got an app in the iPad for that: Loopy Much more modern and convenient... The pedal is optional you just need your fingers =)
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Microphone suggestion for recording Hard Fx/SFX and Foley

My personal recommendation is to get a couple of mics so you have options that are task specific. A solid dynamic mic like the Sure sm57 is an industry standard for capturing everything from snare ...
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Sound Design: Elevator

Create the engine mechanism using industrial motor sounds from a library. Look especially for engine start and engine stop sounds. These type of engine sounds usually come with a nice reverb because ...
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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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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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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 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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Unable to record effects from Alesis Firewire 12 mixer

According to the manual: The INDIVIDUAL channels sent to the computer send the signal after the preamp gain knob, the high-pass filter, the three-band EQ, and the channel fader. The ...
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Want to record multi track at home pc

As the previous answer already stated, you will need both an audio interface, and a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), but I'll expand on this a little to get you started in the right direction so you ...
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Recording Doors

Have you tried putting a little space between you and the door and aiming your mics more towards the middle of the door rather than the latch?
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How to Add Soft Roundness (Prettiness) To Sound FX?

I'm afraid there is no wonder button here. Five more or less general points come to my mind: Good sources: Only use high quality source samples. Don't be afraid to use synthetic sounds. Exaggerated ...
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How to Add Soft Roundness (Prettiness) To Sound FX?

I'm not sure exactly what you mean since there are no examples provided. Although, I believe what you are talking about can be achieved through using a Low Pass Filter that cuts out all of the high ...
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Creating percussion from found sounds?

It depends on what you want to achieve, as in how much of the environment you want to keep. A kick sound needs a couple of things; Bass, and some high end to make it cut musically. I'd probably ...
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How To: Record Foliage/Trees

There's nothing especially wrong with what you have there, but perhaps it's not the right sound for what you need it for. The sound of foliage rustle, particular sounds like wind in trees just does ...
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Recording clean sounds as a base for SFX

Thanks for the responses. I'm not really trying for any specific "real" sound, so in that sense it could be anything. I'm just looking for clean original sources that I can combine and use for SFX, ...
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Recording clean sounds as a base for SFX

You just need to get rid of the ambience. If you are trying to record foley style sounds at home try disabling everything that makes sound (fridge/freezer, air condition, heating). Might be impossible ...
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Recording clean sounds as a base for SFX

To me it may be better that you do this from a foley perspective. Record in an acoustically controlled space with little noise, wind, reflections, etc. Research foley, and how most of the sounds are ...
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Recording clean sounds as a base for SFX

any mic that is more directional will get you a more focused sound so a shotgun mic would help you in that aspect. What kinds of sounds are you trying to record? You might be ale to aim more of one ...
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