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Without knowing the context or hearing your director's request, my thought is that he's looking for an emotional sound that will supplement the practical sound of the body hitting the floor, ie. a "stinger" or something that will provoke a reaction from the audience. Is that what the director is getting at? Or is the sound supposed to be some other type of ...


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If you're in some kind of educational environment, college etc, then use what everybody else uses, or what the teacher/lecturer uses. That way you're only learning sound design, not also an entirely different interface & methodology. If you're working solo, then there is no "best" only the one you're comfortable with. I've always used Cubase/Nuendo, ...


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There are many different ways of recording 360 degree audio, binaural is probably the most common for for example VR/AR (usually 'headlocked', meaning the sounds stay in the same place relative to head movement), ambisonics is another way to do it. In each category there are many different possible options of recording it with each their own specific gear. I ...


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The Neumann KU-100 is designed specifically for binaural recording and testing. It requires post-processing after recording, but is as close to "standard" as things seem to get in this area.


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I like to use the opening sequence of Atonement: a character typing on a typewriter becomes the rhythm for the titles. So the switch is sound design to music, as well as diegetic to non-diegetic.


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