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The suspect area is the ¼" jack & ¼" - ⅛" adaptor. It needs to be correctly wired as a mic input to that specific jack socket, which on a Mac is a 4-pole connector, TRRS, for headset/mic combos. I can't see the whole TR[R]S to be able to guess, but even if it is correct, the mono Shure TS jack is going to be shorting the connections inside the ⅛" ...


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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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A combination of heavily modulated synthesisers. Just sample them and play with the values while you record stuff. Then cut out the coolest parts and use them in a sampler. automate the pitch to get crazy change of modulation speeds and tonal changes and use external fx like chorus reverb and distortion and automate their values so they fit the rhythm of the ...


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This is kind of a broad question. Sounds like this in commercials and movie trailers came from the mainstream success of EDM like Skrillex etc. I hear a lot of the bread and butter tools of aggressive synthsizers - modulating the cutoff of resonant filters, etc. I hear some "lo-fi" stuff, most obvious in the beginning, that sounds like it had a reduced ...


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GRM Tools and Metasynth are some others they probably used. I'm pretty such Dane used both on The Matrix and I know GRM can create similar type sounds. Probably lots of recorded servos and motor sounds that were made smaller too. Fluttering is something they do a lot and Mondo Mod can be tweaked to make some pretty good flutter effects.


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Guess it could be done with alot of different kind of processing, but it sounds alot like Kyma processing to me. Take a look at this site: http://jedsound.com/blog/ And scroll down through the examples found there. Very similar, and many had Kyma involved I believe. Best wishes, Mikkel


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So long as you're doing some sort of transformation on the vocal sound, it can be reversed. A vocoder is probably the the best way to go if you need real-time disguising. If concealing vocal identity is paramount, then you shouldn't be utilizing a voice recording at all. You should instead use a method that totally obfuscates the original vocal signal, ...


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The best thing I know is to use TRAX software from Flux / IRCAM, for which an astonishing video is posted here. The software enables independant Pitch / Formant / Gender / Age control as well as mapping to subtle LFOs, and ability to add further Formant/Spectral envelopes. The software is designed for both speech and singing voice signals. The easiest way ...


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some pitch detunes and filters tied to the most random slow and medium fast LFO are very difficult to decode, like i think it would take a typical audio pro a lifetime before he gave up on it, any FX like volume, overdrive, vowel morph, vocoder, just has to be on super random LFO's.


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Because of the way arpeggiated instruments in Logic work, it's a little problematic to execute tasks that can be seen as rather adventurous. Although it may be seen as a short cut, one of the things I would suggest doing, and would do myself, is bounce the track down once you're happy with the overall sound of it. It'll be much easier to do what you want to ...


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Hi + 1 for the delay lines and FM synthesis (I'd use Fm8). Kyma can do just anything so you could replicate a technique or a synth just knowing where to go.


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Ville, have you read this excellent article about Transformers sound design? http://designingsound.org/2010/03/erik-aadahl-special-the-sound-design-of-transformers-exclusive-interview/ It gives some clues, but not much. What surprises me is that I have not seen Kyma mentioned in any interviews about the Transformers sound design. The movie has a lot of "...


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I achieve those sounds in different ways. Ableton Operator, Reaktor, short resonant delay lines and so on. You may start with a simple FM synth, just a carrier and a modulator, and a square LFO on amplitude. Here is a simple raw example made with Operator: http://soundcloud.com/lucacapozzi/ableton-fun-transformers-sound Cheers, Luca


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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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As mentioned above, processing aside, it's around 50-odd discrete sound elements chained together. Here's a video on some of the sound effects work done on the film which may lend some clues: "Soundworks Collection"


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