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Video game music setup

The DAW is not that important (FL is ok to start). Since you are getting started and you will find difficult to design the sounds, you need a good set of VSTi plugins that emulate the video game ...
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Sound Design Etiquette?

It happens all the time. We also contact friends and peers who might have the sounds we need, and trade effects back and forth (which is a great way to expand your library). Everything in audio post ...
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Video game music setup

To make chip music sounding 'nostalgic' you will also need to recreate the techniques used in the old days where sound channel is limited. Like you can have only 2 square waves channel. (that was NES'...
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Looping Gun Sounds Quantization

Use Ableton! Then go to its inbuild granular synthesis of audio files and warp it with rythmical/transient algorithm. Check the transient marker and move them if needed. Then set the mode to -->|. (...
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Sound Design for Games

Here's a few great books on Sound Design/Effects, and they explain it for most mediums: http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Effects-Bible-Create-Hollywood-ebook/dp/B003FQM2S4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&...
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Sound Design for Games

If you're looking to learn about foley this is the book... http://www.amazon.ca/The-Foley-Grail-Performing-Animation/dp/0240811259
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*newbie alert* looking for a good course to start learning sound design

Are you looking for a degree in this field? Or just online resources to learn yourself? Here is a course you can look into: https://www.digipen.edu/academics/degree-programs/bamsd/ I am part of the ...
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Video game music setup

I'd try several DAWs before settling down, most have free trials. Once you've committed to a platform and started investing in specific resources for it, inertia makes it difficult for you to switch, ...
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How to make the sounds from this Donkey Kong 2 composition (Super Nintendo)?

it sounds like some sort of pad, are you sure that's brass? definitely a wet sound. try to find a pad in your DAW that sounds somewhat similar. Add a flanger effect and toy around with the decay. ...
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Transitioning from post into game audio

I would start off by learning wwise. Audiokinetic has a lot of tutorials and sample projects available. Beyond that, I would download Unity or UE4 and start following tutorials on implementation. ...
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young sound designer looking for feedback

I will give you some feedback! I like long and constructive feedback so I will give that to you. One of the things I really liked was that bottle smash, really good job on that sound effect. I also ...
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How to make gunfire like in Cave arcade shmups?

I'm only going to tackle one aspect of this - I'm ignoring the implied 'how do I use a DAW' aspect, as it's well outside the remit of this stack. The way you set this up could likely depend on the ...
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How do 7.1 VSS speakers know where the sound is coming from

Game developers use a software framework to manage dynamically rendered sound effects (dynamically meaning the sound designer cannot know in advance where this sound is supposed to come from or at ...
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How to record two people side by side?

Shotgun microphones, by definition, are very narrow directional microphones. Placing them on the side will give you a hard time because of that. Microphones should be placed in front of you, since I ...
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Are BRSTM files lossless?

The Binary Revolution Stream format uses ADPCM to represent audio data. ADPCM uses a lossless compression algorithm. ADPCM is an adaptation of DPCM, which is in turn, an adaptation of PCM. ...
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Are BRSTM files lossless?

From a quick read through several of the links above, I believe it's most appropriate to call BRSTM a lossless audio format. For a start, let's define "lossless audio": For simplicity's sake, a ...
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Why does everyone use the same dolphin sound effect?

some of them are inside jokes, like the Wilhelm scream, but mostly it's due to the ubiquity of the Hollywood Edge libraries that everyone uses! Also, pretty sure the "eagle" sound is actually a red-...
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Making Voice filter based on video game character using Audacity

i think there's surely a short delay/reverberator in this sample that provides that weird slapback / small room space(with more than one repeat). Also there's some kind of vocoding going on , Im not ...
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What effect was used on these Crysis 2 SFX?

If you're looking for opinions, It sounds like the source sound is made up of; A rocky surface(gritty, ha) being hit with a heavy object, with rocks being dislodged, crumbling and falling. There's ...
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What are the steps for making Sonic's ring sound?

Try studying the gear specs. Those consoles of old, they were running dedicated chipsets - on-board synthesisers tasked only with sound creation. Hardware back then was very limited, unable to employ ...
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Tips on creating synthesized sounds? (Examples included)

Good start for retroish synth sfx is basic square wave with invidual ADSR for both pitch and volume. Experiment with different kind of parameters and think of the direction where sound is going. Add ...
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*newbie alert* looking for a good course to start learning sound design

I've known about a cool playlist of sound design "mini-tutorials" on YouTube specifically for Zebra2. It covers things like: Usage of ADSR Envelopes Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Frequency ...
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*newbie alert* looking for a good course to start learning sound design

I really recommend finding sounds that you like and recreating them. As stated before, nothing beats experimentation. However, focused experimentation is really important. This is how I first learned -...
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*newbie alert* looking for a good course to start learning sound design

Nothing beats experimentation! Grab a demo of Fruity Loops (FL Studio) and play with the synthesizer plugins. You'll be making cool sounds in no time. Fruity Loops makes it very easy for someone who ...
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Video game music setup

Ya.....I think FL studio would be the right tool for you to start.
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