A little while back I heard a bass guitar player with some kind of amazing live looping set-up - what on earth was it? I keep wondering what he was doing. All I could see was that he was grabbing (sampling) things he was playing, as he was playing them (ie while he was continuing to play), using foot pedals of some sort, and then incorporating those loops into the rest of the track. Amazing. But how?
The time machine in back to the future was just a DeLorean covered in ______. What's the word for _____?
Prompted by the success of a previous post, I have another special effects question. Is there a term of art for the stuff like extra model kit parts and other doodads glued to a model to give it a sense of scale and complexity? [more inside]
What do Linux people do for realtime music effects? [more inside]
I want some help applying effects and filters in Pro Tools and Reason [more inside]
After Effects Resolution vs Adobe Premiere [more inside]
many programs and devices have a function that slows down or speeds up audio without changing the pitch. my rockheaded layman's theory on illustrating how this must be done is that it divides the whole audio track into something like audio pixels that are so short that they can be shortened without actually removing any of the details that you're hearing-- it's just you're hearing every small detail for less of an amount of time (likewise with slower speed, it lengthens the amount of time that you hear every of those little "audio pixels" so that it is twice as slow). [more inside]
On NBC's Heroes, what is the shot or effect called when Matt Parkman uses his telepathy? Bonus points if you can also point me to tips for emulating this in After Effects. [more inside]
Where can I find some interesting effect pedals? [more inside]
I just got a nice keyboard with no on-board effects. What are some good effects equipment for keyboard? Should I just string along some MXR pedals? Invest in a Roland Space Echo? VST?
I want to get a handle on how to put together specific electric guitar sounds using effects pedals. [more inside]
Can you remember the 1970s disco songs that start with sound effects such as machine gun fire, door opening slowly , and a man laughing ominously? [more inside]
New Puppy Filter: What is the deal with tapeworms? [more inside]
What are your experiences having sex on drugs? [more inside]
How can I install Final Cut Express plugins/effects? [more inside]
Does anyone have any real life experience with taking hoodia? Does it work? Have you noticed any unfortunate or alarming side effects?
Can I apply an equalizer or other effect to songs as they are encoded? Can I decode/re-encode songs and do this so they sound better on my ipod? [more inside]
Is there an automated (or "simple") way to undo iPhoto effects? Some look difficult, but the "pop art" effect in particular looks like if should be fairly easy to get something like the original image back.
I want to recreate, as closely as possible, the Busby Berkeley effect where the faces go all kaleidoscopic and hazy, like in 42nd street. Here is a still. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this, via plugin, or motion paths? Also, for extra credit, how did they do this in the 1930's? I use After Effects and Premiere.
How do I age someone for a film? Looking for something relatively cheap/easy. We don't have any proper makeup experience. [more inside]
What is the essential difference between guitar effect pedals in different prices ranges? Also, are the DIY stompbox kits worth it? [more inside]
What movie's characteristic sound effect was caused by using a tube to blow bubbles in a toilet? [more inside]
After Effects CS3: Newbie question driving me nuts. Can't paste a path as a Motion path. [more inside]
Have any MeFites used Source Audio's cool-looking Hot Hands wireless adapter, especially with other manufacturers' gear? [more inside]
Illustrator CS3. Is there a way to "apply" the effects (from the Effects dropdown menu) I've done to vector illustrations in the same manner as I can Expand a complex shape I've created with Pathfinder (deleting the extra shape)? [more inside]
Does Fox add sound effects to ball games? [more inside]
What's the best way to get a glowing molten lava effect in Illustrator CS3? [more inside]
Help me parlay my love of gore into a career. [more inside]
How do I make my guitar sound cool? [more inside]
Help me find other cameras with a "color accent" feature. [more inside]
Ouch! Why does this medication hurt my stomach a day after I've taken it for the last time? Please explain before I have an ulcer or an alien growing inside me or something... [more inside]
I want to trigger sound effects by pressing keys on my computer. [more inside]
What's up with that annoying fast-motion digital effect that's been popping up in movies the past few years? I think it's supposed to make things look scary, but it really has the effect of making everything look like a bad Benny Hill comedy. Is this something that directors do to their movies on purpose, or is it a byproduct of some sort of digital processing? [more inside]
After Effects - Where did my file go? [more inside]
Will a CD suffer any ill effects from being in a refrigerator for 24 hours?
Help me play the piano like the Edge plays guitar. Or Eddie Van Halen. Or... [more inside]
So-Cal punk rock filter: D Boon of The Minutemen, played a Fender Telecaster. [more inside]
So... what will running do to one's body? [more inside]
GuitarGearFilter: I'm a semi-skilled guitarist looking to add pedals and effects to my rig. I like the idea of those several-pedals-in-one processor thingies, but I'm baffled by the array of stuff out there and a bit wary of the opinions of the possibly-commissioned staff of the local music store. [more inside]
Is it possible to create a steam-based fake fire , like the one seen here, at home using a steamer and lighting? [more inside]
Has anyone ever heard of an individual not able to experience the effects of THC after consumption? [more inside]
I'm trying to install the Eve3 framework on a Powerbook G4 in order to run the Magic Bullet Suite 2.1 plug-in for Adobe After Effects Pro 6.5. I have the downloaded framework file, but when I copy it to the Frameworks folder, the UNIX Eve3 executable file changes into a document, rendering the thing non-functional. [more inside]
Flash masking effects: I'm trying to duplicate the flash slideshow photo transition at http://www.247consult.com/ (minus the menu). I've found a file on istockphoto that's close, but very difficult for me to customize to my own photo dimensions. I've yet to find a decent tutorial on masks much less one that creates the nifty "box" effect. Furthermore, I don't know what this type of mask is generally referred to....Ideas?
I am working on a student short and I am need of good sounding 'punch' sounds for my film. Are there any good leads on the web where I could find some that don't sound cartoonish? Thank you.
What is the effect on Steve Hackett's guitar solo on the live version of Counting Out Time? It's definitely weird pitchy and I'm boggled as to what it is...My first thought was a Mutron Biphase, but I after listening to it a few times I don't think so...If any early Genesis/Steve Hackett fans can help, much thanks!
Can sound effects be trademarked? [more inside]
I'm editing a low budget movie now and I need the sound of a silenced pistol shot. The only place I can find it is in extremely expensive CD collections. Where can I get this single sound, preferrably high quality and .aif format?
How did Kubrick film the psychedelic 'stargate' sequence of "2001: A Space Odyssey"? Some of the movie's special effects are obviously crude CGI (like the cockpit displays during spacecraft rendezvous) but the ending seems far more sophisticated. Regular old animation? Looks too... digital. Articles on 'the making of' I've seen never discuss this all-important visual (although it's cool knowing about the spinning set used for example in the jogging scene).
Yesterday, a friend called from L.A. and made me listen to this guy 'playing' his bicycle through guitar effects. Anyone know who this was? It was incredibly wierd but cool. And I want to listen to more of this guys stuff. [more inside]
Anyone with Hodgkin's Disease out there? Have a question about the wonders and side effects of ABVD chemotherapy. [more inside]