What are good resources to learn more about sound design of real (as opposed to digital) objects e.g. the sound of your keyboard when you type. Surely someone purposefully makes and designs those sounds, using a gang of engineers, psychologists, and who knows what else.
I'd really like to learn more about this process. Any pointers?
posted by mateuslee
on Feb 22, 2014 -
I'm looking for movies with a sound design that changes all of the typical sounds of the world. Something like replacing all of the "normal" sounds with something strange, like doors closing would all sound like "pew!" or footsteps would all be "bloop" or something. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on Mar 25, 2013 -
To what degree does copyright law cover the sounds objects make, when those sounds are actually samples? I know copyright law covers sampling in media; if I sample a song or other media, I need to check that my use of the sample aligns with various licenses. As far as I know, it doesn't cover the sounds of most other (non-media) objects: if I record the chiming sound a mechanical clock makes, as far as I know I don't need to ask anyone's permission. But what happens if my clock doesn't chime mechanically, but instead plays a sample of a chime? It's playing sound media; if I want to record it do I need to ask anyone's permission? [more inside]
posted by Michael Pulsford
on Jan 24, 2013 -
Is there a way to change LFO depth so that it isn't one number that applies to both peak and trough, but that you can have the peak be one value and the trough at another? [more inside]
posted by symbioid
on Feb 25, 2011 -
Composers, musicians, songwriters
: What steps do you take to create a piece of music from scratch? Additional questions about working as a composer, music software, planning processes, etc. inside. [more inside]
posted by matticulate
on Nov 23, 2010 -
I'm trying to find the name of an old short film (circa 70's-90's) about a Foley artist / showman performing Foley sound effects live to a film that is being projected in an ornate theater, with a number of props laid out in front of him. [more inside]
posted by SmileyChewtrain
on Oct 27, 2010 -
What makes an old movie sound like an old movie? I recently watched Young Frankenstein
, and the sonic atmosphere of it was a (to me) convincing imitation of movies from the 30s. The tones of voices, timing of dialogue, even the silences, somehow. I can hear it but I can't explain what I'm hearing or how they might have accomplished this. Can you?
posted by moonmilk
on Oct 9, 2008 -