Category Archives: Sound of the Week
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make an old timey camera flash sound out of a battery recharger, bubble wrap and your mouth!
I recently made this sound design and musical accompaniment for the Romo ident. Auditory logos, like their visual counterparts, are an exercise in simplicity and efficiency. Mediocre ones are quickly forgotten but the good ones take up residence in your … Continue reading
The back window to my house opens up right into an alleyway and when my neighbors take their recycling bins out every week, it always reminds me of thunder. Then we had a thunderstorm and it sounded like the recycling … Continue reading
A key aspect of sound design is performance. The most common way to do this is through editing. Much like an animator will create the illusion of a performance through the painstaking process of drawing individual frames, the sound effects … Continue reading
It’s an organ. Played by the sea!
This week’s sounds were made for the short film “When I Grow Up” by Colin Hesterly. The video is an homage to the cartoons of the 40s and 50s so I wanted the sound effects to be reminiscent of that … Continue reading
Here’s a song I made recently as part of a guest posting on the popular blog “Designing Sound“. The song is made entirely from a bowl of pistachio shells. And here’s a video that explains some of the … Continue reading
This weeks sound is from my sample library Fractured. Fractured is a collection of multisampled Kontakt instruments made from acoustic guitars played every possible way except for the “correct” way. A large part of the time spent making the library … Continue reading
I was zeroing out the vocal booth after a recording session one day and for some reason I found myself walking past the microphone with a stapler in my hand. So of course I stopped for a moment … Continue reading
100 points if you can guess the origins of this sound. Hint – it’s made by a living creature. Click here for the answer.