Creative Sound Design For Music | Media

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Published in SOS July 2011
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Technique : Composing / Arranging

Jem Godfrey

To accompany this workshop article, I've prepared some media files that illustrate the techniques described in the text. The first audio example consists of an entire track built using sound design techniques from single vocal phrase — to find out how, I've also uploaded the original Pro Tools Session that was used to create it, as a Zip file. The second audio example consists of a synth lead created, believe it or not, from a single hi-hat sample, as described in the article.

I've also created two short movies to show sound design in action. The first demonstrates the potential of found sound by transforming a field recording of an air-conditioning unit into a unique bass sound. The second shows advanced sound design at work in Pro Tools....


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