Sound Design

Top sound designer Jonathan Deans shares which plugins powered the sound design for the hit rock musical Jagged Little Pill based on Alanis Morissette’s classic album.

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Make your scores sound stellar fast: Award-winning TV and film composers Michael Josephs and Nick Murray share tips and presets to get your scores sounding great quickly – even if you consider yourself ‘engineer-challenged.’

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Grammy, Tony and Olivier Award-nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski (Frozen, King Kong, Motown, Rock of Ages) shares 7 tips for large-scale musical theater, from mixing to working with actors to immersing the audience in sound.

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How do you make a mute, emotionless, silent killer one of the most terrifying movie monsters of all time? We asked members of the sound team behind the 2018 reinvention of Halloween how they shaped the return of Michael Myers.

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Watch how multi-platinum mixer Marcella Araica (Timbaland, Gucci Mane) converts a stereo mix into a 360-degree Ambisonics mix using headphones. Once set up, see how she sets automation so that the mix syncs with an interactive 360-degree VR music video.

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Emmy Award winner Jim Fitzpatrick (Family Guy, American Dad) has worked the sound stages of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and prime-time TV series. We asked him what’s involved in being the last line of audio defense before a film or show hits the public – from having creative fun with a sound, to detailed audio repair.

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Supervising sound editor Mark Mangini (Mad Max: Fury Road) and re-recording mixer Ron Bartlett (Life of Pi) have done things in sound design you wouldn’t believe. Find out how they shaped the sonic landscape of Blade Runner 2049 without creating a mere replica(nt) of the original.

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Sound designer Julian Slater (Mad Max: Fury Road, Jumanji) was a major driving force behind Baby Driver’s high-octane soundtrack. We got inside Julian’s head to discuss how he syncopated sound effects and music to drive the story behind the critically acclaimed film.

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How is mixing in surround different than stereo mixing? There's more to it than you might think. Find out how to work with an expanded sound field, how to create realistic spatial effects, and how to avoid phasing issues and other pitfalls.

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The Audio Lead at L.A.’s Insomniac Games and sound designer for Sunset Overdrive and Spider-Man shares his work methods and favorite tools and techniques.

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