Sound Design

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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Learn how to easily create the real-life, pitch-shifting effect of vehicles and other objects speeding towards and away from you, using the Doppler plugin.

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Join producer/plugin developer Yoad Nevo (Sia, Pet Shop Boys, Air) as he demonstrates how to get a wide range of warm and exciting electric piano sounds from the Electric 88 piano plugin.

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Full of funk and soul, Electric 88 Piano is a unique sampled instrument that brings to life the classic electric piano sound in a new and exciting way.

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Hear the smooth and warm sounds of the Element 2.0 Virtual Analog Synth in this demo with synth master Jason Miles (Miles Davis, Sting, Michael Jackson).

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In this video tutorial, composer and producer Nick Murray shows how to mix vocals in film trailers using Waves plugins such as Reel ADT, Scheps 73 and more.

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