As the saying goes, "If you want to learn to be the best, learn from the best." We've discovered 4 traits from 4 legends of the sound design world that we're sharing with you here.
Learning from the best, for most composers and soundtrack musicians, means listening to the best. Here's 11 incredible music scores for film and video game which Gary Hiebner recommends we listen to.
To anyone that says there's no money in music anymore you can tell them there is where scoring for film, TV and video games are concerned. Here's 9 steps to scoring to picture in Cubase 8 Pro.
Omnisphere 2 is like universe of sound design and creation in a plug-in. But rather than simply going by the presets, Lynda Arnold is here to help you begin to program your own patches from scratch.
Designing sound for film, games or trailers? You've probably used instruments from Heavyocity. Their latest Kontakt player instrument, Gravity, is sonically stunning. Here's five tips to help use it.
Heavyocity's AEON has loops and sounds that are ready to roll into your productions. However, should you want to give them a further twist there's plenty of scope using the filters and effects.
Creating effective sound design for film or TV doesn't require you to have the most expensive instrument libraries. In fact, Propellerheads Reason has more than enough for your atmospheric needs.
Whether you're the music composer for a Hollywood blockbuster or a smaller production, there are certain things you NEED to be prepared for. Experienced composer, Jay Asher, shares the knowledge.
If you're even a little interested in how to create moods in your music, for film, games or for any reason, this tutorial is for you. Gary Guttman explores 4 simple ways to add emotion to your notes.
There are tons of amazing sound libraries available to cater for most every cinematic sound you could imagine. Here's some tips on how to make your own unique sounds for trailers in particular.
Is the much talked about "Hollywood sound" attainable in your studio on a budget?Is it even desirable? Joshua Aker blasts this utopian ideal out of the water in this enlightening read.
Cubase is excellent for scoring to film and games. In this tutorial Hollin Jones explores how to get the best out of your system when working with video in Steinberg's popular DAW.
It's easy to get stuck using the same tools every day. Using new tools and processes can lead to reinvigorating your creations. Here's 5 tools every sound designer should check out.
Veteran video game composer, Josh Aker (Infinity Blade) shares his tips on how to make it in the Game Audio industry. If you want to navigate from aspiring composer to getting paid gigs... read this!
Possibly the most fun any sound designer can have is in designing chirps, clicks and pops for video game menu interfaces. G. W. Childs scrolls through the ins and outs in this tutorial.