Sound design is a very important skill to have in today’s world. Today is the age of digitisation, videos, movies and advanced games. While you may not notice, most of the sounds you hear in movies and games are not real but engineered. You must already know that most scenes in movies and games are made through advanced graphic design and animation. Similarly, a lot of sound effects, including those which sound almost real are engineered and designed by audio artists. Sounds like explosions, gunfires, water splashes, slow motion, combat sounds, horror effects, magic effects, etc are all engineered. If you have an interest in this field and want to learn basics as well as advanced techniques of sound designing, then you are at the right place. 

Practical Sound Design Tips

Aftertouch Audio is a youtube channel by Tyler that takes you into the world of artificial sound designing for films and video games. Dive deep into the techniques of sound designing and learn about how to take audio samples, what tools and software to use and how to use them. Learn how you can create perfect sounding sounds from even everyday objects. If you are in this field and have these skills, Tyler also shares certain challenges with you. You can take those challenges and share your work with him!

By the way, let’s see some amazing videos from his channel!

This is an amazing video in which Tyler tells us how underwater sounds are created in various movies and games. Many underwater scenes in animated movies and games and even in some real movies, don’t use real underwater sounds, but engineered ones. The videos show you how you can take some samples of the underwater sounds and then mix them using some good audio editing software to produce fully real type underwater sounds.

This is another video from his channel in which he introduces us to the basics of sound editing using advanced software like an equalizer. He tells us how we can mix the several sounds, how we can alter their frequencies and pitches, how to use features like Quality factor, bands, slope, gain and so on. In the end, he also shares with us some great tips and tricks that will surely come in very handy if you want to use such software.

This is a great youtube channel for anybody interested in sound design. Even if you are not interested in learning about sound designing, you should check out these videos as you get to know about a lot of amazing things about how the real like sounds you hear in movies are actually not real but engineered!