Create your own sound effects, with household items and a couple of clicks.
… and then takes us through his workflow of building the sound design for a video sequence:
We’re mainly interested in just the first three-and-a-half minutes of this next video. While Andrew Huang‘s tricks (particularly warp) are more specific to Albeton Live, certain tricks such as envelopes, pitch-shifting and time-stretching can also be found in most decent audio apps:
“Here’s a short guide to a neat trick I use in my editing all the time,” reveals Joe Walker, editor of Dune (2021) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017): “freezing musical chords and extending notes using Metasynth. Includes some secret sounds from Sicario (2015)”:
How about making an explosion using just the mic on your phone? Although coming from a computer game background, the sound elements Marshall McGee identifies – transient, body and tail – which go into making a “satisfying” sound can be applied to any world of sound, including film and music:
Want more from Marshall? Here he explores sound design for Anime and Games:
Here’s how professionals create the smaller, but no less important, sound effects known as foley – and some tutorials for how to create your own: