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#381 - Sound Design from Scratch


Sometimes, that's what you've got to work with when it comes to sound design.

You're starting from scratch, and it's got to sound good.

So what do you do?

Well, take a little inspiration from this advert cut by Thomas Grove Carter of Trim Editing in his favourite NLE; Final Cut Pro*, wherein all the sound design was conjured up from nothing.

*Got to love those audio roles.

I'm assuming that his edit then went to a sound design team for final polishing, mixing, tweaking etc.

I say this because the sound of the puddle splash at 1:19 in Thomas' Twitter Timeline Tour sounds quite different to in the actual ad.

Plus, also, you know, it's standard practice for a sound designer to usually be involved.

Actually, I just looked it up and yes, Parv Thind from Wave Studios is credited as a sound designer.

But, what you can take away from the Timeline Tour is that it's all very possible, especially with a ton of hard work and creativity.

One especially nice touch is the music start/stop to draw attention to the puddle.

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