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Who should you follow on Instagram if you're interested in sound design? It's a bit of a jungle out there, so I asked Mike Gallagher, creator of the popular Indepth Sound Design Instagram account, to share his 5 favorite sound-related accounts. Here they are:
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Diego Stocco:

Diego Stocco, the self-proclaimed ‘Explorer of Sounds’, is a sound designer and composer who has contributed sounds to movie trailers for IT and Annabelle Creation as well as video games like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry Instincts. Lately, Stocco has been posting in detail about his different sound design experiments as well as the instruments that he builds himself. If you’re into unconventional sound design (and you should be!), Diego Stocco’s Instagram account is extremely inspiring.

Visit Diego Stocco’s account here

Notable posts:
Mic’d balloon in water resonance
Finger mic technique
The haunted faucet
Edison phonograph recording

Richard Devine:

You may know Richard Devine from his experimental music projects in the 1990s and maybe more recently from the copious amount of presets he’s contributed to companies like Native Instruments and Soundtoys. Devine is extremely active on Instagram where he posts his numerous sound experiments displaying the different types of equipment, obscure plugins, and techniques he uses. All of his videos and photos are beautifully and stylistically shot as well.

Visit Richard Devine’s account here

Notable posts:
Amarillo synth demo
MaxMSP fun
Din Is Noise demo

Indepth Sound Design

Indepth Sound Design examines film sound by using the Instagram carousel feature to reveal the different layers that go into detailed sound design. There are also commentary layers so you can hear the various sound designers and re-recording mixers go into detail about how the different sounds and mixes were created. None of the videos are re-dubbed and all of sounds you hear are from the actual films!

Full disclosure: Indepth Sound Design is created and managed by yours truly!

Visit the The Indepth Sound Design account here

Notable posts:
The Dark Knight Rises “The Bat” vehicle
Terminator 2: Judgment Day rifle sound design
Fight Club punch sounds
Toy Story animation sound design

 

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  • City Life Venice Play Track 27+ sounds included, 53 mins total $31.98

    Get a rich collection of Italian ambiences captured in legendary Venice / Venezia. The library features lots of pedestrian ambiences

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  • Sci-Fi Digital Dust Play Track 128+ sounds included $40

    Digital Dust delivers 128 tracks of pure digital bit-crushing distortion, deep atmospheric drones, and ear-piercing interface sounds.
    Digital Dust is not your usual clean and modern computer command sound effects library. All sounds have been designed from real world electrical or organic recorded sounds.

    Granulated, stretched, pitched and mangled in endless chains of plugins and hardware, for very different and almost apocalyptic kinds of rogue computer command sounds. The samples can easily be stretched or processed even more, for even weirder sound fx.

    The library contains:

    26 Drones/atmospheric beds. All are minimum 1 minute long, and are easily loopable.
    61 Glitchy, bitcrushing FX.
    41 Otherworldly signal FX.
    Please Note!

    Till Sunday January 20th, this set of sounds is bundled with the Flight Sim Button & Switches SFX library. This way you can trigger the weird interface sounds with your favourite analog button and switches sounds!
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  • ‘Alarms & Warnings Designed’ is a collection of 52 alarm sounds suitable for the science fiction genre. This library includes ‘one-shot’ audio files that are ready to be placed in a sampler as well as 30 second loops of those same files. All sounds are ‘dry’ and ready to be processed.

    This library goes well with ‘Fully Charged Vol.1’

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  • Industrial Lifts & Elevators (EDA) Play Track 350+ sounds included, 140 minutes mins total $45 $36

    This library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 22 different elevators found in the following locations:

    • Apartments
    • Car Parks
    • Libraries
    • Offices
    • Theatres
    • Universities
    • Warehouses

    Each elevator has its own unique characteristics featuring creaks, groans, impacts & rattles. All elevators feature roomtones, buttons, doors opening & closing (both interior & exterior perspective) and in motion using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Sennheiser MKH 8020 stereo pair at 24bit/96khz for all your sound design needs.

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  • The Renault Master 2.3 dci diesel van sound library is a go-to pack for many transportation-related scenes. It features 102 96kHz files, more than 130 minutes of audio covering different aspects of using the van. Inside you’ll find engine sounds recorded under the hood, stereo recordings from the cabin during driving, exterior passes and different maneuvers and foley recordings.

    The library contains:

    • 6 engine under-the-hood onboard recordings while driving (38 minutes)
    • 10 interior cabin recordings, 6 in sync with engine (54 minutes)
    • 70 exterior passby / driving files
    • 18 foley sound effects

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Defacto Sound:

Defacto Sound is a sound design studio in Washington, DC run by Dallas Taylor who is also the host and producer of the fantastic podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz. The Defacto Sound Instagram features their video collaborations with huge brands such as Nordstrom, National Geographic, Buick, etc, but with only their contributed sound design track audible. It’s a great study into the detailed audio that goes into a wide variety of styles.

Visit the Defacto Sound account here

Notable posts:
Motion graphics sound design for Gain laundry detergent
Comedy promo sound design for HBO
Logo sound design
Vehicle sound design

Robert Dudzic:

Robert Dudzic is a sound designer for Hollywood movie trailers as well as music libraries such as DAMAGE which he co-produced alongside Heavyocity and Native Instruments. He posts many of his recording setups including a very interesting 3-mic field recording technique. The notable posts below are older so let him know you’d love to see more!

Visit Robert Dudzic’s account here

Notable posts:

Bell recording
Hovercraft recording with 3 mic setup
Halloween sound effects recording
Recording a laptop computer’s optical drive mechanics

A big thanks to Mike Gallagher for sharing his favorite accounts! What are your favorite Instagram accounts when it comes to sound design? Please share them in the comments below:

 

Bonus info: A Sound Effect is on Instagram

You can also find A Sound Effect on Instagram, and please do follow along right here. We’re really excited to see how quickly it’s grown over the past few months – hope to see you there too!

 

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  • City Life Slush And Wet Streets Play Track 34+ sounds included, 92 mins total $30 $20

    “Slush and Wet Streets” is a library that contains 34 tracks (92 minutes total) that are recorded in winter urban environments. You will hear sounds of passing cars and people on slush, wet or snow-covered streets.

    Atmospheres are recorded at different times of the day and night and at various locations. There are ambiences in the collection that track urban traffic at varying intensities, from an almost empty street with 1 or 2 pass by cars to busy traffic on a wet boulevard. Also, microphones are placed in different positions, from 2m to 30m from moving cars.

    You will encounter sounds of people who walk in slush and snow, voices and other sounds typical of the winter urban environment. The library was recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria. All files are meta-tagged in Soundminer.

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    “Mutation” is a collection of 200 mutation sound effects aimed to be used in horror/sic-fi productions.
    The pack is focused on bloody and creepy transformations where you can hear how the flesh, blood and bones of the subject are being transformed and reshaping into something else.

    Uncommon sources like plastic and scrap movements, dry leaves and metallic guitar picks were used to create this collection.

    The library contains 20 files (WAV, 24 Bit / 96 kHz), 10 variations each, summing a total of 200 sfx.

    As a bonus I included the sources (32 sfx) used to create the sounds in the library.

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    Need sound for a mobile game? With Mobile Game you get 578 files of musical stabs, modern & retro pickups, crafting essentials, tonal and organic game trinkets and upgrades, power ups, a variety of coins, bubbles, UI and so much more mobile game fun. ​It’s a pack that will bring instant familiarity to the users of your game or video productions.

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Latest sound effects libraries:
 
  • City Life Venice Play Track 27+ sounds included, 53 mins total $31.98

    Get a rich collection of Italian ambiences captured in legendary Venice / Venezia. The library features lots of pedestrian ambiences

  • Sci-Fi Digital Dust Play Track 128+ sounds included $40

    Digital Dust delivers 128 tracks of pure digital bit-crushing distortion, deep atmospheric drones, and ear-piercing interface sounds.
    Digital Dust is not your usual clean and modern computer command sound effects library. All sounds have been designed from real world electrical or organic recorded sounds.

    Granulated, stretched, pitched and mangled in endless chains of plugins and hardware, for very different and almost apocalyptic kinds of rogue computer command sounds. The samples can easily be stretched or processed even more, for even weirder sound fx.

    The library contains:

    26 Drones/atmospheric beds. All are minimum 1 minute long, and are easily loopable.
    61 Glitchy, bitcrushing FX.
    41 Otherworldly signal FX.
    Please Note!

    Till Sunday January 20th, this set of sounds is bundled with the Flight Sim Button & Switches SFX library. This way you can trigger the weird interface sounds with your favourite analog button and switches sounds!
  • ‘Alarms & Warnings Designed’ is a collection of 52 alarm sounds suitable for the science fiction genre. This library includes ‘one-shot’ audio files that are ready to be placed in a sampler as well as 30 second loops of those same files. All sounds are ‘dry’ and ready to be processed.

    This library goes well with ‘Fully Charged Vol.1’

  • Industrial Lifts & Elevators (EDA) Play Track 350+ sounds included, 140 minutes mins total $45 $36

    This library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 22 different elevators found in the following locations:

    • Apartments
    • Car Parks
    • Libraries
    • Offices
    • Theatres
    • Universities
    • Warehouses

    Each elevator has its own unique characteristics featuring creaks, groans, impacts & rattles. All elevators feature roomtones, buttons, doors opening & closing (both interior & exterior perspective) and in motion using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Sennheiser MKH 8020 stereo pair at 24bit/96khz for all your sound design needs.

    20 %
    OFF
    Ends 1548457200
  • The Renault Master 2.3 dci diesel van sound library is a go-to pack for many transportation-related scenes. It features 102 96kHz files, more than 130 minutes of audio covering different aspects of using the van. Inside you’ll find engine sounds recorded under the hood, stereo recordings from the cabin during driving, exterior passes and different maneuvers and foley recordings.

    The library contains:

    • 6 engine under-the-hood onboard recordings while driving (38 minutes)
    • 10 interior cabin recordings, 6 in sync with engine (54 minutes)
    • 70 exterior passby / driving files
    • 18 foley sound effects
 
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