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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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    Even if some sounds of the pack are not fully in the theme, I voluntarily left them because they were recorded at the same time and in order to serve the film.

    The most represented sounds in this pack are those recorded in the marina, the wind blowing in the masts of the boats, at the seaside, as well as a detailed recording of the zodiac boat.

    Sounds were recorded using Sound Devices 633, in 24bits 96Khz, Schoeps CCM 21 mic in ORTF, with an extra CCM 41 for the center (LCR), and using an extra contact mic to record the motor of the zodiac boat.

    All the sounds are raw (No EQ, No Compression, No Fx).

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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:

 

 

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  • Sci-Fi Beams Play Track 1139 sounds included $149 $99

    BEAMS is a comprehensive toolkit for beam sound design. Sounds are separated into activation oneshot, activation/deactivation mechanism, and active loop categories. Each category contains subcategories for small, medium, and large beams. You can design anything from the smallest spy-watch laser cutter to a planet destroying column of chaos. As a bonus, you’ll also get a diverse collection of burning ignition sounds as source for beam environmental destruction.

    34 %
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    Ends 1597442399
  • Metal Smash – What do you get when you go to the junkyard with the best Schoeps Microphones money can buy.

    Every effect is also recorded with a sub sonic microphone to add depth to the smashes. Great complicated crashes with extra metallic details.

    20 %
    OFF
    Ends 1597355999
  • The sounds presented in this pack were recorded during the shooting of a short film taking place by the ocean. We shot in different places, in the marina, on a boat, in an industrial harbor area, in a wharehouse of boat maintenance.

    Even if some sounds of the pack are not fully in the theme, I voluntarily left them because they were recorded at the same time and in order to serve the film.

    The most represented sounds in this pack are those recorded in the marina, the wind blowing in the masts of the boats, at the seaside, as well as a detailed recording of the zodiac boat.

    Sounds were recorded using Sound Devices 633, in 24bits 96Khz, Schoeps CCM 21 mic in ORTF, with an extra CCM 41 for the center (LCR), and using an extra contact mic to record the motor of the zodiac boat.

    All the sounds are raw (No EQ, No Compression, No Fx).

    This pack contains 40 sounds, 80 files, for the ambiences.

    It also contains 15 sounds, 39 files for the zodiac boat.

    All embedded with detailed metadata on Soundminer.

  • Welcome to “MOTION MODE”, an intense collection of sounds to induce movement and evoke excitement in your production.

    You will find whooshes, transitions, noises, granular textures, movements, stutters and hits with a powerful Sci-fi feel.

    Special attention was put in the dynamics of the sounds to ensure the creation of an energetic pack aimed to enhance atmospheres, add movement and enrich musical compositions.

    If you liked some of my previous libraries like “Dodge this” and “The Transition” you are gonna love this one.

    29 %
    OFF
    Ends 1597183199
  • Huge deep and textural organic whoosh by’s. These are un-altered but a total blast. Want more fun, just (again) compress and pitch to fit, and hell, maybe add a little distortion.

    A great collection of organic sliding whooshes. They sound great, have lots of movement and are almost always complicated movements not just simple whoosh by’s.

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