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There are lots of Youtube channels out there, but finding the good ones when it comes to sound-related content can be tricky. To help you find the good stuff, Mike James Gallagher has picked 5 interesting channels to get you started - and he's also highlighting some of his favorite videos from the channels.


Oh, and while you're at it, be sure to subscribe to the A Sound Effect Youtube channel - that one's right here. Happy watching!


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AKASH THAKKAR

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Akash Thakkar is an award winning composer/sound designer/public speaker who specializes in video game sound. He has an amazing backlog of short, focused sound tutorials that are a lot of fun to watch. Not only does he do great sound design but he also gives great career advice so you should also subscribe to his newsletter!

Notable videos:
Video Game Sound Design – 4 Essential Techniques
Making Horror Ambiences
Free Sound Design Tools

 

ROBERT DUDZIC

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Robert Dudzic is a sound designer for Hollywood movie trailers (Infinity War!) as well as music libraries such as DAMAGE which he co-produced alongside Heavyocity and Native Instruments. Among his other videos, his “How I Use What I Use” series is a hands on, detailed look at how Robert records and manipulates his sounds. It looks like he’s just getting started bringing great educational content so let him know you want more!

Notable videos:
Creating organic drones
How I Use What I Use 4 – Horror trailer sound design
How I Use What I Use 5 – My creative process

 

INDEPTH SOUND DESIGN

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Indepth Sound Design deconstructs film/TV sound (from the actual stems!) so that you can examine the intricate layers that go into quality 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. If you’re familiar with the Indepth Instagram page then you’ll be happy to know the YouTube videos are much higher quality and also feature 4K UHD picture.

Notable videos:
The Dark Knight Rises – “The Bat” aircraft sound design deconstruction
Terminator 2 – T-800 vs T-1000 sound design deconstruction
The Bourne Identity – Car chase sound design deconstruction
The Social Network – Trent Reznor vs. Elvis Costello music and sound design
 


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Latest releases:  
  • Recording of an American Chevrolet Camaro race car, NASCAR style built in 2001,  with a small block V8 engine.


    The American Chevrolet Camaro race car sound library includes 194 sounds in 22.47 gigabytes of audio of a NASCAR stock car. Built in 2001, it showcases the sound of a Chevrolet small block V8 engine.

    The bundle gathers 17 onboard and exterior perspectives in 11 synchronized takes. The 7 exterior perspectives feature driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds while the race car departs, passes, and arrives. The 10 onboard perspectives mount microphones at engine, exhaust, and in the interior and capture driving with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps.

    The collection features Reaper and Pro Tools editing sessions, custom mixes of the onboard perspectives, 19+ fields of professional Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata, and metadata import files in 7 languages.

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  • Foley Resistance Play Track 244 sounds included $15.40 $10.40

    I would love to introduce you to sound library that is a little different:

    “Resistance” is a library that I’ve created while working on a Game Collaboration and an animation series – and it has been essential to my sound designs and editorial touches towards the final product in all productions. It has truly proven itself as being as a really helpful asset in a number of different circumstances, from characters growth and transformations to jumping elements in a cartoon style!

    This library contains 72 files – and every single one of them is provided with variations for an expanded use for your production. All sound elements were recorded under controlled conditions to ensure that all the details of the sounds were captured in a dry recording environment.

    All the content has been recorded with two kinds of microphones: RODE NT2A gave the sounds their low-mid detail; and a Sennheiser ME66, which is a shotgun microphone with a strong characteristic in the high mid frequencies.

    Let your designing imagination be the limit of your creation!

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  • Clockworks Vol.2 is here. A new cinematic trailer loops collection of never-ending tick-tock, custom metal ticking, antique tick-tock, metronomes and grandfather clocks not recorded from traditional clock sources.

    Sounds have been designed out of field recording, found sounds and various organic sources processed to provide you a creative toolbox.
    Use loops as they come or combine them together to create your very own unique ticking sequences from simple clicking to the most complex mechanical clockworks.

    The sonic quality extends a large spectrum from modern to old, clean and rusty which allows you quick access to a range of clock-related sound effects organised in 4 WAV folders and 7 Kontakt instruments of rich, varied loops ready-to-use for any project.
    All sounds are looped and synced in Kontakt to perfectly match the bpm of your project.

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  • Tormented hypnotic backgrounds, abstract noises, sonic mutations and cinematic evolutions, textural tones for visuals, trailers and film soundtrack, media sound design and ambient music that can be used individually or combined together to create infinite variations of sonic moods.

    The core concept of OPIUM is to create a collection of narrowband textures that sit between the 2nd and the 3rd octave, not completely filling the audio spectrum and leaving plenty of room for bass, melodic parts and other sound design elements.

    OPIUM has been produced with no synthesis at all, instead, all sounds have been processed from field recording and raw audio pieces, to present you an exclusive sound set.

    Each sound works perfectly as an immediate mood setter to create tense and uneasy dramatic pieces, dark and menacing sonic background. Furthermore, by laying together you can quickly create absolutely huge audio moments.

    For sound designers, composer and audio creatives at any level.

     

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  • Household Gardening Play Track 57 sounds included, 62 mins total $40 $20

    A collection of gardening related sounds. Most of the sounds, such as digging soil, pruning roses, raking leaves, mowing grass and leaf blowing are recorded in a domestic garden. There are also some larger scale public garden sounds such as wood chipping, a sprinkler and chainsaws and there are also some ambiences of a garden centre store.
    All recorded in England.

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SYNTHHACKER

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If you want to be a well rounded sound designer then you’ve gotta know your way around a synthesizer. Synths can give you ominous textures and 808 kick drums that can help your gunfire sounds pack a wallop. SynthHacker makes hyper focused synth design tutorials that cover a wide variety of styles. So watch that Justice style nu disco pad tutorial and then go make some serene sci-fi drones.

Notable videos:
How to make deep organic pad sounds
How to make Strangers Things style synths
How to make a Blade Runner synth lead

 

MARSHALL MCGEE

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Marshall McGee is a sound designer at Avalanche Games that also makes videos about sound design for games, film, and TV (mostly games). His videos discuss how some iconic video games sounds are made as well as going into his own personal sound design experiments. Many of his posts have a video essay style feel and are extremely well edited and easy to watch.

Notable videos:
The sound design secrets of Horizon Zero Dawn
Making a powerful punch sound from scratch
The sounds of Uncharted

A big thanks to Mike James Gallagher for sharing his favorite sound-related Youtube channels. Got any personal favorites? Please share them in the comments section.

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