Join Nate Mars for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Audio Design for Interactive Projects.
- [Instructor] This course is designed for anyone who's looking to expand their knowledge of sound design or audio production. If you're a product designer or developer, it my help you better understand the vocabulary and process of sound design. It may even inspire you to get started and create sounds yourself for your next project. If you're already in the audio world, you may already be familiar with some of the tools we'll be using, but I hope you may pick up some new techniques or approaches along the way. In this course, we'll be working with an example of a product, as well as an example of a creative brief, which gives some direction for how our imagined client would like things to sound.
Together we'll go over real world scenarios and approaches for delivering finished audio elements to support the examples. Also in this course we're going to be using the DAW Ableton Live. It's really great for sound design and it includes a free 30 day trial that you can download for Mac or PC and follow along. You can head over to Ableton.com and then go to the trial. And finally, I'm going to be inputting notes with a MIDI controller, I'm using the APC KEY 25. It's really great, it has a bunch of buttons, knobs, and a traditional keyboard, and it definitely makes sound design, and the whole process a bit more fun.
If you don't have a MIDI controller you can also certainly input notes using your QWERTY keyboard, or you can draw them in using your mouse, right into Ableton Lives' interface.
- Working with professional audio tools and digital audio workstations
- Staying organized
- Interpreting creative briefs
- Creating an audio mood board
- Exporting audio from Ableton Live
- How sounds inform users
- Creating action sounds like play, stop, and select
- Layering different sounds