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good sound design?
« on: September 25, 2016, 05:04:42 am »
I've been looking around at people talking about good sound design and i see people saying stuff like skrillex's sound design isn't good its heavy loud crap and then they like say like tipper is good at sound design I mean its very subjective but too me this stuff just sounds retarded i mean its better than what i make but like it doesn't sound original or cool or well mixed.

Too me good sound design is memorable sounds or sounds that are really well defined not a total mess where you just flip some knobs with an analog synth and do minimum processing. I feel like well defined sounds are the hardest to make like people like virtual riot or noisia really know what they are doing so they make really big fat sounds, someone just twisting knobs can't do this because the sounds won't cover the frequency spectrum or at least match at different frequencies. I saw deadmau5 also was talking about how people ignore grit and bass to try and to make good sounds you need both not just a random modulation drowned in reverb. Which is totally true i always see these people trying to make deadmau5 style music but they just go overly soft it becomes a boring mess of what some people consider good sound design but too me all good sounds have power and character behind them even good pads or bells.

Who do you guys think are good sound designers?

ps songs with good pads?
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Re: good sound design?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 07:26:27 am »
liking the stuff on freshly squeezed samples for trance/progressive :)
then you have the guys with vandalism and stuff

a lot of the soundbanks are crap out there and unusuable, you want to go with the trusted companies
i like to use the soundbanks for reference and practice sound design, its damn time consuming though and you have to tell your head to stop lol


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Re: good sound design?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 05:29:04 am »
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Re: good sound design?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 09:51:11 am »
Who do you guys think are good sound designers?
Honestly, Tipper is pretty much the indisputable king of sound design. You won't find a cleaner, more defined mix anywhere else in the world, though I will admit his music is very polarizing.

To answer your second question, a song with a good pad is a song where you don't notice the pad at all. In a lot of cases you can get away just fine with pretty much any sustained sound in tune as long as it's pulled down far enough. Sometimes it's cool to make a statement with them though (the short breaths in Black Skinhead for example).

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Re: good sound design?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2016, 12:36:04 am »
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