How would it impact your music if you were extremely competent in sound design?
You sit down to start a new song.
As soon as you sit down and open your DAW, you hear birds chirping outside. Immediately, you have an idea for a new sound in your head, inspired by the chirping.
In the past, you’d reach for the nearest preset pack hoping to find the exact sound you want… only to be disappointed.
But this time, it’s different.
You open up your favourite synth and start making the sound that you hear in your head.
You know exactly which parameters to twist, settings to enable, filters to use, and post-processing effects to add in order to create the sound in your head.
You’re so happy with the sound that it leads to more inspiration, and you instantly hear a melody idea in your head. One thing leads to another, and before you know it, you‘ve finished a unique, original track that you’re proud to call your own.
Knowing sound design and synthesis can help you achieve exactly this. It can help you close the mind-to-DAW gap so you can make the music you want to make.
But there’s a range of other benefits that come from learning sound design. We surveyed our audience, asking the above question: “How would it impact your music if you were extremely competent in sound design?”
The three most popular answers (from 732 survey responses) were: