Whether you’re tuned into it or not, sound design has an integral impact on the way we absorb information and how it makes us feel; from a scene in film, TV or radio to notification noises in apps, games or tech products. It’s the task of a sound designer to define and develop these audio elements. Often found waving variously shaped microphones at people and places, their work can span from music production (creating electronic soundscapes to recording choirs and orchestras) to conducting voice overs or collecting field recordings. Their background might be musical, but a good knowledge of the discipline they are creating for means their point of entry to the industry could be as wide-ranging as filmmaking or design.
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