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From stretching time to outfoxing the poor human brain, sound design requires a diverse skillset. Rob Boffard enters the sonic frontier…

MT Feature 6 killer sound design tips

Sound design is the best fun. It’s a bit like maths, in a really good way. No matter how high a number you can think of, all you have to do is just add one to make it bigger; in sound design, no matter how crazy the sound is, all you have to do is make one little tweak to make it even wilder. And the chances are, you’ll have come across a sound nobody else has heard before, just by virtue of this experimentation. There’s clearly no roadmap to great sound design, of course, but there are some useful tips that can make a real difference. Here are six of them, then, in no particular order…

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The new issue of MusicTech is on sale Thursday, March 17th and this month we’re bringing you a 'Big Beats Special!'; we gathered together as many tutorials (for all levels) to help you provide that all-important backbone to your music productions. Or if you are some kind of ambient maestro, you’ll be pleased with a certain level of synthesis achieved over our 6 Of The Best, DIY Eurorack, Sound Design and Yamaha Montage features. As ever, enjoy the issue and send us some of the resulting beats. We like to Show Off Your Studios and we’ll soon be Showing Off Your Sounds, too, so keep it all coming.