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FX Magic Making

How we create Sound Effects in Music Audio Stories.

We make our own Sound Effects and sometimes we find ourselves looking around the studio for things to record with. One time, we created a Sound Effect by rubbing two cheesy Wotsits together! 😂

Sound Effects really add to the atmosphere of each adventure and we strive to create movement as much as possible. We include traditional Foley methods. Not everything you hear is prominent in the mix of our audiobooks, so there are a few more subtle Sound Effects in the background to listen out for. We have stories that feature the sounds of New York City, villages, forests, farms, Space and even an Ice Hockey game! This aspect of the creation process is real fun and stretches us to use our imagination.

Recording Sound Effects

Some of the Effects we use in our audiobooks are created using computer samples and effects units but we also make our own sounds using instruments. We used a machine called the Copicat to create the sound of our Spaceship in Robert & Johnson's Space Adventure. Adie also made fantastic sounds with his guitar for the Space theme in that story too.

The Copicat Sound FX Box image
Adie Hardy recording Sound FX in Robert & Johnson's Space Adventure image
Adie Hardy recording Sound FX in Robert & Johnson's Space Adventure image

The Copicat and Adie recording Sound FX in Robert & Johnson's Space Adventure.

Watch how Adie created a Spaceship sound below.

💜 Anna-Christina

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