Introduction to Sound Design

A course by Andres Borda , Sound Designer and Recording and Mixing Engineer

Sound Designer and Recording and Mixing Engineer. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined July 2022

Dive into the fascinating world of sound design and learn editing and mixing techniques to improve the quality of your projects.

  • English, Spanish
  • 100% positive reviews (14)
  • 604 students

Dive into the fascinating world of sound design and learn editing and mixing techniques to improve the quality of your projects.

A course by Andres Borda

In this online course, the renowned sound designer and recording engineer, Andrés Borda, will guide you through the fundamental stages of sound design. You will discover how sound can transport you to other places, evoke emotions and connect with your audience in a unique way.

From music to dialogue to sound effects, audio design is the key to creating an immersive experience in any video. In this online course, you will learn the techniques and tools necessary to master sound design and bring the narrative of your audiovisual projects to life.

Andrés will show you how sound design works and will introduce you to the DAW program that you will use, ProTools. You will learn to create a spotting session to identify the actions and needs of each scene, as well as to generate depth and atmospheres with layers of sound. You will also explore how to give character to an image and work on dialogue.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 14 downloads

What is sound design?
12 minutes, 10 seconds
Work platform 1
20 minutes, 39 seconds
Work platform 2
17 minutes, 52 seconds
Creating a spotting session 1
14 minutes, 25 seconds
Creating a spotting session 2
11 minutes, 13 seconds
The power of layering 1
12 minutes, 49 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 100% positive reviews (14)
  • 604 students
  • 20 lessons (4h 48m)
  • 14 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will plan, edit and mix the audio of a movie sequence. You will apply everything you have learned during the course to bring the narrative to life through sound design, creating sound effects, working on dialogues and generating impressive atmospheres.

Who is this online course for?

To all people interested in the world of sound design and who wish to acquire the necessary skills to create captivating sound experiences in audiovisual projects. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or have previous experience in the field, this course will provide you with the advanced foundations and techniques to take your work to the next level.

Requirements and materials

You will need access to a sound editing platform and stereo headphones or monitors. In addition, it is recommended to have basic knowledge of audio recording and editing, as well as a passion for the world of sound and the desire to explore its creative possibilities.


Reviews

604 Students
14 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Andres Borda

A course by Andres Borda

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Sound Designer and Recording and Mixing Engineer

Andrés Borda, renowned sound designer and recording engineer, has left his mark on the audiovisual industry with his vast experience and passion for sound. With an outstanding history of collaborations with artists such as Carlos Vives and Natalia Lafourcade, as well as his participation in international films such as 007 Specter and Encanto, Andrés has demonstrated his talent and creativity in each project in which he has been involved.

Passionate about sound from a young age, Andrés has worked tirelessly to hone his craft and explore new ways of working with sound. As an entrepreneur, he has been constantly growing and has made his mark in different countries and musical genres.

With a vision of creating a differential in the world of sound, Andrés shares his experience and knowledge with new generations and creatives who want to better understand this sensory art. His focus on detail, balance, and dedication is reflected in each of his accomplishments, including multiple Grammy Awards and participation in internationally prominent projects.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The pre-production stage

    • What is sound design?
    • Work platform 1
    • Work platform 2
    • Creating a spotting session 1
    • Creating a spotting session 2
  • U3

    Creating Great Sound Design

    • The power of layering 1
    • The power of layering 2
    • Giving a sonorous character to the actions 1
    • Giving a sonorous character to the actions 2
    • Working with dialogue and music 1
    • Working with dialogue and music 2
    • Working with dialogue and music 3
    • Mixing and Repeating 1
    • Mixing and Repeating 2
    • Finishing mix 1
    • Finishing mix 2
  • U4

    How to raise the quality more?

    • Recommendation of plugins and techniques
    • The new world of immersive sound in the face of visual impact
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Sound Design

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Introduction to Sound Design.  course by Andres Borda

Introduction to Sound Design

A course by Andres Borda
Sound Designer and Recording and Mixing Engineer. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined July 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (14)
  • 604 students