Everything have a start point. Here is the first part of a series of essential resources, sites, tutorials, and tools related with this funny thing called sound design. I begin with 30 websites for learning sound design for games, film and interactive media.
- KVR Audio – The Internet’s number one news and information resource for open standard audio plug-ins. There you can find new releases, product announcements and product updates for audio software, huge user forums, and useful plugin database.
- Create Digital Music – Wonderful webzine and community site for musicians using technology.
- Sound On Sound – Maybe the best music technology magazine.
- Hispasonic – The number one Spanish music community. There you will find a huge user forum, videos, articles and daily news about the world of sound and music production in Spanish.
- Mix Online – Professional Audio and Music Production website.
- Synthopia – Synths and electronic music news.
- Matrixsynth – The amazing “everything synth” site.
- Music 4 Games – All music and sound design world related with games. You can find Soundtrack reviews, interviews with sound designers and game developers.
- IAsig – Supporting the audio community since 1994.
- G.A.N.G. – The largest game audio community in the world.
- Video Game Audio – Video Game Audio Articles by Leonard J. Paul
- Gamasutra – One of the best websites about videogames. They also have an useful Sound & Music Section.
- GamesSound – Learning resources and publications about Sound Design for games.
- IGDA – International Game Developers Association
- Sonify – Interactive sound for the web and wireless
- Filmsound – Music composition and sound design for films. Really interesting articles, interviews and resources.
- FilmsoundDaily – Very nice blog with videos and articles about film sound.
- Score Notes – Soundtrack reviews, composer interviews, audio clips, movie reviews and more.
- The Cinema Audio Society – Over 550 Sound Mixers and Associates from the Film and Television Industries.
- MPSE – Motion Picture Sound Editors.
- Sound Film Wiki – A Wiki page with all the info about films with sounds.
Community & Forums
- Sound Design Yahoo Group
- Game Audio Pro Yahoo Group
- Game Audio Forum
- KVR Forums – Sound Design
- Create Digital Noise
Learning & Tutorials
- AudioTuts+ – Music, Sound and Audio tutorials
- Audio Tutorials – Jay Rose’s tutorials and audio data
- Berklee Music – Learn music online
- Sound Design Tutorials – Videos and Tutorials by Nick Maxwell
If I forgot one and you think that is important, just let me know!
Second part coming soon.