Do you know about “Oblique Strategies”? Originally developed by Brian Eno, consists in a deck of cards containing ideas and phrases to help you on “breaking” the lack of creativity on any project you’re working on.
George Spanos, from GameSoundDesign has created the “Sound Design Strategies” based on the same concept, but here all the phrases are oriented to sound design. Just click on the button and you get something like this:
- “Do not rely on any processing for this sound”
- “Add only one more sharp sound”
- “Distort it”
- “Remove one layer”
- “Use a sound that is the complete opposite”
There are a lot of them. Really useful when you need some creative help.