According to George Lucas, “Sound is half the experience.” The Sound Effects Bible is the complete guide to recording, editing, and designing your own sound effects. If it snaps, crackles, pops, crashes, booms or bangs, it can be found somewhere in this first ever book on the black art of Foley and sound effects. Imagine how your movies will come to life by using tried-and-true sound techniques that give films like Lords of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean and There Will Be Blood deeper dimensions in storytelling.
This definitive book covers microphone selection, field recorders, the ABCs of digital audio, understanding digital audio workstations, building your own Foley stage, designing your own editing studio, sound design, and much more.
What people say
“Ric’s book is an excellent introduction to techniques for producing professional sound effects for films, games, etc. It’s packed with nuts-and-bolts information that beginning and intermediate level
sound designers/editors will find useful.” Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design, Skywalker Sound
“The SFX Bible is the go-to resource for anyone serious about sound creation! Viers generously shares his real-world experience in an absorbing and hard to put down guide to this fascinating corner of the entertainment industry.” Aaron Marks, Composer/Sound Designer and author of The
Complete Guide to Game Audio
“Ric Viers eats, drinks, and breathes sound effects. If you’re a sound designer, editor, or filmmaker, you’ll need the Bible!” Tasos Frantzolas, Founder of Soundsnap.com
Free sound samples from this book and industry secrets are shared on Ric Viers’ companion website www.soundeffectsbible.com.
Ric Viers is the world’s largest independent provider of sound effects with over 150,000 sounds and more than 150 sound effects libraries to his name. His work is used in products by Apple, Sony, Blastwave FX, Sound Ideas, Hollywood Edge, and in productions like Desperate Housewives, Law And Order, Lost, Super Troopers, Ugly Betty, Heroes and many others.