Classic Sound Design for Sci-Fi

When it comes to sci-fi movies, music and sound design have always been hugely important in helping to convey the genre’s complex, futuristic and otherworldly themes. The sound of early sci-fi films is particularly iconic, and an understanding of its workings offers music creators useful and inspiring insight.

This workshop will explore the techniques used by the pioneers of science fiction sound design - methods that defined the vocabulary of the genre. We will look older analog methods as well as current digital equivalents including the use of AM, FM, ring modulation, delay and feedback. What’s more, you’ll have a chance to experiment with creating your own alternative score to a scene from a famous science fiction movie.

No previous knowledge is required for this workshop. Please bring your laptop with Live 9 installed.


Workshops are for small groups and require pre-registration. Workshops are only accessible if you have a ticket which includes access to the Workshops and Studio Sessions program – for information, check the FAQ. Registration is now open.
This workshop is presented in collaboration with dBs Music