Listening: The Secret of Sound Design with Francis Preve

Understanding the technical features of synthesizers and effects is just the first step in becoming a sound designer. To truly master the skills required to create the sounds in your mind, you need to develop an ability to recognize and listen critically to a wide variety of tonalities – from electronic and acoustic instruments to the completely organic textures of nature.

In this one-of-a-kind discussion between sound designer Francis Prève and technology expert Peter Kirn, Preve will explain the methods he uses to reverse-engineer everything from discrete elements within recorded music to the environmental ambiences of his “scapes” art form.