Activity – foley

Definition: foley
Sound effects that are recorded and added to film after the footage has been shot.

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Access The Magic of Making Sound about foley.

Experiment with audio recording and digital software to design your own unique sounds following the steps below.

  1. Record a bird sound or other found sound.
  2. Import the sound into a DAW (digital audio workstation).
  3. Reverse the audio.
  4. Experiment with different effects and filters.
  5. Name and save the sound in your logbook.

Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) for manipulating audio and designing new sounds include:

  • Audacity
  • Reaper
  • MPC Beats
  • Cubase LE
  • Pro Tools First
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • GarageBand.

The Magic of Making Sound

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