Sound is a subtle—but critical—aspect of any physical or web-based product. Even if a sound lasts less than a second, it affects how users feel about a product. If the sounds users hear as they navigate a program or unlock a reward in a game are pleasant, they are likely to feel more favorable about the product as a whole. In this course, instructor Nate Mars shares practical approaches to creating user interface sounds for web and physical products—from creative brief to execution. Nate explores working with professional audio tools and digital audio workstations like Ableton Live and Pro Tools; takes you through the end-to-end sound design process; explains how to interpret a creative brief; discusses audio cues that can inform users and create a better sonic experience; and more.
•Working with professional audio tools and digital audio workstations
•Interpreting creative briefs
•Creating an audio mood board
•Exporting audio from Ableton Live
•How sounds inform users
•Creating action sounds like play, stop, and select
•Layering different sounds