So this is a short in between type of post, as I got this question so often within the last weeks. What Do you use for building FX? Answer : A LOT :)! I thought it would be helpful to add a few things I use the most and maybe you can let me know what you guys like the most, use for creating the workparts, building, layering and and and…

In general I think there is a ton of ways to approach this, we are talking about how to generate source sounds here and what plugIns are good for this and are worth checking out.

1. Field recording and foley material:

Depending on what you want to build there is a ton of great stuff available, if you go out yourself, record or purchase the sounds online.
We do both!

2. Drums

All type of DRUMS, base drums, cymbals, snare, percussion – again a ton of stuff available on the www and in various plugins.
My go to would be BATTERY and SPLICE as online source !

3.Plugins

Of course, there’s awesome plugin for fx creation and sound design out there! I listed you some of my/our favorites:

UVI – Meteor

Native Instruments – Rise & Hit

Heavyocity – Damage

AIR Music – The Riser

 

Apart from that, Native Instruments – Reaktor offers a lot of sound design possibilities, you should definitely check that out too!

So, thats basically what I use in a nutshell and of course a lot more and whatever I can get my hands on. What do you like the best? How do you manipulate the source sounds… Let me know!!

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