A COLLABORATIVE POST WITH INTRODUCTION BY
ASSISTANT EDITOR, BOOM BOX POST
The SiFi genre offers up so much creativity from a visual aspect but also opens up a lot of potential for cool sound design. This week, we will chat with sound editor Tess Fournier about a futuristic disintegration design she created.
The build is broken into 2 parts, the pixilation and shattering and the impact of the object.
I first focused on creating the shattering of the object by using sounds in our library like coins, poker chips and rocks which offer good rhythmic tones. I then used Plug-ins MondoMod and MetaFlanger to make the sounds pixilated, those plug ins are both great for digitalizing pure sounds.
Once I created the shattering sound, I then added more sounds for the impact of the object. When I see an scene like this one that is set in space, I often think of sounds that are underwater. I used an underwater explosion sound and then processed it using the SiFi plugin. To add more to the rhythmic tone of the shattering I used an electrical lightsaber-like sound that we had recorded here at Boom Box. I then added a cartoony punch through a Phaser plug-in to give it that extra boom.