CORE 5 Sound Design Tutorial

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See how you can elevate your cinematic sound design skills with CORE 5.

Sound artist Benni Knop joins us for a sound design tutorial using CORE 5, the newest version of our signature library bundle series. Watch Benni construct an auditory landscape using top-notch recordings from CORE 5, and then using SoundQ to search the library, customize, and send to timeline in Pro Tools. Learn how to customize sound effects, save time with handy features, and create immersive soundscapes. While Benni is only searching the 30,000+ new sounds added to CORE 5 Standard in the new update, the full bundle has 180,000+ sounds so you can find anything you need.


Sound editing techniques:

Benni provides insight on how to make the most of CORE 5 and enhance your audio post workflow. Here are some key takeaways: 

  • Plugins: The use of EQ, de-reverb, and other plugins to enhance the sounds.
  • Customizing Sound Effects: Adjust parameters like gain, pitch, and stereo placement to customize sound effects to fit the scene.
  • Time-Saving Features: Time-saving features such as spotting sounds into the timeline and quickly adding fades can enhance your workflow.
  • Managing Ambiences: Use ambient sounds to create a more immersive environment for the scene.
  • Layering: Don't be afraid to experiment with different sounds and layer them to create unique and immersive soundscapes for your projects.


Final thoughts:

High-quality sound libraries and meticulous sound editing techniques can help elevate a film’s story. Be sure to check out CORE 5 and Benni Knop's sound design tutorial to enhance your skills and create captivating sonic experiences for your projects!

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Many thanks to Benni Knop for putting together this tutorial! Benni is a sound designer, re-recording mixer, and creator of Noisy Post. Check out his work here: