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Game audio sound design using Odyssey Essentials with Akash Thakkar

Discover the process for designing sounds from scratch – from selecting the right source sounds to processing techniques.

Watch game audio sound designer Akash Thakkar (Hyper Light Drifter, Destiny, Freedom Planet) sound design a sci-fi portal using sounds from Odyssey Essentials – our go-to general library from award-winning sound artists.

In this multi-part video series, Thakkar provides a valuable glimpse into his approach to sound design by documenting each step in his workflow and thought process. Discover both design techniques as well as the breadth and quality of the sounds in Odyssey.

The Odyssey Collection is curated from the life's work of Academy Award®-winning sound editors Mark Mangini (Mad Max: Fury Road, Blade Runner 2049) and Richard L. Anderson (The Lion King, Batman Returns) – featuring sounds expertly captured while creating the sound for over 250 Hollywood feature films and TV shows.

Download the free sampler of The Odyssey Collection and try it out for yourself:

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"Odyssey Essentials is easily the most versatile multi-purpose sound library out there. It'll have you covered in pretty much any circumstance - from special effects to everyday Foley. I know that I'll be using it in my work for quite some time." —
Akash Thakkar


Akash's Youtube channel is an educational and accessible resource for learning sound design techniques, including a series called 5 Minute Sound Designer. Be sure to subscribe to Akash on YouTube and follow him on Twitter for more!