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Foundations in Sound Design for Linear Media

A Multidisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael Filimowicz


418 pages | 117 B/W Illus.

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This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to foundational topics in sound design for linear media, such as listening and recording; audio postproduction; key musical concepts and forms such as harmony, conceptual sound design, electronica, soundscape, and electroacoustic composition; the audio commons; and sound’s ontology and phenomenology.

The reader will gain a broad understanding of the key concepts and practices that define sound design for its use with moving images as well as important forms of composed sound. The chapters are written by international authors from diverse backgrounds who provide multidisciplinary perspectives on sound in its linear forms.

The volume is designed as a textbook for students and teachers, as a handbook for researchers in sound, media and experience, and as a survey of key trends and ideas for practitioners interested in exploring the boundaries of their profession.

Table of Contents

Series Preface – Michael Filimowicz

Volume Introduction – Michael Filimowicz

  1. The Nature of Sound and Recording – Andrew Knight-Hill
  2. Invisible Seams: the Role of Foley and Voice Postproduction Recordings in the Design of Cinematic Performances – Sandra Pauletto
  3. Media Management, Sound Editing and Mixing – George Kalliris, Charalampos A. Dimoulas, Maria Matsiola
  4. Audio Effects in Sound Design – Brecht De Man
  5. The Mix Stems: Voice, Effects, Music, Buses – Neil Hillman
  6. Mixing and Mastering – Paul Geluso
  7. Designing Sound for 3D Films – Damian Candusso
  8. Compositional Techniques for Sound Design – Sarah Pickett
  9. Music Theory for Sound Designers – Adam Melvin and Brian Bridges
  10. Leveraging Online Audio Commons Content for Media Production – Anna Xambó, Frederic Font, György Fazekas and Mathieu Barthet
  11. Sound Ontologies: Methods and Approaches for the Description of Sound – Davide Andrea Mauro and Andrea Valle
  12. Electroacoustic Music: An Art of Sound – Andrew Knight-Hill
  13. Electronic Dance Music in Narrative Film – Roberto Filoseta
  14. Soundscape Composition: Listening to Context and Contingency – John L. Drever
  15. From Feeling Vibrations to Building Audiovisual Scenes: The Perceptual Practice of Storytelling with Sound – Isabelle Delmotte


About the Editor

Michael Filimowicz, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University and coeditor of The Soundtrack journal. He develops new forms of general-purpose multimodal and audiovisual display technology, exploring novel product lines across different application contexts including gaming, immersive exhibitions, control rooms, telepresence and simulation-based training. He has published across disciplines in journals such as Organised Sound, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, Leonardo, Sound Effects, Parsons Journal for Information Mapping and Semiotica. His art has been exhibited internationally at venues such as SIGGRAPH, Re-New, Design Shanghai, ARTECH, Les Instants Vidéo, IDEAS, Kinsey Institute, and Art Currents, and published in monographs such as Spotlight: 20 Years of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Reframing Photography and Infinite Instances. His personal website is

About the Series

Sound Design

The Sound Design series takes a comprehensive and multidisciplinary view of the field of sound design across linear, interactive and embedded media and design contexts. Today’s sound designers might work in film and video, installation and performance, auditory displays and interface design, electroacoustic composition and software applications, and beyond. These forms and practices continuously cross-pollinate and produce an ever-changing array of technologies and techniques for audiences and users, which the series aims to represent and foster.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies