"Sound is like light in some ways: it travels out from a definite source (such as an instrument or a noisy machine), just as light travels out from the Sun or a light bulb. But there are some very important differences between light and sound as well. We know light can travel through a vacuum because sunlight has to race through the vacuum of space to reach us on Earth. Sound, however, cannot travel through a vacuum: it always has to have something to travel through (known as a medium), such as air, water, glass, or metal."
"Sound is like the water wave, the disturbance, not the water, the stuff,
"Noise is like a rotten tomato while sound is like a set of healthy tomatoes. Sound is a result of the vibrating air in the surroundings. Vibration passes through the ..."
"Murch's sound design is like an aural lasagna, each layer of diegetic and recorded audio baked into the next, and serves both the narrative and ..."
"I have always maintained that the difference between Sound design and Mixing is that sound design is like making a painting, where the artist keeps adding layers on top of another on a canvas, while mixing is like sculpting where the artist removes layers from stone, yet both produce amazing art and both the tool welders are artists"
"We could use this bit to tell you how good we are at audio engineering and our voice-over services, radio commercials, etc. but instead we'd like to leave you with an adage: Sound design is like construction work – when it's done well, you're only vaguely aware of it but it makes you feel good. When it's done badly however… wobbly house. True story."
"Just as rain has different smells on different terrains, so too with sound – the sound of rain is like snowflake, not one 'settlement of sound' is like the other."
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