If music is art, then the sound is a way of transmitting information in the first place.
Moreover, it’s one of the oldest ones. But this does not mean that music is only emotional, and sound is only informative. A short sound indeed can be emotional and directly affect a person’s emotions, just like music does.
Whether we want it or not, an alarming sound will make us wary. And for this kind of thing, we love sound design. For how it transforms any picture, adds life to it, helps the viewer to believe what is happening. Magic itself!
What are we doing?
We carefully synthesize, record, and process the sounds so that they suit your project and fulfill their function.
We also create atmospheric ambients and easily turn music into one of the elements of sound design. The latter is relevant for motion design when music and sounds intertwine and complement each other so that the picture looks as cool as possible.
What is the process like?
Over the past few years, we have developed a simple framework for cooperation. So that at each stage, you will understand what is happening, and you will have control over the process. And at the same time, we can create the right sound design for your project.
There are only six stages:
You write to us and get a free consultation in a convenient form so that we learn about your project. In this way, we get to know each other and understand if we are ready to cooperate. We need to match with the client in the general vision and principles of work.
At this stage, you create the technical task, and we help you with this if needed. You can read about why we do not do the technical task by ourselves here.
At the same time, we select sound style references and prepare a contract with lawyers. We discuss and coordinate everything with you and proceed to the next stage.
Together, we sign a contract, and you send us an advance payment, then we proceed to the sketches. Usually, these are 3–4 sounds that reflect the overall style of sound design.
This stage is the most crucial. We send you demos and get feedback from you. Here you will need maximum concentration on the process because the fate of the entire project’s sound design depends on your wishes.
Based on your thoughts and suggestions, we create the rest of the sounds and send you for approval. You will have the opportunity to make up to three free edits for each sound effect.
For game projects, we also implement sounds into the project using the Wwise and Fmod audio engines at this stage.
After all approvals, we send you the final files. This moment is the last chance to take advantage of free edits.
When everything is ready, together, we sign the Acceptance Certificate, and you send us the second part of the payment.
Most often, this stage is needed for the big game projects and is negotiated separately. We will only say that we are always happy for long-term cooperation.
At the end of each project, we carefully listen to how everything sounds and works together. If necessary, we adjust the volume, attenuation, and other aspects, or tell you how to do it yourself.
The total cost of the project depends on the scope of work.
For all sound effects and ambients, we have a fixed price that is multiplied by the amount you need for your project. Implementation, if necessary, is calculated separately.
As for motion graphic videos’ sound design, the cost is calculated differently: here, the complexity of the picture and the duration of the video are taken into account.
Please email us to find out the exact cost of sound design for your specific project.