Many years ago, when I started pursuing a career in sound design, I went looking for information where we usually go first – the Internet. Not much was to be found, though, and what I did find was either outdated or a bit unorganized. Still, I gathered what information I could. I read books, I joined G.A.N.G (where I asked many noob questions and was helped a lot by the kind community, especially Richie Nieto) and went down the hard road that is trial and error. Fast forward to today.
My life’s passions can be segmented into three parts – audio, video games and teaching. For more than 15 years I’ve been making music. For over 20 years, I’ve taught basketball, streetdance, graphic/sound design, ranging all the way from kindergarten to university. Video games have been with me since I got the Commodore 64 when I was about seven years old.
So why start this site? I think it’s mainly the teacher in me that wants to sum up what I’ve learned and share that information with others. Thanks to Miguel Izasa and the magnificent Designing Sound, we have a source for the latest sound design news. Like this site, Creating Sound will also post news, but its main focus will be about teaching with associated resources. Eventually, I hope to have a site where it’s easy to find the information and tools you need to pursue a career in sound design. The pros might find it hard to find anything here that they don’t already know about, but my hope is to eventually surprise you ;).
While I build this site out, I would great appreciate any feedback you might have. Take a look at the sections and tell me what you think. Did I miss something that’s obviously missing? Feel free to tell me about it via Twitter or e-mail. This journey has only just started, so let’s see what the future holds.
Thanks for reading.
/Henrik “Reachground” Nåmark