Creating the dramatic and mesmerizing magic wand spell whoosh
In this project, I set out to create the Magic wand spell sounds similar to the sound effects you would hear in the motion film Harry Potter. The original post inspiration came from a post written by McGee and special guest, Akash Thakkar over at Pro Sound Effects.
I am combining and layering stock sounds from the Audioslug library to create the magic spell sound. Combining sounds is not a new idea. I first used this idea, creating kick drums. One kick sound is Ok, but two with one slightly extended or offset can add verity to your music sound.
Sound design is a little bit like cooking. You follow the recipe the first time and then after that you experiment with the ingredients.
Here’s what I used in my recipe: flames, hissy firework launches, tank impacts, wind chimes, engine drone sounds.
To merge the sounds, I used Adobe Audition. Using Audition to Sound design allowed me the flexibility to position the sound and add the desired reverb effect. You could use Logic Pro or Garageband or similar to create your unique sound.
The final Spell sound results
1227 Hollow Tank drum. The hollow sound of hitting a metal drum. Could be used for a game or podcast. Created: August 14, 2019 Looped Audio: No Audio Files Included:…
1219 Hiss air pressure sound. The sound of air pressure hissing. Great for a menu or transition. Created: August 14, 2019 Looped Audio: No Audio Files Included: wav Bit Rate:…
Magical spell whoosh sound. The sound of a magical wand being used. A great sound to use for a wizard casting a spell. Created: August 14, 2019 Looped Audio: No…
Magical wand spell. The sound of a magical wand being used. A great sound to use for a wizard casting a spell. Created: August 14, 2019 Looped Audio: No Audio…
Magical wand spell. A great sound to use for a wizard casting a spell. Created: August 14, 2019 Looped Audio: No Audio Files Included: wav Bit Rate: 256 kbps Sample…
Exploding dynamite for a game Created: April 1, 2019 Looped Audio: No Audio Files Included: wav Bit Rate: 256 kbps Sample Rate: 16-Bit Stereo, 44.1 kHz Number of Sound Effect Clips…
Short shooter sound Last Update: February 12, 2019 Created: February 12, 2019 Looped Audio: No Audio Files Included: mp3 Bit Rate: 256 kbps Sample Rate: 16-Bit Stereo, 44.1 kHz Number…
I enjoyed creating this selection of high-quality magical spells. McGee and Thakkar’s Youtube video was entertaining and easy to follow and gave me some excellent sound design tips for future projects.
At the end of the project, I had created three spell sounds. If you want to try the assignment for yourself, then below are four free sounds to get you started.
Are you searching for spooky horror sound effects then head over to Spooky horror sounds. Food sounds from the kitchen, then goto Food and kitchen sounds. Go to Chinese New Year sound effects for seasonal and festive sounds. If you’re on a budget, then head over to Free stock sounds.
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