Everything you need to start recording, processing and licensing custom Hollywood Trailer sound effects from your bedroom.

Custom sound design like a pro

From Source To Cinema is the ultimate beginning sound designer’s guide to recording, processing and licensing sound design for Hollywood trailers.

You’ll be taken through all the basics of crafting and recording powerful source sounds, how to process them into earth-shattering sounds using plugins and tools, before you learn how to get started licensing and selling your sounds to the industry.

We’ll guide you all the way as you venture into the realm of trailer sound design. You will be amazed at the sounds you will create – all from scratch. Craft custom sound design like a pro.

FROM RAW AUDIO, TO THE BIG SCREEN

Craft Custom
sound design
like a pro

From Source To Cinema is the ultimate beginning sound designer’s guide to recording, processing and licensing sound design for Hollywood trailers.

You’ll be taken through all the basics of crafting and recording powerful source sounds, how to process them into earth-shattering sounds using plugins and tools, before you learn how to get started licensing and selling your sounds to the industry.

We’ll guide you all the way as you venture into the realm of trailer sound design. You will be amazed at the sounds you will create – all from scratch. Craft custom sound design like a pro.

FROM RAW AUDIO,
TO THE BIG SCREEN

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • How To Find & Record Your Own Organic Source Sounds
  • My Very Best Plug-In Recommendations And Workflows
  • How To Manipulate, Process and Twist Your Sounds To Oblivion
  • How I Created The AVA: Instinct Sound Design Library
  • Synthesizing Your Own Trailer SFX With Serum
  • In-Depth Guide To Mixing And Mastering Sound Design
  • Licensing Your Sounds To Trailer Houses
  • Selling Your Own Commercial Sound Design Libraries

What You Get in the Course

  • 6 Hours+ of Video Lectures
  • Exclusive Sample pack
  • Trailer Track Stems
  • Available on all devices
  • Lifetime Access
  • Free course updates + bonus content
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Craft fresh source audio

Learn how to record and synthesize your own sounds from scratch, anywhere.

Source sounds

Get a supply of top quality source material to work with, to help you practice your skills.

Process and Twist

Learn how to use plugins to manipulate and process audio into walls of sound.

Full Trailer Breakdown

Watch over the shoulder as we break down the sounds and structure of a full track.

License and Monetize

Discover different ways to publish and make money from your sounds.

Exclusive Samples

Get an exclusive sample pack + those used to create the acclaimed AVA Instinct library.

10
Course Modules
36
In-Depth Videos
67
Total Chapters
400
Plus Enrolled Students

COURSE MODULES

COURSE MODULES

Plugins: Basic and Advanced Processing
CHAPTER 1

Jumping straight into getting you up-to-speed on the basics of audio processing, such as EQ, Reverb, Delay and Compression, all highly important for processing sound design elements.I will also, throughout the course, give you my own personal recommendations of the very best plug-ins and techniques for processors that I use on a daily basis.

Processing is one of the most important aspect in the creation of sound design elements, so I will teach you more advanced processing techniques and workflows for sound design that build on the previous section to really let you twist and manipulate the sound your way – on a professional level.

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Recording: Capturing Organic Sounds
CHAPTER 2

One of the things I highly advocate is recording your own samples. I will teach you which type of sound sources work for what, how to approach recording them, what to think about, and more. And if you don’t have a Zoom-recorder, you can use your iPhone! We’re capturing rare Pokémo… eh Organic Sounds here, folks!

You will also receive all the samples I recorded for this course and see how I recorded them, such as my grandma’s crystal glass and juicy door slams to make huge Impacts, atmospheric Drones, and so on.

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Processing: Level Up Your Raw Recordings
CHAPTER 3

You will learn how I take the recorded sounds from the previous chapter, and start processing and twisting them to something completely different and Hollywood-worthy. We will create Impacts, Drones, Whooshes, Alarms, and more.

This is where the magic happens. It’s also the stage that separates the men from the boys.

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Synthesis: Creating Digital Sounds
CHAPTER 4

Another big way to achieve thrilling and huge sounds is by synthesizing them.

You will learn the different types of synthesis, how to use synthesizers such as Serum to synthesize your own sounds and create Trailer Percussion, Whooshes, Downers, Kicks and Snares, and so on. Unlock the awesome power of digital sound creation.

By the end of this module you’ll be confident in using synthesizers to create kickass trailer sound effects.

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Trailer SFX: Breakdown
CHAPTER 5

In this chapter I will be showing you how I planned, created and designed the sounds for my successful and highly sought-after trailer SFX library AVA: INSTINCT that can be heard across the industry right now.

You’ll get a first-hand, in-depth walkthrough of how I created sounds like Braams, Whoosh-hits, Risers, and more.

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Licensing: How To Get Your Sounds Out There
CHAPTER 6

After you know how to plan, record, process and manipulate your own amazing sound effects, it’s only proper for you to know how to actually getting them out there in the world, based on my own experience and success.

Whether it’s through licensing them to trailer houses, or if it’s creating your own library to sell to other composers and sound designers – I will show you how.

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Full Trailer Cue Breakdown
CHAPTER 7

For the final part of the course, we will look at how to create a sound design trailer cue with our self-created Trailer FX – something that could be heard in the big cinemas.

Bonus Chapter! I have included a bonus chapter where you will know my favorite resources, such as articles, links to free plug-ins and sample packs, inspiring videos on famous sound designers, and more.

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What Our Students Say

ADDITIONAL BONUSES

ADDITIONAL BONUSES

Source audio packs

We believe that not having access to high quality recording equipment shouldn't get in the way of learning the art of sound design. Therefore, we'll supply a pack of fresh, high quality royalty free source recordings for all our students. From old Scandinavian farms and forests, to junkyards, old cars and live instruments - we'll travel around and catch the sounds you need to take your sound design to a new level.

Shared Online Student Library

Students will get the option of uploading and sharing their source audio recordings and finished sound design in a shared student folder. That way, you can all learn from each other, use each other's source material, use fellow student's sound design in your freshest trailer tracks, and grow as sound designers together. With a shared student-exclusive library right at your fingertips to spark inspiration anytime, anywhere.

The Evenant Guarantee

We don't want any unhappy students. If we didn't meet your expectations, get in touch within 21 days of purchase, and we'll give you every penny back - no questions asked. But we're so confident you're gonna dig the course, we're willing to take that risk. If you're for some reason unhappy, get in touch within 21 days and we'll issue you a refund and even let you keep the bonuses. So, see you on the inside?

STUDENT RESULTS

STUDENT RESULTS

"Karél made the whole custom sound design processes very easy to follow, and helps understand every single thing that you need to know, from basic to super complex custom sound designs. Best part, I've never thought we could actually sample things around us. A door knob, you could turn that into an amazing elegant licenseable sounding hit! This was actually my first ever sound I made out of a random plastic I found on the floor"

- Sham Stalin, Composer

ENROLL NOW

ENROLL NOW

  • Premium

  • $ 399 COMING SOON
  • All on BASIC, plus

    • Assignment Review
    • Live Recording Bundle
    • 4 hours of bonus content
    • Monthly Live Stream
  • Professional

  • $ 499 COMING SOON
  • All on PREMIUM, plus

    • 1-1 Call
    • Advanced sound design videos
    • 8 hours of bonus content
    • Licensing & Monetization Bundle

Karél Psota – Course Instructor

Karél is a Sound Designer, Producer and Mixer. His sounds were used in theatrical trailers like Justice League, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Fantastic Beasts and more. He also produced the AVA – INSTINCT Trailer Sound Effects Library. Karel moved from France to LA to study orchestral score mixing under Brad Haehnel. They worked on Life of Pi and The LEGO Movie together. After that, Karel founded his own publishing company, Dissona Musika, and went freelance into the world of trailers.

On the side, Karel loves to help out other composers by providing cool sounds. He designed synths for Inon Zur on Fallout 4, and most recently worked with Thomas Roussel on Prequell.