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make some noise

Make Some Noise is a complete guide to sound effects recording, specifically written for teenagers. The book shows the same techniques that The Sound Effects Bible author Ric Viers used to create the sound effects heard in HALO, Call of Duty, Lego Batman, Sons of Anarchy, Lost, and more! This book easily explains how sound works, recording techniques, editing basics, sound design tricks, and 100 sound effects to record at home.

Here's what the pros have to say about the book:

"Ric is the premier sound effects guru! We use tons of his stuff in our creative works. He has encouraged us all to Make Some Noise!"

Leslie Brathwaite, Multi-GRAMMY Winning Mix Engineer Pharrell Williams, Michael Jackson, Outkast


"It's undeniable that Ric is the king of the sound effects world.”

Klayton (Celldweller), Artist / Musician / Synthesist

Transformers - The Last Night, Deadpool, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows


“Ric Viers has written an easy to read and well thought out book for teens. I wished this fantastic resource was available when I was in junior high and high school. Covering everything from affordable gear, DIY recording techniques, and other tips is Absolutely Valuable! This is a must read!!”

Watson Wu, Composer / Sound Designer “Assassin's Creed”, “Transformers Video Game”, “Need for Speed Video Game”


“Make Some Noise is a definitive how-to tome in the process and thinking behind recording, designing and using sound effects in modern media- It offers up a terrific breadth of techniques and mindsets to do amazing sound work. Ric has mapped out all the necessities in understanding microphones and recording techniques that any enthusiast of sound will useful in maximizing their creative efforts.  A definite must read, and a great addition to the best literature in the field.”

Charles Maynes, Sound Designer / Sound Effects Recordist / Re-Recording Mixer “Spiderman”, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, “Fantastic Four”


“Ric Viers is THE consummate master of sound design and production – a highly skilled artisan and incredibly generous teacher of the arts.  His knowledge is absolute, his passion and enthusiasm to share it is infectious!!  This book will teach you all you need to know and motivate you to pursue your dreams!”

Aaron Marks, Game Composer / Sound Designer / Field Recordist

“Ghost in the Shell”, “Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising”, “Tom Clancy’s ENDWAR”


"The only thing that impresses me more than Ric Viers' knowledge of sound effect recording is his unselfish passion and ability to pass that knowledge on to others (that, and his soul patch). This book will undoubtedly be found on every shelf of the next generation of "big names" in sound effects."

Rick Allen, Sound Designer HBO, Disney, Hulu 


“Strict rules like the boring 12 tone musical scale do not exist in the expansive world of sound. The only rule is, does your SFX recording evoke emotion or visual imagination? When your sounds can communicate to the listener you'll have created this beautiful formless art.”

Rob Nokes, Sound Designer / Sound Effects Recordist “Smurfs: The Lost Village”, “X-Men: First Class”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”


"Ric gives young readers real-world application in an easy-to-get-started approach. This is how young artists should be taught!”

Just Alliance, Vocal Loop Artist / National Music Educator


“Ric is a great source of information on the craft and business of making sounds. His books are fantastic resources and I use his sound effects libraries in my work regularly. I can’t think of a better person to guide you through the first steps of working in sound.”

Mark Kilborn, Sound Supervisor / Sound Designer / Mixer “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered”, “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”, “Forza Motorsport”

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