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[Boo. Hi, folks. :-)] Is there a standard definition of "abstract sound design?" Smarter minds than mine can probably answer that. Personally and subjectively, I think it can refer to a few things. We talk about this a lot with our clients and sound design folks at work, since we primarily do SFX for interfaces. Just like visual art, sound design can be ...


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user6513 hit the nail on the head. Maybe a simple way to put it is-- creating sounds you've never heard before and can't understand, but still appreciate. Anyone can make garbled noises, but sound/audio-based art needs to strike some chord in a person's mind, if that makes sense. Amon Tobin's 2011 album "ISAM" is probably the most well-known work in this ...


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For any 'tube' sound, you can get a lot of mileage out of 2" plastic plumbing/drainage pipe. You can slap it, on the side or over the end of the tube [it's almost a drum played like that], blow down it, play it like a trumpet. hit it on things or with things. They have an interesting resonance, tuneable by length & bore. Interestingly, though you ...


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