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Out of Thin Air: Sound Design for Radio

At its most exciting, radio is a completely immersive listening experience.

At its most exciting, radio is a completely immersive listening experience.

Sometimes it's the subtlest of sounds that stir emotions and memories: the ticking of a grandfather clock, rain on a windy night, or the soft waves of exotic static from shortwave radio. Sound effects, music, and atmospheres can be used to shift mood, memory, and scene, but they can also be manipulated to give programs an original and distinctive feel. Australian-based Steven Tilley talks about some tools and techniques for employing sound design to produce evocative, powerful radio.


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Steven Tilley

Steven Tilley has been a sound engineer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for over 20 years.