Books & Resources

Sound Design

Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema
by David Sonnenschein
Michael Wiese Productions, ISBN 0-941188-26-4


David Sonnenschein at YouTube

This book will deal with the more theoretical aspects of sound design and demonstrate how sound designers use creative problem solving in their work.

Sound Design Bible

The Sound Effects Bible: How to Create and Record Hollywood Style Sound Effects
by Ric Viers
Michael Wiese Productions, ISBN 978-1-932907-48-3


Ric Viers at YouTube
Sound Effects Bible web site

A very good, practical, hands-on resource for aspiring sound designers.

Pro Tools 6

Pro Tools 8 for Windows and Macintosh
by Tom Dambly

Peachpit Press, ISBN 0-321-64685-1

This book will help guide you through the hands-on part of the course: weekly assignments and individual recording and editing projects. Use this as an alternate to the digital documentation available from within Pro Tools.


Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen
by Michel Chion

Columbia University Press, ISBN 0-231-07899-6

This book is not required but will be part of our discussions to provide an interesting theoretical perspective on many of the topics we discuss. Chapters 1-5 and 7-8 are available at Google Books. This book is also available at the IU library. video tutorials (by Lynda Weinman) offers an Online Training Library. As IU students and faculty we have access to the entire collection. You will find tutorials for Pro Tools and other related audio software.

  1. Start at
  2. Click Go to and log in with your IU credentials
  3. Wait a minute to be re-directed...
  4. When the site is loaded use the Learn by menu to find the lessons that interest you.