Voice - Sound Effects - Music

The second major component of audio theater, sound effects. That which takes the place of sets and costumes and even some narration. It sets the scene, effects the mood and much more.

Sound Effects. Do you make them or buy them or record them?

To research old time radio methods, start with your local library looking for old books on radio drama.

You will also hear the term "Foley" used by many modern radio drama producers.

Is it sound effects or Foley?

Readings on Sound Design


The Sound Effects Bible - Ric Viers Michael Wiese Productions 978 1 932907 48 3

The Foley Grail - Venessa Theme Ament - Gpvs; z[trdd 978 0 240 81125 3

Radio Sound Effects - Robert L. Mott McFarland 1993 ISBN 0 89950 7476
Sound Effects Radio, TV, and Film - Robert L. Mott Focal Press 1989 ISBN 0 240 80029 X 
Radio Live! - TV Live! - Robert L. Mott McFarland & Company 2000 ISBN 0 7864 0816 2

Funny Noises for the Connoisseur Bart Hopkin Experimental Musical Instruments; (June 2003) # ISBN: 0972731318