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Sound Designer Q & A: Destroying a car and a whole lot more… to get the perfect sound effects

December 13th, 2006

Sound designers Jonathan Crowe, Nate Jones and Christopher Diehl, from the Adventures in Odyssey and Radio Theatre team, answer questions about voice editing, mixing… and advice for starting your own audio drama!

Podcast Links

  • The episode “Silent Night,” one of Jonathan’s most difficult shows, can be found in the 4-CD set Lost & Found.
  • “Sunday Morning Scramble,” a story about the Washingtons trying to make it to church, is in Along for the Ride.
  • Sound design on Radio Theatre’s The Hiding Place included recording sounds at Corrie ten Boom’s actual home in Holland!

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69 Comments on “Sound Designer Q & A: Destroying a car and a whole lot more… to get the perfect sound effects”

  • Mercy on June 8th, 2009 - 2:59pm


    The sound designers must have a really hard job,but I bet they love every second of it! 🙂

  • noah on June 18th, 2009 - 10:32pm


    Yes, I’ve tried sound design before. NOt the easiest thing in the world!

  • Mercy on June 23rd, 2009 - 9:57am



  • lara on June 25th, 2009 - 2:25am


    nah he is joking

  • Mercy on July 10th, 2009 - 12:57pm


    NO LARA,
    I think he is serious. Aren’t you,Noah??

  • cAROLINE on September 27th, 2009 - 9:39am


    o.k. that must hve been hrd trying to destroy a car and more. noah r u serious?!?

  • reuben on November 6th, 2009 - 4:13pm


    really!!! i

  • reuben on November 6th, 2009 - 4:14pm


    really!!! i didn’t know that!!

  • Andrea G on January 7th, 2010 - 2:35am



  • odysseyfreak on January 29th, 2010 - 9:06am


    that was alright, i guess. is rachel fox’s voice naturaly like that?

  • idance4jesus on February 7th, 2010 - 1:22pm


    Yes, Odyssey Freak, her voice is like just like that.

  • Odyssey#1fan on February 25th, 2010 - 1:02pm


    Hey, it’s me Noah. Yes, I have done sound design, in fact I’m doing some RIGHT now. It is hard.

  • sara on April 20th, 2010 - 8:41am


    nice shows

  • sara on April 20th, 2010 - 8:43am


    when are the new shows coming soon right now

  • sara on April 20th, 2010 - 9:01am



  • nicole on April 11th, 2011 - 12:43am


    WOW I don’t think anyone will read this (except maybe the people who approve these comments) because no one has commented since 1010!! 😀

  • Anonymous on June 28th, 2011 - 2:50pm


    I want to see mr. w Dance

  • Shinobu on December 15th, 2011 - 3:10pm



  • Jeremiah on December 17th, 2011 - 11:15am



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  • Jeremiah on December 18th, 2011 - 7:36pm



  • Shinobu on December 21st, 2011 - 9:14am



  • Jeremiah on December 21st, 2011 - 3:15pm



  • Jeremiah on December 22nd, 2011 - 8:20am



  • Shinobu on December 22nd, 2011 - 8:23am



  • Jeremiah on December 23rd, 2011 - 3:15pm


    :light bulb:

  • REGOLLIN on December 23rd, 2011 - 3:19pm



  • Shinobu on December 23rd, 2011 - 3:22pm



  • FTU on January 4th, 2012 - 8:06am



  • YelseW on October 1st, 2012 - 12:00am


    Halo back.
    Wes 🙂 😉 :D.

  • HHH on October 15th, 2012 - 7:06pm


    Cool podcast.


  • isaac one 21 on October 17th, 2012 - 8:49am


    I LOVE ODYSSEY I really think that Odyssey is amazing my favorite person is whooton

  • Chicken legs on January 26th, 2013 - 4:32am



  • yummy pie on February 3rd, 2013 - 12:12am



  • willotree on February 28th, 2013 - 4:56pm


    i love yoll. yoll r graet

  • rex on March 13th, 2013 - 8:19pm




  • Agent 3qx on April 5th, 2013 - 7:42am


    Anyone still post here? I want to use this for my HeadQuarters.

  • rex on April 9th, 2013 - 5:00pm


    AGENT 3QX – what is your head Quarters for??
    If you don’t want me to post i don’t have to!?


  • agent 3qx on April 11th, 2013 - 7:44am


    @ Rex
    You can post if you want to. I want to find an unused podcast! That no one looks at any more! If there is one…

  • rex on April 11th, 2013 - 10:07am


    well AGENT 3QX – i can leave i am the only one that posts on here anyway so i guess it dose not matter. And yes there is such a thing as a post no one looks at!!! but y do you want a podcast that no one posts on???


  • agent 3qx on April 17th, 2013 - 7:54am


    @ Rex
    I don’t know! 😆 😆

  • rex on April 17th, 2013 - 6:55pm


    AGENT 3QX – ha ok. 😆 so uh you going to post on here? it gets kinda lonely on here. I guess i don’t under stand y you want head quarters if you don’t have a (team) i guess you could say. like what kinda Head quarters you thinking of anyway? sorry if i ask to many Q.. 🙁
    but sense i asked that many already i guess it dose not hurt to ask another. are you a Boy or girl??If cant answer this its ok i under stand.

  • agent 3qx on April 22nd, 2013 - 12:26pm


    Well I’am on http://www.whitsendblog.org/2006/09/interviews-with-courtney-brown-tamika-and-producer-marshal-younger/
    as well if you want to go there. Yeah I don’t have a team on here, sooo…
    Sorry I’d rather not say if I’m boy or girl.

  • Melerandil on April 23rd, 2013 - 7:20am


    Soli Deo Gloria

  • rex on April 23rd, 2013 - 3:10pm


    MELERANDIL – do you want to post on here?



  • Flyingrider on October 29th, 2013 - 2:41pm


    Hey you have found it and i will give you the next one this is so you guys can come to club central when we are ready this is to keep you busy for a while( not every clue is disifered the same way)
    CLUE: duck part dad name

  • Flyingrider on October 29th, 2013 - 2:42pm


    it will be the first one!

  • Flyingrider on October 30th, 2013 - 8:19am


    I put it up but it wouldnt come up so that was the clue!

  • naomi on October 30th, 2013 - 8:51am


    Hey Flying Rider!
    Found it in a flash 🙂 Tough second one tho…
    But i Looooove deciphering and codes and all the rest.
    😀 See you at “Central Club” whenever that comes around…

  • stormshadow on October 31st, 2013 - 9:11am


    @flyingrider i found you again!!

  • i luv shona on October 31st, 2013 - 1:03pm


    i found you!!!!

  • TINYAUTHOR12 on November 1st, 2013 - 1:19pm


    @ FlyingRider: I found you too! Nice try, but you can’t get away from us! Mwahahahaha! :mrgreen: Sorry, hyper today.
    -Peace from the tie-dye chipmunk!

  • cody on December 4th, 2013 - 9:29am


    @ flyingrider:found you! 😉

  • babe on June 26th, 2014 - 6:32pm



  • Adam c. on December 2nd, 2014 - 7:19pm


    I was just browsing through old podcasts and found this. Neat to see old AIO history stuff. Well, gotta run, Pa just asked me to go into town with Joe to pick up supplies. ( Joe probably begged to go, knowing him) so anyway, bye for now!

    -Adam Cartwright

    P.S. JK, I like to post as movie characters and such, especially Adam, he’s the best. 🙂 Hope ya’ll don’t mind.

  • Flyingrider on January 5th, 2015 - 2:39pm


    Advice page!

  • darth Vader on January 13th, 2015 - 10:02am



  • ACD on January 13th, 2015 - 11:58am


    🙂 🙂

  • Hershey kiss on January 13th, 2015 - 12:22pm


    Advise? what kind do you give??

  • FARMGIRL16 on January 13th, 2015 - 1:49pm



  • destiny14 on January 13th, 2015 - 3:26pm


    Hershey Kiss:About everything really.But if its too…uh in need of an adults answers then we ask the Blog Mods what they think.Other then that it can be big or small.

  • Flyingrider on January 14th, 2015 - 8:38am


    Yeah it really doesnt matter what we will answer it to the best of our ability.

  • stormshadow on January 14th, 2015 - 8:58am


    Lets do dis!!


  • destiny14 on January 15th, 2015 - 3:35pm


    FarmGirl:Do you mean asking for advice or giving it? 🙂

  • help! on January 15th, 2015 - 4:17pm


    what do I do if people are really mean to others but its hard to tell them to stop?

  • stormshadow on January 19th, 2015 - 11:31am


    I’d say you have to face your initial fear of telling them to stop, and nicely tell them not to. If they don’t stop, find an adult and tell them whats happening.

  • Gianna on January 26th, 2016 - 8:31am


    Destroying a car for sound affects? These sound designers must be attached to their job! I was looking for a better word than ATTACHED, but I couldn’t think of any.

  • country girl on January 17th, 2018 - 4:14am


    Narnia, I would like to join this girl chat but I don’t see other comments from recently. I don’t know if you already know this but if you put in search bar “free episode snow day” thats a girls chat and “have a heart”. Bye!

  • NARNIA on January 21st, 2018 - 6:08am


    oh hi sorry about that
    i didnt really have time to get to the laptop
    but im free now!

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