How To Create Unique Wind Sounds

Le Sound Audio Wind

Le Sound’s Audio Wind plug-in allows you create and manipulate wind sounds to perfectly match your visuals.

Anyone who has ever had to record wind sounds for any kind of video production knows just how difficult and time-consuming it can be. After all, wind itself has no sound. The sound we associate with wind is actually the sound of wind blowing against or passing through something. That friction is actually what causes the sound that we all think of when we hear the word wind.

How To Create Unique Wind Sounds

Traditionally, you either had to mic up specific objects to create this friction, or try to create wind sounds artificially. But thanks to Audio Wind, you can leave those long, tedious and often times frustrating practices in the past, where they belong.

In today’s quick tip from Gobbler, we’ll show you how you can match the sound of wind gusts moving through trees on a video, using a few different modules and a little session automation.

How does it work?

In this example, we set up a basic wind sound, using some volume automation on Audio Wind Squalls, whistling and background wind modules. Next we’ll use the Gust module to demonstrate how you can manipulate your wind sound to match your visual content.

The preset library is a great way to get started for any project. In this case, we started with the medium forest wind preset. Although, you can also create and save your own presets for fast and easy recall.

Using the Gust module, and some volume automation, we were able to very quickly create, and record, incredibly realistic wind gust sounds that match our visual content in perfect sync. Of course, this example only manages to scratch the surface of what is possible with the amazingly flexible controls and modules in Audio Wind’s intuitively designed interface.