I spent the afternoon producing several Pop Up Ding sound effects. These types of effects are extremely popular and are always big sellers. They are the kinds of sounds you hear all the time on videos and games but you don't really pay much attention to them.
To make my Pop Up Ding Sounds I usually start with a whoosh effect and then add a popping sound I created using....my mouth. Yep. A mouth popping sound. And then I typically add some sort of bonus effect to give it some punch and a distinctive sound. I'll adjust volume levels and EQ for each layered sound and then Mix it all together in Logic Pro X on my iMac. After mix down and normalizing the effect with WavePad I'll import it back into Logic Pro X and add a UAD loudness plugin to make it "pop" (pun intended). Then I use WavePad to remove the front and end dead space and create a 96Hz 24Bit wave file.
Take a listen to a few of the sounds I made today:
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