List of Famous Sound Designers

Updated June 8, 2017 18.5k views 146 items

List of famous sound designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top sound designers in the world? This includes the most prominent sound designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable sound designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic sound designers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned sound designers.

This list includes Andrew Halasz, Arun Majumdar and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known sound designers to the lesser known sound designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the sound designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous sound designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous sound designers?" then you're in the right place. (146 items)
Keith Kenniff is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and electronic music producer. He composes ambient/electronic music under the moniker Helios and post-classical piano music under ...more
Tom Myers is an American sound engineer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards; one for Best Sound and two for Best Sound Editing. He has worked on more than 100 films since 1990.
Scott Lehrer is an audio engineer/mixer.
Adam Cork is a composer.
Benjamin "Ben" Burtt Jr. (born July 12, 1948) is an American sound designer, film editor, director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He has worked as sound designer films including the ...more
Mark Bennett is a composer, sound designer and lyricist.
Andrew Bruce
Andrew Bruce is a sound designer.
Walter Scott Murch (born July 12, 1943) is an American film editor, director and sound designer. With a career stretching back to 1969, including work on Apocalypse Now, The Godfather I, II, and ...more
Christopher C. Odom (born July 7, 1970 in Manhasset, New York), is an independent director, producer, writer, cinematographer, editor, composer and actor. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts in ...more
Cam Archer (born 1981) is an American independent filmmaker, photographer and sound designer, currently residing in Santa Cruz, California.
Richard King is an American sound designer and editor who has worked on over 70 films. A native of Tampa, Florida, he graduated from Plant High School and the University of South Florida. He won ...more
Paul N. J. Ottosson is a Swedish sound engineer. He won a total of three Academy Awards. Two for the film The Hurt Locker, one for Zero Dark Thirty, and was nominated for a fourth for Spider-Man ...more
Michael Stearns (born October 16, 1948) is an American musician and composer of ambient music. He is also known as a film composer, sound designer and soundtrack producer for large format films, ...more
Douglas Graham Shearer (November 17, 1899 – January 5, 1971) was a Canadian American pioneering sound designer and recording director who played a key role in the advancement of sound technology ...more
Jerrold Viacrucis Tarog (; born May 30, 1977) is a Filipino film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, and composer. He is best known for directing Heneral Luna (2015), Bliss (2017), Goyo: ...more
David Kristian (born November 5, 1967) is a Canadian musician and film score composer and sound designer. David Kristian has been involved in audio for media since the early 1980s, when he first ...more
Gary Roger Rydstrom (born June 29, 1959) is an American sound designer and director. He has been nominated for seventeen Academy Awards for his work in sound for movies, winning seven.
Dom Capuano (born Domenico Capuano 21 April 1975), is an Italian music composer and music producer for pop music, electronic music and orchestra. His genre goes from EDM to film soundtracks. His ...more
Christopher Boyes is a sound designer.
Ian Stynes is a sound designer, sound mixer and sound editor.
Wang Chung are an English new wave band formed in London in 1980 by Nick Feldman, Jack Hues and Darren Costin. The name Wang Chung means "yellow bell" in Chinese (黃鐘, pinyin: ...more
John Willsteed is an award winning Australian musician and sound designer. As a musician, he is best known as a member of the Brisbane band The Go-Betweens, in which he played bass guitar from ...more
Chen Harpaz is a film score composer.
Yasuhiro Morinaga is a Japanese sound designer, music director, sound archivist, and the composer of Musique concrète. He is known as a sound designer for Asian Independent Cinema. ...more
Blake Leyh (born in Syracuse, New York in 1962) is a composer, sound designer, and music supervisor. Leyh's prominent credits include music supervising HBO's television show The Wire, most ...more