List of Famous Sound Designers

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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 is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and electronic music producer.
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. is an American sound designer, film editor, director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He has worked as sound designer on various films including: the Star Wars ...more
Mark Bennett is a composer, sound designer and lyricist.
Andrew Bruce
Andrew Bruce is a sound designer.
Walter Scott Murch is an American film editor and sound designer.
Christopher C. Odom, is an independent director, producer, writer, cinematographer, editor, composer and actor. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video with a Minor in Theater ...more
Cam Archer is an American independent filmmaker, photographer and sound designer, currently residing in Santa Cruz, California. Archer's first success was with his 2003 student produced short ...more
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 is a United States musician and composer of ambient music. He is also known as a film composer, sound designer and soundtrack producer for large format films, theatrical films, ...more
Douglas G. Shearer was a Canadian American pioneer sound designer and recording director who played a key role in the advancement of sound technology for motion pictures. He won seven Academy ...more
Jerrold Tarog is a multi-awarded Filipino film director, composer, writer, editor, and sound designer. His work as editor, sound designer, and composer on other films have also earned him ...more
David Kristian 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 started work as an ...more
Gary Roger Rydstrom is an American sound designer and director. He has won seven Academy Awards for his work in sound for movies.
Born as Domenico Capuano, known professionally as Dom Capuano, also as Domenico "Mimmo" Capuano is an Italian music producer, composer. He broke through as a producer and songwriter in ...more
Christopher Boyes is a sound designer.
Ian Stynes is a sound designer, sound mixer and sound editor.
Darren Costin is the drummer for the new wave band Wang Chung. Costin first appeared on the group's debut album, Huang Chung, then on their second album Points on a Curve. When drumming, Costin ...more
John Willsteed is an award winning Australian musician and sound designer. As a musician, he is best known as a member of the iconic Brisbane band The Go-Betweens, in which he played bass guitar ...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 is a composer, sound designer, and music supervisor. Leyh's prominent credits include music supervising HBO's television show The Wire, most notably the end theme called "The ...more