Introducing the Modern Digital Interface collection. Featuring hundreds of interface sounds, ranging from button clicks and notifications to alarms and telemetry communications.
Why are interface sounds so important?
In our modern digital age we are surrounded by devices, apps and services that provide responsive and engaging experiences. The sounds heard in these experiences are designed with great intention and serve very specific functions. The roles these interface sounds play in our day-to-day routines are profound, and yet they are so well-integrated that we do not think of the sounds we hear, but rather the overall experience of what was just accomplished.
When we click a button to send an email or withdraw cash from an ATM, we expect a response from the devices and apps we use to accomplish these tasks. It brings the exchange to life and gives us insight into whether we are being seen, heard, understood and a myriad of other input/output exchanges.
More than simply responsive.
Sounds also make us aware of far more than just whether a button was pushed or a transaction occurred. It can tell us if the outcome was positive or negative, through simple changes in tone or timing. Some interface sounds even mimic familiar moods, emotions and language. Some sounds are alarming and meant to cut through anything else that might be holding our attention in that moment. After all, if an alien is about to bust through the hull of your ship, or a meal was just delivered to your front door, you want to know about it.
To say we rely upon sound to navigate the world around us is an understatement. This is why we have developed so many high-quality interface sounds for your projects in Audio Design Desk. Every detail heard in a scene translates to more information that the viewer has to better understand everything happening on-screen. And when you have control over the sounds, you have greater influence over the user and audience experience entirely.
Have requests for specific interface sounds you want to see in future sound packs? Let us know!