Going Viral with Good Foley Last Updated 05 August 2021 by Michael Forrest

Sometimes the little things make all the difference. What we thought was a niche music demo ended up getting millions of views when the ASMR community caught on to our little pencil sound effects.


We made this to show how Graham Dunning plays music with sample triggers and messed-up vinyl records. The most important thing was the maker space that was available. We used a DSLR and recorded the audio on a Zoom recorder. What really set this apart (and got the ASMR subreddit excited) was that we recorded foley for all of the little pencil and rattling metal sounds in post. It’s amazing how a minor production detail can transform a project from a niche musician use case to an internet phenomenon (millions of views in the first two weeks!).

Who? Graham Dunning, Michael Forrest

Tools: DSLR, Laptop, Final Cut Pro X etc..

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