How to Make Harry Potter Sound Effects

Something that probably won’t surprise you is that I love Harry Potter.

Well, I love the universe and story of Harry Potter. I’m IN love with Severus Snape.

So I was pickled tink when Marshall McGee (sound designer on Just Cause 4, and host of the excellent Youtube show, Waveform) challenged me to a wizardly sound design duel.

We each had to design magic spell sounds to two Harry Potter scenes using only 5 samples. Samples that Marshall picked out beforehand, not all of which sounded particularly “magical.”

It was a ton of fun and the episode came out ludicrously good. AND it’s educational! It’s basically the same as going to Hogwarts, minus the incredible lack of child safety laws.

Watch it below!