I’m a musician for about 15 years. I’ve recently been delving more into music production and now sound design. I want to pursue sound design as my career. I’m getting my feet wet with a project with a friend. It’s an audio fiction that he wrote and I will design the sound for. He’s already editing a short 5 minute bit with audio as placeholders to show me the timing of when the sound needs to come in. I’ve been searching for a beginners guide so I can know what to start with, but have not found anything of the sort. I’m a bit lost about what to start working on. Organizing tracks, grouping by type, volume, reverb to place sounds in position, etc.

Do you have any advice for me? Thank you!