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‘Daredevil’ Sound Designer on Treating Fight Sequences Like a Drum Solo

Netflix’s Daredevil is known for its gritty take on the superhero genre, and its visceral fight sequences garner attention in part due to their heightened sound design.

“I like to think of a fight scene as a drum solo,” sound designer Jordan Wilby tells Where to Watch. “I’ll place different impacts as if they’re a kick drum, or tom tom, or high hat, making sure I cover the spectrum of low end, mid and high end. Of course, you’re tied to the visuals when you synch the sound, but I try to find a rhythmic quality so the fight has an ebb and flow to it.”

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