It’s said that an animated film’s music and sound make up the greater percentage of its effectiveness. This proclamation may irk some of you who have bled, sweated, and cried through countless hours of animation production, only for some noisemaking outsider to swoop in and be granted more than half of the credit in what may take a fraction of the time you’ve put in. In spite of this, the statement remains painfully accurate, and possibly even understated. As many an auteur, independent, student, and even studio film has proven over the years, whether your animation consists of virtually-inanimate stickmen or rivals the production quality of a Disney feature, a botched sound mix or music score can make it unwatchable.