I’ve been chipping away at revising all my sound effect books. I plan to release updated editions later this year (anyone who has purchased digital copies will receive updates, free of charge).
Anyway, while reviewing Field Recording: From Research to Wrap, I realized I had not mentioned one small but important step when beginning your field recording session: recording room tone.
Have you ever captured a noisy sound effect and wondered what to do with it? Have you found yourself wrestling for hours with de-noising plug-ins? Wondering how you can publish cleaner sound clips?
Today’s post was designed to introduce beginners to this vital – but often neglected – field recording step. It will explain why recording tone improves your field recordings, and helps you master sound fx clips.