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The last article introduced a new sound design tool: Sound Particles. That post presented a quick look at the new granular spatialization software, as well as a bonus interview with its creator, professor Nuno Fonseca of Portugal.
That scratched the surface of the new sound design tool. Want to know more? You’re in luck. Continue Reading…
I remember the first time I stumbled upon Reddit. I was instantly hooked by the lively banter, range of discourse, comment voting, and the stunning breadth of discussion categories, also known as subreddits.
Reddit is a type of bulletin board system where users can submit and vote on article or comments. It is hugely popular. It is ranked 31 in worldwide search engine traffic. It only stands to reason that sooner or later audio folk would wander into Reddit and begin discussing field recording, sound effects, game audio, and more.
Today’s post explores a few popular areas where you can discuss your love of sound with other pros.
Last year, I created a new “Community” tab on the website’s menu bar. The first page I announced was a list of field recording blogs. The second listed community Web shops. There’s also a selection of SoundCloud sound effect groups, too.
My hope for those pages was to spread field recording knowledge and share all the excellent sound libraries you’ve created. I believe that all of our work improves when more audio knowledge and better sound surrounds us. I had hoped to contribute a small resource that would give back to the field recording community I’ve enjoyed being a part of.
Many of you wrote to tell me you found those pages useful. So, inspired by that, I’ve released a small, new tool which I also hope will help the sound design and field recording communities: Sound Effects Search.
I’d been keeping track of everyone in my browser bookmarks for years. There were so many, it had become a bit out of hand. So, I decided to organize them and list them here on the site so others can use them, too.
Earlier this summer I launched a new version of my downloadable sound effects store, Airborne Sound. On the new site I offer a mix of free sound effects and downloadable sound clip bundles.
I’ve not mentioned the new store on the blog here, but thought it might be interesting to bring it up today, for two reasons:
I changed my website from an à la carte model to a bundle model. The way the store operates now is quite different from before. However, the technology wasn’t the biggest change. The biggest adjustment was my approach. Not all stores are created equal, of course. Small adjustments can drastically affect how sound is shared. I’ve seen intriguing differences since I changed my approach.
I know some of you are interested in creating your own store, so I’ll write more on this in the future. I’ll include posts on the technology behind the store, the design, and the approach that ties it together.
I offered some discounts on the bundles on the Airborne Sound blog. Some of you may have missed out on that. So, I’m offering a discount code for 50% off anything in the store, good for the next 48 hours.
I’m also offering a new bundle of 20 HD sounds: Heavy Machinery. It’s free of charge for a brief time. Creative Field Recording readers have first crack at it.