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A brief update: I’ve created a page for Creative Field Recording on Facebook. Most of the posts will be mirrored from the site or from on Twitter. However, if you’d prefer to follow me on Facebook, you’re now able to. Follow and Like Creative Field Recording on Facebook.

I have also created a dedicated YouTube channel for Creative Field Recording. Right now it has a few screencasts from past articles. I’d like to post more video content on the site. So, follow Creative Field Recording on YouTube to learn about future videos. Stay tuned for upcoming tutorials, location videos, and more.

You can also follow me on Twitter, SoundCloud, or connect via LinkedIn.

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Today’s article is the last featuring community responses to the field recording survey. It’s the first that begins to move away from gear itself and explores more intangible aspects of field recording. That will conclude with a final pair of articles drawn from the “A Month of Field Recordist” interviews: the motivations behind field recording.

The last question in the survey asked:

What one suggestion would you give to beginning field recordists?

At first, I debated adding this question. I’m glad I did. The responses were captivating.

Let’s take a look.

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Field Recording: From Research to Wrap is now available via Kindle Matchbook. This means if you bought the print version of the book from Amazon, you can now download a matching digital copy free of charge.

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Field Recording Equipment Survey Hero

Update: the survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Do you remember your first field recording kit? Do remember the thrill of using your new gear to gather your first field recordings in the wild?

You’ll also probably remember how hard it was to choose the right recorder and microphone. We all had these questions at one time: Continue Reading…

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Earlier this month I hosted a 50%-off sale over on Airborne Sound. That’s a sale I host once a year with discounts on every sound library there.

This week I reflected: why not share the spirit here on Creative Field Recording, too? So, for the next 48 hours, everything in the bookstore is on sale. Use the discount code SUNLIGHT to save 50% all books, including combo pack bundles.

Please note the sale is now over.

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Update: Sound Effects Search Now with 1000 Libraries, Audio Player

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A quick update about one of my other projects, the indie sound library search engine, Sound Effects Search.

Just this week the website added its 1000th sound library. Just under 7 months ago the number was clawing at Continue Reading…

Year Four- A Retrospective

I woke up one day just over four years ago this month and realized that I had been unemployed for half a year. The previous version of my sound effects website that I had launched the summer before was on life support, discouragingly underpowered for the technology it was using. Worse, I was uninspired. I hadn’t recorded a single shred of sound for ages.

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A few weeks ago, I announced a new community sound effects tool called Sound Effects Search. It’s a search engine for independent sound libraries.

The website launch gave me some insight into independent sound library collections. I’ll share those thoughts in this “post-mortem” post, and also include a few resources for fans of indie sound bundles and also for sound library publishers, too.

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e-Book Combo Pack Complete

A brief update: I’ve collected the sound effect e-books I’ve written into discounted Combo Packs.

They gather the Upgraded Edition of each e-book with all bonus materials into a bundle for a 15–20% discount. There are two Combo Packs.

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Sharing Sound Online Group

It’s been a while since I posted here regularly. That’s because I’ve poured all my energy into writing a new e-book about sharing sound effects and field recordings.

It’s called Sharing Sound Online and it’s available now in the Creative Field Recording bookstore.

Sharing Sound Online is an e-book that explains how to build an indie sound bundle and share it from your own Web store. It collects all my knowledge of selling sound on the Internet since 2000, and presents hundreds of tricks and tips.

I wrote this book because I know many of you have excellent sound effects that are waiting to be discovered. I’m excited about the book because I think it is an extremely simple way to help everyone move their great collections out into the world to be enjoyed by listeners everywhere.

It’s the result of a solid three-and-a-half months of writing. I’m very excited to finally share it with you today.

This post will be a brief overview of the book. I’ll also be publishing two articles (article one, article two) with info from the book, starting today. At the end of the post, I’ll also include a discount code for 15% off the new book, which is good for the next 48 hours.

Interested in learning how to build an exceptional sound bundle and share it with thousands of sound pros on the Web? Read on.

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