Earlier this week I was listening to my steam train sound effects. They're field recordings of a Royal Hudson H1e class 4-6-4 steam train. I was gathering them into a sound pack collection (or as I wryly name them on Airborne Sound, 'Jet Packs').
Steam trains are in that category of field recordings that are pleasing to hear like streams, rain, thunder or birdsong. I like those trains. They're cool and have interesting history. But I won't write about steam trains today.
Instead I will write about revisiting your sound effects library. I thought about this while I was browsing the steam train tracks. I'll share why the process of mastering then reviewing them years later was important.
And I'll write why you'll need only one tool when mastering and reviewing your sound effects library: a shit-detector.
(The language is crude, I know. I’ll explain in a moment the reason I use the term.)
I'll return to the posts on productivity next week.
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