I read an interesting question on Social Sound Design this morning. It asked whether selling a sound effects library on your own website was viable. Would one pack be downloaded ten, 100, or 500 times?
I added a few thoughts of my own, and shared my experience selling sound effects on the Web. At the end of the post, I mentioned that recording rare sound effects with reflection and effort give a sound library an advantage.
I thought about this last bit as I grabbed my coffee later. I think there's more to add.
So, in this post I'll answer a few questions I often hear from new field recordists.
- How do I build a sound effects library?
- Which sound effects should I record?
- What makes one sound effect more valuable than another?
- How can this help me share my sound library on the Web?
I'll share what I learned, the path I took, and some ideas how you can shape a powerful sound library of your own.
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