Many shops sharing sound effects today will soon be extinct. They just don’t know it yet.
Last week I explained which shops will diminish and fade. Why will this happen? It’s because they’ve lost touch with technology, and the people that use sound effects.
You’re probably familiar with the idea. The same process has been happening to the music and movie industries. Traditional distribution is scrambling to adapt to the digital age.
Fans want easy access to movies and music. Shops struggle fitfully to protect their creative work, and earn a fair amount for sharing it. The result?
Movies and music become bookended with lecturing Interpol warnings, copy-protection schemes, delayed releases, and distribution staggered across dozens of territories.
It sounds complicated, doesn’t it? It is. Is there any point to sharing sound, then?
Of course! People yearn for good sound. Often they crave it more strongly than music and movie fans because the benefit is more direct. Sound effects are tools they need to assist projects they craft every day.
So, if the old ways of sharing sound are dying, what can we expect from the future?
Today’s post will describe the future of sharing sound, and how your sound effects library will join it.
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