In the last article, we learned the basics of sound effects metadata. That article explored the nature and the shape of metadata. It looked at how sound clip metadata is applied, and how to use metadata with sound libraries.
That began a foundation for using metadata. Applying metadata in any form will instantly add new scope to your recordings. What’s interesting about metadata is that with just a bit more digging you’ll find it becomes increasingly powerful.
So, today’s article is for those of you who want to delve deeper. I’ve included three concepts that explore how metadata affects field recording and sound libraries in particular. They are:
- Metadata and context.
- How metadata affects experiencing sound effects.
- How metadata affects sharing sound.
The goal of today’s post is to share new ideas that will help you think of metadata differently.
I also want to provide a concrete tool you can use on your sound libraries right away, too. So, in the next article, I’ll include a list of recommended metadata fields for basic, advanced, and pro sound libraries.
Brew a coffee, and join me for a deep look beneath the surface of sound effects metadata.
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