You’ve finally set aside time to create your first independent sound fx library. You planned to capture an fresh, exciting subject. You’ve recorded the tracks in the field with care. You’ve mastered them diligently. The clips are packed and ready to go. Then you hesitate.
You’ve heard sound pros speak about metadata, and how much they need it. Your realize you need to add metadata to your sound clip collection for it to be complete.
What is metadata? What is the difference between weak metadata and robust info that inspires and excites sound pros? And how can you add this to your collection?
I’ve written this post as a cheat sheet to help you write metadata with minimal time and effort. It will introduce the broad strokes of sound fx library metadata. It will share the easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to begin writing the bonus text to your sound fx libraries.
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