The craft of field recording is a complex one. It requires nuanced skill and on-demand creativity that take years to cultivate.
Of course, capturing field recordings doesn’t end when you return home and start charging your batteries: the sound clips must be polished and organized before they can be shared with listeners. That’s why sound fx mastering and curation are important steps that complete the arc of sharing sound.
I’ve noticed there are a lot of questions about preparing field recordings for listeners. It’s understandable. Field recording itself is hard to learn. Mastering and curation are even more niche.
With that in mind, I’ve created a Sound Effects Mastering and Curation group on Facebook. The goal is to share ideas about these crafts, ask questions, and compare technique so we can all share better sound with the world.
The group is technically “closed” to keep out spam, but it is open to everyone. Just apply to join and I’ll add you. (A Facebook account is required.)
Right now I have a few of my own articles there that share the basics. Feel free to submit your own questions, posts, and so on so the community can benefit.
I look forward to seeing you there.