You’ve flown to the other side of the globe with microphone in hand. You’ve trekked through bustling cities in the heat with heavy gear strapped to your back. And then, you notice it: the TVs and radios have fallen away. You realize you’re immersed in the sound of a completely new place.
All field recordists know this experience. It’s not just the urban recordings, though. They discover it when hiking a remote trail, when firing up a sports car for the first time, or when uncovering a unique texture scraping metal on ice.
It’s this sense of discovery that prompts people to want to share their recordings with others. Field recording wouldn’t be much of a craft if work wasn’t exchanged with others. Just the same, it’s not common to think about this step when capturing sound in the field.
It’s understandable to overlook the step of preparing clips for sharing. Known as curation, it has a great impact on how clips are received and understood.
So, today’s post shares common errors when preparing to share sound effects, and tips and tricks for how to fix them.
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