I believe that field recording becomes stronger as ideas are expressed, practiced, and shared.
Explore these websites to learn about sound, and exchange ideas with other field recordists.
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Field Recording Blogs
Game Audio Blogs
- Game Sound Design (Twitter, SoundCloud) – A helpful blog with thoughtful articles split between “how-to” recording tips and approaches to game audio sound design.
- Inventory is Full (Twitter, RSS) – A blog by Jordan Fehr, with posts about sound effects libraries and game audio.
- Jack Menhorn (Twitter, RSS, SoundCloud) – Jack Menhorn is a sound designer and editor-in-chief at Designing Sound. He blogs about sound design and composition for game audio.
- Lost Chocolate Lab (Twitter, RSS) – Damian Kastbauer’s explorations of audio with a focus on game audio.
- Audible Worlds (Twitter, RSS) – A forum dedicated to the art of audio creation.
- Audio Pro Network (Twitter) – a vetted community that discusses gear, software, and services.
- Designing Sound Exchange – A forum with questions and answers about sound design and field recording. Users vote on the best answers.
- Gearslutz (RSS) – A forum for gearheads. Includes a post-production section with info about sound libraries.
- Hydrogen Audio (RSS) – “The audio technology enthusiast’s resource.” An audio forum featuring discussions on file formats, codecs and hardware.
- JW Sound (RSS) – A forum that focuses on discussions of production sound.
- Pro Tools Expert (Twitter, RSS) – Massive site exploring all things Pro Tools.
- Sound Design Stack Exchange (Twitter, RSS) – A forum with thousands of questions about sound design and field recording. A good, helpful group.
Sound Group Lists and Clubs
- Freesound – a community sound sharing website with thousands of clips. Includes forums in addition to the sound downloads.
- Nature Recordists Group – A Yahoo! Group dedicated to nature sound recording.
- Phonography Group – A Yahoo! Group focusing on the art of phonography.
- rec.arts.movies.production.sound – A Google Group focusing on production sound.
- Sound Design Group – A Yahoo! Group featuring discussions of sound design.
- The Sound Collectors’ Club (Twitter, RSS, SoundCloud) – A subscription-based club that allows members to upload and share their recordings.
Sound Design and Field Recording News Sites
- The Audio Spotlight (Twitter, RSS) – a website featuring game audio, film sound, and sound library news.
- Creating Sound (Twitter, RSS) – A news site featuring interviews and sound design resources.
- Designing Sound (Twitter, RSS) – The premier sound design source on the Web. Includes news, reviews, and videos.
- Everything Sounds (Twitter, RSS, Soundcloud) – This site hosts regular posts about all things audio, including both sound effects and music. A wide range of topics.
- Field Recording (Twitter, RSS,) – German-language news website focused on field recording.
- LA Sound Group (Twitter) – the group meets in Santa Monica, California to listen to pros talk about sound mixing, field recording, production sound, and audio editing. Watch videos of past talks.
- Sonic Field (Twitter, RSS) – The sister site to Designing Sound, with a particular focus on field recording. Formerly known as Sonic Terrain.
- Soundesign (Twitter, RSS) – Hefty sound design website with regular articles and frequent, fresh, tweets.
- SoundWorks Collection (Twitter, RSS) – Videos about high profile sound design projects. Very well produced.
- Tonebenders (Twitter, RSS) – A podcast for sound pros, by sound pros. Features interviews, and thoughtful explorations of field recording and sound design. High quality, with interesting discussions.
Pro Audio Reddit Subreddits
- /r/fieldrecording. Members share field recordings, and post articles about capturing sound effects beyond the studio.
- /r/sounddesign. Tips, tricks, and suggestions for twisting audio. Many posts that share methods for achieving tricky processing.
- /r/audiopost. Discussions about a wide variety of post-production topics for music, game audio, film, and more.
- /r/protools. A sub focused on Avid’s editing app. Discussions about various releases, and troubleshooting tips.
- /r/gameaudio. This sub explores the craft of creating sound for video games, including sound design questions, and middleware discussions.
- /r/locationsound. Focused on production sound questions and articles.
- /r/sfxlibraries. An exploration of sound fx collections and sound publishers.