Welcome to the Creative Field Recording membership.
Designed to help you develop your skills to succeed at field recording, sound fx mastering, and sound library curation.
The Creative Field Recording membership is for creators looking to take the next step mastering their craft in:
- Field recording
- Sound effects editing and mastering
- Sound library organization and curation
- Selling and sharing sound with others
The membership gives you an instant, all-access pass to premium content not available anywhere else on the Web:
- Field recording fundaments
- User-friendly introductory articles
- Detailed step-by-step “how-to” posts designed to teach you essential skills
- Tips and tricks crafted from nearly 25 years of field recording experience
- In-depth explorations of field recording philosophy to help you shape your own thinking
What’s inside? Over 85 ad-free online articles (and counting!) that share nearly 150,000 words about field recording technique, mastering, curation, sharing sound and more.
You’ll also receive every future membership article and access to the member-only newsletter.
The Creative Field Recording membership is made for field recordists and editors looking to improve their skills and thinking. Are you a beginner curious about field recording? Do you have a few years experience field recording and want to take the next step? Then this is for you.
The membership is made for field recordists who:
- Are eager to improve their skills
- Want to solve problems
- Care about the details
- Want to take a deeper dive into the craft
- Want to explore field recording philosophy to help shape your own creative thinking
- A beginner curious to learn what field recording is all about
- A field recordist for games, pro audio, or post production
- A nature lover who wants to record cleaner wilderness sounds
- A sound pro who wants to organize the collections you already have
- A freelancer who wants to share their library online
Then the Creative Field Recording membership is for you.
More than 80 articles teach you field recording technique, sound fx mastering concepts, and sound library curation skills:
- 5 Tricks to Record Better Atmospheres
- An Introduction to Gathering Sound Effects
- Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them: Field Recording Basics
- How to Add Personality to Your Sound Effects
- And 19 more…
Sound FX Mastering
- An Introduction to Sound Effects Mastering
- 2 Techniques for Setting Sound Effects Library Mastering Levels
- 5 Ways to Fix Noisy Field Recordings
- Field Recording Audio Repair Steps
- And 11 more…
Sound Library Curation
- 15 Tips for Naming Sound Effects
- Soundminer Metadata 101
- How to Apply Categories to Sound Effect Libraries
- The 7 Commandments of Sound FX Metadata
- The Quick-Start Guide to adding Sound FX Library Metadata
- And 17 more…
- How to Build a Viable Sound Effects Library
- How to Choose Where to Sell Sound Effects Part 1 and 2
- How to Create an Irresistible Sound Library Preview
- Selling Sound Checklist – What You Need to Share SFX Online
- And 18 more…
There are many others. View all membership articles.
What benefits are there to membership? Join the Creative Field Recording membership to:
- Improve your skills
- Learn best practices
- Record smarter
- Develop your technique
- Clean and present sound effectively
- Share sound better
- Make cash from your recordings
The membership provides tools to learn not only the technical steps, but how to influence your thinking to grow as a professional.
Most importantly, the membership articles are designed to help you do what you love.
Each article is written with intense attention to detail by published author Paul Virostek, drawing from nearly 25 years of recording, mastering, and sharing sound effects.
Paul has recorded sound effects for Hollywood feature films such as Batman Begins, Ali, Million Dollar Baby, and others, as well as for nearly 50,000 field recordings for his own library, as well as premium publishers such as Sound Ideas, Sounddogs.com, Soundsnap, and many more. He has mastered hundreds of thousands of sound clips, and has curated and ingested more than a half million sounds for private collections.