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Earlier today learning website Soundfly published a list of field recordists in their online music magazine, Flypaper. The writer, Patrick McGuire, shared ten people he felt were crossing the “aesthetic boundaries” of field recording:

some more conceptually artistic, some purely for sound design, and others for the purposes of documentation

I found McGuire’s classification of field recording disciplines interesting. I think it is true that most people do tend to follow one of those pursuits. So, the article explored fascinating concepts: What happens when these genres blend? Who are creating provocative results?

You’ll see a number of familiar names. Perhaps the most celebrated field recordist, Chris Watson, appears on the list. There also appear a number of friends of the Creative Field Recording blog, too: Diane Hope, Watson Wu, and Melissa Pons. I was also quite surprised and honoured to see my own name on the list as well.

In addition, I’m sure you’ll find a number of other field recordists in the list with something fresh to say. Each of them is exploring recording sound beyond the studio in compelling ways.

Check out Soundfly’s 10 of the Most Interesting Field Recordists Working Across Aesthetic Boundaries.

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It’s been a while since I wrote a sound effects article roundup. Here are some articles about sound fx that I found interesting, and you may, too.

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At the end of every year I share a retrospective on the field recording articles of the previous year. If you’re new here, it’s a good way to get an overview of what the site’s about.

I’ve included a brief comment with each article describing what it is about, and why I wrote it.

Thank you everyone who visited, commented, Tweeted, and emailed in 2013!

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I finally polished off two major field recording gigs last week. After decompressing for a bit, I dove into my long list of sound articles gathered from Tweets, and various field recording websites.

I’ll share my selections of interesting articles and other finds in today’s post.

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Here are a handful of sound effects articles, websites, tutorials, field recordings, and free sound fx from the last while that I found interesting.

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Subway Stairs

Not working during the holidays? Have some time? Want to read about sound?

I actually look forward to travelling during the holidays. It gives me time to catch up on reading sound effects blogs.

Here are sound-related articles I’ve enjoyed:

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I mentioned recently I had planned two books on field recording sound effects. Well, I finished both last week. They’re currently being professionally edited.

As a result I’ve had more time to catch up on blogs and poke into some interesting corners on the Web. Below are links I found.

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I’ve missed out reading sound recording blogs for almost two months. I’m catching up on my sound effects reading this week.

I’m only partway through my backlog. Here are some articles I’ve read so far that I’ve enjoyed, and you may as well:

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I just read an exceptionally well-written article about Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, on the New York Times website.

The article discusses how websites achieve high ranking on search engines, and how this may be affected via paid ads. It also examines ‘black hat’ or unscrupulous techniques to increase a web site’s rank. Continue Reading…