Every week I visit roughly thirty sound fx Web shops. I keep an eye on Twitter and audio forums to learn about the cool new sound clip libraries field recordists and sound designers are releasing. That provides a good bird’s-eye-view of the state of indie sound fx libraries. It’s quite inspiring to see what everyone is working on and sharing with others.
In the process, I’ve been able to spot trends and patterns in sound fx publishing. I mentioned a few observations in earlier articles. They examined sound library stats, and how to improve your Web shop.
Capturing great audio is a formidable accomplishment in itself. Sharing field recordings is an entirely separate task. It takes time, diligence, and a bit of flair.
We are editors, sound designers, and field recordists. We are not publishing tycoons or marketing mavens. It’s understandable to show our expertise more in the audio we create than how it is shared.
This article is meant to help. So, this post is for the sound publishers. It will share quick fixes that instantly improve your sound library.
I’ll return to sharing new sound fx library releases soon.