Thinking about sharing sound effects? Have a few collections in a Web shop already? A recent podcast explored an hour’s worth of excellent tips.
Today’s post is for the bundle creators in the crowd – either aspiring beginners or established pros. We will return to highlighting sound effect releases soon.
The Tonebenders Podcast
Launched in 2012, the Tonebenders podcast was created by Timothy Muirhead and René Coronado to explore “deep sound design.” Showcasing mostly interviews, the slickly produced show touches on post-production, field recording, sound design, and other pro audio subjects.
Sound Library Publisher Roundtable
In episode 79, Muirhead travelled to Montréal to chat with Québéc-based sound library publishers including Martin Pinsonnault, Mélanie Gauthier, Michele Marchant, and Stéphane Fufa Dufour. The fascinating discussion covered a lot of ground, including:
- How to finding a sound library good topic.
- The importance of differentiating your release.
- The impact of quantity to sound library value.
- Choosing between selling sound by the sample, or by the package.
- The challenge of recording everything to make a collection complete.
- Sound library competition.
- The many roles required to complete a collection.
- The value of metadata, and the impact of a sound is related to its name.
- Metadata apps choices or without an app
- Which metadata fields to use.
There are great tips throughout the episode. Check out the podcast:
Here’s the Tonebenders page with more information about the episode and the roundtable speakers.
- Learn more about metadata on Creative Field Recording (series 1, series 2).
- Browse article roundups about selling sound effects: how to get started sharing sound, how to find sound library ideas, and the best way to choose a sound library distributor.
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