I took my first sound design job years ago on a television show whose budget barely afforded me the petrol to the studio. It certainly didn’t justify the time to record sounds specifically for the show, so I relied almost entirely on a sound library, which at the time made the work more akin to being a librarian than an audio professional. The workflow began with a search through a catalogue resembling a metropolitan city’s phonebook. Each line in the catalogue referenced a specific sound that would have to be transferred from one of 60 compact...
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