Field recording guides

Over the years, we’ve created several guides to field recording and sound design – here we collect them all for you to explore.

Field recording


What makes a field recording special?  fifteen field recordists tell us about their favourite ever recording

Eight things that make a field recording special – eight factors that lift a field recording from good to great

The top 5 things you need to make a great field recording – just getting started? Think about these five questions before you hit ‘record’Field recording in Cornwall

Ten top simple field recording tips – ten essential tips for beginners (and for experts to refresh their memories with)

The essential field recording & sound books – our compilation of the best reads on field recording, on sound, and for general inspiration

Sound design


How to reimagine a sound in ten easy steps – some examples of the incredible and different ways artists have reimagined sounds

The best tools for sound design 2015 – 21 of the best tools for sound design, sound art and music making, as rated by our contributors

The best free sound design tools – working on a budget? You can make incredible sounds for free with our roundup of the best free tools out there