Over the years, we’ve created several guides to field recording and sound design – here we collect them all for you to explore.
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’
Ten top simple field recording tips – ten essential tips for beginners (and for experts to refresh their memories with)
The noise made by people – an essay on human-generated sound, and the role of field recording in sonic preservation
Why Venice is the best city for field recording – a note on why we fell in love with recording sound in Venice, Italy
The essential field recording & sound books – our compilation of the best reads on field recording, on sound, and for general inspiration
The best field recording albums – an inspiring collection of albums based on or using field recordings
The top ten sound maps – our collection of some of the most fascinating sound maps to be found online
Covid-19 sound resources – a helpful repository of some of wealth of materials for musicians and sound artists during the Covid-19 lockdowns
Sound design and sonic composition
How to reimagine a sound in ten easy steps – some examples of the incredible and different ways artists have reimagined sounds
The best sound design tools of 2015 – 21 of the best tools for sound design, sound art and music making, as rated by our contributors
The best sound design tools of 2016 – 2016’s inspirational collection of sound-making tools
The best sound design tools of 2017 – the 2017 edition of our roundup of the best plugins and VSTs.
The best sound tools of 2018 – what were the best sound tools of 2018?
The best sound tools of 2019 – our roundup of VSTs and music-making programs from 2019
The best sound tools of 2020 – the best sound-making programs and VSTs from 2020
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