I’m proud and privileged to be able to announce the launch of a new field recording site, Sonic Terrain! The site is the brainchild of Miguel Isaza (author of Designing Sound) and Co-founded by Nathan Moody (author of Noise Jockey). I was very flattered when they asked me to be an official contributor and editor on the site, so you will be able to find a number of posts over there from yours truly. The site is going to be a wonderful addition to the online sound community!
Excerpt from Sonic Terrain:
Sonic Terrain will be a portal for the art, science, and craft of field recording. It will aggregate information and publish exclusive content focused on sounds recorded outside the studio. Topics will be cross-disciplinary and focused on the use of field recordings in a variety of contexts, including sound design for visual media, music, fine art, scientific research, phonography, and much more.
This site will encourage users to not just hear the world around them, but to listen to it, record it, and reflect upon it. It will serve as a media outlet and educational resource for field recordists and anyone interested in the sound of the world around them: laypeople, sound designers, sound mixers, multi-media artists, musicians, scientists, researchers, acoustic ecology conservationists, and more. These disciplines will be united and cross-pollinated to expose all users to aspects of sound and recording they may not have considered.
Here you will find a lot of things, Including interviews with all kind of sound recordists, sound designers, musicians, researchers, sound artists, stories from recordists in the field, tips, tutorials and guides given by sound pros, challenges and homework, news about gear, accessories for recordists, workshops, events, and more.
The site is launching today! Head over to www.sonic-terrain.com to check it out!