Recording live sound effects?

  • GrayJones avatar
    GrayJones 2 Nov 2012 04:17
    Hi all,

    I'm a seasoned TV editor and sound editor, but new to recording stock sound effects.

    I've got a TASCAM DR-680 and DR-40, as well as mics like the RODE NTG-2 and VideoMic Pro, and it struck me that it would be very easy for me to use this gear to record high quality sound effects.

    This is obviously a VERY general question, but if I start recording sound effects -- from well isolated sounds like a blender, bacon frying, etc. to ambient sounds like a forest brook or auditorium applause, and upload 100-200 of these, is there decent money to be made?

    And is there any advantage to recording these at high rates like 96/24? Or am I fine doing everything at 48/24?

    Any tips you can give me?

    Thanks,
    Gray Jones.
  • pompetti avatar
    pompetti 9 Nov 2012 00:38
    hi,,,you can make money,but you have be on multi sites,,,,,today there big market with 3d animation ect,,off beat sounds humor ect,miltary,funny,like my hostage with gag over mouth,,ive been doing music since 1998,and sound effects as hobby that pays,email anytime ill give you some more tips,adios mario
  • GrayJones avatar
    GrayJones 9 Nov 2012 02:12
    Thanks so much!
  • GrayJones avatar
    GrayJones 9 Nov 2012 18:30
    Mario, sent you a private message. Just wanted to make sure you got it.

    Thanks,
    Gray.