Human Brain States of Meditation

Brainwave Entrainment Technology

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Auditory Applications for Theatrical Use Brainwave entrainment technology has become well known commercial tool in the field of self-help, but the use of its effects pertaining to a live theatre audience have remained largely unexplored.  This article will examine the history of brainwave entrainment technology to determine how the technology …

Free Software for Sound Designers

Free Software for Sound Designers

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Great sound design and mixing are integral parts of producing quality media content.  The tools and resources available to the industry are numerous. From DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) and plugins to digital synthesizers and noise reduction software, some of the products available to create and manipulate audio are downright impressive in …

How to Loop Ambience Audio Files

How to Seamlessly Loop Any Ambience Audio File

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Audio Loops are valuable tools for a sound designer.  When edited correctly, audio loops can be seamless and infinitely repeatable.  Looping can save valuable editing time, and can preserve the fidelity of your audio without hogging large amounts of storage or computer processing power. What is an Audio Loop? An …

How to Prepare a Voiceover Demo

How to Prepare a Voiceover Demo

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6 Tips for Beginning a Career as a Voiceover Artist The voiceover industry can be an incredibly lucrative career choice, though many people mistakenly think that if you have a good voice it is a fun and simple way to make a living.  Fun perhaps.  But make no mistake, the …

How to Repair Damaged Cable Casing

A New Way to Repair Damaged Cables

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How To Repair Frayed Cable Casing In the relentless pursuit to make sound equipment for theatre smaller and less discernible to the audience, lavaliere microphones have become increasingly delicate.  After the wear and tear of multiple performances, a common condition to arise is a split or shredded wire casing on …

How to Become the King of AudioJungle

How to Become the King of the Jungle

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3 Steps to Greater Success on AudioJungle This is an article based on a comment from reader Chandler in one of my previous blog posts, “Exclusive Vs Non-Exclusive Finally Answered”. The question is regarding the lower sale price of sound effects on AudioJungle. Chandler writes: “Great post. I have a few …

Exclusive Vs Non-Exclusive Year 3

Exclusive Vs Non-Exclusive: Year 3

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Three years ago wrote a case study entitled “Exclusive Vs. Non-Exclusive Finally Answered”.  In this study, I explored whether it was more beneficial to sell stock audio on a non-exclusive contract with multiple companies, or exclusively with a single company at a higher commission rate.  This is now the third …

Taxes for Stock Audio Contributors

Tax Tips for US Stock Media Contributors

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Becoming a contributor in the stock media market can be an appealing proposition.  The relative ease of breaking into the industry and the allure of a source of passive income can make it a worthwhile endeavor.  But even with minimal sales, it is important to understand that selling stock media …

Exclusive Vs Non-Exclusive Year 2

Exclusive Vs Non-Exclusive: Year 2

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A little over a year ago, I wrote an article entitled Exclusive Vs. Non-Exclusive Finally Answered, which recounted the experiences of my first year selling with some of the largest public-sourced stock sound libraries available on the internet.  Before logging a year’s worth of sales data, I posed an ultimate …

Exclusive Vs Non-Exclusive Finally Answered

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A Case Study in Crowd-Sourced Stock Audio Libraries Listen along as you read: A couple years ago, I made the decision to start selling my recorded sound effects and music online as stock material. After doing a bit of research, I discovered a growing trend in the industry focused around …