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Social Sound Design

Posted: March 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: news, sound design
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Andrew Spitz's new site, Social Sound Design, gathers great talent and attitude...a rare combo.

I’ve been using the new SocialSoundDesign.com for about a week or so, and I’m mighty impressed. It’s a strict Q&A format, but with some spiffy features. Most importantly, it’s got people way smarter than me involved, and I learn something every time I visit. (Ooh, plus it uses a fabulous red and black and white palette like another sound design website I could possibly mention. :-p)

While this is true of other forums (some of my faves are listed in the sidebar), so far SocialSoundDesign.com (SSD) has an extremely low signal-to-noise ratio of content to attitude. Everyone is giving with their knowledge. No one’s copping attitude. Questions range from the remedial to the advanced, and answers are informative and varied. It’s amazing to see many of the major sound design bloggers and active online professionals starting to gather in one place. It’s like a family barbeque for the Online Sound Clan…with very strange noises. Andrew Spitz deserves huge kudos for bringing this great resource to life.

As with any such website, the community is only as rich, giving, and patient as its members. If you’re interested in sound for film, games, and any other medium, it needs your voice. Check it out, register, follow it on Twitter for new-question updates, and join the conversation.

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3 Comments on “Social Sound Design”

  1. 1 Name Chuck Russom said at 11:20 pm on March 8th, 2010:

    I agree. I’m really digging what has been going on at SSD. Reminds me of how the yahoo sound design group was 7-10 years ago.

  2. 2 Edward Mowinckel said at 4:57 am on March 9th, 2010:

    Social Sound Design is so obnoxiously useful, when I saw it, I thought ‘Holy crap, the sound design community is so small, there’s no way some pros aren’t going to stop by here’, they have, and the sound design community is pretty small in general, and a lot of people know, or at least know about each other, so if one person in that loop says ‘Hey, check this out’, a lot of people going to pick up on it. It’s such a valuable resource for a beginner like myself , but I can totally see it being a great resource for semi-professional and professionals alike. Like, if you’re knee deep in sound design and post production, and want to know if an RSM 191 is worth the five and a half grand investment, there are people on SSD who have used it, and can tell you all about it. It’s such a fantastically useful resource, and I’m really glad it popped up.

  3. 3 Andrew said at 8:47 am on March 9th, 2010:

    Really nice article. Thank you :-) and thanks for all the great answers you post on SSD!

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