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Recording Arts Research Guide: Websites


  • Pensado’s Place
    Streaming interviews with engineers and producers who share their tips, tricks, and jokes in the recording studio.
  • SoundWorks Collection
    Brief (appx. 10 min) interviews with sound directors - complete with clips from blockbuster movies.
    An online learning space dedicated to the art of film sound design.
  • Designing Sound
    A resource dedicated to the art and technique of sound design, with the aim of sharing information and knowledge for free.
  • Front of House Online
    An online news magazine for live sound engineering, production, technology, installations and products for entertainment industry.
  • A Sound Resources List
    (Mostly) technical resources for sound artists and adventurous musicians
  • American Memory - Sound Recordings
    Sound recordings in the American Memory collections available include early phonograph recordings of political speeches and vaudeville routines and two collections of recordings gathered in the field by folklife researchers. These recordings include songs, poems, and narratives.
  • Experimental Sound Studio (ESS)
    ESS is a non-profit, artist-run organization focused on sound in all its exploratory cultural manifestations, including music, sound art, installation, cinema, performing arts, sound poetry, broadcast, new media, and more. It is our mission to serve the artists engaged in these disciplines, the audiences who listen to them, and the public who may as yet be unaware of sound's many creative dimensions.
  • Journal of Sonic Studies
    The primary aim of the Journal of Sonic Studies (JSS): how can we understand the impact and importance of sound, both on an individual and a general cultural level?‚Äč