Good day everybody!
As an aspiring sound designer I used to do my sound design based on different sound libraries mostly. I would say 70% of stock effects, 15% my own sounds(sampled, recorded, synthesized) and 15% of effect plugins on the top and it all layed in hundreds of layers. I thoroughly enjoy this process. Neither I have those mics nor the access to locations that those big guys use to record their sounds, so I wont be able to source my own sounds in the near future.
I would like to ask your opinion on a few moments:
1) Professional side. Some clients are genuinely concerned whether the sounds designer uses are his own custom created samples. Some are not and judge by the result.
What share of both do you use for professional work and how each variant affects your salary, job application and all sides of a business?
2) What is your personal opinion towards using custom sounds or stock sounds?