Im doing some research for my dissertation and some of it is based on the title of this thread.
In my practical side I found myself using a lot of sounds from commercial sound libraries (mainly gunshots as I live in england and do not have an opportunity to record automatic weapons, and some other aircraft sounds etc)
I was wondering how others feel about using commercial sound libraries when being employed as a sound designer?
Are there any particular companies that produce really useable libraries in terms of license agreement and quality of the sounds?
Any particular problems or areas commercial sound libraries are lacking in?
(I dont expect people to answer all these questions in one answer, it would just be nice to hear other peoples opinions on the subject - If there are some really good answers I may quote them within my uni work, please state if you do not wish to be quoted)