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The Boring Stuff - Bookkeeping: Do you do it? Which program do you use?

Hi Folks, Due to a recent change in philosophy, and the realisation that I am making a living only doing sound, I realised that I needed to do some proper bookkeeping to get a handle on when, where, ...
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Who knows the ins & outs of licensing music?

Hey, I'm working on a 3 X 15s ad campaign at the moment, for which I'm doing the sound design. The producer has asked me to find out about licensing some uplifting, dreamy orchestral music for a the ...
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Deals Deals Deals

Hi boys and girls, I've got a meeting with the owner of an indie SFX label next week. The idea is that I'll do some recording for him while I'm travelling around. In the email he mentioned a "...
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foley prop needed: a stack of cash

need a prop for the handling of cash about yeah big: Since, you know, I don't have a stack of cash that size on me. on screen this cash is pulled out of a counting machine, patted flat and placed on ...
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(UK) Sidestepping into film sound… a possibility?

I've been working in audiobooks for a little over ten years and, to be frank, I've had my fill. There's also the matter of cash flow. The family pot seems to have a hole in it and my career is going ...
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Pro Tools 9, Should I go for it?

Hello I'm a student at the moment so moneys a bit tight. I'm currently running Pro tools 7.4 with a M-Box. I was wondering what peoples experience with Pro tools 9 is and whether it's worth spending ...
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So you found $3000 under your couch. What do you buy?

And you have to spend it. Because the couch-demons will come after it if you don't. And you have to spend it on audio stuff. If it were me, I'd get either get a decent stereo shotgun (am undecided on ...
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Urgent Question about rates in the UK

Hey Friends of Sound in Great Britain. I've picked up a job from London based animation studio doing a 5 minute film and I've budgeted 5 days for recording, editing, tracklay, revisions and mix. The ...
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How do you bill for video game sound effects?

To this point in my career, I've dealt with billing in one of two ways: 1) by the completed minute, which works great for music and full cinematic sound design 2) by the individual sound effect. With ...
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Professional Sound Designers - Do you make a comfortable living?

Money is definitely not the main reason I am here, but it is on my mind. When I get established as an in-house designer, would you say that it's enough to cover your bills and have a little left on ...
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How do I charge for sound design?

Hey All, We've had variations of this question before, but here goes: Let's say I've been hired to do the sound design for a company ident 20 secs long. The job requires a bit of composition, sound ...
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How to make money with sound design.

I've enjoyed recording samples and playing with audio as a hobby for quite a while now. Recently I purchased a zoom h2 and the quality of the recordings are just great. What I'm curious about, is how ...