They help you hear about the latest audio jobs, sound stories from the community, new indie SFX releases, and audio events around the globe - and you're more than welcome to join!
As a bonus, we've also added in 9 additional sound community tools and resources that'll hopefully come in handy too below:
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The Audio Jobs group on Facebook is a rapidly-growing place for finding and sharing audio opportunities around the world. As a job seeker, it allows you to stay updated on what’s out there – and as an employer (or someone who simply spotted a great job opening), it lets you share new opportunities with a large selection of worldwide audio professionals:
Want excellent sound stories & guides from the film & game audio communities? You’re very welcome to join the new Sound Stories group to get exactly that – with content from the hand-picked members of the exclusive Sound Story Network:
Looking to grow your network, learn about new sound tools and audio approaches, meet potential customers, find new talent & collaborators, and much more? That’s what events are highly useful for, and the Audio Events group lets you find and share audio-related events with others in the community:
Are you after a place to announce new sound effect library releases, or ask for help tracking down rare or hard-to-find sounds? The Independent Sound Effects group is here to help with that:
Bonus: More community resources
If you’re looking for the best books on sound, check out Julien Matthey’s excellent list, enhanced with ongoing suggestion from other members of the worldwide audio community:
Want to meet up with friends and colleagues in the game audio community? Game audio groups often arrange local audio community meetups, talks, trips and other social events – and the Worldwide GameAudio page maintains an excellent list of community groups around the world:
We’ve shared 1000s of Audio Jobs on Soundlister over the years – and if you’d like to search through the archive, we’ve now added a new search tool to help you explore those past opportunities. We’ve also added the opportunity to see all posts tagged with a specific job title, allowing you to effectively browse by title too.
Over the years, we’ve posted a myriad of sound related stories here on A Sound Effect – and we’ve got a handy search feature for you here, making it a lot easier to find the sound stories and guides that interest you:
Soundlister offers an overview of more 1000s of audio professionals from all over the world – so when you’re looking for audio pros for your next project (whether it’s audio directors, composers, field recordists, foley artists, sound editors, sound designers, re-recording mixers or voice actors), Soundlister lets you see who’s out there.
As an audio professional, Soundlister lets you showcase your skills and be discovered by those who need them. It offers an easy way to present your showreel, highlight your favorite projects and let visitors know where to find you on social media:
As you may have noticed, A Sound Effect is home to a huge number of independent sound effects, and thanks to the predictive, dynamically-updated site search engine we’ve implemented, finding what you need is (hopefully) made a lot easier. And if there’s something you can’t find, you’re always welcome to ask and we’re glad to help out.
The Audio Mentoring project is a volunteer undertaking, spearheaded by a group of seasoned game audio pros – and if you want to take your game audio skills to the next level, it offers a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow. If you want to give something back to the community, you can also apply to become a mentor yourself. It’s a brilliant initiative (and it’s completely free), so be sure to check it out below:
If you want to find interesting sites, podcasts, stories and noteworthy new sound initiatives, check out the dedicated blog category featuring sound community highlights:
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