Designing Sound Exchange is a discussion area set up by Shaun Farley where people can ask questions about gear, technique and aesthetics. Shaun wanted to reward people taking part and contributing to the Design Sound Exchange community and so in December is giving prizes away randomly to people taking part in supporting this community.
As their ethos is very similar to ours here at Pro Tools Expert with our Sonnox Community Award we wanted to support Designing Sound Exchange and we have donated 3 annual subscriptions to our premium video tutorial platform Production Expert. But there are loads of other prizes too.
What Are The Prizes?
- 3 x 1 year subscriptions to Soundsnap
- Shotgun library from The Recordist
- Vehicles bundle from Airborne Sound (“Vehicles” or “High Performance Vehicles”…winner’s choice)
- Ambiences bundle from Dynamic Interference (Museums and Middle Eastern)
- Sci-Fi bundle from Sonniss
- Any single library (winner’s choice) from A Sound Effect
- Ambisonics ambiences bundle from Pro Sound Effects
- The Hybrid Library from Pro Sound Effects
How Do I Get My Hands On These Prizes?
It’s pretty simple actually… just participate in the discussions there! They are wanting to reward people for being active participants in the community. Ask questions, answer other peoples’ questions, leave comments, and vote up questions and answers, any of which will give you an opportunity to win a prize.
They will be giving away prizes each week, based on that week’s activity. Towards the end of the month, they will also start awarding prizes based on activity over the course of the entire month.
How Does Designing Sound Exchange Work?
Any member can ask a question, and any member can answer. You can show your appreciation for a question or answer by voting it up.
When someone posts an answer to your question that gives you exactly the information you needed, you can select it as the answer. That answer will stay at the top of the response thread, giving other users quick access to the answer without having to hunt through the thread.
The most popular answers (those with the most votes) will show up just below the answer
As Shaun explains..
The thing that made Social Sound Design (the predecessor to Designing Sound Exchange) special was that it was a focused community that centered around sound designers. It’s not a place for DJ’s to talk about turntables or music production, and it’s not a place for people to ask about home A/V systems… unless it possibly pertains to deliverables for a sound design project. This is place for film, games, TV, art installations, theater, and maybe the wacky sound making contraption or two. Many of the people who used the SSD site wanted to see something like it created again. So that’s what we’ve done.
You will find me over there helping where I can with comments and offering answers to questions.