Long imagined, thought over & made over many times, Sonocaine is finally ready and online with its first product: a sound library called The Rustle, a collection of botanical wind sweeteners.
Since the advent of boutique style sound effect libraries I admired this ingenious idea that makes sense in so many ways. Fast internet connections and cheap digital storage allow for extensive high resolution libraries that go much deeper than your "classical" multi-purpose sound library, a product that usually stems from the era of Compact Disc and contains a large amount of low resolution recordings (as low as optical sound).
No question, we still need those, but the prospect of a community of independent sound recordists offering their work in a worldwide marketplace is fascinating and just highly useful.
When you have done sound recording yourself you probably know the sensation of going deeper into a subject while experimenting with it. It's kind of a mix of child-like practical experimentation and experimental music-making. You try something, you try another thing, you learn more about how it works and sounds, and you tweak it until you get an interesting sound out of it. One thing leads to another and you might end up somewhere you didn't plan or expect in the first place.
Going to places equipment with recording gear, inventing weird contraptions to catch a specific sound, discovering interesting new sounds, that's what makes it so much fun. It's a very gratifying process and - just as the name of this website suggests - a little bit addictive, in a good way.
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!