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Can You Make Money From Motion Array?

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to monetize your passion for sound? I tried the platform Motion Array for one month to answer just that. In my latest video, I dive into Motion Array, exploring the ins and outs of making money on this platform.

What to Expect in the Video:

  • Why Motion Array? Out of all platforms, why did I choose Motion Array? I’ll walk you through my reasons and the unique offerings of this platform.

  • Starting Out: Dive into the signup process, initial requirements, and the authentic steps that Motion Array demands to ensure quality.

  • Uploading Sounds & Making That First Sale: I’ll talk about my experiences in uploading, the first download excitement, and the types of sounds that seem to be a hit among the audience.

  • Earnings & Future Goals: Discover how I managed to reach my first earnings milestone and what I’m aiming for in the future.

  • Tips and Tricks: If you’re considering starting your journey on Motion Array, I’ll be sharing valuable advice on how to make the most out of the platform.

What You need to start out on Motion Array

For those of you feeling the pull to embark on a journey into the realm of sound recording, there’s good news: starting out doesn’t have to break the bank. Given that Motion Array requires a maximum of 48kHz 24-bit files, you can utilize a variety of cost-effective or even free Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) to begin your auditory adventure.

  • Ableton Light: Before diving into paid options, consider starting with Ableton Light. It’s a free version of the popular Ableton DAW, perfectly suitable for basic editing tasks. And if you’re feeling a spark of creativity, you can harness its capabilities for sound design. The vast universe of free plugins available for Ableton can further enhance your sound design journey.

  • Reaper: This DAW is both powerful and budget-friendly. Reaper stands out due to its comprehensive set of features tailored for recording, editing, and arranging audio. Its affordability is one of its major selling points. Unlike many of its professional counterparts, Reaper provides a discounted license for personal users or small businesses earning less than $20,000 annually. Its high customizability, supplemented by a vast range of plugins, has made it a top choice for audio enthusiasts, be it beginners or pros.

  • Adobe Audition: This is my go-to DAW. Adobe Audition offers a holistic suite of tools, encompassing multitrack, waveform, and spectral display functionalities for all your audio creation, mixing, and editing needs. Its strength and range of advanced features make it a favorite among professionals. However, its ties to the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription model, which demands a monthly fee, might deter some users. If you’re earnest about your audio endeavors, consider this a worthy investment.

Lets talk gear

Starting your sound recording journey doesn’t have to be a heavy investment right off the bat. The best approach? Begin with a budget-friendly recording device. Going all-in with high-end gear immediately might sound tempting, but it’s wise to gauge your passion and determine the trajectory of your audio journey before making hefty purchases.

That said, even when sticking to a budget, quality should never be compromised. Here are some recording devices that strike a balance between cost and performance:

  1. Zoom H1n: An ultra-compact recorder with a built-in stereo microphone. It’s great for beginners due to its simplicity and portability. The recording device I started with. 

  2. Tascam X6 & X8: 32 bit choices from Tascam’s newest lineup, these models offer good sound quality and a user-friendly interface for newcomers.

  3. Zoom H6: A older model from Zoom but still sound greathis device has interchangeable mic capsules which makes it adaptable for various recording scenarios.

  4. Sony PCM D100: On the pricier side, this is perhaps one of the most impressive handheld recording devices available. It offers exceptional sound clarity and a range of features for the serious enthusiast. You maybe able to still find them on Amazon or Ebay.

  5. TASCAM DR-40X: A versatile recorder with built-in adjustable microphones. It can handle everything from voice recordings to live music.

  6. Zoom H4n Pro: Known for its robust build and high-quality preamps, it’s a favorite among many for field recording and podcasting.

  7. Zoom H5n: A mid-tier option from Zoom, this recorder offers modular mic inputs, making it adaptable and great for those looking to step up from beginner gear.

Furthermore, when selecting a recording device, don’t forget to invest in essential accessories like wind protection and a tripod. These additions ensure cleaner recordings and protect your gear from environmental factors. If you’re new to the world of field recording or need some guidance on how to get started, check out our detailed blog post page on LEARN FIELD RECORDING!

To reiterate, starting with affordable gear is not a compromise; it’s a strategy. If you find success and satisfaction with these devices, you’re on the right track. Should the desire for high-end equipment arise later, it means you’re ready to further elevate your craft. But remember, it’s not the gear but the person behind it that truly makes the magic happen.

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Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?

Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use! 

If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.

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