SonicScoop Launches SonicSearch – The New Site For Studio & Professional Discovery
October 18, 2012 by Janice Brown
Where do you go when you’re looking for a recording studio to track basics for your new album? Or an audio post facility to record a VO? Or a mixer? Or a mastering engineer?
By featuring the studios and professionals that make the NYC-area music and sound industry tick, SonicScoop has given readers a roadmap to the local market. And now, we’re making that roadmap searchable, social and user-generated…
SonicScoop is proud to launch SonicSearch™ – our new online directory of studios and professionals, searchable by specific criteria such as services and technical features, credits and gear.
Now in beta, SonicSearch features a foundation of local NYC professional profiles, and is entirely free to search. Studios such as Germano, Avatar and Studio G and audio post facilities such as Sound Lounge, Hyperbolic and Great City are just a few of the resources already featured in the directory.
If you want to be included – either as an independent professional or as a professional studio facility – simply visit SonicSearch, create a user account and “Get Listed”. Professional profiles will be FREE during SonicSearch’s beta phase.
Musicians, engineers and producers of both music and video should head over to SonicSearch and try it out. Looking for a Bosendorfer piano in Brooklyn? A vintage Neve console in the East Village? A tracking room that will accommodate a 12-piece ensemble – in Harlem? Users can focus their searches for the facilities, services and professionals that they need using their own specific criteria/keywords.
At the same time, video producers and editors can find local facilities to record voice-overs, and locate sound designers and sound mixers. Looking for an ISDN line in NYC to record VO talent from LA? Or a mid-priced facility to mix your indie film? SonicSearch is the fastest path to knowing all your options.
SonicSearch will represent the scope of available professional services, and enhance the word-of-mouth buzz already driving business, while also providing a new vehicle for user discovery.
But more than just an information resource, SonicSearch is a place to connect. Via a free membership, SonicSearch members can “Recommend” their favorite studios and creative professionals, and contact professional listings through in-network messaging. Meanwhile, “Recommends” will appear on the professional listing’s page – adding a level of credibility, as well as relevant depth and dimension to the search experience.
Additionally, cross-tagging in select fields connects users with a host of options based on criteria such as services, hourly rate and tracking room size.
In the coming months, SonicSearch will also expand to include other locales – including neighboring markets such as Philadelphia and New England, and other large markets such as Los Angeles and Nashville. Ultimately, SonicSearch will provide an easy way into any music and sound market.
For studios, audio professionals, and the people who need them – this is an entirely new way to discover and be discovered.
Historically, professional music and sound studios, original music houses, and independent engineers, producers and composers have flown somewhat under the radar. Colleagues and insiders (like us SonicScoop co-founders) were called upon to make recommendations. SonicSearch provides the tools to make us all insiders – to expose and promote the dynamic, colorful and amazing marketplace for sound and music services to a widening audience – a new generation of clients.
Visit http://sonicsearch.sonicscoop.com to get involved today.