Available Light company member Jordan Fehr is a prolific, professional designer of sound for video games, film, and theatre. At JordanFehrFX, he’s released four libraries of royalty-free sound effects for designers to use in their projects.
It happens all the time when you least expect it. Even recordings I have made on a whim, not for any library release, will come around in a year and be needed. Here’s a weird example: at one of my old apartments some painters came in to strip the ceiling of the apartment below mine, and they were making this scraping sound through my floor. I recorded it from my vantage point, just because it was weird, and I am using in a game right now (unless the sound gets cut!). With the size of portable recorders now, there is just no reason not to have one around most of the time, and I have gotten plenty of usable material out the built-in mics on some of those.
Read the whole interview here: http://designingsound.org/2013/10/jordanfehrfx-jffx-04-interview-with-jordan-fehr-and-damian-kastbauer/
You can even sample some the the sounds…