This week lets start with an announcement from Cedric from Red Libraries. Cedric got in touch to say that they have just released a huge collection of ambiences of Paris and they are offering a really big bundle of free sounds of unusual sounds of Paris for the 20 first buyers.
Everyday Life In Paris From Red Libraries
The library is called Everyday Life In Paris. Peter Albrechtsen was working on the preparation of “The Model”, a feature film directed by Sundance-winner Mads Matthiesen. Peter reached out to Red Libraries asking for help.
I really wanted the sounds of the city to be a character in the film. The only way to achieve that was getting some local assistance and Cedric and Frédéric had amazing enthusiasm from the beginning. They started recording some wonderful sounds even before picture editing began so that we could use the ambiences from the very beginning of the post-production process. The movie was edited by a very experienced Danish editor, Pernille Bech Christensen, who’s really into sound and because of Fred and Cedric’s work she could use the proper city sounds immediately.
Cedric and Frédéric set about looking at the specific locations, asking if they were the most appropriate places to collect sound. You can read the full story on the Red Libraries site but it involved a 'sonic bike'. As Red Libraries say...
The architecture of Paris, it’s diversity, and its population’s density, offers an incredible sonic atmosphere and amazing sound effects. Every place is unique. The charm of the Quais de Seine, the quietness of its parks, the liveness of its courtyards, the frenzy ballet of its boulevards, and the warmness of its markets, are the colors and shades of the french capital.
We crossed the streets of our capital, on board on our sonic bike, equipped with MS and XY stereo couples, allowing us to stop and record, on the fly, even in the unaccessible places. The everyday Paris, far from touristic clichés,this is the main theme of this collection. This is the parisian’s audio frame, at work, living their leasures, and many more activities. Trolling the streets of Paris, inspired us to build a collection around the everyday life of the french capital, giving a way to deliver tools for most of situations we could encounter in an editing room.
You can buy Everyday Life In Paris for $135 and you will get 118 ambience tracks recorded at 96/24 and taking up 14.7 GB of hard drive space.
Unknown Pass By From Red Libraries
Red Libraries have also released another library recently called Unknown Pass By. This one is about moving objects, real or unreal, with this obsession: stay believable!
They wanted to create unclassifiable objects, but with a natural aspect and texture. They can be easily added into a natural, sci-fi, historical or fantasy world. The sound library is organised into 2 different categories Raw & Designed Objects which they describe as..
The source objects are gears like, toaster, gloves, paper, pipe,small motor, voices, iron bowl, garden hose, plastic sheet, air pump, stick, trolley, ratchet. The elements are wind, water, underwater. The textures are plastic, metal, wood…
The designing keeps a natural aspect and not too much processed for giving you the possibility to integrate your sound easily into your scene. You could imagine a space ship, a drone, an arrow, a voice spirit, a creature, a UFO, an ammunition…
Unknown Pass By is priced at $40 and you will get 190 tracks recorded at 96/24.
Collected Transients Releases Free Version Of MaK
MaK is a Kontakt instrument which replicates the sounds of a person using various computer keyboards, mice, or touchscreen devices. This allows you to perform the foley of using one of these devices via MIDI.
MaK was created to speed up the time consuming process of editing and/or recording mice and keyboards. After realizing how often this came up in both commercial and film work, the developer Stosh Tuszynski decided there had to be a better way. Several recording sessions and Kontakt script headaches later, MaK was born!
There are 15 devices available in MaK: 5 Keyboards, 5 Mice, 2 Touchscreens, and 3 digital keyboards. Each of these devices has been meticulously recorded at a number of different velocities for a very realistic playback performance.
The majority of the devices have 5 velocity layers; from soft to hard. Each of these velocity layers have 32 different samples: 16 for the press sound, and 16 for the release sounds of each device. That’s 160 samples per device! MaK will randomly trigger press and release samples for each layer based on the velocity you play the notes. Easy to use controls allow you to adjust additional layers of randomness in both velocity and pitch. All of this adds up to realistic devices, and convincing performance.
Mak is priced at $25 but you will need a copy of the full version of Native Instruments Contact 5.3.1 or higher.
Free Version Of Mak
If you would prefer to tip your toe in the water then Collected Transients have now released a free version of MaK which has 2 of the 15 devices enabled, the laptop keyboard and Laptop mouse.
Pro Sound Effects Release Telephony Collection
With over 100 years of history in one library, the Telephony Collection offers sound effects from a diverse range of telecommunication devices used throughout the last century!
Recorded on location at the Telstra Museum in Australia, this library contains over 1,500 sound effects (2.6GB) of over 50 different historical telecommunication devices including telephones (rotary and pushbutton), payphones, switchboards, exchanges & clocks:
Ericsson PMG Type 8-10MT
Candlestick Phone PMG Type 138 AT
Pyramid Phone PMG Type 232 MT
Siemens Transit Masterset 113
Variable Tariff Long Breech
Victa Red Payphone
Payphone MMP Multimedia Phone
Switchboard Lamp Signalling
Cross Bar Exchange
BPO Mark II Speaking Clock
& many more -
The Telephony Collection provides a variety of telephone sound effects and phone foley: rings, dialtones, buttons, rotaries, switches, toggles, selectors, dials, pickups, hangups, receivers, handsets, headsets, operation, line jacks, drawers, card swipes, relays, shutters, timers, bells, coins & more.
This library is delivered as 16-bit/96 kHz broadcast .wav files as a download for $119 or on a custom 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive for an extra $40.
Airborne Sound 50% Sale Until November 3rd
Airborne Sound have let me know that they are having a 50% sale of all their 7 “featured” sound fx libraries. For one week only until November 3rd at midnight, you can get a discount of 50% off the following sound clip collections:
- Battlefield Howitzers.
- Fairground sound effects.
- Jet Fighter Maneuvers.
- Race Cars.
- Steam Train sound effects.
- Tools sound clip collection.
- Victory Vegas Motorcycle sound fx.
But hurry as the week long offer finishes on November 3rd at Midnight.