Surround Sound Lab Release USA Contrasts
First off this week we are going to take a look at a new library from Surround Sound Lab entitled USA Contrasts which is billed as a great collection of American Ambiences. Recorded in Summer 2015, when Alvaro travelled to a variety of cities of the US to explore the American way of Life!
From San Francisco to New York, visiting:
San Francisco, CA
Carmel by The Sea, CA
Yosemite National Park, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
New York, NY
A 15 days journey to celebrate his marriage was the perfect moment to collect this mix of wildtracks as well as room tones from the silent of Las Vengas Hotel, to the wild nature of California, contrasted by crowds and traffic of the big cities…. This is the real contrast of USA and as always, recorded in full 5.1 Surround format!
rAs before this library was recorded in a Double MS mic configuration for the surround files. This provides great post production possibilities. Alvaro explains...
Double M/S” is an improved version of the well-known M/S stereo recording technique. In addition to a front facing cardioid or supercardioid ”mid” microphone and a figure-8 ”side” microphone, a rear-facing directional microphone is set up. The front- and rear-facing microphones share the signal of the figure-8 microphone so as to form two complete, back-to-back M/S systems. One M/S system then provides the three front channels (the center channel signal being provided directly by the mid microphone of the front system), while the other system provides the two surround channels. An arrangement of this kind allows flexible processing of the stereo surround image width and post-production adjustment for both of the M/S pairs.
- Total Runtime: 02h 00m5.1
- 45 Ambiences
- 24 bit / 48 kHz
- Soundminer and BWAV extended metadata
- Surround, Double MS and Stereo version included
- Price $99 inc VAT
New Site Called Soundlister has been Launched
Asbjoern Andersenn from A Sound Effect has been in touch to tell me about a new site he has launched with Zdravko Djordjević from The Audio Spotlight called Soundlister. Asbjoern explains...
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The team at Pole Position Production are behind one of the world’s best vehicle SFX collections – and until tomorrow you can now save a sweet 30% on their libraries here on A Sound Effect!
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The Ultimate Guide To Game Audio at GDC 2016
If you’re one of the lucky ones going to GDC 2016 (March 14-18 2016), game audio guru Damian ‘Lostlab’ Kastbauer has compiled a very extensive guide you really need to check out, highlighting his top-picks for things you should see and hear while there. A must-read for any GDC-bound game audio folks!
Check out Damian's very comprehensive guide to GDC 2016 here.