Firstly our apologies for the intermission in our regular updates but there hasn't any news to report for a little while. But we are back with 3 opportunities to get free sound effects from Airborne Sound, Monstertracks and Glitchedtones, via A Sound Effect.
New Free Sound Library: Courthouse Crowds Sound FX
Courthouse Crowds Sound FX is a free collection includes a variety of crowds in different courthouse locations.
For example there are busy crowds chatting while they wait for courts to be in session. There is shop talk between legal pros. What about the bustling movement and discussions while courts are in recess. You can overhear specialized conversations outside of public defender offices, or clerks muttering on their way to work.
Airborne Sound have also included are a variety of hallway tracks. Some contain sparse footsteps passing by or distant activity. Others feature lighter conversations at a spread of distances. These tracks can easily match other, non-courthouse locations.
There are also rare recordings from actual courtroom bail hearings capture discussions between lawyers and the Crown Attorney. Witness duty counsel public defenders present their case. Hear judges deliberate. Listen to apathetic clerks shuffle paper and prep court documents with stapling, stamping, and copying.
Note: all tracks have been smoothly edited to omit sensitive personal information in order to protect the privacy of those appearing in court.
16 Bonus Loop-Ready Files For $0.99
Airborne Sound have also made available 16 bonus loop-ready versions of the Courthouse Crowd clips for $0.99. These alternative versions of the free sound effects have been crafted to loop seamlessly and sit beneath your headlining tracks. Read more about loop-ready bonus tracks.
Monstertracks Release Sounds Of Tchang
Sounds Of Tchang is a library of Sound FX and Wildtracks Monster Tracks had the opportunity to record for the sound development of short movie Tchang.
The library contains sounds of mountain rescue like cross country skis, crampons, ropes, helicopters, steps, snow, and appropriate environments.
You will need to sign up to the Monstertracks newsletter to get these free sound effects. Then on May 1st you will receive a download link for the Sounds Of Tchang library.
10 Creative Ideas For Sound Effects Creation With The No-Input Mixer Technique From The A Sound Effects Blog
For his latest SFX libraries, Stuart Keenan from Glitchedtones explored the No-Input Mixer sound design technique. And in this special A Sound Effect guide, he shares how you can start using this creative approach to creating new – and surprising – sounds. He is also giving away 40 premium recordings made with this No-Input Mixer technique, for free!
The No-Input Mixer technique turns any regular mixer into an instrument which generates sound by connecting the output of a mixer into one of its inputs, resulting in a feedback loop which can be played and controlled using the mixer’s knobs, faders and routing options.
Most-famously used by pioneering Japanese noise musician Toshimaru Nakamura and aptly described by Canadian musician Christian Carrière as ‘the sound of the circuits inside the mixer singing’, the No-Input Mixer has a wealth of both beautiful and anarchic audio waiting to be uncovered and is a useful, versatile instrument to add to the sound designer’s arsenal of sound generating techniques.
Read the rest of this article and learn what the 10 Creative Ideas are on the A Sound Efects Blog.
Stuart Keenan has compiled a special selection of 40 sound effects (548 MB total!) from his ‘Feedback Loop FX & Atmospheres’ and ‘Signal Interference’ SFX libraries – and he’s giving those away for free, as a taste of what’s in the full libraries. Just enter your name and email address to get the download link and the A Sound Effect newsletter every week.