In this week's Sunday Sound Effects Round Up we have a get competition from Sonniss, a new library and special offer from SoundBits, a taste of another great article from the A Sound Effect blog on the Audio Ease Indoor plugin and a new library from The Sound Keeper.
Win $10,000 Worth Of Sound Effects From Sonniss
During September Sonniss are offering a competition where one lucky winner will win over 250GBs of sound effects worth $10,000. The second prize is $5,000 worth of effects and the 3rd prize is $1,000 worth of effects.
Everything they are giving away is royalty-free and commercially-usable. (No attribution is required). You can use them on an unlimited number of projects for the rest of your lifetime.
SoundBits Release Unsettling Creaks and Squeaks – Extension I
This collection from SoundBits is the first extension to the “Unsettling Creaks and Squeaks” sound library and it is a composite collection of 345 files with even more single sounds of unsettling and unpleasant squeaking and creaking elements. It’s a great starting point for designing a vast number of different soundscapes in various genres.
From just using the sounds as general Hard Effects, through Science Fiction to Horror. You get door and furniture creaks and squeaks, creaking leather, rubber and balloons, door handles, disturbing metal on metal squeaks and much more…
- Number of files: 345 files
- Quality: 96kHz / 24bit / Stereo
- Total Size: 834 MB
- Price: 25,20 € incl. VAT
How Audio Ease Created Their INDOOR Plugin
On the A Sound Effect blog there is a very interesting article where the creator of the Audio Ease Indoor plugin, Arjen van der Schoot gives an inside-look at the pioneering work that went into creating the plugin – and how it works in the real world.
We built on our experience from recording IR’s. One of the things I’m most proud of is that even in the remote locations in France, we did not mess up a single take, so we never had to go back. When there was an error we always found out on site so we could correct the same day. We never came home with an IR or even a channel unusable, and that’s with over a 1000 impulse responses all 9 channels wide. We developed our own batch visualisations to check our work as we went, scrolling screens full of waterfall diagrams and such. It worked and I am proud of that.
Have you noticed any differences in your work flow now that you’ve developed this plugin?
As a developer? Not really. We gained in depth knowledge of the AAX DSP architecture, we now know how to reach high quality 3d designers, I know the merits of recording with baffled omnis, we now understand how to make a professional 9-channel recording rig setup completely portable and power it for hours without a socket.
You can read the full interview here on the A Sound Effect blog.
SoundBits Offer 25% Discount On Collected Ambiences
Each library of the “Collected Ambiences“ series, from SoundBits, features 33 various Stereo Ambiences.
All recorded with Sound Devices 744T, Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF, Beyerdynamic MC930 ORTF, RODE NT1-A, RODE NT4 or Sony PCM-D100. All files were cleaned, edited and most of the files loop seamlessly. You’ll get Public Spaces, Roomtone, Fun Fair, Train, Drone, Forest, City, Train, Busride, Rain and many more.
If you don't want to buy the full collection then there are range of discounts, which better better with the more libraries you choose.
- Choose 2 libraries or more and save 10%: 2-ambiences
- Choose 3 libraries or more and save 15%: 3-ambiences
- Choose 4 libraries or more and save 18%: 4-ambiences
- Choose 5 libraries or more and save 20%: 5-ambiences
Abstract Interior Tones From Digital Rain Lab
Digital Rain Lab, who offer their sound effects through A Sound Effect have release Abstract Interior Tones which is a collection of synthetic, inharmonic room tones and drones, that are made to provide sound designers a diverse sonic palette for designing neutral, non-intrusive, and spacious soundscapes for science fiction, horror, fantasy, dramas and documentaries.
Abstract Interior Tones features 80 24bit/96kHz seamlessly looping sounds, normalised to -23LUFS and embedded with Soundminer metadata and is priced at $34.80 inc vat.
The Sound Keeper Releases Dark Sci-Fi UI Collection
Jeremy Rogers from The Sound Keeper has been in touch to tell us about a new library, Dark Sci-Fi User Interface, he has just released. He told us..
I am a HUGE Sci-Fi fan. I love both books and movies about far reaching technology and space exploration. As a sound designer, of course, I love the sounds in sci movies as well. I especially like the user interface sounds. I have been a bit obsessed with creating UI (User Interface) Sounds for years! It's been a constant struggle and challenge for me. I finally feel like I've scratched the surface of interesting UI sounds after many failures (many, many failures).
After studying UI sounds in films for the past decade, I noticed a lack of really cool "dark" sounding UI libraries. I got inspired by such movies as Prometheus and Oblivion, and I wanted a library of those types of sounds. So, I went to work!! I used every synth program I had at my disposal. I used every plugin I had as well. Sometimes, I would process a sound 4 or 5 times through my plugin-in chains (just moving the settings a little to get a totally different sound). It was a blast finally feeling like I created some UI sounds!!! Now my sound design bucket list is a bit shorter...I hope you enjoy!!
Dark Sci-Fi User Interface Sounds
- 1000+ Sounds
- 1.27 Gigs
- Beeps, Buttons, Glitches, Drones, Calculations, Transitions, Ons, Offs, and More!
- Stereo 96Khz, 24 bit
- Metadata included for programs like Soundminer
- Price: $50 for a limited period, then $70.