After a week off we are back with a bumper edition of our regular Sunday Sound Effects Round Up.
The Complete USO Bundle
USO are offering their Complete Bundle with a 25% saving at the moment. The Complete U.S.O. Bundle includes every sound library in their store. This multi-pack combo includes 1,000 broadcast wave files in more than 14 GB. The regular price is $203, but the discounted combo price is $153 for now. There are 4 collections in the bundle..
- Hologram Room Vol 1
- Unseen Noises
- Kyma Ambiences Vol 1 - Elements
- Transmission Apparatus
Airborne Sound Special PTE Exclusive Two Day Summer Sale Get 50% Off Everything
Paul at Airborne Sound was so disappointed that the Pro Tools Expert community missed out on their annual two day summer sale that he has given us a special code that you can use today - Sunday 16th August and tomorrow Monday 17th August. Go to the special Summer Sale page and use the code PTESUMMER and you will be able to save 50% off every sound clip collection in their store. How cool is that? But do not delay as this offer will expire on Monday night, and we will all turn back into pumpkins.
If you need cars then check out Cars 1: Elements just $18:50 instead of $37
If steam trains are what you need, then check out Steam Train at just $14.50
If you are short on fast cars, then check out Race Cars at just $28.50
Or perhaps take to the skies with Jet Fighter Maneuvers at just $19.50
Alternatively if you need household related sounds, then check out Household for just $9.
Then there is Human, which is a collection of people making human sounds for just $8.00
These are just some of the libraries in the Airborne catalog. You could just get all 29 sound libraries by buying The Complete Airborne Sound Library for just $299.50 instead of $599.
Cornell University Have Their Entire Sound Archive Available Online
Cornell University claim that they have the largest natural sound archive and they recently announced that it has now been fully digitised and available online. Apparently it took archivists a dozen years to complete the monumental task. The collection contains nearly 150,000 digital audio recordings equaling more than 10 terabytes of data with a total run time of 7,513 hours. There are about 9,000 species are represented with an emphasis on birds, but the collection also includes sounds of whales, elephants, frogs, primates and more.
The recordings are used by researchers studying many questions, as well as by birders trying to fine-tune their sound ID skills. The recordings are also used in museum exhibits, movies and commercial products such as smartphone apps. You can sample some fascinating Macaulay Library sounds:
- Earliest recording: Cornell Lab founder Arthur Allen was a pioneer in sound recording. On a spring day in 1929 he recorded this Song Sparrow sounding much as they do today
- Youngest bird: This clip from 1966 records the sounds of an Ostrich chick while it is still inside the egg – and the researchers as they watch
- Liveliest wake-up call: A dawn chorus in tropical Queensland, Australia is bursting at the seams with warbles, squeals, whistles, booms and hoots
- Best candidate to appear on a John Coltrane record: The indri, a lemur with a voice that is part moan, part jazz clarinet
- Most spines tingled: The incomparable voice of a Common Loon on an Adirondacks lake in 1992
- Most erratic construction project: the staccato hammering sounds of a walrus under water
- Most likely to be mistaken for aliens arriving: Birds-of-paradise make some amazing sounds – here’s the UFO-sound of a
You can explore the collection at The Macaulay Library.
NYC Ambisonics Review
We promised you a review of the Ambisonics Review in the most recent Sunday Sound Effects Round Up. Various circumstances have conspired against us bringing you the view but we hope to bring it to you next weekend.