In this edition of Sunday Sound Effects Roundup, we feature a special offer from Avid for the Essential Library from Pro Sound Effects, new libraries from Detunized and Glitchedtones, a new set of collections and website from Og SoundFX, a travel log from Avosound and Black Friday deals from Tovusound, Avosound and A Sound Effect.
Special Offer: Avid Offer Pro Tools users 75% off the Pro Sound Effects Essentials Library Until November 30th, 2017
Developed exclusively for Avid, Pro Sound Effects Essentials includes over 5,000 hand-picked sound effects from their entire library and has been curated to represent their best, most useful, reusable, and versatile selection. From ambiences to transitions, explosions to whooshes and well beyond, it has been put together to offer a sound palette you can turn to, to enhance the narrative, feeling and impact.
- 5,078 sound effects in 181 categories
- 63GB of 24/48 .wav files, 6.31GB 24/48k-192kbps MP3 files
- Optimized metadata for quick search
- Search in workspace and browse in bins
- 100% royalty-free use on any project
- Delivered via download
- Physical delivery available via flash drive (additional $40 USD + shipping)
- Offer price $249, normal price $999
- This promotion is available exclusively to registered Pro Tools and Media Composer users, including subscribers of Pro Tools First and Media Composer First.
- Offer expires on November 30th 2017
Detunized Release Ambisonic Berlin Library
Ambisonic City (Berlin) delivers a spherical surround sound image of a modern European city. It features a vast variety of traffic sounds from vehicles, public transport trains, trams and aeroplanes that were captured at crowded intersections, various squares and arterial roads and the Tegel airport. As a complementary counterpart, the library also contains recordings from wide open spaces, recreation areas, public parks and side roads.
The recordings were made with the Sennheiser Ambisonic microphone and the encoded B-Format FuMa files are ready to use in a wide variety of formats. Ambisonic City (Berlin) is available in two versions:
- The Ambisonic version delivers 4 channel B-Format (FuMa, WXYZ) files recorded with the Ambeo VR microphone in an upright position.
- The Stereo version contains the same number of files with equal playing length, but, as the name suggestions, only in stereo versions.
By using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plug-in you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). You can also use other software to convert the B-format files into binaural formats for VR applications.
- 91 files - +200 sounds
- 24 bit / 96kHz sample rate
- Ambisonic 32GB
- Stereo 17GB
- Duration: Approx. 480 minutes total
- Price: Stereo $48.60, Ambisonic $88.30
Glitchedtones Release New Library And New Bundle
Stuart Keenan from Glitchedtones has been in touch to tell us about a new library and a full bundle that they have just released.
The new library is Noise Elements: Electrical & Interference is a sound effects library featuring 36 noise production elements of imagined electricity and interference particularly which have been designed to be suited to Dystopian, Science Fiction or Horror scenarios.
Think cameras on the blink in found-footage horror, industrial alien atmospheres or glitched-out, distorted communications, the potential applications for these sounds are vast and only limited by your imagination.
With sounds useful as electrical glitches, harsh static, hub drones, transmitter crackles, radio noise, broken circuits, and abstract planetary ambiences - further shaping, layering and processing only adds to this already versatile collection.
Noise Elements: Electrical & Interference comes with a selection of bonus interference sounds from the following libraries:
- Data Disruption
- Feedback Loop FX & Atmospheres
- Signal Interference
- 36 files/sounds (90 including bonus content)
- 24/96 wav files
- Price: £7.00
The Glitchedtones Bundle bringing together 11 Glitchedtones sound libraries and offers a 60% saving on the individual pricing of the separate libraries. This Bundle Includes:
- Abstract Sound Design
- Data Destruction
- Data Disruption
- Feedback Loop FX & Atmospheres
- Granular Textures
- Process Malfunction
- Signal Interference
- Whooshes & Transitions
The 60% discount brings the total down from £81.80 to £32.40.
New Sound Effects Site Launched - Og SoundFX
Olivier Girardot, who is a French Music Composer and Sound Designer located in Berlin has been in the industry for about 15 years working for films, commercials, television, video games and virtual reality projects. He has decided to launch his own website Og SoundFX to sell his own sound effects. Its early days and he is still loading up libraries onto his site and he is developing the possibility to purchase single tracks and create customised collections which would be a very interesting service to offer. Collections include…
- Ghosts & Haunted Premium Album
- Magic Spells Micro Pack
- Monsters Premium Pack
- Rain Standard Pack
- Swamp Day & Night Loops
- Thunder and Storms
- Wind Standard Pack
- Desert Wind Micro Pack
- Guns & Explosions Standard Pack
- Guns & Explosions Premium Pack
- Underground Atmospheres Premium Pack
- Weather Effects Premium Pack
with prices between $6.99 and $29.
Myanmar Travel Log From Guido Helbling At Avosound
In March 2016 Guido spent four weeks travelling through Myanmar, encountering exciting locations and fascinating people.
He is, of course, a field recordist by trade, which is why you will find the odd sound recording embedded in his travel log. But apart from lugging around recording gear on top of all the other baggage, he is just like any 'normal' [ insert your own term for anyone not into sound recording ] traveller -- except he, like many of us, would probably get bored if he didn't choose to chase after interesting sounds on holiday.
Myanmar - An overview of the travel route
- Yangon - 3 days
- Traveling to Mandalay by bus (1 day)
- Mandalay - 3 days
- Pyin U Lwin - 1 day - Shared taxi from Mandalay to Pyin U Lwin
- Hsipaw - 5 days, of which 2 days trekking in the jungle
- Inle Lake - 2 days - night bus
- Mandalay - 1 day - aeroplane
- Mandalay - Bagan: taking the ferry to Bagan - 1 travel day
- Bagan - 2 days
- An odyssey to Mrauk U via Mount Popa, tea house and a journey through no man's land - bus ride total 3 days
- Mrauk U - Sittwe, by ferry
- Sittwe - 1 overnight stay
- Ngapali Beaches - 3 days, local flight
- Yangon - local flight from Ngapali Beaches to Yangon
You can read the rest of Guido's travel log on the Avosound website as well as enjoying the various sound clips.
Black Friday Offers That have Been Announced
Tovusound have announced they will be having a Black Friday sale. No details have been released so check out Tovusound on November 24th to see what the deal is.
A Sound Effect has started their Black Friday sale early. You can check out their dedicated page to see what is on offer. Note that this list is continuously changing, so if you see a great deal you like, the advice is to get it while you can. Because it's changing, you might want to check the page regularly to see what else has popped up that wasn't there before.
Avosound also has some special offers on the run-up to Black Friday, including 50% off the Soundstorm and Coll Anderson Sound Libraries.