In this episode of Sunday Sound Effects Round Up we take a look at new libraries from Glitchedtones, Red Libraries, Fox Audio Post-Production, free sound effects from Airborne Sound and Red Libraries, a buyers guide fro unconventional microphones from Paul Virostek and touch on a number of blog posts from the A Sound Effect blog.
Glitchedtones Release Abstract Sound Design Sound Library
Stuart from Glitchedtone has been in touch to tell me about his latest release Abstract Sound Design. He tells me that this library is intended to help with the creative rut when sound designers need a source of inspiration and the well runs dry! He says that it also fits well with Sci-Fi/Dystopian scenarios.
Abstract Sound Design is a budget-friendly collection of unique audio material sourced from digital feedback loop experiments and granular processing sessions. Featuring 25 abstract atmospheres and 35 abstract FX, this library is designed to serve as an inspiring starting point for some serious sound sculpting. Of course, they may just fit your needs as they are, too!
- 60 files
- 60 sounds
- 24 bit / 48 kHz
- 254 MB includes metadata
- Price: $10
Red Libraries Release Huge Hidden Passages
Huge Hidden Passages is the 3rd and last opus of the World of Secrets series. After the furniture, the objects and their the secret mechanisms, time to the awesome and huge…
From the depths of the jungle, at the entrance of a temple, behind the thick walls of a castle, to discover a buried pyramid, some passages will be hidden to your eyes. Huge Hidden Passages has been created to offer you the keys of those closed passages.
- A collection of elements designed for your mysterious access
- A huge collection of objects and elements to design your mysterious access
- An incredible toolbox, issued from a year of recording and sound design. Versatile, dense, pitchable.
- 1727 stereo and mono files
- 192/96 kHz/24bits
- Price $130
Fox Audio Post-Production Release Hand Spinner - Source & Pre-Designed
Get the sounds of a hand spinner – or fidget spinner – with this new sound effects library! Hand Spinner - Source & Pre-Designed is separated into 2 folders, Raw recordings and Pre-designed sound effects, you will find your spinning happiness for your projects. With the raw files you can design drones or helix sounds and more…
- 58 files
- 62 sounds
- 24 Bit / 96 kHz
- 785 MB Includes metadata
- Price: $15
Free Sound Effects From Red Libraries
With this free collection - Freebies03 (Best of Red libraries) you can get the mechanics of World of secrets, the distortion of Twisted universe, guess what is passing by with Unknown absolutely free.
Freebies04 is a selection from Huge Hidden Passages Designed the 3rd and last opus of the World of Secrets series. After the furniture, the objects and their the secret mechanisms, time to the awesome and huge…
Free The Medieval Weapons Library - Curated Edition From Airborne Sounds
Airborne Sound is offering a fresh take on their sound effects library of medieval weapon hits, Foley, and whooshes, and even better news is that it is completely free of charge.
The Free Medieval Weapons Sound Library began in the summer of 2014 as a crowdfunding project by Ben Jaszczak and his colleagues at Still North Media. The crew began the Kickstarter with the aim to contribute medieval-era weapon sound fx for film or game audio projects.
For this curated edition, they decided to hand-pick their favourite clips from the collection, and present their interpretation of the tracks. They locked themselves in their edit suites to add their spin to the already considerable efforts of the Still North Media crew.
The result is a new, abridged sound library of 580 carefully selected mono files saving 171 megabytes and expands the number of sound files from 92 to 580 clips.
This curated edition features swords, axes, bows, crossbows, spears, daggers, and much more. There are hits, bow releases, arrow and bolt Foley, weapon swing whooshes, and many other sound fx.
- 580 files complete with full Soundminer and BWAV metadata
- Available in MP3, CD-quality (44.1 kHz/16-bit), and pro (192 kHz/24-bit) formats,
- Price: Free of charge.
Sneak Preview Of New Library From HISSandaROAR - Noise Sources
There are no more details yet other than this video. We will bring you all the low-down in a future edition of Sunday Sound Effects Round Up.
The Unconventional Microphone Buyers Guide
Paul Virostek from Airborne Sound has posted this very special guide to the out-of-the-ordinary microphones we sometimes need for sound effects and sound design recording work. Some field recording equipment is used only in rare, special situations. So, it’s not commonly added to a growing sound pro’s kit. Just the same, Paul feels we shouldn’t leave unique or unusual field recording tools neglected.
You can read Paul's article in full on the Creative Field Recording site. It covers Ambisonic microphones, Binaural microphones, Contact microphones, Hydrophones, Parabolic dishes and Foley microphones.
A Sound Effect Blog Post Round Up
Capturing the atmospheric sounds of London Pubs (includes free samples!)
Recordists Rowan Watson and Luke Gentry recently teamed up on an ambitious undertaking: To create the ultimate pub crowd sound effects library. The end-result is an impressive collection of more than 8 hours of music-free pub crowd and ambience recordings from around London – covering everything from near-empty to jam-packed pubs. In this, A Sound Effect blog post, get the full story behind their library, download free samples, and hear why you sometimes need to wear a hat for that perfect take.
Recording Adventures: Preparing for a successful field recording trip
How do you prepare for a field recording trip? Recordist and sound designer George Vlad has been on more than a few – from smaller hikes, to flying halfway around the world.
In this in-depth guide on the A Sound Effect blog, he shares his tips, insights and ideas for planning a successful field recording trip – covering everything from transportation, bags, recorders and microphones, to power, cables, storage and more.
Video: The Sounds On Set of ‘Alien: Covenant’
Asbjoern from A Sound Effect spotted this great behind-the-scenes video shared by Wayne Pashley from the set of ‘Alien: Covenant’
Adam Savage steps into the Sound Recordist Ben Osmo’s audio mixing truck on the set of Alien: Covenant to learn how environment and creature audio is used during filming to aid in actors’ performances. Ben also shares the growls and roars of the new alien that appear in the film!
Video: The sound design for Horizon Zero Dawn – with Anton Woldhek & Pinar Temiz
Another video Asbjoern from A Sound Effect has spotted is this new video by Marshall McGee, sound designers Anton Woldhek and Pinar Temiz from the audio team at Guerilla Games share insights on the sound design for Horizon Zero Dawn.