In this episode of Sunday Sound Effects Round Up we look at new libraries from Sonic Salute, Foley Collection, Boom Library, 7 libraries from Undertone, Soundly have released v2.0 of their librarian and on line sound effects and we finish with news of a summer sale from SoundBits and a 7th annivserary sale from HISSandaROAR.
Sonic Salute Release Bicycles Studio Edition Library
Mikkel Nielsen from Sonic Salute has been in touch to tell me about his latest sound effects collection. With Bicycles Studio Edition, you won't find any usual well-oiled, wind tunnel tested, aerodynamically perfect sounding bicycles in this library! This collection has been recorded to capture all the creaks and that “old sounding busted bike” kind of sounds.
Mikkel used 3 bicycles for this library, all with a special sonic personality to them, They were 2 SCO gentlemen's bicycles, from 1970s, and 1 home trainer a little younger than the others.
Recorded in the studio with the bikes either being on a dynamo or suspended from the ceiling, all bikes had mounted lavalier microphones front and back, and a microphone above the rider. Some takes also have a contact microphone track to add to the misery. Included are, interior recordings from 3 different bicycles:
- Long rides, multiple tempos
- Gears spinning
- Extreme creaks from saddle and frame
- Chain and chain guard noises
- Pedal spins
- Shaking and kicking bicycle frame
- Hometrainer riding
- 126 files
- 2GB sounds
- 96kHz/24bit, WAV
- Price: $43.75 inc vat for a limited period, then $56.25
Foley Collection Release Moving Water Foley Instrument
Foley Collection has released the first Kontakt instrument designed to perform realistic water movements with FC206 Moving Water. The result is a unique instrument with 12 different layers of audio, including Leg Movements (in and out), soft and strong water strokes, hand movements, walking and add-ons inside the water and different water loops to complete the instrument. Each layer has its own level and pitch control, making the possibilities endless! They have also designed an underwater mode, to enable you to add underwater sounds to your footage.
The library is available in 3 Audio formats: 192, 96 and 48KHz. Choose the best one according to your machine and resources and the Surround Sound Lab audio libraries SSL18 & SSL22 Water Movement PART 1 & 2 are included in this foley instrument package.
- Library ships in 192 kHz, 24-bit
- Full NKI instruments and audio libraries included.
- 450+ files / 2+ GB
- Price: 49 Euros for a limited period and then 79 Euros
Boom Library Release Mechanicals Bundle
The sound of complex mechanical processes is truly fascinating and it counts to the most interesting and most challenging sound effect tasks we can think of: Too many layered sounds and it becomes indefinable. Not enough layered sounds and the SFX composition does not do justice to the often rich and tricky visual appeal. Working with absolutely clean and incisive source sounds is essential to achieve crisp and clean mechanical sound effects.
In the Mechanicals Bundle, the team at Boom Library have strived to bring everything you need to easily design the sound of mechanical processes – from simple clicking, sliding, rattling or snapping to the most complex mechanical procedures like opening complicated vault doors and treasure chests.
The bundle comes in two parts with the Construction Kit containing a huge amount of clean source files to design your own unique mechanical sound effects, whereas the Designed edition comes as a set of pre-designed sound FX. You can buy them separately or together with the bundle representing a significant saving.
- 660+ files
- 12+GB sounds
- 96kHz/24bit, WAV
- Prices: Bundle 199 Euros, Designed 99 Euros and Construction Kit 149 Euros.
Undertone Sound Library Release 7 New Libraries
Midwestern City - Minneapolis and Chicago - Bustling metropolises that are less intimidating than New York, but possess a vibrancy and activity all their own. Big yet small. Busy yet manageable.They got on the street and into the alleyways. Rooftops. Parks. Car passes and idling, Pedestrians. They have included some recordings of the city in the winter - distant traffic blended with the sounds of cold winter winds blowing off the frozen lakes. Price $60.00.
Midwestern Small Town - Rural Middle America is has a different kind of feel to it. They ventured out to several small towns in the midwest to capture the essence of small town USA. This library contains bird songs, church bells, gravel roads, playgrounds, and corn fields. They even have coffee shops and local diners! This library is packed with all kinds of sounds from distant dog barks carried on the wind, birds chirping in the trees and an espresso machine churning out coffee. Even a distant chainsaw cutting logs. Price not available.
Wood Doors 2 - A collection of sounds from old and new wood doors alike. This library acts as an excellent companion piece to their Wood Doors 1 library. This library has a wide variety of door sounds from heavy solid wood to hollow wood doors, opening and closing, interior and exterior door knocks, door rattles, and is full of creaky hinges and scraping wood. They have also included a handful of wood drawers and hatch doors as well. Price $65.00.
Metal & Glass Doors - Following on from their Wood Doors libraries here is a varied collection of all kinds of metal and glass door sounds including garage and storm doors, plus several sliding doors. This library also includes tons of locks, knocks and rattles. Some of the recordings are from the exterior so you’ll hear some traffic and outdoor ambience, but they have been able to cut them successfully to their own projects so they feel they are useful. Price $65.00.
Industrial Ambience - Here they have a collection of rural and city ambiences near plants, factories, wind farms and in large shipping harbours. Immerse yourself in the din of humming electrical boxes, the whirring of fans and generators, and the surrounding environs they inhabit. Distant trains, babbling brooks, and other external sounds permeate these recordings adding a sense of immediacy. Price $50.00.
Chicago Cop Car Siren - In the US, “Whoop, whoop! is the sound of the police. With Chicago’s finest, this comprehensive library detailing the sounds of a multitude of idle external sirens, in addition to Doppler pass-bys with the associated vehicle sounds. Price $15.00.
Chicago Elevated Train - Get the sound of the authentic Windy City mass transit. Ride along and hear all the door opens and closes, the click-clacking of the tracks, the bells, the dings, the hustle and bustle, the trimmings, the trappings! Plenty of interior onboard announcements as well as exterior approaches, aways, and passing train cars. Price $15.00
Soundly 2 Beta Is Ready
Team Soundly have been hard at work for the last six months implementing new features suggested by their users. They have now presented their hard work to the world with the release of the beta version of Soundly 2 to existing Soundly users.
- New Design - Using even clearer and more concise menus and graphical elements, they have polished the Soundly user interface.
- Even more sounds - They are constantly adding sounds to their library. In the last six months alone, it has nearly doubled in size!
- Shared network database - One of their most requested features is finally here! Now groups and companies can share one local Soundly library.
- Spot to Pro Tools - The spotting functionality has been improved, with handles and options for spotting multiple files. Spotting now brings Pro Tools to the foreground.
- Search history - Soundly now remembers your latest searches, letting you go back and forth.
- Other Soundly 2 features
- Hundreds of bug fixes and improvements.
- The meta-data is now kept in the file as you drag out or spot.
- .Ogg support
- Fixed bug where MP3 replay gained showed up in the description.
- Indexing indicators for newly created files and folders.
- Multi-users can now generate their own promo codes - great for educational institutions with many users.
- Even more shortcuts
- Increased speed control range. Right click and select 2x 4x 8x.
- And much more!
Download the Beta version from the Soundly servers.
SoundBits Summer Sale Ends August 31st 2017
SoundBits have been running their summer sale but like summer it's nearly over so hurry over to the SoundBits site and get your yourself some sound effect bargains.
HISSandaROAR 7th Birthday Sale Ends 2nd September 2017
HISSandaROAR only has one sale per year and this is it. To celebrate their 7th anniversary they are offering 50% off all their libraries for just 1 week, so hurry over to the HISSandaROAR site and take advantage of the 1/2 price sale available until 2nd September 2017. Remember to use the discount code MURPHY to get the 50% off.