We have been saving this creative video from the team at Soundly for Halloween as we think it is appropriate for this time of year. The actual story is all about the announcement of the release of Soundly Collections.
Soundly collections are designed to streamline search while inspiring creativity when creating audio soundscapes for common scene locations and environments such as kitchens, car chases, offices, horror, outer space.
What Is Soundly?
Soundly is a turnkey solution for adding sound to picture. Not only does it include an online library of sound effects, it also features a specialised application for editing and placing sounds.
Soundly subscribers can also create catalogs of their own sound effects collections on their own drives, which is what I largely use Soundly for.
With a simple click, Soundly subscribers can instantly audition any sound from a local drive or an online collection and edit it on-the-fly using the waveform view before dragging and dropping the desired portion of the sound into popular editing applications (such as Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic and FCP, Avid Media Composer, or Adobe Premiere Pro).
What Are Soundly Collections?
Soundly collections are expertly curated groups of sounds that are linked to a specific mood, genre or author. Accessible directly from within Soundly, collections are designed to inspire as well as simplify the creative sound design and editing process. Peder Jørgensen, Lead Developer and co-founder at Soundly explains…
“It’s easy to feel ‘stuck’ when creating an atmosphere for a common area like a kitchen or office. We designed Soundly collections to inspire sound designers and editors to find new ways to communicate story elements to the viewer for these common environments. Users can also create their own collections and share them with other collaborators.”
Christian Schaanning, Co-founder of Soundly continues…
“Soundly users tell us they’re working faster than ever before, but they also admit to being perfectionists, putting their heart and soul into every production. With our new collections feature, editors can quickly build rich, inspiring sound spaces faster than ever, giving them more time to put their unique creative signature on a production. It’s not enough to simply make the audience feel they are in an office or hotel room, but more importantly, how does it ‘feel’ to be in that room at that moment.”
To announce Soundly collections, Christian and Peder have created the video above, which they hope you will enjoy.
How Can I Get Soundly?
Soundly collections are available in the latest version of Soundly. Soundly is free to download at getsoundly.com for both Mac or PC.
The Premium SaaS version includes a massive cloud-based sound effects library, full sound catalog indexing, access to the Soundly store for specialized in-app purchases, and access to multiple fee libraries like Freesound.org and freetousesounds.com to use within Soundly, all for only $14.99 per month.