Some weeks ago we were talking about “HISS and a ROAR“, the new model of Tim Prebble to sell SFX Libraries online. There was another project coming: Chuck Russom FX, a sound effects label created by our guest Chuck Russom.
Who could be better than Chuck to tell us about his new project? This is what he told us:
A couple months ago, I decided that it was time to start working on my own sound libraries. I started a SFX label called Chuck Russom FX. I’ve just released my first Sound Effect Collection: Metal FX. Metal FX is a collection of “odd” metal sounds. Included are individual sounds of several metal objects interacting with dry ice and also cymbals played with a violin bow. If you Pitch, slow down, process,and mangle these sounds, you can create awesome metal groans, wronks, stress, squeals, eerie production elements, and anything else you can imagine.
Metal FX is available for download only. Included in the collection are wav files at both 24bit 192k and 24bit 96k. I started this project because I record so much of my own material that I thought it would be cool to start sharing it with others. My main goals with this and future Collections are:
1. Keep the prices low
2. Offer only High Resolution sounds (24bit 96K or 24bit 192K)
3. Include a lot of takes/variations of every sound in each collection
4. Release smaller, focused collections. Each collection will have a theme or context and all sounds in the collection with fit that context
5. Focus on providing source recordings instead of releasing over-designed sound effects.
6. All sounds will be download only, there will not be any physical releases
Now that I’ve released my first FX Collection, I’m focusing on the future. I already have my second release in production and it should be available sometime in May. I have a total of 6 more collections
already planned and hope to release something new each month, depending on my work schedule. I hope to continue releasing FX Collections for as long as there is interest in them.
As we’ve seen from the recent release from Hiss and a Roar, there are a least two of us who have the same ideas about what sound libraries should offer and how they should be made available. I’m very curious
to see how the sound community receives our efforts, and who will be next to offer up their SFX libraries. It would be great to have a large community of independent sound providers all turning out quality products on a regular basis.
As you can see, the evolution continues. This model is really great: High quality sound sources + affordable price + instant delivery to your computer. What more do you want?
I hope to see more individuals selling his sound effects around the web. This is just starting.