There are a few interesting things coming up in the month of November.
- David Sonnenschein is once again running his Sound Design for Pros webinar series. It begins Monday, November 5th. Full details and registration links can be found here.
- Bernie Krause will be presenting at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Tuesday, November 13th at 7PM. Tickets can be purchased through the JCCSF website.
- Zynaptiq will finally be releasing RTAS and AAX versions of Unveil; their fancy reverb removal/balancing plug-in I’ve been itching to test out for a while now. It releases on the 15th.
Also, don’t forget that there are some cool new videos out on the web related to some recent high profile releases. ;)
Watson Wu’s video diary of his weapons work for Assassin’s Creed 3. Available on 360 & PS3 (and on PC shortly)!
The final entry in the “Making Of” series for the Zombie Apocalypse Library, now available from Blastwave FX!
We (the editors) sat down recently to talk about the site…how it’s been over the past few months, what its strengths are, where it’s weak, and what we need to do keep the site at its full potential. So, we’re going to be rolling out some changes, and I want to give you an idea of where we’re going…because this is, first and foremost, a community site.
First, allow me to reintroduce the editorial team: Jack Menhorn (primary site admin), Varun Nair, Peter Albrechtsen, Michael Taylor, and new to the team…Colin Hart. [Right…forgot to mention myself. ;)]
Now, let me talk about what we’re doing and why.
Follow Ric Viers and his team at the Detroit Chop Shop as they explain what it takes to record and design epic sounds for the impending invasion of the undead.
More episodes are on the way so keep an eye out for those!
Let’s dive in to some October SFX news:
Benjie Freund, Sound Designer at Hi-Rez Studios has started his own SFX Library site GetSoundEffects.com:
We are very excited to announce that today is the official launch of GetSoundEffects.com. The #1 place to get royalty free sound effects.We offer a wide variety of sounds effects and are continuously adding new sounds every week! From alien spaceship alarms, to thunder and rain recordings. Have an idea for a sound effect bundle that you would like to see sold? Send us a message and we will create it! You can even custom order unique sound effects for all your project needs!Whether you need sound effects that are already designed and ready to be plugged into your project or custom foley recordings to design yourself we have them!In honor of our official launch and this years Southern Interactive Entertainment & Game Expo we are offering a 20% discount on your entire purchase! visit GetSoundEffects.com today and enter the promo code ‘SIEGE2012’ during checkout to receive your instant discount. Offer expires 10/14/2012.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all the new content that we add.
JM Sound+Music is currently running a contest to win a copy of his SHIFT Sound Effects Library:
On November 15th I will be giving away a copy of the SHIFT Sound Effects Library to one lucky winner – To enter, all you have to do is LIKE JM Sound+Music on Facebook!
The SHIFT Sound Effects Library from JM Sound+Music features over 40 sounds of high performance race cars such as: pass-bys, distant race ambiences, revving, slowing down, accelerating, heavy downshifting, and more.
The Recordist Frank Bry has started up a new SoundVault series:
Presenting the SoundVault series from The Recordist. These sound effects collections are from over 23 years of recording mayhem. The source material is from original 16-Bit 48kHz DAT and up to 24-Bit 96kHz recordings. Mastered and delivered at 24-Bit 48kHz, these highly focused libraries contain rare and sometimes very difficult to obtain categories including ambiences, airplanes, vehicles, nature, foley and more.
The first SoundVault release is Jet Airliner Interior. This collection contains sounds from inside four airplanes during flight. Most were recorded in the mid 1990s when flights were many and people were few (those were the days!). Three of the interiors were recorded with the Sonic Studios DSM head worn microphones to a PDR-1000 DAT machine at 16-Bit 48kHz. The fourth was recorded in 2009 on a PCM D-50. All the sounds were edited and mastered at 24-Bit 48kHz.
The aircraft recorded are: Boeing 737, Boeing 757, Mcdonnell Douglas DC-10 and a Mcdonnell Douglas MD-80. I was lucky enough to be on flights with very few travelers so the voice activity is minimal. There are sections that contain voices from the pilots, flight attendants and passengers.
For more information and to purchase go here: http://www.therecordist.com/jet-airliner-interior