SFX Independence – June 2013

It’s time for another collection of news items relating to the the world of independent sound effects!

Boom Library – Horses

Knights, the Cavalry, the Three Musketeers, Cowboys, Indians, Arnold Schwarzenegger in TRUE LIES: The cool guys sit on horses. Bring these animals to vibrant life with our extensive HORSES SFX library. You get 9 GB of high quality and royalty free SFX of countless horse voices, a mass of Foley sounds, pass-bys and steps in various gaits and different surfaces.

Included with the library, as evidenced by the video above is a playable Kontakt instrument! Head over to the product page on the Boom Library website for further details.

The Recordist – Firearm Foley HD

Introducing Firearm Foley HD Pro Sound Effects Library. This is a massive collection of gun foley sound effects recorded at 24-Bit 96kHz over a five year period here in my North Idaho studio and in the field. Some of the weapons were recorded with two microphones and others with a single microphone. The multiple microphone tracks include a close up extended frequency response version and a medium distant perspective. Most of the weapons were recorded indoors with some extra “outside in the field” recordings.

Check out the site for the full list of weapons included in the library.

Hiss and a Roar – Wet Traffic

WET TRAFFIC from tim prebble on Vimeo.

While recording this library I became obsessed with my barometer & waited for opportunities to cleanly capture traffic on wet roads immediately after rain. I’ve selected the best material from over ten hours of recordings – many options & densities of traffic are provided, from busy 8am rush hour on a grey Wednesday to spasre passes late on a Sunday night, wet motorway traffic from multiple perspectives (recorded from overbridge, from the side of the motorway, closeup fast passes and wide perspective) as well as single passbys on wet suburban roads. Also included is a compile of bus & track passes, a little boy racer passby selection and a collection of random oddities (horns, brake squeaks etc).

Wet Traffic is available on the Hiss and a Roar website here.

Chuck Russom FX – Violet Rain

Because if the rain were purple, Prince might be upset.  Violet Rain features all-new recordings of actual rain.  Each recording length is between 1:20 and 2:45 for a total of over 14 minutes of all-new rain sounds.  Once again, I’ve drenched myself and my equipment so that you don’t have to.

Sir Russom is also running a little experiment with this library: “Name your own price!” Violet Rain is available here.

Soundmorph – Galactic Assistant

We’ve mentioned this interesting tool in a previous SFX Indpendence, but Soundmorph has decided to make it available outside of the library it is normally bundled with. $19 for a UI synth anyone? Check it out here.

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