Online sound effects library Soundsnap has unveiled a brand new website. Whilst the main objective was to refresh a website design that had undergone only hairline changes since launching in 2007, the cosmetic overhaul also boasts a new user interface for searching and downloading sounds. Some of the improvements that users can benefit from include bigger and more detailed waveform graphics, a more intuitive presentation of file metadata, and an increase in the number of search results per page.
The redesign also coincides with a big effort that the company has recently put into driving new content onto the site, with new sounds and custom libraries being added to Soundsnap’s portfolio.
A two-day sound event will take place in Brighton, England later this week, 5-6 December. Presented by Lighthouse and Creative Skillset, The Sound of Story will feature talks and workshops from from of the UK’s top sound practitioners including Ray Beckett and Stuart McCowan, plus many others.
For more information and to buy tickets, go to: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/the-sound-of-story
Pro Sound Effects are making available 100 copies of their newly Soundminer-enhanced Hybrid Library for USD 1500, until 31 December 2014. Two expansion libraries are also available at USD 500 each, and are designed to provide users with a free upgrade path as library content gets refreshed over time.
As an extra sweetener, Pro Sound Effects are bundling different versions of the asset management software Soundminer, at a reduced price:
- Soundminer HD (Win/Mac) USD 129
- Soundminer HD Plus (Win/Mac) USD 279
- Soundminer v4.5pro (Win/Mac) USD 599
These prices are only available when buying the Hybrid Library at the same time.
This Hybrid Library offer is available to qualifying freelance sound designers and media content creators.
Watch the trailer here.
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If you create independent sound effects libraries and would like us to consider your recently-released library for inclusion in a future roundup, use the SFX Independence Submission Form to tell us all about it.
Tovusound – India Ambience / CityBeeps Cologne
Tovusound have made available two ambience packs that will transport you to the heart of Europe and South Asia.
The India Ambience sample library contains the sounds of big cities, nature, people and vehicles. Featuring 178 sounds recorded in 96 kHZ / 24-bit ORTF Stereo, India Ambience should prove a welcome addition to sound editors, sound designers and audio producers needing to fill in backgrounds or transitions with sounds from the region.
In the latest offering from SoundWorks Collection, the spotlight is on Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music and Scoring at Skywalker Sound. This 10-minute profile explores Jones’ musical roots and her 30-year career as a recording and mixing engineer.
Check out other SoundWorks Collection videos at: soundworkscollection.com