Let us know about recent independent sfx library releases by using the SFX Independence Submission Form.
Announcing one of their largest libraries ever, Matter Mayhem from SoundMorph is all about debris and destruction. Created in collaboration with Frederic Devanlay (Sinematic, Solar Sky) and Cedric Denooz (Future Weapons), it contains over 1,500 sounds rendered as 24bit/96khz .WAV files, including:
- Bomb Blasts
- Blow Ups – Stone, Pebble, Metal, Wood
- Debris – Stone, Wood, Glass, Plastic
- Scaffold Impacts
Matter Mayhem is in Presale until April 28, 2014. Once purchased, it will be immediately available for download in your User Account. Check the website for full details.
Registration details have been announced for the third annual Games Music Connect, which will take place on Tuesday 14 September, at the Purcell Rooms in London. 2014′s edition featured composer Olivier Deriviere (Assassin’s Creed IV: Cry Freedom) and Audiokinetic’s Simon Ashby, among many others. Whilst speakers have not yet been announced, this year’s event looks set to focus heavily on the emerging creative and technical practices surrounding Virtual Reality (VR).
Tickets cost £130.00. Early bird price £90.00 (until 31 May 2015).
Steven Feld, Jonathan Sterne and Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier are among contributors to a new book, Keywords in Sound. Described by publishers Duke University Press as, “a definitive resource for sound studies”, this collection of twenty essays attempts a dialogue with some of the philosophical and historical keywords that permeate the discipline of Sound Studies.
Keywords in Sound – Duke University Press
Keywords in Sound
A fitting announcement for International Women’s Day. In an effort to counter the 20% pay gap between men and women’s salaries, Sound Librarian will be making a permanent change to their pricing structure, by allowing women wishing to enroll for any course or access training materials for a 20% discount on advertised prices.
Speaking from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Stephan Schutze of Sound Librarian has said, “to counter the pay gap disparity, this will apply to regular pricing AND to any sale pricing of our products. [It] is a small attempt to address an imbalance and support women in games.”
Those wishing to take advantage of the policy will have to confirm their identity and applications will be processed manually. For further information, contact Stephan Schutze at Sound Librarian.
A two day course focusing on the voice and its import on cinematic sound will take place in York, UK next month.
Taught by industry specialists Neil Hillman, Adele Fletcher, Adam Severs and James Hyde, and led by Dr Sandra Pauletto (University of York), Creating Cinematic Voices: from script to mixing will cover a wide range of topics, including dialogue production recording, critical listening, voice sound design, working with directors and actors. It is aimed at early career film sound practitioners.
Creating Cinematic Voices will take place on 21-22 March, 2015, at a subsidised cost of £390.00 including accommodation.
For more information and to book: www.heslingtonstudios.com/training/