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Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 | 0 comments

February’s SFX Independence

Sound Effects Independence continues, and February turned out to be a pretty busy month! Here are the latest independent libraries to released. [That we’ve noticed.]

Chuck Russom FX

Chuck Russom has just released his first new library in what feels like a VERY long time, Designed Whooshes 2. It’s about damned time! ;) [Remember that Chuck frequently gives out discount codes to those who are on his mailing list. May I suggest that you sign up for that?]

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 | 3 comments

2012 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

Photo by flickr user crd! (Craig Dugas)

Who says the audio community doesn’t give you opportunities to go wild on the craziest shopping days (in the U.S. at least) of the year? [ed. Seriously, does anyone actually say that?]

We’ve spotted some deals you might be interested, and we’ll continue to update this post if we find anymore. If you spot one we haven’t feel free to share by leaving a comment.

Hit the jump to see what we’ve found so far…

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 | 3 comments

Chuck Russom FX is Back!

Chuck Russom sent out an email this morning that I think quite a few people will be glad to see:

Six months ago I shut down Chuck Russom FX and exited the sound library business.  I truly belived I was done and the business would not return.  Over time, I have heard from many of you.  I have recieved countless messages of support and as time moved on and I’ve been contacted by many of you asking for the old sound libraries.


At first I would get a message every now and then.  Over time the messages become more frequent; weekly, daily, even multiple messages in a day.  It became clear to me that I underestimated the appeal of my work, the demand of the sound community, and the loyality of my customers.


So I’ve decided to bring it back.  I’ve had enough of a break, it’s time to get back to work.  If Batman can come out of retirement, then so can I! A new website is up, the libraries are once again available for instant download, and we’re ready to rock.


Chuck Russom

Chuck’s SFX can be found here.

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Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 | 0 comments

SFX News: Ambiences, Animal Bells, Drones, Swishes

Two new ambience libraries are on the way.

HISSandaROAR Beaches:

and TONSTURM Mountain Air:

Rabbit Ears Audio has an Animal Bells Library on the way, “for sheep, goats, cows, elephants, or sound designers”.

Chuck Russom FX has released Drones sound library, featuring 26 stereo drones, each is one minute in length. Delivered at 24-bit/96kHz. WAV.

Arrowhead Audio has released Swishes library, including 332 samples at 24-bit/96kHz. WAV.

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Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 | 0 comments

Chuck Russom FX Releases Beeps

Chuck Russom has released a new sfx library called Beeps. It’s available at $25, but you can use a discount code ($5 off) created for Designing Sound readers. Code is BEEPDS.

This sound library is a collection of beeps, blips, and buzzers. Designed to provide source for user interface sounds, sci fi projects, hi tech computers/machines, and anywhere that a good set of beeps would be needed. Each beep comes in multiple durations, individually edited and ready to drop into your project. If you need to design your own beep length, many of the sounds come with a long version that you can edit and tailor to your needs.

Featuring 200 sounds recorded, designed, and mastered at 24bit 96K wav.

Delivered as broadcast wav files embedded with descriptive metadata, readable by Soundminer, Basehead, Netmix, Protools, and most other audio applications. Drop this collection into your sound library and start working today.

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