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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 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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Posted by on May 2, 2011 | 0 comments

Blood and Guts, New Library of Chuck Russom FX

Chuck Russom FX has released Blood and Guts, a library recorded/produced by Chuck Russom and sound designer Rob King, and created for sound designers who are looking for sources usable for designing sounds of blood, flesh ripping, bone breaking, dismemberments, zombies… you got the idea!

The sounds were not just recorded for being part of this library originally. These sounds are valuable sources that Chuck have used for years, as he commented to us:

6 years ago, I teamed up with Rob King, who is one of my closest friends. He’s an amazing sound designer, musician, recording engineer, all around audio genius. We decided to record a set of fight/combat/gore sounds that could be used in our own projects. We also had an idea that we might release it as a commercial library. Over the years, we’ve used these sounds on nearly every project we’ve worked on. I know these sounds appeared in God of War 2, Medal of Honor, Quantum of Solace, Dante’s Inferno, Bulletstorm, and Rift. And I know the’ve been used in more than just those project. As I said, we’ve used them on nearly everything we’ve worked on in the last 5-6 years.

We never did get around to releasing the sounds commercially. So, after I released the Servo library last month, I started to think about releasing these sounds as a library. All of the recording was done, much of the editing was even complete. I went back to the material finished up the editing, mastered them, added filenames and metadata, and sorted them into a collection for release. In addition to those recordings done back in 2005, I found some pumpkin gut recordings that I made back in October of last year, they fit well with the rest of the sounds, so I included them.

These sounds were recorded at 24bit 96K using a variety of microphones, I can’t remember specific mics anymore, but it was a pretty elaborate set up of some very high-end gear. I performed all of the Foley and Rob, who is an amazing recordist, handled recording duties. We did the whole thing over a couple days in his studio and it was quite messy! Luckily we covered the floors and walls in plastic, but his live room still smelled like a bad salad for days.

Blood and Guts includes 477 sounds recorded and mastered at 24-Bit/96kHz, WAV (embedded with descriptive metadata). It’s available at $50.

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And there’s more! Chuck also launched a new rewards system on CRFX, which he explains below:

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 | 1 comment

Chuck Russom FX Releases Gun Handling SFX Library

Chuck Russom FX has released Gun Handling HD PRO, a new library loaded with 417 sounds from 13 different guns.

Gun Handling is a collection of Gun Mechanism and handling sounds. Featuring sounds from 13 different rifles, handguns, and shotguns. Included are sounds such as: gun cocking, magazine inserts/removes, bullets being loaded, dry firing, and more.

All sounds are newly recorded and mastered at 24bit 192K using a Sennheiser MKH800 high res condenser mic and a AEA R84 Ribbon mic. Both mics were run into Great River mic preamps to help make the sounds phat and huge.

Gun List

  • Kimber 1911 .45 ACP Semi Auto Handgun
  • Smith & Wesson 686 .357 Magnum Revolver
  • Smith & Wesson SW9VE 9mm Semi Auto Handgun
  • Walther P38 9mm Semi Auto Handgun
  • Walther P99 .40 caliber Semi Auto Handgun
  • Mossberg 500 Pump Action Shotgun
  • 1897 Coachgun Double Barrel Shotgun
  • Ruger 1022 .22 Semi Auto Rifle
  • Ruger Mini14 .556 Semi Auto Rifle
  • Saiga 7.62x51mm Semi Auto Rifle
  • SKS 7.62.39mm Semi Auto Rifle
  • Mosin Nagant M44 7.62x54R Bolt Action Rifle
  • Marlin .357 Magnum Lever Action Rifle

Gun Handling HD PRO – $49 | 878MB | 417 WAV Files | 24-Bit 96kHz and 192kHz versions | Metadata ready

If you bought the old Handgun Foley Library, send an email to Chuck for a special upgrade price.

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 | 2 comments

“Metal Impacts”, New SFX Library of Chuck Russom FX, Q&A Included

Chuck Russom has announced the release of Metal Impacts, a new SFX library loaded with more than 900 sounds.

Metal Impacts could be called a sword library, but no actual swords were used to create it. My goal was to put together a set of sounds that could be used to design swords and other metal weapons. With a creative imagination, you’ll find many other uses for these sounds. I sought out pieces of metal that I felt had great sonic quality when they were struck together.

12 different metal props were used in a variety of ways. There are solid hits with nice metal ring outs, fast muted hits, and some really great metal scrapes. There is also an insane amount of takes and variety in this library. My arms and ears cringe just thinking about the work that went into creating this one!

All sounds were recorded and mastered at 24bit 192K using high resolution Sennheiser Microphones. So they are ready for extreme pitch shifting and processing. Also included are 24bit 96K versions. Metal Impacts is a downloadable collection of wav files embedded with metadata readable by all of the popular sound library apps.

Metal Impacts HD PRO – $39 | 192/96kHz 24-Bit | 974 sounds | 1.4GB | Soundminer and Pro Tools metadata ready.

Below is a little interview I had with Chuck, discussing several things about the library.

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