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Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 | 0 comments

SFX Independence – July 2013 (Part 2)

A slew of independent SFX releases and offers this month, so we’ve put together another roundup with even more options for your hard-earned moolah.

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Tonstrum – Screaming Metal

Available as either a 192K or 96KHz at 24-bit, Screaming Metal is every bit as the title suggests. From ventilation shafts to blocks of solid steel, Tonstrum have created a soundpack full of metal-infused resonances, drones and – of course – screams.

Prices are $99.00 USD and $84.00 USD for the 192Khz and 96KHz packs, respectively. More details on the sounds and the techniques used to capture them are available at www.tonsturm.com.

Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/70951640

 

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Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 | 2 comments

SFX Independence – July 2013

New Sounds From Blastwave FX

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Blastwave FX, the sound library specialists headed up by Ric Viers (The Sound Effects Bible), have just released a brand new collection of 1001 HD production elements called Hits and Whooshes. Take a listen to the audio demo on the website and you’ll hear a whole host of intergalactic frequency sweeps and bone-breaking hits. A great set of go-to sounds for those in need of transition or impact elements in a hurry.

Check out the website for a full category list of sounds in the library.

Empty Sea Anniversary Sale

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Empty Sea are having an anniversary sale, offering an impressive 25% discount on two of their libraries. Sea Monsters, featuring over 4000 effects of sea creatures big and small, and Ui one – a complete set of sounds aimed at user interactions such as menu scrolls, button pushes, etc. The Empty Sea sale is running through 20th July, and to claim the discount you’ll need to use the following code when you checkout: ANNI25.
More details available here.

The Soundcatcher Summer Sale

If you’ve not heard of The Soundcatcher sound design libraries and sound fx packs before, now’s a good time to get acquainted. The Soundcatcher’s Andreas Usenbenz has gone into abandoned buildings and used found sounds to painstakingly create these libraries. And now you can get 20% of every purchase this summer.  Use the code “Soundsummer” to claim the discount.
Further information on all of The Soundcatcher’s libraries is available on the website.
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Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Holiday Sales (2012)

Black Friday/Cyber Monday wasn’t your only opportunity to take advantage of some awesome deals. Whether it’s the holidays or the countdown to the New Year, deals start popping up out of the woodwork. There are already a bunch in available in the lead up to 2013. Here’s a run-down of what we’ve seen so far…

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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 Nov 7, 2012 | 0 comments

One Day Workshop at London Film School

The London Film School is offering another one day workshop focusing on the role of sound in story-telling. The workshop will take place on Saturday, November 24th. They’re also offering a 20% discount to Designing Sound readers.

What is it that makes the dream sequences in Hitchcock’s SPELLBOUND, Bergman’s WILD STRAWBERRIES and Coppola’s THE CONVERSATION so disturbing? What makes the ‘trip’ sequences in TRAINSPOTTING and EASY RIDER so real, the flashbacks in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and BLADE RUNNER so palpable, and the levels of time and memory in INCEPTION and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND so distinct and immediately recognisable?

In each case, the answer lies in the sound design.

In this new 1-day workshop, Dr. Gilbert Gabriel focuses on how characters’ subjective thoughts and feelings are signified in their experience of altered states such as those in dreams, intoxication, memory and flashbacks, terror and insanity. The workshop explores how pitch, rhythm, timbre, reverberation and fluctuation of sounds as well as the cultural import of music or song can significantly sway the emotions and audience interpretation of a film scene. It offers both a theoretical and practical way for directors, editors, composers, sound designers and screen designers to understand the relationships between speech, music and sound on film soundtracks.

For more details, and to register, follow this link. Our discount code is: Gilbert20%

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