A quick round-up of recent releases from independent sound designers …
Sonic Salute – Rock & Roll
First up this month we come bearing gifts – an exclusive 20% off coupon for the latest Sonic Salute library pack.
ROCK & ROLL: Rock/Concrete/Metal Impacts and Dirt Debris contains over 300 LCR recordings of rolling rocks, rock and concrete impacts, dirt, debris, you name it. Basically, all the rock, with a lot of extra roll. All files are 24-bit / 192KHz and the product page has some cool info and video footage of the backstory of this collection.
Designing Sound have teamed up with Sonic Salute to give our readers 20% of this collection. Using the coupon code: ROCKTOTHEROLL20 on checkout will give you 20% off the usual $45.00 price, valid for 48 hours from the publication of this here post.
Rock & Roll product page
Sonic Salute homepage
Short and sweet for the final roundup of 2013.
SoundMorph Winter Sale
SoundMorph are having a 25% off winter sale. There isn’t much time left to take advantage of it though, discounts apply through December 25th. Check the SoundMorph website
to see the product range on offer.
Sonic Salute Winter Sale
Sonic Salute are also having a winter sale. Purchase either the Footsteps Snow or Ice Tension libraries and you will get the other for free, thereby saving yourself the princely sum of $54. Simples
Offer is valid until 1 January 2014.
Samuel Justice – St Jude Storm
When a storm battered Northern Europe in October this year, UK sound designer Samuel Justice got out his field recorder. Now, those recordings are available as a special sample library of high winds and wonderful resonances, recorded in a variety of spaces.
Check the website for full specification and purchase details:
Spectral Vibrations – Gun Mechanics
The first sound library from Graham Donnelly and Spectral Vibrations comes with over 250 individual sounds. Gun Mechanics – UK Police Edition aims to meet the specific need of game audio designers needing to tracklay with authentic UK-issue police firearms. Weapons in the library include the Glock 17 Pistol and the Benelli Gauge Pump Action Shotgun.
For full specification and pricing details check out the Spectral Vibrations website.
There’s a whole heap of stuff going on in the independent SFX community that’s worth making note of. So, here goes…
New Libraries Available Now…
New Sound Lab’s Optical Drives
This library features recordings of computer optical disc drives (two internal desktop CD/DVD-R and one internal laptop slim CD/DVD-R slot-load).
Two induction coil pickups were used to record the electromagnetic fields emitted by the drives, capturing a very unique set of sounds and textures. These range from sharp percussive bleeps, glitchy static and noise, to electromechanical motor sounds, and drones. You’ll find use for many applications, including UI interface design, transitions, sci-fi, robot/servo sounds, technology, and computer sound effects.
Recordings include all functions of the DVD drives, e.g. disc loading, reading, writing/burning, spin up/down, errors, and disc ejecting. Also, each drive was taken apart and manipulated to create additional sounds.
Check it out here!
Here are all of the libraries of note we’ve spotted since the last round-up back in the beginning of April…in the order of most recent first (working from here…so forgive me if I’ve confused dates).
Machine Guns HD Pro SFX Trailer from Frank Bry on Vimeo.
Presenting Machine Guns HD Pro Sound Effects Library. This 24-Bit/96kHz collection features four fully automatic weapons recorded at a wide open 400 acre ranch in North Idaho. With a mountain ridge in front and open field behind, the guns generated a breathtaking echo while at the same time the “close up and personal” microphones capture the intense muzzle blast and mechanics of each weapon in stunning detail.
Mikkel Nielsen, founder of Sonic Salute, recently released a new library called “Analog Cameras.” In his own words:
What started out as a somewhat smaller camera sound effects recording project, quickly evolved into an obsessive need to find new cameras with different sounding shutters and winders.
Every fleemarket, and camera entusiasts gathering, were thoroughly scanned for more, more more…
The obsessive hunt has resulted in a well produced library. And at the price of $40 dollars for 99 files culled from a stock of 17 cameras, it’s well worth your attention. Let’s dig into the sounds a little deeper…