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Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 | 1 comment

Airborne Sound Offering Free Sound Libraries

Airborne Sound

Last month, we told you that Airborne Sound was offering their Victory Vegas Motorcycle Sound Effect Bundle for free as part of their redesigned website’s beta test. Well, it seems they weren’t finished with the freebies, as they’ve recently added their Crowd Bundle, Train Bundle, Ambience Bundle, and Variety 2 Bundle to the list.

These high-quality sound effect libraries will definitely come in handy. So be sure to head over to Airborne Sound today to take advantage of this limited time offer before it expires.

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Posted by on May 23, 2013 | 1 comment

SFX Independence – Late May 2013

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!

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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 Feb 21, 2013 | 3 comments

Review – The Hybrid Library


There is no shortage of general sound effects libraries on the market, and they come in a number of different sizes. Pro Sound Effects is master licensor and curators of the Blastwave FX, BBC, Foundation, and Soundrangers sound effects catalogs, among several others. They’ve done something a little different in putting together their new “Hybrid Library.” Designed for freelancers and independent editors, the collection is composed of general library elements from independent effects designers. With an effects count capping out well above 50,000 sounds, Pro Sound Effects has created a library that can compete with the respected products from Sound Ideas and Hollywood Edge; all while keeping the costs a bit more reasonable for the independent user.

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