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.
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!
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?]
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.
There are a few new libraries out and about town; for instance…
Who knew a “waterphone” was an actual thing?! Apparently it is, and this library is filled with some positively interesting tonal effects.
Check out the library here.