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Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Countdown To The Apocalypse Sound Design Contest

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 10.52.04 PM Blastwave FX are at it again with another contest which they announced last week. This one is about making a zombie soundscape: YouTube Preview Image

RULES:

  • Create a sound design clip of a soundscape or scene of something you think you would hear during the zombie apocalypse.
  • The sound design clip must be no longer than 60 seconds. No exceptions.
  • Upload the sound design clip to the Blastwave FX Facebook page. Be sure to tag yourself and Blastwave FX in the post. The clip must be posted on the Blastwave FX Facebook page. Emailed or messaged submissions will be disqualified.
  • The sound design clip may contain original sound effects, but must include at least one sound effect from the Zombie Apocalypse Sound Effects Library from Blastwave FX. Free samples from this library are available at the bottom of this page. If you own the Zombie Apocalypse Sound Effects Library, you may use any sound effect from the collection that you wish. Note, the Zombie Apocalypse Sound Effects Library is on sale throughout the contest for only $66.
  • The contest submissions will be judged by Matt Busch, Celldweller, Blue Stahli and Ric Viers.

Check out the contest page for the full rules and description here. Hurry though, the deadline is October 24!

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Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 | 0 comments

The Hybrid Animal Sound Design Competition

The Hybrid Animal Sound Design Competition

No matter how deep your interest in animal husbandry may be, you’re probably never going to figure out what the spawn of a camel and a mollusk might sound like. Or will you? Interested sound designers still have a little more than a week left to enter the Hybrid Animal Sound Design Competition, where the creation from scratch of a brand new animal call could net a share of $6,000 worth of prizes from Pro Sound Effects, Avid, iZotope, Rode, and Ric Viers. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 8th. Check out the rules, restrictions, and other details over at the Pro Sound Effects Blog.

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Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 | 3 comments

A Second Look at the Hybrid Library

Hybrid_and_Expansion_1Earlier this year, I reviewed the Hybrid Library from Pro Sound Effects. Overall, it was a fairly positive review. While I was impressed with the library, I also pointed out some of its rough edges. The primary focus of the review was on the library’s metadata and how it would affect work-flow. I won’t go into heavy detail on the process here, as you can simply lick on the link above if you haven’t already read the review. Pro Sound Effects took notice of the few complaints I had with the library, solicited feedback from existing owners, and has taken steps to address the library’s weaknesses. Now that the library is available again, it’s worth seeing if the improvements have made the library any more enticing.

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 | 0 comments

Win a Copy of Blastwave FX “Heroes & Villains”

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Blastwave FX has a new collection out called “Heroes & Villains”.  It’s a “collection of 1,000 high definition sound effects to save the world… or destroy it! Created at the Detroit Chop Shop and personally designed by Ric Viers (author of The Sound Effects Bible and The Location Sound Bible), these sound effects will give any production a super-powerful soundtrack. This collection includes cityscapes, hideouts and laboratories ambiences, various weapons, impacts, crashes, explosions, vehicles, robots, super powers and tons more! Every sound effect was recorded in 24/96KHz and delivered as broadcast wave files complete with comprehensive metadata compatible with your favorite search engine.  “

Designing Sound and Blastwave FX are giving away a copy of “Heroes & Villains”.  We will be giving it away to whomever can design the best superpower sound for “Captain Soul-Patch”.  Create a sound based on the superpower: “Sonic Blastwave”.  And post a link to the sound effect on the Blastwave FX Facebook fan page (http://on.fb.me/YKICBH) and Ric Viers will choose one lucky winner to receive a copy of “Heroes & Villains”!  Submissions will be accepted until November 4, 2013 with a winner announced on November 5 2013.

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