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.
Earlier 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.
A winner has been chosen for the “Win a Copy of Blastwave FX “Heroes & Villains” contest we put up about a week ago!
The winner is: Ole Sünderhauf with his entry “Supersonic Blastwave.” He wins a copy of “Heroes & Villains” for making a great super-power sound!
We want to thank everyone who participated in the contest. Ric says it was a really tough one to call!
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.