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Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 | 0 comments

SFX Independence – September 2013

In comparison to the swathe of releases and sales through the summer months, September has been an altogether quieter affair on the SFX library front. The following libraries are all available to purchase/sample now.

SONIC SALUTE – Car Doors: Exteriors – Open and Close

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Sonic Salute’s new library requires little explanation. ‘Car Doors: Exteriors – Open and Close’ is a collection of almost 80 (mono) files of scrapheap-bound car doors opening and closing. It’s available now for $15.
Further information is available on their website.

 

RABBIT EARS AUDIO – REA013 Bridgett Tones

 

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Rabbit Ears Audio have collaborated with game audio specialist Rob Bridgett to launch two new libraries under the Bridgett Tones moniker. REA013.1 Room Tones is a collection of interior ambiences, whilst the companion REA013.2 Air Tones provides a mixture of exterior ambiences. Bridgett Tones is available as a 16bit / 24KHz library pack for $50, or $25.00 for each pack.
For more information on Bridgett Tones or to purchase a copy, visit the website.
 

BOOM LIBRARY – Nature Essentials by Gordon Hempton

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Those busy folks at Boom have collaborated with Emmy award-winning acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton to lanuch ‘Nature Essentials’. This collection of is the first in a series compiled from almost three decades-worth of recordings by Hempton. ‘Nature Essentials’ is intended to provide an exhaustive range of nature’s wonderful ambiences; streams, rivers, wildlife and thunder, to name but a few. This 3GB library is available for purchase now, through Boom (€149.00) and also via Hempton’s own Quiet Planet company.


 

Quiet Planet - https://quietplanet.com/

 

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 | 0 comments

Online Catalogue Of Independent SFX Libraries Launches

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Launching today (August 19), A Sound Effect is a brand new website dedicated to cataloguing independent SFX library releases.

Created by Asbjoern Andersen of Epic Sound in Denmark, the main objective of the site is to add value to independent sfx libraries, by making them more accessible for the end-user. Andersen explains that visitors to www.asoundeffect.com can, “browse the catalogue of indie sfx libraries, preview the libraries and search for sounds… “, making it a one-stop shop for all enthusiasts. SFX libraries featured on the site are divided into 10 categories (‘Environments’, ‘Human’ and ‘Whooshes’, etc.) and each library has all the at-a-glance info you need; price, format, number of files and size. There is also a simple search box that is useful for pulling up general results quickly, and a section for users to add a review to each library.

For more information: http://www.asoundeffect.com.

If you are a sound designer/sound recordist who would like your work featured on the new site, contact Asbjoern Andersen here: http://www.asoundeffect.com/about/.

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 | 0 comments

SFX Independence – July 2013 (Part 2)

A slew of independent SFX releases and offers this month, so we’ve put together another roundup with even more options for your hard-earned moolah.

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Tonstrum – Screaming Metal

Available as either a 192K or 96KHz at 24-bit, Screaming Metal is every bit as the title suggests. From ventilation shafts to blocks of solid steel, Tonstrum have created a soundpack full of metal-infused resonances, drones and – of course – screams.

Prices are $99.00 USD and $84.00 USD for the 192Khz and 96KHz packs, respectively. More details on the sounds and the techniques used to capture them are available at www.tonsturm.com.

Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/70951640

 

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Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 | 0 comments

SFX Independence – June 2013

It’s time for another collection of news items relating to the the world of independent sound effects!

Boom Library – Horses

Knights, the Cavalry, the Three Musketeers, Cowboys, Indians, Arnold Schwarzenegger in TRUE LIES: The cool guys sit on horses. Bring these animals to vibrant life with our extensive HORSES SFX library. You get 9 GB of high quality and royalty free SFX of countless horse voices, a mass of Foley sounds, pass-bys and steps in various gaits and different surfaces.

Included with the library, as evidenced by the video above is a playable Kontakt instrument! Head over to the product page on the Boom Library website for further details.

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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

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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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