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.
BOOM LIBRARY – Nature Essentials by Gordon Hempton
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.
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/.
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.
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