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Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 | 0 comments

SFX Independence Submission Form

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It is very difficult to keep up with all the new independent sound library releases, which is why we regularly put together roundup posts.  Unfortunately it is difficult for even us to keep track of them all! We are all volunteers doing this in between work after all.

To make sure no libraries slip through the cracks; we have added a submission form for sound effect library producers to submit their products to us so that we will make sure to be as accurate and fair with our roundup posts of new library releases. You can get to the form here or find a link on our Contact page.

We ask everyone keep in mind that submission does not guarantee that we will post your library if it has already been covered, inappropriate for the roundup or some other extenuating circumstance. Please don’t abuse the form!

We do apologize for anyone whose libraries we have not covered recently, this form should fix that!

 http://designingsound.org/contact/sfx-independence-submission/

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 | 1 comment

SFX Independence – June 2014

A quick round-up of recent releases from independent sound designers …

Sonic Salute – Rock & Roll

First up this month we come bearing gifts – an exclusive 20% off coupon for the latest Sonic Salute library pack.

ROCK & ROLL: Rock/Concrete/Metal Impacts and Dirt Debris contains over 300 LCR recordings of rolling rocks, rock and concrete impacts, dirt, debris, you name it. Basically, all the rock, with a lot of extra roll. All files are 24-bit / 192KHz and the product page has some cool info and video footage of the backstory of this collection.

Designing Sound have teamed up with Sonic Salute to give our readers 20% of this collection. Using the coupon code: ROCKTOTHEROLL20 on checkout will give you 20% off the usual $45.00 price, valid for 48 hours from the publication of this here post.

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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 Jul 15, 2013 | 2 comments

SFX Independence – July 2013

New Sounds From Blastwave FX

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Blastwave FX, the sound library specialists headed up by Ric Viers (The Sound Effects Bible), have just released a brand new collection of 1001 HD production elements called Hits and Whooshes. Take a listen to the audio demo on the website and you’ll hear a whole host of intergalactic frequency sweeps and bone-breaking hits. A great set of go-to sounds for those in need of transition or impact elements in a hurry.

Check out the website for a full category list of sounds in the library.

Empty Sea Anniversary Sale

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Empty Sea are having an anniversary sale, offering an impressive 25% discount on two of their libraries. Sea Monsters, featuring over 4000 effects of sea creatures big and small, and Ui one – a complete set of sounds aimed at user interactions such as menu scrolls, button pushes, etc. The Empty Sea sale is running through 20th July, and to claim the discount you’ll need to use the following code when you checkout: ANNI25.
More details available here.

The Soundcatcher Summer Sale

If you’ve not heard of The Soundcatcher sound design libraries and sound fx packs before, now’s a good time to get acquainted. The Soundcatcher’s Andreas Usenbenz has gone into abandoned buildings and used found sounds to painstakingly create these libraries. And now you can get 20% of every purchase this summer.  Use the code “Soundsummer” to claim the discount.
Further information on all of The Soundcatcher’s libraries is available on the website.
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