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.
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.
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
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.
Presenting Machine Guns HD Pro Sound Effects Library. This 24-Bit/96kHz collection features four fully automatic weapons recorded at a wide open 400 acre ranch in North Idaho. With a mountain ridge in front and open field behind, the guns generated a breathtaking echo while at the same time the “close up and personal” microphones capture the intense muzzle blast and mechanics of each weapon in stunning detail.
Sound Effects Independence continues, and February turned out to be a pretty busy month! Here are the latest independent libraries to released. [That we've noticed.]
Chuck Russom FX
Chuck Russom has just released his first new library in what feels like a VERY long time, Designed Whooshes 2. It’s about damned time! ;) [Remember that Chuck frequently gives out discount codes to those who are on his mailing list. May I suggest that you sign up for that?]