As you have seen, I love to support independent libraries. Why? Simply because the guys behind those projects are good friends making amazing stuff, putting their soul and heart on each release.
Now the turn is for The Recordist, a sound effects company founded by sound designer/recordist Frank Bry. There, he releases all kind of sound effects in downloadable packages, including free sounds, standard packages, HD packages and the Ultimate libraries, which I own.
If you were wondering about what’s included, how is the quality of the material and what is the flexiility and the response of the libraries to different processes, you’ve come to the right place. Below you can find a short review of the libraries and also, I find appropriate to do a little demo video, so you can hear the material in action.
I have Ultimate Concrete, Ice and Rockslide. All of them come in several compressed part files easy to download and uncompress. I’m really impressed with the great quality and the huge amount of different performances and perspectives in the recordings. These libraries include a lot of sounds, each one with its unique approach and perfectly tagged (tested with Soundminer and AudioFinder). All the stuff is really raw material.. nothing processed, just source files to work on your designs. It’s fantastic.
If you want to hear the sounds in context, check this video I made for demonstration:
I picked up that BioShock scene because it contains a lot of cool things to work with the libraries. I used many of sounds from the three packages. The ice and freezing powers have several sounds from the Ultimate Ice library and all the rock/concrete breaks and impacts were made using several sounds from Ultimate Concrete and Ultimate Rockslide. Also, there are some other sounds added in the impacts and powers. The rest of the sounds were designed using other elements from my library (And I recorded and processed myself the vocalizations of that fat guy as well).
The sound quality of the library is amazing. I found exactly what I wanted to use, I combined parts from several files, and I loved the result. What I enjoyed the most was the wide variety of performances and different takes on the recordings. That’s perfect because it gives you the opportunity to get a lot of new elements, combine them together, and find many different ways to get something unique from the Library.
Frank Bry is making a really great job on The Recordist. If you’re interested to see the complete catalog, feel free to visit the official website: The Recordist.