Hart FX is the new company that enters this great world of sound effects independence. Is run by Colin Hart, a very good friend of mine, and also co-editor on Sonic Terrain.
This library is huge. Colin is literally giving this thing as a gift. I can tell you that $99 is a really low price for this amazing collection. It was recorded at 192kHz/24-Bit, with the sound designer in mind, offering a lot of flexibility, metadata, and easy-to-find sounds. There’re also 96kHz and 48kHz versions, but the Complete HD is the amazing deal. Why? Let’s read:
This is my favorite feature of this library. Colin recorded all the sounds of the library, using up to 8 different microphones in different perspectives. He offers a full mix of all the mics, but also gives you each perspective, so you can use it separately, or make your own mix with the rest of the stuff.
I found this amazing, because you can get a lot of cool things from that. For example, in the video I was working on, there are several perspectives and also moments were the sounds needs to be reverberant, or maybe needed to be dry and in front of the screen. So, I didn’t need to use reverb in several sounds, because on of the perspectives is wide and has a very cool natural reverberation in there, or if I need something dry, I always found it in other (closer) perspective. That’s what I call flexibility!
A lot of performances
Another amazing feature of this library was the huge amount of different performances. This is just amazing to kill monotonous sound designs, and even more when you’re dealing with machines that appears a lot of times in the same video. and I’m not talking about four or ten performances. You can easily find more than 20 different performances of a sigle sound.
Using the sounds
For this project I used almost all the different elements of the library, mostly the drills, compressors, the impact wrenches and several stuff from the saws, hose releases and nail guns. Check some examples:
— Ambience/room tone created using compressor sounds from the library. Was used for the general ambience of the spaceship.
— Several machine movements with starting point. Created using cordless drill and grinder sounds.
— Screw sounds created using cordless drill and impact wrench sounds.
— Door opening layers. Created using drill press and band saw sounds.
— The same door, this time combined with sounds of Rabbit Ears Audio – Small Motors library.
Colin can’t have started better. His work on this library was incredible. When you hear and play this sounds, you realize that there’s a lot of passion and hard work put in there. Great high quality sounds, lots of possibilities, and a really affordable price. What else you may need?
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