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Bruce Bueckert of Juice Studios in Santa Monica, California has started Bottle Rocket Fx, a royalty-free sound effects library. His first two releases include Drones 5.1 and Drones 2.0.
Drones 2.0 ($35) – 24-Bit/96kHz – 62 Stereo Sounds – 1.59GB Download
These stereo ambiences are a collection of sounds forged from tormented guitars and percussion instruments as well as eerie chimes, haunting vocals and droning synths. All of this comes together to create an assortment of horror and sci-fi sounds. Everything from dream like transitions to forbidding rumbles can be combined or used as stand-alone pieces to help design any atmosphere or transformation.
Drones 5.1 ($35) – 24-Bit/96kHz – 32 Sounds (32 Surround / 32 Stereo Downmixes) – 4.61GB Download
This library includes 32 drones, atmospheres and ambiences ranging from ethereal to ominous capable of evoking a wide range of emotions. If you are looking to set the tone for your horror or sci-fi project you can find it here. There are 13 base drones as well as alternative versions of many of the drones to give you options in case a certain sound competes with other elements of your mix. Instead of using only virtual instruments or synths I’ve also tried to incorporate organic, instrumental and real world sounds. Many of the effects have a combination of guitar, voice, percussion and interior ambiences as well as synth sounds. These drones also come with a stereo downmix for your stereo projects as well.
“I started Bottle Rocket Fx as a royalty-free sound effects library intended for use by anyone looking to enhance their media production. It is my intention to offer a variety of specific libraries that are easily downloadable and affordable so you can get to work sooner rather than later. All of the sound effects are 24bit/96k WAV files embedded with metadata readable by your sound effects database. My mission with Bottle Rocket Fx is to build sound libraries I think will be useful to sound designers, editors and mixers in a way that is easy to use and manipulate.”