I’m still impressed of how fast the SFX independence scene has grown since the last year. This is just the first month of 2011 and there are already several great SFX libraries coming from different independent companies:
Rabbit Ears Audio – Metal Machines
Michael Raphael is ready for the release of another wonderful package of sound effects in Rabbit Ears Audio. This time he has recorded several huge machines from a vintage train repair facility. He got a lot of great sounding recordings at 192k, that will be available for download on January 12. Take a look at the trailer:
TONSTURM – Electricity
Finally an electricity sfx library with the quality and process it deserves! The guys at TONSTURM has released a new teaser of an upcoming sfx library of amazing electricity recordings. Take a look at the video if you want to see the crazy experiments and devices manipulated for the library:
BOOM Library – GUNS
The guys at BOOM are also ready for another blast of great sounds. This time they recorded several weapons with multiple microphones. As usual, they will be offering a construction kit and also a package of designed sounds. They’ve published a demo of that one:
This is a sound effect demo of BOOM Library’s “Guns – Designed”. Including 17 different weapons with different mixes and handling sounds each – enriched with extended Metadata for quick workflows. Delivered in 96kHz, 24-bit, this set will support you in all your HD projects for cinema, games, tv and all the other multimedia formats. Included in this demo are: Mosin Nagant, AK47, M4, Magnum Revolver, Beretta M9, Dragunov PSL, SKS M59, Winchester 1300, Ithica M37, Maverick 88 and Colt 1911.
Also, remember that HISS and a ROAR has started a new crowdsource library, called Room Tones. You can take a look at the details here. And finally, don’t forget to check the official SFX Independence page here on Designing Sound. There you’ll find updated information about the independent sfx scene.
UPDATE: Chuck Russom and Frank Bry have announced new libraries coming from them as well: