Chad Glenn from The Coil just told me that they’ve released their very first SFX library: Indecent Machines – an industrial sci-fi sample collection of cybernetic machines, featuring sounds such as Mutant robotics, mechanical snippets, evolving textures, rhythmic artifacts and menacing atmospheres Check out their demos below, and grab the library for $49 here!
Be sure to check out Paul Virostek’s feature about A Sound Effect – it provides some valuable insights on how the site works:
Q: Is A Sound Effect a “web store?” Are you selling the sound effects, or taking a commission? In other words, is it a commercial enterprise, a community service, or a “portal?”
A: A Sound Effect is a free service – there are no fees, no commissions to be paid, and I’m not selling the sound effects. I essentially provide a catalog of what’s out there – and the actual hosting and sales is done on each sound designer’s own site, on their own terms, from their own store.
The site is a side-project to my normal composing work in Epic Sound, and if it takes off on a big scale down the line, I’ll logically have to devote more time to it then. If that happens, I’ll have to think of some sort of balance between what everyone’s getting out of it, and the hours, energy and resources I’m pouring into it.
But there are no concrete plans in that regard. Right now, I’m just excited by the positive reception to the site – and if it indeed becomes too much to run as a side-project, I’ll of course talk to the sound designers involved to hear their views on what the best way is to proceed.
Read Paul’s feature, where he also shares his experiences adding his own libraries to the site.
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Happy to report that the site is now back up and running! Sorry for the downtime, but we needed to reconfigure a few things.
The good news is that the site should now be more markedly faster than before.
Hope you enjoy the speedup, and if you encounter any glitches, let us know :)