Here’s how Halloween’s simple yet savage soundscape was created:
The independent sound effects community returns with a huge selection of excellent new releases – hear them here:
A collection of vintage toy sounds. From the grating noise of a balloon being rubbed, to the childhood memory evoking sounds of a pogo stick bouncing away, a toy train whirring around, a tin robot stomping along, to deliciously gross slime; these sounds may be just what you need for your game, video, film or animation.
‘Fully Charged Vol.1’ is a collection of 205 sound effects from the science-fiction realm. Each sound is made from an original sound source representative of energy movements, impacts, weapons and other alien sounds. Easily manipulable, these sounds are ideal for a range of sound design applications.
Almost 350 scratching, stuttering, and mangled, shuddering sound design glitches in over 500 megabytes.
Each clip is trimmed and carefully organized in folders and with extensive metadata.
A retro sound designer’s dream, featuring 251 video game sound effects in an 8 and 16-bit style. All sounds crafted lovingly with authentic sources, tools, and techniques. No ‘real’ foley effects! Everything has been designed from scratch to lovingly emulate the charm of legendary games such as Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana and other classics of the 90s.
Animal Hyperrealism Vol I is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 1300 individual sounds in 290 files.
The sounds were partly recorded with animals trained for media production, partly recorded in zoos and wildlife centers. The asset list includes but is not limited to: african lions, bengal tigers, horses, donkeys, cows, exotic birds, owls, bobcats, pumas, dromedaries, wolves, dogs, geese, lemurs, gibbons and many more.
All the content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K plus a Sennheiser 8050 for center image and a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 for stereo image. All files are delivered as stereo bounce of these for mics, though in some instances an additional couple of CO100K was added to the sides.
The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.