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This week we have a special podcast roundup featuring what’s popular with VR and 3D audio. In these episodes, you’ll learn about headphone technology that conforms to your ears’ anatomy and what conferences and VR games to look forward to in 2017. You’ll also hear a summary of why 2016 was “the year of VR” from the perspectives of a VC and a tech evangelist. If you are new to the expanding world of Virtual Reality, it’s not too late to delve in!


Written by Adriane Kuzminski



Voices of VR: Ep. 494 – OSSIC CEO: The Future of Music is Immersive & Interactive:

Kent Bye, host of ‘Voices of VR’, interviews OSSIC CEO Jason Riggs about the company’s new “immersive audio” headphones, the OSSIC X, and the device’s role in the future of music production. These headphones are able to customize to your anatomy and dynamically calibrate to your ears for uncanny, out-of-body experiences that complement the feeling of VR games. And as part of Abbey Road Studios’ Red Incubator, the company is looking to impact the music industry with an “audio sandbox” that allows listeners to interact with and mix musical objects in a 360-degree environment. One you finish the episode, be sure to learn more in Voices of VR’s article about OSSIC.

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The Real Virtual Show: Ep. 053 – Investing in VR/AR with Steve Lukas of Qualcomm Ventures @SLukas:

In this episode of ‘The Real Virtual Show’, host Malia Probst interviews Steve Lukas of Qualcomm Ventures. Though the parent company is not having the best start to 2017, Steve shares valuable insight into the private equity world’s view of VR and AR ventures, and he shares how he personally evaluates VR start-ups with free advice on the pitch process for any founders who are listening. Malia and Steve also discuss where they think 2016 will fall in the history of VR, and though statically household awareness of VR in the U.S. is low, these two see a bright future for those in the industry who stay smart and play their cards right.

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VR Roundtable: Ep. 18 – VR in 2017 + Our most anticipated VR games for the coming year!:

In this episode of ‘VR Roundtable’, Anthony, Gary and Steve discuss the nine VR games they can’t wait to get their hands on in 2017 – and they even stayed friends in the process. From indie treasures like Neat Corporation’s Budget Cuts to AAA promises like Bethesda’s Fallout 4, the guys of VR Roundtable tell us what is in store for the immediate future, making us wish we could take our headsets and travel back in time to visit our 12-year-old selves to blow their minds. If you haven’t stayed current with developments in VR, this is a great episode to help you catch up and learn what you’ll be able to play very soon!

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Latest releases:  
  • World Sounds Airport Soundscapes Play Track 100+ sounds included, 386 mins total $50 $29

    Welcome to A Sound Effect where you can find the largest and most diverse airport sound effects library in the world! This constantly updated library has nearly 6 hours of high-quality recorded sounds from 15 different airports. With over 24GB of professionally edited audio, you'll have the best sounds to work with for your project.

    Featured airports in this library:

    • Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, Greece
    • Changi Airport Singapore
    • Chiang Mai International Airport, Thailand
    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, USA
    • Hamad International Airport, Qatar
    • Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
    • Incheon International Airport Seoul, South Korea
    • John F. Kennedy Airport New York City, USA
    • Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus
    • Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar, Indonesia
    • Noi Bai International Airport Hanoi, Vietnam
    • Penang International Airport, Malaysia
    • Roberts International Airport Liberia, Costa Rica
    • Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok, Thailand
    • Tom Bradley International Airport Los Angeles, USA

    Our library has lush sounds from bustling international airports with thousands of passengers to smaller regional airports with less activity.

    We've captured audio from all areas of these airports. You'll hear sounds from departure halls, arrival halls, inside private lounges, bathrooms, security check with rolling suitcases, beeping sounds from the security scanners, announcements in different languages and passengers waiting at the gates to board the aircraft.

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  • City Life Sounds & Ambiences Of London Vol 2 Play Track 101 sounds included, 330 mins total $60 $45

    Following the success of WW Audio's, 'Sound & Ambiences Of London' – here is Volume 2, with even more interesting and useable files for your theatre or film projects.

    Consisting of 101 great, and sometime eclectic recordings from the English capital, and over 10GB in size, this is a library every sound designer needs in their arsenal. It comes with detailed file names plus Soundminer, ID3 v2.3.0 and RIFF INFO metadata embedded.

    In total, this library gets you  5.5 hours of atmospheric London sounds!

    Sounds captured at famous London locations and landmarks, including:

    Bow Bells – Two amazing, over 10 minute recordings from the belfry at St Mary Le Bow Church  • The famous crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, made famous by The Beatles • Stunning overhead plane recordings coming into land at Heathrow airport • Christmas Markets • Crowds outside Buckingham Palace before and after the changing of the guard • Various emergency vehicle sirens • Various markets both internal and external, quiet and busy • Tube train journeys • London Underground ambiences • Various Parks • Great sounding famous London pub ambiences • Train stations • Room tones, including the infamous possible Newgate Prison Cell in the cellar of the Viaduct Tavern Pub • Churches • Crowds in some of London's most popular and obscure streets • General traffic sounds • North, South, East and West London locations • Hotels • London Aquatic Centre • The Royal Exchange • St Bartholomew's Hospital Grounds • Scrooge's Counting House Location • The Tower of London • The River Thames from Execution Dock • Pudding Lane – the location of the start of the Great Fire of London • Various Gardens • Underground car park • Tower Bridge • And much more – check out the complete file list below

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  • Environments Singapore City Soundscapes Play Track 122 sounds included, 327 mins total From: $20

    Welcome to A Sound Effect's first ever Singapore Sound Effects library!

    Explore Singapore as you've never heard it before! This massive library includes ambisonic sounds recorded with the new Zoom H3 VR, binaural recordings with the Soundman OKM II Rock Studio and stereo soundscapes recorded with the Zoom F8n, DPA 4060 and several LOM microphones.

    The diversity of Singapore makes this library unique with lush sounds from busy highways, crowded food markets/ hawker centers in many different languages, neighborhood basketball games at night, skateparks, horse races, city rain sounds, the countries super efficient underground train station (MRT), and even loud military fighter jets and helicopters.

    Perhaps you're wanting nature sounds? No problem! This library features sounds from a variety of cicadas recorded at night and birds from the famous Javan Mynah near Mount Faber.

    With nearly six hours of recordings throughout Singapore, we suggest reviewing the metadata and discovering sounds you may not have expected!

    The library is available in 3 variations: A Stereo, AmbiX and special bundle featuring both Stereo and AmbiX files at a big discount.

  • Human The Counting Voice Play Track 167 sounds included $30

    A man with a neutral English accent counts from zero to one hundred. Then counts in hundreds to one thousand. Then counts in thousands to ten thousand. Using the various files you can concatenate the files to read any number between 0-10,999 (and beyond if you fancy some creative editing).

    Useful for all sorts of games, apps and many other projects.

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Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 136): 2016 End Of Year Episode:

Reverend Kyle, host of ‘Rev VR’, rounds up 2016 and shows us it wasn’t just the year of Virtual Reality, it was also the year of Augmented Reality, Merged Reality, and everything in between (PokémonGo). With his ear firmly to the ground, Kyle examines what we can see in the upcoming year in “immersive technology” with devices growing in popularity, more games being developed, and all the new VR conferences popping up. He also talks about changes in his own life with show sponsors, a new blog, and even his run for POTUS which received 72 votes on Election Day. With an exciting year ahead in VR, Kyle encourages us all to join a nearby VR group, because everyone is welcome.

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Everything Vive Podcast Ep. 49 – Vive/VR News:

The ‘Everything Vive’ podcast helps you navigate what’s new for HTC and Valve’s champion VR device. In this episode, hosts Zain and Ronnie discuss the Sundance Film Festival and its VR experiences, and they mention news surrounding the upcoming “VR on the Mountain” summit. They also talk about The Price of Freedom VR spy game, the AMA with Valve’s Gabe Newell (aka ‘the_gaben’ on Reddit), as well as Glixel’s interview with Epic’s Tim Sweeney. For opinions on news and games in the VR scene (and perhaps a little Reddit talk), be sure to check out Zain and Ronnie’s next episode on YouTube.

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A Sound Effect gives you easy access to an absolutely huge sound effects catalog from a myriad of independent sound creators, all covered by one license agreement - a few highlights:
 
 
  • Drones & Moods Blurry Dreams Play Track 203 sounds included $19.99

    BLURRY DREAMS is a collection of 203 unusual, beautiful-sounding, abstract sounds.

    Add a dreamy touch to your next project. Make abstract sounding UIs, implement beautiful and dreamy sounds
    into your next game, setup magical notification on your stream and more. Explore magical granular sounds, abstract evolving drones, anime-like swells and pings and hypnotic transitions.

    Blurry Dreams was created with game developers, sound designers and streamers in mind.

    The collection was created using both hardware and software synths and organic recordings.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer metadata.

    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060
    EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Reaktor, Adaptiverb, Modular, FabFilter, Pugment, TC Electronics, Pro Tools.

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  • Bicycles Bicycles Play Track 650 sounds included $23

    Need bicycle sound effects? This SFX library delivers more than 650 bike sounds in 125 files, covering everything from cycle gears, chains, crankset, spokes, brakes, the saddle, gearbox, bells, bicycle pumps and valves – and of course lots of wheel sounds, spinning at various speeds.

    It also features outdoor ambiences of cycling, bike passes, skids and even some falls.

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    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

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Latest sound effects libraries:
 
  • World Sounds Airport Soundscapes Play Track 100+ sounds included, 386 mins total $50 $29

    Welcome to A Sound Effect where you can find the largest and most diverse airport sound effects library in the world! This constantly updated library has nearly 6 hours of high-quality recorded sounds from 15 different airports. With over 24GB of professionally edited audio, you'll have the best sounds to work with for your project.

    Featured airports in this library:

    • Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, Greece
    • Changi Airport Singapore
    • Chiang Mai International Airport, Thailand
    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, USA
    • Hamad International Airport, Qatar
    • Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
    • Incheon International Airport Seoul, South Korea
    • John F. Kennedy Airport New York City, USA
    • Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus
    • Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar, Indonesia
    • Noi Bai International Airport Hanoi, Vietnam
    • Penang International Airport, Malaysia
    • Roberts International Airport Liberia, Costa Rica
    • Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok, Thailand
    • Tom Bradley International Airport Los Angeles, USA

    Our library has lush sounds from bustling international airports with thousands of passengers to smaller regional airports with less activity.

    We've captured audio from all areas of these airports. You'll hear sounds from departure halls, arrival halls, inside private lounges, bathrooms, security check with rolling suitcases, beeping sounds from the security scanners, announcements in different languages and passengers waiting at the gates to board the aircraft.

    42 %
    OFF
    Ends 1560981600
  • City Life Sounds & Ambiences Of London Vol 2 Play Track 101 sounds included, 330 mins total $60 $45

    Following the success of WW Audio's, 'Sound & Ambiences Of London' – here is Volume 2, with even more interesting and useable files for your theatre or film projects.

    Consisting of 101 great, and sometime eclectic recordings from the English capital, and over 10GB in size, this is a library every sound designer needs in their arsenal. It comes with detailed file names plus Soundminer, ID3 v2.3.0 and RIFF INFO metadata embedded.

    In total, this library gets you  5.5 hours of atmospheric London sounds!

    Sounds captured at famous London locations and landmarks, including:

    Bow Bells – Two amazing, over 10 minute recordings from the belfry at St Mary Le Bow Church  • The famous crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, made famous by The Beatles • Stunning overhead plane recordings coming into land at Heathrow airport • Christmas Markets • Crowds outside Buckingham Palace before and after the changing of the guard • Various emergency vehicle sirens • Various markets both internal and external, quiet and busy • Tube train journeys • London Underground ambiences • Various Parks • Great sounding famous London pub ambiences • Train stations • Room tones, including the infamous possible Newgate Prison Cell in the cellar of the Viaduct Tavern Pub • Churches • Crowds in some of London's most popular and obscure streets • General traffic sounds • North, South, East and West London locations • Hotels • London Aquatic Centre • The Royal Exchange • St Bartholomew's Hospital Grounds • Scrooge's Counting House Location • The Tower of London • The River Thames from Execution Dock • Pudding Lane – the location of the start of the Great Fire of London • Various Gardens • Underground car park • Tower Bridge • And much more – check out the complete file list below

    25 %
    OFF
    Ends 1559253600
  • Environments Singapore City Soundscapes Play Track 122 sounds included, 327 mins total From: $20

    Welcome to A Sound Effect's first ever Singapore Sound Effects library!

    Explore Singapore as you've never heard it before! This massive library includes ambisonic sounds recorded with the new Zoom H3 VR, binaural recordings with the Soundman OKM II Rock Studio and stereo soundscapes recorded with the Zoom F8n, DPA 4060 and several LOM microphones.

    The diversity of Singapore makes this library unique with lush sounds from busy highways, crowded food markets/ hawker centers in many different languages, neighborhood basketball games at night, skateparks, horse races, city rain sounds, the countries super efficient underground train station (MRT), and even loud military fighter jets and helicopters.

    Perhaps you're wanting nature sounds? No problem! This library features sounds from a variety of cicadas recorded at night and birds from the famous Javan Mynah near Mount Faber.

    With nearly six hours of recordings throughout Singapore, we suggest reviewing the metadata and discovering sounds you may not have expected!

    The library is available in 3 variations: A Stereo, AmbiX and special bundle featuring both Stereo and AmbiX files at a big discount.

  • Human The Counting Voice Play Track 167 sounds included $30

    A man with a neutral English accent counts from zero to one hundred. Then counts in hundreds to one thousand. Then counts in thousands to ten thousand. Using the various files you can concatenate the files to read any number between 0-10,999 (and beyond if you fancy some creative editing).

    Useful for all sorts of games, apps and many other projects.

 
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