sound design contest Asbjoern Andersen


Feel like winning five popular SFX libraries from Mattia Cellotto? Here are your three (!) chances to do just that:

Simply create your own sound design for the video below, using nothing but your voice + whatever processing you want to add, and submit your entry no later than June 10th.

Update: The contest is now over – here are the sound design contest winners (and all the entries)

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The Prizes:

 
There will be 3 lucky winners in this contest – prizes are awarded for: 1) Best Sound, 2) Most Hilarious Sound, 3) Unnecessarily-Over-the-Top Sound
 

Each winner gets all these SFX libraries:

  • Crunch Mode is the result of a series of recording sessions made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods.

    The library was originally created to document the differences in sound between a frozen and a non frozen vegetable. It's been interesting to notice how celery's round sound for example drops with temperature to be replaced with a high cracking texture.

    After the first sessions I decided to introduce baked bread and pizza crust to bring something new to the collection, to then go back to frozen goods with a last recording session featuring frozen ice sheets.

  • Materials & Texture Glacier Ice Play Track 300+ sounds included
    5 out of 5
    $40

    Glacier Ice is a library containing over 300 high quality sounds of ice cracking, breaking, shattering in various sizes of blocks – recorded entirely in the Italian Alps over the course of two winters.

    The library contains sounds of all dimensions, from ice cubes being dropped in a drink to a designed iceberg collapsing.

    The majority of the material was recorded at 192 KHz with a Sanken CO100K and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040, making this library greatly flexible for pitch shifting and all sorts of heavy processing.

    A small section recorded at 96KHz features sounds recorded exclusively with contact microphones placed directly on the surface of a frozen water stream.

  • An audio library for which metal was kicked, hammered, bowed and… induced to vibrate through feedback loops?! The collection features 346 unique sounds recorded through field trips in US, UK and Italy.

  • Sci-Fi Polarity Play Track 975 sounds included
    5 out of 5
    $90

    Polarity delivers more than 950 sounds of electricity, science and technology – captured in several locations around the world, from electricity museums to science labs. About 50% of the library is all about electricity, with various types of Jacob's Ladders, Tesla Coils, Ruhmkorff lamp and all sorts of impactful bursts of energy.

    Then we go through welders, plasma spheres, 3D printers, starting to cover a more broad technology theme – like old phones, telegraphs, dynamo wheels, rotary dials, whirling watchers, alarm, lab centrifuges, something scientists call a roller and a rocker, servo sounds, neon lights, a wimshurst machine and sparklers.

    Many sounds in this section were captured from vintage equipment, from a 1928's tram to old telephone switchboards, high voltage levers and control surfaces.

    All content was recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K, a couple of Sennheiser 8040 and a Neumann 81i, translating into final assets that have plenty of ultrasonic content, ready for the most extreme manipulation.

  • Rock / Stone Rocks Momentum Play Track 1100+ sounds included
    5 out of 5
    $37

    The Rocks Momentum sound effects library gets you more than 1100 sounds of rocks, bricks, wood logs, stones, impacting on different surfaces, rolling, being scraped one against the other and so on. The library was recorded in the Italian alps, and in Inverness, Scotland. Defective construction materials were used for the recording of bricks, roofing tiles, cement blocks etc.

  • 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds – made from Borax. Sound designers often rely on bigger sounding objects to support visuals. For example vegetables are heavily used for snaps and crunches for their natural sound and its rich texture.

    I've always wanted to find a good substitute for meat that could emulate its goriness, so I decided to record and document the “Borax Experiment”.

    I believe the result could be considered an overkill: the composite lasts for days, it can be torn apart and easily reassembled and, most of all, its sound can be controlled by simply adding water.

  • Ice Ultrasonic Dry Ice Play Track 635+ sounds included, 71 mins total $65

    Ultrasonic Dry Ice is a library containing over 600 sounds themed metal resonances, scrapes and all sorts of weird.
    All the content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K, a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 and a MKH416.
    The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.

  • Materials & Texture Water Volumes Play Track 335+ sounds included, 74 mins total $40

    The Water Volumes SFX library gets you over 300 sounds of natural hot-springs, bubbles, and liquids of various densities boiling under the effect of dry ice.

    A large amount of content was recorded during two weeks spent in the city of Furnas, Azores, where volcanic hot-springs of all kinds are active. Other recordings were gathered with the use of dry ice.
    Most recordings will contain energy up to 96 KHz as they were recorded with a Sanken CO-100K at a 192KHz sample rate. Others were gathered with the use of an Acquarian H2A, Sennheiser MKH8040, 416, a Sony D100 and a Tascam DR-05.

    The collection was recorded over a trip to Sao Miguel, Azores, and several other recording sessions in the UK.

 

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    5 out of 5
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    Pro Sound Collection is the highest quality and most affordable sound library you will find. The ultimate collection of 8076 ready to use sound effects!!!

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  • Trucks, Buses & Vans Saviem TP3 Offroad Play Track 6+ sounds included, 142 mins total $40 $30

    This is a 6-channel recording of a 1969 Diesel Saviem TP3 4×4 truck driving off-road on sand dunes in the desert of Lompoul, Senegal.

    The library is recorded at 24 bit/48 kHz with 2 DPA 4060 mics in the cabin, 2 DPA 4061 mics in the engine compartment, 1 DPA 4061 on the air intake and a Sennheiser MKH 8040 on the exhaust.

    The car sounds nice and gritty, throaty at times, and very rattly in the cabin. It's certainly something you don't come by every day.

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    Elements: electricity, energy, fireballs, ice, vines, rock, wind and water. Covering actions such as: blasts, casting, conjuring, impacts, healing and more.

    682 total sounds (422 magic and spell sounds, 260 bonus sounds from Pro Sound Collection).

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16 thoughts on “Feeling creative? Create the sound for this short video – and win lots of SFX from Mattia Cellotto!

  1. Awesome contest!! I’m definitely going to put my years of audio profession into this one video!

    When is the deadline??

    • Hey Will, thanks for that question! I completely forgot to add it to the post – it’s one entry per person, so give it your best shot :)

  2. I was going to try this, but Ableton says the video it is corrupt or unlicensed. I even tried rebouncing it with Media Encoder and no luck.

    • Hi Ben, thanks for the heads up. And very strange, I’ve been able to download and open it without any problems. Have you tried re-downloading it from that link above, to see if that fixes it?

    • Yeah, no go unfortunately. I even updated quicktime player. I’m running Ableton Suite 9.6.1 on a very capeable Windows 7 system

  3. Just to be clear, the deadline Friday 10th means we can submit on the evening of Friday 10th?
    I’ve only just found out about this and would like to know how much time I have :)

  4. Hi there! Do you need another video showcasing the voices before they were processed? I’ve tried my hand on this, and the SFX came out sounding a little too appropriate for their uses, that some of them no longer sound human.

    • Hi William, thanks for writing. It’s not a requirement, but you’re welcome to share it, if you have it.

  5. Entry done… Good luck to everyone!! This is a killer idea for a contest by the way ! hehehe

    A big hug !!

  6. I was happy to submit my entry the other day— the quality of the animation made it very easy to be inspired and come up with something (albeit goofy in my case)! Much luck everyone!

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