Silence+Other Sounds is the project of sound designer and media composer Giuseppe SMHERTZ Caiazzo. Started as a personal musical outlet of experimental electronic music, S+OS evolved as a boutique sound design company oriented to modern, finely crafted sound assets and tools.
We aim to create evoking, vivid, unmistakable sound design and serve the wide community of composers, filmmakers, game developers and editors.
When words fail, our sounds won’t.
Stringache is a modern horror library of mangled string noises. We've used close microphone techniques to record a huge deal of violin stabs and screeches, pizzicatos, cello staccatos, double bass jetè, crescendos, strident string gestures, bowed noises: all of them have been heavily processed and transformed in unsettling, hair-raising cinematic horror effects.
Stringache is for the contemporary composer of horror cinematic music: whenever you need a subtle violin effect to create tension, a rising cluster effect to grab the audience's attention or a screaming, ear piercing string screech stab, Stringache will be your weapon.
Stringache also comes with a large set of original recordings of double bass, cello, viola and violin (270+ .wavs 96 kHz 24 bit). These sounds have been treated with a very transparent process of EQ and de-noising and you can use them as construction elements to create your own sound effects.
Stringache comes with a custom Kontakt UI (14 Instruments) to further manipulate the sounds.
Transfer Lite is a collection of futuristic sound effects. It includes massive cinematic impacts, hi-tech blasts, adrenalinic risers, articulated transitions and whoosh, matter morphs, robotic stutters and sidereal outer space atmospheres..
Transfer Lite is the shorter version of Transfer Sound Pro: it includes 200 royalty-free sounds and NO Kontakt instruments (Transfer Sound Pro includes 300+ sounds and 36 Kontakt instruments)
Transfer Sound Pro is a collection of cinematic futuristic sound effects. It includes massive cinematic impacts, hi-tech blasts, adrenalinic risers, articulated transitions and whoosh, matter morphs, robotic stutters and sidereal outer space atmospheres.
It includes 300+ royalty-free sounds plus 36 Kontakt Instruments with a custom UI to creatively manipulate the original sounds.
FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or above is required
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