Sonic Salute is run by Mikkel Nielsen.
Mikkel is a sound effects recordist, living in Elsinore, Denmark, specializing in sound recording of all sorts of exciting sources, both for libraries found on Sonicsalute.com, and for features, tv- docs, Smartphone apps, museum installations and animations.
Sonic Salute is constantly striving to find new and unique sources to record, and makes a big effort in getting in touch with the right people to get permission to get the recordings right.
The goal is to provide sound designers and editors with hard-to-get, quality sound effects and ambiences for their projects.
Sonic Salute’s libraries are recorded and edited in 96K 24 bit. The delivery format is .wav stereo LR ,and or Mono/MS format, for versatility.
Need rock impacts or dirt debris for your projects? Then you're in luck:
This library offers rock impacts on iron/metal, wood, concrete + dirt & pebble debris – more than 300 files total.
• 84 files: Rocks rolling down hill
• 55 files: Concrete impacts on rock
• 37 files: Rock impacts on iron/metal
• 96 files: Rock impacts on wood (48 mono files Mkh416, and 48 mono files of Mkh8020)
• 103 files: Dirt/pebbles/bark debris impacts on Rock/wood/ground. Long rains, and short impacts
The Seagulls sfx library includes 28 tracks of both single, isolated seagull screams, and bigger flocks of nesting seagulls, calling out to each other and their chicks. There are plenty of classic call sounds, but also some weird throaty and raspy screaming, and what could sound like seagull laughing sounds.
All tracks are recorded with the very useful zoom function of the Telinga microphone and dish.
Library includes both untreated tracks, and noise reduction processed tracks in two separate folders. Noise reduction processed tracks have carefully been cleaned up with a CEDAR NR system.
Though these birds are in an abundance around most harbours and industry around here, they are not always easy to record. You mostly hear them from a distance, or from places not easy to access. When you try to get close to them, they will usually fly away.
Many hours have been spent on rooftops, gardens, backyards, a junkyard, and different harbours to get this material.
There's a whole lot of rattling going on in this library – from objects on a ferry to furniture, glass, plastic, vans and some serious subwoofer shakes. Oh, and the mandatory hospital bed shake, of course.
Meet the Tasmanian devil! Recorded in the Copenhagen Zoo, this library features huffs, sniffs, growls, barks, bite and chewing – and those eerie and weird critter screams.
If you need strange animal or monster sounds, do check out this library:
The Drip delivers a comprehensive set of dripping sound effects that could be used in movies, video games etc. with both ambience sounds for backgrounds, and single sounds for spotting individual drops on various surfaces.
A variety of microphones were used to capture the different sounds in this collection: Telinga Microphones for a real zoom perspective, Mkh8040+30 for ambiences, a Mkh416 & Emesser mic for certain sfx sounds, and a set of Mkh 8020 for the real quiet sound effects sources.
This library was recorded at the commercial port of Copenhagen. The area is filled with giant cranes, trucks, and containers, and is normally closed to the public.
SHHhhhhh… They are listening…
282 strange, ghostly and spy-like sounds collected from 2 old analog dictaphones, 1 portable cassette recorder, 1 very small digital dictaphone, 3 portable modern recorders, 1 video cam, and finally 1 very famous portable Reel to Reel recorder (a Nagra IS).
• 136 tracks of, Microphone bumps, lav. Microphone put on clothes, Microphone Feedback, Microphone Noises, and the sounds of the inside of a video cams Mechanics.
• 41 tracks of, Dictaphone & Cassette Processed (Kyma, GRM Tools, SoundToys) Sounds, weird telephone answering machine noises, Buttons, Play, Rewinds, and Fast Forward sounds.
• 82 Reel To Reel sounds. Buttons, Tape on, Rewinds/Fast forwards, Manual searching and scratches, where the recorded sounds are heard through the internal speaker of the tape recorder, as well as recorded line out.
• 23 Various processed (Kyma, GRM Tools, SoundToys) sounds. Different stuff speed up, and mangled.
Many of the recorded sounds have been re-recorded on to tape to get that smooth analog sound. Especially the feedback sounds, and bumps benefit from this technique, but also ambience sounds recorded onto a over used 5″ tape has a certain undercover sound to them!
Recorded by a quiet Swedish lake in late summer of 2014, the Water Movements sfx library is filled with splashes, drips, walking/running, moving, small water creature simulations, and much more.
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