Ever wonder what the story is behind the iconic THX sound? The Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast just published an interesting new interview with Andy Moorer, creator of that sound – hear it below:
Since 1983 one of the most memorable parts of going to the movies has been the THX certification played during the previews. The accompanying sound logo called “The Deep Note” has fascinated, terrified, and mystified audiences for over three decades. What is THX really? How was “The Deep Note” created? And why does it elicit such a reaction from those who hear it? Featuring Andy Moorer, creator of “The Deep Note” and global director of marketing for THX, Rob Cowles. This episode was written & produced by Kevin Edds.
Twenty Thousand Hertz: THX Deep Note Part 1:
Twenty Thousand Hertz: THX Deep Note Part 2:
Amazon Jungle is a collection of unique ambiences recorded in the Amazon rainforest on the border between Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. The library was recorded during the rainy season when birds are vocal and humidity is at its highest. These recordings feature species such as the Screaming Piha, Toucans, Howler Monkeys, Trogons, Tinamous, Owls, very vocal Bamboo Rats and a multitude of insects and frogs.
The Magic Spells, Buffs and Attacks library contains 507 total spell sounds. Each spell type has been thoughtfully named and crafted into multiple variations making them extremely flexible and easy to use. This library will work great for MMOs, RPGs and other fantasy style games. Of course, it will be great for film or any other form of media also! Many of these sounds are also well suited for Sci-Fi or Futuristic applications.
Bonus Reaktor Ensemble:
As if the sounds alone weren’t enough, we’re also including a special bonus in the form of a Native Instruments Reaktor Ensemble. We call it “The Mage”.. it is designed to allow you to take spell types, mash them together and create endless new iterations of material!
Footstep & Foley Sounds contains 511 high quality professionally recorded footstep sounds. Surfaces included: concrete, dirt, grass, gravel, metal, mud, water, wood, ice and snow. Plus 141 Foley sounds covering a variety of character movement sounds. A perfect addition to add realism to your footstep sounds.
This pack also includes a variety of 160 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Footstep & Foley Sounds are included in Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.
Weapon Mech & Reload Sounds is a sfx library recorded for police / military related film or video games. Recorded at 24/96,(real guns and soft/air guns) with 3 microphones (omni, cardioid and shotgun), you can use one sound or mix the 3 layers together for more impact!
Library ships in 96kHz, 24bit
408 files, more than 800 sounds
Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata
Lethal Blow is a collection of high quality fight sound effect. It features 925 sound effects; 600 source recording and 325 designed sound effects. It comes loaded with all sorts of sounds – from simple punches to multi-layerd crunchy blows and and meaty hits.
All source sounds ware recorded with top tier microphones; Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH8060 at 192kHz/24Bit with a Sound Devices recorder.
Collection consists of two main categories:
DESIGNED 96/24 (325 SFX)
Bone Breaks – Crunchy breaks, snaps and tears.
Grabs, throws and blacks.
Bright Punches – Punches with meaty bottom and pronounces “beef slap” transients.
Crunch Punches – Punches layered with bone breaks and cracks .
Dark punches – Punches with more of a deep, organic, thump-y sound.
Rips and tears – Fatality-like, gory tears.
Simple Punches – Organic sounding, deep punches that consist of only few layers (compared to other punches).
Punches “Xtra” – Punches without Arm movement/scuffle/whoosh – just a hit that you can layer with your own woos/scuffle
Skull crashes – Gory, slimy skull crashes and splits
Swooshes, whooshes snd scuffles.
SOURCE CONSTRUCTION-KIT 192/24 (600 SFX)
Scuffles, arm movements and whooshes – Cotton, denim and nylon.
Snaps – Leak snaps
Flesh drops – Dropped oranges
Cotton transients – Cotton hoodie hit with a soft drum mallet
Real chest punches – Closed fist
Meaty punches – Beefy, organic punches (punching beef steaks).
Lettuce punches and smacks – Deep, wet lettuce punches plus exaggerated transient sounds.
Real chest smacks – Open fist
Meat movement – gory, slimy, beef movements.
Meat Slaps – Beef steaks dropped on a tile floor with pronounced transients
Small crack – cracking eggshells
Bell pepper rips – Tearing, ripping apart Bell peppers for crunchy snaps and cracks
Whooshes and swooshes – Airy whooshes
Fabric Movement – random, cotton cloth whooshes and multiple swishes.
325 designed sound effects will get you started right away and save a lot of time when cutting fight scenes.
600 high quality source recordings will allow you to design all kinds of punches, bone brakes and gore sound effects from scratch, exactly to your taste.
All sound effects are highly tweakable. You can fine-tune them to your liking; pitch them up/down to remove/add weight whilst retaining details and clarity.
Download includes: 96-192KHZ 24BIT version (925 SFX/562MB)
44.1KHZ 16BIT version for Unreal Engine (925 SFX/264MB)
192KHZ 24BIT BONUS source recordings (58 SFX/30MB) RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH8040 + Sennheiser MKH8060 EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: RX, Pro Tools, Brufri, DMGAudio, Sonnox, Fabfilter
The “Electro-Mechanics ToolKit 2” Sound Effects Library features a wide range of versatile electro-mechanic motors, engines, tools and toys.
All waiting to be cut up, layered, edited and mangled with FX to become spaceship engines, robot movements, sci fi doors, weapon mechanics.
This library is not meant to be a comprehensive tools library but rather a composite toolkit to bring futuristic electro-mechanic machines, devices, weapons, vehicles, … sonically to life.
All cleaned and edited for direct use in your upcoming projects.
All sounds have embedded BWF Metadata.
Air Compressor • Angle Grinder • Band Saw • Belt Sander • Bowling Alley Machinery • Buffing Machine • Turning Lathe • Buzz Saw • Chop Saw • Doors & Shutters • Electric Drill • Electric Screwdriver • Electric Wood Plane • Evacuator • Film Projector • Fine Blanking Tool • Fretsaw • Grinding Lathe • Hand Blender & Mixer • Hoist Industrial • Industrial Vacuum Cleaner • Jigsaw • Mechanic Toys • Metal Saw • Milling Machine • Stationary Drill • Strimmer • Toy Helicopter
Looking for sounds of a remote controlled car? Here you go: This sound effects library features 170 sound effects of the Reely Core RC Car. You get several on-board and external driving sounds, pass-bys, close-up steering mechanics and idling mixtures, and of course some crashes. All sounds are edited and cleaned for direct use in your upcoming sound design projects. All sounds contain detailed BWF Metadata.