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:
A collection of raw recordings of various devices and a special bonus section created in collaboration with industry designers.
This collection includes 256 raw stereo 24bit/96khz recordings of a multitude of devices including home appliances such as microwaves, washing machines, hair straighteners, face scrubber, vacuums, hand dryer and paper shredder. Recorded using a LOM Electrosluch City, Priezor and MixPre10T
This collection holds everything to create great sci-fi content like forcefields, atmospheres, UI as well as weapons, telemetry and communications. There are 1000 plus sounds contained in this library and you will find glitches, beeps, hums, buzzes, whooshes, movements, statics, clicks, pops, servos, mechanical elements and lots of tonal elements. I’ve had some luck creating Kontakt Instruments/Synths using selections of the assets conatained in this library.
Included in this library is a bonus collaboration between 4 industry designers, totaling 104 files. A big thank you to David Guinot, Andrej Smoljan and Pete Reed for taking the time to contribute to this bonus.
Go (game audio) retro with all the classic 8-bit Arcade Game sound effects! Retro Game is here to offer you the ultimate sonic stockpile to turn your old school 80’s vintage production or idea to life! Over 500 game ready audio assets, over 30 minutes of pure 8-Bit epic-ness!
Spatial Roomtones & Interiors is an immersive collection of audio backgrounds for cinema, VR, videogames and any audiovisual or creative purposes.
The audios provided in this library are high quality recordings with Zoom H2n recorder in propietary Spatial Audio mode, horizontal-only ambisonic alike mic layout stored in an AmbiX format. W, X, Y channels of AmbiX provide immersive audio through the horizontal plane and they allow to decode the recording into Mono, Stereo, Binaural, Quad, 5.0, 5.1, 7.1 and more layouts with dedicated Ambisonic processors. Z channel is empty.
The library comes with 5.0 and Stereo version of the AmbiX original recordings.
The following is a 2016 Bell 407 GX Helicopter single license
sound effects library with Metadata (1.8gb compressed .zip file, 2.5gb Uncompressed).
All 17 wave files at about 85 minutes long are in 24 Bit, 96 kHz. The Onboard recordings are in 4 separate mono wave files. Drag & drop or import each of the files into your audio editing software, then align them for creative mixing. There are also ready to use stereo mix versions of the Onboard recordings. External recordings are in mono, stereo, and Ambisonic Format B wave files.
Channel 1 Front Left
Channel 2 Front Right
Channel 3 Rear Left
Channel 4 Rear Right
Notes: If you need specific shots of this helicopter, Watson is available for hire to re-record this or similar sounding aircrafts.
Special thanks to James, his crew, and to Chad Dion (photographer)!
External = Sounds recorded from outside of the aircraft (flybys, etc)
OnBoard = Recording perspectives on and in the aircraft
Recording of a 1972 Porsche 911 ST vintage sports car with a 2.5 liter 6 cylinder boxer dual ignition engine and race car tuning 280 hp.
The German 1972 Porsche 911 ST sound fx collection includes 468 sound files in 45.46 gigabytes of audio. It features the sound of a vintage sports car with a 2.5 liter 6 cylinder boxer dual ignition engine and race car tuning 280 hp.
The bundle gathers 20 synchronized takes from both onboard and exterior perspective. The 18 onboard takes feature microphones positioned in the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), engine, and at the exhaust while driving with gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs. The 7 exterior perspectives showcase departing, arriving, passing by, and reversing at slow, medium, and fast speeds. Also included are idles, performed effects of doors, gearshifts, pedals, and more, and impulse responses of the cabin interior.
The package downloads with Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, custom mixes of the onboard microphones, professional embedded metadata, and translation import files in 7 languages.
Recording of a 1978 Japanese Yamaha ET 340 snowmobile with a 338cc, 2 stroke, 2 cylinder engine.
The 1978 Japanese Yamaha ET 340 snowmobile sound collection gathers 174 clips in 8.47 gigabytes of field recordings. It showcases the sound of a 338cc, 2 stroke, 2 cylinder engine in 23 channels of audio.
The sound pack includes 9 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior driving. The 11 onboard perspectives features recordings from the engine, exhaust, and front shield while the skimobile drives with steady RPMs and ramps. The 5 exterior perspectives arrange microphones at three positions to capture driving at slow and fast speeds on straightaways and around corners. The package also includes custom mixes of the onboard perspectives as wells as performed effects of switches, the throttle, and more.
Each sound is embedded with with seven languages of Soundminer, iXML, BWAV and Mac OS Finder metadata.
“The Shoe Collection: Soft Hardwood – Men’s Boat Shoe“ by Periscope Post & Audio, provides 22 high quality footsteps on soft hardwood floors with the boat shoe. The audio files are recorded at 24bit, 192k with mono and stereo recordings. The Sennheiser MKH-60 was used for the mono files with a slightly more distant mic placement than the stereo files, which were recorded with the Sennheiser MKH8050 and the Sennheiser MKH-30 near the shoe. From different walking speeds, to jogging, sprinting, jumping, hard stops, scuffs, and more! There are several performances with each file to fit the right action you need. That’s a whopping 454 footsteps between the mono and stereo files!
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