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:
The top-selling Space Racer series returns with Space Racer 2 – and this one delivers a wealth of engines, turbines, start-up sounds and more. Be sure to also check out the first Space Racer library to complete your sci-fi spaceship sound collection.
From massive swarms in different densities and activity levels to individual passby sounds and landings, this insect sound library covers pretty much all variants of insect wing buzz sounds.
Below is a quick audio demo using 18 of the 185 sounds in the collection.
• 185 WAV sounds of bees, flies, mosquitoes, cicadas and designed insect sounds
• Single insect sounds & swarms
• Isolated insect sounds
• Seamless loops & long recordings
• Varied activity levels
• Purchase supports WWF & NABU
• Descriptive filenames
• 96 kHz / 24 bit WAV files
• Embedded Soundminer metadata
• 2+ hours of audio
Recording of an American Chevrolet Camaro race car, NASCAR style built in 2001, with a small block V8 engine.
The American Chevrolet Camaro race car sound library includes 194 sounds in 22.47 gigabytes of audio of a NASCAR stock car. Built in 2001, it showcases the sound of a Chevrolet small block V8 engine.
The bundle gathers 17 onboard and exterior perspectives in 11 synchronized takes. The 7 exterior perspectives feature driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds while the race car departs, passes, and arrives. The 10 onboard perspectives mount microphones at engine, exhaust, and in the interior and capture driving with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps.
The collection features Reaper and Pro Tools editing sessions, custom mixes of the onboard perspectives, 19+ fields of professional Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata, and metadata import files in 7 languages.
I would love to introduce you to sound library that is a little different:
“Resistance” is a library that I’ve created while working on a Game Collaboration and an animation series – and it has been essential to my sound designs and editorial touches towards the final product in all productions. It has truly proven itself as being as a really helpful asset in a number of different circumstances, from characters growth and transformations to jumping elements in a cartoon style!
This library contains 72 files – and every single one of them is provided with variations for an expanded use for your production. All sound elements were recorded under controlled conditions to ensure that all the details of the sounds were captured in a dry recording environment.
All the content has been recorded with two kinds of microphones: RODE NT2A gave the sounds their low-mid detail; and a Sennheiser ME66, which is a shotgun microphone with a strong characteristic in the high mid frequencies.
Let your designing imagination be the limit of your creation!
Clockworks Vol.2 is here. A new cinematic trailer loops collection of never-ending tick-tock, custom metal ticking, antique tick-tock, metronomes and grandfather clocks not recorded from traditional clock sources.
Sounds have been designed out of field recording, found sounds and various organic sources processed to provide you a creative toolbox.
Use loops as they come or combine them together to create your very own unique ticking sequences from simple clicking to the most complex mechanical clockworks.
The sonic quality extends a large spectrum from modern to old, clean and rusty which allows you quick access to a range of clock-related sound effects organised in 4 WAV folders and 7 Kontakt instruments of rich, varied loops ready-to-use for any project.
All sounds are looped and synced in Kontakt to perfectly match the bpm of your project.
Tormented hypnotic backgrounds, abstract noises, sonic mutations and cinematic evolutions, textural tones for visuals, trailers and film soundtrack, media sound design and ambient music that can be used individually or combined together to create infinite variations of sonic moods.
The core concept of OPIUM is to create a collection of narrowband textures that sit between the 2nd and the 3rd octave, not completely filling the audio spectrum and leaving plenty of room for bass, melodic parts and other sound design elements.
OPIUM has been produced with no synthesis at all, instead, all sounds have been processed from field recording and raw audio pieces, to present you an exclusive sound set.
Each sound works perfectly as an immediate mood setter to create tense and uneasy dramatic pieces, dark and menacing sonic background. Furthermore, by laying together you can quickly create absolutely huge audio moments.
For sound designers, composer and audio creatives at any level.
A collection of gardening related sounds. Most of the sounds, such as digging soil, pruning roses, raking leaves, mowing grass and leaf blowing are recorded in a domestic garden. There are also some larger scale public garden sounds such as wood chipping, a sprinkler and chainsaws and there are also some ambiences of a garden centre store.
All recorded in England.
FOLLOW OR SUBSCRIBE FOR THE LATEST IN FANTASTIC SOUND:
GET THE MUCH-LOVED A SOUND EFFECT NEWSLETTER:
The A Sound Effect newsletter gets you a wealth of exclusive stories and insights
+ free sounds with every issue: