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:
In 1979, bells from more than 100 countries were brought together for a communist event which had the purpose to promote world peace.
Kids from most countries gathered for the occasion bringing along with them bells from each of their respective country.
A monument was built for this occasion which is still standing nowadays, situated in the suburb of Sofia.
This monument encompasses what is known to be the largest drum instrument in the world, as it contains hundreds of bells from all over the world.
We meticulously recorded each of those bells.
We were blessed to get clean close sounds of these bells with some variations, isolated takes but also sequence of ringing.
In this library. you’ll find a selection of 30 of these countries which have bells that have “church-like” sonic characteristics.
DARKSCAPES is a collection of 30, seamlessly looping, dark, horror-inducing soundscapes and ambiences with total run time of 35 minutes.
All sound effects have been created using real field recordings in order to add organic feel to them and trick your brain into
perceiving them as something realistic and later edited with top of a line outboard and plugins to add dark, horror-inducing depth to them.
The ‘Universal Emotes’ sound library is the largest collection of human voice reactions and emotions spanning across all ages and sexes.
This comprehensive bundle totalizes 8771 files, more than 2850 unique sounds, recorded by 20 actors through more than 40 various actions and emotions.
These sounds are meant to be as ubiquitous as possible, with no speech or actual wordings (only interjections and grunts).
Meticulous edit and embedded metadatas
Each of the 8771 files included are thoroughly edited, named and metatagged, making them easy to retrieve and ready to use!
The meticulous categorization of the emotions follows the work of the professor/psychologist Robert Plutchik on the theory of emotions and its famous wheel helping us to distinguish and classify the variety of human being emotions.
Thanks to “The Audioville” and “Vincent Fliniaux” for their support on the Edit and Metadata.
This library comes with 2 download options included : the simple version 96KHz (1 simple file per sound), and the full version 192 Khz with 2 mics variations (2 files) per sound.
• 20 folders, one for each actor
• Women and men from 7 to 77 years old: children, teen, adult, elderly
• Various grunts and efforts sounds: fight, strike, attack, ninja, hurt, pain, jump, lift, push, pull, choke, fall, die, …
• +20 different emotions/reactions well-categorized : fear, happiness, anger, trust, agreement/disagreement, surprise, joy, disgust, sadness, admiration…
• Miscellaneous actions: sneeze, gargle, eat, shiver, sip, cough, smack, slurp, hail,…
• Thorough metadatas: precise description with each sound onomatopoeia (written pronunciation)
Here is a simple sound library that can prove to be useful.
These are close perspective recordings of small click button of the real world (or some would say “analog” in differentiation from the digital world)
Only small machines button, switch, press,… see file list for details.
These sounds are well edited and ready to be used.
Welcome to a sound effects library dedicated to the sound of cows, outdoors in the field, as well as in the cowshed and more. The Cow SFX library was recorded at various distances and captures an abundance of mooing and cow movement, as well the sounds of equipment such as milking machines, metal grates and more.
Grand prix circuit (a motorsport race track) FX sound library with sounds of the race and ambiance of the race including: near, mid and far field recordings as well as backstage/boxes ambiance etc.. Recorded in Automotodrom Grobnik, Croatia.
Metadata tagged with detail description of the mic placement/orientation, mic and mic technique used and object of recording. Check the track list for additional info.
Sonomar Collection: Abandoned is a sound effects library of 346 haunting atmospheres and location-specific recordings. Add authentic textures to your projects steeped in the acoustic properties of desolation and emptiness, or take advantage of the 96kHz sample rate to manipulate as source material for creative sound design.
Armed with a wide array of stereo and Ambisonic microphones, sound designer and recordist Martin Pinsonnault (Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club) and the team at Sonomar bravely ventured into the darkness, capturing sounds from three distinct abandoned buildings throughout Canada including an asylum, prison, and hospital.
Abandoned Asylum contains 56 sounds including room tones, eerie footsteps and scattered debris movements.
Abandoned Prison contains 118 sounds featuring jarring metallic impacts, prison door squeals and bleak ambiences.
Abandoned Hospital contains 131 recordings of resonant ambiences, foley elements such as hospital bed rattles and surgeon’s tools, and haunting designs “”worldized”” through a guitar amp and re-recorded to capture the powerful essence of the location. This collection includes 24 ambisonic recordings that are also available in stereo, as well as 17 additional 5.1 surround sound files created from the source content.
Each sound file is embedded with diligent metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Enable creativity with detailed descriptions of each recording encompassing both literal sonic qualities as well as the images they invoke. Advanced metadata fields include translated French descriptions and additional info to ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.
346 sound effects (42.4GB)
24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
Descriptive embedded metadata
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