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:
Weapons of World War II is Super Thumps first of many sound libraries recorded and designed by film and video game industry veterans!
This library features 14 different weapons, some of them quite rare, that were commonly used in World War II between German and American forces. The weapons were recorded at various distances, perspectives, and firing modes with a wide array of microphones. They have been compiled together and designed with a punch at 96,000 Hz, 24-bit, ready for you to easily drop into your project! Each weapon contains multiple variations and versions.
M1919 Browning Machine Gun – Single Shots, Burst, Full Auto
M1911 Colt 45 Pistol – Single Shots
BAR M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle – Single Shots
Gewehr 43 Rifle – Single Shots
M3 Grease Gun Submachine Gun – Single Shots, Burst, Full Auto
Karabiner K98 Rifle – Single Shots
Luger Pistol – Single Shots
M1 Carbine Rifle – Single Shots
M1 Garand Rifle – Single Shots and Empty “Ping!” Shots
MG42 Machine Gun – Burst, Full Auto
MP40 Submachine Gun – Single Shots, Burst, Full Auto
P38 Walther Pistol – Single Shots
M1 Thompson Submachine Gun – Single Shots, Burst, Full Auto
M1903 Springfield Sniper Rifle – Single Shots
Badlands Sound went to the future to recorded 42 room tones of various spaces like computer rooms, engine rooms, bathrooms, and much more all in 24bit / 96k. We also recorded electrical buzzes and distorted sci-fi winds. More than 2 hours of futuristic room tones and ambiences included in total.
The All Metal sound effects library features 765 sounds of metal clashing, clanging and resonating as metal pieces are rummaged through, dropped, and tossed. Create with the various distinct sonic properties of metal objects — from squeaky gates, rattley wires, ringing wrenches, warbling sheet metal, clattering swords and more.
Each sound was pristinely recorded at 192kHz with lots of variations for more creative freedom. Uncover the sonic treasures that await as you pitch and process the squeals, squeaks and moans of the metallic debris for limitless sound design opportunities. Strengthen your projects with the distinct buzzing, scraping and reverberation of metal impacts for both literal use and creative implementation as layers for intense sound design.
Each sound file is embedded with diligent metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Advanced metadata fields ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Search by PSE, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.
Chicago Ambisonics is a library of B-format city ambiences with “virtual microphone” software.
Included software allows users to tweak perspective in real time for greater control and creativity. The Ambisonics format offers versatile use of the library, as the recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond. The creative possibilities are endless!
Featuring 35 high-quality urban ambiences (over 3 hours total), Chicago Ambisonics includes SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products that allows you to point “virtual microphones” any direction with a wide range of polar patterns. Unparalleled flexibility lets users match backgrounds with the specific setting of any scene.
With more productions filming in Chicago than ever before, a Chicago sound effects library is an asset for any sound editor. Chicago Ambisonics features 24-bit/96 kHz city atmospheres captured all over Chicago including recordings from from Magnificent Mile, Chinatown, the L Train, West Loop, Kennedy Expressway, O’Hare International Airport, Lake View, & Wrigley Field.
This library is also perfect for use in 3D Audio applications including VR experiences and 360º video – prepare your sound effects library for the future of immersive media! Pre-rendered stereo versions of all of the recordings are included as well.
35 pristine recordings in B-Format (FuMa) & Stereo (14GB)
Over 3 hours of immersive Chicago ambiences
Average recording length of 6 minutes
Diverse Chicago atmospheres: Including streets, parks, & subways
24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products: Gives you full control over “virtual microphone” position and polar patterns
Your DAW must support Quad (4-channel) tracks in order to use SurroundZone2 plug-in.
RAW CELLO FX features manipulated and mangled cello sound effects designed to provide the full character of the instrument and harmonic richness in order to create a completely unique set of organic samples between music and noise, intimate and vivid bold sounds expanding new possibilities out of this instrument.
Different techniques and less-than-conventional microphone placement have been used to create gorgeous harmonics and a wide array of interesting sounds. We “played” with fingers and hands, different bows against the strings, objects and kitchen utensils, bowing, scraping or hitting single and multiple strings or parts of the wood body.
The collection features designed hits, bow, crescendo, screech, woosh, swell, bonus fx folder and is ready for trailer and soundtrack projects.
The collection includes wood doors , glass doors and metal doors recorded in an old theater , a cottage and an appartment.
There are 124 files of slamming doors, doors opening and closing, creaking doors, doors handles and locks.
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