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Blastwave FX releases Zombie Apocalypse sound effects library

Blastwave FX Zombie Apocalypse

Blastwave FX has released Zombie Apocalypse, a sound effects library designed by Ric Viers of the Detroit Chop Shop.

Arguably the most documented sound effects library ever produced, the Zombie Apocalypse Sound Effects Library is more than just “another” sound effects library. In fact, this is the first professional zombie sound effects library ever released! Bathe in the blood of the attacks, creepy ambiences, gut wrenching screams, weapons of all kinds and of course the snarls and growls of the walking dead. But the fun doesn’t end there! Included in the library is a small arsenal of cinematic production elements and drones to shake the fear into your audience.

Zombie Apocalypse features

  • 666 HD Sound Effects.
  • 24/96KHz.
  • MP3 Reference Files.
  • Searchable Metadata.
  • 2 DVDs or Download.

The sound library is currently available to purchase for $66 USD (MSRP $99 USD).

More information: Blastwave FX / Zombie Apocalypse


Loopmasters intros Sound Effects Bible sound fx sample libraries

Sound Effects Bible at Loopmasters

Loopmasters has announced the Sound Effects Bible collection, a series of sound fx sample libraries by Ric Viers.

The Sound Effects Bible collection consists of sound effects recorded by Ric Viers (author of the book The Sound Effects Bible) and his team at the Detroit Chop Shop. All of the sounds were recorded at 24/96KHz, along with a small selection of unique 16/44.1KHz sounds that were pulled from the Detroit Chop Shop archives

Available Sound Effects Bible titles

  • Ambience – Locations, locations, locations! This collection features common ambiences needed for most any production!
  • Animals – A great collection of birds, insects, mammals, reptiles and prehistoric creatures.
  • Cartoon – OL at these funny, but useful sound effects!
  • Emergency – From ambulance, police and fire truck sirens to hospitals and dentist office tools, this collection covers the medical and emergency industries.
  • Explosions – BANG! This is a dynamite collection of explosions, fireworks, grenades, flares and, of course, dynamite!
  • Fire – This is a too-hot-to-handle collection of fires, torches, flame whooshes and more!
  • Food – A niche collection of common food items, wrappers, seasonings, vegetables and snacks.
  • Footsteps – A comprehensive collection that includes several types of footwear on different surfaces with variations in pace.
  • Horror Production Elements – This is a specialized collection of production elements with a dark flavor.
  • Humans – From babies crying to coughs, sneezes, burps, farts and screams, this collection covers the most popular human sound effects.

The sample libraries are available to purchase starting at £17.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Sound Effects Bible


Blastwave FX lauches Halloween Sound Design Competition

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Blastwave FX has announced a new Halloween Sound Design Competition.

Do you think you have what it takes to scare the hell out of someone in 30 seconds or less using only sound? Here’s your chance to prove it, and win SONOPEDIA 2.0! But beware, the judges aren’t easily scared… Alan Howarth (Sound Designer / Composer on films such as Halloween, Poltergeist and Gremlins), Matt Busch (Star Wars and Hollywood Is Dead Artist), and Ric Viers (Author of The Sound Effects Bible and CEO of Blastwave FX) will all be judging your work – with the lights off!

Prizes include SONOPEDIA 2.0, Halloween 4 DVD by Alan Howarth, The Sound Effects Bible by Ric Viers, artwork by Matt Busch.

The competition deadline is November 1, 2011.

More information: Blastwave FX / Halloween Sound Design Competition


Pro Sound Effects announces Holiday Specials

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Pro Sound Effects has announced some Holiday Specials, including 20% off Blastwave FX products.

It’s that crazy time of year again, and we’re jumping on the bandwagon of holiday specials and offering you, our beloved clients, some eyebrow raising sales on some of the best sound effects libraries out there. Film? Broadcast? Games? Military? Veterinarian? We’ve got the sounds for you.

Pro Sound Effects deals

  • 20% off ALL Blastwave FX: This is especially great for BWFX SDS libraries, as 20% off equals $200 – $1200 in savings. Rememeber that SDS libraries include free updates for life that’s right!! Your library just keeps growing and growing… just like your belly after the holidays…
  • Sound Ideas FX deals: Sound Ideas is the world’s leading and most well known publisher of professional sound effects libraries. Sales items include Digiffects Sound Effects, Industrial Soundscapes 5.1, Series 6000 – Ext. I – VII (50% off), and Universal Studios SFX Library.

The Holiday Specials are available through December.

More information: Pro Sound Effects


Pro Sound Effects Summer Sale, $500 off on Sonopedia and more


Pro Sound Effects has announced a Summer Sale on some of its sound effects libraries.

Itching to add some more Sonic Goodness to your sound effects library arsenal? August is the time to do it, as our summer sale on ALL Sound Ideas libraries extends throughout this month.

Pro Sound Effects Summer Sale

  • SONOPEDIA – $500 off — Blastwave FX’s flagship library, an encyclopedia of HD sound effects. PSE featured Sound Design Solution (SDS) Libraries.
    • 20,100 HD sound effects pre-installed.
    • 250 GB Glyph GT 050Q drive.
    • Broadcast .wav files (24/96, 24/48, 16/44.1) & mp3.
    • Search Software : Search, Audition, Drag N’ Drop.
    • Free Updates for Life.
    • Glyph 3 Year Warranty.
  • Transportation I SFX — USB Flash Drive/1037 sounds, $399 USD (regular $499).
  • Fire I SFX — USB Flash Drive/67 sounds, $109 USD (regular $149).
  • Animals I SFX — USB Flash Drive/316 sounds, $199 (regular $249).
  • Sound Ideas libraries, all 30% off. From the Ultimate SFX Collection to Captain Audio, if it comes from the pioneers of the sound effects world, you get a sweet discount (over 100 libraries available).

More information: Pro Sound Effects


Blastwave FX introduces Demo Engine

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Blastwave FX has introduced a Demo Engine, offering a convenient way to preview its sounds.

The Blastwave FX Demo Engine is now available. Sign up so you can search, browse & listen to get a better sense for the sounds that make up our various libraries (for free,of course!).

Keep in mind that you will be auditioning low resolution mp3 files (128 kbps), however all Blastwave FX libraries are high definition, “blue-screen recorded” and native 24-bit/96kHz!

One note – Bugs! is not yet available on the Demo Engine but it will be soon.

Blastwave FX has also announced a sale on some libraries:

  • Spoilers — Retail Price: $499 Sale Price: $399 USD.
    4 DVD/500 Sounds; Dramatic Sound for your Final Cuts.
  • Drones — Retail Price: $499 Sale Price: $399 USD.
    4 DVDs/600 Sounds; A Diverse Palette of Drones, Including 5.1.
  • Warfare I Sound FX — Retail Price: $999 Sale Price: $799 USD.
    1 USB Flash Drive/1743 Sounds; Sonic Warfare at your Fingertips.
  • Weather I Sound FX — Retail Price: $249 Sale Price: $199 USD.
    1 USB Flash Drive/111 Sounds; Rain, Snow, Thunder and Wind.

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Blastwave FX announces Blastwave FX and Avid Competition and Giveaway

Blastwave FX / Avid Competion and Giveaway

Blastwave FX has announced a Blastwave FX and Avid Competition and Giveaway.

We’ve teamed up with AVID/Digidesign for our next sound design competition. This time, the stakes are high! The grand prize, retailing $8300, includes the AVID Media Composer, SONOPEDIA, Pro Tools LE, Mbox 2 and much more.

Skip Lievsay (No Country for Old Men), Jacob Ribicoff (Nine) and Ric Viers (Blastwave FX) are our esteemed judges, and you’ve got until Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2010) to get your entries in.

Oh and one more thing, just by registering, not only will you receive 45 free sound effects, you will be automatically entered to win a basic post package retailing $1800.

Blastwave FX has also announced a limited time sale for its Pop!, Buzzsaw and Ambience I Sound FX sample libraries, offering a $100 USD discount on each title.

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