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Chuck Russom FX releases Guns: Volume 1

Chuck Russom FX Guns: Volume 1

Chuck Russom FX has launched Guns: Volume 1, a multi-channel HD sound effects library featuring recordings of 12 weapons firing live rounds in an outdoor environment.

In Summer of 2014, Chuck Russom FX sent a team of recordists to the Arizona Desert to record sounds for an epic collection of guns. Multiple microphones were placed at close, medium, and distant perspectives. High resolution (24 bit 96K) audio was recorded to 20 tracks using high-end professional recorders, microphones, and preamps. After an extensive recording process, we came away with 55 gigabytes of raw source recordings to build this library from.

The result was a collection so big, that it had to be split into two libraries. Each Handgun, Semi Auto Rifle, and Bolt Action Rifle includes multiple single shots (10 or more). Submachine Guns, Assault Rifles, and Machine guns inlcude multiple single shots, bursts, and long bursts (generally 20 rounds or more). Every gun in the library features sounds from 10-16 microphone positions, covering close, medium, and distant perspectives.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $150 USD until September 1st, 2014 (regular $175 USD).

More information: Chuck Russom FX / Guns: Volume 1

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ModeAudio releases City Transport & City Scenes sample packs

ModeAudio has announced the release of City Transport and City Scenes, two new field recording sample libraries.

ModeAudio City Transport / City Scenes

Listen as all the hustle and bustle of the city kicks off in City Transport, a collection of masterfully-recorded ambient sounds. Sonic detail and variety abounds in these 6 sound files, with everything from the clatter of underground train barriers, wailing police sirens, the distant rattle of canal lock gates, the slow whining of aeroplanes above and much more captured and presented for your musical enjoyment!

The city lives and breathes in City Scenes, our latest collection of detailed, meticulously captured ambient field recordings. This set of soundscapes lays out all the complexity and movement of everyday places in every one of its 6 recordings – from the racket of market traders packing down for the day and the hammering of construction work, to the hush of a library and the laughing of children playing in the park.

The packs are available for purchase for £6 GBP each.

More information: ModeAudio

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HISS and a ROAR releases Tortured Wood sound library

HISS and a ROAR has released Tortured Wood, a unique 7GB sound library featuring the sounds of breaking wood.

HISS and a ROAR Tortured Wood

Tortured Wood? Hell yes! We’ve spent the last month breaking wood, slamming 40kg poles into stacks of debris, throwing pallets, planks and furniture around as loudly as possible! We also tortured wood in our quiet foley room, rendering half a dozen baskets into kindling & capturing some truly nasty crunches, creaks and breaks.

Primarily captured with Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF microphones, we also used contact mics at times (although its very difficult to keep them attached to disintegrating wood!) We also captured some of the louder moments to Nagra 4.2 which will be released as a free update to this library, once final demonising is complete.

The library is available for the introductory price of $79 USD until August 9th, 2014 (regular $99 USD).

More information: HISS and a ROAR / Tortured Wood

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Audio Genetics Lab releases Jailcell Slammer: Impacts and Hits from Alcatraz Prison

Audio Genetics Lab Jailhouse Slammer

Audio Genetics Lab has announced the release of Jailcell Slammer, a collection of ready-to-use one-hit impacts and effects created from recordings of the actual jail cell doors of Alcatraz prison.

While our field recordist was taking a public tour of the famous San Francisco prison, a special presentation was given on the sound of the cell doors. A long set of cells was closed simultaneously by a single operator at the end of the row, filling the historic space with a thunderous metal punch.

These huge metallic impacts were the starting point, and we at the lab took those recordings and created a set of hits, ramps, and sub-booms that are sure to cause a riot.

The simple user interface offers optional distortion and reverb (with a custom collection of 13 synthesized reverb impulses), and controls for velocity sensitivity of volume and/or filter.

The library includes a single patch with all the processed hits, ramps, and booms, as well as a collection of designed patches for out-of-the-box textures, tremors, and madness. Individual impact types (Subs, Big Hits, Ramps) have their own patches, allowing those samples to be spread out along the keyboard for more pitch control.

As always with Audio Genetics Lab libraries, all of the samples are accessible for your own mangling and modification outside of Kontakt. Drop them straight into your project or load them into your favorite soundmasher.

Jailcell Slammer for Kontakt is available for purchase for the introductory price of $9 USD (regular $15 USD). Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or higher.

More information: Audio Genetics Lab / Jailcell Slammer

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99Sounds releases The Warehouse free SFX pack

99Sounds has launched The Warehouse, a free collection of 116 sound effects and organic percussion sounds created by Richard Gould.

99Sounds The Warehouse

The Warehouse is a sample instrument containing a range of SFX elements recorded in a military storage facility in the United Kingdom. It includes wooden, metallic and glass elements. Many of the sounds were captured within the natural ambience of the facility. The sounds can easily be used as percussion elements as well as straight sound effects.

Creaking doors, rattling chains, spooky metallic echoes and glass scraping sounds are the sort of stuff you’ll find in The Warehouse. These samples can be used as scary sound effects, however most of them will also work very well as organic percussive sounds for layering on top of drum loops. My favorite part of the library are the samples of an electric lift, which almost beg to be used as foley robot sounds in a Transformers style movie.

The sample pack is available as a free download.

More information: 99Sounds / The Warehouse

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Sound Dust releases Modular Chaos Engine libraries Found & Evolved

Sound Dust has announced the release of Modular Chaos Engine #1 – Found and Modular Chaos Engine #2 – Evolved, two instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sound Dust Modular Chaos Engine #1 - Found

For the past 10 years or so I’ve always carried some kind of portable recording device and a pair of OKM in ear microphones around with me and kept a kind of aural diary of great sounding things and great sounding places. I’ve made literally gazillions of recordings in places all over this side of the world, and like most diaries these recordings have mainly been sitting in dark cupboards waiting for someone to rediscover them…

The Modular Chaos Engine is the perfect repository for 785 of them. I’ve selected the most usefully percussive, clangy, bangy, thumpy, boomy, itchy, scratchy, thwacky and whacky, added a really powerful sequencing engine and made a “found sound” drum machine.

Modular Chaos Engine #1 – Found features

  • 785 individual samples ( including up to 20 variations of each sound) mapped to 12 sample engines from C1 upwards.
  • 160mb download.
  • 12 complex 12 track sequencers triggered from keys C0 and above (adjustable).
  • The Chaos button for instant randomisation.
  • The Order button for an instant return to normality.
  • Comprehensive editing with quick edit system for control of all sounds together, or indivual editing of tune, time, low pass filter, high pass filter, attack, decay and volume.
  • Individual per engine articulation controls.
  • Separate sequence tracks for sound selection, accent, decay, pan and tuning per note.
  • Chaotic “looper” control with 32 looping algorithms.
  • All controls midi learnable.
  • Inbuilt instruction manual.

“Modular Chaos Engine #2 – Evolved” features a fully electronic instrument.

Sound Dust Modular Chaos Engine #2 - Evolved

Its probably no secret that this time i’ve exploited the strange and rather wonderful qualities of Dave Smiths’ criminally underated analog/digital masterpiece the Evolver. I LOVE this underdog synth because it has so much wonky personality and a wonderful architecture that can produce some really great sounds….usually of a slightly boisterous nature.

So, for this Chaos Engine there are up to 127 different sounds/articulations per key which are very loosely mapped across the keys from from low kick drum type sounds through snappy snare type sounds up to more clicky, rattly hats and then the mildly melodic sounds up near the top end of the key range.

Modular Chaos Engine #2 – Evolved features

  • 1106 individual samples ( including up to 20 variations of each sound) mapped to 12 sample engines from C1 upwards.
  • 283mb download.
  • 12 complex 12 track sequencers triggered from keys C0 and above (adjustable).
  • The Chaos button for instant randomisation.
  • The Order button for an instant return to normality.
  • Comprehensive editing with quick edit system for control of all sounds together, or indivual editing of tune, time, low pass filter, high pass filter, attack, decay and volume.
  • Individual per engine articulation controls.
  • Separate sequence tracks for sound selection, accent, decay, pan and tuning per note.
  • Chaotic “looper” control with 32 looping algorithms.
  • All controls midi learnable.
  • Inbuilt instruction manual.

The sample libraries are available for purchase for £20 GBP each, or bundled for £35 GBP.

More information: Sound Dust

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New Atlantis Audio launches Found Sound ReFill Series

New Atlantis Audio has announced its new Found Sound Instrument & Sound Collection of ReFills.

New Atlantis Audio Moondrum
The latest “Found Sound” title: Moondrum – Saucer tuned percussion & drums.

This special edition series of ReFills puts the one-of-a-kind sound that NAA is famous for into your Reason rack, for whatever price you want — Yep, all of these ReFills are available for PayWhatYouWant pricing (from just $1.99)!

Exotic percussion instruments, drums, loops, and more for your music and film scoring projects.

More information: New Atlantis Audio

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