Rabbit Ears Audio has launched Steam Whistles, a sample library featuring recordings of steam whistles.
Although steam whistles emerged in the mid-19th century as a warning device, they quickly became the rail industry’s iconic sound. Many railways even cast their own whistles, branding the sound of their particular train line. REA_017 features a variety of whistle types from North America including 3-chime, 6-chime, and single note hooters (there is even a bonus whistle from China).
The whistles were recorded while the steam engine was stationary with no electrical system running. This means the whistle blows are completely isolated from any other train noise. REA_017 provides pure steam and the flexibility to place whistles wherever you need them..
The library is on sale for $99 USD for a limited time (regular $115 USD).
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / Steam Whistles
Rabbit Ears Audio has announced Rockets 2: Static Burns, a new sound fx sample library.
With REA_016 Rockets 2: Static Burns we reprise the collection with a bit of a twist: we left out the rockets! Instead of soaring ballistics, we decided to just burn the motors. A frequent request of the REA_001 release was for sustained, steady state burns. This collection more than addresses that need.
REA_016 features unique, homemade concoctions of dry propellant and commercially available, large-scale rocket motors. Each motor was recorded from up to 8 perspectives. Not every channel survived each launch, but thankfully we sacrificed only one microphone to bring this collection to your doorstep. Our goal was to satisfy all of your dry propellant needs; between REA_001, and REA_016, your needs will be met.
The library is available for the introductory price of $79 USD (regular $99 USD).
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / Rockets 2: Static Burns
Rabbit Ears Audio has launched LA Underground, a sound fx sound library featuring a unique collection of Los Angeles ambiences from sound designer and recordist Charles Maynes.
REA015 LA Underground is all about grit and the unseen. Charles describes his recent infatuation with the underbelly of Los Angeles:
“I found myself interested in recording ambiences in really seedy/unsafe places downtown that made me think of some of my favorite LA crime dramas namely, Billy Friedkin’s “Too Live and Die in LA”, and Michael Mann’s films, “Heat” and “Collateral”. I found the locations for all those films to be an incredible juxtaposition of the common sunny depiction of Los Angeles which draws so many tourists… well, those tourists probably don’t go to these places….”
The sample library (73 stereo files, 24-bit/96kHz, 9.6 GB content) is available to purchase for $65 USD. Purchase before January 31st to receive an additional 700+ MB of sounds from Charles’ recent recording trip to San Francisco.
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / LA Underground
Rabbit Ears Audio has launched Typewriters, a sound fx sample library featuring a collection of sampled typewriters.
REA014 Typewriters features the sounds of the Smith Corona Classic 12, Smith Corona Sterling, Royal Companion, Olivetti Lettera 22, Remington Standard Model 10, Royal Standard Model 10, and the Woodstock Standard Manual.
On its face, REA_014 is a diverse collection of typewriters spanning over 80 years of mechanical innovation, from the turn of the century to the mid-1970s.
The seven typewriters provide source material to cover most of your secretarial needs. In addition to the library’s obvious usage, there are endless mechanical possibilities.
Recorded at 192kHz, each sound is ideally suited to exploit pitch shifting. Play these machines at half speed and feel the heft of real craftsmanship: the torque and thud of the hammer’s blow, the carriage return’s zipper-like windup.
The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $50 USD (regular $70 USD).
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / Typewriters
Rabbit Ears Audio has launched REA013 Bridgett Tones, two sound collections by Canada based sound recordist and game audio director Rob Bridgett.
REA013.1 Room Tones is a collection of interior background tones specifically designed for production ambience. The collection contains a wide array of rooms, halls and interiors of differing sizes, dimensions and furnishings with numerous characteristics such as HVAC, AC, subtle traffic, tone, mood and weather. Including many vacated urban and rural settings from hotels, churches & conference rooms to numerous domestic and industrial settings.
REA013.2 Air Tones is a sister collection to the Room Tones library focused on outdoor air tone. It features subtle exterior ambience beds, especially useful for post production exterior background work. The collection showcases a large variety of locations and weather conditions, from rural to urban and suburban settings.
The Bridgett Tones collections are available to purchase for $25 USD each.
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / Bridgett Tones
Rabbit Ears Audio has released Winter Atmospheres, a sample library featuring winter ambiances. This Library is all about cold! The temperatures of these files range from a low of −20°F up to a balmy 35°F. … read more
Rabbit Ears Audio has introduced its Jet Turbines sound fx sample library. Raw power and thrust is what REA_011 Jet Turbines is all about. We sought out a series of hard-to-find and unique sounding turbines. … read more
Rabbit Ears Audio has released REA010 Hind Helicopter, a sound fx library featuring the Mi-24 Hind Soviet gunship. The Mi-24 Hind’s large size and five blades give it a unique sound This collection features a … read more
Rabbit Ears Audio has introduced Antique Engines, a sound fx sample library. REA_009 is a collection of stationary antique engines (both steam and gas) that were used for DC power generation. At the turn of … read more
Rabbit Ears Audio has released Animal Bells, a sound fx sample library. REA_008 is a collection of sounds meant to be grazed on, but be careful you might alert others you are near! This library … read more
Rabbit Ears Audio has released REA007 Brooks Streams Waterfalls, a sound fx library. REA 007 is a celebration of moving water in nature. From small trickles to rushing torrents, Brooks Streams Waterfalls is for those … read more
Rabbit Ears Audio has released REA006 Bells, a sample library featuring bell sounds. Bronze, brass, chrome, gold, stainless steel, and steel are just some of the materials that forged this library. We spent a day … read more
Rabbit Ears Audio has released Military Vehicles, a sound fx sample library. 5 Tanks, 2 Armored Personnel Carriers, 3 Days, and 1 Military Library! Military Vehicles is a collaboration between Rabbit Ears Audio and Rob … read more
Rabbit Ears Audio has released Metal Machines, a sound fx library featuring recordings of train maintenance tools. I visited a shop whose primary focus is repairing old steam locomotives and building replicas for use around … read more
Rabbit Ears Audio has released Rockets, a sound fx sample library featuring the sounds of rockets. Amateur rockets. When you first hear those words, an image of little Jimmy in the backyard launching a tiny … read more