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. Our Rabbit Ears froze so your ears would not have to.
Winter Atmospheres was culled from some of the coldest forests and wilderness areas in North America. Our frozen locations include: Nemadji State Forest and Superior National Forest in Minnesota, Crex Meadows Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin, and Algonquin Park in Canada.
This library is Rabbit Ears Audio’s first quad (L/R/Ls/Rs) ambience collection. We dragged, hiked, skied, and snowshoed a double ORTF rig into the woods. The collection features airs, winds, tree creaks, ice cracks, and even a few winter birds. Each ambience is between two and nine minutes long, with interesting variations.
The sound library is on sale for $99 USD (regular $115 USD).
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / Winter Atmospheres
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. We stood dangerously close to afterburners and jet wash so you wouldn’t have to. The collection includes the L39 Albatros (Soviet-era Mig Trainer), home-built Jet Motorcycle, home-built Jet Utility Cart, and several radio-controlled model jet airplanes.
Did I mention the Jet Utility Cart? The L39 was not air worthy, but its turbine was pushed at various levels of thrust on the tarmac. The Jet Motorcycle, Jet Utility Cart, and radio-controlled planes were all pushed during stationary runs and fly bys. This library is a diverse collection of thrusters ready for space travel, other-worldly bys, whines, and low-end raw power ready to be stretched into drones and other design elements.
The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $115 USD).
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / Jet Turbines
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 series of pass-bys and maneuvers from a number of perspectives, as well as onboard recordings from the crew compartment of the aircraft.
This library also offers meticulous recordings of all the switches and the electrical system of the aircraft. The internal workings of the machine are full of character and, at times, sound downright possessed.
The sample library is avaialble to purchase in Hi-Res format (24-bit/96kHz, 77 files, 4.5 GB download/6.69 GB unrar’d) for $129 USD.
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / Hind Helicopter
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 the century before electricity was widely available, these engines were used to provide energy to water plants, factories, farms, and just about anything that needed power. These contraptions are a gold mine of mechanical sounds: steam chuffs, exhaust puffs, whirrs, whines, and bangs.
Antique Engines features over 11 machines from the turn of the century that will fill all of your gas and steam powered needs. Many of the larger engines were recorded with at least 4 channels so different parts of the engines can be emphasized to taste.
The Engines were recorded with the following pieces of gear: Sennheiser MKH30/40, Sennheiser MKH 60, Schoeps MK4/MK8, Sanken CUB-01, Cooper CS-104, Sound Devices 744T.
Antique Engines is available to purchase for the introductory price of $75 USD until Friday, 24 February, 2012 (regular $85 USD).
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / Antique Engines
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 features 16 Animal Bells made out of variety of materials. The materials include, brass, bronze, common metals, wood, animal horns, and even some gourds. So just imagine: ding, clank, ring, twack, rattle, clunk, click, and who doesn’t love gourds?
This library is also a collaboration with Toronto based sound editor, John Loranger. John got in touch when he had a need for some animal bells and heard about a unique private collection in the states. After we both saw the collection, we knew it was worthy of a thorough session.
Animal Bells is available to purchase in two editions:
- Animal Bells Hi-Res+ $70 USD: 24 Bit 192 kHz / 16 Bells, 1000+ sounds / 4.38 GB download, 7.92 GB unrar’d.
- Animal Bells Hi-Res $50 USD: 24 Bit 96 kHz / 16 Bells, 1000+ sounds / 1.95 GB download, 3.83 GB unrar’d.
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / Animal Bells