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 at one of the few remaining bell foundries in the United States and we rang bells until our ears nearly fell off. We hit them with mallets, clappers, and shook them with our bare hands. We also spent time on an old barge and percussion rental facility for rare and unusual bells.
Each bell was recorded from multiple perspectives . . . if you need a heavy attack or just a warm roomy bell toll . . . we’ve got it.
The Bells sound library is available to purchase in two editions:
- Bells Hi Res+ ($70) – 24 Bit 192 kHz, 440 sounds, 2.2 GB download, 4.76 GB unrar’d.
- Bells Hi Res ($50) – 24 Bit 96 kHz, 440 sounds, 982.3 MB download, 2.36 GB unrar’d.
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio
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 Nokes of Sounddogs.com. Over the course of 3 Days we recorded almost non-stop with the help The Fort Snelling Military Museum in Minnesota. They were kind enough to open their doors and their tanks to us.
Each vehicle is available for purchase individually or the library can be purchased as a complete collection at a discounted rate.
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / REA005 Military Vehicles
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 the country (Thomas The Tank Engine is big business). This library features 11 pre-1950s tools that will get your motor running and add texture to your mechanized needs. I hired a machinist to perform the following mechanical masterpieces of the industrial age: Wheel Lathe, Metal Planer, McCabe Metal Flanger, Metal Shaper, Summit Engine Lathe, Summit Engine Rapid Traverse, Hendy Engine Lathe, Vertical Turret Lathe, Bridgeport Milling Machine, Large Air Needle Scaler, Small Air Needle Scaler.
All of the machines have such wonderful qualities that smooth computer-controlled contemporary machines don’t possess. Metal Machines is here to bring on the flap, whirr, grind and whine that your work needs.
Metal Machines pricing:
- Hi-Res+ $70 usd – 24 Bit 192 kHz, 301 sounds, 4.07 GB content
- Hi-Res $50 usd – 24 Bit 96 kHz, 301 sounds, 2.02 GB content
- Std $25 usd – 24 Bit 48 kHz, 138 sounds, 661.1 MB content
- Basic $9 usd – 16 Bit 44.1 kHz, 66 sounds, 291.6 MB content
A free pack of samples is available from the product page as well.
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / REA004 Metal Machines
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 rocket comes to mind. Forget little Jimmy and, instead, imagine adults building high-powered rockets in their free time and launching them in remote locations. The rockets come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and are remarkably sophisticated considering NASA is not involved in their production. From ignition, to launch, to misfire, to misadventure in mid-air, these rockets pretty much rule.
The rocket engine sizes are rated by letters. The largest rocket I saw was an “M,” but there were also a lot of “J”s and “K”s. There is a tremendous diversity of sound within those rocket types. These recordings could be the basis of weapon sounds, launch sounds for vehicles, as well as many other things.
The REA001 Rockets library is available to purchase in three versions.
- ROCKETS HI-RES $50 — 24 Bit 96 kHz | 113 Sounds | 227MB download.
- ROCKETS STANDARD $25 — 24 Bit 48 kHz | 41 Sounds | 49.5MB download.
- ROCKETS BASIC $9.00 — 16 Bit 44.1 kHz | 15 Sounds | 9.4MB download.
More information: Rabbit Ears Audio