New Sound Lab has launched Optical Drives, a sound fx sample library featuring the sounds of optical drives.
This library features recordings of computer optical disc drives (two internal desktop CD/DVD-R and one internal laptop slim CD/DVD-R slot-load). Two induction coil pickups were used to record the electromagnetic fields emitted by the drives, capturing a very unique set of sounds and textures. These range from sharp percussive bleeps, glitchy static and noise, to electromechanical motor sounds, and drones. You’ll find use for many applications, including UI interface design, transitions, sci-fi, robot/servo sounds, technology, and computer sound effects.
Recordings include all functions of the DVD drives, e.g. disc loading, reading, writing/burning, spin up/down, errors, and disc ejecting. Also, each drive was taken apart and manipulated to create additional sounds. The signal chain for this library consists of a pair of induction coil pickups, Barcus Berry 4000XL preamps, and a Sound Devices 702.
Bluezone Corporation has announced the release of Autobots – Transformers Sound Effects, a new sound library featuring 288 altered mechanical, hydraulic and electric sound effects for video game sound designers, music production and multimedia projects.
This cutting-edge collection of sound effects features an incredible array of world class robotic sound design elements, incorporating SFX as: footsteps, heavy / light impacts, movements and transforming elements, shutdowns and startups, textures, mutations, textured / robot war voices, single / complex weapons and more.
Produced by Bluezone Corporation, this powerful science fiction sound library has been created with an amount of high quality recordings including hydraulic movements, twisted servo-motor sounds, metallic impacts, mechanic factory material, destroyed vehicle sounds, train and aircraft electric systems and much more. All samples are treated, twisted and layered to give you ready-to-use elements.
Inspire Audio has released FX Pearls 2.0, a sound fx sample library for electronic music.
Packed with 525 state-of-the-art effects FX Pearls 2.0 offers a huge variety of atmospheric lounge FX, noises, sweeps, amazing LFO madness, bottom end impacts, processed stuff, and a fine collection of cutting edge kick free fx loops (126 bpm) – all royalty free.
The wide range of FX Pearls 2.0 provides ready to use material in all kind of electronic genre, but still leaves enough free space for own creativity.
AudioGaming has launched AudioSteps, the first audio footstep system available as a plug-in.
Based on specific real-time control and ownership of acoustic audio signatures, we produce realistic footstep sounds for most post-production needs.
Sound designers get expert control on the audio and save a considerable amount of time. No more need for footstep recordings, all combinations are already available in the plug-in! Gain control over the different properties to shape the sounds you desire.
Get access instantaneously to thousands of footsteps including different walking speeds.
Different behaviors available: walk, break, scuff, tread and clumsiness control.
Unique recording setup control to change mic perspective and footstep perceived distance.
Pitch control and randomization.
Envelope control for each walking type.
MIDI in/MIDI out for unlimited control surface possibilities as well as mixing synchronicity.
Preset system to speed up recurrent work.
Instant preview for fast browsing.
Unique midi note off mode to offer instant sounding flexibility & soon to come tablet control (iOS/Android).
Ueberschall has launched Action Cuts, a new Elastik-Inspire series soundbank with a focus on music for action scenes.
Action Cuts has been specially designed to create music for action-heavy scenes. Experience impulsive Soul- and Funk-beats resembling the popular sound of seventies‘ crime series and action movies and brought back to new life in modern big beat style. Combined with rocking guitar riffs, rolling basslines and funky talkbox-licks, these loops will speed up every dynamic scene dramatically. This makes Action Cuts the ideally solution for movies, TV-series, advertisements and games. Of course, Action Cuts is also suited for song productions that rely on the power and dynamic of these cinematic tracks. Producers of Big Beat, Breakbeat, Crossover and Dance will find as much inspiration in this library as scoring musicians.
This 1.2 GB-Library does not contain conventional construction kits. Rather, Action Cuts is a pool of ideas consisting of no less than 820 loops to be freely combined. So to speak, this library is a single huge construction kit. And there is no danger that two musicians will produce almost the same track.
The drum loops of this library contain complete beats, breaks, drum-SFX-loops as well as single loops of kicks, hi-hats, snares and cymbals to be freely combined and exchanged. Instrumental phrases include electric- and synthesized basses, electric guitars, synthesizers, effect sounds, vocals and talkbox licks. All loops are sorted in categories while tempo and pitch can be freely adapted using our Elastik player. Track creation is fully in your hands with guaranteed individuality that is even promoted by our Inspire-concept.
The soundbank costs 99 EUR (Elastik player included).