SoundMorph has announced Solar Sky, a sound fx sample library featuring a diverse set of state-of-the-art spaceship sounds.
Designed for use in any modern sci-fi production, Solar Sky is an essential addition to add to your workflow.
SoundMorph has teamed up with French sound designer Frederic Devanlay to create this new sonic universe. Frederic not only has an impressive background in AAA games and film sound design, but he also runs a well equipped studio (pictured below) where he helped carefully craft these sounds.
Designing sound for spaceships can be quite time consuming, and Solar Sky gives you a great set of sounds to get started.
Solar Sky features
- 2.2GB of 350 24bit/96kHz files.
- Includes Ship ambiances and drones, 120+ Ship passbys, both large and small, Ship power ups, Ship power downs, Ship door opens and closes, Wave Warped passbys.
- Embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata.
The sound library is available to pre-order for $55 USD (20% off regular $69 USD). Solar Sky will ship September 4th, 2013.
More information: SoundMorph / Solar Sky
Sound Magic has released 3D Spacer, an effect plug-in for Windows.
3D Spacer is an 3D effect unit using Sound Magic Award Winning 3D technology. 3D Spacer brings Supreme Piano 2 into a new audio world. Dial in the separate 3D Effect unit and choose 7.1 channel output (with 24 Bit/192KHz resolution!)
Utilizing the complex science of the latest Head Related Transfer Functions and environment reflection shaping. 3D Spacer can place your piano into a real 3D space that erases the “virtual “and leaves “reality”! 3D spacer is provided as a VST running under Windows and Add-on for Supreme Piano 2
3D Spacer features
- Internal 64-bit floating point precision.
- 7.1 channel output.
- Up to 24 Bit/192KHz resolution.
- Include Microphone Modeler.
- Seperate adjust each channel volume.
- 3D panning.
- Adjustable height.
- Adjustable LFE Channel.
3D Spacer for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 50 EUR. Existing Sound Magic customers pay 25 EUR.
More information: Sound Magic / 3D Spacer
New Atlantis Audio has released Project Echo: Snapshots from Space, a new sample library.
Inspired by an early NASA communications project, and spawned from beautiful celestial satellite imagery, Project Echo is the latest addition to New Atlantis Audio’s growing library of atmospheric and unusual sound tools for musicians.
The foundation sounds were created by processing high resolution deep space satellite photographs with spectral analysis, granular echo effects and various resynthesis techniques, and the results are stellar. Pun intended.
Project Echo provides a ton of exploration and sonic potential to the creative musician working in any genre or style who could use a healthy dose of the atmospheric and exotic. There’s loads of variety inside – from evolving, long-play ambient soundscapes, to complex rhythmic textures, to huge granular effects, atmospheric drums, and even a nice set of vintage film dialog – all designed to inspire and be explored.
Project Echo: Snapshots from Space features
- Reason ReFill: 160 24bit Rex2 files, 7 Combinator instrument racks.
- Rex Pack: 160 24bit Rex2 files.
- Audio Pack: 160 24bit Apple Loop/AIFF files.
- All versions include over 100 bonus single drum and percussion hits in AIFF format.
Project Echo: Snapshots from Space is available to purchase for $19.99 USD.
The previously released Lost & Found sample library is now also available in REX and Audio packs.
More information: New Atlantis Audio / Project Echo: Snapshots from Space
Peace Love Productions has released Caverns and Deep Space, two new downloadable sample libraries.
Caverns is a collection of soundscapes for dark ambient space music.
Sound designer Hans Brunning used select sound sources and harmonics through a custom DSP chain to achieve these deeply slow evolving textures. Each continuous sound loop is seamless at it’s looping point to create infinite cavernous sound beds. Inspired by artist such as Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Lustmord, and Klaus Schultze. There are 75 Cavern loops and 16 Tunnels. They are a lengthy 4 measures long at 75BPMs. You may also use these sounds as Science Fiction sound effects and experimental art pieces.
Deep Space is a collection of long ambient soundscapes designed for producing ambient space music.
Sound folders include Contact, Dark Matter, Deep Space, Gamma Ray Bursts, Outer Reaches, Radiation, Solar Flares, and Space Junk. Over 1 gigabyte of content. 95 extremely long loops in all at 110 BPM. You may also use these sounds as Science Fiction sound effects and experimental art pieces.
Both libraries are available in Wav & Apple Loops format (24bit/44.1KHz stereo) for $19.95 USD each.
More information: Peace Love Productions
Splurgo Audio has released Electron Radio-Wave Space Noise Samples and Hammered Dulcimer Loops Pack 1, two new downloadable sample packs.
Electron Radio-Wave Space Noise Samples: Space is big. Really big. I mean, you may think its a long way down to the nearest convenience store, but that’s just peanuts to space… Most people might think space is silent considering how big and black it is. Let me tell you now, it’s noisy out there. These samples were recorded with our powerful space noise antenna locator pointed at various points in the universe as we happen to believe space noise always adds something great to any song! However do be aware that we are not responsible if aliens pick you up after using these samples.
Hammered Dulcimer Loops Pack 1: The hammered dulcimer (also known as the hammer dulcimer or four hammer dulcimer) is a stringed musical instrument with the strings stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board. Usually used as a traditional folk instrument and commonly played at Renaissance festivals the world over. The dulcimer is typically set at an angle on a stand in front of the musician, who holds a small mallet, called a hammer in each hand with which to strike the strings. Try out our demos as you may be surprised at how well the dulcimer fits with your mix.
Electron Radio-Wave Space Noise Samples costs $5.95 USD / 4.04 EUR, while the Hammered Dulcimer Loops Pack 1 will set you back $7.95 USD / 5.39 EUR.
Visit Splurgo Audio for more information and audio samples.
Sounds from Saturn is a collection of eerie noises, audio files made from data collected by the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has posted links to sound files released over the past several years by the mission team, timed to coincide with Halloween.
David Shiga from New Scientist writes:
Most are not actually sound recordings, but the result of converting non-audio data like magnetic field measurements into sound using computers.
On the Sounds from Saturn page you’ll find:
Visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory site for more information.
Link via New Scientist
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Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 26th, 2007:
Google has launched a service called Sky that lets you explore the heavens from within Google Earth.
You get a 3D view of all the constellations viewable from earth, and you can explore them in 3D. 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies are included.
Screenshot of Sky in Google Earth
Google’s Lior Ron writes:
You can now explore the universe from the comfort of your chair. Zoom in to distant galaxies hundreds of millions of light years away, explore the constellations, see the planets in motion, witness a supernova explosion; it’s like having a giant, virtual telescope at your command — your own personal planetarium!
To use Sky, just download the newest version of Google Earth and click on the new Sky button on the toolbar at the top of the screen.
Link via Mashable