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Enter to Win our .wavFX Mini!

January 5th, 2010

We are running a holiday sweepstake where one of you will win a wav FX Mini sound effect library with 1000 sounds on a USB Flash Drive. Sweepstakes ends friday January 08, 2010 @ 02:00 am (EST).
wav FX Mini Demo

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Prize Details:

Blastwave FX brings you wav FX Mini, a compact general sound effects collection that will cover your basic production needs!

With wav FX Mini, you get 1,000 general sound effects from ambiences to zambonis and production elements from ascends to whooshes!

Every sound was originally recorded at 24 bit 96k to ensure the highest quality for today’s production needs then delivered as stereo 16 bit 44.1k files that are ready to be plugged in to any production demanding high definition sound.

wav FX Mini is embedded with Metadata that is compatible with Pro Tools, Soundminer, NetMix, iTunes and other popular sound library search engines.

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10 Essential Sound Design Blogs

December 8th, 2009

We’d like to share with you some of our favorite blogs and online resources. We read these regularly as they bring us innovative ideas and entertaining information about the sound design world. 

Are there others you would like to share with us? We would love to hear about them, so please give us the heads up in the comments.

In no particular order, here they are:

Designing Sound

This is a must if you’re into sound design. Designing Sound is a great place to get all the latest info on sound design for film, games and animation through fantastic interviews, tutorials, resources and much more. Miguel Isaza is switched on, and provides a great read.

Link: Designing Sound

The Music of Sound

Tim Prebble, a sound designer based in New Zealand, has got one of the most indispensable blogs on sound design. It is fantastic! He really knows what he talks about, and best of all he shares all his discoveries. He even has an online mentorship program. As Tim says, this blog is a space where he shares with us his obsession with vibrating air molecules.

Link: Music of Sound

Unidentified Sound Object

A very interesting blog that looks at sound design from an array of perspectives ranging from sound for film to electroacoustics. The writers of U.S.O, Matteo Milani and Federico Placidi, are not just bloggers but also sound artists and performers.

Link: Unidentified Sound Object

Soundworks Collection

Michael Coleman has been producing high quality videos that take us behind the curtains of sound for feature films, games, scoring, and post-production facilities, guided by the top minds in the sound design industry.

link: SoundWorks Collection

Film Sound Daily

FSD is packed with great interviews and sound design analysis of many films. Unfortunately, it isn’t being updated very often anymore, but hopefully it will pick up again soon. Their archive still contains a wealth of knowledge and is definitely worth rummaging through.

Link: Film Sound Daily

Audio Cookbook

John Keston shares with us his exploration of sound design, software development, controller design and performances. He is relentless with the sheer volume of quality work he produces and delivers to us.

Link: Audio Cook Book

This is a classic. I may be totally wrong, but I think this might have been one of the first online sound design resource of it’s kind. Regardless, I’m pretty sure that most of us have read up and learned from Sven Carlsson’s website. If you haven’t, then definitely go explore.


Mix Magazine online

There is pretty much everything you need to know about the industry. They have not only got their blog, but also podcasts, interviews, gear reviews, tutorials and a ton more.

Link: Mix Magazine Online

Ric Vier’s Blog

Ric Viers is the writer of The Sound Effects Bible book and producer of the Blastwave FX HD sound effect libraries. In his blog, he shares with us some tips, news and info.

Link: Ric Viers’ blog

{ sound + design }

We discovered Andrew Spitz’ blog through his exploration of social sound design. In his blog, he shares with us his projects and experimentation on sound design, software and interactive media. 

Link: { sound + design }

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Free Download Pack #2

November 19th, 2009

Hungry for more free sound effects?  Well it’s true, we have a new, free download pack for all you sound effects fans. The Free Sound Effects Download Pack #2 contains 60 sound effects in 16/44.1 broadcast wave format selected from our massive arsenal of over 31,000 high definition sounds. This download pack will give you a taste of the finest ingredients for your next sound design chef d’oeuvre. On the menu: An exquisite doorbell ring, some serious fighting material, followed by a healthy dose of gory, gut squishes.

Listen to a preview:

DOWNLOAD (42mb) all 60 sounds:

Disclaimer: This free download pack is licensed to you for free use on a royalty-free basis. This work by Blastwave FX is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Derived from HD sound effects libraries Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

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