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Why Blastwave FX Libraries?

January 18th, 2010
SONOPEDIA A lot of sound designers ask us what the difference is between SONOPEDIA and other general sound effects libraries.  Here are some highlights:

  • Sounds change with Time: Our sound effects were recorded within the past four years, and new sounds are being created constantly.  Older libraries from other publishers won’t have sounds necessary for contemporary realism and maximum impact – times change and so do the sounds! For instance, older libraries won’t have the foley sounds from typing on a macbook pro simply because the computer didn’t exist back then!
  • Your library grows as we grow: If you purchase a Comprehensive Lifetime Sound Design Solution, you will receive quarterly updates as long as Blastwave FX exsits. It’s not just a one-time purchase but a ‘sound’ investment.  (Yeah, yeah, bad pun. Couldn’t help it.)
  • Times change, technology changes too: Other libraries were recorded onto magnetic tape, then transferred to digital formats.  Our sounds were all recorded and mastered in high definition, 24 bit 96 kHz. Pristine! Clean! Crisp! Love those high frequencies and the larger dynamic range…
  • Fresh sounds, cutting edge results: Many sound libraries from other publishers have great quality sounds, but those sounds are overused and often recognized.  If your company boasts cutting edge and unique styles, using a ‘dog bark’ you’ve heard in hundreds of other programs simply won’t do.  Blastwave FX libraries are a remedy to over-used sound effects.

Laura Sinnott Other

Winter Sale Ends Soon, Libraries Still 20% Off

January 18th, 2010

The Blastwave FX Winter Sale ends Jan. 31, 2010.  All libraries, including Power Packs, are still 20% off.

Blastwave FX Winter Sale

Blastwave FX Winter Sale

Laura Sinnott Blastwave FX, HD Sound Effects , , , ,

Geeking Out at AES 2009 (Audio Engineering Society Convention)

September 16th, 2009

In order to give the audio engineers, music programmers, high-end microphone designers and other AES exhibitors and attendees something to talk about, we are getting geeky at AES 2009. If you’ll be in NYC in mid-October, register for a free VIP exhibits pass and visit us at booth #833. We’ll be displaying our massive collection of high definition sound effects the traditional way – by pressing the space bar on a computer – but also with an interactive “instrument.” What is this instrument going to be..? Come to the booth to find out.

  • Free VIP Exhibits AES Pass courtesy of Blastwave FX
  • Listening Stations at AES: The BLASTDRIVE, SONOPEDIA and more
  • AES 2009 information
  • Blastwave FX exhibits at AES 2009

    Laura Sinnott AES, AES / NAB, Blastwave FX, HD Sound Effects, SONOPEDIA™ , , , , , ,

    Free Download Pack: Available via SoundCloud

    June 17th, 2009
    The Free Sound Effects Download Pack #1 is now available via SoundCloud, a super cool company offering customizable web audio players.  The Free Download set contains 68 favorite sound effects selections including such sonic novelties as angry goat bleating, bursting fireballs, robot footsteps, a pixie dust fly-by, digital glitch, low frequency tremors, and many, many more! These sound effects are available for all to use on a royalty-free basis via a Creative Commons License. So check out the set and download as many as you wish!

    Laura Sinnott Blastwave FX, Free Downloads! , ,