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.
Blastwave FX and MIX Magazine bring you the most recent in an ongoing series of sound design competitions. Participants are encouraged to let their creativity and imagination run wild with a selection of over 50 FREE sounds from across the extensive Blastwave FX library. To make things a little more interesting, they will be designing the soundtrack to a 30-second video spot produced by acclaimed directing duo PEKING. All entries will be reviewed by a trio of award wining judges — including Richard King, Dane Davis and Charles Deenen — and the selected winner will receive a 400 GB BLASTDRIVE HD sound effects library and a years subscription to MIX magazine. Register today and start editing, mixing and modulating your way to most comprehensive library of sound effects Blastwave FX has to offer. Check out the MIX article here for more information.
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!
NAB 2009 was a hit, so much so that we’re already excited for next year. And fortunately, the convention center’s air conditioning made up for the desert heat.
Feedback on our HD sound effects libraries was invaluable – the following features were received particularly well:
Fresh, New Sounds: All Blastwave FX libraries are new, native 24/96 and recorded within the last three years. This gives you the advantage of using the most contemporary, realistic, and technically clean sounds. Sounds of the world change with time, and so should sound effects.
Hard Drive | USB | DVD | Download: We deliver our libraries on multiple formats from larger libraries on Hard Drive (Blastdrive, SONOPEDIA, wavFX) to smaller, niche libraries on DVDs, USB drives and download.
Spanning A to Z and then some: The Blastwave FX Catalog spans Ambiences to Zippers with all the Lasers, Whooshes, and Stingers you can handle in between.
Blastwave FX Search Engine (Mac/PC): Crucial in today’s production workflow, our search engine allows you to efficiently Search, Browse, Audition and Drag N’ Drop into any application from Pro Tools to Avid and more.