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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.

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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

Enter our sweepstake here

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.

Andrew Spitz Other

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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Blastwave FX & Soundminer Video Released

April 16th, 2009

Blastwave FX has released a Demo Video showcasing how Soundminer works with Blastwave FX sound effects libraries. The video features:

1. Importing audio files into Miniminer
2. Search options
3. Transfer methods
4. Pro Tools integration
5. Sounds from TITLEWAVE, The Production Elements Drive

All Blastwave FX libraries are enriched with Soundminer metadata and are available on Hard Drive, USB Flash Drive, DVD and Download.
All collections were produced in 24 bit /96k.

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