Explosives HD Pro SFX: The Final Release. It's cooked!
Presenting the final release of Explosives HD Pro SFX Library
. The final library product update link has been sent out to all who purchased before November 30, 2012. Thanks to all who participated in the initial Beta release.
Over the last year I’ve recorded a whole bunch of Tannerite, White Lightning, Goliath, A Black Powder Cannon, Large Caliber Rifles and some other secret stuff I’m not cleared to have video and pictures of. The result of this massive undertaking is a one of a kind collection of things that make a loud noise when lit up or shot at and along with the blasts it includes all sorts of black powder bursts, sizzle, flames, rocket type effects. Many variations and multiple takes are featured and the hope is you get a wide variety of sounds to pick from when designing your next audio masterpiece.
This Explosives library is organized into 3 sections: designed, processed and original source files. The designed portion is basically taking the original source files and processing them for importing into Pro Tools sessions to mix with other like sounds and mangle them together. They are over the top, larger than my reality and hopefully yours also. The processed files are amped up with transient enhancers, compression, EQ and slight pitch manipulation. They are derived from the original source files but most tracks are not exact duplicates of the number of takes and file sequence. For the processing, I only used the takes I thought would work well under this kind of processing pressure. And finally, there are the original "cleaned up" source files for you to mangle and process however you see fit. Many of the explosives were recorded with multiple microphones and from different perspectives.
Some of the source material used in the "designed" portion of the library is thunder, lightning, plastic air pops, Weatherby 300 rounds and various shotguns. Here in North Idaho we have a amazing environment for recording loud bangs and weapons. The reverb tails even from a small caliber rifle can produce really cool echoes and textures depending on the location and time of year. Some of the locations where I recorded were on a mountain top rock quarry, a dense forest, a medium size gravel pit and my own field here on the ranch. I’ve also recorded during all the four seasons and I will say they all sound a little different.
Note: The latest material (ZIP #3) includes a new section called: "Enhanced Source". These files are the source recordings amped up with some select processes but the original pitch is not modified. The idea behind this is the user can just change the pitch before importing into a session without running a complex plug in chain but still get a whole lot of "big" from the source. Enjoy! -Frank
Release Date: December 1, 2012
Price: $200.00 (Sale price: $175.00 USD until Midnight PST 12/2/12
ZIP 1: 638.5MB - ZIP 2: 497.1MB - ZIP 3: 621.1MB (New!)
Uncompressed Size: 2.1GB
To check it out go to: Explosives HD Sound Effects Library