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SFX - Swooshes and Swirls...
Old 29th June 2005
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SFX - Swooshes and Swirls...

Hello all!

I am searching for any SFX CDs containing loads of sounds which are often named "Swoosh" or "Swirl" in the libraries. I mean these type of effects sounding like a jet fighter passing by very fast. These are frequently used in commercials or trailers.
Well, I could produce them myself using filtered pink noise or anything, but I am a lazy guy .
In my own libraries (Sound Ideas 1000/2000, Lucasfilm, Hollywood Edge, Digieffects) I couldn`t find any satisfactory material...
Any hot tips?


Old 29th June 2005
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Take a trip to the local airport and bring an hd recorder.
Old 30th June 2005
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Curtis Franklin's Avatar

use the doppler effect in the waves plug in on any public domain plane sample.
Old 30th June 2005
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not sure if I am thinking of the same thing as you are when you say swooshes or swirls, but I like to modulate the instruments in the track rather than add a specific, dedicated "swoosh".

FilterFreak is a great plug in for that. I also like Pitchblender. On some of the settings the original source is swooshed beyond recognition. There are a lot of these filtering/warping plugs, many available with trial versions.
Old 30th June 2005
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Sirocco's Avatar

this is perfect
Old 30th June 2005
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doppler = pitch modulation in relation to synchronized panning modulation.

you could also use a cool NI plugin called spektral delay. it is a cool program that lets you modulate every parameter normally found on delay plugins in creative ways.
Old 9th July 2005
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try various sounds into a wet reverse reverb and maybe add a mod effect of choice in chain...?
Old 11th July 2005
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I turn to my Roland Jupiter 6 for these sort of FX.
Try running white noise through an LFO with a very slow speed rate....
Whilst playing with the hi pass filter.....

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