It’s great to be back working on user requests and to get the creative juices flowing. I love having time off, but I equally miss working on recording and producing new sound effects! So today I edited and uploaded the latest soundfx releases which are as follows:
I often get requests for fantasy sfx but usually under the more magical genres, so when I get a chance to create giant sound effects I jump at the chance. This week it’s just a few variations of sighs, moans and groans, some coughs and the ‘Fe Fi Fo Fum’ line the giant in the classic children’s tale Jack an the Beanstalk says. Go grab them here.
I’m not sure if these type of production elements really need their own category, so if you feel they do, feel free to message me at [email protected] and let me know. Currently all such sounds end up in the Sound design / Hits and Noises category, but I am open to creating a new PE category just for these. I often create cinematic impact sounds from the general sounds recorded each day. The process if fairly simple, just take an impact, normally pitch it down, add a large reverb, some delay or phasing type of effects and you get some great hits. Obviously I play around and experiment too, maybe adding some synth elements. That’s exactly what I did with the metal garage wall impact sounds recorded today. They are likely to work well for movie trailers, or to add an element of fear, suspense or shock to your movie or production. They (and all others) can be downloaded in our Sound Design category.
I know we need more human sounds such as laughing, coughing, speaking etc, so I’m working on more as we go. To get started, I have recorded and uploaded a few 60 year old female coughs. I plan to add more this week so watch this space.
You can never have enough door knocking sound effects. We have already a fair few, but today I’ve added many more. These range from gentle knocking through to impatient or angry hammering with a fist. These were recorded on a large wooden front door that rattles slightly when hit. It gives a different sound to a lot of the others in the library so may be useful to some of you. I also added some versions of a person knocking on the small single pane glass window in the door which again, may suit some.
Plastic bottle drops
I was asked if I could record the sound of a thick, plastic bottle (like a flask) being dropped onto the ground over the weekend so I did just that and uploaded them for everyone to use. There are a few variations in hight and impact.
Cartoon squishes and squelches
Lastly, I was asked to create the sound of baby poop, the kind of squishy wet sound you often hear in cartoons etc. So I created a range of these using a very simple technique that’s worked well in the past. I used my mouth, but made sure I had just had a drink so the squelchy sound was extra prominent. These are pretty generic sounds which are ideal for a range of uses so check them out here and download them free.
That’s it for today. I just had a brand new Apple Macbook Pro delivered to replace my now falling apart old Macbook Air (it has a missing key and it’s starting to glitch now and then). It was an expensive purchase but one that was essential for the continued growth of zapsplat.com. It was purchased with the kind donations our members provide so thank you all for that.