New contributor Audio Hero and other news!
It’s with great pleasure I can announce our latest free sound effects contributor, Audio Hero. They bring hundreds of new sounds from their extensive collection of over 250,000 sound effects and royalty free music.
Audio Hero’s library offers almost every sound imaginable, from nature sounds right through to science fiction, horror, fantasy, industrial and much more. Their library features sounds recorded over many years and are extremely well catalogued and presented.
They have added a great selection to zapsplat.com and helped fill some gaps of sounds we’ve been missing for a while (and sounds that are particularly hard to record). Yesterday I uploaded their ambience collection, which features ambiences from jungles and rainforests right through to factories and warehouses.
Today I released their collection of animal sounds which again span a wide range. These include lions, tigers, seals, sea lions, birds, elephants, rhinos, pigs, sheep, goats, cattle, monkeys and more. I’ve still got their horror sound effects to upload over the weekend.
Check out their free sounds on zapsplat.com here. If you want more, I highly recommend you take a look at their website for hundreds of thousands more sounds here.
New Download Delays for Basic Members
Up until yesterday we placed a 10 second delay between downloading sounds for Basic members. This was to stop bots and also people from just going through our content and downloading thousands in a go which would add huge load to our servers and also cost us in bandwidth. While this feature worked well, it was also problematic across some browsers.
So we’ve launched a new system that removes the 10 second delay, allowing users quicker downloads. However there is now a 5 minute delay after every 3 sounds downloaded. This works much better (our average user won’t go beyond this limit so won’t see the delay), but for those heavier users that do, we hope you’ll appreciate this small wait and the reasons why we introduced it. There is always the option to donate and upgrade to a Gold account which removes the delay and gives you much more.
For more information, click here.
Next week we’ve got loads of new recording locations planned. I’ll be out on location around several beaches here in Australia recording a huge swell bring waves of up to 10 feet. Due to the fact there will be such stormy seas and hopefully light winds, this will give me the perfect opportunity to record.
I’ll be added a new sound effect pack or two and also adding some more free royalty free music, so keep an eye out for that. I’ll also be adding in around 200 new free sounds just for Gold members.