Uberduo

Welcome to Uberduo and Their Cabin

We’re very pleased to welcome Uberduo as a contributor, who has given us a very generous selection of sounds demonstrating the quality of their sound library “The Cabin audio playset”, which is designed to “allow producers, sound designers and other post-production audio professionals to quickly and easily establish an immersive audio set design with minimal effort.” These sounds are available with us at 48 KHz 24-bit quality. Even if your project isn’t taking place in a mountain cabin, the sounds easily translate to a wide variety of other applications.

Their sample pack features two mono fire loops ideal for use as ambiences with no need to collapse the stereo width and other wood stove sounds including sweeping ash, the opening and closing of the stove door and a match striking. This is one of the things I like about this sample pack. There are many fire crackling sounds around and indeed, it’s my firm belief that you can never have too many fire sounds so that the ones you draw on don’t get over-used, but the sounds associated with a fire – building it, banking it, poking it, cleaning it up etc are far harder to come by. This collection goes some way towards solving that.

There are opening and closing sounds of a fridge, closet, bathroom and glass sliding door, as well as an oven opening and a hook and eye door being locked and unlocked. Two sounds I particularly like come from a dresser drawer opening and closing. The sounds have real character and are very nice.

We would also like to thank Uberduo for giving Zapsplat its first impulse response sound effect, an acoustic finger-print of the cabin’s main room to be precise.

While it might not sound like very much when previewed, this file, when used in any convolution reverb plugin, will make it sound as though your characters and other sounds originate from within the very room in which that sound was captured. This type of reverb is much more realistic than other types and is a valuable addition to the Zapsplat library.

Overall the collection is very dynamic so if a sound doesn’t appear to be playing when you preview it try adjusting your volume. The advantage to this is that the sounds should slot into your mix very neatly without much need for adjustment and that any system noise is not audible at normal listening levels. You can find the sounds mentioned above and more on Uberduo’s contributor page.

The full version of the library, which is available in 96 kHz 24-bit audio is, at the time of writing this article, on sale at A Sound Effect.

Once again, a big thank you for these sounds. Look out for more soon and possibly some other news as well!

Justin Macleod is a sound designer based in the UK who runs SkyClad Sound. You can check out his sound effects here at zapsplat.com and follow him on Twitter @SkycladSound