Monday, December 19, 2011

Recording Dynamite Explosions for Sound Effects

Sound ideas is on location in Haliburton, Ontario recording the sound effects of dynamite explosions.

A series of blasts of explosive charges will be used to turn this solid rock wall into gravel.

Workers begin by clearing water from the more than 100 blast holes that have been pre-drilled to hold the explosives. Next they place the initial charge attached to a long fuse into the blast hole. They then set the main charge on top of the previous one. Finally they pack in a third layer of explosive material to fill the rest of the cavity and when the "all clear" is given, the explosions begin.

Our extreme sound effects collections offer an outstanding selection of destructive sound effects and sequences - everything from explosions and blasts, disasters, earthquakes, marine accidents, underwater mishaps, crashes, crunches, hits and impacts, and loads of wonderful debris and destruction. We also offer electrical sparks, arcs and zaps, crashes, smashes, hits and punches, large impacts, guns and helicopters, electronic beeps & buttons, telemetry and computers, a full range of explosions, weather and natural disasters, and an entire galaxy of potent sci-fi FX, ambiences, and alternate realities.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Metadata Management Software for Macs - MetaDigger

Meta Digger is an easy to use free metadata management software program designed to help you display, search and export metadata details from broadcast wav and mp3 sound effects audio files and works with the Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) operating system and higher.

Here's just a sample of how you can use MetaDigger for information retrieval metadata searches and more:
• Open & display metadata embedded in any set of digital broadcast wav or mp3 files, including the Sound Ideas Ultimate SFX Collection
• Search embedded metadata in broadcast wav or mp3 files to find the audio files required for a production
• Listen to any wav or mp3 file by using the audition feature
• Create custom work folders or projects from search results to work with permanent subsets of a digital audio collection
• Export and import metadata information from your databases
• Edit database records to save additional search keywords, notes and ratings for digital audio files

All of these features (and a few more!) are part of MetaDigger database software. It's easy to install and use .... and best of all .... it's available as a FREE metadata management software download right at the Sound Ideas Web site. Visit Sound Ideas to download your free metadata management tool!

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Monday, December 5, 2011

What is Foley Sound by Sound Ideas

Foley is the process of creating sound effects live in a studio to match a pre-recorded piece of video. A variety of props are used to create sound effects that can't properly be captured on set. Watch two foley artists bring an action sequence to life with perfectly synchronized sound effects!
Sound ideas goes to extremes to get the sounds you need.

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