Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Holidays from Sound Ideas!

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We've launched our new site and the holidays are upon us, so we' d like to celebrate with 50% off all Sound Ideas sound effects, royalty free music and production elements. Visit our new site - feel free to explore - and nab a 50% discount while you're at it!

Sound Ideas offers an amazing selection of royalty free sound effects, production music and production elements - enough to cover all your production requirements.

To spruce up your productions and give them a competitive edge, visit www.sound-ideas.com for professional quality sound effects.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sound Ideas Black Friday Sale has arrived!

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We're offering 50% off all Sound Ideas sound effects, royalty free music and production elements. Visit our new site - take a poke around - and grab a 50% discount while you're at it!

Sound Ideas is your ultimate resource for more than 240 royalty free sound effects, production music and production element collections for broadcast, post-production, podcasting, game development, film sound design and interactive media.

For professional quality sound effects, visit www.sound-ideas.com


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Recording the Sounds of Dragsters by Sound Ideas

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Sounds Ideas went to Doug Foley's Drag Racing Experience in Orlando, Florida to record the sounds of Dragsters and other race track sound effects. These 800 horsepower Dragsters reached speeds of over 100 mph in just a matter of seconds. We recorded the sound effects of burnouts, the sounds from the starting line, as well as high-speed passbys sound effects further up the track.

Because Sound Ideas goes to extremes to get the sound effects you need!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

How to Sound Design by Dave Lukezic of Sound Ideas

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What is Sound Design? Dave Lukezic, Chief Sound Engineer at Sound Ideas, discusses the elements of good sound design and explains how to produce full layered sound effects for motion picture films, game development and animations. Dave cites the example of how in reality when a machine gun rips through glass, the glass shatter is completely overpowered by the noise of the gun. In the studio, the sound effects are brought in separately and mixed together with the levels adjusted to produce a combined desired sound effect.

The "larger than life" sound is achieved by relying heavily on layering - combining various effects together. To create a good car crash, various crashes are added together and other elements such as hits, debris and glass shatters are combined in the studio. And a heavy bass is added through the sub whoofer so the audience can "feel" the effect.

Dave feels the most unique challenge for a sound designer is to create a sound that doesn't actually exist in reality - like sci fi space ship passbys etc.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Recording Rally Car Sound Effects by Sound Ideas

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Sound Ideas sent a crew to the Tall Pines and recorded the sound effects of a high speed rally car race. The rally involved 50 heavily modified 300 horsepower turbo-charged cars from all over North America - giving us unique rally car sound effects to record. We set up our mics trackside in the middle of the forest to get the best possible car passby sounds - away from the cheering crowds of the starting line.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How to Record Sound Effects by Dave Lukezic of Sound Ideas

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Dave Lukezic, Sound Ideas Chief Sound Engineer, shares his knowledge of how to record sound effects and the process involved in creating a good sound effects library. Dave determines whether a sound will be recorded on location or in the recording studio and then utilizes a high quality stereo mic along with a high definition sound recorder to get the job done.

Next, Dave records every possible sound, from every possible angle and then brings the sound effects back to the studio to catalog all the takes. A determination is then made as to whether further processing techniques are required to eliminate background noise or wind through equilization.

Dave also discusses the challenge of finding the quiet locations required to accurately record sound effects outdoors - background traffic, and air traffic in particular, tends to be problematic.

Dave also explains high definition and discusses the benefits of working with high definition sounds in a production.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

World Series of Sound Effects - Amsterdam by Sound Ideas

Recording Ambience Sound Effects in Amsterdam by Sound Ideas
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Sound Ideas visited the beautiful city of Amsterdam to record background ambience sound effects for our World Series of Sound Library.

Every city has it's own unique flavour - and Amsterdam is no exception. We recorded all the unique background sounds that make up the ambience of Amsterdam - airport ambiences, bus sounds, train sounds and traffic sounds. We also record the unique sound effects of caf├ęs and restaurants found in abundance throughout Amsterdam.

Our sound engineers also recorded the riverways and the Amsterdam harbour to capture the background ambience of boats and water traffic.

Because Sound Ideas goes to extremes to get the sounds you need.

For these and other ambience sound effects, visit http://www.sound-ideas.com/sfxmenu-ambience.html


Monday, February 13, 2012

Recording Crash Sound Effects at Sound Ideas

Recording Crash Sound Effects at Sound Ideas
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Sound ideas is recording crash sounds. A large variety of items were involved in the session - including everything from breaking glass and to large impacts - all recorded either on location or in the studio. On this particular day, we tried something new... crash sounds in an empty dumpster! Recording the impact of various heavy objects tossed into a dumster created particularly juicy sounds - the unique natural reverberation helped to emphasize the crash sounds by providing lots of resonance. We also took a hatchet to old window panes and glass doors for great breaking glass sound effects.

No matter what type of crash or impact sounds you're looking for, you're sure to find it at Sound Ideas!
Because Sound Ideas goes to extremes to get the crash sounds you need.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hanna-Barbera Top 10 Sound Effects by Sound Ideas

Sound Ideas has compiled our Top 10 list of the best Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Sound Effects. Classic sound effects from the golden age of cartoons including Fred Flintstone's scrambling feet and bowling ball drops to Tom and Jerry's famous whisker pull sounds! All the best royalty free sound effects from Hanna-Barbera!
Sound ideas goes to extremes to get the sounds you need.

Visit us for these and other cartoon sound effects!
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Recording the Sound Effects of Bells at Toronto City Hall by Sound Ideas

The Sound Ideas recording crew visited old city hall in downtown Toronto to record the sound effects of bells in its historic bell tower. We took the seemingly endless staircase to the very top of the tower, 300 ft above Toronto's core to record the sound effects of three massive bells, the heaviest of which weighs over 11,000 pounds.

We were also given access to the towers impressive clock mechanism which dates back over 100 years. And when the bells rang, we were ready with our recording gear to record the unique bell sounds.

Because Sound Ideas goes to extremes to get the sounds you need.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Recording Vintage Engine Sounds by Sound Ideas

Sound ideas is on location recording small vintage engine sounds. A large variety of vintage engines were involved in the session - including both vintage steam engines as well as antique gas powered engines.

We were honored to be involved in preserving the vintage engine sounds of history for future generations. Each vintage engine we recorded was painstakingly restored to what they would have looked and sounded like more than 100 years ago - allowing Sound Ideas to participate in the act of capturing the sounds of history.

No matter what type of vintage engine sounds you're looking for, you're sure to find it here!

Because Sound Ideas goes to extremes to get the engine sounds you need.

For these and other vintage sound effects, visit www.sound-ideas.com/sfxmenu-vintage.html