Sound Effects

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by anthony.gosnell, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. Where can I find sound effects at reasonable prices.
    I currently need breaking glass, slow dripping water and wind.
    I sometimes also need gun shots etc.

    Thanks in advance

    Anthony Gosnell
    anthony.gosnell, Aug 9, 2003
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    Steve King Guest

    Go to , where you can buy very reasonably just what
    you need.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Aug 9, 2003
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    MSu1049321 Guest

    All of the sounds you listed can be done at home or in the studio just as well,
    and more customized to your needs. What's stopping you?
    MSu1049321, Aug 9, 2003
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    Tom Guest

    All of the sounds you listed can be done at home or in the studio just as
    Gun shots!?! I'd say the law may inhibit that one ;-)
    Tom, Aug 9, 2003
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    Joe Sacher Guest

    Why? Just record the sound at a range or outdoors, or use the $100 8mm
    blank firing guns to get sound.

    Joe Sacher, Aug 10, 2003
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    Tom Leylan Guest

    I'm seriously confused... why would a pointer to a sound-effects library
    which would contain the sounds he specifically needs now "plus" sounds he
    might reasonably need in the future be anything less than a good answer?

    Could the original poster's failing be simply that he didn't include
    "Thompson sub-machine gun" or "walrus during mating season" or the requisite
    "something" that people seem to need in order to get past a suggestion that
    he spend a few days and some money buying something else? Seriously if the
    sound effect costs $99 why would he want to purchase a pistol? What does he
    do if a starter's pistol doesn't sound right?

    Help me here.
    Tom Leylan, Aug 10, 2003
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    MSu1049321 Guest

    No. you guys are not looking at this right (or is it listening?) You don't need
    a real gun to make gunshots, in fact, real gunshot noises are hardly ever used
    on sound tracks because they often aren't 'dramatic' enough. Slapping two oak
    boards together in a reverberant garage can make a better shotgun blast than a
    real one. Do a google search on "Foley" techniques, you will be amazed how
    many incongruous objects stand in for everyday items.
    MSu1049321, Aug 10, 2003
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    Tom Leylan Guest

    This is seriously good advice... I'm only trying to point out that slapping
    oak might not be what the guy does for a living. I can probably write most
    of the 3rd party libraries I buy for my software development use but what is
    the point if it cost me more in time to write than it does to purchase?

    You might want to calculate how much time it would take to produce say
    twenty-four sound effects, what you can invoice in time producing them and
    how long the argument with your client will be when he asks, "you can
    license a CD with 100 of them for $199 are you nuts?"
    Tom Leylan, Aug 10, 2003
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    MSu1049321 Guest

    i brought this up because the effects the o.p. listed were absolutely
    dirt-common household type effects he could make from scratch in about 20
    minutes, for free.
    MSu1049321, Aug 10, 2003
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    MCL Guest

    In news:[email protected], Steve King deftly typed:
    Do you happen to know if the quality is better on the CD's they offer
    than the preview on the website? I've found the quality of the
    downlodeable very bad to the point where they where totally unusable for
    anything serious.
    MCL, Aug 10, 2003
  11. Which one(s) are you refering to?
    The ones I've heard were quite good.

    If the CDs weren't better than the online samples,
    how do you think they stay in business?
    Richard Crowley, Aug 10, 2003
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    Steve King Guest

    The preview in Windows Media, MP3, and Quicktime are 8 kHz, 16 bit mono
    files. However, the downloads are "true CE-quality, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit,
    stereo" files. I've used them often and find the quality very acceptable
    for Foley type work.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Aug 10, 2003
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    MCL Guest

    In news:, Richard Crowley deftly typed:
    Various sound sample (broken glass, nature sound etc...). All were very
    noisy, low level recording.

    Some company offer short sample at full quality, for exemple a 20
    seconds sample of a 3.5 mn music track, so you can hear what you will
    get by buying. I've always bypassed that company offering on account of
    the low quality of the sample. It's too bad because they have an
    extensive list of sound effect and music.
    MCL, Aug 11, 2003
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    Shadowhawk Guest

    Go to your nearest computer store.. or heck, Wal-mart. I've found all sorts of
    sound effects CDs. Often they are as low as 2.99, and come with well over
    2,000 different sounds in Wav file format.

    Try, Best Buy, Staples, or Comp USA. Look in the Bargain software areas.


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    Shadowhawk, Aug 11, 2003
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    Bill Davis Guest

    Look closer, Shaun.

    I'd bet dollars to donuts that the fine print on each and every one of
    those discs will clearly indicate that they're for private, non-commercial
    use only.

    Perfectly OK for making home movies or for having "fun with sound effects"
    at a party.

    But if you use them on a commercial project or similarly re-sell them to a
    paying client, you're in clear copyright violation.
    Bill Davis, Aug 11, 2003
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