Bullets HD Pro SFX

Bullets HD Pro SFXSFX: 3500+ • Zip Size: 2.6GB+ • Price: $200.00 USD

Presenting Bullets HD Professional Sound Effects Library. After nine long months and over thirty recording sessions it’s finally done! During the last week of October 2012 the remaining sounds for this comprehensive collection of bullet sound effects were recorded with a multi-microphone setup in the wilds of North Idaho. This final release adds the sounds of bullets being shot into an old Bronco SUV. They were recorded inside and out… and from all sides. After many weather delays and scheduling conflicts, the end is here.

The trick to recording a large portion of this library was using subsonic and custom made ammunition with some of the guns. Most of the bullets recorded are traveling less than 700 feet per second. This allows me to postion the microphones in just the right area without having a significantly loud muzzle blast. Sometimes I used cloth or carpet baffling around the target area to lessen the echo trail from the initial shot. Even though my goal is to have just the ricochet or pass by recorded, sometimes I include the muzzle blast in the file whether it can be avoided or not. It can make for a interesting sound element and gives you a few gunshots to use also.

The library is organized into 3 sections: designed, processed and the original source files. The designed portion is basically taking some of the raw files and processing them for importing into sessions that I mix and mangle. They are over the top, larger than my own reality and hopefully yours also. The processed files are amped up with transient enhancers, compression, EQ and pitch manipulation. They are derived from the original source files but most are not exact duplicates of the number of takes and sequence. For the processing, I only used the takes I thought would work well for the feel I wanted. And finally, there are the original source files for you to process.

Three types of firearms were used on the SUV to give you a wide selection of impacts to choose from. This final installment includes 198 brand new multi-take Broadcast WAV files and includes the cleaned up and organized raw recordings along with the “processed” takes. Some new foley and designed sounds are also included.

Also included are bullet sounds recorded along a logging road in the North Idaho mountains and the “cliffs” overlooking the forest. A majority of the ricochets were recorded with a suppressed .22 caliber rifle in a very quiet setting. Along with the ricochets are multi-microphone foley sounds of bullet belts and single shells being dropped and handled.

Thanks, Frank -The Recordist

Guns used for this library:

Ruger .22 rifle • Savage .22 rifle with Gemtech suppressor • Bushmaster M4 .223 full auto machine gun • Rock River Arms LAR15 with Gemtech suppressor • Glock 17 9mm handgun • Glock 22 .40 Cal with Gemtech suppressor • Bushmaster M4 with a Spikes Tactical ST-22 full auto machine gun • M60-E Machine Gun • Mossberg 590A1 Shotgun

Equipment Used:

(3) Sound Devices 702 – (4) Sennheiser MKH-8040 – Sennheiser MKH-8060 – Sennheiser MKH-416 – Sanken CSS-5 – Hearing Protection

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Bullets HD Pro SFXSFX: 3500+ • Zip Size: 2.6GB+ • Price: $200.00 USD
Final Sound File List – January 23, 2013
This collection is delivered as 3 zip files.
ZIP Pt-1: 912.8MB • ZIP Pt-2: 888.1MB • ZIP Pt-3: 824.8MB • Revised: 01-23-13

REVIEWS

Bullets HD Pro SFX Library Review: the level of detail he goes through to achieve some of these sounds…The results of what he achieves are so creative and so usable that it goes beyond what the usual recording would capture.” At – 44:00 Sound Library Review II

GameAudio Podcast Episode 27 – Feb 18, 2013 http://www.gameaudiopodcast.com/?p=542

QUOTES

“As one of Frank’s biggest fans, I have to say the bullets library is really something to behold- as someone who has recorded a fair amount of stuff like this, I have to say without hesitation that this is outstanding stuff.” – Charles Maynes

“Bullets Soundbox HD Professional is simply amazing. The recording are so clean. I already purchased a few sfx libraries from “The Recordist” and was expecting something great from Frank but this library is a must have. I do mainly animation and it will be useful as zap in, zap out, cartoon impacts, tennis and badminton or any sports hits, heavy grabs, pass bys… And you never know I might use it for gun bullets too.” – Serge Hamel: Mixer / Sound Designer

BLOG POSTS

Slow Motion Bullets: Feb 22, 2012
Slow Motion Bullets Part-2: Aug 16, 2012

VIDEO

Bronco SUV Extended Video:

Bullets shot into a Bronco SUV Video:

Check out the “Cliff” recording session video here: The Cliffs


Here is some straight talk on the making of this sound effects library. I will be totally honest with you all… this has been an incredibly difficult collection to record. It probably has been the most challenging sound effects project I have every attempted. (yep, even harder than recording fire) Aside from the scheduling of many sessions with my go-to shooter (Richard), over 3000 rounds of ammo had been shot so far and waiting for the weather to cooperate has been difficult.

Bullets are very unpredictable most of the time. During the many recording sessions, I was always surprised when listening back to the raw files that I got what I got. After these awesome sessions I always wanted to go record more anytime, anywhere. To solve this I purchased my own Ruger .22 rifle with a decent scope, legs and subsonic ammunition. Now I am able to go out into the yard on the ranch and shoot up whatever I have laying around and I can do it at the spur of the moment. I also have some special places I can go record anytime to get sounds from another location, not just the ranch. When the weather is right and the birds and crickets are napping, I head out an see what I can get.

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Comments

  1. Anders Jacobsson  September 6, 2012

    Hey mate,

    Hows it going with the upcoming sounds? The beta is a real blast. Using sounds from there in a military shooter and Ive never listened to more realistic sounds that this. Im glad I bought this.

    How much more time until its complete? :)

    Regards,
    Anders

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    • Frank Bry  September 9, 2012

      Anders,

      I am in the final stages of recording sessions for this library. Some really cool sessions coming up, should be complete in 2 weeks. -Frank

      reply
  2. Richard Williams  September 8, 2012

    Hi Frank

    Haven’t as yet purchased the Bullets collection but I heard your call for suggestions.
    “Any ideas or input would be great”. So…
    Most useful are gun handling sounds, hammer noise, breach noise, spent shells
    falling etc. If you have any takes with revolvers planned then maybe some large
    calibre e.g. .45 ACP and cap and ball Colt Frontier would be particularly useful.
    Of course if the above is already on your list of things to do then enough said.

    Best

    Richard.

    reply
  3. Richard Williams  September 8, 2012

    OK ok

    .45 ACP is not a revolver I know. Couldn’t change the sentence after
    pressing the big red button.

    Richard.

    reply
  4. Anders Jacobsson  September 18, 2012

    Hey,

    Still working on the full release? Can’t wait! :D

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    • Frank Bry  September 18, 2012

      Anders,

      The last session planned is shooting up a old Ford Bronco SUV. Just waiting for my shooter to be available. Should happen this week (9-18-12) I’ll keep you posted. -Frank

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      • Anders Jacobsson  September 19, 2012

        Hahaha, awsome! Poor SUV.

        reply

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