This Explosives sound library is organized into three sections: designed, processed and original source files. The designed portion is basically taking the original source files and processing them for importing into Pro Tools sessions to mix with other like sounds and mangle them together. They are over the top, larger than my reality and hopefully yours also. The processed files are amped up with transient enhancers, compression, EQ and slight pitch manipulation. They are derived from the original source files but most tracks are not exact duplicates of the number of takes and file sequence. For the processing, I only used the takes I thought would work well under this kind of processing pressure. And finally, there are the original “cleaned up” source files for you to beat up and process however you see fit. A great many of the explosives were recorded with multiple extended frequency range microphones and from different perspectives.
Some of the other source material used in the “designed” portion of the library is thunder, lightning, plastic air pops, Weatherby 300 rounds and various shotguns. Here in North Idaho we have a amazing environment for recording loud bangs and weapons. The reverb tails even from a small caliber rifle can produce really cool echoes and textures depending on the location and time of year. Some of the locations where I recorded were on a mountain top rock quarry, a dense forest, a medium size gravel pit and my own field here on the ranch. I’ve also recorded during all the four seasons and I will say they all sound a little different.
Note: The latest material includes a new section called: “Enhanced Source”. These files are the source recordings amped up with some select processes but the original pitch is not modified. The idea behind this is the user can just change the pitch before importing into a session without running a complex plug in chain but still get a whole lot of “big” from the source. Enjoy! -Frank
(3) Sound Devices 702 – Fostex FR-2 – Sennheiser MKH-8040ST – (2) Sennheiser MKH-8040 – Sanken CSS-5 – Sennheiser MKH-416 – AT-835ST – Sony PCM-D1 – Sony D-50
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Here is the video trailer showcasing some of the sounds I recorded and designed from the raw source material along with the actual recording sessions.
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Christopher (verified owner) –
This pack is great! As a rookie independent sound designer starting to break into the industry I’m always hunting for professional quality recordings that cover what I can’t always get my hands on in the field on short notice. This pack exceeds my expectations for quality and really gives me inspiration for my own future field work, thanks Frank!
Michael (verified owner) –
I LOVE these sound effects. I feel like I have used this pack of sounds on nearly every project that needs some wam-bam-BANG! They are just too good and really just smack. The amount of variation between explosions is very impressive, especially since this sort of material can tend to sound repetitive. Frank made sure to include all sorts of materials being obliterated. His taste in mastering and metadata is top notch and makes searching for files a breeze, which is mega helpful as I work in TV sound editing these days. Thanks for making my projects sound epic Frank!