Earlier this summer I launched a new version of my downloadable sound effects store, Airborne Sound. On the new site I offer a mix of free sound effects and downloadable sound clip bundles.
I’ve not mentioned the new store on the blog here, but thought it might be interesting to bring it up today, for two reasons:
I changed my website from an à la carte model to a bundle model. The way the store operates now is quite different from before. However, the technology wasn’t the biggest change. The biggest adjustment was my approach. Not all stores are created equal, of course. Small adjustments can drastically affect how sound is shared. I’ve seen intriguing differences since I changed my approach.
I know some of you are interested in creating your own store, so I’ll write more on this in the future. I’ll include posts on the technology behind the store, the design, and the approach that ties it together.
I offered some discounts on the bundles on the Airborne Sound blog. Some of you may have missed out on that. So, I’m offering a discount code for 50% off anything in the store, good for the next 48 hours.
I’m also offering a new bundle of 20 HD sounds: Heavy Machinery. It’s free of charge for a brief time. Creative Field Recording readers have first crack at it.
New Sound Effects Collections
The new sound effects collections on the website are:
- Jet Fighter Maneuvers
- Steam Train
- Race Cars
- Victory Vegas Motorcycle (enhanced re-release)
There are some sound clip bundles that are free of charge (again, for a limited time):
- Heavy Machinery
All are 96 kHz/24-bit WAV files (no up-sampling) with Soundminer metadata. All bundles include a spec sheet package with history, photos, recording approach, and sound effects context.
Jet Fighter Maneuvers sound clip bundle
- 41 sound effects.
- 607.5 megabytes.
- F/A–18 Hornet dogfighter, a F–16 Fighting Falcon day fighter, CF–18 supersonic fighters, and an F/A 18 squadron, all flying various maneuvers.
Visit the Jet Fighter Maneuvers sound effects bundle page.
Steam Train sound effects collection
- 39 sound effects.
- 281.4 megabytes.
- 48 kHz/24-bit WAV files with Soundminer metadata.
- Re-issue from last year, this bundle features rare field recordings of a Royal Hudson 4–6–4 steam train: steam whistles, blasts, and onboard and riding selections.
Visit the Steam Train Collection page.
Race Cars sound clip bundle
- 203 sound effects.
- 4.96 gigabytes.
- Includes Ferrari Challenge, Pirelli World Challenge, and NASCAR race cars, plus U.S. F2000, Pro Mazda, Indy Lights, and IndyCar manoeuvres and races.
- Practice, qualifying, and races.
- Locations: straight, turns, swerve, at trackside, and at a distance.
Visit the Race Cars sound clip bundle page.
Victory Vegas Motorcycle bundle with bonus sound effects
- 104 sound clips.
- 2.22 gigabytes.
- Re-release of the free Victory Vegas Motorcycle pack with new onboard riding perspectives, split between muffler and transmission.
Read more about the Victory Vegas Motorcycle sound effects collection.
New Free Sound Effects Library
Heavy Machinery Sound Clips
- 20 sound effects.
- 641 megabytes.
- A mix of construction vehicle clips: an articulating boom, excavators, a drilling rig, a sand spreader, heavy waste management trucks, and skid-steer loaders.
- Free, for a limited time.
Download the Heavy Machinery free bundle.
Please note: this library is free of charge for a limited time. If you’re interested, it’s best to download it directly after ordering.
Discount for CFR Readers
Use the discount code AUTUMNSPEED for 50% off the total price, good for the next 48 hours.
Add the code on the second page of the checkout (instructions).
And here’s the link to the sound effect libraries.