Today Airborne Sound is releasing three new sound libraries, available now for instant and secure download.
To celebrate their release, I’m also offering a discount of 50% off the new libraries. For the next 48 hours only, you can download all three sound libraries for only $48.50.
This post will explain why I recorded these sound libraries, why they’re special, and how they may help you. I’ll share the discount code at the end of the article.
The Free Firearms Sound Library
As many of you know, I released an update to Still North SoundFX’s guns library last week, called The Free Firearms Sound Library – Expanded Edition. Thank you for the enthusiastic response! I appreciate you downloading the library and sharing the news on Twitter and elsewhere.
Fairground Sound Library
The first sound library I’m releasing today is Fairground Sound Effects. It’s a collection of funfair, amusement park, and festival ambiences.
I recorded this library across two years at the Canadian National Exhibition, a huge two-week fair that takes place at the end of summer in Toronto. It was a challenging shoot because fairgrounds are typically saturated with bass beats. So, I strategically and inconspicuously maneuvered to capture clean, music-free atmospheres. Here are some images from those field recording sessions:
I recorded discrete areas of the fair: the rides, the games, the children’s area, exhibition halls, the food building, and more. There are exterior and interior takes. There are sounds clips of jubilant crowds playing BB gun, crown and anchor, and bingo games. Children shriek and scream on swooping rides. Crowds shuffle while strolling through the midway. There are takes of barkers, salespeople, and excited funfair crowds.
- 72 sound effects.
- 4.47 gigabytes.
- $24.50 with today’s discount code (regularly $49).
Passenger Trains 1 Sound Collection
The first of two new Library Builder Bundles is the Passenger Trains 1 sound library.
The field recordings in this collection were gathered over five years while riding trains throughout Ontario, Canada. The package gathers sound effects from two categories of trains: national “passenger” trains, and regional “commuter” trains.
I like this collection because it offers two angles on train recordings. It includes exterior takes of these trains approaching, idling, passing, and departing. I love the sound of rail grinds, air chuffs, and engine textures. It also includes clean interior takes, too. I hung out in first class, economy, and between cars to record clips of the train moving at various speeds. Most importantly, these takes do not have any crowd on them, so they will easily slip into your tracks to support your scenes.
- 57 sound effects.
- 2.03 gigabytes.
- $13.50 with today’s coupon code (regularly $27).
Freight Trains 1 Sound Library
The last of today’s sound libraries is the Freight Trains 1 Library Builder collection. To capture this library, I stalked train yards and railways, often waiting hours for trains to arrive.
They’re some of my favourite recordings. I really enjoyed capturing the power of these diesel-electric locomotives as they arrived, idled, passed, and departed with groans, grumbles, and moans in excess of 4,000 horsepower. There are a few ambient train yard clips that join focused, isolated engine recordings. Here are some shots of the trains I recorded:
The engines weren’t the only focus. I also captured the long lines of the freight cars they pulled. The collection includes a variety of car types passing, including tankers, autoracks, and others. There’s some really cool texture in the squeaks and grinds in these tracks. You can hear that in the preview, below.
- 25 sound clips.
- 1.4 gigabytes.
- $10.50 using today’s promo code (regularly $21).
All libraries include:
- 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files.
- 15 fields of Soundminer metadata.
- Sounds professionally recorded, diligently mastered, and curated by career sound librarians.
- Instant, secure download.
A 48-Hour Discount
Use the promo discount coupon code
TRAINFAIR to receive 50% off these new sound libraries. It’s good for the next 48 hours only. That will get you all three new libraries for $48.50.
Thank you for your interest in the new libraries! Please feel free to contact Airborne Sound if you have any questions.
Want to know more about field recording train sound clips?
- I wrote an article about recording the fair sounds on my field recording blog, if you’re interested.
- Here are articles about recording these freight trains on Creative Field Recording: article one, article two.
- Finally, here’s an article about recording the passenger train sound effects.
Fairground image courtesy of Kotsy.