Soundopolis February 24 Newsletter

New Library & 25% off Foley Plus!
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Soundopolis February 2015

It has been super cold here in Michigan USA.  Field work has been sparse because, lets face it, who the hell wants to shoot a film or commercial when its ZERO degrees with -20 wind chills?  So I've been busy making sound effects libraries!

In January we saw the successful release of Foley Plus, which today goes on sale for 25% off.  I then started working on a "mystery library", which is still in the works.  But I took a break from that to put together a kick-ass library of whooshes, swooshes, swishes, swings, and whipping sounds.

Whoosh, Swoosh & Swing is a collection of 315 “whipping” sounds made by various objects including golf clubs, swords, spatulas, fishing poles, cloth, and much more.  These sounds are essential to a good fight or sports scene, as body parts, weapons, or flying objects whip around the screen!

Some sounds in this collection were made by blowing across a pop-filter placed in front of a microphone.  This allows you to customize your own, much slower whooshing sounds to fit any given situation.  Try it yourself!

Check it out HERE!

Objects/Methods Used:
-    Human Mouth
-    Dish Brush
-    Electrical Cable (twirling whooshes)
-    Cloth flag
-    Curtain Rod
-    Fencing Sword
-    Fishing Pole
-    Golf Club Handle
-    Tennis Racquet
-    Spatulas
-    Pasta Spoon
-    Golf Clubs
-    Underwater
-    Rumbles

Analog Tape Alterations: Included in this library is a collection of sounds that were sped up and slowed down using analog tape.  The process also changes the pitch.  The method was simple: playback from Pro Tools to an analog tape machine.  Record them to tape.  Change tape speed.  Record them back into Pro Tools.  It was a blast.  And the result was a collection of vintage sounding files that are either faster and higher pitched than the original, or slower and lower pitched than the original.

This collection provides some new and interesting sounds, as well as a ton of variations so your soundtrack never gets old! All Soundopolis tracks include metadata tags so they are easy to find using any search engine. All tracks are delivered as 48k and 96k/24bit .wav files. Collections come in easily downloadable zip files.

Check out the track list HERE!

ear the preview track HERE!
Foley Plus is on sale!  25% off for a limited time, exclusively on!

Total Audio Files: 410
Total Sound Clips: 1748
Run Time: ~02h:03m:41s

Quick Look:
- Containers - Full and Empty
- Kitchen Sounds
- Bathroom Sounds
- Office Sounds
- Clothing
- Footsteps - Air Duct, Snow, Water, etc
- Misc Foley
- Doors and Garages
- Car Sounds
- Candy Wrappers
- Metal - Squeaks, Scrapes, Impacts
- Wood Creaks
- Lighters and Matches
- Paper - Maps, Newspapers, etc
- Leather - Purses, Creaking
- Furniture

Check out the savings HERE!

Foley Plus is a massive collection of sounds taken from sound designer David Fienup’s personal sound library and Pro Tools sessions.  The sounds were precisely edited, mastered, and arranged.  Finally, each file was infused with rich metadata descriptions and tags, so they can be easily found using any kind of search engine, whether it be Finder, SoundMiner, or any search engine within your preferred editing software.

Foley sounds, of course, are practical sounds, or “everyday sounds” that are used in film, video, and games such as clothing movement, footsteps, dishes, chairs, doors, etc, etc, etc.

This collection covers a wide array of sounds from shaking a spray paint can to the rattling of a zipper.  In between, there are tons of clothing sounds like leather jackets, purses, armor, and fireman gear.  There are also a bunch of new footsteps like creaky stairs, inside a metal air duct, soft creaking carpet, wet concrete, and very creaky wood.  There are scraping sounds, screeching sounds, objects being dragged, catching fruit, cigarette embers, tons of paper sounds, animal nails running, chairs, chains, bottle and can sounds, plastics, a variety of lighters, people drinking beer, wine and liquor, nail clippers, mouth pops, mouth sucking in olives, telephone sounds, toilets plunging, … gasp… yeah, there’s a ton in here…  Hell, there’s even umbrella movement and rattling sounds to add in to a rain scene!

Here a preview and check out the track list HERE!
Soundopolis libraries are now available on, a huge online retailer of independent sound effects libraries.

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Soundopolis has been tweeting! Click the follow link below. I occasionally tweet pics like the one to the left. That was taken while I was using the analog tape to alter sounds in the Whoosh, Swoosh & Swing library. Follow the process of creating sound libraries, and stay up-to-date on new libraries and offers!
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