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I am currently developping a sample foley/sound effects library for Kontakt, EXS24 and Structure and I'm looking for suggestions.

From your point of view, what would be useful and complementary to conventional sound effects libraries.


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Wait. You're using these sampler-powered sound libraries and looking for more? Or are you looking for suggestions for a sound library that you're developing? – Internet Human Mar 16 '12 at 18:37
Question corrected Thanks Mvijamaa – Bernard Mar 17 '12 at 1:43

to your question, some useful sampler based fx libraries may include:

footsteps (obvious choice)

impact sweeteners, debris

gun shots and sweetening layers, gun handling

gadgetry and small servo patches

data/text on screen / typing / hi tech graphic fx

a nice instrument with effects and layers to easily create basic swooshes, transitions with the keyboard instead of spotting and editing library sounds.

rene and i's library have a few built for kontakt:

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Hey thanks Brad. Footsteps is on production in june. Few collections are ready-to-go like Winter package, including over than 12 snowshoes on differents snow surfaces, winter clothes, snow footsteps, ect. Other collections from Kitchen sink (with faucet working with modwheel) to washing dishes, few power tools, trekking footsteps, ect. Lot of work do do! ;-) – Bernard May 30 '12 at 12:00
sounds great Bernard, building them right does take time! :) – Brad Dale May 30 '12 at 13:22

I would suggest Omnisphere. I think it might be a good complement. It combines synth and sample sounds in a very interesting way.

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Here's an interesting factiod - If you read the Omnisphere end user licence agreement, it clearly says that you are not permitted to use Omnisphere for Sound Effects or Sound Design. I'm not sure how Spectrasonics would police that though. – Bill Mellow Mar 16 '12 at 18:09
Thanks Javier but I was talking more about foley style sound effects like footsteps, clothing, household, impacts and so on. In fact, I would like to know if there is any needs for this. This said, like Bill said, we have to be carefull with licence agreement. Cheers. – Bernard Mar 17 '12 at 1:34
@BillMellow The exact reason why I don't own spectrasonics products. There is sound design in music as well.... "Lets put out a product that is illegal to use in every way..." - Not really a cool thing to do. – C3Sound Mar 17 '12 at 6:15
Yeah, amazing there's still a distinction (in some people's minds) between sound design and music. I'd love to see the courtroom scene trying to identify the difference "The distinction between sound design and music is..." cue experts Chion, Murch & Sonnenschein... that would lead to a very long trial! – Mark Durham Mar 17 '12 at 11:20
Wow guys. I discovered the software in a studio where I was intern and I really liked it. Definetly I will have to research those license restrictions. – Javier Zumer Mar 17 '12 at 16:18

Seasonal winds Emotional winds Mechanical winds

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Here's the final version of 2 Kontakt 3.02, Kontakt 4.2.4 (with GUI) and EXS24 footsteps patches. You need full retail Kontakt version.

Dowload here for free

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