View Full Version : Would a complete sound design library be something the haunt industry would buy?
01-23-2013, 01:13 AM
Since I do sound design and voice overs on a national level (I was the trailer voice of Showtime's Masters Of Horror and I am on the trailers on the Haloween 3 dvd, I also did sound desing for ABC radio networks and a bunch of other stuff) I am also involved in haunts, so I get what you need.
I was kicking around the idea of maybe a 2 or 3 cd set/mp3 folder full of sound effects, complete sound scapes for scenes, music, and even generic voice overs for rules, introductions, waiting area and some generic radio/tv audio commericals. Basically a complete all in one generic sound design package.
Would sell for around $100, includes license and lifetime usage. So I would not make you license it every year, pay one time, use as long as you want.
I do understand that before you answer that, you probably would need to hear a sample, but let's say it was of decent quality, to outstanding. I am hoping it won't suck. I know it is going to be subjective. I will get a sample ofcourse if/when I go with it. Is this something of interest?
01-23-2013, 08:58 AM
There have been several CD's out that were sound effects for haunts. Hedstrom, poison props, and I believe Bob Harper all did some sort it compilation of sounds and effects and some audio.
01-23-2013, 09:23 AM
I would like to see a website like iStockPhoto (Audio section)
Where you can browse various sounds, and then buy the one you need or purchase a subscription for unlimited downloads for a period of time.
I really don't need my audio collection to get any bigger, its big enough as it is and hard to locate something when in a pinch.
01-23-2013, 09:42 AM
Sounds like a great idea! Bring it on!
01-23-2013, 09:58 AM
I would definitely be game.
01-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Always looking for new sounds. Sounds like a great idea.
01-23-2013, 05:13 PM
There is ALWAYS room for improvement and innovation, but you would be walking in some pretty big footsteps...
Good luck and a better chainsaw is my request!
01-23-2013, 06:40 PM
Sounds good, Get to it.
01-23-2013, 07:20 PM
Thank Adam from Poisonprops for sharing this with us.
01-24-2013, 05:26 AM
Speaking for myself... yes I would! I will tell you why as well... even if your CD sucked to high heaven everytime I see something like that for sale I simply buy it sight unseen. If someone creates a disk full of CGI FX like the guys from Atomofear I will buy sight unseen. Because even if the disks or not good what is 20 bucks, 40 bucks or whatever... what if you hit a gold mine?
Bottom line I would buy all cds, how to dvd's, to anything like this all day every day!
What you are talking about sounds very very valuable at least in my book!
01-24-2013, 08:33 AM
Of course Adam @ Poison Props has created a pretty complete library of royalty free sound effects that are reasonably priced (http://www.frightprops.com/sound-audio/audio-cds/sound-effects-cds.html).
But we can always use more, more, more!
Every year I go searching for some new sound effect through many of the Haunt sites, but also through sound effects libraries used in the recording industry. I too have amassed a small collection of CDs and sounds, but the challenge is being able to manage the library. To that note, what would be value-add in my mind is a utility to not only help you find the sound effect your are looking for, but a front end to allow you to sample various sound effects in your library quickly, catalog them (again quickly) and better manage the whole mess!
01-24-2013, 06:33 PM
every year i go searching for some new sound effect through many of the haunt sites, but also through sound effects libraries used in the recording industry. I too have amassed a small collection of cds and sounds, but the challenge is being able to manage the library. To that note, what would be value-add in my mind is a utility to not only help you find the sound effect your are looking for, but a front end to allow you to sample various sound effects in your library quickly, catalog them (again quickly) and better manage the whole mess!
01-25-2013, 03:20 AM
The program i use and live by is called Soundminer.
I have 5TB of sound effects and i can find anything just by typing it in the search bar.
But it's also up to you to manage and label your own library before you dump it into soundminer.
You can listen/sample and drop it into the track you are working on.
I also use Protools 9.02.
The key is making sure you sounds are labeled correctly. If there not you will never find anything.
I hope this helps.
01-25-2013, 06:36 AM
An audio website simular to istockphoto would be a great idea!
01-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Thanks Adam. That's pretty interesting to me.
Love, love, love to mix new sound tracks for this that and whatever. Absolutely HATE labeling sounds! It's like plunging fish hooks into my eyes...
I own most of your collection and they are an absolute must to me, but I really wish you could have blessed us with detailed track labeling beyond the album cover....
Anyway- thanks for the awesome audio resource and tips!
01-25-2013, 12:44 PM
By the by- since this thread is about audio, maybe someone will see this-
Anyone know of an available voice actor that can emulate original HBO Crypt Keeper voice?
I would love to have a few lines recorded for our intro scene in that style of voice...
I don't need the laugh, just the tone, pitch, meter, etc.
A good, ghastly voice in other words...
01-25-2013, 02:55 PM
Yeah Adam and I have worked together and his stuff is some of the best I have heard.
Mine would be an all in one place library with music, complete soundscapes for various scenes and individual sound effects along with the generic introductions and rules etc. Could be a cd set and maybe a site to search audition and download stuff and ofcourse request for sounds will be welcomed.
I agree with Larry, every sound effects I can get my hands I buy and I have got goldmines and turds, but I have almost every sound imaginable.
Just thoughts for now. I may proceed. Thanks for the input.
01-25-2013, 04:16 PM
I have not heard any better sounds then what Poison PropsProduces.
Nothing is even close...
01-26-2013, 02:26 PM
I sent you a pm.
02-06-2013, 02:53 PM
Jimmy, I sent you a P.M.
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