Matt Pacyga and I have teamed up to release some free sample downloads resulting from our respective field recording experiments. Matt has put together a superb set of crunches and splats which originally emanated from his kitchen and some very unlucky food items. The recordings are high quality and super-creative, so I highly encourage you to take advantage of his generosity and download these sounds! I've also got a number of samples on offer here that came from some contact microphone experiments, but I'll defer to the official description (after the jump) for the details:
Matt Pacyga: Since my first rock'n roll band in high school, I have been into music and sound. I still remember the first time I took apart an old boom-box and used a tape adapter plugged into an effects pedal for my first guitar amp. In college I worked on a stage crew learning live mixing and recording. At that same time I played with a professional punk rock band called Ace Troubleshooter. After my college adventure and my leave from Ace I ventured into interactive media by learning Flash.
My first sound design project was for Nike-Bauer creating original music and sound effects for the web. I fell in love. Since then I have worked for multiple agencies in Minneapolis, Minnesota on brands such as Adult Swim, Neopets, Cartoon Network and Cadbury to list a few.
Audio in the pack: I have included a collection of foley sounds used for breaking bones or smashing objects. Use them however you see fit. The technique I used was setting up a dead silent space in my kitchen and used various microphones to capture each detail of the crunch or splat. You can check out my personal site: mattpacyga.com or follow me on twitter: @plague88
20 Crunches and Splats: Download: http://mattpacyga.com/audio/twsfx/twsfx_mp.zip
Nick Maxwell: I've been involved with sound design as a serious hobby for 10 years now, focusing on both musical sound creation as well as effects for multimedia projects. In 2009, I started nickstutorials.com where I provide tutorials for sound design in Ableton Live, with lessons planned for other music software in the near future. I am interested in contributing to game and film projects (portfolio at nickmaxwell.net), and I also offer one-on-one tutoring for music production. If you'd like more info, please feel free to contact me at either of my websites, or find me on twitter under the username @AbletonTutor.
Audio in the pack: I've provided a number of contact microphone recordings in both unprocessed and processed forms. These samples would work well as individual stinger layers, ambiences, and even sci-fi sounds.
ContactMicEffects Download Link: http://nickstutorials.com/FreeSamples/ContactMicEffects.zipWant Some Free Samples for your Multimedia Project? #twsfx by Nick Maxwell