Magic Elements vol.1 :
The library is great. It’s mastered in a way that allows for some pretty extreme processing. Thanks! I’ll check out some of the other ones.
In the past two years of doing sound editorial, I have been searching for specific quiet sounds that general sound libraries do not provide. When I discovered Articulated Sound website, I found Quiet Streets sound library which had a great collection of quiet, calm, to busy street activity. At times when you are editing a scene you just need a calm street for an evening scene or a midnight of the night ambience. Articulated Sounds helps with subtle sound effects that are very sought after when you need clean sounding effects.
We have been using sounds from the Winter Forest and Undiscovered Libraries on various projects in the past. The provide with nice clean and colorful elements that have proven there added value. The provided meta-data is a great help in finding the desired and right sound-effect.
While creating the spooky forest and winter atmospheres in “HAGAZUSSA”, Articulated Sounds Libraries “Winter Forest” and “Rustle Tones” helped me with a great diversity of high quality sounds to lead the audience “deep into the woods”. I find “Quiet Streets” really usefull in every scene, where a city needs to sound minimalistic and spare.
The sonic quality and well grounded metadata are great. It makes finding that sound you are looking for that much easier and lets you focus on creating rather than curating. The recordings found in the Tropical Ambiences Library really helped shape the unique ambient soundscape for the jungle scenes in “Loving Pablo”. The snap, crack and blood pop sounds found in the Bones, Blood, Gore Elements Library helped kick the gore factor up in the film “The Dare”.
With Magic Vol. 2, you guys truly live up to your name “Articulated Sounds.” This is a wonderful library full of detailed recordings and well thought-out sound designs.
It’s clear that the sounds were created by sound artists for sound artists. With Magic Vol.2, Stephane and Vincent have done their due diligence and have anticipated many of the types of scenarios and design moves that you will certainly encounter while building supernatural-type scenes.
My secret weapon in regards to this library, as well as Magic Vol. 1, is the fact that the source recordings of fire, earth, foliage, ice, and air are so good they can be used well beyond just the intended “Magic” scenes and can sweeten and add character to many other types of scenes.
Great addition to any sound designers toolkit!
While I love the exotic SFX library as much as the next guy, what really gets me excited is a well recorded “meat and potatoes” library, since my main clients are animation, where I have to create everything from scratch. Dice is just such a library, when you find all the heavy hitters like Sound Ideas, and Hollywood Edge‘s offering coming up short. Offering plenty of variety to fit any scene, I sure wish I had this a couple seasons ago. Also if you think outside of the box, there’s a lot of these sound you could use in building up some great “punching your teeth out, and spit them on the floor” type of scenes, etc. This is sure to get a lot of use in future projects.
I’m finding that I’m using Rustle Tones on every single project at the moment and just wanted to say thanks for such a great library. It’s so useful!!
Lovely sounds of quiet spaces– it is always great to have options like these for layering cityscapes. As a sound designer, and developer, I love to support the community which allows such great options for all of us in the field- thanks for making neat sounds!
Interview with the Audio Spotlight In this interview, The Audio Spotlight asked Stephane Fufa about the sound of Yeti Monster, and Fun Monsters. Read it here
Undiscovered Savannah and Jungle Q&A article onASoundEffect September 2017. "How Stéphane Dufour captured the sounds of wild, mysterious jungles and savannahs (includes 50 free bird SFX!)
Thin Ice & Ghosts featured on Designing Sound : (Thin Ice:) "The results are incredibly useful sounds of ice that you can almost feel splinter underneath your hands or feet. Plus, these sounds work great for adding tension, fractures, icy debris and brittle textures to your design" .... (Ghosts:)" With sounds of whispers, creaking doors, drills, whistles, creepy giggles, and many other elements that you just can’t put your finger on, this collection sounds like discovering the crack between reality and the supernatural."
Ghosts Featured in the Audio Spotlight SFX Roundup November & December 2016.
Tropical Ambiences Featured on ASoundEffect :" Tropical Ambiences from Articulated Sounds captures a Central American haven saturated in complex bird calls, fricative invertebrates, and giant leaves protecting those below from the stormy rain and wind. Even with all the vaccinations needed to enter a rainforest, it is hard to not envy Stéphane Fufa Dufour for capturing all these rare animals. Each track seamlessly loops and may just lull you to sleep."
Reviewed on 344 audio : 'Magic Elements vol.1': "If you ever work with the supernatural, superhero, action or disaster movies, this library will surely compliment your palette. And it will do so with finesse, it has quality and quantity."
Featured on ASoundEffect : "'Quiet Streets' by Articulated Sounds has the lush, varied sounds of the Montréal cityscape in both stereo and surround. It captures all the chattering, rumbling and movement of a quiet day in la métropole for room tone-like ambiences that are ready for your soundscape."...
Ice Skating Featured on AsoundEffect : "We may finally be out of winter, but Articulated Sounds wants to keep us chilled. 'Ice Skating' features cold weather activities such as figure skating, free skating, hockey and more. These sounds are masterfully crafted for all the scrapes, scratches, pushes, drags, and glides you could need. Plus, with winter ambiences, stick slaps, footsteps, cloth sounds and puck hits, too, this library is ready to be implemented into your film or interactive project."
Reviewed on 344 audio : "'Yeti Monster' is a great example of their implicit attention to detail. An innovative theme with outstanding execution, and more uses than you might think.."...
Featured in : Pro Tools Expert Sunday Sound Effects Roundup "100 fountains intrigued me as I couldn't imagine that there could be enough variety in fountains, but listening through to the samples it became apparent, that this amount of variety was possible to that was the last one I added to my basket for now. "