Today I have my producer hat on…(not the voice artist hat)…
As a commercial producer and as a post-production editor, I’ve been in the situation where I’ve needed a very specific sound effect, whether that be a specific sound or ambience. High quality genuine/real sound effects of nature are sometimes hard to find.
Over the last few years I’ve started bookmarking and keeping a register of websites that offer for sale or offer Royalty-free sound effects. This has certainly on more than one occasion got me out of trouble. But one thing that seems elusive are Australian sound effects. A number of years ago (early nineties) an Australian company released some SFX CDs that were predominantly Australian, but I have NO idea where to source these today, as I can’t find the distributor. So when I was chatting with someone who records and sells his “Australian Nature Sounds” – I was very keen to bookmark and preview these effects.
I was at the ‘Apple University Consortium – CreateWorld Conference 2010‘, where I met up with Dr Eric Fassbender from Charles Darwin University. Eric’s “hobby” is capturing Australian Nature sounds – and he does a darn good job at it ! australian-nature-sounds.com
Certainly in my career, and I know I’m not alone here, I have been in many situations where I simply can’t find the effect I can hear in my head, and need to finish the product I’m working on.
So I encourage you to stop by Eric’s site and at least preview his recordings, you just never know when you’ll need them for that next project.
Just as I was about to upload this post, I received a very special offer for YOU from Eric: “The automatic coupon code feature is not implemented yet, but if they send an email to email@example.com with the recordings they are interested in and the “code” ‘Jason Myatt’ somewhere in the text, they’ll receive a 50% discount offer valid until January 7 2011″ Pretty awesome deal, thanks Eric!
As usual, I’d love to hear your comments on the fx.