When you carry the word 'BOOM' in your company name, your first dedicated explosion sound effects library should be a decent one. For the recordings, Boom Library teamed up with the sound department of EA DICE (Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront) and they created the biggest explosion sound FX library ever. DICE uses the recordings heavily to impressively blow up the world in their AAA title Battlefield V, and now you can get the recordings and Boom Library's ready-to-use designed sounds in stereo and 5.1 surround for your very own projects. It’s a highly explosive pack with 13.4GB of explosion sound effects.
RECORDED IN REAL URBAN ENVIRONMENTS
Why Urban Explosions? Most explosions in movies, games or trailers don’t happen out on a plain field; they happen in urban environments with buildings around them that shape the character of the explosion sound in a particular way. The special thing about Boom Library's urban explosions sound FX library is that it has been recorded in a real urban environment, so you get super-realistic reverbs and tails instead of artificially processed post-production reverbs or tails that don’t sound urban at all. For the sake of completeness, Boom Library also recorded a non-urban explosion on a plain field, so you’re covered here as well.
MULTI-CHANNEL RECORDINGS WITH UP TO 42 CHANNELS
Boom Library had a lot of microphones with them, and they placed them in all possible positions around the explosion spot. They had very close mics, close mics, medium distance mics, distant mics, mics in front of buildings, mics behind buildings, and mics inside of buildings. Each explosion in the URBAN EXPLOSIONS CONSTRUCTION KIT comes with a minimum of 24 channels, including a 4 channel ambisonic file, so you can just drag all channels to your DAW and efficiently mix the sound exactly as you want.
You’re looking for a more supernatural sound, or your mix misses a bit of impact, smack, punch, tail, cackling, rumbling or character? No problem, the CONSTRUCTION KIT has a lot of great high-quality sweeteners that will easily enrich your mix in the desired way.
Finding an urban environment where Boom Library could detonate a pile of explosives wasn’t easy to accomplish. It had to be an abandoned area with buildings that are constructed and placed as they would be in a modern city. After some intensive research Boom Library found a place that was just perfect. They found it in the former USSR. To get the most out of the recordings, Boom Library picked 15 interior and outdoor detonation spots and recorded the explosions with up to 42 microphone channels.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS LIBRARY?
Urban Explosions was recorded in association with Battlefield V and thus the audio team of EA/DICE who are responsible for such great games as Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront, and Mirror’s Edge. According to Boom Library, the cooperation was wonderful, and they're happy to finally offer you the outcome of their recording session with URBAN EXPLOSIONS.
Boom Library's DESIGNED edition comes with 672 ready-to-use explosion sound FX in the categories INDOOR, NEUTRAL & URBAN, each of them in SMALL, MEDIUM & LARGE explosion sizes. Beyond that, you have the choice between MEDIUM and FAR distances, FAST or SLOW explosions and a MODERN, SOFT, CRISP or DISTORTED character. With this range of sounds, you’re certainly sure to find the right one for your scene.
STEREO & 5.1 SURROUND
In addition to the stereo version, Boom Library's sound designers created 5.1 surround versions for each sound, so you are fully prepared to implement your creative surround vision with ease.
DESIGNED BY 4 AWARD-WINNING SOUND DESIGNERS
Boom Library consider sound design as craftsmanship, and they’re thrilled and proud to rely on the talent of four outstanding sound designers who know their trade and have left bright traces in the world of sound design.
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