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- Audio Files: 54
- Audio Clips: 260
- Size: 95 MB unzipped
- Format: WAV
- Fidelity: 48k/24bit
- Channels: 36 stereo files, 18 mono files
Blades is a collection of 54 audio files containing a whopping 260 individual audio clips. Once again, variation is the key here. As a sound designer I get bored putting in the same “sword hit” sound over and over. So, I went out and grabbed machetes, daggers, bayonets, a military sword, and even some plastic safety scissors to bring you a plethora of variation (“do you even know what a ‘plethora’ is?”). This collection gives you sheath sounds, blade scrapes, clanks, hits, schings, and yes, even scissors snipping. Best of all, if you need 10 sword hits in the scene, you only have to import one or two tracks. My personal favorite sound is of two machetes being used like scissors – for that over-the-top, super-dramatic scene where the hero decides to chop off his hair and get down to the business of killin’ zombies.
This collection provides some new and interesting sounds, as well as a ton of variations so your soundtrack never gets old! All Soundopolis tracks include metadata tags so they are easy to find using any search engine. All tracks were recorded, edited, mastered, and packaged as 48k/24bit wave files. Collections come in easily downloadable zip files.
NOTE: the screams and yells in the preview ARE NOT included in the collection!
UCS Update: New purchases of Blades come fully equipped with UCS metadata and filenames. Previously purchased copies can also be updated.
Soundminer Users: To update your old version to the new UCS metadata, create a new database, scan in your copy of the collection, change the "Manufacturer" metadata column to say 'Soundopolis' (without the quotes, and capitalize the first 'S'), select the "Database" dropdown menu, and select "Lookup Metadata from Cloud". Once the metadata is done updating, you can select all of the files, right click on them, and select "Embed Selected". NOTE: THIS WILL CHANGE THE FILE NAMES!!! If this action will impact older projects that use these sounds, it is your responsibility to save a copy with the original filenames somewhere so as not to impact those projects.
Other Update Options: Below are two zip files. One is a text file with all of the metadata generated by Soundminer. The second is that same information in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. These should help if you use a program other than Soundminer. For directions on how to update your particular program, please consult with the manufacturer's website. Soundopolis only uses Soundminer, and is not familiar with the metadata updating procedures of all of the other programs available.