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Sound Ideas Releases Sound Libraries

Music and FX available on disc and hard drive, new General collection

Sound library developer Sound Ideas has released two new sound packages — the Mix XIV Broadcast Music Library and a follow-up to the well-known General package, the General HD 2 Sound Effects Library.

The Mix XIV royalty-free music library comes on three DVD-ROMs with all cuts available in 16-bit/48 kHz WAV and 320 kbps MP3 versions. According to a release, the music can be categorized in themes: “corporate, dance & club, rock, sports, extreme rock, children, comedy, easy listening, romantic, wedding and worship, blues, country, drama film scores, New Age, world, patriotic and military.”

The entire library has 490 compositions with a total number of versions being 1,400. Files contain metadata and informative PDFs and Excel spreadsheets are included for search purposes. Price: $495.

The newest General comes on a hard drive and is filled with more than 6,500 royalty-free sound effects that Sound Ideas says are newly recorder and completely fresh. Each effect is available in 24-bit/96 kHz, 24-bit/48 kHz, 16-bit/48 kHz and 16-bit/44.1 kHz BWAV versions. Search software is included.

The General HD 2has sounds ranging from select car models to exotic “world ambiences.” It has public places such as restaurants, playgrounds, forests, hospitals, factories, stadiums and street crowds. It also has specialized sounds such as potato cannons, explosions, jets, rain, wind and lightning. Price: $995.