Quietudes are some of the most important tools in in our day-to-day sound design work: Quietudes are ambient sounds that arise at or near the threshold of human hearing and are one of the most valuable resources in the studio.
A VALUED POSTPRODUCTION UTILITY
These faintest of all ambiences are remarkably useful in audio production – from replacing digital silence, restoring frequency lost in processed files, to naturalizing cultural ambiences and increasing the dynamic range of your production, applying QUIETUDES will soon become a key, everyday part of your routine. The noblest application of QUIETUDES will be the raising of your audience’s awareness of the eloquence of silence.
GET THE SURROUND EXPERIENCE
Surround ambiences are the closest approach to nature’s true and original vivid sound. Once given the opportunity to unfold their true acoustic potential, these fabulous 5.0 surround recordings will surely keep you from accepting any less in the future.
WHAT WE RECORDED
QUIETUDES contains 101 valuable files recorded in different natural environments (eg forests, deserts, praries, canyons, shores, etc.) to provide you with a broad palette of high-quality sound ambiences. Each file has an adequate playtime to loop it without sounding repetitive.
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS LIBRARY?
Say you have a recording of a birdsong, wolf howl, or lightening crack that was recorded close-up, and you wish to use it as a featured event so that every detail can be appreciated. Trouble is, unless you provide some kind of background, the recording will sound ungrounded and fake, as if the animal or weather event was in outer space. Every sound needs a home. You will want to add Quietudes from a suitable habitat to maintain a sense of place in your production.
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST & EMMY-WINNER
All of the nature sounds in the QUIET PLANET Nature SFX series were recorded by Gordon Hempton, The Sound Tracker®, Emmy-winner, author of One Square Inch of Silence, and environmental activist. Faced with habitat loss, species extinction and most of all unbridled noise pollution, Hempton has now turned his attention towards saving the world’s few remaining natural amphitheaters.
BOOM Library sound FX come as WAV files, meaning you can import and work with them in any software that can handle this file type. Here are the most common audio and video editing software tools that work perfectly with our sound FX.
RICH METADATA EMBEDDED
To provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible, all files contain extensive metadata like file description & keywords to quickly find the sounds you’re looking for. Metadata can be read and processed by audio management tools. Some digital audio workstations feature an included search tool that can also read embedded metadata.