THE BIGGER SFX DISTRIBUTORS MAKERS ARE PERHAPS SOUND IDEAS AND HOLLYWOOD EDGE
LATELY THERE ARE QUITE A FEW INDEPENDENT SFX MAKERS AND ALL OF THEM PROVIDE EXCELLENT MATERIAL. SOME HAVE MORE LIBRARIES THAN OTHERS BUT THIS IS A GREAT OPTION TO ADD SFX ON A PER-NEEDED BASIS.
- Boom Library – Superb SFX
- Hiss and Roar
- Rabbit Ears Audio
- Sonic Salute
- The Recordist – Great variety.
- New Sound Lab
- Blastwave FX
- The Film SFX Project – For those with a knack of the retro.
- Hart FX
- Quiet Planet – New SFX Library maker, looks promising.
- Sign0 SFX – These seem quite cool Kontakt based foley sounds. Currently top on my shopping list.
- Pole Position Production – A bit on the pricey side but top sounds for car and vehicles.
- Twisted Tools – SFX in the sense of Reaktor Instruments.
SOME BINAURAL SFX
SMALLER SFX MAKERS:
- Depth of Sound
- Arrowhead Audio
- The Soundcatcher
- Tone Manufacture
- Jean-Marie Viollet
- Takoma Media
- John Leonard
- RS Audio
- Video Co-Pilot – They mainly do video fx but there is a SFX package as well.
ONLINE SFX SHOPS
SFX MANAGEMENT APPS:
- Soundminer by Soundminer
- Basehead by BaseheadInc
- AudioFinder by Iced Audio
- Library Monkey & Library Monkey Pro by Monkey Tools
- NetMix Pro by Creative Network Design. Never used it but ouch! It’s pricey.
- Sample Manager by Audiofile Engineering.
- MetaDigger by Sound Ideas
OTHER SFX-RELATED RESOURCES (THAT AT A TIME, I FOUND SOMEHOW INTERESTING)
- Soundworks Collections – Simply one of the best online resources for film sound.
- Gareth Fry Bits of Sound
- Film Sound.org SFX
- What is Foley? by Skevos Mavros
- 55 Websites to Download Free SFX – Potentially helpful if you’re sfx desperate and broke.
- Designing Sound – Article on SFX Metadata and overall a good blog.
- SoundMountain SFX Service