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, we teamed up with the sound department of EA DICE (Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront) and we 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 our 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.
URBAN EXPLOSIONS CONSTRUCTION KIT 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 very specific way. The special thing about our 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, we 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
We had a lot of microphones with us and we placed them in all possible positions around the explosion spot. We have very close mics, close mics, medium distance mics, distant mics, mics in front of buildings, mics behind buildings, 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 simply drag all channels to your DAW and easily 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.
URBAN EXPLOSIONS DESIGNED INCREDIBLY VERSATILE
Our 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 our 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
We consider sound design as a craftsmanship and we’re very happy and proud to rely on the talent of four really outstanding sound designers that know their trade and left bright traces in the world of sound design.
WHAT WE RECORDED
Finding an urban environment where we can 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 in a modern city. After some intensive research we found a place that was just perfect. We found it in the former USSR. To get the most out of the recordings, we 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 has been recorded in association with BATTLEFIELD V and thus with the audio team of EA / DICE that is responsible for such great games as BATTLEFIELD, STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT, MIRROR’S EDGE. The cooperation was wonderful and we’re happy to finally offer you the outcome of our recording session with URBAN EXPLOSIONS.
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.