In this past week’s podcast, you heard Xander and I chat a little bit about the new sound effects library released as Dreamseed Audio Library ST. I wanted to expand my thoughts on the new library beyond the stuttering line of thought that got half-formed in the interview.
I was trying to get at the distinctive quality of this body of sounds, which includes a lot of very cool processed effects that conjures the cutting-edge, sci-fi aesthetic of Dreamseed. There are tons of cool computer voices and computer sounds for all sorts of futuristic environments, plus some modern-day environmental sounds and some that are downright weird:[audio:https://radiodramarevival.comdreamseed-bull-grunt.mp3]
I especially found myself, as I was listening, wishing I’d had this available when I was producing Drizzle, as it’s strangely difficult to get good sounds of cities and rain storms, as if no one who does stock effects ever bothered to go outside and record anything.
Another highlight of this collection is the extremely realistic gunshot effects, another notoriously challenging area of sound collection. The great shotgun and 9mm shots came, as Xander said, at great personal risk, and sound well worth it. No more sad and weak clicks again!
Having learned a little bit of what Dreamseed’s plan is, and hearing the quality of this work, I have to say that I, as a dramatist, am quite excited. This is a very solid and diverse library, and looks to only be the start of robust, professional quality resources intended for audio dramatic works (though these effects would be equally at home in a video game, film, or animation).
Well done, Dreamseed, and I look forward to more.