Sound Ideas The General HD Sound Effects Collection (Mac)

Sound Ideas The General HD Sound Effects Collection (Mac)

Sound Ideas The General HD Sound Effects Collection (Mac)

Sound Ideas The General HD Sound Effects Collection (Mac)

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  • Over 26,000 Sound Effects
  • 24-bit/96kHz Broadcast WAV Files
  • Delivered on Pro-grade Mac Hard Drives
  • Embedded Cross Referenced Metadata
  • USB and Firewire Connectivity
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  • 1Description
The General HD Sound Effects Collection by Sound Ideas is a colossal sound effects collection loaded with nearly every sound imaginable for your multimedia productions. It comes packed with over 26,000 industry standard sound effects recorded in high definition 24-bit/96kHz audio and delivered on a professional-grade Mac formatted hard drive. All audio files have been fully embedded with cross referenced metadata allowing you to stay organized and easily find what you're looking for. Not only do you get the HD versions but the 16-bit/44.1kHz, 16-bit/48kHz and 24-bit/48khz versions as well; so no matter what format you use, you'll always have what you need.

Sound Ideas went to extreme measures to capture and record this one of a kind collection. They rented airplanes, helicopters, cars, boats and even a monster truck and recorded full packages on each one of them. They were also able to gain special access to the USS Nimitz, Queen Mary II and gather military sounds from Afghanistan. As if that wasn't enough, they even obtained and recorded an authentic World War II air raid siren the size of an eighteen-wheeler and hired fire arms and plastic explosive experts to record the sound of automatic weapons and explosions.

This collection was recorded for three straight years capturing sounds from every season and countless events. Three days were spent alone at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens recording rare animal and bird sounds. They were also able to record the G20 protestor riots live in the streets as they were happening. Still not convinced? Hundreds of studio props were recorded with absolutely no background noise and they traveled to multiple continents to capture sounds from around the world. A Foley artist was hired to record a footstep collection and they even got in the ring with a professional boxer and captured the sound of a few hits to the head and mid-section. What else could you ask for in a sound effects collection?

Sound Ideas has been recording professional sound effects for over thirty years and have worked in conjunction with some of the top broadcast and production houses in the world including Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Brothers and Universal Studios just to name a few. They now offer over 240 royalty-free collections and consider The General HD Sound Effects Collection to be their best yet.

SFX Categories

Alarms, Bells & Sirens - 622 Sound Effects
Ambiences & Public Places - 1,135 Sound Effects
Animals & Birds - 533 Sound Effects
Cartoon & Comedy - 264 Sound Effects
Crashes, Hits & Impacts - 832 Sound Effects
Crowds - 604 Sound Effects
Doors, Opens & Closes - 1,758 Sound Effects
Entertainment & Media - 2,051 Sound Effects
Fire, Emergency & Medical - 634 Sound Effects
Foley - 3,650 Sound Effects
Household - 2,539 Sound Effects
Human Voices - 701 Sound Effects
Industry, Machinery, Tools & Offices - 3,067 Sound Effects
Music - 689 Sound Effects
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Creatures & Horror - 637 Sound Effects
Sports - 1,412 Sound Effects
Transportation - 3,606 Sound Effects
Water & Underwater - 231 Sound Effects
Weapons, Explosions & Military - 1,214 Sound Effects
Weather - 128 Sound Effects
In the Box
Sound Ideas The General HD Sound Effects Collection (Mac)
  • Mac Formatted Hard Drive
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sounds 26,307
    Audio Formats 24-bit/96kHz
    Type WAV
    Licenses Royalty-free
    Media Format Hard drive
    Connectivity USB and FireWire
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 13.0 x 4.0"

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