(Hollywood, California--July 11, 2008) The Hollywood Edge (www.hollywoodedge.com
), the world’s most widely used sound effects library, is now available in its entirety on hard drive. The Complete Hollywood Edge includes more than 56,000 sounds (in 16bit 44.1k), most originally produced by Academy Award-winning motion picture sound studios.
The complete edition comes with Soundminer, the industry-standard sound library asset management software, designed to make it easier for users to manage their sound collections and locate the perfect sound for any situation.
“We are very excited to be able to offer this resource to the professional sound community,” said Geoffrey Rubay, General Manager of the The Hollywood Edge. “The richness and variety of this collection is unsurpassed and, because the majority of these sounds were produced by Hollywood’s premier sound designers, the quality is exceptional. We have also priced it to fit the budgets of most professional studios.”
Additionally, The Hollywood Edge is readying a new release of Premiere Edition, its most popular product. Premiere Edition 8, 9, 10 will feature the lifework of famed sound designer Alan Howarth (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Poltergeist, Die Hard II, Back to the Future and Star Trek 1-6).
Among the highlights are transportation, nature, animals, human, mechanical impacts, crowds, weapons and vocals. Pre-orders are being accepted now with product delivery set for Fall 2008.
The Hollywood Edge has also introduced Sound Designer Tool Kit 2 and Title FX 2. The former, the second installment of the Sound Designer Tool Kit series, features more than 1600 new stingers, whooshes and other production elements designed to add the perfect touch to broadcast and non-broadcast projects of all types. Themes include dark, scary, eerie, sci-fi, nature and weather. Musical instrument accents run the gamut from solo to symphonic.
Title FX 2 is a collection of more than 900 highly unusual sounds aimed at professionals seeking to make a unique sonic statement. Sound Designer Tool Kit 2 and Title FX 2 are available for shipment now.
The Hollywood Edge is currently developing another new product, the Hollywood Edge Master Edition, that will set new standards for quality and creativity. Sample rates and bit depths will exceed anything currently commercially available. The collection will feature surround and multi-channel material, as well as uniquely recorded sounds.
The Hollywood Edge is located at 7080 Hollywood Blvd, Ste. 519, Hollywood, CA 90028. For more information, call (323) 603-3252 or (800) 292-3755, or visit www.hollywoodedge.com
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