I never thought I'd blog here again, but here I am two years later! My SFX library choices are outdated, so I thought I'd give them a second chance. I also updated which SFX libraries I should use by making this image.
Peculiar thing is that a lot of the rare SFX have never even been used in modern media recently; so I thought I'd include my fanmade "Gold Record Special Edition SFX" library as a necessary way to use them again. I also love too that I'm adding new choices on which SFX libraries I will primarily use. In a sound designer's perspective, this image will show you why.
On the contrary, I think I might mention which SFX libraries for those who can't see any small images.
Sound Effects Libraries I'll Primarily Use
- Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends Sound Effects Library (It's especially helpful for me when my productions are at a low budget. Don't get me wrong!)
- Warner Bros. Sound Effects Library (Even for Looney Tunes fans, this is the one SFX library Sound Ideas has to offer, although some WB sounds are missing from this library)
- Universal Studios Sound Effects Library (I know it's not included on the image I made, but this will also be one of the sound libraries I'll be primarily using)
- Series 4000 Hollywood Sound Effects Library (If you want realistic sounds, I think I can use this library since it is much better to hear than you-know-what)
- FX Collection Sound Effects Library by Digiffects (Ah, sweet European sound libraries. But, none so great as the Digiffects libraries!)
- Cartoon Trax Volume 1 (For anyone who's wanting to hear actual Disney sounds on an actual Disney production)
- Classic TV Sound Effects Library (Like with the Jay Ward library, this will be helpful when my productions are on a tight budget)
- Voice Spectral Vol. 1 (Perhaps many of you associating this library with Super Mario Bros. might find this interesting)
- The International Sound Effects Library (Again, a helpful SFX library for low-budget productions)
- Gold Record Special Edition SFX (While not official, this is my own SFX library I'm gonna use. It even will include some anime and rare H-B/WB/Disney sounds, too!)
- Any Major Records SFX library (With several Valentino SFX galore, it's gonna be one of the best SFX libraries; and nothing will ever surpass it!)
- Network Sound Effects Library (Basically the same as Series 1000, except you'll get more SFX than you'll ever imagine)
Sound Effects Libraries I'll Occasionally Use
- Dimension Sound Effects Library (I'd plan on using this SFX library for a Barney & Friends-related project if HiT Entertainment hired me)
- Series 1000 Sound Effects Library (Even though this has a lot of vintage SFX, I'm just gonna think about using this less often)
- BBC Sound Effects Library - Original Series (Another European SFX library I'll use)
- Animal Trax (I know I didn't talk about this library previously, but this will be for occasionally used for meta-commentary)
- 20th Century Fox Sound Effects Library (This library is not included in the image provided despite which SFX I might use)
- Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library (I'd want to mention I'll use this library specifically for sounds originating from the Standard Sound Effects library as well as Disney, Warner Bros. and Fleischer Studios)
Sound Effects Libraries I'll Never Use
- The Premiere Edition Volume 1 (One of the clichéd libraries that kick-started a trend of modern media using annoying sounds!)
- The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library (Even though it's made by Sound Ideas, there's no need for me to use this library; unless some sound effects I'll be using are a one-time use)
- Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library (The only SFX library that tends to be overused nowadays for both live-action and animation. On the bright side of things, new Looney Tunes material never used it at all!)
So, I think that's all.