344 Audio has undergone numerous changes over the past 18 months including a new premises of operations, new additions to the team, and new creative partnerships. Throughout these changes, we have remained firmly committed to maintaining the same quality of audio craftsmanship that we are known for and continuing to expand our offering of products and services.
In the daily hustle and commotion of running an audio post-production company, it can be difficult to find the time to look back on your body of work and reflect upon how things have unfolded. It is however extremely beneficial to recognise when a significant goal has been met, and we believe strongly in the importance of marking the achievement of key milestones with celebration and giving yourself adequate credit for a job well done. It is with great pleasure that we can officially celebrate achieving the milestone of 45 sound effect library releases on the 344 Audio store! We are forever thankful to our team of audio craftsmen, whose tireless work and attention to detail have made this achievement possible. 45 libraries is truly a heroic number to have reached and we are all thrilled to have reached this milestone. Our next goal is to have reached 100 store product releases by the end of 2021. This is an ambitious target to reach and one that will require a lot of work to do to achieve, but we are all hungry and determined to make this goal a reality.
Our Favourite Creations
In the process of reaching 45 libraries, we have been taken to some wild and varied places, creatively speaking, which inevitably leads to some fun and memorable moments for the team whilst working on them.
Some of our highlights and favourite moments from creating our first 45 sound effects libraries include:
Geese – The team took to the parks and waterways of greater Manchester to record Geese in their full range of natural behaviors. While this sounds simple enough on the face of things, it was actually a marathon undertaking, and we have all probably gained a degree in geese behavior from completing this library.
Recording sessions for our Geese library. Zombie Specimens – Alex & Jack channeled their inner monster to create this frightening collection of Zombie vocalisations. Sprint car racing – This library featured a unique set of recordings captured on location at a sprint car racing track in Canada. These vehicles are very unique and have a raw, ferocious sound to them which was a joy to put together into a library.
Sci-Fi voices – This library again featured the vocal talents of our team but in a more light-hearted fashion than Zombie specimens. Special highlights here included Alex’s performance as a robot police officer and Jack's comedic performance of a helper robot sidekick.
The Burger Kitchen – We love to get our hands dirty and The Burger Kitchen took this to a new level. We spent a day chopping and slicing various food ingredients and recording a range of sizzling burger cooking sound effects.
Chopping veg during recording for our Burger Kitchen Library.
Ultimate chess SFX – Inspired by The Queens Gambit, In what Is likely THE definitive Chess sound effects library on the market, we meticulously recorded a beautiful wooden chess set, capturing all the sounds you could expect to find during an intense game of chess.
Geophonic Design – We love any library that gets us out of the studio and recording sounds in the real world. Geophonic Design made use of our Geofon seismic microphone, normally used to record earthquakes. We took this out and recorded a ton of super low-frequency sounds which we used to create an array of otherworldly ambiences.
A roadside recording session using our Geofon.
In addition to the previously mentioned projects we have also had the pleasure of working alongside many talented practitioners within our industry, so we would like to take a moment to shine some light on their fantastic contributions as well. With special thanks to: Glithedtones - https://www.facebook.com/Glitchedtones/
Georgi Valchev of West Wolf Audio - https://www.asoundeffect.com/sounddesigner/west-wolf/
Rob Pepper of Effectsworks - http://effectsworks.com/
Matías Cerviño - https://www.facebook.com/matiascsfxl
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