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Manchester Based Audio Studio. Sound Design | Voice Over/ADR | Foley | 5.1 Mixing | Pro Tools | Education | Sound Effects Libraries

REVIEW: RT Sonics - Nuances Of Fear

Company: RT Sonics

Product: Nuances Of Fear

Price: $64.35 (Usually $99)

Our Rating: 4.5/5

RT Sonics have made a name for themselves in the world of video game sound design, and professional sound effect libraries. Their new sound effects library - Nuances of Fear delivers a terrific collection of high-quality sounds that are equally innovative and unique as they are bone-chilling.

Fear Factor

As the name suggests, Nuances of Fear contain a wide variety of scary SFX, taking you through the many sub-genres of horror movies. With over 312 terrifying designed and 270 source sound effects, this product offers a ton of options for audio post-production professionals.

Inside this library, you will find sinister ambiences, jump-inducing impacts and scrapes, fractured vocal effects, and drones that are dripping with suspense and tension. There are also a large amount of unique sounding cinematic horror stingers, accents and transition sounds, perfect for ramping up the fear and getting the pulse racing.

The quality of the designed sounds is sublime, and you can really hear the level of care and attention that has gone into creating each sound. All source sound effects in this library were recorded with Sound Devices 788T, and a LCR setup of two Sennheiser MKH 8040’s and one MKH 8050. The recordings are pristine and offer the clearest possible starting point for further processing. All sound effects come in 24bit 96kHz, including detailed naming conventions and extensive Soundminer-embedded metadata.

Nuances of fear give you all of the essential elements for creating truly terrifying horror effects. We can see ourselves dipping into this library time and time again when working on horror projects, building suspense with the ambiences, using the whispers and vocal effects to unnerve the audience, and making use of the excellent impact sounds when going for those big jump-scare moments. It would have been nice to have more creature/monster based sounds, however, as the library feels lacking in them compared to other elements.

Besides the obvious inclusion in horror movie projects, the unique and highly detailed nature of the sounds in this library make it surprisingly versatile. All of the impact sounds have that huge, cinematic quality to them which are a perfect fit for use in trailer music/sound design, and these pair well with the whooshes and transition sounds in the library. The inclusion of the original source recordings is also a huge bonus with this product, as it provides the user with an added level of options for designing their own sounds.

The Bottom Line

This product delivers big on the fear factor and offers a huge range of sounds for its price. The quality of the sound design is excellent across the board, and the addition of the source sounds makes this library difficult to resist.

“RT Sonics' Nuances of Fear library has some very innovative and detailed sounds that I find myself returning to again and again when I need some inventive elements and unique detail. Nuances of Fear is definitely one of my favorite horror libraries. Great work, guys!” - Angelo Palazzo, Supervising Sound Editor (Stranger Things 3, Frozen 2, Star Trek: Discovery, Alita: Battle Angel)

"Nuances of Fear is an essential horror sound resource, providing both meticulously recorded source material and impressively stylized, bone chilling sounds. I was immediately inspired by the fresh impacts, disturbing drones, and resonant textures, and can’t wait to embellish my current horror game project with these layers." - Kadet Kuhne, Five Nights at Freddy's AR, The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode, Guardians Of The Galaxy


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