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Published on March 7th, 2013 | by David Forshee

Designing Sound Review of the Hybrid Library

Shaun Farley from Designing Sound posted an incredibly detailed review of The Hybrid Library.  I encourage you to read the full review at designingsound.org, but here are some of the highlights:

Blastwave FX: ”These are all high quality sounds with effective metadata. Out of all the libraries we currently have at work, I frequently turn to this one first.”

Foundation: ”The sounds in this library are extremely well produced, and there a lot of unique sound sources that I haven’t seen in many other libraries.”

Sound Control SE: ”Once again, plenty of well produced sounds fill out this collection. For the most part, metadata was solid.”

Soundeffects.ch 5.1: ”There are some truly distinctive ambiences available in here. On top of that, the metadata usage and descriptions in these files is EXTENSIVE! A quick glance tells you exactly the kind of care that went into the tagging.”

Rare Animals: ”This is a VERY interesting collection of animals. Some recordings will have limited use. It’s immediately obvious when one of these animals have been recorded in an interior space or zoo; however, I have little doubt that many of those could still be useful for design purposes.”

 

“When compared to competitors that approximately match the sheer number of effects contained in the Hybrid Library, it seems downright cheap!”

A more typical review could have ended there with little data to support an otherwise random auditioning of the libraries, but Shaun includes a more systematic test process comparing the search results of the Hybrid Library with that of the General 6000 Library.  In short, the Hybrid Library compares favorably:

“Per search term, it returned an average of 71 results more than the General 6000; meaning we have more variations to choose from…and won’t be reusing the same sounds as frequently. I also know for a fact that there are sounds in the Hybrid Library that are not available in the General 6000. It costs less than the complete BBC effects library, and has a larger sound count. When compared to competitors that approximately match the sheer number of effects contained in the Hybrid Library, it seems downright cheap!”

The Hybrid Library for Freelancers is an incredible value, and remains available to freelancers for $2995.  ”The Robin Hood of Sound Libraries” features over 56,000 sounds covering just about anything you could want in a general library.  And for those times when you just can’t find the sound you’re looking for, you also get a 100 sound download credit to our individual downloads site with over 120,000 sounds.



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