Published on October 28th, 2013 | by David Forshee
Freelance Sound Designers Review the Hybrid Library
The Hybrid Library (dubbed “The Robin Hood of Sound Effects Libraries“) was put together with the freelance sound designer in mind. In fact, the contents of the Hybrid Library were based on feedback that we received from working freelance sound designers. So nothing makes us happier than receiving these reviews from working professionals that have spent nearly a year with the Hybrid Library. We’ll continue to listen to your feedback to improve the original Hybrid Library, and to guide our future Expansions that will complement the original game-changing Hybrid Library.
“I have been a professional sound editor for 10 years and have worked at major studios with massive libraries. I recently went out on my own and opened my own studio with the Hybrid Library as the core.
There are tons of great sounds in here. A lot of designed elements that speed up workflow by not having to design a stinger or a bed if you don’t have the time. The musical recordings are a great resource especially if you cut a lot of animation.
Overall AMAZING variety of sounds for the money and a great starting place to build a solid library.”
“Can’t beat this library for the price!! You can make any project work with what is here.I just finished a 90 minute feature film with heavy sound design and I would say more than 75% of what I used came from the Hybrid Library. It has been a fantastic library and has expanded my ability to do work for a wide variety of clients from corporate videos, to TV series, to feature films.
This library is the best value you will find on the market. You can truly make any sound design project work with what is in this library. The Hybrid Library has expanded my ability to be creative and has made my work a lot faster because I don’t have to build sound effects 5-10 tracks deep anymore. I’d highly recommend the Hybrid Library to anyone.”
“For years I have been doing sound design for feature films, TV and web videos with a small sound effects library. I recently purchased the Hybrid Library and I’m astonished at how much faster I can complete projects that sound better than ever. This is exactly what I needed as an independent, one man operation. The price will quickly make up for itself in increased productivity. I can’t believe how many high quality sounds there are here in such a broad range of categories. This is the library to invest in if you are a freelance/independent sound designer like me.”
“I had a big Library before, but this one added a lot:
Nearly everything I´m looking for, including a lot of 5.1 sounds.”
“I got this as a starter library for my assistant, but I ended up using it myself first on the film I’m working on right now. It’s a great general library to start with, it covers a lot of different areas and has a lot of variations.”
“I have recently bought a copy of their library. WOW. These are really great sounds. Very good recordings and easy to find stuff. Highly recommended over some of the poorly recorded “standard” libraries IMHO.”
Ollie Lucas Sound
“The answer to my prayers! …This is going to help me out SO much!”
Melinda Bushnell Orem, UT
“I’m just starting to dig into the library…It’s a little overwhelming, in a good way!”
“An opportunity that I can’t pass up.”
Shaun Farley Designing Sound
“The Hybrid Library is priced for the independent artist. [...] The value it presents the independent user is well beyond its price tag.”
David Weiss Sonic Scoop
“Ready for the “Robin Hood” of professional sound effects libraries?”