Author: David Forshee

Wolf Howl Sound Effect to Assemble the Pack

March 28, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Of The Day

It was a full moon last night, and depending on your location, you might have been lucky enough to hear one of these wolf howls. Wolves howl for a number of reasons, most commonly to assemble the pack before a hunt. In perfect conditions, their howls can be heard within …

Sound Librarian Announces The Official FMOD Learning Suite

March 21, 2013 by David Forshee in Audio Education, Sound Librarian

Sound Librarian, from Stephan Schütze (creator of The Foundation Sound Effects libraries), has announced The Official FMOD Learning Suite.  Firelight Technologies’ FMOD is the world’s leading audio solution for interactive media, having been used to create and implement audio assets in over 1,500 different titles including:  World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Crysis, …

App Sound Effects for Your Next Mobile App or Game

March 20, 2013 by David Forshee in Blastwave FX, Interactive Media

New video from Blastwave FX demonstrating the sounds of the App Sound Effects Library. App FX provides app developers with sound content for mobile app platforms such as iPhones, iPads, Androids and virtually anything with an interface, including websites and video games!  

Designing Sound Review of the Hybrid Library

March 7, 2013 by David Forshee in Library Reviews

Shaun Farley from Designing Sound posted an incredibly detailed review of The Hybrid Library.  I encourage you to read the full review at, 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 …

Stock Market Bell to End a Record-Setting Day for the Dow

March 5, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Of The Day

This stock market bell marks the beginning and ending of each day of trading at the New York Stock Exchange. Interestingly it was’t always a bell. Originally, the sound of a gavel was used, then in the 1800’s the sound of a gong marked the beginning and end of trading. …

Beach Ambience Sound

February 20, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Of The Day

In the middle of a cold winter here in New York, it’s always nice to daydream about being on the beach on a warm summer day.  I recommend listening to this beach ambience sound from the BBC Nature Sound Effects Library to enhance the experience! Buy full-resolution .wav (commercial license) This …

Crowded Street Sounds from New Orleans

February 7, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Of The Day

The city of New Orleans has been in the spotlight since hosting the Super Bowl, and the city will again draw hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate Mardi Gras on and around “Fat Tuesday,” which falls on February 12th this year.  If you’re not lucky enough to be in …

The Creative Use of Sound Effects in Portlandia

January 31, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Design

Portlandia, in case you haven’t seen it, is a sketch comedy television show from Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen and Wild Flag’s Carrie Brownstein.  The show, as the name implies, features the city of Portland, Oregon in all of its hipster-laden glory, and as the saying goes: “Keep …