Town & Country by BOOM Library Review

Town & Country is a collection of sounds that satisfy the need to include background ambiances when running with a sound design task for your next film and games project. The producing company went the extra mile to include recording made at the different time of the day and as well as covering different locations.  To further expand your sound pool also take a look at our Urban & Suburban by BOOM Library Review, and Transportation by BOOM Library Review.

The BOOM Library was founded in 2010 by the audio team of Dynamedion. BOOM Library did send a review copy with no strings attached. For more than a decade, BOOM Library sound libraries are used by professionals in the colorful world of films, series, and gaming.

Installation

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You download the provided archives and unpack them to get started. I did as many others with a large collection of sounds and noises add the included WAV files to my catalog and sound management tool Soundminer.

Sound

Town & Country delivers as a wide range of sounds for creating a convincing and realistic town and country ambiances in high-end quality. Included are sounds that sit very well in the background to provide the glue to make a scene believable by the audiences.

The background noises present in any town are vital to embed the audience into the adventure the talent is experiencing. Without these kind of sounds audiences will experience a scene as somehow wrong or fake. Included are sounds of a campfire, farm animals, wildlife, humans, working sounds, traffic, fire, water, woodlots, windmills and background noises. Overall 200 files are included ready to be added to your sound effects pool.

The produced sounds have a naturalistic feel & human touch which makes them very valuable to contribute to a believable story when you score to picture.

User interface & Usability

The product Town & Country as such does not include any UI; you need to use your main sound browsing and sound collection administration tool. You receive an extensive collection of WAV files, to use the content efficiently you should look at tools like Soundminer or AudioFinder.

The keywords used as metadata are: TOWN, COUNTRY, BIRDS, TOWN MORNING, MECHANICAL HUMS, TRAFFIC, HIGHWAY, DOGS, SPRINKLERS, VOICES, INSECTS, DAY IN TOWN, BUBBLING, WATER, FLAG POLES, METAL GATES, OLD CARS, TOWN FOLKS, CARNIVAL, NIGHT IN TOWN, AMBIENCES, WIND BLOWS, CRICKETS, WOODLOTS, WETLANDS, THUNDER, FISH SPLASHES, WATER FLOWING, WINDMILLS, WINDMILL DRIVEN, WATER LAPS, OIL DERRICK, CHAINSAW, DEBRIS, STONE FIREPLACE, PIGS, PICKUP TRUCKS, FLIES SWARM, GUNSHOTS, FROGS, SHEEP, GEESE, COYOTE, FLIES, COWS, RAINDROPS. These metadata help you to find in a growing catalog of sounds the required sound quicker. BOOM Library makes with their library an effort to include speaking and usable data to sort and find.

Rating:  Five out of five stars

Town & Country is as you expect from the producing company a great addition to your sound pool. As a professional sound editor or sound designer, you need to take a close look at this latest product. Town & Country is a useful collection of sounds you will need for all kind of different scenes that require some background sounds “to sell” the experience.

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