Cinematic Winds Sound Effects Library with Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet

March 30, 2017 9:24am

We chatted with sound recordist Ann Kroeber about her latest sound effects library release, Cinematic Winds, recently released by Pro Sound Effects. This sound library features 98 wind recordings with diverse, compelling moods: from eerie, lonely winds; to whirling, buffeting storm winds; to resonant interior winds in stairwells, tents, and pipes; to winds of nature over sand, snow, and water, through trees, mountains, and canyons. These artful sound effects will instantly bring powerful presence or subconscious emotional depth to your productions.

Well known for their collaboration with David Lynch, Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet’s unique sound effects and design work can be heard in dozens of films spanning multiple decades from countless renowned directors including Peter Weir, Philip Kaufman, and Carroll Ballard. Kroeber and Splet are truly sonic pioneers.

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Recorded and designed by film sound legends Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet (well known for their work with David Lynch), the Cinematic Winds sound effects library delivers diverse recordings from eerie, hollow wind sounds to whipping, stormy moodscapes.

Cinematic Winds is an exclusive collection of sound effects selected from the venerable Kroeber-Splet private recording archive, Sound Mountain. “Of all the sounds from our library, the wind recordings are some of the most iconic and evocative,” says Ann Kroeber, having created an extensive sound catalog with her late partner Splet over decades of pioneering their craft.

Wind is one of the most difficult elements to record. This is why Pro Sound Effects is proud to offer this carefully curated library from two artful sound designers and recordists we have tremendous respect for. Take your next sound design project to the next level by dragging and dropping the work of Kroeber and Splet into your scene.

This special collection includes over 3 hours of 24-bit/48kHz WAV format wind effects and recordings perfect for inducing subtle, subconscious emotion, imposing a powerful presence, and creating earthy or surreal soundscapes in your production.

Descriptive embedded metadata helps you find exactly the sound you need with practical, literal interpretations as well as emotional impressions of the sound effects. The wind sounds are grouped into five categories:

Moody Winds: Tonal, eerie, mournful, lonely
Interior Winds: Resonant staircases, barns, caves, pipes
Nature Winds: Through trees, over mountains, water, sand
Wild Winds: Gusting, whipping, whooshing, swirling
Storm Winds: Intense, howling, rumbling, shrieking