Music Software Review: Punch Sound Effects Combo by The Sound Keeper

You need more “Punch” in your production?

If you are into sound design, the time will come when you need some literal punch in your productions. Or even many punches! A lot of punches. A martial art fight, a fight in a bar, some “Fight Club” action, you name it.

The Sound Keeper, the brainchild of sound designer Jeremy Rogers (Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Uncharted 4), has put out a great sound library containing all kinds of punches and whooshes, aptly named the Punch Sound Effects Combo Pack.

Installation

Since this is a collection of WAV files, all you have to do is to download the ZIP file after purchasing your package – straight and simple. This means you don’t get any patches for Kontakt or any other sampler, and there is no installation process per se.

What’s in the package?

  • 750+ Sounds
  • Punches, Kicks, Hits, Grabs, Blocks, and Whooshes
  • Processed “Hollywood” Punches including:
  • Classic Style (Indiana Jones, Bruce Lee, etc.)
  • Matrix Style
  • Modern Style (John Wick, Daredevil. etc.)
  • Processed Element Sounds
  • Raw Unprocessed Sounds
  • New David Morgan Indy Whip Recordings
  • All files at 96Khz, 24 bit
  • Metadata included for programs like Soundminer

The Sound

First of all, don’t be puzzled when you don’t find 750+ files in your ZIP file. Most files contain several punches/whooshes/FX. When you are working with tools like Soundminer, this is a good solution. If you don’t, it makes it a little more difficult to work with the sounds, since you have to first edit your files first before placing it on your DAW’s timeline.

I really love the processed sounds. If you are going for the big action fights – that’s the real deal. You’ll get a great toolbox with all the elements that you need for a decent fight. The whooshes, for example, can be used for other sound FX as well.

There are also sounds of grabbing fabrics, such as leather jackets. Also very handy: the whip cracks – Indy is at your service! You have a large collection of processed and unprocessed sounds. So there should be the right sound for any occasion.

Have a listen to some of the sounds you will get:

The Value

There are many sound FX libraries on the market that might offer a little more value for money – not when it comes to punches, but in general. For example, the Zombie Apocalypse Sound FX by Blastwave FX at $99 makes the $110 for this library a little expensive. On the other hand, there is probably only a small market for a sound collection like this, likely causing the higher price.

Enough punch?

You will find nicely recorded and edited sounds in this library. Even though it’s not the best bargain, it is a great library that covers all your needs when it comes to the sound of a fist fight, whip action, and the like. Just … don’t use it in an actual fist fight!

You need more “Punch” in your production? If you are into sound design, the time will come when you need some literal punch in your productions. Or even many punches! A lot of punches. A martial art fight, a fight in a bar, some “Fight Club” action, you name it. The Sound Keeper, the brainchild of sound designer Jeremy Rogers (Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Uncharted 4), has put out a great sound library containing all kinds of punches and whooshes, aptly named the Punch Sound Effects Combo Pack. Installation Since this is a collection of WAV files, all you have to do is to download the ZIP file after purchasing your package – straight and simple. This means you don’t get any patches for Kontakt or any other sampler, and there is no installation process per se. What’s in the package? 750+ Sounds Punches, Kicks, Hits, Grabs, Blocks, and Whooshes Processed “Hollywood” Punches including: Classic Style (Indiana Jones, Bruce Lee, etc.) Matrix Style Modern Style (John Wick, Daredevil. etc.) Processed Element Sounds Raw Unprocessed Sounds New David Morgan Indy Whip Recordings All files at 96Khz, 24 bit Metadata included for programs like Soundminer The Sound First of all, don’t be puzzled when you don’t find 750+ files in your ZIP file. Most files contain several punches/whooshes/FX. When you are working with tools like Soundminer, this is a good solution. If you don’t, it makes it a little more difficult to work with the sounds, since you have to first edit your files first before placing it on your DAW’s timeline. I really love the processed sounds. If you are going for the big action fights – that’s the real deal. You’ll get a great toolbox with all the elements that you need for a decent fight. The whooshes, for example, can be used for other sound FX as well. There are also sounds of grabbing fabrics, such as leather jackets. Also very handy: the whip cracks – Indy is at your service! You have a large collection of processed and unprocessed sounds. So there should be the right sound for any occasion. Have a listen to some of the sounds you will get: The Value There are many sound FX libraries on the market that might offer a little more value for money – not when it comes to punches, but in general. For example, the Zombie Apocalypse Sound FX by Blastwave FX at $99 makes the $110 for this library a little expensive. On the other hand, there is probably only a small market for a sound collection like this, likely causing the higher price. Enough punch? You will find nicely recorded and edited sounds in this library. Even though it’s not the best bargain, it is a great library that covers all your needs when it comes to the sound of a fist fight, whip action, and the like. Just … don’t use it in an actual fist fight!

The Punch Sound Effects Combo


INSTALLATION – 100%


SOUND – 90%


VALUE – 65%



85%

You will find nicely recorded and edited sounds in this library. Even though it’s not the best bargain, it is a great library that covers all your needs when it comes to the sound of a fist fight, whip action, and the like. Just … don’t use it in an actual fist fight!

85

Written by: Oliver Amberg

Oliver Amberg played in various metal bands (Coroner, Celtic Frost, Lick'n A Promise). His current bands are "The Boris Karloff Syndrome", "Artificial Rain" and "Postmortem Party". A couple of years ago he started to compose and produce music for film and games.

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