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.
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
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:
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.
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!