Minimal Audio Releases Emerge SFX Library (WINNER ANNOUNCED 🏆)

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Minimal Audio releases Emerge, a diverse cinematic SFX sound library for musicians and budding composers.

We’re taking a closer look at Emerge and giving away the entire Minimal Audio product range to one lucky BPB reader (big thanks to Minimal Audio for sponsoring the giveaway!).

Minimal Audio Emerge

Emerge is available right now at the introductory price of $49 (usually $79).

Minimal Audio spent over six months creating, recording, and processing content for Emerge. The pack is a collection of over 750 sound effects that are the result of meticulous attention to detail.

The 750 sounds include One-Shots (240), Impacts (94), Textural Mutations (176), Atmospheres (92), and Future Synthetics (183).

I tend to get more excited about cinematic content when it comes to sound packs, and Emerge is certainly cinematic.

From the ground up, this project was designed to be epic. Recording sessions for Emerge weren’t exactly typical; they went between recording studios, junkyards, and abandoned buildings.

Sometimes, things like recording in an unusual location can seem more like a gimmick and less beneficial to the project. However, in this case, I think it’s very fitting.

Emerge is a forward-thinking sound pack, but the picture it paints is that of a dystopian future. That’s why those industrial locations lend themselves well to Emerge and add to the authenticity.

Obviously, as with most sound packs, you can find multiple uses for Emerge, which means it’s not purely for film projects. But, for me, cinematic sound design is where it offers the most.

The Future Synthetics, Textures, and Atmospheres are the best; in my opinion, they are stunning.

With futuristic sound packs, there’s always the risk of sounding a bit cheesy. You can often end up with a bunch of over-used 80s sci-fi sounds (which can be great in the right context) or overly chirpy and cheerful SFX.

That’s why I like the dystopian nature of Emerge; it’s gritty and edgy. It doesn’t limit you to a project that’s all doom and gloom, either. You can also use Emerge to create cool, modern tracks that won’t sway the listener’s emotion too much.

Here’s how Minimal Audio describes the Emerge sound library:

“Immerse yourself in a world that blurs real and imaginary, where space is torn by mind-bending sounds with earth-shattering weight. Emerge fuses organic material with futuristic sound design to give you a massive variety of hyper-textural audio.

As the result of a six-month exploration of sound, Emerge is the distillation of extensive recording sessions and processing techniques. We collected material from junkyards, modular synths, foley sessions, and much more. The audio was carefully processed, layered, and polished into a powerful collision of organic and synthetic sounds.”

The thing I like most about Emerge is that it makes me think of my favorite movie soundtracks, which makes me want to make music right now.

The total size of the pack is 3.6 GB, containing 785 24bit/96kHz WAV files.

If you are a soundtrack lover, Emerge by Minimal Audio deserves your attention.

Minimal Audio is still relatively new on the scene, and so far, I like the outside-of-the-box thinking they have shown. Be sure to check out their recently released Rift Lite plugin, too.

The Giveaway

Minimal Audio kindly offered to give away every product they currently have released on the site for FREE to one lucky BPB reader! 🥳

Entering the giveaway couldn’t be easier. To enter, leave a comment below answering this question: What is your favorite movie soundtrack?

Only one comment per person is allowed. We will randomly (using a software-based random comment picker) select two lucky winners on Monday, August 16th.

Good luck, everyone! And once again, a big THANK YOU to Minimal Audio for this awesome giveaway!

UPDATE: The winner is Al F (v********@gmail.com)! Congratulations! 🏆

Congratulations Al F!

Congratulations Al F!

I would like to personally apologize for the delay with the giveaway winner announcement (and the lack of BPB articles in the past week). I had to take some time off to sort out some urgent personal things (nothing serious), which is why BPB wasn’t active for these past few days. I’m fully back on track now, so expect more epic content soon.

As always, thank you all so much for being a part of BPB! ❤️

– Tomislav Zlatic

More info: Minimal Audio Emerge ($49 intro sale, $79 regular price)

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James is a musician and writer from Scotland. An avid synth fan, sound designer, and coffee drinker. Sometimes found wandering around Europe with an MPC in hand.

342 Comments

    • Jordan Rudolph

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      Tenet has by far one of my favorite soundtracks ever, it all sounds so unique and fresh. Ludwig Göranson made a soundtrack that perfectly fit the movie.

  1. Luis Jauregui

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    Wowww, thanks Minimal audio and BPB for such great giveaway. There are so many movie soundtracks I love: from Vangelis (Blade Runner) to Hans Zimmer (Interstellar), if I had to choose one, I choose Walter (Wendy) Carlos’s Clockwork Orange Soundtrack.

  2. Mikael Kristiansen

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    Heat – Elliot Goldenthal and various. An effective soundtrack, plus the Moby track in the end is perfection.

  3. I’m gonna go a little different than the others. Two of my favorite soundtracks have been from Frozen 2 and the second Lego Movie. Everything is just so fun to sing along with :)

  4. oooh ummm…. probably a clockwork orange? possibly the master (and I haven’t even seen it lol). ohhhh maybe even scott pilgrim vs the world. no, wait, where the wild things are! Sorry… thats four answers… ok… a clockwork orange is my final answer.

  5. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
    He’s A Pirate (from Pirates of the Caribbean) by Hans Zimmer, love the entire Pirates of the Caribbean Medley

  6. Resident Evil Main Title Theme – Marilyn Manson
    I also wonder, is this soundtrack as good from other music producers’ perspective? It’s so impactful for me, yet I can’t tell if it is objectively so great.

  7. Star Wars, specifically the Cantina song (Whatever the name of that is) (I was sad I had to choose a movie because the best of all time is the Pink Panther Theme by Henry Mancini and the various music throughout).

  8. Howl’s Moving Castle. There are other soundtracks I listened to plenty when they came out, but Howl’s Moving Castle is my favorite movie & I still listen to the soundtrack regularly, so I’d say it’s my favorite movie soundtrack.

  9. It’s hard to pick just one, but lately I’ve been listening nonstop to Mark Korven’s soundtrack to ‘The Witch.’ A close runner-up would be John Corigliano’s soundtrack to ‘Altered States.’

  10. Twenty years ago Fischerspooner was the toast of the trade, spearheading the electroclash movement with “Emerge”

  11. Judgement Night (the first major motion picture release to my knowledge which had nearly an entire soundtrack of hybrid genres between Rap/Hip-Hop Artists merged with Rock/Metal Artists.

    That soundtrack reframed my perception of my High School career as I could always go back to it and find something to either appropriately “Pump me up” or aid me in shifting my mood into another, when feeling off-center.

    As a pragmatist, I do not expect to win this (I don’t win things such as these… ever). Nonetheless, I thank BedroomProducersBlog.com for hosting this competition. And, I wish the Minimal Audio Team great successes in their future endeavors.

  12. Any piece by Gustavo Santaolaloa (Babel, Last if Us…) Ronroco is an incredible instrument for creating atmospheres…good luck to everyone

  13. Paweł Kończyński

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    It’s gotta be Once Upon Time in the West. Such a shame that Morricone only received is Oscar for the Hateful Eight so many years after his spaghetti western masterpieces.

  14. I came directly from Brazil using Google Translator (I don’t speak English) to say that this maybe I have a little luck in winning.

  15. Crystal Stull

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    My favorite movie soundtrack would have to be – “The Fountain OST” – Clint Mansell feat. Kronos Quartet

  16. “Movie Soundtrack” is often refered to the music, but in this case I read it as “sound design” as this soundware is SFX. In that case I think the movie “Pearl Harbour” had a spectacular soundtrack. In the case of “music” I would say the crown jewel would be “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” – a musical/movie, where even the tenant at the gas station sings.

  17. It would have to be the Braveheart OST for me.. it was the first time I heard a full soundtrack/instrumental album all the way through, still gives me chills :D

  18. All things considered it’s gotta be Alan Silvestri’s “Back to the Future” soundtrack. Second place is probably something by Danny Elfman, Batman (1989), the sequal Batman Returns or Edward Scissorhands (that Ice Dance theme ! oh wow). Also everything by John Williams, aside from the obvious stuff his soundtrack on “Catch me if you can” was absolutely brilliant! From more electronic stuff obviously Blade Runner (Vangelis), Tron Legacy (Daft Punk), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Trent Reznor), Zimmer in Nolan’s Interstellar and Batman movies. Speaking of Batman the Cello based soundtrack in Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir was also incredible.

  19. Tough question..there are so many to choose from, but as much as I love Vangelis’ score to the original Blade Runner movie, I have to say the soundtrack of Blade Runner 2049 just takes it that step further, adding a modern take on the whole BR universe.

    Best of luck to everyone and congrats to the lucky winner.

  20. My favorite is probably still Requiem For A Dream. Clint Mansell is always solid. (Especially back in the Pop Will Eat Itself days.)

    Though I do love Silvestri’s Avengers scores and John Murphy’s score for Sunshine. Normally it’s not something I would like, but Sinoia Caves’ soundtrack for Beyond The Black Rainbow really worked as well.

  21. This is so tough, I can’t pick just one. It’s a toss up between Last Of The Mohicans, Lord Of The Rings, and Inception.

  22. “The Last Temptation of Christ” (1988) by Peter Gabriel, released in expanded form as “Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ” in 1989.
    Some others worth mentioning: “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” (1966, Ennio Morricone); “The Mission” (1986, Ennio Morricone); “Forbidden Planet” (1956, Bebe & Louis Barron); “Blade Runner” (1982, Vangelis); “Stop Making Sense” (1984, Talking Heads); “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968, various); Pulp Fiction” (1994, various).
    And, while it’s not a movie, but the soundtrack for the video game “The Last of Us” (2013, Gustavo Santaolalla) is absolutely cinematic.

  23. Bernard Clarke

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    Blade Runner: the blurring between what exactly is sound and what exactly is music by Vangelis has never been bettered

  24. 1st Harry Potter movie.
    actually don’t like the movie this much, but as a composer John did an incredible job imho

  25. The Equalizer (Harry Gregson-Williams’s 2014 score). Super slick sound design, some awesomely aggressive sounds to mirror Denzel Washington’s ass-kicking nature, and for some reason I just usually love HGW’s melodic/harmonic tendencies.

  26. Back to the Future. A great original score and perfectly chosen songs, plus all the little eerie noises were awesome

  27. Off the top of my head, The Mummy (1999). The movie itself was kinda sub-par, but the music brought out a sense of seriousness and epicness that helped me feel immersed in the “world” they were portraying.

  28. Ghost In The Sell
    AKIRA
    Andrei Tarkovskii’s Stalker
    Co-starring works of Musical Golden Age’s Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
    Sound of Music
    – There are many other things.

  29. Blade Runner soundtrack by far. Or even something from the “Alien: Isolation” videogame. Thanks for these contests!

  30. Kind of tough to choose one out of so many, but the one out of them would be Interstellar especially its theme music.

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