Hello? Hello? Pro Sound Effects Intros Telephony Collection

Ericsson_PMG-Type-137-AWSound Effects library-maker Pro Sound Effects has announced the Telephony Collection, a collection (surprise!) of sound effects from a wide range of telecommunication devices used throughout the twentieth century.

Recorded on location at the Telstra Museum in Australia by Stephan Schütze of Sound Librarian, this new library contains over 1,500 sound effects (2.6GB) of more than 50 different historical telecommunication devices, including both rotary and push-button telephones, payphones, switchboards, exchanges and clocks.

Pro_Sound_Effects_Sound_Librarian_Telephony_CollectionAmong the collection are sounds that range from the instantly recognizable and nostalgic to the esoteric and unique.

Highlights include:

  • Ericsson PMG Type 8-10MT
  • Candlestick Phone PMG Type 138 AT
  • Pyramid Phone PMG Type 232 MT
  • Ericofon
  • Siemens Transit Masterset 113
  • Gondola phone
  • Variable Tariff Long Breech
  • Victa Red Payphone
  • Payphone MMP Multimedia Phone
  • Switchboard Lamp Signaling
  • Cross Bar Exchange
  • BPO Mark II Speaking Clock

(Full list of telephone sounds here)

The Telephony Collection provides a variety of telephone sound effects and Foley: rings, dial tones, buttons, rotaries, switches, toggles, selectors, dials, pickups, hang-ups, receivers, handsets, headsets, operation, line jacks, drawers, card swipes, relays, shutters, timers, bells, coins and more.The Telephony Collection is embedded with descriptive metadata compatible with Soundminer, Pro Tools, NetMix, Basehead, AudioFinder, iTunes and other popular sound effects library search software. The library also comes with a visual reference guide that includes images of devices in the collection accessible in the directory and also embedded in each file for display within asset management software, giving sound designers another way to choose sounds.

Pricing and Availability. Pro Sound Effects’ Telephony Collection is available at now at an introductory price of $119 through November (regularly $149 US). The Telephony Collection is delivered as 16-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files via download, or on a custom 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive (+$40). For more information, or to order the Telephony Collection, visit the Pro Sound Effects website.

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