About the Sound Effects Library

Dogs is a wide-ranging collection of small, medium and large dogs, barking, growling, sniffing, chewing, yelping, whining, whimpering, playing, playful fighting, walking, running, scampering – even some snoring and gut-bubbling digestion sounds!

There are cute and adorable sounds, vicious and ferocious sounds, in-your-face sounds and subtle sounds. We have dogs walking on wood, various hard surfaces, carpet, and going up and down stairs. We even have New Guinea Singing Dogs, recorded at a zoo in Illinois, which “sing” an odd howling sound.

Best yet, there are 14 exterior ambience tracks that contain dog barking, ranging from right next door to very distant neighborhood dogs. And most of those are 96k/32bit stereo ambiences!

Included in this collection are a few studio-recorded Foley sounds including dog/cat collars, dog nail walking sounds, and squeaky toys.

THE COLLABORATION:

David Fienup, of Soundopolis, recruited Steve Sholtes, of SholteSound, to help capture as many different types of dogs and dog-related actions as possible. These two “brothers-in-sound” have worked on numerous projects together doing both location audio and post-audio.

The main “Dog Actor” in this library is Sholtes’ dog Charlie, a German Short-Haired Pointer. Charlie is a big-ol dog, with a ton of personality, and a true canine’s instinct to bark at everything that moves – to protect his buddy, Steve, of course. Charlie will be very-well rewarded for his efforts on this library – belly rubs, treats, and a happy home!

This library is an interesting collection of sounds recorded in many different situations. Some come from random locations that Dave and Steve have been to on film and commercial shoots. We are always looking to grab a few extra sounds for ourselves when we are on location. Some sounds are staged in home studios, bedrooms, or just chilling around the house with someone’s dog. Sometimes we just had a shotgun mic and recorder on hand, sometimes a Sony PCM handheld stereo recorder, and sometimes a stereo mic and recorder.

Check out the track list for more details.

This collection provides some new and interesting sounds, as well as a ton of variations so your soundtrack never gets old! All Soundopolis tracks include metadata tags so they are easy to find using any search engine. Collections come in easily downloadable zip files.

Dog Breeds:
German Short-Haired Pointer
German Shepherd
Border Collie
Dotson
Jack Russell
Jack Russell Chihuahua
Maltese Shih Tzu
New Guinea Singing Dog
Shih Tzu
Weimaraner Puppy
Yellow Lab
Terriers
Yorkshire Terrier
Pit Bulls
Mutts & other unidentified dogs

Number of Files: 154 High Quality WAVS (1hour:24minutes)
Size Unpacked: 1.92GB
Sample Rate: 48-96kHz/24-32bit
Gear Used: Rode NT4, Schoeps CMIT5U, Sony PCM D50/100, Sound Devices 633, Tascam HSP82, Pro Tools HD, iZotope Rx 6 Advanced, SoundMiner HD
Other Info: Meta-Tagged

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