???? Bright songs that can be used as BGM for YouTube videos
???? Realistic calls such as Uguisu and Hyalessa maculaticus
???? Sound effects and BGM reminiscent of retro games and “Final Fantasy”.
A site where you can use about 700 sound sources for free, including commercial use, opened on June 23.
The name is “Springin’Sound Stock”.
“Wait, this isn’t too great …?” “All the distributors and video contributors! Good news !!” “I miss you just by listening” “God can use anything from retro games to YouTube” ..
The site is operated by Fukuoka City’s creative company “Mechanism Design” (@SHIKUMI_DESIGN）。
The free sound source site that anyone can use was born“I want to make the world more enjoyable by creating a” mechanism “that many people want to create content.”It is said that it was the trigger.
◆ 150 pieces of battle sounds alone.Wide range from retro to modern
Let’s take a look at the site first.
On the top page, you will be greeted by 10 category search screens such as “Battle”, “Retro Games”, “Machines / Vehicles” and “BGM”.
This time, let’s take a look at the “Battle” category screen (reviews are as of July 3, 2022).
The first impression was “Hmm …? 150 battles alone !?”
Moreover, many genres such as “bare hands”, “swords / swords”, “monsters” and “magic” are available. The ease with which you can play it at the push of a button and download it immediately if you like it is also attractive.
I actually played it. First of all, there are 6 types of hits. In addition to straight punches, there are also those reminiscent of knee kicks. The memory of the fighting game I played at my friend’s house in the past is revived.
In addition to that, the tension rises in a wide range from retro ones to those reminiscent of modern RPG games, such as a “snap” sound when the opponent is frozen by magic, a strong electric shock attack, and a blow of conscience. Although I have no experience, I was excited to say, “I want to make a game.”
◆ The origin is “I want you to enjoy your creativity”
“Mechanism Design” cherishes the reason why the site was bornThree thoughtsIt is said that there is.
One is one of the origins of the company’s establishment,“I want to create a world where everyone can enjoy creative activities”I think.
There are many people who want to try creative things such as sounds, pictures, and games, but find it difficult. Therefore, “Mechanism Design” isIf we can provide a “mechanism” to become a creator, more people will want to be creative and we can make the world more enjoyable.Thinking about it, I have created various contents such as “Springin'”, an application that makes it easy to create games and picture books.
This is the second release of “Springin’Sound Stock” as one of the forms.“I want to cherish’sound'”I had the feeling.
Makoto Nakamura, the production manager from the graphic field, said, “In the case of graphics, things with slightly broken lines are sometimes accepted as” tasteful “and” interesting “, but sound is not so. That’s why we can produce. It is a field with few people, so I thought that the demand for free sound sources would be great.When the sound gets stuck in the work, it becomes more attractive content, right?“.
The 3rd one,“I want to create an opportunity to enjoy more creativity according to the times.”I thought.
In recent years, an increasing number of people have created their own videos and sent them on YouTube and TikTok. While “Mechanism Design” strongly bites the joy, many people use free sound sources for BGM used for videos, and he also felt that he was getting more and more covered. By releasing many sound sources for free, he wanted the creators to have more choices and enjoy more creativity.
◆ Only for creators to enjoy
“I want to convey the joy of creativity.” The thought that “mechanism design” cherishes isOnly if the creator enjoys itBut it is said to be.
The sounds released in “Springin’Sound Stock” have been produced by business so far, and with Masaki Kono, who has been in charge of sound source production such as BGM at the company since 2013, Naruse who joined the company in March this year. Two people, Tsubasa, are making a new one. Mr. Naruse is also the person who planned and produced “Rhythm Shi”, which became popular about 10 years ago and is now being distributed as a rhythm app that can be played with sound.
About 600 sound sources were released when the site opened on June 23.
On the Internet, there were voices such as “I wish there was something more like an RPG …”, so the two immediately created a sound source andAdd about 100 in less than 10 days.. “I wasn’t told by anyone to do it, I made it while having fun,” laughs, and Mr. Kono says that he sometimes makes a sound source for a change after he finishes composing at work.
◆ Pay attention to maniac characteristics such as crying that is too real
Attention was also focused on the “maniac” and “high quality” of each sound source on the site.
For example, in “Nature / Animals”, some say that the sound effects of animal calls are too real.
Mr. Naruse, who produced it, is from a graduate school of music college and art college, and is said to have a strong commitment to sound.
It is good to go for a walk in the mountains to record the bark instead of taking pictures of wild birds, and my previous job was an employee of an environmental NPO corporation.All animal sound effects are real barksIs said to have been recorded and the noise removed.
In addition, there are 43 types of creature voices in the “Zombie” list of “Battle”, and the response was “Why so much …”. These are said to be fun to process the sounds you shoot yourself and make them “like that”.
◆ What is the recommended sound source?
Mr. Kono is producing a lot of BGM etc. this time. When he was in elementary school, he was addicted to Famicom games such as “Final Fantasy”, and when he was in junior high school, he was absorbed in making BGM with the game “Dezaemon +”. From that experience, he is said to have got a job related to sound.
While it was released this time, I received comments and recommended sound sources that I made (the numbers in parentheses are categories).
◯ Shooting 2 ・ 4 (BGM)
“I personally like this type of song, and I think it was finished with a particularly high quality. It was originally created for shooting games, but it’s bright and stylish, so I think it’s easy to use for videos such as PV.”
“I created it with an emphasis on a fun and gentle atmosphere. I hope you can use it for videos that you want to feel fun without getting tired.”
◯[Short]8bit BGM 1-10 (10 seconds BGM)
“Because not only the tone color but also the number of simultaneous pronunciations is tied up, I hope you can feel the retro feeling in the whole song. I think that it is a genre with less discomfort in short loops, so (app that can create games) other than” Springin ” But I think it’s easy to use. “
Mr. Kono said, “I’m very happy about what was talked about on the Internet. Besides, I don’t think this is the goal. I hope that the materials of” Springin’Sound Stock “will continue to be used.I hope the music will be interesting and people will think, “I want to do this …” and “I want to make it myself.”Talk to.
◆ “If everyone makes fun works …”
I want to create an opportunity to enjoy creativity, which is consistent throughout “Mechanism Design” including the creators I belong to.
Shunsuke Nakamura, the representative of the company, hopes that “Springin’Sound Stock” will lead to an increase in the number of people who will take on the challenge of manufacturing in various ways, including the app “Springin'”. With the app, you can create games and picture books with intuitive operations.
The reason why many “10-second BGM” are prepared on the sound source site is that we want the app to use it as BGM (coming soon).
In addition, “10 seconds BGM” is said to be easy to use for producing short videos on YouTube and TikTok, which have become popular in recent years.
Representative Shunsuke Nakamura said, “I think that many people feel that creative work has a high threshold, but with” Springin'” you can easily do it without any knowledge, and if you study, you will be able to make more. I think, “he says.
“I think society will be more fun if everyone makes fun works.”