I recently purchased several swords online to use as tools to produce various sword sound effects and ultimately the sound of several pirates having a sword fight. What great fun! With the help of a couple of friends we recorded the swords hitting together in the studio. We did several 30 sec takes for the sword sounds. I mixed several tracks of sword hits and scrapes and then added whoosh effects throughout by recording a 4' thin wooden dowel swishing through the air with stereo Neumann KM-84s and I sweetened those up with some effects using the UVI software "Whoosh". I then added the sound of boots moving on a wooden floor using actual shoe sounds in my studio along with the UVI "Walker" footstep Foley Designer. And then for the final layer I recorded several tracks of male fighting grunts, laughs and heavy breathing. In the end I came up with a Sword Fight Sound Effect Ambience just under a minute in length that works perfect for either a Pirate fighting effect or warrior/battle effect. My sword sounds are available for purchase on AudioJungle & Pond5. This particular sound will be available exclusively on AudioJungle in a couple of weeks.
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