Sounddogs

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Sounddogs.com, Inc.
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Available in English, Support for Spanish, Portuguese
Headquarters 4712 Admiralty Way # 497
Marina Del Rey, California
, USA
Country of origin Canada
Area served Worldwide
Owner Rob Nokes
Website www.sounddogs.com
Launched May 1, 1997; 20 years ago (1997-05-01) [1]
Current status Active

Sounddogs.com, Inc. is a commercial online library of sound effects based in Marina Del Rey, California, with offices in Canada, Argentina, and Uruguay. It is he first and largest online sound effects and production music library on the Internet launched in May 1997.[2] As of 2016, 708,636 sound effects and production music tracks are available for immediate download or on hard drive or CD.[3] Downloads are available in AIFF, WAV, and MP3 formats. Sounddogs started as a sound design and editorial company in 1990 and has contributed to more than 150 feature films and earned multiple awards and nominations from the BAFTA Award, Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Reel Awards.

Company history[edit]

In 1990, Gregory King and Nelson Ferrera formed the original Sound Dogs Inc. as a sound editorial company in Toronto, Canada.[4] In 1991, Robert Nokes was appointed as an assistant of King. In 1995 Greg King moved to Los Angeles along with Rob Nokes. Paul Huntsman of Todd-AO introduced them to Robert Grieve, who six years earlier had declined to become a founding partner of Soundelux. Together they formed "Sound Dogs USA" in Los Angeles, California.[4] After a year, they launched Sounddogs.com on May 1, 1997, a large online sound effects archive as a marketing tool with Picture Editors.[1] In 1998 they received invitation for a meeting with Kleiner Perkins, a Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm. They later worked with giant companies like Apple, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Avid Technology, and Digital River. Around 1999, Nelson Ferreira partnered with Stephen Barden at Sound Dogs Toronto. In late 2001, Sound Dogs Inc. (King, Grieve) and Sounddogs.com (Nokes) split amicably and remain close working partners. Sound Dogs New York was started by Stephen Barden around 2005. In the late 2000s King formed a sound design firm called The Dawgs Sound Design, which later became King SoundWorks. Currently, there are three separately owned Sounddogs companies: Sounddogs.com, owned by Rob Nokes; King SoundWorks (formally known as SoundDogs USA, owned by Greg King and SoundDogs Canada, owned by Nelson Ferreira. [4]

Content partners[edit]

Since 2001, the company signed co-distribution deal and partnerships with many sound designer and companies with a view to providing the best selection possible. Partners of Sounddogs include: Charles Maynes, Elliot Koretz, AMG, Airborne Sound Library, Bobby Mackston, Casablanca, Coll Anderson, Copra Studios, Craig Henighan, Dan O’Connell, Digiffects, The Hollywood Edge, Elements, Farts Dot Com, Hanna Barbera, Interplay, Nightingale Mobile, Nightingale Voice Box, Nokes Library, Point One Sound, Ripe, Rob Nokes Horse Racing Collection, Sonic Science, Sound Ideas SFX, Sound HOG, Sound Label, Sonospheres, Sounddogs, Soundminer, The Anarchist Cookbook, The Recordist, Tomahawk Films, Trak Works, Valentino, and Zak Sound.[5]

Acquisition[edit]

Rob Nokes at SoundStorm Sound Effects Library Storage

In November 2004, Rob Nokes acquired the sound library and trademark of SoundStorm, a sound editorial company nominated for eight Academy Awards. SoundStorm has a fascinating history because its corporate predecessor was a company called Walla Works, which had employed the founding partners of Soundelux, arguably the greatest sound editorial company of all time. On November 17, 2014 the Todd-Soundelux Trademarks (Todd AO and Soundelux) and Copyrights (Sound Effects Library) were also acquired in Federal Bankruptcy Court by Rob Nokes of Sounddogs.com, Inc.[6] Nokes purchased all of Todd-Soundelux’s library assets and trademarks, which included The Hollywood Edge.[7] On January 1, 2015, Nokes sold the Hollywood Edge Sound Effects to the Sound Ideas.[2][8]

Staff[edit]

  • Rob Nokes, President and CEO, Sound recordist, Supervising sound editor (1995–present)
Former staffs
  • Gregory King, Co founder, Supervising sound editor (1990-2001)
  • Nelson Ferreira, Co founder, Supervising sound editor (1990-1999)
  • Robert Grieve, Supervising sound editor
  • Craig Henighan, Supervising sound editor
  • Stephen Barden, Supervising sound editor
  • Yann Delpuech, Supervising sound editor
  • Darren King, Supervising sound editor
  • Paula Fairfield, Sound effect editor
  • John Switzer, Former Vice president [9]
  • Paul Virostek, Former Vice president [10]

Filmography[edit]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Year Award Category Type Title Honorees Ref(s)
2015 Canadian Screen Award Best Sound Editing Won Pompeii Stephen Barden, Steve Baine, Kevin Banks, Alex Bullick, J.R. Fountain, Jill Purdy, Fred Brennan, Kevin Howard
2015 DGC Craft Award Sound Editing Won Kevin Banks, Stephen Barden, Fred Brennan, Alex Bullick, J.R. Fountain, Rose Gregoris, Kevin Howard, Jill Purdy, Tyler Whitham
2014 Satellite Awards Best Sound Nominated Noah Craig Henighan, Ken Ishii, Skip Lievsay
2014 HPA Awards Best Sound Nominated Craig Henighan, Jill Purdy, Skip Lievsay
2014 Canadian Screen Award Best Sound Editing Won The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Nelson Ferreira, Stephen Barden, Alex Bullick, Christian Schaanning, J.R. Fountain, Jill Purdy, Kevin Banks, Nathan Robitaille, Steve Baine
2014 DGC Craft Award Sound Editing Won Kevin Banks, Alex Bullick, Stephen Barden, Nelson Ferreira, J.R. Fountain, Rose Gregoris, Jill Purdy, Nathan Robitaille, Tyler Whitham
2014 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated Planes Rob Nokes, Todd Toon, Thomas Whiting,
Charles Ritter, Jeff Sawyer, Pernell Salinas
[26]
2013 Canadian Screen Award Best Sound Editing Nominated Resident Evil: Retribution Stephen Barden, Kevin Banks, Steve Baine, Alex Bullick, Jill Purdy
2013 DGC Craft Award Sound Editing Won Kevin Banks, Stephen Barden, Alex Bullick, Rose Gregoris, Dashen Naidoo, Jill Purdy
2013 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated Moonrise Kingdom Craig Henighan, Lewis Goldstein, David Briggs, Jac Rubenstein, Cate Montana
2012 Satellite Awards Best Sound Nominated Snow White and the Huntsman Craig Henighan, Andy Nelson, Chris Munro
2011 BAFTA Film Award Best Sound Nominated Black Swan Craig Henighan, Ken Ishii, Dominick Tavella
2011 Online Film & Television Association Award Best Sound Mixing Nominated
2011 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated Craig Henighan, Brian Emrich, Steve Baine, Wayne Lemmer
2011 Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Sound Nominated Craig Henighan, Brian Emrich
2011 Cinema Audio Society Awards Best Sound Mixing Nominated Craig Henighan, Ken Ishii, Dominick Tavella
2011 DGC Craft Award Sound Editing Nominated Resident Evil: Afterlife Stephen Barden, Jill Purdy, Kevin Banks, Alex Bullick, Rose Gregoris, Tyler Whitham
2011 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Nominated Stephen Barden, Steve Baine, Kevin Banks, Alex Bullick, Jill Purdy
2011 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Won Love Craig Henighan, Bob Kellough, Steve Baine, Andy Koyama
2011 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Won Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Stephen Barden, David Rose, Andrew Wright
2010 Gemini Awards Best Sound Nominated Durham County Stephen Barden, Brad Thornton, Jill Purdy, Steve Baine, Alex Bullick, Keith Elliott, Yann Cleary
2009 DGC Craft Award Sound Editing Won Death Race Stephen Barden, Jill Purdy, Alex Bullick, Rose Gregoris, Tyler Whitham
2008 Gemini Awards Best Sound Won Across the River to Motor City Stephen Barden, Nelson Ferreira, Steve Baine, Alex Bullick, Eric Fitz, Andrew Tay
2006 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated Sin City Craig Henighan, Tim Rakoczy, William Jacobs, Paula Fairfield, Carla Murray, Edward Steidele, Jerry Trent
2006 DGC Craft Award Sound Editing Won The Fountain Stephen Barden, Alex Bullick, Jill Purdy, Nelson Ferreira, Craig Henighan
2006 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated Cypher Craig Henighan, Stephen Barden, Tom Kramer, Joe Bracciale, Jill Purdy
2006 DGC Craft Award Outstanding Sound Editing Nominated Land of the Dead Kevin Banks, Nelson Ferreira, Craig Henighan, Lee de Lang, Jill Purdy, Nathan Robitaille
2006 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated Nothing Stephen Barden, Kevin Banks, Jill Purdy, John Sievert
2005 DGC Craft Award Outstanding Sound Editing Won Assault on Precinct 13 Kevin Banks, Craig Henighan, Lee de Lang, Jill Purdy, Nathan Robitaille
2005 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Won Resident Evil: Apocalypse Steve Baine, Stephen Barden, Tony Lewis, Craig Henighan, Jill Purdy, Nathan Robitaille
2005 DGC Craft Award Outstanding Sound Editing Nominated Stephen Barden, Craig Henighan, Kevin Banks, Joe Bracciale, Lee de Lang, Jill Purdy, Nathan Robitaille
2005 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated Hollywood North Craig Henighan, Nelson Ferreira, Kevin Banks
2004 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated Dreamcatcher Robert Grieve, Yann Delpuech, Wayne Griffin, Darren King
2004 DGC Craft Award Outstanding Sound Editing Nominated Nothing Kevin Banks, Stephen Barden, Jill Purdy, Craig Henighan
2003 DGC Craft Award Outstanding Sound Editing Nominated Kart Racer Stephen Barden, Rob Bertola, Craig Henighan, Tony Currie, Kevin Banks, J.R. Fountain, Mark Gingras
2003 DGC Craft Award Outstanding Sound Editing Nominated Men with Brooms Stephen Barden, Kevin Banks, Joe Bracciale, Jill Purdy
2002 Gemini Awards Best Sound Won Tracker Stephen Barden, Steve Baine, Kevin Banks, Elius Caruso, Joe Lafontaine, Robert Scherer, Brad Zoern
2002 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated RoboCop: Prime Directives Craig Henighan, Stephen Barden, Kevin Banks, J.R. Fountain, Joe Bracciale, Stephen Roque
2002 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Won Treed Murray Stephen Barden, Kevin Banks, Joe Bracciale, John Sievert, Virginia Storey
2001 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Sound Editing Won 61* Robert Grieve, Scott M. Silvey, Meg Taylor, Wayne Griffin, Stephanie Lowry, Ellen Heuer [27]
2001 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated The Insider Gregory King, Gregg Baxter, Stephanie Flack, Mary Ruth Smith, Darren King, Linda Folk [28]
2001 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated Requiem for a Dream Stephen Barden, Nelson Ferreira, Craig Henighan, Jill Purdy
2001 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing Nominated The Road to El Dorado Gregory King, Darren King, Yann Delpuech
2000 Gemini Awards Best Sound Editing Nominated La Femme Nikita Craig Henighan, Rose Gregoris, Steve Baine, Jill Purdy
1999 Gemini Awards Best Sound Editing Won Total Recall 2070 Stephen Barden, Joe Bracciale, Angie Pajek, Craig Henighan
1997 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Nominated Cube Sue Conley, Stephen Barden, John Laing, Jill Purdy, John Sievert, Craig Henighan
1996 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Nominated House Yann Delpeuch, Fred Brennan, Paula Fairfield, Virginia Store
1996 Gemini Awards Best Sound Editing Won Due South Yann Delpeuch, Michael Werth, Brian Avery, Allen Ormerod, Keith Elliott, Paula Fairfield

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Droney, Maureen (September 1, 2005). "Sounddogs.com - From Pets to Jets and everything in between". www.mixonline.com. Mix (magazine). Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Walden, Jennifer (April 8, 2015). "Sound Effects Libraries - What’s Going On In 2015". www.mixonline.com. Mix (magazine). Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ Over 500,000 sound effects and music tracks online, a milestone for Sounddogs.com
  4. ^ a b c OIART Interviews Rob Nokes
  5. ^ Sound effects partners
  6. ^ http://deadline.com/2014/11/soundelux-sound-effects-sold-sounddogs-1201284521/
  7. ^ "Sounddogs.com Gets the "Hollywood Edge"". Mix (magazine). Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sound Ideas and The Hollywood Edge at NAB 2015". Mix (magazine). March 3, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  9. ^ Droney, Maureen (January 16, 2002). "Facility Spotlight: SoundStorm, Last of the Red Hot Independents". www.mixonline.com. Mix (magazine). Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Sounddogs.com Announces New Vice President". April 19, 2001. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Rover (2014) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Planes (2013) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Insidious (2010) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Broken English (2007) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Just Friends (2005) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  16. ^ "My Baby's Daddy (2003) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Ali (2004) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  18. ^ "The Family Man (2000) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Return to Me (2000) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Dungeons and Dragons: the Movie (2000) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Mumford (1999) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Dick (1999) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Water Damage (1999) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Bride of Chucky (1998)- Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Waiting for Guffman (1996) - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". NYTimes. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  26. ^ "‘Game of Thrones’ Rules Golden Reel Awards TV Nominations". Variety (magazine). January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Robert Grieve - Primetime Emmy Award". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  28. ^ Essman, Scott (December 1999). "Supervising Sound Editor Greg King". The Motion Picture Editors Guild Newsletter. 20 (6). Retrieved January 14, 2016. 

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