A Sound Effect SFX Sampler Asbjoern Andersen


Here’s some great news: Many of the sound effect creators here on A Sound Effect have teamed up to give you a very special, early Christmas present:
 

Over 130 sound effects for free. 2 GB when uncompressed, or about 1.5 hours worth of sounds!

 
These are hand-picked from their premium libraries so you can get a taste of their work – and the sounds are not crippled in any way, so they’re ready to be used in your current or future projects.
 
The A Sound Effect SFX Sampler Pack contains sounds from:

 

Here’s how you get the sounds:

Just enter your name and email address below to get the download link + the much-loved A Sound Effect newsletter which comes out about once a month:

NB: If you don’t receive the email with the download link, please check your spam folder. Oh, and existing newsletter subscribers can of course get the sounds too.
 

I hope you enjoy the sounds, and a huge thanks from me to the sound effect creators for their generosity. Good luck with your projects!

Best wishes,
– Asbjoern

PS: Please spread the word so others can enjoy an early Christmas present too:


 

 


 
 
THE WORLD’S EASIEST WAY TO GET INDEPENDENT SOUND EFFECTS:
 
A Sound Effect gives you easy access to an absolutely huge sound effects catalog from a myriad of independent sound creators, all covered by one license agreement - a few highlights:
 
  • Footsteps Human Stampede Play Track 13 sounds included, 18 mins total $7

    Human Stampede was recorded across multiple marathon races and captures the sound of footsteps of large crowds of runners. The idea was to capture long takes in stereo with minimal or non-existent crowd chatter to get stereo recordings that are useful for scenes of riots, warfare or even a plain old fun run.

  • Environments High Desert Winds Play Track 52+ sounds included, 200 mins total $40 $30

    Get the blustery sounds of High Desert Winds in this collection of highly provocative winds recorded in the resonant mountains of west Texas.

    Key Features:

    • High Altitude Desert Wind: 6000 ft. average elevation
    • Turbulent Gale-Force Gusts ranging from 15-50 mph
    • Mountain Ridgetops
    • Indoor Window Perspectives
    • Dead Winter and Spring Grass
    • Pinyon Pine
    • Scratching Mesquite
    • 80% Bird Free
    • Bats above 20kHz
    • Locations: Big Bend National Park and Davis Mountains, Texas
    *Bowed metal sounds in demo not included

    Gear Used:

    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 Mid/Side pair
    • DPA 4060 A/B pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote AG MS Blimp

    25% off
  • Destruction & Impact CLOSE COMBAT Play Track 400-2400+ sounds included From: $109

    Our CLOSE COMBAT SFX library is definitely the place to go when you‘re in need of flying fists, roundhouse kicks and general hard-hitting combat action.
     
    CLOSE COMBAT Close comes in two variations:

    Designed, featuring 400+ SFX in 100+ 96kHz files. Delivers pre-designed, ready-to-use fight sounds

    Construction Kit with 2400+ SFX in 400+ 192kHz files. Gets you a huge arsenal of raw punches, kicks, clothes, whooshes, slaps, bone breaks and more to build from.

    You can also get them both together in the Close Combat Bundle – and save 20%!

Explore the full, unique collection here
 
 
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  • Destruction & Impact frostbite Play Track 843 sounds included, 49+ mins total $28

    In the winter of 2013-2014, both the Northeast and the Northwest were slammed with snow, ice, wind, and blizzards. The SkewSound team braved the frigid cold and recorded what we could: footsteps, compression, breaking ice, body falls, and much more.

    Our content was obtained during storms and their aftermath in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Salem, MA. The frostbite SFX library contains some great impact sweeteners and sounds unique to winter temperatures. You won’t be disappointed!

  • Whooshes Whooshes Play Track 70 sounds included $9

    A collection of 70 whoosh sound effects. This package includes sweeps, fly-ins, transitions, power downs, and power ups.

  • Destruction & Impact Just Gore Play Track 820 sounds included
    5 out of 5
    $39

    Welcome to the Bloodfeast. Welcome to 496 files containing over 820 goregeous bone breaking, blood soaking and flesh slicing Splatter SoundFX.

    This huge hardgoreconstruction kit contains all the sounds of gore you need for your horror-, action-, thriller-, slasher-, monster-, martial-arts-, zombie- or fantasy-, movie or video-game.

    …and, there is a chainsaw too, of course.

     

  • Animals & Creatures WINGS Play Track 1444+ sounds included
    5 out of 5
    From: $99

    We are extremely proud to present our first library, WINGS – a one-of-a-kind sound library.

    From tiny insects to small birds, from fairies to dragons, WINGS offers a creative palette with a diverse range of sounds to choose from.

    With over 1400 files (more than 4 GB for the 192 kHz version ) we’re confident you will find the perfect sound.

    When purchasing WINGS you get 2 packs, our Design category that includes 180 files and the Source category that offers more than 1200 sounds. Featuring the very best of our foley sessions.

    All single flaps have been careful edited, allowing for unique speed or rate adjustments.

    Pick your preferred version at the introductory prices below:

  • This collection includes 80 clips of the best of winter: chilly snow crunches, wet, sliding snow, and snow boulder drops. Brittle snow crunches are mixed with beefy snow impacts, and more.

  • Funny Laughs Play Track 380 sounds included $29

    What's so funny? This library is!

    Featuring 380 files, including a large group of more than 200 people laughing, cheering, applauding and generally having a great time, as well as several smaller groups and individuals laughing.

    Fantastic for comedy shows, sitcoms – and anywhere where you need to add the sound of people having some real fun:

  • Foley Bathroom Play Track 170 sounds included $14

    Airborne Sound's Bathroom sound effects library offers 170 field recordings captured only in restrooms, washrooms, and bathrooms.

    It includes the classic clips: toilet flushes, showers, taps, and drains. There is a wide selection of grooming Foley: washing, brushing teeth, and cleaning. There are gadgets such as razors, hair dryers, clippers, and plungers. Faucets, shaving cream, soap dispensers and others round out this 2.21 gig collection.

  • 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds – made from Borax

  • Drones & Moods Kyma Ambiences – vol.1 Play Track 56 sounds included, 112 mins total From: $49

    Kyma Ambiences [USO003] is the third sound effects bundle created by Matteo Milani.

    The generation of these “Artificial Reality Ambiences” starts entirely in Symbolic Sound Kyma from the processing of white and pink noise by filtering – in the time/spectral domains – and convolving these sources with custom FM, additive, formant and granular synthesis.

 The composition’s resource of sound material is drawn solely from these processed stochastic sound elements: coloured noise is a raw material already full of life and can be sculpted into a variety of temporal forms, movements and textures.

    The interaction with Kyma was typical of a composer who explored a device’s potential for sound transformation like a musical instrument. The goal was to obtain an organic and acoustic quality using only a restricted sound source, in order to evoke real spatial characteristics attached to each invented sound.



    The “Kyma Ambiences vol.1” sound effects collection is published @ 96kHz (native) – and is also available as dual-layer separated “Elements”, suitable for recombinant stratification, varispeed and spatial positioning in the surround field (for a total of 112 files @ 96kHz).

  • We recorded an old abandoned school and gained a lot of nice and very unique sound fx for your next sounddesign project. You’ll get up to 1.26 GB / 172 mono & stereo files, tagged (for trouble free use in your loved data base program) and carefully mastered in 24Bit/96kHz.

  • Blades is a collection of 54 audio files containing a whopping 260 individual audio clips. This collection gives you sheath sounds, blade scrapes, clanks, hits, schings, and yes, even scissors snipping. Best of all, if you need 10 sword hits in the scene, you only have to import one or two tracks.

  • A collection of sparks, static, drones, hums, zaps, and “alienistic” textures!  The source material ranged from beard scratching to lap steel pickup interference… This one was fun to make, and it will be even more fun for you to play with!

  • City Life Berlin Balcony Play Track 6+ sounds included, 131 mins total $20

    Traffic and city atmospheres recorded from a balcony in Berlin at different times and weather conditions.

    More than 130 minutes of ambiences included!

  • Funny thefool Play Track 633 sounds included $15

    In honor of April Fools’ Day, SkewSound is proud to present “thefool”. This collection of comedic sounds includes party favors, slide whistles, buzzers, and whoopee cushions. We also recorded instrumental effects such as dobro slides, comedy club sax riffs, timpani glissandos, trombone slides, and even more cowbell. Vocal virtuoso, Chris Rando, contributed tons of laughter, mouth effects, and even vomit and fart noises. Who doesn't love a little potty humor?

  • Mechanical Elevators Play Track 200+ sounds included $27

    The Elevators library was recorded over a period of one year, and comes with over 100 movement and metal impacts from elevators, around 50 elevator cab travels and over 60 elevator door slides and variations.

  • Environments Abandoned Shelters Play Track 71 sounds included, 165+ mins total $45

    Abandoned Shelters – The Danish Bunker Coast features mysterious and eerie sounds recorded in and around abandoned bunkers along the Danish West Coast.

    The gathered ambiences form a comprehensive resource of steady winds, heavy gusts, rustling undergrowths as well as single waves and strong surfs that constantly stream and break through these inhospitable areas with concrete remains all around.

    A big part of the library was recorded inside the bunkers where the strong nature elements of wind and water are transformed into heavily comb filtered textures and dark atmospheres.

    Read the full Bunker story here

  • Animals & Creatures Robot Voices Play Track 1000+ sounds included $89 $80

    “Robot Voices” is a collection of designed vocal expressions of 50 friendly and very talkative robotic creatures. If Wall-E and R2D2 were throwing a cocktail party this is probably what you would hear! A total of 50 robotic creatures are included.

    10% off
  • Cinematic Hits & Transitions features 120 cinematic, epic, heavy, impacts and hits + 100 scary, haunting, transitions and movements

    Ideal for your movie and game trailers!

  • Drones & Moods Around Bridges 1 (Dresden) Play Track 70 sounds included, 30 mins total $29

    Around Bridges introduces the inner sound of various bridges.
    The steel components of a bridge transmit the vibrations caused by passing cars or pedestrians in a fascinating manner.
    So this library contains the sounds of excited beam barriers, noise barriers, expansion gaps and a lot more steel components that bridges are made of.
    Also included are takes of footsteps, rain and wind – ordinary noises that get a certain magic when recorded at a handrail.
    To round up this library several high quality AB-stereo ambiences of the acoustical surroundings of bridges are included.

    Read the story behind the library

    Around Bridges features sounds organised into 10 categories:

    Ambience Below • Ambience Top • Beam Barriers • Expansion Gaps • Footsteps Handrails • Noise Barriers • Rain • Steel Structures • Wind

  • Mechanical Transformation Play Track 879+ sounds included $49

    Are you looking for robot and transformation sounds?

    You're in luck! This library gets you sounds like complex impacts, hydraulic movements, robotic vocal manipulation, breathtaking atmos, drills, shutdowns, startups, UI sounds and much more.

    Transformation is produced by Oliver Schmitt aka SOUNDS OF REVOLUTION

  • Environments Hockey 360 Play Track 103+ sounds included $49

    Step into the action, feel the excitement and energy of a hockey arena on game night with Hockey 360.

    In this collection we present the visceral fan reactions recorded live from a hockey arena. From relaxed to euphoric, frustrated to exhilarated. Experience goals, booing, chants, cheers, wins, and losses.

    Recorded this past season in a large indoor arena, we attended several matches gaining the opportunity to capture a wide array of emotions.

    The collection consists of 103 wav files in Stereo Binaural, at 96 kHz, 24 Bits.

    More than 2 GB of pure hockey energy!

  • Transmission apparatus is a construction kit designed to create a broad range of communication sounds, from real to “alien” broadcasting signals.

    The library contains more than 2 GB of data, delivered in 373 files of unique sound material. It’s catalogued in five elements: AM (amplitude modulation), FM (frequency modulation), SSB (single side band – aka ham radio), KYMA (synthesised noises) and VOCAL (unintelligible speeches).

    The first three bands were recorded from the output of different radio receivers at 96 kHz via a Crane Song HEDD (Harmonically Enhanced Digital Device) to add warmth and tube/analog sonic color to the recordings. All the samples have been carefully selected from these recording sessions, with the addition of just a little dsp processing to widen the stereo field.

    The Kyma folder also contains unique audio files entirely synthesised in the SSC Kyma+Paca(rana) environment. A group of SFX called Vocal is the result of “destroyed” dialogues and vocal sources via spectral processing.

    Transmission Apparatus is available in two versions:

    96 kHz .WAV version• Audio Format: Broadcast Wave Files (.wav)
    • Bit Depth: 24-bit Size: 2.49 GB
    • Download size is 1.82 GB (compressed .rar archive)

    Native Instruments Kontakt 5 version• Audio Format: NI Instruments File (.nki)
    • Sample Rate: 96 kHz
    • Bit Depth: 24-bit Size: 1.66 GB
    • Download size is 1.64 GB (compressed .rar archive)
    • Full version of NI Kontakt 5 required

  • A Library featuring fresh bread, cracking pizza crust, crunchy vegetables and frozen food.

  • Environments India AMBIENCE Play Track 178 sounds included, 184 mins total $88

    Tovusound's India Ambience sample library brings you the sound of India to your audio productions.

    This fascinating library contains sounds and ambiences of big cities, beautiful nature, people and vehicles, features interior as well as outdoor recordings from India.

 
Airborne Sound:
Bird,Countryside,Chirp,Bright,Sharp – faint BG stream and some very distant farmyard voices.wav
Fireworks,Single,Tube,Mortar,Rainbow Mine with Whistle,Launch,Burst,Poof,Whistle,Strong – some very faint ambient fireworks.wav
Jet,Fighter,F-22,Raptor,By,Slow,Crackle.wav
Motorcycle,Victory Vegas,2004,96 Cubic Inch,1507 CC,By,Fast,Punch It,At Mic,2.wav
River,30 Feet Wide,Medium Speed,Rush,Glub,Subtle.wav
Shower,Tiled,On,Run,Person Bathes,Off,Drips,Drain,Taking a shower.wav
Snow,Crush,Smother,Long.wav
Thunder,Medium Distant,Rain,Peal,Crackle,Slow,Percussive,Content.wav
Whoosh,Sound Design,Logo,Dark,Descending,Hit – logo forms and suddenly appears.wav
Wind Chimes,Metal,Calypso,Light – light breeze.wav

Bonson:
BUTTERFLY, Insect, delicate, gentle, sustained flight, fast_01.wav
CROWD, hockey, stadium, excited, enthusiastic, cheering, shouting, applause.wav
CROWD, hockey, stadium, rowdy, energetic, chanting, cheering 02.wav
CROWD, hockey, stadium, rowdy, frustrated, booing referee.wav
CROWD, hockey, stadium, rowdy, frustrated, close call, oohs and aahs.wav
CROWD, hockey, stadium, very excited, enthusiastic, cheering, whistling, chanting ole ole distant, heavy applause.wav
DRAGON, Mythical creature, Extra Large, deep, large, single flap_01.wav
DRAGON, Mythical creature, Extra Large, deep, large, single flap_02.wav
DRAGON, Mythical creature, Extra Large, deep, large, single flap_03.wav
GRASSHOPPER, Insect, whirring, heavy, sustained flight, medium speed_01.wav

DETUNIZED:
Detunized_Abandoned-Shelters_Batterie1_inside bunker 01.wav
Detunized_Around-Bridges_Noise-Barrier_Highway02.WAV
Detunized_City-Traffic_VW-Beetle.wav
Detunized_Computer-Noises_Pentium1-Desktop_HD-failure1_mono.wav
Detunized_HumBuzz-Tonal-05.wav
Detunized_Just-Water_Melting-Ice_Reddevitzer-Hoeft_06.wav
Detunized_Newsreel-Noises_Rhythmical_beat.wav
Detunized_Passing-Trains_Locomotive_03_fast_close.wav
Detunized_Wind-Turbines_Nacelle-Rotation_Lattice_01.wav

Mattia Cellotto:
Celery,Bite,Crunch,Slow,Bone,Break,Stick,Creak,Various12.wav
Gore,Slime,Creature,Meat,Blood,Long,Movement,Various03.wav
Gore,Slime,Creature,Meat,Blood,Long,Movement,Various09.wav
Gore,Slime,Creature,Meat,Blood,Medium,Movement,Various17.wav
Gore,Slime,Creature,Meat,Blood,Medium,Movement,Various18.wav
Gore,Slime,Creature,Meat,Blood,Short,Movement,Various81.wav
Ice,Creak,Sheet,Crunch,Step,Snow,Various05.wav
Ice,Impact,Throw,Snowball,Step,Snow,Stalactite,Various11.wav
Leeks,Break,Bone,Crack,Body,Arm04.wav
Pumpkin,Tear,Crack,Break,Bend03.wav

Resonance Sound:
SOR TFM Atmos 65.wav
SOR TFM Bass 08 C.wav
SOR TFM Cyborg + Vocal 04.wav
SOR TFM Cyborg + Vocal 07.wav
SOR TFM Hydr.Movement 03.wav
SOR TFM Hydr.Movement 62.wav
SOR TFM Impact 01.wav
SOR TFM Pass By 03.wav
SOR TFM Shutdown 06.wav
SOR TFM Synth Machine 01.wav

ShapingWaves:
SW003_Robot_Voices_Creature_13_Robot_Speaking_Talking_Gibberish_Babbling_Medium_Register_Cute.wav
SW005_Planets_11_Imaginary_field_recording_made_on_a_distant_planet_close_perspective_medium_wind_lots_of_biological_activity.wav
SW006_Quadcopter_engine_left_constant_mkh8040.wav
SW007_Circuits_028_Electric_Hum_Buzz.wav
SW008_Wendland_Autumn_Wind_In_Reeds_Medium_Distance_Leaves_Only.wav
SW009_Berlin_Balcony_Traffic_3PM_Street_Afternoon_Sunny_TLM_103_extract.wav

SkewSound:
SkewSound_Frostbite_Impact ice smash with hammer 01.wav
SkewSound_Frostbite_Impact ice snow on pavement debris 01.wav
SkewSound_Frostbite_Impact large ice block on asphalt 01.wav
SkewSound_QWERTY_Typewriter backspace fast repeating 01 akg.wav
SkewSound_QWERTY_Typewriter unit off platen roller turn 01 rode.wav
SkewSound_reel2reel_Tape machine fast forward long tape flails 02 rode.wav
SkewSound_reel2reel_Tape machine switch button 02 oktava.wav
SkewSound_thefool_Siren whistle plastic long 02.wav
SkewSound_thefool_Slide whistle plastic wobble up 01.wav
SkewSound_thefool_Trombone gliss down then up 01.wav

SoundExMachina:
Audience applauding 02.wav
Devil’s cuckle 03.wav
Female silly giggly fake laughter.wav
Female suppressed giggly laughter 03.wav
Four girls laughing out loud 02.wav
Group of female belly laughs 04.wav
Male ape-like nervous laugh 02.wav
Male playful giggly laughter.wav
Middle-aged intense male belly laughter 02.wav
Young girl laughs intensely 01.wav

SoundBits:
Cinematic_Hit_116.wav
Cinematic_Transition_069.wav
ComputerSFX_long-018.wav
ComputerSFX_short-470.wav
Just Gore_Break_Snap_44.wav
Just Gore_Crunch_Bite_Rip_15.wav
Just Impacts_DESIGNED_294.wav
Just_Whoosh_208.wav
Screams&Shouts_monster_processed_276.wav
Screams&Shouts_Zombie_voice_067.wav

Soundopolis:
Beach_Ocean_Waves_Fienup_007.wav
Blood_Innards_Splat_Short_Fienup_002.wav
Bone_Break_Fienup_002.wav
CB Radio_Freq 05_Warble_Fienup_001.wav
Electrical_Current_InterferenceLapsteel_Fienup_001.wav
Glass_Break_BeerMug_702T_Fienup_002.wav
Sword_Revolutionary_Sheath_Fienup_001.wav
Thunder_Crack_Fienup_001.wav
Thunderstorm_Heavy Rain_Fienup_001.wav
Water_Drain_Sewer_Fienup_003.wav

Soundcatcher:
The Soundcatcher_365 VARIOUS SFX_Basketball_Game_Crowd_Cheering.wav
The Soundcatcher_365 VAROIUS SFX_Metal_Creeck_Crash_Smash.wav
The Soundcatcher_DESOLATED STRINGS AND WOOD_jazz_brush_scratch_01.wav
The Soundcatcher_DESOLATED STRINGS AND WOOD_muted_strings_jazz_brush_pluck_03.wav
The Soundcatcher_ELEVATORS_Elevator_Creaky_Open_Close_Deep_Rumble_Driving_02.wav
The Soundcatcher_ELEVATORS_Elevator_Slow_Door_Movement_Creaky_Airy_Driving_Noise_01.WAV
The Soundcatcher_LIQUID METAL WATEPRHONE_Waterphone_Bowed_32_Contact_Mic.wav
The Soundcatcher_LIQUID METAL WATEPRHONE_Waterphone_Hit_With_Leather_Mallet_With_Water_Movement_5_Contact_Mic.wav
The Soundcatcher_PRINT SHOP_Ambience_Interior_Machine_Close_Perspective_Running_Full_Speed_Noise_01.wav
The Soundcatcher_PRINT SHOP_Ambience_Interior_Machine_Medium_Distance_Rhythm_High_Frequency_Hiss_01.wav
The Soundcatcher_THE ABANDONED SCHOOL_Board_Metal_Glas_Debris_05.wav
The Soundcatcher_THE ABANDONED SCHOOL_Bulb_Hit_Together_Implosion_Debris_On_Ground_Interior_01.wav
The Soundcatcher_THE GLAS SMASH SESSIONS_Glas_Debris_Movement_Interior_03.wav
The Soundcatcher_THE GLAS SMASH SESSIONS_Glas_Multiple_Windows_Hard_Impact_Breaking_Interior_01.wav

Tovusound:
007_Cologne_Ambience_Indoor_Central_Station_Platform_II.wav
009_Cologne_Ambience_Indoor_Subway_Station_Breslauer_Platz_Stop_Doors_Go_I.wav
056_Cologne_Ambience_Outdoor_Niehler_Hafen_Harbour_Bridge_Day_Birds_Cyclist_Jogger_Church_Bell.wav
070_Cologne_Ambience_Outdoor_Pedestrian_Area_Hohe_Stra+ƒe_People_Walking_Talking.wav
083_Cologne_Ambience_Outdoor_Rhine_Rhein_Deutz_Tanzbrunnen_Ducks.wav
026_Ambience_Outdoor_City_Big_Junction_People_Horns.wav
080_Ambience_Outdoor_Market_Day_Close_Busy.wav
119_Ambience_People_Outdoor_Courtyard_Day_Kids_Playing_Talking.wav
152_Train_Indoor_Driving_Normal_Fans.wav
177_Vehicle_Street_Day_Rikscha_Passby_Horn_Birds.wav

Unidentified Sound Object:
Another_connection.wav
Red_alert_13.wav
Unseen_Noises_06.wav
Unseen_Noises_36.wav
Kyma_Ambiences_vol1_36.wav
Kyma_Ambiences_vol1_51.wav
Transmission_Apparatus_am-tuning_short_20.wav
Transmission_Apparatus_Kyma_synthesis_short_33.wav
Transmission_Apparatus_ssb_tuning_short_05.wav
Transmission_Apparatus_vocal_processing_short_25.wav

WhatisValis:
amb_JD_drone_alien_scanner.wav
amb_JD_drone_jokers_musicbox.wav
amb_JD_drone_lost_chanting_01.wav
amb_JD_drone_pulsing_underscore.wav

3 thoughts on “An early Christmas present for you: Here Are 130+ Sound Effects – For Free!

    • Hi Dario, it’s extremely similar to the general license for the site – for more details, check out the specifics in each folder of the downloaded file. Hope this helps, – Asbjoern

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