12 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we've got a nice collection of new sound libraries that have the detail and high quality you are looking for.

Want to add crisp, realistic nature sounds to your project? We have recordings of French countrysides with their rainfall and tranquil ambiences (complete with roosters!), Scottish streams and creeks, and the icy solitude of an Icelandic winter.

Need some unique animal sounds to bring your characters to life? We have purrs and meows from adorable cats, calls from majestic parrots, sharp cries and neighs of cute alpacas, and even the barks of ferocious guard dogs.

Looking for something that can be used across genres and projects? We have a library packed with versatile footsteps for any situation, lawnmowers creating freshly cut grass, the menacing slashes of swords clashing, and the atmospheric hum of urban drones.

So whether you're working on a video game, film, or just want to add some sonic spice to your project, we've got you covered. Happy listening!


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Rural France – 2

'Rural France – 2' by Celine Woodburn will immerse your listeners in the tranquility of rural France. It captures the essence of the countryside with rooster crows, chirping crickets, buzzing flies, and the nocturnal symphony of twitters and hoots.
 
  • Animal Sound Effects Rural France – 2 Play Track 48+ sounds included, 145 mins total $24

    The sound of rural France

    High-quality recordings will transport your audience to the heart of rural France, where the sounds of nature is ever-present.

    Cockerels crowing loudly in the distance

    The chirping of crickets and buzzing of flys

    The tweeting of nocturnal birds

    The gentle hum of crickets and the occasional hoot of an owl as night falls

    Recorded and exported in 32-bit 192Khz

Sword – Medieval Swords

'Sword – Medieval Swords' by Cyberwave Orchestra offers classic slashing sounds and hard-to-find stabbing effects. Wood, flesh, and plate variations let you create realistic battles for any era, from medieval clashes to fantasy RPGs.
 
  • Introducing the ultimate sword-themed sound effects pack, perfect for game developers and enthusiasts looking to take their melee combat scenes to the next level. With 138 high-quality sounds, this pack is a must-have for anyone looking to add realistic and immersive sword sound effects to their games.

    • What sets this pack apart is the inclusion of hard-to-find sword-stabbing sounds, in addition to the classic slashing sounds. Each sound is recorded in high quality and expertly separated into swinging and impact sounds, with unique materials such as wood, flesh, and plate, providing maximum flexibility for any combat scene.

    Whether you’re creating a medieval battle scene or a fantasy RPG, this sound pack will help bring your game to life. With its vast array of sounds, you can create unique and dynamic combat sequences that are sure to captivate your audience. Multiple variations of each sound effect will ensure the best possible results for those looking for great realism.

    Listen to it on SoundCloud

    Files List

Drone Sounds Vol. 6

'Drone Sounds Vol. 6' by Ferreira the Sound Guy will bring your projects to life with urban ambience! It offers 10 unique soundscapes crafted from recordings of city metals (signs, road dividers) using a LOM Géofon mic.
 
  • This soundlibrary arises from recordings in the city with the LOM Géofon microphone on metals such as signs, road separators, among others.

    After working these sounds in post production, this library comes with 10 incredible drone sounds that will bring your vídeo, trailer or movie to life.

The Animal Symphony – Cats Vol 1

'The Animal Symphony – Cats Vol 1' by Khron Studio purrfectly captures feline communication! It features a variety of meows from two distinct cats recorded in 24-bit, 192kHz/96kHz for exceptional clarity.
 
  • THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – WATUSI
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – MEERKAT
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – WHITE HANDED GIBBON
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – LOVEBIRD
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – CROWING ROOSTER
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – GOAT & SHEEP
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – DONKEY
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – PARROT
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – ALPACA

    “The Animal Symphony – Cats Vol 1” offers a collection of 36 high-quality audio tracks, each with multiple sounds (between 3 and 5 variations). The audios are organized with an intuitive nomenclature, allowing you to easily exchange the different microphone jacks to choose or combine the best recordings. Using high-end microphones, such as the Sennheiser MKH 8050 and EM258, along with a Zoom H6 recorder for stereo sound, we have captured every detail and nuance of these sounds. Recordings were made at 24-bit and 192kHz/96kHz, ensuring professional clarity and depth.

    This collection offers a wide variety of meows from two different cats, perfect for adding realism and authenticity to your projects. With multiple takes and variations, this library provides the flexibility needed for any type of production that requires sounds from these cats. All recordings have been carefully edited to eliminate external noises, such as birds, wind or people. Furthermore, thanks to the ultrasonic microphones used, it is guaranteed that by lowering the tone the frequency richness will be maintained.

    Ideal Applications:
    – Video games: Add realism and depth to the natural environments of your games.
    Cinema and Documentaries: Enrich your audiovisual productions with authentic sounds.
    – Educational Applications: Use these sounds in educational projects to teach about wildlife and animal behavior.
    – Multimedia Projects: Ideal for any project that seeks to enrich the user’s listening experience.

    Technical details:
    – Total Audios: 36 (Each audio contains between 3 and 5 variations)
    – Format: 192kHz – 96kHz/24bit
    – Equipment Used: Zoom F6 recorder with Sennheiser MKH 8050 microphone and EM258 capsule microphone, plus a Zoom H6 recorder for stereo sound.

    License:
    The sounds from “The Animal Symphony – Cats Vol 1” are available under a royalty-free license, allowing their use in multiple projects at no additional costs. You can use these sound effects in your games, trailers, Kickstarter campaigns, and more, as many times as you like.

Water Flowing – Scotland

'Water Flowing – Scotland' by Dramatic Cat takes you on a sonic journey through the Scottish Highlands. It captures the majesty of waterfalls, the gurgling of streams, and the peaceful trickles of creeks.
 
  • Immerse yourself in the enchanting natural landscapes of Scotland with this collection of water flowing sounds.

    Recorded during hikes through the Scottish Highlands, our high-quality sounds capture the essence of majestic waterfalls, the gentle babbles and robust currents of winding streams, and the serene trickles of tranquil creeks.

    Gear used

    Sound Devices MixPre-6 II • LOM Usi Pro • LOM MikroUsi • Oktava MK-012 MS


    Metadata

    This sound library is UCS compliant and comes with fully embedded metadatas compatible with Soundly, Soundminer and Basehead.

Sound of Nature: Iceland-Winter Ambiences

'Sound of Nature: Iceland-Winter Ambiences' by FENNEC FX immerses you in a secluded Icelandic winter wonderland. Crystal-clear recordings capture the biting wind, pristine snow, and occasional bird calls.
 
  • This library offers a collection of recordings from Iceland during the winter season. The landscape is cold and blanketed in snow. You can hear the biting icy wind, the pervasive chill, and, occasionally, the calls of a few birds and a solitary raven. These recordings capture the serene, remote and stark beauty of Icelandic winter ambiances.

    All recordings are clear and entirely devoid of external noise and human disruptions. This is why this library is particularly valuable for productions set in the past, such as medieval and ancient times as well as for historical and nature documentaries.

    All these nature ambiences are recorded using two microphone setups: a Double MS Stereo setup and a spaced omnis setup, the latter also providing extended frequency response. This results in four variations for each recording: Stereo, Wide Stereo, Wide AB Stereo, and 5-channel 5.0 surround. The variances between these options range from subtle to more pronounced, offering flexibility for crosscutting within scenes.

    Get more than 3 hours of unique, royalty-free and notably high quality recordings with this library. Recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz. Accurately edited and mastered to sound as natural as possible. With an average duration ranging from 2 to 7 1/2 minutes per file, there’s ample time to integrate them seamlessly into longer scenes without the need for looping. For more detailed descriptions of the ambiences within this collection, please refer to the metadata provided in our file lists or listen to the preview montage.

    This library is UCS compliant (universalcategorysystem.com). In this new category system, all files contain extensive metadata like file description, Category & Subcategory. Metadata can be read and processed by the most common audio libraries management tools.

Essentials 11 – Footsteps 01

'Essentials 11 – Footsteps 01' by InspectorJ offers 500 footsteps for just $20! It features a variety of walking, jogging, and running sounds on different surfaces like carpet, grass, and even glass.
 
  • Low-price. High-quality. Essential.

    An essential collection of 500 footsteps sounds, including various walking, jogging and running steps, both as a continuous take and as individual steps, on various surfaces (carpet, concrete, dry leaves, glass, grass, gravel, ice, snow & wood).

    Each sound was created at 96kHz / 24-bit stereo and is fully compatible with the Universal Category System (UCS) – a public domain initiative establishing a standardized category list for the classification of sound effects.

    Note: All of these sounds (and more!) are included in the 96 General Library (get 3,000+ SFX for FREE!)

The Animal Symphony – Alpaca

'The Animal Symphony – Alpaca' by Khron Studio offers a collection of alpaca sounds for your creative needs. Featuring 15 audio tracks with over 50 variations, it captures the full range of alpaca vocalizations.
 
  • THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – GOAT & SHEEP
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – CROWING ROOSTER
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – LOVEBIRD
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – WHITE HANDED GIBBON
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – MEERKAT
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – WATUSI

    Product Description:

    “The Animal Symphony – Alpaca” offers a collection of 15 high-quality audio tracks, with a total of 54 individual sounds. The audios are organized with an intuitive nomenclature, allowing you to easily exchange the different microphone jacks and choose which one to use or combine them all. Using two high-end microphones, the Sennheiser MKH 8050 and an EM258 capsule microphone, along with a Zoom H6 recorder for stereo sound, we have captured every detail and nuance of these sounds. Recordings were made at 24-bit and 192kHz/96kHz, ensuring professional clarity and depth.

    This collection offers a wide variety of cries and other sounds made by alpacas. These sounds are perfect for adding realism and authenticity to your projects. With multiple takes and variations, this library provides the flexibility needed for any type of production requiring sounds from these animals. All recordings have been carefully edited to remove external noises, such as other birds, wind or people. Furthermore, thanks to the ultrasonic microphones used, it is guaranteed that whoever decides to tone it down will still get a rich frequency.

    Ideal applications:

    – Video games: Add realism and depth to the natural environments of your games.
    – Cinema and Documentaries: Enrich your audiovisual productions with authentic sounds.
    – Educational Applications: Use these sounds in educational projects to teach about wildlife and animal behavior.
    – Multimedia Projects: Ideal for any project that seeks to enrich the user’s listening experience.

    Technical details:

    – Total audios: 15 (With a total of 54 individual sounds)
    – Format: 192kHz – 96kHz/24bit
    – Equipment used: Zoom F6 recorder with Sennheiser MKH 8050 microphone and EM258 capsule microphone, plus a Zoom H6 recorder for stereo sound.

    License:

    The sounds from “The Animal Symphony – Alpaca” are available under a royalty-free license, allowing their use in multiple projects at no additional costs. You can use these sound effects in your games, trailers, Kickstarter campaigns, and more, as many times as you like.

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The Animal Symphony – Parrot

'The Animal Symphony – Parrot' by Khron Studio features parrots - with screeches, cackles, and other sounds at close and medium distances. Recordings are edited and mastered in professional formats (192kHz/ 96kHz, 24-bit) for exceptional clarity.
 
  • THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – GOAT & SHEEP
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – CROWING ROOSTER
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – LOVEBIRD
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – WHITE HANDED GIBBON
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – MEERKAT
    THE ANIMAL SYMPHONY – WATUSI

    Product Description:

    “The Animal Symphony – Parrot” offers a collection of 87 high-quality audio tracks, each with multiple sounds (Between 3 to 6 variations). The audios are organized with an intuitive nomenclature, allowing you to easily exchange the different microphone jacks, so you can choose which microphone to use or combine them all. Using two high-end microphones, the Sennheiser MKH 8050 and an EM258 capsule microphone, along with a Zoom H6 recorder for stereo sound, we have captured every detail and nuance of these sounds. Recordings were made at 24-bit and 192kHz/96kHz, ensuring professional clarity and depth.

    This collection offers a wide variety of screams, cackling, and other sounds at close and medium distances, perfect for adding realism and authenticity to your projects. With multiple takes and variations, including African Parrot, Macaw, and Eclectic Parrot sounds, this library provides the flexibility needed for any type of production requiring sounds from these birds. All recordings have been carefully edited to remove external noises, such as other birds, wind or people. Furthermore, thanks to the ultrasonic microphones used, it is guaranteed that whoever decides to lower the tone will continue to obtain frequency richness.

    Ideal Applications:

    – Video games: Add realism and depth to the natural environments of your games.
    – Cinema and Documentaries: Enrich your audiovisual productions with authentic sounds.
    – Educational Applications: Use these sounds in educational projects to teach about wildlife and animal behavior.
    – Multimedia Projects: Ideal for any project that seeks to enrich the user’s listening experience.

    Technical details:

    – Total Audios: 87 (Each audio contains between 3-6 variations)
    – Format: 192kHz – 96kHz/24bit
    – Equipment Used: Zoom F6 recorder with Sennheiser MKH 8050 microphone and EM258 capsule microphone, plus a Zoom H6 recorder for stereo sound.

    License:

    The sounds from “The Animal Symphony – Parrot” are available under a royalty-free license, allowing their use in multiple projects at no additional costs. You can use these sound effects in your games, trailers, Kickstarter campaigns, and more, as many times as you like.

Dog Barks

'Dog Barks' by Celine Woodburn features real guard dogs, capturing a range of emotions from ferocious growls to sharp barks. Perfect for adding realism to any project featuring canines, from horror films to animal documentaries.
 
  • Unleash the fury of Our Dogs Sound Effects collection

    High-quality capture the intense emotions and reactions of real guard dogs Growls, snarls and barks

    Add realism to your animal and creatures from horror movies to animal dramas

    Recorded and exported in 32-bit/192kHz

Lawnmower

'Lawnmower' by Celine Woodburn has sounds of lawn-mowers in action from various distances in the French countryside. Transport your listeners to the fresh-cut grass of the great outdoors.
 
  • Mechanical Sound Effects Lawnmower Play Track 13+ sounds included, 36 mins total $25

    Take your audio projects to the next level with our “Cutting Edge” lawnmower sound effects pack!

    A collection of high-quality sound effects will transport your listeners to the great outdoors, where the sweet scent of freshly cut grass fills the air.

    Sound effects of mowing the lawn from various distances in the French countryside which can be used effectively for a variety of projects.

    Recorded and exported in 32 Bit 192Khz

Rainfall

'Rainfall' by Celine Woodburn offers a high-fidelity rain ambience from the French countryside. It features the calming sounds of rainfall along with drips and drops from a roof - all mastered in a high-quality format.
 
 

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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:

  • Human Sound Effects Crowds: Emotions And Reactions Play Track 400 sounds included, 90 mins total $47.40

    This SFX library contains a wide range of reactions and emotional responses varying from quiet crowds to roared battle cries to a large selection of exclamations generated by a group of passionate theatrical actors in indoor venues.

    Apart from the vocalizations, we’ve also included recordings of more unusual crowd ambiances like people walking around the mics, falling down, sitting down and getting up, jumping around, marching, or just being present in the space.

    Crowds library is split into the following two parts:

    Small Groups: Includes small groups of up to 30 people which you can layer together and quickly create the sound of any sized realistic groups of people.

    Large Crowds: Brings pre-designed, easy-to-use sounds of medium to large crowds in various types of reactions, moods, and surroundings.

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  • “The Shoe Collection: Dirt- Knee High Boot“ by Periscope Post & Audio, provides 22 high quality footsteps files in dirt with the knee high boot.  The audio files are recorded at 24bit, 192k with mono and stereo recordings.  The Sennheiser MKH-60 was used for the mono files with a slightly more distant mic placement than the stereo files, which were recorded with the Sennheiser MKH8050 and the Sennheiser MKH-30 near the shoe.  From different walking speeds, to jogging, sprinting, jumping, hard stops, scuffs, and more!  There are several performances with each file to fit the right action you need.  That’s a whopping 268 footsteps between the mono and stereo files!

    These sound files are also UCS metadata tagged

  • Creature Sound Effects WINGS Play Track 1444+ sounds included 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:

Explore the full, unique collection here

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  • Environments & Ambiences Chimney Wind Play Track 30 sounds included, 93 mins total $7

    There was a massive storm going on outside and we could hear the wind from the chimney so we popped our field recording kit up and extended the microphones to as far as they would go up the chimney and pressed record. We managed to capture the low end and rumbles of the wind interacting with the chimney.

    We then tried adding some reverb on to the samples to give space and context which wasn’t exactly part of the plan for this sample pack but we thought it added something so decided to add these samples to the sample pack for no extra cost.

    Chimney Wind will give you enough audio to give your project the authentic sound of wind from a chimney stack, boosting your project to the next level. Chimney Wind has been edited to allow a drop in ready and Royalty Free sample pack. These Samples can be used in a variety of projects from Sound Designing/Compositions for TV, Film, Documentaries and Video Games. UCS Compliant and Metadata is attached to the samples

  • Door Sound Effects Small Furniture Workshop Play Track 17+ sounds included, 52 mins total $15

    This library is recorded in a small furniture workshop where office furniture is sawn and created. We recorded the sounds of the factory so that they can be easily combined together to create a workshop of any scale.

    Here’s What We Recorded:

    • Large circular saw

    • Drill

    • Doors

    • General work noises

    • Industrial Spaces

    Microphones were placed at varying distances from the recording subjects. Many recordings were created using a LOM Geofon contact microphone.

     

     

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  • Rolling thunder, rain in the city or in the countryside – these are the sounds that are included in the collection “Thunderstorm Rain Vol.1”.

    These sounds are well suited for creating a stormy, rainy atmosphere for movies, games and other audio-visual content.

    All sounds are recorded in WAV format, 96 kHz, 24 bit.

     

    The following sounds are included:

    • Atmosphere of Thunderstorm in City Outside Window
    • Drops of Thunderstorm Rain on Windowsill
    • Heavy Rain
    • Pouring Rain
    • Rain Hurricane Rattle Metal Plate Loop
    • Rain in the Gazebo
    • Rain In the Village
    • Rain on Windowsill and City Traffic
    • Rain Thunderstorm on City Traffic Background
    • Rainy Atmosphere with Thunderstorm in City
    • The End of the Thunderstorm
    • Thunderstorm
    • Thunderstorm Rain Intensifies
    • Thunder FX

     

    Product Details:

    • 82 GB
    • 96kHz/24-Bit
    • 73 WAV files

    Thunderstorm Rain Vol.1 – Sound List

  • “Sci-Fi Textures and Loops” are unique sound effects in WAV 24 Bit 96 kHz format that are suitable for creating a dark, mysterious, alien atmosphere when creating science fiction films, games, and music tracks.

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  • The Reindeer/Caribou sound effect library has 150 audio files and over 500 individual sounds. Including:

    • Isolated vocalizations of adults, young calves, and newborn calves, including grunts and nickers
    • Isolated mouth and nose sounds, including breaths, exhales, inhales, snorts, coughs, smacking, swallowing, sniffs, burps, and gurgles
    • Herd activity, including resting, moving, herding and round-up
    • Real and foley bells
    • Antlers clashing
    • Footsteps, walking and running on different surfaces
    • Eating and drinking
    • Sleeping/Resting
    • Digging snow

    Reindeer/Caribou - Sound Effect Library

    Most of these sounds have been recorded with a collar microphone on reindeer, so the sounds are extremely intimate, isolated, and close-up. The collar microphone was attached to a female reindeer with a calf, which captured the most intimate moments. The collar microphone also recorded many other reindeer in the herd, so there are a lot of unique reindeer vocalizations.

    This sound effect library also contains all 33 files from my previous Reindeer sound effect library.

    Note regarding the naming of the animal: Wikipedia says that “Reindeer is the European name for the species of Rangifer, while in North America, Rangifer species are known as Caribou”. So, you can use the same sounds for each of them because, at least in terms of sound, they are nearly identical!

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