13 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we've got plenty for your auditory explorations!

Need to invoke spine-tingling chills? Dive into a library of terrifying violin strings and deep suspenseful impacts. Crafting a heart-stopping chase scene? Buckle up with classic car and high-octane racing sound effects.

And that's not all - we've got atmospheric soundscapes from bustling French cityscapes and street traffic to tranquil swimming pools.

Plus, you can hear crackling fire, old-fashioned phone rings, game UI construction kits, realistic snow footsteps, a silenced pistol, and even the eerie drones of an Icelandic Langspil.

So get ready to dive into creativity and make a splash with your sound design! Happy listening!


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Extreme Drift 2

' Extreme Drift 2' is Sound Ex Machina's highly anticipated sequel that lets you experience the thrill of high-speed drifts, powerful engine rev-ups, blistering accelerations, and more - with 74 immersive perspectives inside the cockpit.
 
  • Introducing Extreme Drift 2: the highly anticipated sequel to our acclaimed sound library Extreme Drift!

    With 376 audio files recorded at 96kHz/24-bit, experience the thrill of high-speed drifts, powerful engine rev-ups, blistering accelerations, and more.

    This time, we’ve added 74 interior perspective files for an immersive cockpit experience. Ideal for filmmakers, game developers, and all audio professionals, Extreme Drift 2 takes your projects to the next level.

    Get ready to feel the rush!

    SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS

    CURATION APPLIED

    We meticulously curated each sound, removing unwanted environmental noise and ensuring clarity.

    INTUITIVE FOLDER STRUCTURE

    Sounds are organized into easily navigable categories:

    Drifts
    Engine Rev Ups
    Accelerations
    Pass Bys
    Turns
    Drive Offs
    Interior Perspectives

    DETAILED METADATA INCLUDED

    Each sound is embedded with comprehensive Soundminer metadata, facilitating effortless browsing and editing across various platforms.

    CAR MODELS COVERED

    Honda Civic
    BMW 320
    Peugeot 206
    Renault Clio
    Subaru Altezza
    Subaru Impreza
    Toyota Yaris

Interactive

'Interactive' by Rock The Speakerbox includes over 3900 sound effects across three packages. With a construction kit, building blocks, and designed features, it gives you the tools to create immersive and engaging UI sounds in your game.
 
  • User Interface (UI) Sound Effects Interactive Play Track 3917 sounds included, 225 mins total $149.99
    User Interface (UI) Sound Effects - get more than 3900+ sounds in the INTERACTIVE sound library

    Introducing ‘INTERACTIVE’ by Rock The Speakerbox: Your ultimate organic Game UI Sound Design Toolkit. Elevate your UI sound design with a comprehensive sound effects library crafted to meet the exacting demands of modern game development. ‘INTERACTIVE’ is a massive toolset designed to empower you with a diverse range of components for creating immersive, dynamic and organic sounding UI.

    Structured into three packages:

    Construction Kit (3151 Sounds):
    Unlock a world of possibilities with a massive set of generic components like clicks, whooshes, pops, and textures, alongside elaborate recordings for specific contextual needs such as coins, paper, medieval weapons and many more. Explore elemental textures like water, wood, stone, etc for added depth and a comprehensive arsenal of percussive and tonal instruments.

    Building Blocks (606 Sounds):
    Streamline your workflow with pre-designed sounds of basic UI components, including impacts, clicks, whooshes, specific contextual actions and textures (clattering coins, rustling paper, igniting fires, alchemical reactions, growing vegetation) plus tonal and musical feedback for different moods (positive, negative, rewarding, warning, triumphal, holy)

    Designed (160 Sounds):
    Choose from four sets of ready-to-use sounds tailored for the most common UI actions in different game styles (Casual, Dark, Medieval, Modern).

    Each of the four sets gives you following UI sounds:
    • Confirm
    • Select
    • Notification
    • Purchase
    • Open Menu
    • Back/Close Menu
    • Positive Light
    • Positive Heavy
    • Negative Light
    • Negative Heavy

    With 699 sound files, each offering more than 5 variations in average, ‘INTERACTIVE’ delivers a total of over 3900 sounds – ensuring that you’ll never run out of options to bring your creative vision to life. This library gives you everything you need to captivate your audience and create immersive UI soundscapes that truly resonate.

Skoda Octavia 2004

'Skoda Octavia 2004' by Krampfstadt Studio includes recordings of driving sounds (interior and exterior), Foley effects, mechanical noises, and electrical sounds from this compact car. You get high-quality 32bit / 192 kHz files in UCS format.
 
  • Car Sound Effects Skoda Octavia 2004 compact car Play Track 243 sounds included, 34 mins total $60
    All files are recorded 32bit, 192 kHz, with RØDE NTG1, Shure KSM 137, FEL Clippy XLR EM272, FEL Pluggy XLR EM272 and Sonorous Objects SO.3 microphones, Sound Devices MixPre-6 II & Zoom F3 recorders. Library contains wav files of driving, interior and exterior foley, mechanical and electrical sounds. It is also available in UCS.
French cities amb

'French cities amb' by Spectro_SD captures bustling French life in binaural and stereo. It offers a variety of everyday sounds from cafes, markets, parks, and streets in cities like Paris, Nantes, and Strasbourg.
 
  • City Life Sound Effects French cities amb Play Track 56 sounds included, 326 mins total $80

    Dive into the authentic urban atmospheres of French cities with our dedicated sound bank. Recorded in various locations such as Nantes, Strasbourg, Paris, Montpellier, Orléans, and more, our recordings offer a total immersion into the daily life of French city-dwellers.

    Our collection is divided into two parts: a binaural section for an immersive spatial listening experience, and a stereo section for use in audio or audiovisual post-production.

    You’ll find a wide variety of typically French urban environments, including restaurants, terraces, markets, parks, as well as street atmospheres, tourist areas, and traffic.

    Each sound is captured with great precision to faithfully reflect the atmosphere and essence of the recorded locations. This sound bank is designed to meet the needs of sound professionals, offering a valuable resource to enhance their creative projects with realistic and evocative urban atmospheres.

Snow Foley Instrument

'Snow Foley Instrument' by Sen6 is a sound design tool featuring pristine mountain snow. It provides over 200 samples of 8 different walking styles and a user-friendly instruments for Kontakt and DSsampler for easy integration into linear and interactive projects.
 
  • Introducing the Snow Foley Instrument, a collection of pristine snow footsteps samples recorded with the legendary Sony PCM-D100 in the remote mountains of southern France. To enhance your sound design workflow, the samples are accompanied by user-friendly Kontakt and DSsampler instruments.

    Whether you’re crafting linear sound designs, immersive interactive experiences, or dynamic game environments, this versatile library has you covered. 

    Key Features: 

    • 8 Different Walking types
    • More than 200 unique samples
    • Recorded in real snow, in different depths
    • Stereo 96Khz 24bit
    • Kontakt & DSsampler
    • Midi Controlled Knobs
    Snow Floey Footsteps Demo

    *Runs in Kontakt or Free Kontakt Player version 7.7.3 or higher, and in DecentSmapler 1.9.13 or higher.

     

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It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 06

'It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 06' by All You Can Eat Audio gets you sounds of an amplified landline phone for users who are hard of hearing. It includes over 7,000 sounds of button presses, pick-ups, hangs-up, cable handling, switch clicks, and more from various microphone setups.
 
  • It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 06 is sixth installment in the It’s A Plain Phone_Collection. This pack includes recordings of a ClearSounds 40XLC Amplified Telephone pressing buttons, pick up, hang ups, slams, detach and reattach cable to both phone and base, switches, and more! This specific phone is designed for those hard of hearing, thus multiple additional switches and settings. 7358+ sounds over two microphone setups, or 3679+ sounds with 1 microphone set up; all packed in 670 sound files. These sound files were recorded at 24 bit, 192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050/30 and Sanken CO-100K/ Sennheiser MKH30 microphones into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6.

    All are metadata tagged using the Universal Category System in Soundminer, and also searchable in Soundly and Basehead.

Swimming Pool Ambience

'Swimming Pool Ambience' by Sonic Bat offers over 4 hours of aquatic atmospheres from 5 distinct soundscapes including water polo matches, a regional swimming competition, public pool ambiences, and locker rooms.
 
  • Environments & Ambiences Swimming Pool Ambience Play Track 30 sounds included, 248 mins total $35

    Swimming Pool Ambience provides five distinct soundscapes spread through long, evolving and captivating sound recordings from Portugal’s primary water polo masculine and feminine leagues, a regional swimming competition, neutral takes at a public pool and locker room ambiences.

    Water polo is a team based sport played in a swimming pool, where each player uses intense swimming strokes and tactics to score and defend their goal. This requires constant communication between team mates and coaches, prominently featured in this library, giving a distinct flavor to this sport with its booming echoes, splashes, shouting and plentiful goal celebrations. In addition to all this, you have varied crowd reactions, pre-match drills, team presentations and quieter moments.

    The regional swimming competition audio files have abundant support chants from a young audience with minimal crowd dialogue, perfect to be used on any audiovisual project set in a swimming pool. The neutral takes of people swimming at a different public pool with no crowd conversations complement this section, providing different options for smart sound editing.

    With a little over four hours of content, this library is your deep dive into the world of aquatic sports.

SF19 + Silencer

'SF19 + Silencer' by Dramatic Cat features this pistol with a comprehensive set of shooting sounds and weapon handling effects. You'll hear it from various distances, with and without a silencer, and even get designed soundscapes and Foley.
 
  • Introducing our sound library of a SF19 4.5″ TB OSP, a cal. 9x19mm semi-automatic pistol manufactured by HS Produkt. This modernized and improved version of the popular XDM handgun features a polymer frame, 19 rounds magazine, forged slide and hammer forged barrel.

    Using a large array of various microphone configurations, we recorded shots from several distances both with and without silencer. We then moved to our studio to capture an extensive range of foley, including mag in and out, chamber cycles, selector switches, suppressor, trigger actions and more.

    This library also comes with carefully designed assets in stereo and 5.1, created from our raw files. It includes powerful shots with and without suppressor, 3 meticulously crafted types of tails (Wide, Urban and Interior) and punchy foleys.

     

    Multiple mic perspectives

    The raw shots feature a total of 16 recording positions, from shooter perspective up to 80 meters, with a total of 25 channels. Among these you will find high SPL microphones attached to the weapons for mech sounds, CO-100k for ultrasonic content, large-diaphragm microphone close to the ground for punchy low ends, ambisonic perspective and much more! We also recorded the foley with multiple microphones, including a CO-100k for drastic pitch changes.


    Designed and Game Ready assets

    The library also includes “game ready assets”, which are edited versions of our designed sounds, with individual variations allowing easy implementation into your game engine or audio middleware.


    Gear used

    Sound Devices 722 • MixPre-6 II • Zoom F6 • Sanken CO-100K •  NTG1 • MKH416  • TLM103 • Usi Pro • MikroUsi • MKH 8040 • MKH30 • MK012 • SM57 • MK21 • CM4 • KmrB1i • DPA 4062 • NT-SF1


    Metadata

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

Cinematic Fire Sound FX

'Cinematic Fire Sound FX' by Ocular Sounds provides 31 sounds capturing the crackle, roar, and intensity of fire, from flickering embers to blazing infernos. It allows filmmakers, video editors, and sound designers to enhance storytelling with the raw energy of fire.
 
Cityscapes Sound FX

'Cityscapes Sound FX' by Ocular Sounds offers 90 immersive sounds that capture the essence of bustling cities around the world. From street traffic and echoes to general city ambience, these sounds bring the energy and atmosphere of urban life to your projects.
 
Deep Impacts Sound FX

'Deep Impacts Sound FX' by Ocular Sounds will enhance your videos with 35 sounds that add depth and drama to action scenes, suspenseful moments, and more. This pack is designed to elevate your storytelling and leave a lasting impression on your audience.
 
Dissonant Langspil

'Dissonant Langspil' by Hidden Sound features experimental sounds from this Icelandic instrument. You get a variety of dissonant and atonal elements like drones, scrapes, and squeaks ideal for unique textures, sound transformations, and eerie atmospheres.
 
AMORAL

'AMORAL' by MatiasMacSD contains 104 dark and chaotic violin string recordings that will weave feelings of fear and dread in your horror scores. You'll get unsettling elements like surreal textures, distorted glitches, and cinematic effects.
 
  • Cinematic & Trailer Sound Effects AMORAL Play Track 104 sounds included, 17 mins total $25

    AMORAL is a collection of 104 (24 Bit / 48 kHz, wav, UCS) signature chaotic violin strings.

    This pack of dark and cacophonous sound effects is great for musical horror compositions/trailers and will help you to create a sensation of fear and dread in your productions.

    Violins were digital mangled and manipulated with different sound design techniques to offer You a beautiful and tense collection of surreal sounds, impulsive movements, glitched textures, distorted elements and cinematic effects.

    Check the DEMO. It shows with clarity what you will get.



 
 
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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 $39.50

    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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  • Electricity Sound Effects A Fluorescent Bulb II Play Track 12+ sounds included, 37 mins total $25

    This library is a continuation of my first library A Fluorescent Bulb. This contains 6 more fluorescent light hums/buzzes with nice plinks and warming sounds. For each light there is at least 2 minutes up to 5 minutes of tone, and a second file with a manipulated light switch where you get multiple plinks and buzzes. The tone of this library is a bit higher pitch than the first 6 bulbs from the first library

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  • Game Audio Packs Mobile Game Play Track 578 sounds included, 30 mins total $42

    Inspired by app market hits like Clash of Clans and Candy Crush, we present to you Mobile Game – a truly fun and genuinely gameplay inspired sound effects library. Filled with a thorough selection of popular game ready audio assets, Mobile Game gives you sounds that you can quickly implement inside any game to give it a familiar “hit app” game feel.

    • Includes 578 files
    • All files in .Wav 96k 24bit
    • Plus game ready mp3 files
    • Inspired by today’s best App Games
    • Includes Soundminer metadata
    • 891.9 MB of samples

    Mobile Game features sounds such as:

    Bubbles • Building • Coins • Crafting • Mechanisms and Contraptions • Musical Stabs • Objective Completes • Pick Ups • Potions • Tonal Designed Organic fx • UI/Menu • Upgrades

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  • Presenting the most malfunctioning, dirty old gritty sounding engine failure library out there

    Featuring a staggering 81 files with numerous takes in most tracks, the Kaput sound effects library will cover the bases of almost any broken false starting engine scene one can imagine.

    I can honestly say, that finding the vehicles and tools for this library, has been among the most challenging I have come by. Old and broken cars and trucks are hard to come by these days. Most cars are obviously either driving and dont have start problems, and many of the rest just wont start at all.

    Just as rare are broken petrol powered tools, which usually fit the latter category of not working at all.

    Still, with amazing recording help from recordist Michal Fojcik Soundmind Poland, and just as amazing help from recordist Erik Watland from Norway, the Kaput sound effects library is featuring no less then

    24 different cars, trucks, moped and motorcycles

    1 boat engine

    A few weird sounding power generators and water pump motors

    Back firing exhausts

    Petrol powered garden tools, chain saws, and hedge trimmers

    Brutal construction machines

    From old eastern european trucks, vintage US V8 muscle trucks, classic scandinavian cars, and more modern diesel and petrol engines to funny sputtering dying petrol power tools.

    There is even a few more recording sessions planned, that just didn’t make the deadline for the first batch of sounds in this library (buying a copy of this first of sounds, will of course make any future sounds added to the library free of charge).

    KAPUT is 81 stereo and mono files, 96/24. 1,6 gb big, all UCS ready!

  • Hear the majesty of tropical seas from soothing surf, trickling water laps, and crashing wave sound effects.

  • ACOUSTIC GUITAR FOLEY FOR YOUR PROJECTS
    The SB111 ACOUSTIC GUITAR FOLEY Sound Effects Library is a collection of handling movements, grabs and sets, string noise, drags, impacts, strumming, fingerpicking, tuning, and the smashing and destroying of an acoustic guitar.

    A UNIQUE ACOUSTIC GUITAR FOLEY LIBRARY
    We’ve gone above and beyond just capturing the sounds of strumming and picking – we’ve recorded the nuances and details that make acoustic guitars so special. Like the subtle sounds of the guitar strap as it settles against your shoulder, string noise of fingers on the fretboard, the satisfying sound of the guitar being tuned, grabs and set downs, strings being clipped and even a full restringing sequence. Of course we’ve also included the playing of chords and riffs while strumming and fingerpicking – some played in tune and some out of tune. We did not forget to record your pick as it rattles around in the abyss of the guitar’s sound hole – and the satisfying sound of the guitar being smashed and destroyed. All the details you need to bring realism to your project.

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  • The Drawers & Cupboards SFX library is an essential collection for professionals seeking high-quality sound effects for their projects. This library features 63 meticulously recorded sounds of opening, closing, and rummaging through cupboards and drawers, making it perfect for game developers, animators, and filmmakers.

    This library offers a diverse range of sounds, including:

    • Opening and closing cupboard doors
    • Picking up glass bottles
    • Rummaging through various materials (glass, mixed materials, containers, plastic)
    • Metal and wooden drawers opening and closing
  • Car Sound Effects Broken Car Engine Play Track 5 sounds included, 28 mins total $27

    My car engine broke! As a result of making a huge costly mistake caused by accidentally skipping an oil change service from getting dates and miles mixed up (on top of being a higher milage car), my 2006 Volvo V50 T5’s engine starting making incredibly loud knocking, clicking and rattling sounds. Took it for one last drive before it was picked up by a junk yard, and recorded the process. I put a DPA 4061 and a Rode NT5 in the engine and drove it around the neighborhood, first on residential streets, then drove it harder on some faster streets (the engine was so loud you can’t hear any other cars in the recordings), abusing the manual mode for higher rpm recordings the whole time until it started overheating, smoking and dumping liquid (coolant I think? Oil? Both?). I Quickly took the DPA out because it was right near a section of the engine that was overheating, but I left the NT5 in. Satisfied with what I recorded but still a couple miles from home, after my car cooled a bit I continued to record my drive home, this time with the DPA inside the car to get an interior perspective (this drive is labeled “bonus drive” in the library).

    This library is just 5 files, totaling 27 minutes and 28 seconds, 24/96k, 956MB. Quality Soundminer metadata and UCS compliant. Recorded with a DPA 4061 and NT5 for starts, idles, off, revving, slow to moderate driving, harder faster driving, with lots of variation. One file is just the NT5 engine recording for an additional 5 and a half minute drive, and one is just the DPA for an interior perspective of that drive.

    I’ll miss that car a lot, but at least I got some great recordings out of it! I hope you find them useful.


   

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