21 new libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have 20 new libraries to show off!

If you are looking for new ambiences, check out the new collections from London, Bratislava, Vienna, the studios of Hollywood, and - what ho! - Medieval villages.

We also have new power tools including a lawn mower, leaf blower, and small chainsaw.

Finally, be sure to check out these hard-to-find compilations of of a fluttering bullroar, horse saddles and harnesses, real farts, two collections of sci-fi airlock doors, '60s-'80s drum grooves, an elevator ride, VO from a Brazilian warrior, crunchy snow footsteps, a massive collection of WWII firearms, Voice ROM 3 samples, and a set of noise and sine waves for testing your audio systems.

Happy listening!


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Bullroar

'Bullroar' by Decal Audio is a ritualistic instrument and when spun, creates huge powerful gusts, whirs, growls, flutters, and buzzes. It has a unique variety of movements from fast flutters to slow spins that allow for the creation of characterful winds, whooshes, vehicles, drones, and more.
 
  • The Bullroar is a ritualistic instrument and when spun, creates huge powerful gusts, whirs, growls, flutters and buzzes. It is an incredibly unique sounds and allows for the creation of characterful winds, whooshes, vehicles, drones and much more.

    This library serves as fantastic source material for sound designers in Film, TV and Video Games and is a great set of sounds to have in your arsenal.

    Bullroar contains over 70 sounds recorded in Stereo 96kHz/24 bit with a variety of gestures and movements and different speeds from fast flutters to slow spins, tagged with the UCS convention.

    Recorded with a Rode-NT4 Stereo Mic into a Sound Devices MixPre-6 recorder.

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World War II Firearms

'World War II Firearms' by BOOM Library is the biggest-ever World War II firearms library and includes 25 renowned weapons from all sides of the infamous conflict. It was recorded at an extraordinarily high quality with the most modern techniques and contains both shots and mechanical sounds.
 
  • AN UNRIVALED WORLD WAR II FIREARMS LIBRARY

    Bring your World War II-themed games and movies to the next level with this biggest-ever World War II firearms library. Recorded at an extraordinarily high quality with the most modern techniques, it includes weapons from all sides of the infamous conflict.

    Containing 25 renowned World War II firearms, from the first assault rifle to pistols with designs still in use, this pack has the most important weapons of the Second World War period. With both shots and mechanical sounds, it is an absolute must for any sound design for movies and interactive media focused on mid-20th century combat.

    WORLD WAR II FIREARMS | Sound Effects | Trailer

    What’s inside

    Included sounds – keywords

    action, assault, automatic, bipod, blowback, bolt, brit, buckshot, bullet, bursts, close, collar, drop, gas, gauge, gun, handheld, machine, magazine, mechanical, muzzle, pistol, rattle, recoil, rifle, semiautomatic, shotgun, submachine, war, weapons, WWII

Lawn Mower

'Lawn Mower' by Pole Position Production has field recordings of working, maneuvering, idling, and performed effects. This collection features a Husqvarna Master 46 lawn mower with a Briggs & Stratton 3,75 hk Sprint 4-stroke engine with a cutting width 46 cm.
 
  • The lawn mower sound effects library features field recordings of working, maneuvering, idling, and performed effects.

    This collection features a Husqvarna Master 46 lawn mower with a Briggs & Stratton 3,75 hk Sprint 4-stroke engine with a cutting width 46 cm. It includes performances of idles, revs, blips, ramps, steady RPMs, and working from nearby and distant perspectives, as well as performed effects. It also shares driving from three exterior positions, as well as microphones mounted on the exhaust, overhead, and at the engine, with additional custom mixes of the onboard perspectives.

    The collection includes Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions and 18 fields of embedded metadata.

Ambiences from London, Part 2

'Ambiences from London, Part 2' by Robert Kubicki lets you explore the soundscapes of iconic landmarks – Big Ben, British Library, and Covent Garden, along with the traffic and crowds that make this city unique. Enjoy the city parks, art galleries, pubs, and public transport.
 
  • Ambiences from London Part 2 – is the second sound collection that captures the sounds of the UK capital. Explore the soundscapes of iconic landmarks – Big Ben, British Library, and Covent Garden, together with the traffic and crowds that make this city unique. Enjoy the city parks (Hyde Park), art galleries (Tate Modern), pubs and public transport (King’s Cross and Stratford train stations, Overground and the recently-opened Elizabeth line).

    The library was captured post-lockdown and post-Brexit. In comparison to the first sound collection (Ambiences from London Part 1), it is quieter and less busy, which is no surprise considering the declining number of office workers, immigrants and tourists.

    Ambiences from London Part 2 is compliant with UCS (Universal Catalogue System) and recorded at high quality – 192kHz, 24bit.

Small Chainsaw

'Small Chainsaw' by Pole Position Production has field recordings of a chainsaw working, idling, ramps, steady RPMs, and performed effects. This collection features a Husqvarna 338 XPT top handle chain saw with a 2-stroke engine 38 cm3 engine and a 12″ sword.
 
  • The small chainsaw sound effects library features field recordings of a chainsaw working, idling, ramps, steady RPMs, and performed effects.

    This collection features a Husqvarna 338 XPT top handle chain saw with a 2-stroke engine 38 cm3 engine and a 12″ sword. It includes performances of idles, revs, blips, ramps, steady RPMs, and working from nearby and distant perspectives, as well as performed effects.

    The collection includes Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions and 18 fields of embedded metadata.

Austria: Vienna Ambiences

'Austria: Vienna Ambiences' by Field Reports includes a wide range of sounds from the city streets, including the unique sounds of horse and carriages, to the lively Christmas markets and a busy bar and restaurant. Experience the hustle and bustle of a busy train station and take a journey through the city on a tram.
 
  • Introducing the ultimate field recording collection of ambiences from the city of Vienna, a comprehensive collection of high-quality recordings captured in the heart of the Austrian capital.

    This collection includes a wide range of sounds from the city streets, including the unique sounds of horse and carriages, to the lively Christmas markets and a busy bar and restaurant. Experience the hustle and bustle of a busy train station and take a journey through the city on a tram. For a more intimate experience, listen to the late-night city from above and the unique ambiences from inside and outside of two of Mozart’s former residences.

    Perfect for film, television, video game and podcast production, this collection is a must-have for any sound designer or audio professional.

The Foley Vault – Horse Saddle & Harness

'The Foley Vault – Horse Saddle & Harness' by 344 Audio was performed for a variety of feature and short film projects and has been compiled and released for you to edit and implement into your own film, game, and television productions.
 
  • The Foley Vault is home to an ever-growing collection of original Foley recordings.

    Each library was captured by professional Foley Artists on our in-house Foley Stage using a Sennheiser MKH50 microphone.

    These sounds were originally performed for a variety of feature and short film projects. They have now been compiled and released for you to edit and implement into your own film, game and television productions.

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Farts

'Farts' by Krampfstadt Studio has real human farts, not designed or recordings of other sounds that sound like farts. All files are recorded 32-bit / 192 kHz with FEL Pluggy EM272 microphone and a Zoom F3 recorder. This library is also available in UCS.
 
  • Funny / Comedy / Cartoon Farts Play Track 50 sounds included, 1 mins total $30
    These are all real human farts, not designed or recordings of other sounds that sound like farts. I recorded myself farting. All files are recorded 32bit, 192 kHz, with FEL Pluggy EM272 microphone, Zoom F3 recorder. Library is also available in UCS.
Slovakia: Bratislava Ambiences

'Slovakia: Bratislava Ambiences' by Field Reports features a diverse range of sounds from this beautiful capital city. It includes city streets with people, traffic, and construction work, lively atmospheres busy bars and restaurants, and the hustle and bustle of a busy train station.
 
  • Introducing our field recording collection of ambiences from Bratislava, Slovakia. This collection features a diverse range of sounds from this beautiful capital city, including city streets with people and traffic, the unique sound of trams, the clanging of construction work, the lively atmosphere of a busy bar and restaurant, and the hustle and bustle of a busy train station.

    These high-quality recordings are perfect for film, television, and video game sound design, as well as for ambient music production. Whether you’re a sound designer, musician, or just a fan of unique and authentic sounds, this collection is a must-have for your library.

Spaceship Pneumatic Airlock Door Sound Effect Pack 02

'Spaceship Pneumatic Airlock Door Sound Effect Pack 02' by Debsound has the perfect futuristic sounds of a pneumatic airlock door opening and closing. This collection is ideal for use in games and applications needing that special, grandiose, and uniquely sci-fi entrance.
 
  • Spaceship Pneumatic Airlock Door Sound Effect Pack 02 – Debsound

    This sound effects pack is perfect for futuristic, sci-fi or other productions where pneumatic airlock door opening and closing sounds are required.
    As a huge Sci-Fi fan, I’ve always loved the sounds of such movies whatever they were. So I couldn’t leave pneumatic airlock doors out of my work.
    This sound effect collection is ideal for use in game software, applications.

    60 Pneumatic Airlock Door sound effect.
    For games, apps or productions where Airlock Door scenes appear.

Parallel Universe Breaks // 200+ Drum Breaks and Percussion Loops

'Parallel Universe Breaks // 200+ Drum Breaks and Percussion Loops' by BØLT compiles sophisticated processing and over a decade's worth of programming uncannily realistic sounding drum grooves to capture what made those '60s, '70s, and '80s grooves so catchy.
 
  • Drum Breaks from a different Past

    My first sample pack ever to stretch the boundaries of time and space. Extracted from obscure records discovered in a parallel universe while experimenting with a DIY particle accelerator. 100% royalty free in this universe and my biggest pack to date with a whopping 200 loops!

    All joking aside, this pack contains 100% royalty free drum breaks that have been carefully handcrafted to sound like they’ve always been out there, just waiting to be sampled. Using sophisticated processing and pulling from over a decade worth of experience in programming uncannily realistic sounding drum grooves, these breaks are the result of years spent studying what made those memorable grooves from the 60s, 70s, and 80s so catchy.

    This pack covers a wide range of genres and distinct drum sounds that can stand on their own and compliment each other.

    A number of loops even stem from the days when I still ran a little studio in Germany. Every now and then I would sneak behind whatever drum kit was in the studio at the moment and record some grooves. Turns out that these recordings came in very handy!

    These loops are meant to be chopped, layered, mangled, and processed into anything you can think of – no clearance necessary.

    What’s included?

    • 101 vintage drum breaks
    • 19 drum fills
    • 18 hi-hat & cymbal loops
    • 19 acoustic percussion loops
    • 43 vintage drum machine breaks
    • BONUS: “fills galore” pack with 17 acoustic drum fills and 6 extra breaks

    223 loops / 370 mb in total. All files come as 44.1 kHz / 24 bit WAV and are labeled with their tempo.

    Parallel Universe Breaks: The Ultimate Royalty-Free Drum Break Pack! | BØLT
    Making a beat with Parallel Universe Breaks | BØLT
Medieval Towns and Villages

'Medieval Towns and Villages' by SoundFellas is a comprehensive sound library from the medieval era, recreating everyday life in the middle ages. Includes stereo, surround, and ambisonic loops, plus individual elements to create custom ambiences or sound effects.
 
  • A comprehensive sound library from the enchanting world of the Middle Ages featuring meticulously recorded elements that come together harmoniously to create a realm of realism that transports your audience back in time, including isolated elements, acoustic impulse responses, noiseprints, and ambience loops.

    Medieval Towns and Villages - Full Library Presentation
Elevator

'Elevator' by Celine Woodburn will elevate your project to the next level! A full-length of lift ride was recorded including button presses and doors opening and closing. recorded in an elevator in a Canadian hotel. Recorded in 192kHz / 32-bit float using a Zoom f3 and exported in 192/32 and 96/24.
 
  • Elevate your project to the next level with this elevator pack!

    Full length of lift ride was recorded including button presses and doors opening and closing.

    recorded in an elevator in a Canadian hotel.

    Recorded in 192Khz 32bit float using the zoom f3

    And exported in 192/32 and 96/24

Hollywood Ambiences

'Hollywood Ambiences' by Carma Studio has ambiences from film and television production studios, including setup and construction crews, production crews filming and recording, strikedown, post production facilities, ‘on air’ broadcast. interiors and exteriors, red carpet event, and more!
 
  • Environments & Ambiences Hollywood Ambiences Play Track 121 sounds included, 378 mins total $99.95

    We give you a VIP pass into the sounds of Hollywood with 121 ambiences from the various stages of production and entertainment.

    Field recordings covering the sounds of film and television production in studio, on stage and on location.  Includes setup and construction crews, production crews filming and recording, strikedown and haul out crews, post production, technical areas, broadcast and transmission facilities, designed ‘on air’ broadcast programming, interiors and exteriors, room tones, red carpet events and award show crowds to celebrate a job well done.

Leaf Blower

'Leaf Blower' by Pole Position Production has performances of idles, revs, blips, ramps, steady RPMs, and nearby and distant perspectives of a Husqvarna 170 BT leaf blower with a 2-stroke engine 65 cm3 with air volume 16m3/min and air speed 78 m/s.
 
  • The leaf blower sound effects library features field recordings of working, idling, ramps, steady RPMs, and performed effects.

    This collection features a Husqvarna 170 BT leaf blower with a 2-stroke engine 65 cm3 with air volume 16m3/min and air speed 78 m/s. It includes performances of idles, revs, blips, ramps, steady RPMs, and working from nearby and distant perspectives, as well as performed effects.

    The collection includes Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions and 18 fields of embedded metadata.

Spaceship Pneumatic Airlock Door Sound Effect Pack

'Spaceship Pneumatic Airlock Door Sound Effect Pack' by Debsound is the first of a series of sound effects packs perfect for futuristic, sci-fi or other productions where pneumatic airlock door opening and closing sounds are required. This sound effect collection is ideal for use in game software and applications.
 
  • Spaceship Pneumatic Airlock Door Sound Effect Pack – Debsound

    This sound effects pack is perfect for futuristic, sci-fi or other productions where pneumatic airlock door opening and closing sounds are required.
    As a huge Sci-Fi fan, I’ve always loved the sounds of such movies whatever they were. So I couldn’t leave pneumatic airlock doors out of my work.
    This sound effect collection is ideal for use in game software, applications.

    41 Pneumatic Airlock Door sound effect.
    For games, apps or productions where Airlock Door scenes appear.

Audio For Testing

'Audio For Testing' by Orange Llama Audio has audio files for testing speakers and sound systems. These include noises (brown, white, pink, black/silence), DTMF, panning (50%, 100% left, right, center), sines (20Hz-20kHz), and oscillator sweeps (1-24000Hz).
 
Snow Footsteps

'Snow Footsteps' by Debsound has 150 snow footsteps performed in 3 categories (long, medium, and short) - all sound effect recorded in real snow, of course, and exported at 96 kHz / 24-bit! Be sure to check out the demo to hear this crunchy goodness.
 
AAA Game Character Female Brazilian Warrior

'AAA Game Character Female Brazilian Warrior' by Epic Stock Media lets you unleash a fierce female South American fantasy warrior in your next game production. It features a youthful, confident, fiery collection of designed voice over.
 
  • Unleash a fierce female south american fantasy warrior in your next game audio production with our AAA Game Character Female Brazilian Warrior voice library featuring a youthful, confident, fiery collection of designed human voice over sound files created for realistic games & trailers. This voice-over sound library features a Brazilian accented fantasy female warrior antagonist game character inspired by popular MMORPG computer games.

    • 419 female voice-over audio files
    • 1.9 GB of voice samples
    • All in 24bit/96k .wav file format
    • 13 minutes of game ready & optimized audio
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DX64 – VOICE ROM 3

'DX64 – VOICE ROM 3' by BØLT has 64 multi-sampled patches consisting of 2,261 individual samples and 1 to 4 velocity layers depending on patch complexity. Get band and orchestral samples from a VOICE ROM 3 cartridge using high-end converters, several samples per octave, and multiple velocity layers.
 
  • 64 Yamaha DX7 patches from VOICE ROM 3

    The DX7 is a synth of near unmatched significance to music history as it essentially defined the sound of music in the 1980s. Being the first affordable digital FM (frequency modulation) synthesizer, it quickly found its way into the arsenals of everyone from hobbyists to superstars alike. The immense potential of FM synthesis stems from its complex algorithms defining how different oscillators can interact, while being very light on computing resources. These made it possible to recreate lots of different acoustic instruments somewhat convincingly but also to create sonic tapestries and sound effects that had been unheard of at the time. Pair this with velocity sensitivity and 16 voice polyphony and you can see that the DX7 made for one seriously capable performance synth.

    Throughout its life, the DX7 had several VOICE ROM cartridges released for it which gave users access to new sounds both from Yamaha and third-party sources. For this library, I sampled the VOICE ROM 3 cartridge which contains 64 recreations of band and orchestral instruments. As always, these samples have been sampled meticulously using high-end converters, several samples per octave, and multiple velocity layers where appropriate.

    Pack contents

    • 64 multi-sampled patches in multiple formats (see below) consisting of 2,261 individual samples (24 bit / 44.1 kHz, 1.3GB)
      • 1 to 4 velocity layers depending on patch complexity
    • Pre-configured ADSR and legato for .exs patches and MPC Key Groups
    • MPC Expansion

    Included formats

    • .exs for Logic Pro Sampler (10.5+), Alchemy, exs24 (legacy), and DecentSampler (via import)
    • .nki for Kontakt (not compatible with free Kontakt Player)
    • MPC 2 Expansion with Keygroup instruments, pre-programmed inserts, and patch previews.
    • .sfz SoundFonts for Ableton Sampler (Live 10 & earlier), UVI Falcon, Kontakt 5 & older, Sforzando, NN-XT, NN-19, Halion Sonic & others
    • .adv for Ableton Sampler (Live 10 Suite or newer)
    • .multisample for Bitwig Studio
    • .korgmultisample for KORG WaveState and ModWave
    DX64 / VOICE ROM 3: 64 DX7 patches for your favorite DAW | BØLT
 

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  • Dinosaurs Vol. 2 is the second edition of our popular Dinosaurs sound effects series.

    This library contains a wealth of pre-historic sound effects, covering a range of different dinosaur types. Inside we have carnivores, herbivores, scavengers, flyers and even baby dinosaurs, allowing you to craft your own custom Jurassic soundscape.

    To create this collection, our audio craftsmen unleashed their inner Dinosaur, recording a diverse array of sounds that includes roars, growls, sniffs, breathing, eating, and eggs hatching.

    This library is perfect for use in monster movie projects such as Godzilla, King Kong, Jurassic Park, and is also well suited to covering video game creatures and enemies.

    All files are supplied in 24Bit 96kHz allowing for further sonic manipulation and have been tagged with extensive UCS compliant metadata for ease of use.

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  • Creature Sound Effects Dinosaurs Play Track 32 sounds included $16.80

    Witness the terrible and wondrous sounds of the long gone rulers of Earth, with our new library, Dinosaurs, containing audio brought back from 65 million years in the past.

    Our Audio Craftsmen have captured the roars, rumbles and groans of a variety of Dinosaurs, from Triceratops to the King himself, T-Rex!

    All sounds were recorded in our acoustically treated Foley suite in 24Bit 96kHz allowing further sonic manipulation. We then meticulously edited and tagged the files with extensive UCS compliant metadata for ease of use.

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  • Vielklang Instant Harmony 2 is an instrument for easy generation of harmonies from an audio or MIDI melody. The utilization of voice leading and harmony progression models allows vielklang to create harmony parts in a more musical way than traditional harmony processors and makes it a versatile and creative tool for musicians, songwriters and producers.

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    The new version introduces the following features:

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    vielklang Instant Harmony generates harmonies with 2-4 voices. It is packed with musical intelligence and music theory: it detects the best fitting harmonies for each individual input melody, and automatically synthesizes up to four voices with the voices not merely running in parallel but with their voicings selected to sound most natural (voice leading).

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  • Animal Sound Effects The Animal Symphony – Watusi Play Track 183 sounds included, 10 mins total $12

    The Animal Symphony will be a series of animal recording libraries, created to offer a wide variety of authentic animal sounds. Over the next few months, each installment in this series will capture the essence of different animal species.

    General description:
    The Animal Symphony – Watusi” features a total of 52 audios, with 183 individual sounds of Watusis mooing, all recorded in exceptional quality. Using two high-end microphones, the Sennheiser MKH 8050 and an EM258 capsule microphone, we have managed to capture every detail and nuance of these natural sounds. Each recording was made at a 192 kHz, 24-bit, ensuring professional clarity and depth.

    Featured Features:
    – Variety of Watusi Sounds: Enjoy a wide range of Watusi sounds, from soft moos to powerful calls, perfect for adding realism and authenticity to your projects.
    – Diversity in Recordings: With multiple takes and variations, with long, short and group moos, so this library offers the necessary flexibility for any type of production that requires this type of animal.
    – Careful Editing: All recordings have been carefully edited to eliminate any external noise, such as birds, wind or people, ensuring pure, clean sounds.

    This collection is ideal for a variety of applications:
    – Video games: Add realism and depth to the natural environments of your games.
    – Cinema and Documentaries: African environment and scenes that require authenticity in fauna.
    – 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: 52
    – Total Sounds: 183
    – Format: 192kHz/24bit
    – Equipment Used: Sennheiser MKH 8050 Microphone and EM258 Capsule Microphone

    License:
    The sounds from “The Animal Symphony – Watusi” are available under a royalty-free license, allowing their use in multiple projects without additional costs or royalties. You can use these sound effects in your games, trailers, Kickstarter campaigns, and more, as many times as you like.

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  • This library covers the sounds of the Trabant 601, equipped with a two-cylinder, two-stroke Otto-type engine from the late 1980s.

    The driving section contains 48 tracks with a total length of about 36 minutes. These tracks include engine ramps and driving sequences at various constant RPMs, suitable for game implementation. Additionally, there are takes featuring more common driving and pass-bys, which are better suited for linear media usage. Interior and exterior mixes are also included.

    The foley section comprises 23 tracks with a total length of 8 minutes. It covers all basic sounds, such as opening and closing doors, hood and trunk, gearstick shifts, handbrake usage, and horn sounds. These sounds were primarily captured from a close perspective using a shotgun microphone.

    Microphone setup:

    • Sennheiser MKH8040 (ORTF) – Cabin
    • Neumann KMR81i – Cabin / Foley
    • Neumann KM184 – Exhaust
    • Shure SM11 – Engine bay
    • Shure VP88 (M/S) – Exterior
    • Tascam DR40 (XY) – Exterior
  • Sports Sound Effects Pool Play Track 351 sounds included $5.99

    This is a sound library containing the sounds of cue sports games such as pool or snooker. Includes a range of sounds such as ball interactions, potting, breaking, and more, with sounds from both a standard set of 2″ pool balls and a smaller set too.

     

    Features: 

    • 350+ audio files in 24 bit 96kHz quality WAV format
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    • All files are metadata-tagged, allowing for easy searching in sound library management tools
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    • Available for commercial or personal use without attribution

     

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