20 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have evocative libraries to ignite your creativity!

For impacts and textures, dive into the clash of steel, lose yourself in the swirling textures, craft immersive soundscapes, and enhance your rhythms with hand drums and auxiliary percussion.

You can also bring tension to your games with dungeon traps, powerful RPG weapons, creepy undead monsters, or intense metal friction.

For sci-fi soundscapes, check out futuristic space sounds and music and chilling space atmospherics. Or go far back into the past and bring your prehistoric creatures to life!

We also have a bounty of specialized libraries to add depth to your projects, such as the raw force of Hurricane Nicole, an awe-inspiring French military air parade, lively construction sites, journeys down German highways, the darkly hilarious sounds of tumbling down a staircase, as well as a comprehensive collection that will meet all your aural needs.

So, buckle up and get ready to explore a world of sound! Happy listening!


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Sword Fight

'Sword Fight' by Justin Jet Zorbas offers 40 sounds of sword swings, clashes, and handling for use in video games, animations, and other media projects. Designed for professionals, it provides realistic sound design elements to bring medieval combat scenes to life.
 
  • Bring medieval fights to life with the Sword Fight SFX Pack. Featuring 40 High Quality Swings, Impacts and Sword Handling sounds. Perfect for games, animations and various other media.

    Discover the ‘Sword Fight’ sound effects library, a meticulously crafted collection designed for audio professionals in film, game development, and multimedia projects. This library brings the intense and dynamic world of medieval combat to life, with 40 premium-quality sound effects. Featuring a variety of sword swings, impacts, and handling noises to provide a complete auditory sword fighting experience.

    Equip your audio arsenal with the ‘Sword Fight’ sound effects library – your go-to resource for authentic and high-quality medieval combat sounds.

Hurricane Nicole

'Hurricane Nicole' by Eric Berzins captures the intensity of this hurricane's landfall in Florida in November 2022. It features 40 recordings and 179 minutes of howling winds, heavy rain, and powerful gusts, as well as bonus sounds from Hurricane Ian.
 
  • Universal Category System (UCS) Hurricane Nicole Play Track 40 sounds included, 179 mins total $50

     

    The Hurricane Nicole sound effects library from Eric Berzins captures the raw power of Hurricane Nicole as it made landfall in Florida in November 2022. You will hear strong and forceful gusts, moaning and whistling winds, and intense pouring rain. With 40 meticulously edited audio files, including three bonus recordings from Hurricane Ian in September 2022, you will have a large palette of hurricane sounds at your fingertips.

    Delivered in 24-bit 48 kHz format, and accompanied by full UCS-compliant Soundminer Metadata, integrating these sounds into your workflow is seamless. With a total runtime of 179 minutes, “Hurricane Nicole” provides a wide variety of wind and rain textures, allowing you to easily evoke the visceral experience of a major hurricane. Add Hurricane Nicole to your sound effects collection today!

German Autobahn – Highway Ambiences

'German Autobahn – Highway Ambiences' by Sound of Essen offers a rich soundscape for your highway scenes. It features recordings of traffic at various speeds (cars, trucks, motorcycles) on dry, moist, and wet road surfaces, as well as sounds of car pass-bys, honks, sirens, and even the creak of suspensions.
 
  • This is the perfect traffic ambient bed or road background sound for any media production that features highways, interstates, freeways or German Autobahn.

    For this library I recorded dry, moist and wet road surfaces. I recorded sparse traffic, busy interstates and medium filled highways. The cars, trucks, busses and motorbikes drove slow, medium fast or at high speed.

    There are highlight sounds like honks or sirens, rattling trucks, creaky suspensions and noisy medians. A lot of pass bys and vrooms.

    Different perspectives range from close (<4m), medium, distant (>30m), top ( bridge), below (tunnel) to behind noise barrier.

    Most sounds have been recorded at night to avoid other noises. Few selected feature other noises on purpose, like a cicada chirping at a truck stop or birds in close by trees for a full atmo.

    Last but not least I recorded some handrails at the Autobahn with a contact mic. These metallic ambiences can be used for experimental sounddesign.

    Nehind the scenes video: The vroom of German Autobahn (Ep 06) (youtube.com)

    Gear used: Sound Devices 744t, Zoom F6, Schoeps CCM4, DPA 4060, Earthworks QTC50, Lewitt 540s, Schertler Contact Mic, Neumann 81i, Ambient Emesser

Staircase Tumbling

'Staircase Tumbling' by Sound Armoury provides 39 sounds of various objects tumbling down stairs. The objects were made from four different materials, allowing you to create impactful sound effects for destruction or comedic moments.
 
Car Pass By Interior

'Car Pass By Interior' by Stone Ear Sound is a library of car pass-by sounds recorded from a car's interior. It offers options including wet/dry ambiences, windows up/down perspectives, and close/distant car sounds.
 
  • Car Sound Effects Car Pass By Interior Play Track 940 sounds included, 354 mins total $60

    Description:

    Car Pass By Interior features a diverse set of recordings of cars passing by heard from the interior of a car.

    Recordings have been edited into wet and dry, single pass bys, groups of cars, windows up and down, close and distant pass bys. All easy to search with the UCS standard naming and meta data. With this library you should be able to cover a wide range of scenarios.

    The cars recorded are misc compact to large combustion cars driving at city speeds.

    Key features: 

    Flexible use with various mic setups

    Wet and Dry conditions

    Windows up and down

    From clear close up pass bys to muffled distant pass bys

    Realistic traffic

    Gear Setups:

    Sound Devices 10 MKII

    A DPA 4017 mono

    B DPA 4060 Mono

    C LOM Usi Stereo set with a LOM Geophone mounted on the metal door frame to catch the car wobbling.

    D Røde NT1-A Stereo set with a LOM Geophone mounted on the metal door frame.

    DPA 4017 and DPA 4060 mics are production sound mixers favorites. The 4060 presents the pass bys more soft and 4017 more dramaticly, cars feel faster, both has nice low frequencies.

     Notes:

    Recording was done from a Toyota Yaris 2013, a small car that wobbles with cars passing close by. It also has a dampened car interior, that isn’t too roomy like cars with glass roofs, the recordings can be used with many car interiors.

    The library is ideal for sfx editors, sound designers, editors looking for realistic car interior ambiences and pass bys to sync to picture. Because of the wobbling of the car it can be great source material for designing whooshes.

The Definitive Library

'The Definitive Library' by Vadi Sound Library offers a diverse palette of fresh progressive sound libraries with the best value. With thematic series (cinematic, medieval, anime, horror), nature ambiences, vehicles, all-you-need Foley, and more it will serve perfectly across multiple genres.
 
  • Bundles The Definitive Library Play Track 25000+ sounds included $1,494

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    The Definitive Library offers a diverse palette of fresh progressive sound libraries with the best value.

    From our bestseller thematic series (cinematic, medieval, anime, horror) to urban and nature ambiences, from vehicles and all-you-need Foley to destruction, metal and mechanical, these pristine sounds will serve perfectly across multiple genres.

    You will get 15.384 sound files & 25.000+ organic and designed sounds in 93 GB size. 100% royalty-free and predominantly in 96kHz-24bit and above, they come with easy to navigate metadata and intuitive naming.

    For one year after your purchase, you can purchase all our new releases with a special 70% discount. (please contact us)

    Recorded and designed with top-notch gear and the utmost attention to detail, this library will be definitive to reignite your games, films, post-pro, trailers, TV, videos and more.

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    What else you may need

    You can hire Vadi Sound team and studio for exclusive recording of custom libraries, ambiences and more.

    You can also license our complete library of 45,000 professional sound effects.

    Contact us at info@vadisound.com if you need more information or wish to give feedback.

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Construction Machinery

'Construction Machinery' by Airborne Sound has construction sounds to enrich your audio projects. It captures sounds of jackhammers pounding, cement mixers churning, drilling rigs working, excavators, loaders, backhoes, etc., as well as forestry equipment sounds like chippers and mulchers.
 
Percussion: Auxiliary Percussion

'Percussion: Auxiliary Percussion' by Boom Box Library has over 6,400 sounds of percussion instruments like tambourines and cowbells to more unique options such as the flexatone, guiro, and kalimba. Each instrument is played at different tempos and with various techniques.
 
  • DETAILS

    • 6,428 sound effects
    • 3.82 GB
    • 24 bit / 96 kHz
    • embedded meta-data
    • mono audio files

    LIBRARY DESCRIPTION

    The Auxiliary Percussion SFX Library contains a wide variety of professional percussion sound effect recordings. Instruments include a bamboo horn, various tambourines, cabasa, castanets, claves, cowbell, various maracas and shakers, flexatone, toy glockenspiel, guiro, harmonica, kalimba, triangle, rainstick, sleigh bells, spoons, train whistle, and wood blocks. Each instrument is played at numerous tempos and employing various techniques.

    SOUND FILE LIST

    Click here for the full file list.

Classic Dungeon Traps

'Classic Dungeon Traps' by Justin Jet Zorbas will stop your audience's protagonists in their tracks with heart-stopping sounds of swinging axes, perilous pitfalls, dart traps, flame traps, and more. This library provides the audio elements to enhance the thrills and dangers lurking within your dungeons.
 
  • Enter the world of immersive audio with the Classic Dungeon Traps Sound Effects Library.

    This expertly curated collection features 15 high-quality, designed sound effects that will transport your audience into the heart of thrilling adventures. Perfect for game developers, filmmakers, and audio enthusiasts.

    The library encompasses a diverse range of sounds, from Swinging Axes, Pitfalls, Dart Traps and Flame Traps. Upgrade your sound collection with the Classic Dungeon Traps Sound Effects Library, a treasure trove of audio that will take your projects to new heights.

RPG Monsters Vol.1

'RPG Monsters Vol.1' by Justin Jet Zorbas will enhance the atmosphere of your fantasy projects with monsters from the undead to goblins and wraiths. It is a chilling collection of gasps, groans, growls, shrieks, and whispers, bringing creatures like gelatinous cubes, owlbears, skeletons, and zombies to life.
 
  • Unleash an auditory horror upon your games, animations, or audiobooks with RPG Monsters Vol. 1.

    This meticulously crafted sound effects library is filled with the terror and tension of 104 unique, high-quality monster sounds, perfect for professionals looking to add depth and horror to their projects.

    What’s Inside:

    From the bone-chilling gasps and groans of the undead to the unique vocalizations of goblins and the terrifying shrieks of wraiths, this collection spans a wide range of monstrous sounds. Highlights include:

    • Boneless Movements and Vocalizations
    • Gelatinous Cube Sounds, including victim dissolving
    • Ghostly Whispers, Breaths, and Moans
    • Goblin Chatter and Growls
    • Owlbear Growls, Breaths, and Shrieks
    • Skeleton Ambushes, Movements, and Teeth Chattering
    • Rat Swarm Echoes and Feeding Frenzies
    • Mimic Attacks and Growls
    • Wraith Growls, Shrieks, and Wailings
    • Zombie Growls and Moans

    Enhance your projects with RPG Monsters Vol. 1, the essential sound effect library for any professional seeking to add a layer of depth and horror to their audio work. Perfect for game developers, animators, and audiobook producers alike.

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Metal: FRICTION

'Metal: FRICTION' by PMSFX is brimming with metal scraping sounds. Designed for sound professionals, it features 272 recordings - perfect for creative manipulation with clear recordings and intuitive UCS metadata.
 
  • 192KHZ 24BIT • 1.28 GB • 272 FILES • UCS 

    Metal:Friction [Design Elements] is a meticulously curated sound effects library featuring a wide collection of metal friction recordings.
    The library is perfect for sound designers and SFX editors, as it includes a wide range of unsettling, raw recordings that can be creatively altered in numerous ways, including pitching, stretching, and more.
    Each sound was carefully recorded to ensure the highest fidelity and versatility. Additionally, the library has embedded rich UCS metadata, making file management seamless. 

    For more details check the SFX LIST

    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Acon Acustica, Pro Tools
    RECORDED WITH: RYCOTE CA-08 + ATE 208, ZOOM F3

French Military Air Parade

'French Military Air Parade' by JMV captures the 2015 edition of the French military air parade which takes place every year in Paris for the 14th of July. The different sounds are edited with short crossfades in the audio demo, but all the aircraft and jets pass by are isolated sounds with no cross over between them.
 
Fantasy RPG – Essential Sound Effects

'Fantasy RPG – Essential Sound Effects' by Goldsmith Audio has 67 sound effects for your fantasy game, including sword clashes, whooshes of magic spells, and fearsome roars of dragons. Each effect is handcrafted for a unique feel, and the library covers everything from thrilling combat to magical elements.
 
FRL. Kaleidoscope. Surround

'FRL. Kaleidoscope. Surround' by Field Recording Library was designed to immerse listeners in unique atmospheres. It includes everything from echoing waves in an abandoned duct to rain on a metal canopy with meticulously categorized UCS metadata.
 
  • Kaleidoscope is the first library of the project. It includes field recordings of various categories made in 2022-2023. All files are standardized according to the UCS system. The library features various atmospheric recordings immersing listeners into specific vivid and deep states.

    Working on this library was very challenging personally for me. It took over a year to perfect it. It was difficult to remember where each recording was from and why I made it in the first place. Sometimes, photos from the locations helped, where I had to dig deep into my memory and listen to the recordings multiple times.

    Kaleidoscope is a collection of disparate recordings united by one idea – to capture the here and now. From the clicks of waves resonating in the concrete confines of an abandoned duct to the atmosphere of an empty hotel room, from rain drumming on a metal canopy to sliding crystals in icy voids. The library is presented in two versions – stereo and spatial (5.0). Everything was recorded on the incredible Nevaton MS50 microphone in quad and DMS modes

Sci-Fi Essentials – Sound Effects & Music

'Sci-Fi Essentials – Sound Effects & Music' by Goldsmith Audio has laser blasts, mech movements, and user interface bleeps and boops. It also offers 13 original retro synth music tracks to set the mood. This is a one-stop shop for enhancing the soundscape of your sci-fi project.
 
RPG Weapons Vol.1

'RPG Weapons Vol.1' by Justin Jet Zorbas was designed to enhance the combat scenes of your fantasy game, animation, or audiobook. It offers a wide range of weapon sounds, from the clash of swords and twang of bows to the whoosh of throwing knives and the bone-crushing impact of maces and hammers.
 
  • Immerse your audience in the heart of fantasy battles with RPG Weapons Vol.1, the premier sound effects pack designed specifically for game developers, animators, and audiobook producers. This meticulously curated collection is your ultimate resource for bringing to life epic encounters and immersive fantasy worlds.

    Featuring a diverse array of designed weapon sound effects, RPG Weapons Vol.1 includes everything from the clashing of swords to the twang of bows, the stealthy swoosh of throwing knives, the devastating impact of a meteor hammer, and the bone-crushing force of a club. Each sound has been crafted with precision, ensuring the highest quality and versatility for your projects.

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Death Space Vol.1

'Death Space Vol.1' by Sun Sound Studio is a sound library inspired by the sci-fi horror film "Event Horizon." It provides 100 chilling sounds perfect for trailers, games, and videos with a variety of atmospheric elements and creepy sci-fi noises.
 
  • “Death Space” is a sound album about science fiction space horror. These cool sounds can be used in movie trailers, games, and online videos. The album is inspired by an old science fiction movie “Event Horizon” , “Dead Space” contains 100 sounds, 96K, 24bit high-quality WAV files, with a total duration of 11 minutes and 19 seconds. Hope you like it!

Dinosaur / Dragon SFX

'Dinosaur / Dragon SFX' by Goldsmith Audio offers 13 sounds of roars, attacks, and idle breaths for your fantasy projects. Designed for large reptile creatures, these sounds can be used for dinosaurs, dragons, or similar monsters to bring your prehistoric beasts to life.
 
Inventory

'Inventory' by Justin Jet Zorbas provides 44 sounds for video games and animations that depict actions like opening/closing backpacks, rummaging through them, and using zippers. These sounds will enhance your user experience when interacting with inventory menus.
 
Percussion: Hand Drums

'Percussion: Hand Drums' by Boom Box Library features over 1,150 recordings of hand drums, including djembe, doumbek, and frame drums, played at different tempos and with various techniques with single drum hits and a rhythmic patterns.
 
 

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  • 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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