22 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have a wide variety of new sound libraries, from the tranquil ambiences of a wintery Germany to the bustling everyday life of Spain. Whether you're looking for realistic sounds for your next film, video game, or music project, we have you covered.

If you're looking for Foley, hear detailed binoculars, creaky wooden doors, crunchy footsteps, squeaky dishwasher doors, playful construction toys, and crystalline ice.

For more creative sounds, check out designed sounds of out of the box cardboard, a variety of swooshes, morphing mutation and evolution sounds, and power tools to give limbs to your robots!

For your video games, we have a collection of essential sounds, monstrous robotic creatures, expressive human vocalizations, zany cartoon sound effects, and a magical pack that will help you build your fantasy world.

And for vehicles, be sure to check out our recordings of powerful Huey helicopters and a sleek Can-Am Ryker motorcycle. Happy listening!


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Videogame Foley Essentials Vol. II

'Videogame Foley Essentials Vol. II' by Sonic Bat is a collection of 1,454 short, snappy one-shots that can be layered, stretched, and bent to create a variety of effects. The sounds are organized by type, such as foliage, footsteps, rocks, and rummaging, and jiggling to help you create engaging soundscapes.
 
  • Bundles Videogame Foley Essentials Vol. II Play Track 1454 sounds included, 46 mins total $30

    Continuing the popular Videogame Foley Essentials series, Vol. II offers up an additional 1454 individual sound effects all mixed at the same volume level, carefully cleaned-up of any unnecessary background noise and artifacts ready to be dropped onto any audio middleware solution such as Wwise or FMOD. These sounds were created with videogame development in mind, meaning all sounds are short and snappy one-shots with dozens of iterations each, capable of being layered, stretched and bent with surprising results. The goal is to help the editor/sound designer on their workflow by simply dropping these ready-to-go sound batches on their middleware projects, avoiding auditory repetition and fatigue for the gamer whilst keeping them totally immersed on their upcoming adventures.

    You’ll find on this library the following folders with clear nomenclature and respective metadata pertaining to various interactions either with environmental objects or the characters you’ll find in the game itself:

    Foliage: interactions with multiple foliage types like dropping dry/leafy tree branches, logs clashing with one another, grabbing sounds of branches/plants, brushing against different plant types, pulling plants from its root, stick impacts/snaps and tree branch sways.
    Footsteps: numerous one-shots of different ground textures (deep water, shallow water, glass, grass, mud and wood).
    Rocks: regular interactions with rocks of various sizes ranging from drops, grabs and scraping.
    Rummaging & Jiggling: textures being handled in several ways, from rummaging/dropping/dragging/handling/jiggling sounds of a metal chain, furniture, wooden box filled with domino pieces, glass bottles and a screeching steering wheel lock.

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Curated Swooshes

'Curated Swooshes' by Sound Assets a wide variety of swoosh sounds, ranging from high pitches and low pitches of canes, swords and hands cutting through the air to the deep low pitches of large objects flying overhead. All available with UCS metadata.
 
Construction Toys

'Construction Toys' by Sound Armoury contains 2,200+ recordings of popular building toys. You'll get a wide variety of satisfying clicks, pops, and other sounds. The files are tagged with UCS-compliant metadata and available for commercial or personal use without attribution.
 
Elemental Mutation

'Elemental Mutation' by Epic Stock Media captures the subtle nuances of material growth and evolution, as well as dramatic and unsettling sounds of unnatural transformation. It includes 1083 loops, 20 GB of audio samples, and over 9.5 hours of game audio in 96k 24bit .wav format.
 
  • Cinematic/Trailer Instruments Elemental Mutation Play Track 1083 sounds included, 578 mins total $74

    Imagine the visceral sensation of particles shifting and evolving, the subtle textures of organic materials swirling and twirling, and the eerie sounds of supernatural change. With “Elemental Mutation,” you’ll have access to this unique collection of SFX loops that capture these experiences in intricate detail. Inside you’ll find over 1000+ designed and organic seamlessly loop-able morphing particles, evolving textures, and organic mutations sound effects perfect for creating soundscapes, ambiences, entropy, high detail or layers in a soundtrack. This comprehensive library captures the subtle nuances of growth and evolution, as well as the uncanny and unsettling sounds of unnatural transformation.

    • 1083 loops
    • 20 GB of audio samples
    • Over 9.5 hours of game audio
    • All in 96k 24bit .wav file format
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Robotic Creatures Sound FX

'Robotic Creatures Sound FX' by David Dumais Audio was recorded and designed for robotic, sci-fi, and mechanical creatures. The pack includes a wide range of sounds, such as roars, growls, calls, vocalizations, footsteps, scanners, alarms, processing effects, and power on/off - all easily searchable.
 
  • FREE SAMPLES of this pack HERE

    Get a complete arsenal of unique and original sci-fi robotic creature sound effects. All sounds in the Robotic Creatures Sound FX pack are drag-and-drop ready for your project. Every audio file is easily searchable as they were meticulously organized into categories to make it easy to find the perfect sound for your project.

    Discover a wide range of sounds perfect for robotic, sci-fi, and mechanical creatures such as roars, growls, calls, and vocalizations.

    Acquire sounds for all your futuristic creature needs including footsteps, scanners, alarms, processing effects, power on/off among many others. Professionally recorded and designed, these sounds are a must-have to bring your game that polish you are looking for.

Huey Helicopters

'Huey Helicopters' by Watson Wu features UH-1 Iroquois helicopters, including a variety of movements, such as takeoffs, landings, hovers, and flybys, as well as interior and exterior sounds. The library is perfect for filmmakers, game developers, and sound designers who need realistic helicopter sounds
 
Fantasy Game

'Fantasy Game' by My Sound Crib will help you create a realistic and immersive fantasy world. The pack includes a variety of sounds, such as actions, cloth, collect items, footsteps, notifications, transitions, and UI sounds. Just drag and drop for the final touch.
 
Wooden Doors

'Wooden Doors' by SoundFellas features various wooden doors of all sizes, including apartments, closets, cupboards, and library doors, as they are opened, closed, locked, unlocked, and more. They are offered in a modular format, so you can combine them to create realistic and dynamic door behaviors for your puzzle boxes, contraptions, etc.
 
  • A comprehensive collection of sounds from various wooden doors of any size from apartments, closets, cupboards, libraries, and many more.

    Wooden Doors - Sample Demo
Squealing Dishwasher Door

'Squealing Dishwasher Door' by Hidden Sound has recordings of dishwashers squealing, rubbing, knocking, squeaking, and creaking. The sounds are dissonant and metallic, and can be used to add atmosphere or design to your project.
 
Cartoon SFX Vol. 3

'Cartoon SFX Vol. 3' by 344 Audio has sound effects and voices that can be used to add life to animated and cartoon productions. It includes a wide variety of sounds, from sci-fi to fairy tales, created by manipulating voices and tinkering with props to create classic, cartoon-like effects.
 
  • Cartoon SFX Vol. 3 is the perfect choice for adding life to your animated & cartoon productions. It has a variety of sound effects & voices that can be used in sci-fi, fairy-tale and other subgenres.

    To give the library its characteristic sounds, our Audio Craftsmen came up with a creative way of manipulating their voices and tinkering with props to create classic, cartoon-like effects that are both expressive and nostalgic.

    Combine this library with Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 for cartoon or animated productions that require energetic, exaggerated, and metaphorical sounds that reference the classic zip-crash sonic palette.

    All sounds are delivered in 24Bit 192kHz format allowing further sonic manipulation and have been meticulously edited and tagged with extensive UCS compliant metadata for ease of use.

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Footsteps

'Footsteps' by My Sound Crib is a large collection of 2,080 high-quality recordings of footsteps on different surfaces. The pack includes construction kits for sound designers and editors, as well as one-shots for game developers. All you need to do is drag and drop the sounds into your project to add realism and immersion.
 
Professional Boxer: Cardboard

Unbox your creativity with 'Professional Boxer: Cardboard' by Decal Audio features cardboard box SFX ranging from single boxes sliding, handling, rubbing, opening, closing and squeaking to multiple boxes being stacked, moved, and dropped. Great source material for the ultimate sound manipulation.
 
  • Unbox your creativity with Professional Boxer: Cardboard. This comprehensive library features 244 high-quality Cardboard Box sound effects with various gestures ranging from single boxes sliding, handling, rubbing, opening, closing and squeaking to multiple boxes being stacked, moved, and dropped. This collection provides a diverse range of sounds and textures and can serve as great source material for sound design work, recorded at 96kHz/24 bit for ultimate sound manipulation.

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Water Streams and Waves

'Water Streams and Waves' by SoundFellas has sounds of flowing water, including streams, drops, gurgles, bubbles, and waves. This collection is perfect for creating realistic and dynamic water effects, and offered in a variety of formats to match your project.
 
  • A collection of lively animated water sound effects, with streams, drops, gurgles, bubbles, waves, and other sounds of flow and water action.

    Water Streams and Waves - Sample Demo
Human Vocalization Bundle

'Human Vocalization Bundle' by Boom Box Library has non-English vocalizations recorded from adult women and men, as well as babies and kids. They are pitch-adjustable, and the talking, singing, and babbling were performed with nonsense words.
 
  • DETAILS

    • 2,240+ sound effects
    • 1 GB
    • 24 bit / 48-96 kHz
    • embedded meta-data

    LIBRARY DESCRIPTION

    The Human Vocalizations Bundle includes the Women & Men and Babies & Kids SFX libraries.

    The Women & Men SFX Library contains a variety of recorded adult female and male vocalizations.

    The recordings in this library include breathing, cheering, coughing, crying, efforts, gasping, growling, gulping, humming, grunting, moaning, screaming, singing, sneezing, spitting, gagging, non-English walla, whistling, angry yelling, and more.

    The Babies & Kids SFX Library contains a variety of recorded baby and kid vocalizations from children ages six months, three years, and five years old.

    The recordings in this library include breathing, cooing, coughing, fussing, grunting, squealing, laughing, sneezing, animal impressions, babbling, growling, pouting, screaming, singing, spitting, whimpering, whining, yelling, and more.

    In addition to a wide range of vocalizations appropriate to their ages, the older kids were asked to also perform like younger babies–giving you the superior performance of an older child but the feel of a baby. All sounds easily pitch up or down to be useful for a wider range of ages.

    All performances are non-English. Talking, singing, babbling, etc. were performed with nonsense words so the files may be used for post-production without the need to replace in an M&E.

    SOUND FILE LIST

    Click here for the full Women & Men file list.

    Click here for the full Babies & Kids file list.

The Guitaresque Power Tools Library

'The Guitaresque Power Tools Library' by Pole Position Production has recordings of power tools being used to create unusual and otherworldly sounds. They include a variety of tools, such as drills, saws, and sanders, all processed to create a variety of effects, such as rising and falling tones and one-shots.
 
Residential Forest III – WINTER

'Residential Forest III – WINTER' by chromsound gets you recordings of suburban, residential, and forest ambiences in Germany recorded in January 2023 from 1 p.m. to 11 a.m. on the next day. It captures birds singing, gardeners, dogs barking, roosters calling, jets passing, dead silence, eerie rustling, and more.
 
  • Garden and nature in Winter. Spare bird singing, busy gardeners, dogs barking with nice echoes, roosters calling, jets and prop passing, as well as the dead silence and eerie rustling in the deep of the night; the awakening of nature and residents during the early morning hours and much more.

    ‘Residential Forest III’ is the 3rd library in my series of long term recordings in a German allotment environment. The area is a remote place surrounded by a forest with cottages, ponds and lots of nature sounds. The library is a conflation of suburban, residential and forest ambiences.

    ‘Residential Forest III’ contains 36 unique ambiences, recorded in Germany during spring, in January 2023 from 1 p.m. till 11 a.m. on the next day. Out of these 23 hours of ambiences I edited the best parts and collected them to a 4 GB time travel in sound, from afternoon to evening, through the night, morning and mid day hours in a residential forest area.

    For recording as well the dead silence during the night I chose an extreme low noise matched pair of Rode NT 1A and the Tascam HD-P1.

    The whole length of the library is about 3.5 hours, most of the ambiences are between 5 – 10 minutes, some are longer, a few are shorter.

    ‘Residential Forest III’ is recorded in AB Stereophony, 48 kHz, 24 bit.

Ambisonic Rain & Thunders

'Ambisonic Rain & Thunders' by Sen6 is a collection of 39 Ambisonic recordings of rain and thunder, captured at various locations in the countryside. It includes 11 isolated thunder samples, and is suitable for post-production, VR/AR experiences, game development, and any real-time 3D audio engine.
 
  • Rain & Thunders is a small collection of ambisonic recordings performed at various locations in the countryside.

    39 unique recordings, Including 11 isolated thunder samples.

    To create this sound package, a costume rain protection rig was built, and a Sennheizer Ambeo microphone paired with Zoom H8n was used.

     

    This collection is great for post-production, VR/AR experiences, game developers, and any real-time 3D audio engine.

    All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting tag-filtering browsing applications.

     

    Sen6 Rain&Thunder

    This package includes 39 Samples – A total of 25 minutes of content. 

    Supported formats: First Order AmbiX B-Format and Stereo (Total of 78 files).

     

     



Ice – Multichannel recordings

'Ice – Multichannel recordings' by IVO VICIC SOUND LIBRARIES provides multichannel recordings of ice. The library includes stereo, mono, and underwater/under ice recordings, as well as metadata about the equipment and format used.
 
  • Ice Sound Effects Ice – Multichannel recordings Play Track 110+ sounds included, 187 mins total $39

    Multichannel recordings of the ice (in sync): stereo, mono and underwater/under ice recordings. Audio tool for further sound design, production etc.

    Multichannel, recordings of the ice; Surface/underwater recordings of the ice. Check the sound list for info/ object of recording.

    Each multichannel recording (or position/place of recording) is in a separate folder. Each channel/recording is Metadata tagged with description of equipment/format/character. Each multichannel recording (each folder) consist of:

    –        4 Ch STEREO Mix, all channels mixed together (surface and underwater), ready for use stereo file

    –        Ch 01-MID, mono file, front/MID microphone-cardioid, RAW

    –        Ch 02-SIDE, mono file, SIDE microphone-figure of eight, RAW

    –        Ch 03-HYDRO LEFT, mono file, Left side hydrophone, RAW

    –        Ch 04-HYDRO Right, mono file, Right side hydrophone, RAW

    –        STEREO HYDRO Mix, stereo file, two hydrophones mixed together, ready to use underwater/ice stereo file

    –        STEREO (surface) file

    You can use mono channels to create your own mix (or use it as mono) or use a stereo-ready to use file (or combination of both).

    Using mono recordings/files for multichannel mixing can be very creative for SFX, or maybe in film, for example, to accompany first surface (frame) and then underwater (frame) separated, or half submerged camera (frame).

    For mixing stereo (surface) files (microphones) you will need an MS matrix (plugin). This is a very creative tool which allows you to control the amount of stereo field or front to side ratio of the sound captured. If you are not familiar with MS there is a ready to use stereo (surface) file and you can use/mix it with underwater/ice file(s).

    (for MS: Sennheiser MKH40 – front microphone/cardioid and Sennheiser MKH40-side microphone/ figure of eight.) Hydrophones are Aquarian audio H2a XLR.

     

Sounds of Spain

'Sounds of Spain' by Jake Fielding Sound has recordings of everyday life in Spain. The library includes sounds of people, places, and events, such as markets, public transport, universities, local football matches, cultural and religious events, and more. Perfect for your film, television, video games, and more.
 
The Foley Vault: Binoculars

'The Foley Vault: Binoculars' by 344 Audio is a collection of original Foley recordings of binoculars captured with a Sennheiser MKH50 microphone. The sounds were originally performed for a variety of feature and short film projects and are now available for 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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Afternoon Neighborhood Ambience

'Afternoon Neighborhood Ambience' by Ferreira the Sound Guy has 24 ambient sounds recorded in a quiet neighborhood at sunset and during the golden hour. The sounds include dogs barking, birds singing, cars and motorcycles passing by, and more - all recorded with a Audio-Technica BP4025 microphone and post-produced for maximum quality.
 
  • In this library you will find ambient sounds at afternoon in a quiet neighborhood.

    The sounds were recorded on different days around sunset and golden hour in a peaceful and calm neighborhood.
    In these sounds you will find dogs barking, birds singing, cars and motorcycles passing by in the background, among others.

    These sounds were all recorded with microphone Audio-Technica BP4025.
    After working these sounds in post production, this library comes with 24 incredible ambient afternoon neighborhood sounds.

Can-Am Ryker 900 2019 3-wheel touring motorcycle

'Can-Am Ryker 900 2019 3-wheel touring motorcycle' by Krampfstadt Studio features high-quality recordings of the motorcycle's engine, exhaust, brakes, and other sounds. All files are recorded 32bit / 192 kHz with RØDE NTG1, RØDELink Lav and FEL Clippy XLR EM272 microphones and a Sound Devices MixPre-6 I recorder.
 
 

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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:

  • 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.

    vielklang utilizes zplane´s widely-used élastique SOLOIST engine for high quality pitch shifting and time stretching.


    The new version introduces the following features:

    • advanced pitch editing with direct tool access
    • new sleek interface
    • vibrato and tremolo generator
    • hybrid view for score-like harmony visualization
    • MIDI harmonization
    • multiple file harmonization
    • Instant Harmony V2.0 & Advanced Pitch Editing
    • Harmonize your melody with one single click – loading a single-voiced audio file – and create natural-sounding background choirs and brass arrangements.


    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).

    The advanced pitch editing controls (full version only!) give you fast and easy access to pitch, timing, vibrato control, formant shift, and to many more editing options.

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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
    • “Multi” and “One Shot” files provided for most sounds
    • All files are metadata-tagged, allowing for easy searching in sound library management tools
    • UCS compliant file naming
    • Available for commercial or personal use without attribution

     

    View a summary of included sounds here

    View a full list of included files here

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  • 30 Alicante sound effects recordings of urban street life from a southern Spanish city.

  • Soar across the skies with Boeing 737 jet airliner interior clips from idling, taxiing, flying, landing, and others.


   

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