New sound effects libraries in February 2016 Asbjoern Andersen


Lots of excellent SFX libraries have been added since the last roundup – check out some of the highlights below:
Grit
 
  • Destruction & Impact Grit Play Track 400+ sounds included $23

    An onslaught of movement and force using various granularities of dirt-like substances. It's all in the name. Dirty, gravelly, and ragged.

    In this library you will find a myriad of gritty movement sounds derived from 4 different granularities: Course, Medium, Fine, and Ultrafine. There are sweeps, smears, crushes, scatterings, drops, scrapes, rubs, and more, with multiple variations of each. The assets chain together particularly well so that you can use them to make long continuous runs.

    The timbre and dynamics of these sounds lend them to be used for many different designs than just scrapes and scratches, such as movement in snow or sand, powerful bursts, high energy flames, shifting heavy objects, large beast vocalizations (dragons, anyone?), and more. As well, their metadata is organized conveniently to allow you to grab chunks of variations on similar movements and drop them into your favorite audio implementation software for quick assignment to random containers or sequences for an asset or call.

    This library will almost always find itself being thrown into a creative media project one way or another. Its full of a particular cornerstone sound that is essential to any sounds designer's toolbox.  And with such a variety and versatility to explore, we promise it will serve you well.

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A really great idea from Eiravaein Works: Gritty movement sounds from 4 different granularities: Course, Medium, Fine, and Ultrafine. There are sweeps, smears, crushes, scatterings, drops, scrapes, rubs, and more, with multiple variations of each.
 
Future Weapons 2
 
  • Sci-Fi Future Weapons 2 Play Track 527+ sounds included $69

    The top-selling futuristic weapons series returns with Future Weapons 2: An all-new collection of the most cutting-edge weapon sounds made for the future.

    We spent months recording and designing all-new sounds to bring you the freshest set we could. Great-sounding guns, blasters, reloads, foley, and much more!

    Includes sounds such as:
    Ammunition – Reloads Foley • Bass Layers • Big Friggin' Gun • Bio Gun • Blaster • Blaster Layers • Blaster Layers • Bolt Pomp Gun • Electro Gun • Electro Rocket • Energy Gun • Explosions • Future Hand Gun • Gamma Ray • Impulse Gun • Kerosene Gun • Laser Layers • Machine Gun • Mines • Nine Inch Nail Cannon • Plasma Gun • Power • Random Source • Rifle Laser • Ripper Fast gun • Transform Layers • Weapons Foley

    Be sure to also check out the first Future Weapons collection, these two collections are must-haves! Created in collaboration with the Russian sound design team from Principle Sound Design, Future Weapons 2 features more than 500+ sounds and 1.2GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata, including:

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The future weapons series from SoundMorph returns with a vengeance. This one is done in collaboration with Russian sound team Principle Sound Design and features more than 500 powerful, futuristic weapon SFX.
 
Phantom Magic
 
  • Sci-Fi Phantom Magic Play Track 545 sounds included, 31 minutes mins total $49 $37

    Now you can harness supernatural powers in sound design and bring peak levels of mesmerizing magic to your next project. Phantoms in the night, mischievous wizards, sorcerers conjuring black magic, supernatural creatures and telekinetic objects all come to life in fantastic 96k/24bit sound with Phantom Magic. The library delivers game trinkets, spells and sparkles, casts and conjures, potions and power-ups, shields and revives, lightning impacts, transitions, whooshes, and more.

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Get the sounds of spells, sparkles and magic in this new release from Epic Stock Media. More than 500 magical sound effects are included in the pack.
 
Hybrid Electric Car
 
  • Cars Hybrid Electric Car Play Track 100 sounds included $45 $35

    The Hybrid Electric Car SFX library features a collection of exterior and interior sounds from a 2007 Toyota Prius. A majority of the recording was conducted at El Mirage Lake, a six mile long dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert, 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

    This barren landscape, unique for its miles of completely flat terrain, is a popular filming location for automobile commercials and feature films. The recording sessions took place late in the evening and early in the morning, when the surroundings were completely silent.

    An ample collection of exterior pass bys, starts, and stop recordings on pavement, gravel, and dry lake bed are included. Speeds range from 5MPH to 80MPH from only running on the electric motor/battery pack, to pushing the Prius’ gas engine towards its max. Other sounds such as washer/wipers, electric motor and gas engine idling complete the collection.

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A classic library from New Sound Lab, this one captures the sound of a Toyota Prius hybrid electric car. It was recorded on a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert, and delivers a large selection of hybrid car sound effects to work with.
 
Piping Systems
 
  • Drones & Moods Piping Systems Play Track 46 sounds included, 110 mins total $49 $32.83

    Get the sounds of gas and water running through massive and tiny pipes, at three processing sites closed to the public.

    This library delivers the sounds of a gas control station, a sewage plant and a waterworks. We recorded the hissing of gas, low drones of water rushing through massive pipes, and the sounds of various stages of sewage processing, recorded indoors and outdoors in multiple locations and rooms throughout the three facilities. The library includes close-up sound effects, indoor and outdoor ambiences, and features ambiences and stereo contact mic recordings of active gas and water pipes, capturing the various resonating pipes in isolation.

    Total play time of all recordings is just under 2 hours.

     

     

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David Kamp from ShapingWaves got special access to three processing plants that are normally closed to the public. The result is an interesting library that delivers a unique collection of gas, water and sewerage rushing through pipes + some great ambience recordings.
 
Dreamscape Vol 2
 
  • Drones & Moods Dreamscapes vol.2 Play Track 21 sounds included, 22 mins total $10

    Dreamscapes is a collection of versatile, carefully crafted drones and textures, that would take you away into the deep unknown realms. The pack includes all kinds of moods: from low-rumbling environmental ambiences and spacey drones, to the divine and transparent textures. All sounds are seamless loops, thus will fit perfectly in any project including games, with no additional tailoring required.

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A new release by Digital Rain Lab, this one gets you a selection of sci-fi drone sounds at a very affordable price.
   

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  • Animals & Creatures Animal Hyperrealism Vol II Play Track Over 2000 sounds included $170

    Animal Hyperrealism Vol II is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 2000 individual sounds in 283 files.

    The sounds were partly recorded with animals trained for media production, partly recorded in zoos and wildlife centers. The asset list includes but is not limited to: amur leopards, bottlenose dolphins, californian sealions, pacific walruses, red ruffed lemurs, owls, parrots, dwarf little fruit bats, hamsters, guinea pigs and many more.

    The content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K plus a Sennheiser 8050 for center image and a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 for stereo image.
    A special section of the library features samples recorded at 384KHz. For these sounds an additional microphone was employed, specifically the CMPA by Avisoft-Bioacoustics which records up to 200 KHz. This microphone was actually used to record most of the library but the 384KHz format was preserved only where energy was found beyond 96KHz not to occupy unnecessary disk space.
    All files are delivered as stereo bounce of these for mics, though in some instances an additional couple of CO100K was added to the sides.
    The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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  • City Life Chaosmos – Sounds From Istanbul Play Track 105+ sounds included, 432 mins total $60

    'Chaosmos – Sounds From Istanbul' is a sound effects library created by Furkan Utku Gerçik, who's lived in Istanbul for the past 22 years. The main focus of the library is to create a bundle that helps creatives who need sounds from Turkey.
    The library doesn’t focus on common or popular sound sources such as Muezzin, Ezan or Taksim Square etc.

    Instead, it focuses on more naturalistic sounds of daily life such as transportation, places that most people pass, bazaars, islands and much more. The recordings are are 99 percent raw.

    Compared to other libraries 'Chaosmos – Sounds From Istanbul' offers a naturalistic, everyday perspective and focuses on alternative sounds. It also covers the common sounds of Istanbul.

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  • City Life Turkey Play Track 36+ sounds included $55

    'Turkey' is a unique collection of 36 sounds recorded during a Turkish journey on the road last summer with an amazing meeting point between Europe and Asia through incredibly diverse landscapes, cultures and traditions. What an unusual and surprising journey from Istanbul through the plains of Anatolia and Aegean coast during Ramadan. This library includes:

    • The muezzin leading a call to prayer recorded from different perspectives
    • Villages and countryside
    • Markets and big bazaar
    • Cities: Istanbul and Antalya
    • Calls to prayer in and from mosque

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through the western part of the country using DPA, Neumann and Audio Technica mics powered by an Atea Mixy. All Faunethic tracks include Soundminer metadata tags.

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  • Animals & Creatures Animal Hyperrealism Vol II Play Track Over 2000 sounds included $170

    Animal Hyperrealism Vol II is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 2000 individual sounds in 283 files.

    The sounds were partly recorded with animals trained for media production, partly recorded in zoos and wildlife centers. The asset list includes but is not limited to: amur leopards, bottlenose dolphins, californian sealions, pacific walruses, red ruffed lemurs, owls, parrots, dwarf little fruit bats, hamsters, guinea pigs and many more.

    The content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K plus a Sennheiser 8050 for center image and a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 for stereo image.
    A special section of the library features samples recorded at 384KHz. For these sounds an additional microphone was employed, specifically the CMPA by Avisoft-Bioacoustics which records up to 200 KHz. This microphone was actually used to record most of the library but the 384KHz format was preserved only where energy was found beyond 96KHz not to occupy unnecessary disk space.
    All files are delivered as stereo bounce of these for mics, though in some instances an additional couple of CO100K was added to the sides.
    The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
  • Foley Drawing and Handwriting Collection Play Track 6000+ sounds included, 147 mins total $45 $22.50

    This library has a unique selection of drawing and handwriting sounds, recorded and edited with the utmost care in a recording booth, with a perfect acoustic treatment, for dry and clean sounds.

    Includes 1040 files 24Bit/96kHz, containing more than 6000 sounds from 26 different tools, which makes the most comprehensive drawing and handwriting library ever !

    Each tool includes short sounds ( letters and punctuations with speed variations : fast and slow ), medium ( words ), long ( sentences ) and a part dedicated to drawing, allowing endless possibilities. 
For even more precision, some tools have been recorded on several materials like Paper ( in books and on desks ), Papyrus, Canvas, etc.

    Tools used :

    ● Ball Pen   ● Correction Fluid Pen   ● Bamboo Reed Pen   ● Chalk & Chalkboard Eraser   ● Charcoal Stick with Paper Stump and Kneaded Rubber Eraser   ● Dip Pen   ● Finger on Fogged Glass   ● Fountain Pen   ● Graphics Tablet   ● Markers / Felt Pens ( Broad and Fine Point )   ● Paint Brush   ● Pencil with Eraser, Sharpener and Electric Sharpener   ● Quill Pen   ● Sand   ● Scratch Art   ● Stone ( Thin & Thick Chisel )   ● Wax Crayon   ● Whiteboard Marker ( Broad and Fine Point ) with Whiteboard Eraser.

    Includes embedded Soundminer metadata.

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  • City Life Shanghai Ambiences Play Track 65 sounds included, 199 mins total $79

    Shanghai is a fascinating and lively city, full of contrast – a mixture of old and new, with towering skyscrapers looming over winding residential lanes, with streets full of rattling old bicycles and electric scooters, with noisy trucks rolling alongside almost silent electric cars.

    The elevated highways that cross the city give certain areas a dense, constant rumble, while the city’s many parks offer a range of sounds, full of people and activity during the day, and generally quite empty at night – offering a diffuse, distant sonic perspective of the environment.

    This library contains many of the everyday sounds of the city, with a variety of on and off-street recordings, interior and exterior walla, park and bird atmospheres, restaurant interiors, traffic, and even a range of metro recordings. While some of this library’s sounds are quite specific to Shanghai, the majority could be used in other large city environments, particularly in but not limited to those cities where Mandarin is the most common language.

    All recordings were made with a pair of Lewitt LCT 540s microphones in an ORTF configuration. These microphones have extremely low self noise and a wide, balanced frequency response, allowing for the detailed capture of a range of sounds, from distant and quiet to close, loud and chaotic, from the deep rumble of engines to the supersonic screeching of brakes. Recorded at a sampling rate of 96kHz, these recordings contain detailed information above 20kHz, expanding the possibilities for sound manipulation by slowing and pitching down the recordings.

 
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  • DESCRIPTION:

    This second volume comprises 71 quad surround ambiences of the hot summer at the national park in Karelia, North-Western Russia. Carrying you away into the land of Mother Nature, untouched with technogenic and anthropogenic sounds. Busy morning of birds and insect in a marsh, streams in forests and a beaver’s dam, a rapid roaring river in a canyon. Mystically whispering and aggressively chattering winds through reed. A swallow feeding their nestlings in front of the microphone. Still evening over lakes with echoing voices of a Hobby falcon, Arctic Loon calls and splashy takeoff runs. Otherworldly silent night with Longhorn beetle larvae creaking communications in the trees at the shore, a bat at 30 kHz and a large beetle cruising around the mic like a helicopter with rumble down to infrasound.

    10 % of the library’s revenue goes to nature preserves and animal shelters.

  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Future Melee Weapons Play Track 1608 sounds included, 36 mins total $40 $30

    Thank you for supporting us by buying our first library!

    Packed with 1.6GB (36 minutes, 1608 samples) of hits, blocks, whooshes and foley, you will easily be able to use these sounds for
    your next project! Everything is in 24bit 96khz to make stretching and pitch shifting easy and pain-free (The project was at 110bpm).

    Whether you are looking for a laser sword or an electric hammer, you will quickly find something ready
    to use in this pack (or make your own with the included layers!) and make that weapon sound awesome.

    We have included 17 predesigned weapons complete with whooshes, hits and blocks variations. But you will find
    a bunch of extra impacts and sweeps in the “Random” folders. There is also a Foley, FX and Layers folders
    to add that extra organic layer to the handling of the weapons or to make your own weapon from scratch.

    Have fun! :)

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  • A collection of ambiences from underneath every railway bridge crossing the Thames in London. Most recordings are dynamic enough to allow for easy isolation of train sounds for use as an individual effect, with periods of quieter urban and suburban soundscapes in between – 2 kinds of library for the price of one, essentially.

    All recordings made with a pair of DPA 4060s into a Tascam Dr-100mk3.

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  • European Small Car is a specific sfx collection of engine, hood, boot, gear level, interrupts, radio-cassette, glove box, turn signal, seat belt, door, ventilation fan, windscreen wiper and sun screen sounds.

    All recordings have been done with high quality microphones and field recorders and they have been edited and mastered for cinematic purposes.

  • Environments Soccer Stadium Ambience Play Track 123 sounds included, 170 mins total $20

    Recorded throughout 3 seasons, during the course of more than 10 matches on Sport Lisboa & Benfica’s beautiful Estádio da Luz, Soccer Stadium Ambience gathers a wide range of crowd reactions and emotions; useful for background ambiences that can be applied not only on audiovisual football content but also on other large stadium sports-based projects.

    All prominent dialogue between supporters was either removed or toned down with the aid of mastering and EQing software, in order to preserve the neutral nature of this library, allowing certain crowd reactions to flow naturally. There are also no long fade-ins our fade-outs, permitting whoever acquires this library to create their own edits and collages however deemed necessary. Some very light wind and noise removal techniques were applied on certain audio files, without impairing the original mood presented by the crowd.

    Between long takes of supporters singing, booing, celebrating goals, reacting to good team moves and bad referee decisions, this nearly 3 hour long library recorded in an always packed location will provide the necessary emotional crowd feedback to your sports-based projects.

 
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