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 $36

    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.
   

Need more sound effects? See all the latest SFX releases here

 

Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Slow Motion is our newest SFX library toolkit, created to help streamline the process of tracking slow motion shots used in countless commercials to showcase different types of food and drink. From falling fruit to swirling liquid, these sounds will be a great addition to your sound design library.

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  • 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! :)

    AUDIO SUMMONERS

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  • Drones & Moods Tibetan Crystal Singing Bowls Play Track 93 sounds included, 43 mins total $35

    Tibetan Singing Bowls – The ancient brain entrainment methodology for healing and meditation. Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. They are also used for sound baths, which is when participants lay on the floor and let the waves of sound from the Tibetan Singing Bowls wash over them.

    9 total bowls were recorded. Notes C, D, D#, E, F, G, A, A one octave up and B. A variety of bowl sizes were used from 8 to 12 inches.

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Vintage Anime SFX Play Track 350+ sounds included $69

    The Vintage Anime Sound Effects Library brings all of the excitement of your favorite Japanese animated series to your fingertips. Inspired by classic cartoons from the 80's and 90's, these recognizable and versatile sounds will instantly enhance any FX collection. Vintage synths were used to create the auras, beams, mecha blasters, atmospheres, magic spells, guns, sonic blasts and explosives that makeup this pack of over 350+ custom 24bit/96khz .WAV files. Perfect for film, video games, podcasts and any project that could benefit from a power up!

    Both designed sounds and source recordings:

    • Classic anime sfx from the 80’s and 90’s

    • Auras, mecha, beams, blasters, spells, explosives and more! 350+ sounds!

    • Tons of source material for experimentation

    • Expert crafted metadata

    • Vintage Anime PDF

  • City Life Seashell Resonance Play Track 25+ sounds included, 75 mins total $19

    This library comprises ambiences recorded from inside a sea shell/conch in various settings as city streets, nature, waves, traffic, walla.

    Discover distorted realities from the sea shell, the sounds are filtered, occluded by the natural shell, an organic resonator.

    In addition there are few sounds that are created by blowing inside the shell and making a note, which is a traditional Inca instrument (Pututo).

    WHAT’S INSIDE:
    25 stereo files (15 ambiences + 10 Shell Blowing note)

  • Need real snake sounds? This compact, hand-picked pack delivers recordings of actual snakes hissing, inhaling and exhaling, shaking, rattling – and striking. Features snakes such as Boa, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Mexican Rattler, African Puff Adder, and Gopher Snake.

 
Explore the full, unique collection here

Latest sound effects libraries:
 
  • BB&I is a collection of high quality bullet pass by and impacts sound effects.
    It features 130 sounds total:

    BULLET Impacts:
    x12 Dirt impacts
    x8 Glass impacts
    x42 Body/Flesh impacts
    x16 Metal impacts

    BULLET PASS BYS/WHIZZ BYS (long stereo files with different pass by intensity)
    x12 Airy whizz bys
    x30 Airy + Tonal whizz bys
    x10 Tonal whizz bys

    All sounds were designed using both synthesized and organic recording.
    No gun was used to create this pack.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data.

    Download includes:
    96-192KHZ 24BIT version
    44.1KHZ 16BIT version for Unreal Engine
    CREATED WITH: Sound Particles, Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH8060 + ATE208 + DPA4060, PCM D100, Serum, Reaktor, Cargo Cult ENVY, Alto, Waves, Soundtoys, Sonnox, Fabfilter, DMG Audio
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: RX, Pro Tools,

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  • Human Vandria 2 – New Dawn Play Track 670 sounds included $129 $99

    TH Studio Production presents the Epic Cinematic Vocal Library VANDRIA 2 – New Dawn, featuring the voice of the Bulgarian singer Megi Angelova.

    Born in Bulgaria, Megi Angelova is a singer/songwriter based in London, UK. Coming from a background of musicians and artists she always has been fascinated by art and music which inspires her to look beyond the frames and to experiment with different styles of music, vocals, lyrics, musical instruments and sound effects.

    [Please note: The full Kontakt 5 plugin is required to use the Kontakt instruments, and is not included. The stand-alone .wav files can be used without Kontakt]

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  • Ambisonics Sounds of Belgrade Winter – Ambisonic Play Track 29 sounds included, 69 mins total $49 $39

    The library is the collection of atmosphere recordings in the city of Belgrade during the winter months. It’s a gathering of 29 ambisonic atmospheres recorded at many different places in Belgrade. There are atmospheres from famous places in Belgrade, parks, busy streets, traffic, underground passages, pedestrian streets, atmospheres on Ada Isle, below and on the Ada bridge, Ada Lake, two rivers Sava and Danube.

    All atmospheres are recorded at 96kHz/24Bit with condenser ambisonic microphone Rode NTSF1 and Zoom F8, in FuMa format.

    You can convert ambisonic FuMa format in real time with free SoundField plugin to stereo, 5.1, 7.1, 7.1.4, or any other surround format. You can also change the panoramic view of the sound because they are 360 degrees recordings, as well as automate the panoramic perspective.

    All recordings have metadata.

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  • This sound pack features the perfect transition and movement sounds for any film, tv or animation project. With 91 sounds in total, they have all been carefully sound designed using a variety of top class plugin processors.

    All files are meta tagged in Soundminer so you can easily find them with simple search terms. See a full list of the sound pack below:

    • Ambient Sub Movements
    • Downlifters
    • Flybys
    • FX
    • Gleams
    • Risers
    • Shutter Oscillations
    • Whooshes & Swishes

    62 High Quality WAVS (8:30 mins)
    Size Unpacked: 540MB
    Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
    Gear Used: Sennheiser MK416, Soundtoys, Altiverb, Pro Tools
    Other Info: Meta-Tagged

  • Ambisonics Room Tones USA Play Track 97 sounds included, 420+ mins total From: $109 From: $87.20

    ROOM TONES USA – 3D SURROUND AMBIENCES
    Our fourth entry of our famous sound effect series 3D SURROUND is now available: After ROOM TONES EUROPE comes ROOM TONES USA.

    As you’d expect from a library labeled “room tones”, the sounds come without much action in the foreground but with a very detailed acoustic image of each room, giving you the perfect basic noise layer to break the silence in your post production project. The recorded rooms vary from hallways and warehouses over cafes, offices, basements, apartment rooms, laundry and boiler rooms to industrial rooms and even an underground bunker. ROOM TONES USA covers all different scenarios you could possibly need, delivered fully surround with unprecedented precision, spatial impression and clarity. Undoubtedly, this can be easily used in stereo productions as well. Either chose the angle yourself or use the stereo version (included in 3D SURROUND).

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