14 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


There is always something new on A Sound Effect, and this week we have several interesting collections for you to hear!

You can listen to ambiences from all across the Western and Midwestern US, as well in the middle of busy Prague, along the coasts of Spain, and all throughout Singapore. You can also check out sounds designed for your horror movie transitions, creepy howling winds, user interfaces, organic and synth movements, and explosive trailers. Finally, we have sounds of city rain, cars racing in the Rally Bohemia, extensive recordings of a Honda Super Blackbird, lots of snowy footsteps, and a sampler pack to cover your need for variety. Happy listening!

Tonal Wind

'Tonal Wind' by Sound of Essen will sweeten up and add character to your wind sounds. With lots of whistling, squeaking, howling and singing wind, this modular library is the perfect construction kit for creating otherwordly swirls and heavy storms.
 
  • Environments Tonal Wind Play Track 51 sounds included, 75 mins total $33

    These sounds will sweeten and add character to your wind sounds. Lots of whistling, squeaking, howling and singing wind. From low rumbles, mid honks to harsh high frequency blows, this modular library is the perfect construction kit for creating otherwordly swirls and heavy storms.
    The sounds were recorded at the windorgan in Vlissingen(NL) in Zoutelande(NL) and in Essen(GER).

    In addition to the original wind sounds creating tones on objects, you will get a few rattling flagpoles, waving flags and singing flag cords. And some bonus windmill sounds.
    Also 2/5th of the sounds are delivered in stereo, the focus is on mono sounds. I captured the very sweetspot where the wind created unique tones. To focus on these rare events, I mostly used a single spot mic. In winds up to 48 mph you will have carefully selected mic positions for a broad variety of wind torturing different objects.

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Ghost Whoosh

'Ghost Whoosh' by Fox Audio Post-Production is a sound library designed especially for ghost/horror movies and video games. It features lots of male and female whispers with a ghostly, ethereal and demonic air to them and were processed and reversed to set a scary mood.
 
  • Horror Ghost Whoosh Play Track 73 sounds included $28

    Ghost Whoosh – Male&Female is a sfx library designed especially for ghost/horror movies and video games. It features a number of male and female whispers with a ghostly, etheral and demonic air to them, processed and reversed to set a scary mood.

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Singapore City Soundscapes

'Singapore City Soundscapes' by AmbiSonic Libraries lets you explore Singapore as you've never heard it before! This massive library includes ambisonic sounds recorded with the new Zoom H3 VR, binaural recordings with the Soundman OKM II Rock Studio, and stereo soundscapes recorded with the Zoom F8n, DPA 4060 and several LOM microphones.
 
Honda CBR Super Blackbird 1100cc Motorycle

'Honda CBR Super Blackbird 1100cc Motorycle' by Watson Wu has 103 ready-to-use external and onboard sounds, as well as Foley, for a total of 62 minutes of driving time. The onboard recordings capture the engine and exhausts, plus the external sounds are both static and follow the bike.
 
  • Motorcycles Honda CBR Super Blackbird 1100cc motorycle Play Track 103 sounds included $79

    This library delivers the sounds of a 1999 Honda CBR Super Blackbird motorcycle(with Metadata).

    All 103 ready-to-use wave files were captured in 24 Bit, 96 kHz. Files are divided into External static sounds, External following sounds, Foley sounds, and Onboard sounds. The combined recorded driving time is more than 62 minutes long. The Onboard recordings are in 2 separate mono wave files, channel one for engine and channel two for exhausts. Drag & drop or import each of the files into your audio editing software, then align them for creative mixing. There are also stereo mix versions of the OnBoard recordings. The External recordings are in stereo, one MS (Mid-Side) for following (tracking) and the other MS at a fixed (static) position.

    Onboard Settings:
    Channel 1 = Engine, Channel 2 = Exhaust

    External Settings:
    Following (MS Stereo in Left & Right Channels tracking the moving vehicle)Static (MS Stereo in Left & Right Channels from a fixed position)

    Definitions:
    Onboard: Sounds heard from driver and passenger perspectives (in or on the vehicle)
    External: Sounds heard from bystander’s point of view.

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Realistic Snow Footsteps

'Realistic Snow Footsteps' by Eklen Sounds Team has interesting frozen snow footsteps from ski slopes and paths that are clear, clean of clothing noise, gated, and put on individual tracks. It also includes walking on a snowy wooden bridge.
 
  • Foley Realistic Snow Footsteps Play Track 347 sounds included, 4 mins total $30

    Mini pack of natural snow foley! Frozen type, individual sounds. Cleaned and gated, ready for fast usage.

    Few useful sound effects sets of realistic snow footsteps. Non-classic sounding, frozen type snow of ski slopes and paths. Included bonus walking on the snowy wooden bridge. Individual, cleaned and gated footsteps with clarity. Sounds are fully without clothing noises, usage with people moving foley is recomended, so it is pretty universal and elastic.

    Recorded with Sennheiser MKH 416 from 40cm distance. Great usage for foley sampling, midi, game audio and more.

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WW Audio SFX Sampler Pack, Vol 1 - General SFX

'WW Audio SFX Sampler Pack, Vol 1 - General SFX' by WW Audio includes a variety of SFX including airplane and helicopter flyovers, an ancient well handle, audience applause, fireworks, footsteps, various birds, wind, rain, metal doors, and more.
 
  • The first in a series of WW Audio SFX Sample Packs. This is Volume 1 – General SFX and contains 90 high quality, professional random, sometimes eclectic sound effects for your theatre or film projects.

    Sounds include, Airbus A380 flying overhead, ancient well handle, audience applause, bar bell, bbq, fireworks, spooky walking with chains, various sound design elements, footsteps, various birds, wind and rain, motor bike starting and driving off, metal door unlocking and opening, police helicopter, radio interference, sledging, comedy farts and burps, various domestic foley sounds, footsteps and much more.

    All files include Soundminer, ID3v2.3.0 and Riff Info metadata embedded into the files to make for easy searching in your database of choice.

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Rally Bohemia

'Rally Bohemia' by Eklen Sounds Team is a collection of impressive WRC sports car passbys from three different distances. These recordings are not "whoosh" types, rather the microphones follow the cars as they race in the popular Czech event, Rally Bohemia.
 
  • Cars Rally Bohemia Play Track 46 sounds included $38

    Get the sounds of rally cars competing in the world championships. Pack of very fast speed passbys through the turns. Two general locations and additional recordings further away.

    Race to the summit! A collection of impressive WRC sport car passbys in three different distances. Close, further and two bonus far sounds, also usable as ambiences. Recordings are not “whoosh” type – the microphones typically follow the cars. It is easy to pan customization or make it more spatial. Recorded at the popular Czech event Rally Bohemia.

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Head West

'Head West' by Takoma Media is a beautiful collection of ambiences from the Great Lakes, the Dakota Badlands, and Wyoming mountains. It features Yellowstone geysers and mud pots, Bison, Prairie dogs, birds, meadows and more from a 2000-mile aural road trip across the US.
 
  • Environments Head West Play Track 57+ sounds included, 133 mins total $29.99

    Nature and ambiance recordings across Ohio, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.

    Including the Great Lakes, meadows, the Dakota Badlands (Both North and South) Wyoming mountains, Yellowstone geysers and mud pots, Bison, Prairie dogs, and birds.

    Take a 2000 mile aural road trip across the Midwest and west.

    Gear Used: Recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Tascam DR680, and Zoom H1, using Sennheiser MKH 30/40 Mid Side, Sennheiser MKH 20 spaced omnis, Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF and XY, Sanken CSS5.

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Effective Trailer Booms

'Effective Trailer Booms' by Federico Soler Fernández has one-shot sub booms and low-end impacts with dramatic bass, angry and sudden downfalls, big whams, bone-chilling metallic textures, frantic clashes, glitchy futuristic hits, dramatic and disturbing explosions, and epic cinematic bangs.
 
  • Destruction & Impact Effective Trailer Booms Play Track 112 sounds included, 8 mins total $29.99

    One-shot sub booms and low-end impacts with dramatic bass, angry and sudden downfalls, big whams, bone-chilling metallic textures, frantic clashes, glitchy futuristic hits, dramatic and disturbing explosions, and epic cinematic bangs.

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Interface and Game Sounds

'Interface and Game Sounds' by Sound Spark LLC includes a series of UI button, interface and user action sounds perfect for use in your next game or app. These sounds were built meticulously and slowly over the course of a year, coming from a wide variety of source material and processes.
 
  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Interface and Game Sounds Play Track 150 sounds included $19.99

    This library includes a series of UI button, interface and user action sounds perfect for use in your next game or app.
    While interface libraries are certainly not uncommon, and you’re likely to have plenty in your arsenal already – this one is unique in that it was built meticulously and slowly over the course of a year. Because of this, much of the source material and processes used vary greatly!

    Sound types include:

    • Button Clicks
    • Menu Actions (open and close)
    • Glitches
    • Simple actions

    Get this in a bundle:This library is also included in the Forge Sound Design Toolkit Bundle

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Whooshes Impacts and Transitions

'Whooshes Impacts and Transitions' by Sound Spark LLC is a unique library with sounds from different processing techniques for organic and analog synth movements, often with a natural Doppler effect incorporated.
 
  • Destruction & Impact Whooshes Impacts and Transitions Play Track 127 sounds included $19.99

    This library includes a series of cinematic and basic whoosh, movement and transition effects.  It also includes a number of impactful drops.

    What makes this library unique is the varied amount of content and processing techniques used to create the movement effects.  Some effects are created totally organically, others manufactured with analog synths and others creatively processed from nothing other than atonal noise.

    Another great quality of these effects is a natural doppler effect is often incorporated.  This was done by re-recording some source elements and either moving the source or the mic itself.

    A slim library, of 127 sounds – it feels much larger in the amount of varied content that it includes.  This library is one I’ve personally used a lot and I’m very happy to bring it to you now!

    Sound types include:

    • Organic Whooshes
    • Designed Transition Effects
    • Tonal, Atonal and Noise asthetics
    • Drops and Impacts

    Get this in a bundle:This library is also included in the Forge Sound Design Toolkit Bundle

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Empty City Rain

'Empty City Rain' by PMSFX has drippy gutters, peeling thunder, rumbles, downpour, light and medium rain, puddles, rain on trees, distant city presence and more. All ambiences were carefully mastered to allow for seamless looping.
 
  • Weather Empty City Rain Play Track 12 sounds included, 12 mins total $9.99

    Empty City Rain is a collection of 12 rain & thunder sound effects.
    Drippy gutters, peeling thunders, rumble, downpour, light & medium rain, puddles, rain on trees, aftermath, distant city presence and more.

    Collection consists of 12 carefully mastered and rendered rain ambiences.
    All audio clips loop seamlessly which makes them perfect for games, meditation apps etc.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data

    Download includes additional 44.1kHz 16Bit version for Unreal Engine.
    RECORDED WITH: Sony PCM D100
    EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Pro Tools.

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Coastal Spain

'Coastal Spain' by PMSFX has empty, quiet places and loud, bustling streets to include city parks, distant churches, close and distant traffic, restaurants, city hall bells, floating creaky marina docks, birds, old Vespas, railway terminals, playgrounds and more.
 
  • City Life Coastal Spain Play Track 21 sounds included, 74 mins total $24.99 $20.99

    Coastal Spain is a collection of 21 ambiances recorded in a Spanish costal city.

    From empty, quiet places to loud, bustling streets. City parks, distant churches, close and distant traffic, restaurants, pedestrians, walla, city hall bells, floating creaky marina docks, doves, sparrows, birds, old Vespas, city presence heard from hills, railway terminal, tiny restaurants, playgrounds and more.

    All audio clips loop seamlessly.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data

    Download includes additional 44.1kHz 16Bit version for Unreal Engine.
    LOCATION:
    Spain, Costa Blanca
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre-6 + 2x DPA4060
    EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Pro Tools.

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Old Town VR

'Old Town VR' by Lukás Tvrdon is an ambisonic library that takes us to the historical center of Prague. This collection brings the listener to areas surrounded by international crowds with lots of voices and footsteps in all possible distances and diffused city noises.
 
  • Ambisonics Old Town VR Play Track 32 sounds included, 119 mins total $30

    This ambisonic library takes us to the historical centre of a magic city of Prague. A listener is surrounded by international crowds with lots of voices and footsteps in all possible distances. The soundscape background is complemented by diffused city noises of all kinds. And you can even meet a procession of Asian tourists!

    Highlights:-16+16 crowd ambiences take place in narrow streets and large squares

    -from decent pads to significantly sounding moments

    -recorded on Sound Devices MixPre-6 and Soundfield by Rode NTSF1 ambisonic microphone

    -both first order AmbiX and standard stereo files in the box

    -96/24 resolution, 6.2 GB unpacked, 59.5 minutes of the original audio, 119 minutes in total

    -all tracks are over 3 minutes length

    -convert the Ambix files into any other format, up to 7.1.4 Atmos surround

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  • Animals & Creatures Amazon Jungle Play Track 49 sounds included, 357 mins total From: $95 From: $66.50

    Amazon Jungle is a collection of unique ambiences recorded in the Amazon rainforest on the border between Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. The library was recorded during the rainy season when birds are vocal and humidity is at its highest. These recordings feature species such as the Screaming Piha, Toucans, Howler Monkeys, Trogons, Tinamous, Owls, very vocal Bamboo Rats and a multitude of insects and frogs.

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  • Sci-Fi Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Play Track 1,000+ sounds included, 431 mins total $30 $15

    Lo-Fi Sci-Fi is a library packed full of characterful, authentic and gritty sounds. It was lovingly created by sound designers Barney Oram and Derek Brown, in homage to classic late 70’s and early 80’s sci-fi movies.
    The collection is comprised of a wide range of sounds, including metal, organics, fire, mechanical, interfaces, creatures, foley and footsteps, abstract, ambience, and much more.

    Lo-Fi Sci-Fi features 620 24bit / 48kHz WAV files in total, including 45 designed sounds and 575 source sounds.

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  • Sports Boxing Gym Play Track 300+ sounds included $45

    For our Boxing Gym library we visited three different gyms around the UK. Two in London and a children’s gym in Newcastle and present a wide range of sounds to enhance your library.

    We captured a variety of punches at various strengths, multiple perspectives and on different equipment; punch bags, pads, punch ball and speed ball, featuring single hits and combinations of impacts.

    Additionally, we recorded body falls in the ring, corner pads and ropes. Footwork in the ring with; steps, scrapes and shuffles.

    Plus ambience recordings of both adult and kids training sessions incorporating sparring, shadow boxing, fitness training, press-ups, sit-ups, skipping.

    All of our sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser, Schoeps and Line Audio microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.

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  • Foley Haunted Doors – Designed and Source Play Track 209 sounds included $24.99 $20.99

    Haunted Doors [D&S] is a collection of 209 old doors sound effects.

    HD consist of of 45 designed sounds (Opens, Closes, Cinematic Door Impacts @ 96kHz 24Bit) & 164 source recordings (Door creaks, knob twists & turns, rattling, squeaking, opens, closes, locks, bolts and more! @ 192kHz 24Bit).

    All audio files have been recorded at superb 192KHZ 24BIT. Multiple mic positions to capture all
    the little details such as loose lock mechanisms, inner rattling, stuttering creaks and rich natural reverbs of empty corridors.

    Comprehensive Soundminer's metadata. Over 25 different door knobs and handles,
    over 10 pairs of hinges, 10 different doors and more! Perfect for horror movies, games and more.

    LOCATION: Spain, Costa Blanca. Traditional Spanish hacienda before renovation.
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH 8060
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, iZotope RX (mildly),Fabfilter, Zynaptiq, Waves.

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  • Foley Footstep and Foley Sounds Play Track 812 sounds included $10

    Footstep & Foley Sounds contains 511 high quality professionally recorded footstep sounds. Surfaces included: concrete, dirt, grass, gravel, metal, mud, water, wood, ice and snow. Plus 141 Foley sounds covering a variety of character movement sounds. A perfect addition to add realism to your footstep sounds.

    This pack also includes a variety of 160 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Footstep & Foley Sounds are included in Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included $25 $18

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

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  • Destruction & Impact Hardwork Play Track 237 sounds included, 26 mins total $28.99 $23.99

    Who doesn’t recognize the sounds of construction work and the toughest duties ever known to humankind. Drilling, hammering, building and constructing. (Swearing not included). Packed with 237 different sounds to immerse you audience in the true hardwork day to day

    Recorded with

    Sound Devices 633
    Rode NTG3
    Rode NT4
    Seymour Duncan SCR-1

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  • Weapons Weapon Mech & Reload Sounds Play Track 800+ sounds included $80

    Weapon Mech & Reload Sounds is a sfx library recorded for police / military related film or video games. Recorded at 24/96,(real guns and soft/air guns) with 3 microphones (omni, cardioid and shotgun), you can use one sound or mix the 3 layers together for more impact!

    Key Features:

    Library ships in 96kHz, 24bit
    408 files, more than 800 sounds
    Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata
  • Foley Lethal Blow Play Track 983 sounds included $49.99 $34.99

    Lethal Blow is a collection of high quality fight sound effect. It features 925 sound effects; 600 source recording and 325 designed sound effects. It comes loaded with all sorts of sounds – from simple punches to multi-layerd crunchy blows and and meaty hits.
    All source sounds ware recorded with top tier microphones; Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH8060 at 192kHz/24Bit with a Sound Devices recorder.

    Collection consists of two main categories:

    DESIGNED 96/24 (325 SFX)

    Bone Breaks – Crunchy breaks, snaps and tears.
    Grabs, throws and blacks.
    Bright Punches – Punches with meaty bottom and pronounces “beef slap” transients.
    Crunch Punches – Punches layered with bone breaks and cracks .
    Dark punches – Punches with more of a deep, organic, thump-y sound.
    Rips and tears – Fatality-like, gory tears.
    Simple Punches – Organic sounding, deep punches that consist of only few layers (compared to other punches).
    Punches “Xtra” – Punches without Arm movement/scuffle/whoosh – just a hit that you can layer with your own woos/scuffle
    Skull crashes – Gory, slimy skull crashes and splits
    Swooshes, whooshes snd scuffles.

    SOURCE CONSTRUCTION-KIT 192/24 (600 SFX)

    Scuffles, arm movements and whooshes – Cotton, denim and nylon.
    Snaps – Leak snaps
    Flesh drops – Dropped oranges
    Cotton transients – Cotton hoodie hit with a soft drum mallet
    Real chest punches – Closed fist
    Meaty punches – Beefy, organic punches (punching beef steaks).
    Lettuce punches and smacks – Deep, wet lettuce punches plus exaggerated transient sounds.
    Real chest smacks – Open fist
    Meat movement – gory, slimy, beef movements.
    Meat Slaps – Beef steaks dropped on a tile floor with pronounced transients
    Small crack – cracking eggshells
    Bell pepper rips – Tearing, ripping apart Bell peppers for crunchy snaps and cracks
    Whooshes and swooshes – Airy whooshes
    Fabric Movement – random, cotton cloth whooshes and multiple swishes.

    325 designed sound effects will get you started right away and save a lot of time when cutting fight scenes.
    600 high quality source recordings will allow you to design all kinds of punches, bone brakes and gore sound effects from scratch, exactly to your taste.

    All sound effects are highly tweakable. You can fine-tune them to your liking; pitch them up/down to remove/add weight whilst retaining details and clarity.

    Download includes:
    96-192KHZ 24BIT version (925 SFX/562MB)
    44.1KHZ 16BIT version for Unreal Engine (925 SFX/264MB)
    192KHZ 24BIT BONUS source recordings (58 SFX/30MB)
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH8040 + Sennheiser MKH8060
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: RX, Pro Tools, Brufri, DMGAudio, Sonnox, Fabfilter

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Electro-Mechanics Toolkit 2 Play Track 860+ sounds included $67 $53.60

    The “Electro-Mechanics ToolKit 2” Sound Effects Library features a wide range of versatile electro-mechanic motors, engines, tools and toys.
    All waiting to be cut up, layered, edited and mangled with FX to become spaceship engines, robot movements, sci fi doors, weapon mechanics.
    This library is not meant to be a comprehensive tools library but rather a composite toolkit to bring futuristic electro-mechanic machines, devices, weapons, vehicles, … sonically to life.
    All cleaned and edited for direct use in your upcoming projects.

    All sounds have embedded BWF Metadata.

    Categories:

    Air Compressor • Angle Grinder • Band Saw • Belt Sander • Bowling Alley Machinery • Buffing Machine • Turning Lathe • Buzz Saw • Chop Saw • Doors & Shutters • Electric Drill • Electric Screwdriver • Electric Wood Plane • Evacuator • Film Projector • Fine Blanking Tool • Fretsaw • Grinding Lathe • Hand Blender & Mixer • Hoist Industrial • Industrial Vacuum Cleaner • Jigsaw • Mechanic Toys • Metal Saw • Milling Machine • Stationary Drill • Strimmer • Toy Helicopter

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles RC Cars | Reely Core Buggy Play Track 170+ sounds included $35 $28

    Looking for sounds of a remote controlled car? Here you go: This sound effects library features 170 sound effects of the Reely Core RC Car. You get several on-board and external driving sounds, pass-bys, close-up steering mechanics and idling mixtures, and of course some crashes. All sounds are edited and cleaned for direct use in your upcoming sound design projects. All sounds contain detailed BWF Metadata.

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