Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have nine new libraries that will get you the lush ambiences and detailed sound effects you’ve been looking for. You can hear human Yeti vocalizations that will trick your imagination, sounds of brick and pebble-filled debris, wood impacts from a demolition, interior and exterior sounds from an English car, and subtly emotive drones and interference. You’ll also hear relaxing ambiences from Chile, Thailand, American backyards, and ponds near Chicago. There’s something for everything in this recap, so we hope you enjoy!
Yeti Monster
 
  • Animals & Creatures Yeti Monster Play Track 300+ sounds included, 17+ mins total $39

    Extensive humanoid creatures actions, emotions and reactions.
    The “Yeti Monster” library is an extensive collection of rare humanoid creature sounds. They were carefully recorded, edited, classified, thoroughly metatagged. It comprises expressive cinematic designed sounds with over 25 different type of articulations, actions and reactions; as well as cartoon-like interpretations.

    Library highlights:
    • 247 epic, designed humanoid creature sounds
    • 25+ various types of articulations, actions, emotions and reactions, including breath, gasp, growl, snore, grunt, movement, mumble, roar, footstep, …
    • included additional 53 Cartoon-like recordings of funny, friendly yeti monster
    • 192 KHz High samplerate sounds recording and processing
    • Well focused editing and extensive metadata -> ready-to-use sounds
    About The Yeti Monster Library:
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    Ultra High Samplerate
    More than 10 real voice actors were recorded for this library. The unique Sanken Co-100K microphone captured an astounding broad frequency spectrum, up to 100KHz. Thus allowing for extra pitching and treatment on the signal while keeping its natural character! The impressive result are authentic realistic ape-like creature sounds which will surely bring an added value to your projects.

    Versatile Humanoid Sounds
    Over 25 different articulations, actions, emotions and reactions included. These sounds are suitable for yetis, bigfoots but also for any humanoid or ape-like monsters! It is delivered in 192Khz which allows for additional pitchings and treatments.

'Yeti Monster' by Articulated Sounds gets you 247 designed creature sounds from 10 voice actors that are as intricately realistic as they are fun to listen to. This collection has breaths, gasps, growls, snores, grunts, mumbles and more from beasts that exist somewhere between folklore and moonless nights. The library also has movements and footsteps, as well as additional cartoon-like designs and room tones from a traditional Amerindian hut. If you need humanoid monster vocalizations that you could swear are raw recordings of the beasts themselves, give this one a listen.
 
Mid-Size Car
 
  • Cars Mid-Size Car Play Track 86 sounds included, 7 mins total $20

    86 sounds of a British mid-size family 2017 1.6 litre manual car. Doors, windows, seat, horn, wipers, glovebox, trunk, hood, driving and more. Nice clean new sounds, recorded in the Summer of 2017.

'Mid-Size Car' by John Silke is a quick pack of 86 sounds from a UK-built car. You'll hear this mid-size vehicle's electric windows and seats whirring, glove box and center console opening and closing, seat belts being fastened, and the doors opening, closing and locking. You'll also get recordings of the engine revving, as well as sounds of the window wipers, parking lights, air conditioner, and hood and trunk, or - if you'd rather - bonnet and boot. It's a pack that will save you in a pinch or delightfully add to your existing library.
 
Backyard
 
  • Environments Backyard Play Track 30+ sounds included, 167 mins total $15

    ‘Backyard’ by Badlands Sound puts you right in the middle of America's backyard. You will hear in the morning the peaceful sounds of mourning doves, robins, and other song birds along and at night you will hear a distant American School Football Game with crowds cheering and a sports announcer among with crickets and distant dog barks and yelps.

    It includes 30 high-quality 96k / 24-bit ambiences of the backyard, perfect for your projects. All sounds are long – Five and a half minutes each!

    The library features four different times during the day; morning, afternoon, evening, and night.

'Backyard' by Badlands Sound has the slightly serene, slightly noisy sounds of residential areas in the US. You'll hear peaceful morning bird choruses, the wash of crickets, pleasant wind chimes, and a passing thunderstorm, as well as the more noticeable sounds of dogs barking, distant trains, and faraway crowds cheering at a football game. You'll get small town atmospheres from morning till night, and each track is over five minutes long! For residential ambiences that have interesting natural details, give this one a listen.
 
Chile
 
  • World Sounds Chile Play Track 47+ sounds included, 104 mins total $50

    The Chile Faunethic sound library is a unique collection of 47 sounds recorded during a month and produced with high-quality equipment.
    From the north mountains above 4000 meters surrounded by lakes and deserts, to the southern wet Patagonian landscapes, this collection includes:

    -Villages from desert environments to wet Patagonia.
    -Shy wildlife, Flamingo and southern birds.
    -City of Santiago de Chile, Puerto Montt and Valparaiso.
    -Forests, always wet and rainy.

    This collection provides authentic sounds recording with high-quality equipment. All Faunethic tracks includes metadata carefully edited with Soundminer. All these sounds are delivered at 24/96Khz .wav files downloadable as a zip file.

    Gear Used: DPA and Neumann mics, powered by an Atea 4minX.

Faunethic has a new library out - and for some of you, that is reason enough to check out the demo! This time we are transported deep into South America in the new library 'Chile'. With 47 recordings, from the sharply formed mountains to the country's capital city, you'll hear rainy ambiences, interesting birds (including flamingos), village chatter, bustling commercial areas, distant ferry boats, and much more. Each track lasts from 1 to over 3 minutes, giving you well over an hour and a half of the beautiful, immersive sounds we've come to expect from Faunethic.
 
Sense
 
  • Sci-Fi Sense Play Track 75 sounds included, 29 mins total $25

    “Sense” is an exciting collection of textures to enrich the sonic world of your Sci-fi production. If you need that extra ingredient when you are creating a dense and deep Sci-fi atmosphere, this library can help you to achieve that.

    Movements, atmospheric elements and energies are some of the things you will find in this pack of sounds. Sounds with a strong and futuristic feeling, elements that are a great addition to your collection.

    Categories:Atmospheric element • Energy • Feedback • Glitch • Impact • Interference • Movement • Robotic

    In addition to being a great library for Horror or Sci-fi games and movies, this collection works well for trailers too.

'Sense' by MatiasMacSD is an engaging library that melds texture and tone to create menacing drones and glitchy movements. You'll hear 75 unique sounds that portray energy, interference, feedback, and atmosphere and will fit in your sci-fi and horror games - or any project that requires a sinister quality. These sounds are also available in 96kHz, so you can bend and twist them however you'd like! For a half hour of ear-catching sounds, check out this library.
 
Suburbs of Chicago: Lagoon
 
  • Nature & Countryside Suburbs of Chicago: Lagoon Play Track 300+ sounds included, 123 mins total $12 $6

    Suburbs of Chicago: Lagoon is the second installment in the Suburbs of Chicago Series. This package contains ambiences from a suburban lagoon. There is no shortage of bird chirps, leaves and grass rustling in the wind, and bike pass bys. Canoe Paddling, both distant and close, can be heard as one of the outdoor activities. As in any suburb, there are distant cars and distant planes. There is also 20 minutes of various car passes on a side road. 18 files wrap up this small package and over 300+ sounds for a duration of over 2 hours! All files are metadata tagged using Basehead and exported at 48kHz, 24 Bit.

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'Suburbs of Chicago: Lagoon' by All You Can Eat Audio extends the 'Suburbs' theme to where Chicagoans like to spend their time outdoors. This library has over 2 hours of peaceful canoe paddling, people swimming and fishing, and birds that prefer the view of a lake instead of yards or concrete. It also has rustling grass and leaves, as well as distant planes and traffic, plus the files are tagged with comprehensive metadata. For sounds that will make you miss the summer, give this one a listen.
 
Torturing Wood
 
  • Wood Torturing Wood Play Track 100 sounds included $10

    Torturing Wood is a compact bundle of cracking, tearing, and breaking sounds – from the destruction of an old wooden garage. It offers 100 files, each meticulously edited, and embedded with metadata information for easy import and ensure a fast and easy workflow.

'Torturing Wood' by Mechanical Wave has those creaking, cracking sounds of destroying an old wooden garage. With sounds of heavy debris, wood on wood impacts, squeaking and rubbing planks, hammering wood, and more, this detailed library give you - excuse the pun - a lot of bang for your buck. It also saves you a lot of hard work, especially if you don't have a garage handy to tear apart! If you need sounds of destruction of the wooden variety, this library has you covered.
 
Rock, Brick, and Dirt 02
 
'Rock, Brick, and Dirt 02' by Mechanical Wave has over 130 sounds of, well, rocks, bricks, and dirt! This library has the distinct textures of falling pebbles, colliding bricks, sliding gravel, rocky impacts, and more for plenty of varied textures of the rocky sort. These high-quality sounds can also be stretched to layer your action-filled avalanche scenes, footsteps, and other interactive sounds, so if you need debris, check this one out!
 
Ambiences from Thailand
 
  • Ambiences from Thailand is a collection of sounds from busy and exotic Bangkok, idyllic Railay Beach and Khao Sok with oldest evergreen rainforest in the world. You will hear tourists’ excitement, local Thais conversations, traditional gongs at world-famous temples and cricket chirps and other insects in middle of the night. Additionally you will find soundscapes generated by Asian means of transportation: boats, tuk tuks, buses and planes.

    Sounds have been captured in Bangkok, Ao Namm, Railay Beach, Phra Nang Beach, Krabi, Khao Sok and Surat Thani.

Robert Kubicki took a trip to the world's oldest evergreen rainforest to capture some 'Ambiences from Thailand'. This collection has sounds with other tourists on motorists, boats, tuk tuks and planes, as well as local conversations in cafes and monks speaking in temples. It also brings you straight into the heart of the famous rain forest with lush ambiences of crickets, frogs, distant birds, and small waves. If you need sounds of people on their personal adventures, check this one out.
   

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Gamemaster Pro Sound Collection Play Track 8076 sounds included, 189 mins total
    5 out of 5
    $49

    Pro Sound Collection is the highest quality and most affordable sound library you will find. The ultimate collection of 8076 ready to use sound effects!!!

    This is the perfect collection of sounds for all types of sound designers, game developers and video editors who need a large range of high quality sound effects ready to use. Designed specifically for games, film and other media by award winning sound designers.

    What’s included? EVERY sound Gamemaster Audio ever made! ALL our other other sound libraries (plus other sounds) have been packed into in this amazing sound collection.

    Pro Sound Collection Includes:
    Animal Sounds $25
    Explosion Sound Pack $10
    Footstep and Foley Sounds $10
    Fun Casual Sounds $15
    Fun Character Voices $10
    Gun Sound Pack $19
    Guns, Bullets and Explosions $35
    Human Vocalizations $25
    Magic and Spell Sounds $25
    Punch and Combat Sounds $29
    Retro 8 Bit Sounds $15
    Sci-Fi Sounds and Sci-Fi Weapons $25
    Silenced Gun Sounds $25
    Troll Monster Vocalizations $10

    Total value $278!!!

    Sound Categories:

    • Alarms • Ambience • Animals • Beeps • Bullets • Buttons • Cartoon • Cinematic • Collectibles • Comedy • Doors • Electricity • Explosions • Fire • Foley • Footsteps • Guns • Hums • Items • Levers • Magic • Misc. • Nature • Powerups • Punches • Retro/8Bit • Sci-Fi • Snow / Ice • Switches • User Interface • Voice • Water • Weapons • Whooshes + MANY MORE!

  • Materials & Texture Snow & Ice Play Track 1700+ sounds included, 90 mins total $40

    Snow & Ice is an extensive collection of various ice and snow sounds recorded in quiet rural locations in Northern Finland between 2015-2017. The library contains 1700+ sounds / 2.9 GB worth of material recorded and mastered in 96KHz 24bit quality, so they are more than ready for pitch shifting and other heavy audio processing.

    Among the biggest highlights of this library are the industry’s first glassy yet heavier sounding ice lantern breaks which will definitely be useful in adding unique twist to your material sound design. The library also comes with a huge variety of snow and ice debris sounds, snow block breaks and even footsteps on frozen snow and ice debris.

    You get the sounds in two formats: 96 kHz, 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz, 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.

    FOOTSTEPS:

    Frozen Snow Packed Run • Frozen Snow Packed Scuffs • Frozen Snow Packed Stomps • Frozen Snow Packed Walk • Frozen Snow Road Walk • Frozen Snow Run • Frozen Snow Walk • Frozen Wood Terrace Walk • Frozen Ice Shard Debris Scuffs • Frozen Ice Shard Debris Stomps • Frozen Ice Shard Debris Walk

    ICE:

    Ice Debris Fall • Ice Debris Rattle Continuous Loop • Ice Debris Rattle Heavy • Ice Debris Rattle Light • Ice Debris Smash To Ground Heavy • Ice Debris Smash To Ground Light • Ice Lantern Collision • Ice Lantern Large Break Smash • Ice Lantern Small Break Smash • Ice Shard Break Smash • Ice Shard Crack Snap • Ice Shard Small Group Rattle • Ice Shard Small Hit Collision Rattle • Ice Shard Small Rattle

    SNOW / MISC:

    Snow Block Large Collision • Snow Block Large Hit Collision • Snow Block Large Hit Rattle Scrape • Snow Block Large Smash Break • Snow Block Medium Hit Collision • Snow Block Medium Hit Rattle Scrape • Snow Block Medium Move Friction Loop Fast • Snow Block Medium Short Friction • Snow Block Small Collision • Snow Block Small Group Rattle • Snow Block Small Hit Collision • Snow Block Small Hit Rattle Scrape • Snow Block Small Large Fall On Snow • Snow Block Small Move Friction Loop Fast • Snow Block Small Move Friction Loop Slow • Snow Block Small Short Friction • Snow Block Small Smash Break • Snow Block Small Smash Ground • Snow Crack Snap • Snow Debris Rattle • Snow Ice Shard Small Crush • Snow Pressure Squeeze Crunch • Snowfall On Cardboard Light • Snowfall On Plastic Bag Light • Snowpusher Move • Wood Block Hit Snow • Wood Log Hit Snow • Metal Shovel Snow Debris Dig

  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    5 out of 5
    $25 $20

    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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  • Pro Sound Collection is the highest quality and most affordable sound library you will find. The ultimate collection of 8076 ready to use sound effects!!!

    This is the perfect collection of sounds for all types of sound designers, game developers and video editors who need a large range of high quality sound effects ready to use. Designed specifically for games, film and other media by award winning sound designers.

    What’s included? EVERY sound Gamemaster Audio ever made! ALL our other other sound libraries (plus other sounds) have been packed into in this amazing sound collection.

    Pro Sound Collection Includes:
    Animal Sounds $25
    Explosion Sound Pack $10
    Footstep and Foley Sounds $10
    Fun Casual Sounds $15
    Fun Character Voices $10
    Gun Sound Pack $19
    Guns, Bullets and Explosions $35
    Human Vocalizations $25
    Magic and Spell Sounds $25
    Punch and Combat Sounds $29
    Retro 8 Bit Sounds $15
    Sci-Fi Sounds and Sci-Fi Weapons $25
    Silenced Gun Sounds $25
    Troll Monster Vocalizations $10

    Total value $278!!!

    Sound Categories:

    • Alarms • Ambience • Animals • Beeps • Bullets • Buttons • Cartoon • Cinematic • Collectibles • Comedy • Doors • Electricity • Explosions • Fire • Foley • Footsteps • Guns • Hums • Items • Levers • Magic • Misc. • Nature • Powerups • Punches • Retro/8Bit • Sci-Fi • Snow / Ice • Switches • User Interface • Voice • Water • Weapons • Whooshes + MANY MORE!

  • Trucks, Buses & Vans Saviem TP3 Offroad Play Track 6+ sounds included, 142 mins total

    This is a 6-channel recording of a 1969 Diesel Saviem TP3 4×4 truck driving off-road on sand dunes in the desert of Lompoul, Senegal.

    The library is recorded at 24 bit/48 kHz with 2 DPA 4060 mics in the cabin, 2 DPA 4061 mics in the engine compartment, 1 DPA 4061 on the air intake and a Sennheiser MKH 8040 on the exhaust.

    The car sounds nice and gritty, throaty at times, and very rattly in the cabin. It's certainly something you don't come by every day.

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  • Genres Magic and Spell Sounds Play Track 682 sounds included, 29 mins total

    Magic and Spell Sounds is a custom designed sound library covering many types of magic and spells. From shining in the light to bringing darkness.

    Elements: electricity, energy, fireballs, ice, vines, rock, wind and water. Covering actions such as: blasts, casting, conjuring, impacts, healing and more.

    682 total sounds (422 magic and spell sounds, 260 bonus sounds from Pro Sound Collection).

    ALL sounds from this library Magic and Spell Sounds are included in our full sound library Pro Sound Collection. So if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

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