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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
'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.
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
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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