new sound effects armor ice wind bowls motion Asbjoern Andersen


If this last week’s new libraries were woven into a storyline, you would hear an exciting tale of a hockey player who leaves the sport to travel to the windy mountains of Jerall to fight Orcs. But after stumbling upon the Greybeards and fancying their peaceful ways, our hero decides to stay in their mountain sanctuary and meditate to the sound of droning bowls (plus, he can capture some pretty sweet impulse responses in High Hrothgar). Or, in other words, it’s time for a brand new SFX roundup :)
Medieval Armor Impacts and Movement
 
  • Get 100+ sound effects of chain mail, plate armor, leather armor getting impacted in three different intensity layers (glancing, weak, hard) – ready for implementaion. It also includes shield impacts in two variants (weak, hard), as well as weapon parry and gory weapon impacts.

    This pack also includes footsteps and movement sounds/rustles of chain mail, leather armor and plate armor.

    The Medieval Armor Impacts and Movement SFX library includes:
    Shield – Impacts (weak, hard).
    Chain Mail – Footsteps, impacts (glancing, weak, hard), rustles/movement.
    Leather Armor – Footsteps, impacts (glancing, weak, hard), rustles/movement.
    Plate Armor – Footsteps, impacts (glancing, weak, hard), rustles/movement.
    Weapon Impact – Gory hit, parry.
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There is almost no situation more layered with sounds than a medieval fight. With shields, chain mail, plate armor and weapons, where do you even begin to find these sounds? Right here, of course, with Double Trouble Audio's 'Medieval Armor Impacts and Movement'. This library contains over 100 sounds of all these brutal interactions, varying in intensity and gore. If you’re creating a sword-wielding film or game, this library will supply the audible realism needed to transport the audience to another time.
 
Immersive Motion Vol 1
 
  • ‘Immersive Motion Vol.1’ features 50 atmospheric sound effects that are designed to add energy and detail to your soundtrack.

    Ideal for backgrounds and atmospheres as they flow and swell in an organic nature.

    The library is over 250 minutes in duration.

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'Immersive Motion Vol 1' contains a massive 8.72 GB and 250 minutes of swells and flows for immersive and emotional tones. If you’re a fan of Aphex Twin, you should give this library a listen. Straddling the edges of synthesis and organic-ness, these sounds range from sweeping vinyl-like drones to Celtic evolutions and dark transitions. Whether you need sounds for scoring a documentary or personal relaxation, enjoy these soundscapes by Alexander Gastrell.
 
Ice Skating
 
  • ‘Ice Skating’ is a very comprehensive library of 1000 audio files from the realm of ice skating.

    It encompasses a broad variety of sounds using different skating techniques and features many ice skating activities such as hockey games, figure skating, free skating and more.

    Most of the recordings have been made in an outdoor setting to reduce reverberations.

    Almost all of the sounds were recorded using a M/S technique with AKG C-414 and Rode Nt5, and Sound Devices mixPre.

    This library presents unique focused sounds that have been edited meticulously making them easier to integrate in any audiovisual project or interactive program.

    The rare distinctive quality of these recordings also allows them to be a base for
    any sound experimentation through a creative process; and can be layered with other sounds or treated in order to produce interesting sound design.

    A couple of Ambiences are also included in the library. These are ORTF stereo recordings of outdoors/indoors skating.

    Like every other sound library from Articulated Sounds, the files are embedded with metadatas (Soundminer/iXML/XMP/BWAV/ID3).

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We may finally be out of winter, but Articulated Sounds wants to keep us chilled. 'Ice Skating' features cold weather activities such as figure skating, free skating, hockey and more. These sounds are masterfully crafted for all the scrapes, scratches, pushes, drags, and glides you could need. Plus, with winter ambiences, stick slaps, footsteps, cloth sounds and puck hits, too, this library is ready to be implemented into your film or interactive project.
 
Dx
 
  • This library is a bit different from the rest.  Dx (“Diagnostic”) is a grouping of different audiometric and audiological elements in a neat, diversified package.  Our goal was to aggregate audio tests from multiple disciplines and build them into a one-stop-shop collection that most sound designers, engineers, researchers, and artists could utilize as a mainstay in their audio toolbox.

    In this collection you will find sets of: binaural beats, audiometric sweeps, full frequency sweeps, multi-spectrum noise, spatializations, resonance tones, impulses, dynamics tests, intermodulated distortion tests, aliasing tests, phase tests, and a few fun examples just for kicks.

    These diagnostic sounds are provided in 96kHz/24-bit, 48kHz/24-bit, and 44.1kHz/16-bit resolutions.  There are various length and loudness combinations as well, so you don’t have to edit these files to use them for their intended tests.  That being said, this diagnostic audio can also be used very quick and precise ways in layered SFX designs.  Because they are so specific in their development, they can be used with an automatic mathematic disregard…and that, is a good thing.

    Quick, clean, and precise.  Enjoy.

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Eiravaein Works wanted to give us something different, something useful for sound designers, engineers, researchers and artists alike, and 'Dx' was what they created. This library contains sounds from audiometric and audiological tests, such as sweeps, spatializations, impulses, phase tests, resonance tones, and frequency sweeps. The tracks are even edited for the appropriate length of each test. With 888 sounds and noises of every color, this library will cover your needs whether they be artistic or academic.
 
Winds of Dovrefjell
 
  • Many years of trekking in the Dovre mountains (Dovrefjell) at heights from 900 to 1200 masl. and temperatures reaching down to -20°C, has led to many unique recordings.

    My main goal when on Dovrefjell was to capture the “sound” of the harsh climate that dominates up there. Subsequently it was hard to avoid the ever restless wind. But it can be quite tricky to capture the sound of wind (or rather the sound of wind on or through objects) and there are only some “sweet spots”, in this vast high altitude climate scattered with rocks and tiny trees, that will generate a good recording.

    These recordings were done crouching behind rocks, on cliff sides, on top of summits, behind weathered shelters, old mountain farms and bushes. Partially freezing my hands of, operating recording equipment.

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With the increasing popularity of synthesized wind sounds in interactive media, 'Winds of Dovrefjell' is a breath of fresh air - if you don’t mind the pun. This library includes 71 minutes of wind recorded in the Dovre mountains of Norway where recordist Robin Barstow braved -20°C temperatures. Now that's dedication! In capturing the harsh climate, he recorded on top of summits, along the cliff sides, and near old mountain farms. Kjempebra, Robin!
 
Bells & Bowls
 
  • Bells & Bowls – a collection of 86 files/100MB glass & ceramic bell sound effects in 24bit/96kHz mono.

    I give you 14 different bell-like objects, each multi-sampled for maximum expressiveness, tuned to the nearest musical note and ready to drop into your favorite sampler and play away. Ranging from only slightly complex sine waves, to strange wobbles and beat frequencies, these actual physical bowls, plates and vases had some pretty amazing musical sounds in them. Many of them took surprisingly little pitch-alterations to reach a musical note – almost as if some glassware factory wanted them to be struck with mallets and recorded!

    You get:

    • Clean, high quality sounds
    • All sounds tuned to nearest musical note
    • All files trimmed to start, for ease of use in samplers
    • Several variations per recorded object = organic and expressive productions
    • Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
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Hzandbits discovered music in the kitchen with 'Bells & Bowls'. This library features recordings of multiple types of strikes on jugs, bowls, vases and plates made of glass and ceramic. The tones range from the ringing wobbles we expect from glass to interesting muted attacks that sound like piano hits. Plus, all tracks are tuned to their closest musical notes, so you can drop them right into your favorite sampler. For tones that are organic but pitch-perfect, check out this library.
 
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  • Badlands Sound went to the future to recorded 42 room tones of various spaces like computer rooms, engine rooms, bathrooms, and much more all in 24bit / 96k. We also recorded electrical buzzes and distorted sci-fi winds. More than 2 hours of futuristic room tones and ambiences included in total.

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  • BEAMS is a comprehensive toolkit for beam sound design. Sounds are separated into activation oneshot, activation/deactivation mechanism, and active loop categories. Each category contains subcategories for small, medium, and large beams. You can design anything from the smallest spy-watch laser cutter to a planet destroying column of chaos. As a bonus, you’ll also get a diverse collection of burning ignition sounds as source for beam environmental destruction.

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  • Need the sound of burning fire, flames, fizzles, ignites, melting, crackling, rumbling, fire popping, or flame hissing?

    This library is hot stuff in every sense of the word, delivering a range of burning sounds from a wide range of sources, including branches, black powder, burning bags, butane torches, celluloid, deep-frying batter, flares, gas stoves, frying pans, matches, sparkling candles, boiling water, huge torches and much more.

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  • Drones & Moods Sonic Warfare Play Track 40+ sounds included, 40 mins total $20 $2.50

    Sonic Warfare by Badlands Sound features 40 audio files organized in four different categories, including Deep Distortion, Glitch, Noise, and Scream – 10 audio files for each category. This is the best pack if you need all of the above noises!

    I believe these sounds will greatly benefit sound editors and sound designers allowing them to skip through the process of either creating dark drones or painful high-pitch glitches. These sounds would also work perfectly in different styles of music including noise and dark industrial. All files are 96k / 24 bit, lasting one minute each.

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  • Badlands Sound went to the future to recorded 42 room tones of various spaces like computer rooms, engine rooms, bathrooms, and much more all in 24bit / 96k. We also recorded electrical buzzes and distorted sci-fi winds. More than 2 hours of futuristic room tones and ambiences included in total.

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  • Materials & Texture Glacier Ice Play Track 300+ sounds included $40 $30

    Glacier Ice is a library containing over 300 high quality sounds of ice cracking, breaking, shattering in various sizes of blocks – recorded entirely in the Italian Alps over the course of two winters.

    The library contains sounds of all dimensions, from ice cubes being dropped in a drink to a designed iceberg collapsing.

    The majority of the material was recorded at 192 KHz with a Sanken CO100K and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040, making this library greatly flexible for pitch shifting and all sorts of heavy processing.

    A small section recorded at 96KHz features sounds recorded exclusively with contact microphones placed directly on the surface of a frozen water stream.

    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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  • House 01 – A virtual grab bag of normal. A complete house as a document. Doors, windows, more doors. Lots of perspectives and various strengths and positions of just about everything.

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  • The All Metal sound effects library features 765 sounds of metal clashing, clanging and resonating as metal pieces are rummaged through, dropped, and tossed. Create with the various distinct sonic properties of metal objects — from squeaky gates, rattley wires, ringing wrenches, warbling sheet metal, clattering swords and more.

    Each sound was pristinely recorded at 192kHz with lots of variations for more creative freedom. Uncover the sonic treasures that await as you pitch and process the squeals, squeaks and moans of the metallic debris for limitless sound design opportunities. Strengthen your projects with the distinct buzzing, scraping and reverberation of metal impacts for both literal use and creative implementation as layers for intense sound design.

    Each sound file is embedded with diligent metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Advanced metadata fields ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Search by PSE, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.

    Key Features:

    • 765 sound effects (2GB)
    • 24 bit/96k, 24 bit/192k broadcast .wav files
    • Descriptive embedded metadata
    • 100% Royalty-Free

    Credits:

    • Saro Sahihi
  • Chicago Ambisonics is a library of B-format city ambiences with “virtual microphone” software.

    Included software allows users to tweak perspective in real time for greater control and creativity. The Ambisonics format offers versatile use of the library, as the recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond. The creative possibilities are endless!

    Featuring 35 high-quality urban ambiences (over 3 hours total), Chicago Ambisonics includes SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products that allows you to point “virtual microphones” any direction with a wide range of polar patterns. Unparalleled flexibility lets users match backgrounds with the specific setting of any scene.

    With more productions filming in Chicago than ever before, a Chicago sound effects library is an asset for any sound editor. Chicago Ambisonics features 24-bit/96 kHz city atmospheres captured all over Chicago including recordings from from Magnificent Mile, Chinatown, the L Train, West Loop, Kennedy Expressway, O’Hare International Airport, Lake View, & Wrigley Field.

    This library is also perfect for use in 3D Audio applications including VR experiences and 360º video – prepare your sound effects library for the future of immersive media! Pre-rendered stereo versions of all of the recordings are included as well.

    Key Features:

    • 35 pristine recordings in B-Format (FuMa) & Stereo (14GB)
    • Over 3 hours of immersive Chicago ambiences
    • Average recording length of 6 minutes
    • Diverse Chicago atmospheres: Including streets, parks, & subways
    • 24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
    • SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products: Gives you full control over “virtual microphone” position and polar patterns
    • 100% Royalty-Free

    Notes:

    • Your DAW must support Quad (4-channel) tracks in order to use SurroundZone2 plug-in.
  • RAW CELLO FX features manipulated and mangled cello sound effects designed to provide the full character of the instrument and harmonic richness in order to create a completely unique set of organic samples between music and noise, intimate and vivid bold sounds expanding new possibilities out of this instrument.

    Different techniques and less-than-conventional microphone placement have been used to create gorgeous harmonics and a wide array of interesting sounds. We “played” with fingers and hands, different bows against the strings, objects and kitchen utensils, bowing, scraping or hitting single and multiple strings or parts of the wood body. 

    The collection features designed hits, bow, crescendo, screech, woosh, swell, bonus fx folder and is ready for trailer and soundtrack projects.

     

     

  • This is a collection of old and modern doors.

    The collection includes wood doors , glass doors and metal doors recorded in an old theater , a cottage and an appartment.
    There are 124 files of slamming doors, doors opening and closing, creaking doors, doors handles and locks.

 
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