This week on A Sound Effect, we have a wide variety of sounds for your films, games, animations, and commercials. From creative design of post-apocalyptic action, painful tinnitus, magic spells, tonal whooshes, and inspired vacuums to source material of newborn babies, motorcycle rallies, and inland ports, we have lots of exciting new libraries for you to check out. Happy listening!
This Library Sucks
'This Library Sucks'
by The Sound Pack Tree
may have a cheeky title, but it will certainly make you look at your vacuum differently! This collection shows the surprising range of this household appliance, giving you not a typical "on/off/running" library, but instead complex, textured sounds that will grasp your imagination. With sounds of whistling suction, swirling passbys, flapping wind, ghostly howls, and more, this library begs to have its creativity shine on your timeline. Give the demo a listen and be delighted!
Magic Spells, Buffs and Attacks
'Magic Spells, Buffs and Attacks'
by Sound Spark LLC
is a collection of 507 fantasy sounds for your MMOs, RPGs, MMORPGs - what have you! With sounds that cover a wide variety of magic, you will have source material to create elemental, arcane, melee, and spiritual spells. Plus, it's all included in "The Mage" Reaktor Ensemble! For lots of mythical blasts, combustions, orbs, powerups, and more, this one will get you on your way.
Sounds of Sturgis Motorcycle SFX
'Sounds of Sturgis Motorcycle SFX'
by Rick Allen Creative
introduces you to the powerful growling motorcycles that were recorded during the world-famous 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This massive gathering in South Dakota attracted 700,000 bikers who strutted every cubic centimeter, cylinder, and stroke of their engines. In this library you will hear 130 sounds from varying perspectives of these beefy V-twins as they start up, idle, pass by, and of course, rev! For a great collection of Steeds, Victories, and lots of Harleys, look no further.
is a unique collection of 327 tonal whooshes and passbys. These sounds come from organic sources, like metal, water, and wind, and they've been synthesized into all sorts of textures. You can hear short buzzes, interesting creatures, alien swooshes, and other glitchy, glowing and bubbly characteristics. If you need movements that stick out and leave an impression, give this one a listen.
by Rei Elbaz
takes you to all across central Ukraine to feature a language-focused ambient library. From indoor areas like train stations and Catholic churches to outdoor schoolyards and parks, you will hear interactions that create both walla and close-up conversations in charming Ukrainian. You will also receive sounds of traffic and nature, and the recordings last from less than a minute to over 9 minutes. To take your audience on a trip from Kiev to Odessa, this one should do!
by Epic Stock Media
is an emotive sound library born out a love for a cinematic genre. This library takes you to post-apocalyptic Tokyo with dramatic sounds to shape your sci-fi action scenes, mysterious trailers, and augural storytelling. With thrilling bass, deep rippling BRAAHMs, unyielding risers and hits, and massive impacts, you will have the tools to quickly take your soundscape to the next level. Whether you're designing the next superhero blockbuster or a thoughtful but action-filled neo-noir, check this one out.
by Big Room Sound Inc.
gets you the sounds that make some of us want to say "your turn". In this library, you get the sounds of infants from 2 weeks to 6 months ago as they coo, sigh, yawn, snort, babble, cough, and yes, cry. These sounds are up-close and low-noise, giving you a wide variety of very usable sounds for your films, animations, commercials, games - basically any time you need the unbearably cute prattle of a newborn. For a solid collection of baby sounds, be ready to "aw!".
by Tone Glow Libraries
takes you to an industrial port to give you immersive sounds of cranes, trucks, stackers, alarms, and more. Captured in the largest inland port in Europe, this exclusive, permission-granted collection was recorded in the German wintertime to give you bird-free industrial ambiences for your scenes. Plus, you get detailed metadata that indicate the machinery involved, their actions, and sometimes distances and perspectives. For over 100 minutes of port and shipyard ambiences, this one should last you!
by Alexander Gastrell
gets you creatively designed experiences of a condition that many of us fear or take action to reduce. With 25 renditions of tinnitus, you will hear a variety of tones and hisses meant to embody its feeling with clever convolution reverb, frequency filtering, and evolving design. Each sounds lasts around half a minute to give you plenty of time to get the point across or to be used in other ways. Whether you want it known your character fired a weapon without hearing protection or you're looking to add some tension to your scene, check this one out.
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