9 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect we have a variety of sounds for all different types of projects. Are you making a crime drama? We have something for that. What about a futuristic, machine-centered world? Yep! It doesn’t matter if your project takes place on a boat, in a private aircraft, in a fantasy world, or out on a hike as a Bald Eagle flies by, we have lots of new libraries for you to check out, so dig in!
Predatory Birds
 
  • Sounds for this library were recorded over 5 sessions – in a private zoo and in the field, all in cooperation with professional birds trainers.  All of them were recorded outdoor (and just a few in an outdoor aviary). Trainers helped us to get variety of bird calls and vocalisations, like: shriek, cry, squawk, screech, whistle, scream.

    Three sessions, were recorded extremely close to birds on very quiet big field. The intention was to grab very isolated and rich sounds, useful for sound design. For this sessions we used Sanken CO-100k and Sennheiser MKH-8060, which were super close (just a few centimeters away from brids beaks) and Schoeps CMC-6XT MK41 a bit wider for more natural/open sound. Although sometimes Sanken and Sennheiser sound very similiar (they were in similar position), we left both files. Sanken recordings (@192kHz) are amazing for pitch shifting, yet sounds recorded by Sennheiser are very natural in neutral pitch.
    When pitch shifted, all sounds become very evocative and emotional sound design sources.

    All files contain natural sequences and rhythms of calls. There are also close wing flaps, movements and even sounds of birds eating recorded in macro close POV.
    The library is extensively metatagged in Soundminer.

    Please note: Pitch shifted files in the demo are presented only to show potential of those recordings and aren't included in the library.

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'Predatory Birds' by Sound Mind – Michal Fojcik has sounds of those interesting, intimidating birds that make us pause when we hear them. With sounds of a Harris Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Saker Falcon, Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, and more, you will get a variety of shrieks, cries, and whistles from these professionally trained birds. They were also recorded with a variety of mics at various perspectives, giving you wing flaps, eating, and natural call sequences, too! Whether you are creating an authentic interactive soundscape or a flying monster, you won't regret buying this one.
 
Laurin Koster 32ft, 4 Cylinder Sailboat
 
  • Ships Laurin Koster 32ft, 4 Cylinder Sailboat Play Track 351+ sounds included, 300+ mins total $110

    This library features recordings made from a Laurin Koster 32ft 4 cylinder engine Sailboat.

    This library contains docked harbor ambiences while windy and calm, water movements, sail foley, engine ignition starts and cut offs, multiple different RPMs while taxiing out of the harbor, sailing, on-deck atmospheres from different perspectives and contact mic recordings of different unique sounds of the sailboat. Contains everything you need to construct a film, game or commercial from a sailboat’s perspective.

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'Laurin Koster 32ft, 4 Cylinder Sailboat' by Pete's Shop features this classy recreational vehicle and its relaxing watery atmospheres. You can hear the boat's engine as it starts up, cuts off, and taxis at different RPMs, as well as sounds of the sails billowing in the wind and water lapping to the sides. The library also includes ambiences from on deck and even creative contact mic recordings! If you need a well-rounded sailboat library, look no further.
 
Sci-Fi Mechanics
 
  • Sci-Fi Sci-Fi Mechanics Play Track 301 sounds included, 17 mins total $19.99

    SCI FI MECHANICS is a collection of 301mechanical/robotic sound effects.

    SFM is a contraction-kit, that allows you to created, heavily synthesized robotic and mechanical sound effects.
    Packed with high quality robotic sequences, one-shots, transformations, impacts and experimental mechanical sounds.

    Perfect for crafting sound for all sorts of sci-fi/future-tech.

    RECORDED WITH: NTG3
    CREATED WITH: Pro Tools, Live, Reaktor, Kontakt.

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'Sci-Fi Mechanics' by PM:SFX is a construction kit with 301 high-quality robotic sound effects. These sounds are great for all your mechanical creations, including sequences, mechanisms, and transformations. Plus, they are categorized, so you can find those clean, vocoded, and impact sounds, as well as the heavy, light, glitchy, and warped mechs. Whether you are designing a metal beast that can transform or a friendly AI side-kick, give this one a listen.
 
Unsolved
 
  • Drones & Moods Unsolved Play Track 141 sounds included, 45 mins total $30

    Need to create suspense, tension and mystery in your production? “UNSOLVED” is great for you.

    Inspired by crime/investigation movies and series, this pack contains 141 Sound Effects (Wav, 24 Bit / 96 kHz) aimed to enhance the tension and drama of movies, games, series and trailers.

    You will find atmospheric and musical elements with a powerful cinematic feel that can be used in musical context too, making this library a great addition to your collection.

    Categories included:
    Atmospheric element: Designed, High, Low, Metallic, Tremolo • Musical element: Bass, Crime scene, Melody, Percussive, Tension, Texture • Transition
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'Unsolved' by MatiasMacSD will help you create tension so thick you can cut it with a knife. With 141 sounds inspired by memorable shows like Unsolved Mysteries and other crime TV shows, you will get the serious atmospheric tension you need for your project. You will also get melodic, percussive, and bassy textures, as well as ones with twisted metallic overtones and rippling dissonance. Whether your story is a murder mystery or a psychological thriller, these sounds will help you tug your audience's emotions with every reveal.
 
Ambisonic Airplane Cessna 172
 
  • Ambisonics Ambisonic Airplane Cessna 172 Play Track 17 sounds included, 144 mins total $19.99

    The Ambisonic Airplanes Cessna 172 library, is a small library procured from a single short flight.  The recordings were made from the rear passenger seat positioned as close as possible to the middle of the aircraft.  The front of the Ambisonic microphone faced the cockpit.  The flight was recorded in it’s entirety and edited down for easier use.

    Types of recordings include idling, flying, flying with windows open, taxiing, taxiing with windows open, engine turning on, engine turning off, plane during takeoff, plane during landing, plane engine test (1700 RPM test) and more.

    The library was recorded using a Sennheiser Ambeo VR Microphone onto a Sound Devices MixPre 6.  The library has a fairly large size because we have conveniently provided 4 versions of the same files to make it easier and more flexible to use.  Included you will find B-Format wav files (FuMa and AmbiX) A-Format raw wav files and a Binaural stereo mix down.  The library includes a total of 17 unique files and 68 total files.

     

    Information on the Cessna 172 from Wikipedia:The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company.  First flown in 1955, more 172s have been built than any other aircraft.

    Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history. Cessna delivered the first production model in 1956 and as of 2015, the company and its partners had built more than 44,000.  The aircraft remains in production today.

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'Ambisonic Airplane Cessna 172' by Sound Spark LLC contains a recording session during a flight in this private aircraft. Recorded in the rear passenger seat near the middle of the aircraft, you will get sounds from the plane idling, flying, taxiing, taking off, and more, which covers a lot of bases for a half-hour flight. You also get the library delivered in Ambisonics A-Format, Ambix, FuMa, and Binaural Stereo, saving you a bit of time! If you are looking for sounds from a trip in the sky, check this one out.
 
Quest Game
 
  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Quest Game Play Track 1316 sounds included, 164 mins total $89 $69

    Our sound designers and creative engineers have been on an epic journey across the fields of Rohan to the great Misty Mountains to discover and create the perfect alchemy of Quest Game. An entirely new collection of game ready audio assets for building your own immersive world of fantasy gameplay, action and adventure.

    In mere moments you’ll be able to muster a hoard of orcs, create the soundscapes of village life or outfit fantasy character actions with ease. With more than 1300 mix and master ready SFX, you are instantly rewarded with a king’s ransom of premium quality AAA game ready audio assets for adding to your project in 96k 24bit, 44.1k 16bit and MP3 formats.

    Sound the call of eminent victory with loot crates and treasures chests to reward your players, an empowering allotment of sliding and moving gears and mechanisms, character equipment pickups and placements, menu selects, unlocks, positive rewards and achievements, footstep and foley sound effects on cobblestone road, forest grass, brick walkway, tavern wood floor.

    The deep selection of ambient background and nature loops, over an hour of sound by themselves, make this collection a powerful tool for completing your project on time and a certifiable best value. Quest Game – Fantasy Adventure Sound Effects Library is well equipped with undead magic, elemental spell sounds, game action effects like crafting, harvesting, jumps, gear bags, books and scrolls plus scene setting and environmental sounds for haunted crypts, dungeon wind, undead city, royal chambers and elven outpost custom backgrounds.

    All nature ambiences recorded on location in Finland, Tennessee and Illinois USA. Over 6 Months in the making.

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'Quest Game' by Epic Stock Media is the new addition to their game-focused sound collections. With over 1,300 sounds ready for your game, you will be able to portray village soundscapes, fantasy action, treasure chests, mechanisms and gears, menus and achievements, footsteps and Foley, and much, much more. You also get designed ambiences and magical, elemental, crafting, and environmental sounds, too. For an extensive, massive collection (which we've come to expect from Epic Stock Media), give this one a listen.
 
Bag Foley
 
  • Fabric Bag Foley Play Track 700+ sounds included $21

    The Bag Foley Library offers you a nice palette of everyday bag sounds from: Four different backpacks, three kinds of shoulder bags, a duffel sports bag, two camera bags, a ukulele case, a canvas bag, a purse, a wallet, a rack case and the sound of an Imac unboxing.

    All files contain variations of the performance. The sounds are recorded in a quiet room with a Neumann KM185 through a UA Apollo preamp.

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'Bag Foley' by Borg Sound has sounds of several bags that will come in handy for your FPSs and outdoorsy films. Featuring 3 types of shoulder bags, 2 camera bags, and a duffel sports bag, ukulele case, canvas bag, purse, wallet, rack case, and an unboxing, you will get lots of types of performances, plus plenty of metadata to help you find the perfect grab, drop, or search of your polyester, cotton, nylon, or leather bag. If you need a quick, comprehensive library of bag sounds, this one should satisfy!
 
Real Outdoor Footsteps
 
  • Foley Real Outdoor Footsteps Play Track 13500 sounds included, 184 mins total From: $59

    REAL OUTDOOR FOOTSTEPS is part of our successful “Foleyart Collection” series. With an additional 13,500 externally recorded footsteps, this library offers unprecedented content!

    Sometimes there are problems with mixing when the Foleystage is too present. Outdoor recordings are difficult, so we have recorded at up to 2500m altitude in very quiet places of the Sierra Nevada in Spain and the Swiss Alps.

    These samples are also available as expansion for Edward Ultimate SUITE  and Edward Foleyart Instrument. In this case you need a full version of the instrument to use the expansion. Choose your desired package below!

    Key Features:
    • 13 500 outside recorded Foley sounds @ 24Bit, 96 kHZ
    • 25 combinations of shoes and surfaces
    • Different walking speeds and behaviors
    • WAV files are Meta ready (not included in EUS and EFI Expansion)

    Includes the following surfaces:
    Asphalt • Dirt • Deep Dirt • Grass Long • Grass Mud Mix • Grass Dry • Gravel Mix • Gravel Wet • Leaves • Rocks • Wood Mix • Wood Dry

    Includes the following shoes:
    Sneakers • Boots  • Sandals

    Performances:
    Extremely Slow Walk • Medium Slow Walk • Walk • Jog • Run • Stairs Slow • Stairs Fast • Stomp • Land • Scuff • Scrape 1 • Scrape 2 • Scrape 3

    Recording Equipment:
    Sennheiser MKH 416
    Neumann KMR 81i
    Sounddevices
    Rycote Windshield

'Real Outdoor Footsteps' by Tovusound is a huge addition to their Edward collection with 13,500 outdoor footsteps. The team went up – waaay up – to 2500 meters in the Swiss Alps and Sierra Nevada, Spain to capture quiet, authentic outdoor footsteps that are free of stringent, boxed-in studio qualities without feeling overwhelmed by ambient noise. You can also use this collection with the ever-popular Foleyart Instrument. With 25 new combinations of outdoor shoes and surfaces, this collection is a no-brainer for your external needs.
 
Small Motors – Volume 1
 
  • Mechanical Small Motors – Volume 1 Play Track 508 sounds included, 80 mins total $20

    Small Motors – Volume 1 is a collection of pristine close mic recordings of electric and battery powered motors and mechanisms. It’s the perfect source material for creating robot movement, sci-fi doors, alarms, futuristic devices, flying vehicles, alien technology and so much more.

    Recorded and edited in 96K 24 bit with a stereo pair of DPA 4060s, this library contains over 30 different objects, including beard trimmers, blenders, drills, electric toothbrushes, epilators, hair clippers, juicers, toys, vacuum cleaners, sanders and many more.

    It includes a variety of starts and stops, short and long takes and plenty of objects to choose from, selecting the perfect source material for your designs will be easy with this library.

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'Small Motors – Volume 1' by ShotgunMike has sounds of battery-powered motors and mechanisms that are great for your high-tech devices and characters. You’ll get over 80 minutes of sounds of beard trimmers, blenders, drills, epilators, hair clippers, juicers, sanders, and more. Plus, these high-quality sounds allow you to stretch them in various ways making them perfect for your futuristic doors, flying vehicles, extraterrestrial gear, and robotic movements, too! If you have a lot of devices to give voice to, check this one out.
   

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Fantasy Game Play Track 517 sounds included, 14 mins total $49

    More than 500 sound effects inspired by hit computer games like World of Warcraft, and Diablo. Tell your story, equip your quest and outfit the adventures in your fantasy world with imaginative and immersive sounds, effects and creative crafted audio. Fantasy Game empowers today’s game developers, audio remixers, sound designers engineers, DJs and even game oriented modern podcasters with an ultra exciting collection of designed sounds derived from stunning 192k source recordings.

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  • Bring the monsters to life! Bestial roars, screams and murmurs of 6 bizarre creatures. From brutal, deep growls to sharp, ear-pearcing screeches.

    Each character has several expression variations, such as “talk”, “scream”, “hit”, “attack” or “death”.

    Monsters included:
    Black Boss – brutal and dirty, hardcore metal-styled, saturated beast
    Behemoth – deeply-growling, dark animal from shadow swamps
    Ghoul – deeply-burbling, stagnant undead being
    TwinHead – eerie, weird beast with multiple mutated vocal-cords
    CruelGoblin – sharp, piercing, damned sabre-teeth mutant
    DeadBaby – sharp, high-pitched, demonic spirit of an unlucky toddler

    The SFX demo consists of several 6Monsters sounds mixed with a light spatial effect and an ambience from The Horrid library.

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  • User Interface (UI) Advanced UI Play Track 928 sounds included, 21 mins total $59 $49

    Looking for UI sound effects? The Advanced UI collection gets you a wide range of interface sound effects – from natural, organic and minimal pops, beeps and chirps to 8-Bit, hybrid and highly processed, electronic and digital SFX that will complete almost any project where UI/UX sounds are required. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.

    Designed for use in animations, video games, mobile apps, motion graphics, film, software development and industrial design projects, Advanced UI is a perfect fit for getting user interface sounds just right.

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  • Vehicles Skate on Board Play Track 112 sounds included, 22 mins total $49.99

    Skate on Board is an SFX library with the purpose of bringing alive the hidden sounds of skateboarding. This library has 65 stereo recordings with the best sound quality of actions such as jumps, pass by, and grinds over different surfaces like concrete banquets, and rail tubes. Furthermore, this library contains 47 mono audios of P.O.V perspectives which were reordered with different microphones attached to the skateboard to capture the full maneuvers and details of skateboarding.

  • The west is still wild.  A collection of clean and loopable natural ambient atmosphere elements – each 3 minutes long. This collection represents my best content and works great in multitrack layers.

    The core of this collection are natural sounds captured in the wilds of Oregon, USA – Western North America. The wildlife in the forests, streams, lakes, coast, and deserts of Oregon are a good substitute for most US and Canadian states west of the Rocky Mountains, including Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, British Colombia, Alberta, Alaska, and Wyoming.

    These recordings are from a pristine environment that avoid any human caused sounds.

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  • Animals & Creatures Broken Robot Play Track 87 sounds included $12.99 $6.99

    This library is a small “utility” collection of sounds great for use as Robot/Machines but also great for UI and Weapon design elements.  Servos, various metal objects and analog synths were recorded as source material to create this library.  The library includes raw servo recordings and meticulously performed or designed robotic/machine-like sounds.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

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  • Electricity Electric Arcs and Energy Play Track 266 sounds included $39.99 $19.99

    Electric Arcs and Energy is essentially two separate collections of sounds.  The first, Electrical Arcs are more raw.  These arc sounds can be manipulated and mangled to be used as design elements in your project.  They are highly flexible and can easily be pitch-shifted -48 semitones or more.  They remain remarkably useful and clean giving each sound multiple “dimensions”.

    The Electrical Energy collection is a series of more specified design elements that I created – Impacts and Powerups.  Meant to be used in Weapon or UI design they should be flexible enough to be used as stand-alone effects or layers in more complex sounds.

    Recording and Editing

    This library was designed from scratch by recording highly unconventional metal sources with a cello bow and processing them (see one example in video). Great care was taken during the recording and editing process to ensure maximum flexibility of these sounds.  The recording was done at 24/192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH 2050 mic which captures frequencies up to 50kHz.  All processing and design was then performed at 192kHz.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

     

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  • Whooshes liftFX Play Track 275+ sounds included $89 $71.20

    AWE YOUR AUDIENCE WITH RISERS, BUILD-UPS, DROPS AND MORE.
    Risers, build-ups, drops, breaks, downlifters, swells, sweeps, falls – it has never been so easy to hype your audience. Forget samples, just turn the knob or let liftFX even do that for you, automatically, in beat sync at the length you need it to be.

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Playable in real-time with instant auditive and visual feedback
    • Any length, tempo, pitch range and root note possible
    • Tempo sync or time (s) duration
    • Control key parameters independently or automatically (+ reversed)
    • Automation and modwheel (cc1) support for each parameter
    • 275 nifty presets included
    • Optional time lock and control lock to try different presets with current setting
    • High cut and low cut filters, reverb and delay
    • Lightweight plug-in, as it relies on synthesis
    USE CASES:

    • Build captivating uplifters, downlifters, drops, rhythmic, percussive builds and more effects out of the box
    • Any electronic genre such as EDM, Trap, Dubstep, Pop, Hip Hop, Drum’n’Bass, House, Techno, and more
    • Cinematic and experimental sound design
    • Beef up your synthesizers with tonal layers or harmonic overtones to achieve a fat, rich sound
    • liftFX requires a free iLok account (click to learn more)
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