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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  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20 $12

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

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  • The Gun Shell sound effects library features a comprehensive collection of sounds made with empty gun shell casings. Including 12 different shell types, 7 surfaces, and a huge amount of takes (3600+ files in total), this library is more than just a collection of falling shell sounds. It includes shells colliding with each other, rolling, bouncing, being picked up, and more.

    These expressive little sounds can add the essential detail in your project, or you can use them creatively to craft totally new sound effects layers for weapons or item/coin pick up. Ammo box handling foley and bullet belt link sounds are also included.

    Included calibers / shell types: 

    7.62×39mm • 7.62×54mmR • 9mm • .22LR • .30-06 • .38 SPL • .44 MAG • .45 ACP • .223 REM • .308 WIN • 12-gauge Shotgun Paper Shell • 12-gauge Shotgun Plastic Shell


    Included surfaces: 

    Concrete floor • Wooden floor • Carpet floor • Rumbling metal • Hard metal • Gravel • Dirt

    Recorded in a quiet studio environment in 96 kHz / 24 bit, these well-edited and meta-tagged sound clips make it easy to add the perfect gun shell sounds in your projects. In addition to a massive amount of variations of shells falling on different surfaces, the sounds are useful for sweetening bullet impacts, creating collect/pick up sound assets, and pitch-shifting them to create totally new sci-fi weapons.

    An informative PDF spec sheet is included with a lot of details about the shells. There you can easily find example firearms using the specific cartridge to accurately match the correct shell sounds with the guns in your projects.

    Two variations included:

    The library comes in two versions: One with multiple takes in a single audio clip, the other has a new audio clip for each shell drop. Both versions are included with this library.

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  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

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  • Fire Medieval Play Track 605 sounds included $59

    The Dark Ages are calling! With this curated package full of high-quality sound effects everything in your medieval world is brought to life. From objects like doors, chests and fire over foley sounds like steps, chains and gore to weapons such as the crossbow, sword, hammer and axe. This compilation provides a solid foundation of „ready to use“ sound effects to give your project an authentic medieval feeling.

     

    The Library includes:
    Horse, Textile, Impact, Whoosh, Armor, Chain, Gore, Step, Chest, Door, Drawbridge, Fire, Gate, Mechanical, Flag, Portcullis, Carriage, Axe, Blade, Bow, Catapult, Crossbow, Hammer, Knife, Quarterstaff, Sickle, Sword

  • Vehicles Classic Vehicles Play Track 40+ sounds included $20 $15

    Classic vehicles is a jam packed high-quality classic vehicle sound library filled with fantastic engine starts, engine revs, engine idles, door opening/closing, kick starts and much much more! Recorded at 24 bit/192 kHz you'll be able to pitch/bend these sounds to your hearts desire to create some truly monstrous sounds! The vehicles in this library are: a custom 1930 Ford Model A with a V8 flathead engine & a 1967 Triumph Bonneville. Let this pack be a small but powerful addition to your sound FX library.

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  • Designed in Imperial Russia, spread around the world, this is the rifle of Zaitsev and millions of other Soviets and non-Soviets alike, sounding off through the bloodier moments of the 20th century, and sometimes this century too.

    Shooting was recorded at the outdoor range, with additional handling foley taken at the studio. The all-angle library includes the recording of distant shots on Sennheiser Ambeo, and on Neumann U87s in quadro formation. Our mic-ing and capturing process has been intricate enough to give you all the sound versatility you'll need for use in a fully dynamic project, and also for the ability for these sounds to pass for not just authentic Mosin fire, but also for a generic bolt-action internal magazine-fed 'old rifle' sound.

    Also included are several pre-designed mixed sounds for quick-use without additional mixing needed. Our comprehensive library of this WW1, WW2, and freedom fighting classic weapon stands ready to fire!

  • Fabric Party Pack Play Track 210 - 2000 sounds included From: $15 From: $13.50

    An extensive collection of party-related sounds, “Party Pack” brings you 96kHz/24-bit stereo recordings of balloons, party horns, matches, sparklers, party poppers, confetti, various toys and more!

    The library is available as 4 individual packs of related sounds (Balloons, Fire, Horns and Toys). So if you are only after balloon sounds, then you can grab only the balloon sounds! Of course, all 4 packs can be picked up together as a heavily discounted bundle!

    Read more about each pack below:

    Note: The sounds in the audio sample have some panning added; the sounds in the library itself are centered.

    Party Pack – BUNDLE (2,000 sounds, 1.98 GB)
    This pack contains all 4 of the individual packs below at a heavily discounted price:

    Party Pack – BALLOONS (649 sounds, 716 MB)
    Party Pack – FIRE (210 sounds, 424 MB)
    Party Pack – HORNS (662 sounds, 573 MB)
    Party Pack – TOYS (479 sounds, 323 MB)

    For a grand total of 2,000 party sounds!

    Party Pack – BALLOONS (649 sounds, 716 MB)
    This pack brings you 649 balloon-related sounds, including the sounds of:

    • Air Pump (Manual)
    • Bouncing (Single and Multi)
    • Deflating (Regular, Squeaking, Farting, and Loose)
    • Friction (Hair, Hands, and other Balloons)
    • Inflating (Mouth and Air Pump)
    • Popping
    • Punching Balloons
    • Stretching
    • Tying (Short, Moderate and Long)

    Party Pack – FIRE (210 sounds, 424 MB)
    This pack brings you 210 fire-related sounds, including the sounds of:

    • Matches
    •• Extinguishing (Blowout, Burnout, Shaking, Water)
    •• Igniting (Close and Distant)
    • Party Poppers
    • Safety Gas Lighter
    • Sparklers (Still, Movement and Water Extinguishing)

    Party Pack – HORNS (662 sounds, 573 MB)
    This pack brings you 662 classic party horn sounds from over 20 different horns, covering numerous durations:

    • Very Short (under 1s)
    • Short (1 – 2s)
    • Moderate (2 – 3s)
    • Long (3 – 5s)
    • Very Long (over 5s)

    Party Pack – TOYS (479 sounds, 323 MB)
    This pack brings you 479 toy-related sounds, including the sounds of:

    • Chattering Teeth
    • Confetti – Plastic (Single and Multi drops, Movement, and Picking Up)
    • Duck Whistle
    • Groan Tubes
    • Hand Clapper
    • Lip Whizzer
    • Oidz Magnet
    • Pig Toy
    • Plastic Whistle
    • Shell Shaker
    • Wooden Train Whistle

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  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20 $12

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

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