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
 
  • 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
 
  • 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 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
 
  • 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
 
  • 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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  • In 1979, bells from more than 100 countries were brought together for a communist event which had the purpose to promote world peace.
    Kids from most countries gathered for the occasion bringing along with them bells from each of their respective country.
    A monument was built for this occasion which is still standing nowadays, situated in the suburb of Sofia.
    This monument encompasses what is known to be the largest drum instrument in the world, as it contains hundreds of bells from all over the world.
    We meticulously recorded each of those bells.
    We were blessed to get clean close sounds of these bells with some variations, isolated takes but also sequence of ringing.
    In this library. you’ll find a selection of 30 of these countries which have bells that have “church-like” sonic characteristics.

    Learn more about these recordings: https://soundxplorer.com/sound-of-bells-around-the-world

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  • Drones & Moods Darkscapes Play Track 30 sounds included, 35 mins total $14.99 $7.99

    DARKSCAPES is a collection of 30, seamlessly looping, dark, horror-inducing soundscapes and ambiences with total run time of 35 minutes.

    All sound effects have been created using real field recordings in order to add organic feel to them and trick your brain into
    perceiving them as something realistic and later edited with top of a line outboard and plugins to add dark, horror-inducing depth to them.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data

    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060, DPA4060, PCM D100
    EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Wormhole, Adaptiverb, Modular, FabFilter, Waves, TC Electronics, Pro Tools.

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  • The ‘Universal Emotes’ sound library is the largest collection of human voice reactions and emotions spanning across all ages and sexes.

    Ubiquitous Variety

    This comprehensive bundle totalizes 8771 files, more than 2850 unique sounds, recorded by 20 actors through more than 40 various actions and emotions.

    These sounds are meant to be as ubiquitous as possible, with no speech or actual wordings (only interjections and grunts).

    Meticulous edit and embedded metadatas

    Each of the 8771 files included are thoroughly edited, named and metatagged, making them easy to retrieve and ready to use!

    Emotes

    The meticulous categorization of the emotions follows the work of the professor/psychologist Robert Plutchik on the theory of emotions and its famous wheel helping us to distinguish and classify the variety of human being emotions.

    Thanks to “The Audioville” and “Vincent Fliniaux” for their support on the Edit and Metadata.

    This library comes with 2 download options included : the simple version 96KHz (1 simple file per sound), and the full version 192 Khz with 2 mics variations (2 files) per sound.

    What’s inside:
    • 20 folders, one for each actor
    • Women and men from 7 to 77 years old: children, teen, adult, elderly
    • Various grunts and efforts sounds: fight, strike, attack, ninja, hurt, pain, jump, lift, push, pull, choke, fall, die, …
    • +20 different emotions/reactions well-categorized : fear, happiness, anger, trust, agreement/disagreement, surprise, joy, disgust, sadness, admiration…
    • Miscellaneous actions: sneeze, gargle, eat, shiver, sip, cough, smack, slurp, hail,…
    • Thorough metadatas: precise description with each sound onomatopoeia (written pronunciation)
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  • Here is a simple sound library that can prove to be useful.
    These are close perspective recordings of small click button of the real world (or some would say “analog” in differentiation from the digital world)
    Only small machines button, switch, press,… see file list for details.
    These sounds are well edited and ready to be used.

  • Welcome to a sound effects library dedicated to the sound of cows, outdoors in the field, as well as in the cowshed and more. The Cow SFX library was recorded at various distances and captures an abundance of mooing and cow movement, as well the sounds of equipment such as milking machines, metal grates and more.

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  • Grand prix circuit (a motorsport race track) FX sound library with sounds of the race and ambiance of the race including: near, mid and far field recordings as well as backstage/boxes ambiance etc.. Recorded in Automotodrom Grobnik, Croatia.

    Metadata tagged with detail description of the mic placement/orientation, mic and mic technique used and object of recording. Check the track list for additional info.

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  • A compelling collection of ambiences captured in the cultural epicenter of Bali.

    Rural life, with various courtyards and soundscapes of this famed and splendid town.

  • Sonomar Collection: Abandoned is a sound effects library of 346 haunting atmospheres and location-specific recordings. Add authentic textures to your projects steeped in the acoustic properties of desolation and emptiness, or take advantage of the 96kHz sample rate to manipulate as source material for creative sound design.

    Armed with a wide array of stereo and Ambisonic microphones, sound designer and recordist Martin Pinsonnault (Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club) and the team at Sonomar bravely ventured into the darkness, capturing sounds from three distinct abandoned buildings throughout Canada including an asylum, prison, and hospital.

    Abandoned Asylum contains 56 sounds including room tones, eerie footsteps and scattered debris movements.

    Abandoned Prison contains 118 sounds featuring jarring metallic impacts, prison door squeals and bleak ambiences.

    Abandoned Hospital contains 131 recordings of resonant ambiences, foley elements such as hospital bed rattles and surgeon’s tools, and haunting designs “”worldized”” through a guitar amp and re-recorded to capture the powerful essence of the location. This collection includes 24 ambisonic recordings that are also available in stereo, as well as 17 additional 5.1 surround sound files created from the source content.

    Each sound file is embedded with diligent metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Enable creativity with detailed descriptions of each recording encompassing both literal sonic qualities as well as the images they invoke. Advanced metadata fields include translated French descriptions and additional info to ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.

    Key Features:

    • 346 sound effects (42.4GB)
    • 24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
    • Descriptive embedded metadata
    • 100% Royalty-Free
 
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