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 $14.99

    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

    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 $40

    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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  • Destruction & Impact Bodyfall vol 1-4 Play Track 929 - 3804+ sounds included From: $35

    Bodyfall is an exhaustive multi-volume sound library, designed in collaboration with prize-winning French Foley artist Florian Fabre, and recorded in the famous Hiventy foley studio.

    Each volume features 2 different falling surfaces. On each of them, sounds of different parts of the human body:

    Chest (simulated with 4 textures of distinct densities, labeled M1,M2,M3 and M4), feet, knees, and hands, have been separated.

    All recordings were made from 3 distances (close, mid, distant) with 3 strength levels (hard, medium, soft). Finally, this huge toolbox provides you with infinite combinations to make your own and unique bodyfalls.

    Bodyfall vol 1: Generic / concrete & Hard Metal:

    Files included: 972 .WAV, stereo & mono files , 24 bit / 96 kHz (416 MB)
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    Files included: 974 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (438 MB)
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    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB). No distant files for Dirt soft impacts.
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    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB)
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    All files & surface variations from vol 1-4 included
  • Foley Body Pack 01: Humanoid Play Track 554+ sounds included $41.67

    The Body Pack 01: Humanoid contains over 80 minutes (554 files) of high quality body falls, impacts & lands on multiple surface types.

    The assets have been designed for use with computer game media that demands high asset variations, however this pack is suited for all forms of audio media.

    The included basic construction kit / original recordings enables further body fall details to be created for more granular focus.

    All assets have been recorded & produced at 96kHz/24bit.
    Included in this pack:

    • Individual Body Fall, Lands and Impacts designed assets
    • Designed assets feature between 2>5 armour types: Chain-mail, Cloth, Leather, No Armour & Segmented
    • Sets of individual body designed assets (3>10 of the individual designed assets in one file)
    • Surface types: Concrete, Grass, Gravel, Leaves, Metal, Pebbles, Rock, Sand, Snow, Undergrowth, Wood & Water
    • Basic construction kits of the original body fall recording with 2 microphone versions (further creation detail can be added with our Armour Pack 01: Humanoid)
    • Bonus content – Surface texture pack: Grass, Leaves, Metal, Pebbles, Sand, Snow & Undergrowth, with various sweetener actions including 2 different mic tracks for each texture listed (excluding metal)
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  • This library makes the walls shake! Massive cannon shots, ancient hand mortars and large saluting guns let you revive the old days of gun battles.

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  • This is a unique bicycle library that captures this characteristic bike in clean, quiet, nicely performed true exterior rides. Including multiple perspectives, speeds and actions. From fast passbys on asphalt to slow onboard recordings and smooth stops.

    The UglyBike is a typical old bicycle that’s working fine, but needs some TLC. It is a bicycle that’s just average, a little rattle a gentle scrape, a bike that everyone has had but got traded in for a newer one. A story of unrequited love.. :)

    Speeds and actions:
    Three speeds. Departures from slow, medium to fast getaways. Arrivals from slow stops with gently squeaking handbrakes to heavy stuttering skids.

    Five perspectives:
    1. Onboard Front: captures the whirring tire and surface sound.
    2. Onboard Pedal: nice overall combination of pedaling, crank creaks, chain rattle, tire and surface sounds.
    3. Onboard Rear: close up sound of the rear axle, with chain, sprocket and switching of gear.
    4. Tracking shot: mono recording of the passby, keeping the bike in focus while passing by.
    5. Static XY shot: stereo recording of the passby that emphasizes speed.

    Overview of perspectives and mic placement:

    Onboard recordings are 2-3 minutes long depending on speed. Higher speeds > shorter duration.
    All 3 onboard mics are edited in sync with one another to make layering easy.
    All Passbys, Arrivals and Departures move from Left to Right.

    Metadata & Markers:
    Because we know how important metadata is for your sound libraries we have created a consistent and intuitive description method. This allows you to find the sound you need easily, whether you work in a database like Soundminer/Basehead/PT Workspace work, or a Exporer/Finder window.

    However, we are aware that some people have different needs for different purposes, so we’ve created a Metadata Reference Guide that explains the structure. And because we’ve automated the metadata proces, you can be confident that a ‘find & replace’ command will always replace all instances.

    Download our Metadata Reference Guide

    Download complete metadata PDF

    If you have any questions about this, contact us!

    Additionally, we added Markers to some wave files, so specific sound events are easy to spot in Soundminer or other database apps.

    Need more?
    The UglyBike library is part of the complete ‘City Bicycles’ library package available at www.frickandtraa.com. It consists of all 4 bicycles and includes additional surfaces and extras ranging from one-off  bicycle passes captured in the city and bounces and rattles. The extra bicycles surfaces and additional effects are also available seperately here on ‘a Sound Effect’. If you’ve bought a single library and want to upgrade to the full package, contact us for a reduced price on the complete City Bicycles library. Every part of City Bicycles that you paid for will get you an extra reduction on the full package.

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  • Environments Museums & Galleries Play Track 272 sounds included, 800 mins total $100 $80

    This library features a wide range of recordings from various museums and galleries, each differentiated by the nuances of their size and space. All recordings feature pristine echos, walla and movement. The library includes stereo & 5.0 recordings from:

    • War Museums
    • History Museums
    • State Museums
    • Science Museums
    • Art Galleries
    • Photography Galleries
    • State Galleries

    All sounds were recorded using a stereo pair of DPA 4060s, DPA 5100, Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6 and Sound Devices 788T.

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  • The American M5 High Speed Tractor includes over 20 gigabytes of recordings of a WWII US military vehicle with a Continental 6572 six-cylinder petrol engine with 207 horsepower. 188 sound fx document a full suite of performances from M5, also known as versions M5A1, M5A2, M5A3 and M5A4.

    The performances include starting, idling, departing, arriving, and passing by from 6 exterior perspectives at slow, medium, and fast speeds. 10 additional perspectives feature motor, interior, exhaust, tracks, and other locations that capture idles, driving, and steady RPMs from onboard the tractor.

    Includes extensive Soundminer metadata.

  • Cars Volvo 242 DL 1975 Play Track 364 sounds included $249

    The Volvo 242 sound fx collection includes 271 sounds in 13.51 gigabytes of audio. The 242 is a DL 1975 version of the car, also known as models 240, 244, and 245. It features 25 takes of recordings from the Swedish vehicle and its 4-cylinder B20 A, 82 horsepower engine.

    16 synchronized perspectives capture both onboard and exterior performances. Eight onboard perspectives (12 channels, including 4 in AMBEO) recorded driving at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps using microphones mounted in the engine, interior, and exhaust. Eight other exterior perspectives (18 channels) showcase driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds approaching, departing, and passing by. There are also steadies in neutral, blips, and performed effects, as well as an Altiverb impulse response.

    All clips have 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.

  • Sports Downhill Skiing Play Track 37 sounds included, 13 minutes 08 seconds mins total $35 $30

    Get ready to hit the slopes with this wintery gem of a sound library!

    Taken from many trips up and down the slopes in Upstate New York, this library gives you in your face gliding swishes, crunching carves, turns, stops, passbys from the left and right, falls, jumps, landings, poles poking and scraping the snow, chairlift machine sounds, bindings, and more!

    If you need authentic skiing sounds this library has you covered. Whether you need to create loops and insert carves in a video game or film project or if you need lengthy recordings of full trips from the top of the mountain to the bottom this library will give you it all. Enjoy Downhill Skiing!

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