Asbjoern Andersen


This week we have nine new libraries, and each one has a unique approach. You will find interior ambiences from an abandoned WWII bunker, a series of burps from the belching master, climactic buzzes of a Stihl chainsaw, a roaring fire from a metal stove, crackling ice, zooming podracers, and world sounds from Spain, Austria and Turkey. If you need distinct, accurate detailed or flexible sounds that can be stretched for many purposes, check out the libraries below:
Bunker Ambients
 
  • Environments Bunker Ambients Play Track 23+ sounds included, 57 mins total $20

    The Bunkers sound effects library features roomtones and ambiences captured inside old World War II shelters (at the historic WW2 complex known as Wolf’s Lair in Poland).

    The ambiences were captured in small rooms deep inside bunkers, in hallways, inside old rusty water pipes and outside, between bunkers.

    The library includes room tones with water dripping from ceilings, small pieces of wall falling on the floor and wind getting through destroyed walls. The Bunker Ambients library features 23 files with a total length of 57 minutes, recorded with a Sony PCM-M10 and Sennheiser MKH 8040 plugged into Sound Devices 702 recorder in ORTF configuration.

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'Bunker Ambients' by Soundholder has almost an hour of ambiences from these fortifications to give your project a realistic and eerie feel. Recorded in historic WW2 shelters in Poland, these sounds feature crumbling walls, wind slipping through cracks, and water dripping from the ceilings. Bits of the nearby forest also creep in with buzzing mosquitos, creaking trees, and small birds, giving you the sense there may be a way out. Whether you are designing a post-apocalyptic scene in an underground shelter, or you are looking for ambiences to fit general industrial areas or large craft interiors, this library will help make your audience feel a little claustrophobic.
 
High Desert Chainsaw
 
  • Mechanical High Desert Chainsaw Play Track 100+ sounds included, 18 mins total From: $29

    High Desert Chainsaw contains the many sounds of a chainsaw as it chews through live oak tree trunks and branches. Recorded outdoors in a high desert valley, these resonant and detailed samples capture every crunch and whine of this powerful machine, from engine ignitions, to purring idles, to splintering roars. Whether you’re designing the sound of a deadly weapon for a horror film or a spaceship engine in a video game, watch out for this small pack of dangerously sharp chainsaw sounds!

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • 25 chainsaw audio clips
    • Engine cranks, ignitions, and shutoffs
    • Rumbling idles
    • Small, medium, and large log cuts


    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    Sound Devices 702
    Rycote AG MS Blimp
    Mastered Stereo:
    • All 25 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • Specs: 1.25 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 25 files, 100+ sounds, approx. 18 min total

    Mastered Stereo + RAW Mid/Side:
    • All 25 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • All 25 sounds included as RAW Mid/Side files
    • The RAW MS audio files are the same sounds as the mastered stereo, just in their original uncut/unmastered/undecoded form.
    • Specs: 2.5 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 50 files, 100+ sounds, approx. 36 min total

'High Desert Chainsaw' by Thomas Rex Beverly is a collection of chainsaws ready for your Ed Gein-inspired horror flick. In this library you will find over 100 sounds of this heavy duty tool as it starts up, turns over, shuts off, purrs like a jaguar, revs, and chews through heavy oak trunks and branches. Each sound ranges from 1 second to 1 minute and 45 seconds, offering a good mix of individual sounds and sequences for perfect transitions. If you need a growling chainsaw that's clean and not over-processed, check this new library out.
 
Fire Burning Stove
 
  • Fire Fire Burning Stove Play Track 21 sounds included, 30 mins total $15

    Fire Burning Stove is a 30-minute collection of fire ambiences. With 21 files to choose from, the library was recorded throughout the life cycle of a fire. Featuring multiple variations, examples include the initial start up, full intensity and even down to the last dying embers.

    Using both closed and open door perspectives, typical fire traits such as whining, crackling and popping can be heard throughout. A number of recordings also include the metal of the stove expanding/contracting due to to the heat.

    Short of incinerating the recording gear, the library was recorded using a close mic'd perspective. With a minimum of 1 minute recorded per file, Fire Burning Stove was also entirely produced with looping in mind.

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For the roar of a fire contained by a metal stove, 'Fire Burning Stove' by Ronan Quigley will meet your needs. This collection has sounds of the fire's life cycle from the initial flames to its thick, full-blasting burn to the crackle of dying embers. With nearly a half hour of ambiences from several perspectives, there are plenty of crackles, pops and hisses, as well as sounds of the metal stove contracting from the heat. Plus, each track loops! If you're looking for the hiss and roar of a well-built fire, check this library out.
 
Burp
 
  • Human BURP Play Track 242 sounds included, 8 mins total $5

    The BURP sound effects library brings to you a varied and expressive set of burps and belches. All from the gut of Jack Menhorn; the goal was to produce a burp library that would be great for regular belches in addition to monster and creature vocalizations.

    These 21 files with 242 individual takes equaling over 140 MB of authentic burps will whisk you away to another realm of rudeness and lack of manners.

    It comes with short, medium, and long versions of many performances including; harsh, airy, strained, opened/closed, and many more.

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A respectable burp cannot be judged purely on its power or length but for its expression, and who else could better demonstrate this than sound designer Jack Menhorn? In 'Burp', you will hear over 240 multifarious belches with long airy releases, strained squals, windy outbursts, short grunts, and even ones that end with a question mark or sound like they're coming from the undead. These sounds were also recorded at 96kHz, allowing you to create deep monstrous rumbles and high-pitched gassy goblins. If you didn't think there was an art to belching, this library will convince you otherwise.
 
Chaosmos – Sounds From Istanbul
 
  • World Sounds Chaosmos – Sounds From Istanbul Play Track 105+ sounds included, 432 mins total $60

    'Chaosmos – Sounds From Istanbul' is a sound effects library created by Furkan Utku Gerçik, who's lived in Istanbul for the past 22 years. The main focus of the library is to create a bundle that helps creatives who need sounds from Turkey.
    The library doesn’t focus on common or popular sound sources such as Muezzin, Ezan or Taksim Square etc.

    Instead, it focuses on more naturalistic sounds of daily life such as transportation, places that most people pass, bazaars, islands and much more. The recordings are are 99 percent raw.

    Compared to other libraries 'Chaosmos – Sounds From Istanbul' offers a naturalistic, everyday perspective and focuses on alternative sounds. It also covers the common sounds of Istanbul.

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'Chaosmos – Sounds From Istanbul' by Furkan Utku Gerçik is a collection of over seven hours of ambiences from Istanbul. In this sound library you will hear some of the expected sounds of the city with vendors shouting at bazaars, street musicians performing for tourists, ships and seagulls nearby the shore, and adhans from distant mosques, but you will also find incredibly intimate sounds with quiet conversations in a small restaurant, music lessons in a children's conservatory, and even people waiting in line at the post office. If you aren't sure this library has the sounds you're looking for, then let its 9 minute demo take you to where Asia and Europe meet.
 
Barcelona City Ambiences
 
  • Environments Barcelona City Ambiences Play Track 18+ sounds included, 52 mins total $35

    Travel through Barcelona, Spain in sound with this sound effects library recorded by Ana Monte. It features recordings from around parks, beaches, touristic areas and even a marathon finish line!
    18 read-to-use stereo tracks with all the appropriate metadata ready to be used on your next production.

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'Barcelona City Ambiences' by Monte Sound features Spain's 'City of Counts' - and not the ones who suck your blood or happily do your taxes. This library has sounds the streets, beaches, balconies and busses of this coastal city, giving you ambiences filled with busy bakeries, ringing church bells (from the breathtaking Sagrada Família temple), and even megaphones and cheering at the end of a marathon. If you're looking for classy southern European atmospheres near the Balearic Sea, give this one a listen.
 
Vienna City Ambiences
 
  • World Sounds Vienna City Ambiences Play Track 20-120 sounds included, 76 mins total From: $40

    Take an acoustical tour through Vienna, Austria with this sound effects library recorded by Ana Monte. It features recordings from the downtown area, churches, touristic areas and busy restaurants, subway stations and more!

    20 read-to-use stereo and surround (5.0) tracks with all the appropriate metadata ready to be used on your next production.

    Vienna is available in three versions:

    Vienna City Ambiences – Stereo:
    – 20 ready-to-use ambiences in stereo
    – 1.31 GB

    Vienna City Ambiences – Surround:
    – 20 ready-to-use ambiences in 5.0 surround(split mono)
    – 100 split mono files
    – 3.34 GB

    Vienna City Ambiences – COMPLETE Pack:
    – Surround + Stereo downmix bundle for maximum savings!
    – 120 files
    – 4.66 GB

Monte Sound has another romantic European city this week with 'Vienna City Ambiences'. This library has 76 minutes of ambiences from inside and outside hotels, subways, airports, restaurants and churches around the Austria's capital. The library also comes in Stereo and 5.1 Surround, offering flexibility for however you want to use the distinct sound of the Austrian accent. If you need ambiences from Johann Strauss and Erwin Schrödinger's birthplace, you've come to the right place.
 
Thin Ice
 
  • Ice Thin Ice Play Track 315 sounds included $39

    “Thin Ice” is a handy collection of gripping ice sound effects.

    It offers raw sound materials encompassing 315 sounds of cracklings, frictions, impacts, and squashes.

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'Thin Ice' by Articulated Sounds has sounds that, depending on where you live, can't be found all year long. This library features 315 sounds of ice creaking under pressure, breaking into debris and falling into water. These up-close recordings offer a wide variety of creaks, squeaks, crumbles, and collapses that are perfect for adding tension, debris and impacts to your scene. Save yourself the chilly trip to a desolate, frozen lake and check out this library.
 
Space Racer – Pass-bys
 
  • Space Space Racer – Pass-bys Play Track 62+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $15

    The Space Racer library features a diverse set of spaceship and pod racer pass-by sounds – designed for use in any futuristic sci-fi movies or video games. Strengthen your sci-fi sound design toolbox with this new collection – entirely edited at 96kHz, 24 bit, and embedded with Soundminer metadata.

    With over 60 sounds, you will find podracers of all shapes and technologies with massive flanging vehicles, quick stuttering pods, booming plasmic rumbles and much more.
    Whether you have an intergalactic competition or a more contentious extraterrestrial war, you will find your futuristic vehicle passbys here.

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'Space Racer – Pass-bys' by Fox Audio Post-Production has the zooming, hovering, futuristic sounds of spacecrafts competing for the finish line. With over 60 sounds, you will find podracers of all shapes and technologies with massive flanging vehicles, quick stuttering pods, booming plasmic rumbles and much more. Their high-quality recordings even let you tweak the sizes, and the detailed metadata will be sure to steer you the right one for your machine. Whether you have an intergalactic competition or a more contentious extraterrestrial war, you will find your futuristic vehicle passbys here.
   

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  • *BUZZZZ* Left your phone in your pocket? On the tile floor? Under a pile of your roommate's disgusting laundry? Locate it with these 17 audio files, recorded in various locations using a customized vibration pattern.

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  • Trains Steam Trains Play Track 175 sounds included $40

    The Steam Trains library delivers 175 sound effects of three different types of steam train engines, and the clatter, rattle, and grinding of wagons.

    The collection includes riding, idling, pass-bys, departing and arriving trains, bells, whistles, steam blasts, platform atmospheres, and doors and windows.

    Engines are the heavy Santa Fe 2-10-2, the Bavarian BB 0-4-4-0 Heavy Mallet, and a 4 Wheel Switcher 0-4-0 light railway. Also included are door and window handling effects of passenger cars

    Each engine is well documented and listed in full Soundminer metadata.

    The Steam trains library also includes a “Specification Sheet” with detailed information about the trains and environments.

    Recorded with a Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS, paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder. Some takes provide an alternative mix with recordings from an additional Sony PCM-D recorder.

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  • The War Zone sound effects library gets you whooshes, debris, cannon shots, beeps, countdown, explosions – ready to be used as they are in your projects, or layered to create complex war ambiences. A total of 170 sound effects are included, categorized into beeps, explosions, beeping mine explosions, debris, low whooshes, whooshes, shots and whooshes + debris.

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  • Destruction & Impact The Vault Play Track 12743 sounds included, 1249 mins total $599.99

    The whole 9 yards.

     

    Comprised of five heavy hitting libraries, this bundle includes GEARBOXSORCERYHEROBROKEN, and MELEE. Save by bundling all FIVE in a single library.

    GEARBOX:

    Boutique analog mechanical contraptions, steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines big and small.


    SORCERY

    Spells, deflects, casts, blocks, beams, and more. Unrivaled wizardry at your fingertips.


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    Car crashes, explosions, crumbling buildings, earthquakes, ripping earth and metal, to debris, and more.


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    HERO – Sword fights, stabbing, guillotines, impaling, battle cries, shields, drawbridges, armor, foley and more.


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    Punches, kicks, blocks, bodyfalls, grabs, slaps, bone breaks, blood splatters, and more.


  • Mechanical Gearbox Play Track 3551 sounds included, 279 mins total $149.99

    We've ventured to obscure boutiques, prop houses and vintage shops to capture mechanical contraptions from around the world. Ranging from bizarre creations, to steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines, GEARBOX clocks in at over 10 GB of high definition, precision mastered sounds spanning across 2987 construction kit sounds and 584 designed sounds.

    GEARBOX equips Sound Designers with a literal toolbox of mechanical gadgetry. Ranging from tiny to huge, GEARBOX's machines and gizmos provide coverage for interacts, mechanism, machine or device in your scene or game.

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    In addition to CONSTRUCTION KIT and DESIGNED SOUND content, GEARBOX features BUILDING BLOCKS. This category of sound consists of designed phrases and oneshots utilized for our designed machinery, empowering Sound Designers with maximum flexibility when trying to get that particular phrase from an existing DESIGNED SOUND. GEARBOX features over 468 BUILDING BLOCKS ranging from levers, hits, grinds, snaps, and more.

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  • Military M16 Halftrack Play Track 313 sounds included $299

    The World War II American M16 Halftrack anti-aircraft sound library features 313 sound effects in 18.86 gigabytes of audio. Based on the M3 Halftrack, this “multiple gun motor carriage” showcases 20 takes of up to 42 channels of performances from a White 160AX, 6-cylinder, 128 horsepower engine.

    Twelve onboard perspectives present the vintage vehicle in slow, medium, and fast speeds with steady idles and ramps. The twelve exterior perspectives include 26 channels of the halftrack starting, departing, passing, reversing, and arriving. Includes over 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS spotlight metadata.

  • Cars VW Polo 2003 Play Track 228 sounds included $249

    Recording of a Volkswagen Polo from 2003 with a 1.4L straight 4 cylinder, 16-valve petrol (79 horsepower) engine.

  • Cars Volvo P1800S 1966 Play Track 363 sounds included $249

    The 1966 Volvo P1800S sound fx collection features hours of recordings of a vintage Swedish sports car. 16 perspectives detail the B18 in-line 4 cylinder ohv 115 horsepower engine also similar to the models 1800S, 1800E and 1800ES.

    The sound library includes 363 sounds from 17 exterior and 12 onboard channels totalling over 15 gigabytes of audio. The performances include departure, passes, and approaches at slow, medium, and fast speeds while accelerating, with ramps, gear shifts, and at constant RPMs. The collection also has idles, horns, an Altiverb impulse response and an extensive range of performed effects.

 
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