18 new libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have quite the roundup with new and interesting sounds.

You can hear ambiences from all over the world, to include London, Singapore, Shanghai, Roman and Japanese shores, several international airports, and even some fictional cities in sci-fi worlds. You can also hear libraries featuring a Toyota Prius, Mazda 6 and a scrapped ’97 Honda Accord, as well as recordings of seagulls and a person counting in English. Plus, listen to 3 drama-packed atmospheric libraries with sinister soundscapes, crime show-inspired tension, and psychological horror textures.

Also, be sure to check out two complete bundles by Audio Hero and New Sound Lab and an animal-focused bundle by Soundholder. Happy listening!

Scrap Car

'Scrap Car' by Mechanical Wave was recorded from an old scrap '97 Honda Accord that has clocked in more than 340,000 km. This library has recordings of the malfunctioning engine, exhaust, wheels and car body, getting you sounds of starting problems and spinning tires in quad and stereo.
 
  • Destruction & Impact Scrap Car Play Track 102 sounds included, 39 mins total $25

    Recorded from an old scrap Honda Accord 97 that has clocked in more than 340.000 km (211.000 mi).

    Many perspectives of the malfunctioning engine, exhaust, wheels and car body parts. Starting problem and spinning tire.

    Quad and Stereo recording. The library contains 102 files of various problematic car sounds.

    Each sound has been meticulously edited individually, all files were recorded and are delivered in 24bit 96kHz Broadcast Wave files, all embedded with metadata information for easy import and ensure a fast and easy workflow.

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2016 Toyota Prius

'2016 Toyota Prius' by Kaibrary is a collection of sounds of a 2016 Toyota Prius from 7 onboard channels covering two perspectives of the motor engine, electric engine, tailpipe, wheel well and a stereo interior. Included is a collection of Foley of doors, shift knobs, etc., and various pass bys from two perspectives.
 
  • Cars 2016 Toyota Prius Play Track 251 sounds included $100 $65

    This is a collection of 2016 Toyota Prius sounds with 7 channel onboards covering two perspectives of the motor engine, electric engine, tailpipe, wheel well, and a stereo interior. Included is a collection of “foley” of doors, shift knobs etc. and various Pass Bys from two perspectives.

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Shanghai Ambiences

'Shanghai Ambiences' by Sun Smile Island features this fascinating city, full of the old and new, with towering skyscrapers looming over winding residential lanes and streets full of rattling old bicycles and noisy trucks alongside electric scooters and nearly silent electric cars. You'll also hear interior and exterior walla, parks, birds, restaurants, metros, and more.
 
  • City Life Shanghai Ambiences Play Track 65 sounds included, 199 mins total $79

    Shanghai is a fascinating and lively city, full of contrast – a mixture of old and new, with towering skyscrapers looming over winding residential lanes, with streets full of rattling old bicycles and electric scooters, with noisy trucks rolling alongside almost silent electric cars.

    The elevated highways that cross the city give certain areas a dense, constant rumble, while the city’s many parks offer a range of sounds, full of people and activity during the day, and generally quite empty at night – offering a diffuse, distant sonic perspective of the environment.

    This library contains many of the everyday sounds of the city, with a variety of on and off-street recordings, interior and exterior walla, park and bird atmospheres, restaurant interiors, traffic, and even a range of metro recordings. While some of this library’s sounds are quite specific to Shanghai, the majority could be used in other large city environments, particularly in but not limited to those cities where Mandarin is the most common language.

    All recordings were made with a pair of Lewitt LCT 540s microphones in an ORTF configuration. These microphones have extremely low self noise and a wide, balanced frequency response, allowing for the detailed capture of a range of sounds, from distant and quiet to close, loud and chaotic, from the deep rumble of engines to the supersonic screeching of brakes. Recorded at a sampling rate of 96kHz, these recordings contain detailed information above 20kHz, expanding the possibilities for sound manipulation by slowing and pitching down the recordings.

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Sonikscape

'Sonikscape' by SampleTraxx has intense underscore, dark atmospheres and abstract textures. This collection comes packed with cinematic soundscapes, vocal atmospheres, textures of processed flutes, ghost breaths and vocal effects, dark oscillations and subsonic frequencies, bowed cymbals, psychological screeches, and more.
 
  • Drones & Moods Sonikscape Play Track 338 sounds included, 191 mins total $74

    SONIKSCAPE has been produced to create intense underscore, dark atmospheres and abstract textures.

    This collection comes packed with cinematic soundscapes, vocal atmospheres, textures out of processed flutes, ghost breaths and vocal effects, dark low oscillations and subsonic frequencies, bowed cymbals, psychological screech and more.

    Dedicated to the movie trailer, suspenseful film and television soundtrack, dark ambient music, audio-visual installation and sound artist.

    Sonikscape is a collaboration between SampleTraxx and German sound designer Sebastian Emling who already collaborated on Cinematic Zither and Old Broken Piano.

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The Case

'The Case' by MatiasMacSD is inspired by crime/investigation movies and TV series with 185 sounds aimed to enhance the tension and drama. You will find deep bass loops, powerful percussion loops and cinematic melodies, as well as soundscapes and atmospheric elements for a mixture that is great for sound designers and musicians alike.
 
  • Drones & Moods The Case Play Track 185 sounds included, 41 mins total $30

    PROMO: Get this library for FREE when buying “Affright” until the end of the month.

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

    Like my library UNSOLVED this pack is Inspired by crime/investigation movies and series, and contains 185 sounds (Wav, 24 Bit / 48 kHz) aimed to enhance the tension and drama of movies, games, series, trailers and musical compositions.

    You will find deep Bass Loops, powerful Percussive Loops (kick, hi-hat, hits, metal), Cinematic Melodies and notes (synth, clean electric guitar, percussive piano) and Fx (soundscapes, atmospheric elements, drops, hits and impacts).

    You will get:
    • 37 bass loops
    • 37 cinematic melodies
    • 67 percussive elements
    • 44 Fx

    This library has a nice mixture of sound design and music. It can be used to create moments of suspense and tension from a sound designe perspective or from a musical perspective thanks to the bass/percussion loops and melodies.

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Rituals

'Rituals' by SampleTraxx is a toolbox of dark and ominous production elements, organic and hybrid instruments and highly stylized cinematic sound design. Perfect for modern horror trailers and suspenseful scores, you'll hear eerie violin phrases, sinister soundscapes, dramatic benders, destructive glitches, distorted synths, heavy hitting elements, clocks and more.
 
  • Destruction & Impact Rituals Play Track 550+ sounds included, 100 mins total $110

    Rituals is a new toolbox of unique sounds and production elements, organic instruments and hybrid processing, highly stylized cinematic sound design to compose epic and sinister tracks with dark and ominous mood that brings visuals to another level.

    Rituals has been produced for the modern horror trailer style and suspence score with eerie violin fragments and phrases, sinister soundscapes, dramatic benders, destructive glitch, distorted synths, heavy hitting sound design elements, clocks and much more.

    Featuring 550 cutting edge sounds and 16 categories, this is a collaboration between composer, sound designer and electronic musician Si Begg and SampleTraxx.

     

    Categories:

    01 Tortured Strings
    02 Bender
    03 Feedback Larsen
    04 Horror Hits
    05 Pulsing Sub
    06 Tonal Objects
    07 Dark Event
    08 Dark Textures
    09 Flute Swells
    10 Horror Loops
    11 Low Hits
    12 Raw Synth – Bass
    13 Swell
    14 Riser
    15 Reverse
    16 Spare Noise
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Ancient Sea Ruins

'Ancient Sea Ruins' by PMSFX is a collection of 53 minutes of detailed sea ambiences - free of city noise and recorded in 192kHz. You'll hear gurgling, lapping, large and subtle swells, waves splashing on Roman ruins, water movement between rocks, peaceful lapping, and unique-sounding wave patterns.
 
  • Water & Oceans Ancient Sea Ruins Play Track 10 sounds included, 53 mins total $19.99 $15.99

    ANCIENT SEA RUINS is a collection of 10, high quality, detail-rich sea ambiences.
    Waves splashing on Roman ruins, gurgling, lapping, swells, water movement between rocks and more.

    Collection consist of 10 (53 min total time) high quality recordings (192kHz 24bit) of sea water traveling through old Roman ruins. Interesting and unique sounding wave patterns, gurgles, swells and wave collapsing onto one another. Many states of the sea from peaceful lapping and subtle gurgling to large swells.

    All the recording are free from city noises.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data.

    LOCATION: Costa Blanca, ES
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + 2x Sennheiser MKH 8040 (ORTF)
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, FabFilter.

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Shores Island

'Shores Island' by Anti-Node Design includes ORTF, spaced Omni and wide A-B sounds of beaches, cliffs, harbors and boats around Oshima Island, Japan. While the calm beaches have relaxing atmospheres, the cliffs sound aggressive as if onboard a ship. The rocky beaches also create colorful sounds.
 
  • Environments SHORES island Play Track 45 sounds included $54

    SHORES island edition features varieties of beaches and cliffs from Oshima island, Japan, and extra harbors & boats are also included.
    While calm beaches have relaxing atmospheres, cliffs sound aggressive that like onboard ships. And others like rocky beaches create colorful sounds.

    Recorded with ortf, spaced omni, wide A-B and carefully edited.

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Residential Seagulls

'Residential Seagulls' by GainWalkers features 18 stereo tracks of seagulls in a residential area. All recordings have been taken from backyards where the city noise is very close to zero, mainly from sunrise and sunset, though there are some night recordings. These recordings focus on seagulls, but they also have a few sparrows, doves and magpies as well. Seagulls vocalizations include classic screams, throaty and raspy calls, laughing sounds and mews from individuals and flocks from various perspectives.
 
  • Animals & Creatures Residential Seagulls Play Track 18 sounds included, 82 mins total $42

    RESIDENTIAL SEAGULLS features 18 stereo tracks of seagulls in a residential area. All recordings have been taken from backyards where the city noise is very close to zero.

    Key Points:

    • Seagulls are the focus in all the recordings. Some tracks only contain seagulls, and some others also include sparrows, doves and magpies.
    • Recordings are mainly from sunrise and sunset, where seagulls tend to be more present. Recordings at night are also included though.
    • Seagulls vocalizations include classic seagull scream, some throaty and raspy calls, laughing sounds and mew calls or noises. From individual seagulls to bigger groups, including flocks.
    • Even though the focus of this library is to represent the soundscape of a residential area near the sea, with more or less distant calls, the collection also includes closer calls and screeches, which can be used for sound design purposes. Note: pitch shifted demo is not included in the library.
    • Recorded in M/S and ORTF, with ultrasonic content up to 50 kHz.
    • Human noise is absent. You won’t hear any traffic, cars or neighbors. All recordings with those noises have been discarded.
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events.
    • All recordings have been made in the south coast of England.

    As usual, all files come in 24 bit and 96 kHz, with Soundminer embedded metadata.

    Gear used:
      • Zoom F8
      • Sennheiser MKH 8040 in ORTF
      • Sennheiser MKH 8040 & Sennheiser MKH 30 in M/S
      • Sennheiser MKH 8050 & Sennheiser MKH 30 in M/S
      • Rycote ORTF Blimp
      • Rycote Cyclone MS

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Modular Explorations: Bristol

'Modular Explorations: Bristol' by Gregor Quendel is an adventurous library that investigates cinematic alien arcades and cities, deserted crystalline caverns, vast hives of digital insects, distressed metal impacts, and abstract user interface sounds. This library was created with Eurorack equipment (Mutable Instruments, Intellijel, Doepfer, Erica Synths, etc.) recorded into an Emu E5000 Ultra Sampler, then processed digitally using a variety of techniques and high-end effects.
 
  • Destruction & Impact Sci-Fi Explorations – Vol I Play Track 700+ sounds included, 90 mins total $30 $20

    Sci-Fi Explorations – Vol I features 546 creative sci-fi sound effects, alien textures, ambiences, drones, space cities, deserted crystalline caverns, vast hives of digital insects, distressed metal impacts, abstract user interface sounds, transitions, and more. 

    Created with synth equipment (Mutable Instruments, Intellijel, Doepfer, Erica Synths, Make Noise, Arturia, Expert Sleepers, 2hp, Ladik) recorded into an Emu E5000Ultra Sampler, then processed digitally using a variety of techniques and high-end effects. 

    Sci-Fi Explorations – Vol I is an experimental collaboration between Gregor Quendel and ARC Noise.

    Professional metadata provided and edited by Kai Paquin.

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    Sci-Fi Explorations – Vol I highlights:
    • 546 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / 700+ Sounds / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
    • 104 Alien Textures
    • 46   Harmonic Textures
    • 30   Simple Textures
    • 50   Ambient Effects
    • 108 Chaotic Effects
    • 93   Nano Effects
    • 38   Organic Effects
    • 77   Transition Effects

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Mazda 6 III 2.0 Skyactive G

'Mazda 6 III 2.0 Skyactive G' by Soundholder features recordings of the engine under the hood, mixed with exhaust during various driving scenarios and accelerations. In addition to engine recordings you'll find interior sounds recorded in sync with the engine. Additionally there are exterior passes in mono, stereo ORTF and stereo AB during passes. Last but not least, there are few Foley recordings for a total length of 104 minutes.
 
  • Cars Mazda 6 III 2.0 Skyactive G Play Track 60+ sounds included, 104 mins total $100 $90

    The Mazda 6 III Skyactive G sound effects library comes with 59 BWAV files, recorded in 96kHz. It features recordings of the engine under the hood, mixed with exhaust during different driving scenarios, like regular driving and high speed accelerations. In addition to engine recordings you’ll find interior SFX recorded in sync with the engine. Additionally there are exterior passes recorded in mono, stereo ORTF and stereo AB during passes with various speeds.

    Last but not least, there are few foley recordings. This sound library takes 2.8 GB of space, and total length of audio is 104 minutes.

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The Counting Voice

'The Counting Voice' by John Silke is a library with a man with a neutral English accent counting from zero to one hundred, in hundreds to one thousand, and in thousands to ten thousand. Using the various files you can concatenate the files to read any number between 0-10,999 (and beyond if you fancy some creative editing). All together you get 167 files that are useful for games, apps, infographics, television shows, countdowns - what have you!
 
  • Human The Counting Voice Play Track 167 sounds included $30

    A man with a neutral English accent counts from zero to one hundred. Then counts in hundreds to one thousand. Then counts in thousands to ten thousand. Using the various files you can concatenate the files to read any number between 0-10,999 (and beyond if you fancy some creative editing).

    Useful for all sorts of games, apps and many other projects.

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Sounds & Ambiences Of London Vol 2

'Sounds & Ambiences Of London Vol 2' by WW Audio consists of 101 great and sometime eclectic recordings from the English capital, getting you a total of 5.5 hours of atmospheric London sounds captured at famous locations. You'll hear ambiences from landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Heathrow Airport, Abbey Road Studios, St. Mary Le Bow Church, the Christmas markets, London Underground, and busy streets with distinct sirens.
 
  • City Life Sounds & Ambiences Of London Vol 2 Play Track 101 sounds included, 330 mins total From: $60

    Following the success of WW Audio’s, ‘Sound & Ambiences Of London’ – here is Volume 2, with even more interesting and useable files for your theatre or film projects.

    Consisting of 101 great, and sometime eclectic recordings from the English capital, and over 10GB in size, this is a library every sound designer needs in their arsenal. It comes with detailed file names plus Soundminer, ID3 v2.3.0 and RIFF INFO metadata embedded.

    In total, this library gets you  5.5 hours of atmospheric London sounds!

    Sounds captured at famous London locations and landmarks, including:Bow Bells – Two amazing, over 10 minute recordings from the belfry at St Mary Le Bow Church  • The famous crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, made famous by The Beatles • Stunning overhead plane recordings coming into land at Heathrow airport • Christmas Markets • Crowds outside Buckingham Palace before and after the changing of the guard • Various emergency vehicle sirens • Various markets both internal and external, quiet and busy • Tube train journeys • London Underground ambiences • Various Parks • Great sounding famous London pub ambiences • Train stations • Room tones, including the infamous possible Newgate Prison Cell in the cellar of the Viaduct Tavern Pub • Churches • Crowds in some of London’s most popular and obscure streets • General traffic sounds • North, South, East and West London locations • Hotels • London Aquatic Centre • The Royal Exchange • St Bartholomew’s Hospital Grounds • Scrooge’s Counting House Location • The Tower of London • The River Thames from Execution Dock • Pudding Lane – the location of the start of the Great Fire of London • Various Gardens • Underground car park • Tower Bridge • And much more – check out the complete file list below

    A special bundle opportunity:
    Get this library on its own – or get the special bundle featuring both Sounds & Ambiences Of London Vol 1 and Vol 2 at an excellent price, for more than 590 minutes of signature London sounds

Airport Soundscapes

'Airport Soundscapes' by AmbiSonic Libraries is a constantly updated library that has nearly 6 hours of high-quality sounds from 15 different airports all across the world. With over 24 GB, you'll hear sounds from the departure halls and arrival halls, inside private lounges and bathrooms, at the security check with rolling suitcases and beeping security scanners, announcements in different languages, and passengers waiting at the gates to board the aircraft.
 
NSl Complete Bundle

'NSl Complete Bundle' by New Sound Lab includes all 15 New Sound Lab sound libraries with 1,821 files and 831 minutes of sound effects. This collection includes 'Analog Robots', 'Chorus Echo 501', 'Floppy Drives', 'Optical Drives', 'L.A. Freeways', 'Pacific Ocean', 'Rock Slides', 'San Antonio Creek', 'Spring Reverb', 'Wheels & Gears', and 5 others.
 
  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles NSL Complete Bundle Play Track 1821+ sounds included, 831 mins total $585 $299

    The NSL Complete Bundle includes all 15 New Sound Lab sound libraries. 1821 high resolution WAV files – 831 minutes – 32 GB

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Complete Audio Hero Sound Packs

'Complete Audio Hero Sound Packs' by Audiohero features all 35 of their popular sound packs. In total this collection features an astounding 6,314 professionally recorded sound effects from a wide variety of categories like animals, cartoon SFX, crowds, military vehicles, fantasy, sci-fi, sports, sirens, underwater sounds, and more!
 
Singapore City Soundscapes

'Singapore City Soundscapes' by AmbiSonic Libraries explores Singapore as you've never heard it before! This massive library includes ambisonic, binaural and stereo soundscapes capturing the diversity of Singapore's lush sounds. You'll hear busy highways, crowded food markets, neighborhood basketball games at night, skate parks, horse races, city rain, the country's super efficient underground train station (MRT), and even loud military fighter jets and helicopters.
 
Animals Bundle

'Animals Bundle' by Soundholder is a collection of 5 sound libraries that focus on cats, cormorants, cranes, stags and honey bees. All together you'll receive over 300 minutes of these creatures with the meows of two very vocal cats, super close recordings of cormorants colonies, the calls of over 1,000 birds singing at once, sounds of charging, roaring stags, and perspectives from inside beehives. This is a highly detailed collection, so now is the perfect time to buy it!
 
  • Animals & Creatures Animals Bundle Play Track 234+ sounds included, 308 mins total $175 $157.50

    This bundle was built with 5 different sound libraries.

    Experience the sound of the honey bees‘ hive. All files were recorded outside the town, far away from the roads to capture the clean sound of hard working bees. 14 stereo files were recorded with Sound Devices 702, Sony PCM-M10 recorder, two DPA 4061 microphones hidden inside a hive and two Sennheiser MKH 8040 to capture the ambient in front of the hive. Every stereo AB interior recording can be split to mono to isolate the single buzzes. Recording those sounds was one of my dreams as a field recordist. I always wanted to hear the interior sound of a hive. This session wasn’t the easy one, because of my strong allergic reaction to bees, but thanks to a proper clothes and suit, I was able to walk through the bees for 2 hours without any harm. My main goal was to capture different sounds, not only the ambients but also some close ones, like the sound of the bees landing on their landing zone or just the interior sound of the hive. The overall character of the sound really depends on the time of the year and time of the day. I had a chance to record those insects before the feeding time. They were hungry and really active. The total length of recorded files is 44 minutes.

    The Cat – Meow Library features 130 files ( 51 192kHz, 79 96kHz ) recorded with Sennheiser 8040 / Rode NTG3 and Sony PCM-D100. This small bundle contains different sound effects made by two very vocal cats. From subtle squeaks and digging in litter box, through eating and purrs to loud meows.

    The Cormorants sound library was recorded during 4 recording sessions spread through the course of two months. As you can hear in the preview file, the sounds of cormorants are really detailed, because of the super close perspective. In some cases, cormorants were literally walking on my DPA microphones. All files were recorded in 96kHz and 24bits with equipment like: Sound Devices 702, Sony PCM-M10, Rode NTG3, two Oktavas MK012 with different adapters and capsules and two DPA 4061. When it comes to the usability of this library, I think that it’s a great source material for designing sound for different creatures. The textures of nestling recordings are perfect to start designing sounds of small out of the world animals. Some of the files also contain seagulls, which unfortunately are a part of cormorants colonies. The amount of those ‘unwanted’ sound effects in my files is really low though, and some of them were left on purpose. Even though it’s all about cormorants, the single squeaks those seagulls can make are really great. This library contains 32 files with total length of 119 minutes.

    The Eurasian Cranes sound library was so far the hardest to record. Eurasian cranes, also called common cranes are beautiful and really easy to scare big birds. This library features the sound of more than 1000 birds singing their song at the same time. If you’r not familiar with those birds, here’s a link to wikipedia. I finally got a chance to record them. It wasn’t my first attempt. More than one year ago I’ve tried to do the same thing, but because of the lack of experience, I’ve ended up with bad recordings. I did not wanted to repeat my mistakes, so I’ve spent the whole night in the wild, testing my gear and patience, got bit by mosquitoes to record those animals. You can hear the results in the preview. All sounds have HPF set to cut out anything below 100Hz, because of the trains passing by from time to time somewhere in the distance. It doesn’t affect the sound of the cranes since there’s no informations in the lows. When it comes to recording wild animals, you have to accept and take whatever you’ve been given. It was impossible for me to come closer to those birds, or avoid the sound of wind going through the reed, because few more steps would scare the birds. All the files were recorded with Sound Devices 702 and two Oktavas MK012 set into ORTF. All the hardware was set in the reed in deep mud, and cranes were standing about 40m away.

    The Roaring Stags contains 45 files recorded with Sound Devices 702, two Oktavas MK012 set in XY pattern, and Rode NTG3. All files sounds different, because I was recording everything in the middle of the forest during different times of the day. Recording wild animals is not something you can plan, and I had to record whatever I could, no matter what was happening around. About 90% of the files were deleted, and this 65 minutes of audio is 10% I got left with. In this sound library you’ll find reverberant sounds and ones that has less of the reverb. The distance between me and stags was changing, and that’s the reason of different amount of reverb. Also the animals were constantly moving, and sometimes they turned in completely opposite direction, so roars sounded more distant. Sometimes between roars you’ll hear subtle sounds of me moving close to microphones. I left those sounds so anyone can make cuts in desired places, but those subtle sounds happens very rarely.

     

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  • Metal The Junkyard Metal Library Play Track 3183 sounds included $174.30

    The Junkyard Metal sound library includes 3183 clips in 98.49 GB. It collects the sound of metal hits, drops, pick ups, rattles and clatters, rumbles and rummaging, rocking, rolling, and scraping.

    Featuring diverse props ranging from large metal storage containers, diesel tanks, shopping carts, and tractor buckets to to smaller propane tanks, crates, shopping carts, and bolts, nails, and ammunition, the collection provides multiple performances in each clip.

    The sounds were performed from light to heavy intensities and captured at 192 kHz, 24-bit resolution with Sanken, Sennheiser, Neumann, and Schoeps microphones.

    The bundle is delivered with Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, full professional embedded metadata, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.

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  • Metal Resonant Rusty Door Play Track 100+ sounds included $15 $10

    Recorded at an old bunker constructed near the Chebucto Head lighthouse (Halifax, Nova Scotia) during WWII, now derelict and covered in rust.

    These recordings were a happy accident, discovered on the way to record something else. This large, heavy steel door has been rusting since wartime, and when I noticed it I immediately knew it would have a unique sonic character. When moved, it produces interesting almost musical tones, rich with harmonics and ripe for processing.

    This library includes a variety of sounds generated by interacting with the door in different ways (scraping, punching, and moving at various speeds), and was recorded in mid-side with a Schoeps Mini CMIT + CMC6 MK8 into a Sound Devices 633.

    All sounds are decoded to LR stereo, normalized and processed minimally beyond noise reduction. Files are tagged with metadata in Basehead and stamped in iXML, bext and ID3 formats.

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  • Destruction & Impact Just Impacts – Extension II Play Track 500+ sounds included $40 $20

    Get 500 sound effects of mainly metal and wood impacts, metal junk hits, crashes, heavy door slams, metal drops, metal wall and oil tank hits in this SFX library.

    All sounds were recorded with a RODE NTG-3, a RODE NT-4 and a Beyerdynamic MC950 microphone on a Sound Devices 744T (+ SD MixPre-D). Each sound was heavily edited and cleaned, so there is no noise or other unwanted sounds. The sounds were layered, EQed and compressed for that extra punch – so they can be instantly used to sonically treat your medieval and sci fi battles, fighting and walking robots and anything else that needs some heavy metal treatment.

    You can use the sounds right away. No further editing needed. But you can, of course… :)

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  • Sci-Fi Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Play Track 1,000+ sounds included, 431 mins total $30 $15

    Lo-Fi Sci-Fi is a library packed full of characterful, authentic and gritty sounds. It was lovingly created by sound designers Barney Oram and Derek Brown, in homage to classic late 70’s and early 80’s sci-fi movies.
    The collection is comprised of a wide range of sounds, including metal, organics, fire, mechanical, interfaces, creatures, foley and footsteps, abstract, ambience, and much more.

    Lo-Fi Sci-Fi features 620 24bit / 48kHz WAV files in total, including 45 designed sounds and 575 source sounds.

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  • Destruction & Impact Magic Elements vol.1 Play Track 770 sounds included $119 $71.60

    ‘Magic Elements’ is a detailed collection of designed & source sounds of organic elements, actions, characters, items, spells & atmospheres in the realm of Magic.


    DESIGNED:
    In the designed section you will find 326 carefully crafted sounds.
    Volume 1 of this magic saga is comprehensively focused on 6 elements:
    Earth, Ice, Fire, Air, Black, and Generic.

    Each element comes with a variety of spells, actions/movements such as whoosh, impacts, atmospheres, projectiles, along with many variations in intensity and speed.

    All these sounds are carefully designed, edited and meta-tagged.

    The ‘generic’ category contains handy neutral go-to sounds that are useful for any project.

    SOURCE:
    The source folder is packed with 444 useful sounds that cover a large spectrum; thoroughly edited and meta-tagged. They will support your creativity with materials such as choirs, dissonant metal, creatures, papers, debris, drones, cracks, textures, friction, LFE sub sweeteners,…

    What’s inside:

    • Impacts, Whoosh, Air Swirls,
    • Fireball, Deflagration, Flame Thrower, Deep Sub Whoosh
    • Aura, Energy Stone, Old Grimoire, Healing,
    • Earthquake, Constant Debris, Falling Rocks, Ground Friction,
    • Haunted Books,Laboratory, Magic Box, Potion
    • Huge Ground Opening, Eerie Drones,
    • Dark Choir, Ominous Creatures, Dark Dissonant Metal Scrape,
    • Iceberg Destruction, Ice Scrapes, LFE Sub Sweeteners,


    Choose how you want your sounds!
    2 DOWNLOAD OPTIONS INCLUDED:

    • GLUED (Multiple variations of the same sound glued in one file)

    • SEPARATED (Each variations of sound are separated in different files)

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  • Animals & Creatures Tasmanian Devils Play Track 50+ sounds included $10

    Meet the Tasmanian devil! Recorded in the Copenhagen Zoo, this library features huffs, sniffs, growls, barks, bite and chewing – and those eerie and weird critter screams.

    If you need strange animal or monster sounds, do check out this library:

 
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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic – Transportation Play Track 68 sounds included, 314 mins total $136 $99

    Ambisonic – Transportation is a great collection of ambisonic ambiences recordings performed at various transportation scenarios.
    It is aimed to provide you with great spherical content to wrap your dialogue or main focus content, allowing you to create a conniving and immersing soundtrack.
    You will find recordings such as a Train car interior, Jumbo jet interior, multiple cars interior under different driving conditions,
    Bus interior, public transportation stations and much more.

    This collection is great for post-production, VR/AR interactive sound-design, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.
    All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting multiple tag filtering browsing applications.

    A Sennheiser Ambeo microphone paired with Zoom H8 was used to create this product.

    This package includes 68 Samples – 136 Files.
    A total 2h 37m of content.
    First Order AmbiX B-Format and Stereo @ 96Khz / 24bit.

    Download a Demo here:
    Want to hear an example of the included recordings? Download the B-format Demo Here

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  • Foley Footstep Loops II Play Track 663 sounds included $75 $49

    Editing footsteps in audio post-production can be time-consuming. Footstep Loops II is a sound library that delivers a comprehensive kit of footstep sound effects made to ease your daily work.

    The collection contains footstep sounds of various shoes and surfaces, recorded in different paces and edited to continuous but lively 30-second sound loops.

    VARIETY

    The Footstep Loops II Sound Library covers a wide range of different footsteps:

    Barefoot, Socks, Slippers, Flip-Flops, Sneakers on Wood, Sneakers on Concrete, Boots on Wood, Boots on Concrete, Heels on Wood, Heels on Stone;
    Grass, Gravel, Forest, Foliage, Dry Foliage, Stones, Puddle, Mud, Snow;
    Stairs up + down: Wooden Stairs, Metal Stairs, Stone Stairs



    PACE

    Each type of footsteps is available as a set of 13 sound files that represent a range from walking very slowly up to very speedy. Paces are sorted by Footsteps per Minute (FPM):

    Ground Footsteps: from 40 FPM to 160 FPM
    Stairs Footsteps: from 60 FPM to 180 FPM (up) / from 80 FPM to 200 FPM (down)



    LAYERS

    Since all (ground) footstep loops have the same FPM paces, they can be layered easily. E.g. you can add a puddle sound element to sneakers walking on concrete etc.



    CLOTHING

    You can add clothing as a layer to make the movements sound more natural. The sounds of jeans & jacket fit to all ground footsteps. Furthermore, versions with well-balanced clothing sounds of all main footstep loops are already included as ready-to-use files!



    ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS

    Some experimental elements are also included in the library:
    2 layers of floor creaks and one layer that adds the sound of keys in the pocket while walking.



    TIME-COMPRESS

    Paces of the sound loops included in the Footstep Loops II sound library increase in steps of 10 FPM each. If you need a value in between, time-compress the file just a tiny bit – the quality loss is almost inaudible in modern digital audio workstations.



    ONLINE FOOTSTEPS GENERATOR

    To get an impression of what you get with the Footstep Loops II sound library, go HERE and play around with footsteps online.


    • 663 audio files
    • 331 minutes total runtime
    • all files contain meta-data / keywords for easy search


    All sounds from this library are included in:
    Diversity

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  • Environments Stream River & Waterfall vol.2 Play Track 88 sounds included $59 $46.20

    43 locations from various perspectives.

    STREAM / RIVER & WATERFALL features WATER MOVEMENT from JAPAN and NEW ZEALAND.
    Each STREAM and RIVER have their unique flows, and varieties of topographies gives each its characteristic sound – and WATERFALLS from small to medium adds nature feeling to it.
    In addition, the library also features places where SPRING WATER GUSHES in Japan, and huge ELECTRIC WATER PUMP from New Zealand and more.

    Recorded @ 24 Bit / 96 kHz with ortf, spaced omni, XY and carefully edited.

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  • Cars Renault Master IV 2.3 DCI 165 Play Track 80+ sounds included, 88 mins total $130 $117

    The Renault Master IV 2.3 DCI 165 sound library features 76 high-quality files recorded with a multi-mic setup. The engine was recorded in sync with cabin interior ambients, and you can expect different styles of driving, from casual city driving, through accelerations on a highway up to rpm ramps and constant rpm loops for game audio.

    In addition to engine recordings, this sound effects library features exterior passes, whooshes and other road-related sounds recorded in mono and stereo. Last but not least, different foley recordings covering exterior and interior sound effects.

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  • Destruction & Impact Rock Brick and Dirt 3 Play Track 500+ sounds included, 17 mins total $27

    Rock, Brick and Dirt 3 is the third of the series! This bundle includes all remastered sounds from RBD 1 and 2. With more than 100 new files recorded and designed. It’s a package of impact, Smash, Crumbling, Scratching, Landfall and more rock debris sounds. The library contains 333 files of various recording texture and perspective.

    A good package to add a dirty texture to your production.

    Each sound has been meticulously edited individually, All files were recorded and are delivered in 24bit 96kHz Broadcast Wave files, all embedded with metadata information for easy import and ensure fast and easy workflow.

 
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