This week on A Sound Effect, we have new libraries with the meticulous details you need fast. We have collections with disgusting gore, vinyl record pops and hisses, smooth futuristic aircraft, winter scenes in suburban neighborhoods, a heavy-duty excavator, and four experimental libraries with granular elements, synthetic convolution reverbs, drones inspired by climate change, and unique user interface elements. Whether you want your audience to wince, trip out, or suspend their disbelief, you’ll find what you need here. Happy listening!
by Barney Oram
has 395 textures that come from experimental yet practical experience in exploring and applying sound. With an aesthetic that feels both synthetic and organic, you'll get sounds of alarms, UI blips, glitches, impacts, and loads of designed, processed, and raw textures. Plus, the metadata has been diligently written to be your guiding light in such an abstract world. From crackling plastic to buzzing power surges to glitchy hard drives, you'll find it here!
Residential Winter - Ambisonics
'Residential Winter Ambisonics'
has 15 ambisonic atmospheres from different times throughout a frosty day. These ambiences were recorded in a suburban area to give you sounds of small birds, barking neighborhood dogs, random roosters, lots of alley cats, and distant traffic and sirens. They are delivered in their unprocessed A-format, AmbiX B-format, and 5.1, plus there is an ORTF stereo version if you’d like to save a little money. If you need winter sounds from around the block, check this one out.
Harmonic Series Drones
’Harmonic Series Drones'
is an unusual library from what we’ve come to expect from Thomas Rex Beverly
, but once you hear the idea behind it, you’ll see why it’s not a surprise. Out of his interest in data sonification, Thomas Rex Beverly created a drone generator in Max/MSP that turns real-time weather data into sound and music. This library features this concept based on the temperatures recorded in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. Each of the 48 drones reflects a daily temperature from all four seasons - and the change we're seeing in that area.
is a massive library that features its every blood-soaked detail with flare. Would we expect anything less from SoundMorph
? In collaboration with AAA sound designer Michael Leaning, this collection features 875 sounds of stabs, splatters, drips, falling guts, and head explosions. You also get the source recordings, designed sounds, and a whole lot of pointy weapon impacts! Whether you're working on the next Troma film or you need visceral effects for your fights sounds, this one will last you for projects to come.
Vinyl Record Noise
'Vinyl Record Noise'
is Oddball Audio’s
first sound library, so let’s make them feel welcome! This library gets you nearly an hour of that classy analog media experience. Featuring a U-Turn Audio table, you can hear all the pops, crackles, and hisses from 11 blank 10” LPs captured from start to finish at 45rpm. These vinyl records were cut on four different lathes, giving you lots of variation, and you get free lifetime updates! If you need a clean capture of diamond on polyvinyl chloride, this is one to look into.
takes a familiar Human-Computer Interaction concept and stretches it to unique territories. This library has 200 alerts, clicks, data processing, errors, swipes, notifications, and sounds to let you know access has been granted or that the system is starting up or shutting down. Each sound is ready to be dropped in, and of course they are created in Glitchedtones' distinctly glitchy style. If you are looking to tell your audience the result of their actions, why not do so with an intriguing edge?
has sounds of modern flight designed to voice your futuristic vehicles. With 840 total sounds, you will get 464 elements of flybys, lift-offs, landings, and more from aircrafts large and small, as well as 376 designed sounds to give you a realistic feeling of ascending and descending. Altogether, you'll have sounds that are ready to be dropped on your timeline and the ingredients to make your own creations! For a flexible flight collection, give this one a listen.
by Cinematic Sound Design
features the heavy construction vehicle that always makes your kid want to stop and watch. With 43 high-quality recordings captured with two popular mics by Sound Devices and Neumann, you will hear sounds of the roaring engine as it powers up, pumps, speeds up, and powers down. You will also get the distinct sounds of the bucket as it shakes, digs, and rattles - all captured from various perspectives. Whether you need sounds for a scene or you’re creating a construction simulator, give this one a listen.
by Navi Retlav Studio, Ltd
is an experimental library that will sweeten your audio with interesting synthetic convolution reverb. These 64 IRs add tonal and timbre qualities, pitch-shifting and time-stretching effects, glitchy and rhythmic characteristics, and more. Plus, the WAV versions are compatible with any convolution reverb software, and a ReFill version is available. Whether you are creating an alien environment, a nightmarish world, or you want to subtly pique your audience’s interest, this is the one to hear!
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