Asbjoern Andersen


This week we have plenty of ringing, pounding, shredding, and nat sounds to go around. In this recap you will find ambient libraries that capture the urban atmospheres of Berlin, crowd noises in museums and parks, ghostly 3D ambiences, and the creepy creaks and hums that come from “deep-recording” an office building at midnight. You will also find sounds of jackhammers, paper shredders, metal textures, and not one – but two – rotary phones. If you’re looking for something different, check these libraries out!
Home Grown Metal
 
  • Metal Home Grown Metal Play Track 1103 sounds included, 76 mins total $50

    Home Grown Metal is a library entirely dedicated to metal on a non-industrial scale. With over 75 minutes of recorded material, a whopping 1103 raw metallic sound files are included, with love and pruning care thrown in for good measure!

    Recorded in the comfort of one's home, the library was produced using a Sony PCM D100 recorder in XY and ORTF stereo configurations in both interior and exterior environments. An eclectic range of 48 unique sound categories are included.

    Recordings include:

    Aluminium Can • Bin • Car Roof • Clothes Airer • Coins • Corkscrew • Cpu Fan • Cutlery • Dog Brush • Doorstopper • Drawer Handle • Filing Cabinet • Flask • Garage Door • Gas Container • Gas Stove Switch • Guitar Strings • Ironing Board • Kitchen • Latch • Lawnmower • Lever • Manual Wrench • Multi Tool • Nail Gun • Pliers • Puzzle Pieces • Radiator • Rusted Pieces • Saw • Scissors • Screwed Contraption • Socket Wrench • Stapler • Tambourine • Tape Measure • Tin • Toaster • Toy Piano • Umbrella • Various Pieces • Washing Machine • Watering Can

    The library also provides a range of sound actions to choose from, including scrapes, squeaks, impacts, foley, open, closes, drops, rattles and textures as examples. Sampled at 192KHz, with 5GB's worth of content, home grown metal provides both breadth and depth in one package. It lays down a rich and diverse foundation of raw sound ore to work with in your productions.

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'Home Grown Metal' by Ronan Quigley is a fun, eclectic library that presents metal textures and tones with a new edge for your sound design. With over 1,100 sounds and 76 minutes of content, you will find sounds of mechanisms, coins, CPU fans, cutlery, squeaky metal drawers and doors, grills, yard tools and much more. These are not your conventional creaks and 'shings' either; some of these objects have curvy tones that you will likely not find anywhere else. For diverse metal textures with a flexible 192kHz sample rate, check out 'Home Grown Metal'.
 
Room Tones – Office Building
 
  • Drones & Moods Room Tones – Office Building Play Track 79+ sounds included, 160 mins total $39 $25

    Office Building features the ambiences one can hear sometimes around midnight or in the early morning hours.

    During these times employees are usually at home and only service staffs are around so that the building can unfold its own sounds of ventilations, elevators and wind that blows through tilted windows. Automatic switches occasionally ignite neon lights along the floors or elevator doors open from out of nowhere.

    The library contains 79 files in 5 categories: DOORS, ELEVATORS, NEON LIGHTS, ROOM TONES plus several takes from the building´s EXTERIOR surroundings.

    All files are meticulously meta-tagged and seamlessly integrate into sound managing apps like Soundly, Soundminer or any other app that can read Broadcast WAVs.

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'Room Tones – Office Building' by Detunized is a collection of room tones that you can tell were discovered by Stephan Marche. These sounds are not your typical white noise ambiences or boring air-conditioner hums; they were recorded in the wee hours of the night to capture otherworldly tones, unknown hums, clicking automatic lights, creaking doors, and more. The library also features sounds of elevators, neon lights, and faraway ambiences through the windows. Each of the 79 files are high-quality and full-spectrum, making the complex sounds of 'Room Tones – Office Building' easily able to stand on their own.
 
Ghosts
 
  • Horror Ghosts Play Track Up to 600+ sounds included From: $54 From: $29

    [Updated 11/2018 : The extension “Ghosts Return” has been added as a bonus to this library]

    Looking for haunting, spooky sounds (ready for VR and 360 degree content) – this library gets you up to 600+ sounds to work with. The Ghost Designed Sound library offers 20 atmospheres and 125 sound elements finely crafted, and spatialized in 360° (3 format options: Ambisonics, Surround 5.1, or stereo).

    The Ghosts Construction Kit delivers 545 raw sound sources (monophonic). It provides the sonic material to create custom sound effects and soundscapes of ghostly auditory experiences with your own settings.

    Ghosts is available in 5 different versions:

    Total Size (unpacked): 3.49 GB
    Total Duration: 52:48
    Specs: 145 Wave files, 2 channels, 24 bit / 192 kHz, metatagged
    Loopable: Yes (for the 20 atmosphere) / NO
    Total Size (unpacked): 10.2 GB
    Total Duration: 52:48
    Specs: 145 Surround Wave files, 6 channels (5.1 : L/R/C/Lfe/Ls/Rs), 24 bit / 192 kHz, metatagged
    Loopable: Yes (for the 20 atmosphere) / NO
    Total Size (unpacked): 6.88 GB
    Total Duration: 52:48
    Specs: 145 Surround Wave files, 4 (Ambisonics B-Format WXYZ), 24 bit / 192 kHz, metatagged
    Loopable: Yes (for the 20 atmosphere) / NO
    Total Size (unpacked): 2.98 GB
    Total Duration: 1:22:04
    Specs: 545 Wave files, mono, 24 bit / 192 kHz, metatagged
    Total Size (unpacked): 23.6 GB
    Total Duration: 4h (240min)
    Specs: 980 Wave files, 24 bit / 192 kHz, metatagged
    Channels: 1 / 2 (stereo) / 4 (B-Format) & 6 (Surround 5.1)
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'Ghosts' by Articulated Sounds is a collection of 3D haunted sounds that swirl and creep around you. You will find spooky hisses, whistles, creaks, whispers and plenty of sounds you can't quite put your finger on. With Ambisonic, 5.1, and stereo formats, you will receive 20 ambiences and 125 elements for VR and 360 video content in the Designed Library and 545 mono sound sources in the Construction Kit - helping you create your own interactive and immersive soundscapes. If you want the Complete Bundle of 'Ghosts', get ready to have 4 hours and almost 1,000 files at your fingertips.
 
Ambience Crowds 2
 
  • City Life Ambience Crowds 2 Play Track 50 sounds included, 112 mins total $49

    Ambience Crowds 2 features 50 HD 24bit/96khz Sound Effects with a large selection of interior and exterior crowds. From Museums, Parades, Amusement Parks, and much more. Most ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length, and Ambience Crowds 2 includes almost 2 hours of clean stereo ambience. All new, original recordings.

    Includes crowds at locations such as:

    Amusement park • Cafeteria • Concert Hall • Convention • Courtyard Museum • Library • Lobby • Mall • Museum • Parade • Playground • Restaurant • School

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'Ambience Crowds 2' by 2496 Sound Effects has nearly two hours of domestic ambiences, from large gatherings in echoey halls to dry reverb-less outdoor chatter. In this collection you will find atmospheres from coffee shops, museums, parks, libraries, restaurant, schools, malls and more, and it contains several recordings of children playing and talking to their parents. Plus, most conversations are unintelligible and will not distract from your characters. For a range of scenarios and locations that will ensure you find a convincing pad for your scene, check out 'Ambience Crowds 2'.
 
Jackhammer
 
  • Need jackhammer sounds? This library delivers a broad selection, from wall drilling at various intensities, recordings from behind the wall, reverberant jackhammer sounds – and even otherworldly drilling recordings from an underground carpark.

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'Jackhammer' by redSonic is a sound pack that features these powerful construction tools from different perspectives. It has five recordings of a jackhammer drilling concrete: one is nearby, another is in a underground parking lot, and three are separated by a wall as the hammer pummels at different speeds. Though this is a small collection, these sounds can be used as-is or easily layered in your soundscape. Plus, their lush reverb may inspire creative sound design. For the heavy pounding of a demolition hammer, here's 'Jackhammer'.
 
Analogue Rotary Telephone
 
  • This collection started as a mic test and turned into a library. What is unique about the collection is that the phone was taken apart so you get each individual element as clean as possible. It was recorded with shotgun mics, a TLM 103 to see how it sounded with something other than dialogue, and a Cold Gold contact mic at 96 khz, which was the biggest surprise as it sounds like a high definition retro mic when placed on the back of the phone's rotary dial. Skip the antique hunt and listen to these vintage sounds.

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'Analogue Rotary Telephone' by redSonic features sounds of a technology whose semiology was passed onto the digital age. This library dissects a rotary phone for all its vibrations, which are captured by a shotgun mic and a contact mic. You can find sounds of Foley such as dialing, picking up, hanging up, and dropping the phone, and the expected sounds of ringing; however, in this collection, the phone was disassembled so you get each sound as clean as possible. 'Analogue Rotary Telephone' gives you the sounds of the technology that brought us to our modern social era.
 
Urban Berlin Vol. 2
 
  • World Sounds Urban Berlin Vol. 2 Play Track 69-138+ sounds included, 405/810 mins total From: $75 From: $37.50

    Urban Berlin Volume 2 is the brand new library in addition to volume 1, capturing the many sounds of the German capital.

    We recorded in the districts: Kreuzberg, Mitte, Charlottenburg and Tiergarten. This Library contains the most-visited places, as well as quiet streets and backyards. Most of these recordings were made during the spring of 2016. For further details about the locations, please read the spread-sheet and take a look on the location photos.

    It was completely recorded in MS-Stereo (mid/side Signal) which gives you the great opportunity to handle the stereo-spread in post production. For those of you, who want fast results, we offer you a converted version in full Stereo-spread or take both as a bundle. The excellent Neumann Shotgun MS-Microphone RSM 190i was used in this session.

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'Urban Berlin Vol. 2' by creativeaudiopoolberlin is the team's next addition in recording the sounds of this German capital. Recorded in the Kreuzberg, Mitte, Charlottenburg and Tiergarten districts, this library features quintessentially urban German sounds with busy biergartens, traffic, Deutsche walla, shopping malls, train stations, antique art markets, playgrounds, landmarks, and tourist spots in the heart of the city. The nearly 7 hours of ambiences in this library also come in MS and stereo formats. If you're looking for ambiences from one of the greatest cities in the world, 'Urban Berlin Vol. 2' is worth a listen.
 
Shred It
 
  • Paper Shred It Play Track 534+ sounds included, 36 Minutes mins total $10 $5

    Motor on, crunch, vrrmmmmm, other crunchy paper shredding sounds. SHRED IT includes sound files of single and multiple paper shreds, on off buttons, reverse motor, paper foley, ripping, crumple, and more!  A total of 50 files with over 534 sounds in it, recorded at 96kHz, 24 bit using the AT897 Shotgun Microphone.  Exported as dual mono .wav files. All sounds are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.

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'Shred It' by Jeremy Zussman gets you up-close and personal with a paper shredder and all its functions. It features sounds of the motor as the paper goes through in various ways and Foley of paper ripping, tearing and crumpling. This pack of 50 sounds will also not only save you when you need to design this literal scenario, their high quality allows them to be stretched into larger motors and more. If you're looking for sounds of a task that no one hopes is a major part of their first job, here's 'Shred It'.
 
Dial It Collection
 
What are the chances - two rotary phone libraries in one week! 'Dial It Collection' by Jeremy Zussman is a sound library of this old-fashioned device from a time when you hoped your best friend's phone number wasn't 399-9999. With 78 sounds of picking up the phone, slamming it, detaching the cable, dialing at multiple speeds, pressing buttons and more, this library features the range of rotary phone noises. Plus, the metadata gives specific information such as recording distances, numbers dialed and even fingers used. For the sounds of pulse dialing at its finest, check out 'Dial It Collection'.
   

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  • City Life Collected Ambiences Play Track 33-380 sounds included From: $30 From: $15

    Each SFX library in the “Collected Ambiences” series features 33 Stereo Ambiences from many different locations.
    The series includes ambiences such as Public Spaces, Roomtones, Drones, Forests, City, Train, Bus ride, Rain and many (many!) more.

    Collected Ambiences highlights:

    Vol 1: Airplane Landing/Take Off, Backyards, City, Car Wash, Residential Area, Construction Site, Birds, Fireworks, Crowd, Train, Roomtone and more. 33 files, 3.85 GB, 111 minutes

    Vol 2: Car Wash, Chop Shop, Backyard, City, Residential Area, Fireworks, Construction Site, Supermarket, Train, Roomtone and more. 33 files, 3.58 GB, 103 minutes

    Vol 3: City, Birds, Crows, Pedestrian Area, Residential Area, Bus, Roomtone, Village Fair, Weekly Market, Roomtone and more. 33 files, 3.45 GB, 100 minutes

    Vol 4: City, Traffic, Birds, Funfair, Pedestrian Area, Residential Area, Bus, Roomtone, Shopping Mall, Train, Roomtone, Drone and more. 33 files, 4,69 GB, 136 minutes

    Vol 5: City, Park, Train Station, Plaza, Birds, Crows, Pedestrian Area, Residential Area, Bus, Roomtone, Village Fair, Weekly Market, Roomtone and more. 33 files, 4.66 GB, 135 minutes

    Vol 6: Public Spaces, Roomtones, Forests, City, Small Towns, Country Side, Rain and more. 33 files, 4.65 GB, 134 minutes

    Vol 7: City, countryside, creek, forest, park, open-air bath, small town, water park and more. 33 files, 4.9 GB, 147 minutes

    Vol 8: Public Spaces, Roomtones, Public Bath, City, Busride, Farm and more. 33 files, 5.14 GB, 148 minutes

    Vol 9: Public Spaces, Industrial, Animal Shelter, Factory, Mall Food Courts, City, Park, Schoolyard and more. 33 files, 4.62 GB, 129 minutes

    Vol 10: Public Spaces, Gym, Train Interiors, Fireworks, Public Bath, , City, Train, Busride, Rain and Wind, Wind and many more. 50 files, 8.94 GB, 248 minutes

    Vol 11: Beach, Public Space, City, Rain, Wind, Weekly Market, Bistro and many more. 33 Files, 4.93 GB, 122 minutes

    All recorded with Sound Devices 744T, Sennheiser MKh8040 ORTF, Beyerdynamic MC930 ORTF, RODE NT4 or Sony PCM-D100. All files were cleaned, edited and most of the files loop seamlessly.

    Please check the Content Lists below for each library to see what the full list of ambiences in each library – and if you get all 10 Collections together, you land some great savings compared to the individual collection prices.

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  • Fire Designed Fire Play Track 255 sounds included, 34 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $35 $25

    Designed Fire explores the further sonic realms of a powerful element. It features special effects, ambiences, swooshes, whooshes, fly-bys, drones, textures, glitches and more, that range from heavily designed to basic elements.

    Created in collaboration with Thibault Csukonyi.

    Designed Fire highlights:

    255 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
    89 Swooshes / Wooshes
    75 Short elements
    29 Impacts
    28 Winds
    34 Textures

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Designed Circuits Play Track 272 sounds included, 46 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $25 $15

    Designed Circuits captures the essence of electric circuits and transforms them into something new. It features special sound effects, ambiences, glitches, drones, and more, that range from heavily designed to basic elements.

    Recorded with a LOM Elektrosluch 3+, designed with various fx tools.

    Created in collaboration with sound designer Will Organ.

    Designed Circuits highlights:

    272 24bit/96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
    58 Ambiences
    17 Glitches
    24 Hums
    52 SFX
    44 Harmonics
    29 Interferences
    38 Noise Bursts
    10 Source Recordings

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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic Overview: ALASKA Play Track 66 sounds included, 299 mins total $70 $50

    For this sound effects library, we traveled across Alaska, from the extreme north to the south coast to capture the spirit of these nordic and wild landscapes: Boreal forests, arctic and alpin tundras, glaciers, rivers, and lakes.

    Here the soundscapes reflect the extreme weather conditions: Silent ambiances punctuated by the elements: Wind, snow, rain, serving the erosion.

    In this wilderness, animals remain discreet. We had the chance to capture many birds with our microphones: Owls, ducks, seagulls, trumpeter swans, bald eagles, common ravens, migratory birds, and many other species – and a few other animals: Hoary marmots, arctic marmots, squirrels and moose.

    -The sound bank contains 66 sound takes recorded in ambisonic at 24/96khZ (a total of 330 files).

    here is an exemple of an ambisonic recording embeded in a 360° movie (go on youtube to listen the 360° sound) :

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  • Mechanical Clocks Vol. 2 Play Track 33+ sounds included $15 $5

    Clock's Volume 2 is the sequel to the small but unique sound library – not recorded from traditional clocks but of edited sounds that tick tock.

    ‘Clocks Volume 2’ by Badlands Sound features 30+ tick tock sounds perfect for your projects in high-quality 96k / 24 bit. Sounds include metal and plastic clocks as well as metronomes and grandfather clocks.

    We believe these sounds will greatly benefit sound editors and sound designers allowing them to add these files to their projects quickly.

    All these sounds are one minute long loopable allowing you to save time editing.

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  • Mechanical reel2reel Play Track 689 sounds included $20 $10

    Another electromechanical-focused library from SkewSound! Our reel2reel Sound Library features a professional tape machine from the 1980s. We captured all the sounds this little (well, actually quite large and heavy) piece of gear could create.

    DC motors, servos, tape spinning, metal impacts, and more can be found within this library.

    And if you are on the hunt for some huge, analog style mechanical buttons, you should hear what this library has to offer.

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  • 'Organic Lifeform Textures' by Bluezone Corporation is an inspirational sound effect library offering a selection of 99 ( 24 bit / 96 kHz / stereo ) unusual and mysterious sounds : From huge organisms to tiny insects, unexpected groans to invertebrate creatures moving through mud, this SFX library will offer you ultra high quality malleable textures for all your projects. This downloadable sample pack is very usefull for pro editors, film makers, music producers and video game sound designers.

    All sounds were recorded using various sources and processed meticulously using high-end gear. These sound effects have been layered to give you ready-to-use elements. You can easily pitch, modulate, mangle and stretch these sounds to create thousands of variations. 'Organic Lifeform Textures' has been designed to enhance science fiction, mystery, suspense and fantasy video game and scoring projects. Note: The background ambience in the demo is not part of the product but is added free of charge.

  • Space Cargo Play Track 138 sounds included $22

    Bluezone Corporation presents 'Cargo – Spaceship Sound Effects', a new sci-fi sample library covering a wide range of elements including cockpit and interior ambiences, interface and beep sounds, reactor rumbles, spaceship passby sounds and more. Created with a large selection of high quality recordings and then meticulously layered, this downloadable sample pack will enhance your creative potential with as many as 138 highly usable sounds.

    All sound files are named according to their content and sorted thematically. WAV files are provided as 24 Bit / 96 kHz and sorted in 11 folders. In order to give you ready-to-use sounds for your productions, all samples are royalty-free for all your commercial projects.

  • Whooshes Cinematic Metal – Titan Play Track Up to 4600 sounds included From: $119 From: $95.20

    CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN pushes big screen sound design beyond its comfort zone. New and unheard HITS, BRAAMS, BOOMS, IMPACTS, STINGERS and much more await you in the comprehensive Construction Kit and devastating Designed edition. Get over 12GB worth of clean, dazzling sound effects – available as individual components as well as layered, processed and ready to use.

    The library is available in two versions & a special bundle:

    CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN CONSTRUCTION KIT

    CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN sounds massive from start to finish. This Construction Kit in particular starts off with an unusual amount of kick. While foley and other, more meticulous applications are certainly possible, the main purpose here is to bring out the big guns and stomp any hint of moderation into the ground.

    LOCK AND LOAD
    Supplement your designs with detailed, high-end metallic sounds. The Construction Kit allows you to build unique, multi-accent effects that not only impress in scale, but also in fidelity, rhythm and character. This library particularly shines in situations, where the visible picture doesn’t necessarily produce the envisioned sound, but warrants its own supernatural emphasis.


    Files: 700 • Sounds: 4200 • Size: 10.9 GB


    CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN DESIGNED:

    Optimized for trailers, action scenes, in-game cinematics and special effects, the Designed edition brings fresh and exciting sounds to the table.

    Discover the force of aggressive, low, soft, processed, clean and tonal HITS, BRAAMS, IMPACTS, SCREECHES, STINGERS and SLAMS.

    DARK AND POWERFUL
    Paint a sense of dread and awe – CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN Designed can evoke fear of the unknown but just as easily kick into rampage mode: Empowered, ready for battle and thirsty for revenge. Find your perfect blend of haunting thriller and jacked, gritty anti-hero.
    Files: 100 • Sounds: 400 • Size: 1.5 GB


    CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN BUNDLE:

    THE BUNDLE – The best of both worlds at a discounted price.
    The Bundle gives you the full sound design power as it contains both – the DESIGNED and the CONSTRUCTION KIT edition at a discounted price.


    Files: 800 • Sounds: 4600 • Size: 12.4 GB
    Included sounds – keywords:

    Braam, impact, rattle, squeak, rumble, clang, crunch, bell, groan, squeak, creak, cymbal, stinger, rusty, gate, container, flam, click, chain, dragging, thwack, bolt, door, train, metallic, iron, sliding, pole, oil drum, scrap, nail, gutter, break, steel, rim, scaffold, crowbar, swell, brass, hook, grate
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  • Environments New Zealand Ambiences Play Track 27 sounds included, 88 minutes mins total $30

    New Zealand Ambiences is a beautifully crafted ambience library exploring the incredible country and sounds of New Zealand (mainly focusing on the South Island). This library will take you on a sonic adventure exploring the many unique birds and creatures ranging from locations such as: Haast, Queenstown, Lake Paringa, Lake Wakatipu, Te Anau, the Clay Cliffs and Pukaki!

    Recorded at 24 bit/192 kHz you’ll have the flexibility to pitch these ambiences and bird songs to create some truly amazing other worldly atmospheres!

  • City Life Jamaican Vibrations Vol. 2 Play Track 90 sounds included, 702 mins total From: $30

    Get the sounds and ambiences of Jamaica in this very special sound effects library, featuring almost 12 hours of authentic recordings.

    An Additional Library of Vol 1. the Jamaican Vibrations SFX library includes Walla sounds of Jamaican Patois chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres, forest sounds, car rides, coffee farm working sounds, wooden house sounds, roomtones, beaches, as well as a luxury hotel visit. So if you're looking for the real sounds of Jamaica, here they are:

 
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