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

    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

    [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)
'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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  • 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)
    Bodyfall vol 2: Wood / Rustic & Metal Grid:

    Files included: 974 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (438 MB)
    Bodyfall vol 3: Dirt & Wood / Hardfloor:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB). No distant files for Dirt soft impacts.
    Bodyfall vol 4: Metal / Composite & Wood / Parquet:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB)
    Bodyfall Bundle:

    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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  • Animals & Creatures Dino – Roars & Growls Play Track 74 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $15

    The terrifying sounds of re-imagined dinosaurs that are ready for the hunt and hankering for your Jeep tires!

    This library has 74 sounds of pterodactyls, velociraptors, brachiosaurus, and – of course – the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, with multiple growls and roars (processed and raw) from each terrible reptile.

    There are also distant takes to help you build tension as these predators approach. For angry and hungry dinosaurs, look no further!

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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)
    Bodyfall vol 2: Wood / Rustic & Metal Grid:

    Files included: 974 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (438 MB)
    Bodyfall vol 3: Dirt & Wood / Hardfloor:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB). No distant files for Dirt soft impacts.
    Bodyfall vol 4: Metal / Composite & Wood / Parquet:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB)
    Bodyfall Bundle:

    All files & surface variations from vol 1-4 included
  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

  • Introducing Artillery, a new powerful sound library covering a wide range of elements including cannon shots, electric systems, mechanical parts, distant artillery barrage, impacts, whooshes, grenade launchers and more.

    The sounds are organized in the following categories:

    • Artillery: Falling rubble, explosion impacts
    • Beeps
    • Grenade Launchers
    • Howitzer: Electric System Background
    • Howitzer: Falling rubble, explosion impacts
    • Howitzer: Mechanical Parts Handling
    • Howitzer: Shot Metallic Parts
    • Howitzer: Shot Distant Explosions
    • Shell Trajectories

 
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  • 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.

    INTRODUCING BUILDING BLOCKS

    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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  • 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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    344 AUDIO:City Bicycles has a plethora of content, for a great price. The perfect balance between a great concept, great presentation and outstanding execution, lands them an almost perfect score of 4.9..

    The Audio Spotlight: City Bicycles is worth getting if you are in need of great sounding and well edited bicycle sounds.

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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.

 
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