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 $49

    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 $39

    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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  • Mechanical Old Engines Grab Bag Play Track 486 sounds included, 265minutes of multitrack recordings mins total $129 $99

    “Old Engines Grab Bag” is a pack of numerous old, unique and characterful engines from early 1900s. It’s a massive collection of 56GB multitrack 192kHz recordings of old tractors and stationary engines, both diesel and gasoline fueled.

    The intention wasn’t to cover vehicles driving, but to get isolated and very closely recorded mechanical elements of engines and exhaust pipes as a source material for sound design. There are many starts, idles, revs, offs, RPMs variations, backfires etc. Some are heavy and large sounding, some are small and funny. Tractors were captured EXT and most of stationary engines INT, but since they are very closely recorded there is just a little amount of reverb on most of them.

    Most of engines are 1 or 2 cylinders and low horse power and their RPMs are also low. Thanks to this, many of those sounds aren’t tonal and can easily be used as additional layer with other design elements. They work great for adding vintage character, designing junky or funny vehicles, crazy huge steampunk machines or engines malfunction.

    Sounds were recorded using multi-mic setup: Sanken CO-100k (most of the time pointing mechanical parts), Sennheiser MKH-8060 (mainly for isolated exhaust pipe), Schoeps CMC6XT mk41/mk8 (general image) and part also with Trance Audio Inducer contact mics (adding unique mechanical perspective).

    The library is delivered as multitrack 192kHz files, as well as stereo mix of all microphones. Thanks to using microphones with extended frequency range, drastic pitch changes can be applied.
    All files have extensive metadata created in Soundminer, including leg picker with microphone labels.

    Demo files include pitched sounds, which are not delivered with library.

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  • Mechanical Wooden Gear 192 kHz Play Track 215 sounds included, 345 mins total $80

    This construction kit creates the world of various rotating gear sounds. Medieval astronomical clocks, fantasy inventions and steampunk gizmos with a lot of wooden shafts, cogs, sprockets and other parts. From tiny to large objects, you can hear the wooden material working in all its nudity – friction, knocking, clacking, rattling, squeaking, crackling, howling and so on.

    The product includes 75+75 source recordings and 65 designed tracks of different wooden and sometimes metal gears, variety of styles, types, speeds and timbres.

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  • I have recorded 6 different fluorescent bulb lamps in an industrial warehouse with two close mic'd dpa 4060 in each that I then edited into 30 stereo files (about 5 takes of each with different lengths). Excellent for all of your warehouse, slum, industrial sound and ambience needs. Check out the video, or email before buying if you feel like it! Enjoy.

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  • Drones & Moods Minacious Play Track 369 sounds included, 42 mins total $30

    “Minacious” is a collection of 369 sounds suited for horror/paranormal productions.

    If you need to induce tension, fear and oppression in your game, movie or trailer and evoke the sensation that someone or something is hiding and watching you ready to scare or kill, this library full of textures and atmospheric elements is great for you.

    The library consist of 50 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz with 6 variations in each file. You will get metallic movements, abnormal textures, dark pianos and guitars, dark vocals, atmospheric elements, reverses, noises and glitches.

    Also you will get the sources used to create the pack. 69 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz. Pianos, vocal effects, guitar noises and metallic cups are some of the things you will encounter in the sources section.

    The sounds in this pack can be used to add rare textures to musical compositions too.

    If you liked my library “DARE“, you are gonna love this one.

  • Weapons Gun Sound Pack Play Track 416 sounds included $19

    Gun Sound Pack contains 266 gun sound effects. Guns included: Pistol, Revolver Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Sniper Rifle, Semi-Auto Rifle, Sub-Machine gun, Machine gun.

    A perfect collection of gun sounds suitable for all types of sound designers, video editors, game developers or anyone who needs a large range of high quality gun sound effects ready to use out-of-the-box. Designed specifically for games, video and other media by award winning sound designers.

    This pack also includes a variety of 150 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Gun Sound Pack are included Pro Sound Collection, so if you need more sounds including bullets, silenced guns, explosions, footsteps, death screams plus MANY more be sure to check it out before purchase.

  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $25 $20

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

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  • River Estuary is a series of recordings centred around the River Deben estuary in Suffolk, an area famous for its natural beauty and wildlife. It is a treasure trove of sounds that capture the ambience of this serene environment, with a focus on the wading bird calls that give the estuary its unique sonic character.

    The library was mostly recorded on a boat stationed in Woodbridge in the late winter of 2018 with private access to the boatyard, allowing me to record safely over night. I continued the recordings up until late summer, making trips to other areas along the Deben in between. I was also granted permission to record on the privately owned Sutton Hoo side of the Deben, another of Suffolk’s areas of outstanding historical significance and beauty, equally full of life but further away from the rumbling traffic and human life coming from the town.

    It includes the sounds of curlews, oystercatchers, redshanks, geese, swans, ducks and various other wading bird calls, as well as general ambience recordings of the area at high tide and low tide and all hours of the day. The night calls that echo over the expanse of the river at low tide are particularly evocative.

    The library was recorded entirely in 24bit/96k with a double Mid/Side rig consisting of Sennheiser MKH60/30 and 8040 mics, encoded to 5.1 Wav. A stereo option is also available at a lower price. As a bonus there is a collection of bird call spot FX taken from the recordings with noise reduction applied, for those who may need to add individual wading bird calls to their ambience.

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  • Industrial Factory Tones Play Track 17+ sounds included $15

    Factory Tones by Badlands Sound features 17 two minute seamless loopable roomtones, making these a breeze to work with – perfect for your projects.

    I was able to capture all these sounds with no one there so these are just factory room tones that are steady with very little movement or noises from the outside world. All sounds are available to hear in the products audio demo.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for factory room tones or looking for bigger tones and beds to fill the scene then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata.

  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences House Tones Play Track 57+ sounds included, 114 mins total $40

    House Tones by Badlands Sound features 57 two minute seamless loopable roomtones totaling of almost two hours of different room tones found in a home including Bathrooms, Basements, Bedrooms, Closets, Garages, Home Offices, Laundry Rooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, Showers, and Utility Room.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for house or apartment room tones then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata with descriptive words with no number lists.

  • Water & Oceans Hydro Contact Play Track 1000+ sounds included $40 $30

    HYDRO CONTACT brings you 273 audio files recorded with a contact mic and a hydrophone over the course of a year, in order to get you covered for any kind of underwater scene, in the outer space, for pitch shifting, time stretching or to add a weird tone to your soundscape.

    Recorded at 96 kHz and 24 bits, this collection provides underwater motion, waves, bubbles, impacts, hits, hums, buzzes, car foley, rumbles, bouncing, dripping water, dragging items, blasts, switches, engines, underwater screams, exotic musical instruments and many more sounds, ideal to take your sound design imagination a step further.

    All files are metadata tagged and named.

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  • This library features recordings of a Moog analog synthesizer. The sounds range from raw lo-fi zaps, buzzes and glitches, to more futuristic high-tech robot movements, morphs, vocalizations and drones.

    Both source recordings, and designed sound effects are included for further sound manipulation.

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