new sound effects dolphins gears engines nyc Asbjoern Andersen


This past week on A Sound Effect has seen the addition of 8 great new sound effects libraries that cover a broad range of audio needs: For those looking for industrial sounds, check out twirling gears and ratchets, air-powered machines, and power tools that thrive on gas. Or, if instead you are looking to explore time and space, take a trip back to the arcades to enjoy retro games, or travel to the future to check out space-ready engines, or just stay in the present and take a walk in NYC’s Lower East Side.

There are also excellent marine mammals and paper writing sounds ready for you – so lots of great sounds await! Here they are:

Parched
 
  • An assortment of writing utensils + a variety of paper mediums = endless paper SFX combinations.

    Features 7 writing utensils:Pencil • pen • paintbrush stump • marker • eraser • chalk

    12 Paper Mediums:

    Canvas • notebook • shoji • sketch • cel • blackboard • parchment • cardboard • linen • mulberry • cotton • scrapbook

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’Parched’ by Eiravaein Works is not only an extensive paper and writing SFX library, it is also a focussed one. With over 1300 individual tracks, this was a labor of love and careful selection. They used seven different writing utensils to scribble and mark on canvasses, notebooks, shoji, cels, parchment, cardboard, linen, cotton, and more. They also crumpled, crushed, rustled and tore these media for sound effects perfect for mobile games, UIs, or any project that may need a library in the realm of written technology, whether subtle or distinct.
 
Driving Forces
 
  • Driving Forces” is an ultimately innovative sound effects construction kit from Digital Rain Lab. The pack is dedicated to futuristic engine sounds: from small hovering drones to huge space motherships. It thoughtfully includes various engine categories such as Jet Turbines, Micro motors, and Recordings. The addition of real textures makes the library well balanced and very flexibile for designing unique vehicle sounds.

    Natively made in 96k/24bit, all sounds are ready to be heavily manipulated, and are tagged with BWF and Soundminer metadata for a faster workflow.

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Take a ride through the cosmos with 'Driving Forces' by Digital Rain Lab. This library contains almost 500 sounds of futuristic engines, from tiny hovering drones to huge motherships, through the marrying of real textures and carefully crafted synthetic sounds. Even if your viewers know sound does not travel in a vacuum, this library will keep your audience suspended in disbelief as your ships blast through space. That's the power of sound and image! And with 3.4 GB of content, you’re sure to find the hum of your craft in this collection.
 
Marine Mammal Vocals - Dolphins, Orca, Sea Lions
 
  • With 100+ marine mammal sound effects (a total of around 2GB!), the 'Marine Mammal Vocals – Dolphins, Orca, Sea Lions' SFX library is powered with clear and amazing vocals from sea mammals like Bottlenose Dolphins, Sea Lions, and Orca (Killer Whale). It also features unique underwater echo location sounds.

    Most of the recordings feature single animal vocal sounds, for maximum flexibility for sound editors. The set comes formatted in high resolution wav files with full metadata and keywords ready, so that your search results will be more satisfying and comprehensive.

    The 'Marine Mammal Vocals – Dolphins, Orca, Sea Lions' collection feature a unique and varied collection of marine sound effects that will make your Sea Life scenes sound amazing – and it's a downright treasure trove for anyone doing creature sound design.

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'Marine Mammal Vocals - Dolphins, Orca, Sea Lions’ contains a school - or perhaps a herd? - of your favorite pinnipeds and underwater mammals. With cheerful whistling bottlenose dolphins, roaring sea lions, and blasting orcas, this library will not disappoint in its rareness and specialty. Rather than imitate most common collections, which feature faraway sea animals along the shoreline, this library contains up close and personal recordings, capturing many clean, single animal sounds that are ready to be added to your project. What else would you expect from the pros at Sounddogs?
 
Chainsaws, Mistblowers & Pole Pruner
 
  • This library is a collection of hand tools with gasoline engines. Includes:

    7 Chansaws: Husqvarna 3120 XP (King of Chainsaws), Stihl MS 880 (The most powerful series-produced chainsaw in the world),
    Stihl MS 440, Stihl MS 361, Stihl MS 201, Stihl MS 192 and Stihl MS 180 (Worldwide Bestseller).

    3 Mistblowers: Stihl SR 450, Kawashima ST520, Kaxifa 3WF-3.

    1 Pole Pruner: Stihl HT 75 Professional Pole Pruner.

    Within this library you will find long idle and work loops, a series of perfect and clean ignitions, engines “on and off”, and engine bursts.

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'Chainsaws, Mistblowers & Pole Pruner’ features your favorite workhorse power tools. Containing the sounds of the most powerful chainsaws available from Husqvarna, Stihl, Kawashima and Kaxifa, as well as their mistblowers and pole pruners, this library has the sounds of ignition, operations, and engine bursts you need for your project. With nearly an hour of content, Phonophilist has likely covered all your gas-powered needs, whether your chainsaw wielding character is a simple lumberjack or a complicated serial killer.
 
Essential New York City: Street and Subway
 
  • In this sound pack I’ve included an in-depth selection of active ambiences. This library is focused more on the natural ambience of both busy main streets and calmer side streets.

    Most sounds were captured below 110 St. and prominently in the Lower East and West Village. There are a multitude of police and firetruck sirens at varying distances as well as some not so common areas like the Intrepid Pier and the Hudson River Heliport ambience.

    I’ve also included some extensive subway rides. All boring bits were edited out for a strong final product. There are multiple train rides with various levels of walla and PA announcements.

    One thing that is very common in NYC during the summer months are the rain and thunderstorms. I’ve included a number of wet traffic, distant thunderstorms and heavy rains.

    All in all this is a good representation of New York's streets and subway systems.

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Come visit Manhattan in 'Essential New York City: Street and Subway’ by Tsunami Sound Wave. This library covers ambiences from 110 St. and below with police and firetruck sirens, wet rush hour traffic, subway ambiences, distant thunderstorms, and heavy rains, as well as natural sounds from around the Intrepid Pier and Hudson River Heliport. For a flexible collection of the 'real' New York in all its paved glory, this library is one to consider.
 
Retro Game
 
  • Game Audio Packs Retro Game Play Track 502 sounds included, 31 mins total $49 $30

    Go (game audio) retro with all the classic 8-bit Arcade Game sound effects! Retro Game is here to offer you the ultimate sonic stockpile to turn your old school 80’s vintage production or idea to life! Over 500 game ready audio assets, over 30 minutes of pure 8-Bit epic-ness!

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The retro revolution is still dominating digital distribution store pages - there seems to be no end in sight - and Epic Stock Media has provided the quintessential game sounds in their new library 'Retro Game’. It contains the beeps and bops that every gamer recognizes, even from their file names. Coins, pick ups, power ups, victory wins, explosions, jumps, falls, chirps, alerts, errors… the list goes on in this ample library. To add 8-bit flair to your game or game-related video without infringing on copyrights, check this one out.
 
Hydraulics & Pneumatics
 
  • Get the sounds of actual industrial robots – and more – in this special sound effects library. In addition to industrial robot SFX, it delivers hydraulic and pneumatic sounds from various machines at different speeds, such as lathes, plastic molding machines, tank turrets and other sources. Various microphones have been used such as lavs, shotguns, contact and induction microphones etc.

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'Hydraulics & Pneumatics’ is the motherload of hydraulic and pneumatic sounds. With over five gigabytes and nearly 600 files, this library covers all the lathes, plastic molding machines, and tank turrets you need to give sound to your robots, gears, axles, and just about any other machine you can imagine. These aren't the synthesized machine sounds we're come to expect. Instead this library by Pole Position Production is a one-stop shop for the personality and charm you evoke from these air and gas-powered machines.
 
Elements: Gears
 
  • Mechanical Elements: Gears Play Track 4000+ sounds included, 205 mins total $80

    Elements: Gears is a collection of small and large gear, ratchet, cogwheel and other mechanical sounds recorded and edited over more than 2 years by George Vlad. The library encompasses more than 4000 individual sounds covering actions such as single clicks, slow movement, fast movement, short turns etc. The objects recorded include ratchet tools, plastic toys, old sewing machines, wagon wheels and ethnic noise making instruments. Some of the larger objects have been recorded using MKH 8040, DPA 4060 and a JrF contact microphone with each perspective included on a separate track.

    Elements: Gears 1.1 Update adds more large gear sounds! Check out the accompanying spreadsheet.

    The sounds can be used for obvious purposes such as ratchet wrenches, cogwheels, drawbridges, steampunk mechanisms, machinery etc.. As is the case with other libraries in the Elements series, these sounds can also be used as building blocks for more complex sounds such as spaceships, vehicles, industrial machinery and others. Additionally, all files are recorded and mastered at 24/96 quality which makes them excellent sound design elements ripe for serious processing.

    Elements: Gears at a glance:

    • 212 .wav files; more than 4000 sounds in total
    • recorded and presented as 24 bit/96 kHz mono files
    • 3 hours and 55 minutes total length
    • 3.83 GB uncompressed size – 3.11 GB zip archive
    • recorded on Sound Devices 633 with Sennheiser MKH-8040, DPA 4060 and JrF microphones
    • comprehensive metadata compatible with Basehead and Soundminer

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Gears, gears, gears! Small gears, big gears, metal gears, plastic gears - over 2000 sounds of gears in this library for nearly two hours of content! After collecting these mechanical sounds for over two years, George Vlad of Mindful Audio presents you 'Elements: Gears’ for all your clicking, clacking and turning needs. You can find ratchets, cogwheels, wagon wheels, toys, an old sewing machine and more to voice your drawbridges, spaceships, industrial machinery and any other mechanism you can think of for your film or game.
   

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Footstep & Foley Sounds contains 511 high quality professionally recorded footstep sounds. Surfaces included: concrete, dirt, grass, gravel, metal, mud, water, wood, ice and snow. Plus 141 Foley sounds covering a variety of character movement sounds. A perfect addition to add realism to your footstep sounds.

    This pack also includes a variety of 160 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Footstep & Foley Sounds are included in Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

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  • ‘Concrete Foot Work’ by Badlands Sound includes 274 high-quality footsteps perfect for your projects.

    The library features five different types of shoes; Boots, Heels or Dress Shoes, Leather Smart Shoes, Old Shoes, and Trainers on three different surfaces – Concrete, Gritty Concrete, and Wet Concrete.

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  • Alchemy of Guns is a comprehensive weapon laboratory of single sounds made to be mixed, assembled and fit with each other.
    We built the library as an array of modular layers, each one bound to a specific alchemical element, each one made with a specific Xfer Serum setup, and since we enjoyed finding ourselves sketching on paper combinations of elements according to the combinations of the samples, we kept this general structure.

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  • Destruction & Impact Metamorphosis Play Track 2328 sounds included $190 $165

    Metamorphosis is a huge collection of recorded source, synthesized material and hybrid sounds. The library was created to cover a wide range of themes, with rich textures, aggressive impacts and a large selection of pass bys, bass drops, pyrotechnics and many more types of material.

    All of the Recorded Section was captured at 384KHz with microphones capable of recording up to 200KHz among with more conventional mics. The resulting assets are sounds that can be stretched to new extremes for greater sound design opportunities.
    In many cases I took the liberty to slow down the assets while editing the sounds to deliver what I thought was the most useful version of a given recording though in most cases I have also included other takes at the original 384KHz sample rate to get the best of both worlds.

    All of the Synthesized Content was created in Serum while the Hybrid Section was created by manipulating the Recorded and Synthesized sounds.

    Techniques such as morphing were used to blur the lines in between the nature of the two sources, making for ambiguous yet extremely versatile material that can be employed on both realistic and abstract designs.

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  • Alchemy of Guns is a comprehensive weapon laboratory of single sounds made to be mixed, assembled and fit with each other.
    We built the library as an array of modular layers, each one bound to a specific alchemical element, each one made with a specific Xfer Serum setup, and since we enjoyed finding ourselves sketching on paper combinations of elements according to the combinations of the samples, we kept this general structure.

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  • Foley Foliage Sweeteners HD Play Track 811 sounds included, 85.5 mins total $45

    Foliage Sweeteners are great for characters creeping around in the bushes, running through the trees, or just walking through the park.  You can add specific environmental sounds to your ambiences, such as individual leafy tree branches that dip into frame, or cattails and bushes reacting to a gust of wind. These sounds are also great for nature documentary, whether you have a squirrel climbing a tree, a bear plowing through a forest, a cheetah stalking from the underbrush, or just a cow eating grass.

 
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  • Welcome to “MOTION MODE”, an intense collection of sounds to induce movement and evoke excitement in your production.

    You will find whooshes, transitions, noises, granular textures, movements, stutters and hits with a powerful Sci-fi feel.

    Special attention was put in the dynamics of the sounds to ensure the creation of an energetic pack aimed to enhance atmospheres, add movement and enrich musical compositions.

    If you liked some of my previous libraries like “Dodge this” and “The Transition” you are gonna love this one.

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  • Huge deep and textural organic whoosh by’s. These are un-altered but a total blast. Want more fun, just (again) compress and pitch to fit, and hell, maybe add a little distortion.

    A great collection of organic sliding whooshes. They sound great, have lots of movement and are almost always complicated movements not just simple whoosh by’s.

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  • Assorted firework recordings, ranging from individual explosions to multiple fireworks going off at the same time.

    This collection has lots of nice sharp bangs, and includes a variety of firework sounds recorded close up and from a distance.

  • A small collection of horror sting sound effects, ideal for spooky, scary, Halloween and horror uses.

  • Bundle 2019 InspectorJ Bundle Play Track 4150 sounds included, 337 mins total $67.99

    4 InspectorJ SFX libraries created in 2019 at a permanent 50% discount, including:

    44.1 General Library (Volume II) (2.06 GB, $32)
    Party Pack (1.98 GB, $40)
    Sewing Machine (2.73 GB, $32)
    Toilet Flush (381 MB, $32)

    For a discounted total of only $67.99 (Originally $136 if bought separately)

    44.1 GENERAL LIBRARY (VOLUME II) (2.06 GB, $32)
    A hand-picked variety collection of 1,000 sound effects covering numerous categories at 44.1kHz and 16/24-bit stereo recordings. Here are some sound categories that can be found in Volume II:

    85+ Seamless Loops
    Ambiences: Deep Abysses, Train Stations, Seaside Waves, etc.
    Camera: Shutter Clicks, Flash Lifts and Falls
    Dialogue: A creepy, deep male voice
    Fireworks
    Ice: Impacts (Small, Moderate, Large), Gathering
    Roller Coasters: Full Rides, Chain Hill Lift, Screaming
    Screaming: Crowds and Roller Coasters
    Toilet Flushing
    Trains: Arriving, Leaving, Passing, Idling, Doors, Clip-Clop
    UI: Dialogue Text Scrolling
    Vacuum Cleaner Hoovers
    Vinyl Record: Glitching, Needle On and Off
    Water: Streams, Bubbling, Swirling, Splashing, Movement
    Weather: Rain, Hail, Wind, Thunder
    Whooshing
    Many, many more!(See the sound list below)

    PARTY PACK (1.98 GB, $40)
    An extensive collection of party-related sounds, “Party Pack” brings you 2,000 96kHz/24-bit stereo recordings of balloons, party horns, matches, sparklers, party poppers, confetti, various toys and more!
    SEWING MACHINE (2.73 GB, $32)
    This library brings you 800 mechanical sounds created entirely from an electronic sewing machine, including: 20 different rhythmic seams all recorded at up to 5 different speeds with 2 microphone positions; over 200 seamless loops; various gradual revvings, ramping up and down, clicks, ticks, movements and warm-up checks – all recorded at the standard 96kHz 24-bit stereo.
    UI – MECHANICAL (381 MB, $32)
    This library brings you 350 intricately designed user interface sounds with a mechanical aesthetic, recorded at 96kHz/24-bit stereo. These sounds were crafted from various machines, clockwork, buttons and switches alongside several other gadgets and tools. The library covers 10 UI categories, including:

    Cancel: A cancellation sound useful for backing out of a selection, or returning to a previous page.
    Confirm: A confirmation selection sound (more intense and fancier than the “Select” sounds) useful for a final confirmation or selection.
    Error: A negative error alert useful for a problem or issue.
    Loading: A loopable sound for a mechanical device that is loading, processing or analysing.
    Move: The quick, small movement sound as you move between different options in a menu or list.
    Notification: A notification alert useful for popups and messages.
    Select: A simpler selection sound for general confirmation and selections.
    Text Scroll: A loopable sound to accompany the scrolling of dialogue in a conversation or upon reading text
    Turning Off: A turning off or shutting down of a machine or device.
    Turning On: A turning on or booting up of a machine or device.

 
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