Asbjoern Andersen


This week we have new libraries that can meet your specific needs or give you fresh sounds to experiment with. You can hear drones with a warm ’80s sound a la Stranger Things, as well as dreidels spinning on a variety surfaces and a construction kit library that will take you inside a Petri dish. If you’re looking for memorable textures with “that certain something”, you might find them here. Happy listening!
Microbes
 
  • Microbes is 76 minutes/2.12 Gb of microscopic life forms skittering and scurrying about in their strange world. 326 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz using various microphones.

    A construction kit of the sounds you need to design organisms on the microscopic level. Whether you’re making a medical animation, a nature documentary or something entirely fictional, Microbes delivers in skittering, fluttering and slithering sounds. Anything from single-cell organisms to complex insects is possible. Sounds are grouped in a variety of creature “species”, allowing you to create different voices with a good amount of nuance in performance. You also get a range of bubbling and swarming sounds, as well as wet and slimy elements. To complete your microscopic universe, there are a number of abstract and otherworldly ambiances.

    Sounds were created using various physical instruments and props, such as a hardware modular synth, bowed metal springs, a cactus and good fashioned old voice acting. No actual microbes were harmed (or even consulted) during production. You can read more about the creation of Microbes here.

    You get:
    •Designed sounds of microscopic life
    •Slither, skittering and fluttering creatures
    •Several distinct species
    •Searchable file names
    •BWF Metadata embedded – with more included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats.
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'Microbes' by hzandbits is a creepy, crawly sound library that would probably make you panic if it was what you heard while waking up. With 76 minutes of watery movement, including bubbles, sizzles, chewing sounds, squeaks, plops, and more, this incredibly unique library and construction kit will help you build an otherworldly place - or one that exists on our own world under a microscope. Whether you need sounds of a critter's movement, tiny voice, or moist environment, this library has you covered.
 
I Had A Little Dreidel
 
'I Had A Little Dreidel' by All You Can Eat Audio has you likely humming the holiday tune, but this library is anything but melodic! Rather you'll hear recordings of a dreidel spinning on various surfaces at many speeds. The top bounces, spins, and scrapes across a wooden table, a stool, and different types of drum heads, giving you sounds of momentum that could be used for engines, close-up spine-chilling effects, or whatever you'd like to interpret them as. With over three hours of content, you'll get all the dreidel sounds you'll need for several Hanukkahs to come.
 
Drones & Pads Vol. 01
 
  • Drones & Moods Drones & Pads Vol. 01 Play Track 28 sounds included, 74 mins total $30

    A pack of 28 quality Drones & Pads to create an intense amtosphere in film, games and podcasts. Some sounds are really good for Horror and SciFi genre. Most of the sounds are analog recorded and highly reworked with best digital effects. Metadata is grounded with Soundly.

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'Drones & Pads Vol. 01' by Bony Stoev has an hour and 14 minutes of stylish and emotive drones that will provide your sci-fi and horror projects a thick atmosphere. Most of the drones were recorded as analog effects, giving your project a warm, vintage edge that's incredibly popular right now. These pads range from low pumping ambiences straight out of a dark urban alleyway to washes of musical textures. All together you get 28 drones, so if you're looking for moody, retro-futuristic backgrounds (that are 50% off at the moment), give this one a listen.
   

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  • Sigil is a unique library of dark, gritty, raw, and eerie textures and tones made from one-of-a-kind handmade electro-acoustic instruments and found objects created by sound designer and musician Nathan Moody.

    Sigil provides an edgy set of layers that are rich with organic complexity: Skittery bows on handmade string instruments; “prepared” string tones and textures, bowed and rubbed springs under tension; salvaged rusty metal tubes; perforated steel gongs; aluminum water bottle bells; and deep, resonant handmade percussion instruments. Textures include chugs, shrieks, groans, drones, bounces, peals, and rattles. The sounds range from blissfully musical to horrifyingly atonal, and are equally at home lending an uneasy tone to either avant garde musical works or multi-layered sound effects, especially in thriller or horror genres.

    The organic nature of the Sigil library means that its sounds hold up well to extreme processing like pitch shifting and granular resynthesis. The handmade nature of the instruments used means that there’s no other library quite like it.

    The recordings were made with a variety of pickups, contact microphones, and traditional microphones, through various high-end “character” mic preamps selected uniquely per microphone and per instrument. Full details are in the library’s documentation.

    This collection was recorded at 24 bits, 96 kHz and includes over three hours of recordings with more than 600 individual sounds, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations and voicing are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.

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  • Materials & Texture Glacier Ice Play Track 300+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $40

    Glacier Ice is a library containing over 300 high quality sounds of ice cracking, breaking, shattering in various sizes of blocks – recorded entirely in the Italian Alps over the course of two winters.

    The library contains sounds of all dimensions, from ice cubes being dropped in a drink to a designed iceberg collapsing.

    The majority of the material was recorded at 192 KHz with a Sanken CO100K and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040, making this library greatly flexible for pitch shifting and all sorts of heavy processing.

    A small section recorded at 96KHz features sounds recorded exclusively with contact microphones placed directly on the surface of a frozen water stream.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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  • Sci-Fi High Tech Interface Sounds Play Track 290 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $30

    Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.

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  • Weather Wind In Broadleaf Trees Play Track 42 sounds included, 66 mins total $20 $15

    Wind In Broadleaf Trees is a collection of recordings focusing on wind through broadleaf trees. Recorded in a Swedish forest in October it is representative of the most common broadleaf trees in Europe and other areas with a temperate climate.

    In this collection I wanted to capture evocative and emotional wind sounds, from the soothing and relaxing soft winds, tense moderate winds, dramatic strong winds and the transitions between the different emotions or speeds of wind.

    The collection was recorded at 24 bits 96Khz with an A-B stereo setup. It contains both longer files, with two minutes and more in length and shorter files edited to be a seamless loop. The files also come with embedded metadata.

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  • Water & Oceans New York Gorges and Waterfalls Play Track 48+ sounds included, 70 mins total From: $19

    New York Gorges and Waterfalls has the hidden sounds of waterfalls from the secluded gorges of New York State. The gorge walls shoot upward 150 meters, creating beautiful stone sanctuaries of sound. Rushing water cuts deep through smooth shale outcrops, with the lack of pebbles giving these falls a uniquely polished and frictionless character. In this collection, you’ll receive sounds ranging from murmuring 1-meter cascades to thunderous 65-meter behemoths. If you need waterfalls distinct to the Appalachians, listen to New York Gorges and Waterfalls.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • Waterfall sizes ranging from 0 to 1, 1 to 3, 3 to 5, 6 to 25, and over 25 meters
    • Perfectly loopable clips with approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds of audio for each waterfall
    • Close and distant perspectives

    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    Sound Devices 702
    Rycote AG MS Blimp
    Mastered Stereo:
    • All 48 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • Specs: 4.92 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 48 files, 48+ sounds, Approx. 70 min

    Mastered Stereo + RAW Mid/Side:
    • All 48 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • All 48 sounds included as RAW Mid/Side files
    • The RAW MS audio files are the same sounds as the mastered stereo, just in their original uncut/unmastered/undecoded form.
    • Specs: 10.56 – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 96 files, 48+ sounds, Approx. 140 min

  • Materials & Texture Glacier Ice Play Track 300+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $40

    Glacier Ice is a library containing over 300 high quality sounds of ice cracking, breaking, shattering in various sizes of blocks – recorded entirely in the Italian Alps over the course of two winters.

    The library contains sounds of all dimensions, from ice cubes being dropped in a drink to a designed iceberg collapsing.

    The majority of the material was recorded at 192 KHz with a Sanken CO100K and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040, making this library greatly flexible for pitch shifting and all sorts of heavy processing.

    A small section recorded at 96KHz features sounds recorded exclusively with contact microphones placed directly on the surface of a frozen water stream.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
 
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  • Nature & Countryside FOREST Summer Edition Play Track 110+ sounds included $75.60 $52.92

    FOREST summer edition of Japan is nature sounds and ambiances captured in different forests of Central Japan, from the Kanto region.

    This library contains recordings of deep forest ambiances and direct close cicadas & birds and creeks, streams, and waterfalls in a Japanese forest.

    All of these nature ambiances are recorded using different microphone set-ups. Ortf stereo set-up and xy & ortf combination set up brings variations to stereo images from the locations.

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  • Foley Ball Bounces Play Track 59+ sounds included $20 $17

    This library is a collection of balls bouncing off different surfaces, inside and outside. We can generally find sports being played but not the clean sound of the ball used. We have included unique sounding balls such as a toddlers play ball and a Yoga ball for that really specific sound.

    Ball types included:

    Soccer ball / football • Yoga Ball • Beach Ball • Tennis Ball • Kids ball
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  • Horror Industrial Terror Play Track 210 sounds included $24.99 $19.99

    INDUSTRIAL TERROR is a collection of dark, distorted, rumbling, ear-piercing, evolving industrial impacts and whooshes, designed to unsettle.

    Collection consists of 108 designed sound effects and 102 source field recordings.

    Unique processing of organic field recordings makes it sound rooted in reality and fits perfectly into horror genre.
    Ready to be used on their own or as a part of a more complex sound design.

    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060 + DPA 4060
    CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10, Reaktor, EOS2, Discord4

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  • Trains Distant Trains Play Track 68 sounds included, 200 mins total $59 $49

    Distant Trains Sound Library delivers impressive multi-channel recordings of trains that pass by in a distance of at least 300 meters up to 1.5 kilometres.
    Included are pass bys of freight, commuter and passenger trains plus single locomotives.
    In order to capture the impressive walls of sound caused by passing trains an arrangement of 6 microphones was used. This setup encompasses stereo-pairs of MKH3040-MS, MKH8090-ORTF and MKH8040-WideAB. All pairs are recorded to separate files that are now available as time-aligned Reaper sets.
    Each recording session took place at nights so that it was possible to capture extremely long approaches and tails that fade out to natural and calm night ambience without any disturbance by road traffic or other unwanted noises.

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  • Sci-Fi Static Space Play Track 155 sounds included $28

    Static Space is a collection of 155 space or Sci-Fi sound effects, focused on continuous, seamless loops. Instead of fly-by's and accelerations, you get the sounds of space ships going at cruise speeds or idling. If you need motion, just add panning, fades and doppler as you like.

    Here are plenty of loops for designing alien environments, including engine rooms, general room tones, strange transmissions and more. Additionally, I have made sure to add plenty of variety; both in terms of moods, frequency content and tonality. Some of these are unmistakably space sound effects, while others are more ambiguous, and could be used for other high tech environments as well.

    You will find both low- and high end sweeteners, so when ever you see the words “rumble” or “low end” in a file name; watch that master fader! Furthermore, I went for a strong, almost musical tone, in some sounds, while others are much more noise-based and abrasive.

 
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