New sound effects Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have sounds of science and electricity, heavy sounds of vehicles and equally as weighty effects from software and vintage hardware. You will hear classic steam trains with all their bells and whistles, a big dump truck and its turbo engine, car horns from popular vehicles, park ambiences, office supply foley, stylish Steampunk weapons, computer glitches, analog delays, and dark ambiences that will pierce your subconscious. For a wide variety of sound effects, check out these great new libraries!



Polarity
 
  • Sci-Fi Polarity Play Track 975 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $90

    Polarity delivers more than 950 sounds of electricity, science and technology – captured in several locations around the world, from electricity museums to science labs. About 50% of the library is all about electricity, with various types of Jacob’s Ladders, Tesla Coils, Ruhmkorff lamp and all sorts of impactful bursts of energy.

    Then we go through welders, plasma spheres, 3D printers, starting to cover a more broad technology theme – like old phones, telegraphs, dynamo wheels, rotary dials, whirling watchers, alarm, lab centrifuges, something scientists call a roller and a rocker, servo sounds, neon lights, a wimshurst machine and sparklers.

    Many sounds in this section were captured from vintage equipment, from a 1928’s tram to old telephone switchboards, high voltage levers and control surfaces.

    All content was recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K, a couple of Sennheiser 8040 and a Neumann 81i, translating into final assets that have plenty of ultrasonic content, ready for the most extreme manipulation.

    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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'Polarity' by Mattia Cellotto gets you the sounds of electricty, science and technology. About half the library is all about electricity, with various types of Jacob's Ladders, Tesla Coils, Ruhmkorff lamp and all sorts of impactful bursts of energy. Then you get welders, plasma spheres, 3D printers, starting to cover a more broad technology theme – like old phones, telegraphs, dynamo wheels, rotary dials, whirling watchers, alarm, lab centrifuges, something scientists call a roller and a rocker, servo sounds, neon lights, a wimshurst machine and sparklers. An impressive collection with some unique recordings, this one is definitely one to check out!
 
Steampunk Weapons
 
  • Weapons Steampunk Weapons Play Track 650 sounds included $99

    Want weapon sounds that stand out? With Steampunk Weapons, we mixed the old with the new to make this uniquely diversified collection of weapons. Combining modern recording techniques with metal, rusted objects, and synthesis, if you need some more weapons that break the mold of traditional weapons, this is the collection for you!

    The library includes more than 40 weapons, such as:
    Angry Daddy • B Eva • Back from the Past • Big Fuckin Gun • Bio Machine • Bolt Gun • Bucket Gun • Bulb Presser Gun • Cash Machine Gun • Clack Gun • Clicker Gun • Destroyer • Destructor • Drivetrain Rifle • Electro Gun • Electrocutor Gun • Eviscerator • Firestorm Flamer • Grenade Launcher and Shells • Handgun Foley • Impulse Gun • Magnet Gun • Metal Chunker Gun • Metal Daddy • Mine Machine • Mini Bolt • Pulse Gun • Rail Gun • Rebel Bio • Rocket Launcher • Rocket Launcher semi-auto • Screamer • Shotgun • Shotgun NL • Steam Gun • Steamer • Thorn • Tube Gun • Uber God Gun
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SoundMorph has an edgy new library with guns that'll make you wish they were real. 'Steampunk Weapons' has over 40 weapons that are retro-futuristic and grungily sci-fi, each with an assortment of ammo types, old-fashioned or cutting edge body types, and - of course - a series of gears for complex mechanisms that sound both fanciful and completely believable. You'll find SFX of loading, misfires, single shots, and bursts, plus they have names as memorable as their kickback such as 'Back from the Past', 'Angry Daddy' and 'Uber God Gun'. These sounds won't just give your weapons more personality, they'll make the game itself more fun!
 
The Park
 
  • Ambisonics The Park Play Track 50+ sounds included, 192 mins total $129

    Jungle gyms, sports fields, whistling birds, and barking dogs. This is a diverse collection of recreational Parks that spans the Southern California area. From quiet city plazas to busy skate parks, this library provides a variety of ambisonic ambiences suited for your next project.

    Recorded with the stunning Sennheiser Ambeo microphone, each ambience is delivered in both AmbiX and FuMa formats, as well as Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1.

    What’s more- a 360 video reference is provided to offer a fully immersive image of the sound effect being captured!

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'The Park' by VSCRL FX features all sorts of parks from Southern California and the people and wildlife who enjoy their time in them. This ambisonic library has sounds of children playing on jungle gyms, teens hanging out in skate parks, barking dogs and lively birds, distant traffic, lawn mowers, tennis courts, ball parks, and much more. You can also receive this library in the AmbiX and FuMa ambisonic formats, as well as stereo, 5.1 and 7.1. If you want to go right where these sounds were recorded, then put on your VR headset and check out the 360 video demos!
 
Data Disruption
 
  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Data Disruption Play Track 200 sounds included From: $15 From: $10

    Databending: A digital art form where flaws in digital systems are exploited and used for creative purposes.

    Data Disruption contains 200 sounds sourced from raw computer files which have been interpreted as audio data. Bitmaps, executables, plugin files and more have been exploited to bring you a unique, varied collection of sound effects and atmospheres ready for a range of productions.

    This sound collection has 100 'raw' files which include harsh, random data noises, intense drones and a versatile selection of glitch one shots as well as 100 processed sounds which were subject to extreme editing and mangling to deliver an array of abstract sonic artefacts.

    Most useful for scenarios where computer technology – known or otherwise – is glitching out, these sounds are best suited to Science Fiction productions which call for the noise of broken communications, signal failures, ailing machines, industrial settings, planetary ambience and dystopian soundworlds.

    That's not to say they won't also come in handy for Glitch/IDM music producers looking to build up an original collection of sounds for their latest kit, or for the creative sound designer to further shape these sounds into anything from user interface clicks, blips and bleeps to surreal soundscapes and beyond.

    Available as a standalone SFX library – or get it bundled with the popular Data Destruction library at a very special price below
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'Data Disruption' by Glitchedtones is an experimental glitch library with tons of emotive, hard-hitting, data processing sounds. The 200 sounds in this library came from bitmaps, executables, and plugin files that were interpreted as audio data to create harsh glitches, noise, drones, and more. Half the effects are from raw sources, and the other half was processed to sound abstract and powerful, making these sounds ready for your dystopian world or industrial rock and malfunctioning EDM. If you need the distinct sound of unhappy computers, check this library out.
 
Volvo A30E Dump Truck
 
  • This library features a Volvo A30E articulated dump truck with a 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, rated to 343 horsepower. The hauler weighs 23 tons and has a top speed of 53 km/h. The recordings consist of eight onboard tracks: interior left and right, two engine, intake, transmission and two exhaust, and eight exterior tracks. With 169 sounds of startups, idling, driving at various speeds and RPMs, blips, shutdowns, approaches, passbys, aways, doors, horn, flatbed up and down and more, you're sure to have all the dump truck action you need.

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'Volvo A30E Dump Truck' by Pole Position Production features a 23-ton turbocharged diesel dump truck and its powerful 343 HP engine. This library captures the vehicle chugging along at speeds up to 53 km/h with 8 onboard mics, recording the interior, exterior, engine, intake, transmission, and exhaust. It also includes startups, shutdowns, idling, passbys, and driving at various speeds, as well as foley of the doors, horn, flatbed functions and more. Whether you're designing an outdoor suburban scene or looking for heavy sounds for a futuristic vehicle, check this library out.
 
Steam Trains
 
  • Trains Steam Trains Play Track 175 sounds included $40 $24

    The Steam Trains library delivers 175 sound effects of three different types of steam train engines, and the clatter, rattle, and grinding of wagons.

    The collection includes riding, idling, pass-bys, departing and arriving trains, bells, whistles, steam blasts, platform atmospheres, and doors and windows.

    Engines are the heavy Santa Fe 2-10-2, the Bavarian BB 0-4-4-0 Heavy Mallet, and a 4 Wheel Switcher 0-4-0 light railway. Also included are door and window handling effects of passenger cars

    Each engine is well documented and listed in full Soundminer metadata.

    The Steam trains library also includes a “Specification Sheet” with detailed information about the trains and environments.

    Recorded with a Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS, paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder. Some takes provide an alternative mix with recordings from an additional Sony PCM-D recorder.

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'Steam Trains' by Tone Glow Libraries features the quintessential sounds of steam trains. This library includes exterior recordings of passbys, whistles, bells, steam blasts, squealing breaks, grinding and clattering on the rails, and platform ambiences. It also has sounds in the passenger cars with door and window foley, refilling coal, and ambiences of the engine; plus, you'll find plenty of sounds from between the wagons. Whether your protagonist is riding to a magical place or trying to escape from the feds, this library has the authentic sounds you need.
 
Car Horns
 
  • Vehicles Car Horns Play Track 238 sounds included $15

    Looking for car horn sound effects? This library delivers more than 230 sounds in 80 files. It features recordings such as short, medium and long car horn sounds from both exterior and interior perspectives – and includes recordings from cars such as a Jeep Wrangler (2016 and 2004), Honda Pilot (2008), Ford F150 (2016), Volkswagen Beetle (2002), Merzedes Benz E350 (2010), Corvette Stingray (2015), and a Chevy Silverado (2016).

    Disclaimer: Music in the audio demo is not included in the product.

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'Car Horns' by Badlands Sound is a collection of honks from 8 different vehicles. This library features the 2004 and 2016 Jeep Wrangler, 2008 Honda Pilot, 2016 Ford F150, 2002 VW Beetle, 2010 Mercedez Benz E350, 2015 Corvette Stingray, and 2016 Chevy Silverado. The horns are also honked in various lengths from interior and exterior perspectives. Plus there are multiple performances on each track, giving you more than 230 sounds. Whether you have an angry driver or you are creating experimental new warning sounds, if you need honks, look no further.
 
The Office Foley FX
 
  • Foley The Office Foley FX Play Track 104 sounds included $12

    Can’t wait for quitting time? Then have a listen to this sound pack of office & general business related sound effects.

    Made up of over 100 edited sounds recorded on the job (not in the studio) at 24bit/96khz in M/S Stereo, this pack is a perfect compliment for any office, workplace or business scene. You’ll find sounds of printers, fax machines, photo copiers, paper shuffling, telephones ringing, chairs rolling, paper shredding, cash drawers, elevators, clocks ticking, HVAC ambience and more.

    Don’t wait until the weekend, pick this up today!

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'The Office Foley FX' by Tall Tale Sound isn't a library of recordings from the Dunder-Mifflin set, but if you've seen the show, it has just about all the same props and locations. With 104 sounds, this library includes foley of cash drawers, adding machines, desk drawers, elevators, file cabinets, hole punches, mouse and keyboard clicks, paper cutters and shredders, photo copiers, tape dispensers, telephones, and more. There are even a few ambiences of buzzing halogen lights, humming air conditioning, and ticking clocks. If you need sounds of office appliances and atmospheres, this is the library for you.
 
Dark World Vol. 1
 
  • Drones & Moods Dark World Vol. 1 Play Track 50+ sounds included, 250 mins total $75

    ‘Dark World’ is a collection of 50 drones and moods (250 mins +) that explore ideas of designed spaces.

    Blurring the lines between score and sound design, ‘Dark World’ combines sound effects and musical instruments to create tense, beautiful and eerie moods. Made for composers and sound designers and ideal for surround sound placement.

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'Dark World Vol. 1' by Alexander Gastrell is a designed library with atmospheres that will give an unspoken tension and swirling mood to your ambiences. This collection has 50 drones for over 250 minutes of sounds that can be blended to your scenes or used on their own for complex, etherial experiences. Each track uses sound design and musical instruments to create complex, immersive environments perfect for a variety of places such as a 'Deep Cavern', 'Engine Room', 'Cold Cell', or 'Bamboo Forest'. If you want to hypnotize your audience with your soundscapes, these sounds will help you expedite the process.
 
RE-201
 
  • Sci-Fi RE-201 Play Track 4000+ sounds included, 284 mins total From: $13

    The RE-201 Space Echo introduced in 1973 is Roland’s most notable outboard FX unit in recent music history. Its sound is both utility and musical producing true analogue echoes and oscillation effects. The Space Echo defines its part in vintage science fiction film in paying respect to the warped effect and atmospheric designed sounds of pioneering the electronic score in films such as Forbidden Planet, Fantastic Voyage, The Time Machine, and Barbarella.

    We have designed this library to be as useful as possible while offering an insight into every sound the RE-201 Space Echo offers. This means both the internal, and external sound sources from the whirls and vibrations of its motor, to the clicks, snaps, and clunks of its switches and into the world of its echoes, spring reverb, and oscillations of its processed sound.

    This collection contains 284 minutes of Space Echo sounds from sources such as its: Transformer, Motor, Solenoid, Circuit Board, Screws, Switches, Knobs, Cables, Hinges, Handle, Box Pickups, Lid Closing/Opening, Echoes, Oscillations, Rate Sweeps, Line Noise. As Well as processed sounds such as: Signal Generator Sweeps, Impulse Tones, Kick Drum, Snare Drum, Self-Oscillations and many others.

    If you are looking for an expansive, inexpensive range of high-quality Space Echo, or vintage science fiction sounds to add a unique touch to your sample libraries, look no further.

    Available in two versions:

    The full, 284 minute version with 210 files, and the smaller JR version, with 29 files and a total duration of 36 minutes
'RE-201' by Oscillating Particles features Roland's 1973 analog delay effects unit, also known as the Space Echo. This library has 284 minutes of its echoes and oscillating effects for warping, wobbling sounds reminiscent of early sci-fis like 'Forbidden Planet' and 'Fantastic Voyage'. It also has external foley of the hardware body with clicking buttons, turning knobs, and a vibrating motor, and this simultaneously modern and vintage library is available in the full version and a smaller 36-minute 'JR' version. If you want sounds of a vintage Roland unit to achieve that recognizable classic sci-fi feel, give this library a listen.
   

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Horror Mutation Play Track 200 sounds included, 40 mins total $20

    “Mutation” is a collection of 200 mutation sound effects aimed to be used in horror/sic-fi productions.
    The pack is focused on bloody and creepy transformations where you can hear how the flesh, blood and bones of the subject are being transformed and reshaping into something else.

    Uncommon sources like plastic and scrap movements, dry leaves and metallic guitar picks were used to create this collection.

    The library contains 20 files (WAV, 24 Bit / 96 kHz), 10 variations each, summing a total of 200 sfx.

    As a bonus I included the sources (32 sfx) used to create the sounds in the library.

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  • Environments Submersion – Underwater Library Play Track 1800+ sounds included, 383 mins total $70

    Submersion is a sound effect library delivering over 1800 high quality sounds in 377 files (more than 10Gb), from bubbles and impacts over whooshes to ambiences, propellers sounds and many more, this collection has all you need to create an exciting underwater audio experience.
    From raw recordings to ready-to-use sound effects, all the content has been recorded and designed at 24bit, 96 KHz, all fully tagged with metadatas, by sound designers Arnaud Noble and Benoît Marsalone.
    This library is split in two different sections:

    The Raw section:
    Captured with the Aquarians H2a Hydrophone in different locations (pool, river or inside several props), the raw section allows you to sculpt, create, and edit your own sounds with more than 1300 individuals sounds, with many variations.
    This is your toolkit for all your underwater scenes and projects.

    The Designed Section:
    This section provides you ready-to-use sounds (over 593 individuals sounds in 172 files), all created and designed from the Raw section materials.
    From huge to tiny, this collection delivers Cinematic Impacts, Ambiences, Whooshes, Explosions, Propellers, Lava sounds, Sci-fi sounds and many more.

    Included sounds / Keywords
    Ambience – Impact – Explosion – Movement – Whoosh – Swim – Bubble – Propeller – Air release – Stream – Scrape – Squeak – Creak – Crack – Waves – Ice – Lava – Hot – Embers – Sizzle – Crackle – Acid – Soak – Quench – Combustion – Organic – Fizz – Pulses – Plunger – Bottle – Drip – Boil – Drain – Pour – Rattle – Bounce – Slide – Hollow – Crush – Plonk – Snap – Metal – Plastic – Wood – Realistic – Sci-fi – Abstract – Alien

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  • Weapons Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD) Play Track 1847+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $60 $45

    The Sci-Fi Weapons library delivers more than 1000 futuristic weapon shots, charges, ricochets and other related sounds.

    All of them were designed using exclusively recorded Foley sounds, synthetic layers, various sound manipulation and morphing techniques.

    Single shots and automatic fire, reloading ammo, energy blasts, impacts and explosions, surface hits – it’s all there, ready to be used in your sci-fi projects!

    Forthcoming updates and extensions of the library are free! You have to pay the actual price once, and you will be getting new stuff as it is released.

    Version 1.2 is out:
    A new version has just been released, with another 537 sounds – bringing the total number of sounds in the library to more than 1800

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  • Electricity Magnetophon Play Track 500+ sounds included, 40 mins total $10

    Does your production need analog tape playback sounds?

    Oh, boy, we have some!


    Scratching, speeding up and down, humming, noise and crackles, feedback, distortion, wavefolding, damaged tape, spring reverb and even processed with the filter of evil Polivoks synthesizer.

    All records were made with analog gear and recorded with 192KHz sample rate for further manipulations.

    KEY POINTS:

    • 107 raw analog sounds with variations
    • Perfect source of analog tape playback sounds, scratches, feedback, hum, clicks, crackles, buzz, distortion and many more
    • Only analog equipment was used
    • Created for further manipulation with spectrum and pitch
    • Categorized by types of gear and tape used
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  • Animals & Creatures African Wildlife Play Track 363+ sounds included, 154 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $149

    African Wildlife is an utterly unique collection of pristine wildlife and nature sounds, recorded in the wilderness of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia over a period of 4 months, 2015. It comes in four categories, covering Mammals, Birds, Ambience and Insects recordings.

    It features animals such as elephant, baboon, jackal, lion, rhino, buffalo, hippo, impala, zebra, bat and hyena, as well as insects and 45 species of birds. 50 minutes of ambience recordings are also included.

    The diversity of African wildlife sounds is widely reflected in this library, with the material including but not limited to screaming, barking, growling, roaring, breathing, grunting, feeding, hooting, warbling, screeching, farting, guffawing, whooping, gurgling, rutting, yapping, snorting, tweeting, trumpeting, chattering and squeaking.

    Extensive metadata including detailed information on location, species, habitat, behaviour and usage is included, formatted for Soundminer. Metadata sheets in .xls and .csv formats are also provided.

    Recording equipment: Sennheiser MKH8040-ST (ORTF) / Sony D100 / Telinga MK2 / Sound Devices USBPre2 / Tascam DR-680

  • A collection of authentic Italian motorcycles and scooters – includes recordings of models like the Guzzi, Ciao Piaggio, Vespa and Ducati. Recordings include pass-bys, onboard, starting, idle, stopping, horn honking – and even skidding (see the full track list below).

    Just updated!

    This library has just been updated with 72 new recordings (47+ minutes) of motorcycles & scooters such as the APRILIA 150cc, LAMBRETTA 125cc, MALAGUTI 50cc, MOTOMORINI Scrambler 1200cc, MV AGUSTA F3 600, PIAGGIO X9 500cc and a VESPA 125 ET3 PRIMAVERA

 
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  • City Life Venice Play Track 27+ sounds included, 53 mins total $31.98

    Get a rich collection of Italian ambiences captured in legendary Venice / Venezia. The library features lots of pedestrian ambiences

  • Sci-Fi Digital Dust Play Track 128+ sounds included $40

    Digital Dust delivers 128 tracks of pure digital bit-crushing distortion, deep atmospheric drones, and ear-piercing interface sounds.
    Digital Dust is not your usual clean and modern computer command sound effects library. All sounds have been designed from real world electrical or organic recorded sounds.

    Granulated, stretched, pitched and mangled in endless chains of plugins and hardware, for very different and almost apocalyptic kinds of rogue computer command sounds. The samples can easily be stretched or processed even more, for even weirder sound fx.

    The library contains:

    26 Drones/atmospheric beds. All are minimum 1 minute long, and are easily loopable.
    61 Glitchy, bitcrushing FX.
    41 Otherworldly signal FX.
    Please Note!

    Till Sunday January 20th, this set of sounds is bundled with the Flight Sim Button & Switches SFX library. This way you can trigger the weird interface sounds with your favourite analog button and switches sounds!
  • ‘Alarms & Warnings Designed’ is a collection of 52 alarm sounds suitable for the science fiction genre. This library includes ‘one-shot’ audio files that are ready to be placed in a sampler as well as 30 second loops of those same files. All sounds are ‘dry’ and ready to be processed.

    This library goes well with ‘Fully Charged Vol.1’

  • Mechanical Lifts & Elevators Play Track 350+ sounds included, 140 minutes mins total $45 $36

    This library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 22 different elevators found in the following locations:

    • Apartments
    • Car Parks
    • Libraries
    • Offices
    • Theatres
    • Universities
    • Warehouses

    Each elevator has its own unique characteristics featuring creaks, groans, impacts & rattles. All elevators feature roomtones, buttons, doors opening & closing (both interior & exterior perspective) and in motion using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Sennheiser MKH 8020 stereo pair at 24bit/96khz for all your sound design needs.

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  • The Renault Master 2.3 dci diesel van sound library is a go-to pack for many transportation-related scenes. It features 102 96kHz files, more than 130 minutes of audio covering different aspects of using the van. Inside you’ll find engine sounds recorded under the hood, stereo recordings from the cabin during driving, exterior passes and different maneuvers and foley recordings.

    The library contains:

    • 6 engine under-the-hood onboard recordings while driving (38 minutes)
    • 10 interior cabin recordings, 6 in sync with engine (54 minutes)
    • 70 exterior passby / driving files
    • 18 foley sound effects
 
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