6 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have interesting new ambiences from around the world and recordings of new cars.

You can hear sounds of tourists in popular destinations like the Pantheon and Grand Palace, as well as pedestrians on the streets of Stockholm, quiet nights in Bulgarian cities, and construction ambiences of a large building being erected.

You can also hear recordings of the engines, exhaust pipes and devices from a Mercedes E 53 AMG and an Opel Astra H CDTI 1.7. Happy listening!

Opel Astra H CDTI 1.7

'Opel Astra H CDTI 1.7' by SoundBits has lots of recordings of Foley and diverse driving sounds. The diesel engine, exhaust and interior of this compact car was recorded simultaneously to let you easily blend between the sounds and perfectly match your picture.
 
  • This car library brings you a comprehensive Sound Effects collection of the 125 PS Opel Astra H CDTi 1.7 (Diesel Engine).

    You get anything you need from opening and closing doors, hood, trunk, windows, glove department. Pushing buttons, hazard lights, ignition, window wipers, seat adjustments, several pass-bys, idle mixtures, pull aways and approaches.
    And most importantly lots of diverse driving sounds, simultaneously recorded with 5mics (2x Engine, 2x Exhaust, 2x Interior) so you can easily blend between the sounds to perfectly match you picture.

    All source sounds were recorded with a Sonosax SX-R4+ and a Sound Devices MixPre-D with a Sennheiser MKH 8050 + MKH 30 M/S rig (Interior),twoRode NT-1A (Engine)and a MKH8060 (Exhaust).

    All sounds come with embedded Metadata.

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City Streets Bundle

'City Streets Bundle' by West Wolf is a collection of 5 libraries for a total of 258 atmospheres (20 GB and over 10 hours of high-quality ambiences) from urban Bulgarian environments, encompassing a wide variety of city streets across different seasons and hours of the day.
 
  • City Life City Streets Bundle Play Track 258 sounds included, 637 mins total $150

    “City Streets Bundle”is a collection of 5 libraries or a total of 258 atmospheres that are recorded in urban environments and encompass a wide variety of city streets across different seasons and hours of the day. Inside you will find more than 20GB and over 10h of high quality ambiences.

    Night Cityscapes: The library delivers the urban sounds of a sleeping city. The collection includes more than 3 hours of night and early morning ambiences that are recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria. All recordings were made between 01:30 and 05:30 am. This collection will uncover city in a way you may not know. You will find atmospheres of quiet and empty small streets in the city center, where can be heard some air conditioners, urban hum and light traffic in the far background.

    Pedestrian Streets: It is a library of 50 ambiences from around 15 different streets, recorded in about 7 cities, mostly in Bulgaria. Most recordings are made in late autumn or winter because bird life is minimized. The task of this library is to capture much of the different dynamics of pedestrian streets: from zero activity to busy streets, basically concentrating on light activity periods. It’s principally recorded in the morning, and you’ll hear the sounds of single footsteps, light voices, shopping streets, dogs, air conditioners, and more of the sounds of a rising city.

    Slush and Wet Streets: It is a library that contains 34 tracks (92 minutes total) that are recorded in winter urban environments. You will hear sounds of passing cars and people on slush, wet or snow-covered streets. Atmospheres are recorded at different times of the day and night and at various locations. There are ambiences in the collection that track urban traffic at varying intensities, from an almost empty street with 1 or 2 pass by cars to busy traffic on a wet boulevard. Also, microphones are placed in different positions, from 2m to 30m from moving cars.

    Construction Ambiences: It is a library of atmospheres that tracks different processes from the construction site. It was recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria during the renovation of several objects in the city center, namely: small streets, squares and big streets. The processes are shaking and removing old pavements and placing new ones (pavement, asphalt, tiles, etc.). You will hear a variety of road construction equipment: Hydraulic Jackhammer, Excavator, Fadroma, Plate Compactor, Buzzsaw, Chainsaw and other hand and mechanical tools.

    Cityscapes and streets: It is a collection of different atmospheres, recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria. Inside you will find various cityscapes from hectic street traffic through city parks, subway stations, pedestrian zones to quiet morning urban sounds. This package covers various city states and is an excellent choice for filling your library or using it in a project where urban environment is necessary.

    Enjoy The City Streets

     

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Tourist Crowds

'Tourist Crowds' by GainWalkers has 30 stereo stealth recordings from tourist areas that feature several languages - Spanish, English, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, French, you name it. Hear ambiences from the Grand Palace in Bangkok, the Pantheon, Sacré-Cœur, Bruxelles-Central, Les Rambles, and more.
 
  • City Life Tourist Crowds Play Track 30+ sounds included, 100 mins total $30

    TOURIST CROWDS is a collection of 30 stereo recordings, specially designed for scenes set in tourist places and points where a mix of different languages is a must. Spanish, English, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, French… you name it.

    In order to avoid unobtrusively sounds, all files are stealth recordings. Therefore, equipment used consists of small handheld recorders (Sony D100 and Zoom H2n). A couple of Clippy stereo mics were also used, plugged into the D100.

    Files come in 24 bit and 96 & 48 kHz, with embedded metadata.

    Have a scene at an airport? Maybe a temple? A central station? I got you covered.

    Some of the locations included in this library are:

    • The Grand Palace (Bangkok, Thailand)
    • Pantheon (Rome, Italy)
    • The Mosque (Cordoba, Spain)
    • Sacré-Cœur (Paris, France)
    • Jardin du Luxembourg (Paris, France)
    • Bruxelles-Central (Brussels, Belgium)
    • Les Rambles (Barcelona, Spain)
    • Plaza Mayor (Madrid, Spain)

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Building Construction

'Building Construction' by Badlands Sound features 8 long, loopable recordings from the construction of a large building. You will hear the roar of the concrete mixer trucks, shouts and whistles from instructing the crane operators, loud reverberant sounds of hammering the metal beams, and more.
 
  • Industrial Building Construction Play Track 8+ sounds included, 27 mins total $10 $5

    Building Construction by Badlands Sound features eight long and loop able audio files of a large building being built. You will hear the roar of the concrete mixer trucks, shouting and whistles instructing crane operators, to the loud reverberant sounds of metal hammering of beams, and a lot more.

    These sounds were recorded early in the morning at the same location with not many outside sounds other than construction and people working. All of these sounds were recorded with high quality professional audio equipment like Sound Devices 702t, ORTF Rycote, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s. If you are looking construction of buildings in the city or in the distance then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata with descriptive words with no number lists.

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Sounds Of Sweden

'Sounds Of Sweden' by KEDR SFX features Stockholm's charming city ambiences of tolling bells, cobblestone streets, bridges, quaysides, and flocks of seagulls. Weather is constantly changing there, from snow to rain, and winds are heavy, but strong Swedish people are always on the streets.
 
  • Environments Sounds of Sweden Play Track 50 sounds included, 178 mins total $15 $5

    Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden!

    This is a charming city of tolling bells, cobblestones, narrow streets, bridges, quaysides and seagulls has an incredible atmosphere of North Lands.

    Weather is constantly changing from snow to rain, winds are heavy, but strong Swedish people are always on the streets. So, we, as always, should not disturb this natural environment and capture it with stealth recording using DPA 4060 microphones.

    Take the chance and dive into the attractive sonic atmospheres of North Spirit!

    KEY POINTS:

    • An excellent addition to your library for film, TV and multimedia – Stockholm in winter time
    • Stealth recording with DPA 4060 gives the absolute naturalness and allows you to be where you cannot operate with a traditional set of microphones
    • Sorted by location-type categories
    • All files have extensive metadata included
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Mercedes E 53 AMG

'Mercedes E 53 AMG' by SoundBits will give you everything you need from this convertible with sounds of opening and closing the doors, hood, trunk and windows, as well as sounds of the buttons, lights, wipers, etc., and recordings of the engine, exhausts and interior as the vehicle drives around.
 
  • This car sfx library brings you a comprehensive Sound Effects collection of the 435 PS Mercedes E 53 AMG.
    You get anything you need from opening and closing doors, hood, trunk, windows, glove department. Pushing buttons, hazard lights, window wipers, ignition, seat adjustments, several pass-bys, idle mixtures, pull aways and approaches.
    And most importantly lots of diverse driving sounds, simultaneously recorded with 6mics (2x Engine, 2x Exhausts, 2x Interior) while forcing this beast through the streets lead-footed. So you can easily blend between the sounds to perfectly match your picture.

    All source sounds were recorded with Sonosax SX-R4+ and Sound Devices MixPre-D with a Sennheiser MKH 8050 + MKH 30 M/S rig (Interior), MKH 8040 ORTF rig (Exhausts), two Rode NT-1A (Engine)

    All sounds come with embedded Metadata.

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  • 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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  • Here are very useful source material of animal growls, recorded in Morocco in a very dry acoustic environment (the desert). These sounds will prove to be a very good source for creating your own monster, creature sounds.
    These were recorded HD in 192 kHz with the incredible Sanken CO-100k microphone. Perfect to pitch down and have fun. You can learn more about the recordings of these sounds on the blog: soundxplorer.com/camel-growl-vocalizations

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  • 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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  • City Life Wind Textures II Play Track 60 sounds included, 300 mins total $60 $45

    Wind Textures II continues with the series started on Wind Textures. New textures and locations have been included in this collection in order to make it as diverse as possible.

    • Urban areas: empty streets howling and whistling, trees rustling, plastic and cloth materials flapping.
    • Rural areas: several meadows and open areas have been covered, with and without flora.
    • Indoor perspectives with wind howling and whistling through windows at different speeds. Other interior locations included are two shelters and an old attic, where wood was resonating all over.
    • Wind through vegetation: bushes, trees, palm leaves, lanceolate leaves.
    • LOM Geofon was used both in stereo and mono configurations. Attached to several materials (chimneys, ACs, bottles, chains) blasted by wind. Depending on the homogeneity of the sounds, these files have been delivered either in mono as two different channels or in stereo. You can always split them up.
    • Intensity varies from calm breezes to gusts of up to 80 km/h.
    • Recorded around Southern England.
    • Gear used: Sound Devices MixPre 6-II, Zoom F8, Sennheiser 8040 in ORTF, Sennheiser 8050 or 8040 with MKH 30 in M/S, Sony D100, LOM Mikro Usis, Clippy Primo EM172, LOM Geofon.
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  • Cars Police Play Track 60 sounds included $50 $25

    The Audio Hero Police collection features 60 professionally recorded sound effects, ready for use in your productions. Included in this library are police cars, sirens, handcuffs, batons, whistles, helicopters and much more! These sounds are all hand-picked from the Sound Ideas General HD, Emergency, Classic TV and Digiffects libraries.

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  • Add depth and ferocity to your scenes and creature designs with the untamed energy of Wildlife Collection: Bengal Tiger. With 150 vivid tiger sound effects and vocalizations, this pristinely captured specialty library delivers a wide variety of tiger recordings that are ready for naturalistic use or manipulation for sound design applications.

    Featuring the expressive sounds of a middle aged female Bengal tiger, recordist and sound effects editor Chris Diebold (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Transformers: The Last Knight) captured this collection at 24-bit/192kHz using multiple microphones, including the Sanken CO-100K, which has a frequency response of 20Hz – 100kHz. This makes the natural and characteristic sounds of the tiger ripe for pitch processing and control over your sound design. Use the high-quality recordings of deep growls, gnarly crunches, and heavy chuffs to design your beasts, creatures, monsters and more.

    In addition to the raw recordings, this collection also contains designed and “hyped” sounds, ready to drag-and-drop directly into your monstrous designs and animalistic scenes. Each sound file is embedded with rich, descriptive metadata for fast, intuitive search results to help increase efficiency and sustain creativity.

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    • 150 sound effects (3GB)
    • Includes 104 multi-microphone recordings
      • Sanken CO-100K, Sanken CS-1e, Neumann RSM-191
    • 24-bit/192kHz broadcast .wav files
    • Rich embedded metadata descriptions
    • 100% Royalty-Free
  • Recorded in the woods, two pit bull families. These guys are all playing, but they sound totally fierce. Compress a little, pitch down a little, all fun.

    These are wonderful recordings of dogs. Very scary very vocal very violent. Really good deep growling with lots of character. Just a joy to design with.

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  • Nuts and Bolts contains a huge array of DIY and construction themed sound effects featuring tools that are used by tradesmen such as hammers, saws, chisels and spanners, as well as several other miscellaneous tools such as brushes, tape, filler guns and of course, nuts, bolts and screws.

    As well as hand-operated tools, Nuts and Bolts gives you several power tool sound effects being operated at different intensity levels. All of the sounds in this library have been recorded in context, meaning that they reflect how you would actually use the tools, not just how they sound in a controlled studio environment. We recorded close, distant and far recordings to capture natural reverb, giving you the maximum flexibility when searching for the right sound for your projects. We also recorded dropping effects for most of the tools.

    Nuts and Bolts contains a total of 145 files (with lots of variations per file) including a designed folder of 10 sounds. This library gives you everything you need to create compelling DIY and construction soundscapes, ideal for use in a range of sound design applications including building sites, mechanics garages, joinery, metalwork workshops, painting, decorating, and demolition based scenes. All sounds have been recorded in 24bit 96khz, and have been carefully edited so that you can easily drop them into your project timeline and get working right away.

    Here are the included folders:

    Power Tools: Lovely and disturbing drills, saws and electric sanders, perfect for becoming a noisy neighbor.

    Hammers and Mallets: Hitting and dropping things as hard as possible makes a lovely sound, great for building trailer impacts.

    Toolboxes: Heavy and metallic rummaging through a large toolbox.

    Spanners: Turning bolts and spinning ratchets.

    Saws: The seminal DIY sound effects of sawing wood.

    Pliers, Grips and Screws: Micro details like these can make or break your construction scenes.

    Chisels: Hitting chisels, planing wood, and scraping.

    Pencils, Brushes and Tape: Drawing, brushing, measuring.

    Misc Tools: Vacuuming, cutting, sanding, moving ladders and many more!

    Designed Effects: A suite of heavily designed sounds which demonstrate the flexibility of the library when used for sound design.

 
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