14 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have tons of new car sound effects for all the roaring engines, vehicular destruction, and whooshing pass-bys you need, plus more!

You can hear sounds of an FSO Polonez police car, an Opel Blitz truck, racing rally cars, Foley from 13 different cars and the flipping and rolling of destroyed vehicles, as well as sounds of a 1942 SKP m/42 armored personnel carrier and a Supermarine Spitfire.

You can also check out crowd sounds from an LA comedy club, a huge worldwide sampler pack, ambiences from the dark alleys of London, sonic weapons for NI Massive, a range of sci-fi sound effects, ’80s and ’90s landlines, and a collection of Surround ambiences from a remote area of the Congo Basin rain forest. Happy listening!

Car Destruction

'Car Destruction' by Pole Position Production contains chassis scrapes, dragging, flipping, road rail scratching, and multiple car destruction to include rolling down a slope, falling onto the ground, and impacting other cars.
 
  • Materials & Texture Car Destruction Play Track 703 sounds included $249

    The Car Destruction sound effects collection contains chassis scrapes, dragging, flipping, road rail scratching, multiple car chassis dropping takes include rolling down a slope, falling onto the ground, and impacting other cars.damaged engine idling and slow to fast driving with gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs from both onboard and exterior perspectives both on two cylinders and without oil and more.

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African Jungle

'African Jungle' by Mindful Audio is a huge collection of unique Surround ambiences recorded in Central Africa's Congo Basin rain forests. These recordings take place at the height of the rainy season when birds are most vocal.
 
  • Animals & Creatures African Jungle Play Track 80+ sounds included, 460 mins total From: $125

    African Jungle is a huge collection of unique ambiences recorded in Central Africa’s Congo Basin rainforests. To my knowledge, these are the first surround field recordings made in this area. Last year I spent a whole month off the grid, listening to and recording a variety of habitats at all times of day and night, at the height of the rainy season when birds are most vocal. It took me many days of travel to get to these places, from using trains, boats, cars and planes to hiking on foot in the jungle.

London Edge

'London Edge' by If a Tree Falls gets you sounds of London's far corners, featuring the darkest, dirtiest, dimly lit areas of the capital's streets in search of evocative and truly authentic sounds. This library is the result of a methodical and passionate search for moods, atmospheres and textures, inspired by beloved London dramas.
 
  • City Life London Edge Play Track 160+ sounds included, 260 mins total $62.50

    We’ve spent many hours exploring London’s far corners, seeking out the darkest, dirtiest, dimly lit areas of the capital’s streets in search of evocative and truly authentic sounds.

    On visiting a large range of locations across the city we embraced our surroundings to capture the city’s natural reverberation and unique sonic qualities.

    London Edge is the result of our methodical and passionate search for moods, atmospheres and textures, inspired by our favourite London dramas.

    The library contains a collection of recordings from/of:
    • Rooftops
    • Residential Streets
    • Housing Estates
    • Industrial Areas
    • Canal Footpath
    • Skylines
    • Sirens
    • Passenger Trains
    • Freight Trains
    • HVAC Units

    All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416, MKH30 and DPA4060 microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.

    The majority of recordings contain both a stereo MS decoded and ORTF version. The midside has a narrower more focused stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.

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Car Foley

'Car Foley' by Soundholder has Foley recordings of different actions performed inside 13 different cars. With 176 files and a length of 37 minutes, it covers actions like closing and opening doors, hoods and trunks, as well as sounds of interior buttons and switches, windows, sunroofs, seat belts, brakes, gear levers, handbrakes, horns and more.
 
  • Cars Car Foley Play Track 200+ sounds included, 37 mins total $100

    The Car Foley sound effects library features foley recordings of different actions performed inside 13 different cars. It’s 176 files with a total length of 37 minutes, covering actions like closing and opening regular doors, slide doors, hoods, trunks, interior buttons and switches, windows, sunroofs, seatbelts, brakes, gear levers, handbrakes, horns and more.

    Inside you’ll find foley recorded in cars like:

    • Audi A4 Allroad
    • Audi A4 2.0 TDI Avant
    • BMW 114i E87
    • BMW 530D
    • BMW 420D Gran Coupe
    • BMW F12 640D Gran Coupe
    • Excavator MF 860
    • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7
    • Renault Kangoo
    • Renault Master 2.3
    • Renalt Master 2.8 different generation
    • Renault Master F3500
    • Volkswagen Golf II

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Foundation Series: Sci-Fi

'Foundation Series: Sci-Fi' by PMSFX is a collection of 164 carefully designed and rendered sci-fi sound effects with rich ambiences, weapons, mech footsteps, doors, UI/HUD SFX, pass-bys, robotic movements, transformations and more.
 
  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Foundation Series: SCI-FI Play Track 164 sounds included $24.99 $20.99

    FOUNDATION SERIES:SCI-FI is a collection of 164 carefully designed and rendered sci-fi sound effects.

    FS SCI-FI is everything you need to start working on your new science fiction project.

    Seamlessly looping, rich ambiances, weapons, mech footsteps, doors, UI/HUD SFX, pass-bys, robotic movements, transformations and more.

    FS SCI-FI is a perfect collection for your next indie project. Created with indie gamedevs/anaimators/filmmakers in mind.

    Recently used on: Robot Will Protect You

    Download includes additional 44.1kHz 16Bit version for Unreal Engine.
    RECORDED WITH: PCM D100, NTG3
    CREATED WITH: Pro Tools, Live, Reaktor, Modular

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Cinemassive

'Cinemassive' by SoundFxWizard is a library of 110 cinematic presets for NI Massive. All presets are meticulously crafted to provide a new sonic weapon for modern hybrid trailer music composers, cinematic composers, film music and sound designers.
 
  • Audio plugins & tools Cinemassive Play Track 110 sounds included, NA mins total $34.99

    CINEMASSIVE is a library of 110 cinematic presets for Ni Massive.

    All presets are meticulosly crafted to provide a new sonic weapon for modern hybrid trailer music composers, cinematic composers, film music and sound designers .

    Please note: Requires Native Instruments Massive – not included, but can be purchased separately here.

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Opel Blitz 3600 1939

'Opel Blitz 3600 1939' by Pole Position Production includes 567 sound clips in over 32 GB of audio of a 1939 6-cylinder truck. This bundle has 19 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior perspectives with sounds of driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds, as well as sounds of the engine, exhaust, and flatbed. It also features recordings of approaches, departures, passes, steady RPMs, gearshifts, ramps, horns, and more.
 
  • Trucks, Buses & Vans Opel Blitz 3600 1939 Play Track 567 sounds included $249

    The German Opel Blitz 3600 3.5 tonne medium truck sound fx collection includes 567 sound clips in 32.86 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 1939 3.6 litre petrol engine with straight 6 cylinders.

    The sound bundle gathers 19 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior perspectives. The 13 onboard perspectives depict driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds from the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), engine, exhaust, and flatbed. A mix of each perspective is provided with steady RPMs, gearshifts, ramps, and more. The 11 exterior perspectives include approaches, departures, passes, and idles from 6 locations, as well as doppler horn passes. Also included are a variety of performed effects of doors, hood, tailgate, and more.

    The collection is complete with three types of impulse responses, Pro Tools and Reaper mix sessions, and 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS spotlight comments.

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WW Audio SFX Sampler Pack, Vol 2 - Crowds & Ambiences

'WW Audio SFX Sampler Pack, Vol 2 - Crowds & Ambiences' by WW Audio is the second in the sampler series and contains 70 professional random, sometimes eclectic sounds from around the world. It has calls for prayer in Marrakech, fireworks on a Spanish beach, ambiences from Jerusalem, sounds of go karts, ambiences from The Cheesecake Factory in Las Vegas, and more.
 
  • City Life WW Audio SFX Sampler Pack, Vol 2 – Crowds & Ambiences Play Track 70 sounds included, 239 mins total $38 $28.50

    The second in a series of WW Audio SFX Sample Packs. This is Volume 2 – Crowds & Ambiences and contains 70 high quality, professional random, sometimes eclectic sound effects for your theatre or film projects.

    Recordings include;
    Marrakech skyline – calling for prayers, fireworks let off on a Spanish beach, the Church of the Nativity Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem – the holy crucifixion site, Benidorm Old Town, Go Karting, The Cheesecake Factory – Las Vegas, The Ramblas – Barcelona, Dam Square – Amsterdam, Italian harbour, Leadenhall Market – London, Munich beer hall, London Aquatic Centre, The Old Town Square – Prague, British National Museum, Mersey ferry ambience, Ducks on a canal and much more.

    ​All files include Soundminer, ID3v2.3.0 and Riff Info metadata embedded into the files to make for easy searching in your database of choice.

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SKP m/42 ACP 1942

'SKP m/42 ACP 1942' by Pole Position Production has 684 clips featuring sounds of a 1942 Swedish armoured personnel carrier and its Scania-Vabis 4-cylinder, 115 horsepower engine. The sound library includes 14 combined onboard and exterior perspectives of the interior, exhaust, and engine while traveling at various speeds, as well as pass-bys, starts, stops, departures, Foley, and more.
 
  • Military SKP m/42 APC 1942 Play Track 684 sounds included $249

    The Terrängbil SKP m/42D APC sound fx collection includes 684 clips in 20.18 gigabytes of audio. It features the sound of a 1942 Swedish armoured personnel carrier and its Scania-Vabis 4-cylinder petrol, 115 horsepower engine at 2300 RPM performing in 42 synchronized takes.

    The sound library includes 14 combined onboard and exterior perspectives in 23 channels. The 9 onboard perspectives feature microphones mounted in the interior, at the exhaust, and in the engine recording the vehicle travelling at slow, medium, and fast speeds with ramps and steady RPMs. The exterior microphones capture passes by, starts, stops, departures, and arrivals, captured in a rainy environment. There is also an extensive amount of performed fx such as hatches, doors, moving inside, shell drops and instruments.

    The package also includes Pro Tools and Reaper pre-arranged mixing sessions, Altiverb and starter pistol impulse responses, and almost 20 fields of professional metadata.

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Surround At the Club 1 5.1+Stereo

'Surround At the Club 1 5.1+Stereo' by 2496 Sound Effects features 108 5.1 Surround crowd effects with a large selection of audience laughing and cheering. These were recorded at two premiere comedy club locations in Los Angeles with discrete Quad microphones from center of the crowd to create the widest possible sound.
 
  • Human Surround At the Club 1 5.1+Stereo Play Track 108 sounds included, 18 minutes mins total $79

    Surround At the Club features 108 HD 24bit/48khz 5.1 Surround Sound Crowd Effects with a large selection of Audience laughing and cheering – recorded in 2 premiere comedy club locations in Los Angeles. Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embedded .WAV format). Recording locations are all from center of the crowd to create the widest possible sound. A stereo version of each cue is also included, as well as embedded metadata. All new, original recordings.

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Telephones Vol. 1

'Telephones Vol. 1' by Debsound includes over 300 sounds of phones from the '80s and '90s, including 2 rotary dial phones and 7 push-button phones. Each sound is on a separate track, making this library easy to drag and drop on your timeline.
 
  • Foley Telephones Vol. 1 Play Track 310 sounds included, 08 mins total $49.90

    Do you remember the phones from the 80’s and 90’s? Here they are – this collection includes 2 rotary dial-up and 7 push-button phones with associated sounds.

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Rally Cars Vol.4

'Rally Cars Vol.4' by Debsound includes 123 sounds recorded at rally service areas and the race track. You'll get sounds of pass-bys, idles, revving, and many other car engine sounds on tracks lasting from 3 second to over 2 minutes.
 
  • Cars Rally Cars Vol.4 Play Track 123 sounds included, 25 mins total $49.90

    This library includes 123 sounds, recorded at rally service areas and the race track. Pass bys, idles, revvings and other car engine sounds.

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FSO Polonez 1500 Police Car 1984

'FSO Polonez 1500 Police Car 1984' by Pole Position Production features 649 clips of this '80s Polish government vehicle. It includes 30 tandem takes from onboard and exterior perspectives with sounds of the car driving at various speeds, recordings of the engine and exhaust, Foley of the doors, horns, sirens and brakes, and more. Also included are ready-to-use designed mixes of the interior, engine, and exhaust perspectives.
 
  • Cars FSO Polonez 1500 Police Car 1984 Play Track 649 sounds included $249

    The Polonez 1500 police car sound fx library features 649 clips in 28.01 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 1984 Polish FSO car with an inline 4, four-stroke engine running at 75 horsepower.

    The collection includes 30 tandem takes from onboard and exterior perspectives, as well as 4 stereo mixes of the engine, interior, onboard, and siren tracks. Ten exterior perspectives document driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds while departing, passing, arriving, and starting and stopping. The 11 onboard perspectives feature ramps, gearshifts, and steady RPM driving from the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), engine, onboard, and exhaust. Also included are ready-to-use designed mixes of the interior, engine, and exhaust perspectives as well as performed effects of doors, horns, sirens, brake pedals, and more.

    The package includes full Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata, Pro Tools and Reaper mix sessions, and impulse responses of the interior.

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Supermarine Spitfire MK IX 1943

'Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ix 1943' by Pole Position Production includes 280 clips of this 1943 British WWII aircraft and its 1,720 horsepower Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 V12 engine. You will hear 20 takes of static and flying takes, plus 6 onboard perspectives mounted in the cockpit, engine, and exhaust while flying at different speeds, taking off, landing, and taxing. Also included is a suite of performed effects of rudder and flap movement.
 
  • The Spitfire sound collection includes 280 clips in 12.92 gigabytes of audio. The sound library features the 1943 British Supermarine World War II Mk IX PV202 H5R model aircraft and its 1,720 horsepower Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 V12 engine with a Bendix-Stromberg injection carburetor and a Dowty Rotol propeller.

    The field recordings collect 20 takes of static and flying takes. Six onboard perspectives mounted in the cockpit, engine, and exhaust depict flying at fast and slow speeds, taking off, landing, and taxing. The seven exterior perspectives showcase the plane at three positions and a variety of distances passing by, taxiing, and lifting off and setting down. Also included are static idles, blips, and a suite of performed effects of rudder and flap movement, and more.

    Includes 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.

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  • Ice Frozen Play Track 809 sounds included $45 $23

    Frozen is a collection of ice impacts, scrapes, debris, slides and more taken during a miserably cold winter in the arctic tundra of Massachusetts. These recordings were meticulously recorded, edited, named, renamed, edited again, re recorded, then re-renamed (you get the point) to give you the best quality ice library you can get.

    The library roughly is broken into two sections, raw and processed. Raw is designed for sound designers to go wild with: stretch, distort, compress, and more to your hearts content. The processed section is for designers and content creators on the go. If you’re on a tight deadline, pulling some sounds that are already going to get you close to where you need to be is imperative. These processed versions play very nicely even when not designing ice.

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  • 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.

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  • Weapons Black Powder Weapons Play Track 51 sounds included $25

    The EFX BLACK POWDER Weapons pack is a collection of 19th Century pistol, revolver and rifle weapon sounds.

    The collection includes recordings of 1777 AN IX & Lepage pistols, REMINGTON 1858 & RUGER OLD ARMY revolver, 1777 AN IX, 1822 TBIS, GIBBS, LEE ENFELD, PARKER HALE rifles – as well as a number of salvos from black powder rifles.

    Travel back in time and recreate classic gunfights and shootouts with this collection of vintage weapon sounds.

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Vintage Anime SFX Play Track 350+ sounds included $69

    The Vintage Anime Sound Effects Library brings all of the excitement of your favorite Japanese animated series to your fingertips. Inspired by classic cartoons from the 80's and 90's, these recognizable and versatile sounds will instantly enhance any FX collection. Vintage synths were used to create the auras, beams, mecha blasters, atmospheres, magic spells, guns, sonic blasts and explosives that makeup this pack of over 350+ custom 24bit/96khz .WAV files. Perfect for film, video games, podcasts and any project that could benefit from a power up!

    Both designed sounds and source recordings:

    • Classic anime sfx from the 80’s and 90’s

    • Auras, mecha, beams, blasters, spells, explosives and more! 350+ sounds!

    • Tons of source material for experimentation

    • Expert crafted metadata

    • Vintage Anime PDF

  • Foley Just Chains Play Track 973 sounds included $35

    As you've probably guessed from the title, this SFX library is all about metal chain sound effects. Various sizes of chains were pulled, dropped, shaken, rattled, whipped, hung, dangled and jingled.

    These sounds could come in handy for a wide range of purposes like morning star swings / whips, coin ringing, chain metal armor movements, hoists, addons for footstep movements and many more.

    So if you're after any kind of metal chain sounds, this SFX library is one to get!

  • Environments Basketball Game Pro Play Track 59 sounds included $9.90

    Basketball Game Pro is a sound effects library thematically centered around a basketball game.

    The collection includes several versions of game air horns, crowd applause, attack, defense, fault, score and lost opportunities ambiences, referee whistles, crowd boos & yells and a short warm up game ambience.

    The library contains only the interjections, purposely avoiding a specific language identity, making it more flexible and suitable for universal use.

    All sounds have of course been recorded at a real basketball match.

 
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  • Destruction & Impact Medieval Battle Play Track 100 sounds included $26

    Medieval Battle contains a wide variety of sounds taken straight from the battlefield. Unleash the full force of your army with effects from a diverse range of medieval weaponry, crowds, horses and battle charges. There are also battle cries, screams and shouts to make the audience feel like they are right there on the frontlines. To bring you the most organic and natural battle sounds, we recorded actors performing in a quiet exterior location. All sounds were recorded in 24Bit 96kHz, allowing for further sonic manipulation.

    If you think your sound collection is in need of some reinforcements then this is the library for you! Medieval Battle is ideal for use in Film, TV and Game projects, and will make a perfect addition to your sound design arsenal.

    Here are the included folders:

    Crowds: Crowd rushes and static battle cries in a natural exterior location make these effects perfect for building the bed of a huge Medieval warzone.

    Female Voices: 4 individual female actors perform multiple vocalisations including screams, grunts and efforts.

    Sword & Shield Hits: A variety of sword and shield hits performed by weapons and combat experts.

    Male Voices: 4 individual male actors perform multiple vocalisations including screams, grunts and efforts.

     

  • Cars Vehicles Pass-by Play Track 90 sounds included, 23 mins total $15

    Cars, trucks, motorcycles at different speeds on a rural road in the middle of nowhere during summer.
    From left, from right, from both sides, single vehicle or several at the same time.

    Recorded simultaneously with an ORTF and a AB microphone stereo pairs.

    Gear used:
    Sound Devices 788T
    MKH8020 stereo pair
    MKH8040 stereo pair
  • Destruction & Impact Rocks & Debris Play Track 160 sounds included $40 $30

    Crisp, clean, crunchy and closely mic’d impacts with various types of pebble and dust debris.

    I recorded all these sounds with my brothers during a trip home to Ireland.
    Close to our home (out in the middle of nowhere), there is a little quarry with a lot of sand, dust, stones, rocks and some grass. There was also a broken plough there that gave some nice stone on metal impact sounds.

    Equipment:
    2 Line Audio OM1s
    2 Line Audio CM3s
    Røde NTG3
    Tascam DR100

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  • Motorcycles BSA M20 1940 Motorcycle Play Track 322 sounds included $249

    Recording of a BSA M20 WW2 motorcycle with a 1 cylinder 500cm3 engine with 4 gears.

    The BSA M20 WW2 motorcycle sound collection features 322 sounds in 12.02 gigabytes of audio. It showcases a British 1940 Birmingham Small Arms Company military bike and the sound of its 1 cylinder 500cm3 engine with 4 gears.

    The sound bundle offers 20 synchronized recordings of onboard, exterior, and performed sound fx. The 7 onboard perspectives record sounds from the engine, exhaust, and onboard locations such as the seat and frame, all of which are also mixed into three pre-rendered tracks with driving at steady RPM, ramps, and gearshifts. The 9 exterior perspectives include turning on and off, departing, arriving, and passing from multiple perspectives and distances from slow to fast speeds. These are paired with performed Foley of handlebar clutch and brake, kickstarting, and more.

    The package includes Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, as well as full metadata embedded in every clip.

  • Destruction & Impact Sci-Fi Guns Sounds Play Track 146 sounds included $20 $14.99

    Sci-fi Guns Sounds

    146 modern guns sound effects divided into more than 15 different types of guns:

    – Electric Revolver
    – Cannon Gun
    – Blaster Rifle
    – Low Gun
    – Alien Guns
    – Automatic Gun
    – Old Shotgun and Old Cannon Shots
    – Explosive Gun
    – Grenades
    – Compressed Air Gun
    – And many more… Check the Tracklist PDF to see the full list of sounds included in the pack

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    More about the pack:

    – Apart from shot sounds, there are reloading & handling sounds

    – There’s also the ”Stab” sound and the ”Hit Marker” sound.

    – There are single-shot sounds but also loops (Rotary cannon)

    – These SFX are suitable for Sci-Fi games but also for warfare, modern warfare ones.

    – Intuitive file naming

    – All you’ll ever need regarding Sci-Fi Gun Sounds

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    All files are in:

    WAV – Stereo  44.1 Khz, 16bit
    OGG – Stereo  44.1 Khz, 16bit

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