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.
 
  • 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 $75

    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 $40

    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.
 
  • 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.
 
  • 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.
 
  • 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.
 
  • 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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  • 20 libraries of production elements and soundscapes suited to all forms of broadcast media. From glitched-out future computers to dark, ominous atmospheres, these libraries feature organic elements, analogue source material and extreme digital processing for a blend of the familiar and the experimental side of sound design.

    Think Dystopian environments, unexplored Science Fiction spaces, unsettling horror ambiences, signals gone awry, abstract textures and harsh walls of noise.

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  • Metallitronic is sound designer Nathan Moody’s latest collection of intense textures, a library of nearly three hours’ worth of metallic membranes and objects excited by electronic signals.

    Metallitronic was created using advanced synthesis techniques played back through various transducers into cymbals, gongs, bowls, steel plates, prefab metal buildings, and other resonant metallic objects, close-miked in stereo with extended-frequency-range microphones. This collection radically expands a sound designer’s palette of stressed-metal sounds, horror and tension elements, crystalline creaks and groans, unsettling background atmospheres, rattling vehicular interiors, creature sound sweeteners, the sound of massive machinery, earth-shaking rumbles, and stochastic, complex rhythms.

    Some textures let the complex synthesizer textures shine through – intense on their own, even if they weren’t amplified through metal – but the primary focus is on metallic drones, hits, pings, stresses, groans, wails, resonances, rattles, and unique timbres that can be layered into almost any project. The scale of the sounds ranges from detailed to overwhelmingly massive. The sounds invite aggressive filtering and extreme pitch shifting.

    Every sound is recorded in stereo at 24 bits, 192 kHz, and many sounds have ultrasonic frequencies. This library includes nearly three hours of recordings, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.

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  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

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  • 20 libraries of production elements and soundscapes suited to all forms of broadcast media. From glitched-out future computers to dark, ominous atmospheres, these libraries feature organic elements, analogue source material and extreme digital processing for a blend of the familiar and the experimental side of sound design.

    Think Dystopian environments, unexplored Science Fiction spaces, unsettling horror ambiences, signals gone awry, abstract textures and harsh walls of noise.

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  • Metallitronic is sound designer Nathan Moody’s latest collection of intense textures, a library of nearly three hours’ worth of metallic membranes and objects excited by electronic signals.

    Metallitronic was created using advanced synthesis techniques played back through various transducers into cymbals, gongs, bowls, steel plates, prefab metal buildings, and other resonant metallic objects, close-miked in stereo with extended-frequency-range microphones. This collection radically expands a sound designer’s palette of stressed-metal sounds, horror and tension elements, crystalline creaks and groans, unsettling background atmospheres, rattling vehicular interiors, creature sound sweeteners, the sound of massive machinery, earth-shaking rumbles, and stochastic, complex rhythms.

    Some textures let the complex synthesizer textures shine through – intense on their own, even if they weren’t amplified through metal – but the primary focus is on metallic drones, hits, pings, stresses, groans, wails, resonances, rattles, and unique timbres that can be layered into almost any project. The scale of the sounds ranges from detailed to overwhelmingly massive. The sounds invite aggressive filtering and extreme pitch shifting.

    Every sound is recorded in stereo at 24 bits, 192 kHz, and many sounds have ultrasonic frequencies. This library includes nearly three hours of recordings, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.

  • Destruction & Impact Just Gore Play Track 820 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $40

    Welcome to the Bloodfeast. Welcome to 496 files containing over 820 goregeous bone breaking, blood soaking and flesh slicing Splatter SoundFX.

    This huge hardgoreconstruction kit contains all the sounds of gore you need for your horror-, action-, thriller-, slasher-, monster-, martial-arts-, zombie- or fantasy-, movie or video-game.

    …and, there is a chainsaw too, of course.

     

 
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  • Environments Historical Houses & Barns Play Track 5000 sounds included, 604 mins total $170 $150

    This is a collection of location foley sounds (anything we could find that makes sound) recorded over 3-year period in authentic historical houses and barns.

    This includes 1700s peasant village houses, 1700s manor, 1850s farm, 1900s manor and 1930s cottage. These are recorded for film projects so they have the right cinematic feel, dynamic and variation.

    The houses were full of period props, so the recordings are rich and have lots of details that take you to the right time and feel.

    The library weighs in at more than 20 GB total, and features 5000+ sounds & 10 hours of recordings in 347 files.

    Highlights:

    • Many are long takes (8+ minutes) with lots of performance variations
    • The stereo recordings have often one channel as close-up mic and other as distant / room mic.
    • All recordings are 96khz 24bit with metadata.
    • We used the best sounding equipment – sound devices recorders (744, 702, mixpre), Sennheiser mkh 8040,  mkh416 and DPA 4006a microphones.
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  • Metallitronic is sound designer Nathan Moody’s latest collection of intense textures, a library of nearly three hours’ worth of metallic membranes and objects excited by electronic signals.

    Metallitronic was created using advanced synthesis techniques played back through various transducers into cymbals, gongs, bowls, steel plates, prefab metal buildings, and other resonant metallic objects, close-miked in stereo with extended-frequency-range microphones. This collection radically expands a sound designer’s palette of stressed-metal sounds, horror and tension elements, crystalline creaks and groans, unsettling background atmospheres, rattling vehicular interiors, creature sound sweeteners, the sound of massive machinery, earth-shaking rumbles, and stochastic, complex rhythms.

    Some textures let the complex synthesizer textures shine through – intense on their own, even if they weren’t amplified through metal – but the primary focus is on metallic drones, hits, pings, stresses, groans, wails, resonances, rattles, and unique timbres that can be layered into almost any project. The scale of the sounds ranges from detailed to overwhelmingly massive. The sounds invite aggressive filtering and extreme pitch shifting.

    Every sound is recorded in stereo at 24 bits, 192 kHz, and many sounds have ultrasonic frequencies. This library includes nearly three hours of recordings, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.

  • Environments Baltic Forest Play Track 53 sounds included, 233 mins total $39 $23.40

    Baltic Forest is a collection of ambient recordings captured over one year in a private forest in Northern Lithuania. 53 carefully recorded exterior ambiences made during summer, autumn, winter and spring. From the bright sound of native birds in spring and summer, to the freezing cold (-20 Celsius) snow storms and tree movements of autumn and winter – sometimes recording in knee-deep snow.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data.

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  • Destruction & Impact The Vault Play Track 12743 sounds included, 1249 mins total $599.99

    The whole 9 yards.

    Comprised of five heavy hitting libraries, this bundle includes GEARBOXSORCERYHEROBROKEN, and MELEE. Save by bundling all FIVE in a single library.

    GEARBOX:

    Boutique analog mechanical contraptions, steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines big and small.


    SORCERY

    Spells, deflects, casts, blocks, beams, and more. Unrivaled wizardry at your fingertips.


    BROKEN:

    Car crashes, explosions, crumbling buildings, earthquakes, ripping earth and metal, to debris, and more.


    HERO:

    HERO – Sword fights, stabbing, guillotines, impaling, battle cries, shields, drawbridges, armor, foley and more.


    MELEE:

    Punches, kicks, blocks, bodyfalls, grabs, slaps, bone breaks, blood splatters, and more.


  • Mechanical Gearbox Play Track 3551 sounds included, 279 mins total $149.99

    We've ventured to obscure boutiques, prop houses and vintage shops to capture mechanical contraptions from around the world. Ranging from bizarre creations, to steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines, GEARBOX clocks in at over 10 GB of high definition, precision mastered sounds spanning across 2987 construction kit sounds and 584 designed sounds.

    GEARBOX equips Sound Designers with a literal toolbox of mechanical gadgetry. Ranging from tiny to huge, GEARBOX's machines and gizmos provide coverage for interacts, mechanism, machine or device in your scene or game.

    INTRODUCING BUILDING BLOCKS

    In addition to CONSTRUCTION KIT and DESIGNED SOUND content, GEARBOX features BUILDING BLOCKS. This category of sound consists of designed phrases and oneshots utilized for our designed machinery, empowering Sound Designers with maximum flexibility when trying to get that particular phrase from an existing DESIGNED SOUND. GEARBOX features over 468 BUILDING BLOCKS ranging from levers, hits, grinds, snaps, and more.

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