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: $140

    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 $49

    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 $20.90

    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.
 
  • 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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  • Destruction & Impact Metamorphosis Play Track 2328 sounds included $190 $165

    Metamorphosis is a huge collection of recorded source, synthesized material and hybrid sounds. The library was created to cover a wide range of themes, with rich textures, aggressive impacts and a large selection of pass bys, bass drops, pyrotechnics and many more types of material.

    All of the Recorded Section was captured at 384KHz with microphones capable of recording up to 200KHz among with more conventional mics. The resulting assets are sounds that can be stretched to new extremes for greater sound design opportunities.
    In many cases I took the liberty to slow down the assets while editing the sounds to deliver what I thought was the most useful version of a given recording though in most cases I have also included other takes at the original 384KHz sample rate to get the best of both worlds.

    All of the Synthesized Content was created in Serum while the Hybrid Section was created by manipulating the Recorded and Synthesized sounds.

    Techniques such as morphing were used to blur the lines in between the nature of the two sources, making for ambiguous yet extremely versatile material that can be employed on both realistic and abstract designs.

    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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  • Animals & Creatures Animal Hyperrealism Vol II Play Track Over 2000 sounds included $170 $140

    Animal Hyperrealism Vol II is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 2000 individual sounds in 283 files.

    The sounds were partly recorded with animals trained for media production, partly recorded in zoos and wildlife centers. The asset list includes but is not limited to: amur leopards, bottlenose dolphins, californian sealions, pacific walruses, red ruffed lemurs, owls, parrots, dwarf little fruit bats, hamsters, guinea pigs and many more.

    The content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K plus a Sennheiser 8050 for center image and a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 for stereo image.
    A special section of the library features samples recorded at 384KHz. For these sounds an additional microphone was employed, specifically the CMPA by Avisoft-Bioacoustics which records up to 200 KHz. This microphone was actually used to record most of the library but the 384KHz format was preserved only where energy was found beyond 96KHz not to occupy unnecessary disk space.
    All files are delivered as stereo bounce of these for mics, though in some instances an additional couple of CO100K was added to the sides.
    The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.

    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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  • Rock / Stone Rocks Momentum Play Track 1100+ sounds included $37 $27

    The Rocks Momentum sound effects library gets you more than 1100 sounds of rocks, bricks, wood logs, stones, impacting on different surfaces, rolling, being scraped one against the other and so on. The library was recorded in the Italian alps, and in Inverness, Scotland. Defective construction materials were used for the recording of bricks, roofing tiles, cement blocks etc.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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  • Sci-Fi Beams Play Track 1139 sounds included $149 $99

    BEAMS is a comprehensive toolkit for beam sound design. Sounds are separated into activation oneshot, activation/deactivation mechanism, and active loop categories. Each category contains subcategories for small, medium, and large beams. You can design anything from the smallest spy-watch laser cutter to a planet destroying column of chaos. As a bonus, you’ll also get a diverse collection of burning ignition sounds as source for beam environmental destruction.

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  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included $25

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

  • Animals & Creatures WINGS Play Track 1444+ sounds included From: $99

    We are extremely proud to present our first library, WINGS – a one-of-a-kind sound library.

    From tiny insects to small birds, from fairies to dragons, WINGS offers a creative palette with a diverse range of sounds to choose from.

    With over 1400 files (more than 4 GB for the 192 kHz version ) we’re confident you will find the perfect sound.

    When purchasing WINGS you get 2 packs, our Design category that includes 180 files and the Source category that offers more than 1200 sounds. Featuring the very best of our foley sessions.

    All single flaps have been careful edited, allowing for unique speed or rate adjustments.

    Pick your preferred version at the introductory prices below:

 
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  • Household Gardening Play Track 57 sounds included, 62 mins total $40

    A collection of gardening related sounds. Most of the sounds, such as digging soil, pruning roses, raking leaves, mowing grass and leaf blowing are recorded in a domestic garden. There are also some larger scale public garden sounds such as wood chipping, a sprinkler and chainsaws and there are also some ambiences of a garden centre store.
    All recorded in England.

  • Crowd Sounds From A British Soccer Match


    Crowd sounds recorded at a smaller London Football Club match. Cheers, groans, chants and quite a lot of swearing.

    [Includes Adult Content]

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  • Beirut, the capital of Lebanon is where East-meets-West. Fast-paced, crowded and congested with traffic, it’s filled with car honks and city noise. Among all the destroyed buildings, you will find its deep and rich history. Beirut has also a more relaxed side, filled with cafes, restaurants and never-ending nightlife. This library features a small glimpse into this multicultural Arabic-speaking city.

  • Beast / Animals Sounds Volume 1

    130 High-Quality animal and beast sounds divided in:

    – Spiders
    – Wolfs
    – Pigs
    – Rats
    – Lions
    – Horses
    – Cows
    – Dogs
    – Bats
    – Bears
    – Snakes
    – Gorillas


    This pack can be complemented with:

    Big Monster Voice


    More about the pack:

    – Variety of animals and actions (attacks, injuries, deaths, aware, etc…)
    – Intuitive file naming
    – Add life into your game with this sounds
    – The sounds inside the pack are easy to add into your game


    [Format]
    All files are in:

    WAV – Stereo  44.1 Khz, 16bit

    OGG – Stereo  44.1 Khz, 16bit


    [Authors]

    Dmitrii Volkov

    Contact: tovarishvolkov@gmail.com

    Audio Alchemist

    Contact: audioalchemiststore@gmail.com

    [Use them again & again]

    Use the sound effects over and over, in any of your projects or productions, forever without any additional fees or royalties. Use the SFX in your game, in your trailer, in a Kickstarter campaign, wherever you need to, as much as you want to.

    [Professional audio services]

    For custom music, sound design, sound engineering or any other game audio services, please send a mail to: audioalchemiststore@gmail.com

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  • Woman power of all ages and styles!

    Here we have 2227 sounds of female vocalizations for fighting, action, pain, basic reactions, emotions, general gibberish speech and many English words. Less extreme than Beastie Girls 192, you’ll get brand new screaming, shouting, talking, gibbering, hoarsing, whispering, laughing, crying, choking, wheezing, yelping, yawning, moaning, groaning, panting, cheering, breathing, coughing and more.

    4 different voice characters including English kid girl, English adult woman, 2 non-native speaking women + 2 more extra subcharacters – Cartoon and Creepy Whisper
    2227 files, start and end without silence gaps for immediate implementation
    192 kHz / 24 bit file resolution with ultrasonics, 1.58GB unpacked
    source files – cleaned, with equalisation contour
    – volume normalized to around -18 lufs

    contact the library creator to order more exclusive vocalizations for your project if needed

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