9 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have a great selection of interesting new sound libraries. We have ambient recordings of subtle distant traffic, small towns and farms, and interior locations in South Africa. We also have lots of sounds for your games and interactive projects with clothing Foley, recordings of a large 12-passenger van, energy explosions and whooshes, cinematic impacts and hits, clean UI effects, and even a collection of elevator sounds. Happy listening!
Traffic Hush
 
  • City Life Traffic Hush Play Track 20+ sounds included, 70 mins total $30

    Traffic Hush by Badlands Sound offers twenty unique ambience three and a half minute files each of distant traffic hush! This library is perfect for sound editors creating high-quality distant ambiences quickly and easily with several options including very sparse quiet traffic with a few cars driving by to large bustling city roads with semi trucks.

    This sound library was recorded in 96 kHz / 24 bit using Sound Devices 702t with a pair of Line Audio CM3's in ORTF microphone configuration.

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'Traffic Hush' by Badlands Sound has 20 ambiences with smooth, faraway recordings of - you guessed it - traffic. These bustling sounds capture both passbys and ambiences from various scenarios - cars howling across a bridge, large semi-trucks barreling in the distance, single cars creating sparse passbys, etc. All together you get over an hour of subtle traffic noise that's perfect for night-time traffic, inner-city padding, or even real-world textures for synth drones. If you need a little rumble and distant whoosh, this one has what you're looking for.
 
Clothing Foley HD
 
  • Foley Clothing Foley HD Play Track 429 sounds included, 29 mins total $35

    Clothing Foley HD is a collection of four different outfits performing walking Foley at various speeds without shoes. Also included are various body pats, buttons, zippers, and cloth sounds like shifting, reaching, rubbing, and pocket sounds.

    Clothing Foley HD highlights:OUTFITS:
    Jeans + T-shirt
    Khakis + Button Down Shirt
    Suit + Tie (suit pants, suit coat, button down shirt, necktie)
    Snow Pants + Winter Coat

    SOUNDS INCLUDED:
    Walking Foley – without shoe sounds, various speeds for each outfit
    Material Sounds – reaching, shifting, rubbing
    Pockets – hands going in and out, rustling around, inserting and removing cell phone
    Body Pats – various strengths on each material, on belly, legs, back, arms
    Zippers – jeans, khakis, suit pants, winter coat
    Buttons – suit coat, winter coat, button down shirt
    Tie Sounds – tying, untying, adjusting

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'Clothing Foley HD' by Soundopolis gets you the body sounds that will connect your character movements to their congruous footsteps. With nearly 430 sounds, you'll get performances of reaching, patting, zipping, tying, buttoning, and more to bring a corporeal realism to your scenes and interactive characters. You'll also get the sounds of walking in various clothing like jeans, khakis, suit pants, and snow pants captured with an XY microphone that faces both the upper and lower body. Whether you need Foley fast or you want to prototype your middleware events, this library will get you on your way!
 
GMC Savana 2010
 
  • Trucks, Buses & Vans GMC Savana 2010 Play Track 188+ sounds included, 120 mins total $159

    The GMC Savana (identical to a Chevrolet Express) is one of the most popular vans in North America. It has a 6.0L, small block V8, 361 hp engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This library features a full range of speeds and performances, recorded from interior, onboard (engine/tailpipe) and exterior perspectives of a 2010 model. Also included is a full compliment of doors (front, side, rear and hood), chimes, switches, power windows, gearshift and the horn.

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'GMC Savana 2010' by Big Room Sound Inc. has sounds of this popular 12-passenger van. This library captures the vehicle from interior, onboard, and exterior perspectives as it drives around, takes fast corners, and completes 3-point turns. You'll also get a collection of component sounds from the horn, doors, switches, windows, gears, and more! For over 2 hours of large van effects with a powerful V8 engine, check this one out.
 
Pure Energy
 
  • Electricity Pure Energy Play Track 35 sounds included $25

    A collection of sounds designed as a foundation for creating special abilities and character movesets. Each effect has 6 variations per audio file.

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'Pure Energy' by Breakup Audio has sounds that are great for special abilities, character movements, and any time you need an electric feel. In this library, you will receive over 200 energy sounds for your impacts, explosions, lasers, and whooshes, giving you lots of plasmic movements and clean booms. Each file has 6 variations, too, so you'll have lots of variants for your interactive elements. If you need a focused pack of sounds for your futuristic weapons, magical spells, and small sci-fi vehicles, give this one a listen.
 
Town & Country
 
  • Environments Town & Country Play Track 205+ sounds included $119

    TOWN & COUNTRY provides a wide range of professional sounds for creating perfectly convincing and realistic town and country ambiences in high-end quality. In addition to a broad and solid foundation of town and country lifestyle, we focused on credible ambiences that are full of detail and at the same time leave enough room to place further sound design in the foreground.

    MAJOR STRENGTH: FLEXIBILITY!
    The main part of this library consists of extensive – mostly loopable – background ambiences with varying daytimes and locations of town & country sceneries. More detailed and easily accessible sounds of e.g. camp fire, farm animals or an extraordinarily impressive file with flies on a roadkill are another strong addition to your SFX pool.

    More than 200 files of vivid town and country days and nights give you all the flexibility you need to bridge the gap between a very rural country life with animals and man-made town sounds. TOWN & COUNTRY has all necessary components to design organic and grounded acoustic backdrops while keeping a naturalistic feel and human touch.

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'Town & Country' by BOOM Library takes you to the heart of charming, rural towns and peaceful farmlands. You will hear over 200 detailed, immersive, and often looping soundscapes from fields, campfires, pig pens, cemeteries, parks, and more, during all parts of the day. Plus, you get unique scenarios like buzzing flies from road kill, grave ornaments in the wind, a trickling well pump - as well as the detailed metadata to lead you there. For ambiences you will find yourself using over and over again, you can't go wrong with BOOM!
 
Disturb – Impacts & Hits
 
  • Disturb sound library features 170 cutting edge cinematic impact sound effects perfect for music production, movies, tv, advertisement campaigns (trailers, teasers, promos) and more!

    Whether you need those massive cinematic bassy hits or you’re looking for a dark, creepy and intense metallic impacts and slams, this sound library has you covered. With this collection of designed impacts at your disposal you’ll have a powerful, hard-hitting sound arsenal ready to become a part of your next track, game or cinematic project!

    Disturb sound library contains 496MB of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow and separated into three categories: 1. Cinematic Signature Impacts 2. Dark Horror Impacts 3. Metallic Tension Impacts

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'Disturb – Impacts & Hits' by Sound Response has 170 hard-hitting cinematic impacts for your blockbuster trailers, sci-fi weapons, and more! These sounds come from a range of textures including metallic slams, bassy hits, gritty impacts, eerie tension, and all sorts of gritty, glitchy, and stuttering effects. Plus, these high-quality sounds have room to be manipulated to how you need them to be. For instant power for your epic stories, check this one out.
 
Activation
 
  • The ACTIVATION Sound Library features more than 1,100 sounds. The futuristic and electronic sound effects are especially useful when it comes to creating user interfaces (UIs), head-up displays (HUDs), games and video animations.

    The ACTIVATION Sound Library offers 12 categories, granting easy access to a variety of sounds — alerts, beeps, bells, buttons, clicks, counter sounds and many more.

    The sounds provided by the ACTIVATION Sound Library have been carefully produced, selected, edited and tested.

    The ACTIVATION Sound Library offers a great variety. The sounds are based on analog and digital synthesizers, guitar effects units, professional software as well as a modular synthesizer rack.

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'Activation' by CB_Sounddesign get you over 1,100 futuristic user interface sounds for your video game heads-up displays and animations. With sounds of alerts, beeps, bells, buttons, clicks, data processing, and more, you'll get a wide selection of shiny analog and synthesized notification sounds for your clean, modern interface. Plus, each sound comes in several variations, so you can inform your audience in subtle ways or at least give them a pleasant amount of randomization. For games and apps alike, this library will get your sonic interaction design on its way.
 
South African Ambiences Interior
 
  • Environments South African Ambiences Interior Play Track 36+ sounds included, 160 mins total $35

    This library is a myriad of uniquely South African interior ambiences.
    Get true interior ambience sounds of South Africa in this authentic collection. The South African Interior ambiences sound effects library features recordings from places in and around Cape Town, hospital, airport, restaurant, various shopping centres, boxing gym, hotel lobby, residential interiors and many more.

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'South African Ambiences Interior' by TheWorkRoom Audio Post is the companion to their 'Exterior' ambiences from the perpetually temperate Cape Town. With sounds of PA announcements in a train station, voices in a busy shopping center, athletes warming up in a boxing gym, crying babies in the pediatric ward, loud indoor construction, and much more, you will get a wide range of scenarios that are perfect for your scenes. Recordings last from 1 minute to over 15 minutes with multiple takes from most areas, too. For over 160 minutes of ambiences with the distinct accents of South Africa, check this one out.
 
Elevators (S)
 
  • Industrial Elevators Play Track 42+ sounds included $30

    An library of elevators! From your standard elevator to EWP, platform elevator, large industrial lifts, one of the largest elevators in Europe and an old elevator from the early 1900s. Hear them pass by, listen to room tones, button presses, door movements and more! Everything recorded in Stereo, 96 kHz 24 Bits with Neumann KM184, DPA 4017 and Sennheiser MKH50 on a Sound Devices 633. Total 46 files in 625 Mb.

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'Elevators (S)' by Sonner Sound focuses on this convenient mode of transportation with sounds of standard elevators, platform elevators, and industrial lifts. You will get 46 sounds of button presses, door movements, and of course lots of humming room tones from going up and down. You'll also get sounds from an elevator built in the early 1900s and from one of the largest elevators in Europe! If you need a focused yet wide-ranging collection of elevator sounds, look no further.
   

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  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20 $12

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

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  • The Gun Shell sound effects library features a comprehensive collection of sounds made with empty gun shell casings. Including 12 different shell types, 7 surfaces, and a huge amount of takes (3600+ files in total), this library is more than just a collection of falling shell sounds. It includes shells colliding with each other, rolling, bouncing, being picked up, and more.

    These expressive little sounds can add the essential detail in your project, or you can use them creatively to craft totally new sound effects layers for weapons or item/coin pick up. Ammo box handling foley and bullet belt link sounds are also included.

    Included calibers / shell types: 

    7.62×39mm • 7.62×54mmR • 9mm • .22LR • .30-06 • .38 SPL • .44 MAG • .45 ACP • .223 REM • .308 WIN • 12-gauge Shotgun Paper Shell • 12-gauge Shotgun Plastic Shell


    Included surfaces: 

    Concrete floor • Wooden floor • Carpet floor • Rumbling metal • Hard metal • Gravel • Dirt

    Recorded in a quiet studio environment in 96 kHz / 24 bit, these well-edited and meta-tagged sound clips make it easy to add the perfect gun shell sounds in your projects. In addition to a massive amount of variations of shells falling on different surfaces, the sounds are useful for sweetening bullet impacts, creating collect/pick up sound assets, and pitch-shifting them to create totally new sci-fi weapons.

    An informative PDF spec sheet is included with a lot of details about the shells. There you can easily find example firearms using the specific cartridge to accurately match the correct shell sounds with the guns in your projects.

    Two variations included:

    The library comes in two versions: One with multiple takes in a single audio clip, the other has a new audio clip for each shell drop. Both versions are included with this library.

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  • Need real snake sounds? This compact, hand-picked pack delivers recordings of actual snakes hissing, inhaling and exhaling, shaking, rattling – and striking. Features snakes such as Boa, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Mexican Rattler, African Puff Adder, and Gopher Snake.

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Latest sound effects libraries:
 
  • Fire Medieval Play Track 605 sounds included $59

    The Dark Ages are calling! With this curated package full of high-quality sound effects everything in your medieval world is brought to life. From objects like doors, chests and fire over foley sounds like steps, chains and gore to weapons such as the crossbow, sword, hammer and axe. This compilation provides a solid foundation of „ready to use“ sound effects to give your project an authentic medieval feeling.

     

    The Library includes:
    Horse, Textile, Impact, Whoosh, Armor, Chain, Gore, Step, Chest, Door, Drawbridge, Fire, Gate, Mechanical, Flag, Portcullis, Carriage, Axe, Blade, Bow, Catapult, Crossbow, Hammer, Knife, Quarterstaff, Sickle, Sword

  • Vehicles Classic Vehicles Play Track 40+ sounds included $20 $15

    Classic vehicles is a jam packed high-quality classic vehicle sound library filled with fantastic engine starts, engine revs, engine idles, door opening/closing, kick starts and much much more! Recorded at 24 bit/192 kHz you'll be able to pitch/bend these sounds to your hearts desire to create some truly monstrous sounds! The vehicles in this library are: a custom 1930 Ford Model A with a V8 flathead engine & a 1967 Triumph Bonneville. Let this pack be a small but powerful addition to your sound FX library.

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  • Designed in Imperial Russia, spread around the world, this is the rifle of Zaitsev and millions of other Soviets and non-Soviets alike, sounding off through the bloodier moments of the 20th century, and sometimes this century too.

    Shooting was recorded at the outdoor range, with additional handling foley taken at the studio. The all-angle library includes the recording of distant shots on Sennheiser Ambeo, and on Neumann U87s in quadro formation. Our mic-ing and capturing process has been intricate enough to give you all the sound versatility you'll need for use in a fully dynamic project, and also for the ability for these sounds to pass for not just authentic Mosin fire, but also for a generic bolt-action internal magazine-fed 'old rifle' sound.

    Also included are several pre-designed mixed sounds for quick-use without additional mixing needed. Our comprehensive library of this WW1, WW2, and freedom fighting classic weapon stands ready to fire!

  • Fabric Party Pack Play Track 210 - 2000 sounds included From: $15 From: $13.50

    An extensive collection of party-related sounds, “Party Pack” brings you 96kHz/24-bit stereo recordings of balloons, party horns, matches, sparklers, party poppers, confetti, various toys and more!

    The library is available as 4 individual packs of related sounds (Balloons, Fire, Horns and Toys). So if you are only after balloon sounds, then you can grab only the balloon sounds! Of course, all 4 packs can be picked up together as a heavily discounted bundle!

    Read more about each pack below:

    Note: The sounds in the audio sample have some panning added; the sounds in the library itself are centered.

    Party Pack – BUNDLE (2,000 sounds, 1.98 GB)
    This pack contains all 4 of the individual packs below at a heavily discounted price:

    Party Pack – BALLOONS (649 sounds, 716 MB)
    Party Pack – FIRE (210 sounds, 424 MB)
    Party Pack – HORNS (662 sounds, 573 MB)
    Party Pack – TOYS (479 sounds, 323 MB)

    For a grand total of 2,000 party sounds!

    Party Pack – BALLOONS (649 sounds, 716 MB)
    This pack brings you 649 balloon-related sounds, including the sounds of:

    • Air Pump (Manual)
    • Bouncing (Single and Multi)
    • Deflating (Regular, Squeaking, Farting, and Loose)
    • Friction (Hair, Hands, and other Balloons)
    • Inflating (Mouth and Air Pump)
    • Popping
    • Punching Balloons
    • Stretching
    • Tying (Short, Moderate and Long)

    Party Pack – FIRE (210 sounds, 424 MB)
    This pack brings you 210 fire-related sounds, including the sounds of:

    • Matches
    •• Extinguishing (Blowout, Burnout, Shaking, Water)
    •• Igniting (Close and Distant)
    • Party Poppers
    • Safety Gas Lighter
    • Sparklers (Still, Movement and Water Extinguishing)

    Party Pack – HORNS (662 sounds, 573 MB)
    This pack brings you 662 classic party horn sounds from over 20 different horns, covering numerous durations:

    • Very Short (under 1s)
    • Short (1 – 2s)
    • Moderate (2 – 3s)
    • Long (3 – 5s)
    • Very Long (over 5s)

    Party Pack – TOYS (479 sounds, 323 MB)
    This pack brings you 479 toy-related sounds, including the sounds of:

    • Chattering Teeth
    • Confetti – Plastic (Single and Multi drops, Movement, and Picking Up)
    • Duck Whistle
    • Groan Tubes
    • Hand Clapper
    • Lip Whizzer
    • Oidz Magnet
    • Pig Toy
    • Plastic Whistle
    • Shell Shaker
    • Wooden Train Whistle

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  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20 $12

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

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