3 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


In this recap, we have three new libraries for that will get you elements that aren’t easy to find. We have an anxious, talkative German Shepherd, northern ambiences filled with glorious loons, and ominous drones that let you know you’re in a bad place – but don’t be too afraid, check them out!
Wimpy Dog
 
  • Animals & Creatures Wimpy Dog Play Track 38+ sounds included, 7+ mins total $25

    “Wimpy Dog” is a collection of over 35 different recordings of a particularly sad German shepherd. He whines, he calls out, he yelps, he pants and pleads for attention in a truly expressive manner. He’ll be sure to bring some much needed character to any dog you’ve got onscreen or a creature you are designing.

    The takes are generous in length, with plenty of breaths before and after each vocalization simplifying the creation of complex sequences. All of this was recorded outside, with great signal to noise, ie. very little air. No kennel reverb or cage moves and only the occasional birds in the background. That adds up to sounds which will hold up to robust amounts of processing.

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'Wimpy Dog' by Big Room Sound Inc. has 38 recordings of a German Shepherd who anxiously wants something. You'll hear his distinct and memorable whines, yelps, and barks from a close-up perspective - making them perfect for anything from commercials to cartoons to that rom-com scene where the main character can't handle his prospective father-in-law's prize pooch. If you're looking for a solo dog sound library that is free of kennel sounds and reverb, give this one a listen.
 
Northern Rockies 1: Common Loons
 
  • Animals & Creatures Northern Rockies: Common Loons Play Track 26+ sounds included, 83 mins total $39

    • In Northern Rockies: Common Loons, get a collection of the strange and mythical calls of Common Loons. These beautiful birds have haunting calls that sing across the boreal lakes of North America. One of the greatest pleasures I’ve had as a field recordist was hearing their majestic wails echo across still waters. This library includes sounds of a nesting pair captured during a full week of nighttime and dawn recording in Glacier National Park, Montana.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Northern Rockies Series. Field Recording travel for this library was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Nesting pair of Common Loons recorded in Glacier National Park, Montana
    • 22 clips including Loons
    • Close, medium, and distant perspectives
    • Isolated solo nighttime calls
    • Loons mixed with full dawn choruses
    • Included Loon calls: wail, yodel, tremolo, hoots, flapping takeoffs, and tremolo call flybys
    • 4 clips of Quiet Nature recordings from the same location. These recordings have sparse wildlife and are perfect for use as nature roomtones for the Loons included in the library.
    • Ruffed Grouse “Drumming” can be heard in several recordings in this library as distant bass thumps. Read more about how males create this sound by beating their wings while sitting on hollow logs – here.
    • Other included wildlife: Swainson’s ThrushesWilson’s SnipesRed-winged BlackbirdsRuby-crowned Kinglets, Beaver tail slaps, angry Chipmunks, and bats up to 90 kHz.
    • All tracks have an integrated loudness of approximately -35 LUFS.
    • This is NOT a parabolic dish library of close up and isolated Loons. It is an ambience library of Common Loons within their natural habitat.
    • *Note – I self-identified all birds using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy in species identification.

    TEXT MARKERS:

    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v271 you can now read text markers from within Soundminer!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.


    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp

    FILE LIST: 
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'Northern Rockies 1: Common Loons' by Thomas Rex Beverly features this most magical species of birds. Captured at the Glacier National Park in Montana, you'll hear the wondrous sounds of loons with their strange and majestic calls that echo across the nighttime and early morning skies. As it's an ambience library, you'll also hear choruses of thrushes, snipes, blackbirds, and kinglets, too, as well well as other wildlife life like chipmunks, beavers, and bats. For nature ambiences filled with the haunting sounds of loons, this is the one for you.
 
DARK
 
  • Drones & Moods DARK Play Track 15+ sounds included, 30 mins total $15

    ‘DARK’ by Badlands Sound delivers you 15 scary, ominous dark drones that will add an added layer to terrify the audience. You will hear low-end rumbles, sinister drones, creepy atmospheres and more! This sound library includes 15 high-quality 96k / 24-bit dark drones. All audio files are two minutes long subtly changing over time.

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'DARK' by Badlands Sound has a half hour of daunting ambiences that will bring a tense atmosphere to your soundscapes. Ranging from deep rumbles to sinister, windy vibrations, these sounds can work as creepy layers or full soundscapes for your torture chambers, haunted warehouses, or threatening alleyways. Each of the library's 15 files lasts two minutes and slowly transforms during that time. For uneasy soundscapes that you can drop right into your project, check this one out.
   

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  • Destruction & Impact Volcano Play Track 13+ sounds included, 116 mins total $75 $50

    MAFX019 Volcano is a collection of unique sounds recorded in Ethiopia’s Afar region at Erta Ale volcano. Erta Ale is one of only a handful of volcanoes with lava lakes in the world, situated in the Danakil Depression, one of the hottest and most inhospitable places in the world. The name means Smoking Mountain in the local Afarigna language and Erta Ale does not disappoint in this regard, as you can see in the video. This place is also known as the Gateway to Hell, an appropriate moniker given the 47C/117F temperatures and lots of dead fauna we encountered.

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    There were only a few lava pits when the library was recorded but plenty of continuous and violent toxic gas releases. Occasionally the ground would move creating low frequency rumbles and debris falling. I had to use a long boompole in order to suspend my trusty MKH8060 over the edge and I improvised a spaced omni array by taping the MikroUsi mics to a video tripod ballhead. The expedition wasn’t 100% risk-free but it was more than worth it for these beautiful 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

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  • Animals & Creatures Screams & Shouts 2 – Humans Play Track 1236 sounds included $45

    The “Screams & Shouts 2 – Humans” sound effects library brings you over 1.200 human shouts of pain and death, disturbing screams plus grunts of anger, struggle and attack from several men, women and children.

    All sounds have been edited precisely and cut clean for instant use in your projects.

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  • Animals & Creatures Meow – Cat Essentials Play Track 272 sounds included $59

    Cats are remarkably expressive creatures. And capturing their voices can be a daunting task. Not anymore…

    The “Meow” sound library provides all the core cat vocalizations you'll need in a single package.

    Using 11 different cats cherry picked for their characters, this library provides over 272 vocalizations for your productions.

    From sweet mewls, to longing cries, or vicious shrieks, this library has got you covered.

    This library also includes the Sonic Worlds “CAT” sound pack.

    Meet the beasts:

    JASPER
    A lunatic Calico. A treasure trove of enraged vocalizations.

    AFORI & FANGS
    Sweet natured Russian Blues for that soft gentle character.

    BASTARDO
    A nasty mean tomcat, hence his name. A Tabby with a rich growl.

    BOGART
    Deep threatening growls and hisses. A Ginger in a foul mood.

    GINGY & LUCIFER
    Whiny sounding Ginger cats. For those hungry begging cries.

    JESSICA
    Classic meows that work like a charm.

    MARTY
    A sad sounding Tabby cat. For those longing mewls that will break your heart.

    SWEETY
    An absolute sweetheart black cat. Purry meows galore.

    Cat sounds included:
    ● Screeches and Shrieks
    ● Snipes
    ● Yelps
    ● Mewls
    ● Cries
    ● Purrs
    ● Growls
    ● Grumbles, Groans and Moans
    ● Whining and Begging
    ● Hisses
    ● Squirms
    ● Meows in a huge variety of characters
    ● And more…
  • Animals & Creatures Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids Play Track 14+ sounds included, 38 mins total $20

    Get some real insect sounds with this SFX library – almost entirely recorded in and around one large grassy meadow throughout various times of day and season. GRASSHOPPERS, CRICKETS & KATYDIDS is a small collection of 14 crisp recordings focusing on 12 insect species commonly found in open fields and forested areas of northeastern North-America. Each sound is 2:30 mins or longer (96kHz/24bit), for a total of 38+ mins of sound.

    Features insects such as:

    Allard's Ground Cricket • Carolina Ground Cricket • Northern Bush Katydid • Oblong-Winged Katydid • Red-Legged Grasshopper • Roesel's Katydid • Short-Winged Meadow Katydid • Slender Meadow Katydid • Snowy Tree Cricket • Spring Field Cricket • Sword-Bearing Conehead Katydid

    – as well as multiple mixed choruses of various sizes!

  • Destruction & Impact Punch Play Track 750+ sounds included From: $75

    Ready for some hard-hitting punch sounds? This combat sound library from The Sound Keeper is sure to leave a mark! When reviewed in The Audio Spotlight, the quality was described as staggering. The Punch library is available in available in three versions:


    Punch Sound Effects Combo Pack

    The combo pack includes everything. You'll get the Processed “Hollywood” style punches. You'll also receive all the processed elements used to create those “Hollywood” processed sounds. This gives you more flexibility to mix and match elements in a variety of different ways. Also, you'll receive all the raw unprocessed files. All of the processed sounds come from the raw files. There are also a LOT of unused punches, blocks, whooshes, whips, etc. in the raw unprocessed files! With the combo pack, you'll have total flexibility and control over your sound creations!

    Key features:
    • Most Extensive Punch Library on the market
    • 750+ Sounds
    • Punches, Kicks, Hits, Grabs, Blocks and Whooshes
    • Processed “Hollywood” Punches including:
    – Classic Style (Indiana Jones, Bruce Lee, etc.)
    – Matrix Style
    – Modern Style (John Wick, Daredevil. etc.)
    – And Much More!
    • Processed Element Sounds
    • The Processed “Hollywood” punches broken down into individual elements so you can mix and match for creative freedom!
    • Raw Unprocessed Sounds
    • New David Morgan Indy Whip Recordings
    • All files at 96Khz, 24 bit
    • Metadata included for programs like Soundminer


    Processed Punch Sound Effects Pack

    Just the processed and mastered sound effects that give you the “Hollywood” sound and style. These are the hard hitting and varied sound effects ready to be plugged into a mix with ease!

    Key features:
    • Includes only designed sounds and designed elements
    • 250+ Sounds
    • Punches, Kicks, Blocks, Impacts, Grabs and Whooshes
    • All files at 96Khz, 24 bit
    • Metadata included for programs like Soundminer


    Raw Punch Sound Effects Pack

    All the raw unprocessed sounds used to create the “Hollywood” style sound effects. These are great for the sound designer who needs total flexibility and control for their unique style!

    Key features:
    • Includes only Raw Unprocessed Sounds
    • 450+ Sounds
    • Punches, Kicks, Blocks, Impacts, Grabs and Whooshes
    • All files at 96Khz, 24 bit
    • Metadata included for programs like Soundminer

 
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  • Cars Seat Ibiza III 1.2 12V Play Track 42 sounds included, 58 mins total $50

    Seat Ibiza III 1.2 12V sound library features 42 high-quality files recorded with multi mic setup. Engine was recorded in sync with cabin interior ambients, and you can expect different styles of driving. From casual city driving, through accelerations on a highway up to rpm ramps and constant rpm loops for game audio. In addition to engine recordings, this sound effects library features exterior passes, whooshes and other road-related sounds recorded in mono and stereo.

  • Destruction & Impact Branches & Grass Source Play Track 483 sounds included $32

    Vegetation & foliage sounds for any production

    Do you have bush or tree which needs some sounds?
    With 483 sounds, BRANCHES & GRASS has got you covered!
    Everything from hits, shakes, to rustles and breaks.
    29 Categories of lush greens from the outdoors!

    All sounds are tagged with metadata

  • Cars Ford Mustang Mach 1 1970 Play Track 181 sounds included, 76 mins total $82

    Extensive recording session of a 1970 Ford Mustang ” Mach 1 ” . The Mach 1 is a performance-oriented model of the Ford Mustang, its 351 cu in (5.8 L) Cleveland V8 produces 300 HP.

    This library contains onboard ( up to 8 mics ) , exterior and all the spot effects and foley you’ll need ( doors, windows, seatbelt, trunk, indicators… )

    For greater edit possibilities, the exterior tracks were recorded with various microphones setups :
    – static wide AB array
    – static Cinela LCR array ( ORTF + Center )
    – Neumann KMR81 shotgun mic following the car

    For the onboard setup, here’s what you’ll find:
    – 2 mics in the engine ( static omni + dynamic cardioïd )
    – 3 mics on the exhaust ( lavalier + static cardioïd + dynamic omni )
    – MKH 8040 ORTF + a hidden lavalier inside the cabin

    Foley and spot FX were recorded with the Neumann KMR81 and Sennheiser 80XX LCR setup

    All the sounds are 96 kHz / 24 bits and most importantly embedded with exhaustive metadata for improved search results, including a detailed description, microphone names/setup, etc…
    Metadata compatible with Soundminer, Basehead, etc…

  • Aircraft - Jet/Propeller Planes Fokker D.VII 1918 Play Track 174 sounds included $449

    The Fokker D.VII German warplane sound library includes 174 sound effects in 7.44 gigabytes of audio files. The collection features recordings from the 1918 fighter biplane and its 200 horsepower 6 cylinder Daimler D III aü engine.

    The sound bundle collects 23 tandem takes. The exterior microphones (4 perspectives) were placed at various locations on the airstrip to capture taking off, flying by, and landing at fast and slow speeds. The onboard microphones (5 perspectives) were placed in the cockpit and engine to record steady flying, starting, flying, taxiing, and stopping. Also included are static engine recordings at various RPMs from all microphone perspectives with additional exhaust recordings. Performed effects of cockpit instruments are also included.

    Every clip is embedded with 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.

  • City Life Towns – Summer Parks Play Track 25+ sounds included, 125 mins total $25

    Towns is a new collection by Badlands Sound that features ambiances recorded in American Towns, and all are seamless five minutes long loopable ambiances.

    Summer Parks is one of many sound libraries in the Towns collection. It contains 25 ambiances of parks including walking trails, water parks, and zoos! You will hear ‘Summer’ in these with a wide variety ambiances from the active birds in the park to the loud monkeys in the town’s zoo and the presence of air space in all recordings.
    Other sounds include heavy rain lading on a Wooden Roof Picnic area with rolling thunder and many kids playing in a large pool at a water park.

    These ambiances were recorded with professional equipment including Sound Devices 702t and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s in ORTF configuration inside a Rycote Stereo Windshield with Connbox. There are not a lot of high-quality town ambiances out there – This library will be excellent for expanding your library and your future projects!

 
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