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
 
  • • 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: 
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
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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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  • This is a small collection of 180 easy-to-use futuristic interface sound effects.

    All sounds categorized by the most popular cases in production, such as Alarm, Beep, Button, Confirm, Deny, Telemetry, Text, Noise, and others.

    Also, it contains two main sub category: Simple (could be used as a layer in complex sound design) and Complex (which already consists of several layers).

    This library is a fast, easy, effective and extremely affordable way to complete your production tasks.

    Main features:

    • 180 ready-to-use sound effects with alterations

    • Futuristic computer interface sounds

    • Categorized as Simple and Complex

    • Most popular types of effects: Alarm, Beep, Button, Confirm, Deny and others

    • Contains metadata for search engines

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  • 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

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  • A collection of 70 whoosh sound effects. This package includes sweeps, fly-ins, transitions, power downs, and power ups.

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  • In 1979, bells from more than 100 countries were brought together for a communist event which had the purpose to promote world peace.
    Kids from most countries gathered for the occasion bringing along with them bells from each of their respective country.
    A monument was built for this occasion which is still standing nowadays, situated in the suburb of Sofia.
    This monument encompasses what is known to be the largest drum instrument in the world, as it contains hundreds of bells from all over the world.
    We meticulously recorded each of those bells.
    We were blessed to get clean close sounds of these bells with some variations, isolated takes but also sequence of ringing.
    In this library. you’ll find a selection of 30 of these countries which have bells that have “church-like” sonic characteristics.

    Learn more about these recordings: https://soundxplorer.com/sound-of-bells-around-the-world

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  • Drones & Moods Darkscapes Play Track 30 sounds included, 35 mins total $14.99 $7.99

    DARKSCAPES is a collection of 30, seamlessly looping, dark, horror-inducing soundscapes and ambiences with total run time of 35 minutes.

    All sound effects have been created using real field recordings in order to add organic feel to them and trick your brain into
    perceiving them as something realistic and later edited with top of a line outboard and plugins to add dark, horror-inducing depth to them.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data

    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060, DPA4060, PCM D100
    EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Wormhole, Adaptiverb, Modular, FabFilter, Waves, TC Electronics, Pro Tools.

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  • The ‘Universal Emotes’ sound library is the largest collection of human voice reactions and emotions spanning across all ages and sexes.

    Ubiquitous Variety

    This comprehensive bundle totalizes 8771 files, more than 2850 unique sounds, recorded by 20 actors through more than 40 various actions and emotions.

    These sounds are meant to be as ubiquitous as possible, with no speech or actual wordings (only interjections and grunts).

    Meticulous edit and embedded metadatas

    Each of the 8771 files included are thoroughly edited, named and metatagged, making them easy to retrieve and ready to use!

    Emotes

    The meticulous categorization of the emotions follows the work of the professor/psychologist Robert Plutchik on the theory of emotions and its famous wheel helping us to distinguish and classify the variety of human being emotions.

    Thanks to “The Audioville” and “Vincent Fliniaux” for their support on the Edit and Metadata.

    This library comes with 2 download options included : the simple version 96KHz (1 simple file per sound), and the full version 192 Khz with 2 mics variations (2 files) per sound.

    What’s inside:
    • 20 folders, one for each actor
    • Women and men from 7 to 77 years old: children, teen, adult, elderly
    • Various grunts and efforts sounds: fight, strike, attack, ninja, hurt, pain, jump, lift, push, pull, choke, fall, die, …
    • +20 different emotions/reactions well-categorized : fear, happiness, anger, trust, agreement/disagreement, surprise, joy, disgust, sadness, admiration…
    • Miscellaneous actions: sneeze, gargle, eat, shiver, sip, cough, smack, slurp, hail,…
    • Thorough metadatas: precise description with each sound onomatopoeia (written pronunciation)
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  • Here is a simple sound library that can prove to be useful.
    These are close perspective recordings of small click button of the real world (or some would say “analog” in differentiation from the digital world)
    Only small machines button, switch, press,… see file list for details.
    These sounds are well edited and ready to be used.

  • Welcome to a sound effects library dedicated to the sound of cows, outdoors in the field, as well as in the cowshed and more. The Cow SFX library was recorded at various distances and captures an abundance of mooing and cow movement, as well the sounds of equipment such as milking machines, metal grates and more.

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  • Grand prix circuit (a motorsport race track) FX sound library with sounds of the race and ambiance of the race including: near, mid and far field recordings as well as backstage/boxes ambiance etc.. Recorded in Automotodrom Grobnik, Croatia.

    Metadata tagged with detail description of the mic placement/orientation, mic and mic technique used and object of recording. Check the track list for additional info.

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  • A compelling collection of ambiences captured in the cultural epicenter of Bali.

    Rural life, with various courtyards and soundscapes of this famed and splendid town.

  • Sonomar Collection: Abandoned is a sound effects library of 346 haunting atmospheres and location-specific recordings. Add authentic textures to your projects steeped in the acoustic properties of desolation and emptiness, or take advantage of the 96kHz sample rate to manipulate as source material for creative sound design.

    Armed with a wide array of stereo and Ambisonic microphones, sound designer and recordist Martin Pinsonnault (Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club) and the team at Sonomar bravely ventured into the darkness, capturing sounds from three distinct abandoned buildings throughout Canada including an asylum, prison, and hospital.

    Abandoned Asylum contains 56 sounds including room tones, eerie footsteps and scattered debris movements.

    Abandoned Prison contains 118 sounds featuring jarring metallic impacts, prison door squeals and bleak ambiences.

    Abandoned Hospital contains 131 recordings of resonant ambiences, foley elements such as hospital bed rattles and surgeon’s tools, and haunting designs “”worldized”” through a guitar amp and re-recorded to capture the powerful essence of the location. This collection includes 24 ambisonic recordings that are also available in stereo, as well as 17 additional 5.1 surround sound files created from the source content.

    Each sound file is embedded with diligent metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Enable creativity with detailed descriptions of each recording encompassing both literal sonic qualities as well as the images they invoke. Advanced metadata fields include translated French descriptions and additional info to ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.

    Key Features:

    • 346 sound effects (42.4GB)
    • 24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
    • Descriptive embedded metadata
    • 100% Royalty-Free
 
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