11 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have peaceful ambiences and exciting, dynamic elements for your projects.

Take a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula along the Great Lakes to hear beautiful cranes and loons, coniferous winds, and summer cicadas. You can also fly 4,400 miles west to the city of Venice to hear pleasant church bells and bustling ports.

Also, take a listen to the sounds of massive braams, blaring alarms, expressive cats, smooth elevators, magical shimmers, apocalyptic textures, and cars as they fly by after a rainstorm. Happy listening!

Video Highlight: Sounds of massive braahms, delightful crane calls, tires on wet asphalt, apocalyptic textures, and smooth elevators

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Featured: Drops ‘n’ BraamsGreat Lakes: Sandhill CranesCars In Motion – Wet AsphaltDigital DustLifts & Elevators


 

Drops 'n' Braams

'Drops 'n' Braams' by SampleTraxx gets you massive stingers, deep impacts, trailer and score elements, morphing bass, transitions, whooshes, and much more.
 
  • Drops 'n' Braams brings to the table 137 new sounds of hybrid cinematic Braams and Drops to boost your production with time-bending elements and sonic manipulation brought to the max. The SFX library is produced from scratch by Alessandro Romeo, owner and lead sound designer at SampleTraxx.

    With Drops ’n’ Braams you can create massive stingers, deep impacts, trailer and score elements, morphing bass, transition woosh and much more.

    A great addition for trailer cue creators, score composers and cutting-edge electronic music producers.

    The library includes:

    • 86 Braams _ Design, Elephant, Granular, Larsen, Raw, Textures
    • 51 Hi Tech Drops/Downers/Sting/Power Down
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Great Lakes: Active Nature

'Great Lakes: Active Nature' by Thomas Rex Beverly delivers lively nature ambiences from the Great Lakes region of the United States with energetic wildlife and wind.
 
  • • In Great Lakes: Active Nature, get a collection of energetic ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the calming hiss of aspen leaves fluttering and the piercing call of summer cicadas. Hear the long slow flaps of huge wings as Trumpeter Swans struggle to take flight and deep thunk as Belted Kingfishers plunge head first into the water in search of dinner.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiances brimming with wildlife from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear the lively energy of summers near the Great Lakes of North America.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Active nature ambiences from Great Lakes region of the United States
    • All active nature tracks have energetic wildlife and wind
    • Trumpeter Swan takeoffs and honks
    • Belted Kingfisher hunting dives
    • Canadian Geese fly bys
    • Common Loon – wail and tremolo calls
    • Regal Raven calls deep in the forest
    • Nasal Blue Jays bickering in the treetops
    • Cicadas, crickets, and ultrasonic insects
    • All recordings are from lake edges and surrounding forests.
    • This is not a water library, it focuses on ambiences with wildlife (mostly large waterbirds) and wind.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
    Add to cart
Magic: Organic Twinkles & Shimmers

'Magic: Organic Twinkles & Shimmers' is the debut release from Unheard Sounds, and it gets you an extensive collection of organic, unprocessed props and textures ready to give you a raw, wondrous sound.
 
  • Unheard Sounds releases their first sound pack titled ‘MAGIC: Organic Twinkles and Shimmers’!

    This extensive library of organic, unprocessed, ‘magic-sounding’ props and textures can be a go-to for any sound design that needs some raw, magical character to it!
    Beautiful, unique materials on mobiles, interesting whooshes, bowed cymbals with vibrating textures… and all recorded with a Sennheiser 8040ST pair and a Sanken CO-100K for pristine quality! See sound list below for details.

    Get a taste of our product by listening to the design demo (which exclusively uses sounds from the pack) and by watching the trailer here:
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    Includes Various Organic Source Such As:
    • Rain Stick Performances (Some Movement with Less Pebbles and Glass Debris)
    • Bowed Cymbal Performances (Some with Glass Rattling on Cymbal, Some with Muted Crown or Side for Unique Character)
    • Garden Cultivator (Movement, Hits & Ring-outs)
    • Sea Glass Shards (Mobile Movement)
    • Obsidian Needles (Large and Small Mobile Movement)
    • Whooshes and Twirl Movement  (With Violin Bow and Various Gauge Guitar Strings)
    • Weaponry (Slides and Scrapes)

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Cars in Motion: Wet Asphalt

'Cars in Motion: Wet Asphalt' by Soundholder is a go-to library for any scene with vehicles driving on snowy or wet roads with slush passes, wet asphalt passes, and ambient location recordings for a total of 150 minutes of recordings.
 
  • Cars Cars In Motion – Wet Asphalt Play Track 126 sounds included, 150 mins total $80 $36

    Cars In Motion Wet Asphalt sound library is a go to pack for any scene with vehicles driving on snowy / wet roads – featuring a total of 126 files & 150 minutes of audio.

    Inside you’ll find single sound effects with different passes on wet and snowy / slushy asphalt roads.

    In addition to that there are stereo ambience recordings from different high speed roads with intense and low traffic recorded from normal perspective, and from the ground to capture more tyres friction sound.

    Additionally there are recordings of the roads from car interior perspective. Most of the files are stereo recordings.

    Sounds included:
    • 55 files with slush passes
    • 50 files with wet asphalt passes
    • 21 files with ambient location recordings

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Great Lakes: Quiet Nature

'Great Lakes: Quiet Nature' by Thomas Rex Beverly gets you tranquil nature ambiences with sparse sounds of wildlife, wind, and water - from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world.
 
  • • In Great Lakes: Quiet Nature, get a collection of tranquil ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the soothing rush of coniferous wind as is sings across still water and delicate fluttering of deciduous foliage. Hear the lonesome hoots of Barred Owls as they sing their haunting nighttime song and Common Loons yodeling with endless echoes.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with sparse flora and fauna from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear the majestic sparseness of summers near the Great Lakes of North America.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Quiet Nature ambiences from Great Lakes region of the United States
    • All quiet nature tracks have sparse wildlife, wind, and water
    • Common Loon – wail calls
    • Barred Owl – haunting hoots
    • Distant Canadian Geese and Belted Kingfishers
    • Soothing coniferous wind over still water
    • Delicate fluttering of deciduous leaves
    • One, 30-min extended ambience. This track is slit into four parts (without fades) so it can be pieced back together as needed.
    • All recordings are from lake edges and surrounding forests.
    • This is not a water library, it focuses on ambiences with wildlife (mostly large waterbirds) and wind.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
    Add to cart
Alarms & Warnings Designed

'Alarms & Warnings Designed' by Alexander Gastrell is a collection of 52 sci-fi alarm sounds with one-shot audio files that are ready for your samplers or backgrounds with 30-second loops. All sounds are dry and ready to be processed.
 
  • ‘Alarms & Warnings Designed’ is a collection of 52 alarm sounds suitable for the science fiction genre. This library includes ‘one-shot’ audio files that are ready to be placed in a sampler as well as 30 second loops of those same files. All sounds are ‘dry’ and ready to be processed.

    This library goes well with 'Fully Charged Vol.1'

    Add to cart
Lifts & Elevators

'Lifts & Elevators' by Edible Audio features unique creaks, groans, impacts and rattles as well as roomtones, buttons, doors opening and closing (from both interior and exterior perspectives), and doors in motion.
 
  • The ‘Lifts and Elevators’ library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 19 different elevators. Each model bringing their own unique sonic qualities and character. From slick and smooth modern elevators to weathered old freight and goods lifts, these high-quality recordings have been carefully captured in:

    • Hotels
    • Offices
    • Studios
    • Flats/Apartments
    • Schools/Universities
    • Warehouses/Industrial Units

    Each elevator has been recorded in motion, opening and closing its doors (manually and mechanically), producing metallic rattles, creaks, groans and more. Additionally, Button pressing, alarm bells, buzzers and stationary room tones, have been captured in crystal clear detail.

    All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24 bit, 96 kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416 and MKH30 microphones. Each file has been also 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 stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.

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Digital Dust

'Digital Dust' by SonicSalute features sounds that were granulated, stretched, pitched, and mangled in endless chains of plugins and hardware for different and almost apocalyptic kinds of rogue computer command sounds.
 
  • Digital Dust delivers 128 tracks of pure digital bit-crushing distortion, deep atmospheric drones, and ear-piercing interface sounds.
    Digital Dust is not your usual clean and modern computer command sound effects library. All sounds have been designed from real world electrical or organic recorded sounds.

    Granulated, stretched, pitched and mangled in endless chains of plugins and hardware, for very different and almost apocalyptic kinds of rogue computer command sounds. The samples can easily be stretched or processed even more, for even weirder sound fx.

    The library contains:

    26 Drones/atmospheric beds. All are minimum 1 minute long, and are easily loopable.
    61 Glitchy, bitcrushing FX.
    41 Otherworldly signal FX.
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Great Lakes: Sandhill Cranes

'Great Lakes: Sandhill Cranes' by Thomas Rex Beverly lets you hear the openness of still water, as well as the echoing calls of waterbirds like the alarming cries of an osprey and the prehistoric calls of Sandhill cranes.
 
  • • In Great Lakes: Sandhill Cranes, get a collection of ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the calming openness of still water and the magical echoes of regal waterbirds. Hear the startled alarm cries of Ospreys and the prehistoric calls of Sandhill Cranes so visceral you’ll think pterodactyls are still alive.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of Sandhill Crane ambiences from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear these majestic birds and feel the power of their intense calls as they sing across the Great Lakes of North America.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • 18 clip of Sandhill Cranes
    • Reverb tails on Crane calls as long as four seconds
    • Stationary bugles
    • Bugling and trumpeting in flight
    • Close visceral perspectives
    • Distant clips with immersive echoes
    • Osprey – alarm calls
    • Common Loon – tremolo and wail calls
    • Soothing coniferous and deciduous wind
    • This is not a parabolic dish library of close up and isolated Sandhill Cranes. It is an ambience library of Cranes within their natural habitat.
    • All recordings are from lake edges and surrounding forests.
    • This is not a water library, it focuses on ambiences with wildlife (mostly large waterbirds) and wind.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files.
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
    Add to cart
Cat - Meow Library

'Cat - Meow Library' by Soundholder features 130 files recorded with a Sennheiser 8040/Rode NTG3 and Sony PCM-D100. This small bundle contains different sound effects made by two very vocal cats.
 
  • Animals & Creatures Cat – Meow Library Play Track 130 sounds included, 12 mins total $30 $13.50

    The Cat – Meow Library features 130 files (51 at 192kHz, 79 at 96kHz) recorded with Sennheiser 8040 / Rode NTG3 and Sony PCM-D100. This small bundle contains different sound effects made by two very vocal cats.

    From subtle squeaks and digging in litter box, through eating and purrs to loud meows.

    Sounds included:

    • 6 eating and purring long takes
    • 47 meows and noises (47 192kHz files)
    • 36 meows and different noises (36 96kHz files)
    • 41 meows from different cat 96kHz

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Venice

'Venice' by Original Sounds is a rich collection of Italian ambiences captured in legendary Venice. The library features lots of pedestrian ambiences from the docks, piazzas, bridges, and more.
 
  • City Life Venice Play Track 27+ sounds included, 53 mins total $31.98

    Get a rich collection of Italian ambiences captured in legendary Venice / Venezia. The library features lots of pedestrian ambiences

    Add to cart
 

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  • Footstep & Foley Sounds contains 511 high quality professionally recorded footstep sounds. Surfaces included: concrete, dirt, grass, gravel, metal, mud, water, wood, ice and snow. Plus 141 Foley sounds covering a variety of character movement sounds. A perfect addition to add realism to your footstep sounds.

    This pack also includes a variety of 160 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Footstep & Foley Sounds are included in Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

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  • ‘Concrete Foot Work’ by Badlands Sound includes 274 high-quality footsteps perfect for your projects.

    The library features five different types of shoes; Boots, Heels or Dress Shoes, Leather Smart Shoes, Old Shoes, and Trainers on three different surfaces – Concrete, Gritty Concrete, and Wet Concrete.

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  • Alchemy of Guns is a comprehensive weapon laboratory of single sounds made to be mixed, assembled and fit with each other.
    We built the library as an array of modular layers, each one bound to a specific alchemical element, each one made with a specific Xfer Serum setup, and since we enjoyed finding ourselves sketching on paper combinations of elements according to the combinations of the samples, we kept this general structure.

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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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  • Alchemy of Guns is a comprehensive weapon laboratory of single sounds made to be mixed, assembled and fit with each other.
    We built the library as an array of modular layers, each one bound to a specific alchemical element, each one made with a specific Xfer Serum setup, and since we enjoyed finding ourselves sketching on paper combinations of elements according to the combinations of the samples, we kept this general structure.

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  • Foley Foliage Sweeteners HD Play Track 811 sounds included, 85.5 mins total $45

    Foliage Sweeteners are great for characters creeping around in the bushes, running through the trees, or just walking through the park.  You can add specific environmental sounds to your ambiences, such as individual leafy tree branches that dip into frame, or cattails and bushes reacting to a gust of wind. These sounds are also great for nature documentary, whether you have a squirrel climbing a tree, a bear plowing through a forest, a cheetah stalking from the underbrush, or just a cow eating grass.

 
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  • Welcome to “MOTION MODE”, an intense collection of sounds to induce movement and evoke excitement in your production.

    You will find whooshes, transitions, noises, granular textures, movements, stutters and hits with a powerful Sci-fi feel.

    Special attention was put in the dynamics of the sounds to ensure the creation of an energetic pack aimed to enhance atmospheres, add movement and enrich musical compositions.

    If you liked some of my previous libraries like “Dodge this” and “The Transition” you are gonna love this one.

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  • Huge deep and textural organic whoosh by’s. These are un-altered but a total blast. Want more fun, just (again) compress and pitch to fit, and hell, maybe add a little distortion.

    A great collection of organic sliding whooshes. They sound great, have lots of movement and are almost always complicated movements not just simple whoosh by’s.

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  • Assorted firework recordings, ranging from individual explosions to multiple fireworks going off at the same time.

    This collection has lots of nice sharp bangs, and includes a variety of firework sounds recorded close up and from a distance.

  • A small collection of horror sting sound effects, ideal for spooky, scary, Halloween and horror uses.

  • Bundle 2019 InspectorJ Bundle Play Track 4150 sounds included, 337 mins total $67.99

    4 InspectorJ SFX libraries created in 2019 at a permanent 50% discount, including:

    44.1 General Library (Volume II) (2.06 GB, $32)
    Party Pack (1.98 GB, $40)
    Sewing Machine (2.73 GB, $32)
    Toilet Flush (381 MB, $32)

    For a discounted total of only $67.99 (Originally $136 if bought separately)

    44.1 GENERAL LIBRARY (VOLUME II) (2.06 GB, $32)
    A hand-picked variety collection of 1,000 sound effects covering numerous categories at 44.1kHz and 16/24-bit stereo recordings. Here are some sound categories that can be found in Volume II:

    85+ Seamless Loops
    Ambiences: Deep Abysses, Train Stations, Seaside Waves, etc.
    Camera: Shutter Clicks, Flash Lifts and Falls
    Dialogue: A creepy, deep male voice
    Fireworks
    Ice: Impacts (Small, Moderate, Large), Gathering
    Roller Coasters: Full Rides, Chain Hill Lift, Screaming
    Screaming: Crowds and Roller Coasters
    Toilet Flushing
    Trains: Arriving, Leaving, Passing, Idling, Doors, Clip-Clop
    UI: Dialogue Text Scrolling
    Vacuum Cleaner Hoovers
    Vinyl Record: Glitching, Needle On and Off
    Water: Streams, Bubbling, Swirling, Splashing, Movement
    Weather: Rain, Hail, Wind, Thunder
    Whooshing
    Many, many more!(See the sound list below)

    PARTY PACK (1.98 GB, $40)
    An extensive collection of party-related sounds, “Party Pack” brings you 2,000 96kHz/24-bit stereo recordings of balloons, party horns, matches, sparklers, party poppers, confetti, various toys and more!
    SEWING MACHINE (2.73 GB, $32)
    This library brings you 800 mechanical sounds created entirely from an electronic sewing machine, including: 20 different rhythmic seams all recorded at up to 5 different speeds with 2 microphone positions; over 200 seamless loops; various gradual revvings, ramping up and down, clicks, ticks, movements and warm-up checks – all recorded at the standard 96kHz 24-bit stereo.
    UI – MECHANICAL (381 MB, $32)
    This library brings you 350 intricately designed user interface sounds with a mechanical aesthetic, recorded at 96kHz/24-bit stereo. These sounds were crafted from various machines, clockwork, buttons and switches alongside several other gadgets and tools. The library covers 10 UI categories, including:

    Cancel: A cancellation sound useful for backing out of a selection, or returning to a previous page.
    Confirm: A confirmation selection sound (more intense and fancier than the “Select” sounds) useful for a final confirmation or selection.
    Error: A negative error alert useful for a problem or issue.
    Loading: A loopable sound for a mechanical device that is loading, processing or analysing.
    Move: The quick, small movement sound as you move between different options in a menu or list.
    Notification: A notification alert useful for popups and messages.
    Select: A simpler selection sound for general confirmation and selections.
    Text Scroll: A loopable sound to accompany the scrolling of dialogue in a conversation or upon reading text
    Turning Off: A turning off or shutting down of a machine or device.
    Turning On: A turning on or booting up of a machine or device.

 
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