Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have five new libraries that are useful for all sorts of genres. We have a collection of gun shells that ring and ping as they bounce off various surfaces, police and ambulance sirens from all over Europe and the Americas, detailed whooshes for your spaceships and film trailers, delightful UI SFX from the master of onomatopoeia, and beautifully immersive soundscapes from Canada’s wintery wildernesses. Whether you’re looking for subtly authentic sounds or ones that captivate (and might even influence your animation), we have a great selection this week!
WOOSH
 
  • Whooshes WOOSH Play Track 116 sounds included $39

    A modern collection of 110+ cinematic WOOSH sound effects aimed at full-range theatre audio asset and available in WAV and Kontakt format.

    Whether you work in sound design, as a composer or trailer editor WOOSH is a perfect toolbox to create movement, whooshes, flybys, transitions and anywhere you need accent or energetic passes in different speeds.

    Categories:
    Designed Hard Hitting
    Elements – Tonal – Simple Design
    Fast Woosh
    Low Boom Woosh
    Woosh/Stutter

    Features:
    • Format: WAV + Kontakt 5.5 Full version required (Free player not supported)
    • Kontakt NOT required to use the included WAV files
    • Content: 590Mb – 116 WAV-BWF 24-bit 96k with Embedded Metadata
    • 5 Kontakt Instruments with Photosynthesis Engine
    • Dedicated GUI – Realtime control over filters, adsr envelope, gater, effects and master section
    • Instant Playability

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'WOOSH' by SampleTraxx is a carefully designed library with complex whooshes and fly-bys that will make your audience hold onto their hats. With over 110 whooshes, you will hear cinematic and sci-fi movements, transitions, and pass-bys that are fast, booming, stuttering, and more. Plus, the library is available for Kontakt so you can control filters, noise gates, ADSR envelopes, and effects and easily implement them in your trailer or composition! If your film or game needs a little speed, this is the library for you.
 
Sirens
 
  • City Life Sirens Play Track 170 sounds included $50

    This library delivers a wealth of siren sounds, from police cars, ambulances, fire trucks and more. Features a range of US siren wails and yelps, arrivals, constant wailing and pass-bys, from internal and external perspectives + siren recordings from countries such as Spain, Denmark, Mexico, France and Germany.  These sounds are all hand-picked from Sound Ideas General HD and General HD 2 libraries.

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'Sirens' by Audiohero gets you 170 sounds of sirens from all over the world. In this library you'll hear sirens belonging to police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks with their country-specific wails, blips, and screams from Mexico, the United States, Denmark, Spain, France, and Germany. It also includes recordings of the engines and horns from internal perspectives, as well as external recordings of pass-bys and arrivals. If you need sounds of an ambulance fast, this library should have you covered.
 
Human Interface
 
  • I made these sounds with my mouth, dried them off, and shined them up for your use! In this package, you’ll find 221 polished sound effects to use for all manner of user interface. Some are clicky, some a poppy, some are breathy, and some are plain ol’ goofy (all very technical language, you see). Regardless of their aesthetic, they are all 96kHz/24bit quality WAV files and drag n’ drop ready.

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When you find out a library is created by George Hufnagl from Sounds Like George, you know it will have lots of charm, and 'Human Interface' is proof! This collection has over 200 sounds that will bring a fresh palette of sounds to your user interface. From mouthy pops and clicks to goofy raspberries and cute vocalizations that could fit in the Rayman games, you'll hear all kinds of interesting and endearing human SFX that will surely make your users smile.
 
Gun Shell SFX Collection
 
  • 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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'Gun Shell SFX Collection' by Effect Sense is an extensive collection of over 3,600 sounds of cartridges landing on different surfaces. It features the pings and pops of 12 types of casings with nubby pistol ammo for the 9mm and .45 ACP, hefty rifle ammo, and the very distinct bounce of 12-gauge plastic shells. Each of these gauges of rounds fall on concrete, wood, carpet, thick metal, rumbling metal, gravel, and dirt, giving you plenty of options for your scenes. For sounds that put your players right behind your game's weapons, give this library a listen.
 
Winter Forest Ambience – Stereo, Quad, Surround
 
  • Nature & Countryside Winter Forest Ambience Play Track 24+ sounds included, 129 mins total From: $69

    We present here an ambience sound library from the collection 'Wonders of Nature' that captures the magical essence of dormant snowy forests.

    'Winter forest' is not just about silence, it unfolds the delicate flow of lone natural immensity. Over the span of 2 years we recorded the cold north wood forest of the Laurentian in Canada.

    We captured chilly breezes, sparse birds, creaking barks, freezing rain, raven's vocalizations, wolves, long cold silences. All of which resonate through these unique sceneries of quietude.

    We took care to record different time of the day but also different settings as well as various weather conditions as wind, blizzard, snow, freezing rain, stillness.

    The library is available in stereo, and surround.

'Winter Forest Ambience – Stereo, Quad, Surround' by Articulated Sounds is a lush forest library that has it all! With over 2 hours of ambiences from the North Laurentian Woods in Canada, this library captures the wildlife so perfectly, you might be convinced they found a little piece of heaven. You'll hear haunting wind, peaceful bubbling streams, howling wolves, freezing rain, and captivating birds from species both common and rare. For sounds of solace and scenery that will grab the imagination of your audience, definitely check out this library.
   
 

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • City Life Slush And Wet Streets Play Track 34+ sounds included, 92 mins total $30 $20

    “Slush and Wet Streets” is a library that contains 34 tracks (92 minutes total) that are recorded in winter urban environments. You will hear sounds of passing cars and people on slush, wet or snow-covered streets.

    Atmospheres are recorded at different times of the day and night and at various locations. There are ambiences in the collection that track urban traffic at varying intensities, from an almost empty street with 1 or 2 pass by cars to busy traffic on a wet boulevard. Also, microphones are placed in different positions, from 2m to 30m from moving cars.

    You will encounter sounds of people who walk in slush and snow, voices and other sounds typical of the winter urban environment. The library was recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria. All files are meta-tagged in Soundminer.

    Gear used: Neumann KM184st, Rode NT4, Edirol R4pro.

    Enjoy the winter streets.

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  • Horror Mutation Play Track 200 sounds included, 40 mins total $20

    “Mutation” is a collection of 200 mutation sound effects aimed to be used in horror/sic-fi productions.
    The pack is focused on bloody and creepy transformations where you can hear how the flesh, blood and bones of the subject are being transformed and reshaping into something else.

    Uncommon sources like plastic and scrap movements, dry leaves and metallic guitar picks were used to create this collection.

    The library contains 20 files (WAV, 24 Bit / 96 kHz), 10 variations each, summing a total of 200 sfx.

    As a bonus I included the sources (32 sfx) used to create the sounds in the library.

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  • Weapons Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD) Play Track 1847+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $60 $45

    The Sci-Fi Weapons library delivers more than 1000 futuristic weapon shots, charges, ricochets and other related sounds.

    All of them were designed using exclusively recorded Foley sounds, synthetic layers, various sound manipulation and morphing techniques.

    Single shots and automatic fire, reloading ammo, energy blasts, impacts and explosions, surface hits – it’s all there, ready to be used in your sci-fi projects!

    Forthcoming updates and extensions of the library are free! You have to pay the actual price once, and you will be getting new stuff as it is released.

    Version 1.2 is out:
    A new version has just been released, with another 537 sounds – bringing the total number of sounds in the library to more than 1800

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  • Weapons Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD) Play Track 1847+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $60 $45

    The Sci-Fi Weapons library delivers more than 1000 futuristic weapon shots, charges, ricochets and other related sounds.

    All of them were designed using exclusively recorded Foley sounds, synthetic layers, various sound manipulation and morphing techniques.

    Single shots and automatic fire, reloading ammo, energy blasts, impacts and explosions, surface hits – it’s all there, ready to be used in your sci-fi projects!

    Forthcoming updates and extensions of the library are free! You have to pay the actual price once, and you will be getting new stuff as it is released.

    Version 1.2 is out:
    A new version has just been released, with another 537 sounds – bringing the total number of sounds in the library to more than 1800

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  • Weather Wind In Trees Play Track 32 sounds included, 93 mins total $28

    Here are ambient and specific recordings of rustling leaves, fluttering twigs and creaking trunks. Pine and Fir trees, Beechwood hedgerows and leafless Oak trees, along tall grass and reeds. All in all, a collection representative of the cultured landscape in Denmark, as well as much of northern Europe. I was lucky enough to record a storm during the last days of 2016, and those sounds are of course included here. No human voices or man-made sounds, but a few of the sounds have bird vocalizations in them.

    The focus is rather narrow, going for many nuances of the same flavor – rather than many flavors. If you need sounds of a storm or gale in northern European vegetation, then this should fit the bill. Note that there is audible buffeting in several files. I opted to leave it in there, as it might suit some purposes, and let me keep the most violent passages. You can try your luck with noise reduction, but since wind is mostly broadband noise anyway, it might not turn out well. YMMV.

    A few sounds appear in both mono and stereo versions, where the stereo version are X/Y derived from the M/S source files and the mono versions are simply the Mid channel. I did this, because most people seem to prefer X/Y files for post-work, rather than M/S – but a down-mix of X/Y to mono would be inferior to using the original Mid-mic signal. All sounds were captured in Denmark between October and January.

    You get:
    • Wind through trees, bushes and tall grass
    • Close recordings and wider takes
    • X/Y Stereo and Mono sounds (decoded from M/S)
    • Searchable file names
    • Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
  • The EFX BLACK POWDER Weapons pack is a collection of 19th Century pistol, revolver and rifle weapon sounds.

    The collection includes recordings of 1777 AN IX & Lepage pistols, REMINGTON 1858 & RUGER OLD ARMY revolver, 1777 AN IX, 1822 TBIS, GIBBS, LEE ENFELD, PARKER HALE rifles – as well as a number of salvos from black powder rifles.

    Travel back in time and recreate classic gunfights and shootouts with this collection of vintage weapon sounds.

 
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  • City Life Venice Play Track 27+ sounds included, 53 mins total $31.98 $25.50

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

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  • Sci-Fi Digital Dust Play Track 128+ sounds included $40

    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.
  • ‘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’

  • Mechanical Lifts & Elevators Play Track 350+ sounds included, 140 minutes mins total $45 $36

    This library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 22 different elevators found in the following locations:

    • Apartments
    • Car Parks
    • Libraries
    • Offices
    • Theatres
    • Universities
    • Warehouses

    Each elevator has its own unique characteristics featuring creaks, groans, impacts & rattles. All elevators feature roomtones, buttons, doors opening & closing (both interior & exterior perspective) and in motion using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Sennheiser MKH 8020 stereo pair at 24bit/96khz for all your sound design needs.

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  • The Renault Master 2.3 dci diesel van sound library is a go-to pack for many transportation-related scenes. It features 102 96kHz files, more than 130 minutes of audio covering different aspects of using the van. Inside you’ll find engine sounds recorded under the hood, stereo recordings from the cabin during driving, exterior passes and different maneuvers and foley recordings.

    The library contains:

    • 6 engine under-the-hood onboard recordings while driving (38 minutes)
    • 10 interior cabin recordings, 6 in sync with engine (54 minutes)
    • 70 exterior passby / driving files
    • 18 foley sound effects
 
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