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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 $25

    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:

 
  • Destruction & Impact Bomb Blast Play Track 107+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $16

    Get the sound of bomb blasts, explosions, debris and destruction in this high-impact library. The sound effects are separated into categories like falling glass debris, falling metal debris, stone debris and mixed falling rubble explosion impacts, allowing you to customize the sound and intensity of your explosion.

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  • All the essential high voltage electricity sounds you’ll need for your sound library.  Sounds include sparks, electrical fires, fruit electrocution, electric arcs, shocks, hums, overloaded circuitboards, light bulbs, capacitors and much more. Features recordings from high voltage units such as 2 power supplies, 3 microwave oven transformers, 2 neon sign transformers, a 250k volt Tesla coil, 3 Jacob’s Ladders, an arc electric welding machine and a car battery

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  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

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  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

  • Bicycles Bicycles Play Track 650 sounds included $23

    Need bicycle sound effects? This SFX library delivers more than 650 bike sounds in 125 files, covering everything from cycle gears, chains, crankset, spokes, brakes, the saddle, gearbox, bells, bicycle pumps and valves – and of course lots of wheel sounds, spinning at various speeds.

    It also features outdoor ambiences of cycling, bike passes, skids and even some falls.

  • Environments Rain Indoor Ambiences Play Track 26+ sounds included, 96 mins total $26

    Get the sound of rain – recorded from an interior perspective.

    This library contains various types and intensities of rain, from soft dripping to downpour, and the files are long enough to cover the rainbursts from start to end. Most of the files are also easily loopable.

    Some of the sounds are recorded with closed windows for a realistic indoor perspective. In other takes a window is left ajar to enhance the sound of the rain outside and four files gives you an exterior perspective from a porch.

    Locations covered: two greenhouses, two cars, a privy, a shed, a boathouse, a variety of rooms and roof materials.

 
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  • World Sounds Airport Soundscapes Play Track 100+ sounds included, 386 mins total $50 $29

    Welcome to A Sound Effect where you can find the largest and most diverse airport sound effects library in the world! This constantly updated library has nearly 6 hours of high-quality recorded sounds from 15 different airports. With over 24GB of professionally edited audio, you'll have the best sounds to work with for your project.

    Featured airports in this library:

    • Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, Greece
    • Changi Airport Singapore
    • Chiang Mai International Airport, Thailand
    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, USA
    • Hamad International Airport, Qatar
    • Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
    • Incheon International Airport Seoul, South Korea
    • John F. Kennedy Airport New York City, USA
    • Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus
    • Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar, Indonesia
    • Noi Bai International Airport Hanoi, Vietnam
    • Penang International Airport, Malaysia
    • Roberts International Airport Liberia, Costa Rica
    • Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok, Thailand
    • Tom Bradley International Airport Los Angeles, USA

    Our library has lush sounds from bustling international airports with thousands of passengers to smaller regional airports with less activity.

    We've captured audio from all areas of these airports. You'll hear sounds from departure halls, arrival halls, inside private lounges, bathrooms, security check with rolling suitcases, beeping sounds from the security scanners, announcements in different languages and passengers waiting at the gates to board the aircraft.

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  • City Life Sounds & Ambiences Of London Vol 2 Play Track 101 sounds included, 330 mins total $60 $45

    Following the success of WW Audio's, 'Sound & Ambiences Of London' – here is Volume 2, with even more interesting and useable files for your theatre or film projects.

    Consisting of 101 great, and sometime eclectic recordings from the English capital, and over 10GB in size, this is a library every sound designer needs in their arsenal. It comes with detailed file names plus Soundminer, ID3 v2.3.0 and RIFF INFO metadata embedded.

    In total, this library gets you  5.5 hours of atmospheric London sounds!

    Sounds captured at famous London locations and landmarks, including:

    Bow Bells – Two amazing, over 10 minute recordings from the belfry at St Mary Le Bow Church  • The famous crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, made famous by The Beatles • Stunning overhead plane recordings coming into land at Heathrow airport • Christmas Markets • Crowds outside Buckingham Palace before and after the changing of the guard • Various emergency vehicle sirens • Various markets both internal and external, quiet and busy • Tube train journeys • London Underground ambiences • Various Parks • Great sounding famous London pub ambiences • Train stations • Room tones, including the infamous possible Newgate Prison Cell in the cellar of the Viaduct Tavern Pub • Churches • Crowds in some of London's most popular and obscure streets • General traffic sounds • North, South, East and West London locations • Hotels • London Aquatic Centre • The Royal Exchange • St Bartholomew's Hospital Grounds • Scrooge's Counting House Location • The Tower of London • The River Thames from Execution Dock • Pudding Lane – the location of the start of the Great Fire of London • Various Gardens • Underground car park • Tower Bridge • And much more – check out the complete file list below

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  • Environments Singapore City Soundscapes Play Track 122 sounds included, 327 mins total From: $20

    Welcome to A Sound Effect's first ever Singapore Sound Effects library!

    Explore Singapore as you've never heard it before! This massive library includes ambisonic sounds recorded with the new Zoom H3 VR, binaural recordings with the Soundman OKM II Rock Studio and stereo soundscapes recorded with the Zoom F8n, DPA 4060 and several LOM microphones.

    The diversity of Singapore makes this library unique with lush sounds from busy highways, crowded food markets/ hawker centers in many different languages, neighborhood basketball games at night, skateparks, horse races, city rain sounds, the countries super efficient underground train station (MRT), and even loud military fighter jets and helicopters.

    Perhaps you're wanting nature sounds? No problem! This library features sounds from a variety of cicadas recorded at night and birds from the famous Javan Mynah near Mount Faber.

    With nearly six hours of recordings throughout Singapore, we suggest reviewing the metadata and discovering sounds you may not have expected!

    The library is available in 3 variations: A Stereo, AmbiX and special bundle featuring both Stereo and AmbiX files at a big discount.

  • Human The Counting Voice Play Track 167 sounds included $30

    A man with a neutral English accent counts from zero to one hundred. Then counts in hundreds to one thousand. Then counts in thousands to ten thousand. Using the various files you can concatenate the files to read any number between 0-10,999 (and beyond if you fancy some creative editing).

    Useful for all sorts of games, apps and many other projects.

 
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