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This week there are five new libraries on A Sound Effect. We have icy rivers that crackle and break from icebergs, peaceful streams that trickle and flow, every bear you can imagine as they growl and whine, sounds of Tasers and electrocution, and foley for fights created by cardboard. With such a range of new libraries, you’re sure to find something new for your collection.
Sparks N Arcs
 
  • Electricity Electricity – Sparks N Arcs Play Track 218+ sounds included $89 $79

    Need electrical sounds? Electricity-Sparks N Arcs delivers more than 200 files of 12,000 volt sparking electrical arcs, industrial welders, electrical shorts, Taser gun discharges, Van Der Graph Generator and custom-made Jacob’s Ladder for those classic sci-fi lab effects… even the sounds of the electrocution of an innocent pickle.

    These hard-to-find sounds of massive power and electricity are perfect for adding sizzle to video games, movie projects and multimedia.

    All sounds were recorded at 96k/24 bit with multiple microphones. Embedded with metadata (Soundminer, Broadcast Wav)

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Warning: Do not try to create this library at home — unless you have all the proper equipment, experts and insurance! Rick Allen from Rick Allen Creative created this extremely useful library 'Sparks N Arcs' using industrial welders, Taser guns, Van Der Graph generators and a custom Jacob’s Ladder to produce electrical arcs, shorts, snaps, hums, sizzles, sparks and more. He even electrocuted a pickle to create those difficult to find (or emulate) sounds for your sound design. With over 200 sounds of 12,000-volt power, this is a hard library to pass up.
 
Glacier Ice
 
  • Ice Glacier Ice Play Track 300+ sounds included $40

    Glacier Ice is a library containing over 300 high quality sounds of ice cracking, breaking, shattering in various sizes of blocks – recorded entirely in the Italian Alps over the course of two winters.

    The library contains sounds of all dimensions, from ice cubes being dropped in a drink to a designed iceberg collapsing.

    The majority of the material was recorded at 192 KHz with a Sanken CO100K and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040, making this library greatly flexible for pitch shifting and all sorts of heavy processing.

    A small section recorded at 96KHz features sounds recorded exclusively with contact microphones placed directly on the surface of a frozen water stream.

    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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Mattia Cellotto went all out to create this diverse library of ice sounds. 'Glacier Ice’ contains 300+ sounds from every frozen scenario imaginable — crackling hollow ice and river surfaces, exploding ice blocks, falling chunks of various sizes, swirling ice cubes, collapsing icebergs, massive avalanches, underwater sounds, and a horrific sled hammer as it's dragged across the surface. Mattia recorded the entire library in the Italian Alps over two winters, and at 192 kHz, this library can be manipulated for the most dramatic of scenes. For ready-to-go ice sounds, check out this high-quality collection.
 
Bears
 
  • Animals & Creatures Bears Play Track 81-163+ sounds included From: $50

    The Bears Sound Effects Libraries feature numerous bear recordings, capturing the sounds of species like Brown Bears, Kodiak Bears, Himalayan Bears – and even pandas!

    Both cubs and adults have been recorded, as they growl, bark, grunt, yelp, whimper, sniff and snarl.

    Each pack contains around 80 files, and you save 10% by grabbing both bear SFX packs together.

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I don’t know about you, but I prefer to get my bear sounds from the professionals. 'Bears' is a collection of two volumes from Sounddogs, which includes brown bears, Kodiak bears, Himalayan bears, pandas, bear cubs and more. These sounds are perfect for monster and creature design, subliminal intensity, or when you just need a plain old bear roar. They contain close and distant individual roars, whines, calls, begs, sniffs, smacks and yelps, as well as groups of bears as they interact. With 163 files, this library should have all the Ursidae you need.
 
Water Flow
 
  • Environments Water Flow by Soundholder Play Track 90+ sounds included, 188 mins total $40 $36

    Water Flow took six months to create, and offers 90 BWAV files recorded in different locations. A huge part of this library is based on the recording sessions by (and in) rivers. Most recordings were done during the winter just before sunrise, to reduce the amount of unwanted sounds.

    Almost all recordings are completely clear and free from any birds in the background.

    The first location was river called Łyna, and there I’ve recorded a sound of water flowing at different speeds, along with the sound of a dam reducing the speed and height of the river’s flow. The second interesting part of this location was the amount of fallen trees in the water, causing the water to split. Because of this, there was a lot of sonically interesting places to record.

    The second river is called Guber, and it’s much smaller than Łyna. I’ve picked this place because of the really subtle water streams, and something even more amazing, natural dams built by beavers. The amount of work these animals put to built those dams is incredible.

    In addition to recorded rivers, this library also includes the sound of water dripping inside underground sewers. During one of my field recording trips I discovered a hatch. I could not resist to go inside, and what I discovered there was far beyond my expectations. I made a two small trips there to record it from different distances, with different microphones in mono and stereo.

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'Water Flow' isn’t just the white noise you listen to while you sleep (though many of the tracks are very soothing). This library by Soundholder contains 90 recordings from rivers, streams, dams, underground sewers and even bathtubs to cover your trickling needs. It has a variety of perspectives with close, medium and far distances as well as XY, M10, MS and ORTF recordings, enabling it to fit just about every scenario. The team also recorded the sounds during the chilly dawns of winter to offer tracks clean of birds which so often plague nature recordings. For a clean, flexible library flowing with possibility, this is the library to listen to.
 
Punchy Cardboard
 
  • Destruction & Impact Punchy Cardboard Play Track 400 sounds included $30

    The sound designer's secret weapon! These files have been used a LOT by us at Double Trouble Audio when we've needed some heavy punchiness to our sound effects. Punchy Cardboard is a collection of high quality cardboard sounds processed with tape to make a really organic sound that can help you sound a lot more punchy.

    We’ve also processed all the sounds with three different levels of analogue saturation, which is a great and affordable way to add an analog uniqueness to your sound effects.

    This pack really shines when layered with explosions, impacts, car crashes, slaps and fights. Anything that needs that extra oomph!

    Sounds included:
    • Cardboard Gnarl (7 sounds * 3 tape variations)
    • Cardboard Hit (54 sounds * 3 tape variations)
    • Cardboard Rumble (6 sounds * 3 tape variations)
    • Cardboard Saw (17 sounds * tape variations)
    • Cardboard Squeak (2 sounds * 3 tape variations)
    • Cardboard Tearing (10 sounds * 3 tape variations)
    • Cardboard Whitenoise (1 sound * 3 tape variations)
    • Paper Crackling (1 sound * 3 tape variations)
    • Plastic (2 sounds * 3 tape variations)
    + Handpicked punchy selection for ease of use
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The folks at Double Trouble Audio would like to share with you their secret weapon: cardboard foley! 'Punchy Cardboard' contains a wide variety of sounds from this thick paper product with heavy punches, juicy rips, crackling white noise, squeaky friction, squishes, thuds and more. These sounds don’t just meet the needs of literal foley, they can be used for fights, crashes and explosions when manipulated or added as layers. With 400 hand-picked sounds, this library will give your sound design something it may have never contained before.
 
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  • Destruction & Impact DOOM Play Track 260 sounds included $46 $34

    DOOM is a modern sound effects library of cutting-edge cinematic impacts, complex stingers, one-shot tones and dark percussive elements with a dirty, authentic sound.

    The follow-up to the popular Raptus SFX library, DOOM features a full spectrum of original sound effects, dedicated to sound designers, sound editors and composers needing a high-impact, destruction feel in their productions.

    DOOM is delivered with 10 Kontakt preset banks and 3 Multis to get instant inspiration, as well as stand-alone WAV files. A full version of Native Instrument's Kontakt is required to use the Kontakt patches. Without Kontakt, you can use the included WAV files.

    Get the next level of cutting-edge sound effects with DOOM:

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  • Horror MEMORIES Play Track 280 sounds included $58 $34

    Descend into the sinister depths of madness with MEMORIES, a fascinating sci-fi sound collection that genuinely brings a unique perspective in the indie science fiction framework.

    If you are looking for big bold sci-fi futuristic sound design, MEMORIES can add a terrific touch of horror and tension to the darkest sci-fi installment for theatrical audience.

    Featuring 280+ organic samples with embedded metadata and 10 categories from genre bender impact and hits, sinister tonal material, dark stingers, intricate glitched atmospheres and designed metal textures.

    Kontakt Instruments are based on Photosynthesis an open source engine made by Jeremiah Pena from exoticstates.com. You can easily access filters, 13 effects, a rhythm section featuring a step sequencer, filter sequencer, 2 filter LFOs, and gain/pan/pitch LFOs. The samples can be used as regular .WAV files, but the Kontakt Instruments require the full version of Kontakt 5 (not included).

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  • Metal The Junkyard Metal Library Play Track 3183 sounds included $249 $174.30

    The Junkyard Metal sound library includes 3183 clips in 98.49 GB. It collects the sound of metal hits, drops, pick ups, rattles and clatters, rumbles and rummaging, rocking, rolling, and scraping.

    Featuring diverse props ranging from large metal storage containers, diesel tanks, shopping carts, and tractor buckets to to smaller propane tanks, crates, shopping carts, and bolts, nails, and ammunition, the collection provides multiple performances in each clip.

    The sounds were performed from light to heavy intensities and captured at 192 kHz, 24-bit resolution with Sanken, Sennheiser, Neumann, and Schoeps microphones.

    The bundle is delivered with Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, full professional embedded metadata, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.

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  • Metal Resonant Rusty Door Play Track 100+ sounds included $15 $10

    Recorded at an old bunker constructed near the Chebucto Head lighthouse (Halifax, Nova Scotia) during WWII, now derelict and covered in rust.

    These recordings were a happy accident, discovered on the way to record something else. This large, heavy steel door has been rusting since wartime, and when I noticed it I immediately knew it would have a unique sonic character. When moved, it produces interesting almost musical tones, rich with harmonics and ripe for processing.

    This library includes a variety of sounds generated by interacting with the door in different ways (scraping, punching, and moving at various speeds), and was recorded in mid-side with a Schoeps Mini CMIT + CMC6 MK8 into a Sound Devices 633.

    All sounds are decoded to LR stereo, normalized and processed minimally beyond noise reduction. Files are tagged with metadata in Basehead and stamped in iXML, bext and ID3 formats.

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  • Destruction & Impact Just Impacts – Extension II Play Track 500+ sounds included $40 $20

    Get 500 sound effects of mainly metal and wood impacts, metal junk hits, crashes, heavy door slams, metal drops, metal wall and oil tank hits in this SFX library.

    All sounds were recorded with a RODE NTG-3, a RODE NT-4 and a Beyerdynamic MC950 microphone on a Sound Devices 744T (+ SD MixPre-D). Each sound was heavily edited and cleaned, so there is no noise or other unwanted sounds. The sounds were layered, EQed and compressed for that extra punch – so they can be instantly used to sonically treat your medieval and sci fi battles, fighting and walking robots and anything else that needs some heavy metal treatment.

    You can use the sounds right away. No further editing needed. But you can, of course… :)

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  • Sci-Fi Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Play Track 1,000+ sounds included, 431 mins total $30 $15

    Lo-Fi Sci-Fi is a library packed full of characterful, authentic and gritty sounds. It was lovingly created by sound designers Barney Oram and Derek Brown, in homage to classic late 70’s and early 80’s sci-fi movies.
    The collection is comprised of a wide range of sounds, including metal, organics, fire, mechanical, interfaces, creatures, foley and footsteps, abstract, ambience, and much more.

    Lo-Fi Sci-Fi features 620 24bit / 48kHz WAV files in total, including 45 designed sounds and 575 source sounds.

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  • Destruction & Impact Destruction Play Track 1700+ sounds included From: $119

    Ah, destruction sound effects! We tried to feature every aspect of devastation in our brand-new SFX library DESTRUCTION which will be the baton for your own destructive masterpiece. Start with a small car crash where crushed metal meets hard rock. Imagine the fateful sound of a stressed glass pane right before it bursts into pieces. Think bigger – like a wooden cabin that gets smashed under a falling tree. Think of collapsing skyscrapers that crumble into dust. A whole ship moaning and groaning before it bursts and breaks into pieces – your possibilities are countless.

    With DESTRUCTION, we deliver you the perfect toolkit to easily design those kind of scenarios. The CONSTRUCTION KIT holds more than 7 GB high-quality source recordings and the DESIGNED version comes with 300+ pre-designed, “ready to use” sounds. The BUNDLE not only allows full flexibility, but also gives you a benefit in price. Leave your audience gasping for air and take them right into the center of DESTRUCTION.

  • Animals & Creatures Tasmanian Devils Play Track 50+ sounds included $10

    Meet the Tasmanian devil! Recorded in the Copenhagen Zoo, this library features huffs, sniffs, growls, barks, bite and chewing – and those eerie and weird critter screams.

    If you need strange animal or monster sounds, do check out this library:

 
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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic – Transportation Play Track 68 sounds included, 314 mins total $136 $99

    Ambisonic – Transportation is a great collection of ambisonic ambiences recordings performed at various transportation scenarios.
    It is aimed to provide you with great spherical content to wrap your dialogue or main focus content, allowing you to create a conniving and immersing soundtrack.
    You will find recordings such as a Train car interior, Jumbo jet interior, multiple cars interior under different driving conditions,
    Bus interior, public transportation stations and much more.

    This collection is great for post-production, VR/AR interactive sound-design, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.
    All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting multiple tag filtering browsing applications.

    A Sennheiser Ambeo microphone paired with Zoom H8 was used to create this product.

    This package includes 68 Samples – 136 Files.
    A total 2h 37m of content.
    First Order AmbiX B-Format and Stereo @ 96Khz / 24bit.

    Download a Demo here:
    Want to hear an example of the included recordings? Download the B-format Demo Here

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  • Foley Footstep Loops II Play Track 663 sounds included $75 $49

    Editing footsteps in audio post-production can be time-consuming. Footstep Loops II is a sound library that delivers a comprehensive kit of footstep sound effects made to ease your daily work.

    The collection contains footstep sounds of various shoes and surfaces, recorded in different paces and edited to continuous but lively 30-second sound loops.

    VARIETY

    The Footstep Loops II Sound Library covers a wide range of different footsteps:

    Barefoot, Socks, Slippers, Flip-Flops, Sneakers on Wood, Sneakers on Concrete, Boots on Wood, Boots on Concrete, Heels on Wood, Heels on Stone;
    Grass, Gravel, Forest, Foliage, Dry Foliage, Stones, Puddle, Mud, Snow;
    Stairs up + down: Wooden Stairs, Metal Stairs, Stone Stairs



    PACE

    Each type of footsteps is available as a set of 13 sound files that represent a range from walking very slowly up to very speedy. Paces are sorted by Footsteps per Minute (FPM):

    Ground Footsteps: from 40 FPM to 160 FPM
    Stairs Footsteps: from 60 FPM to 180 FPM (up) / from 80 FPM to 200 FPM (down)



    LAYERS

    Since all (ground) footstep loops have the same FPM paces, they can be layered easily. E.g. you can add a puddle sound element to sneakers walking on concrete etc.



    CLOTHING

    You can add clothing as a layer to make the movements sound more natural. The sounds of jeans & jacket fit to all ground footsteps. Furthermore, versions with well-balanced clothing sounds of all main footstep loops are already included as ready-to-use files!



    ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS

    Some experimental elements are also included in the library:
    2 layers of floor creaks and one layer that adds the sound of keys in the pocket while walking.



    TIME-COMPRESS

    Paces of the sound loops included in the Footstep Loops II sound library increase in steps of 10 FPM each. If you need a value in between, time-compress the file just a tiny bit – the quality loss is almost inaudible in modern digital audio workstations.



    ONLINE FOOTSTEPS GENERATOR

    To get an impression of what you get with the Footstep Loops II sound library, go HERE and play around with footsteps online.


    • 663 audio files
    • 331 minutes total runtime
    • all files contain meta-data / keywords for easy search


    All sounds from this library are included in:
    Diversity

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  • Environments Stream River & Waterfall vol.2 Play Track 88 sounds included $59 $46.20

    43 locations from various perspectives.

    STREAM / RIVER & WATERFALL features WATER MOVEMENT from JAPAN and NEW ZEALAND.
    Each STREAM and RIVER have their unique flows, and varieties of topographies gives each its characteristic sound – and WATERFALLS from small to medium adds nature feeling to it.
    In addition, the library also features places where SPRING WATER GUSHES in Japan, and huge ELECTRIC WATER PUMP from New Zealand and more.

    Recorded @ 24 Bit / 96 kHz with ortf, spaced omni, XY and carefully edited.

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  • Cars Renault Master IV 2.3 DCI 165 Play Track 80+ sounds included, 88 mins total $130 $117

    The Renault Master IV 2.3 DCI 165 sound library features 76 high-quality files recorded with a multi-mic setup. The 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. Last but not least, different foley recordings covering exterior and interior sound effects.

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  • Destruction & Impact Rock Brick and Dirt 3 Play Track 500+ sounds included, 17 mins total $27

    Rock, Brick and Dirt 3 is the third of the series! This bundle includes all remastered sounds from RBD 1 and 2. With more than 100 new files recorded and designed. It’s a package of impact, Smash, Crumbling, Scratching, Landfall and more rock debris sounds. The library contains 333 files of various recording texture and perspective.

    A good package to add a dirty texture to your production.

    Each sound has been meticulously edited individually, All files were recorded and are delivered in 24bit 96kHz Broadcast Wave files, all embedded with metadata information for easy import and ensure fast and easy workflow.

 
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