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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

    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.

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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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  • Weapons Black Powder Weapons Play Track 51 sounds included $25

    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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  • Ice Frozen Play Track 809 sounds included $45 $23

    Frozen is a collection of ice impacts, scrapes, debris, slides and more taken during a miserably cold winter in the arctic tundra of Massachusetts. These recordings were meticulously recorded, edited, named, renamed, edited again, re recorded, then re-renamed (you get the point) to give you the best quality ice library you can get.

    The library roughly is broken into two sections, raw and processed. Raw is designed for sound designers to go wild with: stretch, distort, compress, and more to your hearts content. The processed section is for designers and content creators on the go. If you’re on a tight deadline, pulling some sounds that are already going to get you close to where you need to be is imperative. These processed versions play very nicely even when not designing ice.

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  • Weapons Gun Sound Pack Play Track 416 sounds included $19

    Gun Sound Pack contains 266 gun sound effects. Guns included: Pistol, Revolver Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Sniper Rifle, Semi-Auto Rifle, Sub-Machine gun, Machine gun.

    A perfect collection of gun sounds suitable for all types of sound designers, video editors, game developers or anyone who needs a large range of high quality gun sound effects ready to use out-of-the-box. Designed specifically for games, video and other media by award winning sound designers.

    This pack also includes a variety of 150 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Gun Sound Pack are included Pro Sound Collection, so if you need more sounds including bullets, silenced guns, explosions, footsteps, death screams plus MANY more be sure to check it out before purchase.

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Vintage Anime SFX Play Track 350+ sounds included $69

    The Vintage Anime Sound Effects Library brings all of the excitement of your favorite Japanese animated series to your fingertips. Inspired by classic cartoons from the 80's and 90's, these recognizable and versatile sounds will instantly enhance any FX collection. Vintage synths were used to create the auras, beams, mecha blasters, atmospheres, magic spells, guns, sonic blasts and explosives that makeup this pack of over 350+ custom 24bit/96khz .WAV files. Perfect for film, video games, podcasts and any project that could benefit from a power up!

    Both designed sounds and source recordings:

    • Classic anime sfx from the 80’s and 90’s

    • Auras, mecha, beams, blasters, spells, explosives and more! 350+ sounds!

    • Tons of source material for experimentation

    • Expert crafted metadata

    • Vintage Anime PDF

  • Funny / Comedy / Cartoon Fun Character Voices Play Track 205 sounds included $10

    Fun Character Voices contains over 200 specially designed vocalization sound effects! Prefect for all types of fun games and other media.

    All sounds from Fun Character Voices are included in our full sound library Pro Sound Collection, so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out first.

  • Foley Just Chains Play Track 973 sounds included $35

    As you've probably guessed from the title, this SFX library is all about metal chain sound effects. Various sizes of chains were pulled, dropped, shaken, rattled, whipped, hung, dangled and jingled.

    These sounds could come in handy for a wide range of purposes like morning star swings / whips, coin ringing, chain metal armor movements, hoists, addons for footstep movements and many more.

    So if you're after any kind of metal chain sounds, this SFX library is one to get!

 
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  • Cars Car Foley II Play Track 130+ sounds included, 30 mins total $50 $40

    Car Foley 2 sound effects library features foley recordings of different actions performed inside 10 different cars. It’s 130 files with a total length of 30 minutes covering actions like closing and opening regular doors, slide doors, hoods, trunks, interior buttons and switches, windows, seatbelts, brakes, gear levers, handbrakes and more.

    Inside you’ll find foley recorded in cars like:

    • Audi A3 8L 1.9 TDI
    • Mazda 6 III 2.0 Skyactive G
    • Nissan Qashqai 1.6
    • Nissan Terrano II 2.7 TDi
    • Porsche Cayenne I 4.8 V8
    • Renault Master IV dci 165
    • Subaru Impreza WRX GD
    • Toyota Corolla Verso 1.6
    • Toyota Rav 4 II 2.0 Diesel
    • Volkswagen Caravelle T5 2.0
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  • Environments Hot Tub SFX (Jacuzzi / Spa) Play Track 10 sounds included, 2+ mins total $10 $5

    There’s nothing better than a nice long soak in a Jacuzzi hot tub… This library will instantly place you right in the middle of a beautiful oasis of warm bubbling water and massaging bubble jets. All sounds are cut into perfectly seamless loops and provided in both .wav and .mp3 to make your use of this library as easy as a trip to the spa!

    These loops make it easy to drop the files into any game development software or to easily support props in a film/tv project.

    Music is only heard in the demo, not in the actual footage.

    Other libraries that pair well:
    1000 Winds Project (Farts.) [The Original]
    Everyone farts… and some people do it in the hot tub!  CAUTION: This library contains the HIGHEST resolution fart winds that exist on this side of the internet… Well, let’s be real, all sides of the internet!

    Chicago – Environmental & Transportation Ambiences
    Depending on the needs of your project, you might just find that you need additional environmental ambiences, which are covered in this library! Recorded in high resolution, this library will put you right in the virtual seat of the city of neighborhoods!

    PWC – Jet Ski – Sea Doo | Volume 1 & 2
    More sounds in the world of water!  Ultra-high resolution Sea Doo recordings utilizing on-board microphone techniques, from multiple perspectives (driver perspective (mid-side, exhaust perspective & engine perspective).

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  • User Interface (UI) Computer Sounds: Sci-Fi Minipack Play Track 180 sounds included $10 $7

    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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  • Destruction & Impact Medieval Battle Play Track 100 sounds included $26

    Medieval Battle contains a wide variety of sounds taken straight from the battlefield. Unleash the full force of your army with effects from a diverse range of medieval weaponry, crowds, horses and battle charges. There are also battle cries, screams and shouts to make the audience feel like they are right there on the frontlines. To bring you the most organic and natural battle sounds, we recorded actors performing in a quiet exterior location. All sounds were recorded in 24Bit 96kHz, allowing for further sonic manipulation.

    If you think your sound collection is in need of some reinforcements then this is the library for you! Medieval Battle is ideal for use in Film, TV and Game projects, and will make a perfect addition to your sound design arsenal.

    Here are the included folders:

    Crowds: Crowd rushes and static battle cries in a natural exterior location make these effects perfect for building the bed of a huge Medieval warzone.

    Female Voices: 4 individual female actors perform multiple vocalisations including screams, grunts and efforts.

    Sword & Shield Hits: A variety of sword and shield hits performed by weapons and combat experts.

    Male Voices: 4 individual male actors perform multiple vocalisations including screams, grunts and efforts.

     

  • City Life Countrysides and capitals Play Track 40 sounds included, 57 mins total $89.99

    These group of sounds will help you colour your footage with sounds from the city and the countryside. Packed with 40 sounds to enhance your design

    Recorded with:

    • Sound Devices 633
    • Rode NTG3
    • Rode NT4
    • Seymour Duncan SCR-1
 
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