Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have more creepy sounds for your Halloween projects, plus lots of ambiences and interesting textures. You can hear gory stabs and blood splatters, sinister soundscapes in 5.1 Surround, and mysterious atmospheres from reversed sound effects. You can also hear suburban ambiences from the outskirts of Sydney, Chicago, Dublin, Dusseldorf, etc., as well as car and lawnmower engines and sounds of water balloons, bamboo stalks, an old vacuum, and even farts! If you’re looking for fresh new sounds to experiment with or you need new material for your soundscapes, you’ll like what you’re going to hear.
Bones & Blood – GORE Elements
 
  • This library has the aim of bringing ultra high quality malleable materials for sound designers with extensive organic variations in the realm of horror/gore.

    What's inside:
    • various impacts with hands, slap, stab, drop, stomp, slam, crush, and blood spurt
    • slimy squeezes and twists of disgusting goo and flesh
    • diverse manipulations and gnaw
    • juicy flesh squirts and filaments tension
    • bones cracking, snaps and breaks
    • blade ringing, and various whooshes
    • body chunks falling in bloodbath, spurts and spatters

    It can help the most gruesome and disgusting scene comes alive with vivid realism.

    well-focused and malleable

    Each file has a great amount a variations of the same sound.

    In the meantime, the extensive frequency range provided by the Sanken co-100k and the Sennheiser MKH-series microphones allows extreme pitch-shifting.

    Let’s express creativity by layering these sounds and pitch-shiftings with almost no limits!

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'Bones & Blood – GORE Elements' by Articulated Sounds has over 800 grisly sounds that will make your audience wince in pain. Does your horror project feature a stabby psychopath or a monster who likes to dine on flesh? Perhaps you need bone crushing sounds for a fighting game? In any case, if you're looking for gruesome, realistic effects, you'll find them here. Plus, each sound was recorded in 192kHz, so you can match the size and speed of each impact to achieve those visceral reactions.
 
Reverse_Production Elements
 
  • Drones & Moods Reverse_Production Elements Play Track 32 sounds included, 15 mins total $22

    “REVERSE” is a collection of 32 Sound Effects created using reversed sounds processed with extreme changes in speed and pitch.

    You will find atmospheric and surrealistic production elements that works on their own to induce time, tension and mystery, or you can combine them with your current collection of production elements to create a more rich and complex sound.

    These sounds have a cinematic feeling and are great for any kind of Sci-Fi or horror production (games, trailers, movies).

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'Reverse_Production Elements' by MatiasMacSD has 32 complex soundscapes that have not only been reversed but also mixed for ultimate impact. These sounds last from 8 seconds to over 1.5 minutes and include sources such as bicycle chains, fireworks, guitars, pianos, drums, bells, human sighs, and more. With extreme manipulation, you'll hear the overtones and 'feeling' of the sounds, making these great on their own or for adding a tense layer to your soundscapes. For a creative library that might inspire new techniques in your design, check this one out.
 
These Are Farts
 
  • Funny / Comedy / Cartoon These Are Farts Play Track 216+ sounds included, 20 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $10 $5

    Farts are our bodies’ way of punctuating important moments. Everyone knows this and agrees on it. It’s basically accepted scientific fact.

    And now, after decades of research and a couple days of intensely private foley work, George brings you 216 separate files of completely original yet hauntingly familiar fart sounds that will add ripe, satisfying definition to your every soundscape.

    Employ George’s rich, mouth-made ass-noises to create emphasis, intrigue, a sense of accomplishment, desperation, true love, and more.

    With over 20 minutes of quick bursts and ambient loops, we’re fairly confident when we say you really shouldn’t ever need more fart noises than this.

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From Naked Gun to Dumb and Dumber, a good fart joke can really punchline a scene - if you have the right material. That's why George Hufnagl of Sounds Like George created a wide variety of flatulent foley for 'These Are Farts'. This collection has 216 rips that are flapping, full-bodied, squishy, squeaking, bursting, and more. And if you question his sense of humor about the library at all, the Ken Burn's Civil War and Steve Irwin-inspired demos will prove you wrong!
 
Bamboos
 
  • Wood Bamboos Play Track 258+ sounds included $69

    This library contains a wide range of variety of bamboo hits.

    From thick bamboos to thin, hitting with drum sticks, mallets & brushes and scrubbing & scraping and even sawing. Additional sounds include water movement inside bamboos, captured with a contact mic, and beautiful sounds of bamboo wind chimes. Tweak it for sound design or make bamboo instruments from it.

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'Bamboos' by Anti-Node Design has lots of delightful, almost soothing sounds of bamboo hits. With musical taps, brushes, sawing, and scrapes from thin and thick bamboo, you'll have over 250 new sounds to experiment with. You'll also get recordings from a contact mic, and others of ambient bamboo wind chimes and water movement within the stalk. Plus, as high-quality recordings, you might discover hidden sounds during your pitch- and time-bending process. For the distinct timbre of bamboo, look no further.
 
Suburbs of Chicago: Forest Preserve
 
'Suburbs of Chicago: Forest Preserve' by is the third installment in the 'Suburbs of Chicago' series by All You Can Eat Audio. This library takes you to the calmer areas outside the Windy City with ambiences of babbling brooks, rustling trees, and happy birds. But it still takes place near the third most populous US city, so you'll also hear bikes passing by and distant traffic and planes. With over two hours of sounds recorded at 192kHz, there is plenty for you to explore.
 
Toyota Highlander, 2005
 
  • This 2005 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size crossover SUV with a 3.3L, V6, 225 hp engine. With a full range of speeds and performances, onboard and exterior, this collection provides the material needed for edgy car chases down to suburban trips to the grocery store. Another solid everyday car to add to your library.

    You’ll also get a full compliment of doors, switches and power windows that can extend the use of this collection far beyond regular car sounds. Useful source material for creating high tech devices and gadgets.

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'Toyota Highlander, 2005' by Big Room Sound Inc. gets you lots of foley and pass-bys from this mid-size, V6-engine SUV. You'll hear commonly used sounds like opening and closing doors, hood, and windows, as well as slow and fast pass-bys. You'll also get flashier sounds like powerful revs, skidding in the dirt, hard accelerations and more in this library's 127 recordings. If you're looking for a wide variety of car sounds, this one has you covered.
 
City Balcony Ambiences
 
  • Environments City Balcony Ambiences Play Track 10+ sounds included, 125 mins total $30

    In City Balcony Ambiences you will get the sounds of 10 different stereo recordings of city atmospheres, all of them recorded from the perspective of a balcony.

    Recordings have been done during different periods of a day and in different locations:

    1. Three recordings from Dublin (Ireland): featuring a general construction ambience, a residential street and a busy street at rush hour (Irish sirens are included).
    2. Two recordings from Menorca (Spain): recorded from a balcony facing a sea front. Restaurants and distant voices are the main character of these files.
    3. Two recordings from Dusseldorf (Germany): the classic German tram is present in both recordings. There are also traffic, pedestrians and German sirens.
    4. One recording from Thessaloniki (Greece): recorded during a rainy day, so the sound of the wet road makes it characteristic.
    5. One recording from Barcelona (Spain): facing an inner patio. The construction crew present in every Spanish building make an appearance.

    Recordings feature sounds such as traffic, people talking, pedestrians walking by; cars, trams, trucks, motorbikes and scooters passbys, dogs barking, all of them from a distant perspective.

    Descriptive markers have been included to highlight interesting events in an otherwise featureless waveform. These markers can be read in programs such as Izotope RX, Reaper, and Soundminer. The markers are also included as .txt files in separate folder.

    All files (except one) have been recorded in 96 kHz/24 bit, with Soundminer and BWAV embedded metadata. Recordings go from 4 minutes up to 22.

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'City Balcony Ambiences' by GainWalkers takes you on a rooftop journey across Europe from Ireland to Greece. With ten stereo recordings during daytime, evening, and night, you'll hear rush hour ambiences in Dublin, seafront crowds in Menorca, public transportation and pedestrians in Dusseldorf, rainy days in Thessaloniki, and more. These files last from 4.5 minutes to nearly 23 minutes, and they even have markers to note interesting events. If you're looking for more local flavor or variation in your city ambiences, give this one a listen.
 
Retro Vacuum
 
  • Mechanical Retro Vacuum Play Track 161+ sounds included $15 $5

    If you are looking for vacuum sounds here is an entire sound effects library dedicated to a Retro Vacuum Cleaner.

    Retro Vacuum by Badlands Sound features over 160 sounds of an old vacuum cleaner. The library includes onboard recordings of the wheels and motor and Pass bys at various speeds including separate files for wheels and motor, ambiances of a person using a vacuum in different spaces with multiple distances, and Foley.

    All sounds were recorded with professional equipment including RODE NTG3, and Sound Devices 702t 96k/24bit sounds allow high-quality sound effects and great for sound design.

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'Retro Vacuum' by Badlands Sound features, yes, a vacuum and all its cleaning duties. With over 160 sounds from an old Hoover, you get recordings of it cleaning hard surfaces and carpet, as well as lots of foley of handling the bag, moving the vacuum, and plugging it in. You'll also hear pass-bys, its squeaky wheels, and ambiences of someone in the middle of making their floors look like new. Whether you need background sounds for a scene or you're creating an experimental device, check this one out.
 
Water Balloons
 
  • Materials & Texture Water Balloons Play Track 167 sounds included, 9 mins total $7

    A mini library for the Series 2000 SFX collection featuring water balloons hitting various surfaces, and various handling – from impact splashes, rolls and bounces, to metallic thuds, rubber stretches and dripping.

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'Water Balloons' by Kaibrary is a quick pack of water balloons sounds with lots of variation. It has 14 different types of impacts and handling situations including throwing water balloons at a chain link fence, car, dirt, telephone pole, street signs, etc., and playing with the water balloons by sloshing the water inside or stretching and rubbing them. The water balloons don't break from every impact, so you'll also get a good amount of bounces, thuds, and rolls, too! For an inexpensive, wide-ranging collection that will let you stay dry, check this one out.
 
Suburbia
 
  • City Life Suburbia Play Track 36+ sounds included $49

    I can't tell you the number of times I've needed a good clean suburban atmos to fill out a scene. I've got plenty in my sfx collection, but not a whole lot that are local to Australia. So I thought I'd remedy that!

    This collection covers a variety of locations, from quieter suburbs with a gentle breeze, a distant dog, some crickets perhaps and maybe a few birds, to the more densely populated areas, where the traffic and background noise is much higher and some construction is always going on. There some nighttime stuff in there, some ocean side, some with nature at its finest and even lawnmower and whipper snipper recordings so you can layer it all up.

    All recorded at 24bit/96kHz, the library is 2.5GB and contains 36 tracks.

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'Suburbia' by Smackheads features the northern outskirts of Sydney, capturing 36 Australian residential ambiences. From the shores of Balmoral Beach to the Killara Golf Club to the busy streets of Crows Nest, this library was recorded during all hours of the day in several locations giving you sounds of peaceful morning birds, lawn mowers and construction, residential streets, distant traffic, ocean waves and more. Get all the suburban flavors from Oceania's largest city!
 
Loopable Motors 1: Small Engines
 
  • Do you need an inspiring collection of carefully edited expressive engine sound fx loops?

    Loopable Motors 1: Small Engines is a huge collection seamlessly looping engine sounds from ten different engines. The package includes steady engine loops with multiple RPMs, recorded in 96 kHz, 24-bit for creative sound design. Matching start and end clips are included for many loops for easy drag & drop game implementation or sound editing.

    Finding high quality, steady engine recordings and editing them to usable, looping clips can be a really time-consuming task. This sound library is designed to give you plenty of creative material to work with in your next project.

    Special Edition includes all the steady engine loops plus 25 accelerations for LeSound Audiomotors plugin.

    Library highlights:- 10 combustion engines
    – 444 sound files (148 sound with 3 pitch versions)
    – Power generators, ATV, compressors, lawnmowers, water pumps.
    – Multiple RPM speeds (see datasheet)
    – Start & end clips for many loops
    – Special Edition includes 25 accelerations compatible with LeSound Audiomotors plugin
    – 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files
    – 2.23 GB
    – Carefully edited, seamless loops
    – Soundminer & BWAV metadata

'Loopable Motors 1: Small Engines' by Effect Sense has exactly what the title says. You'll hear sounds of ten different engines from push and riding lawnmowers, diesel generators, compressors, water pumps, and ATVs. As the title says, each sound seamlessly loops, and the library features multiple RPMs, start ups, shut downs, blades on and off, and even three different pitch versions. Also, be sure to check out the Special Edition which includes 25 accelerations for the LeSound Audiomotors plugin!
   

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  • Mechanical Old Engines Grab Bag Play Track 486 sounds included, 265minutes of multitrack recordings mins total $129

    “Old Engines Grab Bag” is a pack of numerous old, unique and characterful engines from early 1900s. It’s a massive collection of 56GB multitrack 192kHz recordings of old tractors and stationary engines, both diesel and gasoline fueled.

    The intention wasn’t to cover vehicles driving, but to get isolated and very closely recorded mechanical elements of engines and exhaust pipes as a source material for sound design. There are many starts, idles, revs, offs, RPMs variations, backfires etc. Some are heavy and large sounding, some are small and funny. Tractors were captured EXT and most of stationary engines INT, but since they are very closely recorded there is just a little amount of reverb on most of them.

    Most of engines are 1 or 2 cylinders and low horse power and their RPMs are also low. Thanks to this, many of those sounds aren’t tonal and can easily be used as additional layer with other design elements. They work great for adding vintage character, designing junky or funny vehicles, crazy huge steampunk machines or engines malfunction.

    Sounds were recorded using multi-mic setup: Sanken CO-100k (most of the time pointing mechanical parts), Sennheiser MKH-8060 (mainly for isolated exhaust pipe), Schoeps CMC6XT mk41/mk8 (general image) and part also with Trance Audio Inducer contact mics (adding unique mechanical perspective).

    The library is delivered as multitrack 192kHz files, as well as stereo mix of all microphones. Thanks to using microphones with extended frequency range, drastic pitch changes can be applied.
    All files have extensive metadata created in Soundminer, including leg picker with microphone labels.

    Demo files include pitched sounds, which are not delivered with library.

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  • Mechanical Driving Forces Play Track 450+ sounds included $55 $29

    Driving Forces” is an ultimately innovative sound effects construction kit from Digital Rain Lab. The pack is dedicated to futuristic engine sounds: from small hovering drones to huge space motherships. It thoughtfully includes various engine categories such as Jet Turbines, Micro motors, and Recordings. The addition of real textures makes the library well balanced and very flexibile for designing unique vehicle sounds.

    Natively made in 96k/24bit, all sounds are ready to be heavily manipulated, and are tagged with BWF and Soundminer metadata for a faster workflow.

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  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $25 $20

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

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  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences House Tones Play Track 57+ sounds included, 114 mins total $40

    House Tones by Badlands Sound features 57 two minute seamless loopable roomtones totaling of almost two hours of different room tones found in a home including Bathrooms, Basements, Bedrooms, Closets, Garages, Home Offices, Laundry Rooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, Showers, and Utility Room.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for house or apartment room tones then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata with descriptive words with no number lists.

  • Industrial Factory Tones Play Track 17+ sounds included $15

    Factory Tones by Badlands Sound features 17 two minute seamless loopable roomtones, making these a breeze to work with – perfect for your projects.

    I was able to capture all these sounds with no one there so these are just factory room tones that are steady with very little movement or noises from the outside world. All sounds are available to hear in the products audio demo.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for factory room tones or looking for bigger tones and beds to fill the scene then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata.

  • Mechanical Driving Forces Play Track 450+ sounds included $55 $29

    Driving Forces” is an ultimately innovative sound effects construction kit from Digital Rain Lab. The pack is dedicated to futuristic engine sounds: from small hovering drones to huge space motherships. It thoughtfully includes various engine categories such as Jet Turbines, Micro motors, and Recordings. The addition of real textures makes the library well balanced and very flexibile for designing unique vehicle sounds.

    Natively made in 96k/24bit, all sounds are ready to be heavily manipulated, and are tagged with BWF and Soundminer metadata for a faster workflow.

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  • Red Libraries teamed up with the sound designers Frederic Devanlay and Thibault Csukonyi to create the new “Mutant Insects” collection

    The library gathers a wide range of oversized wings for equally-oversized designed flying insects, along with an extremely rich toolbox. It allows you to quickly and easily create every flying creatures and mutants you have in mind, but also sweeten or emphasize details with natural layers for real-life documentaries, games or feature films.

    These insects are more impressive than in real life by their size and the noise made when flying.
    So we called them “MUTANT Insects”.
    And why not also use it for bird wings…

    8 different species are featured : Fly, Hornet, Grasshopper, Beetle, Moth, Gnat, Rhino Beetle, Dragonfly.

    The movements offered are Idles (loop), Passes by, Swirling Evolutions (loop), Swarms (loop), Abrupt Movements (take flights, attacks, spasms…)

    These evolutions have been created with the help of the Traveler plugin by Tonsturm, and the Sound Particles software by Sound Particles.

    Presets for Sound Particles and Traveler are included in the pack. Many thanks to Tilman Hahn and Nuno Fonseca.

    The toolbox will allow to imagine your own mutants or to just simply create real insects, With natural layers such as hummings or different appearances to made wing strokes.

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  • Drones & Moods Glacier Ambience Play Track 27 sounds included, 130 mins total $30 $20

    Glacier Ambience is a pack of ambient drones created especially for the purpose of being used anywhere.

    If your voice-over needs life, your video needs a mood, your sound design ambience needs a lift, and more.
    These are ambient soundscapes and drones and not sounds from an actual glacier, but they were created while I was looking at one.

    All this in one package. All designed for the specific ability to drag and drop any of the tracks in the package to your soundtrack and it will instantly bring a background mood and life to your creation.

    All the sounds in here have been created while I was living in Iceland – with drones, glaciers, ambient life, nature and northern lights in mind.

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  • River Estuary is a series of recordings centred around the River Deben estuary in Suffolk, an area famous for its natural beauty and wildlife. It is a treasure trove of sounds that capture the ambience of this serene environment, with a focus on the wading bird calls that give the estuary its unique sonic character.

    The library was mostly recorded on a boat stationed in Woodbridge in the late winter of 2018 with private access to the boatyard, allowing me to record safely over night. I continued the recordings up until late summer, making trips to other areas along the Deben in between. I was also granted permission to record on the privately owned Sutton Hoo side of the Deben, another of Suffolk’s areas of outstanding historical significance and beauty, equally full of life but further away from the rumbling traffic and human life coming from the town.

    It includes the sounds of curlews, oystercatchers, redshanks, geese, swans, ducks and various other wading bird calls, as well as general ambience recordings of the area at high tide and low tide and all hours of the day. The night calls that echo over the expanse of the river at low tide are particularly evocative.

    The library was recorded entirely in 24bit/96k with a double Mid/Side rig consisting of Sennheiser MKH60/30 and 8040 mics, encoded to 5.1 Wav. A stereo option is also available at a lower price. As a bonus there is a collection of bird call spot FX taken from the recordings with noise reduction applied, for those who may need to add individual wading bird calls to their ambience.

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  • Industrial Factory Tones Play Track 17+ sounds included $15

    Factory Tones by Badlands Sound features 17 two minute seamless loopable roomtones, making these a breeze to work with – perfect for your projects.

    I was able to capture all these sounds with no one there so these are just factory room tones that are steady with very little movement or noises from the outside world. All sounds are available to hear in the products audio demo.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for factory room tones or looking for bigger tones and beds to fill the scene then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata.

  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences House Tones Play Track 57+ sounds included, 114 mins total $40

    House Tones by Badlands Sound features 57 two minute seamless loopable roomtones totaling of almost two hours of different room tones found in a home including Bathrooms, Basements, Bedrooms, Closets, Garages, Home Offices, Laundry Rooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, Showers, and Utility Room.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for house or apartment room tones then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata with descriptive words with no number lists.

 
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