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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 $6

    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

    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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  • More than 400 diverse swipe and whoosh transitions and accents drawn from a variety of sonic textures including airy, chattering, choppy, thin, subsonic, thunder, granular, and many more.

    Each clip is trimmed and carefully organized in folders and with extensive metadata.

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  • Animals & Creatures Animal Hyperrealism Vol I Play Track Over 1300 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $170

    Animal Hyperrealism Vol I is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 1300 individual sounds in 290 files.

    The sounds were partly recorded with animals trained for media production, partly recorded in zoos and wildlife centers. The asset list includes but is not limited to: african lions, bengal tigers, horses, donkeys, cows, exotic birds, owls, bobcats, pumas, dromedaries, wolves, dogs, geese, lemurs, gibbons and many more.

    All the content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K plus a Sennheiser 8050 for center image and a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 for stereo image. All files are delivered as stereo bounce of these for mics, though in some instances an additional couple of CO100K was added to the sides.

    The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.

    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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  • Sci-Fi Polarity Play Track 975 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $90

    Polarity delivers more than 950 sounds of electricity, science and technology – captured in several locations around the world, from electricity museums to science labs. About 50% of the library is all about electricity, with various types of Jacob's Ladders, Tesla Coils, Ruhmkorff lamp and all sorts of impactful bursts of energy.

    Then we go through welders, plasma spheres, 3D printers, starting to cover a more broad technology theme – like old phones, telegraphs, dynamo wheels, rotary dials, whirling watchers, alarm, lab centrifuges, something scientists call a roller and a rocker, servo sounds, neon lights, a wimshurst machine and sparklers.

    Many sounds in this section were captured from vintage equipment, from a 1928's tram to old telephone switchboards, high voltage levers and control surfaces.

    All content was recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K, a couple of Sennheiser 8040 and a Neumann 81i, translating into final assets that have plenty of ultrasonic content, ready for the most extreme manipulation.

    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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  • Cars Italian Cars Play Track 271+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $56

    Italian Cars features authentic recordings of italian speed cars such as a FERRARI, ALFA ROMEO, FIAT, LAMBORGHINI and italian vintage cars such as FIAT 500L, FIAT BALILLA, FIAT 600, ALFA ROMEO GIULIA, APE CAR PIAGGIO and more. Includes starting/stopping, pass-by’s, approaches, onboard recordings, horn doppler recordings and more (see the sound list below).

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    Designed Ice features creatively designed field recordings to create both exciting ice sound effects and evolving textures, that combine the natural sounds of ice with otherworldly and experimental digital post-processing.

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    48 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
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    Pro Sound Collection is the highest quality and most affordable sound library you will find. The ultimate collection of 8076 ready to use sound effects!!!

    This is the perfect collection of sounds for all types of sound designers, game developers and video editors who need a large range of high quality sound effects ready to use. Designed specifically for games, film and other media by award winning sound designers.

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  • Environments Suburbs of Chicago: Woods Play Track 500+ sounds included, 103 Minutes mins total $22 $18

    Suburbs of Chicago: Woods is the 6th in the Suburbs of Chicago Series. This pack takes us deep into another suburban forest preserve. This one drapes the sky in tall trees, providing shade and plenty of trails to walk through. Watch out for small critters jumping around as one recording in this pack caught a squirrel hopping through tall grass and weeds. There are plenty of grass and leaves rustles along with bird chirps. There is also a recording over 10 minutes at the intersection, filled with passing and idle vehicles, right out side the wooded forest preserve. Recorded at 24 bit, 192 kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050 and MKH30 into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6.

    Over an hour and a half of recordings, all metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly. As in the all the other packs in this series, you will hear distant traffic and planes throughout.

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  • Cars Fiat Panda, Type 169 Play Track 159+ sounds included, 71 mins total $49 $39

    Fiat Panda 169 sound library delivers vehicle sounds of a usual mass production car. The featured model was manufactured in late 2009 and has run about 40.000 miles at the time of recording. With the small 1.1 litre / 55 HP engine it is a lively compact size city car for daily use. The rear muffler already showed some rusty traces of age so that the entire car emits some very characteristic sounds, especially from the exhaust.

    For the library the Panda was recorded to 18 takes with 6 onboard mics. These takes feature the car in various driving situations on asphalt, dirt road and gravel. Each take comes as Reaper set with time-aligned tracks from 2 mics in the engine bay, 2 interior mics, 1 wheelhouse and 1 exhaust microphone.
    The exterior sounds – that encompass engine on, off, acceleration, approach, stop etc. – are recorded with Sennheiser MS Setup.

    Additional foleys of doors, switches, wipers, windows, seat belts etc. are recorded separately with the car´s engine turned off.

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  • Paper Paper (Kaibrary) Play Track 500+ sounds included, 267 mins total $40 $30

    This is a collection of various types of paper being performed in common actions like turning pages, crumpling, tearing, and other handling sounds. Included are more bizarre textural sounds using paper like violent flapping, buzzing, bowing, and squeaking.

    This collection also comes with two folders, a close up set of recordings, and a sister collection of medium-distant recordings back in the room. This is for use in background, like a person in an office turning a page over, a man shuffling a newspaper, or counting money on a table.
    Many of the sounds have been recorded at high resolutions for use slowed down for textural and slow motion use as well.

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  • Trucks, Buses & Vans GMC Pickup Truck Play Track 42 sounds included, 23 mins total $39

    A grumbly old GMC pick up truck you might find on the farm, likely from the early 90’s. Exterior pass by’s, up and stop’s, start and away’s, idles, revs and doors.

  • Weapons Nocked Play Track 2047+ sounds included $85

    Whether your need to bring a lone rogue to life or a surge of arrows in an epic battle scene, Nocked will provide you with a plethora of flexible content.

    Our largest library to date, this collection is a comprehensive focus on the sounds and functions of the archer and the act of archery. Included are eight recorded bows (2 crossbows, olympic recurve, traditional recurve, longbow, long compound, short compound, and Magyar bow) with 2 additional 'mythic' bows of our own design, each using 3 types of arrows (aluminum, carbon, and bamboo) on 3 varying surfaces (hard, soft, and dirt) from 4 simultaneous recording positions (at bow, at target, midflight mono, and midflight stereo). Each bow and each arrow type have a character all there own.

    The content’s dynamic range is wide, from whispering bamboo arrows gliding on rests as they are drawn to firing position, to the powerful THWACK of crossbow bolts striking their target. All non-firing sounds were recorded in a controlled studio environment while all recordings of the bows being fired were taken on a plot of wide-open rural farmland, encompassed by forests. When needed, this ambient natural environment provided an ideal impulse response to be used in the design and editing of some of the sounds to create a heightened effect.

    Included are a wide array of archery actions and Foley:
    Nocking and unnocking arrows
    Drawing
    Firing (loosing)
    Mid-flight pass-bys
    Releasing / relaxing a draw
    Impacts on targets
    Arrow and accessory Foley (handling, selecting, gathering, dropping, etc.)

    A multitude of takes are provided across each bow/arrow/surface/position combination for easy randomization and differentiation of sounds, or to track any number of unique archers at any given moment.

    Go ahead, let them fight in the shade.

 
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