There's been an impressive number of new sound effects releases from the indie sound community lately, so we decided to do a huge roundup of the new libraries this time around. Without further ado, let's get started:
Written by Adriane Kuzminski
has 445 sounds for mobile designers who want their users to feel at-home while experiencing their app’s soundscape. With pleasant and succinct notifications, alerts, tones, and more, you'll have plenty of sounds to inform and direct your audience. Plus, you get a large sonic palette, fitting for both modern and retro projects, as well applications for phones, tablets, and computers. Whether you're looking for melodic notifications or short and sweet clicks, this one has them.
Sounds & Ambiences Of Prague
'Sounds & Ambiences Of Prague'
by WW Audio
has 3 hours of Czech ambiences in 96kHz/24bit. This library will take you to all the popular spots like the famous Charles Bridge, the historic Old Jewish Cemetery, the creepy Daliborka Tower torture chamber, plus town squares, beer halls, farmer's markets, and more! Recordings last an average of 3 to 4 minutes, and the metadata tells you the specific location as well as major events. If you want to feature one of the most charming cities in the world, check this one out.
by The Sound Pack Tree
gets you 27 minutes of marbles as they roll, drop, pass by, shake, and more. This library contains a very thoughtful selection with lots of movements, looping actions, and recordings from both a Neumann KM184 and Barcus Berry contact mic. You also get several variations of each action and metadata with plenty of keywords. Whether you're looking specifically for marble sounds or you want something to experiment with, this one has what you need.
by Sound Ex Machina
extends their ‘Materials & Textures’ series to offer you a variety of rolling objects on various surfaces. With 270 sounds, you'll get everything from rotating bicycle wheels and cars driving on gravel to rolling metal pipes and tree logs. Each sound was captured with a stereo and directional configuration, plus they were minimally edited for maximum flexibility. Whether you're designing interesting machines, metal-like drones, or massive environmental effects, this one will get you on your way.
Analog Synthesized UI & SFX
'Analog Synthesized UI & SFX'
by The Chris Alan
is a selection of sounds that will give you a vintage edge without sounding overdone or too familiar. With 550 recordings of analog synthesis, you'll hear clicks, buttons, confirmations, alerts, notifications, and more, with that warm tone we all love. Each sound also comes in several variations to keep your menus and user interfaces fresh. For a sound library that will save you from the rabbit hole of synth collecting, give this one a listen.
Personal Cassette Player_Pack 01
'Personal Cassette Player_Pack 01'
by All You Can Eat Audio
brings you even more retro fun this week with sounds of a GPX cassette player. This library covers all the basics, with sounds of inserting and removing the tapes, running with and without tapes, flipping the cassette to the B side, and more. Each track lasts from 11 seconds to almost 5 minutes and is helpfully labeled with how many sounds it has. Whether you have a character who likes to keep it vintage or you're creating an analog-inspired device, this one has plenty to play with.
Lids Caps & Corks Foley FX
'Lids Caps & Corks Foley FX'
by Tall Tale Sound
gets you lots of sounds of opening and closing various containers. In this collection, you'll hear the pop of a champagne bottle, the hiss of a soda can, the released pressure from an airtight pickle jar, as well as the usual clicks, clangs, and twists of opening other bottles, cartons, jars, and more. This library was also made to sound nearly "hands free", so expect to hear clean and ready-to-go sounds. Check out the demo and hear for yourself!
Electromagnetic Fields Collection
'Electromagnetic Fields Collection'
by Soundbox Library
has all sorts of hums, buzzes, glitches, beeps, and crackles using a recorder from our favorite EMF brand. With an Elektrosluch Mini City recorder, these fantastic sounds were captured from 40 different devices like desktop computers, quadcopters, DVD players, smartphones, beard trimmers, hair dryers, wood carving machines, printers, turntables, and more! All together you get 200 192kHz sounds that are ready for you to add otherworldly qualities to your soundscapes.
by Epic Stock Media
is a personality-driven compilation that is full of magic, wonder, and lots of strategy. Here you will get over 500 poofs, shimmers, wisps, crackles, upgrades, slams, buffs, alerts. etc., as well as tons of card movements, charming menu sounds, immersive ambiences, and even more! Plus, the metadata will lead you right to the sound you're looking for. If you are creating an epic card game that wants to be inviting to beginners and pros alike, this is the one for you.
Braaam Strike 2
'Braaam Strike 2'
by Epic Stock Media
has cinematic effects that will roll beneath and pinpoint your action. In this sequel, you will get 100 sounds of synthy bass, sharp stingers, and droning hits created by David Levy, composer of the beloved Red vs. Blue
series, as well as several films. Each epic sound is labeled with visual names like "Black Hole Crater Expanding", "Left Over Toxic Mold", and "Wanted Criminal Explosive". If you want your project to sound edgy, dark, and perhaps Gotham-inspired, this is one to hear.
Church Bells of Norfolk
'Church Bells of Norfolk'
by Infrastructure Recordings
is a pristine musical collection from the English countryside. You'll hear bells of all sizes from medieval churches in Norfolk, giving you nearly 7 hours of outdoor and interior recordings from the bell towers and chambers of over 20 chapels. Plus, you'll hear the interesting inner workings of the tower systems with sounds of the pulleys and calls of the tower captains. Whether you need melodic ambiences to set the scene or there's a chase scene to the top, this library will have you covered.
Trailer Elements 2
If you loved the first one, you will surely be blown away by 'Trailer Elements 2'
by TH Studio Production
. With a powerful demo that must have been inspired by Dunkirk
, this library has over 80 minutes of metallic hits, rippling braaams, piercing whooshes, anxiety-inducing clocks, dramatic rises, tender pianos, and whispers and vocals by Bulgarian vocalist Vladislava Hristozov. You also get 53 Kontakt instruments to really help you drive your score home. With so much packed into this collection, you won't find a better deal anywhere else, so check it out!
Glitch Factory 1: Boom, Crackle and Scream
'Glitch Factory 1: Boom, Crackle and Scream'
by Sound Spark LLC
is a glitch library with an ingenious source. These mangled sounds come from fireworks, and you will kick yourself from not having thought of this sound design process first! Using custom Reaktor instruments and granular processing, you will get sweet textures, intriguing UI SFX, and decimated layers for your sci-fi weapons, electronic music, and interesting menus. All together you get 114 sounds, so if you're looking for a sonic palette to perk your listeners' ears, this is the one you want.
is a high-tech library of futuristic sound bits. With effects designed for logos, confirmations, data processing, buttons, transitions, movements, key entries, alarms, and more, you'll get a fresh collection for your mobile games, interfaces, environment notifications, and anywhere you need sonic interactions for the 22nd Century and beyond. For over 330 UI sounds that will give your functions a voice, check this one out.
is an apocalyptic library that is ready to take your audience's breath away. With 160 massive sounds, you'll get powerful risers, torn up braaams, percussive distortion, gigantic impacts, tense atmospheres, hair-raising glitches, and many astounding sounds. This is one of those libraries where you just need to feel the impact yourself, so head over to the product page, make sure your subwoofers are on, and experience the demo yourself!
Cinematic Elements: Fire and Water
'Cinematic Elements: Fire and Water'
by BOOM Library
is a library that will bring these elements to your soundscape in an epic way. In this massive collection, BOOM brings you both a construction kit and designed selection of firey whooshes, huge water impacts, bubbling lava, large breaking waves, blazing flamethrowers, and much more. If you go for the bundle, you'll receive over 13GB and 2,600 sounds, covering you for projects, franchises, and seasons to come. If you're in the market for small sizzles and devastating blasts, you won't regret picking this one up!
takes you to a dark science fiction future where your your morning alarm displays on your bedroom walls and everywhere you go, someone is watching. This library has 415 sounds of power ups, portals, teleports, doors, user interfaces, robotic voices, etc. to bring your objects, items, and interactions to life - artificial life, that is. You'll even get sci-fi weapons, impact sounds, footsteps, drones, soundscapes, and musical loops, too! For a wide-ranging yet focused collection at an unbeatable price, give this one a listen.
Gizmos and Gadgets
'Gizmos and Gadgets'
by Moon Echo Audio
has 214 sounds for your Steampunk mechanisms, small machinery, and more! In this pack, you'll get metallic effects and steam releases for gadgets of a medium to small range to include sounds of gears, alarms, clicks, switches, power downs, pumps, movements, idling, and morphing. These sounds are cleaned up and ready to go, but you can also do extensive tweaking with their high-quality format. If you want to show off the complexity of your machines, this is the one for you.
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