Asbjoern Andersen


In this mid-week recap, we have ambiences, cars, weapons, and a friendly android. You can hear the dark hums and disturbances of urban nights, peaceful early mornings on a farm, the bustling soundscapes of Athens and Crete, and rowdy fun in popular London pubs. You can also hear the roaring engines and passbys of German cars, distant designed explosions, a huge collection of magical powers, and a friendly little robot who just wants to get to know you. There is plenty to explore, so get a-listening!
Athens & Crete
 
  • Environments Athens & Crete Play Track 75+ sounds included, 400 mins total $66

    Ya su, Kalós órises, and welcome to Athens & Crete!

    From the ancient bustling markets to the untouched natural beauty of the Mediterranean coast, this library epitomises the notion of two sonic worlds colliding. We set out with the goal of capturing this historical part of the world and quickly learned this could only be done by fully embracing this polarity. So here we are, two libraries in one and boy is it a cracker!!

    Athens

    This capital city, steeped in history, wrestles elegantly with the old and new. Market trader calls fill the archaic streets as they have for centuries before whilst across town the modern heart of Athens beats to the sound of cars and motor bikes.

    We captured street buskers, back alley murmurs, bustling city squares, markets, heavy traffic, skylines and even a religious sermon!


    Crete

    400km away from the chaos of Athens sits the serene island of Crete, a picture of unchanged Mediterranean life. Unlike Athens, nature dominates here and we got our ankles wet recording all she has to offer; big surf, coves and gurgling rock pools. Mountain goats, crows, roosters and an early dawn chorus. Insects of the Agia Erini Gorge – more Cicadas than you can shake a stick at!

    So whether it's Game of Thrones or the next Bourne film, this beast will help bring your locations to life!


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'Athens & Crete' by C O L O S S A L captures these cities through the sounds of everyday life on the Mediterranean. You'll hear busy markets, heavy traffic, children playing, a religious sermon, and even a professional choir singing. There are also the non-human sounds of the coasts with sloshing rock pools, mountain goats, birds, cicadas, and heavy waves on the shore. If you're looking for sounds that come from the geographical birthplace of civilization, check this library out.
 
Elemental
 
  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Elemental Play Track 654+ sounds included, 78 mins total $149

    Welcome to Elemental, a rich source of magic sound effects, focusing on the 5 elements of magic: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Ether, plus much more.

    We worked over a year with award winning sound designers to create a magic sound library like no other. If you need both cutting edge designed magic sounds as well as raw source recordings with all the different elements and materials, than Elemental is going to be a perfect fit in your collection. Be sure to also check out the launch trailer video as well, featuring all Elemental sound effects. It's a great way to get an idea just how well the Elemental Soundpack works with magic type visuals!

    Featuring tons of different spells, casts, loops, impacts, healing, breaths, and much more, we went all out to bring you plenty of options. Just look at the list below or view the full sound list further down to get an idea of all that you get. Elemental features more than 650 files, 3GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata.

    Includes magic sounds such as:

    Acid Cast, Earth, Electricity, Evil Breath, Evil Casts, Fire, Fireballs, Good Casts, Ice, Incineration Cast, Neutral Cast, Poison, Sand Cast, Spirit Evil, Spirit Good, Spirit Neutral, Water Cast, Wind Cast, Raw Recordings, Sweetner Layers, Loops, Impacts and Throws

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Once again, SoundMorph has created a library that sets the standard for weapon sound design with powerful, realistic - albeit mystical - effects. 'Elemental' features sound of earth, wind, fire, water, and ethereal effects with impacts, spells, loops, breaths, and everything else you'd expect in RPGs and fantastical films. With 80 minutes of effects, you'll hear icy crunches, whooshing fire, rocky debris, splashes, warbling, and more for a collection that will last you for projects to come. If you love their futuristic weapon libraries and need something supernatural, you won't find better!
 
London Pubs
 
  • Human London Pubs Play Track 118+ sounds included, 524 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    From: $60

    This library is a bespoke collection of crowd recordings from all over foggy London Town. We hand picked the finest pubs based on the locals and acoustics, with each recording offering a unique sense of space and character. From the sweet and quaint to the darn right scary, we shot them all!

    Enjoy cutting crowds of all flavours; The pissed and disorderly, jovial folk waxing lyrical, raucous football fans, relaxed pub garden chatter, through-the-wall conversations, Quiz Night whispers, and a f*ckload more! This library is diverse, rich, and comprehensive. Whether your scene is contemporary or period, we’ve got you covered.

    Obviously not a musical note in sight and where you need it most, we’re offering up two perspectives with our binaural quad recordings. With a little panning you will be immersed in your choice of London local… Drink up!

    Available in three versions:

    London Pubs Vol 1: Primary interior perspectives
    London Pubs Vol 2: Secondary perspectives for quad use, exterior pubs, football crowds, pub sound effects
    London Pubs Complete: Features everything from vol 1 & vol 2
The team at C O L O S S A L decided to take a break and head West after recording Greece for a pint at the 'London Pubs'. They recorded ambiences of local taverns where extroverts spent their nights watching football, participating in trivia night, chatting in the biergarten, getting a little loud and rowdy, and more. These hours of recordings are clean of copyrighted music and also include two perspectives from the binaural quad set up. Whether you need nightly chatter or the roar of drunken sports fans, you won't find a library more complete than this!
 
Volkswagen Golf V 1.6 FSI
 
  • Cars Volkswagen Golf V 1.6 FSI Play Track 37 sounds included, 66 mins total $40 $36

    Volkswagen Golf V 1.6 FSI is a small sound effects library featuring the engine recorded onboard (engine/exhaust/drivers cabin in sync) and exterior passes. Regular driving, accelerations, reverse, engine on/idle/off, rpm ramps (recorded with microphones onboard), and exterior perspective covering passes with different speeds, stopping and reverse sound effects. Recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Zoom F8, Rode NTG3, two Sennheisers 8040 and two DPAs 4061 microphones.

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Soundholder recorded a good ol' mid-2000s 'Volkswagen Golf V 1.6 FSI' to give you recognizable car sounds for lifelike characteristics in your sound design. There may be sound generators out there that offer smooth RPM transitions and whatnot, but do they give you hefty noises from every part of the engine and body as the vehicle barrels down the road? This library also includes reversing, passbys, tire squeals, interior recordings, and plenty more for over an hour of material. As Soundholder has shown us before, they know cars, so give this one a listen!
 
BMW F12 640D Gran Coupe
 
  • Cars BMW F12 640D Gran Coupe Play Track 119 sounds included, 179 mins total $70 $50

    Get the sounds of a BMW F12 640D with a twin turbo 313HP diesel engine. The recordings covers different driving sound effects like regular driving, accelerations, reverse, engine on/idle/stop. In addition to engine recorded onboard (two microphones under the hood, exhaust and interior in sync) there are exterior passes covering different speeds, from 30 up to 180 kmph, stopping, driving away slowly and fast, reverse. Last but not least there are a few foley files as a bonus. The whole library was recorded with Sound Devices 702, Zoom F8, 2x Sennheisers MKH 8040 and 2x DPAs 4061.

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Soundholder couldn't stop at just one new car library, and they took it up a notch! 'BMW F12 640D Gran Coupe' features this German sports car equipped with a twin turbo diesel engine. It's a car that doesn't hold back, and neither did the team as they put the gas to the floor to reach autobahn-worthy speeds. The library also includes foley of the seat belts, doors, and mechanisms, as well as various road conditions and driving styles. If you need a car sound library, these are some great options.
 
Distant Blast
 
  • Distant Blast library brings heavy explosions, impacts and detonations right into your track.

    Highlights:
    • focused on faraway outdoor explosions
    • organic, yet heavily designed content
    • wide palette of dark colours, sub-bass rich
    • 40 “Distant Blast” and 41 “Even Deeper” files
    • native 96/24
    • the preview file also contains pads from The Horrid and City Distant 192 kHz.

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'Distant Blast' by Lukáš Tvrdoň has heavy explosions professionally designed so they can be dropped right onto your timeline. This library has over 80 files of explosions that give you the feeling there is a faraway war creeping up on your doorstep. Each blast lasts a few seconds, and for the price they can save you in a pinch without much effect on your bank account. If you need designed blasts that will give your audience the terrible feeling of human destruction, this is a library to check out.
 
Countryside – Nature & Field
 
  • The tranquil sounds of rural life as told by its birds, insects, water sources, livestock, and farmers.

    These 14 ambiences make up over an hour of content and are conveniently broken up into 30 loops lasting 2 minutes each for interactive use.
    Talk about a time saver!
    Plus, it includes different times of day and perspectives of the animals. If you need country soundscapes that are ready for your Unreal or Unity project, give this library a listen.

    Key Features:
    • More than 1 hour of ambience!
    • Two folders are included (14 full length sounds, and separate in 30 files with 2min loop seamlessly)
    • Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata

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'Countryside – Nature & Field' by Fox Audio Post-Production has the tranquil sounds of rural life as told by its birds, insects, water sources, livestock, and farmers. These 14 ambiences make up over an hour of content and are conveniently broken up into 30 loops lasting 2 minutes each for interactive use. Talk about a time save! Plus, it includes different times of day and perspectives of the animals. If you need country soundscapes that are ready for your Unreal or Unity project, give this library a listen.
 
Bleep – Cute Robot Voice
 
  • Meet Bleep – The adorable robot vocal library that will melt the collective hearts of your audience. With all the vocalizations you need to give your cute robotic characters a life of their own.
    Includes 211 vocals spanning over an amazing array of expressions!

    Expressions include:

    Activation, Affection, Anger, Arousal, Confusion, Dying, Drunk, Exertion, Falling/Descending, Epiphany, Grumbling, Hurt, Jumping, Laughing, Malfunctioning, Performing Actions, Relief, Sadness, Fear, Sighing, Sneezing, Surprise, and more
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You might have robot sounds, but are they as precious as this one? 'Bleep – Cute Robot Voice' by Sonic Worlds has over 200 vocalizations with a range of expressions including affection, sadness, fear, surprise, laughter, relief, confusion, anger, and more. This little machine's voice has an endearing warble and plenty of variations, making it great for prototyping characters, too! For a sound library that considers being called 'robotic' a compliment, be sure to give it a listen.
 
Night Cityscapes
 
  • City Life Night Cityscapes Play Track 67 sounds included, 186 mins total $65

    Night Cityscapes delivers the urban sounds of a sleeping city. The collection includes more than 3 hours of night and early morning ambiences that are recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria. All recordings were made between 01:30 and 05:30 am. This collection will uncover city in a way you may not know.

    You will find atmospheres of quiet and empty small streets in the city center, where can be heard some air conditioners, urban hum and light traffic in the far background.

    Lonely sounds of traffic lights. One single taxi passes and disappears into the night, and then it is followed by silence. Empty streets and squares with distant voices and footsteps going somewhere. Major boulevards with light night traffic. Industrial empty streets, where electric buzz and big air conditioners can be heard.

    Very, very early morning atmospheres filled with singing birds eager to foreshadow the beginning of a new day.

    ‘Night Cityscapes’ will fill the missing part of your nocturnal urban atmospheres.

    Gear used: Sound Devices 633, Neumann KM184 in ORTF configuration

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'Night Cityscapes' by West Wolf is a beautifully captured library that has the immersive, lonely atmospheres of a city at rest. Recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria between 01:30 and 05:30, these ambiences capture night traffic, unoccupied city centers, eerie industrial streets, nocturnal birds, lonely taxi cabs, early morning choruses, distant voices and footsteps, and much more. These ambiences make it seem like a whole new world has emerged in the middle of the night - and if you don't believe us, listen to the demo and be transported to its halogen-lit world.
   

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  • Animals & Creatures Residential Seagulls Play Track 18 sounds included, 82 mins total $42 $30

    RESIDENTIAL SEAGULLS features 18 stereo tracks of seagulls in a residential area. All recordings have been taken from backyards where the city noise is very close to zero.

    Key Points:

    • Seagulls are the focus in all the recordings. Some tracks only contain seagulls, and some others also include sparrows, doves and magpies.
    • Recordings are mainly from sunrise and sunset, where seagulls tend to be more present. Recordings at night are also included though.
    • Seagulls vocalizations include classic seagull scream, some throaty and raspy calls, laughing sounds and mew calls or noises. From individual seagulls to bigger groups, including flocks.
    • Even though the focus of this library is to represent the soundscape of a residential area near the sea, with more or less distant calls, the collection also includes closer calls and screeches, which can be used for sound design purposes. Note: pitch shifted demo is not included in the library.
    • Recorded in M/S and ORTF, with ultrasonic content up to 50 kHz.
    • Human noise is absent. You won't hear any traffic, cars or neighbors. All recordings with those noises have been discarded.
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events.
    • All recordings have been made in the south coast of England.

    As usual, all files come in 24 bit and 96 kHz, with Soundminer embedded metadata.

    Gear used:
      • Zoom F8
      • Sennheiser MKH 8040 in ORTF
      • Sennheiser MKH 8040 & Sennheiser MKH 30 in M/S
      • Sennheiser MKH 8050 & Sennheiser MKH 30 in M/S
      • Rycote ORTF Blimp
      • Rycote Cyclone MS

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  • Bicycles Bicycles Play Track 650 sounds included $23

    Need bicycle sound effects? This SFX library delivers more than 650 bike sounds in 125 files, covering everything from cycle gears, chains, crankset, spokes, brakes, the saddle, gearbox, bells, bicycle pumps and valves – and of course lots of wheel sounds, spinning at various speeds.

    It also features outdoor ambiences of cycling, bike passes, skids and even some falls.

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  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

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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.

  • Whooshes Airy Whooshes Play Track 409 sounds included $29

    Over 400 focused sound design accents of airy swooshes, subtle swipes, thin whooshes, and breathy fly-ins.

    This collection features:

    • Each clip is trimmed into its own file.
    • Available in multiple pitches and speeds.
    • Meticulously named and organized in both metadata and folder classification.
    • Includes 18+ fields of professional Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
  • Destruction & Impact Urban Explosions Play Track 2417+ sounds included From: $119

    Welcome to the world's biggest explosion sound effects library:

    When you carry the word „BOOM“ in your company name, your first dedicated explosion sound effects library should be a decent one. For the recordings, we teamed up with the sound department of EA DICE (Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront) and we created the biggest explosion sound FX library ever. DICE uses the recordings heavily to impressively blow up the world in their AAA title Battlefield V and now you can get the recordings and our ready-to-use designed sounds in stereo and 5.1 surround for your very own projects. It’s a highly explosive pack with 13.4GB of explosion sound effects.

    Urban Explosions Construction Kit:

    Recorded in real urban environments
    Why Urban Explosions? Most explosions in movies, games or trailers don’t happen out on a plain field, they happen in urban environments with buildings around them that shape the character of the explosion sound in a very specific way. The special thing about our urban explosions sound FX library is that it has been recorded in a real urban environment, so you get super-realistic reverbs and tails instead of artificially processed post-production reverbs or tails that don’t sound urban at all. For the sake of completeness, we also recorded a non-urban explosion on a plain field, so you’re covered here as well.

    Multi-Channel Recordings with up to 42 Channels
    We had a lot of microphones with us and we placed them in all possible positions around the explosion spot. We have very close mics, close mics, medium distance mics, distant mics, mics in front of buildings, mics behind buildings, mics inside of buildings. Each explosion in the URBAN EXPLOSIONS CONSTRUCTION KIT comes with a minimum of 24 channels, including a 4 channel ambisonic file, so you can simply drag all channels to your DAW and easily mix the sound exactly as you want.

    Sweeteners
    You’re looking for a more supernatural sound or your mix misses a bit of impact, smack, punch, tail, cackling, rumbling or character? No problem, the CONSTRUCTION KIT has a lot of great high-quality sweeteners that will easily enrich your mix in the desired way.

    Urban Explosions Designed:

    Incredibly versatile
    Our DESIGNED edition comes with a myriad of ready-to-use explosion sound FX in the categories INDOOR, NEUTRAL & URBAN, each of them in SMALL, MEDIUM & LARGE explosion sizes. Beyond that, you have the choice between MEDIUM and FAR distances, FAST or SLOW explosions and a MODERN, SOFT, CRISP or DISTORTED character. With this range of sounds, you’re certainly sure to find the right one for your scene.

    Stereo & 5.1 Surround
    In addition to the stereo version our sound designers created 5.1 surround versions for each sound so you are fully prepared to implement your creative surround vision with ease.

    Designed by 4 Award-Winning Sound Designers
    We consider sound design as a craftsmanship and we’re very happy and proud to rely on the talent of four awesome sound designers that really know their trade.

    Urban Explosions Bundle:

    THE BUNDLE – The best of both worlds at a discounted price
    The Bundle gives you the full sound design power as it contains both – the DESIGNED and the CONSTRUCTION KIT edition at a discounted price.

 
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  • Drones & Moods The Case Play Track 185 sounds included, 41 mins total $30 $10

    Need to create suspense, tension, action and mystery in your production? “The Case” is great for you.

    Like my library UNSOLVED this pack is Inspired by crime/investigation movies and series, and contains 185 sounds (Wav, 24 Bit / 48 kHz) aimed to enhance the tension and drama of movies, games, series, trailers and musical compositions.

    You will find deep Bass Loops, powerful Percussive Loops (kick, hi-hat, hits, metal), Cinematic Melodies and notes (synth, clean electric guitar, percussive piano) and Fx (soundscapes, atmospheric elements, drops, hits and impacts).

    You will get:

    • 37 bass loops
    • 37 cinematic melodies
    • 67 percussive elements
    • 44 Fx

    This library has a nice mixture of sound design and music. It can be used to create moments of suspense and tension from a sound designe perspective or from a musical perspective thanks to the bass/percussion loops and melodies.

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  • Drones & Moods Sonikscape Play Track 338 sounds included, 191 mins total $74

    SONIKSCAPE has been produced to create intense underscore, dark atmospheres and abstract textures.

    This collection comes packed with cinematic soundscapes, vocal atmospheres, textures out of processed flutes, ghost breaths and vocal effects, dark low oscillations and subsonic frequencies, bowed cymbals, psychological screech and more.

    Dedicated to the movie trailer, suspenseful film and television soundtrack, dark ambient music, audio-visual installation and sound artist.

    Sonikscape is a collaboration between SampleTraxx and German sound designer Sebastian Emling who already collaborated on Cinematic Zither and Old Broken Piano.

  • Destruction & Impact Rituals Play Track 550+ sounds included, 100 mins total $110 $85

    Rituals is a new toolbox of unique sounds and production elements, organic instruments and hybrid processing, highly stylized cinematic sound design to compose epic and sinister tracks with dark and ominous mood that brings visuals to another level.

    Rituals has been produced for the modern horror trailer style and suspence score with eerie violin fragments and phrases, sinister soundscapes, dramatic benders, destructive glitch, distorted synths, heavy hitting sound design elements, clocks and much more.

    Featuring 550 cutting edge sounds and 16 categories, this is a collaboration between composer, sound designer and electronic musician Si Begg and SampleTraxx.

     

    Categories:

    01 Tortured Strings
    02 Bender
    03 Feedback Larsen
    04 Horror Hits
    05 Pulsing Sub
    06 Tonal Objects
    07 Dark Event
    08 Dark Textures
    09 Flute Swells
    10 Horror Loops
    11 Low Hits
    12 Raw Synth – Bass
    13 Swell
    14 Riser
    15 Reverse
    16 Spare Noise
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  • Water & Oceans Ancient Sea Ruins Play Track 10 sounds included, 53 mins total $19.99 $14.99

    ANCIENT SEA RUINS is a collection of 10, high quality, detail-rich sea ambiences.
    Waves splashing on Roman ruins, gurgling, lapping, swells, water movement between rocks and more.

    Collection consist of 10 (53 min total time) high quality recordings (192kHz 24bit) of sea water traveling through old Roman ruins. Interesting and unique sounding wave patterns, gurgles, swells and wave collapsing onto one another. Many states of the sea from peaceful lapping and subtle gurgling to large swells.

    All the recording are free from city noises.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data.

    LOCATION: Costa Blanca, ES
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + 2x Sennheiser MKH 8040 (ORTF)
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, FabFilter.

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  • Water & Oceans SHORES island Play Track 45 sounds included $54 $42.70

    SHORES island edition features both varieties of beaches and cliffs from Oshima island, Japan, and extra harbors & boats are also included.
    While calm beaches have relaxing atmospheres, cliffs sound aggressive that like onboard ships. And others like rocky beaches create colorful sounds.

    Recorded with ortf, spaced omni, wide A-B and carefully edited.

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