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
 
  • Animals & Creatures 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
 
  • Electricity 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
 
  • Environments London Pubs Play Track 118+ sounds included, 524 mins total 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 $80

    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 $100

    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
 
  • Destruction & Impact Distant Blast Play Track 81 sounds included $18

    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
 
  • Environments Countryside – Nature & Field Play Track 44+ sounds included, 60 mins total $25

    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
 
  • Animals & Creatures Bleep – Cute Robot Voice Play Track 211 sounds included $49

    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 Amazon Jungle Play Track 49 sounds included, 357 mins total From: $95 From: $66.50

    Amazon Jungle is a collection of unique ambiences recorded in the Amazon rainforest on the border between Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. The library was recorded during the rainy season when birds are vocal and humidity is at its highest. These recordings feature species such as the Screaming Piha, Toucans, Howler Monkeys, Trogons, Tinamous, Owls, very vocal Bamboo Rats and a multitude of insects and frogs.

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  • Sci-Fi Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Play Track 1,000+ sounds included, 431 mins total $30 $15

    Lo-Fi Sci-Fi is a library packed full of characterful, authentic and gritty sounds. It was lovingly created by sound designers Barney Oram and Derek Brown, in homage to classic late 70’s and early 80’s sci-fi movies.
    The collection is comprised of a wide range of sounds, including metal, organics, fire, mechanical, interfaces, creatures, foley and footsteps, abstract, ambience, and much more.

    Lo-Fi Sci-Fi features 620 24bit / 48kHz WAV files in total, including 45 designed sounds and 575 source sounds.

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  • Sports Boxing Gym Play Track 300+ sounds included $45

    For our Boxing Gym library we visited three different gyms around the UK. Two in London and a children’s gym in Newcastle and present a wide range of sounds to enhance your library.

    We captured a variety of punches at various strengths, multiple perspectives and on different equipment; punch bags, pads, punch ball and speed ball, featuring single hits and combinations of impacts.

    Additionally, we recorded body falls in the ring, corner pads and ropes. Footwork in the ring with; steps, scrapes and shuffles.

    Plus ambience recordings of both adult and kids training sessions incorporating sparring, shadow boxing, fitness training, press-ups, sit-ups, skipping.

    All of our sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser, Schoeps and Line Audio microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.

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  • Foley Haunted Doors – Designed and Source Play Track 209 sounds included $24.99 $20.99

    Haunted Doors [D&S] is a collection of 209 old doors sound effects.

    HD consist of of 45 designed sounds (Opens, Closes, Cinematic Door Impacts @ 96kHz 24Bit) & 164 source recordings (Door creaks, knob twists & turns, rattling, squeaking, opens, closes, locks, bolts and more! @ 192kHz 24Bit).

    All audio files have been recorded at superb 192KHZ 24BIT. Multiple mic positions to capture all
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    Comprehensive Soundminer's metadata. Over 25 different door knobs and handles,
    over 10 pairs of hinges, 10 different doors and more! Perfect for horror movies, games and more.

    LOCATION: Spain, Costa Blanca. Traditional Spanish hacienda before renovation.
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH 8060
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, iZotope RX (mildly),Fabfilter, Zynaptiq, Waves.

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    Footstep & Foley Sounds contains 511 high quality professionally recorded footstep sounds. Surfaces included: concrete, dirt, grass, gravel, metal, mud, water, wood, ice and snow. Plus 141 Foley sounds covering a variety of character movement sounds. A perfect addition to add realism to your footstep sounds.

    This pack also includes a variety of 160 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Footstep & Foley Sounds are included in Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included $25 $18

    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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  • Destruction & Impact Hardwork Play Track 237 sounds included, 26 mins total $28.99 $23.99

    Who doesn’t recognize the sounds of construction work and the toughest duties ever known to humankind. Drilling, hammering, building and constructing. (Swearing not included). Packed with 237 different sounds to immerse you audience in the true hardwork day to day

    Recorded with

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

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  • Weapons Weapon Mech & Reload Sounds Play Track 800+ sounds included $80

    Weapon Mech & Reload Sounds is a sfx library recorded for police / military related film or video games. Recorded at 24/96,(real guns and soft/air guns) with 3 microphones (omni, cardioid and shotgun), you can use one sound or mix the 3 layers together for more impact!

    Key Features:

    Library ships in 96kHz, 24bit
    408 files, more than 800 sounds
    Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata
  • Foley Lethal Blow Play Track 983 sounds included $49.99 $34.99

    Lethal Blow is a collection of high quality fight sound effect. It features 925 sound effects; 600 source recording and 325 designed sound effects. It comes loaded with all sorts of sounds – from simple punches to multi-layerd crunchy blows and and meaty hits.
    All source sounds ware recorded with top tier microphones; Sennheiser MKH8040 and MKH8060 at 192kHz/24Bit with a Sound Devices recorder.

    Collection consists of two main categories:

    DESIGNED 96/24 (325 SFX)

    Bone Breaks – Crunchy breaks, snaps and tears.
    Grabs, throws and blacks.
    Bright Punches – Punches with meaty bottom and pronounces “beef slap” transients.
    Crunch Punches – Punches layered with bone breaks and cracks .
    Dark punches – Punches with more of a deep, organic, thump-y sound.
    Rips and tears – Fatality-like, gory tears.
    Simple Punches – Organic sounding, deep punches that consist of only few layers (compared to other punches).
    Punches “Xtra” – Punches without Arm movement/scuffle/whoosh – just a hit that you can layer with your own woos/scuffle
    Skull crashes – Gory, slimy skull crashes and splits
    Swooshes, whooshes snd scuffles.

    SOURCE CONSTRUCTION-KIT 192/24 (600 SFX)

    Scuffles, arm movements and whooshes – Cotton, denim and nylon.
    Snaps – Leak snaps
    Flesh drops – Dropped oranges
    Cotton transients – Cotton hoodie hit with a soft drum mallet
    Real chest punches – Closed fist
    Meaty punches – Beefy, organic punches (punching beef steaks).
    Lettuce punches and smacks – Deep, wet lettuce punches plus exaggerated transient sounds.
    Real chest smacks – Open fist
    Meat movement – gory, slimy, beef movements.
    Meat Slaps – Beef steaks dropped on a tile floor with pronounced transients
    Small crack – cracking eggshells
    Bell pepper rips – Tearing, ripping apart Bell peppers for crunchy snaps and cracks
    Whooshes and swooshes – Airy whooshes
    Fabric Movement – random, cotton cloth whooshes and multiple swishes.

    325 designed sound effects will get you started right away and save a lot of time when cutting fight scenes.
    600 high quality source recordings will allow you to design all kinds of punches, bone brakes and gore sound effects from scratch, exactly to your taste.

    All sound effects are highly tweakable. You can fine-tune them to your liking; pitch them up/down to remove/add weight whilst retaining details and clarity.

    Download includes:
    96-192KHZ 24BIT version (925 SFX/562MB)
    44.1KHZ 16BIT version for Unreal Engine (925 SFX/264MB)
    192KHZ 24BIT BONUS source recordings (58 SFX/30MB)
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH8040 + Sennheiser MKH8060
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: RX, Pro Tools, Brufri, DMGAudio, Sonnox, Fabfilter

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Electro-Mechanics Toolkit 2 Play Track 860+ sounds included $67 $53.60

    The “Electro-Mechanics ToolKit 2” Sound Effects Library features a wide range of versatile electro-mechanic motors, engines, tools and toys.
    All waiting to be cut up, layered, edited and mangled with FX to become spaceship engines, robot movements, sci fi doors, weapon mechanics.
    This library is not meant to be a comprehensive tools library but rather a composite toolkit to bring futuristic electro-mechanic machines, devices, weapons, vehicles, … sonically to life.
    All cleaned and edited for direct use in your upcoming projects.

    All sounds have embedded BWF Metadata.

    Categories:

    Air Compressor • Angle Grinder • Band Saw • Belt Sander • Bowling Alley Machinery • Buffing Machine • Turning Lathe • Buzz Saw • Chop Saw • Doors & Shutters • Electric Drill • Electric Screwdriver • Electric Wood Plane • Evacuator • Film Projector • Fine Blanking Tool • Fretsaw • Grinding Lathe • Hand Blender & Mixer • Hoist Industrial • Industrial Vacuum Cleaner • Jigsaw • Mechanic Toys • Metal Saw • Milling Machine • Stationary Drill • Strimmer • Toy Helicopter

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles RC Cars | Reely Core Buggy Play Track 170+ sounds included $35 $28

    Looking for sounds of a remote controlled car? Here you go: This sound effects library features 170 sound effects of the Reely Core RC Car. You get several on-board and external driving sounds, pass-bys, close-up steering mechanics and idling mixtures, and of course some crashes. All sounds are edited and cleaned for direct use in your upcoming sound design projects. All sounds contain detailed BWF Metadata.

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