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This week on A Sound Effect, we have libraries of all sorts! You’ll find futuristic devices and UI sounds, waves from the Yucatan shores, close-up Italian trains, and ambiences from Buffalo, NY. You’ll also find intriguing new sound ideas like stylish slow-mo cinematics, paparazzi cameras, insects ambiences that will get in your head, and cartoon sounds from high-quality synths. Happy listening!
Runaway Trains
 
  • Trains Runaway Trains Play Track 216 sounds included, 118 mins total $79

    Immerse yourself in the second library of the Ambisonics series by USO. These “Runaway Trains” were recorded with a Senneheiser Ambeo and a Sonosax R4+ in and around the Milano Greco Pirelli railway station, which is part of the so-called “Milan Circle Line,” a railway loop which circumnavigates the city.
    The library contains a lot of passing trains and ambient sounds recorded very close to the railway, both by day and by night. There has been no further processing, although I did carefully remove all the Italian P.A. announcements, to make life easier for the editors during the sound montage.
    A useful bonus, too: you will find some ready-to-use backgrounds as “airfill” between the passing trains to create continuity in a longer scene, if need be. The ambient sounds are also great as a standalone!

'Runaway Trains' by Unidentified Sound Object is an Ambisonics library that will get you sounds from the Milano Greco Pirelli railway station. This library has sounds of passing trains and railway ambiences during day and night. Though the recordings have in general not been treated, all the PA announcements have been removed to make your life a little easier. You'll also get ready-to-use backgrounds to help fill in your scenes - or to use by themselves. If you're looking for a versatile train library, give this one a listen.
 
Dodge This
 
  • Sci-Fi Dodge This Play Track 173 sounds included, 25 mins total $25

    “..What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?..” Neo, The Matrix.

    “Dodge This” is a set of sounds aimed to enhance “Slow Motion” and “Bullet Time” moments in movies, trailers and video games.

    It has a very strong Sci-fi feeling. So, If you need to create “passing by” bullets like in the famous “Bullet Time” scene in “The Matrix”, evoke big “Slow Motion” movements like the giant robots in “Transformers” or induce a state of focus in “Slow Motion” modes in video games, this library is great for you.

    Also you will find a nice selection of impacts with a a powerful time sensation that are perfect for trailers.

    Categories included:
    Atmospheric Element • Bass Drop • Dodge_Pass By_Movement • Fx_Movement_Bass • Fx_Movement_Sci-fi • Fx_Movement_Tremolo • Fx_Reverse • Hit_Impact • Hit_Low • Hit_Shot_Sci-fi

    Earn the power to control time!

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'Dodge This' by MatiasMacSD has the sounds you need to give your scene the ultimate slow-mo feel. With 173 sounds, you'll hear various bass drops, dodges, reversed effects, movements, impacts, and atmospheric elements. Each sound was intricately designed to give a sci-fi feel much like the memorable scenes from The Matrix and Transformers. Whether you have a flashy trailer or an awesome slow-mo game mechanic, this library will give your project some style!
 
Hollywood Cameras
 
  • Mechanical Hollywood Cameras Play Track 70 sounds included, 13 mins total $99

    Hollywood Cameras features 70 HD 24bit/96khz Sound Effects with a large selection of beefy designed camera shutter clicks, group Paparazzi loops and raw source cameras. From Modern SLRs, Mirrorless and Cell Phone cameras. Designed camera clicks and Paparazzi loops are mastered in Stereo and 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embedded .WAV format)

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'Hollywood Cameras' by 2496 Sound Effects brings the paparazzi to you! Featuring DSLRs, cell phone cameras, and more, you'll get 70 sounds of shutter clicks from single, burst and quick shot photography in stereo and 5.1. You'll also get lots of other camera sounds with detailed files names that will help pros find the sound they need fast. Whether your project is about the tribulations of being a star, or you're looking for experimental UI sounds, this is a library like no other.
 
Cartoon & Comedy Sounds
 
  • ‘Cartoon & Comedy Sounds’ by Cinematic Sound Design features a collection of more than 250 hand-crafted sounds. Designed & recorded at pristine 24 Bit / 96 Khz resolution using the highest quality equipment providing a discrete signal path, these unique sounds are ready to be used within your audio-visual project straight away, 100% Royalty Free.

    This collection was designed & recorded using top quality equipment providing a discrete signal path: Sound Devices 702 field recorder, a pair of Neumann KM184 microphones, Access Virus Ti virtual analog synthesiser, DSI Prophet analog synthesiser, Waldorf Pulse 2. We have also used an Apogee Symphony AD/DA for additional processing and routing.

    Please note: The background music heard in the product demo is for promotional purposes and is not included in this pack.

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Cartoon sounds often follow the patterns established from the early Looney Tunes days, but isn't it time we freshen up our palette? 'Cartoon & Comedy Sounds' by Cinematic Sound Design gets you zany, multifarious sounds birthed from their industry-standard synths for a range of sounds, from emotive beeps and boings to jumping, running, and even weeping. The sounds will add a caricatured esthetic to your project, especially video games, and with nearly 270 sounds, you'll have plenty to fit your scenarios.
 
Future Robotics
 
  • Sci-Fi Future Robotics Play Track 247 sounds included $50 $30

    ‘Future Robotics’ by Cinematic Sound Design features a collection of futuristic sound effects designed for Cinematic productions, games, apps and more. From hard-hitting rusty sounds too tiny droid talks, robot malfunctions, creaks, and lasers, inside you will find a unique collection for your next multi-media project.

    This collection was designed using some of the best quality equipment, including Access Virus Ti, DSI Prophet, Waldorf Pulse 2 and more, all routed through an Apogee Symphony AD/DA for additional warmth and depth.

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'Future Robotics' by Cinematic Sound Design is a collection of 247 futuristic sounds like you've never heard them before. With sounds of moaning alarms, tonal robotic malfunctions, curious droids, UI sounds, guns and lasers, machine creaks, and much more, this library will not only give you a wide variety effects, it will add a whole new aesthetic to your collection. Created with top-of-the-line synths like the Access Virus Ti, DSI Prophet, Waldorf Pulse 2 and others, you'll get expert design from quality equipment. Just listen to the demo!
 
(M)exican (S)easide
 
  • Water & Oceans (M)exican (S)easide Play Track 52 sounds included, 70 mins total $39

    Mexican Seaside is a unique Mid-Side collection of ocean sounds gathered during the summer of 2017 in the Yucatán Peninsula – Mexico. It contains sandy and rocky beach ambient sounds, with no human activity. These sounds were recorded at sunrise (on various days) with a Zoom H6 on a Joby GorillaPod and a MS capsule (MSH-6) covered by a Rycote Mini Windjammer. Mid-side allows you to actually adjust the width of the stereo image after it has been recorded. It provides total mono compatibility for recordings that may eventually be played back in mono, such as TV broadcasts.
    The package contains a MS-RAW folder plus a LR folder with all the files decoded to stereo for quick use.

    100% of “Mexican Seaside” SFX library purchases will be donated to UNICEF México.

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'(M)exican (S)easide' by Unidentified Sound Object takes you to the shores of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula to experience its sandy, rocky waves. All sounds were recorded during sunrise in MS (hence the title) and they are completely free of human activity -
all you hear are soothing/crashing waves that can be adjusted for wide open stereo images or even mono. Each of the 26 recordings has detailed metadata with notable events, and 100% of this library's purchases will be donated to UNICEF Mexico to assist families affected by the 19 September earthquakes.
 
Insectus
 
  • Ambisonics Insectus Play Track 300 sounds included, 50 mins total $69

    Do you want to add a bit of mystery, depth, tension to your ambience stem and influence the emotional state of the listener?

    Insectus is a special Ambisonics sfx library: we’ve been through lot of experimentation in that time with different approaches regarding the best way to deliver this bizarre package of sounds.

    So what is it exactly? Just think about the sound-designed material as a background sweetener. We’ve called it Insectus not only for its Latin roots, but also because it comes from the fusion of two word: Insect+Tinnitus.

    We used the higher octave of the spectrum in an odd way, mimicking insect vocalization and biophony sounds in Symbolic Sound Kyma by layering a lot of synthesised stream of small band of very high frequencies (hence the inspireful source name Tinnitus).

    Now you can create soundscape by layering, rotating, expanding and shrinking the FuMa/ambiX file. You can also re-construct the 360° sound panorama from binaural up to 7.1 surround.

    You’ll find 100 loopable variations of FOA FuMa/ambiX interleaved files (4 channels), with a duration of 30 seconds each.

'Insectus' by Unidentified Sound Object is an Ambisonics library that merges two familiar sources in a unique way - it takes the mimicked pitches of hissing crickets and cicadas and warps them with the tone and feeling of tinnitus. It's a library that will sweeten you background and give a little pinch to your listeners' ears. Plus, there are 100 of these surround sound effects, and they are all 30 seconds and loopable! For a familiar yet strange element in your ambiences, check this one out.
 
Future Interface
 
  • ‘Future Interface’ by Cinematic Sound Design delivers a huge collection of futuristic interface sound effects. Developed to be used within your upcoming game, app, advertisement, film or other type of project, these sounds will enhance your project and take it up to the next level.

    This collection was designed using some of the best quality equipment available today: Access Virus Ti virtual analog synthesiser, DSI Prophet analog synthesiser, Waldorf Pulse 2. We have also used a Sound Devices 702 field recorder, a pair of Neumann KM184 microphones and an Apogee Symphony AD/DA for additional processing and routing.

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'Future Interface' by Cinematic Sound Design is a UI sound library that will give your project a light, clean edge. Using the high-quality synths mentioned in Cinematic Sound Design's above library 'Future Robotics', this collection has over 240 intriguing sounds that both follow traditional audio interface patterns and bring something new to the mix. You'll get representations of alarms, entries, menus, as well as lots of others which can be interpreted how you like. Check it out!
 
The ‘Hood Audio Playset
 
  • Welcome to Buffalo, New York!

    The ‘Hood audio playset gives you over 12 minutes of urban ambience delight. This playset was recorded in Buffalo, New York and captures the traffic and neighborhood sounds of a busy city street including:

    • City Busses
    • Garbage and recycling trucks
    • Tractor Trailers
    • A wide variety of passenger vehicles
    • Emergency vehicles
    • A motorcycle
    • Dogs barking and neighborhood quarrels.

    The ‘Hood Playset comes with everything you see here:

    • 78 high definition sound clips
    • 96 kHz, 24-bit mono and stereo WAV files
    • Includes file lists and broadcast WAV compliant metadata
    • Total Runtime 12:35
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'The ‘Hood Audio Playset' by UberDuo is a city sound library recorded in Buffalo, NY. You'll hear tons of transportation, such as roaring motorcycles, city busses, car alarms, and general traffic, as well as construction, barking dogs, conversations, police sirens, and more. All together you'll get 28 high-quality recordings and over 12 minutes of ambiences. If you're looking to add some distinct city sounds to your project, give this one a listen.
   

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Ancient Game Play Track 1508 sounds included, 72 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $79

    Get ready for adventure: Ancient Game gets you 1500+ designed and source MMO / game-ready audio assets. Step into a world of fantasy with Ancient Game – The Legendary RPG Adventure Game Sound Library by Epic Stock Media! Includes Magic, Warfare, Gore, Treasures, Mechanisms, Monsters, Loop-able ambiences and more! All in 96k / 24 Bit for optimum clarity and supernatural sound.

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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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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Advanced Game Sounds Play Track 3119 sounds included, 72 mins total $79 $44

    Advanced Game Sounds is an electrifying power pack of more than 3100 compelling source and engineered sounds. It includes a broad selection including arcade game sounds, real coins, casino game sounds, correct answers, epic positive sounds, gained xp, tokens, game wins, controller and console sounds, indie game sounds, organics, pickups, processed, retro and 8 bit game sounds, synthesized, touches, indicators, interface, victory sounds and many many more.
    Quit camping and level up friends, FTW! Add some awesomeness to your next production with the Advanced Game Sounds sound effects library. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data

    Version 2 features:
    All files are game-ready, mastered and optimized in length, size to reduce game distributions and space. The sounds are free of clipping, always start/end at volume 0 to avoid any clicks or pops, and looping sounds are seamless.
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  • Foley Squeaks & Creaks (MS) Play Track 313 sounds included, 19 minutes 29 seconds mins total $25 $22

    The squeakiest of the squeaks and the creakiest of the creaks! Halloween came early!

    In this library you will find everything from deep, wrenching creaks to high piercing squeaks; quiet door knobs and twisting, turning plastics. Many of these sounds were recorded in a turn of the century old victorian home with decades of wear and tear to give the most authentic, creepy sounds that your heart desires.

    Here you'll find drippy, squeaky faucets, loose boards on stairwells, creaking door hinges, squealing old door coils, metal scraping on metal, rending wood and plastic, quiet, airy floorboards, bone crushing twist and turns, gripping leather and rubber and so much more! With 300+ sounds you're sure to maximize your imagination's spookiest or maybe just that perfect sound design element you needed!

    The sounds were recorded in stereo at 96 kHz 24 bit. The equipment used was a Sony PCM-M10 and the files were processed, edited, and mastered in Reaper.

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  • User Interface (UI) War UI Play Track 1764 sounds included, 63 MB mins total $79 $59

    The War UI Sound Effects Library enables you to quickly outfit your characters with pre-built military classes, gear, inventory, notifications, unlocks and alerts. From natural and organic SFX to highly designed and processed epic war style electronic and digital SFX, all assembled into a value-packed comprehensive collection of 1750+ sounds and effects.

    Library highlights:

    • Military User Interface Sound Effects Library
    • Class specific sounds like engineer, infantry, medic, recon, tech/communications specialist
    • War-themed drum cues, cadences, and alerts
    • Gear, equipment, health, painkillers, loot crates, and unlocks
    • Game starts, navigations, menu transitions, latches, turns, buttons
    • Designed notifications, killstreaks, skill, upgrades,
    • Achievements, unlocks, purchases,
    • Backpacks, Metals, Liquid, Matches, Hinges
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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Ancient Game Play Track 1508 sounds included, 72 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $79

    Get ready for adventure: Ancient Game gets you 1500+ designed and source MMO / game-ready audio assets. Step into a world of fantasy with Ancient Game – The Legendary RPG Adventure Game Sound Library by Epic Stock Media! Includes Magic, Warfare, Gore, Treasures, Mechanisms, Monsters, Loop-able ambiences and more! All in 96k / 24 Bit for optimum clarity and supernatural sound.

 
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  • This is a unique bicycle library that captures this characteristic bike in clean, quiet, nicely performed true exterior rides. Including multiple perspectives, speeds and actions. From fast passbys on asphalt to slow onboard recordings and smooth stops.

    The UglyBike is a typical old bicycle that’s working fine, but needs some TLC. It is a bicycle that’s just average, a little rattle a gentle scrape, a bike that everyone has had but got traded in for a newer one. A story of unrequited love.. :)

    Speeds and actions:
    Three speeds. Departures from slow, medium to fast getaways. Arrivals from slow stops with gently squeaking handbrakes to heavy stuttering skids.

    Five perspectives:
    1. Onboard Front: captures the whirring tire and surface sound.
    2. Onboard Pedal: nice overall combination of pedaling, crank creaks, chain rattle, tire and surface sounds.
    3. Onboard Rear: close up sound of the rear axle, with chain, sprocket and switching of gear.
    4. Tracking shot: mono recording of the passby, keeping the bike in focus while passing by.
    5. Static XY shot: stereo recording of the passby that emphasizes speed.

    Overview of perspectives and mic placement:

    Onboard recordings are 2-3 minutes long depending on speed. Higher speeds > shorter duration.
    All 3 onboard mics are edited in sync with one another to make layering easy.
    All Passbys, Arrivals and Departures move from Left to Right.

    Metadata & Markers:
    Because we know how important metadata is for your sound libraries we have created a consistent and intuitive description method. This allows you to find the sound you need easily, whether you work in a database like Soundminer/Basehead/PT Workspace work, or a Exporer/Finder window.

    However, we are aware that some people have different needs for different purposes, so we’ve created a Metadata Reference Guide that explains the structure. And because we’ve automated the metadata proces, you can be confident that a ‘find & replace’ command will always replace all instances.

    Download our Metadata Reference Guide

    Download complete metadata PDF

    If you have any questions about this, contact us!

    Additionally, we added Markers to some wave files, so specific sound events are easy to spot in Soundminer or other database apps.

    Need more?
    The UglyBike library is part of the complete ‘City Bicycles’ library package available at www.frickandtraa.com. It consists of all 4 bicycles and includes additional surfaces and extras ranging from one-off  bicycle passes captured in the city and bounces and rattles. The extra bicycles surfaces and additional effects are also available seperately here on ‘a Sound Effect’. If you’ve bought a single library and want to upgrade to the full package, contact us for a reduced price on the complete City Bicycles library. Every part of City Bicycles that you paid for will get you an extra reduction on the full package.

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    344 AUDIO:City Bicycles has a plethora of content, for a great price. The perfect balance between a great concept, great presentation and outstanding execution, lands them an almost perfect score of 4.9..

    The Audio Spotlight: City Bicycles is worth getting if you are in need of great sounding and well edited bicycle sounds.

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  • Environments Museums & Galleries Play Track 272 sounds included, 800 mins total $100 $80

    This library features a wide range of recordings from various museums and galleries, each differentiated by the nuances of their size and space. All recordings feature pristine echos, walla and movement. The library includes stereo & 5.0 recordings from:

    • War Museums
    • History Museums
    • State Museums
    • Science Museums
    • Art Galleries
    • Photography Galleries
    • State Galleries

    All sounds were recorded using a stereo pair of DPA 4060s, DPA 5100, Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6 and Sound Devices 788T.

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  • The American M5 High Speed Tractor includes over 20 gigabytes of recordings of a WWII US military vehicle with a Continental 6572 six-cylinder petrol engine with 207 horsepower. 188 sound fx document a full suite of performances from M5, also known as versions M5A1, M5A2, M5A3 and M5A4.

    The performances include starting, idling, departing, arriving, and passing by from 6 exterior perspectives at slow, medium, and fast speeds. 10 additional perspectives feature motor, interior, exhaust, tracks, and other locations that capture idles, driving, and steady RPMs from onboard the tractor.

    Includes extensive Soundminer metadata.

  • Cars Volvo 242 DL 1975 Play Track 364 sounds included $249

    The Volvo 242 sound fx collection includes 271 sounds in 13.51 gigabytes of audio. The 242 is a DL 1975 version of the car, also known as models 240, 244, and 245. It features 25 takes of recordings from the Swedish vehicle and its 4-cylinder B20 A, 82 horsepower engine.

    16 synchronized perspectives capture both onboard and exterior performances. Eight onboard perspectives (12 channels, including 4 in AMBEO) recorded driving at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps using microphones mounted in the engine, interior, and exhaust. Eight other exterior perspectives (18 channels) showcase driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds approaching, departing, and passing by. There are also steadies in neutral, blips, and performed effects, as well as an Altiverb impulse response.

    All clips have 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.

  • Sports Downhill Skiing Play Track 37 sounds included, 13 minutes 08 seconds mins total $35 $30

    Get ready to hit the slopes with this wintery gem of a sound library!

    Taken from many trips up and down the slopes in Upstate New York, this library gives you in your face gliding swishes, crunching carves, turns, stops, passbys from the left and right, falls, jumps, landings, poles poking and scraping the snow, chairlift machine sounds, bindings, and more!

    If you need authentic skiing sounds this library has you covered. Whether you need to create loops and insert carves in a video game or film project or if you need lengthy recordings of full trips from the top of the mountain to the bottom this library will give you it all. Enjoy Downhill Skiing!

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