Asbjoern Andersen


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 $115

    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 $25

    ‘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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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Destruction & Impact Fireworks (KB) Play Track 211 sounds included, 27 mins total $60 $30

    Fireworks frankly are a difficult thing to record due to a mixture of legal restrictions, location, and price. This little collection are all sorts of novelty and aerial fireworks shot in a very remote desert with no birds, bugs, cars or anything of the sort, recorded at 192 with a spaces pair of Sanken CO100k microphones in close proximity for pitch and speed manipulation.

    No microphones were hurt in the making of this library

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  • Genres Vintage Anime SFX Play Track 350+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $69

    The Vintage Anime Sound Effects Library brings all of the excitement of your favorite Japanese animated series to your fingertips. Inspired by classic cartoons from the 80's and 90's, these recognizable and versatile sounds will instantly enhance any FX collection. Vintage synths were used to create the auras, beams, mecha blasters, atmospheres, magic spells, guns, sonic blasts and explosives that makeup this pack of over 350+ custom 24bit/96khz .WAV files. Perfect for film, video games, podcasts and any project that could benefit from a power up!

    Both designed sounds and source recordings:

    • Classic anime sfx from the 80’s and 90’s

    • Auras, mecha, beams, blasters, spells, explosives and more! 350+ sounds!

    • Tons of source material for experimentation

    • Expert crafted metadata

    • Vintage Anime PDF

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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 Fantasy Game Play Track 517 sounds included, 14 mins total $49

    More than 500 sound effects inspired by hit computer games like World of Warcraft, and Diablo. Tell your story, equip your quest and outfit the adventures in your fantasy world with imaginative and immersive sounds, effects and creative crafted audio. Fantasy Game empowers today’s game developers, audio remixers, sound designers engineers, DJs and even game oriented modern podcasters with an ultra exciting collection of designed sounds derived from stunning 192k source recordings.

  • Bring the monsters to life! Bestial roars, screams and murmurs of 6 bizarre creatures. From brutal, deep growls to sharp, ear-pearcing screeches.

    Each character has several expression variations, such as “talk”, “scream”, “hit”, “attack” or “death”.

    Monsters included:
    Black Boss – brutal and dirty, hardcore metal-styled, saturated beast
    Behemoth – deeply-growling, dark animal from shadow swamps
    Ghoul – deeply-burbling, stagnant undead being
    TwinHead – eerie, weird beast with multiple mutated vocal-cords
    CruelGoblin – sharp, piercing, damned sabre-teeth mutant
    DeadBaby – sharp, high-pitched, demonic spirit of an unlucky toddler

    The SFX demo consists of several 6Monsters sounds mixed with a light spatial effect and an ambience from The Horrid library.

  • User Interface (UI) Advanced UI Play Track 928 sounds included, 21 mins total $59 $49

    Looking for UI sound effects? The Advanced UI collection gets you a wide range of interface sound effects – from natural, organic and minimal pops, beeps and chirps to 8-Bit, hybrid and highly processed, electronic and digital SFX that will complete almost any project where UI/UX sounds are required. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.

    Designed for use in animations, video games, mobile apps, motion graphics, film, software development and industrial design projects, Advanced UI is a perfect fit for getting user interface sounds just right.

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  • Vehicles Skate on Board Play Track 112 sounds included, 22 mins total $49.99

    Skate on Board is an SFX library with the purpose of bringing alive the hidden sounds of skateboarding. This library has 65 stereo recordings with the best sound quality of actions such as jumps, pass by, and grinds over different surfaces like concrete banquets, and rail tubes. Furthermore, this library contains 47 mono audios of P.O.V perspectives which were reordered with different microphones attached to the skateboard to capture the full maneuvers and details of skateboarding.

  • The west is still wild.  A collection of clean and loopable natural ambient atmosphere elements – each 3 minutes long. This collection represents my best content and works great in multitrack layers.

    The core of this collection are natural sounds captured in the wilds of Oregon, USA – Western North America. The wildlife in the forests, streams, lakes, coast, and deserts of Oregon are a good substitute for most US and Canadian states west of the Rocky Mountains, including Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, British Colombia, Alberta, Alaska, and Wyoming.

    These recordings are from a pristine environment that avoid any human caused sounds.

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  • Animals & Creatures Broken Robot Play Track 87 sounds included $12.99 $6.99

    This library is a small “utility” collection of sounds great for use as Robot/Machines but also great for UI and Weapon design elements.  Servos, various metal objects and analog synths were recorded as source material to create this library.  The library includes raw servo recordings and meticulously performed or designed robotic/machine-like sounds.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

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  • Electricity Electric Arcs and Energy Play Track 266 sounds included $39.99 $19.99

    Electric Arcs and Energy is essentially two separate collections of sounds.  The first, Electrical Arcs are more raw.  These arc sounds can be manipulated and mangled to be used as design elements in your project.  They are highly flexible and can easily be pitch-shifted -48 semitones or more.  They remain remarkably useful and clean giving each sound multiple “dimensions”.

    The Electrical Energy collection is a series of more specified design elements that I created – Impacts and Powerups.  Meant to be used in Weapon or UI design they should be flexible enough to be used as stand-alone effects or layers in more complex sounds.

    Recording and Editing

    This library was designed from scratch by recording highly unconventional metal sources with a cello bow and processing them (see one example in video). Great care was taken during the recording and editing process to ensure maximum flexibility of these sounds.  The recording was done at 24/192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH 2050 mic which captures frequencies up to 50kHz.  All processing and design was then performed at 192kHz.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

     

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  • Whooshes liftFX Play Track 275+ sounds included $89 $71.20

    AWE YOUR AUDIENCE WITH RISERS, BUILD-UPS, DROPS AND MORE.
    Risers, build-ups, drops, breaks, downlifters, swells, sweeps, falls – it has never been so easy to hype your audience. Forget samples, just turn the knob or let liftFX even do that for you, automatically, in beat sync at the length you need it to be.

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Playable in real-time with instant auditive and visual feedback
    • Any length, tempo, pitch range and root note possible
    • Tempo sync or time (s) duration
    • Control key parameters independently or automatically (+ reversed)
    • Automation and modwheel (cc1) support for each parameter
    • 275 nifty presets included
    • Optional time lock and control lock to try different presets with current setting
    • High cut and low cut filters, reverb and delay
    • Lightweight plug-in, as it relies on synthesis
    USE CASES:

    • Build captivating uplifters, downlifters, drops, rhythmic, percussive builds and more effects out of the box
    • Any electronic genre such as EDM, Trap, Dubstep, Pop, Hip Hop, Drum’n’Bass, House, Techno, and more
    • Cinematic and experimental sound design
    • Beef up your synthesizers with tonal layers or harmonic overtones to achieve a fat, rich sound
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