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 $20

    “..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 $79

    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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  • Mechanical Old Engines Grab Bag Play Track 486 sounds included, 265minutes of multitrack recordings mins total $129

    “Old Engines Grab Bag” is a pack of numerous old, unique and characterful engines from early 1900s. It’s a massive collection of 56GB multitrack 192kHz recordings of old tractors and stationary engines, both diesel and gasoline fueled.

    The intention wasn’t to cover vehicles driving, but to get isolated and very closely recorded mechanical elements of engines and exhaust pipes as a source material for sound design. There are many starts, idles, revs, offs, RPMs variations, backfires etc. Some are heavy and large sounding, some are small and funny. Tractors were captured EXT and most of stationary engines INT, but since they are very closely recorded there is just a little amount of reverb on most of them.

    Most of engines are 1 or 2 cylinders and low horse power and their RPMs are also low. Thanks to this, many of those sounds aren’t tonal and can easily be used as additional layer with other design elements. They work great for adding vintage character, designing junky or funny vehicles, crazy huge steampunk machines or engines malfunction.

    Sounds were recorded using multi-mic setup: Sanken CO-100k (most of the time pointing mechanical parts), Sennheiser MKH-8060 (mainly for isolated exhaust pipe), Schoeps CMC6XT mk41/mk8 (general image) and part also with Trance Audio Inducer contact mics (adding unique mechanical perspective).

    The library is delivered as multitrack 192kHz files, as well as stereo mix of all microphones. Thanks to using microphones with extended frequency range, drastic pitch changes can be applied.
    All files have extensive metadata created in Soundminer, including leg picker with microphone labels.

    Demo files include pitched sounds, which are not delivered with library.

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  • Mechanical Driving Forces Play Track 450+ sounds included $55 $29

    Driving Forces” is an ultimately innovative sound effects construction kit from Digital Rain Lab. The pack is dedicated to futuristic engine sounds: from small hovering drones to huge space motherships. It thoughtfully includes various engine categories such as Jet Turbines, Micro motors, and Recordings. The addition of real textures makes the library well balanced and very flexibile for designing unique vehicle sounds.

    Natively made in 96k/24bit, all sounds are ready to be heavily manipulated, and are tagged with BWF and Soundminer metadata for a faster workflow.

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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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  • 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.

  • Industrial Factory Tones Play Track 17+ sounds included $15

    Factory Tones by Badlands Sound features 17 two minute seamless loopable roomtones, making these a breeze to work with – perfect for your projects.

    I was able to capture all these sounds with no one there so these are just factory room tones that are steady with very little movement or noises from the outside world. All sounds are available to hear in the products audio demo.

    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 factory room tones or looking for bigger tones and beds to fill the scene then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata.

  • Mechanical Driving Forces Play Track 450+ sounds included $55 $29

    Driving Forces” is an ultimately innovative sound effects construction kit from Digital Rain Lab. The pack is dedicated to futuristic engine sounds: from small hovering drones to huge space motherships. It thoughtfully includes various engine categories such as Jet Turbines, Micro motors, and Recordings. The addition of real textures makes the library well balanced and very flexibile for designing unique vehicle sounds.

    Natively made in 96k/24bit, all sounds are ready to be heavily manipulated, and are tagged with BWF and Soundminer metadata for a faster workflow.

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  • Red Libraries teamed up with the sound designers Frederic Devanlay and Thibault Csukonyi to create the new “Mutant Insects” collection

    The library gathers a wide range of oversized wings for equally-oversized designed flying insects, along with an extremely rich toolbox. It allows you to quickly and easily create every flying creatures and mutants you have in mind, but also sweeten or emphasize details with natural layers for real-life documentaries, games or feature films.

    These insects are more impressive than in real life by their size and the noise made when flying.
    So we called them “MUTANT Insects”.
    And why not also use it for bird wings…

    8 different species are featured : Fly, Hornet, Grasshopper, Beetle, Moth, Gnat, Rhino Beetle, Dragonfly.

    The movements offered are Idles (loop), Passes by, Swirling Evolutions (loop), Swarms (loop), Abrupt Movements (take flights, attacks, spasms…)

    These evolutions have been created with the help of the Traveler plugin by Tonsturm, and the Sound Particles software by Sound Particles.

    Presets for Sound Particles and Traveler are included in the pack. Many thanks to Tilman Hahn and Nuno Fonseca.

    The toolbox will allow to imagine your own mutants or to just simply create real insects, With natural layers such as hummings or different appearances to made wing strokes.

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  • Drones & Moods Glacier Ambience Play Track 27 sounds included, 130 mins total $30 $20

    Glacier Ambience is a pack of ambient drones created especially for the purpose of being used anywhere.

    If your voice-over needs life, your video needs a mood, your sound design ambience needs a lift, and more.
    These are ambient soundscapes and drones and not sounds from an actual glacier, but they were created while I was looking at one.

    All this in one package. All designed for the specific ability to drag and drop any of the tracks in the package to your soundtrack and it will instantly bring a background mood and life to your creation.

    All the sounds in here have been created while I was living in Iceland – with drones, glaciers, ambient life, nature and northern lights in mind.

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  • River Estuary is a series of recordings centred around the River Deben estuary in Suffolk, an area famous for its natural beauty and wildlife. It is a treasure trove of sounds that capture the ambience of this serene environment, with a focus on the wading bird calls that give the estuary its unique sonic character.

    The library was mostly recorded on a boat stationed in Woodbridge in the late winter of 2018 with private access to the boatyard, allowing me to record safely over night. I continued the recordings up until late summer, making trips to other areas along the Deben in between. I was also granted permission to record on the privately owned Sutton Hoo side of the Deben, another of Suffolk’s areas of outstanding historical significance and beauty, equally full of life but further away from the rumbling traffic and human life coming from the town.

    It includes the sounds of curlews, oystercatchers, redshanks, geese, swans, ducks and various other wading bird calls, as well as general ambience recordings of the area at high tide and low tide and all hours of the day. The night calls that echo over the expanse of the river at low tide are particularly evocative.

    The library was recorded entirely in 24bit/96k with a double Mid/Side rig consisting of Sennheiser MKH60/30 and 8040 mics, encoded to 5.1 Wav. A stereo option is also available at a lower price. As a bonus there is a collection of bird call spot FX taken from the recordings with noise reduction applied, for those who may need to add individual wading bird calls to their ambience.

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  • Industrial Factory Tones Play Track 17+ sounds included $15

    Factory Tones by Badlands Sound features 17 two minute seamless loopable roomtones, making these a breeze to work with – perfect for your projects.

    I was able to capture all these sounds with no one there so these are just factory room tones that are steady with very little movement or noises from the outside world. All sounds are available to hear in the products audio demo.

    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 factory room tones or looking for bigger tones and beds to fill the scene then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata.

  • 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.

 
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