Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have lots of new sound effects from the far reaches of the world and your imagination. We have ambiences that cross the spans of Japan and Tasmania, windy towns, filing cabinet foley, and larger-than-life hand spinners. We also have unnerving wobbles, analogue glitchy UI sounds, interiors for your favorite spacecraft, and another massive collection of high-quality, high-powered sci-fi weapons. With such a wide variation, you’re sure to hear something you like this week.
Town Winds
 
  • Weather Town Winds Play Track 34 sounds included $25

    From winds rushing through empty streets to winds whistling and whipping across a marina, “Town Winds” offers a broad spectrum of wind ambiences in urban environments.

    This library includes the sounds of wind blowing through flagpoles, strong wind gusts at a railway station, and wind whirling around a backyard. There are recordings of clattering masts, fluttering plastic, rattling fences, and much more.

    Taken in very calm spaces, these recordings have minimal traffic bleed and are nearly bird free. Recorded with a Shoeps MK4/MK8 MS, paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder.

    Whether you’re designing a stormy scene in a city or a suburban environment, this is the library for you.

    Locations captured:
    Empty streets, parking lots, railway stations, school, rural street, marina, harbor, lighthouse, athletics field, backyard, town square

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'Town Winds' by Tone Glow Libraries is a library that captures suburban areas like town squares, backyards, schools, rural streets, fields, and marinas. This collection features windy ambiences with residential character like the ‘ping’ of a flagpole cord swaying in the breeze, wind blowing through backyard trees and rattling fences, and gusts through a railway station. To amplify these characteristics, the sounds were captured in areas relatively free of birds and traffic, so it won't be hard to find use for these flexible, subtle sounds.
 
Future Weapons 3
 
  • Sci-Fi Future Weapons 3 Play Track 755+ sounds included $99

    The Future Weapons sci-fi sound effects series is back with our newest and most cutting edge library yet: Future Weapons 3. We made this one huge, both in size and scope. In fact, since we are concluding the Future Weapons series, we wanted to do it with a bang, so we made this one the biggest of the 3! It has over 29 weapons and categories! Future Weapons 3 was created by SoundMorph in collaboration with Nikolay Semenov and Vedran Kapetinic.

    Future Weapons 3 features more than 750+ files, 1.2 GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata.

    Future Weapons 3 includes the follwoing weapons and categories:

    Acid Hand Gun – Anti-Tank Rifle – Assault Riffle – Assault Riffle Collection – Big Acid Gun – Big Plasma Gun – Bio Weapons – Blaster -Blaster 2 – Crossbow – Grenade Launcher – Grenade Launcher 2 – Laser Canon – Laser Hand Gun – Laser Submachine Gun – Loading FX – Machine Guns – Plasma Hand Gun – Rocket Launchers – Scanners and Shields – Shotgun – Sniper Rifle- Sniper Rifle 2 – Source Sound Accessories – Submachine Gun – Submachine Gun 2 – Venom Spitter
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'Future Weapons 3' needs no introduction. In their third installment, SoundMorph created a massive library featuring 29 new weapons. You’ll hear a new take on grenade launchers, assault rifles, shotguns, and machine guns, as well as ultra-futuristic laser canons, plasma pistols, acid hand guns, crossbows, blasters, bio weapons, and much more. You’ll also get sounds of scanners and shields, and you’ll hear what a 'venom spitter' feels like. At this point, you probably know you want to hear the demo, so go right ahead!
 
Sounds Of Nature: Tasmania Ambiences
 
  • Sounds of Nature: Tasmania Ambiences features nature sounds and ambiences, captured in many different parts of Tasmania at different times of day.

    It includes recordings in rainforests, deciduous forests, Tall Tree forests, coastal forests, grasslands and other settings. Many typical Tasmanian birds are to be heard, including the Yellow-tailed black Cockatoos, Yellow Wattlebirds, Green Rosellas, Bellbirds, Ravens and of course Laughing Kookaburras. You can also find recordings of the Eastern Banjo Frog, different crickets and other insects.

    Locations include: Cradle Mountain National Park, Mount Field National Park, Freycinet National Park, Bruny Island, Styx Forest Reserve and Lake Binney Reserve.

    Get more than 9 hours of unique, royalty-free and especially high quality recordings with this library.

     

    All of our nature ambiences are recorded using three different microphone set-ups. A Stereo set-up. A wide stereo set-up. And a spaced omnis set-up, which also offers extended frequency response. This brings you 3 variations of each recording. Within these variations the differences are sometimes subtle and sometimes more extreme. To be used as needed and providing flexibility for crosscutting within scenes.

    All nature recordings are clear and free from external noise and other human disruptions. Recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz. Accurately edited and mastered to sound as natural as possible.

    The average length of each file is between 3-5 minutes so enough time to use in longer scenes without looping.

    For more detailed descriptions about the ambiences in this collection see the metadata in our file lists or listen to the preview montage.

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' Sounds Of Nature: Tasmania Ambiences' by Fennec FX brings you the sounds of an island packed with species you will rarely find anywhere else. You’ll hear a plethora of birds like yellow wattlebirds, green rosellas, bellbirds, wild cockatoos, and of course those laughing kookaburras. You’ll also hear several insects, frogs and more from Tasmanian forests and islands like Cradle Mountain National Park, Styx Forest Reserve, and Bruny Island. Whether you are looking for something specific or exotic, this library has the fresh ambiences you want.
 
Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences
 
  • World Sounds Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences Play Track 193+ sounds included, 315 mins total $60

    'Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences' delivers a generous amount of recordings (more than 5 hours total) from a trip to Japan. It's divided into three distinct ambience types: City ambiences, Nature / Town ambiences and Trains / Stations ambiences & FX folder.

    You obtain three format folders : Stereo / MS / 5.0 Upmix

    'Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences' ambience types:

    City ambiences include recordings from Osaka to Tokyo  such as geek Denden town & Akiharaba Arcade-Pachinko room, Stroll in Nishiki market, Kitanomaru Park, Famous Shibuya crossing and more.

    Nature / town ambiences include recordings from famous Kyoto Bamboo Forest, Philosopher's path, Kibune-Kurama Forest and more.

    Trains / Stations include recordings from Osaka / Kyoto / Tokyo Stations, Stroll in Fujikyoko Line, Railroad Crossing and more.

    FX include gashapon machine, Crows & Birds, Train doors etc…

    'Asia Reminds – Japan Ambiences' : with a total of 76 audio files in each of these folders: STEREO (48 kHz / 24 bit), MS & UPMIX 5.0 (96 kHz / 24 bit).

    It also includes 117 FX sounds.

    You have access to two download folder :

    • Three Format library (rar compressed:  25 GB, extracted: 39 GB)
    • “STEREO ONLY” Folder for low speed download connection. (rar compressed:  3,8 GB, extracted: 5,3 GB)

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Get immersed in beloved Nippon in JP Belliard's newest library: 'Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences'. This library offers over 5 hours of recordings from the country’s cities, towns, train stations, and parks, so you can explore historic Osaka, go to nerd central in Tokyo's Akiharaba and Nipponbashi's Denden Town, hear crowds crossing the famous Shibuya intersection, sit in the peaceful urban forests in Kyoto and Kibune & Kurama, and navigate busy train stations - all in stereo, MS, or 5.0. If you want your audience to feel surrounded by cherry blossoms and udon, check out this library.
 
MicroTone: Filing Cabinets
 
  • The MicroTone: Doors library contains 133 everyday filing cabinet drawer open and closes at various distances and speeds.

    Two filing cabinets, one metal and one wood, recorded at close and medium perspectives. Performances of all the drawers at fast, medium and slow speeds.

    Contains sounds which will work for all your drawer and door effect cutting needs. Slowed down they make great rattling, creaking doors as well. The metal cabinet sounds particularly big and slamming at lower pitches!

    MicroTone is a series of smaller, less expensive libraries from Tone Manufacture for those times when you need a small injection of fresh sounds for a project and don’t have time to record your own.

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You may have plenty of door sound libraries, but what about filing cabinets - an object that often pops up in games? 'MicroTone: Filing Cabinets' by Tone Manufacture is the answer to this need with over 130 sounds of filing cabinets being opened and closed at various speeds and perspectives. You’ll hear cabinets made of metal and wood as they creak, rattle, slam, and roll along their tracks. You can even experiment and create steampunk-style doors and interesting impacts, too. For a concentrated library that's begging for your creativity, check this one out.
 
Spaceship Interiors
 
  • Environments Spaceship Interiors Play Track 210 sounds included, 292 mins total $20 $12

    Spaceship Interiors is a collection of spaceship interior ambience, room tones and alarms. The library weighs in at 10 GB, and contains 210 soundminer and BWAV metadata embedded files – with a total playing time of over 4 hours! Perfect for your next sci-fi, horror or fantasy project.

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'Spaceship Interiors' by Filmnoise, Inc has the moody, immersive environments that tell the stories of the brave souls who are forging into the unknown. This library has over 210 ambiences that last from 30 seconds to over two minutes and give you emotive and almost musical backgrounds for your spaceships and enclosed environments. It also comes with 30 different alarms for that final touch! If you need ambiences with that uneasy futuristic tension, check this one out.
 
Glitch UI
 
  • The Glitch UI SFX library delivers a collection of user interface sounds created from mangled video files, circuit bent keyboards and dying hard drives.

    Pops, clicks, glitches and transitions, all sourced from our Error Tone library but re-edited and processed specifically for sound designers with extensive Soundminer metadata.

    Contains sounds which will work for all your user interface feedback needs, from retro computer interfaces to modern tablets to futuristic sci-fi UIs.

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'Glitch UI' by Tone Manufacture is an interesting collection of user interface sounds picked from video files, circuit bent keyboards, and hard drives on their last leg. These sounds were repurposed from the ‘Error Tone’ library to fit your analogue aesthetic needs with dry clicks, glitches, noises, pops, thumps, and more. You’ll get over 220 sounds with extensive metadata that will lead you to the most satisfying sound for your action. If you’re building a 80s-inspired world like Event 0 or Alien, definitely give this one a listen.
 
Hand Spinner – Source & Pre-Designed
 
  • Get the sounds of a hand spinner – or fidget spinner – with this new sound effects library! Separated into 2 folders, Raw recordings and Pre-designed sound effects, you will find your spinning happiness for your projects. With the raw files you can design drones or helix sounds and more… Let your imagination take you away!

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'Hand Spinner – Source & Pre-Designed' by Fox Audio Post-Production is a surprisingly cool library if you’ve never heard of fidget spinners. This library has drones and ambiences of these toys spinning on various surfaces like marble, wood, laptops, pelican cases, and metal, giving you sounds that can easily be used as whooshing plasma engines, mechanical drives, the Doppler effect, and more. If you want to be inspired by all the raw and designed sounds you can get from such a small object, give this one a listen.
 
Wobble
 
  • Drones & Moods Wobble Play Track 30 sounds included, 60 mins total $15

    'Wobble' by Badlands Sound includes 30 high-quality unnerving wobbly drone sounds perfect for your projects. Each sound file is two minutes long with high quality 96k 24 bit including metadata.

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'Wobble' by Badlands Sound is a library of 30 wobbling ambiences and drones that will add an unnerving edge to your backgrounds. Each sound is two minutes long with the level of detail we’ve come to expect from Badlands Sound. All together you get an hour of detailed ambiences, making this an easy library to pick up and experiment with - and for about the cost of lunch, this library will save you plenty of time in a pinch!
   

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20 $12

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

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

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

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

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  • Need real snake sounds? This compact, hand-picked pack delivers recordings of actual snakes hissing, inhaling and exhaling, shaking, rattling – and striking. Features snakes such as Boa, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Mexican Rattler, African Puff Adder, and Gopher Snake.

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  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20 $12

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

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

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

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

  • Household Cooking Play Track 500+ sounds included $32

    A collection of hunger-inducing sounds of cooking: Includes sounds of frying, boiling, pouring, stirring, whisking and many more sounds from the kitchen.

    Just updated:
    New cooking sound effects have been added to the library, bringing the total number of sound files to 478, for more than 500 sounds!
 
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  • Fire Medieval Play Track 605 sounds included $59

    The Dark Ages are calling! With this curated package full of high-quality sound effects everything in your medieval world is brought to life. From objects like doors, chests and fire over foley sounds like steps, chains and gore to weapons such as the crossbow, sword, hammer and axe. This compilation provides a solid foundation of „ready to use“ sound effects to give your project an authentic medieval feeling.

     

    The Library includes:
    Horse, Textile, Impact, Whoosh, Armor, Chain, Gore, Step, Chest, Door, Drawbridge, Fire, Gate, Mechanical, Flag, Portcullis, Carriage, Axe, Blade, Bow, Catapult, Crossbow, Hammer, Knife, Quarterstaff, Sickle, Sword

  • Vehicles Classic Vehicles Play Track 40+ sounds included $20 $15

    Classic vehicles is a jam packed high-quality classic vehicle sound library filled with fantastic engine starts, engine revs, engine idles, door opening/closing, kick starts and much much more! Recorded at 24 bit/192 kHz you'll be able to pitch/bend these sounds to your hearts desire to create some truly monstrous sounds! The vehicles in this library are: a custom 1930 Ford Model A with a V8 flathead engine & a 1967 Triumph Bonneville. Let this pack be a small but powerful addition to your sound FX library.

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  • Designed in Imperial Russia, spread around the world, this is the rifle of Zaitsev and millions of other Soviets and non-Soviets alike, sounding off through the bloodier moments of the 20th century, and sometimes this century too.

    Shooting was recorded at the outdoor range, with additional handling foley taken at the studio. The all-angle library includes the recording of distant shots on Sennheiser Ambeo, and on Neumann U87s in quadro formation. Our mic-ing and capturing process has been intricate enough to give you all the sound versatility you'll need for use in a fully dynamic project, and also for the ability for these sounds to pass for not just authentic Mosin fire, but also for a generic bolt-action internal magazine-fed 'old rifle' sound.

    Also included are several pre-designed mixed sounds for quick-use without additional mixing needed. Our comprehensive library of this WW1, WW2, and freedom fighting classic weapon stands ready to fire!

  • Fabric Party Pack Play Track 210 - 2000 sounds included From: $15 From: $13.50

    An extensive collection of party-related sounds, “Party Pack” brings you 96kHz/24-bit stereo recordings of balloons, party horns, matches, sparklers, party poppers, confetti, various toys and more!

    The library is available as 4 individual packs of related sounds (Balloons, Fire, Horns and Toys). So if you are only after balloon sounds, then you can grab only the balloon sounds! Of course, all 4 packs can be picked up together as a heavily discounted bundle!

    Read more about each pack below:

    Note: The sounds in the audio sample have some panning added; the sounds in the library itself are centered.

    Party Pack – BUNDLE (2,000 sounds, 1.98 GB)
    This pack contains all 4 of the individual packs below at a heavily discounted price:

    Party Pack – BALLOONS (649 sounds, 716 MB)
    Party Pack – FIRE (210 sounds, 424 MB)
    Party Pack – HORNS (662 sounds, 573 MB)
    Party Pack – TOYS (479 sounds, 323 MB)

    For a grand total of 2,000 party sounds!

    Party Pack – BALLOONS (649 sounds, 716 MB)
    This pack brings you 649 balloon-related sounds, including the sounds of:

    • Air Pump (Manual)
    • Bouncing (Single and Multi)
    • Deflating (Regular, Squeaking, Farting, and Loose)
    • Friction (Hair, Hands, and other Balloons)
    • Inflating (Mouth and Air Pump)
    • Popping
    • Punching Balloons
    • Stretching
    • Tying (Short, Moderate and Long)

    Party Pack – FIRE (210 sounds, 424 MB)
    This pack brings you 210 fire-related sounds, including the sounds of:

    • Matches
    •• Extinguishing (Blowout, Burnout, Shaking, Water)
    •• Igniting (Close and Distant)
    • Party Poppers
    • Safety Gas Lighter
    • Sparklers (Still, Movement and Water Extinguishing)

    Party Pack – HORNS (662 sounds, 573 MB)
    This pack brings you 662 classic party horn sounds from over 20 different horns, covering numerous durations:

    • Very Short (under 1s)
    • Short (1 – 2s)
    • Moderate (2 – 3s)
    • Long (3 – 5s)
    • Very Long (over 5s)

    Party Pack – TOYS (479 sounds, 323 MB)
    This pack brings you 479 toy-related sounds, including the sounds of:

    • Chattering Teeth
    • Confetti – Plastic (Single and Multi drops, Movement, and Picking Up)
    • Duck Whistle
    • Groan Tubes
    • Hand Clapper
    • Lip Whizzer
    • Oidz Magnet
    • Pig Toy
    • Plastic Whistle
    • Shell Shaker
    • Wooden Train Whistle

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  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20 $12

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

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