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
 
  • City Life 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
 
  • Genres 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
 
  • Environments Sounds Of Nature: Tasmania Ambiences Play Track 34/102 sounds included, 569 mins total $117

    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
 
  • City Life 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
 
  • Foley MicroTone: Filing Cabinets Play Track 133 sounds included $19

    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
 
  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Glitch UI Play Track 221+ sounds included $19

    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 $10

    '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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  • Environments Historical Houses & Barns Play Track 5000 sounds included, 604 mins total $170

    This is a collection of location foley sounds (anything we could find that makes sound) recorded over 3-year period in authentic historical houses and barns.

    This includes 1700s peasant village houses, 1700s manor, 1850s farm, 1900s manor and 1930s cottage. These are recorded for film projects so they have the right cinematic feel, dynamic and variation.

    The houses were full of period props, so the recordings are rich and have lots of details that take you to the right time and feel.

    The library weighs in at more than 20 GB total, and features 5000+ sounds & 10 hours of recordings in 347 files.

    Highlights:

    • Many are long takes (8+ minutes) with lots of performance variations
    • The stereo recordings have often one channel as close-up mic and other as distant / room mic.
    • All recordings are 96khz 24bit with metadata.
    • We used the best sounding equipment – sound devices recorders (744, 702, mixpre), Sennheiser mkh 8040,  mkh416 and DPA 4006a microphones.
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  • City Life 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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  • City Life Diffuse City Play Track 116+ sounds included, 752 mins total $75

    Diffuse City is the unique urban ambience sound effects library you didn’t know you were missing. It captures the urban environment in its many forms – all based around the idea of diffuse ambience.

    The Diffuse City library is purpose-built for the times an environment needs to be felt, but not be distracting.

    Every track in Diffuse City was recorded with some sort of real life “filter” in mind; be it distance, elevation, time of day, physical material – Anything to provide the feeling of city life with out the specificity of many urban ambience libraries. No distracting close car pass-bys or people talking; only great natural ambience beds.

    Diffuse City was recorded in big cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural settings over a span of two years. It was largely recorded over very late nights, when very few people we’re around. Occasionally, however, a car would pass by… a gun would go off… While these were edited out of the recordings, they are included as “extras” in the library. Perfect for adding some flavor to a moment that’s authentic to the environment it was recorded in.

    Metadata – and markers:

    In addition to thorough metadata, each ambience in Diffuse City is embedded with markers highlighting unique moments that aren’t easily visible in a waveform. Software like Soundminer v4.5 and Reaper can display these markers, making it easy to identify distinct sonic moments in an otherwise nondescript waveform.

    reaper-markers-example

    Markers in Reaper

    There are 10 areas of focus in Diffuse City:

    Elevated City • Distant Highways • Underground City • Distant City • Under Bridges • City Rumble • Empty Parking Lots • Alleys • Industrial • Window Contacts

    Hear examples and learn more about each one below

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

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

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

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

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  • Destruction & Impact Just Impacts Bundle Play Track 1434+ sounds included $183 $146.40

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  • Military TANK T-44 Play Track $149

    Tank T-44: The great hulking mass that would spell doom for the Red Army’s enemies has been captured in all its glory trudging along, with every turn of its metal treads and gears recorded masterfully.

    The sound capture equipment used were best-in-breed Neumann U87 and Schoeps M4 microphones, and the tank’s authoritative rumbles and clangs were recorded from various positions, and at various speeds as the treads grip the ground and transfer the power of its mighty engine, transmission, and parts. There are also stereo recordings for the tank’s engine and the tank’s exhaust pipe.

    We at Flysound have dusted off the cobwebs and taken this 30 tonne beast for several victory laps to record its belligerent brilliance. The T-44: one of the great patriotic tanks! In a time when action productions are all to often devolving into the fake and unrealistic, this sound package is an authentic antidote of epic proportions. Tank you!

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    Here you can find 61 HD quad surround ambiences of the wild North European nature. They were recorded during a two-week recording trip on foot and by rowing boat in the hot July of 2018 at the heart of the national park in Karelia, North-Western Russia. Spacious, transparent, immersive and absolutely free from any technogenic and anthropogenic sounds. Still air and wind through grass or trees. Birds and insects from single and sparse at the cloudy morning to dense and busy at the hot sunny noon, a mosquito chorus at dawn and ear-piercing grasshoppers at sunset. Distant thunder rolls and disturbed Arctic Loon, huge old trees creaking and grumbling in the wind.

    10 % of the library’s revenue goes to nature preserves and animal shelters.

  • Ambisonics Vintage Trams Play Track 46 sounds included $30 $20

    Vintage Trams: passes and rides from a number of perspectives.

    The bygone sounds of rattly old trams, passing in the street: the rumble of the metal wheels on the tracks, the sound of the pickup rods on the overhead wires, the clang of the bell and the voice of the conductor, all of these are here for your delight. Starts and stops, rides and passes, all lovingly collected in First Order Ambisonic surround and collated in FuMa & ambiX orders and weighting. Full Soundminer metadata and Excel Spreadsheet included.

    And there’s more! A bonus collection of sounds in stereo from my extensive archive, with a ride on a San Francisco cable car, more vintage trams and a series of recordings of a Trolley Bus, an electrically powered bus running form overhead cables, but so quiet in operation, it was known as ‘the silent killer’ as pedestrians tended not to be aware when it was approaching.

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