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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:

 
  • Retro 8 Bit Sounds is a perfect collection of 1001 retro game sound effects. Whether you are making a 2D platformer, space shooter on any type of retro 8 bit themed project, these sounds will be very useful.

    ALL sounds from Retro 8 Bit Sounds are already included in our complete sound package Pro Sound Collection, so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchasing.

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  • 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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  • Materials & Texture Explainer Video Sound Kit Play Track 1222 sounds included, 120 mins total $96 $59

    Skip all the hassle and wasted time trying to find the right sounds. Explainer Video Sound Kit has everything you need to create dynamic sound tracks for video ads, commercials, animations, marketing and explainer videos. Importantly, it’s all royalty-free and an unbeatable time saving value.

    As you know, creators of motion graphics, animations and explainer videos struggle mightily with finding the right sound effects for their projects. Sadly, wasting lots of time and energy. That’s why we created the Explainer Video Sound Kit. It’s an all-in-one power pack that gets your project done fast. 1200 designed sounds, cinematic elements, transitions, Foley, natural and organic sounds and a sweet selection of background music all ready to go.

    Instantly take your production to a new level of engaging sound. Create compelling audio/video experiences easier than ever. Save time and level up your audio skills like a pro with the Explainer Video sound library!

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  • City Life Collected Ambiences Play Track 33-380 sounds included From: $30 From: $15

    Each SFX library in the “Collected Ambiences” series features 33 Stereo Ambiences from many different locations.
    The series includes ambiences such as Public Spaces, Roomtones, Drones, Forests, City, Train, Bus ride, Rain and many (many!) more.

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    Vol 1: Airplane Landing/Take Off, Backyards, City, Car Wash, Residential Area, Construction Site, Birds, Fireworks, Crowd, Train, Roomtone and more. 33 files, 3.85 GB, 111 minutes

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    Vol 10: Public Spaces, Gym, Train Interiors, Fireworks, Public Bath, , City, Train, Busride, Rain and Wind, Wind and many more. 50 files, 8.94 GB, 248 minutes

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    All recorded with Sound Devices 744T, Sennheiser MKh8040 ORTF, Beyerdynamic MC930 ORTF, RODE NT4 or Sony PCM-D100. All files were cleaned, edited and most of the files loop seamlessly.

    Please check the Content Lists below for each library to see what the full list of ambiences in each library – and if you get all 10 Collections together, you land some great savings compared to the individual collection prices.

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  • Sci-Fi Sci-Fi Interface Data Processing Sounds Play Track 170 sounds included, 11 mins total $22

    With DATA sound library Sound Response brings you high quality collection of meticulously designed data processing and readout sci-fi sound effects!

    If you’re looking for those futuristic-sounding, hi-tech processing interface sound effects, and the sounds of sci-fi computer readouts, calculations, sensors and scanning sound effects, this soundpack will provide you with diverse arsenal of various high tech data processing sound effects to suit your needs. With DATA sound library at your disposal you’ll have the right audio tool to create that sophisticated, futuristic, sci-fi sound for your game, movie, trailer, video, or any other project that you’re working on!

    DATA soundpack contains 403MB (170 sound effects) of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.

  • Environments Autumn Forest Vol. 01 – Ambiences Play Track 209 sounds included, 499 mins total $86

    This library contains more than 200 natural ambience clips with embedded metadata. They´re mixed and cut into: loops, transitions and variations to be ready to use inside your project.

    The metadata precisely points out any bird species, the specific environment and acoustic properties, the current day-cycle, weather conditions and any foreground or background events that are audible in the clip. To enhance the ease of use, I decided to structure the library as a modular toolbox for ambience sound design.

    It has been recorded in some of the oldest, quietest and most pristine forests all over Germany and offers a large collection of active and quiet nature ambiences featuring a variety of different natural environments and wildlife.

 
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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
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    • 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
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    • Build captivating uplifters, downlifters, drops, rhythmic, percussive builds and more effects out of the box
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    • 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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