This week on A Sound Effect, we have ambiences from hi-tech robotics labs, the streets of Sofia, and more. You’ll hear the daily buzz of Medieval courtyards and thief camps, humming and whirring 3D printers and CNC cutters, crowds enjoying their time off in museums and amusement parks, and residents getting around the capital of Bulgaria by car, foot, and subway. You’ll also hear detailed resonances, a rumbley 1995 Dacia, and recordings of everyday objects from a not-so everyday electromagnetic recorder. There is plenty here to explore, so enjoy!
has a new library on A Sound Effect, and for many of you, that's reason enough to check it out! 'Medieval Life'
takes you to the busy markets, peaceful farms, courtyards, and thieves' campsites from an era that continues to be re-imagined through beloved TV shows and video games. This massive collection features over 500 sounds and 45 GB of stereo & 5.0 surround content with detailed ambiences and SFX like clucking chickens, chopping woods, church bells, rattling chains, and more! If your world takes place when beheadings were a daily occurrence and mead was the drink of choice, then check out this library!
EMF – Electromagnetic Field
'EMF – Electromagnetic Field'
features distinct sounds that come from a mic that many of us are falling in love with. In this library you will hear 216 electromagnetic sounds from 80 different devices like alarm clocks, laptops, garage doors, game consoles, appliances, and lights. These recordings offer a wide range of glitches, static, and hums that can be used for ambiences, calculations, robotic languages, and whatever sci-fi devices your imagination can conjure up! If EMF is your jam, then this library with over 6 hours of content will be welcome in your collection.
by Mindful Audio
has the sounds of this Romanian-built 1995 model. With nearly a half hour of content, you'll hear the recognizable characteristics of this car with sounds of a stuttering ignition, city and highway driving, idling, going uphill and downhill, switching through the gears, revving, and stopping the engine. These recordings were also recorded simultaneously on 4 channels from the engine, exhaust, and trunk, making them great for switching perspectives in your film or game. If you need some rickety elements to add to your engine design, this library has them!
Cityscapes And Streets
once again brings us ambiences from Sofia, Bulgaria, and this time they take place during the busiest hours of the day. 'Cityscapes And Streets'
features nearly two and a half hours of urban ambiences from subway stations, pedestrian areas, and highways, plus more relaxing places like parks, city squares, and playgrounds. These atmospheres capture prominent elements like birds, cats, and sirens, as well as crowd ambiences that will blend perfectly into your backgrounds, regardless of whether you speak Bulgarian. If you need go-to city sounds for your busy setting, check out this library.
has 26 minutes of sounds from 3D-printers, ABB robot systems, and CNC cutters for your hi-tech industrial machine SFX and ambiences. This library features stuttering, humming, movements, servos, whirrs, fans, motors, and more from these devices, offering a collection of complex ambiences as well as isolated sequences. If you aren't familiar with these machines, don't worry - the metadata will lead you to the exact qualities you're seeking. For true-to-life sounds of robotics, this library has the subtle characteristics your audience will appreciate.
is on a roll with emotive libraries that focus on a specific theme, and 'Resonance'
is their newest installment. This library features 25 drones that resonate in ways that are organic and textured with tensions that insinuate danger and anxiety. Each sound is one minute long and explores a range of frequencies with unnerving tones and different levels of airness, noise, and pulses. This library definitely doesn't demand much from your wallet, so if these are the qualities you're looking for, check this one out.
Ambisonic Surround Crowds
'Ambisonic Surround Crowds'
by 2496 Sound Effects
offers you sounds of crowds enjoying their free time in all sorts of venues. You'll hear busy convention centers, quiet museums, exciting carnivals, and relaxing parks for smooth ambiences that will give you unintrusive padding for your main dialogue. Plus each file is two minutes long and delivered in Ambisonic B format, 5.1 surround, and stereo, giving you options for immersive binaural listening or easily-compressed interactive use. Like always, if you want a taste of what included, check out their downloadable demo file!
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