This week on A Sound Effect we have new libraries that feature tons of game sounds, textures, ambiences, and more. You will find a handy audio tool to help you create the perfect UI sounds, a collection of fantasy RPG sounds, lots of foley footsteps, plenty of booms and blasts from military weapons and vehicles, and rainy ambiences from the cozy indoors.
There are also experimental sounds of brushed and tapped metal/PVC pipes, resonating panels, otherworldly contact and hydrophone mic recordings, whizzing and zapping magnetic balls, and a library full of household objects and rural ambiences. If you need sounds that will make your audience wonder where they came from, there is plenty for you to explore this week.
Rain Indoor Ambiences
'Rain Indoor Ambiences'
by Borg Sound
gives you 26 rainy ambiences from a variety of spaces. From drizzles to downpours, these sounds were captured inside porches, sheds, boathouses, a privy (or outhouse), bedrooms, cars, hallways, etc., for over an hour and a half of sounds that make you glad to be inside. It also includes rooms with the windows ajar, plus each sound lasts from 2 minutes to nearly 6 minutes. For plenty of rainy interiors, listen to this library.
is a very interesting sound library that takes organic sounds and gives them life and personality. Using a variety of piezo, contact, suction and hydrophone mics, you will hear strange, detailed textures of metal, plastic, glass, water, wood, instruments and more. This is a library that will immerse your audience in a new world - and once you hear the demo, you will be transported to another world, too.
by Arrowhead Audio SFX
is exactly what the title says but with 283 sounds, you're bound to find the variety you need. It has sounds of magnetic balls whizzing, zapping, sparking, bouncing, chirping, and rattling, as well as different speeds, pitches, and perspectives. These high-quality sounds may also have interesting weapons and spells hidden inside them waiting to come out when manipulated. For a focused library that costs less than lunch, check this one out.
has released another library, and this one features detailed stereo-image textures from various tubes. The peculiar sounds of 'Tubular'
were captured in pipes made of PVC, plastic, copper, tin, rubber, foam, and steel, allowing each sound to feel enclosed and tactile as the tubes are struck, scraped, dragged, and brushed. It also has sounds of drones, blowing air, confined debris, and more for an experimental library that will not only add new perspectives to your project, it may even change how you approach your own sound design.
is a handy synthesizer from SoundMorph
that lets you create loads of high-tech user interface sounds. With one tone generator, two beep generators, an FM synth module, presets, randomized parameters, MIDI control, and the ability to export while you perform, this new tool is more than useful, it's also fun! Whether you're looking for a version for Reaktor or Max4Live, or a standalone version for Mac or PC, you'll find the bleep and bloops you need from this new synthesizer.
The Warfare Library
'The Warfare Library'
by Pole Position Production
features a three-day live-fire military exercise and the weapons and vehicles that were deployed. You'll hear sounds of 40mm cannons and machine guns firing 7.62mm rounds with several perspectives of up-close cracks and ricochets as well as long, distant tails as the blasts ring through the forests and fields. You'll even hear sounds of the vehicles with interior idling and exterior passbys. For over 12 GB of the 'big guns', check out this library.
by WOW Sound
is a fantastical library full of the shimmering, glowing sounds you often hear in role-playing and battle arena games. With 215 designed sounds, it features spells that will defeat your enemies or save your teammates, attacks and impacts of all speeds and sizes, and sounds of teleporting, monsters, the user interface, and more. If you have a massive adventure that needs SFX quickly so you can test your server load, this library will not only get you started, it will also provide elements of fun and whimsy to your sound design.
Footstep and Foley Sounds
has once again created a library that is a no-brainer for new game audio elements. 'Footstep and Foley Sounds'
has 511 recordings of footsteps on a variety of surfaces like concrete, dirt, grass, gravel, metal, mud, water, wood, ice and snow. Plus, is has 141 sounds of foley that will add body to your footsteps with creaking leather, heavy military gear, swishing clothes, etc. For only $10, it's hard to pass up this collection - and if you're looking for more, check out their entire 'Pro Sound Collection'.
and its Chinese-inspired cover image by Eiravaein Works
is grab bag of rural and domestic textures with sounds ranging from appliances, tools, windows and furniture to cameras, slingshots, whistles, card games and roller skates to forest ambiences and kayaking. This collection has over 1,000 SFX and two hours of content, which will provide sounds that are often needed for your projects - and others that are not commonly found in other libraries. For a wide variety of textures, this is one to hear.
has what it says and a lot of it! With nearly 100 files and 40 minutes of content, this library features metal and plastic objects that buzz and resonate. With the distinct tones of a contact mic, this library captures vibrations from a 100-watt tactile transducer hooked up to an amplifier as it interacts with filing cabinets, a metal suitcase, a plastic printer and more. For loopable, consistent, yet organic hums and rattles that are perfect for horror games or sci-fi vehicle engines, give this library a listen.
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