Asbjoern Andersen


With so many new libraries at A Sound Effect, we had to do a special bi-weekly roundup to cover them all! In this recap, you will find sounds of antique mills from the 1500s, cartoonish laughs and reactions, gushing waterfalls that envelop your ears, old-fashioned cash registers, vigorous summer rain and thunderstorms, ’90s land cruisers, and ambiences from northern Indian and Senegal. These SFX creators are back in full swing, so we hope you’re as delighted with their sounds as we are!



Antique Mills
 
  • Industrial Antique Mills Play Track 65 sounds included, 77 mins total From: $60

    Get the sounds of an ancient water spelt mill from 1529, as well as an antique tannery, also driven by a huge water wheel from 1699.

    Both mills have been working for hundreds of years and continue to work even today.

    This library is recorded in high resolution audio in 24Bit/96kHz on a Sound Devices 702T with Sennheiser 8040 Mics in Mono or ORTF Stereo.

The Soundcatcher released 'Antique Mills', a library that has the sounds of a water spelt mill from 1529 (the year of the Westrogothian rebellion in Sweden, don't you remember?). As the stream pushes the wheel, you hear plenty of creaks, groans, rushing water, mechanic rumbles, rattling chains, pipe resonances, and more. It also has sounds of a 1699 tannery and all its various hammer drops. Whether your sound design goes back in time or has characters who like to work with their hands, be sure to listen to this one.
 
Land Cruiser, 1990
 
  • Vehicles Land Cruiser, 1990 Play Track 4+ sounds included, 84 mins total $60

    This is a 4-channel recording of an old Toyota Land Cruiser driving on dirt roads. It was recorded by George Vlad and Daan Hendriks while attending the 2016 Sonic Mmabolela annual workshop in Limpopo Province, South Africa. 4 DPA 4060 mics were attached to the vehicle’s body to capture engine compartment, exhaust and wheel sounds.

    The vehicle was used for game drives around the reserve and had no windshield, windows or roof as can be seen in the photos. It was powered by a 4 litre/155 hp Toyota 3F petrol engine that did an excellent job despite its age. It also sounded pretty wild for an untuned utility vehicle.

    The recordings cover a couple of failed ignition attempts, a proper ignition with the car starting, some idling, constant driving, revving, some reversing and then the engine stopping. The 4 different perspectives cover the essential sources of sound and offer a lot of flexibility when designing vehicle sounds for any purpose.

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Sound designers George Vlad and Daan Hendriks have joined forces in their first collaboration 'Land Cruiser, 1990'. Recorded at the 2016 Sonic Mmabolela annual workshop in Limpopo Province, South Africa, this library features 21 minutes of driving from the perspectives of the exhaust, wheels, and two areas on the engine. Overall, there are 80 minutes of flexible sounds from this dependable sports utility vehicle. Also included are recordings of failed ignition attempts, a start up, idling, revving, reversing, and stopping the engine. If you have off-roading in your project, this might be the library you're looking for.
 
North India
 
  • World Sounds North India Play Track 73+ sounds included, 187 mins total $65

    The North India sound effects library is a unique collection of 73 sounds recorded and produced with high quality equipment in North India.

    From west to east at different seasons over many months, this collection includes:

    North India features sounds such as:

    • Varanasi: The most religious city of the country, bordered by Ganga
    • Cities: Delhi and Kolkata, hyperactive Indian cities
    • Country-side and villages mostly in Rajasthan.
    • Temple: Ceremony, prayer
    • Mountains of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, next to Pakistan
    • Market: from small to big, outdoor and indoor
    • Public space and train stations

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through north west to the north east part of the country!
    All Faunethic tracks include metadata tags filled with Soundminer.

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In their new library, Faunethic captures over three hours of beautiful ambiences from 'North India'. Featuring the country's major cities, Dehli and Kolkata, the countrysides and villages of Rajasthan, and the mountainous Punjab and Himachal Pradesh on the border of the Himalayans, this collection has sounds of busy city traffic, Hindu temples, train stations, children playing in villages, mountain ambiences filled by cows and birds, and much more. These sounds will make you wish travel was as easy as it seems in Bollywood movies. For beautiful perspectives of daily life in one the world's oldest countries, check out this library.
 
Electric Cash Register
 
  • Mechanical Electric Cash Register Play Track 1000+ sounds included, 21 mins total $35 $21

    We came across an old Sanyo Cash register which was still working – so we went all-in and recorded it. We used two Sennheiser MKH8040 and a DPA 4060 to get a variety of buttons, switches, and printing noises. They all cover different and unique perspectives.

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'Electric Cash Register' by The Soundcatcher features the in-depth recordings of an old Sanyo cash register. This library has over 1,000 sounds in 20 minutes to show off the register's mechanisms, such as its drawers, keys, switches, buttons, paper, panels, and errors. It even has sounds of printing - along with paper being ripped and crumbed - and recordings of the drawer being forced open with a screwdriver. Whether you're designing a heist scene or unique UI clicks and pops, give this library a listen.
 
Fun Character Voices
 
  • Fun Character Voices contains over 200 specially designed vocalization sound effects! Prefect for all types of fun games and other media.

    All sounds from Fun Character Voices are included in our full sound library Pro Sound Collection, so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out first.

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Looking for laughs, baby talk, talking toys, and onomatopoeia? Then 'Fun Character Voices' is a collection for you. Featuring voices from the Pro Sound Collection by Gamemaster Audio, this library has utterances and reactions of all kinds with happy babbling children, semantically expressive adults, classic duck and chipmunk sounds, and squeaky toys that seem to tell you exactly what's on their minds. Also included are bodily functions like snorts, chewing, farts, and burps. If you're looking for something comical and cartoonish, check this library out.
 
Thunder and Rain
 
  • Environments Thunder and Rain Play Track 43+ sounds included, 152 mins total $40

    Looking for sounds that make you want to grab a warm blanket and stay inside? This collection has thunder and rain recordings collected during window-shaking storms from 2012 to 2015.

    Most sounds are recorded in Helsinki, where summers contain a few weeks of hot weather accompanied by dramatic thunderstorms.

    It also features a hot, violent storm captured in France that lasted several hours.

    With recordings that last from 13 seconds to over a half hour, you're sure to get all the drizzling and cracking thunderclaps you're looking for!

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'Thunder and Rain' by redSonic has over two and a half hours of its titular sources from storms in Helsinki and France. These sounds were captured over two years during the hot, violent storms of Finland's short summers. The recordings vary from half a minute to 31 minutes, offering lots of transitions, thunder cracks, drizzling, heavy rain, and rainless thunder to meet your various stormy needs. With this library you can save your recorders from the rain and sleep peacefully during nearby the storms knowing you're covered in your collection.
 
Sounds of Senegal
 
  • World Sounds Sounds of Senegal Play Track 41 sounds included, 213 mins total $40

    Get the sounds of Senegal in this interesting collection from Eneas Mentzel. Covering everything from city and village ambiences to night and day atmospheres and much more, this library is a rich source of authentic Senegalese ambiences. More than 3.5 hours of recordings total are included.

    All files in unprocessed M/S format for maximum flexibility in audio post !!!

    Artwork by Annemie Van Roey.

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Take a trip to West Africa and enjoy the 'Sounds of Senegal' captured by Eneas Mentzel – Sound Recording & Sound Design. In this library you will hear over 3.5 hours of city and village ambiences that feature the people and wildlife in the coastal capital of this country. With ambiences from the coast of Ngor, children playing in Thiaroye suburbs of Dakar, morning prayers from a Daara, young talibe boys reciting the Quran, busy crowds and traffic in Touba, night ambiences in Yoff, and more, this library presents sounds essential to the city's culture, landscapes, and history.
 
Surround In The Rain 5.1 + Stereo
 
  • Weather Surround In The Rain 5.1 + Stereo Play Track 30 sounds included, 100 mins total $69 $49

    Want the sounds of urban rain storms, gutters, drains and wet traffic? Surround In the Rain features 30 HD 24bit/48khz 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with exactly that. Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format). Recording locations are all from center perspective to create the widest possible sound, and a stereo version of each cue is included, as well as embedded metadata. Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!

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'Surround In The Rain 5.1 + Stereo' by 2496 Sound Effects
has sounds of rainy days from all kinds of perspectives. With 30 high-definition 5.1 Surround recordings, you receive 100 minutes of rain pouring on concrete, cars, leaves, umbrellas, and storm drains, as well rainstorms captured behind windows from interior locations. Each recording is taken from a center perspective for wide-open imaging, plus you receive a Stereo version for quick implementation. If you aren't sold on it yet, download the Surround demo file and try it out yourself!
 
New York | Gorges and Waterfalls
 
  • Water & Oceans New York Gorges and Waterfalls Play Track 48+ sounds included, 70 mins total From: $29

    New York Gorges and Waterfalls has the hidden sounds of waterfalls from the secluded gorges of New York State. The gorge walls shoot upward 150 meters, creating beautiful stone sanctuaries of sound. Rushing water cuts deep through smooth shale outcrops, with the lack of pebbles giving these falls a uniquely polished and frictionless character. In this collection, you’ll receive sounds ranging from murmuring 1-meter cascades to thunderous 65-meter behemoths. If you need waterfalls distinct to the Appalachians, listen to New York Gorges and Waterfalls.

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • Waterfall sizes ranging from 0 to 1, 1 to 3, 3 to 5, 6 to 25, and over 25 meters
    • Perfectly loopable clips with approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds of audio for each waterfall
    • Close and distant perspectives

    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    Sound Devices 702
    Rycote AG MS Blimp
    Mastered Stereo:
    • All 48 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • Specs: 4.92 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 48 files, 48+ sounds, Approx. 70 min

    Mastered Stereo + RAW Mid/Side:
    • All 48 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • All 48 sounds included as RAW Mid/Side files
    • The RAW MS audio files are the same sounds as the mastered stereo, just in their original uncut/unmastered/undecoded form.
    • Specs: 10.56 – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 96 files, 48+ sounds, Approx. 140 min

Thomas Rex Beverly has been busy traveling all over the US, and in his new library he features the gorges of the Appalachians in 'New York | Gorges and Waterfalls'. This library contains 70 minutes of rushing waterfalls from 1 to 65-meters tall in the secluded canyons of New York State. These cascades offer a variety of watery textures as they fill the frequency spectrum with hisses, bubbles, roars and thunderous impacts that bounce off the ravine walls. If you need immersive, powerful, flowing waterfalls, this is the one for you.
   

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  • Horror Mutation Play Track 200 sounds included, 40 mins total $20

    “Mutation” is a collection of 200 mutation sound effects aimed to be used in horror/sic-fi productions.
    The pack is focused on bloody and creepy transformations where you can hear how the flesh, blood and bones of the subject are being transformed and reshaping into something else.

    Uncommon sources like plastic and scrap movements, dry leaves and metallic guitar picks were used to create this collection.

    The library contains 20 files (WAV, 24 Bit / 96 kHz), 10 variations each, summing a total of 200 sfx.

    As a bonus I included the sources (32 sfx) used to create the sounds in the library.

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  • Environments Submersion – Underwater Library Play Track 1800+ sounds included, 383 mins total $70

    Submersion is a sound effect library delivering over 1800 high quality sounds in 377 files (more than 10Gb), from bubbles and impacts over whooshes to ambiences, propellers sounds and many more, this collection has all you need to create an exciting underwater audio experience.
    From raw recordings to ready-to-use sound effects, all the content has been recorded and designed at 24bit, 96 KHz, all fully tagged with metadatas, by sound designers Arnaud Noble and Benoît Marsalone.
    This library is split in two different sections:

    The Raw section:
    Captured with the Aquarians H2a Hydrophone in different locations (pool, river or inside several props), the raw section allows you to sculpt, create, and edit your own sounds with more than 1300 individuals sounds, with many variations.
    This is your toolkit for all your underwater scenes and projects.

    The Designed Section:
    This section provides you ready-to-use sounds (over 593 individuals sounds in 172 files), all created and designed from the Raw section materials.
    From huge to tiny, this collection delivers Cinematic Impacts, Ambiences, Whooshes, Explosions, Propellers, Lava sounds, Sci-fi sounds and many more.

    Included sounds / Keywords
    Ambience – Impact – Explosion – Movement – Whoosh – Swim – Bubble – Propeller – Air release – Stream – Scrape – Squeak – Creak – Crack – Waves – Ice – Lava – Hot – Embers – Sizzle – Crackle – Acid – Soak – Quench – Combustion – Organic – Fizz – Pulses – Plunger – Bottle – Drip – Boil – Drain – Pour – Rattle – Bounce – Slide – Hollow – Crush – Plonk – Snap – Metal – Plastic – Wood – Realistic – Sci-fi – Abstract – Alien

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  • Weapons Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD) Play Track 1847+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $60 $45

    The Sci-Fi Weapons library delivers more than 1000 futuristic weapon shots, charges, ricochets and other related sounds.

    All of them were designed using exclusively recorded Foley sounds, synthetic layers, various sound manipulation and morphing techniques.

    Single shots and automatic fire, reloading ammo, energy blasts, impacts and explosions, surface hits – it’s all there, ready to be used in your sci-fi projects!

    Forthcoming updates and extensions of the library are free! You have to pay the actual price once, and you will be getting new stuff as it is released.

    Version 1.2 is out:
    A new version has just been released, with another 537 sounds – bringing the total number of sounds in the library to more than 1800

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  • Electricity Magnetophon Play Track 500+ sounds included, 40 mins total $10

    Does your production need analog tape playback sounds?

    Oh, boy, we have some!


    Scratching, speeding up and down, humming, noise and crackles, feedback, distortion, wavefolding, damaged tape, spring reverb and even processed with the filter of evil Polivoks synthesizer.

    All records were made with analog gear and recorded with 192KHz sample rate for further manipulations.

    KEY POINTS:

    • 107 raw analog sounds with variations
    • Perfect source of analog tape playback sounds, scratches, feedback, hum, clicks, crackles, buzz, distortion and many more
    • Only analog equipment was used
    • Created for further manipulation with spectrum and pitch
    • Categorized by types of gear and tape used
    • Contains metadata for search engines
  • Animals & Creatures African Wildlife Play Track 363+ sounds included, 154 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $149

    African Wildlife is an utterly unique collection of pristine wildlife and nature sounds, recorded in the wilderness of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia over a period of 4 months, 2015. It comes in four categories, covering Mammals, Birds, Ambience and Insects recordings.

    It features animals such as elephant, baboon, jackal, lion, rhino, buffalo, hippo, impala, zebra, bat and hyena, as well as insects and 45 species of birds. 50 minutes of ambience recordings are also included.

    The diversity of African wildlife sounds is widely reflected in this library, with the material including but not limited to screaming, barking, growling, roaring, breathing, grunting, feeding, hooting, warbling, screeching, farting, guffawing, whooping, gurgling, rutting, yapping, snorting, tweeting, trumpeting, chattering and squeaking.

    Extensive metadata including detailed information on location, species, habitat, behaviour and usage is included, formatted for Soundminer. Metadata sheets in .xls and .csv formats are also provided.

    Recording equipment: Sennheiser MKH8040-ST (ORTF) / Sony D100 / Telinga MK2 / Sound Devices USBPre2 / Tascam DR-680

  • A collection of authentic Italian motorcycles and scooters – includes recordings of models like the Guzzi, Ciao Piaggio, Vespa and Ducati. Recordings include pass-bys, onboard, starting, idle, stopping, horn honking – and even skidding (see the full track list below).

    Just updated!

    This library has just been updated with 72 new recordings (47+ minutes) of motorcycles & scooters such as the APRILIA 150cc, LAMBRETTA 125cc, MALAGUTI 50cc, MOTOMORINI Scrambler 1200cc, MV AGUSTA F3 600, PIAGGIO X9 500cc and a VESPA 125 ET3 PRIMAVERA

 
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  • City Life Venice Play Track 27+ sounds included, 53 mins total $31.98

    Get a rich collection of Italian ambiences captured in legendary Venice / Venezia. The library features lots of pedestrian ambiences

  • Sci-Fi Digital Dust Play Track 128+ sounds included $40

    Digital Dust delivers 128 tracks of pure digital bit-crushing distortion, deep atmospheric drones, and ear-piercing interface sounds.
    Digital Dust is not your usual clean and modern computer command sound effects library. All sounds have been designed from real world electrical or organic recorded sounds.

    Granulated, stretched, pitched and mangled in endless chains of plugins and hardware, for very different and almost apocalyptic kinds of rogue computer command sounds. The samples can easily be stretched or processed even more, for even weirder sound fx.

    The library contains:

    26 Drones/atmospheric beds. All are minimum 1 minute long, and are easily loopable.
    61 Glitchy, bitcrushing FX.
    41 Otherworldly signal FX.
    Please Note!

    Till Sunday January 20th, this set of sounds is bundled with the Flight Sim Button & Switches SFX library. This way you can trigger the weird interface sounds with your favourite analog button and switches sounds!
  • ‘Alarms & Warnings Designed’ is a collection of 52 alarm sounds suitable for the science fiction genre. This library includes ‘one-shot’ audio files that are ready to be placed in a sampler as well as 30 second loops of those same files. All sounds are ‘dry’ and ready to be processed.

    This library goes well with ‘Fully Charged Vol.1’

  • Mechanical Lifts & Elevators Play Track 350+ sounds included, 140 minutes mins total $45 $36

    This library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 22 different elevators found in the following locations:

    • Apartments
    • Car Parks
    • Libraries
    • Offices
    • Theatres
    • Universities
    • Warehouses

    Each elevator has its own unique characteristics featuring creaks, groans, impacts & rattles. All elevators feature roomtones, buttons, doors opening & closing (both interior & exterior perspective) and in motion using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Sennheiser MKH 8020 stereo pair at 24bit/96khz for all your sound design needs.

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  • The Renault Master 2.3 dci diesel van sound library is a go-to pack for many transportation-related scenes. It features 102 96kHz files, more than 130 minutes of audio covering different aspects of using the van. Inside you’ll find engine sounds recorded under the hood, stereo recordings from the cabin during driving, exterior passes and different maneuvers and foley recordings.

    The library contains:

    • 6 engine under-the-hood onboard recordings while driving (38 minutes)
    • 10 interior cabin recordings, 6 in sync with engine (54 minutes)
    • 70 exterior passby / driving files
    • 18 foley sound effects
 
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