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: $72.60

    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
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $72.60 incl. vat

    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 $78.65 incl. vat

    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 $42.35 $25.41 incl. vat

    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
 
  • Funny / Comedy / Cartoon Fun Character Voices Play Track 205 sounds included $12.10 incl. vat

    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 $48.40 incl. vat

    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 $48.40 incl. vat

    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 $83.49 incl. vat

    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: $35.09

    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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  • The second in a series of WW Audio SFX Sample Packs. This is Volume 2 – Crowds & Ambiences and contains 70 high quality, professional random, sometimes eclectic sound effects for your theatre or film projects.

    Recordings include;
    Marrakech skyline – calling for prayers, fireworks let off on a Spanish beach, the Church of the Nativity Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem – the holy crucifixion site, Benidorm Old Town, Go Karting, The Cheesecake Factory – Las Vegas, The Ramblas – Barcelona, Dam Square – Amsterdam, Italian harbour, Leadenhall Market – London, Munich beer hall, London Aquatic Centre, The Old Town Square – Prague, British National Museum, Mersey ferry ambience, Ducks on a canal and much more.

    ​All files include Soundminer, ID3v2.3.0 and Riff Info metadata embedded into the files to make for easy searching in your database of choice.

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  • City Life London Edge Play Track 160+ sounds included, 260 mins total $90.75 incl. vat

    We’ve spent many hours exploring London’s far corners, seeking out the darkest, dirtiest, dimly lit areas of the capital’s streets in search of evocative and truly authentic sounds.

    On visiting a large range of locations across the city we embraced our surroundings to capture the city’s natural reverberation and unique sonic qualities.

    London Edge is the result of our methodical and passionate search for moods, atmospheres and textures, inspired by our favourite London dramas.

    The library contains a collection of recordings from/of:
    • Rooftops
    • Residential Streets
    • Housing Estates
    • Industrial Areas
    • Canal Footpath
    • Skylines
    • Sirens
    • Passenger Trains
    • Freight Trains
    • HVAC Units

    All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416, MKH30 and DPA4060 microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.

    The majority of recordings contain both a stereo MS decoded and ORTF version. The midside has a narrower more focused stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.

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  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $30.25 $24.20 incl. vat

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

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  • World Sounds Background Morocco Play Track 55 sounds included, 105 mins total $12.10 $9.08 incl. vat

    Ambience library recorded in Marrakech, Essaouira, and the Agafay Desert. Birds, insects, wind, foliage, market/souk, prayer, etc. Recorded at 96kHz stereo/binaural.

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  • Footsteps Footstep and Foley Sounds Play Track 812 sounds included $12.10 incl. vat

    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.

    This pack also includes a variety of 160 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Footstep & Foley Sounds are included in Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

  • Environments Taste of Philippines Play Track 76 sounds included, 409 mins total $66.55 incl. vat

    Get the authentic sounds and ambiences from the Philippines in this sound effect library. It contains recordings of Lakes, Rice Terraces, Mountains, day and night Village Life, Kids Playing, People Talking, City Life, Traffic, Beaches, Jungle and much more.

    Bonus recordings of village everyday life events such as traditional rice pounding and wood chopping are also included.

    In total, it comes with nearly 7 hours (!) of authentic sounds and atmospheric ambiences from the Philippines.

 
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  • Environments Rare Winds Play Track 102 sounds included, 233 mins total $180.29 $119.79 incl. vat

    From all 4 earth’s corners, air streamlines the environment and shapes our stories. Discover the cinematic world of rare winds!


    This sound library is the ultimate achievement of a really ambitious project of recording winds from very remote places across the world.

    Included are authentic recordings from the Boreal region (North hemisphere: in Canada and Iceland), from the Austral region (South hemisphere: Tierra del Fuego in Argentina and the Last Hope province in Chile), on Islands in Mediterranean region (Thira in Greece), in the Sahara desert (Marocco), Isle-aux-Grues (Canadian winter), and more (see file list for more details)


    These were recorded either in urban settings, countryside, or complete wilderness.

    Included is a set of useful synthesized, tonal, and designed winds.

    The sounds are categorized into 3 folders: Designed, Indoor & Outdoor.

    WHAT’S INSIDE:

    • 102 stereo files
    • Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
    • Ready to use Loop
    • Urban area and Wild area
    • Useful Designed & Synthesized Wind Sounds
    • Recordings from the Boreal region (North) in Iceland & Canada
    • Recordings from the Austral region (South) in Argentina & Chile
    • Recordings from Islands in Greece & Canada
    • Recordings from the desert in Marocco
    • Abandonned houses and shelters
    • Marina, lake, forest, car, flags, arctic, metal pole, prairie, street, mountain, grass, …
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  • Drones & Moods Quantum State Play Track 30 sounds included, 32 mins total $30.25 $24.20 incl. vat

    Quantum State is a collection of 30 soundscapes (WAV files, 24 Bit / 96 kHz) aimed to be used in movies, games and documentary films. It was created to evoke the atmosphere of a Quantum World.

    If you are doing a documentary about Quantum Mechanics or in any Sci-fi project where, for example, your protagonist is trapped in a molecular space this soundpack can be great tool to achieve those things.
    Each soundscape has a duration of 1:05 minutes.

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  • Metal Metal Souls Play Track 100 sounds included, 30 mins total $36.29 $24.19 incl. vat

    Vocalizations / Transitions / Ambiences / Drones

    This library was derived entirely from material collected in the Metal Hits, Scrapes and Squeaks library. Each sound was meticulously crafted by hours of experimenting with different processing techniques. I created this library for fun and to in part showcase the flexibility of my metal recordings.

    I spent a great deal of time exploring pitch manipulation with this library. Much of it relied on rendered processing to acquire the aesthetic that I wanted. My vision was to make something ethereal and vocal but also a bit vague.

    I believe this library will provide excellent source material for a wide variety of applications. Both as stand-alone effects or layered in with other libraries/sounds to help create a dark/spooky aesthetic.

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  • Drones & Moods Serum SFX Play Track 240 sounds included $15.72 incl. vat

    A collection of 60 versatile SFX presets for Serum including risers, textures, transitions, drones, atmospheres, retro video game sounds, glitches, whooshes and abstract elements.

    Suitable for any style of production, each preset comes loaded with 4 Macro controls giving you the flexibility to go way beyond the 60 presets into hundreds of variations.

    Also included are 240 audio files (4 variations of each of the 60 presets) ready to drag and drop into your projects!

    *Presets require Serum 1.209 or higher (not included). If you don’t have Serum, you can still use the 240 included .wav files.

  • City Life Kolkata City Surround Ambiences Play Track 152 sounds included, 847 mins total $198.44 $143.99 incl. vat

    The city of Kolkata, India, is one of the sonically richest locations in the world. This library features over 25 locations and 276 files of both day and night time recordings in 5.1 and stereo formats. Feel the relentless energy of Bagbazar Street, the traffic rumble over Howrah Bridge, walk through the flower market along the Ganges river, and much more…

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