Asbjoern Andersen


Another huge amount of excellent releases from the sound effects community, so we’re dividing this recap into two again. First up, we have five new libraries that are all about the feels. You’ll hear the rustling of branches and leaves of Danish trees, squeaky and wet sounds of smooching, boiling and trickling plastic that would intrigue the periodic table, bubbling tones of smooth and musical UI sounds, and the crinkling and tearing of paper and cardboard. Whether you are looking for organic sounds of humans and nature or abstract textures for a user interface, these libraries will surely give you the “touch” you need.
Wind In Trees
 
  • Weather Wind In Trees Play Track 32 sounds included, 93 mins total $22

    Here are ambient and specific recordings of rustling leaves, fluttering twigs and creaking trunks. Pine and Fir trees, Beechwood hedgerows and leafless Oak trees, along tall grass and reeds. All in all, a collection representative of the cultured landscape in Denmark, as well as much of northern Europe. I was lucky enough to record a storm during the last days of 2016, and those sounds are of course included here. No human voices or man-made sounds, but a few of the sounds have bird vocalizations in them.

    The focus is rather narrow, going for many nuances of the same flavor – rather than many flavors. If you need sounds of a storm or gale in northern European vegetation, then this should fit the bill. Note that there is audible buffeting in several files. I opted to leave it in there, as it might suit some purposes, and let me keep the most violent passages. You can try your luck with noise reduction, but since wind is mostly broadband noise anyway, it might not turn out well. YMMV.

    A few sounds appear in both mono and stereo versions, where the stereo version are X/Y derived from the M/S source files and the mono versions are simply the Mid channel. I did this, because most people seem to prefer X/Y files for post-work, rather than M/S – but a down-mix of X/Y to mono would be inferior to using the original Mid-mic signal. All sounds were captured in Denmark between October and January.

    You get:
    • Wind through trees, bushes and tall grass
    • Close recordings and wider takes
    • X/Y Stereo and Mono sounds (decoded from M/S)
    • Searchable file names
    • Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
'Wind In Trees' by hzandbits features wind rushing through the foliage of rustic Denmark. Recorded far away from humans, these pine trees, fir trees, and wintery oaks sway in the breeze and survive harsh storms during late fall to the dead of winter. This library captures rustling leaves, branches, twigs, and creaking trunks, as well the tall grass, hedges and reeds along the floors of the Nordic landscape. For detailed textures of wind that would be hard to synthesize, listen to this library.
 
Kiss
 
  • Human Kiss Play Track 120 sounds included $19

    The KISS sound library gets you exactly what its name suggests: Kissing sounds, and lots of them! This is a collection of genuine, untreated recordings of all kind of kisses.

    Feel free to use them in your sound design and be creative. Maybe they can serve to create a squealing monster or squeaking tires too, who knows!

'Kiss' by Articulated Sounds is a collection of cute, friendly kisses that would give anyone's lips a workout. In this library, you get a variety of kissing sounds that range from long strenuous smooching sounds to short and soft, simple pecks. You will hear kisses that are that humorous, passionate, soft, noisy, cartoonish, quirky, and strange. Plus these high-quality sounds could be manipulated for other squeaky and mouthy situations like creature calls or even vehicles that need a tune-up. If the sound of lips pressed together is what you need, check out this library.
 
Designed Plastic
 
  • Materials & Texture Designed Plastic Play Track 150 sounds included, 17 mins total $15

    Designed Plastic is about the sounds that everyday plastic items can make, when magnified and experimented with through layering, morphing and spectral shifting.

    Recorded with a Sennheiser MKH416 through Studio Projects VTB1 tube preamp.

    Designed Plastic highlights:

    • 150 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
    • 123 Elements
    • 17 Evolutions
    • 10 Source Recordings

'Designed Plastic' by Gregor Quendel focuses on our favorite synthetic compounds. With 110 sounds, it has abstract textures that have been layered, morphed and shifted for sounds of boiling, rippling, creaking, droning, ripping and more that are somewhere between liquids and solids. These sounds not only work for otherworldly plasma storms and drones, they could also inspire new alien character designs, granular motion, and so much more. If you are looking for something that will give your sound recognition skills a workout, definitely listen to this library.
 
Mobile Game
 
  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Mobile Game Play Track 578 sounds included, 30 mins total $59

    Need sound for a mobile game? With Mobile Game you get 578 files of musical stabs, modern & retro pickups, crafting essentials, tonal and organic game trinkets and upgrades, power ups, a variety of coins, bubbles, UI and so much more mobile game fun. ​It's a pack that will bring instant familiarity to the users of your game or video productions.

    Inspired by app market hits like Clash of Clans and Candy Crush, we present to you Mobile Game, our most fun and gameplay-inspired sound library yet!

    Mobile Game features sounds such as:

    Bubbles • Building • Coins • Crafting • Mechanisms and Contraptions • Musical Stabs • Objective Completes • Pick Ups • Potions • Tonal Designed Organic fx • UI/Menu • Upgrades

Are you looking for sounds for the next free-to-play giant? Whether your developers are still in the prototyping phase or trying to gain a user base, 'Mobile Game' by Epic Stock Media will help your project grab your players' attention with iconically musical and textured sounds. It includes ringing coins, bubbles, contraptions, trinkets, UI sounds, pleasant tones, and much more as a collection of 578 sounds. If you are looking to gamify a learning topic or compete with King, this library will make your audience feel instantly at home.
 
Paper & Cardboard
 
  • Paper Paper & Cardboard Play Track 500 sounds included $49

    Paper & Cardboard is a toolset of 500 HQ sound effects recorded to sound fat and solid whilst still providing various textures and motion. You can explore everything from storage cardboard boxes of various strengths and sizes to paper sheets, newspapers, magazines, books, kitchen paper and so much more.

    We approach this collection with both an experimental and practical touch. Further to that, our aim is to give you a) Well-recorded source elements to design your own unique ideas, and b) A variety of paper and cardboard props for foley replacement in your film, video, or other media in post-production.

    List of sources recorded:

    Business card • Postcard • Playing card • Catalog cover • Chinese fan • Cigarette pack • Medicine pack • Cheque paper • Envelope • Photographic paper • Receipt • Folder • Pamphlet • Books of various strengths and sizes • Vintage scrapbook • Paper bag • Matte and Glossy Magazines • Newspaper • Toilet paper • Kitchen paper • A4 sheets • Baking paper • Storage cardboard boxes

'Paper & Cardboard' by Sound Ex Machina gets you 500 sounds of pressed pulp action. This library has close-up sounds of paper, newspaper, magazines, books, photographs, Chinese fans, storage boxes, catalogs, toilet paper, and much more for a collection of sounds that are assorted and distinct. With these paper sources, it includes ripping, throwing, flapping, rustling, crumpling, and dropping in both designed, ready-to-go SFX and raw sounds for foley. Whether you need realism in your linear project or quick access to professional sounds, this library will have your material needs covered.
   

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Sci-Fi High Tech Interface Sounds Play Track 290 sounds included
    5 out of 5
    $30

    Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.

  • Environments Backyard Play Track 30+ sounds included, 167 mins total $15 $11.25

    ‘Backyard’ by Badlands Sound puts you right in the middle of America's backyard. You will hear in the morning the peaceful sounds of mourning doves, robins, and other song birds along and at night you will hear a distant American School Football Game with crowds cheering and a sports announcer among with crickets and distant dog barks and yelps.

    It includes 30 high-quality 96k / 24-bit ambiences of the backyard, perfect for your projects. All sounds are long – Five and a half minutes each!

    The library features four different times during the day; morning, afternoon, evening, and night.

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  • Horror Atmosfear Play Track 50 sounds included, 31 mins total $10

    Featuring sounds taken from lo-fi instrumental recordings, harsh noise experiments and granular synthesis explorations, Atmosfear is a gritty soundscape collection geared towards the horror genre. With a distinctly unpolished production style to bring a rough edge to your scenario, these sounds can be used to invoke feelings of suspense, dread, tension, fear and doom into your characters and environments.

    What does an industrial scale torture chamber in an abandoned asylum sound like? What about a high-voltage electrical possession? Find the answer to these questions and more with Atmosfear. Enter if you dare.

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  • Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.

  • Ambisonics Ambisonic Ambiance Collection 1 Play Track 71 sounds included, 203 mins total

    Ambisonic Ambiance Collection 1 aims to provide a complete solution for a wide variety of sound scenarios.

    It features a range of ambience recordings such as cities, roads, parks, countrysides, shores, airports, shopping malls, underground parking lots, various room-tones and much more.

    It is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.

    This package includes 71 Files – Total 3:23:00 hours of content, with an average track duration of 0:02:45 minuets.

    The full pack includes the following formats: B-format FuMa, B-Format AmbiX and Stereo (Total of 213 files). The library is also available in a stereo-only version.

    Hear an example here:

    Want to hear an example of the included recordings? Download a B-format Demo here
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  • Over 40 B-Format recordings of the iconic World War 2 fighter aircraft, in flight, on the ground, singly and in groups.

    The library also includes some hard-to-find in-cockpit recordings of two landings and a takeoff of a Mk. IX variant, transcoded from the four-channel recording to B-Format and a 5.1 recording of a parade of 24 Spitfires at the celebration of ‘The Hardest Day’ at London’s Biggin Hill aerodrome.

    Also included are two long-form recordings of the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight’s Avro Lancaster Bomber with Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane escort.

    Transcode with the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plug-in in your DAW of choice, or use Svein Berge’s brilliant Harpex-B for stunning results.

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