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 $35

    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

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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 $24.50

    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

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'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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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Gamemaster Pro Sound Collection Play Track 8076 sounds included, 189 mins total
    5 out of 5
    $49

    Pro Sound Collection is the highest quality and most affordable sound library you will find. The ultimate collection of 8076 ready to use sound effects!!!

    This is the perfect collection of sounds for all types of sound designers, game developers and video editors who need a large range of high quality sound effects ready to use. Designed specifically for games, film and other media by award winning sound designers.

    What’s included? EVERY sound Gamemaster Audio ever made! ALL our other other sound libraries (plus other sounds) have been packed into in this amazing sound collection.

    Pro Sound Collection Includes:
    Animal Sounds $25
    Explosion Sound Pack $10
    Footstep and Foley Sounds $10
    Fun Casual Sounds $15
    Fun Character Voices $10
    Gun Sound Pack $19
    Guns, Bullets and Explosions $35
    Human Vocalizations $25
    Magic and Spell Sounds $25
    Punch and Combat Sounds $29
    Retro 8 Bit Sounds $15
    Sci-Fi Sounds and Sci-Fi Weapons $25
    Silenced Gun Sounds $25
    Troll Monster Vocalizations $10

    Total value $278!!!

    Sound Categories:

    • Alarms • Ambience • Animals • Beeps • Bullets • Buttons • Cartoon • Cinematic • Collectibles • Comedy • Doors • Electricity • Explosions • Fire • Foley • Footsteps • Guns • Hums • Items • Levers • Magic • Misc. • Nature • Powerups • Punches • Retro/8Bit • Sci-Fi • Snow / Ice • Switches • User Interface • Voice • Water • Weapons • Whooshes + MANY MORE!

  • Materials & Texture Snow & Ice Play Track 1700+ sounds included, 90 mins total $40

    Snow & Ice is an extensive collection of various ice and snow sounds recorded in quiet rural locations in Northern Finland between 2015-2017. The library contains 1700+ sounds / 2.9 GB worth of material recorded and mastered in 96KHz 24bit quality, so they are more than ready for pitch shifting and other heavy audio processing.

    Among the biggest highlights of this library are the industry’s first glassy yet heavier sounding ice lantern breaks which will definitely be useful in adding unique twist to your material sound design. The library also comes with a huge variety of snow and ice debris sounds, snow block breaks and even footsteps on frozen snow and ice debris.

    You get the sounds in two formats: 96 kHz, 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz, 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.

    FOOTSTEPS:

    Frozen Snow Packed Run • Frozen Snow Packed Scuffs • Frozen Snow Packed Stomps • Frozen Snow Packed Walk • Frozen Snow Road Walk • Frozen Snow Run • Frozen Snow Walk • Frozen Wood Terrace Walk • Frozen Ice Shard Debris Scuffs • Frozen Ice Shard Debris Stomps • Frozen Ice Shard Debris Walk

    ICE:

    Ice Debris Fall • Ice Debris Rattle Continuous Loop • Ice Debris Rattle Heavy • Ice Debris Rattle Light • Ice Debris Smash To Ground Heavy • Ice Debris Smash To Ground Light • Ice Lantern Collision • Ice Lantern Large Break Smash • Ice Lantern Small Break Smash • Ice Shard Break Smash • Ice Shard Crack Snap • Ice Shard Small Group Rattle • Ice Shard Small Hit Collision Rattle • Ice Shard Small Rattle

    SNOW / MISC:

    Snow Block Large Collision • Snow Block Large Hit Collision • Snow Block Large Hit Rattle Scrape • Snow Block Large Smash Break • Snow Block Medium Hit Collision • Snow Block Medium Hit Rattle Scrape • Snow Block Medium Move Friction Loop Fast • Snow Block Medium Short Friction • Snow Block Small Collision • Snow Block Small Group Rattle • Snow Block Small Hit Collision • Snow Block Small Hit Rattle Scrape • Snow Block Small Large Fall On Snow • Snow Block Small Move Friction Loop Fast • Snow Block Small Move Friction Loop Slow • Snow Block Small Short Friction • Snow Block Small Smash Break • Snow Block Small Smash Ground • Snow Crack Snap • Snow Debris Rattle • Snow Ice Shard Small Crush • Snow Pressure Squeeze Crunch • Snowfall On Cardboard Light • Snowfall On Plastic Bag Light • Snowpusher Move • Wood Block Hit Snow • Wood Log Hit Snow • Metal Shovel Snow Debris Dig

  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    5 out of 5
    $25 $20

    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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  • Pro Sound Collection is the highest quality and most affordable sound library you will find. The ultimate collection of 8076 ready to use sound effects!!!

    This is the perfect collection of sounds for all types of sound designers, game developers and video editors who need a large range of high quality sound effects ready to use. Designed specifically for games, film and other media by award winning sound designers.

    What’s included? EVERY sound Gamemaster Audio ever made! ALL our other other sound libraries (plus other sounds) have been packed into in this amazing sound collection.

    Pro Sound Collection Includes:
    Animal Sounds $25
    Explosion Sound Pack $10
    Footstep and Foley Sounds $10
    Fun Casual Sounds $15
    Fun Character Voices $10
    Gun Sound Pack $19
    Guns, Bullets and Explosions $35
    Human Vocalizations $25
    Magic and Spell Sounds $25
    Punch and Combat Sounds $29
    Retro 8 Bit Sounds $15
    Sci-Fi Sounds and Sci-Fi Weapons $25
    Silenced Gun Sounds $25
    Troll Monster Vocalizations $10

    Total value $278!!!

    Sound Categories:

    • Alarms • Ambience • Animals • Beeps • Bullets • Buttons • Cartoon • Cinematic • Collectibles • Comedy • Doors • Electricity • Explosions • Fire • Foley • Footsteps • Guns • Hums • Items • Levers • Magic • Misc. • Nature • Powerups • Punches • Retro/8Bit • Sci-Fi • Snow / Ice • Switches • User Interface • Voice • Water • Weapons • Whooshes + MANY MORE!

  • Trucks, Buses & Vans Saviem TP3 Offroad Play Track 6+ sounds included, 142 mins total

    This is a 6-channel recording of a 1969 Diesel Saviem TP3 4×4 truck driving off-road on sand dunes in the desert of Lompoul, Senegal.

    The library is recorded at 24 bit/48 kHz with 2 DPA 4060 mics in the cabin, 2 DPA 4061 mics in the engine compartment, 1 DPA 4061 on the air intake and a Sennheiser MKH 8040 on the exhaust.

    The car sounds nice and gritty, throaty at times, and very rattly in the cabin. It's certainly something you don't come by every day.

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  • Genres Magic and Spell Sounds Play Track 682 sounds included, 29 mins total

    Magic and Spell Sounds is a custom designed sound library covering many types of magic and spells. From shining in the light to bringing darkness.

    Elements: electricity, energy, fireballs, ice, vines, rock, wind and water. Covering actions such as: blasts, casting, conjuring, impacts, healing and more.

    682 total sounds (422 magic and spell sounds, 260 bonus sounds from Pro Sound Collection).

    ALL sounds from this library Magic and Spell Sounds are included in our full sound library Pro Sound Collection. So if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

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