Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have new libraries that will take you to far and familiar places. You can hear the rural and urban environments of the Pacific Northwest, morning choruses from West Texas, eastern Australian farms, and sounds of long lost passages tucked away in jungles and deserts. You’ll also hear various coin drops and rattles, too. For sounds that will grab your imagination, we have plenty for you to hear.
High Desert Ambiences 2
 
  • Explore a large collection of beautiful, tranquil sounds from remote desert locations across the American southwest and enjoy listening to the morning sun awaken desert wildlife. This serene collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with the harmonious desert dawn. Sounds include doves cooing, woodpeckers hammering, White-throated Swifts in swirling flocks, and much more. Featured like never before are recordings of Swainson’s hawks so close you can hear the whoosh as their powerful wings cut through the air. For the second installment of my extensive nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here is High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature.

    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:

    • This library is filled with the “Active Nature” sounds of desert mornings.
    Swainson’s Hawks – a male and female recorded near their nest in a 200-foot cliff. Recordings are from below the nest and include close, distant, circling, diving, and soaring perspectives.
    White-throated Swifts – flocks of small barn swallow-like birds circling, darting, and whooshing in front of a desert cliff.
    • Other Birds/Wildlife Included: Canyon Wrens, Bewick’s Wrens, Montezuma Quail, White-winged Doves, Western Screech-Owls, Aoudad Sheep, Rufous-crowned Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, and many more labeled as “songbirds” if not identified by species.
    • Tracks starting with the filename “Quiet Desert” have low wildlife activity and are perfect “natural roomtones” to use as the foundation of a designed environment. If you need more “Quiet Nature” tracks check out High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature or the miniature pack of desert sounds in High Desert Ambiences 1: miNiATURE.
    • Most files are 3-6 minutes in length
    • Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v252 you can now read text markers from within Soundminer!

    • Marker text included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.
    • Recording Location – Davis Mountains, Texas
    • *Note – Birds were self-identified using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of species identification.

    Sounds from this library were used in the upcoming movie Woman Walks Ahead starring Jessica Chastain!
    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    FILE LIST:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • UPDATE – the name of this library was changed from High Desert Ambiences 2: Dawn Choruses to High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature on 11/28/2017.
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'High Desert Ambiences 2' has nearly five hours of beautiful morning choruses that echo across the ranges and forests. Featuring barn swallows, wrens, quail, doves, owls, and meadowlarks, these tracks capture the peaceful soundscapes of the American Southwest as nature praises the rising sun. You'll also hear boisterous Swainson's hawks as they fly and chatter close by, plus most files are 3-6 minutes in length giving you - as Thomas Rex Beverly calls them - 'natural roomtones' for easily dropping into your project. For a collection of beautiful souvenirs from Davis Mountain State Park, look no further.
 
Huge Hidden Passages
 
  • Huge Hidden Passages takes you from the depths of the jungle, to the entrance of a temple, and behind the thick walls of a castle to discover a buried pyramid – and beyond. Some of passages will be hidden to your eyes, but we offer you the sonic keys of those closed passages. The library is the final installment in the World Of Secrets series.

    Available in two versions, and a bundle:

    Huge Hidden Passages – Designed

    A ready-made collection of elements designed for your mysterious access. All designed elements have separated layers (sorted by textures) to give you the possibility to construct your own.


    Specs: 187 .WAV files, 1.07 GB
    Recorded with: 744T + EAA Micromix • Schoeps MS Couple • KM 82i Neuman • 2 KM 184 Neuman • DPA 4060 • Barcus berry contact mic

    Huge Hidden Passages – Toolbox

    An incredible toolbox, issued from a year of recording and sound design. Versatile, dense, pitchable.


    Specs: 1540 .WAV files, 10.43 GB
    Recorded with: 744T + EAA Micromix • Schoeps MS Couple • KM 82i Neuman • 2 KM 184 Neuman • Sennheiser MD 441 • DPA 4060 • Barcus berry contact mic

    Huge Hidden Passages – Complete Bundle

    Get both the Toolbox and Designed packs, at a special price.


    Specs: 1727 .WAV files, 11.05 GB
    Recorded with: 744T + EAA Micromix • Schoeps MS Couple • KM 82i Neuman • 2 KM 184 Neuman • DPA 4060 • Sennheiser MD 441 • Barcus berry contact mic

    All packs contain stereo & mono, 192 / 96 kHz, 24 bit files.

The sound designers at The Red Libraries are masters of creating worlds out of a single foley idea - as shown by their other collections 'World of Secrets' and 'Water Rush' - and 'Huge Hidden Passages' turns up their imaginative design to eleven! You'll hear sounds of hidden temple entrances deep in the jungle, creaking metal portcullises guarding the kingdom, stone pyramid doors and pillars, and much more. The library is even divvied up into a ready-made selection and a flexible toolbox of elements for all the moving parts in your complex portals. If your project was inspired by Indiana Jones, Uncharted, or The Mummy, you will not find a better collection!
 
Coins
 
  • ‘Coins’ by Badlands Sound includes 100+ clean and high-quality coin sounds. Everything from one coin, a few, too many coins dropping on various surfaces like wood, water, metal, and other coins. Also, includes Foley sounds of grabbing coins perfect for film and video games.

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'Coins' by Badlands Sound is a straightforward pack featuring a sonically recognizable type of object: coins. You'll hear over 100 sounds as coins are dropped on surfaces like wood, water, metal, and a pile of other coins, or they are picked up, grabbed, and shook. Each interaction has several takes, making this library useful for interactive use, too. Whether you need sounds of money being interacting with for counting and simply because your character likes the sound, this library will bring out their inner Scrooge.
 
NXNW – Cascadia 2017
 
  • This library of environmental recordings is the culmination of three recording expeditions to the stunningly gorgeous Pacific Northwest. We visited a variety of locations ranging from urban Vancouver, Portland, and Seattle to the wild and untamed Olympic Peninsula. We captured dynamically disparate sounds such as a noisy Seattle shipyard and the quietest location in the continental US – deep within the primordial Hoh Rainforest. There are excellent crowd wallas, and contemplative mountain streams. From beaches to mountain tops to luxury high rises no environment was left un-recorded! This is what the Northwest sounds like!

    In all, this library features 69 individual files totaling over three hours of runtime. Total un-zipped file size is over six gigabytes. All sounds have been edited to remove discernable dialog and unwanted noises. What’s left is pure, loop-able ambience suitable for no-fuss editing.

    All sounds were captured on a Sound Devices 744T recorder. Microphones used include a Sanken CSS-5 stereo mic and a matched stereo pair of Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF configuration. All recordings are accompanied by a high quality photograph for reference and tagged with Pro Tools searchable metadata.

    Bonus library included:

    As a special incentive we will also include a bonus mini-library of ambiences from the Irish countryside that James recorded on a recent trip home! Highlights include some great mountain winds and a rare recording of a starling formation taking flight!

    Credits:
    Recordist, Producer, Editor – Jason Strawley
    Photography, Video – Andrew Garraway
    Asst Producer – James Nolan

    Thanks, and enjoy!

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'NXNW – Cascadia 2017' by Blackguard SMG is a peaceful collection of soundscapes from the American Northwest. From Portland to Vancouver, this library has ambiences from camping in the wilderness like waterfalls, mountain streams, camp fires, and rain on Rattlesnake Lake, as well as urban sounds of traffic, rooftop ambiences, parks, shipyards, and ferries. It even has a few highlights from a trip to the Irish countryside for a bit more heavy wind. If your setting is reminiscent of Twin Peaks, Silent Hill, or Alan Wake, then this collection should have you covered.
 
Farmed Out
 
  • The Australian bush is something very close to my heart. Most of these recordings were taken on my family's property in Molong NSW.

    This collection includes a large number of natural bush ambiences recorded at all times of day. There are plenty of birds, some sheep, turkeys, bees, cicadas, crickets, dogs and chickens. As well as motor vehicles on gravel, chainsaws, campfires, generators, footsteps, and even a wall construction. There is as always some random stuff fin there as well.

    Recorded with a Sound Devices 633 and Sennheiser MKH8040s. The library is 2GB and includes 126 x 24bit 48kHz .wav files. Sound Miner metadata embedded.

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'Farmed Out' by Smackheads is a collection of over 120 sounds from an Australian farm in New South Wales. You'll hear ambiences of the usual farm chatter from animals like cows, sheep, turkeys, and chickens, as well as the rumble of machinery from chain saws, ATVs, and station wagons. It also has various other sounds like footsteps, construction, campfires, and generators. If you need a wide variety of sounds from the laid back but busy life on the ranch, give this one a listen.
   

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  • Alchemy of Guns is a comprehensive weapon laboratory of single sounds made to be mixed, assembled and fit with each other.
    We built the library as an array of modular layers, each one bound to a specific alchemical element, each one made with a specific Xfer Serum setup, and since we enjoyed finding ourselves sketching on paper combinations of elements according to the combinations of the samples, we kept this general structure.

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  • Genres Vintage Anime SFX Play Track 350+ sounds included $69

    The Vintage Anime Sound Effects Library brings all of the excitement of your favorite Japanese animated series to your fingertips. Inspired by classic cartoons from the 80’s and 90’s, these recognizable and versatile sounds will instantly enhance any FX collection. Vintage synths were used to create the auras, beams, mecha blasters, atmospheres, magic spells, guns, sonic blasts and explosives that makeup this pack of over 350+ custom 24bit/96khz .WAV files. Perfect for film, video games, podcasts and any project that could benefit from a power up!

    Both designed sounds and source recordings:
    • Classic anime sfx from the 80’s and 90’s

    • Auras, mecha, beams, blasters, spells, explosives and more! 350+ sounds!

    • Tons of source material for experimentation

    • Expert crafted metadata

    • Vintage Anime PDF

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  • Game Audio Packs Gamemaster Pro Sound Collection Play Track 8076 sounds included, 189 mins total $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:
    Fun Animal Voices $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!

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  • Game Audio Packs Gamemaster Pro Sound Collection Play Track 8076 sounds included, 189 mins total $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:
    Fun Animal Voices $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!

  • Water & Oceans Tropical Oceans Play Track 44+ sounds included, 218 mins total $50

    in stereo, binaural, ambisonics (incl. 5.1 surround )

    11.88 GB of original sounds, 26.55 GB with the encoded ambisonic files in 5.1 and stereo included

    • rough & authentic recordings in remote locations
    • 99.9% free of any human-made noise
    • immersive & suitable for VR productions and mobile applications
    • real binaural and ambisonics recordings
    • clean edited, but not designed
    • including long takes >20 minutes with a lot of sounds for further editing and looping
    • with beach atmospheres, pure waves, and tropical wildlife
    • incl. seamless loops
    • metadata added
    • incl.. 5.1 surround & stereo versions of the ambisonics B-Format AmbiX files for instant use
    • captured during three recording expeditions over the past five years in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia
    • Microphones: 2xDPA 4060, Sennheiser Ambeo, H2a-XLR hydrophones

     

  • Genres Vintage Anime SFX Play Track 350+ sounds included $69

    The Vintage Anime Sound Effects Library brings all of the excitement of your favorite Japanese animated series to your fingertips. Inspired by classic cartoons from the 80’s and 90’s, these recognizable and versatile sounds will instantly enhance any FX collection. Vintage synths were used to create the auras, beams, mecha blasters, atmospheres, magic spells, guns, sonic blasts and explosives that makeup this pack of over 350+ custom 24bit/96khz .WAV files. Perfect for film, video games, podcasts and any project that could benefit from a power up!

    Both designed sounds and source recordings:
    • Classic anime sfx from the 80’s and 90’s

    • Auras, mecha, beams, blasters, spells, explosives and more! 350+ sounds!

    • Tons of source material for experimentation

    • Expert crafted metadata

    • Vintage Anime PDF

 
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  • 6 men were recorded to create this unique sound library. With various breath emotion, speed, and intensity.

    Great malleable source material, recorded from up-close in 192KHz with high-end microphone in an acoustically controlled space.

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  • Inside an airplane cockpit, we captured control manipulation sounds (knobs, levers, switch…), alarms, and ambiences.

    Recorded from a 737 cabin, with the help of a certified pilot. Get maneuver sounds with original and ‘cleaned’ version (from background noise); but also ‘loopeable’ ambiences. See file list.

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  • CLICKS, SWIPES, SCROLLS, NOTIFICATIONS, APPROVALS, DENIALS, WARNINGS, MESSAGES, PICK-UP ITEMS, COINS, TRINKETS, and OBJECT SOUNDS are all in this concise set of 300 interface sound files! Each and every CHIME, DING, PLUCK, POP, TUNE, HIT, ALARM, BLEEP, ZAP, SPLASH, THUMP, WHOOSH, ALERT and much much more has been carefully constructed with a distinct feel using GLASS, WOOD, and ELECTRICITY themed sounds, covering all shapes, sizes and paces you’ll ever need for specific elemental UI sounds!

    PERFECT FOR:

    • Video Games
    • Slot Games
    • Film / Animation
    • Ads / Trailers
    • YouTube Videos
    • Live Events
    • Sound Design

    …and all other audio-visual productions

    ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

    • Easy to use, drag and drop ready
    • AAA mixing and mastering
    • High Definition, Standard Quality WAV and High Quality MP3 formats
    • Meticulously labelled and easily searchable files, including keywords/tags
    • FREE Updates to higher versions, FOREVER!
  • Environments Under Construction Play Track 60 sounds included, 78 mins total $45 $30

    This library include a wide range of construction site sounds. Here are collected the general ambiences of the construction site, machines and instruments. There are also separate tools, such as a jackhammer, drill, screwdriver, etc.

    All sounds were recorded at various sites in Kiev, Ukraine. Some sounds contain the voices of workers, but their speech is not intelligible, and individual words cannot be identified.

    Recording was made both inside and outside the sites. Some sounds were recorded from different perspectives, which will help you choose a more suitable sound for your scene.

    All files are meta-tagged, that describe everything in more detail. This collection can also be used as a construction kit to create the general atmosphere of a construction site.

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  • We have created a small library to help with the ongoing need for safety videos during this strange time in our lives. From hand sanitizer’s to spray bottles, we have compiled a library to cover all forms of day to day sanitizing.

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