Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have easily-recognizable recordings and emotive drones you just can’t put your finger on. You’ll hear the growl and buzz of cruisers and motocross racers, the rhythmic footsteps of jogging on a treadmill, kitchen appliance foley, Americans protesting in Los Angeles, and UI sounds from futuristic devices. You’ll also experience creepy, complex atmospheres and distortions that were creatively recorded from drum and guitar effects. Whether you need an abstract mood or one with a very clear opinion, there are lots of sounds to experience in this recap!
Dirt & Asphalt Vol 1: Road bike collection
 
  • Motorcycles Dirt & Asphalt Vol 1: Road Bike Collection Play Track 161 sounds included, 111 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $58.50

    Dirt & Asphalt Volume 1 is the first addition of vehicle and transportation recordings from Output Audio. This library contains a selection of recordings from 3 road bikes, with additional bonus content from other road motorbikes.

    Road bikes included:
    • Yamaha 450cc Thumper
    • Triumph 600cc Dual Fuel Injection
    • Aprillia RST 1000cc Futura
    • A selection of bonus pass-bys and externals from a range of high performance bikes

    All 3 bikes have been recorded externally and with onboards to provide a wide range of editing options for film, TV and video game applications. Acceleration and deceleration ramps have also been provided so the content can be replayed using granular synthesis techniques most commonly used in video game applications.

    Output Audio have experience in the racing game genre as part of the team that recorded a wide variety of high performance vehicles for the video game ‘Need For Speed Rivals’.

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'Dirt & Asphalt Vol 1: Road bike collection' by Output Audio features a whole lot of wheels owning the pavement. With a 450cc Yamaha, 600cc Triumph, and a 1000cc Apeillia, this library has pass-bys of all speeds, as well as onboard recordings of accelerations, decelerations, and idling. As a library created by a team that helped provide SFX of high-performance vehicles for 'Need for Speed Rivals', these sounds are primed for granular synthesis techniques, too. But wait! There's more further down in this recap...
 
No Input Feedbacks
 
  • Drones & Moods No Input Feedbacks Play Track 56 sounds included, 72 mins total $17

    No Input Feedbacks is a library of tones, drones, noises, and oddities generated with a matrix mixer and a series of guitar and bass stomp effects.

    Gear Used:
    Xiwi Electronics Passive Matrix Mixer, Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi and Holy Stain, TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay, Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI, Jim Dunlop MXR Auto Q, Moog Minifooger MF Ring, BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer, TASCAM DR100-MKII.
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'No Input Feedbacks' by Alessio Mellina is an intriguing collection with over 70 minutes of looping drones from a Xiwi passive matrix mixer as it combines multiple guitar and bass stomp effects like the Moog Minifooger MF Ring and the Electro-Harmonix Holy Stain. You'll hear memorable, edgy tones that will creep into your ears and whisper sweet distorted affections with pulsating fuzz, reverberant whines, melodic stuttering, and much more. If you need some fresh experimental sounds to jump-start your soundscape, definitely check this library out.
 
UI Sounds: Futuristic
 
  • UI SOUNDS: Futuristic, the next step of our user interface (UI) SFX series, is a collection of 400 well organized selections ranging from subtle to glitchy and vivid elements which are ready to use in any futuristic user interface environment, smart TV app, wearable device app, UI demonstration or infographic video, as well as in your games.

    All sounds are spread across these 9 categories: selections, buttons, open – close – pause interfaces, holograms, alarm loops, notifications, calculations, screen errors, browse menu and delivered to you in the 3 most commonly used file formats to save you the trouble of having to create them yourself; WAV, MP3, OGG

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As modern technology propels us into futuristic wearable devices and smart entertainment, you can't help but feel like we're getting closer to The Jetsons, despite no flying cars. Yet while our current technology is relatively silent, Sound Ex Machina has captured the hi-tech aesthetic we all love in 'UI Sounds: Futuristic'. This collection has 400 user interface sounds of calculations, errors, alarms, and more that pleasantly notify your characters, players, users, or even purchasers on your eCommerce site. For UI sounds with calm, assuring authority, give this library a listen.
 
The Kitchen – Audio Playset
 
  • Spend some time in the kitchen without leftover dishes with UberDuo’s The Kitchen audio playset. This bundle comes with 97 high-definition sound effects and 2 impulse responses (IR). We’ve included some major appliances such as a stove and refrigerator and thrown in small appliances such as a blender, food processor, toaster oven, stand mixer and microwave. Each of these appliances comes complete with their buttons and switches, doors and drawers, assembly and food preparation functions – all the bells and whistles. In addition you get pots, pans, utensils, frying, boiling, mixing and grinding sound effects.

    We’ve even thrown in The Kitchen Sink audio prop set.

    The Kitchen audio playset is the latest release in a series of immersive audio environment sound effects bundles designed to allow producers, sound designers and other post-production audio professionals to quickly and easily establish an immersive audio set design with minimal effort.

    The Kitchen audio playset comes with everything you see here:

    • 97 high definition sound clips
    • 96 kHz, 24-bit mono and stereo WAV files
    • 2 HD immersive audio impulse responses
    • Impulse responses work with most major convolution reverb plugins
    • Includes file lists and broadcast WAV compliant metadata
    • Bonus Item: The Kitchen Sink audio prop set

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'The Kitchen – Audio Playset' by UberDuo takes us back to one of our favorites household areas for a collection of nearly 100 sound effects and 2 impulse responses. In this library you will hear sounds of a blender, toaster oven, microwave, and food processor with their doors, buttons and switches. You'll also hear objects like egg cartons, jars, spatulas, pans, and timers as they are opened and utilized - and on top of that, you'll get 'The Kitchen Sink' library, too! Whether you need SFX of someone preparing food or cleaning up afterward, this library has a lot for you to hear.
 
The Treadmill Workout FX
 
  • Get ready to get active and listen to this pack of treadmill sound effects!

    Deep in the neglected basement home gym lives this early 1990’s entry level electric treadmill. Captured close to the belt, you’ll find samples of this exercise equipment both with and without the sound of the users footfalls. Perfect to compliment any training or exercise scene, or general moving machinery, this pack contains 8 unique sounds across 16 mono and stereo files, recorded at 24bit 96khz. Recorded in M/S stereo, all mono tracks were sourced from the centre mic of the M/S rig.

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'The Treadmill Workout FX' by Tall Tale Sound is a pack of sounds from a machine that exists for people to get their burn on. This library has 8 recordings of an electric treadmill that has endured the pounding footsteps of runners since the early '90s. You'll hear recordings of the belt as it runs at various speeds by itself, from 1 mph to 8 mph, as well as the instantly recognizable rhythms of someone walking, jogging, and running. If you need a quick pack of treadmill sounds and you don't feel like putting on your running shoes, give this one a listen.
 
Dirt & Asphalt Vol 2: Motocross Collection
 
  • Motorcycles Dirt & Asphalt Vol 2: Motocross Collection Play Track 204 sounds included, 194 mins total $58.50

    Dirt & Asphalt Volume 2 is the second addition of vehicle and transportation recordings from Output Audio. This library contains a selection of recordings from two motocross events and two practise sessions, with additional bonus content provided as race atmospheres.

    Library highlights:

    AMCA Motocross Classes Included:
    MX1/MX2/Experts/Seniors Unlimited classes

    Engine Sizes Included:
    85cc/125cc/250cc/450cc engines

    All bikes have been recorded externally at a range of driving speeds performing stunts and manoeuvres in a competitive race environment. Jumps, pass bys and accelerations from groups and individual riders are all included so the content can be used to recreate a wide range of motorbike driving action!

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'Dirt & Asphalt Vol 2: Motocross Collection' by Output Audio is the second installment in their two-wheeled vehicle collection. In this volume, you will hear recordings from two motocross events featuring various classes and engines sizes from 85cc to 450cc. You'll hear stunts and maneuvers as well as pass-bys, revving, and accelerations from groups and individuals, plus a little bit of walla from before the race. Between this library and their road bike collection, Output Audio has plenty of motorcycle sounds for you to choose from.
 
The Horrid
 
  • Horror The Horrid Play Track 22 sounds included, 73 mins total $30

    Looking for creepy ambiences? The Horrid delivers 4 dark ambient / industrial / horror compositions and their complete stem layers (22 files included – a total of more than 70 minutes of ambiences), for when you need to create a truly unsettling atmosphere.

    Use a single track, or combine and remix your own variations. Rather than static tones, you will find significant, evolving themes here. Seamless loops, metadata included.

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Lukáš Tvrdoň takes you into the minds of the deranged with his new library 'The Horrid'. These 22 ambiences use tense symbolism to emote pounding, suspenseful industrial areas, cinematic metallic creaks and bell-like tones, and unsettling ambiences that swirl and surround you. This library offers you a true 70 minutes of content, as the atmospheres evolve for around three minutes and artfully loop back to the beginning. Whether you need unnerving ambiences right away or you are looking for some dark inspiration, this library will raise your blood pressure.
 
Crowds – American Protest
 
  • Human Crowds – American Protest Play Track 154 sounds included, 138 mins total $25

    After the presidential election of Donald Trump in 2016, many Americans have taken to the streets to express their opposition. This library features many chants from various crowd sizes including: “Black Lives Matter” “We reject the president elect!” “Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!” and many more. Also included are isolated crowd cheers, walla, and distant speeches.

    Recordings were made on 11-12-2016 and 1-21-2017 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Microphone used: Sennheiser MKH40+30.

    100% of the profits from this library will be donated to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    Non-Profit organizations may utilize this library free of charge. Please contact Audio Shade directly to receive a copy after verification of organization credentials.

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The team at Audio Shade hit the streets of LA to capture voices of activism for their new library 'Crowds – American Protest'. Recorded on 12 Nov 2016 and 21 Jan 2017, this library features people who showed up to oppose the election of Donald Trump. It includes chants that support immigration, women's reproductive rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as distant speeches, cheers, crowd walla, and more. Plus, the profits from this library will be donated to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. To not only hear support for your causes but also financially support them, this is the library for you.
   

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  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

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  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

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  • World Sounds Human Africa Play Track 46+ sounds included, 260 mins total From: $75

    Human Africa is a collection of authentic ambiences recorded in rural and urban locations across various countries in Africa.

    The library covers a wide range of settings, from urban idyllic countryside ambiences and conversations in various languages to traffic and skyline soundscapes. Each file is carefully meta-tagged with location, time of day and language (if present) information.

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  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

  • Destruction & Impact Modular Explorations: Bristol Play Track 700+ sounds included, 90 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $35

    Modular Eplorations: Bristol features cinematic alien arcades and cities, deserted crystalline caverns, vast hives of digital insects, distressed metal impacts and abstract user interface sounds.

    Created in Bristol with Eurorack equipment (Mutable Instruments, Intellijel, Doepfer, Erica Synths, Make Noise, Arturia, Expert Sleepers, 2hp, Ladik) recorded into an Emu E5000Ultra Sampler, then processed digitally using a variety of techniques and high-end effects in Berlin.

    Modular Explorations: Bristol is an experimental collaboration between Gregor Quendel and ARC Noise.

    Professional metadata provided and edited by Kai Paquin.

    Modular Bristol highlights:
    • 546 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / 700+ Sounds / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
    • 104 Alien Textures
    • 46   Harmonic Textures
    • 30   Simple Textures
    • 50   Ambient Effects
    • 108 Chaotic Effects
    • 93   Nano Effects
    • 38   Organic Effects
    • 77   Transition Effects

  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

 
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  • Introducing Foam Gun Fun! Over 300 fun-filled plastic toy gun sounds to share with your friends. Featuring small to large sizes of gun cocks, dry gunshots, and bullet fires. Also featuring designed, processed or effected sounds such as rapid-fire and sci-fi blasts! New from Carma Studio! 44k/24bit and 96k/24bit metadata enabled.

  • Fire Medieval Play Track 605 sounds included $59

    The Dark Ages are calling! With this curated package full of high-quality sound effects everything in your medieval world is brought to life. From objects like doors, chests and fire over foley sounds like steps, chains and gore to weapons such as the crossbow, sword, hammer and axe. This compilation provides a solid foundation of „ready to use“ sound effects to give your project an authentic medieval feeling.

     

    The Library includes:
    Horse, Textile, Impact, Whoosh, Armor, Chain, Gore, Step, Chest, Door, Drawbridge, Fire, Gate, Mechanical, Flag, Portcullis, Carriage, Axe, Blade, Bow, Catapult, Crossbow, Hammer, Knife, Quarterstaff, Sickle, Sword

  • Environments Sports Crowd Cheer! Play Track 41 sounds included, 15 mins total $9.95

    Welcome sports fans to Sports Crowd Cheer sound library.  Be in the crowd up close with this mini-pack of over 40 crowd reactions including cheers, boos, your ups, and downs, down to the buzzer, score and more!  Short crowd bursts to longer reactions with sirens and horns.  With sounds from the arena, ballpark, stadium, and court, it's a score from Carma Studio!

  • Environments Comedy Stand-Up Crowd Play Track 33 sounds included, 4 mins total $9.95

    Hi folks and welcome to the Comedy Stand-Up Crowd sound library.  We’re here tonight from Carma Studio delivering you a mini pack of over 30 sounds including laughter, applause, and cheers to add comic relief to any of your production work whenever that comedic moment is desired.  Very short bursts to extended fill-ins.  Great for television audience reactions too.  Try it out, it’s a laugh!  44k/24bit with metadata added.

  • Vehicles Classic Vehicles Play Track 40+ sounds included $20 $15

    Classic vehicles is a jam packed high-quality classic vehicle sound library filled with fantastic engine starts, engine revs, engine idles, door opening/closing, kick starts and much much more! Recorded at 24 bit/192 kHz you'll be able to pitch/bend these sounds to your hearts desire to create some truly monstrous sounds! The vehicles in this library are: a custom 1930 Ford Model A with a V8 flathead engine & a 1967 Triumph Bonneville. Let this pack be a small but powerful addition to your sound FX library.

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