Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect we have a doozy of a roundup with seven new sound libraries. In this recap you will find plenty of ambiences with sounds of winter fun, rural relaxation in Norway, and texture libraries including rocks that tumble to the dirt below, splashy streams, clicks and switches of a user interface, and foley of crumpling paper of all thicknesses. If you need ambiences and textures, this is a great week for you!
Rock n Roll Hits
 
  • Rock / Stone Rock n Roll Hits Play Track 49+ sounds included $14.99

    Enjoy this freshly recorded library of Rock n Roll Hits, “Literally”. These Rocks were recorded in the Mountains of Lake Tahoe and the Desert of Palm Springs. Boulders, Crunches and Hits. Recorded in Stereo at 192kHz, 24 bit and Mastered at 96kHz with Embedded Metadata. Enjoy!

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As the demo says, 'Rock n Roll Hits' by Rob Castro SFX has rock and roll hits - literally! In this collection you will hear 49 sounds of stones doing what they do best - using gravity to tumble, roll, smash, slide, crunch, and thud onto the tree branches and dirt below. With a sample rate of 192kHz, these sounds can also help you design those pesky avalanches and monster-induced debris. If your scene is falling apart - literally - then give this library a listen.
 
Textrobot
 
  • TEXTROBOT is a NI Kontakt instrument designed to help you in the sound design of UI sounds and to produce retriggered samples for VFX text animations.

    All 165 sounds are easily accessible using a MIDI master keyboard from the first octave. You can choose a category to load a set of samples and play it manually, or in the retriggered way (if active) by holding down the note. The full version of NI Kontakt is required to use this library.

    Sound categories:

    Click (10 samples): very tight, clicky sounds for UI interface usage or small text VFX
    Bleeps (16 samples): it contains bleeping sounds, tones, and alerts for telemetrics and sci-fisound design
    Big Size (16 samples): a collection of low frequency sounds for big title animation
    Percussive (22 samples): organic and processed percussive sounds like shakers, maracas, and woods for multimedia apps or menu sound design
    Fun (30 samples): a collection of funny sounds for cartoonish motion graphics
    Digital (20 samples): glitches and lo-fi sounds for experimental videos
    Keys (28 samples): keyboards, typewriters, and mouse sounds
    Mechanical (23 samples): switches, clangs, squeaks, and metal impact sounds for mechanic motion graphics

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'Textrobot' by SoundFxWizard is a Kontakt instrument that blurs the line between language and UI. In this NKI you will get 165 distinct sounds with glitches and lo-fi hits, mechanical clangs and squeaks, taps on keyboards and mice, fun cartoon sounds, percussive shakers and maracas, and much more. Plus, this library allows you to think more with your hands and ears than your eyes, since it is MIDI keyboard accessible. If you you'd like a UI library to interact with, this is the one!
 
Winter
 
  • Winter Winter Sound Effects Play Track 49+ sounds included, 55 mins total $35

    49 unique winter sounds with over 55 minutes of playtime – including sounds such as footsteps, wind, winter sports and many other like glacier sounds or flowing stream in the snow. The library is perfectly suited for post production, audio books, radio broadcasts and other audio channels. All sounds are in WAV, 24 bit & 96 kHz and include metadata.

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'Winter' by Depth of Sound – Sound Design has nostalgic ambiences for those of us who grew up in snowy areas. This library includes winter sports and activities such as sledding, hockey and skiing and all the crunchy footsteps, whistling and gusting wind, and trips on the ski lift they entail. Some recordings even feature Norwegian families laughing and playing during these activities. For nearly an hour of recreational fun in the snow, this library is sure to come in handy this mild winter.
 
Paperlife
 
  • Paper Paperlife Play Track 1300+ sounds included, 110 mins total $70 $42

    Paperlife contains a huge variety of different paper and cardboard sound effects. We folded, ripped, rustled, crackled, swished, whooshed, flapped, turned, threw, sizzled paper and cardbord to create this library.

    Beside the massive amount of unusual sounds we also took care about usability and created “every day” paper sound effects and handling noises for out-of-the-box use.

    As always, all files come with burned in metadata in open standards.

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'Paperlife' by The Soundcatcher has over 1,300 - yes, you read that right - sounds of paper. Who even knew paper could make that many sounds? In this collection, you will hear various types of cardboard, books, newspapers, and single pages being rustled, ripped, crumbled, torn, rubbed and folded. It will be hard to find another library with nearly two hours of paper foley, especially for this price! If you need just about every sound pressed cellulose pulp can make, this library is a no-brainer!
 
Norway
 
  • Nature & Countryside Norway Sound Effects Play Track 44 sounds included, 58 mins total $35

    The Norway sound library comes with 44 unique Norwegian sounds (58+ minutes of playtime), featuring recordings of animals and insects, atmosphere, beach waves, glacier sounds, mountain stream, steps and vehicles.

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'Norway' by Depth of Sound – Sound Design has the relaxing sounds of an envious Norwegian vacation. You will find ambiences featuring the Nordic country's diverse, beautiful terrain with sounds of mountain streams, beach waves, glaciers, waterfalls, and more. You may even find some species of interesting birds and insects you've not heard before. For nearly an hour of ambiences from the Norwegian outdoors, let you and your audience get lost in its natural beauty.
 
Paper – by Depth Of Sound
 
  • Paper Paper Sound Effects Play Track 186 sounds included $20

    The Paper SFX library gets you 186 paper sounds – including: blow, cut, cutter knife, flip, folding, kink, roll, rub, rumple, scrape, scroll, special, stretch, tap, tape, tear and wag sounds. The sounds were produced in various variations and on different paper thicknesses. All sounds are in WAV, mono, 24 bit & 96 kHz and include metadata.

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Perhaps you don't need thousands of paper sounds, but you need clean takes of handling, crumpling, tearing, flipping and folding pages. Then 'Paper – by Depth Of Sound' by Depth of Sound – Sound Design is for you! This concise but detailed library of 186 paper sounds covers much of the foley you'd need, and each file includes one take, so they are ready to be dropped onto your timeline. If you need a paper sound library that is quick to use but offers flexible high-quality recordings, check this one out.
 
Water – by Depth Of Sound
 
  • Water & Oceans Water Sound Effects Play Track 84+ sounds included, 75 mins total $35

    The Water SFX library comes with 84 water sounds, with a total playing time of more than 75 minutes. It includes sounds such as a mountain stream, river, splashing, water-skiing, waterfall and waves. The library is perfectly suited to post production, audio books, radio broadcasts and other audio channels. All sounds are in WAV, 24 bit & 96 kHz and include metadata.

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Here is a library with 75 minutes of peaceful streams, rivers, waterfalls, shorelines, and even water skiing! 'Water – by Depth Of Sound' by Depth of Sound – Sound Design is a collection of 75 minutes of these outdoor bodies of water with several takes and perspectives of each scene. With so many variations, this library is perfect for interactive use with looping ambiences and changing proximities. If you need wet, splashy sounds but don't want to put your gear at risk, give this library a listen.
   

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  • Destruction & Impact Bomb Blast Play Track 107+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $16

    Get the sound of bomb blasts, explosions, debris and destruction in this high-impact library. The sound effects are separated into categories like falling glass debris, falling metal debris, stone debris and mixed falling rubble explosion impacts, allowing you to customize the sound and intensity of your explosion.

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  • Animals & Creatures Dogs (SO) Play Track 154+ sounds included, 84 mins total $20

    Dogs is a great collection of 14 different breeds, covering all aspects of a dogs life: barking, growling, whining, whimpering, playing, eating, sleeping, and walking around.  There are in-your-face sounds and subtle sounds.  This collection also includes some studio-recorded Foley, and 14 ambiences with dogs barking in the background.

    Dog Breeds:

    German Short-Haired Pointer • German Shepherd • Border Collie • Dotson • Jack Russell • Jack Russell Chihuahua • Maltese Shih Tzu • New Guinea Singing Dog • Shih Tzu • Weimaraner Puppy • Yellow Lab • Terriers • Yorkshire Terrier • Pit Bulls • Mutts + other unidentified dogs
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  • Animals & Creatures Dogs Play Track 250+ sounds included $75

    An epic collection of dog sounds, recorded in Ultra-HD 24bit 192k resolution. This library features a variety of vocal sounds from 14 trained animals. Included are barks, whines, yelps, growls, snarls, and sounds that can’t even be defined.

    Breeds:
    • Border Collie
    • Boston Terrier
    • Boxer
    • Bulldog
    • Collie
    • Golden Retriever
    • Greyhoud
    • Labrador Mix
    • Pug
    • Sharpei
    • Shizu
    • Terrier
    • Terrier Mix
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  • Drones & Moods Blurry Dreams Play Track 203 sounds included $19.99

    BLURRY DREAMS is a collection of 203 unusual, beautiful-sounding, abstract sounds.

    Add a dreamy touch to your next project. Make abstract sounding UIs, implement beautiful and dreamy sounds
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    The collection was created using both hardware and software synths and organic recordings.

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  • Animals & Creatures WINGS Play Track 1444+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    From: $99

    We are extremely proud to present our first library, WINGS – a one-of-a-kind sound library.

    From tiny insects to small birds, from fairies to dragons, WINGS offers a creative palette with a diverse range of sounds to choose from.

    With over 1400 files (more than 4 GB for the 192 kHz version ) we’re confident you will find the perfect sound.

    When purchasing WINGS you get 2 packs, our Design category that includes 180 files and the Source category that offers more than 1200 sounds. Featuring the very best of our foley sessions.

    All single flaps have been careful edited, allowing for unique speed or rate adjustments.

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  • City Life Shanghai Ambiences Play Track 65 sounds included, 199 mins total $79

    Shanghai is a fascinating and lively city, full of contrast – a mixture of old and new, with towering skyscrapers looming over winding residential lanes, with streets full of rattling old bicycles and electric scooters, with noisy trucks rolling alongside almost silent electric cars.

    The elevated highways that cross the city give certain areas a dense, constant rumble, while the city’s many parks offer a range of sounds, full of people and activity during the day, and generally quite empty at night – offering a diffuse, distant sonic perspective of the environment.

    This library contains many of the everyday sounds of the city, with a variety of on and off-street recordings, interior and exterior walla, park and bird atmospheres, restaurant interiors, traffic, and even a range of metro recordings. While some of this library’s sounds are quite specific to Shanghai, the majority could be used in other large city environments, particularly in but not limited to those cities where Mandarin is the most common language.

    All recordings were made with a pair of Lewitt LCT 540s microphones in an ORTF configuration. These microphones have extremely low self noise and a wide, balanced frequency response, allowing for the detailed capture of a range of sounds, from distant and quiet to close, loud and chaotic, from the deep rumble of engines to the supersonic screeching of brakes. Recorded at a sampling rate of 96kHz, these recordings contain detailed information above 20kHz, expanding the possibilities for sound manipulation by slowing and pitching down the recordings.

  • World Sounds Airport Soundscapes Play Track 100+ sounds included, 386 mins total $50 $29

    Welcome to A Sound Effect where you can find the largest and most diverse airport sound effects library in the world! This constantly updated library has nearly 6 hours of high-quality recorded sounds from 15 different airports. With over 24GB of professionally edited audio, you'll have the best sounds to work with for your project.

    Featured airports in this library:

    • Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, Greece
    • Changi Airport Singapore
    • Chiang Mai International Airport, Thailand
    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, USA
    • Hamad International Airport, Qatar
    • Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
    • Incheon International Airport Seoul, South Korea
    • John F. Kennedy Airport New York City, USA
    • Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus
    • Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar, Indonesia
    • Noi Bai International Airport Hanoi, Vietnam
    • Penang International Airport, Malaysia
    • Roberts International Airport Liberia, Costa Rica
    • Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok, Thailand
    • Tom Bradley International Airport Los Angeles, USA

    Our library has lush sounds from bustling international airports with thousands of passengers to smaller regional airports with less activity.

    We've captured audio from all areas of these airports. You'll hear sounds from departure halls, arrival halls, inside private lounges, bathrooms, security check with rolling suitcases, beeping sounds from the security scanners, announcements in different languages and passengers waiting at the gates to board the aircraft.

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  • City Life Sounds & Ambiences Of London Vol 2 Play Track 101 sounds included, 330 mins total $60 $45

    Following the success of WW Audio's, 'Sound & Ambiences Of London' – here is Volume 2, with even more interesting and useable files for your theatre or film projects.

    Consisting of 101 great, and sometime eclectic recordings from the English capital, and over 10GB in size, this is a library every sound designer needs in their arsenal. It comes with detailed file names plus Soundminer, ID3 v2.3.0 and RIFF INFO metadata embedded.

    In total, this library gets you  5.5 hours of atmospheric London sounds!

    Sounds captured at famous London locations and landmarks, including:

    Bow Bells – Two amazing, over 10 minute recordings from the belfry at St Mary Le Bow Church  • The famous crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, made famous by The Beatles • Stunning overhead plane recordings coming into land at Heathrow airport • Christmas Markets • Crowds outside Buckingham Palace before and after the changing of the guard • Various emergency vehicle sirens • Various markets both internal and external, quiet and busy • Tube train journeys • London Underground ambiences • Various Parks • Great sounding famous London pub ambiences • Train stations • Room tones, including the infamous possible Newgate Prison Cell in the cellar of the Viaduct Tavern Pub • Churches • Crowds in some of London's most popular and obscure streets • General traffic sounds • North, South, East and West London locations • Hotels • London Aquatic Centre • The Royal Exchange • St Bartholomew's Hospital Grounds • Scrooge's Counting House Location • The Tower of London • The River Thames from Execution Dock • Pudding Lane – the location of the start of the Great Fire of London • Various Gardens • Underground car park • Tower Bridge • And much more – check out the complete file list below

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  • Environments Singapore City Soundscapes Play Track 122 sounds included, 327 mins total From: $20

    Welcome to A Sound Effect's first ever Singapore Sound Effects library!

    Explore Singapore as you've never heard it before! This massive library includes ambisonic sounds recorded with the new Zoom H3 VR, binaural recordings with the Soundman OKM II Rock Studio and stereo soundscapes recorded with the Zoom F8n, DPA 4060 and several LOM microphones.

    The diversity of Singapore makes this library unique with lush sounds from busy highways, crowded food markets/ hawker centers in many different languages, neighborhood basketball games at night, skateparks, horse races, city rain sounds, the countries super efficient underground train station (MRT), and even loud military fighter jets and helicopters.

    Perhaps you're wanting nature sounds? No problem! This library features sounds from a variety of cicadas recorded at night and birds from the famous Javan Mynah near Mount Faber.

    With nearly six hours of recordings throughout Singapore, we suggest reviewing the metadata and discovering sounds you may not have expected!

    The library is available in 3 variations: A Stereo, AmbiX and special bundle featuring both Stereo and AmbiX files at a big discount.

  • Human The Counting Voice Play Track 167 sounds included $30

    A man with a neutral English accent counts from zero to one hundred. Then counts in hundreds to one thousand. Then counts in thousands to ten thousand. Using the various files you can concatenate the files to read any number between 0-10,999 (and beyond if you fancy some creative editing).

    Useful for all sorts of games, apps and many other projects.

 
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