This week we have several treats for you: Hzandbits has released three new urban libraries with construction, city wind, and Tokyo life. The Endorphin Sound Library offers memorable shoreline ambiences. Sound Ex Machina captures the romantic set of a Mediterranean holiday. The Sound Keeper has released the most in-depth everyday door library you’ll find anywhere. And finally, The Red Libraries once again captures their sources’ fine exquisite details — this time with mid-millennial apparatus.
World of Secrets
'World of Secrets’
by The Red libraries
is a mechanical artisan/sound designer’s dream. This library has the Neo-Victorian sounds of delightful contraptions designed by 15th to 19th century craftsmen. With sounds of hidden doors, bookcases, desks, cupboards, cases, sarcophagi, grimoires, a cane with a retractable blade and more, this library covers much more than common household furniture. It has sounds of rubbing wood and stone, clicking and sliding gears, mechanical ticking, rolling metal balls, and thousands of other textures that are so distinct and magical, you will easily invent new machines with this complex and unforgettable library.
Ocean Ambience: Rocky Coastline, Vol 1
The same old waves hitting the same old rocks is not what you'll find in 'Ocean Ambience: Rocky Coastline, Vol 1’
by Endorphin Sound Library
. This library proves just how much satisfaction can be found in the character of unique shoreline crashes and sizzles. With rocks dragged by waves, thick immersive coastal winds, blubbering slaps to rocky shores, sizzling pebbles, gentle laps, and more, these sounds transport you to the rocky beach. It also has several perspectives from extreme close-ups of coarse sand to distant reflections along the shore. For more than just 'whoosh' in your waves collection, give this library a listen.
Shakes and Rattles
'Shakes and Rattles’
is a library dedicated to its titular motion. With 37 files, this collection features all the household items you’d find rattling in an earthquake—tables, tupperware, nails and screws, keys, handles, bottles, drawers, locks, doors, chairs, and more. It also features designed sounds, plus you can hear some of them pitch-bent on their Soundcloud. If you are looking for 'household oscillation', this is your library.
came out of the frustration The Sound Keeper
founder Jeremy Roger felt when needing an appropriate household door sound for Uncharted 4 - with a strict ship date to uphold. Seeing a lack of variety, he decided to publish this film and game-ready door SFX library which contains a MASSIVE 1400+ sounds from over 120 doors. I doubt he’ll ever be caught needing a door sound in crunch time again - and with this library, neither will you!
Urban Winds II
'Urban Winds II’
extends this inner-city wind concept by hzandbits
. While some wind libraries have no more personality and distinguishment than procedural generation, this library features the physical effects of wind in urban environments. There are whistling steel wires, resonating pipes, howling wind through traffic, clattering flagpoles, leaves and debris being violently thrown around, and more. These 29 tracks will not only give your scenes more natural detail, they will give your project life.
Construction Ambiances II
'Construction Ambiances II’
is 78 minutes of excavators, trucks, cranes, pile-drivers, drilling concrete, cutting re-bar, shoveling rubble, and more. Though it was record in Denmark, any intelligible words have been removed to make this library fit any B-roll. While some of these sounds are recorded outside the work zone—capturing long concrete and metal reverberations—many are also up close and personal, featuring tasks such as grinding and earthmoving. For construction ambiences that are ready to be designed into debris, crashes, and more, check out this library.
is a huge 80-minute library that features the flavors of Tokyo. With the urban nature of Gyoen Park, crowds in Shinjuku station, arcade noises in the famous streets of Akihabara, ambiences in the Narita Airport, happy train announcements, peaceful temples, and so much more from this eclectic country, this library will give you everything you love about the world's largest metropolitan city.
by Sound Ex Machina
is the modern day soundtrack of an Audrey Hepburn film. This library contains ambiences of crowded beaches, ports, ferries, restaurants, taverns, street sellers and musicians, village life, and the boardwalk. Much like the late actress, who could cross international and economic barriers with her disarming charm, this library intimately captures these joyful crowds. With 320 minutes and over 11 GB of content, you will find an endless supply of tourists celebrating life.
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