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This week on A Sound Effect, we have 6 new libraries with fresh, unique ideas. You can hear ambiences of a suburb along coastal South Africa, an interior car that captures every button and dial, barefoot and sandalled footsteps, and surreal ambiences that will pierce your audience’s subconscious. You’ll also hear engines and turbines from futuristic podracers and lots of expressions for your female animations. Happy listening!
Space Racer 2 – Turbines & Engines
 
  • The top-selling Space Racer series returns with Space Racer 2 – and this one delivers a wealth of engines, turbines, start-up sounds and more. Be sure to also check out the first Space Racer library to complete your sci-fi spaceship sound collection.

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'Space Racer 2 – Turbines & Engines' by Fox Audio Post-Production is the second installation based on their popular podracing library theme. In this collection, you'll hear the engines and turbines of podracers with their startups, idling, accelerations and decelerations. It really is the perfect companion for their first Space Racer library! If this is your world's primary mode of transportation, then definitely give this library a listen.
 
Langa – Township Ambiences
 
  • City Life Langa – Township Ambiences Play Track 25+ sounds included, 53 mins total $20 $10

    Langa – Township Ambiences is a collection of everyday sounds recorded within a vibrant township community in the heart of Cape Town. The townships are always a busy place with a lot of different soundscapes to offer – from the chaotic market street in the town centre to the quieter houses/shacks on the outskirts. This collection has both interior and exterior ambiences and wallas to set the scene for any project set in a lively city environment. This pack consists of 25 Ambiences.

    Photo Credits: Matthias v.d Neut

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In 'Langa – Township Ambiences' by Ivo Sissolak Sound Design & Music, you'll hear nearly one hour of ambiences from the Langa suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. Capturing busy markets, community centers, bottle stores, barbershops, grocery stores, and more, you'll be introduced to the region by a sound designer who calls Cape Town home! You'll also hear lots of street walla of children and much more. If you need authentic ambiences from a lively community sitting where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, check this one out.
 
Emotes – Woman
 
  • Human Emotes – Woman Play Track 234 sounds included $20

    This library features a woman making as many vocal sounds as possible, without saying any actual words. F±rom blowing a ‘raspberry’, to coughing, laughing, crying, cheering booing and much more. Good ‘Emotes’ for video game or animation usage.

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'Emotes – Woman' by John Silke has over 230 sounds from a woman that are great for your animated uses. You'll hear lots of expressions like laughing, crying, cheering, booing, coughing, blowing raspberries, eeks, gasps, jeers, kisses, fighting sounds, sneezes, snores, yawns, and more. You'll also hear imitations of a pirate, a kung fu master, and even a cowgirl! If you're looking for sounds outside our human languages, this collection has 'no words' to describe it.
 
Barefoot & Sandals: EUS Expansion
 
  • Barefoot & Sandals is an expansion pack for Edward Ultimate SUITE.
    Foley Artist: Lara Dale
    Foley Recordist: Josh Reinhardt

    A full version of Edward Ultimate SUITE is required to use this product.

     

    Key Features:

    • 14 800 additional Foley sounds in high quality @ 24Bit, 48 kHz
    • 27 new combinations of shoes and surfaces
    • 2 new Shoes
    • 4 new Surfaces


    Surface Types
    Clean Concrete • Sand • Mud• Leaves

    Footwear type
    Barefoot • Sandals

    Performances
    Extremely Slow Walk • Medium Slow Walk • Walk • Jog • Run • Stairs Slow • Stairs Fast • Stomp • Land • Scuff • Scrape 1 • Scrape 2 • Scrape 3

    Recording Equipment:
    Sennheiser MKH 416
    Neumann KMR 81i

     

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'Barefoot & Sandals: EUS Expansion' by Tovusound is another great expansion pack for their beloved Edward footsteps engine. This collection has 14,850 sounds with 27 new combinations of shoes and surfaces like clean concrete, sand, mud, and leaves as they are trodden upon by bare feet and sandals. You'll also hear performances like slow and normal walking, running, climbing stairs, landing, scuffs, scrapes, and more. For a unique expansion that is hard to pass up, give the demo a listen.
 
Non-Engine Sonata Noises
 
  • Cars Non-Engine Sonata Noises Play Track 1224+ sounds included, 39 mins total
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $20 $10

    Sit back, relax, and listen to all the sounds a car makes. No, not the hum of the engine, not the tire squeal either, but everything else. Non-Engine Sonata Noises includes sounds (noises) of various button, switches, compartments, doors, slams, and even an automatic seat inside a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. These are the features you interact with ever time you step and sit inside the car, but get drowned out by the frustrations of traffic and stop lights. This pack totals 56 sound files with over 1224 sounds recorded in MS using the Sennheiser MKH8050 and MKH30.

    Flip on the heated seat switch, and search through meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.

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'Non-Engine Sonata Noises' by All You Can Eat Audio features a 2013 Hyundai Sonata and all its interior bells and whistles. You'll hear sounds of its doors, compartments, automatic seats, dials, buttons, light switches, locks, power windows, windshield wipers, visors, trunk, and the list goes on! Altogether there are over 1,200 sounds neatly organized on 56 tracks that are labeled to let you know how many sounds they contain. Unique, focused, organized; what more can you ask for?
 
Surreal
 
  • Drones & Moods Surreal Play Track 100 sounds included, 36 mins total $25

    “SURREAL” is a collection of 100 Sound Effects for creating surreal moments in your productions and allows you to generate a bizarre experience to mess up with the listener mind.

    The sounds were created using a great variety of sources such as: transverse flutes, kalimbas, thunder drums and electric guitars to give the effects a more meaningful and emotive feeling.

    But if you are looking sounds to induce tension and suspense, this library is great for you too.

    Sounds included:

    Crazy atmospheres • Drones •  Detuned piano: Atmosphere, rarities and reverses • Atmospheric guitars • Atmospheric kalimbas • Glitches • Whooshes • And much more

    The sounds are great for any kind of production (games, trailers, movies).

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'Surreal' by MatiasMacSD is a library that will mess with your audience's minds and emotions. This collection uses the power of sound design, music, and instrumentation to create suspenseful soundscapes that are perfect for any genre that's looking for a creepy, abstract, tense, or bizarre edge. It has kalimbas, thunder drums, detuned pianos, electric guitar, and transverse flutes that are molded into atmospheres and drones using reverse effects, reverbs, glitch design, and more. For 100 tracks with a feeling of suspense and danger, close your eyes and let this one take you for a ride!
 

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  • The second in a series of WW Audio SFX Sample Packs. This is Volume 2 – Crowds & Ambiences and contains 70 high quality, professional random, sometimes eclectic sound effects for your theatre or film projects.

    Recordings include;
    Marrakech skyline – calling for prayers, fireworks let off on a Spanish beach, the Church of the Nativity Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem – the holy crucifixion site, Benidorm Old Town, Go Karting, The Cheesecake Factory – Las Vegas, The Ramblas – Barcelona, Dam Square – Amsterdam, Italian harbour, Leadenhall Market – London, Munich beer hall, London Aquatic Centre, The Old Town Square – Prague, British National Museum, Mersey ferry ambience, Ducks on a canal and much more.

    ​All files include Soundminer, ID3v2.3.0 and Riff Info metadata embedded into the files to make for easy searching in your database of choice.

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  • Sci-Fi Dodge This Play Track 173 sounds included, 25 mins total $25 $5

    “..What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?..” Neo, The Matrix.

    “Dodge This” is a set of sounds aimed to enhance “Slow Motion” and “Bullet Time” moments in movies, trailers and video games.

    It has a very strong Sci-fi feeling. So, If you need to create “passing by” bullets like in the famous “Bullet Time” scene in “The Matrix”, evoke big “Slow Motion” movements like the giant robots in “Transformers” or induce a state of focus in “Slow Motion” modes in video games, this library is great for you.

    Also you will find a nice selection of impacts with a a powerful time sensation that are perfect for trailers.

    Categories included:
    Atmospheric Element • Bass Drop • Dodge_Pass By_Movement • Fx_Movement_Bass • Fx_Movement_Sci-fi • Fx_Movement_Tremolo • Fx_Reverse • Hit_Impact • Hit_Low • Hit_Shot_Sci-fi

    Earn the power to control time!

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  • Whooshes Airy Whooshes Play Track 409 sounds included $29 $24

    Over 400 focused sound design accents of airy swooshes, subtle swipes, thin whooshes, and breathy fly-ins.

    This collection features:

    • Each clip is trimmed into its own file.
    • Available in multiple pitches and speeds.
    • Meticulously named and organized in both metadata and folder classification.
    • Includes 18+ fields of professional Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
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  • The second in a series of WW Audio SFX Sample Packs. This is Volume 2 – Crowds & Ambiences and contains 70 high quality, professional random, sometimes eclectic sound effects for your theatre or film projects.

    Recordings include;
    Marrakech skyline – calling for prayers, fireworks let off on a Spanish beach, the Church of the Nativity Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem – the holy crucifixion site, Benidorm Old Town, Go Karting, The Cheesecake Factory – Las Vegas, The Ramblas – Barcelona, Dam Square – Amsterdam, Italian harbour, Leadenhall Market – London, Munich beer hall, London Aquatic Centre, The Old Town Square – Prague, British National Museum, Mersey ferry ambience, Ducks on a canal and much more.

    ​All files include Soundminer, ID3v2.3.0 and Riff Info metadata embedded into the files to make for easy searching in your database of choice.

  • Foley Angry Door 192 Play Track 1400+ sounds included, 103 mins total $42 $33.60

    The doors are very kind, but don’t make them angry. They could lose their temper resulting in a very noisy bang.

    This library enriches the sfx world with new door and gate objects, both source and designed, with variety of expressive actions and perspectives. The everyday usual noises along with fantasy stimulating sounds – e.g. deep “dungeon” metal door, high pitch squeaking wire-netting gate, heavy church gate and so on. To make the slams and smashes even more hard, heavy and dirty, wildly designed “Angry” versions have been added.

    Library highlight:
    18 door and gate objects, recorded in old, gloomy houses and a church
    • 6.29 GB, 645 files, several takes for each action
    • “Close-Up”, “Near”, “Middle” and “Behind” perspectives in selected cases, plus mix of them
    192khz/24 bit including ultrasonic information- the greatest resolution for next design processes
    Sound Devices MixPre6, Sanken CO100K, Sennheiser MKH30, DPA 4007, DPA 4060, Schertler Dyn Uni P48
    Photo reference for each object

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  • Whooshes Airy Whooshes Play Track 409 sounds included $29 $24

    Over 400 focused sound design accents of airy swooshes, subtle swipes, thin whooshes, and breathy fly-ins.

    This collection features:

    • Each clip is trimmed into its own file.
    • Available in multiple pitches and speeds.
    • Meticulously named and organized in both metadata and folder classification.
    • Includes 18+ fields of professional Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
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  • Foley Angry Door 192 Play Track 1400+ sounds included, 103 mins total $42 $33.60

    The doors are very kind, but don’t make them angry. They could lose their temper resulting in a very noisy bang.

    This library enriches the sfx world with new door and gate objects, both source and designed, with variety of expressive actions and perspectives. The everyday usual noises along with fantasy stimulating sounds – e.g. deep “dungeon” metal door, high pitch squeaking wire-netting gate, heavy church gate and so on. To make the slams and smashes even more hard, heavy and dirty, wildly designed “Angry” versions have been added.

    Library highlight:
    18 door and gate objects, recorded in old, gloomy houses and a church
    • 6.29 GB, 645 files, several takes for each action
    • “Close-Up”, “Near”, “Middle” and “Behind” perspectives in selected cases, plus mix of them
    192khz/24 bit including ultrasonic information- the greatest resolution for next design processes
    Sound Devices MixPre6, Sanken CO100K, Sennheiser MKH30, DPA 4007, DPA 4060, Schertler Dyn Uni P48
    Photo reference for each object

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  • Industrial Motor Fan Play Track 76+ sounds included $58 $40.60

    MOTOR FAN household edition features both Internal & External mechanical sound from household items.
    Motors and compressors found in the kitchen, ACs & outdoor units + heaters and compressors and more.

    Features motor, fan & compressor sounds from sources like:

    Refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, juicers, fans, AC / hvac, washing machines, boilers, compressors, vents, heaters, chain saws & more
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  • Igniter is the new industry standard for creating any real-world or sci-fi vehicle and engine sound effects with ease and at unbeatable value. Whether you work in audio post or game audio, Igniter enables you to design, perform and automate any complex vehicle behaviour directly in your DAW – from sports cars, motorbikes, planes, helicopters, spacecraft and other engine sounds to moving ambiences, textures, Foley or whatever sparks your imagination.

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    Igniter is the only solution of its kind to come jam-packed with over 20 performable vehicles and 1,943 audio assets from vehicles including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, Tesla, Harley Davidson, Huey UH-1H, Agusta Westland 119x, CH-47D Chinook, Bombardier Challenger, Cessna 560XL, skids, sweeteners and much more. Recordings come from Watson Wu, The Recordist, Sounding Sweet, George Vlad, Echo Peak and Flysound.

    For vehicle fanatics, Igniter Full Tank comes with 75GB of additional library content including onboard recordings, ramps & static rev bands, Foley sounds, skids, slides and much more!

  • Igniter is the new industry standard for creating any real-world or sci-fi vehicle and engine sound effects with ease. Whether you work in audio post or game audio, Igniter enables you to design, perform and automate any complex vehicle behaviour directly in your DAW – from sports cars, motorbikes, planes, helicopters, spacecraft and other engine sounds to moving ambiences, textures, Foley or whatever sparks your imagination.

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    Igniter is the only solution of its kind to come jam-packed with over 20 performable vehicles and 614 audio assets from vehicles including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, Tesla, Harley Davidson, Huey UH-1H, Agusta Westland 119x, CH-47D Chinook, Bombardier Challenger, Cessna 560XL, skids, sweeteners and much more. Recordings come from Watson Wu, The Recordist, Sounding Sweet, George Vlad, Echo Peak and Flysound.

  • Aircraft - Jet/Propeller Planes F16 Maneuvers Play Track 70 sounds included, 45 mins total $39 $27

    The F16 Maneuvers library features 36 recordings of F16 Fighter jets, captured at three different locations from the ground perspective. In addition to those, we included :

    – 22 flight formation sounds (up to six aircrafts), designed using Sound Particles 3D software.

    – 8 recordings captured using contact microphones, attached in a nearby parked vehicle, leading up to some low tones and rumbles, that could be useful as sweeteners in aircraft or other complex sounds.

    – 4 mixing sessions, combining ambient and contact mic recordings.

    The product includes a total of 45 minutes of HQ material (24bit/96kHZ) and a total of 70 sounds, including 17 Soundminer metadata fields, such as description, keywords, category/sub-category, microphones and more.

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