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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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  • Animals & Creatures Residential Seagulls Play Track 18 sounds included, 82 mins total $42 $30

    RESIDENTIAL SEAGULLS features 18 stereo tracks of seagulls in a residential area. All recordings have been taken from backyards where the city noise is very close to zero.

    Key Points:

    • Seagulls are the focus in all the recordings. Some tracks only contain seagulls, and some others also include sparrows, doves and magpies.
    • Recordings are mainly from sunrise and sunset, where seagulls tend to be more present. Recordings at night are also included though.
    • Seagulls vocalizations include classic seagull scream, some throaty and raspy calls, laughing sounds and mew calls or noises. From individual seagulls to bigger groups, including flocks.
    • Even though the focus of this library is to represent the soundscape of a residential area near the sea, with more or less distant calls, the collection also includes closer calls and screeches, which can be used for sound design purposes. Note: pitch shifted demo is not included in the library.
    • Recorded in M/S and ORTF, with ultrasonic content up to 50 kHz.
    • Human noise is absent. You won't hear any traffic, cars or neighbors. All recordings with those noises have been discarded.
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events.
    • All recordings have been made in the south coast of England.

    As usual, all files come in 24 bit and 96 kHz, with Soundminer embedded metadata.

    Gear used:
      • Zoom F8
      • Sennheiser MKH 8040 in ORTF
      • Sennheiser MKH 8040 & Sennheiser MKH 30 in M/S
      • Sennheiser MKH 8050 & Sennheiser MKH 30 in M/S
      • Rycote ORTF Blimp
      • Rycote Cyclone MS

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  • Bicycles Bicycles Play Track 650 sounds included $23

    Need bicycle sound effects? This SFX library delivers more than 650 bike sounds in 125 files, covering everything from cycle gears, chains, crankset, spokes, brakes, the saddle, gearbox, bells, bicycle pumps and valves – and of course lots of wheel sounds, spinning at various speeds.

    It also features outdoor ambiences of cycling, bike passes, skids and even some falls.

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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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  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences House Tones Play Track 57+ sounds included, 114 mins total $40

    House Tones by Badlands Sound features 57 two minute seamless loopable roomtones totaling of almost two hours of different room tones found in a home including Bathrooms, Basements, Bedrooms, Closets, Garages, Home Offices, Laundry Rooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, Showers, and Utility Room.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for house or apartment room tones then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata with descriptive words with no number lists.

  • Whooshes Airy Whooshes Play Track 409 sounds included $29

    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.
  • Destruction & Impact Urban Explosions Play Track 2417+ sounds included From: $119

    Welcome to the world's biggest explosion sound effects library:

    When you carry the word „BOOM“ in your company name, your first dedicated explosion sound effects library should be a decent one. For the recordings, we teamed up with the sound department of EA DICE (Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront) and we created the biggest explosion sound FX library ever. DICE uses the recordings heavily to impressively blow up the world in their AAA title Battlefield V and now you can get the recordings and our ready-to-use designed sounds in stereo and 5.1 surround for your very own projects. It’s a highly explosive pack with 13.4GB of explosion sound effects.

    Urban Explosions Construction Kit:

    Recorded in real urban environments
    Why Urban Explosions? Most explosions in movies, games or trailers don’t happen out on a plain field, they happen in urban environments with buildings around them that shape the character of the explosion sound in a very specific way. The special thing about our urban explosions sound FX library is that it has been recorded in a real urban environment, so you get super-realistic reverbs and tails instead of artificially processed post-production reverbs or tails that don’t sound urban at all. For the sake of completeness, we also recorded a non-urban explosion on a plain field, so you’re covered here as well.

    Multi-Channel Recordings with up to 42 Channels
    We had a lot of microphones with us and we placed them in all possible positions around the explosion spot. We have very close mics, close mics, medium distance mics, distant mics, mics in front of buildings, mics behind buildings, mics inside of buildings. Each explosion in the URBAN EXPLOSIONS CONSTRUCTION KIT comes with a minimum of 24 channels, including a 4 channel ambisonic file, so you can simply drag all channels to your DAW and easily mix the sound exactly as you want.

    Sweeteners
    You’re looking for a more supernatural sound or your mix misses a bit of impact, smack, punch, tail, cackling, rumbling or character? No problem, the CONSTRUCTION KIT has a lot of great high-quality sweeteners that will easily enrich your mix in the desired way.

    Urban Explosions Designed:

    Incredibly versatile
    Our DESIGNED edition comes with a myriad of ready-to-use explosion sound FX in the categories INDOOR, NEUTRAL & URBAN, each of them in SMALL, MEDIUM & LARGE explosion sizes. Beyond that, you have the choice between MEDIUM and FAR distances, FAST or SLOW explosions and a MODERN, SOFT, CRISP or DISTORTED character. With this range of sounds, you’re certainly sure to find the right one for your scene.

    Stereo & 5.1 Surround
    In addition to the stereo version our sound designers created 5.1 surround versions for each sound so you are fully prepared to implement your creative surround vision with ease.

    Designed by 4 Award-Winning Sound Designers
    We consider sound design as a craftsmanship and we’re very happy and proud to rely on the talent of four awesome sound designers that really know their trade.

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    THE BUNDLE – The best of both worlds at a discounted price
    The Bundle gives you the full sound design power as it contains both – the DESIGNED and the CONSTRUCTION KIT edition at a discounted price.

 
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  • Drones & Moods The Case Play Track 185 sounds included, 41 mins total $30 $10

    Need to create suspense, tension, action and mystery in your production? “The Case” is great for you.

    Like my library UNSOLVED this pack is Inspired by crime/investigation movies and series, and contains 185 sounds (Wav, 24 Bit / 48 kHz) aimed to enhance the tension and drama of movies, games, series, trailers and musical compositions.

    You will find deep Bass Loops, powerful Percussive Loops (kick, hi-hat, hits, metal), Cinematic Melodies and notes (synth, clean electric guitar, percussive piano) and Fx (soundscapes, atmospheric elements, drops, hits and impacts).

    You will get:

    • 37 bass loops
    • 37 cinematic melodies
    • 67 percussive elements
    • 44 Fx

    This library has a nice mixture of sound design and music. It can be used to create moments of suspense and tension from a sound designe perspective or from a musical perspective thanks to the bass/percussion loops and melodies.

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  • Drones & Moods Sonikscape Play Track 338 sounds included, 191 mins total $74

    SONIKSCAPE has been produced to create intense underscore, dark atmospheres and abstract textures.

    This collection comes packed with cinematic soundscapes, vocal atmospheres, textures out of processed flutes, ghost breaths and vocal effects, dark low oscillations and subsonic frequencies, bowed cymbals, psychological screech and more.

    Dedicated to the movie trailer, suspenseful film and television soundtrack, dark ambient music, audio-visual installation and sound artist.

    Sonikscape is a collaboration between SampleTraxx and German sound designer Sebastian Emling who already collaborated on Cinematic Zither and Old Broken Piano.

  • Destruction & Impact Rituals Play Track 550+ sounds included, 100 mins total $110 $85

    Rituals is a new toolbox of unique sounds and production elements, organic instruments and hybrid processing, highly stylized cinematic sound design to compose epic and sinister tracks with dark and ominous mood that brings visuals to another level.

    Rituals has been produced for the modern horror trailer style and suspence score with eerie violin fragments and phrases, sinister soundscapes, dramatic benders, destructive glitch, distorted synths, heavy hitting sound design elements, clocks and much more.

    Featuring 550 cutting edge sounds and 16 categories, this is a collaboration between composer, sound designer and electronic musician Si Begg and SampleTraxx.

     

    Categories:

    01 Tortured Strings
    02 Bender
    03 Feedback Larsen
    04 Horror Hits
    05 Pulsing Sub
    06 Tonal Objects
    07 Dark Event
    08 Dark Textures
    09 Flute Swells
    10 Horror Loops
    11 Low Hits
    12 Raw Synth – Bass
    13 Swell
    14 Riser
    15 Reverse
    16 Spare Noise
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  • Water & Oceans Ancient Sea Ruins Play Track 10 sounds included, 53 mins total $19.99 $14.99

    ANCIENT SEA RUINS is a collection of 10, high quality, detail-rich sea ambiences.
    Waves splashing on Roman ruins, gurgling, lapping, swells, water movement between rocks and more.

    Collection consist of 10 (53 min total time) high quality recordings (192kHz 24bit) of sea water traveling through old Roman ruins. Interesting and unique sounding wave patterns, gurgles, swells and wave collapsing onto one another. Many states of the sea from peaceful lapping and subtle gurgling to large swells.

    All the recording are free from city noises.

    All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data.

    LOCATION: Costa Blanca, ES
    RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + 2x Sennheiser MKH 8040 (ORTF)
    EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, FabFilter.

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  • Water & Oceans SHORES island Play Track 45 sounds included $54 $42.70

    SHORES island edition features both varieties of beaches and cliffs from Oshima island, Japan, and extra harbors & boats are also included.
    While calm beaches have relaxing atmospheres, cliffs sound aggressive that like onboard ships. And others like rocky beaches create colorful sounds.

    Recorded with ortf, spaced omni, wide A-B and carefully edited.

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