16 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have lots of new libraries – and if you missed our Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale, don’t worry, some of these new libraries are still on sale!

In this roundup, discover a series of new cinematic hits, whooshes, and alarms, as well as two collections of playing cards and a bundle of everything by SKYES Audio.

You can also hear new glitch sounds, abstract water recordings, hauntingly beautiful flute soundscapes, orc vocalizations, and crazy performances on a flexatone.

And for the more real-world collections, check out libraries of HVAC drones, ambiences from a railroad crossing, sounds from a workshop, and Foley of scratching skin and armored body hits. Happy listening!

SKYES Audio Bundle

'SKYES Audio Bundle' by SKYES Audio is a steal of a collection, and it will only be available until January 2nd of 2019, so get it now while you can!
 
Effective Trailer Hits & Impacts

'Effective Trailer Hits & Impacts' by Federico Soler Fernández has one-shot impact hits with aggressive bass, angry and sudden booms, bone-chilling textures, and more.
 
  • One-shot impact hits with aggressive bass, angry and sudden booms, big heart-stopping whams, bone-chilling metallic textures, frantic clashes, glitchy futuristic hits, dramatic and disturbing explosions, and epic cinematic bangs.

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Glitch Sound Effects

'Glitch Sound Effects' by Sound Response brings you highly twisted, glitchy, twitchy, gritty, grimy audio madness perfect for various music genres like dubstep, EDM, IDM, hardcore, darkcore, and more.
 
  • THE GLITCH sound library brings you highly twisted, glitchy, twitchy, gritty, grimy audio madness perfect for various music genres like dubstep, EDM, IDM, hardcore, darkcore, electro-industrial, hardstyle, glitch hop, downtempo, drum‘n’bass, hybrid cinematic music, but also very useful sonic tool for sound designers, editors, and pretty much anyone who likes to play and try different things with sound!

    These warped and mangled glitch sounds always work great as a source of inspiration and new ideas as they tend to induce more experimental approach to music making, thus helping in achieving unexpectedly creative and original results. A must have for every producer, musician or sound designer, these glitch sound effects will instantly find a way into your production and bring some serious edge to it!

    THE GLITCH sound library contains 331MB (340 sound effects) of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.

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100 Fans, Hvac, & Mechanical Drones

'100 Fans, Hvac, & Mechanical Drones' by Articulated Sounds is a careful collection of 100 electric fans, HVAC, AHU, and mechanical drones to get you the industrial, domestic, and back-alley ambiences you need.
 
  • Drones & Moods 100 Fans, HVAC, & Mechanical Drones Play Track 124+ sounds included, 104 mins total $39

    Articulated presents here a careful collection of 100 Electric Fans, HVAC, AHU, and Mechanical Drones. After months of capture, we recorded, selected, and edited this unique library featuring rich, varied, and useful assets ready-to-use for any game or movie project.

    These sounds can serve to inspire life inside environments, provide industrial tones, domestic houses, or back alleys, setting moods or atmospheres. They can also serve as elements to design mechanical machine or engine sounds.

    The sonic quality extends a large spectrum from clean, modern, to old and rusty, on rooftop, indoor, flush ceiling-mounted, Bathroom extractor, or floor stand; along with many flavours like metal, plastic, smooth or raspy rattles with gurgling wobbles. Some of the Sounds have useful varied point of perspectives (Close-up, distance), and most of them are ‘loopable’.

    WHAT’S INSIDE:
    124 stereo files
    Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
    Wide variety
    Different perspectives are included as well

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Hidden Voices: Flexatone

'Hidden Voices: Flexatone' by InspectorJ brings you 2,000 sounds with 4 distinct styles of vocalizations that are ready to breathe life into your alien and machine creatures.
 
  • On the eternal search for new sounds, here is a hefty collection of creature voices created solely through the use of a metal flexatone.

    This collection brings you 2,000 original sounds at 96kHz/24-bit stereo offering 4 distinct styles of vocalization prepared to breathe life into your creatures, whether they be alien or machine. Each style has over 450 variations covering over 15 different emotions such as “arguing”, “sad”, “scared”, “excited”, “laugh”, “question” and general “talking”. These 4 vocal styles are:

    1. “Voice A”: The untouched raw voice created by the flexatone, perfect for metallic creatures! (0:55-1:12 in the audio example!)
    2. “Voice B”: A slightly deeper voice with additional upper harmonics for a sci-fi aesthetic, ideal for futuristic machines! (0:02-0:13 in the audio example!)
    3. “Voice C”: A more mature voice with some throaty quivering, suitable for many alien creatures! (0:16-0:32 in the audio example!)
    4. “Voice D”: A brighter, lively, child-like voice perfect for younger, smaller creatures! (0:35-0:52 in the audio example!)

    In addition to these 4 extensive voices, there are also over 150 traditional flexatone sounds such as the iconic comedic “boing” found in classic cartoons, as well as shakes, flicks, rises, falls and quivers!

    Note: The sounds in the audio example have some panning added; the sounds in the library itself are entirely centred.

    Hidden Voices is a sound library series dedicated to finding the voices that are hidden in the most obscure objects. Each library offers an extensive range of sounds created entirely from that object, ready to spice up your creature’s voices and add an original flavour to your sound palette. palette.

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Playing Cards - Basics

'Playing Cards - Basics' by Sonic Worlds was recorded with the most commonly-used card deck used by casinos, magicians and hobbyists alike.
 
  • 20 classic card sounds used in games, cherry-picked from Sonic Worlds' larger comprehensive “Playing Cards” library.
    The library was recorded with the most commonly-used card deck used by casinos, magicians and hobbyists alike.

    The library uses a close Mic perspective for that “in your face” sound used in games or film scenes where you want focus and create an impact.

    INCLUDES:

    • Riffle Shuffles
    • Bridging
    • Overhand Shuffle
    • Natural card dealing
    • Hard card dealing
    • Flipping onto a table
    • Flipping onto a card
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Effective Trailer Whooshes

'Effective Trailer Whooshes' by Federico Soler Fernández has frantic reveals, glitchy futuristic flybys, dramatic and disturbing movements, and epic cinematic openings.
 
  • Whooshes Effective Trailer Whooshes Play Track 320 sounds included, 32 mins total $47.99

    One-shot whooshing transitions with aggressive sweeps, angry and sudden drops, big heart-stopping bass, bone-chilling metallic textures, frantic reveals, glitchy futuristic flybys, dramatic and disturbing movements, and epic cinematic openings.

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Abstract Aqua

In 'Abstract Aqua' by Soundholder you'll find whooshes, underwater sounds, and big waves from the Baltic Sea, plus sounds of water Foley and hydrophones.
 
  • Water & Oceans Abstract Aqua Play Track 300 sounds included, 334 mins total $40

    Abstract Aqua sound effects library is a result of different field recording sessions with more experimental approach.

    It features 208 192kHz WAV files, 92 designed sound effects and 116 RAW recordings. It was recorded with a Sound Devices 702 and Sony PCM-D100, Sennheiser MKH 8040 microphones, Rode NTG3 and Aquarian Audio hydrophone. Total length of the files is 334 minutes.

    The designed files have more abstract feel to it, so you’ll find aqua whooshes, different underwater sounds and big sounding waves. The RAW files includes different wave recordings from the Baltic Sea, water foley sounds and effects recorded with hydrophones. You can find more informations in the library sound list.

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Orc

'Orc' by Sonic Worlds has an unmistakable Orcish character with over 50 vocalizations to cater to all the expressions needed for your game's Orc characters.
 
  • Animals & Creatures Orc Play Track 51 sounds included $20

    This library has an unmistakable Orcish character! And with over 50 vocalizations, this library caters to all the expressions needed for your Orc characters. Designed specifically with game audio use in mind.

    Includes 3-5 variations of the following:

    • Anger
    • Attacks
    • Special Attacks
    • Hurt
    • Badly Hurt
    • Confusion
    • Death
    • Growls
    • Jumping
    • Laughing
    • Roaring
    • Sadness
    • Satisfaction
    • Orcish Words
    • Orcish Phrases
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Playing Cards

'Playing Cards' by Sonic Worlds has articulate close-up and mixed perspective sounds of cards for when you want to create an impact or not draw too much attention.
 
  • Foley Playing Cards ">Play Track 410 sounds included $59

    Need playing card sound effects? Welcome to the most thorough and comprehensive playing card library in existence. Not only does this library provide an incredible array of card actions with many diverse variations, but it's also provided with 2 Mic perspectives.

    Close Perspective: For that “in your face” sound often used in games or scenes where you want to focus and create an impact.
    Mixed perspective: For scenes where the sound needs to sit naturally without drawing too much attention, yet still sound articulate.

    The library was recorded with the most commonly used card deck used by casinos, magicians and hobbyists alike.

    It was recorded with 2 matched Neumann TLM 103's selected for their outstanding transient response and ultra high SNR, and contains 410 Sounds (205 sounds x 2 perspectives).

    INCLUDES:

    • Bends and Flicks
    • Bridging
    • Cutting
    • Natural and Hard Deals
    • Table Placements
    • Flipping onto a card
    • Flipping onto a table
    • Flourishes
    • Hindu Shuffles
    • Overhand Shuffles
    • Riffle Shuffles
    • Smushing Shuffles
    • Table tapping
    • Card Tapping
    • Thumb Riffles
    • And more…
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Effective Trailer Alarms

'Effective Trailer Alarms' by Federico Soler Fernández has industrial, heart-stopping and threatening loops that feature evacuation alarms, hazard alerts, military threat sirens, emergency calls, and distress signals.
 
  • Destruction & Impact Effective Trailer Alarms Play Track 350 sounds included, 24 mins total $47.99

    Industrial, heart-stopping and threatening loops featuring evacuation alarms, hazard alerts, big heart-stopping whams, military threat sirens, security breach warnings, emergency calls, and distress signals. Each piece of sound design features five different variations (A, B, C, D, and E) each with its own unique flavor and stylistic approach which allows the user to cover a wider range of professional work by adapting his/her favorite samples to the needs of a particular project.

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Rail Track Crossing And Vehicle Pass-By

'Rail Track Crossing And Vehicle Pass-By' by Dilex has a range of sounds captured at a railway crossing with trains passing and vehicles like scooters, cars, buses, and bicycles crossing.
 
  • Vehicles Rail track crossing and vehicle pass-by Play Track 116 sounds included, 96 mins total $21 $13

    Get a range of sounds captured at a railway crossing – including trains passing, and numerous vehicles such as scooters, cars, buses, and bicycles as driving through the crossing.

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Flute

'Flute' by MatiasMacSD is a peaceful, meditative collection great for creating calm moods and fantasy lands with its beautiful sounds of a traverse and bamboo flute.
 
  • Drones & Moods Flute Play Track 30 sounds included, 36 mins total $25

    Welcome to “Flute” a simple but beautiful collection of 30 atmospheric soundscapes (24 Bit / 96 kHz, WAV, 1,3 GB) created using a tin whistle and a bamboo transverse flute.

    Thanks to his peaceful and meditative tone this collection is great for fantasy productions or for creating a calm mood. You can use the sounds to create a musical bed for music tracks too, making the pack a versatile addition to your collection.

    Each soundscape has a duration of 1:11 minutes.

    As a bonus I included the sources (24 sfx) used to create the sounds in the library.

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The Workshop Audio Playset

'The Workshop Audio Playset' by UberDuo has you covered with saws, drills, screwdrivers, hammers, tape measures and everything you need in your SFX toolbox.
 
  • Some assembly required? UberDuo’s The Workshop Audio Playset has got you covered with saws, drills, screwdrivers, hammers, tape measures and everything you need in your SFX toolbox.

    The Workshop comes with everything you see here:

    • 102 high definition sound clips
    • 96 kHz, 24-bit mono and stereo WAV files
    • Includes file lists and broadcast WAV compliant metadata
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Character Pack 01: Humanoid

'Character Pack 01: Humanoid' by Game Audio Resource contains nearly 5 hours of body falls, impacts and lands, multiple surface types, footsteps, armor movements, and 4 types of vocalizations.
 
  • Fabric Character Pack 01: Humanoid Play Track 2338+ sounds included $104.17

    The Character Pack 01: Humanoid contains nearly 5 hours (2338 files) of high quality body (falls, impacts & lands), multiple surface type texture layers, footsteps, armour movements and 4 types of vocalisation sets.
    Everything needed to bring a humanoid (Human male, Goblin, Ogre & Skeleton) character to life.

    The assets have been designed for use with computer game media that demands high asset variations, however this pack is suited for all forms of audio media.

    The included basic construction kit / original recordings enables further details to be created for more granular focus.

    All assets have been recorded & produced at 96kHz/24bit.

    This pack contains 7 of our humanoid related individual SFX mini packs (Footstep, Body, Armour & 4 vocal sets)

    Included in this pack:

    • Individual Designed assets: Body Fall, Body Lands Body Impacts, Footsteps, Armour Movements & 4 vocalisation exertion types. (including an human male narrator and dialogue)
    • Armour types included Chain-mail, Cloth, Leather, No Armour & Segmented
    • Surface types included: Concrete, Grass, Gravel, Leaves, Metal, Pebbles, Rock, Sand, Snow, Undergrowth, Wood & Water
    • All individual designed asset are also packaged up into single files aiding SFX creation and editing.
    • Basic construction kits of the original content recording with 2 microphone versions (where available, Note: not all CK content has 2 mic recordings)

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Skin

'Skin' by Matt Yocum gets you sounds of the human body in everyday situations with touches, pats, scratches, slides, clasps, slaps, and many other common actions involving skin that will help bring realism to your projects.
 
  • Foley SKIN Play Track 3277 sounds included $25

    This idea was created with efficiency and budget in mind. On independent films we don't always have the luxury of budgeting out an extensive amount of foley. There are tons of resources for cutting cloth, props, and footsteps, but there are none for actions of the human body in every day situations. In this comprehensive library you will find touches, pats, scratches, slides, clasps, slaps, and so many other common actions involving skin that will help bring realism to your projects.

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Destruction & Impact Fireworks (KB) Play Track 211 sounds included, 27 mins total $60 $30

    Fireworks frankly are a difficult thing to record due to a mixture of legal restrictions, location, and price. This little collection are all sorts of novelty and aerial fireworks shot in a very remote desert with no birds, bugs, cars or anything of the sort, recorded at 192 with a spaces pair of Sanken CO100k microphones in close proximity for pitch and speed manipulation.

    No microphones were hurt in the making of this library

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  • Genres Vintage Anime SFX Play Track 350+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $69

    The Vintage Anime Sound Effects Library brings all of the excitement of your favorite Japanese animated series to your fingertips. Inspired by classic cartoons from the 80's and 90's, these recognizable and versatile sounds will instantly enhance any FX collection. Vintage synths were used to create the auras, beams, mecha blasters, atmospheres, magic spells, guns, sonic blasts and explosives that makeup this pack of over 350+ custom 24bit/96khz .WAV files. Perfect for film, video games, podcasts and any project that could benefit from a power up!

    Both designed sounds and source recordings:

    • Classic anime sfx from the 80’s and 90’s

    • Auras, mecha, beams, blasters, spells, explosives and more! 350+ sounds!

    • Tons of source material for experimentation

    • Expert crafted metadata

    • Vintage Anime PDF

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  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $25 $20

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Fantasy Game Play Track 517 sounds included, 14 mins total $49

    More than 500 sound effects inspired by hit computer games like World of Warcraft, and Diablo. Tell your story, equip your quest and outfit the adventures in your fantasy world with imaginative and immersive sounds, effects and creative crafted audio. Fantasy Game empowers today’s game developers, audio remixers, sound designers engineers, DJs and even game oriented modern podcasters with an ultra exciting collection of designed sounds derived from stunning 192k source recordings.

  • Bring the monsters to life! Bestial roars, screams and murmurs of 6 bizarre creatures. From brutal, deep growls to sharp, ear-pearcing screeches.

    Each character has several expression variations, such as “talk”, “scream”, “hit”, “attack” or “death”.

    Monsters included:
    Black Boss – brutal and dirty, hardcore metal-styled, saturated beast
    Behemoth – deeply-growling, dark animal from shadow swamps
    Ghoul – deeply-burbling, stagnant undead being
    TwinHead – eerie, weird beast with multiple mutated vocal-cords
    CruelGoblin – sharp, piercing, damned sabre-teeth mutant
    DeadBaby – sharp, high-pitched, demonic spirit of an unlucky toddler

    The SFX demo consists of several 6Monsters sounds mixed with a light spatial effect and an ambience from The Horrid library.

  • User Interface (UI) Advanced UI Play Track 928 sounds included, 21 mins total $59 $49

    Looking for UI sound effects? The Advanced UI collection gets you a wide range of interface sound effects – from natural, organic and minimal pops, beeps and chirps to 8-Bit, hybrid and highly processed, electronic and digital SFX that will complete almost any project where UI/UX sounds are required. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.

    Designed for use in animations, video games, mobile apps, motion graphics, film, software development and industrial design projects, Advanced UI is a perfect fit for getting user interface sounds just right.

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  • Vehicles Skate on Board Play Track 112 sounds included, 22 mins total $49.99

    Skate on Board is an SFX library with the purpose of bringing alive the hidden sounds of skateboarding. This library has 65 stereo recordings with the best sound quality of actions such as jumps, pass by, and grinds over different surfaces like concrete banquets, and rail tubes. Furthermore, this library contains 47 mono audios of P.O.V perspectives which were reordered with different microphones attached to the skateboard to capture the full maneuvers and details of skateboarding.

  • The west is still wild.  A collection of clean and loopable natural ambient atmosphere elements – each 3 minutes long. This collection represents my best content and works great in multitrack layers.

    The core of this collection are natural sounds captured in the wilds of Oregon, USA – Western North America. The wildlife in the forests, streams, lakes, coast, and deserts of Oregon are a good substitute for most US and Canadian states west of the Rocky Mountains, including Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, British Colombia, Alberta, Alaska, and Wyoming.

    These recordings are from a pristine environment that avoid any human caused sounds.

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  • Animals & Creatures Broken Robot Play Track 87 sounds included $12.99 $6.99

    This library is a small “utility” collection of sounds great for use as Robot/Machines but also great for UI and Weapon design elements.  Servos, various metal objects and analog synths were recorded as source material to create this library.  The library includes raw servo recordings and meticulously performed or designed robotic/machine-like sounds.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

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  • Electricity Electric Arcs and Energy Play Track 266 sounds included $39.99 $19.99

    Electric Arcs and Energy is essentially two separate collections of sounds.  The first, Electrical Arcs are more raw.  These arc sounds can be manipulated and mangled to be used as design elements in your project.  They are highly flexible and can easily be pitch-shifted -48 semitones or more.  They remain remarkably useful and clean giving each sound multiple “dimensions”.

    The Electrical Energy collection is a series of more specified design elements that I created – Impacts and Powerups.  Meant to be used in Weapon or UI design they should be flexible enough to be used as stand-alone effects or layers in more complex sounds.

    Recording and Editing

    This library was designed from scratch by recording highly unconventional metal sources with a cello bow and processing them (see one example in video). Great care was taken during the recording and editing process to ensure maximum flexibility of these sounds.  The recording was done at 24/192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH 2050 mic which captures frequencies up to 50kHz.  All processing and design was then performed at 192kHz.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

     

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  • Whooshes liftFX Play Track 275+ sounds included $89 $71.20

    AWE YOUR AUDIENCE WITH RISERS, BUILD-UPS, DROPS AND MORE.
    Risers, build-ups, drops, breaks, downlifters, swells, sweeps, falls – it has never been so easy to hype your audience. Forget samples, just turn the knob or let liftFX even do that for you, automatically, in beat sync at the length you need it to be.

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Playable in real-time with instant auditive and visual feedback
    • Any length, tempo, pitch range and root note possible
    • Tempo sync or time (s) duration
    • Control key parameters independently or automatically (+ reversed)
    • Automation and modwheel (cc1) support for each parameter
    • 275 nifty presets included
    • Optional time lock and control lock to try different presets with current setting
    • High cut and low cut filters, reverb and delay
    • Lightweight plug-in, as it relies on synthesis
    USE CASES:

    • Build captivating uplifters, downlifters, drops, rhythmic, percussive builds and more effects out of the box
    • Any electronic genre such as EDM, Trap, Dubstep, Pop, Hip Hop, Drum’n’Bass, House, Techno, and more
    • Cinematic and experimental sound design
    • Beef up your synthesizers with tonal layers or harmonic overtones to achieve a fat, rich sound
    • liftFX requires a free iLok account (click to learn more)
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