Asbjoern Andersen


This week we have 7 new libraries that will bring realism and punch to your sound design. We have libraries featuring the rustling and pouring of grains, buzzing swarms and individual insects, space station ambiences and inner workings, intimidating quadcopters, futuristic passbys and impacts, industrial port-side ambiences, and cutting-edge sci-fi weapons. For a range of ambiences, new technology and aggressive sounds, you’ll definitely find something you’ll like this week.
Insects & Swarms
 
  • Animals & Creatures Insects & Swarms Play Track 1000+ sounds included, 121 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $106.80 incl. vat

    From massive swarms in different densities and activity levels to individual passby sounds and landings, this insect sound library covers pretty much all variants of insect wing buzz sounds.
    Below is a quick audio demo using 18 of the 185 sounds in the collection.

    Library highlights

    • 185 WAV sounds of bees, flies, mosquitoes, cicadas and designed insect sounds
    • Single insect sounds & swarms
    • Isolated insect sounds
    • Seamless loops & long recordings
    • Varied activity levels
    • Purchase supports WWF & NABU
    • Descriptive filenames
    • 96 kHz / 24 bit WAV files
    • Embedded Soundminer metadata
    • 2+ hours of audio

     

     

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Finding bug sounds without the interruptions of wind, birds and your own reactions when they land on your face is never easy, so ShapingWaves delivers their buzzes right to your timeline with 2 hours of isolated, varied and even loopable sounds of bugs. 'Insects & Swarms' includes swarms in a beekeeper's hive, blowflies passing by, big houseflies landing, annoying mosquitos, buzzing cicadas, designed Doppler effects, and more. If you need the buzzing without the bites, listen to this library.
 
Quadcopter Flight
 
  • Quadcopters / Drones Quadcopter Flight Play Track 148 sounds included, 61 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $72 incl. vat

    ‘Quadcopter Flight’ shows off these buzzing beasts from near and far in both quiet exterior locations and the studio.

    Featuring a large quadcopter and two minis, these machines were captured as they performed all possible actions, such as take-offs, flybys, revs, and sustained flight.

    The library also has foley, a few crashes, and recordings from contact mics that were attached to the two smaller quads for sounds of high-tech servo/rotor sounds that can be used for sci-fi projects containing robots, sliding doors, and more.

    Quadcopters recorded:

    • Dromida Kodo II – Interior
    • Eachine H8S – Interior
    • Yuneec Typhoon G – Exterior
    • Yuneec Typhoon G – Interior

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'Quadcopter Flight' by Audio Shade has the sounds of everyone's favorite cameraman/racer/recreational activity. Featuring the Dromida Kodo II, Eachine H8S, Yuneec Typhoon G and Yuneec Typhoon G, this library has plenty of interior and exterior takes of these machines as they dominate the skies. You'll find take-offs, flybys, revs and sustained flight, and even foley, a few crashes and contact mic recordings that sound like high-tech servos and rotors. If you need sounds of these rotorcrafts, this is the one for you.
 
Groats Part 1
 
  • Foley Groats Part 1 Play Track 378 sounds included, 14 mins total $26.40 incl. vat

    This sound library gets you the sounds of groats and grains, and includes the rustling, crunching, breaking, rolling, rattling, trickling, pouring sounds of sugar, peas, pearl barley and macaroni. It’s the 1st installment in a larger series called Grains. There are 378 high quality sounds included, recorded and designed in 24 Bit/96 kHz, using an Oktava 012, DBX-386, Digi-003 and Reaper.

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Just like animators, sound designers love particles. Though 'Groats Part 1' may not be granular in terms of synthesis, it's quite granular in the literal sense. Created by Alexander Ahura, this SFX library has sounds of grains and groats (which are the 'as-is' type of whole oats) as they rustle, crunch, break, roll, rattle, and trickle onto plywood, cardboard, glass, fabric, and more. It also includes sounds of pouring sugar, peas, barley and macaroni, too. If you like this library, make sure you stay tuned for part 2!
 
Space Station
 
  • Sci-Fi Space Station Play Track 647 sounds included $66 $34.80 incl. vat

    Want the sounds of a space station? Space Station is a huge collection of designed futuristic ambiances, loopable room tones, drones, and individual interior sound elements, made to provide a truly diverse sonic palette for designing spacious soundscapes for science fiction, horror, fantasy, dramas and documentaries. This pack has everything you need, all in one place.

    Space Station contains a whopping 7.6 GB worth of 500+ 24bit/96kHz sounds, each embedded with Soundminer metadata.

    The library includes:

    120 Designed sounds: Apartments, Doors, Halls, Alarms, Engine Compartments, Gates, Spaceship Cockpit ambiences, Interior Malfunction, and many more

    Space Station Construction Kit: Air, Alarms, Boiler Room, Computations, Drones, Electricity, Engines, Field Recordings, Fire, Foley, Pneumo and Servo sounds, Steam and Water

    Bonus: Also includes our popular Abstract Interior Tones pack

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Take your audience on a tour around the ship with Digital Rain Lab's 'Space Station' sound library. This collection has ambiences of halls, engine compartments, cockpits, and droning boiler rooms, as well as doors locking and unlocking, computations, sparks and currents, and steam and gas burners. It also has soft tonal alerts reminiscent of Tokyo's subways and supermarkets to give your scene an edge of peace in its mysterious environment. With 7.6 GB and over 500 sounds, this library should have everything you need to flesh out your ship.
 
Whooshes & Impacts 2
 
  • Whooshes Whooshes & Impacts 2 Play Track 607 sounds included From: $45.60

    This library delivers a super-versatile collection of Whoosh and Impact sound effects. And yes, as the name suggests, this is the sequel to the very popular “Whooshes & Impacts“ Sound Effects Library from SoundBits. Two versions are available + a bundle:

    Whooshes & Impacts 2:

    It features everything you need to give your projects the sonic impact they deserve, from fantasy-style battles to intense sci-fi space combat. You get fireballs, magical projectiles, asteroids, space ship pass-bys, missiles – and of course a vast variety of designed impact sound effects from very organic metal hits to abstract, distorted, screaming strikes.

    All sounds are 100% dry. No reverbs were applied.

    This pack contains 266 files split in 116 Impacts with at least 2 versions of one sound per file and 150 Whooshes with at least 3 versions of one sound per file. Giving you total amount of 607 sounds.

    Whooshes & Impacts 2 – ELEMENTS:

    The ‘Whooshes & Impacts 2 – Elements’ Sound Effects Library features a re-designed and further processed selection of the sound layers from ‘Whooshes & Impacts 2’.

    Split into 3 frequency bands, this composite collection brings you production elements to spice up your own whoosh and impact sounds, or easily create new ones from scratch. You have a transition that sounds good but just needs some interesting movement in the low end for that extra weight? Just choose from 1 of 50 low frequency whooshes and layer it with your existing elements.

    You get 150 Impacts and 150 Whooshes. The Whooshes come with one variation per sound, giving you a total of 450 design elements for your productions in this library.

    Whooshes & Impacts 2 – BUNDLE:

    You can also get both versions in a bundle – with a great discount.

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'Whooshes & Impacts 2' by SoundBits is their second installment of these sounds of action. This library has over 600 sci-fi and fantasy hits and whooshes, featuring low massive stuttering, glitchy explosions, plasmic ships zipping by, metallic crashes, missiles and astroids, and passbys that sound like if Tatooine had choppers and jets. Plus, all sounds are free of reverb, allowing them to be perfectly treated for your scenes. For stylistic whooshes and organic metal hits, this library will give your sound design some punch.
 
Industrial Exteriors I
 
  • Environments Industrial Exteriors I Play Track 29 sounds included, 98 mins total $31.20 $26.52 incl. vat

    Ambient recordings from various industrial sites, including the port of Aarhus with its bulk cargo and container terminals. Most of the sounds are quite generic though, and could be used in many different contexts. Some recordings are teeming with activity, while others feature deserted, yet humming and droning, industrial landscapes. Lots of HVAC with fans and pumps. Containers are moved, gravel is unloaded, engines are running. Very little wind, and hardly any legible speech. A few of the sounds are cut as seamless loops.

    Most of the sounds were originally recorded with a Sennheiser MKH60/30 M/S setup. A few sounds appear in both mono and stereo versions, where the stereo version are X/Y derived from the M/S source files and the mono versions are simply the Mid channel. I did this, because most people seem to prefer X/Y files for post-work, rather than M/S – but a down-mix of X/Y to mono would be inferior to using the original Mid-mic signal. 4 of the sounds were recorded with a quasi binaural setup . All sounds were captured in Aarhus, Denmark.

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'Industrial Exteriors I' by hzandbits features various industrial sites around the harbors of Denmark's Aarhus. In this library you'll find sounds of trucks and forklifts moving containers and dumping gravel, revving HVAC fans, cycling hydraulic systems, tugboats and ships idling in the ports, and more. There are also looping sounds and a few quasi-binaural sounds of passing trucks and forklifts. For a mix industrial sounds that is both distinctly harborish and flexibly generic, check out this library.
 
Sci Fi Weapons
 
  • With its second official release ‘’Sci-Fi Weapons’’ Sound Response brings you a cutting edge, hi-tech weapon sound FX library ready for unleashing cybernetic hell! Months of field recording and sound design yielded 400+ high quality futuristic weapon sound effects. A must have for anyone working on a video game, movie or any other project containing futuristic combat action scenes. With Sci-Fi Weapons at your disposal you’ll have one of the most powerful and advanced sci-fi audio arsenals out there!

    Sci-Fi Weapons soundpack features 588MB of high definition 24bit/96khz sounds, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow and separated into following categories: 1. Assault Rifles 2. Sniper Rifles 3. Machine Guns 4. Submachine Guns 5. Rocket Launchers 6. Loading FX 7. Scanners and Shields 8. Source Sound Accessories.

    NOTE: As a result of collaboration between Sound Response and Soundmorph this library is also a part of Soundmorph’s Future Weapons 3 library. If you have Future Weapons 3 library then you already have the included Sci-Fi Weapons sound library.

    Sci-fi weapon categories:

    • Assault Rifles
    • Sniper Rifles
    • Machine Guns
    • Submachine Guns
    • Rocket Launchers
    • Loading FX
    • Scanners and Shields
    •Source Sound Accessories

    NOTE:
    As a result of a collaboration between Sound Response and Soundmorph, this library is also a part of Soundmorph’s Future Weapons 3 library. If you have the Future Weapons 3 library then you already have the included Sci-Fi Weapons library
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If you need hi-tech firearms, check out 'Sci Fi Weapons' by Sound Response. This library has over 350 sounds of futuristic assault rifles, sniper rifles, machine guns, SMGs, rocket launchers, and lasers that will strike fear into the hearts of the enemy. It also has sounds of mechanisms, sensors, foley, scanners, and shields, allowing you to design a realistic combat scene right out the box! If you have an epic sci-fi battle in your film, TV show or game, definitely give this library a listen.
   

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Destruction & Impact Bomb Blast Play Track 107+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $19.20 incl. vat

    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 $24 incl. vat

    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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  • Electricity High Voltage Electricity -The Essential Collection Play Track 173 sounds included, 46 mins total $30 incl. vat

    All the essential high voltage electricity sounds you’ll need for your sound library.  Sounds include sparks, electrical fires, fruit electrocution, electric arcs, shocks, hums, overloaded circuitboards, light bulbs, capacitors and much more. Features recordings from high voltage units such as 2 power supplies, 3 microwave oven transformers, 2 neon sign transformers, a 250k volt Tesla coil, 3 Jacob’s Ladders, an arc electric welding machine and a car battery

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  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $42 incl. vat

    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!

  • Bicycles Bicycles Play Track 650 sounds included $27.60 incl. vat

    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.

  • Environments Rain Indoor Ambiences Play Track 26+ sounds included, 96 mins total $31.20 incl. vat

    Get the sound of rain – recorded from an interior perspective.

    This library contains various types and intensities of rain, from soft dripping to downpour, and the files are long enough to cover the rainbursts from start to end. Most of the files are also easily loopable.

    Some of the sounds are recorded with closed windows for a realistic indoor perspective. In other takes a window is left ajar to enhance the sound of the rain outside and four files gives you an exterior perspective from a porch.

    Locations covered: two greenhouses, two cars, a privy, a shed, a boathouse, a variety of rooms and roof materials.

 
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  • World Sounds Airport Soundscapes Play Track 100+ sounds included, 386 mins total $60 $34.80 incl. vat

    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 $72 $54 incl. vat

    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: $24

    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 $36 incl. vat

    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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