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
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.
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
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!
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 & Impacts 2'
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
'Industrial Exteriors I'
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
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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