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This week on A Sound Effect, we have libraries that are life-savers for your games and films. With powerful sci-fi weapons, undead scenarios, vocalizations from four child and adult actresses, bullets and skateboards hitting just about every surface you can think of, and barks and whines from 14 dog breeds, you’ll find the tough-to-record libraries that you need fast. You’ll also hear sounds of household items and doors – and tense drones and ambiences that will bring a new edge to your soundscapes. With so many unique libraries released this week, you’re sure to find something you need.
Dogs
 
  • An epic collection of dog sounds, recorded in Ultra-HD 24bit 192k resolution. This library features a variety of vocal sounds from 14 trained animals. Included are barks, whines, yelps, growls, snarls, and sounds that can’t even be defined.

    Breeds:
    • Border Collie
    • Boston Terrier
    • Boxer
    • Bulldog
    • Collie
    • Golden Retriever
    • Greyhoud
    • Labrador Mix
    • Pug
    • Sharpei
    • Shizu
    • Terrier
    • Terrier Mix
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'Dogs' by Sound Effects Monkey is a collection of 14 breeds and their most recognizable vocalizations. You'll hear trained border collies, boxers, bulldogs, labs, retrievers, greyhounds, pugs, sharpeis, shizus, and terriers as they bark, whine, yelp, and growl. And these aren't just your boring, old stock barks - each dog has a personality of his own! Whether you need a specific breed for your protagonist's pet or you want your ambient barks to give a specific trait to your neighborhood, this impressive collection will do the job.
 
Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD)
 
  • Weapons Sci-Fi Weapons (Principle Sound) Play Track 2626 sounds included $80 $60

    The Sci-Fi Weapons library delivers more than 2600 futuristic weapon shots, charges, ricochets and other related sounds.

    All of them were designed using exclusively recorded Foley sounds, synthetic layers, various sound manipulation and morphing techniques.

    Single shots and automatic fire, reloading ammo, energy blasts, impacts and explosions, surface hits – it’s all there, ready to be used in your sci-fi projects!

    Version 1.5 is out:
    In v1.5 update we add 11 new weapons and two new reloads/ricochets packs. The total number of sounds in the library comes up to 2626.

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'Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD)' by Principle Sound Design has over 1,000 sounds of futuristic weapons for an expertly-designed library with all the 'oomph' and character you could hope for. With over 20 imagined weapons, you'll get lifelike single and automatic firing, blasts, and explosions that your audience will feel and remember. Plus you get impacts, ricochets, reloading, layers, and more. If you buy this library now, you'll get free updates for the sounds that'll be added to the library in the future, so take advantage of this super deal!
 
MicroTone: Doors
 
  • The MicroTone: Doors library contains 189 everyday door open and closes at various distances and speeds.

    Two interior doors, one plastic frame and one wood frame, recorded in mono at close, medium and distant perspectives. Performances range from slam, to normal close, to a soft push shut and finally partial closing.

    Contains sounds which will work for all your household door effect cutting needs.
    MicroTone is a series of smaller, less expensive libraries from Tone Manufacture for those times when you need a small injection of fresh sounds for a project and don’t have time to record your own.

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'MicroTone: Doors' by Tone Manufacture gives you nearly 200 variations of doors being opened and closed. Featuring two interior doors with plastic or wood frames, this library gives you a wide range of performances and perspectives to fit the precise motion of your doors. With detailed metadata, you'll easily find the slam of a distant front door, the soft partial shutting of a nearby bathroom door, etc., for a library that will hardly make a dent in your billing statement. If you need a variety of door sounds quickly, give this one a listen.
 
The House
 
  • Household The House Play Track 156+ sounds included, 61 mins total $50

    Get the many sounds of a British house. Doors, windows, stairs, vacuum cleaner, cooking, bath, mowing the lawn, washing up and much more.

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'The House' by John Silke gets you sounds from a house that could be near Hyde Park or in the countrysides of Woolley. With over an hour of content, this library features sounds of basement pipes, bathroom fans and baths, alarms and creaky beds, garden gates, creaking floors and stairs, refrigerators and kettles, washing machines, and more for domestic sounds that will help you lay down your interior scenes quickly. For authentic household qualities you may not have known were different from your day-to-day experience, check out this library.
 
Female Vocal Elements
 
  • A collection of short vocalizations from four females aged 10 to 30. Efforts, growls, laughs, cheers, hits, jeers, boos, raspberries, sneezes and more. All useful for video game, app or cartoon characters.

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'Female Vocal Elements' by John Silke gives you 363 sounds from four women and girls between the ages of 10 and 30. You'll hear cheers, cries, grunts, growls, jeers, cheers, sneezes, raspberries, boos, laughs, and interjections that will give you plenty of human sounds for your prototype RPG, cartoon characters, or even your mobile app's UI. If you're looking for a variety vocalizations and don't have time to coordinate with actors, give this demo a listen and see if it's right for you.
 
Skateboard
 
  • A collection of real and gritty skateboard sounds. We recorded these sounds on the streets and not in the studio. Featuring various skateboard riding movement and trick sounds. These sounds are so real, you can hear the bearings squeak.

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You haven't heard the complex body of a skateboard until you've heard one recorded by Sound Effects Monkey. 'Skateboard' has over 90 sounds of skateboards as their owners do complicated tricks on cement, asphalt, stone walls, metal rails, wood curbs, and brick surfaces. You'll also hear each board's mechanical qualities and scenarios like bailing, mounting, jumping, and landing. This is a collection that not only takes a lot of coordination but also the talent who can perform the source material, so definitely check out this all-in-one library!
 
Infected Zone
 
  • Horror Infected Zone Play Track 200+ sounds included, 35 mins total $15

    Get more than 200 zombie style sound effects (in 92 audio files) with Infected Zone.

    You will find ambiences, drones, musical elements, cinematic impacts, zombie hordes, bites, bone breaks, zombies eating, intestine movements, blood drips, stabs, gunshots, machine guns, vocalizations and more.

    These sounds are great for any kind of zombie/horror production (games, trailers, movies).

    Don’t be afraid to enter the ‘INFECTED ZONE’

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'Infected Zone' by MatiasMacSD has over 200 sounds that are ready to transport your audience to a world where flesh-eating zombies could be around the corner at any moment. You'll hear creepy ambiences, tense drones, cinematic impacts, massive hordes, juicy bites and stabs, bones breaking, gunshots and machine guns, undead vocalizations, and much more recorded as high-quality files that can be stretched for the size of your monsters. For horror films and games, this wide-reaching collection will get your atmospheres well on their way.
 
Bullets
 
  • A violent collection of bullet sounds, recorded and designed in HD 24-bit 96k resolution. These sounds are ready to make your project pop. Featuring bullet impacts on surfaces such as dirt, flesh, glass, car, wood, and metal. To help bring even more detail to your shootouts, we've also included a suite of whizby and incoming sounds.

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With 'Bullets' by Sound Effects Monkey, you can be sure your audience will be 'wowed' by every impact in your project. This huge collection has over 600 sounds of bullets piercing dirt, flesh, glass, car, wood, and metal, with all the flying debris that ensues. Each type of impact has 10-25 takes; plus the collection includes sounds of whizbys and incoming rounds. To give your shootouts a professional edge and distinct details, definitely give this one a listen.
 
Distorted Perception
 
  • Horror Distorted Perception Play Track 146 sounds included, 44 mins total $25

    Need to create a tense atmosphere to induce madness, craziness and fear in your Horror or Sci-fi project? DISTORTED PERCEPTION is the library for you.

    Abnormal melodies, strange sound movements, transitions and distorted cinematic impacts are some of the things you will find in this collection; sounds with a distorted, saturated and tense feeling to grab people’s attention and provoke fear, tension and suspense in them.

    You can also use the sounds to enhance musical productions or create some nasty and crazy musical moments, thanks to a nice selection of percussive elements. The library contains two musical compositions using only the sounds in this library (using the percussive sounds with some of the atmospheres and transitions). Apart of being a great library for Horror or Sci-fi games and movies, this collection works well for trailers too.

    Sounds included:
    Atmospheric elements: Abnormal melodies, feedback and tense drones • Cinematic basses • Saturated bass drops • Distorted cinematic impacts • Sci-fi impacts • Sound movements • Noises • Percussive elements: Drum kicks, distorted drum kicks, hi-hats, snare drums, movements and sequences • Transitions

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If you need ambiences that will engulf your audiences in a twisted mesh of strange melodies, textures, and effects, then look no further than 'Distorted Perception' by MatiasMacSD. This collection has nearly 150 drones, sequences, transitions, impacts, bass drops, and more that will get your audience in the mood for stylish, modern horror scenes and sweat-inducing tension. If you're looking to build your horror climaxes with the subtle use of music, check out this demo.
   

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included $25 $12.50

    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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  • Sci-Fi Advanced Propulsion Play Track 1191 sounds included $99

    ADVANCED PROPULSION is a next-gen sound design toolkit built for creating dynamic sci-fi vehicle engines and passbys. The designed engine sounds are all seamless loops, making them perfect for use with various plug-ins and interactive applications. All raw source material used to design the engines is included, giving you maximum creative flexibility.

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  • Animals & Creatures Animal Hyperrealism Vol II Play Track Over 2000 sounds included $170

    Animal Hyperrealism Vol II is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 2000 individual sounds in 283 files.

    The sounds were partly recorded with animals trained for media production, partly recorded in zoos and wildlife centers. The asset list includes but is not limited to: amur leopards, bottlenose dolphins, californian sealions, pacific walruses, red ruffed lemurs, owls, parrots, dwarf little fruit bats, hamsters, guinea pigs and many more.

    The content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K plus a Sennheiser 8050 for center image and a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 for stereo image.
    A special section of the library features samples recorded at 384KHz. For these sounds an additional microphone was employed, specifically the CMPA by Avisoft-Bioacoustics which records up to 200 KHz. This microphone was actually used to record most of the library but the 384KHz format was preserved only where energy was found beyond 96KHz not to occupy unnecessary disk space.
    All files are delivered as stereo bounce of these for mics, though in some instances an additional couple of CO100K was added to the sides.
    The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included $25 $12.50

    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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  • Genres Vintage Anime SFX Play Track 350+ sounds included $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

  • 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.

 
Explore the full, unique collection here

Latest sound effects libraries:
 
  • This mini -library contains sounds from a reptile shelter. They take in injured, negelcted or abandond reptiles and take care of them. They finance through a small zoo and due to corona had significant loss in income. 50% of the sales of this library will directly be donated to the shelter. For more information check: https://www.reptilien-auffangstation.de/

    The recordings contain sounds from 14 different species. With the focus on reptiles, it also features amphibians, mammals and birds.
    Ever needed a realistic hiss of an Arabian Cobra, the roar of a Nile crocodile, the sweet chirping of a Djungarian hamster, or the whistling sound of a Reticulated Phyton coming out of cold water? Here you go. With two mic positions in 192kHz I followed around the tails of big (Diamondback-) and small (Massasauga-) Rattlesnakes. I even recorded the purr of giant lizards (monitors).

    If you don’t need these specific animals, these growls, sizzling, and calls are a great source sounds for dragons, dinosaurs, monsters and other beasts. Also great to add as a layer in vehicle sound design or as sweeteners to add the noise of a dart frog to your jungle atmo.
    These recordings are hard to come by and my mics were nearly hit by poison, that crystalizes and stays venomous for years to come as well as they got nearly eaten by a crocodile (was very scary indeed with me at the other end of the (way too short) boom pole)

    The best part, the handling with the animals was very thoughtful. No animals were tortured or stressed. They had some great animal voices at the shelter, that didn’t want to speak during the recording session, so we let them sleep and didn’t take any animals away from their hide.

    Full List: Arabian Cobra, Diamondback Rattlesnake, Diamond Dove, Djungarian Hamster, Domestic Chicken, Domestic Goat, Nile Crocodile, Massasauga Rattler, Papua Monitor, Puff Adder, Reticulated Phyton, Ring Tailed Lemur, Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog and, well, a fish tank with my hydrophone with some weird electronic sounds from the heating.

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  • The Decal Audio team are all too familiar with fast turn around jobs where a full foley session is sadly just not an option. We need quality, practical sounds that can be called on in a flash and dropped in with minimal editing required.

    The Take a seat library from Decal Audio is here to assist and brings you over 600 individual chair, sofa and bed sounds. The library is fully organised into actions covering, pick ups, put downs, sits, stands, scrapes and sweeteners, covering multiple chairs and multiple surfaces, providing a construction kit to allow for the tracklay of any number of different seating scenarios.

    We have also included some designed elements created utilising the sounds found in the library.
    All audio was captured in mono, 48kHz/24bit using a Rode NTG 3 directly into focusrite preamps or a Sound Devices MixPre.
  • Want that sound that’s made between the Optometrist asking if a or b is better? Want to hear what it sounds like when your eyes are being scanned and tested? Hear your glasses being adjusted before you get to wear them? The optometrist equipment library has all of this ready for you to use. This small boutique library covers a range of equipment used everyday to help optometrists figure out how well we see. Whether you’re using the machine noises to cut an optometrist scene or if you want to take the many mechanical sounds and design them into something other worldly it’s all there for you.

  • It’s Cold… It’s Dark… And the snow has frozen over…. Time To Shovel

    Driveway Ice Snow Shoveling is a collection of Shoveling Recordings and various ambiences taken while shoveling.

    Shovel Recordings recorded using the LOM UsI Pro Microphones feeding into the Zoom H1 Recorder, at 24 bit, 96kHz, clamped onto the shovel. Recordings include Digs, Scrapes, Scoops, Debris, Pokes, Stabs, and more!

    Ambience recordings recorded using the Sony D100 Recorder, at 24 it, 192kHz, at various positions. Recordings Include Distant Shoveling, Car Pass Bys, Icy and Crunchy!

    Stay in the nice warm house.
    All files are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.

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  • Alchemy of Guns is a comprehensive weapon laboratory of single sounds made to be mixed, assembled and fit with each other.
    We built the library as an array of modular layers, each one bound to a specific alchemical element, each one made with a specific Xfer Serum setup, and since we enjoyed finding ourselves sketching on paper combinations of elements according to the combinations of the samples, we kept this general structure.

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