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.
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)
'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!
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.
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
'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.
You haven't heard the complex body of a skateboard until you've heard one recorded by Sound Effects Monkey
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!
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.
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.
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'
. 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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