Asbjoern Andersen


We’re back for a new year with a whole lot of new sound effects libraries. We have lots of vehicles with Hondas, Chevys and Harleys, fantastic sound design from other planets, Surround interior ambiences, clanging blacksmith workshops, rolling beach waves, royalty-free ringtones, and even horses! As the first set of SFX of the new year, this groups shows us 2017 is off to a good start.
Space Drones
 
  • Sci-Fi Space Drones Play Track 17+ sounds included, 36 mins total $25

    Do you need some drones inspired by space? Space Drones is a pack inspired by different solar objects. It contains 17 perfectly looping files, each with their unique spacey texture. The loops are based on solar system objects, interstellar phenomenon and human mission control transmissions. The sounds are fictional but are based in part on real sound transmissions from space to give it some realism.

    Features sounds such as:

    Aurora Borealis – Flutter, Wooshing, Magical
    Black Hole – Heavy, Supermassive, Bass, Pumping
    Jupiter – Massive, Heavy Wind, Big
    Mars – Desolate, Wind, Sand
    Mercury – Solar Wind, Eruption, Pulsating
    Neptune – Superfast Winds, Howling
    Saturn – Creepy, Radio Waves, Waves
    Solar Oscilations – Sustained Note Drone, Radio Waves
    Space Chatter 1 – Radio, Mission Control
    Space Chatter 2 – Radio, Mission Control
    Space Chatter 3 – Radio, Mission Control
    Space Chatter 4 – Radio, Mission Control
    Space Chatter Deep Space – Radio, Mission Control, Hazy
    Space Chatter Garbled – Radio, Mission Control, Garbled
    Sun Close Up – Star, Boiling, Massive
    Uranus – Crystalized, Diamond Sea, Icy
    Venus – Evil, Harsh Winds, Extreme Weather

As your character exits her spaceship and takes her first step on another planet, what would she hear? 'Space Drones' by Double Trouble Audio is the answer to this question. This library features 17 ambiences and drones from a fictional interstellar journey. With the whooshing Aurora Borealis, pulsating black holes, heavy winds of Jupiter, eruptions and solar winds on Mercury, and much more, you will find deep, detailed atmospheres representing our galactic neighbors. It even has mission control radio transmissions and a boiling solar surface. If you are looking to take your audience to another planet, there is certainly no other library like this one.
 
Rings And Tones
 
  • Foley Rings And Tones Play Track 101 sounds included $15

    Rings And Tones is a collection of original ringtone and mobile notification sound effects: from old stationary, office, and mobile phones, to the modern organic and synthetic sounds. The pack includes sounds for every occasion and situation on-screen/in-game: positive, anxious, aggressive, or neutral – everything is designed to fit right in. As a bonus, there is plenty of cellphone interference sounds and various service tones to enhance the final experience further.

    Rings And Tones contains 100+ 24bit/96kHz sounds, all enriched with Soundminer metadata. All sounds are custom-designed, original and royalty-free.

'Rings And Tones' by Digital Rain Lab gives you over 100 ringtones that will keep you clear of copyright issues. These tones sound like they could come from an iPhone 4S, office telephones, flip phones, or any modern cellular device in the US, and they sound so natural, your audience may not know the difference. The collection also has sounds from the receiver, such dial and reorder tones (of an out-of-service number), and button pressing. If you need an assortment of ringtones for your next project, check this library out.
 
Surround a Room 5.1+ Stereo Room Tones
 
  • Surround In a Room features 25 HD 24bit / 48 kHz 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of small, medium and large room tones, and quiet places.

    Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format).

    Recording locations are all from center of the room to create the widest possible sound. A stereo version of each cue is included, as well as embedded metadata. All tracks are 2 Minutes. Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!

'Surround a Room 5.1+ Stereo Room Tones' by 2496 Sound Effects is a collection of 25 high-definition ambiences from quiet interior spaces. Each one was recorded in 5.1 with Quad microphones, capturing the widest sound images the recordists could achieve of the locations. The library also includes a Stereo counterpart of each track, and 2496 Sound Effects offers a free demo so you can try one out on your own system. With nearly 100 minutes of ambiences, this library should give you a palette of wide open interior atmospheres to pad your scene.
 
BigBlock
 
  • Vehicles BigBlock Play Track 369+ sounds included, 82 mins total $34

    This library is an intimate profile of a completely original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. It boasts a 427 ‘Big Block’ 400 HP engine, a 4-speed Muncie transmission, 3×2 tri-power carburetor, and plenty of mechanical accessories.

    We recorded anything on the vehicle that made a definable noise: the handbrake, clutch, shifter, turn signal, horn, headlights, hood latch, gas cap, doors, and more. Though the primary focus, of course, was on the beasty combustion and exhaust systems. We collected multi- and single-point, interior and exterior, front to back recordings of the engine cranking, idling, and being cut. We also experimented with a wide spectrum setup for passbys and various driving maneuvers. Files pertaining to the same event are marked accordingly for easy grouping and layering. This collection was designed so that in using multiple grouped files, you can effectively dial in/out the exhaust pipes independently (driver side, passenger side), interior ambience, and direct engine sources as desired. Together with a number of alternative variations, you can use this library to bring any car in your project to life, quickly.

    Don't be afraid to give it a little gas. Enjoy!

'BigBlock' by Eiravaein Works features a classic muscle car that will make your audience feel like they are right in the drivers seat. This collection has over 360 files of an original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe with up-close recordings of revving, idling, shifting, clutching, and tearing down the highway. It also has sounds of passbys and plenty of foley of the doors, gas caps, horns, turn signals, etc., which can be added quickly and accurately represent your audience's behind-the-wheel perspective. You won't get a more powerful driver feeling for a better deal than this!
 
The Blacksmith
 
  • The Blacksmith Sound Effects Library features 800 files with over 1000 sounds, recorded at a one-day visit to an old forge from the last millennium. You get tons of hammering metal on an anvil of course but also many other typical forge sounds, as well as more unusual sonic experiences. Mostly metallic sounds – from tools handling, metal hits, drops, clank of chains to vibrating metal poles, rattling cranks, wooden hatches and much more.

    All sounds were recorded in MS using a Sennheiser MKH-8050 + Ambient ATE 208 going in a Sound Devices 788T in 192kHz and 24Bit. The sounds are cleaned and edited for direct use. All mastered and decoded to stereo for instant use.

SoundBits is back with another library dedicated to comprehensively recording a location. 'The Blacksmith' takes on this skilled laborer's workshop to show us over 1,000 metal sounds from hammers, anvils, chains, hacksaws, blade sharpening, and handling of metal tools. It also has various wooden sounds of carts, cranks, hatches, and a toolbox for wider range of textures. Whether your project has a character who forges steel swords or you need foley and impacts with specific characteristics, this is a great library to listen to.
 
Honda Civic EX 2005
 
  • Cars Honda Civic EX 2005 Play Track 65+ sounds included, 40 / 197 mins total $99

    This library delivers recordings of the 2005 Honda Civic EX, a 127hp, 1.7 liter, inline 4 cylinder, 4 speed automatic transmission Japanese car.

    Included are ready-to-use foley recordings, external passbys, and 4 channels of onboard wave files. All 65 wave files are at 24 bit / 96khz khz and the library features more than 40 minutes of combined driving time (total duration: 197 minutes).

'Honda Civic EX 2005' by Watson Wu shows off Old Reliable with nearly 200 minutes of recordings of this popular sedan from the inside out. This library features quick accelerations, various speeds and handling styles, and several driving directions from onboard mics in the drivers seat. It also has horn, window, trunk and door foley, slow, medium and fast passbys, idling, and much more. For sounds of an every-day car being pushes to its limits, check this library out.
 
Water on Rocks
 
'Water on Rocks' by redSonic is a quick pack of six water ambiences from a peaceful shore. With waves lapping onto sandy shores and rocky beaches, this collection has smooth rolling ripples that can make up the shore ambiences in your film or assets for your game. If you need ten minutes of small crashing waves, give this pack a listen.
 
Harley Davidson
 
  • Vehicles Harley Davidson Play Track 103 sounds included, 44 mins total $15

    The Harley Davidson sound effects library from G4F SFX features high-quality recordings of the Heritage Softail model. All the files have been meticulously recorded, mixed and meta-tagged for rapid use. We used an Aeta 4minx recorder, a pair of Schoeps ORTF and an AKG C414 to boost the center of the stereo sound. An SM58 placed near the exhaust also allows you to add the characteristic “throaty sound” of the Harley that can be mixed to suit your requirements. Each exhaust is on a separate file and is precisely the same length as the ORTF/C414 file for easy synchronization.

    Features recordings such as:

    Aways – False starts – Accelerations – Gear shifts – On-board camera – Handling of the bike – Horn – Stops / Braking

'Harley Davidson' by G4F SFX has over 100 sounds of a beloved bike model born in the '80s, the softail. This Heritage Softail was meticulously recorded to include the usual performances - accelerations, passbys, false starts, shifts, braking, etc. - and they made sure to keep the distinct sounds from different areas of the bike clean and separated. The library also has sounds of the horn, someone handling of the bike, various foley, and the clicking of the motorcycle as it cools off after a long ride. For aggressive sounds from a mean bike, definitely check out this library.
 
Horses
 
  • Animals & Creatures Horses Play Track 206 sounds included, 64 mins total $30

    Get the sounds of horses in this sound effects library library by GAF SFX. It features 74 recordings such as horses breathing, eating, galloping, walking, galloping pass-bys, snorting and grunting, whinnies and more.

Have you ever driven past a farm, pulled to the side of the road, and tried to record nearby horses, only to find them completely silent in their contentment? That's why 'Horses' by G4F SFX is a handy collection. With over 200 sounds, this library has the whinnying, galloping, walking, snorting, grunting, breathing and chewing you need in order to represent these majestic creatures. With daily noises from various proximities and long ambiences from within the stables, you're sure to find the distinct stallion sounds you need.
   

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  • Sci-Fi High Tech Interface Sounds Play Track 290 sounds included
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    Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.

  • Environments Backyard Play Track 30+ sounds included, 167 mins total $15 $11.25

    ‘Backyard’ by Badlands Sound puts you right in the middle of America's backyard. You will hear in the morning the peaceful sounds of mourning doves, robins, and other song birds along and at night you will hear a distant American School Football Game with crowds cheering and a sports announcer among with crickets and distant dog barks and yelps.

    It includes 30 high-quality 96k / 24-bit ambiences of the backyard, perfect for your projects. All sounds are long – Five and a half minutes each!

    The library features four different times during the day; morning, afternoon, evening, and night.

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  • Horror Atmosfear Play Track 50 sounds included, 31 mins total $10

    Featuring sounds taken from lo-fi instrumental recordings, harsh noise experiments and granular synthesis explorations, Atmosfear is a gritty soundscape collection geared towards the horror genre. With a distinctly unpolished production style to bring a rough edge to your scenario, these sounds can be used to invoke feelings of suspense, dread, tension, fear and doom into your characters and environments.

    What does an industrial scale torture chamber in an abandoned asylum sound like? What about a high-voltage electrical possession? Find the answer to these questions and more with Atmosfear. Enter if you dare.

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  • Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.

  • Ambisonics Ambisonic Ambiance Collection 1 Play Track 71 sounds included, 203 mins total

    Ambisonic Ambiance Collection 1 aims to provide a complete solution for a wide variety of sound scenarios.

    It features a range of ambience recordings such as cities, roads, parks, countrysides, shores, airports, shopping malls, underground parking lots, various room-tones and much more.

    It is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.

    This package includes 71 Files – Total 3:23:00 hours of content, with an average track duration of 0:02:45 minuets.

    The full pack includes the following formats: B-format FuMa, B-Format AmbiX and Stereo (Total of 213 files). The library is also available in a stereo-only version.

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    Want to hear an example of the included recordings? Download a B-format Demo here
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  • Over 40 B-Format recordings of the iconic World War 2 fighter aircraft, in flight, on the ground, singly and in groups.

    The library also includes some hard-to-find in-cockpit recordings of two landings and a takeoff of a Mk. IX variant, transcoded from the four-channel recording to B-Format and a 5.1 recording of a parade of 24 Spitfires at the celebration of ‘The Hardest Day’ at London’s Biggin Hill aerodrome.

    Also included are two long-form recordings of the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight’s Avro Lancaster Bomber with Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane escort.

    Transcode with the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plug-in in your DAW of choice, or use Svein Berge’s brilliant Harpex-B for stunning results.

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