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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

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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.

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'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!

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'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 $38

    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!

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'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.

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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 $69

    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).

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'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
 
  • Need some sounds of water on rocks? This bite sized library could be just what you need. Close stereo recordings of waves a crashing against both rocks and beaches.

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'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

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'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.

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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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  • Mechanical Old Engines Grab Bag Play Track 486 sounds included, 265minutes of multitrack recordings mins total $129

    “Old Engines Grab Bag” is a pack of numerous old, unique and characterful engines from early 1900s. It’s a massive collection of 56GB multitrack 192kHz recordings of old tractors and stationary engines, both diesel and gasoline fueled.

    The intention wasn’t to cover vehicles driving, but to get isolated and very closely recorded mechanical elements of engines and exhaust pipes as a source material for sound design. There are many starts, idles, revs, offs, RPMs variations, backfires etc. Some are heavy and large sounding, some are small and funny. Tractors were captured EXT and most of stationary engines INT, but since they are very closely recorded there is just a little amount of reverb on most of them.

    Most of engines are 1 or 2 cylinders and low horse power and their RPMs are also low. Thanks to this, many of those sounds aren’t tonal and can easily be used as additional layer with other design elements. They work great for adding vintage character, designing junky or funny vehicles, crazy huge steampunk machines or engines malfunction.

    Sounds were recorded using multi-mic setup: Sanken CO-100k (most of the time pointing mechanical parts), Sennheiser MKH-8060 (mainly for isolated exhaust pipe), Schoeps CMC6XT mk41/mk8 (general image) and part also with Trance Audio Inducer contact mics (adding unique mechanical perspective).

    The library is delivered as multitrack 192kHz files, as well as stereo mix of all microphones. Thanks to using microphones with extended frequency range, drastic pitch changes can be applied.
    All files have extensive metadata created in Soundminer, including leg picker with microphone labels.

    Demo files include pitched sounds, which are not delivered with library.

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  • Mechanical Driving Forces Play Track 450+ sounds included $55 $29

    Driving Forces” is an ultimately innovative sound effects construction kit from Digital Rain Lab. The pack is dedicated to futuristic engine sounds: from small hovering drones to huge space motherships. It thoughtfully includes various engine categories such as Jet Turbines, Micro motors, and Recordings. The addition of real textures makes the library well balanced and very flexibile for designing unique vehicle sounds.

    Natively made in 96k/24bit, all sounds are ready to be heavily manipulated, and are tagged with BWF and Soundminer metadata for a faster workflow.

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  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $25 $20

    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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  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences House Tones Play Track 57+ sounds included, 114 mins total $40

    House Tones by Badlands Sound features 57 two minute seamless loopable roomtones totaling of almost two hours of different room tones found in a home including Bathrooms, Basements, Bedrooms, Closets, Garages, Home Offices, Laundry Rooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, Showers, and Utility Room.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for house or apartment room tones then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata with descriptive words with no number lists.

  • Industrial Factory Tones Play Track 17+ sounds included $15

    Factory Tones by Badlands Sound features 17 two minute seamless loopable roomtones, making these a breeze to work with – perfect for your projects.

    I was able to capture all these sounds with no one there so these are just factory room tones that are steady with very little movement or noises from the outside world. All sounds are available to hear in the products audio demo.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for factory room tones or looking for bigger tones and beds to fill the scene then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata.

  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Gamemaster Pro Sound Collection Play Track 8076 sounds included, 189 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $49

    Pro Sound Collection is the highest quality and most affordable sound library you will find. The ultimate collection of 8076 ready to use sound effects!!!

    This is the perfect collection of sounds for all types of sound designers, game developers and video editors who need a large range of high quality sound effects ready to use. Designed specifically for games, film and other media by award winning sound designers.

    What’s included? EVERY sound Gamemaster Audio ever made! ALL our other other sound libraries (plus other sounds) have been packed into in this amazing sound collection.

    Pro Sound Collection Includes:
    Animal Sounds $25
    Explosion Sound Pack $10
    Footstep and Foley Sounds $10
    Fun Casual Sounds $15
    Fun Character Voices $10
    Gun Sound Pack $19
    Guns, Bullets and Explosions $35
    Human Vocalizations $25
    Magic and Spell Sounds $25
    Punch and Combat Sounds $29
    Retro 8 Bit Sounds $15
    Sci-Fi Sounds and Sci-Fi Weapons $25
    Silenced Gun Sounds $25
    Troll Monster Vocalizations $10

    Total value $278!!!

    Sound Categories:

    • Alarms • Ambience • Animals • Beeps • Bullets • Buttons • Cartoon • Cinematic • Collectibles • Comedy • Doors • Electricity • Explosions • Fire • Foley • Footsteps • Guns • Hums • Items • Levers • Magic • Misc. • Nature • Powerups • Punches • Retro/8Bit • Sci-Fi • Snow / Ice • Switches • User Interface • Voice • Water • Weapons • Whooshes + MANY MORE!

 
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  • Environments Head West Play Track 57+ sounds included, 133 mins total $29.99

    Nature and ambiance recordings across Ohio, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.

    Including the Great Lakes, meadows, the Dakota Badlands (Both North and South) Wyoming mountains, Yellowstone geysers and mud pots, Bison, Prairie dogs, and birds.

    Take a 2000 mile aural road trip across the Midwest and west.

    Gear Used: Recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Tascam DR680, and Zoom H1, using Sennheiser MKH 30/40 Mid Side, Sennheiser MKH 20 spaced omnis, Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF and XY, Sanken CSS5.

  • Environments Singapore City Soundscapes Play Track 122 sounds included, 327 mins total $50 $39

    Welcome to A Sound Effect 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!

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  • The first in a series of WW Audio SFX Sample Packs. This is Volume 1 – General SFX and contains 90 high quality, professional random, sometimes eclectic sound effects for your theatre or film projects.

    Sounds include, Airbus A380 flying overhead, ancient well handle, audience applause, bar bell, bbq, fireworks, spooky walking with chains, various sound design elements, footsteps, various birds, wind and rain, motor bike starting and driving off, metal door unlocking and opening, police helicopter, radio interference, sledging, comedy farts and burps, various domestic foley sounds, footsteps and much more.

    All files include Soundminer, ID3v2.3.0 and Riff Info metadata embedded into the files to make for easy searching in your database of choice.

  • Foley Realistic Snow Footsteps Play Track 347 sounds included, 4 mins total $30

    Mini pack of natural snow foley! Frozen type, individual sounds. Cleaned and gated, ready for fast usage.

    Few useful sound effects sets of realistic snow footsteps. Non-classic sounding, frozen type snow of ski slopes and paths. Included bonus walking on the snowy wooden bridge. Individual, cleaned and gated footsteps with clarity. Sounds are fully without clothing noises, usage with people moving foley is recomended, so it is pretty universal and elastic.

    Recorded with Sennheiser MKH 416 from 40cm distance. Great usage for foley sampling, midi, game audio and more.

  • Red Libraries teamed up with the sound designers Frederic Devanlay and Thibault Csukonyi to create the new “Mutant Insects” collection

    The library gathers a wide range of oversized wings for equally-oversized designed flying insects, along with an extremely rich toolbox. It allows you to quickly and easily create every flying creatures and mutants you have in mind, but also sweeten or emphasize details with natural layers for real-life documentaries, games or feature films.

    These insects are more impressive than in real life by their size and the noise made when flying.
    So we called them “MUTANT Insects”.
    And why not also use it for bird wings…

    8 different species are featured : Fly, Hornet, Grasshopper, Beetle, Moth, Gnat, Rhino Beetle, Dragonfly.

    The movements offered are Idles (loop), Passes by, Swirling Evolutions (loop), Swarms (loop), Abrupt Movements (take flights, attacks, spasms…)

    These evolutions have been created with the help of the Traveler plugin by Tonsturm, and the Sound Particles software by Sound Particles.

    Presets for Sound Particles and Traveler are included in the pack. Many thanks to Tilman Hahn and Nuno Fonseca.

    The toolbox will allow to imagine your own mutants or to just simply create real insects, With natural layers such as hummings or different appearances to made wing strokes.

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