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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
 
'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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  • 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.

 
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  • 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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