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.
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 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.
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!
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
'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'
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.
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.
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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