New sound effects libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect we have ambiences aplenty, as well as gunshots, footsteps, UI sounds, metal and wood impacts, and a monster vocalization processor you will fall in love with. You can go to South Africa and hear their immersive crickets and beautifully bewitching birds, or to Germany or rural Philippines to experience their domestic atmospheres. There are also collections of massive metal and wood impacts, futuristic UI sounds, enormous footsteps, and a vocal processing program that will inspire your monstrous performances. With so much exciting content available, the best thing to do is dive right in!
Southern African Ambience
 
  • Nature & Countryside Southern African Ambience Play Track 56/112 sounds included, 330 mins total From: $75

    Southern African Ambience is a collection of rich and immersive savanna ambiences, recorded by George Vlad and Daan Hendriks in the north of South Africa, just on the border with Botswana.

    Library highlights:
    • Lush ambiences, each over 4 minutes and up to 10 minutes in length, in stereo and surround
    • Huge amount of birds, with 45 species identified in metadata
    • Mammals such as Baboon, Bushbuck and Black-backed Jackal
    • Crickets, cicadas, flies and frogs
    Download the surround demo wav here
    Excerpts from The Audio Spotlight's review:

    “The quality of the recorded sounds is phenomenal”
    “A special mention goes to the Baboons which are scary as hell”
    “The birds are fantastic”

    – read the full review of Southern African Ambience here
Great minds think alike, and this recap features two libraries from South Africa! 'Southern African Ambience' by George Vlad and Daan Hendriks is a beautiful, entrancing sound library of soundscapes near the Botswana border. These enchanting, impossibly pure ambiences feature 45 different species of birds with their entrancing incantations and almost human-like calls. Each ambience ranges from 4 to 10 minutes and also include cicadas, crickets, frogs, baboons and jackals. Plus, each recording is available in stereo and surround. For lush, beautiful, expertly recorded sounds of the savanna, give this one a listen.
 
Machine Factory – Impact and Foley
 
  • The Machine Factory library delivers 265 unique impact & foley sounds with over 26 minutes of playtime – including sounds such as metal doors, stairway, wood impacts and many other like metal impacts or thundering metal. The library is perfectly suited for post production, audio books, radio broadcasts and other audio channels. All sounds are in WAV, 24 bit & 96 kHz and include metadata.

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'Machine Factory – Impact and Foley' by Depth of Sound has sounds of crashing metal and wood that will add thick flavors and moods to your ambiences. Featuring 265 sounds, you will hear recordings of beaten metal doors, footsteps on stairways, stones rolling on metal, and over 120 metal and wood impacts. These effects are also recorded at 96kHz, so there is almost no limit to the shear mass of your lignin and iron structures. If you are producing audiobooks and radio broadcasts that need distinct context in their sound design, check out this library.
 
Dehumaniser 2
 
  • Dehumaniser 2 is a powerful vocal processing tool perfect for creature sound design. Utilising incoming live or pre-recorded signals, the software allows you to dynamically tailor effects while creating multi-layered sound instantly.

    Perfect for audio professionals, this versatile tool makes a strong addition to any film, TV or video game post-production process. Its flexibility also makes the plugin ideal for use in live environments, including theatre performances, Halloween attractions or voiceover/dialogue sessions.

    Ships with over 100 monstrous presets and 133 high-quality animal recordings, including Tigers, Leopards, Pigs, Parrots and more.

    System requirements:
    Dehumaniser is a VST/AU/AAX Plugin – requires a supported host/DAW. Covered under the Dehumaniser 2 EULA. An iLok account (available for free at ilok.com) is required to activate and use the software. A dongle is not required, but if you want to use one, an iLok 2 or later is the one to use.
If you didn't hear of 'Dehumaniser 2' at the past GDCs, then you are in for a treat. Krotos Audio's flagship program has been developed and improved and their newest installment will change how you think of beastly performances. This powerful vocal processing tool doesn't just transform your voice into chilling, professional-sounding monsters, animals and robots, it also manipulates on the fly in your DAW to inspire the demon within your voice actors! Whether you work in film, games or horror attractions, this program will make each performance wickedly fun.
 
STOMPS – Creature Footsteps
 
  • We're incredibly excited to introduce the 'STOMPS – Creature Footsteps' sound effects library – these are footsteps like you’ve never heard them before!

    STOMPS is a massive collection of more than 8,500 files to boost your creativity and help you add special footstep sounds to your new project.

    The library is organized into 3 categories –
    Source, Textures, Design:

    In the Source category you’ll find the “best of” several hours worth of our recordings sessions, with more than 7,500 files (with lots of variations) organized into 83 folders. Every single sound is the product of a new recording.

    You’ll find the sequences that include: 2 Legs WALKING, 2 Legs RUNNING, 4 Legs GALLOPING, 4 Legs TROTTING, and 4 Legs WALKING.

    We used all kinds of weird props to record original, versatile sounds with lot of character, different textures, and in very different frequency ranges.

    These sounds form the DNA of your future footsteps. You’ll have lots of different sound colours to play with, ranging from very small and harsh sounds to very low and bold ones, and all the ranges in between.


    In the Texture category, you’ll find more than 600 sounds with different textures to help you customize your footsteps. These textures are also a very valuable sonic material that will help you construct lots of varying sound design work.


    Finally, we have the Design category. Here you’ll find more than 500 processed sounds created by veteran sound designer Michel Marchant, covering a wide range of characters like Robots, Snow Creatures, Distant Dinosaurs, Rock Golems, Armies, Colossus and many, many more!

    With “STOMPS, Creature Footsteps,” you’ll have anything you’ll need to create everything from small creature footsteps to big, out-of-this-world ones.

'STOMPS – Creature Footsteps' by isn't an homage to the UK percussion sensation, it is a huge collection of over 8,500 massive footsteps. Created by Bonson, this library has footsteps inspired by androids, giant crabs, minotaurs, pirate zombies, vikings, cyclops, dinosaurs, and more! You'll hear various paces like walking, running, trotting and galloping with 2 or 4 legs. Plus, there are over 600 textures and 500 designed sounds to bring body to your clomps and plods. If your game has individual character footsteps to help your players detect their enemies by sound, this is the perfect library for you!
 
South African Crickets
 
  • Animals & Creatures South African Crickets Play Track 40 sounds included, 197 mins total $55

    Get an extensive collection of South African nature ambiences (average duration: 5 minutes), from places like the Mhkaya Jungle, Kruger National Park, The Wetlands and more. Locations include jungles, swamps, ponds, rivers and towns. Featuring all sorts of crickets and cicades, of course – but there’s also plenty of other South African wildlife, like mosquitoes, birds, fighting baboons and snorting hippos The sounds were captured during various times of both day and night and give you a huge variety of ambiences to work with.

'South African Crickets' by Tonschliff GmbH is collection of lush cricket and cicada ambiences from the southern countries of Africa. Recorded in Swaziland and various areas in South Africa, this library has over three hours of these chirping, humming insects; each file ranges from 1.5 to 12 minutes. In their persistent and bewitching buzzes, you can hear mosquitoes, birds, baboons and even hippos, too! If you want your audience to be transported deep into the heart of the veld, give this library a listen.
 
Philippines
 
  • Environments Philippines Play Track 41 sounds included, 77 mins total $50

    The Philippines Faunethic sound library is a unique collection of 41 sounds recorded and produced with high quality equipment.

    Through the whole island of Palawan, the rice field of Luzon and the city of Manilla, this collection includes:

    -Village and rice field from Banaue, rice field in the north of Luzon
    -Forest and jungle of south Palawan
    -Market, small to medium.
    -The city of Manilla

    This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through 2 islands after the rainy season! All Faunethic tracks include metadata tags filled with Soundminer. All tracks are delivered as 48k/24bit .wav files. This collections come in easily downloadable zip file.

Faunethic's Charlie Atanasyan is back with his newest library, 'Philippines'. This collection captures sounds of humankind and wildlife from the rural areas of the islands of Palawan and Luzon. You will hear sounds of farm life and Banaue's rice fields with roosters calls and snorting pigs, as well as children playing and vendors shouting in village markets. You will also hear various birds - and even a gecko - in the nearby forests and jungles. Whether you need close up sounds for that 'man on the street' feel or unique animal sounds and ambiences, this is one to hear.
 
Guns, Bullets and Explosions
 
  • Guns contains 266 gun sound effects. Guns included: Pistol, Revolver Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Sniper Rifle, Semi-Auto Rifle, Sub-Machine gun, Machine gun. (The Gun part of this sound library can also be purchased individually HERE)

    Bullets contains 153 bullet sound effects (23 bullet flybys and 130 bullet impacts). Bullet impacts covers 16 different surfaces. Body Flesh, Body Thump, Concrete/Brick, Dirt, Grass, Rock, Gravel, Glass, Metal Light, Metal Heavy, Wood Light, Wood Heavy, Water, Mud, Snow and Ice. Each surface has 8-9 sound variations.

    Explosions contains 37 high quality, professionally designed explosion sounds. (The Explosion part of this sound library can also be purchased individually HERE)

    This is the perfect collection of guns, bullets and explosions at a very affordable price. Designed specifically for games, video and other media by award winning sound designers. All sounds come ready to use.

    This pack also includes a variety of 160 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from “Guns, Bullets and Explosions” are included in Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

'Guns, Bullets and Explosions' by Gamemaster Audio is a collection of 266 gun sound effects - but wait, there's more. Along with the firing of a pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifles, SMG, and machine gun, it has foley of their mechanics, as well as flybys and impacts on 16 different surfaces like flesh, dirt, grass, glass, metal and snow. On top of all that, you receive 27 high-quality explosions sounds! And with flexible purchasing options, you can buy the gun or explosions separately, or go all out and purchase their entire 'Pro Sound Collection'.
 
Collected Ambiences
 
  • City Life Collected Ambiences Play Track 33-380 sounds included From: $28

    Each SFX library in the “Collected Ambiences” series features 33 Stereo Ambiences from many different locations.
    The series includes ambiences such as Public Spaces, Roomtones, Drones, Forests, City, Train, Bus ride, Rain and many (many!) more.

    Collected Ambiences highlights:

    Vol 1: Airplane Landing/Take Off, Backyards, City, Car Wash, Residential Area, Construction Site, Birds, Fireworks, Crowd, Train, Roomtone and more. 33 files, 3.85 GB, 111 minutes

    Vol 2: Car Wash, Chop Shop, Backyard, City, Residential Area, Fireworks, Construction Site, Supermarket, Train, Roomtone and more. 33 files, 3.58 GB, 103 minutes

    Vol 3: City, Birds, Crows, Pedestrian Area, Residential Area, Bus, Roomtone, Village Fair, Weekly Market, Roomtone and more. 33 files, 3.45 GB, 100 minutes

    Vol 4: City, Traffic, Birds, Funfair, Pedestrian Area, Residential Area, Bus, Roomtone, Shopping Mall, Train, Roomtone, Drone and more. 33 files, 4,69 GB, 136 minutes

    Vol 5: City, Park, Train Station, Plaza, Birds, Crows, Pedestrian Area, Residential Area, Bus, Roomtone, Village Fair, Weekly Market, Roomtone and more. 33 files, 4.66 GB, 135 minutes

    Vol 6: Public Spaces, Roomtones, Forests, City, Small Towns, Country Side, Rain and more. 33 files, 4.65 GB, 134 minutes

    Vol 7: City, countryside, creek, forest, park, open-air bath, small town, water park and more. 33 files, 4.9 GB, 147 minutes

    Vol 8: Public Spaces, Roomtones, Public Bath, City, Busride, Farm and more. 33 files, 5.14 GB, 148 minutes

    Vol 9: Public Spaces, Industrial, Animal Shelter, Factory, Mall Food Courts, City, Park, Schoolyard and more. 33 files, 4.62 GB, 129 minutes

    Vol 10: Public Spaces, Gym, Train Interiors, Fireworks, Public Bath, , City, Train, Busride, Rain and Wind, Wind and many more. 50 files, 8.94 GB, 248 minutes

    Vol 11: Beach, Public Space, City, Rain, Wind, Weekly Market, Bistro and many more. 33 Files, 4.93 GB, 122 minutes

    All recorded with Sound Devices 744T, Sennheiser MKh8040 ORTF, Beyerdynamic MC930 ORTF, RODE NT4 or Sony PCM-D100. All files were cleaned, edited and most of the files loop seamlessly.

    Please check the Content Lists below for each library to see what the full list of ambiences in each library – and if you get all 10 Collections together, you land some great savings compared to the individual collection prices.

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'Collected Ambiences' by SoundBits is a series that has been captured by Saro Sahihi over the last year. With nine collections, each ranging from 100 to 150 minutes long, this mass of material features domestic sounds that are so often needed in documentary film and television. With ambiences of crowds, residential areas, construction sites, shopping malls, markets, fairs, countrysides, supermarkets, and train stations, you will find plenty of variation for unique backgrounds in hours upon hours of clean, often loopable, recordings. Listen to the demos and hear for yourself!
 
Binary Code
 
  • The Binary Code sound library delivers 570+ high quality futuristic interface sound effects perfect for video games, movies, tv and other multimedia presentations. This collection of UI sound effects will give your project the futuristic, hi-tech vibe that you’re after. With the vast selection of quality beeps, data processing and typing text sound fx you’ll easily find the type of sound that you’re looking for to create that sought-after, sci-fi, distant-future sound for your next project!

    The Binary Code soundpack contains 616MB of high definition 24bit/96khz sounds, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow and separated into three main categories: 1. Beeps 2. Readouts/Calculations 3. Typing.

When it comes to UI sound effects, it's hard to get enough bleeps and bloops to indicate all your system functions. But with over 570 sounds, 'Binary Code' by Sound Response should appease your artificial intelligent for the foreseeable future. This library has beeps, read-outs, calculations, and typing SFX, all with a consistent hi-tech aesthetic that won't break your audience's belief that they are hearing life as experienced by the generations ahead. For UI sounds you can quickly drop into your project, this library has the futuristic edge you've been looking for.
   

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Gamemaster Pro Sound Collection Play Track 8076 sounds included, 189 mins total
    5 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!

  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    5 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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  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    4 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

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  • Vehicles Audi A4 Allroad 2.0 TFSI Play Track 155+ sounds included, 213 mins total

    The Audi A4 B8 Allroad 2.0 TFSI is a 211 HP 4×4 car with turbo, and this library gets you almost 9GB of recordings, featuring 155 96kHz and 24bit files (including RAW files, 111 without RAW), with a total length of 213 minutes (without RAW files).

    The library covers different sound effects like engine during regular driving, reverse or accelerations. It was recorded with 3 microphones mounted under the hood and one inside the drivers’ cabin to capture the interior in sync with the engine.

    It was recorded with two Sound Devices 702, two DPA 4061 microphones, two Sennheiser MKH 8040, Sony PCM-M10 and Rode NTG3.

    In addition to the onboard sound you’ll find exterior driving, turning, stopping, turning engine on and off or reverse sounds recorded from 2 perspectives.

    Also driving on the snow and asphalt effects recorded with DPA 4061 mounted near the tyres, and finally, passes recorded from 3 perspectives. Slow driving (20 to 40 km/h), medium speeds (40 to 80) and fast (from 80 to 140 km/h), stopping and accelerations.

    Those sounds were recorded in mono with Rode NTG3 following a car, stereo ORTF recorded with MKH 8040s capturing passes from left to right, and stereo AB with Sony PCM-M10 capturing sound from right to left.

    This library also contains some basic foley, like closing and opening doors, servo sounds, windows, buttons or seatbelts.

  • 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!

  • Glacier Ice is a library containing over 300 high quality sounds of ice cracking, breaking, shattering in various sizes of blocks – recorded entirely in the Italian Alps over the course of two winters.

    The library contains sounds of all dimensions, from ice cubes being dropped in a drink to a designed iceberg collapsing.

    The majority of the material was recorded at 192 KHz with a Sanken CO100K and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040, making this library greatly flexible for pitch shifting and all sorts of heavy processing.

    A small section recorded at 96KHz features sounds recorded exclusively with contact microphones placed directly on the surface of a frozen water stream.

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