In this recap, you can hear lots of weather sounds of heavy rain, snowy footsteps and slushy traffic to banjos on dry ice and thunder cracks recorded on tape during the ’80s!
You can also check out an 18th-century British mansion’s ambiences and props, industrial age steam engines, a vintage German light rail, Ambisonic ambiences from Madrid, a roaring Soviet fighter jet, a nice collection of household items, recordings of a Czech toboggan, an aggressive selection of destructive impacts and glitches, an extensive sci-fi library that goes above and beyond, and two packs of droid sounds and arcade lasers.
'British Stately Home' by SH Sound Design Ltd spotlights a late-18th-century neo-classical mansion. It is a collection of 256 files recorded at 24bit/96kHz with a mixture of mono, stereo, LCR and 5.0 files. It has sounds of doors, windows, fireplaces, clocks, drips, keys and various unusual period-specific props, often from multiple perspectives. It also includes impulse responses from the building's more colorfully reverberant rooms and some very still ambiences. This was a collaboration between two award-winning sound designers, Stefan Henrix (Chernobyl, Batman Begins) and Steve Fanagan (Room, Frank).
'Spirit Of Sound Effects: Thunder Volume 1' by Unity Gain Sound was recorded in 1988 to DAT with an ORTF pair of Schoeps MK-4s and features a lightning strike from less than 12 feet away! Some of this material was released through 'The Hollywood Edge Signature Series' back in 1993 and the rest was considered "unusable" due to the rain. Not so with Izotope RX 7 Advanced. It was painstakingly remastered and has been released at 96kHz with Soundminer metadata. Come hear the utter clarity and crispness of this thunder as it should be.
'Rain & Thunder' by Soundholder features 53 files covering different types of rain, from light showers to heavy falls. This library was recorded in different locations, like open spaces, forests and under the plastic or metal roofs, and it also has some experimental recordings like rain captured from inside a metal grill or bucket. There are also few thunder recordings that are mostly subtle and long. All together you'll get over 5 GBs of 96kHz pack and a total length of 162 minutes.
'Snow, Ice & Everything Dry Ice' by NoiseFloor FX consists of 380 sound effects ranging from footsteps to metal gliding through snow! There are a variety of surfaces like hard and soft snow, ice blocks, crushed and shaved ice, and dry ice, as well as impacts, jumps, metal Foley and more. You can also hear the sound of banjos, jingle bells and items like bouncing quarters and sledge hammers sizzling on dry ice! (The banjo sounds great, just check out the demo.)
'Editor Toolbox: Expanded Household Edition' by Boom Box Library contains all of the essential sound effect recordings of everyday household items such as doors, room tones, chairs, windows, kitchen equipment, sinks, bathroom shower, clothing, and more.
'Traction Steam Engines' by Earquirks gets you the sounds of pulsing pistons, creaking cogs, bright hisses, funnel blasts and evolving mechanical rhythms, straight out of the industrial age. The library features both 90 original recordings, a custom collection of 111 design sounds.
'Vintage Tram' by Detunized gets you the sounds of a fully working light rail near Dresden. The 2-axle rail cars were built from 1957 until 1967. The recorded tram drives along an 8km track through a small German valley that is surrounded by reverberant rock faces. The library has recordings from the driver's seat and several positions in the wagon, both with and without passengers, plus sounds of the doors and doorbells and exterior recordings of squeaky approaches and pass-bys.
'Madrid Ambisonic City Life' by Foley Collection & Surround Sound LAB was recorded in Madrid last winter, capturing 40 beautiful tracks in Ambisonic format. These urban ambiences feature city traffic, pedestrians on the street, rooftop ambiences and more with almost no bird sounds. The library was decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS and includes an Ambix Ambisonic, 7.1.2 Atmos Bed, 5.1 and ST versions. This library is also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, which features over 25 sound libraries at a huge discount.
'Toboggan Run' by Eklen Sounds Team gives you a compact collection of sound effects from a summer Toboggan Run. It has loud clicking sounds of the track, fast downhill rides and passbys of the bobsleds. It was recorded in an entertainment park in the Czech Republic on a Line Audio CM3 (XY pattern) and Tascam DR 701-D.
In the world of sci-fi, not only humans communicate but robots do, too. 'Astro Droid Sound Pack 01' by Debsound has such conversations from these lovable machines with 44 sounds that are ready to be placed on your timeline or in your Wwise project. If your favorite character from Star Wars was R2D2, then don't miss out!
'Snowy Winter Traffic' by UGRI SOUND is a collection of snowy, icy, slushy, crunchy winter traffic. Single car passes, busy city roads, distant skylines, village roads, highways. All files are 96kHz 24-bit with metadata, and recorded with two Sennheiser Mkh 8040s, Mkh 416, Audio Technica BP4025 and Sony D100.
'Shockwave' by SampleTraxx is a collection of aggressive and destructive sound effects for modern sci-fi projects. The sound pack contains 150+ explosive heavy hitting impacts, digital glitches, dirty blasts, heavy pings, electric shocks, flashes, buzzes, stutters and source recordings.
'MiG-15 UTI' by Eklen Sounds Team features a legendary Soviet fighter, the MiG-15 UTI jet fighter with the VK-1 engine. You will get over 30 minutes of impressive onboard flight AB recordings recorded with a Tascam DR-701D, as well as close and distance flybys, startups, take offs, flights and more recorded with a pair of Line Audio CM3 (XY) and a Zoom F4, all recorded in 192 kHz.
'Foundation Series Sci-Fi Vol 2' by PMSFX extends their popular series, featuring 627 seamlessly looping ambiences and drones, buttons and switches, cinematic transformations and robotics, futuristic door sounds, exoskeleton and micro-tech sounds, space racer fly-bys, power ups and energy risers, glitches, complex UI sounds, calculations and alarms, gunshots, weapon Foley, and much more!
'Room Tones Europe - 3D Surround Ambiences' by BOOM Library offers an enormous variety of different room ambiences. From busy transportation areas, malls and warehouses over congress centers and green houses to swimming pools and public libraries. The library features 200+ 3D Surround files, as well as stereo recordings.
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