7 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


Welcome to the year's first look at exciting new indie SFX libraries - and for this one, we have quite a few new libraries that will give you distinct elements for your soundscapes.

We have sounds of London's famous metro system, a concise pack of Ambisonic city recordings, more lush ambiences from the Rocky Mountains, and sounds of ice being obliterated.

We also have a rowdy jet ski, cybernetic weapons, and interesting EMF recordings, too! Happy listening, and happy new year!


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Sounds of the London Underground
 
  • Anybody familiar with travelling on the London Underground will be aware of the distinct soundscapes beneath the streets of London; from the clatter of the ticket hall barriers to the eerie rumbles from the tunnels, waiting in anticipation for the next train to come rushing past before stopping with the squeal of the brakes.

    Each type of train on the network has its own distinct characteristics such as the moaning of the electric traction motors or the peculiar sound of the 1996 Stock used on the Jubilee Line.

    All of these sounds have been beautifully captured in 24-bit 48KHz quality- recorded both with XY stereo microphones and binaurally- creating a highly realistic experience for headphone users.

    Note to users:
    As many of you will know, like many urban transit systems, the London Underground is littered with pre-recorded public announcements.
    These recordings have been extensively edited to the highest quality to ensure that these pre-recorded announcements have been removed where possible.
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'Sounds of the London Underground' by Infrastructure Recordings gets you sounds from The Tube, London's famous underground transportation system. You'll hear the familiar sounds of the cars clattering and whooshing by, plus their squeaky breaks, doors opening and closing, and interior recordings. You'll even know if the train car is a Class 172 Turbostar, 1972 Stock, Class 317, etc., and you'll get platform ambiences with conversing travelers and faraway sirens. For authentic details in your city sounds, give this one a listen.
 
CyberTroops 2040
 
  • The CyberTroops 2040 sound library features 500+ high quality sci-fi weapons sound effects perfect for video games, film and tv, but also very useful for many other applications! If you’re looking to expand your sound collection with different types of cutting edge sci-fi shots, bursts and blasts, this is the sound library for you. With this collection of futuristic sonic ammo at your disposal you’ll have a powerful audio arsenal for immersing your audience in a cybernetic combat experience!

    CyberTroops 2040 contains 520MB of high definition 24bit/96khz sounds, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow and separated into twelve categories.

    Sci-fi Weapon sound categories included:

    1. Sniper Rifles
    2. Assault Rifles
    3. Electric Guns
    4. Plasma Guns
    5. Bio Guns
    6. Heavy Pistols
    7. Light Pistols
    8. Shotguns
    9. Machine Guns
    10. Submachine Guns
    11. Grenades
    12. Source Sound Accessories

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'CyberTroops 2040' by Sound Response gets you over 500 sound effects from 12 newly designed sci-fi guns. This collection packs some futuristic punch with rifles, guns, pistols, SMGs, grenades, and more that have a cybernetic feel for your 22nd-century battles. And these guns don't just fire standard 5.56mm rounds - they are electric, plasmic, and biological, too! Whether you need heavy firepower or a pistol at your side, this library has you covered for your high-tech warfare.
 
Northern Rockies: miNiATURE
 
  • Nature & Countryside Northern Rockies: Miniature Play Track 15+ sounds included, 101 mins total $29

    • In Northern Rockies: Miniature, get a mini-nature collection of ambiences from the mountains of Montana. Hear hallowed halls carved by glacial sculptors. Hear quaking Aspens and Ruffed grouse drumming on hollow logs. Hear euphoric dawn choruses, merry songbirds, sacred stillness, and stately woodpeckers knocking on forest doors. This library gives you a small collection of both “quiet” and “active” nature sounds from the continental divide of North America.
    • Only 26 glaciers (of the 150 in 1850) remain in Glacier National Park and all are predicted to melt within 30 yearsHear the sounds of this stunning natural cathedral while the glaciers remain. The ecosystem won’t sound the same when they’re gone.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
    • Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Northern Rockies Series. Field Recording travel for this library was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Sounds in this library are NOT included in other Northern Rockies Series libraries.
    • A mini-nature collection of both “quiet” and “active” nature ambiences from Glacier National Park in the Northern Rockies.
    • Active – euphoric dawn choruses
    • Quiet – soothing afternoons and nights
    • A 42-minute evolving dawn chorus (with 2 Loon wails)
    • Ruffed Grouse – drumming on hollow logs
    • If you need more “active” or “quiet” nature sounds check out: NR: Quiet NatureNR: Common Loons, and NR: Active Nature.


    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in browser or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • stillness – close to absolute silence
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included Wildlife: Common Raven, Cassin’s Vireo, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Fox Sparrow, Townsend’s Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Western Tanager, angry Chipmunks, and bats up to 90 kHz. *Bonus – two Common Loon wail calls within an extended 45-minute dawn chorus.


    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
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'Northern-Rockies-miNiATURE' by Thomas Rex Beverly gets you even more peaceful sounds of the beautiful Montana mountains. In this pack, you'll get over 100 minutes of new ambiences with woodpeckers, grouses, and songbirds, as well as a 45-minute extended recording with two loon calls. You'll also get quiet sounds of swaying trees and some absolute stillness. Don't forget, if you like this pack, check out 'Northern Rockies: Quiet Nature' and 'Northern Rockies: Common Loons', too.
 
Ice Fury
 
  • Ice Ice Fury Play Track 348+ sounds included $39

    “Ice Fury by Flysound” is a sound library of ice breaking to pieces in as full a variety of ways as possible. This is a thesaurus of the various ways ice gets undone, with blasts and crashes as well as scrapes and swishes and cracks and splinters too.

    Ice Fury is recorded on two superb ultra low-noise Neumann D-01 digital mics at 96k/24bit in a fantastic foley studio. Our equipment and processing make it ideal for downpitching and other tweaking to match your project.

    The full range of 348 sounds from the ice is thanks to a spread of massive and moderate ice blocks, that have been obliterated by a variety of implements such as a kettle bell, saws, picks, bars, drills, and a bat! If your project involves the sound of frozen water, allow us to break the ice…

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'Ice Fury' by Flysound has sounds of ice being broken into pieces in a variety of ways. You'll hear scraps, cracks, swishes, and impacts as the ice blocks are crushed by kettle bells, chisels, ice picks, saws, bats, spatulas, drills, knives, crowbars, axes, and more. All together you get 348 clean, close-up studio-recorded sounds that will give your debris, impacts, or snowy monsters a below-zero edge. If you need a flexible library featuring the destruction of ice, look no further.
 
Ambisonic City Life
 
  • Ambisonics Ambisonic – City Life Play Track 24 sounds included, 67 mins total $29

    Ambisonic City Life is a small collection of ambisonic recordings performed at various locations of different cities. The recordings took place at both internal and external locations.

    This collection is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.
    All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting tag filtering browsing applications.

    To create this product a Sennheizer Ambeo microphone paired with Zoom H8 was used.

    This package includes 24 Samples – Total 67 minutes of content.
    Supported formats: First Order AmbiX B-Format and Stereo (Total of 48 files).

    Download a B-Format Ambix demo here: Demo

    The library is also available in a stereo only version here.

     

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'Ambisonic City Life' by Sen6 is a quick pack of sounds from the city. With 24 recordings, you'll get the essential elements you need to infuse your soundscape with an urban flavor. You'll hear sirens, crowds, busy traffic, skate parks, parking lots, fountains, markets, and more. And of course, each sound is available in both First Order Ambix B-Format and Stereo. If you need city sounds for you VR project, check this one out.
 
PWC – Jet Ski – Sea Doo
 
'PWC – Jet Ski – Sea Doo' by The Chris Alan takes you out for some summer fun on a Sea-Doo watercraft. This library contains sounds of this vehicle as it accelerates, decelerates, passes by, float on the water, and rides around for fun. You also get wave ambiences and varying perspectives from the exhaust pipe and the driver's seat, as well as careful transitions for audio middleware use. If you're looking for the fun sounds of riding a jet ski, you'll find them here!
 
Electromagnetic – Field & Emissions
 
  • We have recorded strange noise rhythms originating from different technology around us… Machines from everyday life, like coffee makers, washing machines, mobiles, wireless routers, shavers, TVs and more. Surrounded by technology, we are immersed in electromagnetic fields!

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Fox Audio Post-Production has once again used the power of manipulation to create interesting new sounds. 'Electromagnetic – Field & Emissions' is a collection of the various machines we see in our day-to-day - such as coffee makers, washing machines, phones, WiFi routers, shavers, TVs, etc. - but you wouldn't know it from hearing the demo. These sounds have been twisted and experimented with to bring out static rhythms, buzzes, and sweeps that are perfect for your harsh transmissions or ghostly ambiences. Check out the demo and hear for yourself!
   

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  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

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  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 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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  • World Sounds Human Africa Play Track 46+ sounds included, 260 mins total From: $75

    Human Africa is a collection of authentic ambiences recorded in rural and urban locations across various countries in Africa.

    The library covers a wide range of settings, from urban idyllic countryside ambiences and conversations in various languages to traffic and skyline soundscapes. Each file is carefully meta-tagged with location, time of day and language (if present) information.

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  • Foley Switch Play Track 124 sounds included $20

    124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.

    Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.

    All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.

  • Destruction & Impact Modular Explorations: Bristol Play Track 700+ sounds included, 90 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $35

    Modular Eplorations: Bristol features cinematic alien arcades and cities, deserted crystalline caverns, vast hives of digital insects, distressed metal impacts and abstract user interface sounds.

    Created in Bristol with Eurorack equipment (Mutable Instruments, Intellijel, Doepfer, Erica Synths, Make Noise, Arturia, Expert Sleepers, 2hp, Ladik) recorded into an Emu E5000Ultra Sampler, then processed digitally using a variety of techniques and high-end effects in Berlin.

    Modular Explorations: Bristol is an experimental collaboration between Gregor Quendel and ARC Noise.

    Professional metadata provided and edited by Kai Paquin.

    Modular Bristol highlights:
    • 546 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / 700+ Sounds / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
    • 104 Alien Textures
    • 46   Harmonic Textures
    • 30   Simple Textures
    • 50   Ambient Effects
    • 108 Chaotic Effects
    • 93   Nano Effects
    • 38   Organic Effects
    • 77   Transition Effects

  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 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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  • Introducing Foam Gun Fun! Over 300 fun-filled plastic toy gun sounds to share with your friends. Featuring small to large sizes of gun cocks, dry gunshots, and bullet fires. Also featuring designed, processed or effected sounds such as rapid-fire and sci-fi blasts! New from Carma Studio! 44k/24bit and 96k/24bit metadata enabled.

  • Fire Medieval Play Track 605 sounds included $59

    The Dark Ages are calling! With this curated package full of high-quality sound effects everything in your medieval world is brought to life. From objects like doors, chests and fire over foley sounds like steps, chains and gore to weapons such as the crossbow, sword, hammer and axe. This compilation provides a solid foundation of „ready to use“ sound effects to give your project an authentic medieval feeling.

     

    The Library includes:
    Horse, Textile, Impact, Whoosh, Armor, Chain, Gore, Step, Chest, Door, Drawbridge, Fire, Gate, Mechanical, Flag, Portcullis, Carriage, Axe, Blade, Bow, Catapult, Crossbow, Hammer, Knife, Quarterstaff, Sickle, Sword

  • Environments Sports Crowd Cheer! Play Track 41 sounds included, 15 mins total $9.95

    Welcome sports fans to Sports Crowd Cheer sound library.  Be in the crowd up close with this mini-pack of over 40 crowd reactions including cheers, boos, your ups, and downs, down to the buzzer, score and more!  Short crowd bursts to longer reactions with sirens and horns.  With sounds from the arena, ballpark, stadium, and court, it's a score from Carma Studio!

  • Environments Comedy Stand-Up Crowd Play Track 33 sounds included, 4 mins total $9.95

    Hi folks and welcome to the Comedy Stand-Up Crowd sound library.  We’re here tonight from Carma Studio delivering you a mini pack of over 30 sounds including laughter, applause, and cheers to add comic relief to any of your production work whenever that comedic moment is desired.  Very short bursts to extended fill-ins.  Great for television audience reactions too.  Try it out, it’s a laugh!  44k/24bit with metadata added.

  • Vehicles Classic Vehicles Play Track 40+ sounds included $20 $15

    Classic vehicles is a jam packed high-quality classic vehicle sound library filled with fantastic engine starts, engine revs, engine idles, door opening/closing, kick starts and much much more! Recorded at 24 bit/192 kHz you'll be able to pitch/bend these sounds to your hearts desire to create some truly monstrous sounds! The vehicles in this library are: a custom 1930 Ford Model A with a V8 flathead engine & a 1967 Triumph Bonneville. Let this pack be a small but powerful addition to your sound FX library.

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