new sound effects africa bikes drones toys Asbjoern Andersen


This week, we have six new libraries available from the audio community on A Sound Effect. There are dark, abstract drones, as well as the anatomical sounds of bicycles, motorcycles, squeaky toys and vinyl players, and jungle animals that almost seem mythical in the wild!
Bicycles
 
  • City Life Bicycles Play Track 650 sounds included $23

    Need bicycle sound effects? This SFX library delivers more than 650 bike sounds in 125 files, covering everything from cycle gears, chains, crankset, spokes, brakes, the saddle, gearbox, bells, bicycle pumps and valves – and of course lots of wheel sounds, spinning at various speeds.

    It also features outdoor ambiences of cycling, bike passes, skids and even some falls.

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How many parts does a bicycle have? I don't know the answer, but I'm fairly certain every section of a bike is covered in Lilesoundlibrary's new library. With over 650 sounds, 'Bicycles' features the chains, brakes, spokes, gearbox, saddle, pumps, gears, wheels, valves and more. It even has cycling ambiences which include passes, skids and falls. For fleshed out sounds of this two-wheeled machine, this collection is sure to have what you need.
 
Squeaky Toys
 
  • Funny / Comedy / Cartoon Squeaky Toys Play Track 300+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $10 $5

    Looking for funny, squeaky sound effects? This library by George Hufnagl delivers them by the bucket: Whether it’s a rubber bone, cloth dog, or a giant flamingo, over 16 Minutes of squawks, honks and wheezes await your squeaky, sound effects needs. Squeezed, shaken, and stomped, all 190 stereo files include metadata at 96kHz, 24bit recording quality.

    Here are some of the squeaky, squealy toys included:
    Cloth Lobster Claw • Cloth dog • Compressed Fire Hose • Diamond Ring • Rubber Ball • Rubber Bone • Rubber Chicken • Rubber Dog • Rubber Flamingo • Rubber Frog • Rubber Legs • Rubber Pig • Rubber bone • Rubber giraffe • Tennis Ball • Tiny Tennis Ball • Wiggly Ball

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Just try not to smile while listening to this library full of fun, rubbery toys. In 'Squeaky Toys', George Hufnagl from Sounds Like George recorded a slew of playthings to create this 190 file sound library. With rubber bones, pigs and chickens, cloth lobster claws and dogs, and several of different types of balls, this library has the goofy textures of play and a playful demo to go along with it.
 
African Wildlife
 
  • Animals & Creatures African Wildlife Play Track 363+ sounds included, 154 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $149

    African Wildlife is an utterly unique collection of pristine wildlife and nature sounds, recorded in the wilderness of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia over a period of 4 months, 2015. It comes in four categories, covering Mammals, Birds, Ambience and Insects recordings.

    It features animals such as elephant, baboon, jackal, lion, rhino, buffalo, hippo, impala, zebra, bat and hyena, as well as insects and 45 species of birds. 50 minutes of ambience recordings are also included.

    The diversity of African wildlife sounds is widely reflected in this library, with the material including but not limited to screaming, barking, growling, roaring, breathing, grunting, feeding, hooting, warbling, screeching, farting, guffawing, whooping, gurgling, rutting, yapping, snorting, tweeting, trumpeting, chattering and squeaking.

    Extensive metadata including detailed information on location, species, habitat, behaviour and usage is included, formatted for Soundminer. Metadata sheets in .xls and .csv formats are also provided.

    Recording equipment: Sennheiser MKH8040-ST (ORTF) / Sony D100 / Telinga MK2 / Sound Devices USBPre2 / Tascam DR-680

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'African Wildlife' has the growls, barks, screeches, yaps, tweets, chatters, roars and hoots of the wildernesses of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. This library features the voices of the countless animals Daan Hendriks caught during his four months African adventure. If you're in the market for the calls of elephants, baboons, lions, rhinos, impalas, zebras, hyenas + insects, dozens of species of birds and more, look no further. And if you want to know more about this library, check out the in-depth interview with African Wildlife creator Daan Hendriks here.
 
Infinite
 
  • Drones & Moods Infinite Play Track 160 sounds included $39

    “Infinite” specializes in dark drones, wide ambiances and thrilling textures that play with great depth and large stage.
    Each of the 160 included samples was carefully handcrafted by treating various sources with a complex chain of hardware FX units. The resulting sounds can be used out of the box whenever it comes to the creation of impressive background layers or establishing otherworldly movie scenes.

    The library contains two folders: North and South.
    The sounds in the North folder still have trace elements of harmonic structures while the South folder provides textures without decent pitch.

    All contained sounds have looppoints embedded so that they can play infinitely in the true sense of the word.
    This is achieved best with the two additional Kontakt 4 instruments that have all sounds layered across the keyboard.
    Nevertheless, the delivered WAV files can be loaded into any modern software sample with loop support.

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Enter the axis points with this new library by the masterful designers at Detunized. Separated into two folders, North and South, 'Infinite' features dark drones, wide ambiences and textures beyond belief to give space to your background. Each file is loopable for maximum immersion, and the two Kontakt 4 instruments allow even more flexibility. For background drones that not only pad the silence but emote through your mix, this library will give your project the otherworldly sound it wants.
 
Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883
 
  • Vehicles Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883 Play Track 49+ sounds included, 33 mins total $40

    The Iron 883 is not the biggest Harley Davidson bike around, but it has that recognizable HD throttle sound – in a different tone that you might lack in your sound collection.

    The library contains starts, idling, passbys at different speeds and onboard driving on both gravel and asphalt roads. A bunch of foley tracks, burglar alarm, false starts, on spot revving recordings and more.

    The onboard recordings consists of a Shure SM57 on the motor and an Oktava MK012 cardioid pointed at the exhaust pipe. These are conveniently exported together as stereo tracks to ease synchronization and mixing in your daw.

    Each clip contains detailed metadata information, with filename, description, microphone, picture and more.

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Want the roar of a Harley Davidson motorbike? Borg Sound's debut library, Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883 delivers the sound of the Iron 883, with that distinct Harley sound. It comes with recordings of starts, idling, passbys at different speeds and onboard driving on both gravel and asphalt roads, a bunch of foley tracks, burglar alarm, false starts, on spot revving recordings and more - for a total of 38 minutes of motorcycle greatness.
 
Phono
 
  • Looking for vinyl noises, crackles, pops and buzzes? PHONO is a set of textures lovingly recorded from the blank spots of old and new vinyl records.

    Comprised of various loops pops and decays, this collection spans the range of what a needle on an empty track can sound like.

    108 flavors of rhythmic noise, crackles, hiss, pops, buzzes, bumps and air – packaged, looped, and ready to go. Great straight or with fx.

    Note: Can be used without Kontakt too!
    All Kontakt instrument libraries include fully unlocked and accessible metadata tagged .wav files. You don't need any version of Kontakt to use these files as a standalone sample library.
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Get that vinyl edge with 'Phono' by echo | collective. This library packs in the pops, hisses, crackles, buzzes and bumps from a machine that made an unpredictable 21st century come back. Featuring over 100 sounds, this specific library covers its subject fully, giving you the flexibility to implement its sounds however you choose. Whether you're adding hiss to a mock old-timey recording, giving a hip vinyl edge to an alt rock track, or bending and manipulating to create something never before heard, this library is a no-brainer for your collection.
   

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Mechanical Old Engines Grab Bag Play Track 486 sounds included, 265minutes of multitrack recordings mins total $129 $99

    “Old Engines Grab Bag” is a pack of numerous old, unique and characterful engines from early 1900s. It’s a massive collection of 56GB multitrack 192kHz recordings of old tractors and stationary engines, both diesel and gasoline fueled.

    The intention wasn’t to cover vehicles driving, but to get isolated and very closely recorded mechanical elements of engines and exhaust pipes as a source material for sound design. There are many starts, idles, revs, offs, RPMs variations, backfires etc. Some are heavy and large sounding, some are small and funny. Tractors were captured EXT and most of stationary engines INT, but since they are very closely recorded there is just a little amount of reverb on most of them.

    Most of engines are 1 or 2 cylinders and low horse power and their RPMs are also low. Thanks to this, many of those sounds aren’t tonal and can easily be used as additional layer with other design elements. They work great for adding vintage character, designing junky or funny vehicles, crazy huge steampunk machines or engines malfunction.

    Sounds were recorded using multi-mic setup: Sanken CO-100k (most of the time pointing mechanical parts), Sennheiser MKH-8060 (mainly for isolated exhaust pipe), Schoeps CMC6XT mk41/mk8 (general image) and part also with Trance Audio Inducer contact mics (adding unique mechanical perspective).

    The library is delivered as multitrack 192kHz files, as well as stereo mix of all microphones. Thanks to using microphones with extended frequency range, drastic pitch changes can be applied.
    All files have extensive metadata created in Soundminer, including leg picker with microphone labels.

    Demo files include pitched sounds, which are not delivered with library.

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  • Mechanical Wooden Gear 192 kHz Play Track 215 sounds included, 345 mins total $80

    This construction kit creates the world of various rotating gear sounds. Medieval astronomical clocks, fantasy inventions and steampunk gizmos with a lot of wooden shafts, cogs, sprockets and other parts. From tiny to large objects, you can hear the wooden material working in all its nudity – friction, knocking, clacking, rattling, squeaking, crackling, howling and so on.

    The product includes 75+75 source recordings and 65 designed tracks of different wooden and sometimes metal gears, variety of styles, types, speeds and timbres.

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  • I have recorded 6 different fluorescent bulb lamps in an industrial warehouse with two close mic'd dpa 4060 in each that I then edited into 30 stereo files (about 5 takes of each with different lengths). Excellent for all of your warehouse, slum, industrial sound and ambience needs. Check out the video, or email before buying if you feel like it! Enjoy.

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  • Drones & Moods Minacious Play Track 369 sounds included, 42 mins total $30

    “Minacious” is a collection of 369 sounds suited for horror/paranormal productions.

    If you need to induce tension, fear and oppression in your game, movie or trailer and evoke the sensation that someone or something is hiding and watching you ready to scare or kill, this library full of textures and atmospheric elements is great for you.

    The library consist of 50 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz with 6 variations in each file. You will get metallic movements, abnormal textures, dark pianos and guitars, dark vocals, atmospheric elements, reverses, noises and glitches.

    Also you will get the sources used to create the pack. 69 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz. Pianos, vocal effects, guitar noises and metallic cups are some of the things you will encounter in the sources section.

    The sounds in this pack can be used to add rare textures to musical compositions too.

    If you liked my library “DARE“, you are gonna love this one.

  • Weapons Gun Sound Pack Play Track 416 sounds included $19

    Gun Sound Pack contains 266 gun sound effects. Guns included: Pistol, Revolver Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Sniper Rifle, Semi-Auto Rifle, Sub-Machine gun, Machine gun.

    A perfect collection of gun sounds suitable for all types of sound designers, video editors, game developers or anyone who needs a large range of high quality gun sound effects ready to use out-of-the-box. Designed specifically for games, video and other media by award winning sound designers.

    This pack also includes a variety of 150 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Gun Sound Pack are included Pro Sound Collection, so if you need more sounds including bullets, silenced guns, explosions, footsteps, death screams plus MANY more be sure to check it out before purchase.

  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 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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  • River Estuary is a series of recordings centred around the River Deben estuary in Suffolk, an area famous for its natural beauty and wildlife. It is a treasure trove of sounds that capture the ambience of this serene environment, with a focus on the wading bird calls that give the estuary its unique sonic character.

    The library was mostly recorded on a boat stationed in Woodbridge in the late winter of 2018 with private access to the boatyard, allowing me to record safely over night. I continued the recordings up until late summer, making trips to other areas along the Deben in between. I was also granted permission to record on the privately owned Sutton Hoo side of the Deben, another of Suffolk’s areas of outstanding historical significance and beauty, equally full of life but further away from the rumbling traffic and human life coming from the town.

    It includes the sounds of curlews, oystercatchers, redshanks, geese, swans, ducks and various other wading bird calls, as well as general ambience recordings of the area at high tide and low tide and all hours of the day. The night calls that echo over the expanse of the river at low tide are particularly evocative.

    The library was recorded entirely in 24bit/96k with a double Mid/Side rig consisting of Sennheiser MKH60/30 and 8040 mics, encoded to 5.1 Wav. A stereo option is also available at a lower price. As a bonus there is a collection of bird call spot FX taken from the recordings with noise reduction applied, for those who may need to add individual wading bird calls to their ambience.

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  • Industrial Factory Tones Play Track 17+ sounds included $15

    Factory Tones by Badlands Sound features 17 two minute seamless loopable roomtones, making these a breeze to work with – perfect for your projects.

    I was able to capture all these sounds with no one there so these are just factory room tones that are steady with very little movement or noises from the outside world. All sounds are available to hear in the products audio demo.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for factory room tones or looking for bigger tones and beds to fill the scene then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata.

  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences House Tones Play Track 57+ sounds included, 114 mins total $40

    House Tones by Badlands Sound features 57 two minute seamless loopable roomtones totaling of almost two hours of different room tones found in a home including Bathrooms, Basements, Bedrooms, Closets, Garages, Home Offices, Laundry Rooms, Kitchens, Living Rooms, Showers, and Utility Room.

    This sound library was recorded with professional gear including the Sound Devices 702t, Rycote ORTF, and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s creating high quality roomtones of 96k / 24 bit.

    If you are looking for house or apartment room tones then this library is for you. All files in this product have great file names and metadata with descriptive words with no number lists.

  • Water & Oceans Hydro Contact Play Track 1000+ sounds included $40 $30

    HYDRO CONTACT brings you 273 audio files recorded with a contact mic and a hydrophone over the course of a year, in order to get you covered for any kind of underwater scene, in the outer space, for pitch shifting, time stretching or to add a weird tone to your soundscape.

    Recorded at 96 kHz and 24 bits, this collection provides underwater motion, waves, bubbles, impacts, hits, hums, buzzes, car foley, rumbles, bouncing, dripping water, dragging items, blasts, switches, engines, underwater screams, exotic musical instruments and many more sounds, ideal to take your sound design imagination a step further.

    All files are metadata tagged and named.

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  • This library features recordings of a Moog analog synthesizer. The sounds range from raw lo-fi zaps, buzzes and glitches, to more futuristic high-tech robot movements, morphs, vocalizations and drones.

    Both source recordings, and designed sound effects are included for further sound manipulation.

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