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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
 
  • Bicycles 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 Pads and Drones for Kontakt Play Track 160 sounds included, 15min (embedded Loop points) mins total $29

    “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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  • Destruction & Impact Bodyfall vol 1-4 Play Track 929 - 3804+ sounds included From: $35

    Bodyfall is an exhaustive multi-volume sound library, designed in collaboration with prize-winning French Foley artist Florian Fabre, and recorded in the famous Hiventy foley studio.

    Each volume features 2 different falling surfaces. On each of them, sounds of different parts of the human body:

    Chest (simulated with 4 textures of distinct densities, labeled M1,M2,M3 and M4), feet, knees, and hands, have been separated.

    All recordings were made from 3 distances (close, mid, distant) with 3 strength levels (hard, medium, soft). Finally, this huge toolbox provides you with infinite combinations to make your own and unique bodyfalls.

    Bodyfall vol 1: Generic / concrete & Hard Metal:

    Files included: 972 .WAV, stereo & mono files , 24 bit / 96 kHz (416 MB)
    Bodyfall vol 2: Wood / Rustic & Metal Grid:

    Files included: 974 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (438 MB)
    Bodyfall vol 3: Dirt & Wood / Hardfloor:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB). No distant files for Dirt soft impacts.
    Bodyfall vol 4: Metal / Composite & Wood / Parquet:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB)
    Bodyfall Bundle:

    All files & surface variations from vol 1-4 included
  • Foley Body Pack 01: Humanoid Play Track 554+ sounds included $41.67

    The Body Pack 01: Humanoid contains over 80 minutes (554 files) of high quality body falls, impacts & lands on multiple surface types.

    The assets have been designed for use with computer game media that demands high asset variations, however this pack is suited for all forms of audio media.

    The included basic construction kit / original recordings enables further body fall details to be created for more granular focus.

    All assets have been recorded & produced at 96kHz/24bit.
    Included in this pack:

    • Individual Body Fall, Lands and Impacts designed assets
    • Designed assets feature between 2>5 armour types: Chain-mail, Cloth, Leather, No Armour & Segmented
    • Sets of individual body designed assets (3>10 of the individual designed assets in one file)
    • Surface types: Concrete, Grass, Gravel, Leaves, Metal, Pebbles, Rock, Sand, Snow, Undergrowth, Wood & Water
    • Basic construction kits of the original body fall recording with 2 microphone versions (further creation detail can be added with our Armour Pack 01: Humanoid)
    • Bonus content – Surface texture pack: Grass, Leaves, Metal, Pebbles, Sand, Snow & Undergrowth, with various sweetener actions including 2 different mic tracks for each texture listed (excluding metal)
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  • Animals & Creatures Dino – Roars & Growls Play Track 74 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $15

    The terrifying sounds of re-imagined dinosaurs that are ready for the hunt and hankering for your Jeep tires!

    This library has 74 sounds of pterodactyls, velociraptors, brachiosaurus, and – of course – the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, with multiple growls and roars (processed and raw) from each terrible reptile.

    There are also distant takes to help you build tension as these predators approach. For angry and hungry dinosaurs, look no further!

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  • Destruction & Impact Bodyfall vol 1-4 Play Track 929 - 3804+ sounds included From: $35

    Bodyfall is an exhaustive multi-volume sound library, designed in collaboration with prize-winning French Foley artist Florian Fabre, and recorded in the famous Hiventy foley studio.

    Each volume features 2 different falling surfaces. On each of them, sounds of different parts of the human body:

    Chest (simulated with 4 textures of distinct densities, labeled M1,M2,M3 and M4), feet, knees, and hands, have been separated.

    All recordings were made from 3 distances (close, mid, distant) with 3 strength levels (hard, medium, soft). Finally, this huge toolbox provides you with infinite combinations to make your own and unique bodyfalls.

    Bodyfall vol 1: Generic / concrete & Hard Metal:

    Files included: 972 .WAV, stereo & mono files , 24 bit / 96 kHz (416 MB)
    Bodyfall vol 2: Wood / Rustic & Metal Grid:

    Files included: 974 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (438 MB)
    Bodyfall vol 3: Dirt & Wood / Hardfloor:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB). No distant files for Dirt soft impacts.
    Bodyfall vol 4: Metal / Composite & Wood / Parquet:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB)
    Bodyfall Bundle:

    All files & surface variations from vol 1-4 included
  • 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!

  • Introducing Artillery, a new powerful sound library covering a wide range of elements including cannon shots, electric systems, mechanical parts, distant artillery barrage, impacts, whooshes, grenade launchers and more.

    The sounds are organized in the following categories:

    • Artillery: Falling rubble, explosion impacts
    • Beeps
    • Grenade Launchers
    • Howitzer: Electric System Background
    • Howitzer: Falling rubble, explosion impacts
    • Howitzer: Mechanical Parts Handling
    • Howitzer: Shot Metallic Parts
    • Howitzer: Shot Distant Explosions
    • Shell Trajectories

 
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  • Mechanical Gearbox Play Track 3551 sounds included, 279 mins total $149.99

    We've ventured to obscure boutiques, prop houses and vintage shops to capture mechanical contraptions from around the world. Ranging from bizarre creations, to steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines, GEARBOX clocks in at over 10 GB of high definition, precision mastered sounds spanning across 2987 construction kit sounds and 584 designed sounds.

    GEARBOX equips Sound Designers with a literal toolbox of mechanical gadgetry. Ranging from tiny to huge, GEARBOX's machines and gizmos provide coverage for interacts, mechanism, machine or device in your scene or game.

    INTRODUCING BUILDING BLOCKS

    In addition to CONSTRUCTION KIT and DESIGNED SOUND content, GEARBOX features BUILDING BLOCKS. This category of sound consists of designed phrases and oneshots utilized for our designed machinery, empowering Sound Designers with maximum flexibility when trying to get that particular phrase from an existing DESIGNED SOUND. GEARBOX features over 468 BUILDING BLOCKS ranging from levers, hits, grinds, snaps, and more.

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  • This is a unique bicycle library that captures this characteristic bike in clean, quiet, nicely performed true exterior rides. Including multiple perspectives, speeds and actions. From fast passbys on asphalt to slow onboard recordings and smooth stops.

    The UglyBike is a typical old bicycle that’s working fine, but needs some TLC. It is a bicycle that’s just average, a little rattle a gentle scrape, a bike that everyone has had but got traded in for a newer one. A story of unrequited love.. :)

    Speeds and actions:
    Three speeds. Departures from slow, medium to fast getaways. Arrivals from slow stops with gently squeaking handbrakes to heavy stuttering skids.

    Five perspectives:
    1. Onboard Front: captures the whirring tire and surface sound.
    2. Onboard Pedal: nice overall combination of pedaling, crank creaks, chain rattle, tire and surface sounds.
    3. Onboard Rear: close up sound of the rear axle, with chain, sprocket and switching of gear.
    4. Tracking shot: mono recording of the passby, keeping the bike in focus while passing by.
    5. Static XY shot: stereo recording of the passby that emphasizes speed.

    Overview of perspectives and mic placement:

    Onboard recordings are 2-3 minutes long depending on speed. Higher speeds > shorter duration.
    All 3 onboard mics are edited in sync with one another to make layering easy.
    All Passbys, Arrivals and Departures move from Left to Right.

    Metadata & Markers:
    Because we know how important metadata is for your sound libraries we have created a consistent and intuitive description method. This allows you to find the sound you need easily, whether you work in a database like Soundminer/Basehead/PT Workspace work, or a Exporer/Finder window.

    However, we are aware that some people have different needs for different purposes, so we’ve created a Metadata Reference Guide that explains the structure. And because we’ve automated the metadata proces, you can be confident that a ‘find & replace’ command will always replace all instances.

    Download our Metadata Reference Guide

    Download complete metadata PDF

    If you have any questions about this, contact us!

    Additionally, we added Markers to some wave files, so specific sound events are easy to spot in Soundminer or other database apps.

    Need more?
    The UglyBike library is part of the complete ‘City Bicycles’ library package available at www.frickandtraa.com. It consists of all 4 bicycles and includes additional surfaces and extras ranging from one-off  bicycle passes captured in the city and bounces and rattles. The extra bicycles surfaces and additional effects are also available seperately here on ‘a Sound Effect’. If you’ve bought a single library and want to upgrade to the full package, contact us for a reduced price on the complete City Bicycles library. Every part of City Bicycles that you paid for will get you an extra reduction on the full package.

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    344 AUDIO:City Bicycles has a plethora of content, for a great price. The perfect balance between a great concept, great presentation and outstanding execution, lands them an almost perfect score of 4.9..

    The Audio Spotlight: City Bicycles is worth getting if you are in need of great sounding and well edited bicycle sounds.

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  • Environments Museums & Galleries Play Track 272 sounds included, 800 mins total $100 $80

    This library features a wide range of recordings from various museums and galleries, each differentiated by the nuances of their size and space. All recordings feature pristine echos, walla and movement. The library includes stereo & 5.0 recordings from:

    • War Museums
    • History Museums
    • State Museums
    • Science Museums
    • Art Galleries
    • Photography Galleries
    • State Galleries

    All sounds were recorded using a stereo pair of DPA 4060s, DPA 5100, Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6 and Sound Devices 788T.

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  • The American M5 High Speed Tractor includes over 20 gigabytes of recordings of a WWII US military vehicle with a Continental 6572 six-cylinder petrol engine with 207 horsepower. 188 sound fx document a full suite of performances from M5, also known as versions M5A1, M5A2, M5A3 and M5A4.

    The performances include starting, idling, departing, arriving, and passing by from 6 exterior perspectives at slow, medium, and fast speeds. 10 additional perspectives feature motor, interior, exhaust, tracks, and other locations that capture idles, driving, and steady RPMs from onboard the tractor.

    Includes extensive Soundminer metadata.

  • Cars Volvo 242 DL 1975 Play Track 364 sounds included $249

    The Volvo 242 sound fx collection includes 271 sounds in 13.51 gigabytes of audio. The 242 is a DL 1975 version of the car, also known as models 240, 244, and 245. It features 25 takes of recordings from the Swedish vehicle and its 4-cylinder B20 A, 82 horsepower engine.

    16 synchronized perspectives capture both onboard and exterior performances. Eight onboard perspectives (12 channels, including 4 in AMBEO) recorded driving at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps using microphones mounted in the engine, interior, and exhaust. Eight other exterior perspectives (18 channels) showcase driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds approaching, departing, and passing by. There are also steadies in neutral, blips, and performed effects, as well as an Altiverb impulse response.

    All clips have 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.

 
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