Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have lots of elements that will flesh out your games. You will hear frozen footsteps caught just before snow fall, detailed servo sounds for your tiny machines, gunshots and gun handling from almost 30 different weapons, and interior and exterior spaceship sounds that are full of imagination. You will also hear two charming collections of male and female vocalizations, experimental-sounding induction coil pickups, and plane pass-bys that will place your audience right where you want them to be. Dig in!
Barbara
 
'Barbara' by Cacy Sound gets you over 800 sounds of a woman expressing herself without saying a word! You'll hear those 'a-ha' moments, sounds of surprise, inquiry and boredom, fearful and painful screams, fighting grunts, cartoonish onomatopoeia, and much, much more. Each track is labeled with helpful metadata and plenty of synonyms that will help you find what you're looking for fast. If your project needs a woman's touch, this library has the vocalizations you need.
 
New Horizons
 
  • The New Horizons sound library features 200 high quality, futuristic spaceship sound effects for your next video game, sci-fi movie or any other project containing distant future space travel scenes!

    With this sound fx collection at your disposal you’ll be able to completely immerse your audience into the futuristic experience and the time when the human race pushed the space frontiers further than ever before. A must have if you want to expand your audio arsenal with quality spacecraft sound effects!

    The New Horizons soundpack contains 1.7GB of high definition 24bit/96khz sounds, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.

    New Horizons is separated into five categories:
    Spaceship Fly-bys • Power On/Power Off • Doors • Alarms • Ambiences
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'New Horizons' by Sound Response has 200 sounds of space travel with the futuristic textures your nerdy fans love. With spaceship fly-bys, alarms, ambiences, powering on and off, and doors opening and closing, this library will help your soundscapes stay consistent by covering your crafts from the inside out. These detailed SFX also conjure distinct images, giving your audience a clear idea of the size, material, and technology of your ships, too! For beautifully-designed spaceships from the inside out, check out this library.
 
Servo
 
  • Mechanical Servo Play Track 600+ sounds included $75

    A collection of motor and machine sounds, recorded in ultra-HD 24-bit 192k resolution. You'll find a variety of electric motor sounds in this library, from sources such as cameras, car electronics, tools, pencil sharpeners, shavers, immersion blenders, disc ejects, radio controlled (RC) cars and many more. All ready to bring your robots and sci-fi scenes to life.

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'Servo' by Sound Effects Monkey is a dream come true if your project features a delicate robot or a machine with ornate mechanisms. With hundreds of ultra-High Definition sounds, you'll hear the hums and whirrs of cameras, pencil sharpeners, shavers, toy cars, tools, immersion blenders, and more. Plus, you'll get 4 to 50 takes of each sound to match every move. Whether your project is linear or interactive, you'll have all the parts you need for a machine with lifelike intricacies.
 
Gun Handling
 
  • Weapons Gun Handling Play Track 585 - 1335 sounds included From: $49

    Gun Handling is a two-volume collection of Foley sound effects. It features a wide range of guns, all recorded in HD 24-bit 192k (Volume 1) or 24-bit 96k (Volume 2) resolution. Multiple takes of mechanical sounds were recorded for each weapon. Included are sounds of loading bullets, pulling triggers, racking slides, magazines, and more.

    View the weapon list to see the guns included in each volume. You can purchase each volume separately, or you can buy them together for a special price.

    Volume 1 features handling sounds from:

    S&W 686 • Kimber 1911 • S&W SW9VE • Walther P1 • Walther P99 • Mossberg 500 • 1897 Coachgun • Ruger 1022 • Ruger Mini-14 • Saiga IZ-139 • SKS • Mosin Nagant M44

    Volume 2 features handling sounds from:

    Marlin • High Point CF380 • Sig Sauer P220 • Armscor 206 • Mossberg 500A • High Point 996 • FN P90 • HK MP5 • UZI • Mini Uzi • AR-15 • M4 • HK53 • AK-47 • FN-FAL • FN SCAR 17 • Savage Model 16

'Gun Handling' by Sound Effects Monkey has over 1,330 SFX of interacting with guns, making it possibly the last handling SFX library you'll need! You'll hear sounds of loading bullets, pulling triggers, racking slides, and magazines in two bundles: one features 12 guns including a Smith & Wesson 686 and SW9VE, a Walther P1 and P99, and a Ruger 1022 and Mini-14, and the other shows off 17 high-powered weapons like an Uzi, AK-47, AR-15, M4, Mossberg 500A, FN SCAR 17, and more. If you have your gunshots, but you want to put these weapons in your characters' hands, check out this library.
 
Jack
 
'Barbara' may have met your needs for female vocalizations, but what about the guys? 'Jack' by Cacy Sound has over 300 sounds of a man whispering, murmuring, shrieking, yelling, laughing, screaming in pain, coughing, chewing, and more. Each track has several takes making this a useful library for your cartoons, RPGs, UI sounds, and wherever you think a fun and sometimes silly voice will fit. For clear, professional vocalizations, this library will give you a memorable edge.
 
Electromagnetic
 
  • Electricity Electromagnetic Play Track 1200+ sounds included $75

    The sound library that you didn’t know you needed, a collection of electromagnetic sounds presented in Ultra-HD 24-bit 192k resolution. First a little science lesson: All Electric devices produce a magnetic field. Usually, you don’t hear this field. And you can’t record it with a normal microphone. You need to use an induction coil pickup. These pickups are commonly used to record telephone conversations. But, hold them up to an electric device and all sorts of chaos ensues.

    This library features various motors recorded with an induction coil pickup, as well as TVs, mobile phones, car ignitions, light bulbs, you name it. Many items that you use everyday give off amazing magnetic fields and we happily recorded as many as we could. The second half of this library is all synth sounds that, at times, sound even more electric than the real stuff.

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'Electromagnetic' by Sound Effects Monkey uses the magic of an induction coil pickups to capture detailed, shimmering and sometimes unsettling textures. With recordings of the magnetic fields of TVs, mobile phones, cars, light bulbs, and anything else they could get their hands on, this library will give you a touch of what you just can't put your finger on. It also includes a collection of synth sounds that will add emotion and climax to your mix, too. For complex electromagnetic pickups for your drones, UI SFX, and transitions, this is a solid collection.
 
Guns
 
  • Weapons Guns Play Track 770+ sounds included $199

    This is not another tired collection of stereo mixes or over-designed guns. We are proud to offer a massive set of multi-channel gun recordings, produced by experienced weapon recordists. Each weapon in the library includes sounds from at least 8 microphone perspectives, covering close, medium, and distant perspectives. We traveled to the Arizona desert and recorded real guns, firing live rounds, in an great sounding outdoor environment.

    We have kept these sounds as raw and unprocessed as possible. While we carefully edited and cleaned every sound, you may still encounter occasional noise (shell ejections, rumble, wind buffets, and other outdoor sounds). It is our belief that if removing noise takes away from the character of the sound, we’d rather leave it alone, and let the end user decide how to best fit the sound in their mix. Despite any small imperfections, these are the cleanest, most powerful, and most useful gun recordings you will find anywhere.

    Each weapon offers multiple takes and perspectives. Semi-Auto and Bolt Action guns include multiple single shots (8-12).  Full-Auto guns include multiple single shots, bursts, and long bursts (generally around 16-20+ rounds). You’ll find at least 8 microphone positions for each weapon; covering close, medium, and distant perspectives. View the weapon list to see everything that is included in this library.

    Featuring 27 different weapons:
    • Handguns
    • Rifles
    • Assault Rifles
    • Submachine Guns
    • Belt-Fed Machine Guns
    • Suppressed weapons

    Weapons included:
    AK47, AR 10, FN FAL 7, SCAR17, Heckler & Kock HK 53, M4 Carabine, Glock 18, Kimber Customer II 1911, Smith & Wesson 686. Walther P1, Walther P99, Browning M2HB, M240, M249 SAW, PKM, RPD 7, Mosin Nagant M44 Bolt Action, Saiga IZ-139, Savage Arms Model 16 Bolt Action, SKS, FN P90, Heckler & Koch MP5, Mini UZI 9mm, Uzi 9mm, m4 Carabine Suppressed, Mini Uzi Suppressed, HK MP5 Suppressed

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Searching for gun sounds can be intimidating, since they can often be too compressed, too expensive, or just not have the models you're looking for. Luckily, Sound Effects Monkey is here to give you an excellent collection. Their new library 'Guns' includes gunshots from 27 handguns, assault rifles, SMGs, machine guns, and suppressed weapons. You'll hear everything from a Glock 18 to the U.S. Army's darling M249 SAW with 8 microphone perspectives, single shots, bursts, and long bursts of 16-20 rounds. Whether you have an arsenal of SFX or you're just starting out, this library is a no-brainer.
 
Planes Passbys – Interior/Exterior
 
  • Planes Passbys is a quick pack of 20 pass-bys from interior and exterior perspectives.

    These recordings are clean of distractions like birds, traffic, wind, and crowds, and they gracefully pan for a realistic sounds image. Rather than spend all day chasing planes with Plane Finder, give this library a listen.

    Perfect to use and tweak if you need a spaceship flying (or another flying transportation) over your head!

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'Planes Passbys – Interior/Exterior' by Fox Audio Post-Production is a quick pack of 20 pass-bys from interior and exterior perspectives. These recordings are clean of distractions like birds, traffic, wind, and crowds, and they gracefully pan for a realistic sounds image. Rather than spend all day chasing planes with Plane Finder, give this library a listen.
 
Frozen Footsteps
 
  • Foley Frozen Footsteps Play Track 2400 sounds included $49

    Prepare for shivers! Frozen Footsteps is a huge library of winter footstep & foley sounds recorded on 8 expressive and cold surfaces in real -20 °C (and below) temperatures.

    Containing over 2400 sounds in 81 files, Frozen Footsteps foley sfx library is created for game and film sound design. If your game needs winter footstep sounds, or you are missing some authentic source material to take your studio foley tracks to the next level, this is the library for you.

    All surfaces were recorded in real movement with multiple walking and running velocities. Frozen Footsteps library includes also real jumping and landings sounds. Jumping sounds are often missing from other foley libraries, but are extremely useful for creating character movement sounds for games. This package gets you covered.

    7 surfaces were recorded during two freezing winter nights in a quiet rural area in Finland. Everything from ground to trees was totally frozen and covered in frost. However, snow hadn’t fallen yet. This special moment allowed recording footsteps on unique surfaces that are usually under snowpack. To make the package complete, the frozen snow sounds were recorded later, with real crusty snow. In freezing temperatures, as well.

    All sounds were carefully edited in iZotope RX and Pro Tools 12 removing the background and clothing noise. This was quite a task, but it was worth it. This makes the sounds extremely clear, versatile, and easy to use.

    Library highlights:- 8 frozen surfaces
    – 2400+ sounds in 81 sound clips
    – Sneak, walk, run, jump, slide, scuffs, and more
    – 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files
    – 1.20 GB
    – Carefully edited & noise-free
    – Soundminer & BWAV metadata

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'Frozen Footsteps' by Effect Sense is a massive collection of 2,400 crunchy footsteps on Finland's wintery terrain. It features 8 surfaces including packed snow and crusty sleet, as well as frost-covered grass, frozen gravel, and icy wooden porches from before the snow fall. It also has different performance types like running, walking, sliding, sneaking, scuffing, and jumping, all free of clothing sounds. For a wide variety of chilly textures for your characters' journeys, check this one out.
   

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  • Sci-Fi High Tech Interface Sounds Play Track 290 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $30 $20

    Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.

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  • 'Organic Lifeform Textures' by Bluezone Corporation is an inspirational sound effect library offering a selection of 99 ( 24 bit / 96 kHz / stereo ) unusual and mysterious sounds : From huge organisms to tiny insects, unexpected groans to invertebrate creatures moving through mud, this SFX library will offer you ultra high quality malleable textures for all your projects. This downloadable sample pack is very usefull for pro editors, film makers, music producers and video game sound designers.

    All sounds were recorded using various sources and processed meticulously using high-end gear. These sound effects have been layered to give you ready-to-use elements. You can easily pitch, modulate, mangle and stretch these sounds to create thousands of variations. 'Organic Lifeform Textures' has been designed to enhance science fiction, mystery, suspense and fantasy video game and scoring projects. Note: The background ambience in the demo is not part of the product but is added free of charge.

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  • Mechanical reel2reel Play Track 689 sounds included $20 $10

    Another electromechanical-focused library from SkewSound! Our reel2reel Sound Library features a professional tape machine from the 1980s. We captured all the sounds this little (well, actually quite large and heavy) piece of gear could create.

    DC motors, servos, tape spinning, metal impacts, and more can be found within this library.

    And if you are on the hunt for some huge, analog style mechanical buttons, you should hear what this library has to offer.

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  • 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

  • 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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  • Sci-Fi High Tech Interface Sounds Play Track 290 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $30 $20

    Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.

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  • 'Organic Lifeform Textures' by Bluezone Corporation is an inspirational sound effect library offering a selection of 99 ( 24 bit / 96 kHz / stereo ) unusual and mysterious sounds : From huge organisms to tiny insects, unexpected groans to invertebrate creatures moving through mud, this SFX library will offer you ultra high quality malleable textures for all your projects. This downloadable sample pack is very usefull for pro editors, film makers, music producers and video game sound designers.

    All sounds were recorded using various sources and processed meticulously using high-end gear. These sound effects have been layered to give you ready-to-use elements. You can easily pitch, modulate, mangle and stretch these sounds to create thousands of variations. 'Organic Lifeform Textures' has been designed to enhance science fiction, mystery, suspense and fantasy video game and scoring projects. Note: The background ambience in the demo is not part of the product but is added free of charge.

  • Space Cargo Play Track 138 sounds included $22

    Bluezone Corporation presents 'Cargo – Spaceship Sound Effects', a new sci-fi sample library covering a wide range of elements including cockpit and interior ambiences, interface and beep sounds, reactor rumbles, spaceship passby sounds and more. Created with a large selection of high quality recordings and then meticulously layered, this downloadable sample pack will enhance your creative potential with as many as 138 highly usable sounds.

    All sound files are named according to their content and sorted thematically. WAV files are provided as 24 Bit / 96 kHz and sorted in 11 folders. In order to give you ready-to-use sounds for your productions, all samples are royalty-free for all your commercial projects.

  • Whooshes Cinematic Metal – Titan Play Track Up to 4600 sounds included From: $119

    CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN pushes big screen sound design beyond its comfort zone. New and unheard HITS, BRAAMS, BOOMS, IMPACTS, STINGERS and much more await you in the comprehensive Construction Kit and devastating Designed edition. Get over 12GB worth of clean, dazzling sound effects – available as individual components as well as layered, processed and ready to use.

    The library is available in two versions & a special bundle:

    CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN CONSTRUCTION KIT

    CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN sounds massive from start to finish. This Construction Kit in particular starts off with an unusual amount of kick. While foley and other, more meticulous applications are certainly possible, the main purpose here is to bring out the big guns and stomp any hint of moderation into the ground.

    LOCK AND LOAD
    Supplement your designs with detailed, high-end metallic sounds. The Construction Kit allows you to build unique, multi-accent effects that not only impress in scale, but also in fidelity, rhythm and character. This library particularly shines in situations, where the visible picture doesn’t necessarily produce the envisioned sound, but warrants its own supernatural emphasis.


    Files: 700 • Sounds: 4200 • Size: 10.9 GB


    CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN DESIGNED:

    Optimized for trailers, action scenes, in-game cinematics and special effects, the Designed edition brings fresh and exciting sounds to the table.

    Discover the force of aggressive, low, soft, processed, clean and tonal HITS, BRAAMS, IMPACTS, SCREECHES, STINGERS and SLAMS.

    DARK AND POWERFUL
    Paint a sense of dread and awe – CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN Designed can evoke fear of the unknown but just as easily kick into rampage mode: Empowered, ready for battle and thirsty for revenge. Find your perfect blend of haunting thriller and jacked, gritty anti-hero.
    Files: 100 • Sounds: 400 • Size: 1.5 GB


    CINEMATIC METAL – TITAN BUNDLE:

    THE BUNDLE – The best of both worlds at a discounted price.
    The Bundle gives you the full sound design power as it contains both – the DESIGNED and the CONSTRUCTION KIT edition at a discounted price.


    Files: 800 • Sounds: 4600 • Size: 12.4 GB
    Included sounds – keywords:

    Braam, impact, rattle, squeak, rumble, clang, crunch, bell, groan, squeak, creak, cymbal, stinger, rusty, gate, container, flam, click, chain, dragging, thwack, bolt, door, train, metallic, iron, sliding, pole, oil drum, scrap, nail, gutter, break, steel, rim, scaffold, crowbar, swell, brass, hook, grate
  • Environments New Zealand Ambiences Play Track 27 sounds included, 88 minutes mins total $30

    New Zealand Ambiences is a beautifully crafted ambience library exploring the incredible country and sounds of New Zealand (mainly focusing on the South Island). This library will take you on a sonic adventure exploring the many unique birds and creatures ranging from locations such as: Haast, Queenstown, Lake Paringa, Lake Wakatipu, Te Anau, the Clay Cliffs and Pukaki!

    Recorded at 24 bit/192 kHz you’ll have the flexibility to pitch these ambiences and bird songs to create some truly amazing other worldly atmospheres!

  • City Life Jamaican Vibrations Vol. 2 Play Track 90 sounds included, 702 mins total From: $30

    Get the sounds and ambiences of Jamaica in this very special sound effects library, featuring almost 12 hours of authentic recordings.

    An Additional Library of Vol 1. the Jamaican Vibrations SFX library includes Walla sounds of Jamaican Patois chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres, forest sounds, car rides, coffee farm working sounds, wooden house sounds, roomtones, beaches, as well as a luxury hotel visit. So if you're looking for the real sounds of Jamaica, here they are:

 
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