11 new sound libraries Asbjoern Andersen


This week on A Sound Effect, we have eleven new libraries that bring you high-energy impacts, detailed ambiences, and interesting sonic ingredients.

We have creepy libraries that top off the Halloween season with ghostly voices and a collection for horror games.

We also have cars from the opposite ends of the loudness spectrum with growling V8 engines and a quiet, earth-friendly electric car, plus three new packs of Foley – footsteps, armor hits, and body impacts – and ambiences from churches and hotels.

Finally, if you’re looking for dramatic cinematic action, be sure to check out a Dunkirk-inspired clock library and a compilation of hard-hitting, climatic sci-fi sounds. Happy listening!

Electric Vehicles vol. 2: BMW i3

'Electric Vehicles vol. 2: BMW i3' by Morten Green Sound FX delivers 162 minutes of stereo recordings of the BMW i3 B-class, high-roof hatchback electric vehicle.
 
  • Cars Electric Vehicles vol. 2: BMW i3 Play Track 211 sounds included, 162 mins total $60

    Looking for electric car sounds? This library delivers 211 files / 162 minutes of stereo recordings of the BMW i3 electric vehicle.

    The BMW i3 is a B-class, high-roof hatchback manufactured and marketed by BMW with an electric powertrain using rear wheel drive via a single-speed transmission. Its underfloor Li-ion battery pack is offered in two capacities as well as with an optional range-extending gasoline engine. The i3 was BMW's first mass-produced zero emissions vehicle and was launched as part of BMW's electric vehicle sub-brand, BMW i.

    As of December 2016, the i3 ranked as the world's third best selling all-electric car in history with more than 65,000 units sold since its inception.

    This very quiet car has been recorded using onboard DPA-4060 microphones, to capture the engine and tyre sounds. The different surfaces are gravel, asphalt and rumble strips on the highway. The interior sounds have been recorded using the Zoom H5 XY microphone. There are also contact mic recordings of the wheel housing using Schaller mics.

    Passby sounds have been recorded using Line Audio CM3's in an XY setup as well as the Zoom H5 XY microphone. There are passes on dry and wet asphalt as well as gravel at different speeds.

    Finally the engine has been recorded using the Elektrosluch electromagnetic microphone, resulting in 33 minutes of electromagnetic madness in 96 kHz.

    I sincerely hope you will find this sound archive useful!

    Best,

    Morten

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Cars - V8

'Cars - V8' by BOOM Library features classic cars like the 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, Ford Mustang, 1968 Plymouth Satellite, and the sheer fury of a 750 horse-power Ford Shelby GT500 with astonishing definition and sublime detail.
 
  • Cars Cars – V8 Play Track 376+ sounds included $299

    9 CARS WORTH OF UNTAMED, MIND-BLOWING SFX
    Get the legendary sound of classics like the 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, Ford Mustang, 1968 Plymouth Satellite and the sheer fury of a 750 horse-power Ford Shelby GT500, among others, in astonishing definition and sublime detail. CARS — V8 is the giant brother of EVERYDAY CARS and CARS – SUVS AND VANS, and it's our third installment in the CARS series.

    ONBOARD + EXTERIOR
    All onboard engine recordings include slow, medium, fast, steady and other sounds from the engine, exhaust and interior perspective. The exterior features approaches, turning corners, distant sounds, passes, reverses, starts and rev-ups. Additional sounds like handling, horns and more round off the package.

    FOR FILM, GAMES AND BEYOND
    V8 CARS stands prepared to master any linear or interactive challenge that gets thrown your way as a sound designer. With the vast variety of sounds available, you will have the perfect audio to match at your disposal, whether authentic real-time engine ramps or heavily edited film scenes are on the table. Pay close attention to the changes in perspective in the announcement trailer.

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    Included Sounds – Keywords:

    Buick Regal (1976), Chevrolet Chevelle Big Block (1966), Chevrolet Chevelle Small Block (1966), Chevrolet Express 1500 (1997), Dodge Durango (2007), Ford Galaxy Xl (1968), Ford Mustang (1966), Ford Mustang Shelby Gt500 (2007), Plymouth Satellite (1968), Approaches, Turning Corners, Distant Sounds, Passes, Reverses, Starts, Rev-Ups
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Quiet Hotels At Night

'Quiet Hotels At Night' by West Wolf includes 27 stereo tracks with evening and night atmospheres from hotel corridors and rooms recorded in Bulgaria, Sweden, and Romania.
 
  • City Life Quiet Hotels At Night Play Track 27 sounds included, 93 mins total $30

    Quiet Hotels At Night is the first one of themed library series in which you’ll go through night hotels. The package includes 27 stereo tracks with evening and night atmospheres from hotel corridors and rooms. The library is recorded mostly in large hotels in Bulgaria, Sweden and Romania. You will hear a variety of quiet atmospheres from empty corridors and rooms, air conditioners, bathrooms, an empty lobby bar with working refrigerators, to low activity from neighbouring rooms and backgrounds, screaming from a distant room, etc. Room tones and ambiеnces are suitable background for any audiovisual projects.

    All files are meta-tagged in Soundminer

    Gear used: Sound Devices 633. Neumann KM184 stereo set, Sennheiser MKH8020 stereo set

    Enjoy your stay at the Night Hotel.

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Armour Pack 01: Humanoid

'Armour Pack 01: Humanoid' by Game Audio Resource contains over 45 minutes of nothing but medieval armor movements for humanoid entities.
 
  • Foley Armour Pack 01: Humanoid Play Track 266+ sounds included $33.33

    The Armour Pack 01: Humanoid contains over 45 minutes (250 files) of nothing but high quality medieval types of armour movement actions for an humanoid entity.

    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 armour details to be created for more granular focus.

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

    • Individual armour designed assets (30 per armour type / action type)
    • Sets of individual armour designed assets (30 individual assets in one file)
    • Continuous loops of different armour speeds (these have been created in sync for the loops in our Footstep Pack 01: Humanoid)
    • Armour Types: Leather, Cloth, Chain-mail, Segmented.
    • Basic construction kits of the original recording
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Horror Game

'Horror Game' by Epic Stock Media is a haunting cataclysm of horror sound effects featuring over 1,200 dark and devious sounds.
 
  • No need to barricade yourself in an old farmhouse to keep yourself safe from the swarm of zombies outside. This horror sound effects library is totally safe for use in any studio, video game or post production house. It’s a haunting cataclysm of horror sound effects featuring over 1200+ dark and devious sounds. They might just make your little brother cry (but that would be mean).
    This horror-able sound pack includes all the essentials and sonic inspiration to awaken latent darkness in any post production session. Perfect for your next zombie horror masterpiece. But use with caution.

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Body Pack 01: Humanoid

'Body Pack 01: Humanoid' by Game Audio Resource contains over 80 minutes of body falls, impacts, and landings on multiple surface types.
 
  • 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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Footstep Pack 01: Humanoid

'Footstep Pack 01: Humanoid' by Game Audio Resource gets you over 90 minutes of footsteps on multiple surface types and generic movements designed for game audio.
 
  • The Footstep Pack 01: Humanoid contains over 90 minutes (800 files) of high quality footsteps on multiple surface types and generic movement speed actions for an humanoid entity.

    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 foot details to be created for more granular focus.

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

    • Individual footstep designed assets (30 assets per surface type/speed)
    • Sets of individual footstep designed assets (30 of the individual designed assets in one file)
    • Continuous loops of different footstep speeds on each surface type
    • Surface types: Concrete, Grass, Gravel, Leaves, Metal, Pebbles, Rock, Sand, Snow, Undergrowth, Wood & Water
    • Basic construction kits of the original recording with 2 microphone versions
    • Bonus content: Metal boot generic sweetener layers (Soft &  Hard surface types)
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Trailer Pulse Clock

'Trailer Pulse Clock' by TH Studio Production features 10 different types of designed clocks and 7 Kontakt instruments with pulsing, reverberating, and clean clock sounds.
 
  • Introducing TRAILER PULSE CLOCK, featuring 10 different types of designed clocks. Contains 7 Kontakt 5.6.6 Instruments as well as .wav versions.

    Features the following clocks:

    Clocks Instruments • Clock Pulse Clean • Clock Pulse FX 1 • Clock Pulse FX 2 • Clock Pulse FX 3 • Clock Pulse Reverb • Clock Pulse Triola
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Custom Tools

'Custom Tools' by SampleTraxx crosses the border between music and sound design with 570+ horror and sci-fi sound effects with 15 cinematic categories.
 
  • SampleTraxx continues to cross the border between music and sound design with “Custom Tools” a new collection of 570+ new sound effects and 15 categories for true cinematic lovers.

    Custom Tools is made to design high definition cinematic sci-fi horror trailer and soundtracks with a variety of production-ready sonic elements, noises and tension. This sound pack is a modern cinematic tool for shocking industrial horror sound design with a sci-fi aesthetics.

    Featuring 1.5Gb of content, 570+ sound effects and 15 categories in Wav format 48/24 meticulously named and organised for fast workflow to be immediately dragged in every DAW or sampler.

    Categories:

    • Stingers Whoosh Ramp Up
    • Atmospheric Low Ping
    • Larsen Feedback
    • Musical Ping and Tonal SoftHits
    • Megakicks Cinematic Hits Slam Impacts
    • Blast Blow Up
    • Sub Shadow Sequences – Sub Sonic Elements
    • Reverse
    • Braams Intros SynthBend
    • Rise
    • Ambience Sonic Aura
    • Field Recording
    • Noise Burst Sparks – Grounded Electric Impacts
    • Filters and Tones
    • Abstract Glitch Stutters Choppers
    BONUS: Get an additional Sampletraxx library – for free:

    For a limited time, when you purchase a license for this library, you also get to pick an additional Sampletraxx library for free. Instructions will be included with your order.
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Churches

'Churches' by Edible Audio features walla, chair creaks, coughs, prayers, foot traffic, and movements from 8 large cathedrals and small chapels each with their own unique characteristics.
 
  • Environments Churches Play Track 106 sounds included, 203 mins total From: $75

    Large cathedrals & small chapels each with their unique characteristics and reverb. Recorded at 8 different churches this library features walla, chair creaks, coughs, prayers, foot traffic & movement.

    All sounds were recorded using the DPA 5100 and Sound Devices 788T. This library is available in stereo or 5.0 (5.0 package contains stereo mix downs as well).

Ghosts Return

'Ghosts Return' by Articulated Sounds has recordings of male and female ghosts, crows, bells, extensive door knocks from various perspectives, and sounds of ghosts trying to enter a room.
 
  • Animals & Creatures Ghosts Return Play Track 425+ sounds included, 89 mins total $39
    2 years after the first installment of Ghosts sound library, 
    THEY COME BACK! Ghosts Return is an expansion of the Ghosts library

     


    DESIGNED & SOURCE

    Through the development process, we gathered unique sonic materials from the scary inaudible sounds up to the piercing cry of Banshee ghosts. Included are: 14 pre-baked atmospheres, 38 designed sound, and 373 useful source sounds.


    It comprises recordings of male and female ghosts, crows, miscellaneous sounds of the house, bells, extensive door knocks from various perspectives, and sounds of ghost trying to enter a room.


    The atmospheres are easy and ready to use, containing haunting houses, town, forest, cemetery, thunderstorm, and eerie soundscapes.


    The designed sounds are mainly focused on ghosts creature with spooky murmur, breathe, group of ghosts and creepy inhalations.


     

    What’s inside:

    • 38 Designed Ghost Creature sounds
    • 14 Pre-Cooked Spooky Atmospheres:
    • Haunted house, cemetery, town, forest, storm, eerie atmospheres…
    • 373 various source sounds:
    • Extensive collection of door knocks, door handles, hit and misc from various perspectives (inside, outside, close-up, far)
    • Female & Male ghosts creature (thorough recordings and stereo movements)
    • various bells sounds and almost inaudible house sound

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Featured: Cars – V8Trailer Pulse ClockCustom ToolsQuiet Hotels At NightHorror Game


 

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Horror Mutation Play Track 200 sounds included, 40 mins total $20

    “Mutation” is a collection of 200 mutation sound effects aimed to be used in horror/sic-fi productions.
    The pack is focused on bloody and creepy transformations where you can hear how the flesh, blood and bones of the subject are being transformed and reshaping into something else.

    Uncommon sources like plastic and scrap movements, dry leaves and metallic guitar picks were used to create this collection.

    The library contains 20 files (WAV, 24 Bit / 96 kHz), 10 variations each, summing a total of 200 sfx.

    As a bonus I included the sources (32 sfx) used to create the sounds in the library.

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  • Environments Submersion – Underwater Library Play Track 1800+ sounds included, 383 mins total $70

    Submersion is a sound effect library delivering over 1800 high quality sounds in 377 files (more than 10Gb), from bubbles and impacts over whooshes to ambiences, propellers sounds and many more, this collection has all you need to create an exciting underwater audio experience.
    From raw recordings to ready-to-use sound effects, all the content has been recorded and designed at 24bit, 96 KHz, all fully tagged with metadatas, by sound designers Arnaud Noble and Benoît Marsalone.
    This library is split in two different sections:

    The Raw section:
    Captured with the Aquarians H2a Hydrophone in different locations (pool, river or inside several props), the raw section allows you to sculpt, create, and edit your own sounds with more than 1300 individuals sounds, with many variations.
    This is your toolkit for all your underwater scenes and projects.

    The Designed Section:
    This section provides you ready-to-use sounds (over 593 individuals sounds in 172 files), all created and designed from the Raw section materials.
    From huge to tiny, this collection delivers Cinematic Impacts, Ambiences, Whooshes, Explosions, Propellers, Lava sounds, Sci-fi sounds and many more.

    Included sounds / Keywords
    Ambience – Impact – Explosion – Movement – Whoosh – Swim – Bubble – Propeller – Air release – Stream – Scrape – Squeak – Creak – Crack – Waves – Ice – Lava – Hot – Embers – Sizzle – Crackle – Acid – Soak – Quench – Combustion – Organic – Fizz – Pulses – Plunger – Bottle – Drip – Boil – Drain – Pour – Rattle – Bounce – Slide – Hollow – Crush – Plonk – Snap – Metal – Plastic – Wood – Realistic – Sci-fi – Abstract – Alien

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  • Weapons Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD) Play Track 1847+ sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $60 $45

    The Sci-Fi Weapons library delivers more than 1000 futuristic weapon shots, charges, ricochets and other related sounds.

    All of them were designed using exclusively recorded Foley sounds, synthetic layers, various sound manipulation and morphing techniques.

    Single shots and automatic fire, reloading ammo, energy blasts, impacts and explosions, surface hits – it’s all there, ready to be used in your sci-fi projects!

    Forthcoming updates and extensions of the library are free! You have to pay the actual price once, and you will be getting new stuff as it is released.

    Version 1.2 is out:
    A new version has just been released, with another 537 sounds – bringing the total number of sounds in the library to more than 1800

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  • Electricity Magnetophon Play Track 500+ sounds included, 40 mins total $10

    Does your production need analog tape playback sounds?

    Oh, boy, we have some!


    Scratching, speeding up and down, humming, noise and crackles, feedback, distortion, wavefolding, damaged tape, spring reverb and even processed with the filter of evil Polivoks synthesizer.

    All records were made with analog gear and recorded with 192KHz sample rate for further manipulations.

    KEY POINTS:

    • 107 raw analog sounds with variations
    • Perfect source of analog tape playback sounds, scratches, feedback, hum, clicks, crackles, buzz, distortion and many more
    • Only analog equipment was used
    • Created for further manipulation with spectrum and pitch
    • Categorized by types of gear and tape used
    • Contains metadata for search engines
  • 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

  • A collection of authentic Italian motorcycles and scooters – includes recordings of models like the Guzzi, Ciao Piaggio, Vespa and Ducati. Recordings include pass-bys, onboard, starting, idle, stopping, horn honking – and even skidding (see the full track list below).

    Just updated!

    This library has just been updated with 72 new recordings (47+ minutes) of motorcycles & scooters such as the APRILIA 150cc, LAMBRETTA 125cc, MALAGUTI 50cc, MOTOMORINI Scrambler 1200cc, MV AGUSTA F3 600, PIAGGIO X9 500cc and a VESPA 125 ET3 PRIMAVERA

 
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  • City Life Venice Play Track 27+ sounds included, 53 mins total $31.98

    Get a rich collection of Italian ambiences captured in legendary Venice / Venezia. The library features lots of pedestrian ambiences

  • Sci-Fi Digital Dust Play Track 128+ sounds included $40

    Digital Dust delivers 128 tracks of pure digital bit-crushing distortion, deep atmospheric drones, and ear-piercing interface sounds.
    Digital Dust is not your usual clean and modern computer command sound effects library. All sounds have been designed from real world electrical or organic recorded sounds.

    Granulated, stretched, pitched and mangled in endless chains of plugins and hardware, for very different and almost apocalyptic kinds of rogue computer command sounds. The samples can easily be stretched or processed even more, for even weirder sound fx.

    The library contains:

    26 Drones/atmospheric beds. All are minimum 1 minute long, and are easily loopable.
    61 Glitchy, bitcrushing FX.
    41 Otherworldly signal FX.
    Please Note!

    Till Sunday January 20th, this set of sounds is bundled with the Flight Sim Button & Switches SFX library. This way you can trigger the weird interface sounds with your favourite analog button and switches sounds!
  • ‘Alarms & Warnings Designed’ is a collection of 52 alarm sounds suitable for the science fiction genre. This library includes ‘one-shot’ audio files that are ready to be placed in a sampler as well as 30 second loops of those same files. All sounds are ‘dry’ and ready to be processed.

    This library goes well with ‘Fully Charged Vol.1’

  • Mechanical Lifts & Elevators Play Track 350+ sounds included, 140 minutes mins total $45 $36

    This library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 22 different elevators found in the following locations:

    • Apartments
    • Car Parks
    • Libraries
    • Offices
    • Theatres
    • Universities
    • Warehouses

    Each elevator has its own unique characteristics featuring creaks, groans, impacts & rattles. All elevators feature roomtones, buttons, doors opening & closing (both interior & exterior perspective) and in motion using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Sennheiser MKH 8020 stereo pair at 24bit/96khz for all your sound design needs.

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  • The Renault Master 2.3 dci diesel van sound library is a go-to pack for many transportation-related scenes. It features 102 96kHz files, more than 130 minutes of audio covering different aspects of using the van. Inside you’ll find engine sounds recorded under the hood, stereo recordings from the cabin during driving, exterior passes and different maneuvers and foley recordings.

    The library contains:

    • 6 engine under-the-hood onboard recordings while driving (38 minutes)
    • 10 interior cabin recordings, 6 in sync with engine (54 minutes)
    • 70 exterior passby / driving files
    • 18 foley sound effects
 
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