New Sound Effects - swords and more Asbjoern Andersen


Once again a wild week for independent sound effects, as no less than 9 interesting SFX libraries have been added to A Sound Effect!

They range from fierce sword fights, shotguns, sci-fi sounds to natural-sounding whooshes, foley, mopeds, toys and more. And once again, I’ve included a highlight of 3 of most popular libraries from the past 7 days. Happy listening :)

Swordfighter
 
  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $30 $24 incl. vat

    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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Swordfighter is the 2nd release from Australia-based Squeaky Fish, and it gets you a ton of sword fight SFX – including 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.
 
Toy
 
  • Funny / Comedy / Cartoon Toys Play Track 673+ sounds included $33.60 $26.40 incl. vat

    A huge collection of toy sound effects, including rattles, squeaking, pops, shakes, bounces, slides, drops, rings, clicks, crankings, spins and much more. More than 650 fun, festive sound effects in total.

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Mechanical Wave recorded a huge number of toy sound effects for this library – so if you need SFX that squeak, rattle, pop, shake, bounce, slide, drop, ring, click, crank or spin, this one’s worth checking out.
 
Indecent Machines
 
  • Drones & Moods Indecent Machines Play Track 347 sounds included $44.40 incl. vat

    Indecent Machines is a sci-fi sample pack inspired by a concept of mechanical disrepair and emergent AI consciousness. It features 1.7 gigabytes of 24-bit/96khz samples and bundled Kontakt kits, created by producer/sound designer Chad Glenn.

    These sounds originated from field and studio recordings of various machines which were then processed through custom DSP algorithms using Kyma and other sound design tools.

    The result is a unique set of mutant robotics, mechanical snippets, evolving textures, rhythmic artifacts and menacing atmospheres appropriate for music and sound design projects of all kinds. Features 347 .wav files and 5 Kontakt kits (full version of NI Kontakt required for the Kontakt files).

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A classic SFX library from The Coil, finally available on A Sound Effect; it’s inspired by a concept of mechanical disrepair and emergent AI consciousness, and comes with both WAV files and Kontakt instruments.
 
12 Gauge Shotgun
 
  • Weapons 12 Gauge Shotgun Play Track 29 sounds included $36 $24 incl. vat

    A collection of shots fired using a 12 Gauge Remington 870 Wingmaster shotgun. This library also includes a few bonus tracks of shots fired using a Thompson Rifle muzzleloader and a Barnett Crossbow.

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Looking for shotgun sounds? This library gets you shots fired from a 12 Gauge Remington 870 Wingmaster shotgun + bonus tracks of shots fired using a Thompson Rifle muzzleloader and a Barnett Crossbow.
 
Cybernetic Weapons
 
  • Weapons Cybernetic Weapons Play Track 1211 sounds included $70.80 $42 incl. vat

    Cybernetic Weapons brings forth a new era of hyper-sonic weaponry. With over 1,200+ custom designed and source sounds, this library comes packed with Cybernetic fire power. Perfect for games, video, film, TV, it’s all in 96k/24bit format so you can probably end the arms race right here and now.

    The library features sound effects like Plasma shooters, Weapon Mech Textures, Designed Game Single Shots, repeaters and loops, Futuristic bursts and even shell drops. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.

    For that extra touch of reality, Cybernetic Weapons includes an exceptional cache of foley firearm discharges from our personal warehouse of ordinance and sidearms including source recordings of: WW2 Thompson, AR-10, AR 15, Shotgun Pump, Vietnam M1A1, Suppressed 556 and our favorite of close combat, the .22 caliber pistol with silencer.

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A huge new collection of futuristic weapon sounds, packing more than 1200 sound effects – including plasma shooters, weapon mech textures, designed game single shots, repeaters and loops, futuristic bursts and shell drops.
 
War Zone - Designed Explosion Sounds
 
  • The War Zone sound effects library gets you whooshes, debris, cannon shots, beeps, countdown, explosions – ready to be used as they are in your projects, or layered to create complex war ambiences. A total of 170 sound effects are included, categorized into beeps, explosions, beeping mine explosions, debris, low whooshes, whooshes, shots and whooshes + debris.

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If you’re looking to design the sound of a warzone, here’s a library that delivers the explosion sounds. It comes with a total of 170 sound effects, categorized into beeps, explosions, beeping mine explosions, debris, low whooshes, whooshes, shots and whooshes + debris.
 
Fringe Elements
 
  • Sci-Fi Fringe Elements Play Track 225 sounds included, 46 mins total $70.80 incl. vat

    Fringe Elements is an aggressive sample pack of divergent and destructive sounds designed for musicians and sound designers in need of a hard-hitting sound pallet on the periphery of normal. Each sound was built in the modular world and heavily processed through DSP algorithms to create structurally unique outcomes and ultimately highly usable samples.

    Contained in this collection are 225 unique sounds designed as FX, rhythmic elements, evolving textures, noise, distortion, spectral atmospheres and other elements perfect as building blocks to new music and sound projects or to be layered into existing work to add weight, depth and dimension.

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A collection of aggressive & distorted-sounding SFX from The Coil, delivering 225 sounds such as rhythmic elements, evolving textures, noise, distortion, spectral atmospheres and more.
 
Everyday Actions
 
  • Foley Everyday Actions Play Track 87+ sounds included, 92 mins total $24 incl. vat

    Get the sounds of everyday actions such as reading, drinking, eating, shaving, boiling water, handling glass items and much more. A total of 29 different actions are included – isolated and recorded in a studio environment. Every sound has at least two different microphone angles available from the following options: Close (mono), SemiClose (mono), MidDistant (mono), Distant (stereo).

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This library gets you the sounds of everyday actions such as reading, drinking, eating, shaving, boiling water, handling glass items and more.
 
Tunturi Maxi moped
 
  • Motorcycles Tunturi Maxi Moped Play Track 57 sounds included $48 incl. vat

    Get the sound of the Tunturi Maxi ‘Pappatunturi’, a Finnish moped model from 1974 with 2 gears and pedals. The library features external, onboard and foley recordings. OnBoard recordings feature 3 different channels: Engine1, Engine2 and Exhaust. All 3 channels of OnBoard sounds can be layered and will line up nicely in your audio editor.

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Here are the sounds of the Tunturi Maxi ‘Pappatunturi’, a Finnish moped model from 1974 with 2 gears and pedals.
 
Just Whooshes 3 | Whoosh Essentials
 
  • Materials & Texture Just Whoosh 3 | Whoosh Essentials Play Track 575+ sounds included $45.60 $22.80 incl. vat

    Just Whoosh 3 – Whoosh Essentials gets you 575 recorded whoosh sound effects. Some of the props used include: Cloth blankets, jeans, leather and nylon jackets, fishing rods, boom poles, bamboo/wood/metal/plastic sticks + ropes with things like spatulas attached to one end (!), chains, a torch, and some cars passing by.

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This collection gets you whoosh sounds captured from sources like cloth blankets, jeans, leather and nylon jackets, fishing rods, boom poles, bamboo/wood/metal/plastic sticks + ropes with things like spatulas attached to one end (!), chains, a torch, and cars passing by.
 

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Popular sound effects this week:

 
  • Animals & Creatures Animal Hyperrealism Vol II Play Track Over 2000 sounds included
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $204 $163.20 incl. vat

    Animal Hyperrealism Vol II is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 2000 individual sounds in 283 files.

    The sounds were partly recorded with animals trained for media production, partly recorded in zoos and wildlife centers. The asset list includes but is not limited to: amur leopards, bottlenose dolphins, californian sealions, pacific walruses, red ruffed lemurs, owls, parrots, dwarf little fruit bats, hamsters, guinea pigs and many more.

    The content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K plus a Sennheiser 8050 for center image and a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 for stereo image.
    A special section of the library features samples recorded at 384KHz. For these sounds an additional microphone was employed, specifically the CMPA by Avisoft-Bioacoustics which records up to 200 KHz. This microphone was actually used to record most of the library but the 384KHz format was preserved only where energy was found beyond 96KHz not to occupy unnecessary disk space.
    All files are delivered as stereo bounce of these for mics, though in some instances an additional couple of CO100K was added to the sides.
    The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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  • Materials & Texture Explainer Video Sound Kit Play Track 1222 sounds included, 120 mins total $115.20 $70.80 incl. vat

    Skip all the hassle and wasted time trying to find the right sounds. Explainer Video Sound Kit has everything you need to create dynamic sound tracks for video ads, commercials, animations, marketing and explainer videos. Importantly, it’s all royalty-free and an unbeatable time saving value.

    As you know, creators of motion graphics, animations and explainer videos struggle mightily with finding the right sound effects for their projects. Sadly, wasting lots of time and energy. That’s why we created the Explainer Video Sound Kit. It’s an all-in-one power pack that gets your project done fast. 1200 designed sounds, cinematic elements, transitions, Foley, natural and organic sounds and a sweet selection of background music all ready to go.

    Instantly take your production to a new level of engaging sound. Create compelling audio/video experiences easier than ever. Save time and level up your audio skills like a pro with the Explainer Video sound library!

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  • Sci-Fi Inaccuracy Play Track 152 sounds included, 15 mins total $26.40 $6 incl. vat

    “INACCURACY” is a collection of 152 digital glitches, errors and malfunctions. These sounds were created using a great variety of audio sources (from vocalizations to, even, designed Sci-Fi weapons) processed with extreme changes in time, velocity and pitch to obtain very direct and aggressive glitches.

    The sounds in “INACCURACY” are great for any kind of Sci-Fi production (games, trailers and movies).

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  • Electricity Electric Arcs and Energy Play Track 266 sounds included $47.99 $23.99 incl. vat

    Electric Arcs and Energy is essentially two separate collections of sounds.  The first, Electrical Arcs are more raw.  These arc sounds can be manipulated and mangled to be used as design elements in your project.  They are highly flexible and can easily be pitch-shifted -48 semitones or more.  They remain remarkably useful and clean giving each sound multiple “dimensions”.

    The Electrical Energy collection is a series of more specified design elements that I created – Impacts and Powerups.  Meant to be used in Weapon or UI design they should be flexible enough to be used as stand-alone effects or layers in more complex sounds.

    Recording and Editing

    This library was designed from scratch by recording highly unconventional metal sources with a cello bow and processing them (see one example in video). Great care was taken during the recording and editing process to ensure maximum flexibility of these sounds.  The recording was done at 24/192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH 2050 mic which captures frequencies up to 50kHz.  All processing and design was then performed at 192kHz.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

     

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  • Animals & Creatures Broken Robot Play Track 87 sounds included $15.59 $8.39 incl. vat

    This library is a small “utility” collection of sounds great for use as Robot/Machines but also great for UI and Weapon design elements.  Servos, various metal objects and analog synths were recorded as source material to create this library.  The library includes raw servo recordings and meticulously performed or designed robotic/machine-like sounds.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

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  • Foley Footsteps & Movements Play Track 7.400 sounds included, 228 mins total $58.80 $46.80 incl. vat

    The Foleyart Collection | Footsteps & Movements brings high quality Foley Artist footsteps to every audio production studio: offers high end recordings in different distance to adjust perfectly to your scene. All sounds in WAV and tagged with Metadata.

    Key footstep features:
    Footsteps & Movements gets you thousands of high quality footsteps, including different walking speeds, behaviours & surfaces.

    Shoes
    • Business
    • Boots
    • High Heels
    • Slipper
    • Sneaker
    • Barefoot
    Surfaces
    • Concrete
    • Carpet
    • Timber Floor
    • Hardwood Fl.
    • Gravel
    Clothes
    • Light
    • Medium
    • Jeans

    Also available bundled with the Kontakt Instrument version here for a sweet 41% total discount

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Latest sound effects libraries:
 
  • Vehicles Skate on Board Play Track 112 sounds included, 22 mins total $59.99 incl. vat

    Skate on Board is an SFX library with the purpose of bringing alive the hidden sounds of skateboarding. This library has 65 stereo recordings with the best sound quality of actions such as jumps, pass by, and grinds over different surfaces like concrete banquets, and rail tubes. Furthermore, this library contains 47 mono audios of P.O.V perspectives which were reordered with different microphones attached to the skateboard to capture the full maneuvers and details of skateboarding.

  • Animals & Creatures Discover Oregon – Soundscape Collection Play Track 127 sounds included, 381 mins total $106.80 $82.80 incl. vat

    The west is still wild.  A collection of clean and loopable natural ambient atmosphere elements – each 3 minutes long. This collection represents my best content and works great in multitrack layers.

    The core of this collection are natural sounds captured in the wilds of Oregon, USA – Western North America. The wildlife in the forests, streams, lakes, coast, and deserts of Oregon are a good substitute for most US and Canadian states west of the Rocky Mountains, including Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, British Colombia, Alberta, Alaska, and Wyoming.

    These recordings are from a pristine environment that avoid any human caused sounds.

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  • Animals & Creatures Broken Robot Play Track 87 sounds included $15.59 $8.39 incl. vat

    This library is a small “utility” collection of sounds great for use as Robot/Machines but also great for UI and Weapon design elements.  Servos, various metal objects and analog synths were recorded as source material to create this library.  The library includes raw servo recordings and meticulously performed or designed robotic/machine-like sounds.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

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  • Electricity Electric Arcs and Energy Play Track 266 sounds included $47.99 $23.99 incl. vat

    Electric Arcs and Energy is essentially two separate collections of sounds.  The first, Electrical Arcs are more raw.  These arc sounds can be manipulated and mangled to be used as design elements in your project.  They are highly flexible and can easily be pitch-shifted -48 semitones or more.  They remain remarkably useful and clean giving each sound multiple “dimensions”.

    The Electrical Energy collection is a series of more specified design elements that I created – Impacts and Powerups.  Meant to be used in Weapon or UI design they should be flexible enough to be used as stand-alone effects or layers in more complex sounds.

    Recording and Editing

    This library was designed from scratch by recording highly unconventional metal sources with a cello bow and processing them (see one example in video). Great care was taken during the recording and editing process to ensure maximum flexibility of these sounds.  The recording was done at 24/192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH 2050 mic which captures frequencies up to 50kHz.  All processing and design was then performed at 192kHz.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

     

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  • Whooshes liftFX Play Track 275+ sounds included $106.80 $85.44 incl. vat

    AWE YOUR AUDIENCE WITH RISERS, BUILD-UPS, DROPS AND MORE.
    Risers, build-ups, drops, breaks, downlifters, swells, sweeps, falls – it has never been so easy to hype your audience. Forget samples, just turn the knob or let liftFX even do that for you, automatically, in beat sync at the length you need it to be.

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Playable in real-time with instant auditive and visual feedback
    • Any length, tempo, pitch range and root note possible
    • Tempo sync or time (s) duration
    • Control key parameters independently or automatically (+ reversed)
    • Automation and modwheel (cc1) support for each parameter
    • 275 nifty presets included
    • Optional time lock and control lock to try different presets with current setting
    • High cut and low cut filters, reverb and delay
    • Lightweight plug-in, as it relies on synthesis
    USE CASES:

    • Build captivating uplifters, downlifters, drops, rhythmic, percussive builds and more effects out of the box
    • Any electronic genre such as EDM, Trap, Dubstep, Pop, Hip Hop, Drum’n’Bass, House, Techno, and more
    • Cinematic and experimental sound design
    • Beef up your synthesizers with tonal layers or harmonic overtones to achieve a fat, rich sound
    • liftFX requires a free iLok account (click to learn more)
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