Photo: Tim Prebble
If you are releasing a new SFX library and you would like it to be included in our recap, send us the details with our SFX Independence Submission Form. Please only notify us of libraries that were released within the last month or substantially updated.
There was a record number of submissions last month with 21 new libraries, and two of them are free! So if you’re looking for sounds of bicycles, vinyl records, quiet mountain soundscapes, African wildlife, chainsaws, race cars, creeks, shotguns, mysterious cupboards, glaciers, German ambiences, metal and wood hits, lawn tools, creeks, forest reverb impulse responses, prairie winds, washing machines, grappling tournaments, terrifying screams, and electronic and mechanical devices, then you’ve come to the right place.
Bicycles by Lilesoundlibrary
Who would have guessed a bicycle could sound like an angry sewing machine? Bicycles by Lilesoundlibrary brings out many interesting sounds from this popular two-wheeled vehicle. With chattering, hissing, crunching, spinning, and tones from all across the body, you might think twice before putting in ear buds before your next ride. The library even includes the bicycle pump, stand, pedals, saddle, horn, and bells, as well as riding ambiences to make this a library ready for implementation or manipulation.
(125 WAV files, 2 GB, 24-bit/96kHz)
Desolation Soundscapes by Avosound
Desolation Soundscapes by Avosound will chill you to the bone. These recordings feature the bleak soundscapes of the mountain ranges of Tibet, Switzerland and New Zealand, as well as the abandoned fjords of Iceland. These 31 tracks display nature’s “white noise” by focusing on silence, free of tourists, birds, and especially planes, and they can stand on their own or be the padding ambience for your project. With over an hour of 5.1 and stereo sounds, there are plenty of variations to choose from.
(31 WAV files, 24-bit/96kHz)