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SFX Independence – February 2015

The first SFX Independence edition of 2015 is here, with a whole host of new and recently-released sfx packs, and a few special offers.

Don’t forget to use the SFX Independence Submission Form if you’ve got an independent sfx collection that’s recently or about to be, released.

Tone Manufacture

New York Ambiences

A collection of 38 stereo files, recorded as 24 bit 48 kHz Broadcast WAVs and featuring interior and exterior ambience recordings made in New York. Spanning streets and museums, subways and the Staten Island Ferry.

Presenting over three hours of recordings, New York Ambiences contains different perspectives of the city – the distinctively dynamic New York traffic and the quiet and loud sides of New York’s museums.

Price: £35.00 (excluding taxes)

New York Ambiences product page
Tone manufacture



Bonson present their first library, Wings. From tiny insects to small birds, from fairies to dragons, Wings offers over 1400 files spread over two packs. The Design pack includes 180 files and the Source pack offers more than 1200.

Meticulously recorded, edited with patience, and mastered with love, all files have appropriate filenames and complete Soundminer Metadata.

Price: $99.00 (96 kHz), $129.00 (192 kHz)

Wings product page



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Audiomodern introduce Abuser – a powerful hybrid analog virtual instrument for NI Kontakt. Featuring 1.538 pristine audio samples, direct from the Sherman filterbank, a filter effect box with unique tube sound overdrive. All the source material comes from recordings of various devices feeding into the Sherman filterbank – No software based distortion emulators were used in the creation of these sounds.

The Abuser instrument is packed full of analogue modelled effects, powerful LFO’s and envelopes, and is able to create a huge range of sounds, from filthy basses with extremely low frequencies and leads to futuristic electronica, distorted leads, mellow saturated melodic Poly-Synths and everything in between.

The full feature set of Abuser is available on the Audiomodern website.

Price: Currently €29.00 (usual price €39.00)

Abuser product page

Red Libraries

Water Rush

An intriguing library to kick off: 30 experienced swimmers recorded for your war or sports scenes involving water. This collection from Red Libraries features 220 Elements & Ambiences in stereo and mono Wave files, 24-bit / 96kHz.

Price: $115.00

Water Rush product page

Chuck Russom FX

Beeps: Volume 2


Available as a free upgrade to those who purchased the original version, Beeps: Volume 2 features 250 all-new designed hi tech beeps and interface sounds ready to drop into your project. Included are confirmation tones, error tones, menu navigation tones, and interface transition sounds. Everything you need for your game menus, sci-fi projects, computer interface screens, or other hi tech equipment.

Priced at $35.00, check the Beeps: Volume 2 product page for full details.



Raptus is a sample pack featuring 100+ cutting-edge cinematic sound effects. Created as a perfect tool to complement any sound artist, trailer editor, video games sound designer, or soundtrack composer in need of distorted impacts, mutilated drums, resonating brass hits, synth shifters, or drones and textures.
A great tool for forward thinking artist with an out of the box approach.

Price: $25.41 (including tax)

Raptus product page
Sample Traxx

BOOM Library


Debris is full of just what you’d expect from the title: falling, breaking, tearing, rumbling, rattling, clattering of glass, dirt, foam, gravel, metal, paper, plastic, porcelain, rocks, sand, wood, even trash. Featuring both single and combined recordings.

This collection is presented as more than 1.800 SFX, delivered in more than 350 files. The “Construction Kit” version holds the source recordings while the “Designed” version comes with pre-designed, ready-to-use sounds. Each is available separately or as part of a bundle.

Price: €199.00

DEBRIS product page

Cars – SUVs & VANS

With over 20 GB of sounds, BOOM presents another addition to their vehicles sfx library collection. Presented in this collection are long takes of multi-channel car engine sounds and drive-bys with a comprehensive collection of interior handling sounds such as indicators, ventilation, pedal break, seatbelt moves.

Price: €249.00

CARS – SUVs & VANS product page
BOOM Library

Arrowhead Audio

Classic Car Pass Bys

The Classic Car Pass Bys pack contains 232 recordings of passbys from classic cars such as the Austin 7, Bentley MK VI, Ferrari F40, Jaguar E-Type and many more. Each recording is stereo and is captured and delivered in 24-bit 96kHz.

Price: £20.00

Classic Car Pass Bys product page

The Noise Bureau

Jaguar F-Type

Presenting multitrack onboard and Stereo external recordings of the Jaguar F-Type 3.0 Litre 380Hp Supercharged Soft top being put through its paces.

263 individual sound files at 96 kHz 24bit and totalling 7 GB. This collection also features recordings of acceleration and deceleration ramps, with a tip to those implementing for game audio.

Price: £130.00

Jaguar F-Type product page
The Noise Bureau


Richard Devine’s Modular UI

Modular UI is an advanced user interface library designed by world renowned sound designer and musician Richard Devine.

Designed and sourced entirely from Richard Devine’s personal and exclusive Eurorack modular synths and processors collection, the Modular UI soundpack combines the retro, clean sound of analog with the futuristic tech of the new wave of advanced analog and digital synthesis from modular synths, evoking flashbacks of iconic sound design heard in both classic and modern sci-fi films.

Modular UI features 1,000+ sounds, 400+ files and 5.7Gb of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Bashead metadata, including: FM Hybrid Gestures, Solo Beeps and FM Confirm Tones.

Price: $99.00

Richard Devine’s Modular UI product page
Richard Devine Interview

CA Sounds

The Battle Crowd Collection


One of the most extensive battle crowd and civilian sound effects libraries on the internet, ‘Battle Crowds’ was recorded entirely at 24-bit / 96kHz, and contains over 500+ royalty-free source files and thousands of sonic variations.

This collection of pre-edited source recordings has everything you need to audibly re-construct just about any type of battle or civil-unrest scene.

Price: $249.00

The Battle Crowds Collection product page

Airborne Sound


Three new libraries from Airborne Sound:

Fairground Sound Effects
More than 70 fairground sound clips in over 7 gigabytes of audio, featuring crowds, amusements, ride ambiences ride ambiences and more.

Price: $49.00

Freight Train 1 Sound Effects
A collection of 25 freight train sound effects, including locomotive engine and freight car manoeuvers.

Price: $21.00

Passenger Trains Sound Effects 1
A collection of passenger and commuter trains. 57 takes of interior and exterior locomotives and cars.

Price: $27.00

Fairground Sound Effects product page
Freight Train 1 Sound Effects product page
Passenger Train Sound Effects 1 product page


Excited Electrons


Hzandbits Sound Effects releases Excited Electrons – a collection of 121 files/399MB of electronic noise and interference sound effects in 24bit/96kHz mono.

Here are the chaotic, squealing, squelching insides of everyday electronic apparatus, such as cell phones, laptops, MiniDisc players and battery drills. Drones, tones, buzzes, crackles, static and hum of all sorts. Recorded with induction coils/telephone pickups, these sounds are excellent sound design material.

Price: $31.00

Excited Electrons product page

Mechanical Wave


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Mechanical Wave are a new independent sfx company out of Quebec City who have recently launched with a range of libraries, from basic Foley, to impacts, ambiences and sci-fi.

Prices range from $10.00 to $45.00

Mechanical Wave


Tortured Zither

Doing exactly what is says on the tin, Tortured Zither features recordings of an old zither being plucked, scraped, hit, and shaken.

Captured with a combination of Barcus Berry contact microphones and Neumann U87s, all sounds are in stereo 24-bit 96 khz Broadcast Wave format.

Price: $40.00

Tortured Zither product page

echo collective: fields

quiet spaces

quiet spaces is a collection of recordings of people gathered in rooms of various sizes and not talking.

echo collective: fields have put together a new library, part of which was recorded… in a library! Microphones were discreetly placed from a backpack onto empty tables in various libraries. Also captured were an entire class taking a test. Quiet Spaces is ideally suited to filling ambiences that require groups of people together who are mostly silent.

Price: $30.00 (Full), $20.00 (Lite)

Quiet spaces product page
echo collective: fields

Sergey Eybog

Urban Russia

Urban Russia captures the atmospheric sound of modern-day Russia. Featuring sounds captured in streets, parks, subways, a museum and a bookstore (among others). This collection presents 149 sound clips recorded in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, Russia – with a total of 6.5 hours of recordings included.

Price: $96.80 (including tax)

Urban Russia product page

Mode Audio

Hover – Drones & Textures

Mode Audio’s new collection is 100 richly detailed sonic atmospheres. Calling on a host of exciting source material (from classic synth waveforms, electric guitars and noise generators to field recordings, household percussion), these SFX samples are as applicable to film, TV and game soundtracks as they are to EDM and Dance Music.

Price: £15 / $22.66 / €19.53 (Currently offering 3 for the price of 2 on all packs)

Hover – Drones & Textures product page
Mode Audio

Joshua Reinhardt

The Ultimate Footstep Collection

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5GB+ of high-quality Foley footstep recordings from Foley Supervisor Joshua Reinhardt (WILDFIRE STUDIOS). Presenting boots, dress shoes, flats, heels and sneakers in a variety of performances on all kinds of surfaces.

Price: $199.00

The Ultimate Footstep Collection product page


Foley Plus

Foley Plus is a massive collection of sounds taken from sound designer David Fienup’s personal sound library and Pro Tools sessions. These sounds have been precisely edited, mastered, and arranged, and populated with rich metadata descriptions and tags, so they can be easily found using any asset management or browser search software.

Check the website for a full breakdown of the sounds in this collection.

Price: $150.00

Foley Plus product page


The Kitchen

Kickstart your Foley collection with ‘The Kitchen’. 154 sounds of blending, boiling, frying, chopping, toasting, dishwashing, and a whole raft of other actions are included here, at a 24-bit as either WAV or AIFF files.

Price: $25.00

Other recently-released titles from 3maze include High Impact and Cinematic Swoosh. Check the 3maze website for full details.

The Kitchen product page
High Impact product page
Cinematic Swoosh product page

Brandon Seyboth Audio

Electric Noise

A royalty-free collection of strange and abstract recordings of noise generated by electrical devices, such as old CRT TVs, laptops, AC adapters, lights, etc. There is a variety of unnatural whines, moans, buzzes, and shrieks of various textures.

Manufacturer’s disclaimer:
All the recordings are mono, which isn’t my preference, but is the nature of how they were captured. The recordings are pretty low-fidelity, despite the 24/96 resolution. This is the unavoidable nature of how the recordings were made, and is not due to a failing.

89 files, totalling 1 hour 27 minutes of audio
Recorded and mastered at 24-bit/96 KHz

Electric Noise product page
Brandon Seyboth Audio

Tim Nielsen



After September’s Yellowstone, there are two new collections from Skywalker Sound’s Tim Nielsen. Ether is an offbeat gathering of “weird statics, data and telemetry beeps, the EMF signatures of things such as rack mount gear, LCD screens, telephones, computers.” The recordings are presented au natural, without any post processing.

Price: $72.00 including taxes

Ether product page

Tim Nielsen and Jeff Davis

Earth Mother Communicator

Another one from Tim Nielsen, this time in collaboration with sound designer Jeff Davis. Massive and unusual metal-induced reverbs is the name of the game with this collection, which has practical applications in bridging the boundaries between sound design and music.

Price: $90.00 including taxes

Earth Mother Communicator product page

New Sound Lab

NSL013 3D Printer

This library features recordings from a Printrbot 3D printer with four NEMA 14 stepper motors. The high torque motors connected to a pulley system control the X-Y-Z movements of the aluminium extruder and metal print bed.

The resulting sounds are a mix of grainy, gritty atonal patterns, robotic percussive bleeps, glitchy digital beeps/clicks, low fidelity drones, and chaotic noise. Both raw recordings, and processed elements are included and ready for further sound manipulation.

Price: $49.00

3D Printer product page


Just Metal- Squeaks & Moans is the latest collection from SoundBits. Featuring tons of nasty metal squeaks, squeals, moans, slides, Soundbits have collaborated with David Klaschka to present a heavy duty metal on metal action as and when needed.

All sounds are delivered as BWF tagged, 24Bit, 96kHz WAV files
Number of files/sounds: 706 files / 950 sounds
Total Size: 1,87 GB

Price: $35.00

You can also find these recently-released collections from SoundBits: Just Transitions /
Just Metal – Scrapes & Scratches / Just Impacts – Simple / Just Impacts – Processed / Just Impacts – Designed / Kinetic Design FX


The Whoosh Processed Expansion Pack

They say you can never have too many whooshes and Tonstrum are proving that theory right with their ‘The Whoosh – Processed Expansion Pack’, which offers a selection of sound effects shaped and processed using the Kyma Pacarana Workstation and source material. It is a collection realized in collaboration with Georg Rohbeck and Jedsound, and comes in two flavours: Analog & Digital.

Customers of The Whoosh library are entitled to an update discount and should have received their coupon code via email.

Price: $84.00 (Original), $129.00 (Original + Processed)

The Whoosh – Expansion Pack product page

Bony Stoev

Impacts & Whoosh Sounds

This collection features a wide selection of metallic, massive, brutal and futuristic impact and whoosh sound effects. All sounds have been created by using diverse synths, effects and sample manipulation.

Full details available on the website.

Price: $45.98 (including taxes)

Impacts & Whoosh Sounds product page


Abandoned Shelters – The Danish Bunker Coast

Available for a couple of months now, Abandoned Shelters – Danish Bunker Coast features mysterious and eerie sounds recorded in and around WW2 bunker relicts along the Danish West Coast.

Abandoned Shelters – The Danish Bunker Coast contains 71 high quality audio files recorded on 8 different locations along the Danish west coast. Each take is at least 2 minutes long and has Broadcast compatible descriptions embedded.

Price: $66.55 (including taxes)

Abandoned Shelters product page
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Alvaro Deiscar

Gym Machines & Ambiences

This collection of 59 sounds, include a variety of ambiences, machines, and Foley sounds recorded in Spanish gyms.

96Khz and 24 bits of HD audio featuring Room Tones, Designed Ambiences and Machines noises (including elliptical trainers, running machines, pilates balls, punches, weights machines, treadmills, vibrating platforms).

All the files have metadata embedded for Soundminer and similar programs. Descriptions are in Spanish and English.

Price: €18.03

Gym Machines and Ambiences product page

Surround Sound Library

Sci-fi Ambiences Surround

Created to give productions a ”next generation” feel, Sci-Fi Ambiences Surround can help bring your SFX library to the next level with more than 50 ready-to-use sci-fi ambiences in 5.0 surround and over 120 in stereo.

Perfectly balanced surround sounds for easy integration in games, cinematics & radio plays, all sounds are royalty free and instantly downloadable.

Price: $69.00

Sci-fi Ambiences product page
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Posted by on May 23, 2013 | 1 comment

SFX Independence – Late May 2013

There’s a whole heap of stuff going on in the independent SFX community that’s worth making note of. So, here goes…

New Libraries Available Now…

New Sound Lab’s Optical Drives


This library features recordings of computer optical disc drives (two internal desktop CD/DVD-R and one internal laptop slim CD/DVD-R slot-load).

Two induction coil pickups were used to record the electromagnetic fields emitted by the drives, capturing a very unique set of sounds and textures. These range from sharp percussive bleeps, glitchy static and noise, to electromechanical motor sounds, and drones. You’ll find use for many applications, including UI interface design, transitions, sci-fi, robot/servo sounds, technology, and computer sound effects.

Recordings include all functions of the DVD drives, e.g. disc loading, reading, writing/burning, spin up/down, errors, and disc ejecting. Also, each drive was taken apart and manipulated to create additional sounds.

Check it out here!

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Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 | 0 comments

New Sound Lab’s Spring Reverb

Tor Johnson over at New Sound Lab has recently released “NSL009 Spring Reverb.” From Tor’s description:

“This library features recordings created using a “Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer“, a boutique spring reverb effects unit where three reverb springs are exposed, allowing them to be hit, played, and manipulated in real time. The unit also includes a multi-mode analog filter, and when combined with the playability of the springs, opens up many sound creation options.”

This collection of 872 sounds is a fantastic mix of scrapes, drags, plucks, hits and rattles:

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Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 | 0 comments

SFX News: Hybrid Electric Car, MIDI Factory, Metal Scrapes, SFX Bible HD Discount

New Sound Lab has released NSL007 Hybrid Electric Car (24-Bit/96kHz | $30).

This library features a collection of exterior and interior sounds from a 2007 Toyota Prius. A majority of the recording was conducted at El Mirage Lake, a six mile long dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert, 90 miles north of Los Angeles. This barren landscape, unique for its miles of completely flat terrain, is a popular filming location for automobile commercials and feature films. The recording sessions took place late in the evening and early in the morning, when the surroundings were completely silent. An ample collection of exterior pass bys, starts, and stop recordings on pavement, gravel, and dry lake bed are included. Speeds range from 5MPH to 80MPH from only running on the electric motor/battery pack, to pushing the Prius’ gas engine towards its max. Other sounds such as washer/wipers, electric motor and gas engine idling complete the collection.

Sounds were captured with a Sanken CSS-5 Stereo Shotgun mic. The shotgun microphone was mounted in a full Rycote windshield kit and connected to a Sound Devices 702 recording at 96khz.

The Sound Effects Bible Hard Drive (SFX Bible book also included) is now at $499 for students ($999 regular price).

Collection of 5,000 sound effects recorded by Ric Viers and his team at the Detroit Chop Shop including close to 2,000 new and previously unreleased sound effects. All of the sounds were recorded at 24/96KHz, along with a small selection of unique 16/44.1KHz sounds that were pulled from the Detroit Chop Shop archives.

Daniel Gooding released the The MIDI Factory, including 400 sounds (and their respective MIDI files)

Before there was wav files, and sound files, often times retro games used music to create a sound effect. This library was created on that same premise, and adapted to fit a wide variety of sounds that a designer might need. With the added bonus of the included midi files, you can create your own unique version of the sound as well, making this library a very helpful tool for sound designers.

Arrowhead Audio released AAS002 Metal Scrapes, including 324 sounds.

AAS-002 Metal Scrapes’ has been developed with a variety of tools including rusty knives, dirty spades, rotting pegs, files and steel brushes.

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 | 0 comments

New Sound Lab Releases LAX Aircraft SFX Library

New Sound Lab has released the previously announced LAX Aircraft, a new sound effects library loaded with 44 aircraft recordings at 24-Bit/96khz.

This library features descending aircraft flyovers at Los Angeles International Airport. One unique aspect of LAX is that it’s nestled in the city, making it easy to stand directly under very low flying airplanes to capture a great sound.

A range of aircraft were recorded for this release, including the Airbus A330, Boeing 737, 747, and Bombardier 800.

Two different microphone positions were used: One facing the oncoming aircraft, and the other pointing in the opposite direction to capture the flyover and further decent as the aircraft lands.

Sounds were captured with a Sanken CSS-5 Stereo Shotgun mic in 120 degree stereo mode. The microphone was mounted in a full Rycote windshield kit and connected to a Sound Devices 702 recorder.

LAX Aircraft – $25 | 625MB | 24-Bit & 96khz Broadcast Wave format | Metadata ready

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