In this sound effects roundup, we look at the latest sound effects libraries releases in June and May. Latest review: Huge Hidden Passages from Red libraries.

Highlights

Thermal Flux by Collected Transients

Thermal Flux is a sound effects library formed by extreme temperature reactions. With materials ranging from -119°F to 1900°F all captured at 192kHz/24bit, it’s a fiery (and icy) collection of unique sound design source material.

Prop Planes 2 HD Pro by The Recordist

This library is the result of over two years spent at the local airfield waiting and watching for planes. 30 different airplanes were recorded in pristine 24-bit 96kHz resolution with various high end microphones and handheld recorders. Single, twin and turbo prop planes were captured at multiple distances and airspeeds. Engine starts, high RPM warm-ups and ground taxi maneuvers are also included.

Battle Rifles and Pistols by Watson Wu

Battle Rifles and Pistols is an extensive library collection of modern firearms, recorded and designed by Watson Wu (Assassin’s Creed, Breach & Clear, Operation Flashpoint) and Nick Dixon (Call Of Duty, Homefront: The Revolution, Need for Speed).

Messerschmitt Bf109 G4 by Pole Position Production

A very rare library of the German World War II fighter Messerschmitt Bf109 G4, equipped with a Daimler Benz DB605A V12 engine. Demo available on their website.

Sci-Fi

New Horizons by Sound Response

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!

Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD) by Principle Sound Design

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

Future Weapons 3 by SoundMorph

Future Weapons 3 features more than 750+ files, 1.2 GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata.

Ambience and soundscapes

Town Winds by Tone Glow Libraries

From winds rushing through empty streets to winds whistling and whipping across a marina, “Town Winds” offers a broad spectrum of wind ambiences in urban environments.

This library includes the sounds of wind blowing through flagpoles, strong wind gusts at a railway station, and wind whirling around a backyard. There are recordings of clattering masts, fluttering plastic, rattling fences, and much more.

Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences by JP Belliard

Asia Reminds II – Japan Ambiences delivers a generous amount of recordings (more than 5 hours total) from a trip to Japan. It’s divided into three distinct ambience types: City ambiences, Nature / Town ambiences and Trains / Stations ambiences & FX folder.

Collected Ambiences vol 10 by Soundbits

Public Spaces, Gym, Train Interiors, Fireworks, Public Bath, , City, Train, Busride, Rain and Wind, Wind and many more. 50 files, 8.94 GB, 248 minutes

Sounds Of Nature: Tasmania Ambiences by Fennec FX

Sounds of Nature: Tasmania Ambiences features nature sounds and ambiences, captured in many different parts of Tasmania at different times of day.

It includes recordings in rainforests, deciduous forests, Tall Tree forests, coastal forests, grasslands and other settings. Many typical Tasmanian birds are to be heard, including the Yellow-tailed black Cockatoos, Yellow Wattlebirds, Green Rosellas, Bellbirds, Ravens and of course Laughing Kookaburras. You can also find recordings of the Eastern Banjo Frog, different crickets and other insects.

Residential Ambiences by GainWalkers

In Residential Ambiences you will get the sounds of 15 different recordings of residential atmospheres with a duration of 10 minutes each so there’s no need to loop.

Mechanical, drones and abstract sounds

AXmos_Cinematic Guitars by MatiasMacSD

Atmospheric elements, crazy chords, impacts, movements, reverses, soundscapes, distorted melodies, musical sound design and transitions are some of the things you will find in this collection, produced using a stratocaster type electric guitar.

Skateboard by Sound Effects Monkey

A collection of real and gritty skateboard sounds. We recorded these sounds on the streets and not in the studio. Featuring various skateboard riding movement and trick sounds. These sounds are so real, you can hear the bearings squeak.

Wobble by Badlands Sound

‘Wobble’ by Badlands Sound includes 30 high-quality unnerving wobbly drone sounds perfect for your projects. Each sound file is two minutes long with high quality 96k 24 bit including metadata.

Abstract Sound Design by Glitchedtones

Featuring 25 abstract atmospheres and 35 abstract FX, this library is perfect for those moments when creativity may be running dry, serving as an inspiring starting point for some serious sound sculpting.

Frozen Footsteps by Effect Sense

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.

Carpenter’s Tools by West Wolf

“Carpenters Tools” is a collection of sounds that come directly from the carpenter’s workplace. You will find sounds from a variety of machines and hand tools that help the carpenter form his creations. All machines are recorded in their full cycle: start, movement, part machining and stopping.

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