In this sound effects roundup we take a look at the latest sound effects libraries. There has been a lot of great releases so let’s begin.

Polarity by Mattia Cellotto

More than 950 sounds of electricity, science and technology – captured in several locations around the world, from electricity museums to science labs. About 50% of the library is all about electricity, with various types of Jacob’s Ladders, Tesla Coils, Ruhmkorff lamp and all sorts of impactful bursts of energy. Full review.

Dark Seals by Daan Hendriks

Dark Seals is a unique collection of close up, expressive seal vocalisations. It includes everything from aggressive growls, funny gargles, snapping snarls, howling wails & disgusting snorts and slobbers.

Odds and Ends by Kaibrary

Odds and Ends contains a variety of ambiances, studio foley, and unique one off recordings that couldn’t be expanded into a full library; for instance recordings of a baby alligator chirping, or a small collection of submarine ambiances.

Impact by Glitchedtones

100 sound collection of light and heavy abstract hits sourced from lo-fi recordings of the destruction of laptops, mobile phones and a handheld games console.

Clocks by Badlands Sound

Clocks is a small unique sound library – not recorded from traditional clocks but of edited sounds that tick tock. These recordings come from items such as a tape measure, door locking, screwdriver, and much more.

Philadelphia Crowds and Protest Chants by Thomas Rex Beverly

Rowdy and raucous chants from three political protests following the 2016 US Election.

Binary Code by Sound Response

570+ high quality futuristic interface sound effects perfect for video games, movies, tv and other multimedia presentations. Full review.

Crash & Smash by SoundBits

The Crash & Smash sound effects library contains over 1110 sounds of destruction.

Harmonics by SampleTraxx

Designed sound collection that explores the inner beauty of resonating metals to create an extensive set of inspiring sonic material for sound design and film scoring.

Japan cities by Hiss and a Roar

Ranging from metropolitan Tokyo and Osaka business districts, residential areas & parks, mass transit systems, as well as smaller cities and towns such as Kawasaki, Yokohama, Kyoto, Kobe, Amagasaki and Ofuna. Ambiences range from busy freeway and shopping areas, to quieter back streets and suburban zones.

Office Space by Pasi Pitkänen

The library has over 6 hours / 11.7 GB worth of material that covers a whole large modern office building from top to bottom.

Honorable mentions

The Arduino Collection by Ronan Quigley

Dark Deepsea Drones by Eneas Mentzel

Elemental by SoundMorph

Countryside – Nature & Field by Fox Audio Post-Production

London Pubs by C O L O S S A L

Dive Deep by Lukáš Tvrdoň

River Mountain Runoff by Tall Tale Sound