Wow the August and September seem to have been busy again with developers releasing a lot of SFX libraries. Here are our September picks for the indie roundup.

Silencers by Boom Library

One could say that it is not our intention to make things more silent or to suppress a sound. Especially when the company name is BOOM Library. But this SFX library is targeted at a special sound sector. There is a particular group of persons that doesn’t want to give up a high quality sound setting for their preferred working equipment – suppressed weapons. These sounds are for the silent killers, the special agents, the hitmen, the Special Forces, snipers, hunters and anyone whose profession is to remain silent but in a convincing way and at the best possible sound quality. And you as a sound designer are the one that can make it come true.

Shotgun: AA12 FullAuto by Watson Wu

Get rare weapon recordings off the AA12 Full Automatic Shotgun (12 gauge). It gets you 14 foley sounds in mono and 56 firing sounds in stereo, captured in 24 bit resolution and 96 kHz sample rate.

The Plunger by Antisample

The humble plunger has turned out to be an excellent source of watery monster sounds!

And with The Plunger SFX library, you get 300+ sounds (24 bit/96 KHz) to work with, created using the plunger and a bucket filled with water in two locations (Room and Vine cellar reverb). 20 sea monster sounds as well as some stretched examples are already included with the pack, and you can easily make more yourself.

Forest Ambience One by Pasi Pitkanen

Forest Ambience One’ is the first library in my nature ambience series where I intend to record the vast and unique forests of Finland and their changing sound between the four seasons.

This library consists of 21 unique pine and birch forest ambiences recorded in Northern Finland during summer. Most of the ambiences have occasional birds in them but I was lucky to capture the sound of the forests without the birds too.

Exotic birds by JVM

The Exotic Birds sound effects library is a unique collection of 24 different species of exotic birds. It features birds like flamingos, parrots, parakeets, crane, crow, ibis, peacock, and many others.

The Lawn Mower by Soundholder

The Lawn Mower SFX library features sounds recorded from different perspectives while using the lawn mower + on-board recordings of the engine and lawn cutting sounds. It also comes with the sound of an electrical lawn mower, as well as sound of a mower being moved/dragged with the engine turned off. Recorded with a Sound Devices 702 and 2 Oktava’s MK012 set in MS and XY mode in 96kHz and 24bit. Every WAV file was tagged in ProTools 11 for quick and easy access.

Cinematic Gore by The Sound Keeper

If you need sounds of gore, this SFX collection is truly something special. Delivering more than 600 sounds of blood, guts, bone breaks, sword and knife stabs and cuts, splatters, spurts, flesh tears, impacts – and sawing – its gets you a brutally effective collection of sounds to work with, both raw and designed.

Automatic Umbrellas by Lesser Vibes

After umbrella sound effects, but with no time to record them yourself? The Automatic Umbrella sound effects library gets you 159 umbrella sounds, including opening, closing, folding, tapping, squeezing, cleaning, catching, locking and unlocking clasp and much more. The library was recorded using a highly acclaimed Nevaton MC48 microphone and a Tascam DR-70d recorder, and comes with metadata.

3Dimensional Printing by Unidentified Sound Object

3Dimensional Printing is the multicolored result of different recording sessions of a couple of 3D printers (the Sharebot NG – Next Generation and the DeltaWASP 20 40) at Fabb and at FabLab Milan between 2014 and 2015.

Fire, Sizzles & Ignites by TS Sound

This library is hot stuff in every sense of the word, delivering a range of burning sounds from a wide range of sources, including branches, black powder, burning bags, butane torches, celluloid, deep-frying batter, flares, gas stoves, frying pans, matches, sparkling candles, boiling water, huge torches and much more.

This concludes this months indie roundup. Next month we will feature more libraries because there is a lot to cover.