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Top 4 Cinematic Sound Effects Packs | Tried & Tested

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We tried and tested many Sound Effects packs to see if they really stand up to their value. We found many SFX out there to be really bad and we just didn’t want to put them on the list. Below is our chosen top 4 that were were genuinely happy with and felt would always bring value.

Sound effects are sometimes unnoticed, but are vital to exploiting emotions, creating a strong viewing experience and keeping the audience engaged within the content. Regardless of audio effects or high-quality effects, these are the best 4 cinematic SFX packs. After countless reviews and multiple tests, we concluded these suit the filmmaker the best and here they are:

1. Evince – Duende Sounds

This final library is produced by Duende Sounds, it’s called ‘Evince’. This boasts over 400 melodies and SFX that are easily used with the drag and drop system. This pack is specifically produced for filmmakers, this pack includes regular free updates and has proved to be a really good investment that isn’t too expensive.

This is a very unique package that features soundtracks, sound signatures and ambiance sounds. The reason this package is so popular is due to its variety, the variations of cinematic SFX and a new blend of Whooshes have shown a great addition to any production. This is the best value for money investment on our list and they also have a really good set of support staff which is a nice bonus! To really make a difference to your work, investing in a pack like this will be worthwhile. 

Positive

  • SFX are really high quality
  • Very good whooshes 
  • It’s great value, top quality sound effects with a great variety
  • Great support

Negative

  • None
Sound Quality96000khz
Price$40
Sound FormatWAV
CategoriesComposition (Dramatic, Hybrid Epic, Inspiring, Intimacy, Sentimental, The Chase, The Time, Together), Evince SFX (Ambiance, Hits, Risers, Rhythmic SFX, Signatures, Whooshes).
WhooshesSub, Windy, Paper, Deep, Dark, Bright, Tonal. Lots of variety and very usable. Some of our favorite Whooshes.

2. Division Sound Effects by Bounce Color

First on the list is the Division Sound Effects Library, created by Bounce Color. This package has been created with filmmakers in mind, with a unique twist with regular updates. This package features high quality 96000khz audio files and boasts a great value for money. The sound effects are compatible with all types of editing software and are directed at high quality SFX. The Division pack is a perfect example of high quality, in small quantities whereby all the most important sounds are included within the pack. 

Positive

  • SFX are really high quality and used worldwide 
  • Useful sounds, all sounds have a purpose
  • Created by industry professionals 

Negative

  • Doesn’t have melodic music, but focuses more on high quality crucial SFX
Sound Quality96000khz
Price$51
Sound FormatWAV & MP3
CategoriesAtmospheric, Bass Hits, Bass Rumbles, Cinematic Risers, Tonal Accents, Whooshes
WhooshesVery nice sub whooshes. Short, Long, Light, Sub, Electrical, Haunting and Windy

3. Motion Pulse by Video Copilot 

Motion Pulse is a large collection of tools from Video Copilot, which includes a huge variety from Machine, Organic, Velocity, Impact and Signal. Altogether there are over 2000 effects, all in HD and fully mastered. You can also mix and match across the whole library to create your own combinations.

This package is full of well made transitions and high-quality SFX, with loads of choice, but also a very well priced package. It is extremely easy to use, with a simple drag and drop system and easy compatible with a wide range of platforms. All that is needed for this package is to go through all the sounds and select the ones that will be of use, as there are many sounds here that are specific to a certain genre. 

Positive

  • SFX are high quality
  • Great sounds that are very good for transitions and action 
  • A lot of choice but needs filtering the good stuff
  • Reasonable price 

Negative

  • Expensive for the bundle, but a lot of choice
  • Filled with horror sounds unlikely to use unless making a horror film
Sound Quality96000khz
Price$51
Sound FormatWAV & MP3
CategoriesImpact (Bass Drops, Crashes, Debris, Distortion Wave, Dramatic Hits, Metal Slicers, Quick Impacts, Slams, Sonic Pulse, Sub-sonic Impacts, Trailer Hits), Machine (Attachments, Gear Up, Gears & Cranks, Locked Down, Metal Blades, Micro Madness, Mini Bots, Pistons, Robotic), Organic (Abstract, Air Pressure, Disintegration, Lifeforms, Liquids, Meat Slices, Medical, Splashes, Stress, Wind), Signal (Analog FX, Beeps, Distorted Signals, Electrical, Glitches, Noise, Pulses, Record, Transmission), Velocity (Atmospheric, Doppler FX, Drones, Epic Swishes, Gleams, Power Downs, Power Whooshes, Reverse FX, Risers, Space, Spin FX, Waves).
WhooshesAction style (car/jet flybys) and trailer whooshes (titles)

4. Anticipation – Len Distortions

Lens Distortions have created a brand new pack of high-quality cinematic sound effects, featuring the very best and essential and most needed SFX. One of the smaller packs for sale is ‘Anticipation’; this pack contains 80 files full of 96khz audio effects, which can regularly be used in four variations to find that perfect sound for any film. However, this pack is rather expensive. For the price there is a wide range of high-quality features throughout this library; including unique Whooshes that are combined to reach the right sounds for any audience. 

Positive

  • SFX are really high quality 
  • Beautiful composition of sounds 
  • Created by industry professionals 
  • Unique and great whooshes 

Negative

  • Expensive
  • Pack isn’t big for the price
  • Filled with lots of sounds rather than unique sounds
  • Can buy multiple packs for the same price as this one
Sound Quality96000khz
Price$149
Sound FormatWAV & MP3
CategoriesRisers, Hits, Whooshes, Moments, Atmospheres. Each category has a different variation of sound – Standard, Distortion, Space and Tube
WhooshesBig variety, usable in many types of films. Sub, windy, subtle and powerful. Also unique city timelapse style sounds which are amazing and unique
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