popular sound effects 2018 Asbjoern Andersen


Want to know what sound effects libraries that have amazed sound designers this year? Here are 14 of the SFX libraries that were most popular in 2018, in no particular order:
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Magic Elements Vol.1
 
  • Destruction & Impact Magic Elements vol.1 Play Track 770 sounds included $119

    ‘Magic Elements’ is a detailed collection of designed & source sounds of organic elements, actions, characters, items, spells & atmospheres in the realm of Magic.


    DESIGNED:
    In the designed section you will find 326 carefully crafted sounds.
    Volume 1 of this magic saga is comprehensively focused on 6 elements:
    Earth, Ice, Fire, Air, Black, and Generic.

    Each element comes with a variety of spells, actions/movements such as whoosh, impacts, atmospheres, projectiles, along with many variations in intensity and speed.

    All these sounds are carefully designed, edited and meta-tagged.

    The ‘generic’ category contains handy neutral go-to sounds that are useful for any project.

    SOURCE:
    The source folder is packed with 444 useful sounds that cover a large spectrum; thoroughly edited and meta-tagged. They will support your creativity with materials such as choirs, dissonant metal, creatures, papers, debris, drones, cracks, textures, friction, LFE sub sweeteners,…

    What’s inside:

    • Impacts, Whoosh, Air Swirls,
    • Fireball, Deflagration, Flame Thrower, Deep Sub Whoosh
    • Aura, Energy Stone, Old Grimoire, Healing,
    • Earthquake, Constant Debris, Falling Rocks, Ground Friction,
    • Haunted Books,Laboratory, Magic Box, Potion
    • Huge Ground Opening, Eerie Drones,
    • Dark Choir, Ominous Creatures, Dark Dissonant Metal Scrape,
    • Iceberg Destruction, Ice Scrapes, LFE Sub Sweeteners,


    Choose how you want your sounds!
    2 DOWNLOAD OPTIONS INCLUDED:

    • GLUED (Multiple variations of the same sound glued in one file)

    • SEPARATED (Each variations of sound are separated in different files)

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'Magic Elements Vol.1' by Articulated Sounds is the most recent release on this list, and it's not hard to see why it quickly became a favorite. With intense elemental magical sounds of earth, ice, fire, air and dark sorcery, this library will not only get you on your way to designing your mystical elements, it will also likely influence the direction of your project's soundscape! You even get two options when downloading to suit your workflow with similar sounds on their own or in a single track.
 
Glacier Ice
 
  • Ice Glacier Ice Play Track 300+ sounds included $40

    Glacier Ice is a library containing over 300 high quality sounds of ice cracking, breaking, shattering in various sizes of blocks – recorded entirely in the Italian Alps over the course of two winters.

    The library contains sounds of all dimensions, from ice cubes being dropped in a drink to a designed iceberg collapsing.

    The majority of the material was recorded at 192 KHz with a Sanken CO100K and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040, making this library greatly flexible for pitch shifting and all sorts of heavy processing.

    A small section recorded at 96KHz features sounds recorded exclusively with contact microphones placed directly on the surface of a frozen water stream.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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'Glacier Ice' by Mattia Cellotto is a classic library of Mattia's. You not only get sounds of ice shattering in the quiet altitudes of the Italian Alps, you also get crackling river surfaces and hollow ice, massive crashing chunks, exploding ice blocks, underwater sounds, and everything you need for a collapsing avalanche. Plus, on top of great sounds, you can stay inside this winter!
 
Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD)
 
  • Genres Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD) Play Track 2118+ sounds included $60

    The Sci-Fi Weapons library delivers more than 2000 futuristic weapon shots, charges, ricochets and other related sounds.

    All of them were designed using exclusively recorded Foley sounds, synthetic layers, various sound manipulation and morphing techniques.

    Single shots and automatic fire, reloading ammo, energy blasts, impacts and explosions, surface hits – it’s all there, ready to be used in your sci-fi projects!

    Forthcoming updates and extensions of the library are free! You have to pay the actual price once, and you will be getting new stuff as it is released.

    Version 1.4 is out:
    A new version has just been released, with another 300 sounds – bringing the total number of sounds in the library to more than 2118

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'Sci-Fi Weapons (PSD)' by Principle Sound Design is an extensive library that is a no-brainer for anyone needing some firepower from the future. With over 1,000 sounds, you'll have coverage for single-shot and fully automatic weapons, as well as explosions, surface hits, ricochets, charging and reloading, and more. As one happy customer discovered, you even get rarer weapons like bows!
 
Diffuse City
 
  • City Life Diffuse City Play Track 116+ sounds included, 752 mins total $75

    Diffuse City is the unique urban ambience sound effects library you didn’t know you were missing. It captures the urban environment in its many forms – all based around the idea of diffuse ambience.

    The Diffuse City library is purpose-built for the times an environment needs to be felt, but not be distracting.

    Every track in Diffuse City was recorded with some sort of real life “filter” in mind; be it distance, elevation, time of day, physical material – Anything to provide the feeling of city life with out the specificity of many urban ambience libraries. No distracting close car pass-bys or people talking; only great natural ambience beds.

    Diffuse City was recorded in big cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural settings over a span of two years. It was largely recorded over very late nights, when very few people we’re around. Occasionally, however, a car would pass by… a gun would go off… While these were edited out of the recordings, they are included as “extras” in the library. Perfect for adding some flavor to a moment that’s authentic to the environment it was recorded in.

    Metadata – and markers:

    In addition to thorough metadata, each ambience in Diffuse City is embedded with markers highlighting unique moments that aren’t easily visible in a waveform. Software like Soundminer v4.5 and Reaper can display these markers, making it easy to identify distinct sonic moments in an otherwise nondescript waveform.

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    Markers in Reaper

    There are 10 areas of focus in Diffuse City:

    Elevated City • Distant Highways • Underground City • Distant City • Under Bridges • City Rumble • Empty Parking Lots • Alleys • Industrial • Window Contacts

    Hear examples and learn more about each one below

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'Diffuse City' by Collected Transients is the result of a quest to connect game and film scenes directly to reality. Each sound has incredibly detailed metadata and has been categorized into 10 focus areas. Not only do you know what recorder was used and where Stosh Tuszynski was when he recorded it, you also get markers in Reaper to note subtle details. If you're looking for accurate, no-fuss ambiences that will sit nicely in your projects, check this one out.
 
Mobile Game
 
  • Funny / Comedy / Cartoon Mobile Game Play Track 578 sounds included, 30 mins total $59 $42

    Inspired by app market hits like Clash of Clans and Candy Crush, we present to you Mobile Game – a truly fun and genuinely gameplay inspired sound effects library. Filled with a thorough selection of popular game ready audio assets, Mobile Game gives you sounds that you can quickly implement inside any game to give it a familiar “hit app” game feel.

    • Includes 578 files
    • All files in .Wav 96k 24bit
    • Plus game ready mp3 files
    • Inspired by today’s best App Games
    • Includes Soundminer metadata
    • 891.9 MB of samples

    Mobile Game features sounds such as:

    Bubbles • Building • Coins • Crafting • Mechanisms and Contraptions • Musical Stabs • Objective Completes • Pick Ups • Potions • Tonal Designed Organic fx • UI/Menu • Upgrades

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Epic Stock Media is another sound design team that is no surprise when they show up on popular lists. Their libraries are consistently well-rounded, and 'Mobile Game' is one of their finest. This sound library gets you 578 sounds that are musical in nature with mallet instrument stingers, retro pickups, friendly tones, triumphant power-ups, and more. You also get sounds of coins, bubbles, and other fun textures. If you want to give your game an inviting aesthetic, look no further.
 
Swordfighter
 
  • Human Swordfighter Play Track 479 sounds included $25 $18

    Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.

    This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.

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For the third year in a row, 'Swordfighter' by Squeaky Fish has made the list of most popular libraries! And it's not hard to see why - in this collection you receive not only sounds of swords and knives being drawn, sheathed, thrown, and swung at various surfaces, but also vocals of male and female fighters and rowdy hordes. With a total of 479 highly useful sounds that have proven themselves year after year, you can trust the community on this one!
 
Bullet Impacts
 
  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

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'Bullet Impacts' by Diegetix Sound LLC is an impressive collection that has also made the most popular list three times in a row! With over 300 sounds, you will hear impacts on cars, walls and bodies, making this a great library for video games and action films. You also get the elements you need for complex, accurate sound design with ricochets, underwater passbys, reverb tails, and near-misses. It's easy to see why this one has been so popular!
 
High Tech Interface Sounds
 
  • Sci-Fi High Tech Interface Sounds Play Track 290 sounds included $30

    Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.

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'High Tech Interface Sounds' by Lesser Vibes is the last sound library in this recap to be on the most popular list three years in a row. With 280 user interface sounds, this one runs the gamut of hi-tech scenarios. You get sounds of buttons, clicks, data processing, transmissions, bursts, crackles, alarms, sparks, drones, and more! Whether you are designing UI sounds for your player to interact with or the sounds of your characters' ship command center, this one has what you need.
 
Footstep And Foley Sounds
 
  • Foley Footstep and Foley Sounds Play Track 812 sounds included $10

    Footstep & Foley Sounds contains 511 high quality professionally recorded footstep sounds. Surfaces included: concrete, dirt, grass, gravel, metal, mud, water, wood, ice and snow. Plus 141 Foley sounds covering a variety of character movement sounds. A perfect addition to add realism to your footstep sounds.

    This pack also includes a variety of 160 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Footstep & Foley Sounds are included in Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

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With this library, Gamemaster Audio has tapped into our needs with a specifically highly useful collection for newcomers and pros alike. 'Footstep And Foley Sounds' has 511 footstep sounds on 8 surfaces, and it also includes 160 bonus sounds of clothing and gear movements. It's hard to pass this one up!
 
Animal Hyperrealism Vol I
 
  • Animals & Creatures Animal Hyperrealism Vol I Play Track Over 1300 sounds included $170

    Animal Hyperrealism Vol I is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 1300 individual sounds in 290 files.

    The sounds were partly recorded with animals trained for media production, partly recorded in zoos and wildlife centers. The asset list includes but is not limited to: african lions, bengal tigers, horses, donkeys, cows, exotic birds, owls, bobcats, pumas, dromedaries, wolves, dogs, geese, lemurs, gibbons and many more.

    All the content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K plus a Sennheiser 8050 for center image and a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 for stereo image. All files are delivered as stereo bounce of these for mics, though in some instances an additional couple of CO100K was added to the sides.

    The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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It seems Mattia Cellotto can do no wrong when he takes out his recorders, and with his second library on this list, 'Animal Hyperrealism Vol I', it's clear his dedication to recording useful, diverse animals has put his library on top. This collection features close-up, clean recordings of everything from farm animals to African fauna to snowy wildlife and so much more. It's no surprise why this library has received so many 5-star reviews!
 
Designed Fire
 
  • Destruction & Impact Designed Fire Play Track 255 sounds included, 34 mins total $30

    Designed Fire features 255 cinematic fire sound effects, ambiences, swooshes, whooshes, fly-bys, drones, textures, glitches and more, that range from heavily designed to basic elements. It explores the further sonic realms of a powerful element.

    Created in collaboration with Thibault Csukonyi.

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    Designed Fire highlights:

    255 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
    89 Swooshes / Wooshes
    75 Short elements
    29 Impacts
    28 Winds
    34 Textures

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'Designed Fire' by Gregor Quendel hit the sweet spot when it was first released, giving sound designers a unique blend of firey ambiences, swooshes, whooshes, textures, and drones that are realistic and dynamic with a hint of enchantment. With 255 sounds that can stand alone or be layered on top for delicious power-ups and magical abilities, give the demo a listen and see how you like it.
 
Granular
 
  • Materials & Texture Granular Play Track 400+ sounds included $15 $10

    GRANULAR is the ultimate source library for anyone looking to add compelling and distinctive granular textures into their sound design; it contains designed sounds, a large collection of processed sounds, and some additional raw recordings.
    This library is the culmination of many hours of exploration and experimentation in the area of granular sound processing, using a variety of plugins, audio tools, recording techniques and processes.
    GRANULAR features 395 24bit / 96kHz WAV files, each embedded with full metadata.

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'Granular' by Barney Oram has been consistently popular since it was released. This collection takes you through Barney's creative process with raw sounds of grainy foods on different surfaces through the design pass with interesting textures and finally cut up into user interface sounds and impacts. As the description says, it came out of "exploration and experimentation" - two favorite tools of great sound designers.
 
Submersion - Underwater Library
 
  • Environments Submersion – Underwater Library Play Track 1800+ sounds included, 383 mins total $70

    Submersion is a sound effect library delivering over 1800 high quality sounds in 377 files (more than 10Gb), from bubbles and impacts over whooshes to ambiences, propellers sounds and many more, this collection has all you need to create an exciting underwater audio experience.
    From raw recordings to ready-to-use sound effects, all the content has been recorded and designed at 24bit, 96 KHz, all fully tagged with metadatas, by sound designers Arnaud Noble and Benoît Marsalone.
    This library is split in two different sections:

    The Raw section:
    Captured with the Aquarians H2a Hydrophone in different locations (pool, river or inside several props), the raw section allows you to sculpt, create, and edit your own sounds with more than 1300 individuals sounds, with many variations.
    This is your toolkit for all your underwater scenes and projects.

    The Designed Section:
    This section provides you ready-to-use sounds (over 593 individuals sounds in 172 files), all created and designed from the Raw section materials.
    From huge to tiny, this collection delivers Cinematic Impacts, Ambiences, Whooshes, Explosions, Propellers, Lava sounds, Sci-fi sounds and many more.

    Included sounds / Keywords
    Ambience – Impact – Explosion – Movement – Whoosh – Swim – Bubble – Propeller – Air release – Stream – Scrape – Squeak – Creak – Crack – Waves – Ice – Lava – Hot – Embers – Sizzle – Crackle – Acid – Soak – Quench – Combustion – Organic – Fizz – Pulses – Plunger – Bottle – Drip – Boil – Drain – Pour – Rattle – Bounce – Slide – Hollow – Crush – Plonk – Snap – Metal – Plastic – Wood – Realistic – Sci-fi – Abstract – Alien

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'Submersion - Underwater Library' by Spectravelers is a library with expertly recorded textures that will give you the right elements for your... you name it! Designing a quiet scene with happy underwater creatures? What if an alien ship emerges from the depths only to be countered by an zealous defense system? You are covered with this artistically designed selection!
 
Polarity
 
  • Electricity Polarity Play Track 975 sounds included $90

    Polarity delivers 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.

    Then we go through welders, plasma spheres, 3D printers, starting to cover a more broad technology theme – like old phones, telegraphs, dynamo wheels, rotary dials, whirling watchers, alarm, lab centrifuges, something scientists call a roller and a rocker, servo sounds, neon lights, a wimshurst machine and sparklers.

    Many sounds in this section were captured from vintage equipment, from a 1928's tram to old telephone switchboards, high voltage levers and control surfaces.

    All content was recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K, a couple of Sennheiser 8040 and a Neumann 81i, translating into final assets that have plenty of ultrasonic content, ready for the most extreme manipulation.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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'Polarity' by Mattia Cellotto is a wonderful collection of all types of electrical and technological sounds. In it, you can find Jacob's Ladders, Tesla Coils, Ruhmkorff lamps, a Wimshurst machine, sounds of welding, dials, phones, wheels, alarms, servos, and so much more with nearly 1,000 sound effects. As Mattia's third library to make this year's list, you can trust you are getting the best!
   

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  • Foley Gym Machines & Ambiences Play Track 59 sounds included, 30 mins total $24

    This collection of sounds, include a variety of ambiences, machines, and foley sounds recorded for one of my latest TV post project in a small gym.

    59 tracks recorded for my last Spanish TV project in a few Spanish gyms. 96Khz and 24 bits HD Audio. Room Tones, Designed Ambiences and Machines noises, including elliptical trainers, running machines, pilates balls, punches, weights machines, treadmills, vibrating platforms and more!

    All the files have metadata embedded for Soundminer and similar programs. They both include Spanish and English description.

    This collection includes 59 files, 96/24 HD Audio quality.

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  • Game Audio Packs & Bundles Retro Video Game FX Play Track 50 sounds included $10 $5

    We've raided our huge archive of 8-bit samples and compiled 50 favourites into this inspiring collection of vintage video game sound effects. All sounds sourced from a massively modified Gameboy and old-school generative software for a truly authentic flavour. Load these glitches, drum hits, arps, risers, lasers, abstract noises and general FX up in your sampler of choice and get adding that much-loved 8-bit vibe!

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  • Foley Footstep and Foley Sounds Play Track 812 sounds included $10

    Footstep & Foley Sounds contains 511 high quality professionally recorded footstep sounds. Surfaces included: concrete, dirt, grass, gravel, metal, mud, water, wood, ice and snow. Plus 141 Foley sounds covering a variety of character movement sounds. A perfect addition to add realism to your footstep sounds.

    This pack also includes a variety of 160 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Footstep & Foley Sounds are included in Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.

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  • With THE GLITCH 2 sound library Sound Response brings you the second installment of totally twisted, mangled, glitchy, twitchy sonic madness! Great for sound experimentation and exploration these glitch sound effects often turn out to be an effective source of inspiration in music production and sound design, especially in music genres like electro, dubstep, EDM, IDM, drum’n’bass, glitch hop, industrial, hardcore, and other electronic and experimental music styles!

    They’re also very useful as a sound design tool for video games, movies, trailers, and other cinematic projects, where you can either use them as they are, or you can unlock their full potential by combining and layering them for creation of all sorts of futuristic sci-fi and hi-tech sounds, mechanisms, robot sound effects, and other sci-fi sound effects! If you’re looking to expand your sound effects collection and sound design audio arsenal with high-quality glitch sound effects THE GLITCH 2 sound library is a must-have!

    THE GLITCH 2 sound library contains 192MB (341 sound effects) of high definition 24 Bit / 96 kHz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.

  • Animals & Creatures Evolved Game Creatures 2 Play Track 166 sounds included $29

    Evolved Game Creatures 2 is the second installment of our game monster sound effects series. This library brings producers and sound designers a versatile and wide-ranging selection of medium to small creature & monster styled game sound effects.

    Useful in animations, video games, mobile apps, motion graphics, film, and software development, Evolved Game Creatures 2 is a go-to collection of monster sounds and audio creativity. Inside you’ll find over 160+ distinctive, immersive, game optimized creature sound effects, vocalizations, attacks, death sounds, special SFX & more. Creating compelling cinematic game characters and outstanding gameplay audio experiences has never been easier.

    Explore through 10 inspiring sound sets of your favorite mystical creatures, imaginative supernatural beings that are perfect for any fantasy production! Each sound set & creature will have sounds for attacks, death, damage, spawn, hits, impacts, and breathing.

    Creature list:

    • Gnoll – (Hyena Creature)
    • Harpy – (Dinosaur Bird Creature)
    • Hell Hound – (Dog Creature)
    • Kelpie – (Horse Creature)
    • Mimic – (Mechanical Dinosaur Creature)
    • Orc – (Humanoid Creature)
    • Owl Bear – (Bird Mammal Creature)
    • Rock Golem – (Supernatural Creature)
    • Wight – (Ghoul Creature)
    • Wraith – (Spirit Creature)

    Evolved Game Creatures 2 is designed specifically for games. The audio texture of the entire sound library is deep, dynamic and rich. This collection is perfect for designed monster sounds effects you might find while roaming around in a game, MMO, RPG, or for animalistic villains, creatures, enemy bosses, non-player characters, bots or antagonist characters in your next game and so on.

    Product details:

    • Monster & Creature Sound Effects Library
    • Game Ready & Designed Sound Effects
    • 10 different creature and monster sound sets
    • Perfect for game developers and sound designers
    • Over 7 minutes fantasy game creatures audio
    • Each monster includes multiple attacks, death, pain, special fx, character specific fx & more
    • All Royalty-Free
    • All files are game-ready, mastered and optimized in length, size to reduce game distributions and space.
    • RTU-OTB (ready to use out of the box)

  • Industrial Elevators and Lifts – 192 kHz Play Track 509 sounds included $48 $30

    This is a selection of more than 30 different elevators, displaying a broad variety in sound. The whole library was recorded in 192 kHz (with Earthworks QTC50) as elevators often have high pitched metal sounds, squeaks and electrical hum up there, which makes great material for extreme pitch shifting. In addition to the omnis, which get you a very accurate impression of the space, a harsher, more direct pair of microphones were used in m/s on a lot of recordings. You could even build a surround version from these mics together.

    The library focuses on the most important sounds for games and movies, elevators going up & down as well as doors sliding open and closing. Besides, I recorded atmos, buttons and footsteps wherever possible. I also added some studio foley takes to add a selection of rattles, squeaks, metal impacts, doors etc. to create the exact elevator sound that suits your needs.

    The elevators range from a 1929 wooden paternoster, metallic freight elevators/goods lifts to a 90s futuristic Kone disc drive and 2015s all-glass cabins. Carrying a maximum of 2 people to 33 people. Recorded in universities, offices, hotels, warehouses, industry, town halls, private households, malls and many more.

    The meta-data allows you to sort by year, kg, people, brand, action and of course character.

    You like to hear it rattle, squeak, groan, grind, slide, clatter and hiss (yeah, lots of fan noise)? This is one for you.

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  • Nature & Countryside Water Exploration Play Track 26 sounds included, 82 mins total $20

    These sounds were recorded over 3 years in southern Australia.

    It comprises ambience and atmosphere recordings of beach waves, forest streams, rivers, a dripping cave system and even a sewage processing plant (The Poo Machine!!). There are also Hydrophone recordings of urban swamp insect life, jetties and water treatment systems. Many of the recordings offer multiple perspectives of the same subject from close up to distant.

    They were all recorded using Sennheiser, DPA, Sanken and Soundfield Mics as well as a pair of Hydrophones. All recorded into Sound Devices 788 or 633 recorders.

    The recordings were mixed to stereo with minimal post processing.

    Most files are loopable. And great care was taken to record clean sounds that are useable in an edit.

    I hope you enjoy and find these useful for you projects.

    The Beach sounds were recorded on the Mornington Penunsula in Victoria Australia. The waves range from gentle currents lapping at the sand to heavy surf waves. Different perspectives from close to distant were recorded to give greater flexibility when editing. These were recorded using a pair of supercardioid mics.

    The cave recordings were captured at the Yarrangobilly caves in the Kosciuszko National Park, they feature a continuously dripping soundscape. The entrance to one of the caves is a large cavern with part of the roof caved in. In this space birds dart around and water drips. Further into the cave there is just the continual dripping of water. These were recorded using a spaced pair of Omni mics to give a sense of space and a centre hypercardiod to pick some detailed drips.

    Also captured at Kosciuszko National Park are some recordings of rain and wind gusts through trees. I was able to place the microphones and recorders into protected rock formation and leave them recording for hours on end. 

    A pair of hydrophones was used to explore an urban water treatment project at the Trin Warren Tam-boore (Bellbird Waterhole) The wetland has been designed to treat water from the surrounding area through natural biological processes.  It provides water to irrigation systems for the Royal Park Golf Course and other sporting grounds in Royal Park.

    I was able to record pumped water flow as well as a symphony of underwater insects. The insects probably included Backswimmers and Dragonfly larvae, often called ‘mudeyes’, amongst others.

    The streams and rivers were recorded in both country New South Wales and Victoria. Most of these recordings were captured using Soundfield Microphones, the ST450 Mk2 as well as the SPS200. There is a variety of fast flowing, gentle, close up and distant. As well as a ’study on fishing from a tin boat’. No fish were caught.!!

    And finally a machine. A sewage treatment plant gives us a great slopping, mixing sludge sound.

    I hope you enjoy these sounds.

  • Animals & Creatures Orc Library Play Track 168 sounds included $42

    The orc library will suit all your big and bulky evil boss character needs.

    Featuring 168 sounds in total that are split into categories for your convenience:

    • Attack
    • Breathing
    • Burps
    • Die
    • Eat
    • Growl
    • Hit or Injured
    • Laugh
    • Move
    • Other
    • Pain and Suffering
    • Roar
    • Suspicion

 
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