Sound is a major part of what makes robots so cool (oh, and they shoot lasers – not bad either!).
In the past few months, there’ve been some really interesting new libraries released that’ll help you get those robot sound effects just right – from robotic voices and vocalizations, movements and impacts, futuristic weapons and much more.
I’ve picked some highlights below. Grab what you need, and you’re well on your way to building that robot army you’ve always dreamed of:
Update: New Robot SFX Arrivals:
Hits and impacts:
No self-respecting robot comes without weapons – and the Future Weapons SFX collection packs a punch, featuring more than 450 carefully-designed sci-fi weapon sound effects
For the typically-metallic robot bodies, metal scrap offers some good sounds for movement – and for those metallic impacts. For more hard-hitting impact sounds, check out the Just Impacts – Processed
Mechanical and buzzing:
Servo sounds are perfect for robotic movement sounds – used as-is for smaller, precise movement sounds, or processed for larger, mechanical motor sounds. This library offers up a great selection to work from.
Need some sci-fi buzzing sounds? This library features lots of hums, buzzing, startup sounds and much more, captured from fridges, microwaves, boilers, cell phones, TVs and computers.
Looking for some charming, nonsensical robot voices? This SFX library from Shapingwaves gets you 50 different robotic characters to work with, in the lively, chatty style of R2D2 and Wall-E – and beyond.
For futuristic communication sounds, Transmission Apparatus is a powerhouse. Featuring five different categories of comms sounds, there’s lots of material to create those futuristic communication sounds and volcalizations. Also comes in a Kontak version for further tweakability.
Bonus: All-in-one robot libraries:
If you’d rather just grab one pack of robot sounds and be done with it, these two libraries are well worth checking out:
Featuring more than 2700 sounds – including transforming, morphing and servo sounds – this gives you a broad selection of sounds to work with.
Hope you’ve found some useful sounds for your next, awe-inspiring robot.
Another all-in-one pack – this one delivers more than 3600 sounds.
Good luck with the sci-fi projects!
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