We have created a small library to help with the ongoing need for safety videos during this strange time in our lives. From hand sanitizer’s to spray bottles, we have compiled a library to cover all forms of day to day sanitizing.
Jump in a hot-off-the-assembly-line 2020 Porsche 911 “992” Carrera S from the comfort of your home or studio chair. This library won’t lose a cent of value when you drive it off the lot!
Great for linear work or games – especially since it includes an easy-to-use Interior vs. Exterior mockup folded down to 2-channel files (ISO’s also included separately).
This is our premiere foray into sound libraries here at Steamboat Sound, and we worked real hard to make it equally high-quality and easy-to-use – we hope you enjoy!
Mockup channel order (panned, for easy editing in NLE):
Channel 1 (left) – Exterior
Channel 2 (right) – Interior
Isolated tracks of all Exterior and Interior perspectives on idles, revs, engine starts & stops, various speeds, and more!
Interior knobs, buttons, dials, seatbelts, sunroof, turn signals, buttons, windshield wipers, door open/close.
Recorded with industry-standard equipment used on theatrical films and name-brand commercials, for your listening pleasure.
“The Shoe Collection: Soft Hardwood – Woman’s Knee-High Boot“ by Periscope Post & Audio, provides 22 high quality footsteps on soft hardwood floors with the knee-high boot. The audio files are recorded at 24bit, 192k with mono and stereo recordings. The Sennheiser MKH-60 was used for the mono files with a slightly more distant mic placement than the stereo files, which were recorded with the Sennheiser MKH8050 and the Sennheiser MKH-30 near the shoe. From different walking speeds, to jogging, sprinting, jumping, hard stops, scuffs, and more! There are several performances with each file to fit the right action you need. That’s a whopping 620 footsteps between the mono and stereo files!
Recording of the Pulse Jet Snowmobile. Powered by a 50 Hz Pulse ethanol/water jet engine the same used by a WW2 V-2 rocket.
The Pulse Jet Snowmobile sound collection shares 28 clips of field recordings in 1.42 gigabytes of audio. Powered by a 50 Hz Pulse ethanol/water jet engine the same used by a WW2 V-2 rocket, this bundle presents the snowmobile racing at extreme speeds for a mix of perspectives.
Both onboard and exterior perspectives are shared in two takes. The exterior perspectives arrange microphones at a mix of distances at the beginning, end, and middle of the racing strip. The onboard microphones were positioned onboard the body and at the jet engine to portray steady fast driving, with bonus custom mixes of the onboard and exhaust tracks.
The sound library includes iXML, Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder embedded metadata, metadata keyword import files for 7 languages, and Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions.
Ambient, dream-like synth sustains and drones providing tension and suspense. Great for adding to slow-motion video and montages, or setting up your audience for an emotional moment grabbing their attention. Track lengths are 32 seconds long and loop-able.
What’s in the Product?
• 101 files of synth sustains and drones as BWAV files at 44k/24bit resolution. Metadata embedded.
SCIFI PASSBY [DESIGNER SERIES] is a collection of high quality futuristic pass-by sound effects. It consists of both source sounds that allow you to design your own pass-bys and whooshes, as well as designed pass-bys and layers..
Airy [x34]: Seamlessly looping air fills, hum, noise and more. Perfect sound source for designing any kind of sci-fi/futuristic engine or engine under layers.
Choppy & Glitchy [x17]: Stutter-y sound textures. Perfect for adding aggressive character to your engine pass-by sound design
Distorted [x19]: Heavily processed and distorted burn like sounding layers.
Rotors [x77]: Rottors and proppelers.
Synth [x33]: Seamlessly looping synthesized layers, Anything from high pitch whirls to evolving bass layers.
Vox & Vocoded [x63]: Heavily processed vocalized sound layers. Both one-shots and loops. Perfect for racer/gilder pass-by.
Layered Constant [x144]: Pre-Layered, constant, futuristic engine sound effects. Evolving towards the middle of the file. Perfect for quick sound design – just use them with a doppler/whoosh plugin of your choice.
Pass-bys [x296]. All kinds of futuristic/sci-fi sounding pass-bys and whooshes. Anything from sci-fi racers to bigger ships.
Designed Rotors [x60]: Layered rotor and propeller sound effects.
All designed pass by are Left to Right. Simply swap pan around to make them Right to Left or split it to mono and adjust to your liking.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s and Soundly’s meta data.
96KHZ 24BIT version
44.1KHZ 16BIT version for Unreal Engine/Other
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + MKH8040, MKH8060, DPA4060, PCMD100
EDITED, CREATED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, Live, Brusfri, Reaktor, Traveler, Soundtoys, DMG Audio, Fabfilter, Plugin Alliance.
‘Nightlife’ is an collection of authentic nightclub based crowd ambiences, professionally recorded over an entire evening outside a busy and popular nightlife location in London.
This unique library captures audible moments beginning with a few small groups of revellers, excitable but sober as they arrive for their evening out. Then the ambiences journey through to the earlier hours of the next morning and throwing out time, when larger crowds emerge louder, looser and perhaps drunker than before.
These expressive tracks perfectly capture the atmosphere of a night evolving, featuring genuine nightlife walla and including ‘spot’ type effects of reactions such as; whoops, shouts, cheers and screams.
All sounds in the ‘Nightlife’ SFX pack have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and DPA microphones. In addition, each individual file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 05 is fifth installment in the It’s A Plain Phone_Collection. This pack includes recordings of a Clarity C35 Model Phone pressing buttons, pick up, hang ups, slams, detach and reattach cable to both phone and base, switches, and more! 1694+ sounds packed in 45 sound files, recorded at 24 bit, 192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050, MKH30 microphone combo into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6.
All are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
Recording of a 1942 M10 tank destroyer, also known as the Wolverine and the TD, with two GM 6046 two-stroke inline six Detroit Diesel engines.
The American 1942 M10 tank destroyer sound library gathers 303 clips in 20.19 gigabytes of field recordings. Also known as the Wolverine and the TD, it showcases the sound of two GM 6046 two-stroke inline six Detroit Diesel engines performing a wide variety of maneuvers.
The collection shares 12 synchronized takes exterior and onboard maneuvers. The 10 exterior takes document departing, passing, arriving, and reversing at slow, medium, and fast speeds. The 14 onboard perspectives share microphone perspectives from the engine, exhaust, interior, and tracks as the tank drives forward and reverse.
The bundle includes custom mixes of the onboard perspectives, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS Finder comments, and metadata import files for 7 languages.
This mini -library contains sounds from a reptile shelter. They take in injured, negelcted or abandond reptiles and take care of them. They finance through a small zoo and due to corona had significant loss in income. 50% of the sales of this library will directly be donated to the shelter. For more information check: https://www.reptilien-auffangstation.de/
The recordings contain sounds from 14 different species. With the focus on reptiles, it also features amphibians, mammals and birds.
Ever needed a realistic hiss of an Arabian Cobra, the roar of a Nile crocodile, the sweet chirping of a Djungarian hamster, or the whistling sound of a Reticulated Phyton coming out of cold water? Here you go. With two mic positions in 192kHz I followed around the tails of big (Diamondback-) and small (Massasauga-) Rattlesnakes. I even recorded the purr of giant lizards (monitors).
If you don’t need these specific animals, these growls, sizzling, and calls are a great source sounds for dragons, dinosaurs, monsters and other beasts. Also great to add as a layer in vehicle sound design or as sweeteners to add the noise of a dart frog to your jungle atmo.
These recordings are hard to come by and my mics were nearly hit by poison, that crystalizes and stays venomous for years to come as well as they got nearly eaten by a crocodile (was very scary indeed with me at the other end of the (way too short) boom pole)
The best part, the handling with the animals was very thoughtful. No animals were tortured or stressed. They had some great animal voices at the shelter, that didn’t want to speak during the recording session, so we let them sleep and didn’t take any animals away from their hide.
Full List: Arabian Cobra, Diamondback Rattlesnake, Diamond Dove, Djungarian Hamster, Domestic Chicken, Domestic Goat, Nile Crocodile, Massasauga Rattler, Papua Monitor, Puff Adder, Reticulated Phyton, Ring Tailed Lemur, Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog and, well, a fish tank with my hydrophone with some weird electronic sounds from the heating.
The Decal Audio team are all too familiar with fast turn around jobs where a full foley session is sadly just not an option. We need quality, practical sounds that can be called on in a flash and dropped in with minimal editing required.
The Take a seat library from Decal Audio is here to assist and brings you over 600 individual chair, sofa and bed sounds. The library is fully organised into actions covering, pick ups, put downs, sits, stands, scrapes and sweeteners, covering multiple chairs and multiple surfaces, providing a construction kit to allow for the tracklay of any number of different seating scenarios.
Want that sound that’s made between the Optometrist asking if a or b is better? Want to hear what it sounds like when your eyes are being scanned and tested? Hear your glasses being adjusted before you get to wear them? The optometrist equipment library has all of this ready for you to use. This small boutique library covers a range of equipment used everyday to help optometrists figure out how well we see. Whether you’re using the machine noises to cut an optometrist scene or if you want to take the many mechanical sounds and design them into something other worldly it’s all there for you.
It’s Cold… It’s Dark… And the snow has frozen over…. Time To Shovel
Driveway Ice Snow Shoveling is a collection of Shoveling Recordings and various ambiences taken while shoveling.
Shovel Recordings recorded using the LOM UsI Pro Microphones feeding into the Zoom H1 Recorder, at 24 bit, 96kHz, clamped onto the shovel. Recordings include Digs, Scrapes, Scoops, Debris, Pokes, Stabs, and more!
Ambience recordings recorded using the Sony D100 Recorder, at 24 it, 192kHz, at various positions. Recordings Include Distant Shoveling, Car Pass Bys, Icy and Crunchy!
Stay in the nice warm house.
All files are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
Alchemy of Guns is a comprehensive weapon laboratory of single sounds made to be mixed, assembled and fit with each other.
We built the library as an array of modular layers, each one bound to a specific alchemical element, each one made with a specific Xfer Serum setup, and since we enjoyed finding ourselves sketching on paper combinations of elements according to the combinations of the samples, we kept this general structure.
in stereo, binaural, ambisonics (incl. 5.1 surround )
11.88 GB of original sounds, 26.55 GB with the encoded ambisonic files in 5.1 and stereo included
• rough & authentic recordings in remote locations
• 99.9% free of any human-made noise
• immersive & suitable for VR productions and mobile applications
• real binaural and ambisonics recordings
• clean edited, but not designed
• including long takes >20 minutes with a lot of sounds for further editing and looping
• with beach atmospheres, pure waves, and tropical wildlife
• incl. seamless loops
• metadata added
• incl.. 5.1 surround & stereo versions of the ambisonics B-Format AmbiX files for instant use
• captured during three recording expeditions over the past five years in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia
• Microphones: 2xDPA 4060, Sennheiser Ambeo, H2a-XLR hydrophones
“The Shoe Collection: Soft Hardwood – Women’s Keds Sneaker“ by Periscope Post & Audio, provides 22 high quality footsteps on soft hardwood floors with the women Keds sneaker. The audio files are recorded at 24bit, 192k with mono and stereo recordings. The Sennheiser MKH-60 was used for the mono files with a slightly more distant mic placement than the stereo files, which were recorded with the Sennheiser MKH8050 and the Sennheiser MKH-30 near the shoe. From different walking speeds, to jogging, sprinting, jumping, hard stops, scuffs, and more! There are several performances with each file to fit the right action you need. That’s a whopping 392 footsteps between the mono and stereo files!
Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT sound library features 109 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup. Engine was recorded in sync with interior cabin ambient, and you can expect different styles of driving. From casual city driving, through accelerations on a highway up to rpm ramps and constant rpm loops for game audio. In addition to designed sounds, you’ll find raw recordings for each perspective (3 engine microphones, 2 exhaust microphones). Additionally this library features exterior recordings (passes, manoeuvres, approaches, engine start and such).
• In Giant Pinecones, get a visceral collection of scraped and eviscerated pinecones from the gray pine trees of Northern California. Scrape the razor-sharp hooks of the cone petals and hear guttural scrapes crackling with energy. Hear rolling cones popping and fluttering with rich stuttering tones. Hear fully open cone pedals squeaking with woody vocalizations like supernatural animals and hardy crunches filled with organic grit.
• This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a unique organic sound source. Digger pinecone sounds are incredibly soft and intimate in real life, but when recorded from two inches they morph into a unique wooden sound source brimming with powerful glitchy and stuttering textures.
2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
• Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
• Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.
Recording of the American 2017 Polaris Ranger EV. Powered by an electric utility vehicle’s 48-volt high-efficiency AC-induction motor.
The American 2017 Polaris Industries Ranger EV sound collection shares 44 sounds in 3.49 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of an electric utility vehicle’s 48-volt high-efficiency AC-induction motor in 4 channels with 2 custom stereo mixes.
The sound pack includes 4 synchronized takes of onboard driving. 4 channels of audio capture the engine and onboard perspectives, with 2 custom stereo mixes provided. Performances include driving slow and fast, with steady RPMs and ramps, starting, stopping, and more.
The package includes Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, full professional metadata, and metadata import files in 7 languages.
A crush on music
Distortion and saturation play a very important role in music production. From subtle, clean and warm tube or tape saturation to the wildest multiband guitar amp effects: FabFilter Saturn 2 delivers.
Saturn 2 introduces a host of new features such as a redesigned interface with modulation visualization, new subtle saturation and linear phase processing for mastering, many new distortion styles, and more.
Warmth, harmonics, color and dynamics
FabFilter Saturn 2 offers a range of different high quality distortion models, inspired by the vintage sound of tubes, tape, transformers and guitar amps. In addition, you get five creative FX distortion styles to mangle your sounds in weird and unexpected ways.
With its multiband design and per-band feedback, dynamics, drive, tone and modulation options, Saturn 2 will bring a unique flavor to your music.
Bring your sounds to life
Add life and depth to your music using the extensive modulation section. By applying subtle modulation to crossover frequencies, dynamics, band levels or tone controls, great warmth and definition can be achieved.
With all the XLFOs, EGs, XY controllers/sliders, envelope followers and MIDI sources you will ever need, you get practically unlimited modulation possibilities. Creating new modulation connections could not be easier: just drag and drop. And Saturn 2 visualizes all modulation in real-time to show exactly what’s going on.
Finally, FabFilter Saturn 2 contains all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, interface resizing and full screen mode, support for Avid control surfaces, GPU-powered graphics acceleration, extensive help with interactive help hints, SSE optimization, and much more.
Cricket – Junior & Senior is our latest SFX library toolkit, created to cater to cricket specific sounds. We have covered a broad range of specific sounds that differentiate Cricket from other batting sports. Included are sounds for Cricket Gear, Movements, Batting, Bowling, Fielding and Other Miscellaneous sounds.
An ice hockey game is an exciting, dynamic and powerful sonic experience. From the thunderous crack of a puck hitting the boards at full speed to the gentle scrape of a stick on the ice, this library contains a complete range of the game’s on ice sounds, all captured with natural reverb in an indoor arena.
Included are a range of performances of skate, stick, puck, and whistle sounds, as well as rink door opens and closes, and various board, glass, and ice impacts.
The skate sounds include starts, stops, turns, and pass bys, as well as single steps and scrapes for detailed editing and layering. Stick sounds include different kinds of shots, passes, drops and scrapes, and impacts with other sticks, the boards, and the ice. Puck sounds include impacts with the ice, boards, skates, the goal metal and net, and even goalie pads. Rink sounds include the opening and closing of doors, impacts with the boards and glass, and a goal horn. Two different types of whistles were recorded, with varying durations.
Each sound effect performance was recorded from multiple perspectives – a stereo ORTF pair of Lewitt LCT 540s microphones, a closer wide XY from an Audio Technica BP4025, and a close mono Schoeps CMC6/MK41 – either stationary or following the action on a boom, depending on the type of sound. The ratio of direct to reverberant sound differs between these perspectives, offering a variety of options when editing to picture.
Also included are quad-channel room tones from two different ice rinks, and a special onboard recording of a puck, made by taping a Sony PCM-M10 to a puck and sliding it across the surface of the ice.
The actions were performed at a range of speeds and energy levels, with multiple takes for variety. Please refer to the sound list pdf below for details. Captured at a sampling rate of 96kHz, these recordings contain detailed information above 20kHz, expanding the possibilities for manipulation when slowing and pitching them down.
“The Shoe Collection: Soft Hardwood – Men’s Sneaker“ by Periscope Post & Audio, provides 22 high quality footsteps on soft hardwood floors with the sneaker. The audio files are recorded at 24bit, 192k with mono and stereo recordings. The Sennheiser MKH-60 was used for the mono files with a slightly more distant mic placement than the stereo files, which were recorded with the Sennheiser MKH8050 and the Sennheiser MKH-30 near the shoe. From different walking speeds, to jogging, sprinting, jumping, hard stops, scuffs, and more! There are several performances with each file to fit the right action you need. That’s a whopping 686 footsteps between the mono and stereo files!
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