High quality unprocessed drone/quadcopter recorded using both binaural and mid-side microphone techniques. 4 different types of quadcopters were used in this sound library.
Gear: Neumann KU-100 binaural dummy head microphone, Schoeps mid-side setup (Schoeps CMC6 MK8, Schoeps, CCM M4, Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6)
• In Pacific Northwest: Active Nature, get an expansive collection of active ambiences from the Hoh Rainforest, a temperate rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula in Olympic National Park. Hear lonely frogs croakings and syncopated drips from moss covered branches. Hear high twittering songbirds’ joyous chirps twittering from canopy perches. Hear the soothing rush of the Hoh River from close and distant perspectives as it divides the valley and flows to the Pacific. Hear the Magical Dripping Tree, a majestic big-leaf maple covered head to toe in fog soaked moss. Hear massive drops from canopy mosses make rich plopping transients, pinging and enlivening the space of the old-growth forest.
• This library offers you a large collection of active nature sounds from one of the wettest forests in North America. Some places on the Olympic Peninsula get over 200 inches of precipitation per year and that abundance of moisture makes for a magical fern and moss filled ecosystem brimming with soothing ambiences.
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 for the Pacific Northwest Series. Field Recording travel for these libraries was carbon neutral!
The Panzer IV Ausf. G medium tank sound fx collection of a Maybach HL 120 TRM 12-cylinder gasoline engine with 296 hp.
Sounds of Australia features a large collection of high-quality sounds recorded in both natural and urban environments all around Australia.
This collection has a strong emphasis on native Australian birds and insects as well as genuine Australian crowd ambiences.
From Australian crowds and accents, to the chaotic Aussie bush chorus, you will find exotic native birds such as the Australian Kookaburra, Currawong, Rainbow Lorikeet and many other native Australian bush birds, frogs and insects.
Sounds of Australia was recorded with the intention to be particularly useful in post-production environments with a range of genuine and rare sounds you can genuinely expect to hear in Australia.
We really hope you enjoy this extensive, high-quality sound pack.
All tracks recorded by Evan Buist, sound engineer and field recordist (National Geographic, DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures).
A superb collection of quiet alpine ski slopes and realistic onboard ski and snowboard recordings. The Alps pistes are known for their great snow and peaceful ambiance.
We captured the calm atmosphere and expressive whooshing and carving on these quiet ski slopes. Recordings range from high speed alpine skiers and distant voices of snowboarders, to a small class, on a variety of pistes. We also recorded onboard the ski lifts and crowds while waiting in line.
More info on how this library came together on our blog.
Collection of Abstract and Ethereal Breaths. Recorded Binaurally with optimum results when played back through headphones.
8 tracks containing 132 SFX in Total, varying levels of reverb reverse whooshes and abstract breathing patterns.
All files in WAV format with embedded Metadata fully Soundminer compliant.
• In Great Lakes: Active Nature, get a collection of energetic ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the calming hiss of aspen leaves fluttering and the piercing call of summer cicadas. Hear the long slow flaps of huge wings as Trumpeter Swans struggle to take flight and deep thunk as Belted Kingfishers plunge head first into the water in search of dinner.
• This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiances brimming with wildlife from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear the lively energy of summers near the Great Lakes of North America.
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 a Volkswagen Polo from 2003 with a 1.4L straight 4 cylinder, 16-valve petrol (79 horsepower) engine.
The Babies & Kids SFX Library contains a variety of recorded baby and kid vocalizations from children ages six months, three years, and five years old.
The recordings in this library include breathing, cooing, coughing, fussing, grunting, squealing, laughing, sneezing, animal impressions, babbling, growling, pouting, screaming, singing, spitting, whimpering, whining, yelling, and more.
In addition to a wide range of vocalizations appropriate to their ages, the older kids were asked to also perform like younger babies–giving you the superior performance of an older child but the feel of a baby. All sounds easily pitch up or down to be useful for a wider range of ages.
All performances are non-English. Talking, singing, babbling, etc. were performed with nonsense words so the files may be used for post-production without the need to replace in an M&E.
The Dodge Challenger R/T sound library includes 25 takes from a 1971 American muscle car. This classic vehicle features a 500+ hp V8 440 c.i. engine with Edelbrock Performer heads, Hooker headers and Magnaflow X-pipe system, and a 3 gear automatic transmission. There are 434 clips in 15.27 gigabytes.
10 exterior perspectives (22 channels) depict the car passing, approaching, and departing at four locations and multiple distances. The 10 onboard perspectives (11 channels) include driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds from the engine, exhaust, and interior. The car is driven with gearshifts, steadies, and ramps. The collection also gathers idles, blips, horns, and various sound fx. Every clip is synchronized across all perspectives and comes with 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS spotlight metadata.
Whether you need whoosh sound effects in surround or stereo, the Synthetic Blender and Whooshes Library gives you the tools for doing it properly:
BLENDER & WHOOSHES – Surround Sound Design Box:
• Each surround sound contains 5 separate sounds in mono: FR, FL, C, RS, LS
• Movements included: front to rear, rear to front, left to right, right to left and circular
• Additional stereo mixdown files for prelistening
• Effective workflow thanks to well-structured, appropriately-named files
• More than 130 ready-to-use surround sounds, surround sound effects (1.2 GB)
BLENDER & WHOOSHES – Stereo Construction Kit:
• Easy, effective workflow with comprehensive EBU/BWF and WAV-Metadata (for use in any DAW)
• Categories for sounds: long, medium, short, high, mid, low
• Tonal direction (up, down or even)
• Each sound pitched twice
• More than 500 stereo sounds (1.4 GB) HD 24 Bit / 96 kHz
BLENDER & WHOOSHES – Surround + Stereo Bundle:
The bundle gives you the advantages of both the Construction Kit and the Design Box.
An abundant collection of handcrafted effects geared toward menus, selection screens, options pages, clickable/touchable events, and interactive modalities.
Looking to blow stuff up? The EFX EXPLOSIONs Collection features a selection of grenade explosion & blast sounds – closeups, distant and muted/muffled explosion recordings included.
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.
Bali mynah • Black headed ibis • Canada goose • Chilean Lapwings • Collared parakeet • Crows • Grey parrots • Grey winged trumpeter • Guira Cuckoo • Indian peacock • Kookaburra • Little bustard • Macaw parrot • Moorhen • Palm nut vulture • Paradise crane • Parakeet mouse • Red breasted goose • Red flamingos • Senegal parrots • Southern screamer • Superb starling • White naped crane
Need chainsaw sound effects? This library gets you a lot! From chainsaw motor / engine starts and stops, sawing at different RPMs and durations, idles, different perspectives and distances – and even different engine types. This library includes recordings made with both small and big Stihl chainsaws. A total of 66 .wav files are included for more than an hour and a half of chainsaw action.
From Hollywood Walk to Santa Monica beach, this library captures the spirit and atmosphere of the famed City of Angels. Home to celebrities, film studios, iconic theaters and landmarks. 'Ambiences from… Los Angeles' includes sounds from LAX airport, Downtown, Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and West Hollywood.
This library or Slidebrary is collection of various objects sliding around. Created to cover abstract movement and energy gestures, Slide is the perfect library for adding motion to your sound design. Slide contains 18 audio files with 5 variations of each sound effect per audio file.
High Desert Trains has the sounds of classic Southwestern freight trains. This library captures these monsters as they tear through the desert, rumbling past the observer and screeching to a halt when they reach their destination. These sounds were recorded at 192kHz, which offers you the freedom to stretch these sounds into new machines, monsters, and powerful droning ambiences. If you need a quick pack of train sounds with a lot of flexibility, this is the library for you!
2% for the Planet:
Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
• Passbys (fast and slow), approaches, departures, stops, idling, braking, horns (close and distant), mountain incline climbs, whining drones, piercing screeches, thunderous wheels, and a full start from idle.
• GPS coordinates and location map included.
This library was created to provide designers with drag and drop sounds for sweeps, fades, surges, swells, and other embellishments. Each of the sounds in this collection were designed to be used to heighten events, but they can be mashed, stacked, and chopped to create all sorts of eclectic designs. There are plays on musical concepts as well as thematic events, with each sound purposefully building up, culminating in a peak moment, and then dissipating in some way. They are organized into 100 families (designs) with 5 variations each, ranging wildly in topic, movement, duration, dynamics, attack, release, loudness, density, and speed. Some are natural and organic while others are completely rigid and synthetic (and some fall variably in between).
If you need to festoon the heck out of a scene or event in your project…If you need some complex SFX designs craftily layered and ready-to-go…If you need a diverse set of easy-to-tweak, overflowing sonic enrichment, then look no further. You've found it.
Ambiences from… Copenhagen captures the atmosphere of Denmark’s capital city:
It will take you to Christianshavn and Kastellet areas filled with tourists and locals, historic landmarks and museums.
In this library you will find sounds from Danish public transport areas: bus, metro, overground rail, airport and train stations.
Recorded in 192kHz/24-bit format, all sounds are fully described and include a photography. A 24 bit / 48 kHz version is also included.
This soundpack is created for use primarily in video games and simulators to simulate the sonic characteristics of a Volvo B7TL double-deck bus with Wright Gemini Eclipse bodywork in the United Kingdom from 2002.
Need the sounds of small motors? The Motors SFX library is packed with recordings of gadgets, which can add some cool and unusual textured motor sounds to your sound design process.
Sounds include antique, vintage and just plain old machines and motors, many of them half broken and busted, small plastic wind up toys, newer motors, tools, calculators, a 198x fax machine, a screaming Powerball, a massage tripod, and toys running, turning, getting stuck, lifting, driving and screwing.
As a very unique set of tracks in this pack, one of the oldest Danish cars was recorded and put in here.
The Hammel car was build back in 1888. It has 2.5 horsepower, and a top speed of 9 kilometers an hour. The startup process is done with matches and a lot of patience. Once this beast starts up, the sound is among one of the most funny and weird sounds ever. The library has a dual perspective recording of this car, and covers the entire startup, going (idling), and shutting down sequence.
Impulse is a collection of “designed” impulse responses to expand your design palate, featuring a wide variety of metallic, wooden, glass, and icy reverbs, as well as some delays and effects. The IR included in this collection are unique “spaces” to help you take your sound design to different realms and planes of being. Why settle for just practical, real-world spaces, when you can explore the blurred lines between reality and fiction? Film, tv, and internet productions are exploring realms between conscious reality and the unknown – this library seeks to help you on those journeys.
Whether you’re looking for metallic, wooden, glassy, icy or even watery spaces – look no further. There are small, claustrophobic, metallic spaces; huge, thunderous spaces fit for a Greek god; icy castles only Superman could live in; strange delays that will have you bouncing around the room in a straight jacket; and crazy effects that will make you question your sanity.
The included track list gives short descriptions to help you find something to suite your needs. For example “Short Verb – Box Trap” is described as “Like you’re in a very reverberant, but small, bassy, wooden box.”
Impulse responses included:
• Short Reverbs
• Medium Reverbs
• Long Reverbs
Spain and Portugal represent two countries with truly vibrant and distinct cultures. At anytime, day or night, you can expect an abundance of ambient sounds and vocalisations on every corner, except for during the afternoon siesta of course.
We roamed the streets of Seville, Granada, Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto and beyond recording everyday life in tapas bars, restaurants, markets, public transport, universities, local football matches, cultural and religious events and more to bring you an accurate sonic representation of these great countries
All tracks were recorded in high definition by Evan Buist, sound engineer and field recordist (National Geographic, DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures).
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