Travel through Barcelona, Spain in sound with this sound effects library recorded by Ana Monte. It features recordings from around parks, beaches, touristic areas and even a marathon finish line!
18 read-to-use stereo tracks with all the appropriate metadata ready to be used on your next production.
The Bars & Restaurants SFX library delivers 167 sounds including ice, kegs, kitchen pots, glass stacking, food preparation and more. Ambiences from places like bars, cafeterias, diners, restaurants, burger joints, and even a German beer hall are also included.
BASEMENT CORRIDOR is a collection in 5.1 SURROUND (and stereo too) of 21 high quality recorded roomtoones, ambiences and SFX sounds from underground locations.
Quiet Room tones, room tones with additional hum, fan, blower, ventilations, water flowing in pipes, compressor engine with extinction and activations, and also big doors slammed with huge corridor reverb at distance. All those sounds can be used in an underground basement environment.
All recordings were made with a DPA 5100 microphone and are around 3 minutes long each. All files are meticulously meta-tagged and can be used in wide range of productions.
Basketball Game Pro is a sound effects library thematically centered around a basketball game.
The collection includes several versions of game air horns, crowd applause, attack, defense, fault, score and lost opportunities ambiences, referee whistles, crowd boos & yells and a short warm up game ambience.
The library contains only the interjections, purposely avoiding a specific language identity, making it more flexible and suitable for universal use.
All sounds have of course been recorded at a real basketball match.
Basketball Game Ultra is a huge sound effects library for, well, basketball. It includes both an international match field recording (with over 5,000 people attending the game) and isolated sounds of backboard hoops, basket swish nets, metal bars, shoe squeaks and dribbles on various hard surfaces, as well as other related sounds – all performed by a professional basketball player in indoor and outdoor courts as well as inside the studio.
Οur aim with this collection is to give you choices to:
Create realistic soundscapes of world class basketball games or other sports events
Design from scratch your own unique sound frames
Foley the character in your audiovisual production
Airborne Sound's Bathroom sound effects library offers 170 field recordings captured only in restrooms, washrooms, and bathrooms.
It includes the classic clips: toilet flushes, showers, taps, and drains. There is a wide selection of grooming Foley: washing, brushing teeth, and cleaning. There are gadgets such as razors, hair dryers, clippers, and plungers. Faucets, shaving cream, soap dispensers and others round out this 2.21 gig collection.
Battle Rifles and Pistols is an extensive library collection of modern firearms, recorded and designed by Watson Wu (Assassin’s Creed, Breach & Clear, Operation Flashpoint) and Nick Dixon (Call Of Duty, Homefront: The Revolution, Need for Speed).
The collection has been mixed and designed from 10, 12 and 16 channel recording sessions. Each weapon features a full suite of ballistics, foley, casings on four surfaces and multiple firing modes where appropriate. The library includes close and distant range ballistics alongside a small selection of impulse responses for acoustic processing.
Beaches and Coastal gets you atmospheric sounds of life by the ocean, people at the beach and various beach activities. This includes people talking, children playing, sports, boats sailing by, sounds from a nearby carnival and a skateboard park. It also comes with recordings of waves, harbor and marina sounds. 40 tracks are included for more than an hour and a half of beach and coastal atmospheres.
A mixed collection of various sound design beeps and buzzers. Includes raw and coarse buzzers, nasal and thin buzzers, and humming buzzers. Also features pure and clean beeps, fluttering blips, and cybernetic boops. Includes over 15 fields of metadata in three formats, including Soundminer.
Bells & Bowls – a collection of 86 files/100MB glass & ceramic bell sound effects in 24bit/96kHz mono.
I give you 14 different bell-like objects, each multi-sampled for maximum expressiveness, tuned to the nearest musical note and ready to drop into your favorite sampler and play away. Ranging from only slightly complex sine waves, to strange wobbles and beat frequencies, these actual physical bowls, plates and vases had some pretty amazing musical sounds in them. Many of them took surprisingly little pitch-alterations to reach a musical note – almost as if some glassware factory wanted them to be struck with mallets and recorded!
Clean, high quality sounds
All sounds tuned to nearest musical note
All files trimmed to start, for ease of use in samplers
Several variations per recorded object = organic and expressive productions
Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
Want some seriously impressive tiger sounds? The Bengal tiger, also called the Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) may weigh up to 325 kg (717 lb) and reach a head and body length of 320 cm (130 in).
The sound of these carnivores is iconic, and has been heard in films for decades. It’s a sound you instantly recognize and makes the hairs of your neck stand up instantly!
This library was recorded by our sound recordists in Thailand in 192 kHz, 24-bit WAV format. It includes a huge variety of sounds from groans, growls, sniffs, roars and everything in-between, recorded at a pristine audio quality. If you’re looking for a definitive library for the Bengal Tiger for film, game audio or sound design, this is the library for you!
Berlin Ambiances I is 114 minutes/3,69 GB of pure Berlin in 31 separate files – recorded mostly in 24bit/96kHz quasi-binaural stereo, with Primo EM172 omni capsules.
This collection contains stealth recordings of various Berlin locations, including a good deal of train sounds and, well, Berliners!
I went to locations such as the Bodemuseum (crazy natural reverbs), the Hauptbanhhof (enormous, diffuse train station-ambiance) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (great restaurant vibe and busy foyer). All this captured during January 2015, with a head-worn set of near- or quasi-binaural microphones.
Why quasi? Because the microphone elements are not entirely behind the Pinna (that thing protruding in front of the ear-canal), which means the true, 3-dimensional binaural experience isn't there. In this setting, my head shadow acted more like a Schneider disc or such, which means these recordings should translate better to speakers than, say, a Neumann dummy head. Btw: the non-binaural recordings were done in October 2013, using just my Sony PCM M10 recorder.
All in all, a collection of useful ambiances for your next Berlin-esque project.
People, places and trains!
Interiors and exteriors
Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
Need bicycle sound effects? This SFX library delivers more than 650 bike sounds in 125 files, covering everything from cycle gears, chains, crankset, spokes, brakes, the saddle, gearbox, bells, bicycle pumps and valves – and of course lots of wheel sounds, spinning at various speeds.
It also features outdoor ambiences of cycling, bike passes, skids and even some falls.
You won't find any well-oiled, wind-tunnel-tested, aerodynamically perfect sounding bicycles in this library!
This pack of sounds has been recorded to capture the extreme creaks and those “old, busted bike” kinds of sounds.
3 bicycles, all with a special sonical personality to them, were recorded:
2 SCO gentlemen's bicycles, from 1970-1980, and 1 home trainer, a little younger than the others.
Recorded inside a studio with the bikes either being on a dynamo or suspended from the ceiling, all bikes had lavalier microphones mounted front and back, and a microphone overhead of the rider. Some takes has a contact microphone track to add to the misery.
Includes interior recordings from 3 different bicycles:
• Long rides, multiple tempos
• Gears spinning
• Extreme creaks from saddle and frame
• Chain and chain guard noises
• Pedal spins
• Shaking and kicking bicycle frame
• Hometrainer riding
The collection consists of 43 stereo recordings of 12 rare, industrial machines used many decades ago in German power plants and industrial sites. It includes the sounds of massive 10KV power switches, a Siemens exciter machine (power generator) built in 1945 and many other vintage machines.
All machines were recorded in isolation without background noise and at high sample rates (192 kHz / 24 bit) with a Sound Devices 633 recorder and the Sennheiser MKH 8040 Microphones in close ORTF, taking full advantage of the extended frequency range (30 – 50000 Hz) of the microphones. Some machines were additionally recorded with a stereo setup of Barcus Berry 4000 series contact mics.
The following 12 machines were recorded
– some in multiple takes:
• Ash breaker
• Ash blower
• Coal dispatcher
• Siemens exciter machine
• Gas turbine model
• Motorized throttle-Flap
• Oil atomizer
• Pneumatic power switch
• 10KV power switch
• Rotation motor
• Manual steam machine
This library is an intimate profile of a completely original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. It boasts a 427 ‘Big Block’ 400 HP engine, a 4-speed Muncie transmission, 3×2 tri-power carburetor, and plenty of mechanical accessories.
We recorded anything on the vehicle that made a definable noise: the handbrake, clutch, shifter, turn signal, horn, headlights, hood latch, gas cap, doors, and more. Though the primary focus, of course, was on the beasty combustion and exhaust systems. We collected multi- and single-point, interior and exterior, front to back recordings of the engine cranking, idling, and being cut. We also experimented with a wide spectrum setup for passbys and various driving maneuvers. Files pertaining to the same event are marked accordingly for easy grouping and layering. This collection was designed so that in using multiple grouped files, you can effectively dial in/out the exhaust pipes independently (driver side, passenger side), interior ambience, and direct engine sources as desired. Together with a number of alternative variations, you can use this library to bring any car in your project to life, quickly.
The Binary Code sound library delivers 570+ high quality futuristic interface sound effects perfect for video games, movies, tv and other multimedia presentations. This collection of UI sound effects will give your project the futuristic, hi-tech vibe that you’re after. With the vast selection of quality beeps, data processing and typing text sound fx you’ll easily find the type of sound that you’re looking for to create that sought-after, sci-fi, distant-future sound for your next project!
The Binary Code soundpack contains 616MB of high definition 24bit/96khz sounds, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow and separated into three main categories: 1. Beeps 2. Readouts/Calculations 3. Typing.
High-quality nature ambience of wild landscapes in eastern Oregon – with a focus on bird sounds in the high desert across times of day and seasons. These are authentic western desert sounds appropriate for use in westerns, wild west, and related games and films.
Many tracks are quite long – several minutes or longer. Species include woodpeckers, meadowlarks, woodpeckers, distant owls, and more. Includes bonus clips of fly buzzes and a few bats. A number catch birds quite close to the recorder.
Get the sounds of exotic birds – a huge collection of seagull recordings – with the Birds Extension SFX library:
The Birds Extension Pack
This collection of sounds contains a nice variety of birds: 18 different species spread across 41 audio tracks – including Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Crow, Goose, Great-tailed Grackle, Hen, Macaw Parrot, Magpie, Motmot Turquoise Sourcils, Nestor Kea Parrot, Peacock, Rooster, Snow Owl, Yucatan Woodpecker and more. The sounds have been recorded in Mexico, Finland and France. Seagulls available in a separate pack.
The sounds have been recorded in 24bit / 96 kHz Stereo or Mono, the Mono tracks have been recorded with a wide-frequency response microphone (30 Hz to 50 KHz).
Library specs: 41 tracks mono or stereo (mostly stereo) • 949 MB • 29 minutes total
Chachalaca Group Scream (1:13)
Crow 1 (1:12)
Crow 2 (0:23)
Crow 3 (0:06)
Crow 4 (0:02)
Crow 5 (0:03)
Crow 6 (0:02)
Crow 7 (0:01)
Goose Finland (0:12)
Great Curassow (0:09)
Great Kiskadee 1 (0:14)
Great Kiskadee 2 (1:18)
Great Kiskadee 3 (2:41)
Great Tailed Grackle, misc Yucatan exotic birds in background 1 (1:06)
Great Tailed Grackle, misc Yucatan exotic birds in background 2 (0:14)
Great Tailed Grackle, misc Yucatan exotic birds in background 3 (1:18)
Great Tailed Grackle, misc Yucatan exotic birds in background 4 (0:10)
Great Tailed Grackle, misc Yucatan exotic birds in background 5 (2:04)
Great Tailed Grackle, misc Yucatan exotic birds in background 6 (3:17)
Hen 1 (0:40)
Hen 2 (1:05)
Hen 3 (0:36)
Hen 4 (0:38)
Macaw Parrot (1:41)
Misc Finland (0:19)
Misc Yucatan birds 1 (0:22)
Misc Yucatan birds 2 (1:03)
Motmot Turquoise Sourcils (0:30)
Nestor Kea Parrot (0:28)
Peacock Female 1 (1:13)
Peacock Female 2 (0:36)
Rooster 1 (0:47)
Rooster 2 (0:06)
Rooster 3 (0:13)
Rooster 4 (0:09)
Snow Owl France 1 (0:05)
Snow Owl France 2 (0:15)
Yucatan Woodpecker Grackle in background (0:18)
The Birds Extension Seagulls pack
This collection of sounds contains 20 seagull tracks, and a nice Tern close-up recording. You will find a nice variety of seagulls vocalizations such as calls, scream, screeches. Some single close-up recordings and some large group recordings. All the sounds have been recorded in Finland and France.
The sounds have been recorded in 24bit / 96 kHz Stereo or Mono, the Mono tracks have been recorded with a wide-frequency response microphone (30 Hz to 50 KHz).
Library Specs: 20 tracks mono or stereo (mostly mono) • 371 MB • 14 minutes total
Seagulls and Tern Close Tern (1:03)
Seagulls Close Agitated Group 1 (0:29)
Seagulls Close Agitated Group 2 (0:36)
Seagulls Close Agitated Group 3 (0:16)
Seagulls Close Agitated Group 4 (0:12)
Seagulls Close Agitated Group 5 (0:22)
Seagulls Close Single 1 (0:43)
Seagulls Close Single 2 (0:39)
Seagulls Close Single 3 (0:30)
Seagulls Close Short Screechs (0:08)
Seagulls Close Long Screechs 1 (0:42)
Seagulls Close Long Screechs 2 (0:21)
Seagulls Close Screechs 1 (0:36)
Seagulls Close Screechs 2 (0:40)
Seagulls Close Screechs 3 (0:43)
Seagulls Close Screechs 4 (1:07)
Seagulls Close Screechs 5 (0:30)
Seagulls Large Group fight for food (2:34)
Seagulls Call (0:48)
Seagulls and Fledging (1:47)
Birds Extension Bundle
Contains both packs above, at a special price!
Bundle Specs: 61 tracks mono or stereo • 1.32 GB • 44 minutes total
Birds Of Prey delivers an extraordinary collection of flying raptors: buzzards, cranes, eagles, falcons, goshawks, vultures, owls and more.
The wildlife of the skies represents itself with calling, chirping, shrieking, cawing, screeching, growling and other unique bird voices.
Whether aggressive or social, anxious or relaxed, melodic or irregular – get ready for a concert of the remarkable!
The collection offers more than 3.6 GB and 160 files of high-quality material.
This Black Leopard SFX library was recorded by our sound recordists in Thailand in 192 kHz, 24-bit WAV format. It includes a huge variety of sounds from groans, growls, sniffs, roars and everything in-between, recorded at a pristine audio quality. If you’re looking for a definitive library for the Black Leopard for film, game audio or sound design, this is the library for you!
The EFX BLACK POWDER Weapons pack is a collection of 19th Century pistol, revolver and rifle weapon sounds.
The collection includes recordings of 1777 AN IX & Lepage pistols, REMINGTON 1858 & RUGER OLD ARMY revolver, 1777 AN IX, 1822 TBIS, GIBBS, LEE ENFELD, PARKER HALE rifles – as well as a number of salvos from black powder rifles.
Travel back in time and recreate classic gunfights and shootouts with this collection of vintage weapon sounds.
Blades is a collection of 54 audio files containing a whopping 260 individual audio clips. This collection gives you sheath sounds, blade scrapes, clanks, hits, schings, and yes, even scissors snipping. Best of all, if you need 10 sword hits in the scene, you only have to import one or two tracks.
Welcome to BLEED, a new sound effects collection designed with the modern trailer and soundtrack composer in mind. Featuring a vast array of hi-tech hits/impacts and stingers, sophisticated transition and passbys, visceral stutters, risers and more.
Features 270 metadata embedded .wav files + comes with 9 Kontakt Instruments in the Photosynthesis engine (Note: Full version of Kontakt 5.5+ required, free player not supported)
Meet Bleep – The adorable robot vocal library that will melt the collective hearts of your audience. With all the vocalizations you need to give your cute robotic characters a life of their own.
Includes 211 vocals spanning over an amazing array of expressions!
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.
Inspired by box office hits like The Transformers and The Dark Knight, we present to you Blockbuster Trailer – Epic Stock Media’s legendary “New” Game and Movie Sonic power pack! Blockbuster Trailer is an unprecedented designed, full-range theatre audio asset sound library for your next AAA production. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.
Now you don’t have to kill anyone to get these types of sounds! No more mafia boss interactions, No need to arrange meetings with your hitman, No need to lure unsuspecting victims to your recording location!
Bloody Nightmare is a modern horror cinematic library aimed at the most cutting edge bone chilling productions out there.
Whether you work in sound design, as a composer, trailer editor or as an electronic musician, Bloody Nightmare is a valuable new wave of Horror sounds that will surely cause visceral moments of terror and dread!
This library features a Soviet tank BMP-1 with a 6 cylinder water cooled diesel engine. The recordings consist of 13 channels, 7 interior (front and rear), 2 exhaust, 1 track, 1 air intake and 2 from the turret pointing forward. It contains startups, stops, idling, blips, driving, as well as exterior surround drive aways, approaching and more. Add a little history to your sound design with this Eurasian AFV.
Want the engine sounds of a BMW? THe BMW 114i sound effects library features 47 WAV files with total length of 125 minutes, recorded in 96kHz/24bit using Sound Devices 702, Oktavas MK012, Rode NTG and Sony PCM-M10. This library includes the sound of the engine.
You will find sound of different driving styles, slow rpm increase and decrease for game implementation, steady rpms, casual driving, and aggressive accelerations with sudden gear shifting.
In addition to the engine sound, You’ll find foley like opening/closing doors, windows, hood, turning lights, horn and more. The last thing are passes and accelerations recorded from the outside. Different speeds and perspectives recorded in mono and stereo at the same time. Every file was tagged in ProTools 11 for quick and easy searching.
BMW 325i – 2006 contains various engine sounds from interior and exterior revs, single rpm revs from 1-6k, and engine starts and stops. This library also contains a variety of Foley sounds of the car's trunk, hood, doors, windows, ashtrays, seat belts, and more.
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