A huge collection of short & long whooshes, swooshes, flybys & impacts with a wide range of moods: abstract, sci-fi, shimmering, smooth, soft, dark, horror, weird, mysterious, magic & more.
Within these 2 hours / one thousand sound effects you will find the right elements for your production needs.
Two versions are included in your download – you can either choose one or download both of them:
The audio content of both versions is 100% identical.
Take a sonic journey through Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, London, Stockholm and Berlin with this characteristic collection of immersive atmospheres. European Capitals is an exclusive specialty library featuring nearly 20 hours of authentic city ambience recordings for an array of scenes in European life.
Recorded by award-winning sound designer Ken Skoglund (The Duel, Fire With Fire), with the assistance of Anna Bertmark and Eric Eklund, the European Capitals library pristinely captures the essence of six major cities. Each surround ambience transports your audience to iconic and everyday locations – from the Louvre museum in Paris to a small pub in Amsterdam and beyond. This library delivers walla sound effects in various languages, public places, train announcements, boats and dock ambience, traffic, birds, and many more location-specific sonic indicators.
Sounds for each city are delivered in both 5.1 Surround and Stereo. Each sound file is embedded with descriptive metadata including a photo from the exact recording location for your reference. Grab the whole collection, or select a specific city to drop straight into your project.
Ken Skoglund: Recordist (Berlin, Rome, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Paris)
Anna Bertmark: Recordist (London)
Eric Eklund: Recordist and photographer (Stockholm)
Arno Verstappen: Assistant Editor
Ronnie Lundquist: Photographer (Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm)
Anton Söderhäll: Photographer (Rome)
Odd Hagel: Photographer (Paris)
Joss Albert: Photographer (London)
All files are recorded 32bit, 192 kHz, with Rode NTG1 and Shure VP88 microphones, Sound Devices MixPre-6 II recorder. Library contains wav files of driving and exterior foley, mechanical and electrical sounds.
Here is a simple sound library that can prove to be useful.
These are close perspective recordings of small click button of the real world (or some would say “analog” in differentiation from the digital world)
Only small machines button, switch, press,… see file list for details.
These sounds are well edited and ready to be used.
Welcome to a sound effects library dedicated to the sound of cows, outdoors in the field, as well as in the cowshed and more. The Cow SFX library was recorded at various distances and captures an abundance of mooing and cow movement, as well the sounds of equipment such as milking machines, metal grates and more.
Grand prix circuit (a motorsport race track) FX sound library with sounds of the race and ambiance of the race including: near, mid and far field recordings as well as backstage/boxes ambiance etc.. Recorded in Automotodrom Grobnik, Croatia.
Metadata tagged with detail description of the mic placement/orientation, mic and mic technique used and object of recording. Check the track list for additional info.
Sonomar Collection: Abandoned is a sound effects library of 346 haunting atmospheres and location-specific recordings. Add authentic textures to your projects steeped in the acoustic properties of desolation and emptiness, or take advantage of the 96kHz sample rate to manipulate as source material for creative sound design.
Armed with a wide array of stereo and Ambisonic microphones, sound designer and recordist Martin Pinsonnault (Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club) and the team at Sonomar bravely ventured into the darkness, capturing sounds from three distinct abandoned buildings throughout Canada including an asylum, prison, and hospital.
Abandoned Asylum contains 56 sounds including room tones, eerie footsteps and scattered debris movements.
Abandoned Prison contains 118 sounds featuring jarring metallic impacts, prison door squeals and bleak ambiences.
Abandoned Hospital contains 131 recordings of resonant ambiences, foley elements such as hospital bed rattles and surgeon’s tools, and haunting designs “”worldized”” through a guitar amp and re-recorded to capture the powerful essence of the location. This collection includes 24 ambisonic recordings that are also available in stereo, as well as 17 additional 5.1 surround sound files created from the source content.
Each sound file is embedded with diligent metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Enable creativity with detailed descriptions of each recording encompassing both literal sonic qualities as well as the images they invoke. Advanced metadata fields include translated French descriptions and additional info to ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.
Recorded by renowned innovators of film sound design Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet, the Beautiful Bugs library features an expressive collection of natural and designed insect sound effects including rhythmic cicada swells, dense locust drones, mosquito cries, isolated fly buzzes and more.
The impressive spectrum of emotion conjured by these artful insect recordings ranges from ominous, frightening, irritating, and disgusting all the way to lonely, tranquil, and soothing. Inject mystery and surrealism in your scenes or add unique character and texture to your creature design with impressionistic buzzy swarms, chirpy choruses, and heavy rhythmic pulsing.
Following the acclaimed sound libraries Cinematic Winds, Industrial Sounds with Soul, and Beautiful Bugs is the fourth exclusive release by Pro Sound Effects curated from Sound Mountain: Kroeber and Splet’s venerable private recording collection created over decades of film sound work. Kroeber has since worked on or supplied sounds for film, television, and games – including 6 movies that won an Academy Award® in sound, and 7 additional nominations.
The Beautiful Bugs library brings you 88 insect sound effects that were recorded and designed while working on major feature films including David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and Peter Weir’s The Mosquito Coast. These masterful recordings were captured on excursions in the jungle of Belize, the Alaskan wilderness, muggy summertime North Carolina, and an insect lab in Berkeley, California.
Rich, descriptive embedded metadata helps you find the exact sound effect you need with descriptions that detail the emotional power of the recordings beyond the practical interpretations.
All files are recorded 32bit, 192 kHz, with Rode NTG1 and Shure VP88 microphones, Sound Devices MixPre-6 II recorder. Library contains wav files of driving and exterior foley, mechanical and electrical sounds.
Beef up your creature sound design with the deep intensity of the Wildlife Collection: Grizzly Bear sound effects library. With 146 expressive bear sound effects and vocalizations, these high-quality recordings contain a wide variety of grunts, roars, sniffs, mouth smacks, and purrs that are ready for naturalistic use or manipulation for sound design applications.
Recorded at 24-bit/192kHz using multiple microphones including the Sanken CO-100K, which captures and maintains up to 100kHz (rather than 20kHz from other microphones), field recordist and sound designer Chris Diebold (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Transformers: The Last Knight) captured the unique vocalizations and slimy mouth-noises of an old aged male Grizzly bear. Use the natural and characteristic recordings of deep groans, slimy chews, and heavy breaths for pitch processing and control over your sound design, to design your beasts, creatures, monsters and more.
In addition to these raw bear recordings, this collection also contains 41 designed and “hyped” sounds, ready to drag-and-drop directly into your monstrous designs and animalistic scenes. Each sound file is embedded with rich, descriptive metadata for fast, intuitive search results to help increase efficiency and sustain creativity.
Sounds from a classic red phone box.
The classic red phone box is something that has been part of the landscape, here in Britain, for all of my life and long before. I decided to capture as many sounds from them as I could before they disappear from use. In this pack you will find such sounds as…
The door opening and closing, a tapping on the window (this could often be heard if you took too long on a call and the next person on line was getting impatient), phone rings and dialling (current and vintage), a man talking away in a phone box, the operator answering a call, room tones and more. Most of these sounds will also be ok for anything visuals that portray the less attractive ‘modern’ glass booths that first appeared in the mid 80s.
Invigorate your animal and creature designs with the sprightly sounds of Wildlife Collection: Capuchin Monkeys. Featuring 81 exotic monkey sound effects, this library delivers a wide variety of vivacious chirps, screeches, chitters and grunts to design your wild creatures, fill out jungle scenes, and more.
These colorful capuchin monkey vocalizations were captured by recordist and sound designer Chris Diebold (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Transformers: The Last Knight) with multiple microphones, including the Sanken CO-100K, which captures and maintains up to 100kHz (rather than 20kHz from other microphones). Delivered at the high sample rate of 192kHz, these authentic, high-quality monkey recordings are ripe for pitch processing and control over your creative sound design.
In addition to the raw recordings, this collection also contains pre-designed and “hyped” sounds ready to drag-and-drop directly into your projects. Each sound file is embedded with rich, descriptive metadata for fast, intuitive search results to help increase efficiency and sustain creativity.
Rain and Thunder – sound library with 160 recordings. In total 14,2 GB of high resolution/quality 24/96 recordings. There are recordings captured in urban as well as nature environments like: thunderstorm, thunder strikes, rain and rainy ambiances and textures, far field, mid field, near field recordings. The recordings of ambiances and room tones are several minutes long so you don’t need to loop them. Just check the sound list to find details about sounds captured.
This sound library is where you can find: gentle, strong and torrential rain. Rainstorm. Rain with blizzard, rain falling on different ground and materials, like: rain falling on dead lives on the ground, or metal roof, or on window glass, umbrellas etc.There are nice room tones too, like: rain captured in cabin, rooms of different size, in the truck, in the car, in building lobby, garage,… again check the list of sounds for full info. All files are metadata tagged, with detailed description of placement of mics, equipment used etc.
Various microphone techniques/mic patterns are used in the making of this library, depending on the object of recording. Recorded in: MS stereo; X/Y: DIN, NOS stereo, SASS stereo; mono (with shotgun mic); and even with parabolic reflector in stereo.
Recorded with high end recording equipment: Sennheisers MKHs, AKGs,…mics; Rycote blimps, Sound Devices 744T recorder, Sound Devices MixPre mixer, Mogami cables, etc.
Maximum peak level on all recordings is -5 dBFS (for great dynamic range, great headroom), originally recorded with great headroom keeping in mind and to maintain great dynamic range of this natural phenomena.
At last, another has arrived. I am the next pack of the DIAL IT Series, DIAL IT_Pack 04. Unlike the previous three packs, I am only a handset. No base or receiver attached. I am stand alone, Dial, Pick Up, Hang Up, all in one. I have a metal hook to attach to your belt, like the Electric Lineman professionals, a side button to press and lock while on the call. I am filled with over 692 sounds. My pack includes pick ups, set downs, slams, shakes, dialing 0-9, squeezing and more! Pack 04 is 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.
Honda Accord Type S 24/96 FX sound library – Car in drive, interior, parts of car, engine bay…
Powerful Honda car with i-VTEC, 200 HP, 2.4 cc engine.
Including interior/exterior of the vehicle details like: switches, air conditioner, seat belt, handbrake, gearbox ,cabin lights, glove box, doors, door alarm, windows up and down, wipers, bonnet open/close, automatic lock off/on, cargo space open/close etc. Just check the sound list.
Interior of the car is recorded with two mics-mic position. Super close and at some distance of the object. You can mix those channels if you like, they are all in sync.
There are multichannel recordings of engine and interior, stationary and in drive. You can mix those channels to get powerful sound or just use any of these sounds separately if you like. Every file is metadata tagged with description of mic used and positioning explained, just use those channels and mix them together.
Interior “room tone” of the vehicle in drive is also included. There are many drive situations with normal drive and aggressive drive recorded too.
Recorded with: Sennheisers MKHs 60/40/30, Sennheiser G4/ME2 system, mics, Rycote blimps, Sound Devices 744T, MixPre, recorder, mixer.
Stockpile your arsenal of SCI-FI HEAVY DUTY WEAPONS with this mini pack of cutting edge sounds of FUTURISTIC science fiction WARFARE, designed by our team of AAA-industry veterans and huge fans of games like Doom, Halo, BioShock, Half-Life, Crysis, StarCraft, Mass Effect and movies like Star Wars, Terminator, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek and many more.
From BIG CHAIN GUNS, to HEAVY ARTILLERY, MACHINE GUNS, to BOOSTED SHOTGUNS, FIRE WEAPONS such as FLAME THROWERS, futuristic GRENADE LAUNCHERS, GUN handling noises, sci-fi MACHINE GUNS, and more, this mini pack of sounds will give you everything you need for any sci-fi soldier wielding BIG heavy duty WEAPONS!
With 210 audio files and 70 original cinematic-quality sounds, we went the extra mile by creating multiple variations for each sound. All files are meticulously labeled, categorized and organized for maximum efficiency and ease of use, requiring absolutely no editing, labeling or splicing! And as always, we have included HD WAV, SD WAV and HQ MP3 versions of each sound for your convenience!
Recorded by pioneer of film sound design, Ann Kroeber, the Ann’s Animals library showcases a unique variety of animal sounds and vocalizations. Including common, wild, and exotic creatures – ranging from pigs and frogs to capuchin monkeys, caribou and more – this special collection is equally useful and inspiring for practical sound editing and creative sound design.
Animal recordings play a significant role in Kroeber’s sonic legacy, and she is widely celebrated for her natural approach and incredibly expressive results. Her sense of presence with the animals and finely tuned listening shines through in these sounds – from the gentle, subtle breaths and purrs of cheetahs to a sprawling chorus of jungle frogs. Create thoughtful and powerful creature designs with these characteristic animal roars, shrieks, snorts, cries, buzzes, and more.
Following the acclaimed sound libraries Cinematic Winds, Industrial Sounds with Soul, Stallion, and Beautiful Bugs, Ann’s Animals is the fifth exclusive release by Pro Sound Effects curated from Sound Mountain: Kroeber’s venerable private recording collection created over decades of film sound work with her late husband, Alan Splet. Kroeber has since worked on or supplied sounds for film, television, and games – including 6 movies that won an Academy Award® in sound, and 7 additional nominations.
Each sound file in this library is embedded with rich, detailed metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with descriptions that that go beyond the literal to detail the emotional power of these unique recordings.
This pack contains a collection of debris and rubble sounds recorded during the renovation of our home.
You can find sounds like sand falling on a rockpile, stones falling, wood falling and much more. You get inside perspectives as well. These ‘inside’ tracks have been recorded with a lavalier mic hidden inside rubble piles and then dropping things on them.
Standard perspective files included as well.
The ‘inside’ perspective delivers very in your face sounds.
There are a lot of debris packs out there but this one still gives you fresh and creative recordings.
You won’t be sorry when you get this pack, it will be a welcome addition to your sound fx collection !!
Artwork by Annemie Van Roey
Crafted by iconic sound designer and composer Alan Howarth (Army of Darkness, Total Recall, Bram Stoker’s Dracula), the Cinematic Dread library includes eerie drones, textured atmospheres, and more ready-to-use sound effects to instantly add anxiety and otherworldly energy to your fantasy, horror and sci-fi projects.
Right in time for Halloween, Cinematic Dread delivers 74 foreboding sci-fi and horror sound effects to induce fear and tension in your scenes – including buzzy alien swells, evil choral winds, swirling vortexes, ghostly underwater hums, demonic resonance and more.
Add mood and texture to your designs with the authentic character of sounds direct from the imagination of a horror/sci-fi master. With Howarth’s influential specialization in both sound design and composition – evident in dozens of noteworthy credits including the original Star Trek films, collaborations with John Carpenter (Halloween II, They Live, Escape from New York) and more – this collection provides the perfect mysterious and sinister soundscapes for all of your supernatural sonic needs.
Each sound file is embedded with rich metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with quick, intuitive search. Fuel creativity with descriptions characterizing each recording with both realistic depictions and emotional interpretations of each sound effect.
A comprehensive collection of 100 immersive wildlife and ambient sounds from the jungles, forests and national parks of Central and South Vietnam – 96k, 24bit and totalling over 2 hours/ 4GB, with a selection of isolated sounds at 192kHz for further manipulation. As well as the inimitable sounds of singing gibbons and some intense asian cicada chirps, over 20 bird species are identified, along with some raucous langur monkeys, rich jungle ambiences, busy dawn choruses, various boat sounds and white water rapids.
Full metadata is included (via soundminer), with keywords and detailed markers embedded to quickly locate specific sounds/ regions.
The 2020 update to Farm Equipment features modern and older tractors, smaller motors including gators and mowers, as well as farm atmos elements like parlor motors and pumps.
All recorded on farms across Devon, uk.
A Swedish 1967 Volvo 142 with a B20 2 liter, straight 4 cylinder gas engine modified for higher performance and built for rally.
The Swedish 1967 Volvo 142 rally car sound collection includes 259 clips in 18.04 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a B20 2 liter, straight 4 cylinder gas engine modified for higher performance and built for rally.
A total of 11 synchronized takes share both exterior and onboard driving in 35 channels. 7 exterior perspectives showcase slow, medium, and fast driving as the rally car departs, arrives, passes by, and reverses. 13 onboard perspectives share driving with ramps, steady RPMs, and gearshifts from microphones mounted in the interior (with an Ambisonic perspective), engine, and exhaust.
Every file is embedded with complete professional metadata. The package includes mixing sessions in Pro Tools and Reaper formats, custom mixes of the onboard recordings, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.
The Indy Cars race car sound effects library delivers an action-packed day at the races. Craft exciting and authentic racing scenes in your projects with immersive interior driving sequences, expansive racetrack ambiences, lively pit crew sounds, and roaring race car pass-bys.
Recorded by iconic sound designer and composer Alan Howarth (Army of Darkness, Total Recall) at various indy car tracks including the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the street circuit of Long Beach, and the Laguna Seca Raceway, these racecar recordings will transport your projects straight into the excitement of race day. Create a genuine racetrack atmosphere with the energetic crowd and booming PA announcements, and utilize the thrilling energy of indy car engine sounds for vehicles in your films and games.
Each sound file is embedded with detailed metadata to help you find the exact sound you need with quick, intuitive search.
A collection of premium quality ambient recordings from the islands of Malta and Gozo.
Please scroll down for full info and file list.
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