Here are ambient and specific recordings of rustling leaves, fluttering twigs and creaking trunks. Pine and Fir trees, Beechwood hedgerows and leafless Oak trees, along tall grass and reeds. All in all, a collection representative of the cultured landscape in Denmark, as well as much of northern Europe. I was lucky enough to record a storm during the last days of 2016, and those sounds are of course included here. No human voices or man-made sounds, but a few of the sounds have bird vocalizations in them.
The focus is rather narrow, going for many nuances of the same flavor – rather than many flavors. If you need sounds of a storm or gale in northern European vegetation, then this should fit the bill. Note that there is audible buffeting in several files. I opted to leave it in there, as it might suit some purposes, and let me keep the most violent passages. You can try your luck with noise reduction, but since wind is mostly broadband noise anyway, it might not turn out well. YMMV.
A few sounds appear in both mono and stereo versions, where the stereo version are X/Y derived from the M/S source files and the mono versions are simply the Mid channel. I did this, because most people seem to prefer X/Y files for post-work, rather than M/S – but a down-mix of X/Y to mono would be inferior to using the original Mid-mic signal. All sounds were captured in Denmark between October and January.
Get the recordings of a three-bladed wind turbine, captured from five different positions. The collection includes the full-length recordings from each position as well as shorter, edited files. The full-length recordings are tagged with “RAW” at the end of the file name. The shorter, edited files are tagged like this: “high intensity”, “low intensity”, “low to high intensity” and so on.
The Wind Turbines library introduces the sounds of fizzling propeller blades, rotating nacelles, humming transformer stations, mysterious drones and other mechanic noises gathered from inside wind turbine towers.
All these specific sounds are complemented by large-field wind farm ambiences.
The library is organised into 7 themes that include takes with a length from 19 seconds to more than 2 minutes.
Blade Noises • Drones • Nacelle Rotation • Tower Sounds • Transformer Stations • Ventilation • Wind Farm Ambiences
This is the windmills sound effects archive from Morten Green Sound FX
27 soundfiles of totally 62 minutes of sound in 96 kHz 24 bit.
The windmills recorded in this archive are 6 old 45 metre tall windmills, generating electricity on the coast of the small Danish island Orø. They are rather old and worn out, so they generate a lot of interesting noises, especially when you get very close to them.
The structures are from metal, bolted into a concrete foundation with small openings, so you can actually get the microphones underneath the reverberant structure itself, for sounds from inside the windmills. The blades are made from glass fibre and pretty worn, so they give a lot of nice whistling noises.
There are recordings from many different distances to the windmills, ranging from 150 m to right underneath the windmill structure.
Most of the sound files are more than 2 minutes in length.
A larger focus on wind – with trees, brush, crickets, and other sounds often included. There are also plain wind sounds recorded on exceptionally quiet wilderness winter nights that can be layered over most every project for several minutes or longer. Additionally includes some branches breaking in high winds and rain patter.
Many years of trekking in the Dovre mountains (Dovrefjell) at heights from 900 to 1200 masl. and temperatures reaching down to -20°C, has led to many unique recordings.
My main goal when on Dovrefjell was to capture the “sound” of the harsh climate that dominates up there. Subsequently it was hard to avoid the ever restless wind. But it can be quite tricky to capture the sound of wind (or rather the sound of wind on or through objects) and there are only some “sweet spots”, in this vast high altitude climate scattered with rocks and tiny trees, that will generate a good recording.
These recordings were done crouching behind rocks, on cliff sides, on top of summits, behind weathered shelters, old mountain farms and bushes. Partially freezing my hands of, operating recording equipment.
Windy forest is a collection of forest ambiences with wind ranging from soft to strong. We spent two stormy days out in the deep forests of Norway and managed to capture a wide variety of wind sounds. The recordings are nearly 100% bird free so they are very usable internationally.
We are extremely proud to present our first library, WINGS – a one-of-a-kind sound library.
From tiny insects to small birds, from fairies to dragons, WINGS offers a creative palette with a diverse range of sounds to choose from.
With over 1400 files (more than 4 GB for the 192 kHz version ) we’re confident you will find the perfect sound.
When purchasing WINGS you get 2 packs, our Design category that includes 180 files and the Source category that offers more than 1200 sounds. Featuring the very best of our foley sessions.
All single flaps have been careful edited, allowing for unique speed or rate adjustments.
Pick your preferred version at the introductory prices below:
49 unique winter sounds with over 55 minutes of playtime – including sounds such as footsteps, wind, winter sports and many other like glacier sounds or flowing stream in the snow. The library is perfectly suited for post production, audio books, radio broadcasts and other audio channels. All sounds are in WAV, 24 bit & 96 kHz and include metadata.
We present here an ambience sound library from the collection 'Wonders of Nature' that captures the magical essence of dormant snowy forests.
'Winter forest' is not just about silence, it unfolds the delicate flow of lone natural immensity. Over the span of 2 years we recorded the cold north wood forest of the Laurentian in Canada.
We captured chilly breezes, sparse birds, creaking barks, freezing rain, raven's vocalizations, wolves, long cold silences. All of which resonate through these unique sceneries of quietude.
We took care to record different time of the day but also different settings as well as various weather conditions as wind, blizzard, snow, freezing rain, stillness.
The library is available in stereo, and surround.
'Wobble' by Badlands Sound includes 30 high-quality unnerving wobbly drone sounds perfect for your projects. Each sound file is two minutes long with high quality 96k 24 bit including metadata.
This collection features 150 wolf and coyote sound effects. This library includes howls, roars, barks and more from single and multiple coyotes and wolves.
These sounds have been handpicked from the Sound Ideas General HD collections, Series 6000, Series 1000, Just Birds & Animals and Wild World of Animals libraries, as well as the Digiffects Library and the Hollywood Edge Animal Trax, The Edge 1 & 2, Premiere Edition and Animal Planet libraries.
WOOD CREAKS is a collection of real recordings of old wood floors, boards, steps, and more – recorded in old (haunted?) houses in Central Ohio. Some of the files are tight on the source for applying your own reverbs to suit your needs, while others feature the space they lived in for maximum realism.
Creaks, Squeaks, Bends, Pulls, Groans, Pops, Rips, Ticks, Door Elements, Weight Shifts for use in Foley, and more.
Wood Impacts features a large number of organic-sounding wooden crunches, impacts, metal+wood clashes and wood fiber explosions.
The sounds are organized into 10 different categories such as Hits, Movements, Digs, Cracks, Mangles – giving you lots of great and versatile material for your sonic arsenal!
This library delivers a huge number of recordings of various snaps, drops, scrapes and impacts created by venting anger on a large wooden fence panel. 471 of the 519 included sounds were recorded at 44.1KHz/24-bit stereo and the remaining 48 were recorded at 44.1KHz/16-bit stereo. Ideal for any destructive sound!
Wooden planks Action offers high quality and high resolution recordings of all kinds of wooden action including impacts, splintering, breaks, creaks, rummages. Recorded with a Sennheiser MKH 416 @ 24 Bits and 192 KHz.
Woodland Atmosphere is a collection of clean and immersive natural ambiences recorded in forests around Europe by George Vlad. The library is updated with new content on a regular basis, all free for existing users.
Get more than 5 hours of pristine nature recordings and birdsong with this SFX library:
WoodWork is a collection of wooden sound effects, and gets you the sounds of sawing and planing, wood chopping with an axe, sanding, and sounds from a wooden vise.
Woodwork is a collection of high quality recordings of various machinery found in a workshop, including fret saws, sanders, dryers and a milling machine. The pack contains both stereo and mono recordings of each item, made with the XY and shotgun microphones. All sounds are 24-bit, 48 kHz, with Soundminer metadata embedded.
A modern collection of 110+ cinematic WOOSH sound effects aimed at full-range theatre audio asset and available in WAV and Kontakt format.
Whether you work in sound design, as a composer or trailer editor WOOSH is a perfect toolbox to create movement, whooshes, flybys, transitions and anywhere you need accent or energetic passes in different speeds.
Designed Hard Hitting
Elements – Tonal – Simple Design
Low Boom Woosh
• Format: WAV + Kontakt 5.5 Full version required (Free player not supported)
• Kontakt NOT required to use the included WAV files
• Content: 590Mb – 116 WAV-BWF 24-bit 96k with Embedded Metadata
• 5 Kontakt Instruments with Photosynthesis Engine
• Dedicated GUI – Realtime control over filters, adsr envelope, gater, effects and master section
• Instant Playability
World Of Secrets is a collection inspired by those mysterious and beautiful objects and furniture, meticulously designed by 15th to 19th century’s craftsmen. Those geniuses used their art to protect what had to remain confidential or secret.
One of the mentors of that art was Leonardo Da Vinci, master of inventions, designing incredible mechanisms for his machines. After much research, and a large photo review session, Red Libraries has designed this collection of modules to assemble as you wish.
A bookcase, a desk, a sarcophagus, a hidden door, a statuette, a cane with a retractable blade, a poison ring, an old grimoire.. each of them will reveal its secret mechanism, from the delicate parts assembled by the jeweler, to the smooth slides of hinges designed by the cabinetmaker.
The WORLD WAR 2 TANKS sound effects library delivers a gigantic arsenal of tank sounds, recorded in collaboration with Pole Position Productions (PPP) from Sweden.
You get 8 different tanks to be super-flexible in your military sound design environment. Each tank gives you driveby and onboard maneuvers. The onboard recordings are multi-channel recordings (4x stereo) that enable you to perfectly mix the sounds as you wish.
For example: your interior scene sounds good but you need some more mechanical chain sound? Simply boost the “Tracks” channel in your mix and you're set. You're totally free to give your tank the character it needs.
Whether it's a heavily damaged and slow tank or some massive crawling beasts that will – once at full speed – flatten everything that crosses their way. You're in full control with this SFX library. But there's more. Besides driveby and multi-channel driving sounds, we added some handling sounds and – you'll especially love them – a fine selection of incredible cannon shots.
Included are more than 400 files in more than 27GB of data. All files contain extensive metadata to provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible.
• Char B1 bis, French (France) light WWII tank
• 38t Hetzer, German light WWII tank destroyer
• M24 Chaffee, US American (USA), light WWII tank
• Sherman M4A1, US American (USA) medium WWII tank
• Panther V, German medium WWII tank
• Somua S35, French (France) medium WWII tank
• T 34, Russian (Soviet Union) medium WWII tank
• MkIII Valentine, English (Great Britain) infantry WWII tank
+ WWI Generic tank
This is a dying wood door from my sister’s garage. It works great for old cabins, cottages and barns.
Besides all the opens and closes, there are lots of creaky swinging moves to add detail or subtleties. Hard bangs and slams for drama. Plus grabs and handling to glue it all together.
WW2 Aircraft is a collection of recordings of rare World War 2 aircraft. It features icons such as the Supermarine Spitfire, Bucker Bu-131 Jungmann, North American P-51 Mustang, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Grumman F8F Bearcat and others. The library consists of 59 recordings ranging from 13 seconds to over 10 minutes in length. The sounds have been recorded with the Sennheiser MKH416, MKH8040 and the Sony PCM D100.
The library covers exterior flybys from slow to very fast, aircraft taxiing by, engines starting up, idling, revving, stopping and a few takeoffs. It also includes an on-board recording of a Bucker Bu-131 biplane as it starts up, taxies, takes off, flies, lands and then stops. The planes have been recorded at a variety of distances, from close to relatively far away. As an added bonus, one of the P-51 Mustangs recorded had had its guns removed, which caused an awesome whistling sound every time it swooped down at a certain angle.
A special EFX collection of recordings of World War II weapons from both the US and Germany, featuring the STURMGEWEHR 44, WALTHER P 38, MAUSER KAR 98K, MP 40, COLT 1911, M1 GARAND and the THOMPSON A1.
WW2: German Weapon Pack
Featuring the STURMGEWEHR 44, WALTHER P 38, MAUSER KAR 98K and MP 40
181 sounds, 116 MB
WW2: US Weapon Pack
Featuring the COLT 1911, M1 GARAND and THOMPSON A1
203 sounds, 141 MB
Buy the two packs together in the WW2 Weapon Pack Bundle – and save 20%!
Yabby Pumping or Pumpin’ Yabbies (as we call it down under) is a process of sucking sand, mud and water to catch bait for fishing. In this library you will find 62 sound effects that capture those sounds. All files are metatagged.
Get the sounds of a Yamaha 24MX 125 cc dirtbike – featuring onboard and exterior recordings.
The recording consists of 11 channels, two exhaust, driver back, chain, two engine, intake and 4 synced exterior channels, left, right, surround and following shotgun. It contains several start, stop, idle, blips, revving at constant rpms without gear, various accelerations and decelerations, driving while braking to get even rpms etc.
Driver back channel is missing for the first startup, and chain channel suffers from bad contact last startup, but we decided to keep those in since they still contain many useful parts. The recording length is 19 min 3 s.
The Yamaha YZ250 Dirt Bike SFX library from Watson Wu delivers the sounds of this 2004 motorcycle with a 250cc 2 stroke engine. Files are divided into external static sounds, external following sounds, foley sounds, and onboard sounds. Captured Onboard – from the driver's point of view. External recordings: External Static is from a fixed stereo microphone. External Following is from an MS Stereo Shotgun mic following the traveling dirt bike.
Yellowstone is a unique sound effect library created by renowned sound supervisor and SFX editor Tim Nielsen, featuring giant geysers, bubbling mud pots, fumaroles, hot springs, water streams and much more.
Extensive humanoid creatures actions, emotions and reactions.
The “Yeti Monster” library is an extensive collection of rare humanoid creature sounds. They were carefully recorded, edited, classified, thoroughly metatagged. It comprises expressive cinematic designed sounds with over 25 different type of articulations, actions and reactions; as well as cartoon-like interpretations.
Ultra High Samplerate
More than 10 real voice actors were recorded for this library. The unique Sanken Co-100K microphone captured an astounding broad frequency spectrum, up to 100KHz. Thus allowing for extra pitching and treatment on the signal while keeping its natural character! The impressive result are authentic realistic ape-like creature sounds which will surely bring an added value to your projects.
Versatile Humanoid Sounds
Over 25 different articulations, actions, emotions and reactions included. These sounds are suitable for yetis, bigfoots but also for any humanoid or ape-like monsters! It is delivered in 192Khz which allows for additional pitchings and treatments.
A massive electro-acoustic drone SFX library reft from a custom designed and hand-built instrument! These drones were coaxed from a unique instrument using the power of air. No harsh picking or plucking, just assorted techniques for moving air deftly across the strings.
The guitar, Yvaine, was recorded simultaneously via two tracks (one direct and another amped and mic'd) and was set to 23 different tunings to encompass the full spectrum of her voice, character, and soul. The tunings are as follows:
All5ths | B6th | Capo12th | CassianoPereiraViana | CrossnoteF | Cuba | DADGAD | DropB | Hawaiian | Koto | OpenA | OpenC | OpenD | OpenE | OpenF | OpenG | OpenPage | Orkney | Ostrich | Pentatonic | “Spira” | Standard | TheEdge
The files range from uber clean and harmonic to gritty, crackling, and distorted. For some of the overdriven amped recordings, we even experimented with creative NR settings for the modulation of artificial harmonics…and kept some of the more colorful results! Between the two different tracks, multiple takes were made per strength, per position, per recording. Depending on which takes were best, some of the DI and amped captures matched, while others were physically different. This offers unique layering capabilities for some sets while allowing for variety in others. Some of the sets are missing particular strength recordings at specific positions. But if a capture wasn't appropriate, we didn't include it.
This is a bountiful collection of droning goodness. Use it for good.
Experience this huge soundbank of skin-crawling ZOMBIE sounds, expertly recorded for maximum scare factor! Includes stomach churning hisses, grunts, roars, and more…
GROW THE HORDE!
Featuring a huge variety of situational sounds, such as attacks, hurt voices, warnings, deaths, and many more. Combine them together to create your very own undead horde!
• Huge variety of groans, hisses, grunts, warnings, sequenced sounds, throat fluids, breath sounds and more
• Perfect vocal styles for multiple genres (Adventure, FPS, RPG, RTS, Slot Games, etc.)
• Ready to use – requires no editing, labeling or splicing
• Categorized, organized and individually labeled-files for workflow efficiency
327 swooshes, designed for video transitions, Sci-Fi and game effects. Carefully designed swooshes, synthesised from metal, water and wind source material.
Many of these effects have differently panned versions, depending on the requirements of the picture.
All sounds were designed at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data.
With A Sound Effect, Asbjoern has created a web site where our international community can browse, learn, and share the vast fruits of our labors. Together we are accelerating the very real potential power of sound design as a recognized art form.
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