When recording and collecting sound effects, you end up with a lot of noise: Microphone hits, Plosives, Wind pops, rattles, drops. Just plain noise.
These unwanted orphan sounds often get deleted, or end up in a some forgotten folder. Then sometimes you need a sound. A timbre that you just can't name. A raw sound that though manipulation, can become new and remarkable. That's what this SFX library is: Raw, dirty, short sounds that in the right hands – your hands – have potential. Raw Noise features 40 HD 24bit/96khz compilation tracks with a large selection of Hits, pops, plosives and transient sounds, ready for manipulation.
Most of the sounds are short, a second or two. Organized into loose categories to encourage new discoveries and new possibilities. The demo track features selections of the tracks, so you can hear the sounds as they are presented.
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.
Get the sounds and ambiences of Ethiopia, Africa in this very special sound effects library, featuring 1.5 hours of authentic recordings.
SFX library includes walla sounds of Ethiopian Amharic chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres. So if you're looking for the real sounds of Ethiopia, here they are:
Ambient Backgrounds recorded in various European Cities. These are the kind of sounds that are required for practically every modern TV show or movie, and some video games – e.g. Cafés, train stations, lobbies, churches, bars, public spaces etc., but all with a European flavour.
Indistinct walla and background voices that could be used for any city, including some tracks with recognisable European language dialogue (e.g. English, French, Italian, German and Czech.) All of this is catalogued in the tracklisting so there are no surprises.
The library features recordings from cities such as London, Venice, Prague, Vienna and Annecy, France. Real world sounds with no reverb or other fake effects applied! They have been painstakingly edited, EQ’d and mastered to avoid unwanted sounds and loud annoying spikes in level and frequency that would otherwise mess up your workflow.
New related volume coming soon….!
If you're after paper sound effects, this pack delivers more than 15 minutes of nothing but paper recordings. It covers various textures of paper, includes a wide range of sounds of a magazine, newspaper, old book, page turnover, paper drops, crumples, and tearing. The paper SFX library is recorded in 192kHz / 24-bit, recorded with a Sound Devices 633 with 2x KM185 XY microphones.
Surround In A Crowd 5.1 features 25 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of Interior and Exterior crowds.
Includes interior and exterior recordings from places such as a café, restaurant, park, playground, theatre, museum, courtyard, lobby, classroom, library, subway, shopping mall and more.
Recorded with discrete Quad microphones and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format). Recording locations are all from center perspective, captured in the center of a room or crowded space. A stereo version of each cue is included as well as embedded metadata. Most recordings are 2-3 minutes in length.
Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file for free here.
A massive collection of metal hits, drops, crashes, drags, and scrapes. It includes iron, steel, and metal. There is a mix of massive impacts and falls, as well as subtle debris moves and drags.
The takes are captured with a variety of perspectives. Most takes include close (mono), medium distant (stereo), and distant (stereo).
The Elements: Glass sound library features a broad selection glass shattering, falling, bursting, and crashing. It includes glass debris, crushing shards, and trickling fragments.
The takes are captured with a variety of perspectives. Most takes include close (mono), medium distant (stereo), and distant (stereo).
If you need the sound of handwriting, this SFX library delivers: It gets you 841 files containing more than 2000 different handwriting – sounds from different pens, pencils, crayons, chalk on blackboard, felt pens, markers, even brushes and writing in sand, and carving in stone. All this in many variations from writing words and sentences, strokes, periods and doodling. So if you’re after the sound of writing, here it is:
Surround In the City delivers 25 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of City traffic and Ambience. Recorded with discrete Quad microphones and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format). Recording locations are all from center perspective – between traffic lanes on medians, bridges, walkways and tunnels to capture the movement of a city. A stereo version of each cue is included as well as metadata. Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file for free here!
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.
Ah, destruction sound effects! We tried to feature every aspect of devastation in our brand-new SFX library DESTRUCTION which will be the baton for your own destructive masterpiece. Start with a small car crash where crushed metal meets hard rock. Imagine the fateful sound of a stressed glass pane right before it bursts into pieces. Think bigger – like a wooden cabin that gets smashed under a falling tree. Think of collapsing skyscrapers that crumble into dust. A whole ship moaning and groaning before it bursts and breaks into pieces – your possibilities are countless.
With DESTRUCTION, we deliver you the perfect toolkit to easily design those kind of scenarios. The CONSTRUCTION KIT holds more than 7 GB high-quality source recordings and the DESIGNED version comes with 300+ pre-designed, “ready to use” sounds. The BUNDLE not only allows full flexibility, but also gives you a benefit in price. Leave your audience gasping for air and take them right into the center of DESTRUCTION.
Finally a SFX library that delivers authentic Formula 1 recordings! This F1 Williams FW29 was driven by Nico Rosberg in the 2007 Formula 1 World Championship. It has a Cosworth V8 engine with 650 hps. The recording consists of both onboard and exterior material, and covers acceleration through gears, driving at steady rpms, ramps, passbys, approaches and aways, startup, idle, blips and shutdown. The onboard channels are two exhaust, two cockpit, intake, rear wing and two in the engine.
Looking for real fart sounds? 'Fifty Shades Of Brown' by WW Audio features 50 disgusting, comedic, and 100% genuine real farts. Great for comedy, pantomimes, or any time your project simply calls for a bit of flatulence.
rOtation is a sound effects library built for sound design centered around things that spin. It contains nearly 200 exceptional sounds and is the first of its kind. If you’re looking for brand new sound design source material, rOtation is the ticket.
Several months of research and recording has led to this very unique collection. It’s props range from ball bearings to trash cans; magnets to fireworks; water to nuts – all in the realm of rotation.
It contains sounds of things that have never been included in a sound effects library before: The sound of a Euler’s Disk speeding up exponentially fast – the whir and chatter of Hurricane balls spinning to 5000+ RPM – Nuts and quarters zipping and buzzing by in a rumbling balloon – The power of neodymium magnets bending the tones of vibrating glass.
Need insanely powerful engine sounds? Here's the Hot Rod SFX library – and those V8 engines are really in a class of their own. Those gurgling, deeply growling power plants are fascinating when in idle mode. But when the pedal hits the metal, they unleash a raw symphony of pure and brutal power – a true pleasure for sound lovers and for those who are willing to feed those big block engines with gallons and gallons of fuel. Having captured those incomparably sounding monsters we now bring you the finest selection of their sounds in our Micro BOOM SFX Library HOT ROD – REV UPS.
We recorded various close and distant idle and rev up sounds of 14 different Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Rat Rods and Trucks in an MS and ORTF setup. The library weighs in at 880MB in 64 files and it ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio. All sounds are royalty free, guaranteeing you best quality as always.
Let this pack be a small but powerful addition to your personal sound FX library and you will never have to search again for vigorous and shamelessly boasting engine rev up sounds.
Money is just over 21 Mb of coins and notes/bills being handled. You get 34 files in 24bit/96kHz quality.
This collection contains sounds of coins being handled, counted, poured, dropped – in hands, on tables and in a cash register drawer. There are also a few sounds of bills/notes/paper money being handled and counted. The whole thing was recorded in the studio, meaning a nice, dry sound to build on. The coins and bills used were a mixture of various international currency.
Audiobeast is proud to present our first sample library; the first library of its kind to focus entirely on weapons being fired in interior spaces!
The London Warehouse Weapons Library contains over 6 GBs of weapons being fired in a large warehouse, medium warehouse, stairwell, office and small room. 291 WAV files all recorded at 96 khz 24 bit, with heaps of information on microphones used and distance from the firearms.
Various distances were captured, from the DPA4062 on the guns themselves, to the distant other end of the warehouse 50 metres away. To add, some mics were positioned behind doors and walls to capture the occluded gunfire.
As well as all the firing we've included all the foley as well, because while convolution reverb is great, nothing beats actual content!
Minimal cleanup on the recordings was carried out very carefully by Steve Whetman in his room at Pinewood Studios, so as not to introduce any artefacts into the recordings, they are presented as raw as possible.
Due to safety restrictions it was not possible to fire the bigger weapons in the smaller spaces, the ceiling was shaking while recording the Assault Rifle in the office and stairwell and came close to collapsing. Physically the Browning M2 .50 calibre Machine Gun would not even fit on the stairwell or in the small room.
‘Tropical Ambiences’ delivers 52 pure, immersive tropical soundscapes, meticulously collected from each subset of tropical ecosystems in extremely-bio-diverse Central America.
It includes rainforests (jungle), cloudforests, dry forests, mangroves, and many other settings.
Recorded at different times of the day and spanning diverse range of weather conditions with various scale of rain and wind forces, this sound pack provides access to a complete array of wild tropical soundscapes.
Each of the 52 files is a careful selection of 1 to 4 minutes high-quality binaural stereo ambiences.
It has been precisely produced so that each track is able to LOOP in a seamless manner allowing for the ambience to last as long as desired, and the files are embedded with metadata (Soundminer/iXML/XMP/BWAV/ID3). The metadata descriptions provide the identification of many animal species from the recordings.
In total, this library delivers more than 2 hours of pristine, tropical ambiences.
The Wheels & Gears SFX library features a collection of bicycle tire, freewheel, gear and chain recordings. Two bike models were recorded: A Specialized Carve Expert (mountain bike) and a Bianchi Campione (city/road bike).
A wide range of sounds were recorded, from conventional bike sounds (such as freewheel clicks, gear shifting and chain movements, acceleration with various speeds, coasting, and disc brake movements) to more experimental sounds, creating unique sound effects using various found objects on the tires and spokes (such as cardboard, wooden sticks, fabric, shoe soles, guitar picks, and paper).
Recordings were captured with a Sanken CSS-5 Shotgun mic. The shotgun microphone was mounted in a full Rycote windshield kit and connected to a Sound Devices 702 recording at 192khz. The contact mic recordings were captured with the Barcus Berry 4000 Planar Wave system.
Vehicles: Transit Train Sound Effects features 230 sound clips of dozens of transit trains: subways, monorails, people movers, streetcars, and more, totalling 4.66 gigabytes
Includes recordings from Toronto, Vancouver, Berlin, New York City, and Mexico City.
Vehicles: Aviation Sound Effects includes 60 tracks of the majestic vehicles of the air.
Includes field recordings of Sikorsky and Bell helicopters, and 767 and 777 passenger jets. There are seaplanes, and jet fighters.
This sound library includes recordings of the aircraft landing, taking off, and passing. It also features recordings of riding inside jets and seaplanes.
Urban Crows is a library full of interesting sounds of single crows and swarms.
These proud birds deserve a lot more attention than they usually get. They are amazingly intelligent, social and by no means aggressive or monotonous when it comes to their communication capabilities.
The library evolved throughout winter 2015/16 and was taken from the attic of a house surrounded by trees were the crows frequently stayed overnight. So it was a great pleasure to record them arriving in the evenings as well as hearing them chatting during the dawn. They have a huge arsenal of clearly distinguishable single caws, funny sighs or nervous screams that often evolved to a huge cluster of noises that became stronger when the church bells began to ring and the sun came up.
All takes are recorded in Mid-Side stereo, with Sennheiser MKH-70 shotgun for a strong mid-signal and AKG-C394B for the ambience. The total playing time of the library is approx. 1h 30min.
A pack of forty 5.1 high-definition surround effects with a L,R,C,LFe,Ls,Rs track layout.
Over two hours of Water, Crowds, Trains, Boats, Aircraft, Birds, Bees and Fireworks all in glorious surround, captured with high-end equipment at a range of locations.
Full Soundminer metadata embedded and a Excel spreadsheet included. Recording equipment includes Soundfield ST250 and ST450 microphones, DPA 5100 microphone, Metric Halo 2882 and ULN-8 interfaces and Sound Devices 788 & 744 recorders.
Get the sounds of the the Honda VTX 1300 – a distinctive cruiser motorcycle.
Its 1300cc displacement is right in the sweet spot between the zippier 750 models and the massive 1800 road warriors. This particular one was equipped with a set of custom Vance and Hines Big Shots exhaust pipes early in its life, giving it a distinctive and throaty note that can be heard up and down the highway. The VTX line is also known for its distinctive transmission, which gives a meaty ‘clunk’ with every shift.
This library is a set of recordings that were made using a combination of onboard and exterior mics at a variety of useful speeds, as well as free running on the highway. Its a smaller set, but very distinctive and useful.
We recorded multiple channels on every movement:
• Onboards consisted of Line audio CM3, Crown PZM and Sanken COS11 mics
• A handheld MKH416 rig covered bys and exteriors
After a half day of recording we had material ranging from idles and slow starts to fast bys and highway runs.
This sound library features 60 sound clips of passenger locomotives and commuter cars. The tracks feature riding a train at various speeds in both first class and coach.
There are train takes from both interior and exterior perspectives, as well as some doors and horns and toilet flushes while moving.
Each engine is diligently labeled by engine type and version and detailed in full Soundminer metadata.
This sound library gathers the heavy, powerful sounds of freight trains, and the scream and chatter of transport rail cars.
Takes include idling, approaching, departing, and passing by. There are rail squeaks, screeches, and clatters. Each engine is carefully documented with its locomotive type and version, and is listed in full Soundminer metadata.
This SFX library gets you the sounds of the remote San Antonio creek located in the Angeles National Forest – 32 recordings in total. The creek morphs from almost a trickle at 8,000 feet to a large waterfall below, allowing for a wide range of moving water sounds to be captured.
Get the ambiences and atmospheres of Rwanda, Africa in this sound effects library recorded by Ana Monte. It features recordings from around the capital of Kigali, suburbs, markets, sewing shop, rooftop and roadside recordings, as well as countryside, forest and hillside recordings.
Get authentic ambiences from Kurdistan, Iraq – recorded by Ana Monte while shooting a documentary. It includes places such as the Erbil citadel, bazar, a Lalish village and temple, and more.
This SFX library includes 44 sounds, recorded at rally service areas and the race track. Contains Pass bys, idles, revving and other car engine sounds.
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