800+ sounds from one of the most complex and varied sounding instruments that we’ve come across in our junk shop travels. Broken strings, creaky wood and a great resonant cavity gave us a massive collection of sounds ready to be bent and twisted.
This is a fretless German harp zither, which differs in quality significantly from concert zithers, which have several strings with fretted necks beneath them. This version was manufactured by Friederich Menzenhauer, the father of the zither in the US. Zithers of this kind are notoriously difficult to identify because they contain no distinguishing marks on the bodies themselves, and the only branding is on the paper label deteriorating inside the soundhole.
Our version had been worn beyond all repair through decades of age and neglect. Broken strings, creaky wood and a great resonant cavity gave us a massive collection of sounds ready to be bent and twisted.
We did much more than just throw a couple of mics up and pluck – this instrument was recorded with a stethoscope mic, a lav inside the cavity, overhead xy, room mics, and more. We banged, scraped, bowed, ebowed, and thumped every last noise out of this one in three separate sessions. The end result was a collection of about 5 Gb of edited stereo 24 bit 96k sound.
The Kontakt instruments are where the real magic happens with this instrument. There are presets for horror string hits, angelic and demonic pads, old creaks and more. The zither barely survived, but it gave us an array of sounds that are very different from what you’ll get from a properly tuned and maintained instrument. It is the uniqueness of the decay that gives our zither its character.
FSSF VOL 2 is a second installment of one of our bestsellers; foundation series sci-fi (used on projects like: Robot Will Protect You, Season 10 of Archer and many more).
This pack is created with game devs, animators and sounds designers in mind.
627 high quality sound effects, optimized for game devs and mastered to sound good on all sets of speakers and headphones.
The library features:
• Seamlessly looping ambiences
• Buttons and switches
• Cyber-Tech sound effects (cinematic transformations and robotics)
• Sci-fi, futuristic door sound effects
• Seamlessly looping drones
• Exoskeleton sound effects (steps, servos, activations)
• Micro-Tech sound effects (cinematic micro transformations and micro robotics)
• Space racer fly-by sound effects (left to right and right to left)
• Achievement/power-up/even sound effects
• Energy Risers
• Seamlessly looping radio glitches and static
• Complex UI sound effects
• Seamlessly looping UI Calculations and alarms
• Simple UI sound effects
• Weapons sound effects (gunshots + weapon foley: pickup/equip, reload)
• Cinematic risers
• Cinematic Tension Builders
• Air release/gas leak sound effects
• Extraterrestrial, big monster sound effects
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data.
The download includes:
96KHZ 24BIT version (1.11GB)
44.1KHZ 16BIT version for Unreal Engine (0.4GB)
RECORDED WITH: Sennheiser MKH8060, MKH8040, DPA4060, SONY PCM D100, JrF Coil Pickup
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, FabFilter, Reaktor, Soundtoys, Klevgrand, McDSP, Zynaptiq
FOUNDATION SERIES:SCI-FI is a collection of 164 carefully designed and rendered sci-fi sound effects.
FS SCI-FI is everything you need to start working on your new science fiction project.
Seamlessly looping, rich ambiances, weapons, mech footsteps, doors, UI/HUD SFX, pass-bys, robotic movements, transformations and more.
FS SCI-FI is a perfect collection for your next indie project. Created with indie gamedevs/anaimators/filmmakers in mind.
Recently used on: Robot Will Protect You
Download includes additional 44.1kHz 16Bit version for Unreal Engine.
RECORDED WITH: PCM D100, NTG3
CREATED WITH: Pro Tools, Live, Reaktor, Modular
Need a classic robot voice? You can build complete robot voice sentences with Fourbit, a typical small-size-robot voice with metallic resonances. It is very intelligible, you can use it for any robot that needs to talk a lot with the listener.
The Fourbit sound effect library contains more than THREE thousands words, chosen amongst the most common English ones. This allows you to build all the sentences you need for your project with this voice.
Fourbit comes with a custom audio browser html file to help you quickly locate, preview and drag & drop the files you need to construct complete sentences.
There’s something thrilling about the sound of glass breaking. Whether it’s the danger involved or the difficulty of the recording process, glass breaking sound effects remain a very difficult but useful tool in the sound editors library.
Over the course of a few years and several recording sessions of various size, this collection of glass breaking sounds came to be. From small cups, plates, and bottles to large jugs, jars and windows, the sounds found on display here are designed to convey the violence and danger associated with glass breaking. Be careful; they are loud!
In addition to the ‘dry’ library of sounds, a useful ‘wet’ library of re-amped, or “Worldized” sound effects has also been included. Consisting of 54 out of the 83 included glass smashing sounds, this second tonal option was prepared in two locations; one, a tall, narrow concrete stairwell, and the other an interior living room complete with furniture and unruly early reflections, for a total of 108 additional files for your choosing.
Combined, the Fragile! Glass Smashing Sound Effects library from Tall Tale Sound presents you with 191 mono & stereo sound effects, ready for download today.
France Faunethic sound library is a unique collection of 128 sounds recorded at different seasons in various locations.
All these sounds has been recorded and produced with high quality equipment at 24 Bit / 96 kHz.
This library provides authentic and interesting sounds, recorded with DPA, MBHO and Neumann mics powered by an Aeta 4minX.
All Faunethic tracks include metadata carefully edited, compatible with Soundminer, Soundly and Basehead.
The core of frei:raum is a fully interactive equalizer with state of the art mastering quality. Each band can either be used in classical mode for manual EQing, or in the unique “smart” mode, offering automatic detection and removal of problematic resonances in different frequency bands.
Got your spectral balance right but some frequency ranges still sound blurred and lack presence? That’s where the proximity EQ of frei:raum comes into action.
With a few clicks, you can easily adjust the relation of direct sound and reverb within any frequency range. Use the proximity EQ for reverb reduction and flexible dereverberation – or to increase the natural “diffuse sound” of your recording.
Unlimited (a)tonality – entropy EQ
Turn up picking sounds and play with the sharpness of your snare drum! Perfect, nice clear sound but still not “tight” enough? Get your hands on the fabulous, new entropy EQ! By separating tonal components (e.g. sustained notes) from inharmonic parts (e.g. drum attacks), the entropy EQ can be used to freely adjust the tonal characteristics of your sound at any given frequency.
Old and new types of freight trains recorded with a high quality binaural dummy head. All tracks are recorded up close to capture all the characteristics of each freight train.
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 collection of sounds includes a variety of ambiences recorded during a one-week travel to France. They where recorded in Tauxigny, a small village close to Tours. This iconic place is also knowm because of their castle as well as the Loire Valley.
31 tracks recorded in different time spaces. 48Khz and 24 bits HD Audio. Birds, nature and crystalline countryside ambiences are included.
This EFX French Rifle collection gets you the sound of authentic rifles from France. Includes recordings of a FAMAS F1 at various RPM, BERTHIER 1892, MLE 1873 and the FSA 1917.
Fringe Elements is an aggressive sample pack of divergent and destructive sounds designed for musicians and sound designers in need of a hard-hitting sound pallet on the periphery of normal. Each sound was built in the modular world and heavily processed through DSP algorithms to create structurally unique outcomes and ultimately highly usable samples.
Contained in this collection are 225 unique sounds designed as FX, rhythmic elements, evolving textures, noise, distortion, spectral atmospheres and other elements perfect as building blocks to new music and sound projects or to be layered into existing work to add weight, depth and dimension.
This library was recorded in southern France and Komagane, Japan for a diverse collection of cricket, grasshopper and frog sounds. With a Fostex FR2, Sennheiser 418S and Olympus LS11, these focused sounds were captured without the rumbling of nearby traffic or wind. They are clean enough to be dropped right into your project, and they are long enough to offer loop points for interactive use.
Get the sounds of 10 species of frogs, toads and treefrogs in this unique animal SFX library.
It features amphibians such as American Bullfrog, American Toad, Gray Treefrog, Green Frog, Mink Frog, Northern Leopard Frog, Pickerel Frog, Spring Peeper, Wood Frog, Western Chorus Frog as well as mixed frog chorus recordings.
The library has been recorded in Québec locations such as Laval, Knowlton, Bondville, Brome, Coaticook, St. Hubert, Sutton, and Longueuil. A total of 50+ minutes of frog recordings are included!
In the winter of 2013-2014, both the Northeast and the Northwest were slammed with snow, ice, wind, and blizzards. The SkewSound team braved the frigid cold and recorded what we could: footsteps, compression, breaking ice, body falls, and much more.
Our content was obtained during storms and their aftermath in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Salem, MA. The frostbite SFX library contains some great impact sweeteners and sounds unique to winter temperatures. You won’t be disappointed!
Frozen is a collection of ice impacts, scrapes, debris, slides and more taken during a miserably cold winter in the arctic tundra of Massachusetts. These recordings were meticulously recorded, edited, named, renamed, edited again, re recorded, then re-renamed (you get the point) to give you the best quality ice library you can get.
The library roughly is broken into two sections, raw and processed. Raw is designed for sound designers to go wild with: stretch, distort, compress, and more to your hearts content. The processed section is for designers and content creators on the go. If you’re on a tight deadline, pulling some sounds that are already going to get you close to where you need to be is imperative. These processed versions play very nicely even when not designing ice.
Prepare for shivers! Frozen Footsteps is a huge library of winter footstep & foley sounds recorded on 8 expressive and cold surfaces in real -20 °C (and below) temperatures.
Containing over 2400 sounds in 81 files, Frozen Footsteps foley sfx library is created for game and film sound design. If your game needs winter footstep sounds, or you are missing some authentic source material to take your studio foley tracks to the next level, this is the library for you.
All surfaces were recorded in real movement with multiple walking and running velocities. Frozen Footsteps library includes also real jumping and landings sounds. Jumping sounds are often missing from other foley libraries, but are extremely useful for creating character movement sounds for games. This package gets you covered.
7 surfaces were recorded during two freezing winter nights in a quiet rural area in Finland. Everything from ground to trees was totally frozen and covered in frost. However, snow hadn’t fallen yet. This special moment allowed recording footsteps on unique surfaces that are usually under snowpack. To make the package complete, the frozen snow sounds were recorded later, with real crusty snow. In freezing temperatures, as well.
All sounds were carefully edited in iZotope RX and Pro Tools 12 removing the background and clothing noise. This was quite a task, but it was worth it. This makes the sounds extremely clear, versatile, and easy to use.
Library highlights:- 8 frozen surfaces
– 2400+ sounds in 81 sound clips
– Sneak, walk, run, jump, slide, scuffs, and more
– 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files
– 1.20 GB
– Carefully edited & noise-free
– Soundminer & BWAV metadata
A great range of organic fruit and vegetable sounds. From crunching, snapping, mashing and stabbing, this bundle has just about everything.
Works great with Reformer Pro but if you don’t own the plugin, you can still purchase and use the sounds in this pack separately.
This library features the sizzle of burning water with sounds that were recorded to capture the feeling of heat and the dynamics of heat exchange. These easily recognizable sounds can be used for literal frying or as sweeteners for magic sounds or anything else whi needs to feel hot. Files last from eight seconds to two and a half minutes allowing flexible use for foley, ambiences, layers, or wherever your imagination leads you.
Recording of a Polish FSC Lublin-51 military truck from 1951 with a 4-gear, inline 6 cylinder, 3.5L gasoline engine. Also known as the GAZ-51, North Korean Sungri-58, and Chinese Yuejin NJ-130.
The FSC Lublin-51 truck sound fx bundle includes 390 clips in 33.2 gigabytes of audio. The collection showcases the sound of a Russian-licensed Polish 1951 military truck and its 4-gear, inline 6 cylinder, 3.5L gasoline engine, also known as the GAZ-51, North Korean Sungri-58, and Chinese Yuejin NJ-130.
A total of 12 synchronized takes depict recordings from both onboard and exterior perspectives. The 10 exterior POVs include departures, passes, and arrivals from multiple positions and distances. The 16 onboard perspectives arrange microphones at the exhaust, in the engine, and interior (including an Ambisonic perspective) to record driving at steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. Also included are custom mixes of the interior perspectives and performed sound effects of doors, switches, horns, and more.
Bonus materials include Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, 19+ fields of professional embedded metadata, impulse responses, and import documents for keyword translations in 7 languages.
The Polonez 1500 police car sound fx library features 649 clips in 28.01 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 1984 Polish FSO car with an inline 4, four-stroke engine running at 75 horsepower.
The collection includes 30 tandem takes from onboard and exterior perspectives, as well as 4 stereo mixes of the engine, interior, onboard, and siren tracks. Ten exterior perspectives document driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds while departing, passing, arriving, and starting and stopping. The 11 onboard perspectives feature ramps, gearshifts, and steady RPM driving from the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), engine, onboard, and exhaust. Also included are ready-to-use designed mixes of the interior, engine, and exhaust perspectives as well as performed effects of doors, horns, sirens, brake pedals, and more.
The package includes full Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata, Pro Tools and Reaper mix sessions, and impulse responses of the interior.
Locked and loaded, ‘Fully Charged Vol.1’ is a collection of 205 sound effects from the science-fiction realm.
Each sound is made from an original sound recording and can be used for energy movements, impacts, weapons and other alien sounds. They can easily be layered and further manipulated to create a range of new and exciting sounds.
Please note this product was originally called “Animal Sounds.”
Fun Animals Voices is a fun and one of a kind animal sound library. It contains a massive 1212 sound effects and consists of both studio recordings and on location nature recordings.
This sound pack is 2 parts.
1) 1085 animal impersonations by professional voice actors. Animals included: Bear, Cat, Chicken, Cow, Crow/Raven, Dogs (small, large), Duck, Frog, Goat, Gorilla, Hippo, Horse, Hyena, Lizard, Monkey, Mouse, Owl, Pig, Peacock, Pigeon, Rabbit, Seagull, Seal/Walrus, Sheep, Snake, Sparrow, Tasmanian Devil (comical), Turkey/Ostrich, Tweety Bird, Vulture, Wolf, Zebra.
2) 127 nature recordings of ambiences, birds, swamps and others.
ALL sounds from Fun Animal Voices are included our full sound library Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.
Fun Casual Sounds contains over 600 professionally designed sound effects!
A perfect collection of fun sounds suitable for all types of sound designers, video editors, game developers or anyone who needs a large range of high quality fun sound effects ready to use out-of-the-box. Great for both quickly prototyping and the finished product. Designed specifically for games, video and other media by award winning sound designers.
This pack also includes a variety of 150 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Fun Casual Sounds are included Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.
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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