1951 Minks motorcycle from Soviet times.
We used close up mics (dpa 4006, mkh 416), medium dist mics (OM1) and distant mics (Audio Technica BP4025). Large variation of exterior recordings (many bys, stops, aways, various speeds, with horn and without etc). Also some onboard recordings.
Machine: Minsk/Moskva 1951 Motorbike, CCCP
DPA 4006 x 2 – for Close up sounds and close up bypasses
mkh 416 from 1-3 meters away and close passes
OM1 omni 1-3 meters away and close passes
Audio Technica BP 4025 XY- 20 meters away, so from a bit of distance
AKG c391 rigged on the bike (has some rattle and connection problems) since we didn’t have spa 4061 or anything small on us that day.
SD Mixpre + Sony PCM D100
SQN 4s + Tascam DR70d
The Floppy Drives sound effects library features recordings of seven computer disk drives: two 3.5″ floppy drives, one 5.25″ floppy drive, three Zip drives, and one SuperDisk drive.
All drives were taken apart to access and manipulate the stepper/eject motors to create unique sounds. These range from electronic percussive bleeps and glitchy noises, to electromechanical motor movements.
An Arduino UNO microcontroller board was connected to one of the 3.5″ floppy drives, allowing precise control of the drive’s stepper motor via custom software code. A midi keyboard was interfaced to the system, giving the ability to control the back-and-forth movement of the read/write heads via notes on the keyboard. This essentially turned the drive into an instrument, producing a new set of sounds not existing in the drive’s normal functions.
Rolling Objects, the next step of our Materials & Textures SFX series, is a diverse collection of 270 HQ sounds which covers a wide range of objects rolling on various surfaces.
The possibilities you have with this library are genuinely endless. You can cover anything from vehicle sound design to landslides and giant boulders to more innovative concepts like drone textures and sci-fi mechanical movements.
Some of the most exciting elements included are large metallic pipes rolling on concrete, tree logs and gravel sloping downwards, a Chinese meditation ball slipping from an aluminum rail, a metal barrel moving on various surfaces, various kid toys rolling on wooden surfaces.
Analog Days contains 390 sounds extracted from old portable cassette players, Retro WW tube radios, vintage turntable vinyl record players and retro tape machines. This is really a sound time capsule ready to send your projects back to the good old analog days and give that sense of analog imperfection that makes the sound really interesting.
No need to call upon the King of the dead and raise the ancient ghost armies of old to defeat your enemies in your next production. Introducing AAA Game Character Ghost, a unique collection of ghost voiceover and fantasy styled game and trailer speaking and sound FX files featuring a male antagonist inspired by medieval fantasy MMO and RPG games. AAA
Game Character Ghost voiceover sound library provides you with more than 776 immersive, game-ready voiceover sound files, vocalizations, battle cries, custom dialogue lines, and everything needed to create interactive & compelling cinematic scenes, and outstanding game-play audio experiences.
Organic Nature gets you more than 3 hours of ambient nature sound recordings, capturing the sounds of forests, woodlands, beaches and more in Tennessee, South Carolina and Washington State. It also delivers weather sounds such as rain, thunder, and freezing rain – and even comes with a collection of campfire / burning sounds. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.
DOOM is a modern sound effects library of cutting-edge cinematic impacts, complex stingers, one-shot tones and dark percussive elements with a dirty, authentic sound.
The follow-up to the popular Raptus SFX library, DOOM features a full spectrum of original sound effects, dedicated to sound designers, sound editors and composers needing a high-impact, destruction feel in their productions.
DOOM is delivered with 10 Kontakt preset banks and 3 Multis to get instant inspiration, as well as stand-alone WAV files. A full version of Native Instrument's Kontakt is required to use the Kontakt patches. Without Kontakt, you can use the included WAV files.
Get the next level of cutting-edge sound effects with DOOM:
Descend into the sinister depths of madness with MEMORIES, a fascinating sci-fi sound collection that genuinely brings a unique perspective in the indie science fiction framework.
If you are looking for big bold sci-fi futuristic sound design, MEMORIES can add a terrific touch of horror and tension to the darkest sci-fi installment for theatrical audience.
Featuring 280+ organic samples with embedded metadata and 10 categories from genre bender impact and hits, sinister tonal material, dark stingers, intricate glitched atmospheres and designed metal textures.
Kontakt Instruments are based on Photosynthesis an open source engine made by Jeremiah Pena from exoticstates.com. You can easily access filters, 13 effects, a rhythm section featuring a step sequencer, filter sequencer, 2 filter LFOs, and gain/pan/pitch LFOs. The samples can be used as regular .WAV files, but the Kontakt Instruments require the full version of Kontakt 5 (not included).
Print Shop is a SFX & Ambiance pack containing a lot of great material from a big industrial print shop. The Soundcatcher recorded 4 different printing machines, Print Shop Ambiances in ORTF and a lot of really nice subsonic stuff with two contact microphones. As always, all sounds are tagged with Soundminer friendly metadata and the pack comes in 4 different sizes and qualities.
The doors are very kind, but don’t make them angry. They could lose their temper resulting in a very noisy bang.
This library enriches the sfx world with new door and gate objects, both source and designed, with variety of expressive actions and perspectives. The everyday usual noises along with fantasy stimulating sounds – e.g. deep “dungeon” metal door, high pitch squeaking wire-netting gate, heavy church gate and so on. To make the slams and smashes even more hard, heavy and dirty, wildly designed “Angry” versions have been added.
• 18 door and gate objects, recorded in old, gloomy houses and a church
• 6.29 GB, 645 files, several takes for each action
• “Close-Up”, “Near”, “Middle” and “Behind” perspectives in selected cases, plus mix of them
• 192khz/24 bit including ultrasonic information- the greatest resolution for next design processes
• Sound Devices MixPre6, Sanken CO100K, Sennheiser MKH30, DPA 4007, DPA 4060, Schertler Dyn Uni P48
• Photo reference for each object
If you understand BRAAAM then you know exactly what inspires this epic sound library. Hollywood blockbuster movies like Inception, A Dark Knight and Transformers were the birthplace for BRAAAM and today we proudly present to you an all new and epic collection of these scene making sounds.
Within you’ll find 100 unprecedented ultra high quality 96k 24bit .WAV files, all new and original recordings, filled with some authentic sonic hot sauce for your custom productions.
Cybernetic Weapons brings forth a new era of hyper-sonic weaponry. With over 1,200+ custom designed and source sounds, this library comes packed with Cybernetic fire power. Perfect for games, video, film, TV, it’s all in 96k/24bit format so you can probably end the arms race right here and now.
The library features sound effects like Plasma shooters, Weapon Mech Textures, Designed Game Single Shots, repeaters and loops, Futuristic bursts and even shell drops. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.
For that extra touch of reality, Cybernetic Weapons includes an exceptional cache of foley firearm discharges from our personal warehouse of ordinance and sidearms including source recordings of: WW2 Thompson, AR-10, AR 15, Shotgun Pump, Vietnam M1A1, Suppressed 556 and our favorite of close combat, the .22 caliber pistol with silencer.
Epic Stock Media is back with another game character voice pack. Introducing the first of AAA Game Character series – Demon. AAA Game Character Demon is a robust vocal sound effects bank that brings rich and dynamic game ready voice audio assets. Includes over 450+ scripted custom lines, battle cries, fight vocals and everything you need to build a compelling dark antagonist dialogue and in-game audio experiences.
Characteristic atmospheres, crowds and room tone recordings made at a variety of locations in and around New York City.
The collection includes 3 hours and 44 minutes of New York ambiences in 50 files – with an average duration of 5 minutes.
So if you want the atmosphere and ambience of New York in sound, this library gets you exactly that!
Get the sounds of gas and water running through massive and tiny pipes, at three processing sites closed to the public.
This library delivers the sounds of a gas control station, a sewage plant and a waterworks. We recorded the hissing of gas, low drones of water rushing through massive pipes, and the sounds of various stages of sewage processing, recorded indoors and outdoors in multiple locations and rooms throughout the three facilities. The library includes close-up sound effects, indoor and outdoor ambiences, and features ambiences and stereo contact mic recordings of active gas and water pipes, capturing the various resonating pipes in isolation.
Total play time of all recordings is just under 2 hours.
Ready for some retro game sounds? The 8-Bit Games SFX library includes more than 500 designed sounds and music elements, paying homage to the sonic world of Tetris, Super Mario, Space Invaders and other classics.
Authentic 8-bit blips, explosions, hits, jumps, lasers, coins, power-ups, and many other sound effects and music elements will cover your retro gaming needs. All sounds delivered as single files in 48 kHz / 16 bit WAV format with embedded Soundminer metadata.
The Planets SFX library delivers 40 minutes of designed atmospheres from 20 imaginary, extraterrestrial locations. Different perspectives, sometimes close to the ground, sometimes far away. Some locations are buzzing with geological and biological activity others seem distant, cold and lifeless. All sounds are constant, ranging from one to three minutes in duration and can be easily combined to create unique variations, allowing you to dial in your own planets soundscape.
•Designed planet atmospheres
•20 extraterrestrial locations
•96 kHz / 24 bit WAV files
•Embedded Soundminer metadata
This unique SFX library gets you the close-up engine/rotor sounds of the DJI Phantom 2 multirotor quadcopter. And whether you are working on project that needs the engine sounds of an actual quadcopter drone, or intend to use the recordings as source material for sound design of all kinds of machines – this collection will come in handy:
We recorded static sound perspectives at different speeds, intensities and rotor combinations. The collection includes long recordings at constant speeds, variations on accelerating and decelerating, various maneuvers and random rotor movements.
For even more variety we recorded all of the above with a mix of contact and coil microphones giving you a less realistic, more futuristic sound perspective to the drone’s engine itself, rather than the air movement caused by the rotors. Mix those recordings with the MKH 8040 recordings to create your own blend of engine sounds: be it a drone, spaceship or other types of futuristic vehicles.
Urban Berlin Vol. 1 is the first release from a set of different Sound Librarys from Germany’s Capitol City Berlin. This first Volume contains Sounds like Citylife, Leisure, Traffic and Train Stations, Pleasure Boat, Flea Market, Trade Fair, Shopping and Crowds in different public Situations. Indoor and Outdoor.
We recorded in the districts: Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain. This Library contains roomtones of a Hospital, a Playground, Trainstations and other crowded places. For further details about the locations, please read the spread-sheet and take a look on the location photos.
If you are looking for some specific minivan sounds or just some good allround truck/minivan sound, look no further !!
This soundpack contains everything from car foley (windscreen sounds, seatbelts, gears, … …) to driving sounds on different surfaces, at different speeds and from different angles.
The driving sounds each have an interior perspective as well as motor and wheel perspective.
Recording gear: Sound Devices 633 / DPA 4017B/ Schoeps CMC5MK41 / Nevaton MC403 / Tram TR50 / DPA 4060 .
Looking for game voices? This pack comes with 1843 character voice assets. Includes a huge number of phrases, spoken by the following 6 character voices: Calvin, Jimmy, Kimberly, Sharon, Timmy, Yury. Comes with both 24 bit and 16 bit assets for easier implementation into your game.
Go on an underwater adventure with Dive Deep: This library brings all you need to ‘play’ the depth and heaviness of the underwater world.
All the sounds, having fully organic origin, were post-designed to be ready for both realistic and aesthetics-demanding applications.
We recorded an old abandoned school and gained a lot of nice and very unique sound fx for your next sounddesign project. You’ll get up to 1.26 GB / 172 mono & stereo files, tagged (for trouble free use in your loved data base program) and carefully mastered in 24Bit/96kHz.
This library of environmental recordings is the culmination of three recording expeditions to the stunningly gorgeous Pacific Northwest. We visited a variety of locations ranging from urban Vancouver, Portland, and Seattle to the wild and untamed Olympic Peninsula. We captured dynamically disparate sounds such as a noisy Seattle shipyard and the quietest location in the continental US – deep within the primordial Hoh Rainforest. There are excellent crowd wallas, and contemplative mountain streams. From beaches to mountain tops to luxury high rises no environment was left un-recorded! This is what the Northwest sounds like!
In all, this library features 69 individual files totaling over three hours of runtime. Total un-zipped file size is over six gigabytes. All sounds have been edited to remove discernable dialog and unwanted noises. What’s left is pure, loop-able ambience suitable for no-fuss editing.
All sounds were captured on a Sound Devices 744T recorder. Microphones used include a Sanken CSS-5 stereo mic and a matched stereo pair of Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF configuration. All recordings are accompanied by a high quality photograph for reference and tagged with Pro Tools searchable metadata.
As a special incentive we will also include a bonus mini-library of ambiences from the Irish countryside that James recorded on a recent trip home! Highlights include some great mountain winds and a rare recording of a starling formation taking flight!
Recordist, Producer, Editor – Jason Strawley
Photography, Video – Andrew Garraway
Asst Producer – James Nolan
Thanks, and enjoy!
'Designed Weapons' by Cinematic Sound Design features a selection of designed weapons, weapon loadings, re-programmings, interface sounds & cinematic backgrounds. Designed specifically for 'First Person Shooter' games and any game & media project, where guns, sci-fi elements are essential, this unique product delivers a massive palette of sounds for your production library.
• 86 Designed Weapons: Bursts & One Shots
• 30 Cinematic Atmospheres & Drones
• 97 Sci-Fi Re-programmings & Weapon Loadings
• 3 Distant Explosions
• 216 files in total
This library contains an eclectic collection of sounds sourced on a recent trip to Japan. It's an auditory sampler of the beauty and stillness as well as the chaos and busyness of Japan, from elevator rides to fish markets, temples, busy streets and mountain streams.
All tracks were record with a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040's and a Sound Devices 633.
370 modern sound effects in one big package (1.8 GB)
Features sounds such as
• Bullet and knife impacts, interface, car engine
• Electricity, footsteps, machines, glass
• Guns, knife and axe handling, sci-fi ambiences
• Monster, creature, air, weapons
• Water, whooshes, wood, gates, doors
24 Bit / 96 kHz / wav / mono and stereo / 1.8 GB
Easy, effective workflow with comprehensive EBU/BWF and WAV-Metadata (for use in any DAW)
Recorded with NTG 3, RME UCX, RME Quadmic 2, Sony PCM D100
'Cinematic Drones & Backgrounds' by Cinematic Sound Design delivers a collection of background ambiences in high-definition 24-Bit quality and embedded with Soundminer metadata. Whether it's a scene of a Sci-fi, thriller, crime film or game, these quality backing tracks will add an unique flavour to your media products & capture the viewer's attention.
This library features recordings of a Moog analog synthesizer. The sounds range from raw lo-fi zaps, buzzes and glitches, to more futuristic high-tech robot movements, morphs, vocalizations and drones.
Both source recordings, and designed sound effects are included for further sound manipulation.
‘Hud Interface’ by Cinematic Sound Design delivers a huge collection of user interface, computations, readouts, glitches, sci-fi sounds and more. Designed & recorded in high-definition 24 bit / 96 Khz and meticulously embedded with Soundminer, this collection will serve in a range of applications and is a must-have addition to any production library.
Get the authentic sounds and ambiences from the Philippines in this sound effect library. It contains recordings of Lakes, Rice Terraces, Mountains, day and night Village Life, Kids Playing, People Talking, City Life, Traffic, Beaches, Jungle and much more.
Bonus recordings of village everyday life events such as traditional rice pounding and wood chopping are also included.
In total, it comes with nearly 7 hours (!) of authentic sounds and atmospheric ambiences from the Philippines.
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