From creating the breath of a behemoth, to the palpable aura of an ambiance, this is a plethora of contact mic goodness providing you with frequency-deep content for layering, embellishing, bolstering, and new sound creation.
Contact mics are delicate creatures. They can give you insights into the most excitable yet unheard facets of a soundscape, and then almost immediately get destroyed by the slightest of impacts. We're just going to forget about how many incredible captures were thrown out of the running for this library due to such slight disruptions, and instead focus on the positive: this is a huge collection of super flexible, totally malleable sounds. One of our favorite libraries to make because it satisfied the inner tinkerer's ear, Outward Inversion is our microscope applied to the aural world.
Glass and Metal Clouds are the result of experimenting with the tonal and noise elements of a glass or metal impact via granular processing. Various household objects were struck and recorded, ranging from metal shovels, desk legs and brass ornaments to glass and crystal objects – basically anything that would ring after it was struck.
The recordings were then sent through ‘Clouds’ and processed with gentle, chaotic modulation by a combination of sloth chaos modules and standard cyclic modulation resulting in drones that gently sweep between musical tonal sounds and the random noise produced by the strike and are ever evolving; some more than others.
Sometimes some surprising sounds came out of the drones and I let them run, some were kept quite constant with only a subtle amount of modulation so there is a lot of variation in the pack.
The sounds came from my need as a sound designer to embed strange mood, emotion and feeling of uncertainty into everyday ambience.
This library is a compilation of the unique sounding horn, quintessential to South Africa and its culture, the Vuvuzela. It's a collection of Vuvuzela sounds from various distances and varying intensities. There are mono and stereo versions, all recorded in isolation in order to be placed in any situation. Included are additional recordings with natural city reflections.
All tracks recorded with the Zoom H5 XY stereo pair as well as a Sennheiser MKH60.
A massive collection of 423 impacts, smashes, hits and explosions.
24-bit impacts, recorded and designed with ice, glass, metal, water, wood and other sources. Clean and processed, from small wood knocks to massive designed bomb blasts and deep pulses.
All sounds were recorded or designed at 24-bit 96kHz, with embedded meta data.
This sound collection includes 86 HD recordings of cardboard boxes being abused and destroyed in every way imaginable.
We kicked, dropped, stabbed, cut, sawed, punched, crushed and totally abused boxes of multiple sizes and types.
All sounds are organised into folders corresponding to the type of abuse inflicted. Recorded with a stereo shotgun microphone at 24-bit 96kHz. All files include embedded meta tags.
A collection of ambiances and street sounds recorded in ukraine between 2015-2018. With these recordings I tried to grasp the unique character of Ukraine. The distinct traffic sounds, the wonderful nature and the lively language.
You will find recordings of airport and train station with p.a announcements, street sounds with Russian walla and voices, quiet residential ambiances, Ukrainian village ambiances, supermarkets and markets, schoolyard, school corridor, parade, street traffic, trains, conversations in Russian, prayers, street player talking, pedestrian areas, and more.
Need to create a tense atmosphere to induce destruction and fear in your game or trailer? “DOWNFALL” is the library for you.
Atmospheric elements, hits, percussive elements, noises, transitions and loops are some of the things you will find in this collection; sounds with a heavy, frenetic and tense feeling to grab people’s attention and evoke images of a desolated and doomed world in them.
This collection of 159 Sound Effects can be used to enhance music tracks too, making this library a versatile addition to your current collection of production elements.
Atmospheric element_Tension • Fx_Movement • Fx_Movement_Atmospheric • Fx_Movement_Riser • Fx_Transition • Impact_Braam • Impact_Hit_Distortion • Noise_Glitch • Noise_Interference • Percussive element_Distortion • Percussive element_Distortion_Loop
This plane sound effects library features the American World War II transport aircraft Curtiss C-46 Commando, equipped with two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engines.
The library contains two stationary ground runs, and covers startup, idle, steady rpms ranging from low to high, ramps, throttle movement to simulate broken engine and shutdown, recorded to more than 24 channels from different perspectives, both onboard and exterior.
SSL14 Porto City Sounds is one of our recording travel projects, captured in Porto, Portugal during a 3-days visit to the country. The Surround Sound LAB team traveled to Porto just to record the main essence of this city.
This library contains the main character of the lovely city: Boats, trains, wine and history in one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal.
More than 2 hours of original and actual recordings, 27 original field recordings in Surround 5.1 , ST and Double MS RAW format (for custom editions).
Each ambience recorded in this library is at least 1-2 minutes long, so there is no need for looping ambience in your project. This library was recorded in a Double MS mic configuration. providing great post production possibilities.
Sound Mind Heavy Industry sound effects library is a massive collection of over 600 sound files of unique and hard to access machines and industrial ambiences, recorded both interior and exterior. To create this 45+ GB pack we went underground and climbed on constructions, we have been in both very hot and cold, humid and smelly places, wearing funky protective clothing, helmets and glasses.
You will find large, heavy machines sounds in it, industrial vehicles, as well as pneumatic, electric, diesel or even antique steam engines sounds and many metal, wooden, debris and also liquid textures.
During our searches we found many unusual sounds with great potential for sound design.
Sounds were recorded multi-mic and from different perspectives, giving large variety for designing purposes. We used microphones with extended frequency range (Schoeps CMC6XT MS kit, Sanken CO-100k) recording on 192kHz sample rate, shotgun mics (Sennheiser MKH-8060, MKH-815T, Neumann KMR81/KM120 MS kit) as well as Trance Audio Inducer stereo contact microphone (which was very useful in noisy environments and which also has very wide frequency range). We used Sound Devices 702, 744 recorders with MixPre, plus Zoom F8 and Sony PCM D-50.
Unique recording of the world’s only running Tiger II heavy tank, also known as a King Tiger II Ausf. B, Köningstiger, or Royal Tiger, equipped with a German V-12 Maybach HL 230 P30 gasoline engine with 700 PS (690 hp, 515 kW).
Recording of a 1927 tugboat with a Deutz VM 145 4-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower at 300 RPM in 30 synchronized takes.
Whooshes & Transitions sound library brings you 400 professionally designed whooshes and transition sound effects! These sought-after sound effects are an indispensable sonic tool for usage in music production, videos, games, commercials, movies and numerous other applications.
Whether you’re looking to expand your audio arsenal with those massive and powerful cinematic whooshes, stuttering ones, or subtle sci-fi swipes and pass-bys, this diverse collection of cutting edge swooshes, swishes, fly-bys and transition sound effects has you covered!
Whooshes & Transitions sound library contains 821MB of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files embedded with metadata for a faster workflow.
The Body Pack 01: Humanoid contains over 80 minutes (554 files) of high quality body falls, impacts & lands on multiple surface types.
The assets have been designed for use with computer game media that demands high asset variations, however this pack is suited for all forms of audio media.
The included basic construction kit / original recordings enables further body fall details to be created for more granular focus.
All assets have been recorded & produced at 96kHz/24bit.
Included in this pack:
20 classic card sounds used in games, cherry-picked from Sonic Worlds' larger comprehensive “Playing Cards” library.
The library was recorded with the most commonly-used card deck used by casinos, magicians and hobbyists alike.
The library uses a close Mic perspective for that “in your face” sound used in games or film scenes where you want focus and create an impact.
Second episode of our journey to Moscow, Russia, but this time – during summer and autumn
We recorded the most interesting sonic atmospheres, such as wet and dry traffic, streets, singing birds, wind in the endless parks, fountains, construction work, yelling children, rain and thunder, suburban villages, crowds and many more.
To capture this sound palette I made another stealth recording kit, but now, using LDC (large diaphragm condenser) microphones. This has improved the sound quality and made the recordings even more detailed, to continue creating the largest sound library series about Russia.
A large collection of authentic B-25 flybys, takeoffs, landings, taxis, startups, and shutdowns with both internal and external perspectives – for a total of 71 minutes of recordings.
This library was over 8 years in the making, and is the refined result of more than 30 field recording expeditions, including one recorded aboard a B-25 during flight. All sounds have been extensively quantified with metadata (action, event length, relative speed, perspective, microphone pattern, and much more) which will make it an ideal resource for those working in audio post production.
Cars In Motion Wet Asphalt sound library is a go to pack for any scene with vehicles driving on snowy / wet roads – featuring a total of 126 files & 150 minutes of audio.
Inside you’ll find single sound effects with different passes on wet and snowy / slushy asphalt roads.
In addition to that there are stereo ambience recordings from different high speed roads with intense and low traffic recorded from normal perspective, and from the ground to capture more tyres friction sound.
Additionally there are recordings of the roads from car interior perspective. Most of the files are stereo recordings.
• 55 files with slush passes
• 50 files with wet asphalt passes
• 21 files with ambient location recordings
This library is designed for instances when chewing rocks is not what you are looking for. There are various types of food being chewed with open and closed mouth. From soft and squishy, to hard and crunchy.
This library was recorded using the Shoeps CMIT5 and the Avedis MA5 pre.
This car library brings you a comprehensive Sound Effects collection of the 125 PS Opel Astra H CDTi 1.7 (Diesel Engine).
You get anything you need from opening and closing doors, hood, trunk, windows, glove department. Pushing buttons, hazard lights, ignition, window wipers, seat adjustments, several pass-bys, idle mixtures, pull aways and approaches.
And most importantly lots of diverse driving sounds, simultaneously recorded with 5mics (2x Engine, 2x Exhaust, 2x Interior) so you can easily blend between the sounds to perfectly match you picture.
All source sounds were recorded with a Sonosax SX-R4+ and a Sound Devices MixPre-D with a Sennheiser MKH 8050 + MKH 30 M/S rig (Interior),twoRode NT-1A (Engine)and a MKH8060 (Exhaust).
All sounds come with embedded Metadata.
In need of some distinct bicycle passbys for a street scene? Missing some handling sounds of a bicycle? This library has the answer with superbly captured exterior recordings in the inner city without traffic.
It includes various types of bicycles from the rattling sounds of a drunken cyclist or the smooth whirring of a nicely maintained bicycle with it’s headlight dynamo or the violent shrieking of a bicycle about to fall apart.
And if that’s not enough you can always add more drama with the various handling effects we recorded, bounces / scrapes / skids / rattles it’s all here.
Everything recorded in XY stereo and well described to make finding that one distinct bike easier.
However, we are aware that some people have different needs for different purposes, so we’ve created a Metadata Reference Guide that explains the structure. And because we’ve automated the metadata proces, you can be confident that a ‘find & replace’ command will always replace all instances.
If you have any questions about this, contact us!
Additionally, we added Markers to some wave files, so specific sound events are easy to spot in Soundminer or other database apps.
This library is part of the complete ‘City Bicycles’ library package available at www.frickandtraa.com. It consists of all 4 bicycles and includes additional surfaces and extras ranging from one-off bicycle passes captured in the city and bounces and rattles. The extra bicycles surfaces and additional effects are also available seperately here on ‘a Sound Effect’. If you’ve bought a single library and want to upgrade to the full package, contact us for a reduced price on the complete City Bicycles library. Every part of City Bicycles that you paid for will get you an extra reduction on the full package.
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The Volvo 242 sound fx collection includes 271 sounds in 13.51 gigabytes of audio. The 242 is a DL 1975 version of the car, also known as models 240, 244, and 245. It features 25 takes of recordings from the Swedish vehicle and its 4-cylinder B20 A, 82 horsepower engine.
16 synchronized perspectives capture both onboard and exterior performances. Eight onboard perspectives (12 channels, including 4 in AMBEO) recorded driving at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps using microphones mounted in the engine, interior, and exhaust. Eight other exterior perspectives (18 channels) showcase driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds approaching, departing, and passing by. There are also steadies in neutral, blips, and performed effects, as well as an Altiverb impulse response.
All clips have 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
This library features recordings of different objects ripped and torn apart, making for lots and lots of interesting material for you to design anything you want. Features a total of 445 audio files in 17 different categories.
Note: This is an updated and remastered version of Rips and Tears – it also features more and better metadata.
Cardboard • Coupon Paper • Craft Paper • Denim • Duct Tape • Foam Board • Food • Large Envelope • Paper Bag • Paper Box • Poster Board • Randoms • Regular Paper • Sock • T-Shirt • Velcro
A collection of over 530 96k/24bit HD Gore sound effects that comes with an additional 262 48k/24bit sounds FREE! Come and get your body damage galore. Punches, bone, blood, intestines, goops, splats, flesh movement, chewing, tearing, snapping, breaking, blade sounds… It’s BLOODY CARNAGE!
The Household sound effects collection gathers hundreds of domestic sound clips.
The cornerstone clips are there: air conditioners, heating, vent, and fridges. Furnaces and dehumidifiers join clothes washers and dryers.
We haven't forgotten Foley, either. The package includes chairs, stools, switches, and buttons.
Other highlights include over 200 doors, drawers, and windows, and 18 room tones.
Dogs is a collection of dog barks, squeals, whines, yawns, growls, drinking, shaking and more.
• Cairn Terrier
• Entlebucher Sennen
• New Foundlander
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.
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:
Introducing Docks, an authentic collection of industrial harbor sounds captured in Dunkerque, France. It features containers being loaded and unloaded, trucks, cranes, sirens, alarms, steam + huge pieces of metal creaking and scraping. You also get lots of loud impacts with nice reverb from the container ships.
Enjoy that industrial atmosphere! All Recordings are in Stereo AB ORTF.
Exosuit contains a large number of armored sound FX ready to use. Inside this turbocharged bio-suit you will find an arsenal of mechanized pieces of equipment noises and mechanical sequences.
Also included are sampled organic sounds, metallic impacts, chain sounds, pneumatic and hissing air sounds, whooshes, explosions, electric arcs and surges and diverse ranges of alien weapons (grenade launcher, a variant of the ARC Gun and missiles). All files are named and sorted thematically.
Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.
The Eurasian Cranes sound effects library gets you the sound of almost 1500 Eurasian Cranes (Common Cranes) singing their song at the same time. It features 13 stereo wav files and nearly 70 minutes of these unique recordings.
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