Want the sound of summer by the sea? This library was recorded during the summer of 2016 in Sardinia and French Normandy.
“Summertime” delivers more than 1 hour and 50 minutes of sounds in 49 files: A lot of sounds of sea, including shore from various distances, ports, some seagulls, waves. It also features kids playing on beach and people chattering and even some crickets.
All recordings are at 24Bit/96KHz with Soundminer metadata included.
Inspired by the ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) community, this collection includes 43 mono/stereo pairs of whispers, scratches, taps, rubs, breathing, buzzing, and more. The general goal of ASMR is to induce a bodily response from the auditory stimuli, much like a shiver, chill, or euphoric wave. From an auditory perspective, this is usually approached by using delicate, intimate sounds in a repetitive manner; known as 'triggers'.
The files are all loopable, averaging ~2'20″ in length, so you can leave them on repeat for a continuous ASMR experience. This also allows a sound designer to drop them into any environment where they need an indiscernible loop. The mono+stereo pairing allows for creating the appropriate stereo spread (or eliminating it all together) that a particular event requires. For some of the more common triggers, we provided a few variations.
Definitely intending to be a unique addition to your sonic anthology, this library will provide you with hours of evocative ear candy.
'Thailand' is a unique collection of 101 sounds recorded over 2 years and produced with high quality equipment with DPA and Neumann mics, an Audio Technica Preamp, an Aeta Mixy Recorder, and a PCM D-100 digital recorder. This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded throughout the country at different seasons! Ambiences include:
The BURP sound effects library brings to you a varied and expressive set of burps and belches. All from the gut of Jack Menhorn; the goal was to produce a burp library that would be great for regular belches in addition to monster and creature vocalizations.
These 21 files with 242 individual takes equaling over 140 MB of authentic burps will whisk you away to another realm of rudeness and lack of manners.
It comes with short, medium, and long versions of many performances including; harsh, airy, strained, opened/closed, and many more.
Rivers consists of 11 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From light whips and medium plops, to trickles, white water and more.
Thermal Flux is a sound effects library formed by extreme temperature reactions. With materials ranging from -119°F to 1900°F all captured at 192kHz/24bit, it’s a fiery (and icy) collection of unique sound design source material.
In each recording, props with vast temperature differentials interact with each other… Red hot ball bearings vaporize liquids, melt ice, and destroy various household products. Extremely cold metal instantly freezes water. Molten metals and glass pour into water, groaning, chirping, and crackling, as they solidify. Dry ice causes coins to viciously chatter. Water beads bounce, whine, and buzz on blazing hot pans. White hot sand roars and erupts upon contact with water. All of this and more was recorded with mics capturing quality frequency information up to ~65kHz. This ultrasonic content allows for extreme pitch shifting without compromising fidelity.
Recorded at the Technical University of Denmark and at a big Art Workshop in Copenhagen – in collaboration with sound designer and field recordist Rune Palving. This collection of sounds captures the crowds, both loud and more quiet, and the different rooms, halls, and hallway tones that are speciel to such places.
The Technical University files are all surround files, recorded in double MS and mixed into 5.0 tracks. Recorded in very crowded places, like the dining area, and at the library, but also in more quiet places, like the auditorium wardrobes and in the rest rooms.
The sounds recorded at the art workshop, focus more on the rooms and reverberation found here. The sounds also include, artists working in their own shops, cleaning, writing and painting. All sounds in this collection are stereo.
10 stereo tracks, 96/24. From 3-10 minutes long. 2.1 GB
Equipment used: Sounddevices 702, 744, Mixpre, Sennheiser Mkh8040/Mkh30/Mkh8040
Tibetan Singing Bowls – The ancient brain entrainment methodology for healing and meditation. Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. They are also used for sound baths, which is when participants lay on the floor and let the waves of sound from the Tibetan Singing Bowls wash over them.
9 total bowls were recorded. Notes C, D, D#, E, F, G, A, A one octave up and B. A variety of bowl sizes were used from 8 to 12 inches.
The Heads Up Display sound effects library is the first installment in the Robotic Creations Collection. Each library within the Robotic Creations Collection contains sound effects designed to match five different robotic personalities with their own unique sonic characteristics: Mimo, the robot buddy; Q5, the vintage robot; NGage, the exosuit; Gregory, the android; and Firewall, the mech suit.
Features the internal tech sounds that you would hear within each distinctive robot’s heads up display, such as:
150+ interface beeps • 80+ success beeps • 70+ fail beeps • 50+ data readouts • 45+ countdowns • 15+ alarms • 100+ power ups • 95+ power downs
Also available in a special Sound Design Toolbox version.
A collection of sounds designed as a foundation for creating special abilities and character movesets. Each effect has 6 variations per audio file.
This is the first part of our Water Audio Libraries, featuring a variety of small movements captured in an open-air swimming pool.
99 clips (99 MONO and 99 STEREO) recorded in 192Khz and 24 bits HD Audio.
Splashes, swimming movements, small water movements, paddles, and more. Have a nice day with your friends and they will help you to record this great collection of useful sounds! How many times have you looked for great sounding natural water movements? Here you have them, in awesome 192 kHz, so you can stretch them as you want.
Grab your boom boom stick – An infamous subterranean fantasy character emerges.. The AAA Game Character “Dwarf” shows off rich dwarven voice over sayings, dialogue, vocalizations and more. Includes over 470+ scripted custom lines, battle cries, fight vocals, and everything you need to build a compelling war mongering, drunken beard wearing, protagonist dwarf character in your next game!
Rich tonal singing bowls played, sustained, and hit. Two octaves of an A Bowl and a D Bowl. Recorded and edited at 96kHz.
Collection of 57 incredible drones ranging from simple sine drones to complex drones with abstract timbres.
There is a range of pitches of the same drones included so you can use the same sounds for different purposes.
All files contain Meta-Data.
All delivered as High Quality Wavs.
• In Great Lakes: Quiet Nature, get a collection of tranquil ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the soothing rush of coniferous wind as is sings across still water and delicate fluttering of deciduous foliage. Hear the lonesome hoots of Barred Owls as they sing their haunting nighttime song and Common Loons yodeling with endless echoes.
• This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiences with sparse flora and fauna from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear the majestic sparseness of summers near the Great Lakes of North America.
2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
• Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
• Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.
The Terrängbil SKP m/42D APC sound fx collection includes 684 clips in 20.18 gigabytes of audio. It features the sound of a 1942 Swedish armoured personnel carrier and its Scania-Vabis 4-cylinder petrol, 115 horsepower engine at 2300 RPM performing in 42 synchronized takes.
The sound library includes 14 combined onboard and exterior perspectives in 23 channels. The 9 onboard perspectives feature microphones mounted in the interior, at the exhaust, and in the engine recording the vehicle travelling at slow, medium, and fast speeds with ramps and steady RPMs. The exterior microphones capture passes by, starts, stops, departures, and arrivals, captured in a rainy environment. There is also an extensive amount of performed fx such as hatches, doors, moving inside, shell drops and instruments.
The package also includes Pro Tools and Reaper pre-arranged mixing sessions, Altiverb and starter pistol impulse responses, and almost 20 fields of professional metadata.
The squeakiest of the squeaks and the creakiest of the creaks! Halloween came early!
In this library you will find everything from deep, wrenching creaks to high piercing squeaks; quiet door knobs and twisting, turning plastics. Many of these sounds were recorded in a turn of the century old victorian home with decades of wear and tear to give the most authentic, creepy sounds that your heart desires.
Here you'll find drippy, squeaky faucets, loose boards on stairwells, creaking door hinges, squealing old door coils, metal scraping on metal, rending wood and plastic, quiet, airy floorboards, bone crushing twist and turns, gripping leather and rubber and so much more! With 300+ sounds you're sure to maximize your imagination's spookiest or maybe just that perfect sound design element you needed!
The sounds were recorded in stereo at 96 kHz 24 bit. The equipment used was a Sony PCM-M10 and the files were processed, edited, and mastered in Reaper.
This is a collection of snowy, icy, slushy, crunchy winter traffic. Single car passes, busy city roads, distant skylines, village roads, highways. All files are 96khz 24bit with metadata, and recorded with 2 x Sennheiser mkh 8040, mkh 416, Audio Technica BP4025 and Sony D100.
A distinct sound of the traditional English countryside, the ringing of church bells is an art that has been practiced for centuries, be it to summon the people to their prayers, celebrate a wedding, or announce a death.
“Church Bells of Norfolk: Volume 2” expands on the first volume of this collection of sound recordings taken at a variety of different churches throughout the County of Norfolk, England- an area famous for it's large number of surviving medieval churches.
The bells of each church vary in size, weight and tone and no two towers are the same, meaning that the resulting sound varies from location to location.
Some churches are nestled amongst the bustling town centres- their chimes echoing off nearby buildings whilst competing with the raucous noise of passing traffic whilst others stand in glorious isolation in the countryside.
Captured in this library are a variety of performances of English-style change ringing on differing numbers of bells as well as recordings of single bells tolling and being “rung up” and “rung down”- the process of swinging the bells higher and higher from their downward position, raising them ready for full-circle change ringing.
Aside from exterior recordings, this collection also features recordings taken from inside the belfry as well as below in the ringing chamber, capturing the clatter of the rope pulleys and the calls of the tower captain as they instruct the ringers.
Also included are a selection of static chimed bells including numerous clock chimes and a rare set of tubular tower bells that date from the Victorian era.
The Toyota C-HR Hybrid sound library includes 411 sound fx in 17.37 gigabytes of audio. This 2017 Japanese SUV features the sound of a 1.8 petrol inline-4 (122 horsepower) engine with automatic transmission.
19 synchronized takes gather recordings from both onboard the car and the exterior. The onboard recordings (16 channels) include an extensive arrangement of microphones mounted at the exhaust, throughout the engine, and in the interior, including an Ambisonic perspective. They capture driving at steady RPMs, with ramps, and gearshifts and fast, medium, and slow speeds. Exterior microphones (18 channels) positioned at 5 locations and multiple distances record starting, departing, passing, arriving, and shutting off. Also included is a suite of performed effects of doors, buttons, dashboard levers, as well as impulse responses compatible with Altiverb and Waves plug-ins.
Each clip is embedded with full metadata. Also provided are Pro Tools and Reaper sessions with each clip pre-aligned for ease of mixing and editing.
The Renault Master 2.3 dci diesel van sound library is a go-to pack for many transportation-related scenes. It features 102 96kHz files, more than 130 minutes of audio covering different aspects of using the van. Inside you’ll find engine sounds recorded under the hood, stereo recordings from the cabin during driving, exterior passes and different maneuvers and foley recordings.
The library contains:
• 6 engine under-the-hood onboard recordings while driving (38 minutes)
• 10 interior cabin recordings, 6 in sync with engine (54 minutes)
• 70 exterior passby / driving files
• 18 foley sound effects
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.
This library features recordings of a metal shelf being shaken, slammed, scraped, and other torturous things.
In this library, you’ll find metal slams, moans, squeals, shakes, taps, and sounds of rocks being poured over it.
There are lots of nice resonant sounds filled clangorous textures. Great for creating creepy tones for suspense and tension.
This library was recorded with a Barcus Berry Contact Mic going into a Barcus Berry 4000 preamp and a Sound Devices 702.
Meet the Tasmanian devil! Recorded in the Copenhagen Zoo, this library features huffs, sniffs, growls, barks, bite and chewing – and those eerie and weird critter screams.
If you need strange animal or monster sounds, do check out this library:
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