A collection of eerie synthesized tones, ominous drones, abstract textures and ghostly vocals ready to add a whole new dimension to your horror projects. Inject a sense of fear, dread, despair, tension or some spooky ambience to your scene to get the audience on the edge of their seat with sounds ranging from low-end elements to piercing, high frequency noise outbursts.
Whether you are working on a full-scale scarefest film production, adding background atmospheres to a paranormal reality television series or documentary, soundtracking a gore-laden video game or need some sinister textures for a musical piece with a dark theme, this diverse collection of sounds is sure to have something to suit your project.
We've included 63 raw vocal files from our voice actor talents, exactly as they were recorded and with no processing, as an exclusive bonus for A Sound Effect customers. These can be used as they are, or even better, put through your favourite effect processors to conjure up your own ghostly creations!
This library includes a series of UI button, interface and user action sounds perfect for use in your next game or app.
While interface libraries are certainly not uncommon, and you’re likely to have plenty in your arsenal already – this one is unique in that it was built meticulously and slowly over the course of a year. Because of this, much of the source material and processes used vary greatly!
Sound types include:
Get this in a bundle:This library is also included in the Forge Sound Design Toolkit Bundle
Suburbs of Chicago: Forest Preserve 2 is the fourth in the Suburbs of Chicago series, and 2nd trip inside a suburban Forest Preserve.
Included you will hear bird chirps, tree rustles, bike passes, distant chatter, a small brook and families near a small lake, and more! Every wonder what it sounds like inside a hollow tree trunk? Wonder no more! This pack consists of 12 audio files, all metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly.
Recorded at 24 bit, 192 kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050 and MKH30 into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6. About an hour and a Half of recordings! Like in the other packs in this series, you will always hear distant traffic and planes.
What happens when you get lucky while figuring out a Cassette Player that hasn’t run in years? You bring out an annoying motor whine that last long enough to capture and record it.
In the 3rd installment of the Personal Cassette Player Collection, Personal Cassette Player_Pack 03, includes recordings of the name-sake, the brand name, the leader of the pack, the Sony Walkman FM/AM Player. Included in this pack are sounds of buttons, fast forwards, rewinds, sliders, switches, opens, close, motors, and the surprising motor whine. Over 1875 sounds packed into 54 files and 48 minutes with loads of different motor sounds!
All recordings are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly, recorded at 24 Bit, 192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050, MKH30 microphone combo into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6.
Plug in those headphones, sit back, relax, and listen to your favorite classic cassette tapes.
“Mutation” is a collection of 200 mutation sound effects aimed to be used in horror/sic-fi productions.
The pack is focused on bloody and creepy transformations where you can hear how the flesh, blood and bones of the subject are being transformed and reshaping into something else.
Uncommon sources like plastic and scrap movements, dry leaves and metallic guitar picks were used to create this collection.
The library contains 20 files (WAV, 24 Bit / 96 kHz), 10 variations each, summing a total of 200 sfx.
As a bonus I included the sources (32 sfx) used to create the sounds in the library.
This library includes a series of cinematic and basic whoosh, movement and transition effects. It also includes a number of impactful drops.
What makes this library unique is the varied amount of content and processing techniques used to create the movement effects. Some effects are created totally organically, others manufactured with analog synths and others creatively processed from nothing other than atonal noise.
Another great quality of these effects is a natural doppler effect is often incorporated. This was done by re-recording some source elements and either moving the source or the mic itself.
A slim library, of 127 sounds – it feels much larger in the amount of varied content that it includes. This library is one I’ve personally used a lot and I’m very happy to bring it to you now!
Sound types include:
Get this in a bundle:This library is also included in the Forge Sound Design Toolkit Bundle
This ambience sound pack comprises of street recordings taken in the city of Edinburgh. Expect lots of cars driving by, traffic, distant chatter, construction works, machinery and even the occasional seagull. Perfect for use with film to add ambient realism to outdoor scenes.
– This pack contains 7 beautiful long soundscapes (5 mins+) and 18 other shorter clips
– Sounds were recorded professionally using a shock-mounted Mid-Side microphone with a windjammer
– 1 hour long
– Metadata included
Harsh Noise is a collection of analog feedback loop manipulations where traditional audio equipment is pushed to extremes and sent spiralling out of control.
Featuring glitched-out signal malfunctions, huge walls of noise and piercing high-frequency tones, these sounds will really set the mood for any abstract scenes, unsettling moments or technological nightmare situations in your productions, particularly if working to a horror, science fiction, dystopian or experimental theme.
With each file coming in at 1 minute in length and recorded at a high resolution of 24/96, you are invited to go beyond the source material and explore your own sonic territory by way of editing, filtering and processing to suit your needs.
A versatile collection of interactive audio elements exploring both the abstract and the traditional side of User Interface sound design. From familiar notification tones and subtle alerts through to future computer processing sequences and manic glitch outbursts, these sonic assets were designed to fit a multitude of scenarios and will add a unique identity to a variety of interface types.
WHOOSHES is a collection of very clear whoosh sounds, and features whooshes, sweeps and swinging SFX. Perfect for action and combat scenes!
“The Shoe Collection: Soft Hardwood – Barefoot“ by Periscope Post & Audio, provides 22 high quality footsteps on soft hardwood floors with bare feet. The audio files are recorded at 24bit, 192k with mono and stereo recordings. The Sennheiser MKH-60 was used for the mono files with a slightly more distant mic placement than the stereo files, which were recorded with the Sennheiser MKH8050 and the Sennheiser MKH-30 near the shoe. From different walking speeds, to jogging, sprinting, jumping, hard stops, scuffs, and more! We are also packaging the option of a different EQ curve to reduce some of the lower thump of the barefoot. There are several performances with each file to fit the right action you need. 454 Footsteps per version. That’s a whopping 908 footsteps between the mono and stereo files!
The Ambisonic Airplanes Cessna 172 library, is a small library procured from a single short flight. The recordings were made from the rear passenger seat positioned as close as possible to the middle of the aircraft. The front of the Ambisonic microphone faced the cockpit. The flight was recorded in it’s entirety and edited down for easier use.
Types of recordings include idling, flying, flying with windows open, taxiing, taxiing with windows open, engine turning on, engine turning off, plane during takeoff, plane during landing, plane engine test (1700 RPM test) and more.
The library was recorded using a Sennheiser Ambeo VR Microphone onto a Sound Devices MixPre 6. The library has a fairly large size because we have conveniently provided 4 versions of the same files to make it easier and more flexible to use. Included you will find B-Format wav files (FuMa and AmbiX) A-Format raw wav files and a Binaural stereo mix down. The library includes a total of 17 unique files and 68 total files.
Information on the Cessna 172 from Wikipedia:The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company. First flown in 1955, more 172s have been built than any other aircraft.
Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history. Cessna delivered the first production model in 1956 and as of 2015, the company and its partners had built more than 44,000. The aircraft remains in production today.
From toilets to urinals, trains to planes, this library explores the many different flushing sounds that can be heard in American and European bathrooms.
The flushes were recorded in several varieties; the toilet lid up, the toilet lid down, the recorder close to the toilet, the recorder distant from the toilet, and even some of the refilling cycles as well as the dreaded sound when a toilet won’t flush.
Of all the flushes recorded, 55 are from European toilets, 29 from American toilets, 14 from urinals, 7 from a train, and 6 from a plane, for a total of 111 unique flushing sounds with over 50 minutes of refilling cycles.
Also included in the “2017 InspectorJ Bundle” for 50% off!
The Farm is a sound library that I compiled about a year ago just for fun and I kept adding sounds recorded at the same location in the Canadian countryside at 4 different farms. During the recording session, I’ve been lucky enough to have met some fantastic people ready to share their passion for farming and pointing me out to what they felt was an essential part of their everyday soundscape.
I had the chance to stumble on two late 50s John Deere tractors that where still functional and that marked the end of an era. It is a comprehensive farm sound library that is not just about tractors or animals.
You will find, in the bonus section, 6 different footsteps surfaces each with a walk and run variation and some more. There are five main categories in this library: Ambiances, Animals, Footsteps, Misc (Various SFX) and Vehicles ready for creating a convincing farm soundscape for your project.
Sit back, relax, and listen to all the sounds a car makes. No, not the hum of the engine, not the tire squeal either, but everything else. Non-Engine Sonata Noises includes sounds (noises) of various button, switches, compartments, doors, slams, and even an automatic seat inside a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. These are the features you interact with ever time you step and sit inside the car, but get drowned out by the frustrations of traffic and stop lights. This pack totals 56 sound files with over 1224 sounds recorded in MS using the Sennheiser MKH8050 and MKH30.
Flip on the heated seat switch, and search through meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
This pack contains a selection of kinetic whooshes and growls designed to be used to underline and characterize every weapon motion sound you could be working on.
Every sample is carefully synthesized to bring a specific feedback and tone, but there’s also room for a lot of customization.
Massive 1.4.2 patches [with macros] are also included for further customization on the direct source.
With a distinct lo-fi aesthetic and edge, this unique collection of electromagnetic field recordings is perfect for environments which require disrupted communications, electrical failures, signal breakdowns, computer malfunctions or any kind of abstract glitch element.
Sourced from various everyday household electronic devices such as modems, games consoles, digital TV receivers, extractor fans, laptops, tablets and mobiles phones, there are a total of 172 raw files in this collection separated into 3 categories, Loops, Oneshots and Sequences, giving you numerous options for utilisation.
Low quality preamp experiments, faulty connections and general unexpected audio errors were exploited during the recording and editing process, adding distinctive flavours to a number of the sounds. As well as coil pickup microphones, the pickups from electric guitars and basses were used to capture the electromagnetic sound of several devices for a genuine low fidelity feel.
Whether soundtracking a system rebellion in your latest Sci-Fi epic, the technological landscape of a Dystopian society or you need to create a disturbing, noise-laden atmosphere for a paranormal Horror, this collection is well-suited to a huge number of projects and media, be it games, film, TV, art installations, podcasts, audio books or music production.
Also included are 157 processed Transition FX which were created from the raw source material. These abstract effects also serve as a Transition or User Interface toolkit, ready to be used as they are, layered to your liking or processed to the extreme for something completely new.
Loops: 18 (Mono)
Oneshots: 65 (Mono)
Sequences: 89 (Mono)
Processed: 157 (Stereo)
“Retrace” is a small pack of 96 strong sound elements.
If you need to create suspense, tension and action in your production, this library is great for you.
You will find a nice mixture of sound effects, looped percussive elements and looped cinematic musical instruments. That means if you are a musician who wants to define the building blocks of a track or maybe you are a sound designer who needs to create a musical moment in a scene from a sound design perspective, this library can help you to achieve those things.
CHECK the demo. It was created very quickly using only the sounds of the pack with NO ADDED EFFECTS, only mixing the levels of the sounds.
If you liked my library “The Case” you are gonna like this one.
This small library contains 23 unique ambience tracks recorded in the Central Florida area. The nature ambiences range from forests to oceans in both the night time and during the day. Urban ambiences range from industrial warehouse settings, to small city parks and parking garages. One particularly unique track included is a recording from inside a home during hurricane Irma.
Overall, This collection covers a lot of ground for 23 tracks. Each track contained is fairly unique within the set.
The Keys & Locks SFX library gets you a useful collection of several sets of keys and locks used in different combinations.
There are typical lock/key sounds, as well as so also non-typical usage, as a gnash and a scratches. The library features more than 550 sounds in 93 files, recorded in 24 bit/48 kHz. Gear Used: Oktava 012, Oktava 319, Tascam 16×08, Reaper.
How many sounds can you create with a polystyrene bodyboard? Well, here’s 1,000 to get you started!
This collection of sounds brings you 1,000 unique sounds at 96KHz/24-bit stereo created entirely from a bodyboard. From several creature sounds to computerized sounds, this library is extensive with 642 designed sounds with 11 different styles of vocalization, as well as all of the 358 base sounds that were the ingredients for the vocalizations. If you are looking to spice up your creature vocalization palette, then this library is certainly for you.
Hidden Voices is a sound library series dedicated to finding the voices that are hidden in the most obscure objects. Each library offers an extensive range of sounds created entirely from that object, ready to add a unique flavour to your sound palette.
Also included in the “2017 InspectorJ Bundle” for 50% off!
Venture into the unknown with Dark Deepsea Drones, consisting of 8 long drone soundscapes:
1 Into the Deep (6:50)
2 Pressure Induced Hallucination (5:51)
3 Abstract Mytosis (2:23)
4 Aquatic Appocalypse (4:31)
5 Obscure Entity (4:12)
6 Lost in the Abyss (12:26)
7 Drifting Away (9:21)
8 Amongst Jellyfish (5:34)
Artwork by Annemie Van Roey
Protesting People is a small collection of 26 ambiences recorded in Sofia (Bulgaria) tracking in 3 different days a peaceful protest to protect nature and forests from construction. This library will take you to the middle of 7,000-10000 crowds of people protecting nature. You can hear a lot of people and unrecognizable speech, the noise of a variety of instruments such as whistles, drums and others used in similar events. Moving streak in streets, whistling people and chanting OSTAVKA (Resignation) and MAFIA. This library can be used for any kind of projects in need of a protesting crowd from Eastern Europe
Gear used:Edirol R4-pro and Neumann KM184 stereo set . All files are meta-tagged in Soundminer
Gone is the era of the typewriter, when the cacophony of countless typebars striking the platen could be heard emanating from every office building, but with SkewSound’s QWERTY Sound Library, you can recreate those days. We used an electro-mechanical typewriter from the 1970s to create this library.
This allowed us to get some unique sounds that simply can’t be created with an older, mechanical typewriter.
In this library you’ll find some stellar machine gun-like mechanical sounds, impacts, sweeteners, motor hums, and more mechanical switch and button effects than you’ll know what to do with.
• Recorded, edited, and delivered in full 96kHz/24bit high definition audio
• Every performance was multi-mic’d, providing you with a greater range of tonal qualities to modify to your hearts content
• Over 35 minutes of audio
• Fully embedded Soundminer metadata
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