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  • • In Pacific Northwest: Storm Waves, get an expansive collection of storm waves from Rialto Beach, a driftwood filled shoreline of Olympic National Park. Hear massive 25 ft swells breaking and sea foam froth sloshing on rounded pebbles. Hear violent slurping as water is sucked out after each massive wave. Hear wave resonance tuned to perfection by driftwood logs a millennium old. Hear distant storm buoys droning their ominous warning and bats circling with ultrasonic clicks. Hear a coastline gradually eroded by Pacific waves. A place where massive spruce stumps are still rooted in the beach, desperately holding to the earth as the soil is stripped from their roots. Press a contact mic to one of those stumps and hear the heartbeat of the oceanThe vibrations from crashing waves move through rocks and roots to create stunning resonances in the wood!  I hope this library gives you a chance to hear the ocean in a way you haven’t heard it before. Enjoy listening to a large collection of storm waves from one of the most iconic beaches in 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 for the Pacific Northwest Series. Field Recording travel for these libraries was carbon neutral!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Massive 25 ft swells
    • Rocky coastlines and pebble-filled beaches
    • Driftwood resonances
    • Contact microphones on dead spruce stumps rooted in the beach
    • Frothy impacts
    • Roaring bass
    • Storm buoys droning their ominous warning
    • A thirty-minute clip of the slowly approaching tide. This clip is broken into three, ten-minute clips with no fade ins/outs so it can be used in parts or as one long seamless clip!

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.

    FILE LIST:
    • File List: View in Browser or Download CSV 
    BLOG POST:
    • Read the full story on the A Sound Effect Blog – Sounds from the Quietest Place in the Continental US 

    MORE INFO:
    • Read 30+ user reviews for Thomas Rex Beverly Audio
    • Read my Field Recording Mastering Rules and learn more about how these recordings were mastered.
    • Browse the Library Info Master List to compare specs on all my libraries.
    • Browse the Metadata Master List to search my entire catalog.
    • MD5 and SHA 256 Checksums are included for each zip file in my catalog. Use these hashes to check the integrity of your downloaded files. 

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR hydrophone (used as contact mic)
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp

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  • Recording of a Yamaha RS Venture snowmobile from 2006 with a carbureted 3-cylinder horizontal in-line 4-stroke engine.

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  • Recorded at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, The School Audio Playset features everything you need to create dramatic and immersive scenery inside a modern school setting.

    The School comes with everything you see here:

    • 46 high definition sound clips
    • 96 kHz, 24-bit mono and stereo WAV files
    • 6 HD immersive audio impulse responses
    • Impulse responses work with most major convolution reverb plugins
    • Includes file lists and broadcast WAV compliant metadata
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  • Ambisonics Chicago City Life Play Track 17 sounds included, 48 mins total $60

    We visited Chicago last summer and once again, we recorded it, capturing 17 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects. The library was decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • Foley WakeyWakey Play Track 3196+ sounds included, 326 mins total $120

    Enormous in size and intricate in detail, this library provides you with all of the tea, coffee, and various drink sound effects you very well may ever need. Good pick. The sounds herein are rich and filling, striking chords of warmth and refreshment while stirring tantalizing thoughts of supple beverage creation. From hand utensils, and preparation vessels to automated units, unique devices, and heavy machinery, you get it all.

    Many of the subjects in this library are captured from a variety of perspectives and with a multitude of takes so you can just as easily drop them into containers and events within a dynamic game environment, or choose from a wide variety of performances to perfectly fit in a one-off film scene. The vast majority of the library (99%) is recorded in 96kHz resolution, with a small chunk (1%) captured in 48kHz. This was done to save you some disk space regarding some of the longer and larger recordings. This is a truly comprehensive exploration of the sonic depths emanating from the wonderful world of tea and coffee.

    When working with WakeyWakey, be sure to keep some of the above-mentioned drink on hand as well. You're gonna want a cup (or eight).

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  • This is a unique bicycle library that captures this characteristic bike in clean, quiet, nicely performed true exterior rides. Including multiple perspectives, speeds and actions. From fast passbys on asphalt to slow onboard recordings and smooth stops.

    The BadBike is a rattling and broken bicycle that perfectly nails the sound of a worn out bike, it’s passbys and hardstops are hard too miss.

    Speeds and actions:
    Three speeds. Departures from slow, medium to fast getaways. Arrivals from slow stops with gently squeaking handbrakes to heavy stuttering skids.

    Five perspectives:
    1. Onboard Front: captures the whirring tire and surface sound.
    2. Onboard Pedal: nice overall combination of pedaling, crank creaks, chain rattle, tire and surface sounds.
    3. Onboard Rear: close up sound of the rear axle, with chain, sprocket and switching of gear.
    4. Tracking shot: mono recording of the passby, keeping the bike in focus while passing by.
    5. Static XY shot: stereo recording of the passby that emphasizes speed.

    Overview of perspectives and mic placement:

    Onboard recordings are 2-3 minutes long depending on speed. Higher speeds > shorter duration.
    All 3 onboard mics are edited in sync with one another to make layering easy.
    All Passbys, Arrivals and Departures move from Left to Right.

    Metadata & Markers:
    Because we know how important metadata is for your sound libraries we have created a consistent and intuitive description method. This allows you to find the sound you need easily, whether you work in a database like Soundminer/Basehead/PT Workspace work, or a Exporer/Finder window.

    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.

    Download our Metadata Reference Guide

    Download complete metadata PDF

    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.

    Need more?
    The BadBike 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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    Responses:

    344 AUDIO:City Bicycles has a plethora of content, for a great price. The perfect balance between a great concept, great presentation and outstanding execution, lands them an almost perfect score of 4.9..

    The Audio Spotlight: City Bicycles is worth getting if you are in need of great sounding and well edited bicycle sounds.

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  • Environments Museum Crowds Play Track 24 sounds included, 98 mins total $50

    Crowd walla recordings made at the National Gallery, the Science Museum, National History Museum, Tate Modern, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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  • Need to create suspense, tension and movement in your production? AXmos Cinematic Guitars is great for you.

    Atmospheric elements, crazy chords, impacts, movements, reverses, soundscapes, distorted melodies, musical sound design and transitions are some of the things you will find in this collection, produced using a stratocaster type electric guitar. For that reason the sounds have a deep and musical feeling with such versatility that you can use them as effects or to enhance musical productions, generate a sound design musical moment and even compose tracks.

    Apart of being a great library for Horror or Sci-fi games and movies, this collection is great for trailers too.

    Sounds included:

    Atmospheric elements (designed, distortion, high, low and tremolo) • Chords (evocative chords, dark arpeggios and fantasy) • Impacts • Melodies • Movements • Pads • Reverses • Soundscapes (surreal and tension) • Transitions

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  • Horror Horror Bundle Play Track 1271+ sounds included, 229 mins total $80

    This bundle contain 7 horror focused libraries.

    You will get a powerful collection of sounds great to induce fear, tension and panic in you horror production.

    You will find tense percussive elements, oppressive sounds to evoke the sensation that someone or something is hiding and watching you, sounds with a distorted, saturated and tense feeling to grab people’s attention, zombie style sound effects, mutation sounds for bloody and creepy transformations and digital screams to evoke human sensations in a digital world.

    These packs can be a great tool for horror and sci-fi games, movies and trailers.

    Packs included:

    Affright: A collection of 208 sounds aimed to induce tension, fear and urgency in horror productions. You will find looped percussive elements (clocks, metals, hits, alarms, musical elements and more at 75 bpm), designed rhythmic elements (75 bpm) and fx (atmospheric elements, reverses, noises, risers, drops).

    Dare_Small Pack: A small pack of 50 atmospheric elements suited for horror productions to evoke the sensation that someone or something is hiding and watching you.

    Distorted Perception: Abnormal melodies, strange sound movements, transitions and distorted cinematic impacts are some of the things you will find in this collection of 146 sfx; sounds with a distorted, saturated and tense feeling to grab people’s attention and provoke fear, tension and suspense in them.

    Infected Zone: More than 200 zombie style sound effects. You will find ambiences, drones, musical elements, cinematic impacts, zombie hordes, bites, bone breaks, zombies eating, intestine movements, blood drips, stabs, gunshots, machine guns, vocalizations and more.

    Minacious: 369 sounds suited for horror/paranormal productions. If you need to induce tension, fear and oppression in your game, movie or trailer and evoke the sensation that someone or something is hiding and watching you ready to scare or kill, this library full of textures and atmospheric elements is great for you.

    Mutation: 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.

    SWAP_Digital Screams: You will find 98 male Digital Screams to evoke human sensations in a digital world. If the character of your game/movie is being plugged-in to a computerized world or suffering pain in this digital terrain, this collection of unique Screams is great for you.

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  • What is the difference in sound is between a clink with two wine glasses vs. a wine glass and a martini glass?  How about two different size wine glasses?

    It can get meticulous, but attention to detail is everything in foley work… enter Glassware Foley, by Frontier Sound FX.

    Glasware Foley is a comprehensive compilation of glassware and plate foley effects, recorded at 24bit/96k in a sound isolated recording studio with a stereo AKG c414 setup.  

    Sound effects include:

    Clinks • Stirs • Set downs • Pick ups • Rattles • Crashes & Smashes
     

    Features the following combinations of glassware:

    Large-Rimmed Wine Glass • Small-Rimmed Wine Glass • Tall Wine Glass • Glass Coffee Mug • Martini Glass • Glass Plate

    Perfect for foley work in party, kitchen, and dining room scenes. Get the meticulous recording in foley over with, and without the mess!

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  • Need helicopter sounds? The Bell 407 and Bell 429 are *THE* helicopters used in police, news, rescue, military and private fleets. Over 1 hr and 45 minutes of beautiful recordings.

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  • Environments Authentic Thailand Vol. 1-3 Play Track 205 sounds included, 702 mins total From: $45 From: $22.50

    Vol. 1 is a collection of Urban Sounds from Thailand from places like Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima.

    It features typical Street, Market, Floating-Market, Traffic-Sounds, Walla etc.


    Vol. 2 is a collection of Countryside & Island Sounds from Thailand from places like Isaan, Korat, Koh Samui, Krabi, Koh Samet.

    It features typical Residential Village-Sounds, Tropical Rain, Farmerland, Animals & Insects, Beaches etc.


    Vol. 3 contains Wallasounds, Beaches, Nature and Village Sounds. It features typical Streets, Temple, Procession Day, Markets, Traffic Sounds, Walla, Island Beaches, Nature Sounds with Birds, Winds, Insects and Residential Village Sounds.

    Get all three volumes in a bundle for a nice discount!

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  • City Life Oslo City Ambience Play Track 45+ sounds included, 100+ mins total $60

    Get sounds from Scandinavia with the OSLO CITY AMBIENCE library. Recorded in the capital of Norway, this library delivers the sounds of more than 40 locations around the city.

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  • Destruction & Impact Fireworks Play Track 300+ sounds included, 11+ mins total $29

    If you're after fireworks sound effects, this collection gets you more than 300 explosions, one-shot fireworks blasts as well as longer sequences and whistling sounds. Great for, well, actual fireworks sounds – but can also be used for war soundscapes, distant explosions and more.

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  • A collection of extremely rare jet fighter recordings from a JAS 39 Gripen jet fighter, containing Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) startup and shutdown, take offs with and without afterburner, hood opening and closing, fly bys and cockpit during flight. Various microphones and positions.

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  • Electricity Electrical Hum Play Track 25 sounds included, 39 mins total $19

    Get the hums of a big electric station, a small buzz of an electrical substation’s transformer and also synthesized sounds. All synthesized sounds were re-recorded with the “Worldizing” technique initially conceived by legendary sound designer Walter Murch.

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  • The Bears Sound Effects Libraries feature numerous bear recordings, capturing the sounds of species like Brown Bears, Kodiak Bears, Himalayan Bears – and even pandas!

    Both cubs and adults have been recorded, as they growl, bark, grunt, yelp, whimper, sniff and snarl.

    Each pack contains around 80 files, and you save 10% by grabbing both bear SFX packs together.

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  • Clink gets you the sound of of clicks, latches and whirrs generated from a little found Herschede Starville clock mechanism.

    Each take is loaded up with unique performances that explore the mechanism’s unique character from up-close.

    Recorded in a quiet space with an MKH50 through a John Hardy preamp, this libary is small but mighty. Also included is a NI Battery 4 kit that is programmed to enhance the best characteristics of the source material by doing transient enhancement, eq, delay and compression that can be dialed in to taste.

    Note: NI Battery 4 is required to use the kit – not included. You don't need any version of Battery to use the audio files as a standalone sample library.

    These recordings are excellent for adding character and complexity to your next mechanical element design.

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  • This sound effects library is a collection of field recordings of freight trains in the San Francisco Bay area with a route along San Jose, Richmond, Oakland, Emeryville, and San Francisco. All the recorded freight trains were old, rusty, and covered in graffiti. When in motion they come alive with very unique sounds such as metal on metal scrapes, heavy thuds, clunking, and screeching noises. All trains were recorded within 15-20 feet from the mic setup of Schoeps 2 CMC 6 U mic bodies, a Schoeps MK4 and MK8 mic capsules, and a Rycote windjammer fed into a Sound Devices 744T.

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  • World Sounds Indonesia Play Track 53+ sounds included, 116 mins total $55

    'Indonesia' is a unique collection of 57 sounds recorded and produced with high quality equipment of DPA, Neumann and Audio Technica mics powered by an Aeta Mixy. This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded on three different islands during national festivities for nice diversity! This collection includes:

    • Villages and countrysides of Java and Lombok.
    • Forest: from volcanoes and tropical places.
    • Market: from small to big, outdoor and indoor
    • City: busy to calm, day and night.
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  • Human BURP Play Track 242 sounds included, 8 mins total $5

    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.

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  • Sydney Australia Trains consists of 55 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From pass bys and ins and outs, to atmos' and more.

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  • Whooshes Designed Whooshes Play Track 190+ / 390+ sounds included From: $49

    A two volume collection of HD 24-bit 96k whoosh sound effects. Ready to rock your project. Perfect for flybys, transitions, trailers, and anywhere you might need a quick accent. We designed multiple variations of each whoosh without the use of excessive reverb. This gives you the flexibility to tailor the sounds to fit your project. You can never have enough whooshes, so what are you waiting for?

    Each volume is available separately. Or you can buy them together for a special price.

  • If you're looking for a cat sound pack that covers all the basics, look no further.

    3 cats. 21 sounds. Cherry picked for their versatility and usefulness.
    ​Meows, Growls, Hisses, Purrs, Cries and more…

    Meet the beasts:

    BOGART
    Deep threatening growls and vicious hisses.

    JESSICA
    Classic meows that fit like a charm.

    LUCY
    Very versatile meows, cries and purrs.

    Want a larger cat pack? Check this out.

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