This is a 4-channel recording of an old Toyota Land Cruiser driving on dirt roads. It was recorded by George Vlad and Daan Hendriks while attending the 2016 Sonic Mmabolela annual workshop in Limpopo Province, South Africa. 4 DPA 4060 mics were attached to the vehicle’s body to capture engine compartment, exhaust and wheel sounds.
The vehicle was used for game drives around the reserve and had no windshield, windows or roof as can be seen in the photos. It was powered by a 4 litre/155 hp Toyota 3F petrol engine that did an excellent job despite its age. It also sounded pretty wild for an untuned utility vehicle.
The recordings cover a couple of failed ignition attempts, a proper ignition with the car starting, some idling, constant driving, revving, some reversing and then the engine stopping. The 4 different perspectives cover the essential sources of sound and offer a lot of flexibility when designing vehicle sounds for any purpose.
Get the sounds of an ancient water spelt mill from 1529, as well as an antique tannery, also driven by a huge water wheel from 1699.
Both mills have been working for hundreds of years and continue to work even today.
This library is recorded in high resolution audio in 24Bit/96kHz on a Sound Devices 702T with Sennheiser 8040 Mics in Mono or ORTF Stereo.
We came across an old Sanyo Cash register which was still working – so we went all-in and recorded it. We used two Sennheiser MKH8040 and a DPA 4060 to get a variety of buttons, switches, and printing noises. They all cover different and unique perspectives.
The North India sound effects library is a unique collection of 73 sounds recorded and produced with high quality equipment in North India.
From west to east at different seasons over many months, this collection includes:
• Varanasi: The most religious city of the country, bordered by Ganga
• Cities: Delhi and Kolkata, hyperactive Indian cities
• Country-side and villages mostly in Rajasthan.
• Temple: Ceremony, prayer
• Mountains of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, next to Pakistan
• Market: from small to big, outdoor and indoor
• Public space and train stations
This collection provides authentic and interesting sounds recorded through north west to the north east part of the country!
All Faunethic tracks include metadata tags filled with Soundminer.
Fun Character Voices contains over 200 specially designed vocalization sound effects! Prefect for all types of fun games and other media.
All sounds from Fun Character Voices are included in our full sound library Pro Sound Collection, so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out first.
Ambiences from… Copenhagen captures the atmosphere of Denmark’s capital city:
It will take you to Christianshavn and Kastellet areas filled with tourists and locals, historic landmarks and museums.
In this library you will find sounds from Danish public transport areas: bus, metro, overground rail, airport and train stations.
Recorded in 192kHz/24-bit format, all sounds are fully described and include a photography. A 24 bit / 48 kHz version is also included.
Sunny Florida brings over 100 million tourists each year – and you can now get the soundscapes from: Cocoa Beach, Florida Keys (Big Pine Key, Key Marathon, Key West), Fort Pierce, Kissimmee, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and West Palm Beach.
Listen to screams and excitement in Orlando’s famous theme parks, traffic noise on American highways, nightlife buzz in Miami, relaxing ocean waves on Haulover Beach and peacefulness of luxurious West Palm Beach area.
Recorded in 192kHz/24-bit format, all sounds are fully described and include a photography. A 24 bit / 48 kHz version is also included.
The Rush is a collection of massive rushing sounds that are perfect for use in timelapses, swirls, swarms, and any other massive movement situation. It features 319 sound rushed files that were generated from 30 lovingly curated sources and carefully rendered in Sound Particles.
Sound sources range from trains and race cars to vinyl, metal and paper frictions to gore, motorcycles and helicopters. Parameters are tweaked to yield textured and interesting results with detailed heads and tails that rush in and gently dissolve out.
Each rush has a different number of particles running, so you get every level from sparse detailed movement to overwhelming waterfalls of sound per sample set. Check it out today!
If you're after electromagnetic sounds, this library delivers: Captured with The LOM Elektrosluch 3+ throughout 2015. The sounds heard with this special piece of equipment are other-worldly, ghostly and oftentimes, scary. If you haven't managed to get your hands on one yet, or missed out while pre-orders we're presenting this library as the definitive Elektrosluch 3+ sound. Hear the analog and digital: screaming whirls of electronic servo motors, the intense hum and whoosh of new and old transformers, and the pained glitching of processors and data paths of a circuit-bent Furby.
We have designed this library to be as useful and versatile as possible to be used in every application, from television, music sampling, theatre, to film. We recorded, edited and hand-picked a selection of science fiction-inspired electrical props in order to obtain the best sound sources for this library. All sounds have not been processed through special effects processors, they are simply the sounds of Electromagnetic Fields, recorded with a LOM Elektrosluch 3+.
Full: The complete library.
Micro: A cut down library featuring some of our favourite sounds from the complete collection.
Transformers, Televisions, Motors, Servos, Hard Drives, Vintage and New Electrical Technologies, Circuit Bent Props, Cameras, Telephones, Computers, Disk Drives, Remote Controls, Toys, Power Supply Units, Fairy Lights, and Vacuum Cleaners.
Need the sounds of a deserted school? This library delivers a range of room tones from empty corridors, cellars, staircases, toilets and dining halls – featuring ventilation sounds and heaters humming in empty halls during the Christmas holidays.
Get the sounds of a Printrbot 3D printer – with four NEMA 14 stepper motors -, in this interesting SFX library by New Sound Lab.
The high torque motors connected to a pulley system control the X-Y-Z movements of the aluminum extruder and metal print bed. When printing three-dimensional objects, these fast and precise movements result in a unique barrage of percussive and rhythmic mechanical noise.
These sounds were captured using three different recording setups: Barcus Berry contact mics, RF coils, and combined contact mic / RF coil into a Sound Devices 702 recorder.
The resulting sounds are a mix of grainy, gritty atonal patterns, robotic percussive bleeps, glitchy digital beeps/clicks, low fidelity drones, and chaotic noise. Both raw recordings, and processed elements are included and ready for further sound manipulation.
Get the sounds of a moped with the Keeway TX50 Moped Sound Effects Library. This model is from 2011, and features 6 gears and electric start function. The Library contains 22 sound files (External, Foley, OnBoard). External sounds such as passbys and approaches are stereo files, and Foley recordings are in mono.
OnBoard recordings include 2 different channels: Engine and Exhaust. You can layer and mix these 2 channels of OnBoard sounds – they will line up nicely in your DAW or audio editor.
Need the sound of vehicles passing by? This sound pack is a composite collection of pass-bys, featuring (Suburban-, Passenger-, Freight-) Trains, Trucks and Cars that I on various freeways and railroads. These sounds come in handy not only for for the obvious purpose of giving the right sonic feel for trains, trucks and cars passing by – but also as design elements ans a great starting point to create a vast number of sci-fi style whooshes and pass-by effects.
Get the sounds of horses in this sound effects library library by GAF SFX. It features 74 recordings such as horses breathing, eating, galloping, walking, galloping pass-bys, snorting and grunting, whinnies and more.
The Harley Davidson sound effects library from G4F SFX features high-quality recordings of the Heritage Softail model. All the files have been meticulously recorded, mixed and meta-tagged for rapid use. We used an Aeta 4minx recorder, a pair of Schoeps ORTF and an AKG C414 to boost the center of the stereo sound. An SM58 placed near the exhaust also allows you to add the characteristic “throaty sound” of the Harley that can be mixed to suit your requirements. Each exhaust is on a separate file and is precisely the same length as the ORTF/C414 file for easy synchronization.
Aways – False starts – Accelerations – Gear shifts – On-board camera – Handling of the bike – Horn – Stops / Braking
Need some sounds of water on rocks? This bite sized library could be just what you need. Close stereo recordings of waves a crashing against both rocks and beaches.
This library delivers recordings of the 2005 Honda Civic EX, a 127hp, 1.7 liter, inline 4 cylinder, 4 speed automatic transmission Japanese car.
Included are ready-to-use foley recordings, external passbys, and 4 channels of onboard wave files. All 65 wave files are at 24 bit / 96khz khz and the library features more than 40 minutes of combined driving time (total duration: 197 minutes).
The Blacksmith Sound Effects Library features 800 files with over 1000 sounds, recorded at a one-day visit to an old forge from the last millennium. You get tons of hammering metal on an anvil of course but also many other typical forge sounds, as well as more unusual sonic experiences. Mostly metallic sounds – from tools handling, metal hits, drops, clank of chains to vibrating metal poles, rattling cranks, wooden hatches and much more.
All sounds were recorded in MS using a Sennheiser MKH-8050 + Ambient ATE 208 going in a Sound Devices 788T in 192kHz and 24Bit. The sounds are cleaned and edited for direct use. All mastered and decoded to stereo for instant use.
Troll Monster Vocalizations contains 194 vocals sounds. A variety of different groans, grunts, deaths, shouts, attacks, growls, laughing and more.
This pack also includes a variety of 150 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Troll Monster Vocalizations are included Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.
This library is an intimate profile of a completely original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. It boasts a 427 ‘Big Block’ 400 HP engine, a 4-speed Muncie transmission, 3×2 tri-power carburetor, and plenty of mechanical accessories.
We recorded anything on the vehicle that made a definable noise: the handbrake, clutch, shifter, turn signal, horn, headlights, hood latch, gas cap, doors, and more. Though the primary focus, of course, was on the beasty combustion and exhaust systems. We collected multi- and single-point, interior and exterior, front to back recordings of the engine cranking, idling, and being cut. We also experimented with a wide spectrum setup for passbys and various driving maneuvers. Files pertaining to the same event are marked accordingly for easy grouping and layering. This collection was designed so that in using multiple grouped files, you can effectively dial in/out the exhaust pipes independently (driver side, passenger side), interior ambience, and direct engine sources as desired. Together with a number of alternative variations, you can use this library to bring any car in your project to life, quickly.
Don't be afraid to give it a little gas. Enjoy!
Surround In a Room features 25 HD 24bit / 48 kHz 5.1 Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of small, medium and large room tones, and quiet places.
Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embeded .WAV format).
Recording locations are all from center of the room to create the widest possible sound. A stereo version of each cue is included, as well as embedded metadata. All tracks are 2 Minutes. Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!
Do you need some drones inspired by space? Space Drones is a pack inspired by different solar objects. It contains 17 perfectly looping files, each with their unique spacey texture. The loops are based on solar system objects, interstellar phenomenon and human mission control transmissions. The sounds are fictional but are based in part on real sound transmissions from space to give it some realism.
Aurora Borealis – Flutter, Wooshing, Magical
Black Hole – Heavy, Supermassive, Bass, Pumping
Jupiter – Massive, Heavy Wind, Big
Mars – Desolate, Wind, Sand
Mercury – Solar Wind, Eruption, Pulsating
Neptune – Superfast Winds, Howling
Saturn – Creepy, Radio Waves, Waves
Solar Oscilations – Sustained Note Drone, Radio Waves
Space Chatter 1 – Radio, Mission Control
Space Chatter 2 – Radio, Mission Control
Space Chatter 3 – Radio, Mission Control
Space Chatter 4 – Radio, Mission Control
Space Chatter Deep Space – Radio, Mission Control, Hazy
Space Chatter Garbled – Radio, Mission Control, Garbled
Sun Close Up – Star, Boiling, Massive
Uranus – Crystalized, Diamond Sea, Icy
Venus – Evil, Harsh Winds, Extreme Weather
Ringing Rocks has the chiming, beautiful tones of an ancient boulder field. As hammers strike stone, the powerful clangs resonate like church bells and bring to life a natural sonic wonder. Plus, you receive many types of melodic tones, hammering rhythms, grinding metallic stone, resonant scrapes, and much more. If you need rocks unlike any you’ve heard before, listen to Ringing Rocks.
2% for the Planet:
Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
Motor on, crunch, vrrmmmmm, other crunchy paper shredding sounds. SHRED IT includes sound files of single and multiple paper shreds, on off buttons, reverse motor, paper foley, ripping, crumple, and more! A total of 50 files with over 534 sounds in it, recorded at 96kHz, 24 bit using the AT897 Shotgun Microphone. Exported as dual mono .wav files. All sounds are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
Urban Berlin Volume 2 is the brand new library in addition to volume 1, capturing the many sounds of the German capital.
We recorded in the districts: Kreuzberg, Mitte, Charlottenburg and Tiergarten. This Library contains the most-visited places, as well as quiet streets and backyards. Most of these recordings were made during the spring of 2016. For further details about the locations, please read the spread-sheet and take a look on the location photos.
It was completely recorded in MS-Stereo (mid/side Signal) which gives you the great opportunity to handle the stereo-spread in post production. For those of you, who want fast results, we offer you a converted version in full Stereo-spread or take both as a bundle. The excellent Neumann Shotgun MS-Microphone RSM 190i was used in this session.
Ambience Crowds 2 features 50 HD 24bit/96khz Sound Effects with a large selection of interior and exterior crowds. From Museums, Parades, Amusement Parks, and much more. Most ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length, and Ambience Crowds 2 includes almost 2 hours of clean stereo ambience. All new, original recordings.
Amusement park • Cafeteria • Concert Hall • Convention • Courtyard Museum • Library • Lobby • Mall • Museum • Parade • Playground • Restaurant • School
Home Grown Metal is a library entirely dedicated to metal on a non-industrial scale. With over 75 minutes of recorded material, a whopping 1103 raw metallic sound files are included, with love and pruning care thrown in for good measure!
Recorded in the comfort of one's home, the library was produced using a Sony PCM D100 recorder in XY and ORTF stereo configurations in both interior and exterior environments. An eclectic range of 48 unique sound categories are included.
Aluminium Can • Bin • Car Roof • Clothes Airer • Coins • Corkscrew • Cpu Fan • Cutlery • Dog Brush • Doorstopper • Drawer Handle • Filing Cabinet • Flask • Garage Door • Gas Container • Gas Stove Switch • Guitar Strings • Ironing Board • Kitchen • Latch • Lawnmower • Lever • Manual Wrench • Multi Tool • Nail Gun • Pliers • Puzzle Pieces • Radiator • Rusted Pieces • Saw • Scissors • Screwed Contraption • Socket Wrench • Stapler • Tambourine • Tape Measure • Tin • Toaster • Toy Piano • Umbrella • Various Pieces • Washing Machine • Watering Can
The library also provides a range of sound actions to choose from, including scrapes, squeaks, impacts, foley, open, closes, drops, rattles and textures as examples. Sampled at 192KHz, with 5GB's worth of content, home grown metal provides both breadth and depth in one package. It lays down a rich and diverse foundation of raw sound ore to work with in your productions.
Need jackhammer sounds? This library delivers a broad selection, from wall drilling at various intensities, recordings from behind the wall, reverberant jackhammer sounds – and even otherworldly drilling recordings from an underground carpark.
This collection started as a mic test and turned into a library. What is unique about the collection is that the phone was taken apart so you get each individual element as clean as possible. It was recorded with shotgun mics, a TLM 103 to see how it sounded with something other than dialogue, and a Cold Gold contact mic at 96 khz, which was the biggest surprise as it sounds like a high definition retro mic when placed on the back of the phone's rotary dial. Skip the antique hunt and listen to these vintage sounds.
[Updated 11/2018 : The extension “Ghosts Return” has been added as a bonus to this library]
Looking for haunting, spooky sounds (ready for VR and 360 degree content) – this library gets you up to 600+ sounds to work with. The Ghost Designed Sound library offers 20 atmospheres and 125 sound elements finely crafted, and spatialized in 360° (3 format options: Ambisonics, Surround 5.1, or stereo).
The Ghosts Construction Kit delivers 545 raw sound sources (monophonic). It provides the sonic material to create custom sound effects and soundscapes of ghostly auditory experiences with your own settings.
Office Building features the ambiences one can hear sometimes around midnight or in the early morning hours.
During these times employees are usually at home and only service staffs are around so that the building can unfold its own sounds of ventilations, elevators and wind that blows through tilted windows. Automatic switches occasionally ignite neon lights along the floors or elevator doors open from out of nowhere.
The library contains 79 files in 5 categories: DOORS, ELEVATORS, NEON LIGHTS, ROOM TONES plus several takes from the building´s EXTERIOR surroundings.
All files are meticulously meta-tagged and seamlessly integrate into sound managing apps like Soundly, Soundminer or any other app that can read Broadcast WAVs.
Artificial Life is a collection of designed and raw sci-fi sound effects dedicated to non-organic lifeforms, alien machinery and abstract expressive articulations. Inside you will find sounds of energy bursts, piercing lasers, heavy sparks, warm synthetic drones and otherworldly textures, whimsical glitchy reactions, beautiful beeps and calculations, and much more.
This library will be a nice addition to your palette of futuristic sound effects, whether you are working on a video game, motion picture or a music track.
• Designed / Articulations – Abstract
• Designed / Articulations – Bursts
• Designed / Articulations – Reverses
• Designed / Articulations – Transitions
• Designed / Impacts and Hits
• Designed / Interface – Beeps
• Designed / Interface – Gestures
• Designed / Interface – Glitch
• Designed / Interface – Calculations and Telemetry
• Designed / Texures and Drones
• Raw / Impacts and Bursts
• Raw / Interface and Glitches
• Raw / Textures and Drones
• Raw / Whooshes
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