“Call Me!” is a collection of over 50 original, royalty-free cell phone ringtones for when you need to pick up and answer the call. These are relatively simple ding a ling’s that aren’t gonna call any more attention to themselves than needed. So they’ll sit in your tracks just right, and with some uniquely creative file names you’ll always remember your favourites to come back to while you’re cutting.
Get the sounds of an authentic WW2 bomber plane: This library delivers a recording of the historic twin-engine World War II bomber, the B-25 Mitchell with the air-cooled 14 cylinder Wright R-2600 Cyclone radial engines. The recording cover two stationary ground runs and a flying session.
The stationary runs cover startup, idle, steady rpms, throttle movement and shutdown, with 22 exterior tracks and 6 onboard tracks. The flying session covers startup, taxiing, takeoff, several flybys, landing and shutdown, with 15 exterior tracks and 8 onboard tracks.
The library also includes some foley, such as bomb door opening and closing, flaps, horn, breaks and switches, and engine maintenance with mechanics pumping oil and electrically turning the propellers. Finally it includes the plane being towed.
Diffuse City is the unique urban ambience sound effects library you didn’t know you were missing. It captures the urban environment in its many forms – all based around the idea of diffuse ambience.
The Diffuse City library is purpose-built for the times an environment needs to be felt, but not be distracting.
Every track in Diffuse City was recorded with some sort of real life “filter” in mind; be it distance, elevation, time of day, physical material – Anything to provide the feeling of city life with out the specificity of many urban ambience libraries. No distracting close car pass-bys or people talking; only great natural ambience beds.
Diffuse City was recorded in big cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural settings over a span of two years. It was largely recorded over very late nights, when very few people we’re around. Occasionally, however, a car would pass by… a gun would go off… While these were edited out of the recordings, they are included as “extras” in the library. Perfect for adding some flavor to a moment that’s authentic to the environment it was recorded in.
In addition to thorough metadata, each ambience in Diffuse City is embedded with markers highlighting unique moments that aren’t easily visible in a waveform. Software like Soundminer v4.5 and Reaper can display these markers, making it easy to identify distinct sonic moments in an otherwise nondescript waveform.
Markers in Reaper
Elevated City • Distant Highways • Underground City • Distant City • Under Bridges • City Rumble • Empty Parking Lots • Alleys • Industrial • Window Contacts
Hear examples and learn more about each one below
The WORLD WAR 2 TANKS sound effects library delivers a gigantic arsenal of tank sounds, recorded in collaboration with Pole Position Productions (PPP) from Sweden.
You get 8 different tanks to be super-flexible in your military sound design environment. Each tank gives you driveby and onboard maneuvers. The onboard recordings are multi-channel recordings (4x stereo) that enable you to perfectly mix the sounds as you wish.
For example: your interior scene sounds good but you need some more mechanical chain sound? Simply boost the “Tracks” channel in your mix and you're set. You're totally free to give your tank the character it needs.
Whether it's a heavily damaged and slow tank or some massive crawling beasts that will – once at full speed – flatten everything that crosses their way. You're in full control with this SFX library. But there's more. Besides driveby and multi-channel driving sounds, we added some handling sounds and – you'll especially love them – a fine selection of incredible cannon shots.
Included are more than 400 files in more than 27GB of data. All files contain extensive metadata to provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible.
• Char B1 bis, French (France) light WWII tank
• 38t Hetzer, German light WWII tank destroyer
• M24 Chaffee, US American (USA), light WWII tank
• Sherman M4A1, US American (USA) medium WWII tank
• Panther V, German medium WWII tank
• Somua S35, French (France) medium WWII tank
• T 34, Russian (Soviet Union) medium WWII tank
• MkIII Valentine, English (Great Britain) infantry WWII tank
+ WWI Generic tank
Home to biggest fashion houses and supermodels, Milan is one of the most entertaining cities in Italy. On the contrary, it’s a secular city that has one of the biggest Gothic cathedrals in the world – the Duomo. Extensive public transport (trams, buses, metro, scooters), canal system and people give this city unique soundscapes. Apart from Milan you will also experience a journey to Lake Como, an upscale resort area know for its dramatic scenery and celebrity homes.
The Renault Kangoo 1.6 16V sound library features 227 96kHz/24 bit WAV files (including RAW files for design purposes), recorded with 2 Sound Devices 702, 2 Sennheiser MKH 8040 microphones, Rode NTG3, 2 DPA 4061 and Sony PCM-M10 recorder.
This library covers sounds of regular driving, slow and fast accelerating recorded under the hood and inside a drivers cabin at the same time, so the files are in sync and ready to edit in your DAW. In addition this library features exterior recordings, from slow passes through medium and fast ones, reverse sounds, doppler effects, braking and idle, driving away and more.
Everything was recorded from 3 perspectives with different equipment. Mono recordings followed the car all the time, and were recorded with NTG3. Stereo ones were recorded with Sony PCM-M10 and Sennheisers MKH 8040 in ORTF.
Those microphones were standing still, capturing the car passes from left to right. Last but not least, foley: This library covers different actions, like opening and closing doors recorded from the interior and exterior perspectives, opening and closing slide doors, hood, back doors and windows. Pulling and releasing the hand brake, AC fans, buttons and switches, emergency and turning lights, opening and closing glove compartment and more.
The total length of the files is 142 minutes (without RAW files). In addition to the cleaned and premixed files, you will receive Engine RAW recordings as a separate download link. Thanks to those files you can design the engine or interior sounds the way you like.
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.
Featuring sounds taken from lo-fi instrumental recordings, harsh noise experiments and granular synthesis explorations, Atmosfear is a gritty soundscape collection geared towards the horror genre. With a distinctly unpolished production style to bring a rough edge to your scenario, these sounds can be used to invoke feelings of suspense, dread, tension, fear and doom into your characters and environments.
What does an industrial scale torture chamber in an abandoned asylum sound like? What about a high-voltage electrical possession? Find the answer to these questions and more with Atmosfear. Enter if you dare.
Need real snake sounds? This compact, hand-picked pack delivers recordings of actual snakes hissing, inhaling and exhaling, shaking, rattling – and striking. Features snakes such as Boa, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Mexican Rattler, African Puff Adder, and Gopher Snake.
East End used to be synonymous with poverty, overcrowding, disease and criminality, but these days it's one of the most exciting and inspiring areas in London. Stretching from the City to the River Lea, it is a perfect area for night clubbing, visiting galleries, admiring street art and spotting fashion trends. This library includes sounds from multi-cultural Whitechapel, Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and the City. Experience the atmosphere of Sunday flower markets, parks, museums and even festivals.
Need tractor sounds? This Tractor Case II CX90 sound library features 34 files (including RAW) of engine, recorded onboard and from exterior perspectives. Two microphones were taped under the hood to capture the engine sound during regular driving, slow and fast accelerations, turning on/off and idle. Exterior passes were captured in mono and stereo. You will find slow and fast passes, braking and driving to the microphones and driving away. In addition there is one recording from the cabin during driving.
Need trailer sounds? ‘Trailer Impacts’ features 100+ cutting-edge, royalty free, professionally designed cinematic hits and impacts sound effects.
This sound effects library is a powerful audio arsenal for every sound designer, musician, or sound editor for use in video games, music production, motion picture and video game advertisement campaigns (teasers, trailers, promos, etc.) – and pretty much any multimedia presentation that needs extra punch. This sound effects library will help you to boost your production to the next level!
The ‘Trailer Impacts’ release is a result of months of field recording, editing, extensive sound synthesis and sound design. All sounds are recorded, produced and delivered in high definition 24bit/96khz. Each file is also embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.
● 129 High Definition 24bit/96khz wav files
● 342MB of content
● 3 Kontakt nki files (Full version of Kontakt 5.5.1+ required to use the nki files)
● The included wav files can also be used without Kontakt
● Embedded Metadata for more effective workflow
Dr. Daniels is the only dentist I’ve ever known and he was gracious enough to let me roam around his office after hours collecting these sounds.
The intent was to gather source material for hi-tech gadgetry so the library contains a nice selection of tools and equipment including drills, a mouth vacuum, an ultrasonic water sprayer, dental lathe, dental kiln, a creepy sounding dentist chair and a wicked cool CEREC machine (diamond tipped milling machine that cuts dental implants).
The handheld tools are “performed” so as to create movement, pass by’s and simulate power fluctuations.
Human Stampede was recorded across multiple marathon races and captures the sound of footsteps of large crowds of runners. The idea was to capture long takes in stereo with minimal or non-existent crowd chatter to get stereo recordings that are useful for scenes of riots, warfare or even a plain old fun run.
Useful Winds contains 17 decoded ms recordings of various types of wind, both interior and exterior. From a mild breeze through an Irish field to a storm gale atop of a Spanish hill, the library delivers a vast array of windy goodness. Recorded with Schoeps mk4/mk8 & SoundDevices MixPre-D.
Chain Ferry features the remarkable sounds of a 100 year old ferry with a specific drive system. The ferry pulls along a strong chain lying at the ground of the river to cross. This is achieved by a clever combination of 3 drive wheels that guide the chain and prevent it from dropping to the ground.
The Library contains several complete audio takes of the ferry in action – from departure to arrival. This encompasses engine start, engine idle, loading ramp noises and bangs plus a lot of chain rattling from various perspectives. The sounds are recorded aboard and from both sides of the river so that the entire scenery can be covered acoustically.
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.
This sound library is entirely based on the Victor adding machine, made in the 1920s. This machine was purely mechanical and non-electric. In this sound library you'll get individual recordings of the machine's hand crank, printer, paper, and button/keys tracks as well as six complete recordings of the adding machine in full action. The library also contains five different mic positions with two different mic techniques used.
This sound library has a variety of sounds and activities that come from most household bathrooms. It includes sounds of showers, sinks filling and draining, medicine cabinet items, bottles of pills, brushing hair, spraying hairspray, clipping nails, toilets flushing, lotion, cloth towels, washing hands, etc. Each track is a 2-channel stereo recording from a Mid-side mic setup from two Schoeps CMC 5Us with MK8 and MK4 capsules fed into a Sound Devices 744T.
Hvac Elements is a sound effects library to help you put some realistic ventilation sounds in your productions, recorded from a variety of sources at many different locations.
From table fans to large industrial vents, as well as a multitude of cooling units. Humming, droning, whooshing hvac machinery; some well-oiled, some rattling and worn. Bathroom vents, air conditioning units and a hot water pressure pump. Even the feeding mechanism of a pellet stove.
Recorded with a minimum of ambiance and background noises (location permitting) and many delivered as seamless loops. The perfect companion to Hvac Drones & Tones.
Hvac Elements is 1.65Gb / 61 minutes of fans, heaters, coolers and things that go WHOOSH, in 49 separate files, recorded in 24bits/96kHz quality.
• A variety of hvac elements
• Seamless loops
• Searchable file names
• BWF Metadata embedded, with more included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
In this collection, get the blustery sounds of High Desert Winds 1 recorded in the resonant mountains of west Texas. This library includes sounds of the mountain ridge tops of the David Mountains with 15-50 mph gale force gusts, low whistling drones, breezes through pinyon pines, mesquite and much more. There are also seasonal recordings with leafy gusts, pouring rain, broad spectrum wind through winter grass, and crickets at night braving the weather. If you need sounds of the blustery wide open American Southwest, this is the library to check out.
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!
• 80% bird and insect free
• High altitude desert wind: 6000 ft. average elevation
• Turbulent gale-force gusts ranging from 15-50 mph
• Mountain ridge tops
• Indoor window perspectives
• Dead winter and spring grass
• Pinyon Pine
• Scratching Mesquite
• Bats above 20kHz
• Locations: Davis Mountains, Texas
*Bowed metal sounds in demo not included
Designed Rocks features 60 creative rock sound effects, crumbling and cracking elements, shattering glitches, evolving textures, and everything in between, that range from heavily designed to basic sounds.
Created in collaboration with field recordist Bryan Hirst.
• 60 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
• 25 Sequences
• 25 Elements
• 10 Source Recordings
Get the sounds of nature from places like forests, lakes, meadows and swamps. Many types of birds, insects, a forest during rainfall, calm and windy days. A brilliant collection of ambiences for atmospheric background sounds, and you can mix and match ambiences for an even livelier soundscape. Recorded in beautiful Masuria in Poland, a region known for its rich nature and 2000 lakes.
Recorded with Sound Devices 702, Rode NTG3, 2x Oktava MK012 in MS and stereo XY pattern.
Get ready to get back to school – in sound. This library contains more than 350 files and over 1.500 high definition sounds.
• The backpack, pens, pencils, iron ruler, the blackboard & chalk
• Different types of files, folders, books and binders
• The staplers, scotch, scissors, eraser and many other things
All the recordings are captured at 24Bit/96KHz, and include Soundminer metadata.
Get some real insect sounds with this SFX library – almost entirely recorded in and around one large grassy meadow throughout various times of day and season. GRASSHOPPERS, CRICKETS & KATYDIDS is a small collection of 14 crisp recordings focusing on 12 insect species commonly found in open fields and forested areas of northeastern North-America. Each sound is 2:30 mins or longer (96kHz/24bit), for a total of 38+ mins of sound.
Allard's Ground Cricket • Carolina Ground Cricket • Northern Bush Katydid • Oblong-Winged Katydid • Red-Legged Grasshopper • Roesel's Katydid • Short-Winged Meadow Katydid • Slender Meadow Katydid • Snowy Tree Cricket • Spring Field Cricket • Sword-Bearing Conehead Katydid
– as well as multiple mixed choruses of various sizes!
Process Malfunction features 40 intricate future technology glitch production elements for science fiction scenarios where computers are going way out of control. You'll hear corrupt data streams, servers overloading, user interface issues, generative, abstract rhythms and more in this detailed exploration of what the computers of tomorrow may sound like when they go wrong.
Perhaps the mainframe has been compromised from a series of lethal hacker attacks or alien communication signals are interfering with the network, maybe the CPU has just seen better days… Whatever the cause of the failure, the machines have been corrupted and they are struggling, screaming and hanging on for their last bleep…
High Desert Trains has the sounds of classic Southwestern freight trains. This library captures these monsters as they tear through the desert, rumbling past the observer and screeching to a halt when they reach their destination. These sounds were recorded at 192kHz, which offers you the freedom to stretch these sounds into new machines, monsters, and powerful droning ambiences. If you need a quick pack of train sounds with a lot of flexibility, this is the library for you!
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!
• Passbys (fast and slow), approaches, departures, stops, idling, braking, horns (close and distant), mountain incline climbs, whining drones, piercing screeches, thunderous wheels, and a full start from idle.
• GPS coordinates and location map included.
This is a large foley library with almost 700 recordings of every day props that can be applied to the types of scenes we design all the time. Sounds included are movements like writing, impacts, handling and sliding; surfaces such as wood, cloth, water, metal and skin; and props like cigarettes, glasses, vacuums, doors, flask, mattresses, car doors and more! All sounds were professionally recorded by a Foley artist on a Foley stage, and the recordings are kept raw. Enjoy!
This library features nearly 100 vocalizations from a recording session with a VO artist that has mastered the art of weird utterances and creature voices.
You will find violent growls, grunts, sounds of pain, moans and groans, breaths, whispers, gargling, hisses, choking, growls and everything else you'd expect from a zombie, humanoid monster or demon.
These sounds are also dry overall, with only minimal editing, and recorded at 96 kHz to allow you to continue to play around with them. The library features dual mono recordings with a set of two different microphones—one crispier and one warmer. If combined and panned, some create a stereo feel.
Ambient/Breath • Choking • Gargle • Growls • Hiss • Moans • Panting • Snarl • Word / Phrase / Gibberish / Latin • Yell / Scream
This library has 224 footsteps of all sorts. There are different type of shoes, such as boots, sneakers, sandals, slippers, flats, heels, bare feet and even a couple of wet sock recordings. It also has different type of surfaces like tile, grass, concrete, wood, dirt, carpet and rooftop recordings. Plus, you will find different types of movements with walking, running, jumping and scuffling around. The recordings are raw, with only light editing applied.
Get the sounds of a powerful excavator – the Excavator MF 860 – covering both interior and exterior recordings.
The Excavator library gets you the sound of the engine recorded on-board (under the hood + interior from the cabin) while driving on the different roads, exterior engine with passes in mono and stereo recorded on asphalt, hard ground and dry grass and foley. Engine sounds comes in two versions, designed and RAW, so you can design it on your own.
The ‘Excavator MF 860’ sound library is a result of two full day recording sessions. The first session covered the sound of the engine, recorded under the hood with two DPA 4061 microphones, and exterior digging sounds recorded in mono and stereo with Rode NTG3, 2 Sennheiser MKH 8040 and Sony PCM-M10 recorder. The second recording session covered the exterior passes, interior sounds, foley and digging, since we had to dig our machine from the mud.
The library gets you 83 files and has a total length of 145 minutes. Everything was recorded in 96 kHz, edited, cleaned and meta tagged.
With A Sound Effect, Asbjoern has created a web site where our international community can browse, learn, and share the vast fruits of our labors. Together we are accelerating the very real potential power of sound design as a recognized art form.
A Sound Effect is an excellent resource for us to keep our animated films sounding unique and exciting.
A Sound Effect is a great asset to have discovered.
We found the site very easy to navigate, purchasing and downloads were effortless and the effects themselves are awesome! Asbjoern has done us all a great service.
We’ll definitely be back!
There are many great independent sound effect libraries available these days. The main problem with having so many, is keeping track of them!
A Sound Effect is a great hub, and is one of the first places I visit to look for sounds by category or genre. I started coming here to see if I could find libraries that I knew I had heard, but forgot WHERE I had heard them.
And in the process discovered libraries I never would have found otherwise. Great work! Keep it up!
We're always looking for new sounds to mangle, so when A Sound Effect had a holiday sale, I tried them out.
The purchase experience is really smooth and quick, and delivery is almost instant.
I'll definitely come back to them again in the future!
A Sound Effect is a wonderful resource for indie sound effects libraries. On top of that, it has some of the finest sound design, film and game audio interviews!
I often need very specific types of sounds so I've become a big supporter of independent recorders.
Until now I've always had to go to their individual websites. Now I can find them all in one place.
And, Asbjoern is great to work with!
A Sound Effect is a well curated boutique sound effects shop and a great place to find industry interviews and learning resources.