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.
A big new collection of squeaking and creaking sounds – nearly two hours in total, from a wide range of sources.
Shower glass, metal hinges, garage doors, office chairs, plastic handles, rusty ladders, wooden doors, styrofoam, running shoes, bottle corks, plastic containers, medicine cabinets, rubber gloves, plastic bottles, metal coathangers, rusty pipes, wood deckboard, metal springs, plastic straws, wooden baskets, small metal doors, roll-up curtains, large wooden gates, wood floors, metal wheels, screen doors, sliding doors, metal locker doors, rubber extension cords and more.
Are you looking for a dark-sounding user interface sound library? Something that calls back to movies like Prometheus or Oblivion? Then look no further. This library is made for sci-fi films and games, with its futuristic loops, drones, transitions, buttons, glitches and plenty more. These are the sounds that can flesh out the advanced technology in your spacecraft's cabin as it wanders deep in the outer limits of the universe.
'Rain in the City' has 70 files and more than 3 hours of recordings of light rain and storms in the city. This collection includes both indoor and outdoor ambience recordings from the 9th floor of a city building, within a vehicle, and on the street. There are also recordings of rain drops from the roof and drip cap, as well as rare recordings of a hail shower, flowing rain water through drain pipes and storm drains, and rain onto umbrellas, a car, and metal surfaces.
• Neumann 185 MT stereo matched microphone pair with Sound Devices 702 recorder
If you need snake sound effects, these designed, hand-picked SFX from the Soundelux catalog deliver a great selection – covering snake strikes, misses, hisses, breaths, jaw snaps, snake pits, wrapping, wiggling, slithering and much more. Comes in two packs of 120 SFX – or a bundle featuring both packs at a special discount, delivering 240 designed snake sound effects in total.
Meet this small amphibious hovercraft, which is beloved by locals in a archipelago. It has one engine to make it hoover and one to make it go forward.
The recordings consist of a 7 minute 41 second session from six onboard channels near the main exhaust, main engine, two front engine, hull front, and the propeller. The library also contains several startups, idle, stops, revving at constant RPMs standing still, and lots of driving at different speeds on both water and land. These are the sounds of pure fun!
Get up close and personal with the Grumman F6F Hellcat and its Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine.
These recordings were captured during a private session which consisted of two stationary runs on the ground and they feature startups, idling, constant RPMs, ramps, throttle movements, and shutdowns from onboard and exterior microphones. The library also has foley from the cockpit—to include sounds of switches and canopy functions—as well as fly bys, landing and taxing from both exterior and onboard microphones. Get the authentic sounds of a WII American fighter aircraft with this library.
‘DICE SFX Party’ is a unique and extensive sound library of dice samples meticulously recorded and selected through a wide range of actions and interactions on various surfaces with different dice types and quantities. The files are 96kHz/24bits stereo mix-downs of MS decoded setup along with contact-mic tracking. As they embody some peculiar sonic qualities, they can be used in any creative ways, or be integrated ‘as is’ into any games or projects.
171 stereo WAV files
348 MB unpacked
Duration: 6m 16s
96kHz / 24bit
Who doesn't want the sounds of a WWII Soviet tank? This T-34-85 is a legend, having been the weapon of choice in Operation Bagration, the Soviet response in Normandy.
These recordings consist of 16 onboard channels which capture the interior, exhaust, intake, tracks and its 500 horsepower 12-cylinder diesel engine, as well as 14 exterior channels. It also contains startups, idles, shutdowns, driving at different speeds, approaches, aways, passbys, foley and a whole lot more.
Whether you're going for historical accuracy or something memorable, this library has what you need!
Get the sound of honey bees – inside and outside their hive – with this 96kHz and 24bit Beehive sound library.
All files were recorded outside the town, far away from the roads to capture the clean sound of the hardworking bees.
I had a chance to record those insects before the feeding time, so they were hungry and really active.
My main goal was to capture different sounds, not only the ambiences but also some close ones, like the sound of the bees landing on their landing zone or just the interior sound of the hive.
14 stereo files were recorded with Sound Devices 702, Sony PCM-M10 recorder, two DPA 4061 microphones hidden inside a hive and two Sennheiser MKH 8040 to capture the ambience in front of the hive.
Every stereo AB interior recording can be split to mono to isolate the single buzzes, and the library features a total of 44 minutes of bee sound recordings.
Unsettling Creaks and Squeaks – Extension I is the first extension to the very popular “Unsettling Creaks and Squeaks” sound library.
It delivers door and furniture creaks and squeaks, creaking leather, rubber and balloons, door handles, disturbing metal on metal squeaks and much more.
This sound effects library is a composite collection of 345 files with even more single sounds of unsettling and and unpleasant squeaking and creaking elements. It’s a great starting point for designing a vast number of different soundscapes in various genres – from just using the sounds as general Hard Effects, through Science Fiction to Horror. All sounds are production ready: Cleaned, edited and leveled, and all with with embedded BWF Metadata.
Abstract Interior Tones is a high-definition collection of synthetic, inharmonic room tones and drones, that are made exclusively to provide sound designers a truly diverse sonic palette for designing neutral, non-intrusive, and spacious soundscapes for science fiction, horror, fantasy, dramas and documentaries. Abstract Interior Tones features 80 24bit/96kHz seamlessly looping sounds, normalised to -23LUFS and embedded with Soundminer metadata.
Whether you work in film, game or music production, it's a standard requirement to have a wide range of whoosh and transition sounds at your disposal. With raw, organic textures alongside heavily processed Doppler FX, the sounds in this library can be mixed together to create a multitude of variations which will give your projects a real edge. Featuring power ups and downs, spacecraft passbys, robotic movement, machine failure, future technology sounds and more, Whooshes & Transitions features 150 unique audio files ready to process to your liking or drop straight into your production.
The Keyless Piano Body is a Kontakt Patch library that features an abandoned upright piano without keyboard.
The library encompasses the results of three extensive recording sessions and features the wonderful and reverberant sound of these piano remains.
For session 1 and 2 the body was brought to a studio and literally laid back so that various things like plastic balls, felt balls, glasses and much more could be thrown in to excite the strings. At the end of both sessions tons of samples were ready to edit. They now form 13 Kontakt instruments that encompass several precisely tuned pianos plus many prepared piano sets.
Session 3 was kind of a field recording gig as the piano remains were meanwhile moved to a rural garden area. The nightly recordings were done 6-channel so that several sample sets from 2 acoustic mics and 4 contact pick ups could be created. Again, the Kontakt instruments from this session feature the sounds of a rotten piano that is lovely and impressive at the same time. In a second pass the piano strings were treated with a stell jazz brush to bring up 3 multi-channel sets with prepared piano-like sounds.
Please see the Patch List here or below to learn more about the individual instruments. Also note that The Keyless Piano Body requires Kontakt 4 or higher.
This small, highly focused sound library features drones and textures created solely with sounds from a 1950’s Cable upright piano.
These sound effects range from low, dark, and pulsating, to high and shimmering and could easily work in sci-fi, suspense, thrillers, or fantasy. While they can sound otherworldly, the sounds are actually quite organic. The sounds were made with looped and layered tone clusters and ambience recorded inside the piano – no granularization, synthesis, or additional processing like reverb were employed.
They can be used alone or mixed with other sounds to great effect.
This library contains a collection of futuristic door movement and access sounds.
2 versions are included:
• Combined Version: versions of a sound are combined into one file (27 files total)
• Split Version: versions of a sound appear as individual files (137 files total)
Get the sound of Las Vegas, the original Sin City: Ambient and crowd recordings of locations on the famous Las Vegas Strip and beyond. Also includes recordings from the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon, including a 30 minute internal helicopter flight through the canyon. Perfect for film makers, documentary makers and theatre sound designers to get those authentic Vegas sounds. Includes Soundminer embedded metadata.
Bring the aggressive sound of the Warrior armoured vehicle to your production.
Perfect for use for a contemporary military film or as a basis for designing vehicles for your latest interstellar adventure. There’s also plenty of onboard constants for game audio use.
This sound library captures the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle from every perspective. This pack holds 156 files containing over four hours of recordings. These include static engine sounds, idles, door movements, switches, approaches and aways, bys and onboard constant tracks.
Designed Ice features 47 creative ice sound effects, designed field recordings and evolving textures, that combine the natural sounds of ice with otherworldly and experimental digital post-processing. The sounds range from heavily designed to basic elements.
47 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
10 Source Recordings
Synth Tech is a collection of synthesized futuristic elements. The library consists of Blasts, Lasers, Force fields, Power ups, Power downs, Telemetry, Whooshes, and more. Each category of sound has several stylistic variations with 6 or more variations of each sound effect per audio file. Go nuts! :)
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.
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