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  • Do you need an inspiring collection of carefully edited expressive engine sound fx loops?

    Loopable Motors 1: Small Engines is a huge collection seamlessly looping engine sounds from ten different engines. The package includes steady engine loops with multiple RPMs, recorded in 96 kHz, 24-bit for creative sound design. Matching start and end clips are included for many loops for easy drag & drop game implementation or sound editing.

    Finding high quality, steady engine recordings and editing them to usable, looping clips can be a really time-consuming task. This sound library is designed to give you plenty of creative material to work with in your next project.

    Special Edition includes all the steady engine loops plus 25 accelerations for LeSound Audiomotors plugin.

    Library highlights:- 10 combustion engines
    – 444 sound files (148 sound with 3 pitch versions)
    – Power generators, ATV, compressors, lawnmowers, water pumps.
    – Multiple RPM speeds (see datasheet)
    – Start & end clips for many loops
    – Special Edition includes 25 accelerations compatible with LeSound Audiomotors plugin
    – 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files
    – 2.23 GB
    – Carefully edited, seamless loops
    – Soundminer & BWAV metadata

  • Synthetic Sphere is a collection of spatialised synthetic pads. Multiple layers of pads, tones and amorphic FX are spreaded across the sphere, resulting in a truly immersive experience. These pads include gentle movement across 3D space, creating rich ambiances but without catching to much of the listener attention.

    This collection is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.

    All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting tag filtering browsing applications.

     

    This package includes 10 stereo samples – Total 51 minutes of content.

    The library is also available in an Ambisonic version here.

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  • • Harmonic Series Drones is an extension of several of my music compositions. Over the past few years, I've been very interested in data sonification, writing several pieces that turn real-time weather data into music. This library was created using a drone generator that turns weather data into sound. I built this drone generator for my piece Sitka for piano and seasonal electronics.

    • Instead of pulling weather data from Sitka, Alaska, as I did in the piece, I used 2016 daily temperature data from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a fragile place wrapped up in current political drama and now open to drilling. This library is a sonification of 2016 temperature data in ANWR. The highest global temperature on record was recorded in 2016 (2016 Global Climate Report). It is even worse in the Arctic where temperatures are warming at twice the rate of lower latitudes (2016 Arctic Report Card). With this library, you'll be able to hear the warming, and I hope this library helps to draw attention to the rapidly changing environment of the Arctic.

    • Each of the forty-eight drones corresponds to the average temperature of a day in 2016, with twelve drones from each of the four seasons. The drones are built from pure tones made from tightly filtered pink noise. These pure tones are then stacked in harmonic series relationships. For instance, a winter drone might consist of the fundamental and four lowest partials. A summer drone could have the fundamental and partials seven, fourteen, and thirty-two.

    • The drones stand on their own without the story. If you never knew they started with weather data, you would still find a variety of pure, rich, microtonal drones with enough variety to fit the mood of any project.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • All files are sample seamless loops. So, there are no fade-ins and outs and the files are ready for looping in any DAW.
    • Consonant and dissonant drones
    • Simple and complex drones
    • Each of the 48 drones is between 1 and 1.5 minutes in duration
    • Non-periodic undulating drones
    • Each harmonic has a randomized gain, so the drones pulse non-periodically.
    • Drones were made from tightly filter pink noise, so drones have a small amount of soothing and airy pink noise.
    • Microtonal harmonic series relationships create beautiful beating between drone harmonics.
    • All drones have a fundamental of G1 (49Hz). Transpose them as needed to fit any project.
    • Partials are included in the metadata, for example, “fundamental_G1_harmonics_1_2_3_4_7_16”.
    DATA SONIFICATION:
    • Weather data included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.
    • Temperature data was translated as a combination of lowest harmonic, number of harmonics, and highest harmonic.
    • Generally, lower temperatures include bass harmonics and higher temperatures include treble harmonics. For example, the hottest day of the year only included harmonics 18 and 24.
    • Location: weather data is from the NOAA station at Helmut Mountain, Alaska in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV

    GEAR USED:
    • Max/MSP 7

    REFERENCES:
    • Harmonic series artwork by Jason Charney: http://www.jasoncharney.com/
    • 2016 Arctic Report Card: http://arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2016/ArtMID/5022/ArticleID/271/Surface-Air-Temperature
    • 2016 Global Climate Report: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201613
    • NOAA Weather Data: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/
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  • High quality unprocessed drone/quadcopter recorded using both binaural and mid-side microphone techniques. 4 different types of quadcopters were used in this sound library.

    Gear: Neumann KU-100 binaural dummy head microphone, Schoeps mid-side setup (Schoeps CMC6 MK8, Schoeps, CCM M4, Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6)

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  • Several years in the making, and packed with 62 unusual sounding tracks, this sfx library includes very different sounds, captured with contact microphones and a hydrophone:

    Sources include:

    • Water flow and rushes
    • Aquarium pipes and pumps (industrial size)
    • Sewers
    • Underwater bubbles
    • A Ship’s hull
    • Underwater busy harbour life, ferry propeller passes
    • Micro film machine playing, rewinding and fast forward
    • Radiator bubbles and water flow
    • Model train passes and drones
    • Dishwasher doing the dishes

    Included are both 48K and 96K samples. Many long takes of most of the tracks included, and a lot of diversity. Perfect for stretching and for adding a weird tone to your tracks. 2.8 GB, with all tracks metadata-tagged and named.

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  • Surround Sound LAB is proud to present our second ambisonic library decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS.

    We recorded the last two football matches of Atletico de Madrid last year in our historical stadium, Vicente Calderon. we are including both matches in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects.

    The result of the recordings are rich Ambisonic recordings of 50.000 people singing and enjoying the last days of the stadium. The football matches were against Eibar Football Club and Atletico de Bilbao Football Club, both the last two games of Spanish La Liga 2016/17 season.

    Enjoy topical Spanish crowd ambiences, with the highest quality available nowadays to record this sport events.

    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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  • Modern Seating is a library compiled of a variation of modern chairs found in the office or home. The idea is to fill the need for chairs which aren’t always on the verge of breaking or creaking in every direction. It’s a foley library of rolls, pickups and general movement in each type of chair or seat. The library was recorded using the Shoeps CMIT5 and the Avedis MA5.

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  • Rich tonal singing bowls played, sustained, and hit. Two octaves of an A Bowl and a D Bowl. Recorded and edited at 96kHz.

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  • Collection of 57 incredible drones ranging from simple sine drones to complex drones with abstract timbres.

    There is a range of pitches of the same drones included so you can use the same sounds for different purposes.

    All files contain Meta-Data.

    All delivered as High Quality Wavs.

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  • • In Great Lakes: Active Nature, get a collection of energetic ambiences from some of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Hear the calming hiss of aspen leaves fluttering and the piercing call of summer cicadas. Hear the long slow flaps of huge wings as Trumpeter Swans struggle to take flight and deep thunk as Belted Kingfishers plunge head first into the water in search of dinner.
    • This library offers you an extensive collection of ambiances brimming with wildlife from the pristine lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hear the lively energy of summers near the Great Lakes of 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 to offset my field recording travel for this library.

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Active nature ambiences from Great Lakes region of the United States
    • All active nature tracks have energetic wildlife and wind
    • Trumpeter Swan takeoffs and honks
    • Belted Kingfisher hunting dives
    • Canadian Geese fly bys
    • Common Loon – wail and tremolo calls
    • Regal Raven calls deep in the forest
    • Nasal Blue Jays bickering in the treetops
    • Cicadas, crickets, and ultrasonic insects
    • All recordings are from lake edges and surrounding forests.
    • This is not a water library, it focuses on ambiences with wildlife (mostly large waterbirds) and wind.
    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform.
    • Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix “Marker Text”.
    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View larger version or Download CSV
    MORE INFO:
    • Read 40+ testimonials 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 8040s in ORTF
    • Sennheiser MKH50 and 30 in MS
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp
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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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    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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  • Mechanical Traction Steam Engines Play Track 202 sounds included, 338 mins total $62.50

    Pulsing pistons, creaking cogs, bright hisses, funnel blasts and evolving mechanical rhythms, the Traction Steam Engines sound library is a collection of engine sounds straight out of the industrial age.

    Consisting of two banks of material – the original recordings (90 stereo/mono files, 96khz, 4.96GB) and a custom collection of design sounds (111 stereo/mono files, 48khz, 4.83GB) – the library offers an exciting range of sonic ingredients for all manner of industrial sound design projects.

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  • Glistening bursts of ear candy from Async Audio. Ideal for UI sounds, item sounds, or to add some sparkle to your next project.

    Click for email support: Contact us anytime for custom sound effects, edits, or to let us know what type of pack we should make next.

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  • Whooshes The Transition Play Track 127 sounds included, 18 mins total $25

    “The Transition” is a collection of 127 Transition Sound Effects (Wav, 24 Bit / 96 kHz) aimed to enhance atmospheres, create movement and enrich musical compositions.
    The sounds have a very futuristic and powerful feeling and for that reason are great for Sci-fi productions (trailers, movies, games).
    Special attention was put in the dynamics to ensure the creation of a set of sounds with energy and adaptability.

    Categories included:Experimental • Fast • Flanger • Glitch • Mystery • Reverse • Sci-fi • Tremolo

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  • The Foley Essentials sound effects library features over 90 lifelike recordings of everyday actions from Academy Award®-winning sound artists Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson. Craft your scenes with common Foley recordings like footsteps, cloth rustle, body grabs, and dozens of props to bring your everyday scenes to life.

    What is Foley? Foley is technically the act of recording sound effects performed in-sync to picture, using various props and surfaces, often on a Foley stage. For this library, these Foley-like sounds were recorded by Mangini and Anderson to fill out temp mixes of feature film projects before the traditional Foley process – with a focus on discrete actions within natural sonic environments.

    Each sound file is embedded with rich, descriptive metadata for fast, intuitive search results to help increase efficiency and sustain creativity.

    Key Features:

    • 93 broadcast .wav files (400MB)
    • 24-bit/48kHz, 24-bit/96kHz
    • Descriptive, uniform metadata
    • Delivered via download (.zip)
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  • Bowed cymbals are one of those sound effects that just never get old.

    Perhaps it's the chilling sound of bow on bronze that puts us on the edge of our seat that we love so much. Or maybe it's the hauntingly beautiful tones that ring from a large ride cymbal with a large bow.

    Add some real bronze to your project today:

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  • A small library, spontaneously captured on a trip to Marrakech, Morocco.

    The library features Souk market ambiences, hotel ambiences, call to prayer, Scandinavian and Arabian walla, birds – as well as onboard Airplane Ambience, Onboard Airplane taxiing, and Onboard Airplane Take off ambiences.

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  • Wood Bunretsu Play Track 281+ sounds included, 78 mins total $23

    A collection of rending, snapping, and striking bamboo SFX + some extra added goodies.

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  • The Exotic Birds sound effects library is a unique collection of 24 different species of exotic birds. It features birds like flamingos, parrots, parakeets, crane, crow, ibis, peacock, and many others.

    EXOTIC BIRD SPECIES INCLUDED:

    Bali mynah • Black headed ibis • Canada goose • Chilean Lapwings • Collared parakeet • Crows • Grey parrots • Grey winged trumpeter • Guira Cuckoo • Indian peacock • Kookaburra • Little bustard • Macaw parrot • Moorhen • Palm nut vulture • Paradise crane • Parakeet mouse • Red breasted goose • Red flamingos • Senegal parrots • Southern screamer • Superb starling • White naped crane

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  • The Motorboat 2 library gets you recordings of a motor boat with a Honda BF 5A 5-HP 4-Stroke engine. Includes starts, idling, forward speeds, false starts, and engine shutoffs.

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  • This library or Slidebrary is collection of various objects sliding around. Created to cover abstract movement and energy gestures, Slide is the perfect library for adding motion to your sound design. Slide contains 18 audio files with 5 variations of each sound effect per audio file.

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  • Vehicles Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle Play Track 156+ sounds included, 240+ mins total $120

    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.

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  • The Massey-Ferguson 3060E Tractor Sound Effects Library delivers 33 files (External, Foley, OnBoard) with over 30 minutes of driving time on the road. There are two main driving speeds (gears): medium and high – plus one additional external, really slow one.

    All sounds were captured at 24-bit, 96 kHz samplerate. Passbys and approach are stereo wave files. Foleys are in mono. OnBoard recordings include 4 different channels: Engine1, Engine2, Exhaust and Backside. You can layer and mix all 4 channels of OnBoard sounds, they will line up nicely in your DAW or audio editor.

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  • Vehicles Harley Davidson Play Track 103 sounds included, 44 mins total $15

    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.

    Features recordings such as:

    Aways – False starts – Accelerations – Gear shifts – On-board camera – Handling of the bike – Horn – Stops / Braking

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