Discover the obscure sounds of 24 film cameras designed between the 1930s and 1970s. Carefully organised into 159 files, the 20th Century Cameras library offers over 3900+ sounds recorded at pristine 24bit/96kHz, thus allowing you to not only use the mechanical sounds of the cameras for their intended purpose, but also for sound design.
In order to help you navigate through the plethora of sounds available, rich SoundMiner metadata has been carefully crafted in order to describe the sounds as simply as possible, using multiple keywords and terms, where needed.
The library contains mostly mechanical sounds, such as the sound of shutter release at different shutter speeds, knobs, latches, wheels, and more, in addition to some Foley sounds as well. Due to the age of the cameras, most of the shutter release sounds have slight variations between them, even at the same shutter speed.
An update for the library is on its way, which will include the sound of a few different types of camera film being unwrapped, handled and installed into cameras. The update will be free for the people that have already purchased the library.
The library also comes with a free eBook which can be viewed and downloaded here.
In addition to the SoundMiner metadata sheet down below, the eBook provides information as to how older cameras work, and more details as to how each of the cameras recorded for the library work. The book goes into a fair bit of detail as to what sounds each camera offers, without getting too technical.
If you would like to hear more, here is a slightly extended version of the video preview:
Audiobeast is proud to present our second sample library; the only library of its kind to focus entirely on weapons being fired in urban environments! For this recording session we were given access to a military training site known as a FIBUA (Fighting In Built-Up Area) consisting of streets with a variety of buildings, vehicles, and exclusive permission to fire weapons in several locations. Pictures of the street and gas station locations and firing points are included.
The aim of this library was to offer the slapback type tails needed for gun sound design for convincing city scenes in film, games and tv production. It's always been difficult to find gun recordings in a city environment so we hope this library helps sound people everywhere.
This Library contains over 3 GBs of weapons being fired in multiple urban environments, a street, outside of a gas station and inside of a tower block. 218 WAV files of single shots, bursts and many with multiple takes, all recorded at 96 khz 24 bit, with heaps of information on microphones used and distance from the firearms.
Various distances were captured, from the DPA4062 on the guns themselves, to the distant other end of the street 100 metres away. To add, some mics were positioned around corners, a nearby graveyard, through walls and in armored vehicles to capture a variety of perspectives.
Minimal cleanup on the recordings was carried out very carefully so as not to introduce any artefacts into the recordings, they are presented as raw as possible.
If you need a wider selection of interior gun recordings please check out our first library – The London Warehouse Firearms library
This collection of sounds include a variety of ambiences, drones, and room tones recorded during a relaxing SPA day in Zamora, Spain. 17 tracks recorded in different spaces (Dressing Rooms, Jacuzzi, Sauna, etc) . Room Tones, Drones and Ambiences recorded and edited for audio atmos designers. SURROUND, DMS and ST VERSIONS INCLUDED, and all the files have metadata embedded for Soundminer and similar programs. They both include Spanish and English descriptions.
The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most popular hatchbacks around. This set of recordings was made from a 2003 gas fuelled, 5-speed manual transmission model. The coverage is extensive with exterior, interior and onboard sounds.
Sigil is a unique library of dark, gritty, raw, and eerie textures and tones made from one-of-a-kind handmade electro-acoustic instruments and found objects created by sound designer and musician Nathan Moody.
Sigil provides an edgy set of layers that are rich with organic complexity: Skittery bows on handmade string instruments; “prepared” string tones and textures, bowed and rubbed springs under tension; salvaged rusty metal tubes; perforated steel gongs; aluminum water bottle bells; and deep, resonant handmade percussion instruments. Textures include chugs, shrieks, groans, drones, bounces, peals, and rattles. The sounds range from blissfully musical to horrifyingly atonal, and are equally at home lending an uneasy tone to either avant garde musical works or multi-layered sound effects, especially in thriller or horror genres.
The organic nature of the Sigil library means that its sounds hold up well to extreme processing like pitch shifting and granular resynthesis. The handmade nature of the instruments used means that there’s no other library quite like it.
The recordings were made with a variety of pickups, contact microphones, and traditional microphones, through various high-end “character” mic preamps selected uniquely per microphone and per instrument. Full details are in the library’s documentation.
This collection was recorded at 24 bits, 96 kHz and includes over three hours of recordings with more than 600 individual sounds, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations and voicing are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.
Combustion is a sound effects library exploding with combustible sound design material. It encompasses explosions, chemical reactions, fires, and various other forms of combustion. It provides a vast scope of sound design elements for weapons, whooshes, vehicles, impacts, and so much more.
• In High Desert Ambiences 5: Crickets, I revisit the place where my field recording journey started: West Texas. The heavy summer rains spawned a lively cricket chorus unlike anything I had heard before. Hear 10,000 cricket chirps weave into lush blankets of sound that gently float through mountain valleys. Hear the slowly sagging pitch of lush choruses as nighttime temperatures fall. Hear the joyous chirps of countless crickets that will make you want to take out your tent immediately.
• This library offers you an extensive collection of crickets from a unique slice of time in the life of a desert. Hear the rejuvenating summer rains fill a desolate desert with 10,000 tiny violins.
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.
Some assembly required? UberDuo’s The Workshop Audio Playset has got you covered with saws, drills, screwdrivers, hammers, tape measures and everything you need in your SFX toolbox.
The Workshop comes with everything you see here:
Collection of Abstract and Ethereal Breaths. Recorded Binaurally with optimum results when played back through headphones.
8 tracks containing 132 SFX in Total, varying levels of reverb reverse whooshes and abstract breathing patterns.
All files in WAV format with embedded Metadata fully Soundminer compliant.
Alien Atmospheres is a sound effects library that suggests alien presence, covering wildlife, weather, vehicles and ambiences.
These effects are perfect for use as backgrounds in sci-fi films, but can be used elsewhere.
We captured recordings at 4 exotic locations, layered tracks with analogue & digital synthesizers, human and animal voices to bring you 3GB of the most interesting sound effects.
The Renault Master 2.3 dci diesel van sound library is a go-to pack for many transportation-related scenes. It features 102 96kHz files, more than 130 minutes of audio covering different aspects of using the van. Inside you’ll find engine sounds recorded under the hood, stereo recordings from the cabin during driving, exterior passes and different maneuvers and foley recordings.
The library contains:
• 6 engine under-the-hood onboard recordings while driving (38 minutes)
• 10 interior cabin recordings, 6 in sync with engine (54 minutes)
• 70 exterior passby / driving files
• 18 foley sound effects
Thriller Whooshes sound library brings you 200 tension-building transition sound effects perfect for horror, thriller and action movies, trailers, games, music, and more! In contrast to Sound Response's first installment of whoosh sound effects Whooshes & Transitions that features predominantly sci-fi whoosh sound effects, Thriller Whooshes soundpack contains transition sound effects designed using exclusively organic source sounds recorded with high-end recorders and microphones, in order for effects to be more raw-sounding.
A must have for anyone looking for sinister-sounding transition sounds, these sound effects will instantly find a way into your production and help you with intensifying the atmosphere of your project!
Thriller Whooshes sound library contains 547MB (200 sound effects) of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.
These sounds will sweeten and add character to your wind sounds. Lots of whistling, squeaking, howling and singing wind. From low rumbles, mid honks to harsh high frequency blows, this modular library is the perfect construction kit for creating otherwordly swirls and heavy storms.
The sounds were recorded at the windorgan in Vlissingen(NL) in Zoutelande(NL) and in Essen(GER).
In addition to the original wind sounds creating tones on objects, you will get a few rattling flagpoles, waving flags and singing flag cords. And some bonus windmill sounds.
Also 2/5th of the sounds are delivered in stereo, the focus is on mono sounds. I captured the very sweetspot where the wind created unique tones. To focus on these rare events, I mostly used a single spot mic. In winds up to 48 mph you will have carefully selected mic positions for a broad variety of wind torturing different objects.
The Car Destruction sound effects collection contains chassis scrapes, dragging, flipping, road rail scratching, multiple car chassis dropping takes include rolling down a slope, falling onto the ground, and impacting other cars.damaged engine idling and slow to fast driving with gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs from both onboard and exterior perspectives both on two cylinders and without oil and more.
Baltic Ambiences is a collection of 440 various ambiences across 7 countries: Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Poland.
Recorded across several trips, Baltic Ambiences is a collection of ambiences from various cities and countries on or close to the Baltic. Really this is a collection of ambiences from my three lengthy trips around doing various lectures in said countries.
Here you’ll find city streets, museums, churches, restaurants, train stations and airports.
A general use ambience library of the larger area, you’ll also find some onboard train and ferry sounds. A general use collection of ambiences from Iceland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Germany.
Equipment Used: Schoeps CCM MS Rig, Zoom H1, Zoom H5, Zoom H6.
GLITCHY CIRCUITS is a collection of 220 glitch sound effects.
Glitchy risers, distorted circuit impacts, mangled & overdriven stutters, sparkly tiny one-shots and more.
GC is an experimental sound effects library that delivers all kinds of glitch SFX:
– Heavily distorted and mangled glitches created with a verity of guitar pedals and plugins.
– Glitchy build-ups and risers
– Heavy, cinematic, overdriven glitchy impacts
– Tiny, sparkly glitch one-shots
– Reverberating, feedback-y glitchy drones
All source sounds have been heavily processed with guitar pedals, plugins, recorded through old tape decks
and small speakers.
Perfect for sound designer, gamedevs and music producers.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data
RECORDED WITH: JrF C series, JrF Coil Pickup, Sound Devices MixPre-6, Apogee Duet
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, Ableton Live, iZotope RX, iZotope Trash 2, Guitar Pedals,
Old Tape decks, Guitars, Synthesizers, FabFilter, ReFuse, Reaktor, Modular.
This library features recordings of 7 different parking garages in Los Angeles, including the Beverly Center, Glendale Galleria, a busy Hollywood Mall, a busy Burbank Mall, the Sherman Oaks Galleria, The Americana, and The Grove. In these recordings you will hear car by's, horns, people walking and chattering, car alarms, Ambulance sirens, and lots of nice low rumble.
Around 70 minutes of ambiences are included in total.
All sounds in this collection are in stereo 24bit 96khz Broadcast Wave format. Files are in a zip file, which includes a PDF with detailed metadata.
Newsreel Noises features a collection of unwanted Noises, Rumbles, Hums & Crackles – collected when digging through copies of newsreels from the the 40ies and 50ies of the last century. Whenever such a newsreel starts or ends a lot of sidenoises occur and each one plays another pattern of mysterious sounds. The library is organised into 10 categories:
* Cadenced, Crackle, Hum, Impulse, Noise, Pulsed, Rattle, Rhythmical, Shuttle, Tonal
The library delivers more than 150 WAV-files with embedded loop points. Each file has a descriptive name where the first part describes the strongest element of the sound and the second part gives additional informations about the structure of each sound.
This library is loaded with some beefy, old-school, mechanical interfacing: buttons, switches, knobs and levers.
Impressive sounds of Express, Freight and Passenger trains. The library features situations like Approaches and Stops, Express Trains, Freight Trains, Local Trains, Locomotives, Close Miking – for a total of an hour and a half of train sounds!
The library is organised into 6 sceneries:
It's not everyday you get the opportunity to record in the Smithsonian Institute when it's open…let alone when it's closed! Now you don't have to. This library contains sounds from seven museums, an administrative area and the National Zoo. All recorded in M/S using the ultra-quiet Sennheiser MKH40 and MKH30, and decoded into stereo files.
This library includes sounds from:
• The Museum of Natural History
• The Museum of American History
• The Museum of Air and Space
• The Museum of the American Indian
• The Freer Gallery
• The subterranean exhibits of the Sackler Gallery
• The Museum of African Art
• The Administrative Ripley Center
• The National Zoo
All told, three and a half hours of unique museum ambiences!
An abundant collection of handcrafted effects geared toward menus, selection screens, options pages, clickable/touchable events, and interactive modalities.
A collection of rail sounds captured in Italy, including sounds of trams (cable cars), trains and subways.
The library contains sounds like arrivals, departures, pass-bys and on-board recordings. Metallic wheel sounds, pneumatic doors opening and closing, crowds / passengers, and engine sounds are also captured (see the full file list below).
Both interior and exterior recordings are included, as well as PA announcements in Italian.
The EFX Gun Foley collections feature gun handling, munitions handling, shell case drops, clip insertions and removals, cocking/uncocking, weapon drop and slide sounds – and much more. Great for actual gun handling sounds, but also highly useful for designing other mechanical sounds!
Gun Foley Pack 01:
387 sounds, 181 MB
Gun Foley Pack 02:
Shells, Clip and Weapon Drops, slides and more
571 sounds, 365 MB
Buy Gun Foley Pack 01 and 02 together in the Gun Foley Bundle – and save 20%!
If you're after high quality footsteps sounds on unique surfaces, this library is for you: ‘Footsteps One’ is the first library of the series aimed at providing exciting and unique footstep sounds for your next project. All the sounds were recorded in quiet remote locations in Northern Finland.
Each surface comes with walk, scuff and stomp sounds with a lot of variations. Also included is bonus material like frozen stairs walk and snowscrapes recorded at various lengths.
You get the sounds in two formats: 96 KHz 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.
Don’t forget to check out the ‘Footsteps Bundle’ which gives you both of the libraries with a special bundle discount price!
Need some massive windshield impacts and glass smashing sounds?
'The Windshield' sound effects library is the first installment in a new 'Car Damages Collection' from Red Libraries – and it delivers wild glass destruction, captured from actual windshields breaking.
It contains than 170 impacts, crunches and explosive sounds of laminated glass. Neutral acoustics and adjusted width allows you to easily manipulate and integrate the various elements. It also comes with contact microphone layers to get you fine, extra detail to your glass breaking textures and impacts.
Have a truly smashing time with The Windshield!
The LAX Aircraft library features descending aircraft flyovers at Los Angeles International Airport. One advantage of LAX is that it's nestled in the city, making it easy to stand directly under very low flying airplanes to capture a great sound.
A range of aircraft was recorded for this release, including the Airbus A330, Boeing 737, 747, and Bombardier 800.
Two different microphone positions were used: One facing the oncoming aircraft, and the other pointing in the opposite direction to capture the flyover and further decent as the aircraft lands.
Did you drop something? Turns out recordist Mikkel Nielsen from SonicSalute dropped a LOT of objects for you, so you don't have to! The drop sound effects are divided into 4 different recording categories: Closeup interior recordings, off-screen impacts and crashes in large halls, grainy debris in large halls, and “Next Door” room recordings. The Falling Objects library comes with 89 tracks with 1000+ falling object sounds in total.
Books and Magazines • Cables • Cameras • Cardboard Boxes • Clothes • Coins • Computer Keyboard • Cutlery • DVD Cases • Handbags • Leather Cases • Pens and Pencils • Plastic Cups • Suitcases • Tin Cans • Toys
Metal Bars and rails • Glass • Glass Shards debris • Porcelain • Plastic • Sand debris • A bench :D
Books • Cutlery • Plastic Toys • Empty Plastic Bottles • Pencils/Pens/Keys/Plastic
This downright terrifying collection of horror sound effects – co-produced by Hollywood horror master Richard Adrian (The Hills Have Eyes, Gothika, Thir13en Ghosts, Ghost Ship, House Of Wax, Haunted Hill, Mirrors etc) – is available in three different versions:
Want an easy, high-quality solution for horror sound effects? You have a tight schedule and need to meet a bloody deadline by tomorrow? That calls for our CINEMATIC HORROR – DESIGNED collection: a handy pack full of pre-designed, ready-to-use SFX that crawl and slither into your projects, ready to scare the audience with precision. There are booms, drones, hits, shockers, stingers, stutters, whooshes and further nightmares, including screams and screeches, distortion, whispers, echoes, metal squeaks and other haunting sounds. No need to fear short-term inquiries anymore – this library will fix your needs in an instant.
The CINEMATIC HORROR DESIGNED offers you a great selection of more than 4 GB high quality SFX, brought to you in more than 100 single files. Each file contains 4 versions to ensure flexibility and alternation. All of it recorded and produced in 96 kHz and 24-bit by horror expert Richard Adrian and our devoted sound designers. The library also comes with key word search and well-grounded Soundminer metadata.
This frightful collection not only creeps up your spine, but clasps your whole body. Symptoms such as cold skin, anxiety, dizziness, shivering, paleness and increased heart rate may occur, indicating the degree of sonic impact this library entails. The CINEMATIC HORROR CONSTRUCTION KIT is not for the sensitive nature, but for those who dare to play the complex facets of primeval fear. If you want to create something unique – the next terrifying attack, an evil twist, a horrifying moment of pure despair – this library should be your tool kit.
A glance at the content list of the CINEMATIC HORROR CONSTRUCTION KIT suggests a dreadful future: ambients, drones (organic and synthetic), human sounds, impacts (e.g. guitar distortion, creepy clangs, smacks and thunks), metal impacts, metal squeaks and scrapes, rises, instruments (e.g. piano, violin, wine glass), metal scrapes, metal squeak, vocals and vocal choirs (breaths, laughs, exhales, screams (male and female), wood creaks, groans and more – all ready to follow your wicked phantasies and effects.
These SFX come with more than 12 GB of high-quality source recordings delivered in 96 kHz, 24-bit, giving you only the best quality for heavy editing, pitching, and FX processing while keeping a top notch level of clarity and precision. To provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible, all files contain extensive metadata. Balance and mix the sounds just as you like and expand the range of panic, fright and terror.
Get BOTH versions above in one, sweet, terrifying bundle. It provides an unbeatable 12 GB arsenal of horror sounds that'll be a cornerstone for anything scary in your sound effects collection.
• Gets you both Cinematic Horror – Designed and Construction Kit
• 370+ files, 1.700+ sounds | 96kHz/24bit, WAV
Tension is a collection of atmospheres, drones, musical sound design, darkness, noise, and distortion for creating moments of anxiety, ominous soundscapes, or musical foreboding highlights. Created by Charles Maynes (sound designer) and Jason Payne (musical composer) Tension creates a balance where both sound design and musical undertones collide. Tension gets you 430+ sounds and 7.5GB of 24bit/96khz files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata.
A must-have collection for winter sounds, this library consists of many years' recordings of snow and ice, skiing, textures, ambiences, foley and so on. It contains lots of skiing, jumping, rails, freezing cold winds, ski resort ambiences, lifts, walking in snow and on ice, texture details such as snow spray, tires driving, skidding and spinning on ice and snow, drilling in ice and much more.
Get the sounds of gas and water running through massive and tiny pipes, at three processing sites closed to the public.
This library delivers the sounds of a gas control station, a sewage plant and a waterworks. We recorded the hissing of gas, low drones of water rushing through massive pipes, and the sounds of various stages of sewage processing, recorded indoors and outdoors in multiple locations and rooms throughout the three facilities. The library includes close-up sound effects, indoor and outdoor ambiences, and features ambiences and stereo contact mic recordings of active gas and water pipes, capturing the various resonating pipes in isolation.
Total play time of all recordings is just under 2 hours.
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