From toilets to urinals, trains to planes, this library explores the many different flushing sounds that can be heard in American and European bathrooms.
The flushes were recorded in several varieties; the toilet lid up, the toilet lid down, the recorder close to the toilet, the recorder distant from the toilet, and even some of the refilling cycles as well as the dreaded sound when a toilet won’t flush.
Of all the flushes recorded, 55 are from European toilets, 29 from American toilets, 14 from urinals, 7 from a train, and 6 from a plane, for a total of 111 unique flushing sounds with over 50 minutes of refilling cycles.
Get the sounds of everyday life in Tokyo, Japan. A quiet neighborhood with moderate traffic, birds singing and a dog barking in the distance. Recorded in densely populated, but quiet and civil Setagaya Ward, Tokyo.
Sounds include traffic in the form of cars, trucks, lots of bicycles and pedestrians, commuters at Kyodo Station, cicadas at night, Japanese crows cawing, as well as the unmistakable sounds of a Buddhist cemetery in a light breeze (!). In short; just the right sounds to make Japanese suburbia come alive in your productions.
Recorded exclusively using stealth methods (near-concealed microphones), this is a slice of life, as lived by the locals of this rather pleasant middle-class neighborhood.
Get the authentic sounds of Tokyo City in this library from Original Sounds. It features everything from sounds captured in the city centre, busy streets, pedestrian streets, parks, residential areas, trains and subways – exterior and interior recordings captured at different times of day. Check out the full sound list below.
So If you’re looking for the sounds of Tokyo, this one gets you 1 hour and 46 minutes of great, authentic recordings!
Tokyo Tourist is more than 2.5 GBof sound from different locations in Tokyo and beyond.
34 recordings/79 minutes of stereo recordings featuring temples, trains, religious processions and much more – this library takes you to some of the locations a tourist might visit, all in 24bit/96kHz quality.
Recording with the same setup as Tokyo – Outdoor Ambiances, I went to Shinjuku station and Gyoen Park. I recorded the Kanda festival procession in the streets of Akihabara, captured the infernal sound in a video game arcade – just to name a few of the sounds in this library.
• Clean, realistic ambient recordings of interesting locations
• Traffic, temples, parks, trains, people, people, people…
• All sounds recorded with the same microphones – in the same setup (spaced-omni)
• BWAV metadata embedded with even more included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
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.
An extensive collection of airport ambiances from departures, arrivals, passport control and luggage reclaim halls, spanning Venice, Saigon, Istanbul and Trieste.
Also includes a collection of voice-only announcements sound effects, topped with a collection of designed chimes in the style of the ones from London Heathrow and Gatwick, JFK, Johannesburg, Manila, Dubai, Tokyo and Paris provide you with a versatile tool kit of both off-the-shelf, ready-to-use ambiances and all the elements you need to create your own scene.
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The Tool Sound Effects collection from Airborne Sound includes 250 tool sound clips, totalling 5.85 gigabytes of sound.
Included are power tools, pneumatic tools, and hand tools. Each take is performed by professional tradesmen, mechanics, and carpenters. Features jig saws, abrasive saws, hammers, drills, compressors, impact drills, pneumatic ratchets and much, much more in over 60 tool types.
10 inch Craftsman miter saw • 10 inch delta miter saw • 13 inch thickness planer • 14 inch Jack hand saw • 18 gauge brad nailer • 20 gallon air • 6 inch jointer • Air burst • Air compressor • Angle Grinder • Belt sander • Bench grinder • Bicycle pump • Black and Decker 850 RPM drill • Bosch 3000 RPM drill • Box cutter knife • Burnzomatic hand torch • Caulking gun • Chainsaw • Circular saw • Concrete drill • Concrete saw • Cordless DeWalt drill • Cordless Ryobi drill • Craftex brad nailer • Demolition hammer • Dremel Drill • Drum sander • Framing hammer • Gas hedge trimmer • Hammer • Hand-held power planer • Impact wrench • Japanese Dozuki hand saw • Jigsaw • Lathe • Leaf blower • Long Weston hand saw • Orbital sander • Plunger • Pneumatic 1/4 inch die grinder • Pneumatic air impact wrench • Pneumatic air ratchet • • Pneumatic butterfly impact wrench • Pneumatic drill • Propane hand torch • Propane weed torch • Reciprocating saw • Sandpaper, 60, 120, 320, 400 grit • Sawzall saw • Shopmate bench grinder • Shovelling • Small and slick ratchet • Small angle grinder • Stihl 14 inch abrasive chop saw • Table mount router • Table saw • Tape measure • Tiny hand ratchet • Tire gauge • Winch • Workmate metal work bench • Zip tie
The Tools, Machines & Engines sound effects pack gets you the sounds of bench drillers, upright drillers, pavers, pneumatic hammers, thermal lances, angle grinders, welding, air compressors, polishing machines, axial blower fans, bench grinders and more.
Want some excellent cartoony sound effects? BOOM to the rescue!
We sought out and recorded the most obscure toys, instruments and, uhm – for the lack of a better word – “objects” to give you more than 3.000 boings, bleeps, farts, thwacks, squishes and squeaks in over 500 files, in short: we recorded any sound your animated-character-loving-heart could ever desire. All files contain extensive metadata to provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible. Each file contains multiple variations of a sound to guarantee you and your audience a non-repetitive SFX experience.
Want to have an old-timer car honk its horn sternly at passers-by, before the tires screech off into the horizon? Your protagonist jumps off of a cliff by the sea and – suddenly in the air – we hear the tide roll back and she smacks on to the ground? Or your hero slips on a banana, swoops into a kitchen, metal crashes, bins rattle bins and, epic climax-style, the stove explodes! Don't worry about how that sounds. BOOM TOONS! SFX are here. We've got you covered.
BOOM TOONS! SFX is the complete package so that you can focus on your stories and characters. You have all the sounds you could possibly need at your fingertips, ready for you to use whenever you want that spark, that glitter or that long arm fart which transforms your visually appealing cartoon into a complete and fun experience.
This library consists of hundreds of performances (581 files total) of toy whistles, clown and bicycle horns, slide whistles, melody pops, party blowers and squeeze toys.
Metadata has been meticulously added, and the material in this library is ready for immediate inclusion in your sound designs. Have fun!
• 581 broadcast wave files
• All at 24 bit, 96kHz
• 4.81 uncompressed gigabytes of audio data
• Most takes include stereo, mono and distant microphone perspectives
• Metadata carefully added to each audio file ready for efficient searching
The torch whoosh is a staple amongst whoosh sounds. Great movement, different speeds and bursts with nice bottom end for pitching. Add some variety to your collection with these fiery by’s.
Torsion is a new dark hi-tech sound library packed with cinematic sound effects, tempo locked synths, stutter-stingers, tonal feedback, signature braams, hits, downers, low end whooshes, vocals, rise-crescendo, reverse and comes with 300+ wav samples and 86 kontakt instruments powered by The Forge engine by Audiority.
The front panel of torsion features lp-hp resonating filters, adsr stages for both filters and amplitude, dual reverb which is a combination of classic reverb and convolution. This is great to add textures and personalise your sound.
Effect section include a very aggressive distortion unit, saturation and punch stages, delay and eq.
The distortion unit is gritty and very aggressive, combining a british amplifier with a voice-level bitcrusher.
The saturation unit features the high quality algorithm of kontakt.
The punch effect is a transient shaper, a kind of compressor used to control the attack and the sustain portion of a sound and which world great for drums, percussions, impacts, guitars, pianos and other sounds with a fast attack.
On top of that you can find the advanced rhythmic programmer that can work as an arpeggiator, a polyphonic sequencer or a gater.
Another key features in Torsion is the stack mode-voicing control which increase the number of voices per note played at the same time. On a single key you can play a different number of sounds to create chords of samples for more rich and layered ensembles.
A analog emulated 4-bands parametric equalizer. Low and high are shelf type, while low mid and high mid are bell type.
The resonant delay unit combines a delay based tunable resonator and a tempo synced stereo delay.
Torsion is 100% royalty free – single user license.
Torturing Wood is a compact bundle of cracking, tearing, and breaking sounds – from the destruction of an old wooden garage. It offers 100 files, each meticulously edited, and embedded with metadata information for easy import and ensure a fast and easy workflow.
TOURIST CROWDS is a collection of 30 stereo recordings, specially designed for scenes set in tourist places and points where a mix of different languages is a must. Spanish, English, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, French… you name it.
In order to avoid unobtrusively sounds, all files are stealth recordings. Therefore, equipment used consists of small handheld recorders (Sony D100 and Zoom H2n). A couple of Clippy stereo mics were also used, plugged into the D100.
Files come in 24 bit and 96 & 48 kHz, with embedded metadata.
Have a scene at an airport? Maybe a temple? A central station? I got you covered.
TOWN & COUNTRY provides a wide range of professional sounds for creating perfectly convincing and realistic town and country ambiences in high-end quality. In addition to a broad and solid foundation of town and country lifestyle, we focused on credible ambiences that are full of detail and at the same time leave enough room to place further sound design in the foreground.
MAJOR STRENGTH: FLEXIBILITY!
The main part of this library consists of extensive – mostly loopable – background ambiences with varying daytimes and locations of town & country sceneries. More detailed and easily accessible sounds of e.g. camp fire, farm animals or an extraordinarily impressive file with flies on a roadkill are another strong addition to your SFX pool.
More than 200 files of vivid town and country days and nights give you all the flexibility you need to bridge the gap between a very rural country life with animals and man-made town sounds. TOWN & COUNTRY has all necessary components to design organic and grounded acoustic backdrops while keeping a naturalistic feel and human touch.
From winds rushing through empty streets to winds whistling and whipping across a marina, “Town Winds” offers a broad spectrum of wind ambiences in urban environments.
This library includes the sounds of wind blowing through flagpoles, strong wind gusts at a railway station, and wind whirling around a backyard. There are recordings of clattering masts, fluttering plastic, rattling fences, and much more.
Taken in very calm spaces, these recordings have minimal traffic bleed and are nearly bird free. Recorded with a Shoeps MK4/MK8 MS, paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder.
Whether you’re designing a stormy scene in a city or a suburban environment, this is the library for you.
Empty streets, parking lots, railway stations, school, rural street, marina, harbor, lighthouse, athletics field, backyard, town square
Towns is a new collection by Badlands Sound that features ambiances recorded in American Towns, and all are seamless five minutes long loopable ambiances.
Summer Parks is one of many sound libraries in the Towns collection. It contains 25 ambiances of parks including walking trails, water parks, and zoos! You will hear ‘Summer’ in these with a wide variety ambiances from the active birds in the park to the loud monkeys in the town’s zoo and the presence of air space in all recordings.
Other sounds include heavy rain lading on a Wooden Roof Picnic area with rolling thunder and many kids playing in a large pool at a water park.
These ambiances were recorded with professional equipment including Sound Devices 702t and a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s in ORTF configuration inside a Rycote Stereo Windshield with Connbox. There are not a lot of high-quality town ambiances out there – This library will be excellent for expanding your library and your future projects!
The Toyota C-HR Hybrid sound library includes 411 sound fx in 17.37 gigabytes of audio. This 2017 Japanese SUV features the sound of a 1.8 petrol inline-4 (122 horsepower) engine with automatic transmission.
19 synchronized takes gather recordings from both onboard the car and the exterior. The onboard recordings (16 channels) include an extensive arrangement of microphones mounted at the exhaust, throughout the engine, and in the interior, including an Ambisonic perspective. They capture driving at steady RPMs, with ramps, and gearshifts and fast, medium, and slow speeds. Exterior microphones (18 channels) positioned at 5 locations and multiple distances record starting, departing, passing, arriving, and shutting off. Also included is a suite of performed effects of doors, buttons, dashboard levers, as well as impulse responses compatible with Altiverb and Waves plug-ins.
Each clip is embedded with full metadata. Also provided are Pro Tools and Reaper sessions with each clip pre-aligned for ease of mixing and editing.
'Toyota Chaser' by Flysound is a comprehensive sound catalogue for this Japanese turbo monster. The suite of 168 recordings is a systematic compilation authored by a dedicated full service post-production team, deploying Neumann U87s, Sennheiser MKH416s, Sound Devices 788Ts, Aaton Cantar-X2s, and further top quality recording equipment.
The Toyota Chaser JSX90 and its professional driver have been tracked from a myriad of angles and distances, both external and onboard, from the moment the doors close and a seatbelt fastens, right down the gamut of revs, take-offs, turns, passes-by, skids, pedal slams, handbraking, gearshifting, and panel buttoning galore with all the corresponding actions as the 2.5 litre turbo engine peels away fast, drives slow, or just cruises mid-speed. In short: Everything you'll need, all the maneuvers manifested by 280 horsepower car, here in this suite.
Our '99 model Toyota Chaser is captured with orchestra-grade studio equipment and field kit, by professionals, for professionals, ready to be used as authentic sound, ready to be arranged into seamless edits and proper 5.1 post-production. The 96kHz/24bit synced and multi-channel recordings have comprehensive metadata tags giving full position, microphone, and action detail. This catalogue constitutes the canon of sound for a mid-sized car, capable of speed. The suite is parked here, ready to give you the exact audio you need.
Toyota Corolla Verso 1.6 sound library features 70 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup.
The engine was recorded in sync with cabin interior ambients, and you can expect different styles of driving. From casual driving, through accelerations up to rpm ramps and constant rpm loops for game audio.
In addition to engine recordings, this sound effects library features exterior passes, whooshes and other road related sounds recorded in mono and stereo.
Last but not least, there are foley recordings that covers interior and exterior perspectives of different activities like opening and closing doors, seat belt sounds, handbrake and more.
This 2005 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size crossover SUV with a 3.3L, V6, 225 hp engine. With a full range of speeds and performances, onboard and exterior, this collection provides the material needed for edgy car chases down to suburban trips to the grocery store. Another solid everyday car to add to your library.
You’ll also get a full compliment of doors, switches and power windows that can extend the use of this collection far beyond regular car sounds. Useful source material for creating high tech devices and gadgets.
Toyota RAV 4 II 2.0 16V Diesel sound library features 89 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup. Engine was recorded in sync with cabin interior ambients, and you can expect different styles of driving. From casual city driving, through accelerations on a highway up to rpm ramps and constant rpm loops for game audio. In addition to engine recordings, this sound effects library features exterior passes, whooshes and other road related sounds recorded in mono and stereo. Last but not least, different foley were recorded to cover exterior and interior activities.
A huge collection of toy sound effects, including rattles, squeaking, pops, shakes, bounces, slides, drops, rings, clicks, crankings, spins and much more. More than 650 fun, festive sound effects in total.
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.
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.
This library delivers sounds of a vintage tractor that was manufactured in the communist part of Germany right after WWII.
The featured model is a Famulus RS1436L from 1956. It has an air-cooled 2-cylinder diesel engine that generates 36 horsepower from 3.3l displacement. Due to the low operating speed of only 1600 rpm some of these engines are still running today.
For this particular library the Famulus was recorded from 7 onboard mics attached around engine, frame, rear wheels and exhaust. The Tractor performs cold start (with the second cylinder delaying), various manoeuvres at the yard as well as uphill and downhill drives along a hilly dirt road.
The library is completed by various exterior stereo takes that encompass idles, aways, approaches, pass-bys along windy farmland plus takes from the drivers perspective.
This library features various recordings of traffic ranging from rural highways, inner city, residential, city CBD and wet traffic. Metadata includes information such as time of day, location and how busy the roads are. All sounds were recorded using the DPA 5100 and Sound Devices 788T this library is delivered to you in 24bit / 96khz and is available in stereo or 5.0 (5.0 version includes stereo files as well).
Traffic Hush by Badlands Sound offers twenty unique ambience three and a half minute files each of distant traffic hush! This library is perfect for sound editors creating high-quality distant ambiences quickly and easily with several options including very sparse quiet traffic with a few cars driving by to large bustling city roads with semi trucks.
This sound library was recorded in 96 kHz / 24 bit using Sound Devices 702t with a pair of Line Audio CM3's in ORTF microphone configuration.
TH Studio Production presents a small, but bold cinematic Sound FX library: TRAILER BOOMS – featuring powerful explosion & blast sounds that’ll add extra oomph to your trailers. The library features a total of 35 sounds: 3 Kontakt Instruments – 10 Booms, 15 Long Booms, and 10 Very Long Booms. The Kontakt instruments require Kontakt 5.6.6, but the .wav files can be used without Kontakt too.
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
The Trailer Elements library delivers 136 cinematic sounds for movies, trailers, video gams and others. Includes files for Kontakt 5.6.6 (17 instruments in total – full Kontakt version required) and regular WAV Files.
Sounds include Big Metal Hits, Metal Sounds, Hits, Darkness Hits, Rises, Reverse, Braams, Drones, Booms, long and Percussive Pulsations and more.
Cinematic Trailer Elements 2 is a cinematic toolkit library, packed with 84 minutes of heavy and powerful sounds. It features 53 instruments for Kontakt 5 (full version required – not included), as well as 354 wav files that can be used without Kontakt.
Booms, Long Booms, Braams, Dark Hits , High Hits, Short Metal Hits, Mega Horns, Big Metal Whooshes, Metal Whooshes, Pads, Pianos, Pulsations, Pulse Clocks, Pulse Low, Pulse Mid, Rises, Reverse sounds, Soft Whooshes, Stutter Whooshes, Stutter FX + Epic Vocals by Bulgarian vocalist Vladislava Hristozov
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