The ‘Lifts and Elevators’ library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 19 different elevators. Each model bringing their own unique sonic qualities and character. From slick and smooth modern elevators to weathered old freight and goods lifts, these high-quality recordings have been carefully captured in:
• Warehouses/Industrial Units
Each elevator has been recorded in motion, opening and closing its doors (manually and mechanically), producing metallic rattles, creaks, groans and more. Additionally, Button pressing, alarm bells, buzzers and stationary room tones, have been captured in crystal clear detail.
All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24 bit, 96 kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416 and MKH30 microphones. Each file has been also tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.
The majority of recordings contain both a stereo MS decoded and ORTF version. The midside has a narrower stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.
This library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 22 different elevators found in the following locations:
Each elevator has its own unique characteristics featuring creaks, groans, impacts & rattles. All elevators feature roomtones, buttons, doors opening & closing (both interior & exterior perspective) and in motion using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Sennheiser MKH 8020 stereo pair at 24bit/96khz for all your sound design needs.
Listen to the balance of melodic tones and atmospheric drones. Features rhythmic, mystical, eerie, and angelic atmospheres. Also includes resonant ambiences, shimmering tones, ghostly drones, buzzing atmospheres, and swirling beds. Includes over 15 fields of metadata in three formats, including Soundminer.
Small SFX library with light bulb: buzz, flickering, zap… Perfect for haunting ambience!
• Library ships in 96kHz, 24bit
• Universal Category System (UCS) compliant
• 22 files
• Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata
Ok, ok, before you hit the preview button…back in school a friend made a short film with lots of fighting and light sabres. Who doesn’t want to try their hand at making those? This was my valiant attempt as a fledgling sound designer. They ain't the real thing but perhaps useful nonetheless. Enjoy!
Rumbles and rattles from lighthouse motor recorded at every floor, from bottom to top of the tower.
Recorded in Atlantic Maritimes PEI province in Canada. The lighthouse has an electric motorized engine that makes the light rotate at 360 degree, so that the boat can be guided.
Liquidation is a liquid texture library covering everything from water to slime to fizzes and bubbles. Source material in this library includes wet slimy pasta, giant water balloons, large containers being submerged underwater, leather fizzing in a chemical bath, pool water splashes and more. Plus it was all recorded at 192kHz/24bit so you can really stretch and thrash these sounds – and the vast majority of the sound files are in stereo. Whether you're designing an underwater adventure or an alien autopsy, this library is full of complimentary textures to layer together.
The LiquidMetal – Waterphone SFX pack contains a lot of great material for your next deep impact horror project, when you need eerie, suspenseful and deep sounds that bring the fear out in you and your audience.
We hit, rattled, bowed, snaped and swashed the real Waterphone – a unique instrument – for really formidable sounds.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years. Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa) has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with a contemporary culture that is alive and thriving and making its mark in today's Europe.
This small collection of sounds includes a variety of ambiences, feels, and classics Lisbon Sounds. They are part of my last travel to this amazing city!
They include sounds from Rossio Square, Comerce Square, Trains, Belem, Underground, Baixo Chiado Neighbourdhood, Sant George Castle, street and market ambiences.
It’s lit! Become engulfed in different types of flames, fires, and torches with this immense high resolution fire sound library! Recreate the perfect fire pit or discover the remnants of a burning building with sounds captured from indoor and outdoor open and closed flames from ignition to roaring flames. Uncover the darkest depths of hidden temples or send a fireball blazing through the sky with sounds captured from handmade torches in motion. Create a thick rocket engine with sounds sourced from blue flamed butane torches. Or recreate the most earth scorching armageddon with the fine details provided by the highest quality stereo recordings at 192 kHz. Many of the larger flames were recorded using a mid-side technique to give you a huge sound making you feel engulfed in the flames. Other sources include matches, lighters, lit paper, lit pine needles, gasoline ignited flames, put out flames with snow and water, and more! Enjoy the depth and detail of Lit: Flames, Fires, and Torches!
Pair it with “You, Me, and Debris” Sound Library to create the ultimate impact and destruction pack!
Little Boxes is a curated collection of four unique sound sets designed to compliment one another sonically and texturally. These textures move from acoustic to electroacoustic to analog synthesis – all programmed into beautiful Kontakt 4 instruments (full NI Kontakt
4.2.3 or later required).
A small device meant to be hung flat on the wall, the balls will swing and strike the strings if the ground begins to move.
This box was shaken, plucked, strummed, performed and ebowed to produce a beautiful palette of acoustic string textures.
In Kontakt those sounds evolved into a group of instruments that ran from folksy, zither like patches to lush, shimmering pads.
69 human vocalizations processed to be smaller than human.
This library would be a great fit for an indie game in need of a character sound to enhance movements, actions and/or fighting.
Music is only heard on demo, downloads are high resolution and without background music.
What’s Included: 11x Crashing, Bumping, Falling / 14x Landing, Shifting, Sliding / 19x Jumping, Lifting, Pushing / 25x Punching, Kicking, Chopping / 6x Surprise / 3x Joy / 3x Haughty / 3x Angry
Lo-Fi Sci-Fi is a library packed full of characterful, authentic and gritty sounds. It was lovingly created by sound designers Barney Oram and Derek Brown, in homage to classic late 70’s and early 80’s sci-fi movies.
The collection is comprised of a wide range of sounds, including metal, organics, fire, mechanical, interfaces, creatures, foley and footsteps, abstract, ambience, and much more.
Lo-Fi Sci-Fi features 620 24bit / 48kHz WAV files in total, including 45 designed sounds and 575 source sounds.
Loading Sounds is a collection of various VCRs, CDs, Cassettes and Game console recordings focused on their mechanical requirements to play music or movies. There are even Printers loading paper and car CD players loading damaged CDs. The sounds are useful for the beginning of tracks, youtube video or sound effects for a movie, game or multimedia project.
Get a huge variety of simple or complex lockdown mechanism sounds with a wide array of different latches and impacts with Lockdown, a performable Kontakt instrument and sound effects library.
We brought in dozens of props big and small to generate a massive array of source material recorded at 24 bit 192kHz. These included cameras, carabiners, wrenches, rack cases, knives, can openers, tongs, crimpers, solder suckers, file cabinet doors, vehicle doors and servos and much more – all with multiple unique performances per set.
Great care was taken to record each performance with the highest sonic quality and detail. We chose a pair of MKH50s in XY as our primary setup, creating a big, clean stereo image on every sound.
The designed collection uses samples based on the elements recordings that have been transformed into entirely new and different sounds using heavy processing and layering. It was created to produce interesting design and transition sounds quickly and easily. Lockdown includes over 500 fully lockdowns of all sizes and scales.
‘Quiet’ and ‘London’. Not two words that go together very often these days. But now…near empty bus and train stations, a market usually bustling with buyers. Commuter-free trains and tubes, empty streets. For a full list of sounds see the attached excel doc.
This is a collection of 5 different metal lockers, opened, closed, banged and handled for all of those school hallway situations you’ll come across. They are super clean and were recorded with close and “roomy” perspectives for all but one.
Multi-channel, mono close, stereo room.
LOFI Terminal is a collection of 195 UI/HUD sound effects.
Create original sounding games, menus, UIs, apps and more. LT was designed to have that LOFI sound
with a bit of a twist. Perfect work indie games or any projects looking for different sounding UI/HUD sfx.
LOFI Terminal was created with game developers, sound designers and streamers in mind.
Collection was created using both hardware and software synths.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data
CREATED & EDITED WITH: Modular, Reaktor, Adaptiverb, TC Electronics, Pro Tools.
London Ambisonics is a collection of 55 immersive city ambience recordings from the streets, parks and subways of London, England. Use these versatile sounds to enliven your scenes with an authentic city atmosphere. Recorded in 24-bit/96kHz with a Sennheiser AMBEO VR mic, London Ambisonics was captured at various locations throughout London including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Palace Theatre, the River Thames and more. Detailed metadata includes coordinates and cross streets for maximum geographic clarity.
To capture these stunning ambiences, recordist Matt Snedecor traversed London with the goal of capturing its essence. In his own words:
“London, although there’s a lot of English, just has a different feel and sound than a major US city. So I was partly looking for urban sounds, but also getting the feel of the city itself. It was definitely not as big and loud as NYC and there’s also things like different sirens and horns than we have here.”
This library includes SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products that allows you to control the Ambisonics files by pointing “virtual microphones” any direction with a wide range of polar patterns. Unparalleled flexibility lets users match backgrounds with the specific setting of any scene.
The Ambisonics recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond. In addition to giving sound editors and mixers greater flexibility and control over the recordings, these recordings are also perfect for 3D Audio applications including VR and 360º video.
Your DAW must support Quad (4-channel) tracks in order to use SurroundZone2 plug-in.
This is a collection of sounds recorded at various locations in London, UK. Recordings of landmarks such as Trafalgar Square and Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), various London streets, and green spaces are all featured, totalling 127 minutes of ambisonic audio, with an average length of 6 mins 22 seconds.
The files have been decoded to AmbiX, but can be converted to FuMa with the free Ambi Converter from Noise Makers, or decoded to any format from mono to 7.1.2 Atmos using Harpex-X or the free Røde Soundfield plug-in.
No noise reduction has been used, apart from on the recording of Big Ben, and the unprocessed version is also included.
SSL11 London City Sounds is our first project recorded in London exclusively during a 4 days visit in the city. SURROUND SOUND LAB Team traveled to London just to record the main essence of this city!
Parks, Ambiences, Traffic, Wallas, indoors crowds, buses, trains, stations and touristic places, all available right now in this huge library.
More than 4:30 hours of original and actual recordings. 79 original field recordings (see map above for geo-localization) in Surround 5.1 , ST and Double MS RAW format (for custom editions).
Each ambience recorded in this library is at least 3-4 minutes long, so there is no need for looping ambience in your project!
This library was recorded in a Double MS mic configuration. This provides great post production possibilities.
London Crowds brings you 20 stereo crowd recordings featuring different situations and locations: Luton and Stansted airports; Liverpool Street, King’s Cross, Victoria and Marylebone stations; a pub, a classroom, a terrace bar, an auditorium, a campus university and a few networking events. Crowds go from 10 people up to a cocktail event with dozens of people.
19 out of 20 locations are interior, so traffic noise is either minimum or absent. English (with British accent) is obviously present in all the files.
Files come in 24 bit and 96/48 kHz. Total length of the library is 105 minutes.
We’ve spent many hours exploring London’s far corners, seeking out the darkest, dirtiest, dimly lit areas of the capital’s streets in search of evocative and truly authentic sounds.
On visiting a large range of locations across the city we embraced our surroundings to capture the city’s natural reverberation and unique sonic qualities.
London Edge is the result of our methodical and passionate search for moods, atmospheres and textures, inspired by our favourite London dramas.
All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416, MKH30 and DPA4060 microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.
The majority of recordings contain both a stereo MS decoded and ORTF version. The midside has a narrower more focused stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.
MWFX004 London Interior Spaces is a collection of high quality ambience recordings made over the course of 2 years using a stealth rig consisting of 2 x Sennheiser MKH8040s in ORTF stereo. The Stealth rig has allowed me to record natural ambiences of people in a variety of interior spaces around London resulting in a very versatile and useful collection of sounds. The collection includes places of varying size from large, busy reverberant spaces such as museums to small intimate pubs and quiet libraries and bookshops. The collection has a range of crowd sizes from busy walla to the quiet presence and activity of one or two people in the background, which will allow a variety of different applications and uses.
Spaces included in the library:
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