OBSCURE FREQUENCIES is a unique collection of 336 sound effects created from uncommon audio recordings of radio masts, antennas, digital meters, circuit boards, batteries, home & leisure electronics, broken electronics etc.
Deep, dark, low and evolving soundscapes, cracking, distorted whooshes, hybrid electric loops and complex one-shots, all designed using exclusively recordings done with induction coil microphones.
Obscure frequencies is a very versatile pack that can be successfully use in many projects such as sci-fi, horror, sound installations and game audio. Its unique sound comes from combining organic recordings of things that cannot be heard without a special equipment and hours of complex sound design.
All soundscapes loop seamlessly and all source/raw recordings are included.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + JrF Induction Coil Mic + DIY Mics
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10, iZotope Iris II, NI Kontakt.
Small Cave Ambiences / Big Wave Crashes / Coquina Rock Hits
If you’re in need of an Ocean/Beach library, this is it. The library covers a range of material from small enclosed spaces with the sound of distant waves droning to massive waves crashing against the coquina rock.
Although it is, in essence, an ambience library I recorded and edited material for maximum flexibility for further sound design capabilities.
The library was recorded over a period of 4-weekend trips to Washington Oaks State Park near Flagler Beach, FL.
Types of Recordings:
Bonus Forge / Reaktor Sample Maps Also Included
This library delivers a diverse collection of waves on rugged beaches; crashes on boulders, churns in stone basins, sizzles on pebbles, gentle laps in coves, and trickles in tidepools.
EVERY WEATHER, DAYTIME AND VEGETATION
This spatial collection of 101 carefully mastered shoreline sounds allow you to balance just the right amount of wave presence with appropriate wildlife to fit nearly every mood. Day or night, dune or forest, calm or windy, you will be able to craft your most compelling soundscapes.
For example, distant ocean waves and clear gull cries or inspiring songbirds will produce a full frequency spectrum and depth of field. Need something more sheltered? One of the many cricket medleys combined with windblown dune grass will render an acoustic safe harbor for your audience to enjoy many pleasant vacation memories.
This Library is also part of The Complete Quiet Planet Bundle.Libraries from Quiet Planet are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
Small trickles, to gentle streams, raging rivers, waterfalls, and the Pacific Ocean (in Hawaii and Oregon). Many are quite long and are a perfect long background to a water-related section of your film or project.
Odd is a small collection of effects originally created for a project revolving around quick, organic glitched visuals. The library is divided into four categories – Reverses, Texture and Noise, Synthesized Elements and general Oddities. Odd is perfect for adding a bit of strange or weird to your design. Something like a 'what was that?' library. Go nuts.
What is Odds and Ends?
Let me soothe your worried mind with a short concise explanation:
Odds and Ends is basically a general SFX library, but smaller. Most general libraries total up to about 100gb or more, whereas this is a lot of the same material, but aimed to supplement your already existing library.
Odds and Ends contains a variety of ambiances, studio foley, and unique one off recordings that couldn't be expanded into a full library; for instance recordings of a baby alligator chirping, or a small collection of submarine ambiances.
On that note, one of the most extensive portions of the library are 8gb of various stereo ambiances. Due to how much I traveled during the production of this library, I’ve covered quite a few locations, from the Pacific NW to the Deep South.
Take a look through the metadata sheet provided below, and give the demo a listen.
This office sound effect library features a mix of technology field recordings and office Foley.
It includes web servers, PCs, hard drives, phones, and office crowd. There are shredders and scanners, printers, and more.
A mixed bag of office Foley rounds out the package: chairs, coins, binders, books, cameras, and others.
132 sounds to experience the true colors of an office, everything you do on a day to day paperwork
Office Space is an extensive and the go-to collection for clean and constant office environment room tones and ambiences. The library has over 6 hours / 11.7 GB worth of material that covers a whole large modern office building from top to bottom. The length of each room tone is 3 minutes and all the room tones are calibrated to -30 LUFS.
Office Space was recorded with a custom designed very low self-noise (4.5 dB) ORTF rig that gives you only the noise of the room and minimal noise from the recording equipment itself.
The huge variety in the sounds of the room tones gives you a great palette to experiment with various sound design tools so you can create e.g. spaceship ambiences, drones and otherworldly textures.
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.
Auditorium • Bunker Shelter • Cleaning Closet • Communal Kitchen • Corridor • Elevator Interior • Elevator Lobby • Gaming Area • General Open Office Area • General Open Office Printer Area • Hallway • Large Meeting Room • Large Room • Large Storage Room • Large Vestibule • Lobby • Lounge • Main Lobby • Massage Room • Meeting Room Lounge Area • Parking Garage • Printer Room • Recycling Room • Restaurant Corridor • Restaurant General Dining Area • Restaurant Kitchen • Restaurant Service Cashier Desk • Sauna • Sauna Changing Room • Sauna Lounge Area • Sauna Shower Area • Server Room • Small Cleaning Closet • Small Communal Kitchen • Small Kitchen • Small Meeting Room • Small Phone Booth Room • Small Room • Small Shower • Small Vestibule • Staircase • Storage Room • Toilet
As bonus content you will get over 20 minutes worth of recordings of an elevator and a large office printer. The bonus content was recorded in both XY and ORTF so you can easily mix and match them to your projects.
Elevator Door Open Close (Interior and Lobby perspectives) • Elevator Interior Move Up Down Ground Floor to 4th Floor • Office Printer Paper Tray Open Close • Office Printer Print Start Loop End • Office Printer Scan Glass Start Loop End • Office Printer Scan Paper Holder Start Loop End • Office Printer Wake Up From Sleep Mode
From newborns to toddlers, this sound effect library gets you 175 recordings of the cutest babies you will ever find, captured in 24bit/96khz. It features all-original recordings, and gets you sounds such as baby and toddler grunts, burps, whines, coughs, excited screams, giggles, gurgles, laughs, sneezes, babbling, talking, coos, breathing, hiccups, snoring, vocalizations, exclamations and much more.
Need a powerful robot voice? You can build complete robot voice sentences with Okamoid, a really powerful commander robot voice. It’s perfect for strong robot leaders, commanders, villians, in battles, etc. Highly intelligible.
The Okamoid sound effect library contains more than THREE thousands words, chosen amongst the most common English ones. This allows you to build all the sentences you need for your project with this voice.
Okamoid comes with a custom audio browser html file to help you quickly locate, preview and drag & drop the files you need to construct complete sentences.
Three old style British Radio broadcasts. I have voiced and processed them to sound authentic for the respective eras.
• 1939 wartime news broadcast.
• 1962 weather report on the severe winter of the time.
• A 70s pirate radio style monologue.
Could be good for your radio, TV, film, animation or theatre project.
Old Cameras sound library features 69 recordings of different camera related activities. 13 different cameras were recorded with two MKH 8040s in 192kHz. Total length of the files is 52 minutes. Inside you’ll find sound effects like rewinding film, pulling different levers, rotating dials, shutter effects, handling noises, lens focus rings and aperture clicks, polaroid mechanism and more.
“Old Cars – Short Passby” is a library with a lot of classic cars: Ford, MG, Jaguar, Porsche, Triumph, Cobra, Austin, Alpha and more.
You will find 45 files with single car Pass Bys. The files are not named after specific cars/manufacturers.
The Old Cottages library was recorded in outdoor museums of old cottage houses and in a remote mountain cottage during quiet winter.
At first, both libraries (Castles and Old Cottages) were planned to create one big old stuff library. But I soon realised that the topic is too wide for one thematic library and sounds recorded in cottages have different character.
It’s dominated by old creaky wood. And the same as in Castles library, I treated specific ambience of wooden cottages as a part of the sound.
So again, lots of old wooden doors, with metal bolts. Starting from small to large heavy barn doors, both INT and EXT. Some Background Activities on different kinds of wooden floors, recorded from different POVs, like one floor below, or next door. Some interesting props movements.
We also performed some of the objects (like doors), creating rhythmic sounds which could work well for any antique rotating, whirling machines.
We also recorded old machines with gears, which could be very useful for sound design. Using some pitch shifting changes them into another palette of antique sounds.
Recording locations include:
Old Cottages • Old Cottages, upstairs/next-door activity • Staircase / stairwell • Manor • Barn • Mill
Types of sounds included:
Doors: 258 files • Window: 10 files • BG Activities: 37 files • Furniture: 10 files • Mechanism: 73 files
Old Drawers is a collection of 151 carefully recorded and mastered drawer sound effects.
Opens, Closes, Slides, Rolls, Creaks, Wrestles and more!
All audio files have been recorded at superb 192KHZ 24BIT. Multiple mic positions to capture all the little details such as rollers, creaky wood etc
Comprehensive Soundminer’s metadata. Over 20 different, old, traditional, wooden drawers.
LOCATION: Spain, Costa Blanca. Traditional Spanish hacienda before renovation.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH 8060
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, iZotope RX (mildly).
“Old Engines Grab Bag” is a pack of numerous old, unique and characterful engines from early 1900s. It’s a massive collection of 56GB multitrack 192kHz recordings of old tractors and stationary engines, both diesel and gasoline fueled.
The intention wasn’t to cover vehicles driving, but to get isolated and very closely recorded mechanical elements of engines and exhaust pipes as a source material for sound design. There are many starts, idles, revs, offs, RPMs variations, backfires etc. Some are heavy and large sounding, some are small and funny. Tractors were captured EXT and most of stationary engines INT, but since they are very closely recorded there is just a little amount of reverb on most of them.
Most of engines are 1 or 2 cylinders and low horse power and their RPMs are also low. Thanks to this, many of those sounds aren’t tonal and can easily be used as additional layer with other design elements. They work great for adding vintage character, designing junky or funny vehicles, crazy huge steampunk machines or engines malfunction.
Sounds were recorded using multi-mic setup: Sanken CO-100k (most of the time pointing mechanical parts), Sennheiser MKH-8060 (mainly for isolated exhaust pipe), Schoeps CMC6XT mk41/mk8 (general image) and part also with Trance Audio Inducer contact mics (adding unique mechanical perspective).
The library is delivered as multitrack 192kHz files, as well as stereo mix of all microphones. Thanks to using microphones with extended frequency range, drastic pitch changes can be applied.
All files have extensive metadata created in Soundminer, including leg picker with microphone labels.
Demo files include pitched sounds, which are not delivered with library.
Old Soviet Factory – industrial sounds from rusty old mining factory – INT and EXT:
Get a rare opportunity to get into a working oil shale factory from early 20th century. Most of the building and technology has remained unchanged and is still working. This sound library contains high quality recordings from both inside the factory and exterior industrial and mining soundscapes. As a bonus there are lots of open field oil shale mining sounds, with heavy machinery.
All the files have been recorded 96kHz/24bit with industry standard equipment – stereo (Sennheiser MKH 8020) plus mono for details (DPA 4017) Sound Devices Mixpre10T, and have added metadata.
OLD STUFF is a collection of old and worn sounds that will help you define the mood of a scene or can be used for any kind of sound design process. The library includes hums, buzzes, whirs, creaks, squeals from many different sources: doorknobs, doors, elevators, fridges, freezers, speakers, toilets, fans, and heaters. A peculiar garage soundscape is also included. Most of the sounds included are used on a daily basis.
All these different nuances and hues make this library a worthwhile tool for both film and game sound designers.
This ambisonic library takes us to the historical centre of a magic city of Prague. A listener is surrounded by international crowds with lots of voices and footsteps in all possible distances. The soundscape background is complemented by diffused city noises of all kinds. And you can even meet a procession of Asian tourists!
Highlights:-16+16 crowd ambiences take place in narrow streets and large squares
-from decent pads to significantly sounding moments
-recorded on Sound Devices MixPre-6 and Soundfield by Rode NTSF1 ambisonic microphone
-both first order AmbiX and standard stereo files in the box
-96/24 resolution, 6.2 GB unpacked, 59.5 minutes of the original audio, 119 minutes in total
-all tracks are over 3 minutes length
3 mic perspectives give full coverage on an antique typewriter in good working condition. The typewriter had a loose front plate and we clacked, hit and dropped it for a wide range of cool typewritery sounds. The Kontakt instrument presets requires the full version of NI Kontakt 4.2.3 or later.
Omega by Badlands Sound features 800 sound effects featuring various items and actions that includes a wide variety of sounds that can be found throughout the home like Mason Jars setting on wood tables, fake plants, cases, dog toys, tool bags and so much more. The library is great for expanding your libraries to speed up work flows while sound editing projects or doing sound effects for video games. This sound library was recorded in a very quiet studio with professional audio equipment including Sound Devices 702t and Sennheiser MKH 8040’s. All sounds are 24 bit / 96k sample rate, minimal de-noise, minimal processing and includes metadata.
Ominous Drones sound library features 100 high quality, dark cinematic drones sound effects perfect for enhancing the anticipation and suspense in any sci-fi, thriller, or horror movie, trailer, video game, music track, and more!
From dark disturbing braam-like drones, dynamic and evolving ones, to the subtle eerie horror ambiences and atmospheres, this tension-driven sound collection will provide you with the sounds to keep your audience on the edge of their seats. If you’re looking for scary post-apocalyptic ambient sounds, otherworldly and alien-like soundscapes, or dark and sinister dystopian textures, this sample pack is a must have!
Ominous Drones sound library contains 4.72GB (146 minutes total) of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.
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