Need chainsaw sound effects? This library gets you a lot! From chainsaw motor / engine starts and stops, sawing at different RPMs and durations, idles, different perspectives and distances – and even different engine types. This library includes recordings made with both small and big Stihl chainsaws. A total of 66 .wav files are included for more than an hour and a half of chainsaw action.
Need some motor / engine sounds from an unusual source? The Brushcutter library features everything from cutting sounds, engine starts, stops, idles and revving sounds, metallic squeaks and impacts. You’ll find files of different brushcutters working alone and at the same time recorded from different perspectives and distances.
The whole recording session took place during a special event, as five 5 volunteers were clearing some harsh terrain for mud turtles. And to make the area habitable for the turtles, all the small branches and trees had to be removed. So not only did the turtles win, so do you as you now have a unique collection of sounds at your fingertips.
Brushcutter gets you 41 high quality .wav files, with a total of 87 minutes of recording time.
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.
Brace for impact! Rupture delivers more than 375 impacts and destruction sound effects, categorized and ready for immediate implementation into any game. It's not only for games though, Rupture would be perfectly suited in any film or media project where high quality impacts, breaks, and destruction are needed. You could think of Rupture as the baby brother to our massive destruction library Matter Mayhem, but Rupture comes with all new recordings, new textures, and new objects. For the price, it's a must-have!
Rupture was created in collaboration with Rick Hernandez, a Los Angeles based professional sound designer. Rick is an accomplished AAA video game sound designer and field recordist. He also works on feature films & television.
Brick breaks/ crushes • Car impacts • Concrete impacts • Dirt, dust, debris • Drywall impacts • Glass breaks, shatters, cracking • Ice explosions • Lights shatters • Marble impacts • Metal impacts • Plaster impacts • Rock crumble, roll, impacts • Sand blasts, debris, dust • Snow impacts • Trees hits • Water splashes • Wood crushes, impacts, breaks – all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata
Intervention is the most complete and researched SWAT sound effects library ever made, featuring 26 weapons recorded by Hollywood’s premier weapons recordist, Charles Maynes.
We've compiled a collection of the most frequently used weapons by American SWAT units, offering you a complete sound set to work on modern films, television or games.
We’ve even included the source recordings for you to design your own gunshots, and plenty of additional foley, utilities, boots, explosives, gun handling and gear body movements, making this the most developed soundpack library in its genre.
All files are 24bit/96khz stereo files, meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata, including:
• 26 weapons commonly used by US SWAT teams
• Suppressed and burst variations for most weapons
• Shot variations for dry, open exterior, interior and urban locations
• 4 source layers for each weapon, allowing you to design your own shots
• 14 gun foley weapon sets including reloads, magazine inserts and cocking
• SWAT body gear movements
• Utilities like night vision goggles, batons, battering rams and more
• Large explosives and explosive sweeteners
• Designed gun handling files for gun movements
Charles Maynes' work includes Spider-Man, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Resident Evil 5, and he is regarded as one of the go-to people in Hollywood and games for weapons recording. Intervention also contains gun foley recorded by another Hollywood sound pro, Matthew E. Taylor
Robotic Lifeforms Lite Edition features 800+ robot sound effects – from small bots to massive automatons. It includes transforms, morphs & servos – essentials from our larger Robotic Lifeforms Soundpack.
Robotic Lifeforms Lite Edition features:
• 475+ designed sound effects
• 325+ source recordings
• 60+ transforming sound layers
• 100+ morphing and mechanism layers
• 200+ servos, drills, metal, & industrial layers
– all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata
Room Tones and Quiet Places features 40 HD 24bit / 96khz sound effects with a large selection of empty rooms and quiet places. Locations include car washes, computer rooms, offices, subways, train stations, laundromats and more. Most ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length.
Now you don’t have to kill anyone to get these types of sounds! No more mafia boss interactions, No need to arrange meetings with your hitman, No need to lure unsuspecting victims to your recording location!
Far from the heart of town. Where you see the cityscapes in the distance. You hear the sounds of downtown deep and low. This collection is made for those shots, when you need to feel at the edge of the city.
An interior wind collection is a must-have. It howls and it hoots through the recess of a door or a window.
Get the sounds of waves captured with ambisonics – everything from small waves on a sunny day to the big swells of a storm.
Want the engine sounds of a BMW? THe BMW 114i sound effects library features 47 WAV files with total length of 125 minutes, recorded in 96kHz/24bit using Sound Devices 702, Oktavas MK012, Rode NTG and Sony PCM-M10. This library includes the sound of the engine.
You will find sound of different driving styles, slow rpm increase and decrease for game implementation, steady rpms, casual driving, and aggressive accelerations with sudden gear shifting.
In addition to the engine sound, You’ll find foley like opening/closing doors, windows, hood, turning lights, horn and more. The last thing are passes and accelerations recorded from the outside. Different speeds and perspectives recorded in mono and stereo at the same time. Every file was tagged in ProTools 11 for quick and easy searching.
Ambience City Traffic features 40 HD 24bit / 96kHz recordings with a large selection of urban city, freeway and highway ambiences.
Sounds include close and distant traffic recordings, and locations include downtown, highways, freeways, harbor areas, intersections, mountain towns, parking lots and more. Wet and snowy street / tire sounds are also included. All ambiences are 2-3 minutes in length.
More than just roomtones, this collection is about living in town. Changing an appartment’s common sounds into simple poetry. This collection was recorded in a big city such as Paris and London but also more quiet places.
Many flavours of train sound recordings in this collection. Some really nice rolling sounds, arrivals and departures. Some of them were recorded in Thailand, in between cars, where security is not a big deal. You may need a more secured transport with high speed train, french TGV, enjoy the incredible pass-by at 190mph.
Get the sound of silence. The roomtones are captured in surround, spread them across your speakers and each room will sound more realistic than ever. Get all benefits of Ambisonics, especially for those kinds of sounds.
It’s raining today, wherever you are, in the house or in the garden, you will be surrounded by bad weather.
A varied collection of forest atmospheres – from very quiet places like “Sequoia” National park to more lively woods, this library gives you great material with nice acoustics. Ambisonic recordings are particularly great for those sounds.
A collection of fireworks sound effects, mostly recorded from the launching area, close to the mortars for some big booms and fuse sounds. Of course you will find classical fireworks atmosphere here too. And if you are looking for rocket sounds or loud blasts, you should try slowing them down.
This collection of common European bird sounds helps you to bring life into your nature environments at different seasons. It will be easy to signify a sad winter or a sunny day in spring by choosing the right bird song.
Mostly recorded at “the Olympia”, a great concert hall in Paris, this collection is all about the applause and crowd reactions. From large groups to single persons, we aim to cover any kind of emotion felt during a show. If you are looking for realism and authenticity, you should find it here.
The Caribbean coast of Colombia is full of magical places and unique environments. Tayrona Natural Park is an indigenous reserve far from civilization and with the perfect blend of beach, forest and harmony. In the far north of the country lies “El Cabo de la Vela” where the sounds are a direct connection with nature.
This library brings you beach, desert and forest ambiences along with wave movement of 7 different beaches.
The Farm Animals SFX library represents an big selection of domestic animal and bird sounds. The sounds were primarily recorded on farms with a focus on vocalizations.
Baby Chicks: Chirps as a group and single.
Chickens: Clucking after laying eggs, squawking when scared, and clucking in a group.
Cow: Single long and short mooing, breathing recorded with close and far distances. Mooing in farm ambience recordings.
Dogs: Single medium-sized mongrel barking. Whining, yelping and aggressive growling. Big mongrel single barking.
Ducklings: Single calls to mother.
Ducks: Quacking as a group and single.
Geese: Calls in a poultry group.
Guinea Fowls: As a group and single.
Horses: Stallion neigh, grunt, breath, snort and head shake. Ambients of a stable (feeding hay, stableman working).
Peacock: Single calls.
Piglets: European piglets squeals and screams, slurping when eating.
Pigs: European big pig grunt, snort, breath, slurping when eating. Vietnam big pig squeal, scream and breath.
Roosters: Old and young rooster crowings. Recorded at close and far distances. As single and in a poultry group.
Sheep: Single sheep’s bleatings recorded at close and far distances. Also contains recordings of milking.
Turkey: Calls in a poultry group.
Rural Australia is a library that gets you the best material from recording sessions in regional New South Wales. It features a mix of nature ambiences, animal recordings and a bit of Foley to boot. The sound of insects at night, birds singing, spurs jangling, cows braying, male horses in heat and more – it’s all here in one package.
A collection of versatile, carefully crafted, seamless looping drones and textures, that would take you away into the unknown realms. The pack includes all kinds of moods: from low-rumbling environmental ambiences and spacey drones, to the divine and transparent textures.
You can never have too many laser blast sounds! And just when you thought you'd heard every type of Laser Blast SFX out there, here comes an all-new gut punching Laser Blast Collection that will.. well, blast you into smithereens. Recorded and designed from scratch at 24bit, 96kHz – and also includes a few bonus kid-friendly zap sounds. Enjoy, if you survive the blast.
This library brings you various obnoxious sips, slurps, gulps, gurgles, and more! Obnoxious Sips was recorded using a variety of drinking containers such as glass and plastic bottles and cups, an aluminum can, and some interestingly obnoxious sips from a straw!!
Spanning five years of meticulous field recordings “Rain, Rivers & Waves” gets you nearly 8 GB of pristine water sounds in all shapes and sizes.
The collection includes 97 files recorded in stereo at 96 kHz.
The library delivers around 4 hours of tropical rains, urban storms, shallow streams, large roaring rivers, gentle lapping, heavy surf waves and much more!
We hope this collection will be of great value to anybody looking for outstanding water sounds.
As usual, all our sounds are meticulously recorded, edited with patience and mastered with love.
Here’s 144 minutes of composite German construction site ambiences. It comes with all the hammering, sawing, digging, drilling, some yelling workers, squeaky crawling excavators and loud jack hammers you’d expect. All edited, cleaned, mixed and packed with metadata.
The ambiences were mostly recorded with a Sound Devices 744t and a Sound Devices Mix-PreD through a Beyerdynamic MC930 ORTF setup and RODE NTG-4 microphone, and some ambiences were tweaked to seamless loop from end to start. All sounds were recorded over weeks at several different construction site around Stuttgart / Germany – from very small sites recorded close up to huge construction sites with lots different typical working sounds.
ARCADIA – an enormous selection of characterful 8-bit/retro sound effects with a modern touch. From quivering deaths to delicate locks and intense doors this collection will undoubtedly add sonic energy to your project, be it games, film and television. Our aim was to create something more interesting and exciting than just being fully faithful to the retro game console sound genre.
This collection contains sounds such as: Alarms, Ambiences, Attacks, Calculations, Damages, Deaths, Doors, Errors, Explosions, Notifications, Jumps, Falls, Footsteps, Weapons, Impacts, Item Pickups, Machines, Monsters, Projectiles, Radio Disturbances, Whooshes and Music Tracks. Take a look at our datasheet for the complete list.
All sounds are royalty free and equipped with comprehensive Soundminer metadata for rapid access.
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.
• Library ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio
• Extremes, hits, drones, shockers, stingers, stutters, whooshes & more
• 500+ HD SFX in 100+ files
• Effective workflow: 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.
• Library ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio
• Scrapes, squeaks, creaks & groans, vocals & drones and so much more!
• 270+ files, 1.200+ HD sound effects
• Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata
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
Evil Twin is a Reaktor 5 and 6 ensemble for creating cinematic sound design, BPM synced rhythmic loops, intense impacts, whooshes, glitches, drones, and special effects.
Evil Twin is sample-based and contains a custom 128 sample library from SoundMorph. You can also load your own samples easily. If you own the new Reaktor 6, Evil Twin is a must have.
• Presets by Richard Devine, Ivo Ivanov, Jason Cushing, Yan David and more
• 3 LFOs
• Drawable envelopes
• Complete knob modulation
• Load up to 6 samples
• 3 effects
• Grain, Jitter, and Pitch controls
• BPM synced loops
• Included Touch OSC template
• Note: This library requires a full version of Reaktor 5 or 6
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