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.
Get the recordings of a three-bladed wind turbine, captured from five different positions. The collection includes the full-length recordings from each position as well as shorter, edited files. The full-length recordings are tagged with “RAW” at the end of the file name. The shorter, edited files are tagged like this: “high intensity”, “low intensity”, “low to high intensity” and so on.
A broad cross-section of whooshes and swipes. Includes storm whooshes, energy sweeps, robotic fly-ins, ghostly swipes, electric whooshes, fire swooshes, and more.
Also features bursts, blasts, power ups and downs, whip bys, and logo whooshes.
Includes over 15 fields of metadata in three formats, including Soundminer.
The terrifying sounds of re-imagined dinosaurs that are ready for the hunt and hankering for your Jeep tires!
This library has 74 sounds of pterodactyls, velociraptors, brachiosaurus, and – of course – the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, with multiple growls and roars (processed and raw) from each terrible reptile.
There are also distant takes to help you build tension as these predators approach. For angry and hungry dinosaurs, look no further!
This warfare SFX library was recorded during a three-day military exercise, using several Combat Vehicle 90s performing live firing exercises with 40mm cannons and 7.62 machine guns. The recording consists of several multichannel setups from various distances, perspectives and environments such as forest and huge fields.
The library contains huge tails in different environments, shooting at close and far distances with various occlusion, onboard firing, sonic booms, ricochets, bullet cracks, projectile tails and much more. It also has some onboard and exterior vehicle movements and maneuvers. For sounds of military operations, you can't go wrong with this collection.
Ya su, Kalós órises, and welcome to Athens & Crete!
From the ancient bustling markets to the untouched natural beauty of the Mediterranean coast, this library epitomises the notion of two sonic worlds colliding. We set out with the goal of capturing this historical part of the world and quickly learned this could only be done by fully embracing this polarity. So here we are, two libraries in one and boy is it a cracker!!
We captured street buskers, back alley murmurs, bustling city squares, markets, heavy traffic, skylines and even a religious sermon!
So whether it's Game of Thrones or the next Bourne film, this beast will help bring your locations to life!
‘Resonance’ by Badlands Sound features 25 resonating drone sounds perfect for your projects. This library puts a different twist on drones using reverbs and processing until the original sound resonates within a space or location creating these uncomfortable sounds.
We believe ‘Resonance’ will greatly benefit sound editors and sound designers to create stylized tension filled moments and upsetting nerving scenes.
Over the course of a week I captured the sounds of Tasmania, an island off the coast of Victoria, Australia with all its life and beauty. It shows off the island’s tranquil birds, delicate waves on the rocky shores, mountain streams, light wind and rain in the forest, and much more. Tracks last from 2.5 to 6 minutes, giving you over 3.5 hours of these unique wilderness ambiences.All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.
The Space Collection strikes again with Space Ambiences – Drones & Atmospheres: 25 drones and atmospheres, all loop seamlessly – made for composers and sound designers.
“Wimpy Dog” is a collection of over 35 different recordings of a particularly sad German shepherd. He whines, he calls out, he yelps, he pants and pleads for attention in a truly expressive manner. He’ll be sure to bring some much needed character to any dog you’ve got onscreen or a creature you are designing.
The takes are generous in length, with plenty of breaths before and after each vocalization simplifying the creation of complex sequences. All of this was recorded outside, with great signal to noise, ie. very little air. No kennel reverb or cage moves and only the occasional birds in the background. That adds up to sounds which will hold up to robust amounts of processing.
Bodyfall is an exhaustive multi-volume sound library, designed in collaboration with prize-winning French Foley artist Florian Fabre, and recorded in the famous Hiventy foley studio.
Each volume features 2 different falling surfaces. On each of them, sounds of different parts of the human body:
Chest (simulated with 4 textures of distinct densities, labeled M1,M2,M3 and M4), feet, knees, and hands, have been separated.
All recordings were made from 3 distances (close, mid, distant) with 3 strength levels (hard, medium, soft). Finally, this huge toolbox provides you with infinite combinations to make your own and unique bodyfalls.
This library is a collection of cloth and sponge sounds on various surfaces at varying degrees of wetness. It’s a collection of Foley sounds that we always seem to need, but often can’t find. Each track includes multiple movements and surfaces. The recordings are mono and unprocessed, so they sound natural and can be easily placed in your stereo field.
All tracks recorded with a Neumann KMR81 microphone.
We are proud to present the next step in our impulse response research; Impulse Exploration 4. This time we have combined all the algorithms and processing techniques used in our previous IR-based products including FM, AM, time stretching, pitch-shifting, spectral-synthesis and multi-faceted manipulations, then added rhythmic elements, which result in tape echo-like sounds or metallic-comb textures.
All of these new impulses were optimized with a slightly soft-warm feel which perfectly fits the mix. It’s an entire world of brand new processing effects and possibilities which can be easily unraveled within any convolution engine, ready to be explored. We hope you enjoy the trip.
Sounds for this library were recorded in amazing sounding film scoring studio and performed on orchestral set of top-end Kolberg percussion instruments. The intention was to perform organic sound effects resonated by musical instruments and not regular musical samples.
Sounds were generated with a few different rubbers, mallets and a bow. They were performed to be used for abstract sound design elements, as well as emotional big creatures vocalizations. You will find there many growls and moans, which can be used for example as designed whale vocalizations.
Recordings were done on microphones with extended frequency range: Schoeps CMC6XT, Sanken CO-100k and Trance Inducer (which also records up to 50kHz), which makes them ideal source for pitch-shifting.
Please note: Pitch shifted files in the demo are presented only to show potential of those recordings and aren't included in the library. No additional processing was done on all sounds.
Timpanis • Taiko Drums • Gran Casa • Orchestral Toms • Orchestral Snares • Chinese Gongs • Chinese Wuhan Gongs • Chinese Opera Glissando Gongs • Burmese / Thai Gongs • Metal Plates • Vibraphone • Crotales • Bell Tree • Lion’s Roar • Ocean Drum • Rainstick • Ratchets • Vibraslap • Flexatone • Tibetan Bowl • Glass Chimes • Bamboo Chimes • Temple Blocks • Alpine Bells • Musical Saw
Schoeps CMC6XT MK41/MK8 MS kit • Sanken CO-100k • Sennheiser MKH-8060 • Trance Audio Stereo Inducer contact microphones • Sound Devices 702, 744, MixPre
Enjoy hearing rain recorded on several surfaces from a household perspective in San Francisco. Concrete, dirt, plastic, etc. Loops included as well. Also, heavy and light creeks recorded from several distances in Lake Tahoe.
Equipment used for these recordings was a Sound Devices 702 recorder along with DPA 4006 and Sennheiser 418s microphones.
This sound effects library delivers the sounds of a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek SUV. Metadata is included, with over 35 minutes of recording time split into 90 ready to use wave files. There are onboard, external, and foley sounds, all in high quality 24 bit resolution, 96khz sample rate. This is the right library when you need stock sounds of a common Subaru vehicle.
Onboard multi-track recordings are in 4 separate mono wave files. Drag & drop or import each of the files into your audio editing software, then align them for creative mixing. There are also stereo mix versions of the OnBoard recordings. The External recordings are in stereo wave files. The combined recorded driving time is more than 35 minutes long.
Stereo in Left and Right Channels
Recording of an American Polaris Indy Trail Deluxe snowmobile from 1991 with a Fuji fan-cooled, oil injected 488cc Indy Trail engine with 2 Mikuni 34 mm carburetors.
Recording of a 12-meter trawler fishing boat with a Hundestedt Hotbulb 2-cylinder, 78 horsepower engine with a range of 80-480 RPM per minute.
Moxie Sound and their seasoned recordists are proud to present to you their very first sound effects library featuring the one and only 1979 Volkswagen Westfalia 'Type 2' Camper.
This mini bus has a diesel engine that purs, rumbles, and roars. We recorded every sound this beast is capable of making. If you've got a project with this specific vehicle or a similar one that simply needs sweetening, you will find everything you are looking for here. The older character of this vehicle will no doubt add life to your story.
• In Whoosh: Desert Foliage, get an airy collection of flying foliage from the deserts of the American Southwest. Swing a 20-foot ocotillo stalk and hear the air ripped by cactus spikes. Hear buffalo grass bundles cutting the breeze like bullwhips. Hear dead winter grass flapping in breathy washing whips. Swing massive cedar, juniper, and scrub oak branches and hear the whoosh of dragon wings under moonlit desert nights.
• This library offers you an extensive collection of whooshes created exclusively from organic sources. Enjoy listening to desert foliage as it cuts through cold winter nights.
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!
Over 400 focused sound design accents of airy swooshes, subtle swipes, thin whooshes, and breathy fly-ins.
This collection features:
Winter Parks by Badlands Sound features 31 ambiences of parks in or near the city recorded during the winter months. These sounds are three minutes long and are loopable allowing for easy editing while cutting ambiences for the projects you are working on. This was recorded in 96k / 24 bit with high level professional gear: Sound Devices 702t, a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040's and a Rycote in ORTF configuration.
The 2017 Kawasaki SX-R is a part of a jet ski library that also contains recordings from the 2015 Sea Doo Spark, and 2014 Modified Yamaha Superjet! This library includes 119 pass bys, shift bys, tricks, and more, all under 2 GB!
Industrial Ambiences – perfect for industrial settings, subtle intricate backgrounds, eerie man-made areas and horror ambiences. Features long, four minute files for extended scenes.
• 53 Tracks Total (25 Day time Tracks, 28 Night time Tracks)
• High Resolution Photographs of Recording Locations Included
• Thorough metadata included in all files
• All tracks recorded and edited at 24bit, 96kHz
• Each Track around 4 Minutes in Length
• 5 GB compressed download, 7.1 GB uncompressed
This unique library contains atmospheres from Cologne and its surroundings. If you're looking for that certain Germany city sound, you'll find lots of it right here, captured in the city centre, parks, churches, the Rhine shore, the trains, the subway – and the beer garden.
Fireballs is a powerful high-definition collection of whooshing, roaring, bursting, sparking, whipping, zipping, sizzling and crackling fireballs, fire sound effects and infernos – created in collaboration with flame effects expert Cary Sparx.
Aside from the flaming staves, rope darts, fire swords, meteors and flamethrowers that you’d hope for, you’ll also get some additional, unusual, tonal flame effects.
The sounds are also great for more textured whooshes and swishes, or adding punch to impacts, or generally getting that extra bassy oomph out of your badass sound creations.
Looking to blow stuff up? The EFX EXPLOSIONs Collection features a selection of grenade explosion & blast sounds – closeups, distant and muted/muffled explosion recordings included.
Need electric sounds such as sparks, current flows and electric arcs? Electronic Drain is a collection of electric and electronic sources specifically designed for movies, audio logos and trailers. The library includes new and experimental sound material generated using the most cutting-edge digital signal processing techniques.
Providing digital, organic, raw and designed sounds Electronic Drain delivers a rich sonic complexity and a wide range of possible variations. Sounds have been further processed and looped in Kontakt to offer a larger number of possible combinations.
Electronic Drain comes with 1.1 GB and 300 .Wav files + 11 Kontakt instruments. The Kontakt instruments require the full Kontakt 5 or higher – the .wav files can be used without Kontakt.
The Burroughs Protectograph that we acquired was manufactured around the turn of the 20th century and had a single unique function – to stamp and emboss checks for banks. The Burroughs corporation has been around since 1886, and was an early force in the adding machine, check stamper and typewriter industries. This Protectograph version had an electric mechanism that would move large printheads down through a ribbon and would stamp a check hard and repeatedly for as long as the print key was held down. Our machine was acquired in perfect working condition.
Its keys have a short through but a satisfying clack, and the punch mechanism is a huge whir stamp sound than can cycle if the punch button is held down. We rolled with the case both on and off, which revealed very different sounds from the main electric mechanisms.
We ran the whole session with three perspectives miked up – front by the keys, in the back by the punch and a wide perspective perfect for bgfx placement. The front and back mics were Schoeps CMC6.MK4 and the wide mic was an AT 4050 in omni about 5 feet away. Listen to the straight examples give a clear accounting of the type of sounds we got from this machine, and the bent examples show what can really be done with those sounds and the Kontakt instrument.
Vietnam – a country of many contrasts – with tranquil nature sites on one hand and polluted roads with heavy traffic on the other. Ambiences from… Vietnam is a sound library that encaptures Southeast Asian people, culture and lifestyle. It includes international airports, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Phu Quoc island and Hanoi.
Who doesn't want the sounds of a WWII Soviet tank? This T-34-85 is a legend, having been the weapon of choice in Operation Bagration, the Soviet response in Normandy.
These recordings consist of 16 onboard channels which capture the interior, exhaust, intake, tracks and its 500 horsepower 12-cylinder diesel engine, as well as 14 exterior channels. It also contains startups, idles, shutdowns, driving at different speeds, approaches, aways, passbys, foley and a whole lot more.
Whether you're going for historical accuracy or something memorable, this library has what you need!
Dr. Daniels is the only dentist I’ve ever known and he was gracious enough to let me roam around his office after hours collecting these sounds.
The intent was to gather source material for hi-tech gadgetry so the library contains a nice selection of tools and equipment including drills, a mouth vacuum, an ultrasonic water sprayer, dental lathe, dental kiln, a creepy sounding dentist chair and a wicked cool CEREC machine (diamond tipped milling machine that cuts dental implants).
The handheld tools are “performed” so as to create movement, pass by’s and simulate power fluctuations.
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