With this second forest opus, you will add details to your forest atmosphere. Various foliage, cracking branches, night animals and other great elements that will enhance the surrounding nature. From pine, to deciduous trees and exotic foliage this collection will help you to cover many type of forest ambiances.
To set an exotic scene, or to illustrate a different and luxuriant nature, exotic birdsong is a great asset. Even if it is very difficult to identify each of them, the bird’s songs of this collection will bring you far from home. Feel surrounded by those songs recorded in Brasil, Thailand, Maldives and France.
The library is a collection of atmosphere recordings of different sized/aged spruce and birch forests during spring time in Eastern Finland.
In these recordings you can hear a variety of common birds during different times of the day and also change of the weather such as multiple states of the wind or even sudden snowing.
The library contains 28 files (14 B-format and 14 Stereo files) captured at 24bit/96kHz. Total length of about 2.5 hours.
B-format files are in FuMa format.
With the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). There's also other plugin options such as Harpex-B.
The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
These recordings are very raw. Very little or none denoising, EQ or any other processing method was used.
Note: The preview is in binaural stereo, so please listen with headphones!
Recorded at one of India’s Premium race circuits, this library features pull aways, pull ups, pass bys, revs, ambiences in the pit, commentaries, crowd and almost anything you can think of on a typical day at the races. There is a big selection of cars ranging from formula 4 cars, Rotax cars, Stunt and safety vehicles.
Venture into the unknown with Dark Deepsea Drones, consisting of 8 long drone soundscapes:
1 Into the Deep (6:50)
2 Pressure Induced Hallucination (5:51)
3 Abstract Mytosis (2:23)
4 Aquatic Appocalypse (4:31)
5 Obscure Entity (4:12)
6 Lost in the Abyss (12:26)
7 Drifting Away (9:21)
8 Amongst Jellyfish (5:34)
Artwork by Annemie Van Roey
Los Angeles Skylines is the first release of the Series 2000 collection from Kai Paquin. This library features understated traffic beds to build Los Angeles city ambiances. Covering a variety of different locations from the coast of Santa Monica to the Mountains of Pasadena, this library contains over 4 hours of rooftop and overlook recordings.
Each location was recorded for 15-20 minutes so you can find a variety of interesting moments like sirens, street walla, and trucks while having the flexibility to cut around those moments or be able to reuse the same recording on multiple scenes without it repeating.
Additionally, the library was carefully tagged with metadata, including flags in the recording pointing out where moments that pop out of the bed are making it easier to find specifics to cut in or around.
Impact is a 100 sound collection of light and heavy abstract hits sourced from lo-fi recordings of the destruction of laptops, mobile phones and a handheld games console. The sounds have been manipulated with extreme editing and digital processing – leaving little to no trace of the original recordings behind – to bring a series of production elements ready to drop into your latest trailer, environment or Industrial/EDM music production. Featuring huge sonic eruptions, metal on metal collisions, robotic movement, found sound snare drums, tech debris and more, this versatile array of sound effects may be just what you need to give your latest production that extra bit of Impact.
Exclusive to A Sound Effect, this library comes with 100 bonus source material sounds featuring hammer hits, drops and debris scrapes!
Bring the monsters to life! Bestial roars, screams and murmurs of 6 bizarre creatures. From brutal, deep growls to sharp, ear-pearcing screeches.
Each character has several expression variations, such as “talk”, “scream”, “hit”, “attack” or “death”.
The SFX demo consists of several 6Monsters sounds mixed with a light spatial effect and an ambience from The Horrid library.
*Pop, Pop, Poppoppoppopoppop
Two Guys, three microphones, and a mountain of bubble wrap. What else to do but record the knuckle popping, transient heavy, tiny air explosion created by the ever calming sound of Bubble Wrap. This library was recorded in collaboration another fan of Bubble Wrap, Adam Carl. Microphones used was the Sennheiser MKH60, Sennheiser MKH8050- both exported as mono .wav files. The stereo microphone used and exported was the Audio Technica AT2022. How many variations of popping can you create? Between the two versions included in this pack, original and reduced reverb, 2483+ sounds per pack over three microphones 828 sounds per microphone, or 4966 Combined are packed waiting to be popped!
Why did we include almost 3 hours of total sound in a bubble wrap library? When you include the squeaking of blowing on the corners or rubbing two bubbles between fingers, clicking a pen pops, popping using a drill, and even filling the bubble with water using a syringe. Other secret sounds include popping inside a metal trash can- similar to sounds of bullets ricocheting off metal, popping wrapped in tin foil, and stretching.
All sounds are exported either in mono (Sennheiser) or stereo (Audio Technica) and meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
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.
The Yamaha YZ250 Dirt Bike SFX library from Watson Wu delivers the sounds of this 2004 motorcycle with a 250cc 2 stroke engine. Files are divided into external static sounds, external following sounds, foley sounds, and onboard sounds. Captured Onboard – from the driver's point of view. External recordings: External Static is from a fixed stereo microphone. External Following is from an MS Stereo Shotgun mic following the traveling dirt bike.
With the warm weather of spring comes this sound pack full of moving water sound effects. From the gentle babble of a brook to the rushing speed of a waterfall to the soft trickle of a nearby stream, this pack is designed to add realism and movement to your next project.
Recorded in a variety of provincial parks around beautiful British Columbia, Canada, all sounds were recorded in 5 minute takes, then edited down to 3 minute loopable stereo files. Extreme care was taken into isolating all recordings from the surrounding environment, all while capturing a natural and lifelike sample of the snow melt and other natural water sources.
What do you do when your freezer becomes over run by chunks and chunks of ice? You chip away the ice and record the sound of it of course! Pick the Ice is a library filled to the bone with sounds, over 3114 sounds recorded using three microphones, or over 1038 sounds per microphone! Sounds in this pack range anywhere from picking the ice using a thin metal pick, to thicker metal shovel. Hits, chips, scoops of ice shred dings, chopping, patting and stabs round out the sounds created with the force of striking the ice covered grates in a frosted over freezer. Pick the Ice is filled with to the brim with 177 mono and stereo .wav exported files. Microphones used in this pack are the mono Sennheiser MKH8050, Audio Technica AT897, and the stereo Audio Technica AT2022 Microphone. All files are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
Dark Seals is a unique collection of close up, expressive seal vocalisations. It includes everything from aggressive growls, funny gargles, snapping snarls, howling wails & disgusting snorts and slobbers.
Recorded on location in Namibia and the United Kingdom, the library consists of many incredibly up-n-close recordings of individual seals, both adults and pups. The close proximity and large variety in vocal ranges between adults and pups makes this material highly malleable and perfect source for creature sound design. Check the demo to hear examples of these sounds playing at half speed.
The files are organised per individual seal and often carry on for minutes with continuous vocalisations, resulting in many variations of a similar type of call. The content is therefore very suitable for game audio design.
Besides individual seals, there are also various recordings of a huge colony of Cape Fur Seals. These will come in useful when designing sounds of creature hordes.
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
Ambisonic City features 30 24bit / 96 kHz surround sound effects with a large selection of city center traffic and ambience. Mastered in 3 configurations: Ambisonic B format (FuMa 1st Order WXYZ), 5.1 Surround Sound (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf ) and Stereo (L-R).
Recorded with a Brahma Ambisonic Microphone and a Zoom F8 recorder in various locations around Los Angeles. Recording locations are all from center perspective, and recorded between traffic lanes on medians, bridges, walkways and tunnels to capture the movement of a city. Most tracks are 2-3 minutes with embedded metadata. Want a taste of what's included? Download the B Format Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!
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The DIAL IT Collection collection is divided into three packs (and is available in a bundle too):
On the look out for a dial/rotary phone or a gear rotation for a robot? DIAL IT_Pack 01 is just a pitch bend away! In this pack are pick ups, hand ups, slams, detaching cable, dialing 0-9 at multiple speeds, various buttons on the phone and base, and more! Pack 01 contains over 1738 Sounds recorded over two different microphones, or over 869 takes per microphone all bundled in a total of 78 files. Pack 01 was recorded at 96 kHZ, 24 Bit using the Sennheiser MKH60 and the Rode NT5. Exported mono .wav files.
Hey there! DIAL IT_Pack 02 here. I include sound files of a Dial/Rotary phone that is meant to hang vertically. I am filled with variation of pick ups, hand ups, slams, shaking, rattling, dialing 0-9 at multiple speeds, various buttons and switches on the phone and base, and more! I top over 1998 sounds recorded using two microphones, or 999 sounds per one microphone. I am packaged in a total of 96 sound files recorded at 96 kHZ, 24 Bit using the Sennheiser MKH60 and Sennheiser MKH8050 microphones. Exported mono .wav files.
All sounds are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead. Also available in a bundle combining all three packs – at a nice discount.
Looking for regular phone sounds? The Plain Phone Library is available as three collections (and a bundle):
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 01:
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 01 is what it says it is… a single phone; many different buttons, switches, sliders, and pick up and hang ups. There are slams and aggressive button pushing for when you need to forget you were ever on the phone. Can’t forget to squeeze the plastic body on the phone and base. Over 2208 sounds are in this pack over two different microphones, or 1104 per microphone. Wrapped up in a nice digital bow as 112 files recorded at 96 kHz, 24 Bit using the Sennheiser MKH60 and Sennheiser MKH8050 microphones. Exported mono .wav files.
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 02:
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 02 is a single recorded phone, PLAIN and simple. This phone is meant to be mounted vertically. Included in this pack are each number button, 0-9, # (pound), * (asterisk), and other switches and levers. There are also slams and aggressive buttons pushing, rattles and squeezing. Over 2026 sounds are included in this pack using two different microphones, or 1013 per microphone. A total of 116 files recorded at 96 kHz, 24 Bit using the Sennheiser MKH60 and Sennheiser MKH8050 microphones. Exported mono .wav files.
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 03:
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 03 is the third installment in the It’s A Plain Phone Collection. This pack includes a single phone, that is meant to be mounted vertically. Press each and every button, 0-9, # (pound), * (asterisk), mute redial, and emergency buttons.
Pick up and the slam the phone down in anger. Slide any of the switches or shake it up!
All are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead. You can also get both libraries in a bundle for some nice savings.
The Arduino Collection is a library of electronic gizmos manipulated through an Arduino UNO, custom built circuitry and code. Clocking in at over 75 minutes, the collection features piezos, motors, servos and fans, all provided at 192KHz.
Within each category multiple types, actions and variations were recorded. Amongst other assets, motors for instance include quick revs and longer engine drones spread across three different RPM configurations. Perfect for robots, servos have a diverse selection of manual and automated movements, whilst the piezo category features a rich palette of simple and more esoteric tones.
– Stepper Motor
– Rotary / Cylinder Motor
– 5000RPM Motor
– 7500RPM Motor
– 13000RPM Motor
– Haptic Motor
– Two Servos
– Piezo Alarm
– Piezo Theremin
– Piezo Transducers
– Single Fan
– Dual Fan
– Mini Buttons
Recorded in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, The Cabin audio playset is the first in a series of immersive audio environment sound effects bundles designed to allow producers, sound designers and other post-production audio professionals to quickly and easily establish an immersive audio set design with minimal effort.
Hit the ground running with immersive reverb impulse responses for use with free and commercially available convolution reverb plugins. This playset features a collection of 89 high definition sound effects, ambiences, and includes 7 impulse responses including alternate listening perspectives from the main room. The Cabin includes The Fridge and The Woodstove audio prop sets and a small general sound effects library to enhance your audio environment.
The Cabin comes with everything you see here:
• 89 high definition sound clips
• 96 kHz, 24-bit mono and stereo WAV files
• 7 HD immersive audio impulse responses
• Impulse responses work with most major convolution reverb plugins
• Includes file lists and broadcast WAV compliant metadata
• Bonus Items: The Fridge & The Woodstove audio prop packs
Get the sound of sheer power with the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 litre engine, V8 with magnaflow sound library. It features 85 files recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Zoom F8, Sony PCM-M10, two Senneheisers MKH 8040, two DPA 4061 microphones and Rode NTG3. The engine was recorded under the hood with two microphones, on the exhaust and inside drivers cabin at the same time.
Exterior passes were also recorded with different gear and different perspectives. The mono file was recorded with 8040 following a car all the time, one static perspective with 8040 and stereo with Sony PCM-M10. Additional foley files were captured with one 8040.
This library includes sound effects like regular driving, accelerations, engine on/idle/off, rpm ramps, reverse, slow and fast pass-by, stopping and driving away sounds and more.
Need the sounds of small motors? The Motors SFX library is packed with recordings of gadgets, which can add some cool and unusual textured motor sounds to your sound design process.
Sounds include antique, vintage and just plain old machines and motors, many of them half broken and busted, small plastic wind up toys, newer motors, tools, calculators, a 198x fax machine, a screaming Powerball, a massage tripod, and toys running, turning, getting stuck, lifting, driving and screwing.
As a very unique set of tracks in this pack, one of the oldest Danish cars was recorded and put in here.
The Hammel car was build back in 1888. It has 2.5 horsepower, and a top speed of 9 kilometers an hour. The startup process is done with matches and a lot of patience. Once this beast starts up, the sound is among one of the most funny and weird sounds ever. The library has a dual perspective recording of this car, and covers the entire startup, going (idling), and shutting down sequence.
Polarity delivers more than 950 sounds of electricity, science and technology – captured in several locations around the world, from electricity museums to science labs. About 50% of the library is all about electricity, with various types of Jacob's Ladders, Tesla Coils, Ruhmkorff lamp and all sorts of impactful bursts of energy.
Then we go through welders, plasma spheres, 3D printers, starting to cover a more broad technology theme – like old phones, telegraphs, dynamo wheels, rotary dials, whirling watchers, alarm, lab centrifuges, something scientists call a roller and a rocker, servo sounds, neon lights, a wimshurst machine and sparklers.
Many sounds in this section were captured from vintage equipment, from a 1928's tram to old telephone switchboards, high voltage levers and control surfaces.
All content was recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K, a couple of Sennheiser 8040 and a Neumann 81i, translating into final assets that have plenty of ultrasonic content, ready for the most extreme manipulation.
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