Explore a large collection of beautiful, tranquil sounds from remote desert locations across the American southwest and enjoy listening to the morning sun awaken desert wildlife. This serene collection features sounds that will make you fall in love with the harmonious desert dawn. Sounds include doves cooing, woodpeckers hammering, White-throated Swifts in swirling flocks, and much more. Featured like never before are recordings of Swainson’s hawks so close you can hear the whoosh as their powerful wings cut through the air. For the second installment of my extensive nature sounds from the heart of the American Southwest, here is High Desert Ambiences 2: Active Nature.
2% for the Planet:
Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
• This library is filled with the “Active Nature” sounds of desert mornings.
• Swainson’s Hawks – a male and female recorded near their nest in a 200-foot cliff. Recordings are from below the nest and include close, distant, circling, diving, and soaring perspectives.
• White-throated Swifts – flocks of small barn swallow-like birds circling, darting, and whooshing in front of a desert cliff.
• Other Birds/Wildlife Included: Canyon Wrens, Bewick’s Wrens, Montezuma Quail, White-winged Doves, Western Screech-Owls, Aoudad Sheep, Rufous-crowned Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, and many more labeled as “songbirds” if not identified by species.
• Tracks starting with the filename “Quiet Desert” have low wildlife activity and are perfect “natural roomtones” to use as the foundation of a designed environment. If you need more “Quiet Nature” tracks check out High Desert Ambiences 3: Quiet Nature or the miniature pack of desert sounds in High Desert Ambiences 1: miNiATURE.
• Most files are 3-6 minutes in length
• Named markers included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v252 you can now read text markers from within Soundminer!
• Marker text included in the Soundminer Description and BWAV description fields.
• Recording Location – Davis Mountains, Texas
• *Note – Birds were self-identified using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of species identification.
UI SOUNDS: Futuristic, the next step of our user interface (UI) SFX series, is a collection of 400 well organized selections ranging from subtle to glitchy and vivid elements which are ready to use in any futuristic user interface environment, smart TV app, wearable device app, UI demonstration or infographic video, as well as in your games.
All sounds are spread across these 9 categories: selections, buttons, open – close – pause interfaces, holograms, alarm loops, notifications, calculations, screen errors, browse menu and delivered to you in the 3 most commonly used file formats to save you the trouble of having to create them yourself; WAV, MP3, OGG
After the presidential election of Donald Trump in 2016, many Americans have taken to the streets to express their opposition. This library features many chants from various crowd sizes including: “Black Lives Matter” “We reject the president elect!” “Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!” and many more. Also included are isolated crowd cheers, walla, and distant speeches.
Recordings were made on 11-12-2016 and 1-21-2017 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Microphone used: Sennheiser MKH40+30.
100% of the profits from this library will be donated to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Non-Profit organizations may utilize this library free of charge. Please contact Audio Shade directly to receive a copy after verification of organization credentials.
Looking for creepy ambiences? The Horrid delivers 4 dark ambient / industrial / horror compositions and their complete stem layers (22 files included – a total of more than 70 minutes of ambiences), for when you need to create a truly unsettling atmosphere.
Use a single track, or combine and remix your own variations. Rather than static tones, you will find significant, evolving themes here. Seamless loops, metadata included.
Dirt & Asphalt Volume 2 is the second addition of vehicle and transportation recordings from Output Audio. This library contains a selection of recordings from two motocross events and two practise sessions, with additional bonus content provided as race atmospheres.
AMCA Motocross Classes Included:
MX1/MX2/Experts/Seniors Unlimited classes
Engine Sizes Included:
All bikes have been recorded externally at a range of driving speeds performing stunts and manoeuvres in a competitive race environment. Jumps, pass bys and accelerations from groups and individual riders are all included so the content can be used to recreate a wide range of motorbike driving action!
Dirt & Asphalt Volume 1 is the first addition of vehicle and transportation recordings from Output Audio. This library contains a selection of recordings from 3 road bikes, with additional bonus content from other road motorbikes.
All 3 bikes have been recorded externally and with onboards to provide a wide range of editing options for film, TV and video game applications. Acceleration and deceleration ramps have also been provided so the content can be replayed using granular synthesis techniques most commonly used in video game applications.
Output Audio have experience in the racing game genre as part of the team that recorded a wide variety of high performance vehicles for the video game ‘Need For Speed Rivals’.
Get ready to get active and listen to this pack of treadmill sound effects!
Deep in the neglected basement home gym lives this early 1990’s entry level electric treadmill. Captured close to the belt, you’ll find samples of this exercise equipment both with and without the sound of the users footfalls. Perfect to compliment any training or exercise scene, or general moving machinery, this pack contains 8 unique sounds across 16 mono and stereo files, recorded at 24bit 96khz. Recorded in M/S stereo, all mono tracks were sourced from the centre mic of the M/S rig.
Spend some time in the kitchen without leftover dishes with UberDuo’s The Kitchen audio playset. This bundle comes with 97 high-definition sound effects and 2 impulse responses (IR). We’ve included some major appliances such as a stove and refrigerator and thrown in small appliances such as a blender, food processor, toaster oven, stand mixer and microwave. Each of these appliances comes complete with their buttons and switches, doors and drawers, assembly and food preparation functions – all the bells and whistles. In addition you get pots, pans, utensils, frying, boiling, mixing and grinding sound effects.
We’ve even thrown in The Kitchen Sink audio prop set.
The Kitchen audio playset is the latest release 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.
The Kitchen audio playset comes with everything you see here:
No Input Feedbacks is a library of tones, drones, noises, and oddities generated with a matrix mixer and a series of guitar and bass stomp effects.
Ambisonic Surround Crowds features 60 HD 24bit/96khz Surround Sound Effects with a large selection of crowds from Conventions, Museums, Markets, Playgrounds, Parks, Carnivals, Casinos, Restaurants and more. Both Exterior and Interior.
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 with special attention given to avoid intelligible words. Recording locations are all from center perspective, in the middle of the crowd to give the widest image.
Most tracks are 2 Minutes long with embedded Soundminer metadata.. All new, original recordings. Want a taste of what's included? Download the B Format Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!
Are you creating a world as vast as Game of Thrones – with all the courtyards and marketplaces to boot? Then you need the ‘Medieval Life – Designed’ sound library. This collection has over 50 designed and ready-to-use medieval ambiences of life as a peasant, farmer, King’s guard, thief and more, all in stereo and 5.0 Surround. Also available is the ‘Medieval Life – Construction Kit’ that features sounds of farm animals, chopping wood, church bells, rattling chains, blacksmiths hammering, etc. to help bring your medieval or fantasy soundscapes to life! You can also get both in a bundle. Who says going back to the Dark Ages is a bad thing?
MEDIEVAL LIFE DESIGNED gets you 50+ ready-to-use, completely pre-designed medieval places like campsites, construction sites, farmyards, courtyards and market places. All of them in different sizes, multiple variations and long enough to loop them without sounding repetitive. What, you have a surround environment? We got you covered. All sounds come in stereo and 5.0 surround.
The Middle Ages is one of these eras that can give our imagination wings like no other. With this collection you can achieve this. Just drag and drop the MEDIEVAL LIFE – DESIGNED sounds in your project and let everybody feel the vivid atmosphere of the dark age.
• Library ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio
• High quality medieval background soundscapes
• 50+ royalty free state-of-the-art sound FX
• Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata
Most of the sounds were recorded in authentic medieval environments in Germany. We went out to visit medieval heritage sites like ruins and castles. For the market place recordings we went to farmers markets around the cathedral in Mainz, Germany that was built around 975 A.D. A perfect place to capture the spirit of medieval market places.
On our trip we recorded the hard life of people living in this era. We recorded medieval farm sounds like animals, mechanics of old tools, hurly-burly on marketplaces, blacksmiths hammering metal and working with wood, church bells, voices and a lot more.
MEDIEVAL LIFE – CONSTRUCTION KIT with hundreds of single stereo source sounds from the categories ACTION, CRAFT, ANIMAL, WORK, VOICE, MECHANIC as well as hundreds of LOCATION recordings (some of them in Stereo and 5.0 Surround sound) has a size of more than 34GB. All files come in 96kHz/24bit HD sound quality.
Inspire your audience with the unmistakable sound of the life in the Middle Ages.
• Library ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio
• 45+ GB High quality sound FX
• ACTIONS, ANIMALS, LOCATIONS, CRAFTS, MECHANICS, VOCALS and more
• Effective workflow: well-grounded Soundminer Metadata
‘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.
Robotics Lab is 26 minutes/788 MB of industrial robots, 3D-printers & CNC cutters in 62 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz using Sennheiser MKH microphones.
This library gives you recordings of two different ABB industrial robots; the large IRB 6620 and the smaller IRB 120. You get both single, isolated movements and more complex sequences with the robots moving on multiple axes simultaneously. Also included are takes of the robots idling, with some subtle but interesting sounds as the result.
I also recorded Ultimaker 2 3D-printers – 3 of them running at once, as well as isolated sounds from a single printer. A large Zünd flatbed CNC-cutter was also recorded. All in all, lots of servos and stepper-motors, with lots of whizzing, whirring, clicking and ratcheting for your sound design projects.
‘Cityscapes and street’ is a collection of different atmospheres, recorded in Sofia, Bulgaria. Inside you will find various cityscapes from hectic street traffic through city parks, subway stations, pedestrian zones to quiet morning urban sounds. This package covers various city states and is an excellent choice for filling your library or using it in a project where urban environment is necessary. Enjoy the varied sounds of the city.
4-channel recording of an old Dacia 1310 driving in the city and on motorway, recorded with 2 DPA 4061 mics (one on the engine and the other on the exhaust) plus a Sony PCM D100 in the boot. These sounds can be used to portray this specific model, but also as sound design material for old carburetor engine vehicles or rickety rattletraps.
The Electromagnetic Field sound library features 216 stereo 96kHz recordings of more than 80 different electronic devices. The total length of the files is 6 hours and 18 minutes. Post production process was limited to EQ and compression with some noise reduction in few cases, but most of the files are ready for further processing and designing completely new sounds
Everything was recorded in stereo, and in some cases sounds are wildly flying across not only whole frequency spectrum but also pan image. Inside you’ll find a lot of different hum noises, hiss and electrical swipes and whooshes, buzzing high pitch and low pitch sounds, beeps and bleeps, servo and small engines running in a different way, data processing kind of sounds, interference and corruption effects and more. It’s a great all around library when it comes to designing various electronic machinery sound effects.
Adam Audio A5x • Alarm Clock • Apple Keyboard • Apple Magic Mouse • Apple Mac Mini • Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina • Apple MacBook Pro 15 Retina • Apple MacBook White Unibody • Audi A4 • Blender Zelmer Nero • Broken Fluorescent Light • Canon Printer • CD Player • Cisco Router • Coffee Maker • Connect Router • Cooking Stove • Cooking Stove Electrolux • Creative Power Supply • Electric Scale • Epson Film Scanner • Fluorescent Light • Focusrite Forte • Fridge Samsung • Garage Doors • Hair Straightener Remington • Hairdryer Remington • Heater Vaillant • Heating Stove • Induction Stove • iPhone SE • Lacie Porsche • Lacie Quadra • Lacie Rugged • LCD touch screen • LED light • LED photography lamp • Light Switch • Logitech G3 mouse • Manicure Machine • Milk Frother • Modern Fusebox • Modern Mixer Zelmer • Nintendo New 3DS • Nintendo DSi • Nintendo Switch • Nintendo Wii • Nintendo Wii controller • Old Electricity Meter • Old Mixer Zelmer • Old Nokia 105 • Old Router • Phillips Sonic Toothbrush • Phillips Shaving Machine • Power Tool • Samsung Ultrabook • Sony 18-105 f4 • Sony A6300 • Sony Old Amplifier • Sony Bravia • Sony CD player • Sony DualShock 3 • Sony PCM-M10 • Sony PlayStation 3 • Sony PlayStation 4 black • Sony PlayStation 4 white • Sony Playstation TV • Sony Projector Old • Sony Tape Recorder • Sony TV remote • Sound Devices 702 • Thermomix • TP Link Router • Tracer Mouse • TV Decoder • TV Decoder Remote • TV Panasonic • Vacuum Cleaner Zelmer • Vinyl Adapter • Wacom Intuos Pro • Washing Machine • WD Passport • Xbox 360 • Xbox 360 Controller
BASEMENT CORRIDOR is a collection in 5.1 SURROUND (and stereo too) of 21 high quality recorded roomtoones, ambiences and SFX sounds from underground locations.
Quiet Room tones, room tones with additional hum, fan, blower, ventilations, water flowing in pipes, compressor engine with extinction and activations, and also big doors slammed with huge corridor reverb at distance. All those sounds can be used in an underground basement environment.
All recordings were made with a DPA 5100 microphone and are around 3 minutes long each. All files are meticulously meta-tagged and can be used in wide range of productions.
‘Tinnitus’ by Badlands Sound features twenty ear piercing sounds perfect for your projects. These sounds are becoming iconic in the media industry and are becoming common in films and games.
We believe these sounds will greatly benefit sound editors and sound designers allowing them to skip through the painful process of designing these sounds.
Disclaimer: Music in the audio demo is not included in the product.
Designed Circuits features 272 cinematic sci-fi sound effects, ambiences, glitches, drones, and more, that range from heavily designed to basic elements. It captures the essence of electric circuits and transforms them into something new.
Recorded with a LOM Elektrosluch 3+, designed with various fx tools.
Created in collaboration with sound designer Will Organ.
272 24bit/96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
38 Noise Bursts
10 Source Recordings
‘Tiny Transitions’ deivers 275 short Whooshes and other Transition sounds. Instead of the huge, more cinematic transitional sounds that you are accustomed to hear from SoundBits, this sound pack focuses more on the smaller, not-so-intrusive production elements that come in very handy for any Sound Designer, All-In-One Film Editor or Web-, App- and Game-Developers.
All these small motion-supporting elements that you need in your everyday work for game menus, apps, general motion designs, … or as parts of more complex moving stuff.
You get 275 designed sounds + a selection of 290 cleaned and edited source sounds that were used to design the Tiny Transitions. These sounds are mostly different props that are scraping or sliding on different surfaces and also some vocalized whoosh attempts.
All source sounds were recorded with Sonosax SX-R4+ and Sennheiser MKH8050+MKH30 M/S rig.
All sounds come with embedded Soundminer Metadata.
Get the sounds of incredible New Zealand with this new library: I went down to New Zealand to visit a relative and record and experience the north island. It was an unforgettable trip. I rented a car, stayed on a farm, and explored as much as I could of the island.
I recorded everything from cities to beaches to forests and farms and beyond! I even hopped on a 8 person plane to the Great Barrier Island off the coast of New Zealand to capture sounds.
BONUS – I traveled to Sydney, Australia for a week and recorded ambience and walla along the way. This is all included in the library!
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.
Everything you need to make your favorite hot beverage. The Home Barista prop set includes 90 High definition sound effects featuring: an automatic drip coffee maker, an espresso machine, a french press, a pump thermos, a coffee grinder, a tea kettle and all of the accompanied sounds for preparing coffee and tea.
Streets and stop signs, freeways and highways, and yes, even a roundabout! This is a massive library featuring traffic ambiences that range from quiet suburb avenues, to downtown rush-hour. Not just urban environments, we also “hit the road” and drove north to sleepy desert towns, and single lane canyons. There's a ton of variety here!
Recorded with the stunning Sennheiser Ambeo microphone, each ambience is delivered in both AmbiX and FuMa formats, as well as Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1.
What’s more- a 360 video reference is provided to offer a fully immersive image of the sound effect being captured!
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