Metal Smash – What do you get when you go to the junkyard with the best Schoeps Microphones money can buy.
Every effect is also recorded with a sub sonic microphone to add depth to the smashes. Great complicated crashes with extra metallic details.
This library was derived entirely from material collected in the Metal Hits, Scrapes and Squeaks library. Each sound was meticulously crafted by hours of experimenting with different processing techniques. I created this library for fun and to in part showcase the flexibility of my metal recordings.
I spent a great deal of time exploring pitch manipulation with this library. Much of it relied on rendered processing to acquire the aesthetic that I wanted. My vision was to make something ethereal and vocal but also a bit vague.
I believe this library will provide excellent source material for a wide variety of applications. Both as stand-alone effects or layered in with other libraries/sounds to help create a dark/spooky aesthetic.
We recorded tons of different metallic objects like wrenches, cameras, stands, microphones,etc… to create different hits and textures for the Source Material kit, everything was recorded at 192 kHz with the famous Sennheiser MKH 8040/8050 microphones in order to capture all the harmonics up to 50-60 kHz. Then we layered/edited/pitched, crushed them to create the sounds in the Designed folder.
The “Source” folder contains 91 files and hundreds individual sounds divided into these categories:
The “Designed” folder contains 20 files and many more individual sounds, all created from the “Source Material”:
– Silenced/Suppressed shots
The “Synced” folder contains multiple groups of 8 layers + 3 silencers/suppressor, all sync’ed on some of the most common guns rate of fire :
– Ak 47
All the sounds are 192 kHz / 24 bits, giving you all the process flexibility you need. Most importantly the files are embedded with exhaustive metadata compatible with Soundminer, Basehead, etc…
This library is perfect to spice up “boring” real life recordings, create a whole new futuristic weapon or just to give that ” Hyper Realistic ” feel to the project you’re working on.
SSL15 Metal Workshop Session is a full angle recordings from a metal workshop. All the machines in all the formats and angles. Choose between the close 416 mono mic, with the full power of the engine, or the far or medium surround format recorded 5/20 meters away.
This way we managed to get all the sounds from the visit to the workshop!
Metallitronic is sound designer Nathan Moody’s latest collection of intense textures, a library of nearly three hours’ worth of metallic membranes and objects excited by electronic signals.
Metallitronic was created using advanced synthesis techniques played back through various transducers into cymbals, gongs, bowls, steel plates, prefab metal buildings, and other resonant metallic objects, close-miked in stereo with extended-frequency-range microphones. This collection radically expands a sound designer’s palette of stressed-metal sounds, horror and tension elements, crystalline creaks and groans, unsettling background atmospheres, rattling vehicular interiors, creature sound sweeteners, the sound of massive machinery, earth-shaking rumbles, and stochastic, complex rhythms.
Some textures let the complex synthesizer textures shine through – intense on their own, even if they weren’t amplified through metal – but the primary focus is on metallic drones, hits, pings, stresses, groans, wails, resonances, rattles, and unique timbres that can be layered into almost any project. The scale of the sounds ranges from detailed to overwhelmingly massive. The sounds invite aggressive filtering and extreme pitch shifting.
Every sound is recorded in stereo at 24 bits, 192 kHz, and many sounds have ultrasonic frequencies. This library includes nearly three hours of recordings, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.
Performed and captured using a specially-constructed metal sculpture, Metalmorphosis features 600 high-quality sounds perfect for adding a dramatic, unsettling edge to your projects. Featuring booming metallic groans, wandering wails and piercing squeals, this collection yearns to texture your sound design with character and provide the groundwork for boundless creativity.
Forged in the spirit of authenticity, the creation of Metalmorphosis began with the construction of a one-of-a-kind layered steel sculpture designed for the sole purpose of generating dense, full-bodied metallic noise. By dragging a violin bow across the contraption, recordist Colin Lechner craftily conceived sonorous layers of scrapes and grinds to add tension and texture to any project and design. These sounds are ideal for injecting your scenes with a shocking, mysterious element and are sure to raise hairs and heart rate alike.
Recorded with high-quality condenser microphones including an AKG C414, Neumann U87, and a Schoeps CMC 6U/MK 22, these resonant screeches and squeals are masterfully recorded for the utmost sonic clarity. The 9GB of raw sounds can be used to add a layer of mystery and shock to your projects, or altered to fit your creative needs. Recorded at the high sample rate of 192kHz, these sounds are ideal for experimental manipulation, giving you the freedom to pitch and process to seemingly no end. Get lost in this comprehensive collection with hundreds of variations at your disposal.
Metamorphosis is a huge collection of recorded source, synthesized material and hybrid sounds. The library was created to cover a wide range of themes, with rich textures, aggressive impacts and a large selection of pass bys, bass drops, pyrotechnics and many more types of material.
All of the Recorded Section was captured at 384KHz with microphones capable of recording up to 200KHz among with more conventional mics. The resulting assets are sounds that can be stretched to new extremes for greater sound design opportunities.
In many cases I took the liberty to slow down the assets while editing the sounds to deliver what I thought was the most useful version of a given recording though in most cases I have also included other takes at the original 384KHz sample rate to get the best of both worlds.
All of the Synthesized Content was created in Serum while the Hybrid Section was created by manipulating the Recorded and Synthesized sounds.
Techniques such as morphing were used to blur the lines in between the nature of the two sources, making for ambiguous yet extremely versatile material that can be employed on both realistic and abstract designs.
This sound collection covers a wide range of sounds produced by this unique vintage car from 1954, 4CC and 63HP. Not only extensive driving sounds but also some foley and horn blasts. All in high quality 96/24 BWAV-files, recorded with high end equipment. All sounds include metadata.
The recordings are multitrack. For the onboard recordings you’ll find synchronized recordings of engine, exhaust, cabin. For the roadside recordings you’ll find an ortf stereo pair.
FabFilter Micro’s single filter is smooth and creamy, yet easily turns into raw saturation and self-oscillation when tweaked using the interactive filter display. It features low-pass and high-pass shapes and an envelope follower to modulate the cut-off frequency.
With the individual Input Gain and Output Gain parameters, you can fully control the saturation of the internal filter, making FabFilter Micro not only ideally suited for basic filtering tasks, but also capable of beautiful distortion and analog saturation effects.
Of course, you also get all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, extensive help with interactive help hints, AltiVec and SSE optimization, and much more!
Microbes is 76 minutes/2.12 Gb of microscopic life forms skittering and scurrying about in their strange world. 326 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz using various microphones.
A construction kit of the sounds you need to design organisms on the microscopic level. Whether you're making a medical animation, a nature documentary or something entirely fictional, Microbes delivers in skittering, fluttering and slithering sounds. Anything from single-cell organisms to complex insects is possible. Sounds are grouped in a variety of creature “species”, allowing you to create different voices with a good amount of nuance in performance. You also get a range of bubbling and swarming sounds, as well as wet and slimy elements. To complete your microscopic universe, there are a number of abstract and otherworldly ambiances.
Sounds were created using various physical instruments and props, such as a hardware modular synth, bowed metal springs, a cactus and good fashioned old voice acting. No actual microbes were harmed (or even consulted) during production. You can read more about the creation of Microbes here.
MicroBots is a collection of 293 carefully recorded and designed robotic sound effects.
Micro movements, ones shots, transformations, tonal sequences and more
MicroBots consist of two main categories Designed (main folder) and Source files (X SOURCE folder).
Designed: 96KHZ 24BIT | 180 Files
Mechanical movements, one shots, sequences etc.
Perfect for designing all kinds of sci-fi future tech.
Source: 192KHZ 24BIT | 113 Files
Organic source sounds.
Perfect for adding extra organic layers.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH 8060, DPA 4060
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10.
The MicroTone: Doors library contains 189 everyday door open and closes at various distances and speeds.
Two interior doors, one plastic frame and one wood frame, recorded in mono at close, medium and distant perspectives. Performances range from slam, to normal close, to a soft push shut and finally partial closing.
Contains sounds which will work for all your household door effect cutting needs.
MicroTone is a series of smaller, less expensive libraries from Tone Manufacture for those times when you need a small injection of fresh sounds for a project and don’t have time to record your own.
The MicroTone: Doors library contains 133 everyday filing cabinet drawer open and closes at various distances and speeds.
Two filing cabinets, one metal and one wood, recorded at close and medium perspectives. Performances of all the drawers at fast, medium and slow speeds.
Contains sounds which will work for all your drawer and door effect cutting needs. Slowed down they make great rattling, creaking doors as well. The metal cabinet sounds particularly big and slamming at lower pitches!
MicroTone is a series of smaller, less expensive libraries from Tone Manufacture for those times when you need a small injection of fresh sounds for a project and don’t have time to record your own.
86 sounds of a British mid-size family 2017 1.6 litre manual car. Doors, windows, seat, horn, wipers, glovebox, trunk, hood, driving and more. Nice clean new sounds, recorded in the Summer of 2017.
A collection of stereo urban ambiences, recorded in Cairo and Dubai, where you’ll find traffic, Arabic walla, and the Call to Prayer.
From the Spice Souk in Dubai to the back alleys of Studio Galal in Cairo, something is always moving.
The collection comes with over 50 files, ranging from 21 seconds to nearly 11 minutes in length, for a total of 90 minutes of unique ambiences to put you in the “Cradle of Civilization.”
The Midlands Farm Sounds is a collection of sound effects recorded in the beautiful, quiet hillsides of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
These 330 sounds range from animal noises, farm objects, metal squeaks to ambiences of rivers and fields. The aim of this library is to provide a large variety of farmyard sounds for film, games, documentaries, podcasts or musical projects.
A big thanks goes to the Bates, who let me record on their beautiful farm.
26 Natural ambiences
74 Animal sounds
61 Farm objects/Foley sounds
104 Metal sounds
60 Sound design elements
Military Buildings is a collection of 5.0 room tones/ambiences and stereo & mono spot effects and activities recorded on location
We extensively explored an array of interesting locations centered around an Abandoned Military Facility.
• Jet engine testing facility with exhaust tunnel.
• Aircraft Hangers used during the late 70’s Cold War era.
• Bomb stores, purpose built for the cold war to secure nuclear weapons.
• Military Barracks.
• A large Squadron Building with unique decontamination stations.
• A series of old dilapidated barns on the site likely used for storage and general purpose.
• K9 Dog kennels, jail cells and an array of lengthy corridors spanning the site.
Our first task was exploring the base in its entirety to record high quality 5.0 room tones of each individual space.
Some of these unique spaces have been untouched since the 70’s and are thus in a state of disrepair. Paint peeling off the walls, cracks scarring each room, window, and ceiling. The dilapidated state of these rooms creates minute details in the sonic architecture which add depth, character and can give a clear indication as to the size of the spaces and so have been left in the recordings.
Next we set about recording spot fx with multiple perspectives (close up and wide) within the different spaces.
These spot fx include:
Doors (manual and electric), light fixtures, buttons/switches/levers, metal impacts, BG activities, compound gates, and any other fixture or fitting we could open, close, turn, twist, rattle, shake, impact
All of our sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser, microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organization.
This collection features over interior and exterior stereo recordings of the Military Hummer H1 also known as the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee) as it is put through its paces. These effects have hand picked from the Sound Ideas Military Tanks library.
Breathe life into your WARFARE project with this comprehensive, meticulously recorded, edited and mastered sound effects collection of TANKS! Perfect for use in a war themed or shooting video game, contemporary or historical military film, animation, or any other project that requires the Highest Quality TANKS & ARTILLERY or related HEAVY DUTY GROUND VEHICLES sounds!
Whether your squadron needs HEAVY ARTILLERY, BIG or SMALL TANKS, LARGE WARFARE WEAPONS, WARHEADS or MISSILES, or MECHANICS HANDLING noises, this pack delivers all you could want for your tank or artillery needs. Included are DRIVING SOUNDS, ENGINE SOUNDS, MECHANICAL DOOR OPENS and CLOSES, EXPLOSIONS and DETONATIONS, VEHICLE MOVEMENTS, TANK TURRET sounds, and more!
With 180 audio files and 60 original cinematic-quality sounds, we went the extra mile by creating multiple variations for many sounds. All files are meticulously labeled, categorized and organized for maximum efficiency and ease of use, requiring absolutely no editing, labeling or splicing! And as always, we have included HD WAV, SD WAV and HQ MP3 versions of each sound for your convenience!
…and all other audio-visual productions
DOWNLOAD NOW to bring your Tank & Artillery warfare project to life!
The following is a 2.5 Ton diesel powered 2010 Military Truck LMTV (Light Medium Tactical Vehicle)
single license library (3.6gb compressed .rar file, 5.4gb Uncompressed) with Metadata.
For Mac users we recommend UnRarX. For Windows users we recommend WinRar.
All 194 wave files are in 24 Bit, 96 kHz. The Onboard multi-track recordings are in 6 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 ready to use stereo mix versions of the OnBoard recordings. the External sounds are in stereo wave files. The combined driving time is more than 94 minutes long.
Onboard Settings: Ch1 – Engine 1, Ch2 – Exhaust, Ch3 – Cab Left, Ch4 – Cab Right, Ch5 – CargoArea Left, and Ch6 – CargoArea Right
External Settings: Stereo in Left and Right Channels
Notes: If you need specific shots of this truck, Watson is available for hire to re-record this or similar sounding vehicles. Other types of vehicles are also available upon request.
External = Sounds recorded from outside of the vehicle (passbys, etc)
OnBoard = Recording perspectives on and in the vehicle
Cab = Cabin, where the driver and in cab passengers sit
Cargo Area = this is the opened area behind the cabin where troops sit and where cargo is stored.
Ramp = is when vehicle is using a single gear (typically 1st gear) and smoothly driven from idle up the RPM redline, then engine brake back to idle. Ramps are often used in video game software.
“Minacious” is a collection of 369 sounds suited for horror/paranormal productions.
If you need to induce tension, fear and oppression in your game, movie or trailer and evoke the sensation that someone or something is hiding and watching you ready to scare or kill, this library full of textures and atmospheric elements is great for you.
The library consist of 50 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz with 6 variations in each file. You will get metallic movements, abnormal textures, dark pianos and guitars, dark vocals, atmospheric elements, reverses, noises and glitches.
Also you will get the sources used to create the pack. 69 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz. Pianos, vocal effects, guitar noises and metallic cups are some of the things you will encounter in the sources section.
The sounds in this pack can be used to add rare textures to musical compositions too.
If you liked my library “DARE“, you are gonna love this one.
Get the authentic sound of a Mini Cooper S with a turbocharged 1.6 litres inline 4 engine.
The recording consists of eight channels, interior left and right, exhaust left and right, three engine and one turbo air intake channel.
It contains start, stop, idle, revving, constant rpms without gear, driving, horn and a full surround driveby. The recording length is 13 min 58 s.
Mini Countryman F60 SD sound library features 192 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup. Engine was recorded in sync with interior cabin ambient, and you can expect different styles of driving. From casual city driving, through accelerations on a highway up to rpm ramps and constant rpm loops for game audio. In addition to engine recordings, this sound effects library features exterior passes, whooshes and other road related sounds recorded in mono and stereo on a dry and wet asphalt. Last but not least, different foley were recorded to cover exterior and interior activities. In addition to designed onboard recordings, there are also stems for engine (4 inputs), intake and exhaust RAW files without any post processing.
MINI PRINTER is a collection of 178 high quality recording of Kodak Mini Printer 2.
Everything was recorded at 192kHz / 24bit which allows extreme pitching and processing. Perfect for creating all kinds of micro sci-fi effects.
The library offers 4 different recording perspectives:
DPA4060: Close (attached to printer’s case) Extremely close (removed case)
MKH8060: 30cm away, 30cm away slightly off-axis
The library consist of:
• Full length printing cycles
• Individual bursts
• Lids opening and closing
• Cartridge insertion and removal
• Photo retrieving
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer metadata.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre-6, Sennheiser MKH8060, DPA4060
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, RX
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