Kicking off our brand-new series “Noisy Places”, TRANSPORTATION is a comprehensive ambient collection with a broad spectrum of crystal-clear vehicle recordings.
Background Vehicle Recordings
All recordings – often loopable – have been either performed from a distance or exhibit enough subtlety, atmosphere and unobtrusiveness to be perfectly suited for all kinds of background settings and applications, giving them a serene, almost naturalistic feel.
Authentic Ambience Toolkit
Build your acoustic backdrop that sounds organic and grounded while keeping the familiar human touch and making the listener more aware of their acoustic surroundings. While a good soundtrack can help in introducing a world to the audience, a believable acoustic setting completes the arrival, especially when standing on its own – one of this library's major strenghts, next to its ability to blend in with more frontal sound design and its varied line-up of motorized vehicles: On the road, rails, water and airborne with both interior ambiences and exterior recordings.
Acoustic Purity and Flexibility
TRANSPORTATION is one of the most flexible ambient libraries, thanks to its acoustic purity and isolation of targeted sounds, allowing you to design exactly what you need without any unwanted, arbitrary noise to worry about. A strong addition to your sound pool that will enhance, or perhaps even replace earlier designs.
Featuring a very special (and spatial) library. If you want true natural interior noises, Noisy Buildings delivers. The pack contains high quality sound files, recorded in abandoned spaces. This first volume represents rumble and rattle sounds, perfectly suited for psychedelic and horror madness – or just when you want to create an unsettling atmosphere. The sounds are rich in natural reverbation, which is specific for large and medium building spaces. For example, you can find very loud and strange sounds of breaking windows, falling into the elevator shaft.
Ambisonic City (Berlin) delivers a spherical surround sound image of a modern European city. It features a vast variety of traffic sounds from vehicles, public transport trains, trams and airplanes that were captured at crowded intersections, various squares and arterial roads and the Tegel airport. As complementary counterpart the library also contains recordings from wide open spaces, recreation areas, public parks and side roads.
The recordings were made with the Sennheiser Ambisonic microphone and the encoded B-Format FuMa files are ready to use for speaker arrays of any number.
Ambisonic City (Berlin) is available in two versions:
Ambisonic and Stereo
The Ambisonic version delivers 4 channel B-Format (FuMa, WXYZ) files recorded with the Ambeo VR microphone in upright position.
The Stereo version contains the same number of files with equal playing length, but, as the name suggestions, only in stereo versions.
This is an Ambisonics sound effects library – and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the included B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround).
An office isn’t an office without the supples. Pencils, pens, notebooks, staplers, tape, pencil sharpeners, scotch tape, hole puncher, etc were recorded patiently and meticulously. The office equipment was recorded using both mid-side and binaural techniques with high quality microphones and recorders to ensure each track sounds like the real deal.
Tibetan Singing Bowls – The ancient brain entrainment methodology for healing and meditation. Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. They are also used for sound baths, which is when participants lay on the floor and let the waves of sound from the Tibetan Singing Bowls wash over them.
9 total bowls were recorded. Notes C, D, D#, E, F, G, A, A one octave up and B. A variety of bowl sizes were used from 8 to 12 inches.
When looped, these abstract ambiences & drones seem to rise or fall endlessly.
All sound files are included in the Unreal Ambiences library and:
‘Tile Footwork’ by Badlands Sound includes 110 high-quality footsteps great for your projects.
Perfect for video games with many different variations within each file.
The library features different types of shoes; Boots, Heels, Dress Shoes, Slippers, Old Shoes, Sandals, and Trainers on two different surfaces – Tile and dirty tile.
This library has the aim of bringing ultra high quality malleable materials for sound designers with extensive organic variations in the realm of horror/gore.
It can help the most gruesome and disgusting scene comes alive with vivid realism.
Each file has a great amount a variations of the same sound.
In the meantime, the extensive frequency range provided by the Sanken co-100k and the Sennheiser MKH-series microphones allows extreme pitch-shifting.
Let’s express creativity by layering these sounds and pitch-shiftings with almost no limits!
I can't tell you the number of times I've needed a good clean suburban atmos to fill out a scene. I've got plenty in my sfx collection, but not a whole lot that are local to Australia. So I thought I'd remedy that!
This collection covers a variety of locations, from quieter suburbs with a gentle breeze, a distant dog, some crickets perhaps and maybe a few birds, to the more densely populated areas, where the traffic and background noise is much higher and some construction is always going on. There some nighttime stuff in there, some ocean side, some with nature at its finest and even lawnmower and whipper snipper recordings so you can layer it all up.
All recorded at 24bit/96kHz, the library is 2.5GB and contains 36 tracks.
Do you need an inspiring collection of carefully edited expressive engine sound fx loops?
Loopable Motors 1: Small Engines is a huge collection seamlessly looping engine sounds from ten different engines. The package includes steady engine loops with multiple RPMs, recorded in 96 kHz, 24-bit for creative sound design. Matching start and end clips are included for many loops for easy drag & drop game implementation or sound editing.
Finding high quality, steady engine recordings and editing them to usable, looping clips can be a really time-consuming task. This sound library is designed to give you plenty of creative material to work with in your next project.
Special Edition includes all the steady engine loops plus 25 accelerations for LeSound Audiomotors plugin.
Library highlights:- 10 combustion engines
– 444 sound files (148 sound with 3 pitch versions)
– Power generators, ATV, compressors, lawnmowers, water pumps.
– Multiple RPM speeds (see datasheet)
– Start & end clips for many loops
– Special Edition includes 25 accelerations compatible with LeSound Audiomotors plugin
– 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files
– 2.23 GB
– Carefully edited, seamless loops
– Soundminer & BWAV metadata
A mini library for the Series 2000 SFX collection featuring water balloons hitting various surfaces, and various handling – from impact splashes, rolls and bounces, to metallic thuds, rubber stretches and dripping.
In City Balcony Ambiences you will get the sounds of 10 different stereo recordings of city atmospheres, all of them recorded from the perspective of a balcony.
Recordings have been done during different periods of a day and in different locations:
Recordings feature sounds such as traffic, people talking, pedestrians walking by; cars, trams, trucks, motorbikes and scooters passbys, dogs barking, all of them from a distant perspective.
Descriptive markers have been included to highlight interesting events in an otherwise featureless waveform. These markers can be read in programs such as Izotope RX, Reaper, and Soundminer. The markers are also included as .txt files in separate folder.
All files (except one) have been recorded in 96 kHz/24 bit, with Soundminer and BWAV embedded metadata. Recordings go from 4 minutes up to 22.
If you are looking for vacuum sounds here is an entire sound effects library dedicated to a Retro Vacuum Cleaner.
Retro Vacuum by Badlands Sound features over 160 sounds of an old vacuum cleaner. The library includes onboard recordings of the wheels and motor and Pass bys at various speeds including separate files for wheels and motor, ambiances of a person using a vacuum in different spaces with multiple distances, and Foley.
All sounds were recorded with professional equipment including RODE NTG3, and Sound Devices 702t 96k/24bit sounds allow high-quality sound effects and great for sound design.
Farts are our bodies’ way of punctuating important moments. Everyone knows this and agrees on it. It’s basically accepted scientific fact.
And now, after decades of research and a couple days of intensely private foley work, George brings you 216 separate files of completely original yet hauntingly familiar fart sounds that will add ripe, satisfying definition to your every soundscape.
Employ George’s rich, mouth-made ass-noises to create emphasis, intrigue, a sense of accomplishment, desperation, true love, and more.
With over 20 minutes of quick bursts and ambient loops, we’re fairly confident when we say you really shouldn’t ever need more fart noises than this.
“REVERSE” is a collection of 32 Sound Effects created using reversed sounds processed with extreme changes in speed and pitch.
You will find atmospheric and surrealistic production elements that works on their own to induce time, tension and mystery, or you can combine them with your current collection of production elements to create a more rich and complex sound.
These sounds have a cinematic feeling and are great for any kind of Sci-Fi or horror production (games, trailers, movies).
This 2005 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size crossover SUV with a 3.3L, V6, 225 hp engine. With a full range of speeds and performances, onboard and exterior, this collection provides the material needed for edgy car chases down to suburban trips to the grocery store. Another solid everyday car to add to your library.
You’ll also get a full compliment of doors, switches and power windows that can extend the use of this collection far beyond regular car sounds. Useful source material for creating high tech devices and gadgets.
This library contains a wide range of variety of bamboo hits.
From thick bamboos to thin, hitting with drum sticks, mallets & brushes and scrubbing & scraping and even sawing. Additional sounds include water movement inside bamboos, captured with a contact mic, and beautiful sounds of bamboo wind chimes. Tweak it for sound design or make bamboo instruments from it.
Ultrasonic Dry Ice is a library containing over 600 sounds themed metal resonances, scrapes and all sorts of weird.
All the content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K, a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 and a MKH416.
The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.
‘Coal Mining’ is a unique collection of sounds that build the ambience of a momentous industry. You’ll hear the sounds from two coal mines, one surface and one underground, which are normally closed to the public.
The collection consists of two main parts:
Surface Mining features the clatter of a giant bucket-wheel excavator, a cross-pit spreader, a long belt conveyor, and the distinct atmosphere from a large open-pit mine.
Underground Mining includes the striking sounds of an underground mine shaft, recorded at a depth of 1500m. With the clatter from a miners’ elevator ride, a rattling chain conveyor, container movement, and many room tones, you’ll get a remarkable sense of underground working. Recorded in one of the last three active coal mines in Germany.
Giant Bucket-wheel excavator, Cross-pit spreader, Long belt conveyor, Mine Shaft ambience, Miners’ Elevator, Train Loading Station, Bucket conveyor, distant mine atmospheres.
Recorded using Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS / CMIT-5U/CCM8 MS microphones and paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder, the files are also embedded with detailed Soundminer Metadata.
Props Box sound library is a collection of different sounds emitted by everyday objects used in weird ways. It can be a great and handy tool in designing more complex sound effects for games, or just a go-to pack to quickly fill the gaps in movies and other linear media.
The 169 mono files feature more than 1000 sound effects, as each recording contains different variations of the same activity.
This library features a man making as many vocal sounds as possible, without saying any actual words. From cowboy whoops to coughing, laughing, crying, cheering booing and much more. Good ‘Emotes’ for video game or animation usage.
From toilets to urinals, trains to planes, this library explores the many different flushing sounds that can be heard in American and European bathrooms.
The flushes were recorded in several varieties; the toilet lid up, the toilet lid down, the recorder close to the toilet, the recorder distant from the toilet, and even some of the refilling cycles as well as the dreaded sound when a toilet won’t flush.
Of all the flushes recorded, 55 are from European toilets, 29 from American toilets, 14 from urinals, 7 from a train, and 6 from a plane, for a total of 111 unique flushing sounds with over 50 minutes of refilling cycles.
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Ahoy, me Hearties! Set sail into this huge soundbank of swashbuckling words, phrases, and shouts. Experience the high seas in glorious high-quality audio, featuring top voice talent that will put you at the wheel of your very own pirate ship.
“ARRR, THERE BE TREASURE FILLED WITH JEWELS AND DOUBLOONS!”
From one syllable shouts, to elaborate phrases, there be no finer collection of piratical sounds than PIRATE VOICES.
The “Fun Monsters” library is a vocal collection of 18 cute little monsters.
It comprises 2000+ non-textual vocalizations with variations of actions and emotions recorded by voice actors – all carefully edited, classified, thoroughly metatagged.
The sounds are suitable for cartoons, games, and any projects featuring cute funny characters! It is delivered in 192Khz which allows for additional pitch and treatments.
Gear used: Neumann TLM170R, Sanken Co-100k, Sound Devices 788T, Sennheiser MKH8090
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