• In Northern Rockies: Quiet Nature, get a collection of the most serene ambiences from the mountains of Montana. Hear the massive sparseness of glacial valleys and still water. Hear majestic swaying of old growth forest and naked trunks left by wildfire. Hear Lodgepole pines creaking and Douglas fir slamming to the forest floor. This library is packed full of “quiet nature” tracks from the continental divide of North America, the crown of the continent where glacial meltwaters flow all the way to the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, and to the Hudson Bay. Perfect for use as the foundation of your designed environment, some stretches of rare natural silence are up to 35 minutes!
• Only 26 glaciers (of the 150 in 1850) remain in Glacier National Park and all are predicted to melt within 30 years. Hear the sounds of this stunning natural cathedral while the glaciers remain. The ecosystem won’t sound the same when they’re gone.
2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
• Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
• Carbon offset credits were purchased for the Northern Rockies Series. Field Recording travel for this library was carbon neutral!
The Norway sound library comes with 44 unique Norwegian sounds (58+ minutes of playtime), featuring recordings of animals and insects, atmosphere, beach waves, glacier sounds, mountain stream, steps and vehicles.
The NSL Complete Bundle includes all 15 New Sound Lab sound libraries. 1821 high resolution WAV files – 831 minutes – 32 GB
Summon twisted spirits from the dark realm with Nuances of Fear! The inspiration behind Nuances of Fear was to provide you with a nuanced collection of scary sound effects, exploring the wide variety of different sub-genres of horror.
This exclusive library was designed in collaboration with veteran sound designer Ben Gabaldon who has over 15 years of experience in designing AAA sound effects with credits, including League of Legends, Ratchet and Clank, Marvel Heroes, Oculus and many more.
Upgrade your collection with over 312 bone-chilling designed and 270 source sound effects. All sound effects come in 24bit 96kHz, including detailed naming conventions and rigorous Soundminer-embedded metadata.
All source sound effects were recorded with Sound Devices 788T and a LCR setup of two Sennheiser MKH 8040’s and one MKH 8050. The source audio was recorded in excellent conditions and post-processed additionally for crystal clear quality.
Jump scares, Distorted SFX, Scary Resonances, Bowed Metal and Glass, Ominous Stingers, Distorted Screams, Metal Scrapes, Ghost Whispers, Psycho Stutters, Dark Magic, Reverses, Transitions, Scary Atmospheres, Psychological Drones, Pulses, Evil Vocal Growls, Granular Textures and much more
“RT Sonics’ Nuances of Fear library has some very innovative and detailed sounds that I find myself returning to again and again when I need some inventive elements and unique detail. Nuances of Fear is definitely one of my favorite horror libraries. Great work, guys!”
Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer. | Stranger Things 3, Frozen 2, Star Trek: Discovery, Alita: Battle Angel.
This library of environmental recordings is the culmination of three recording expeditions to the stunningly gorgeous Pacific Northwest. We visited a variety of locations ranging from urban Vancouver, Portland, and Seattle to the wild and untamed Olympic Peninsula. We captured dynamically disparate sounds such as a noisy Seattle shipyard and the quietest location in the continental US – deep within the primordial Hoh Rainforest. There are excellent crowd wallas, and contemplative mountain streams. From beaches to mountain tops to luxury high rises no environment was left un-recorded! This is what the Northwest sounds like!
In all, this library features 69 individual files totaling over three hours of runtime. Total un-zipped file size is over six gigabytes. All sounds have been edited to remove discernable dialog and unwanted noises. What’s left is pure, loop-able ambience suitable for no-fuss editing.
All sounds were captured on a Sound Devices 744T recorder. Microphones used include a Sanken CSS-5 stereo mic and a matched stereo pair of Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF configuration. All recordings are accompanied by a high quality photograph for reference and tagged with Pro Tools searchable metadata.
As a special incentive we will also include a bonus mini-library of ambiences from the Irish countryside that James recorded on a recent trip home! Highlights include some great mountain winds and a rare recording of a starling formation taking flight!
Recordist, Producer, Editor – Jason Strawley
Photography, Video – Andrew Garraway
Asst Producer – James Nolan
Thanks, and enjoy!
This library brings you various obnoxious sips, slurps, gulps, gurgles, and more! Obnoxious Sips was recorded using a variety of drinking containers such as glass and plastic bottles and cups, an aluminum can, and some interestingly obnoxious sips from a straw!!
OBSCURE FREQUENCIES is a unique collection of 336 sound effects created from uncommon audio recordings of radio masts, antennas, digital meters, circuit boards, batteries, home & leisure electronics, broken electronics etc.
Deep, dark, low and evolving soundscapes, cracking, distorted whooshes, hybrid electric loops and complex one-shots, all designed using exclusively recordings done with induction coil microphones.
Obscure frequencies is a very versatile pack that can be successfully use in many projects such as sci-fi, horror, sound installations and game audio. Its unique sound comes from combining organic recordings of things that cannot be heard without a special equipment and hours of complex sound design.
All soundscapes loop seamlessly and all source/raw recordings are included.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + JrF Induction Coil Mic + DIY Mics
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10, iZotope Iris II, NI Kontakt.
Small Cave Ambiences / Big Wave Crashes / Coquina Rock Hits
If you’re in need of an Ocean/Beach library, this is it. The library covers a range of material from small enclosed spaces with the sound of distant waves droning to massive waves crashing against the coquina rock.
Although it is, in essence, an ambience library I recorded and edited material for maximum flexibility for further sound design capabilities.
The library was recorded over a period of 4-weekend trips to Washington Oaks State Park near Flagler Beach, FL.
Types of Recordings:
Bonus Forge / Reaktor Sample Maps Also Included
This library delivers a diverse collection of waves on rugged beaches; crashes on boulders, churns in stone basins, sizzles on pebbles, gentle laps in coves, and trickles in tidepools.
EVERY WEATHER, DAYTIME AND VEGETATION
This spatial collection of 101 carefully mastered shoreline sounds allow you to balance just the right amount of wave presence with appropriate wildlife to fit nearly every mood. Day or night, dune or forest, calm or windy, you will be able to craft your most compelling soundscapes.
For example, distant ocean waves and clear gull cries or inspiring songbirds will produce a full frequency spectrum and depth of field. Need something more sheltered? One of the many cricket medleys combined with windblown dune grass will render an acoustic safe harbor for your audience to enjoy many pleasant vacation memories.
This Library is also part of The Complete Quiet Planet Bundle.Libraries from Quiet Planet are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
Small trickles, to gentle streams, raging rivers, waterfalls, and the Pacific Ocean (in Hawaii and Oregon). Many are quite long and are a perfect long background to a water-related section of your film or project.
Odd is a small collection of effects originally created for a project revolving around quick, organic glitched visuals. The library is divided into four categories – Reverses, Texture and Noise, Synthesized Elements and general Oddities. Odd is perfect for adding a bit of strange or weird to your design. Something like a 'what was that?' library. Go nuts.
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.
This office sound effect library features a mix of technology field recordings and office Foley.
It includes web servers, PCs, hard drives, phones, and office crowd. There are shredders and scanners, printers, and more.
A mixed bag of office Foley rounds out the package: chairs, coins, binders, books, cameras, and others.
132 sounds to experience the true colors of an office, everything you do on a day to day paperwork
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
From newborns to toddlers, this sound effect library gets you 175 recordings of the cutest babies you will ever find, captured in 24bit/96khz. It features all-original recordings, and gets you sounds such as baby and toddler grunts, burps, whines, coughs, excited screams, giggles, gurgles, laughs, sneezes, babbling, talking, coos, breathing, hiccups, snoring, vocalizations, exclamations and much more.
Need a powerful robot voice? You can build complete robot voice sentences with Okamoid, a really powerful commander robot voice. It’s perfect for strong robot leaders, commanders, villians, in battles, etc. Highly intelligible.
The Okamoid sound effect library contains more than THREE thousands words, chosen amongst the most common English ones. This allows you to build all the sentences you need for your project with this voice.
Okamoid comes with a custom audio browser html file to help you quickly locate, preview and drag & drop the files you need to construct complete sentences.
Three old style British Radio broadcasts. I have voiced and processed them to sound authentic for the respective eras.
• 1939 wartime news broadcast.
• 1962 weather report on the severe winter of the time.
• A 70s pirate radio style monologue.
Could be good for your radio, TV, film, animation or theatre project.
Old Cameras sound library features 69 recordings of different camera related activities. 13 different cameras were recorded with two MKH 8040s in 192kHz. Total length of the files is 52 minutes. Inside you’ll find sound effects like rewinding film, pulling different levers, rotating dials, shutter effects, handling noises, lens focus rings and aperture clicks, polaroid mechanism and more.
“Old Cars – Short Passby” is a library with a lot of classic cars: Ford, MG, Jaguar, Porsche, Triumph, Cobra, Austin, Alpha and more.
You will find 45 files with single car Pass Bys. The files are not named after specific cars/manufacturers.
The Old Cottages library was recorded in outdoor museums of old cottage houses and in a remote mountain cottage during quiet winter.
At first, both libraries (Castles and Old Cottages) were planned to create one big old stuff library. But I soon realised that the topic is too wide for one thematic library and sounds recorded in cottages have different character.
It’s dominated by old creaky wood. And the same as in Castles library, I treated specific ambience of wooden cottages as a part of the sound.
So again, lots of old wooden doors, with metal bolts. Starting from small to large heavy barn doors, both INT and EXT. Some Background Activities on different kinds of wooden floors, recorded from different POVs, like one floor below, or next door. Some interesting props movements.
We also performed some of the objects (like doors), creating rhythmic sounds which could work well for any antique rotating, whirling machines.
We also recorded old machines with gears, which could be very useful for sound design. Using some pitch shifting changes them into another palette of antique sounds.
Recording locations include:
Old Cottages • Old Cottages, upstairs/next-door activity • Staircase / stairwell • Manor • Barn • Mill
Types of sounds included:
Doors: 258 files • Window: 10 files • BG Activities: 37 files • Furniture: 10 files • Mechanism: 73 files
Old Drawers is a collection of 151 carefully recorded and mastered drawer sound effects.
Opens, Closes, Slides, Rolls, Creaks, Wrestles and more!
All audio files have been recorded at superb 192KHZ 24BIT. Multiple mic positions to capture all the little details such as rollers, creaky wood etc
Comprehensive Soundminer’s metadata. Over 20 different, old, traditional, wooden drawers.
LOCATION: Spain, Costa Blanca. Traditional Spanish hacienda before renovation.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH 8060
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, iZotope RX (mildly).
“Old Engines Grab Bag” is a pack of numerous old, unique and characterful engines from early 1900s. It’s a massive collection of 56GB multitrack 192kHz recordings of old tractors and stationary engines, both diesel and gasoline fueled.
The intention wasn’t to cover vehicles driving, but to get isolated and very closely recorded mechanical elements of engines and exhaust pipes as a source material for sound design. There are many starts, idles, revs, offs, RPMs variations, backfires etc. Some are heavy and large sounding, some are small and funny. Tractors were captured EXT and most of stationary engines INT, but since they are very closely recorded there is just a little amount of reverb on most of them.
Most of engines are 1 or 2 cylinders and low horse power and their RPMs are also low. Thanks to this, many of those sounds aren’t tonal and can easily be used as additional layer with other design elements. They work great for adding vintage character, designing junky or funny vehicles, crazy huge steampunk machines or engines malfunction.
Sounds were recorded using multi-mic setup: Sanken CO-100k (most of the time pointing mechanical parts), Sennheiser MKH-8060 (mainly for isolated exhaust pipe), Schoeps CMC6XT mk41/mk8 (general image) and part also with Trance Audio Inducer contact mics (adding unique mechanical perspective).
The library is delivered as multitrack 192kHz files, as well as stereo mix of all microphones. Thanks to using microphones with extended frequency range, drastic pitch changes can be applied.
All files have extensive metadata created in Soundminer, including leg picker with microphone labels.
Demo files include pitched sounds, which are not delivered with library.
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