Get the sounds of the sea – captured at different beaches along the Japan coast and the French Normandy coast. Recorded at the marina, pier, harbor, bridges and beaches, the SEASIDE library delivers around 50 minutes of waves, water, seagulls and more. All recordings are AB ORTF stereo, and there’s a mono center added in some cases to deliver a LCR format.
Yellowstone is a unique sound effect library created by renowned sound supervisor and SFX editor Tim Nielsen, featuring giant geysers, bubbling mud pots, fumaroles, hot springs, water streams and much more.
Machine Emanation is a contact microphone and drone sound effects library focused on machines. It contains multiple recordings and designed drones sourced from band saw to ceiling fan; table saw to dishwasher, thickness planer to paper shredder; bench grinder to refrigerator. Machines were recorded turning on and off, running, and at any available speeds.
Also included are drones designed from each machine. Power tools and appliances are re-imagined as dark rumbling drones and unique atmospheres. A small glimpse of what can be created with Machine Emanation.
MaK is a Kontakt instrument which replicates the sounds of a person using various computer keyboards, mice, or touchscreen devices. This allows you to very quickly perform the foley of using one of these devices via midi.
There are 15 devices available in MaK: 5 Keyboards, 5 Mice, 2 Touchscreens, and 3 digital keyboards. Each of these devices has been meticulously recorded at a number of different velocities for a very realistic playback performance.
The majority of the devices have 5 velocity layers; from soft to hard. Each of these velocity layers have 32 different samples: 16 for the press sound, and 16 for the release sounds of each device. That’s 160 samples per device! MaK will randomly trigger press and release samples for each layer based on the velocity you play the notes. Easy to use controls allow you to adjust additional layers of randomness in both velocity and pitch. All of this adds up to realistic devices, and convincing performance. This library requires the full version of NI Kontakt (not included)
We are the People is a sound effects library filled with protests chants from the 2012 NATO protests in Chicago.
Two locations give this library two aurally unique crowd environments. The downtown protests reflect off the surrounding buildings, giving them a neat urban quality, while the Ravenswood protests give the impression of a more open environment. Groups of protesters in unified chant ranged in size from just a few to perhaps 200 or more. Many of the recordings have wonderful builds, starting with one or two voices and grow from there, in both size and intensity.
These recordings work great as stand alone effects or for layering in some specificity to crowds. The next time your designing a defiant crowd, bring some authenticity with We are the People.
Get sounds from Scandinavia with the OSLO CITY AMBIENCE library. Recorded in the capital of Norway, this library delivers the sounds of more than 40 locations around the city.
This new library gets you a huge collection of all kinds of Buttons, Switches, Knobs, Levers, Sliders – that were pushed hard (and soft).
From small buttons, small mechanics to big levers of different materials.
Perfectly cleaned and edited for direct use.
Whenever there is something to be pushed, pressed, released, hit, clicked, pulled – you’ll find the sounds to go with it here.
All sounds are delivered as BWF tagged, 24Bit / 96kHz wav-files
Icy Snow HD is a unique collection of ice debris, stress, cracks, and impacts, as well as snow impacts and footsteps. The local weather produced a foot of snow covered in less than an inch of ice. Very unique sounds!
This sound effect library delivers a comprehensive collection of designed alarm sounds covering all types of alarm: small and large, high tech and vintage sounding, distorted and clean, complex and simple, fast and slow, continuous sirens, harsh buzzers and subtle beeps.
The sounds can be used for a wide range of alart and alarm sounds, including: car alarms, smoke detectors, timers and clocks, air raid sirens, medical equipment, police and emergency sirens, fire alarms, home security devices, digital watches, gadgets and communication devices.
When you need human sounds, this package gets you 483 SFX grouped into categories including Applause, Babies, Crying, Footsteps, Groaning, Kissing, Laughter, Screams & Whimpers and many more.
Applause • Babies • Breathing • Burping • Coughing • Crying • Drinking & Swallowing • Eating • Farting • Finger Snaps & Knuckle Cracks • Footsteps • Gagging & Choking • Gargling • Gasping • Groaning • Heartbeats • Hiccuping • Hygiene & Beauty • Kissing • Laughter • Pain Sounds • Screams & Whimpers • Sighing • Smoking • Sniffing & Sneezing • Snoring • Spitting • Urinating • Vomiting • Yawning • Yelling
We enter the next round of absolutely striking new SFX! CINEMATIC DARKNESS is the fourth release in our grand CINEMATIC series and is absolutely no less exciting than its predecessors: dirty BLASTS, scary DRONES, digital GLITCHES, synthetic SCREAMS, disturbing STUTTERS, creepy NOISE – the list continues as we have packed more than 15 GB of high-quality SFX into this collection.
CINEMATIC DARKNESS has been co-produced with sound designer Sebastian Johnson who left his footprints in the world of sound design starting in the 90s with the first commercial library for the Waldorf Microwave and sound design for Ensoniq, Clavia, DSI, and recently for more than 40 blockbuster trailers in the last 4 years such as Gravity, World War Z, Godzilla, Maleficient, The Hobbit, Transcendence, The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Pacific Rim, Resident Evil 5, Star Trek & much more!
Our new library comes all nasty, disturbing & unsettling. It’ll shake you to the core & without a doubt it will power your next project. Evil, murky, harsh, synthetic and edgy are only a few characteristics of CINEMATIC DARKNESS. You have the possibility to customize this collection to your very own needs: the CONSTRUCTION KIT offers you high-quality source recordings to be creatively processed, while the DESIGNED version comes in handy with pre-designed, “ready-to-use” sounds, ideal for time-scarce projects. CINEMATIC DARKNESS is the next generation of evil SFX – add a wicked new tone to your sound pool!
Get an footstep SFX pack with professionally recorded civilian male footsteps (in casual boots) on 8 different surface types: Concrete (asphalt or stone), wood, water, metal surfaces, ground, grass, gravel and snow.
Each surface type includes the following footstep sounds: walking, running, stealthy crouched movement.
Each movement type contents five separated footstep sounds (one step per WAV file).
This footstep collection features professionally recorded Soldier footsteps (in army wear and boots) on 8 different surface types:
Concrete (asphalt or stone), wood, water, metal surfaces, ground, grass, gravel, snow.
These footsteps are created for soldier movement and contain weapon or ammo packs rattle.
Each surface type includes the following footstep sounds: Walking, running, stealthy crouched movement.
Each movement type contents five separated footstep sounds (one footstep per wav-file).
UI SOUNDS | ORGANIC is a well-organized collection of 425 selections ranging from simple and discreet to catchy and jolly sounds ready to use in any kind of electronic user interface (smartphone, tablet, desktop app, web-based app or site), smart tv app, wearable device app, UI demonstration videos, infographics, as well as in your games.
Suitable for: Buttons, Alarm, Notifications, Selections, Menus, Switches, Feedback, Navigation, as well as for other systems or game plays.
Bob Skeleton library delivers exciting action sounds of Two Men Bob and Skeleton heroes that go down the track with more than 100 kilometers/hour.
The sounds of this library were taken from 9 spots along a track in Altenberg in the south of Germany. Each take is sorted and meta-tagged by recording spot and with this content you are able to assemble a complete run from start to finish or even to extend it by easily combining start sceneries, energetic passes in different speeds and noisy brakings down in the valley.
Furthermore Bob Skeleton´s content is an inspiring resource for sound mangling experiments and artificial foley design.
SHHhhhhh… They are listening…
282 strange, ghostly and spy-like sounds collected from 2 old analog dictaphones, 1 portable cassette recorder, 1 very small digital dictaphone, 3 portable modern recorders, 1 video cam, and finally 1 very famous portable Reel to Reel recorder (a Nagra IS).
• 136 tracks of, Microphone bumps, lav. Microphone put on clothes, Microphone Feedback, Microphone Noises, and the sounds of the inside of a video cams Mechanics.
• 41 tracks of, Dictaphone & Cassette Processed (Kyma, GRM Tools, SoundToys) Sounds, weird telephone answering machine noises, Buttons, Play, Rewinds, and Fast Forward sounds.
• 82 Reel To Reel sounds. Buttons, Tape on, Rewinds/Fast forwards, Manual searching and scratches, where the recorded sounds are heard through the internal speaker of the tape recorder, as well as recorded line out.
• 23 Various processed (Kyma, GRM Tools, SoundToys) sounds. Different stuff speed up, and mangled.
Many of the recorded sounds have been re-recorded on to tape to get that smooth analog sound. Especially the feedback sounds, and bumps benefit from this technique, but also ambience sounds recorded onto a over used 5″ tape has a certain undercover sound to them!
An audio library for which metal was kicked, hammered, bowed and… induced to vibrate through feedback loops?! The collection features 346 unique sounds recorded through field trips in US, UK and Italy.
Get more than 9 GB of source material to create your own terrifying creatures. Including more than 7600 single sounds in over 1000 files, this extensive library offers you an extremely wide range of source sounds to create your own unique creatures.
Get the most extensive creature sound source library on the market with more than 7600 royalty free sound effects in over 1000 files, reaching from huge to tiny, low to high and soft to hard. This great collection of pre-edited source recordings are everything you need to create any creature you have in mind. The sounds are fully enriched with well-grounded Metadata so that you will always find what you need fast. Provided in 96kHz, 24-bit, the possibilities to pitch, stretch and process are vast. No matter if you want to create slippery insects, ferocious orcs or giant dragons, you will find it in this library. Check out the demo below to feel the power of “Creatures – Construction Kit”.
• Library ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio
• Completely recorded in 192kHz/24bit
• 1000+ files, 7600+ royalty free sound effects
• Comes with comprehensive metadata
Huge and rumbling beasts, tiny and nasty insects, brutal and slippery zombies: The “Creatures – Designed” collection offers more than 300 royalty free “ready to use” sounds in 76 files. The collection consists of numerous sets of outstandingly evil creatures, with various different moods in each set.
Don’t have time to create new creature sounds from scratch? Just use some of our final designed and ready to use unrivalled creature sounds. The effects are provided in various sets of individual creatures, each including numerous moods. These sounds are ideal for direct use in trailers, movies or games. All of these creatures were uniquely designed by using the source recordings of the Creatures – Construction Kit library.
• Library ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio
• Completely recorded in 192kHz/24bit
• 5 different moods per creature, 4 variations per mood
• Comes with comprehensive metadata
Get the authentic sounds of Tokyo City in this library from Original Sounds. It features everything from sounds captured in the city centre, busy streets, pedestrian streets, parks, residential areas, trains and subways – exterior and interior recordings captured at different times of day. Check out the full sound list below.
So If you’re looking for the sounds of Tokyo, this one gets you 1 hour and 46 minutes of great, authentic recordings!
Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.
A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!
The EFX Assault Rifles collection includes weapon sounds from the AK-47 Kalashnikov, the Colt AR15/M16 and the European FN-FAL, HECKLER & KOCH 33 and SIG 551 assault rifles.
The AK47 Collection:
126 sounds, 110 MB
The AR15/M16 Collection:
377 sounds, 324 MB
The European Assault Rifle Collection
featuring the FN-FAL, HECKLER & KOCH 33 and SIG 551: 126 sounds, 123 MB
A special EFX collection of recordings of World War II weapons from both the US and Germany, featuring the STURMGEWEHR 44, WALTHER P 38, MAUSER KAR 98K, MP 40, COLT 1911, M1 GARAND and the THOMPSON A1.
WW2: German Weapon Pack
Featuring the STURMGEWEHR 44, WALTHER P 38, MAUSER KAR 98K and MP 40
181 sounds, 116 MB
WW2: US Weapon Pack
Featuring the COLT 1911, M1 GARAND and THOMPSON A1
203 sounds, 141 MB
Buy the two packs together in the WW2 Weapon Pack Bundle – and save 20%!
Exosuit contains a large number of armored sound FX ready to use. Inside this turbocharged bio-suit you will find an arsenal of mechanized pieces of equipment noises and mechanical sequences.
Also included are sampled organic sounds, metallic impacts, chain sounds, pneumatic and hissing air sounds, whooshes, explosions, electric arcs and surges and diverse ranges of alien weapons (grenade launcher, a variant of the ARC Gun and missiles). All files are named and sorted thematically.
The EFX HANDGUNS collection delivers a fine selection of classic hand gun sounds, including recordings of a COLT FRONTIER 1873, GLOCK, RUGER MK2 SUPPRESSOR, SW 1911, BERETTA F92 and a JERICO 41AE
This EFX French Rifle collection gets you the sound of authentic rifles from France. Includes recordings of a FAMAS F1 at various RPM, BERTHIER 1892, MLE 1873 and the FSA 1917.
The EFX BLACK POWDER Weapons pack is a collection of 19th Century pistol, revolver and rifle weapon sounds.
The collection includes recordings of 1777 AN IX & Lepage pistols, REMINGTON 1858 & RUGER OLD ARMY revolver, 1777 AN IX, 1822 TBIS, GIBBS, LEE ENFELD, PARKER HALE rifles – as well as a number of salvos from black powder rifles.
Travel back in time and recreate classic gunfights and shootouts with this collection of vintage weapon sounds.
Looking to blow stuff up? The EFX EXPLOSIONs Collection features a selection of grenade explosion & blast sounds – closeups, distant and muted/muffled explosion recordings included.
The EFX Machine Gun collections get you sounds of Heavy Machine Guns, Light Machine Guns and Submachine Guns:
Machine Gun Pack 01: Heavy Machine Guns
187 sounds, 210 MB
Machine Gun Pack 02: Light Machine Guns
380 sounds, 329 MB
Machine Gun Pack 03: Submachine Guns
396 sounds, 330 MB
Get all three together in the Machine Guns Bundle – and save 20%!
Howling Winds – Interior is 1.4 GB of high-velocity air molecules in 42 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz stereo – from an interior perspective.
It is a collection of highly expressive, sometimes vocal, sometimes violent gusts of wind, squalls of rain and sleet – as heard from within the safety of a home.
• Howling, moaning, whistling wind sounds
• Roofs and windows pummeled with rain and sleet
• Bad weather in an urban setting
The EFX Gun Foley collections feature gun handling, munitions handling, shell case drops, clip insertions and removals, cocking/uncocking, weapon drop and slide sounds – and much more. Great for actual gun handling sounds, but also highly useful for designing other mechanical sounds!
Gun Foley Pack 01:
387 sounds, 181 MB
Gun Foley Pack 02:
Shells, Clip and Weapon Drops, slides and more
571 sounds, 365 MB
Buy Gun Foley Pack 01 and 02 together in the Gun Foley Bundle – and save 20%!
Here you go! Pick your version below:
This pack features 120+ files and 500+ sounds in 5 categories (full tracklist (PDF))
On top of that, you get the finest choice of deadly sound effects, pre-designed by our award-winning sound designers. And you save money. The bundle leaves nothing to be desired.
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