Bowed cymbals are one of those sound effects that just never get old.
Perhaps it's the chilling sound of bow on bronze that puts us on the edge of our seat that we love so much. Or maybe it's the hauntingly beautiful tones that ring from a large ride cymbal with a large bow.
Add some real bronze to your project today:
Cinematic Hits & Transitions features 120 cinematic, epic, heavy, impacts and hits + 100 scary, haunting, transitions and movements
Ideal for your movie and game trailers!
Signal Return is a performable Kontakt instrument and soundset designed to create a wide variety of interesting and textured sounds.
All of the source material comes from recordings of various devices feeding back into themselves either electrically or acoustically. No software based speaker emulators or distortions were used in the creation of these sounds. Comes with 250 .wav files – more than 2 hours of recordings + 22 Kontakt instruments (these require the full version of NI Kontakt 5.0 or higher).
Dogs is a collection of dog barks, squeals, whines, yawns, growls, drinking, shaking and more.
• Cairn Terrier
• Entlebucher Sennen
• New Foundlander
Here you go! Pick your version below:
This pack features 130+ files and 450 magic sound effects (full tracklist (PDF))
This pack features 430+ files and 2300+ magic sound effects (full tracklist (PDF))
This pack features 570+ files and 2700+ magic sound effects!
• Designed, featuring 400+ SFX in 100+ 96kHz files. Delivers pre-designed, ready-to-use fight sounds
• Construction Kit with 2400+ SFX in 400+ 192kHz files. Gets you a huge arsenal of raw punches, kicks, clothes, whooshes, slaps, bone breaks and more to build from.
You can also get them both together in the Close Combat Bundle – and save 20%!
Meet the Tasmanian devil! Recorded in the Copenhagen Zoo, this library features huffs, sniffs, growls, barks, bite and chewing – and those eerie and weird critter screams.
If you need strange animal or monster sounds, do check out this library:
Impressive sounds of Express, Freight and Passenger trains. The library features situations like Approaches and Stops, Express Trains, Freight Trains, Local Trains, Locomotives, Close Miking – for a total of an hour and a half of train sounds!
The library is organised into 6 sceneries:
Whooshes & Impacts is a large package of futuristic and magical Whoosh sound FX and heavy weight Impact sound FX.
Whooshes & Impacts features 245 heavy, sci-fi, mysterious, magical, futuristic, epic, impacts, whooshes, swishes, pass-by FX
Metal Bars & Bells: 49 shimmering, oscillating bell-like sounds from various metal objects.
No actual bells were harmed in the making of these sounds – but several other metal objects were. Crow bars and stainless steel soap trays are some of the sources of these beautiful, resonant sounds; ranging from clear, distinct glockenspiel-ish, to shimmering, modulated otherworldliness. If you've ever wanted to add square tubular bells or wrought-iron percussion to your mix, then this is your thing.
• Clean, high quality sounds
• All files trimmed to start, for ease of use in samplers
• Several variations per recorded object = organic and expressive productions
• Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
• Add delay & reverb, put on headphones and…Heaven…
This release features 873 screams, shouts, moans, grunts, hisses from female/male humans, zombies, monsters and creatures. Fantastic for horror, suspense, thrillers, action movies and games
All sounds are 100% dry. Reverb was just applied for the demo.
Computer Sound FX from SoundBits features 650 computer noises, glitches, digital distortions, stutters, bleeps, signals, interfaces, buttons, loading and feedback
In honor of April Fools’ Day, SkewSound is proud to present “thefool”. This collection of comedic sounds includes party favors, slide whistles, buzzers, and whoopee cushions. We also recorded instrumental effects such as dobro slides, comedy club sax riffs, timpani glissandos, trombone slides, and even more cowbell. Vocal virtuoso, Chris Rando, contributed tons of laughter, mouth effects, and even vomit and fart noises. Who doesn’t love a little potty humor?
The Half & Half Sound FX Pack 1 features a mix of 50 specific sound effects (horror, cheering, human sound clips and others), and 50 longer ambiences (crowds, room tones, stations, and more).
Use the Half & Half Sound FX Pack 2 collection to add 50 detailed sound clips and 50 immersive atmosphere tracks to enhance your sound fx library.
The specific clips feature electronic, and technology clips (cameras, hard drive, ATM), while the ambiences highlight museums, patios and cafés, and construction clips. Includes over 18 fields of Soundminer metadata.
Gone is the era of the typewriter, when the cacophony of countless typebars striking the platen could be heard emanating from every office building, but with SkewSound’s QWERTY Sound Library, you can recreate those days. We used an electro-mechanical typewriter from the 1970s to create this library.
This allowed us to get some unique sounds that simply can’t be created with an older, mechanical typewriter.
In this library you’ll find some stellar machine gun-like mechanical sounds, impacts, sweeteners, motor hums, and more mechanical switch and button effects than you’ll know what to do with.
• Recorded, edited, and delivered in full 96kHz/24bit high definition audio
• Every performance was multi-mic’d, providing you with a greater range of tonal qualities to modify to your hearts content
• Over 35 minutes of audio
• Fully embedded Soundminer metadata
In the winter of 2013-2014, both the Northeast and the Northwest were slammed with snow, ice, wind, and blizzards. The SkewSound team braved the frigid cold and recorded what we could: footsteps, compression, breaking ice, body falls, and much more.
Our content was obtained during storms and their aftermath in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Salem, MA. The frostbite SFX library contains some great impact sweeteners and sounds unique to winter temperatures. You won’t be disappointed!
Another electromechanical-focused library from SkewSound! Our reel2reel Sound Library features a professional tape machine from the 1980s. We captured all the sounds this little (well, actually quite large and heavy) piece of gear could create.
DC motors, servos, tape spinning, metal impacts, and more can be found within this library.
And if you are on the hunt for some huge, analog style mechanical buttons, you should hear what this library has to offer.
You get 1,074 individual sounds, in 14 separate soundpacks containing variations on all the sounds.
Included are all commonly required sounds needed for a comprehensive UI experience.
This library consists of hundreds of performances (581 files total) of toy whistles, clown and bicycle horns, slide whistles, melody pops, party blowers and squeeze toys.
Metadata has been meticulously added, and the material in this library is ready for immediate inclusion in your sound designs. Have fun!
• 581 broadcast wave files
• All at 24 bit, 96kHz
• 4.81 uncompressed gigabytes of audio data
• Most takes include stereo, mono and distant microphone perspectives
• Metadata carefully added to each audio file ready for efficient searching
Need the sound of fast cars at an affordable price? The Race Cars Essential library features recordings from a 2009 Nissan GTR and a 2007 Lexus IS 350 – approximately 300 MB in total.
Created by Carlo Ascrizzi and Aditya J Yadav
Doom Drones contains more than 3Gb of eerie, doomful, dark, atmospheric field recordings, designed drones and backgrounds. Perfect for something in the realm of a David Lynch film, ambient music production, a horror film, or just to set the mood of a foreboding soundscape.
Each artist made 60 custom loops for a total of 120 loops. With SoundMorph focusing more on field recordings and subtle tonal design and Arovane focusing more on dynamic synthetic textures and sound design. Both perfectly suitable as layers or final assets, depending on their use, Doom Drones is a great addition for anyone wanting to enhance dark ominous moments.
All field recordings were captured with a mid/side stereo setup consisting of 2 Schoeps CMC6 bodies, Schoeps mk5 & mk8 capsules housed in a Rycote AE windshield running into a Sound Devices 722.
This is a collection of all of the mechanical sounds you can get out of handling the specific weapons.
Included are sounds from the Glock 9mm, Walther P22, Smith and Wesson .38 revolver, Heckler and Koch MP4, M4 Carbine and M24 Sniper Weapon System.
All sounds are recorded indoors with both close and medium perspectives, giving you both dry and wet options to speed up your design process.
Cassette Deck is a set of sounds collected from a small group of analog cassette players. It’s filled with great mechanical buttons and switches, latches, a few motors at different speeds, and multiple microphones/perspectives per take. Great if you’re building some mechanical interfaces!
Airborne Sound's Bathroom sound effects library offers 170 field recordings captured only in restrooms, washrooms, and bathrooms.
It includes the classic clips: toilet flushes, showers, taps, and drains. There is a wide selection of grooming Foley: washing, brushing teeth, and cleaning. There are gadgets such as razors, hair dryers, clippers, and plungers. Faucets, shaving cream, soap dispensers and others round out this 2.21 gig collection.
We packed all the sonic variety of humanity into 400 sound fx, totalling over 1.6 gigabytes.
The Human sound effects library offers coughing, cooing, puking, sneezing, and sniffles. Laughing, grunting and groans join farts, burps, and belches. There are wolf whistles, cat calls, snoring, and others.
All takes are identified by performer so you can match similar takes. Includes men, women, and a four-month-old baby. Includes over 10 fields of rich Soundminer metadata.
The Airborne Sound Kitchen sound effects library includes over 150 culinary sounds.
The package includes appliances: blenders, toaster, fridges, and freezers. There are tools, too: glasses, knives, bottles, dishes, and cans. Also included is the work that ties it all together: cooking, cleaning, preparing, and chopping. Includes over 10 fields of Soundminer metadata.
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.
Ths library delivers a huge collection of quadrophonic hockey crowds from every perspective. And hockey crowds are different from other pro sporting crowds:
The NHL mandates that the music has to stop during play, which leaves every gasp, oh, and cheer free and clear of PA induced pollution.
This wrinkle in the rules of play means that pro hockey games are the ideal setting for recording arena crowds for any situation.
Our hockey crowds were recorded over the course of an NHL season and were done with unprecedented access. Entire games were recorded from various locations including:
– on the camera platform
– in the upper level seats in the hallway
– outside the doors pre and post game
– in the platinum level bar
– under the bleachers
– from the top of the penalty boxes
Each location was recorded in beautiful dual ORTF or double MS quad.
The end result is an immersive sound set that has been carefully edited and fully tagged with metadata. Finding the elements you need is simple and direct.
Pick this library up today and cover your arena crowd needs in style.
Pro Hockey Ambiences – Full
• 24 bit, 96kHz quadraphonic split wav files
• Soundminer and bwav metadata tags
• Over 17 Gigabytes of sound
• More than 4 hours of recordings
Glass Smash HD from Soundopolis is a large collection of glass breaking sounds, glass debris, and footsteps on glass. Probably the last time you’ll ever have to buy a glass sound effect!
With A Sound Effect, Asbjoern has created a web site where our international community can browse, learn, and share the vast fruits of our labors. Together we are accelerating the very real potential power of sound design as a recognized art form.
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