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  • • In Northern Rockies: Active Nature, get a collection of lively and euphoric ambiences from the mountains of Montana. Hear the rich diversity of ambiences brimming with wildlife. Hear haunting winnows of Wilson’s Snipes and trilling tremolos of Dark-eyed Juncos. Hear wildlife greet the sun in four extended dawn choruses, each ranging from 30 to 50 minutes! This library is packed full of tracks teeming with active flora and fauna from the continental divide of North America and perfectly complements the other Northern Rockies Series libraries to give you a full picture of these stunning glacial valleys.
    • Only 26 glaciers (of the 150 in 1850) remain in Glacier National Park and all could 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!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • A large collection of “active” nature ambiences from Glacier National Park in the Northern Rockies.
    • If you need more “Active” or “Quiet” nature sounds check out: NR: miNiATURENR: Quiet Nature, and NR: Common Loons.
    • Extended dawn choruses with clips ranging from 20 to 50 minutes.
    • Rich ambiences brimming with wildlife.
    • Ambiences from the shores of large glacial and small shallow lakes
    • Coniferous and Aspen forests
    • Ambiences with light canopy wind and wildlife
    • Close perspective meltwater was not the focus of this library, but water is unavoidable during summertime in the Rockies. Water was always recorded at a distant as, for example, “distant soothing river” as part of flora and fauna ambiences.

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife: Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Wilson’s Snipe, Ruffed Grouse, Common Loon, Common Raven, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Warbling Vireo, American Robin, Tree Swallows, angry Chipmunks, and bats. 

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp

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  • • In Northern Rockies: Common Loons, get a collection of the strange and mythical calls of Common Loons. These beautiful birds have haunting calls that sing across the boreal lakes of North America. One of the greatest pleasures I’ve had as a field recordist was hearing their majestic wails echo across still waters. This library includes sounds of a nesting pair captured during a full week of nighttime and dawn recording in Glacier National Park, Montana.

    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!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Nesting pair of Common Loons recorded in Glacier National Park, Montana
    • 22 clips including Loons
    • Close, medium, and distant perspectives
    • Isolated solo nighttime calls
    • Loons mixed with full dawn choruses
    • Included Loon calls: wail, yodel, tremolo, hoots, flapping takeoffs, and tremolo call flybys
    • 4 clips of Quiet Nature recordings from the same location. These recordings have sparse wildlife and are perfect for use as nature roomtones for the Loons included in the library.
    • Ruffed Grouse “Drumming” can be heard in several recordings in this library as distant bass thumps. Read more about how males create this sound by beating their wings while sitting on hollow logs – here.
    • Other included wildlife: Swainson’s ThrushesWilson’s SnipesRed-winged BlackbirdsRuby-crowned Kinglets, Beaver tail slaps, angry Chipmunks, and bats up to 90 kHz.
    • All tracks have an integrated loudness of approximately -35 LUFS.
    • This is NOT a parabolic dish library of close up and isolated Loons. It is an ambience library of Common Loons within their natural habitat.
    • *Note – I self-identified all birds using several iOS apps and bird identification websites, so I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy in species identification.

    TEXT MARKERS:

    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform. Starting in Soundminer 4.5Pro_v271 you can now read text markers from within Soundminer!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.


    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp

    FILE LIST: 
    • View in Browser or Download CSV

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  • • In Northern Rockies: Miniature, get a mini-nature collection of ambiences from the mountains of Montana. Hear hallowed halls carved by glacial sculptors. Hear quaking Aspens and Ruffed grouse drumming on hollow logs. Hear euphoric dawn choruses, merry songbirds, sacred stillness, and stately woodpeckers knocking on forest doors. This library gives you a small collection of both “quiet” and “active” nature sounds from the continental divide of North America.
    • Only 26 glaciers (of the 150 in 1850) remain in Glacier National Park and all are predicted to melt within 30 yearsHear 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!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Sounds in this library are NOT included in other Northern Rockies Series libraries.
    • A mini-nature collection of both “quiet” and “active” nature ambiences from Glacier National Park in the Northern Rockies.
    • Active – euphoric dawn choruses
    • Quiet – soothing afternoons and nights
    • A 42-minute evolving dawn chorus (with 2 Loon wails)
    • Ruffed Grouse – drumming on hollow logs
    • If you need more “active” or “quiet” nature sounds check out: NR: Quiet NatureNR: Common Loons, and NR: Active Nature.


    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in browser or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • stillness – close to absolute silence
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included Wildlife: Common Raven, Cassin’s Vireo, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Fox Sparrow, Townsend’s Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Western Tanager, angry Chipmunks, and bats up to 90 kHz. *Bonus – two Common Loon wail calls within an extended 45-minute dawn chorus.


    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp

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  • • 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 yearsHear 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!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Quiet Nature recordings from the coniferous forests of the northern Rocky Mountains.
    • If you need more “active” or “quiet” nature sounds check out: NR: Common Loons and NR: miNiATURE
    • Desolate ambiences with no wildlife.
    • Serene ambiences with minimal or distant flora and fauna.
    • Large glacial and small shallow lakes
    • Ruffed grouse “drumming” can be heard as distant bass thumps. Read more about how males create this sound by beating their wings on hollow logs – here.
    • Close perspective meltwater was not the focus of this library, but water is unavoidable during summertime in the Rockies. Water was always recorded at a distant as, for example, “distant soothing river” as part of flora and fauna ambiences.

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in an otherwise uniform waveform!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV
    • Flora (plants) and Fauna (animals) are described in these terms:
    • stillness – close to absolute silence
    • fauna sparse
    • fauna constant
    • flora sparse
    • flora constant
    • flora and fauna sparse
    • flora and fauna constant
    • Included wildlife: Swainson’s Thrush, Wilson’s Snipe, Common Raven, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Townsend’s Solitaire, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, Yellow Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red-naped Sapsucker, Western Tanager, Warbling Vireo, Tree Swallows, territorial beaver tail slaps, angry Chipmunks, and bats up to 90 kHz.

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp

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  • 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.

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  • Bundle NSL Complete Bundle Play Track 1821+ sounds included, 831 mins total $585 $321.75

    The NSL Complete Bundle includes all 15 New Sound Lab sound libraries. 1821 high resolution WAV files – 831 minutes – 32 GB

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  • 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.

    Nuances of Fear features:

    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

     

    Library Review:

    “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!”

    Angelo Palazzo

    Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer. | Stranger Things 3, Frozen 2, Star Trek: Discovery, Alita: Battle Angel.

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  • 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.

    Bonus library included:

    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!

    Credits:
    Recordist, Producer, Editor – Jason Strawley
    Photography, Video – Andrew Garraway
    Asst Producer – James Nolan

    Thanks, and enjoy!

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  • 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!!

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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:

    • Small Cave & Rocky Crevice Ambience (Wet and Dry)
    • Ocean Waves Crashing on Rocks / Varying Perspectives
    • Coquina Rock Hits / Smashes
    • Isolated Individual Wave Crashes
    • Shell / Rock Splashes

    Bonus Forge / Reaktor Sample Maps Also Included

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  • 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.

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  • Nature & Countryside Ocean Shores Play Track 101 sounds included, 240+ mins total $199

    SEASIDE SIGNATURE SOUNDS – WHERE LAND MEETS OCEAN
    Soothing, relaxing, melodious and rhythmic. The ocean is a drum beating out the rhythms of global and local weather changes. No other place is quite like the edge of the sea. Gordon Hempton – The Sound Tracker® has visited and captured numerous of those magical places.

    WHAT’S INSIDE

    INCLUDED SOUNDS – KEYWORDS

    OCEAN SHORES, NATURE, WATER, BIRDS, SHORELINES, WAVES, SWEEPING, RUMBLING, BOBBLING, DUNES, SPARROW, SEAGULLS, INSECTS, FIRESTED, SAND, CAVES, MELODIOUS, RHYTHMIC, SWEELS, SMORGASBOARD, CALM, WINDBLOWS

    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.

    DIFFERENT EXPOSURES

    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.
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Environments Odds and Ends Play Track 633 sounds included, 581 mins total $75

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 132 sounds to experience the true colors of an office, everything you do on a day to day paperwork

    Recorded with

    • Sound Devices 633
    • Rode NTG3
    • Rode NT4
    • Seymour Duncan SCR-1
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  • Roomtones & Ext. Ambiences Office Space Play Track 134 sounds included, 360 mins total $39 $31.59

    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.

    Room tones / locations:

    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

    Bonus content:

    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

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  • Human Oh Baby! Superpack Play Track 175 sounds included, 82 mins total $99

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Foley Old Cameras 192kHz Play Track 100 + sounds included, 52 mins total $40

    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.

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  • “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.

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