If you're after city ambiences, URBAN & SUBURBAN provides a solid foundation for any sound designer to create a believable acoustic backdrop right out of the gate with common ambiences in varying intensities, daytimes and configurations. Easily accessible public places are captured in excellent quality, yet enough balance and distance to support the scene in the background and embed more prominent sounds into the mix.
COMMON VS UNUSUAL
While URBAN & SUBURBAN provides all the necessary basics, it also goes the extra mile by providing more isolated environments as well as recordings of special events that will come in handy when a change of scenery or dramaturgy is required. Various forms of traffic, groups of people, buildings, animals, wind and many more sound sources that make an appearance in this library ensure that you are able to craft an experience complete with the necessary components.
This library was made for the small stuff. I have always had a hard time finding small fire sounds. I work mostly in games, and trying to find a small fireplace sound, or torches on the wall in a castle, or perhaps a candle or oil lamp sound, are impossible to find in commercial libraries! I've always been unhappy with what I had to make for those elements. So, I went to work getting small and delicate fire sounds.
It took multiple field recording trips using a variety of different materials to find the best small fire sounds. Finally, after a lot of hard work (and smoke to the lungs), here is the Small Fire SFX Library!
Cuff ‘Em is a collection of all things handcuff. Lock up the villain using the Smith & Wesson 100-1 series nickel plated carbon steel handcuff. Use the key to unlock and unlatch to make your escape. Pick up and drop the cuffs on numerous surfaces. Surfaces include: Wood Table, Resonant Wood Table, Carpet, Carpeted covered Hardwood, Hardwood Floor, Two Metal Tables, Resonant Metal Table, Chaise Lounge, and Leather Drum Stool. Also included is opening and closing of the latches, fidget and jiggle around, spin on different surfaces, and more!
60 files, 51 minutes, with over 2,285 sounds in total! Recordings decoded from MS into stereo using the Sennheiser MKH8050, MKH30 microphones into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6 Recorder.
All files are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly.
Viscous materials are probably one of the more common elements that come up on a regular basis, and one of the grossest to record. Let me save you the trouble. Slime is a collection of different Viscous materials ranging from literal slime to more abstract slime-like sounding materials like rubber.
One of the featured sounds of the library is a gallon of slime being tossed around, man-handled, and squished.
All the items in this collection were recorded at 192khz with a Sanken CO100k, so there's a lot of flexibility to be had pitching and manipulating the sounds.
Before you stick your hand in that jar of mayo, give the demo a listen. It might just save you some time, and smelling like a sandwich the rest of the day.
This library is a compilation of the unique sounding horn, quintessential to South Africa and its culture, the Vuvuzela. It’s a collection of Vuvuzela sounds from various distances and varying intensities. There are mono and stereo versions, all recorded in isolation in order to be placed in any situation. Included are additional recordings with natural city reflections.
All tracks recorded with the Zoom H5 XY stereo pair as well as a Sennheiser MKH60.
This is your library for making authentic background train ambiences in movies, games or radio plays. It features over 40 indoor ambiences in 5.1 surround sound. Recorded in 2017 with an INA 5 surround microphone array for realistic room impression. Finish your next project in light speed. Simply drag and drop the interleaved surround sounds into your DAW and get perfectly balanced and panned surround sound train ambiences.
• More than 40 indoor (cabin) train ambiences/room tones in 5.1 surround sound (3 GB)
• Fans, rails, machines, motors (diesel and electric), humming, heating, buzz, natural noise
• Doors, passengers, rattling, air conditioning, toilet, speed-up, slow down, pass-by noise
• Realistic room impression and sound location, true to original sound color
• Compatible with ITU-R BS.775 recommendation, no Ambisonics, no plug-in needed, just drag the 5 tracks into your DAW
• Perfect balanced surround sounds for drag and drop integration
• 24 Bit / 96 kHz / low noise recording
• Interleaved surround sound file (L/R/C/LFE/LS/RS), simply drop into your DAW
• EBU/BWF and WAV-Metadata made with Soundminer for use in any DAW
• Equipment: INA 5 surround microphone array, RME UCX, RME Quadmic 2
Louis Armstrong. Wynton Marsalis. Doc Severinson. Miles Davis. What do these legendary trumpet players have in common? None of them would be caught dead recording for this sound effects library.
Trumpet Interface offers you 264 clicking, clustering, chattering and squeaky sound files to be used in your project. Recorded, in private, on a Bach 180S37 Stradivarius Bb Trumpet, George took his time in making sounds that would make any 4th chair trumpet player proud. From mouthpiece buzzes to low-tone squelches, this mangled trumpet stuff will make your user interface blow the face off any unsuspecting user. Over 6 minutes of UI SFX that cost way less than the trumpet used to record them.
Get an elite cache of cinematic power and creative expression. Collision FX delivers an exceptional pallete of sound to design, compose, score, sweeten and create astonishingly impressive cinematic elements that absolutely get noticed. Built on a sonic foundation of cinematic source FX, composers, musicians, DJ’s and sound designers alike are empowered with unmatched inspiration for creating breathtaking cinematic dynamics and orchestrated elements.
This library is a collection of South African Emergency Service sirens. It’s a collection of siren sounds from various distances and for various vehicles. There are mono and stereo versions, as well as processed options. South African Emergency Services use the same 3 sounds whether its an ambulance, police vehicle or fire truck. Combinations of each are used in different situations and are part of this library.
All tracks recorded with the Zoom H5 XY stereo pair as well as a Sennheiser MKH60.
TURBINE is a revolutionary sound design plug-in that gives you access to a wide range of authentic virtual engines based on their real-world counterparts. Over the last 4 years of intense research and development we shaped this breakthrough software tool that revolutionizes the way we do sound design. TURBINE is here to blow your mind and to simplify your work in so many ways.
You can change and automate all parameters in real-time, giving you full control over the final result.
1. A free license management software
2. A portable USB device that must be purchased separately. Please note that a lot of software plug in creators use the iLok system, so if you already own a 2nd generation (or newer) iLok USB device, you don’t need to purchase another one and if you purchase an iLok USB device now you can use it with software from other manufacturers (one iLok to rule them all).
An iLok device can be purchased directly at ilok.com or – if you want to purchase from outside the USA – here. Additionally, you can get an iLok device from the most music or audio software retailers.
A 2nd generation (or newer) iLok USB device must be plugged into your workstation to run our TURBINE software. Without a 2nd generation (or newer) iLok device, the TURBINE software will not load. This applies to both editions, the free trial and the full version. When plugged into your workstation, our software will recognize your license and you can work with it.
This library consists of 59 recordings from the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia. Centred around the North East town of Olbia and surrounding areas, this library includes everything you need to get a real feel of this jewel of the Mediterranean. It includes everything from town ambiences to beaches (both busy and quiet), traffic, harbour sounds, church interiors, transport and much more.
Almost 4 hours of audio, with most ambiences over 3 minutes in length.
Perfect for film makers, theatre sound designers and anyone who needs that authentic, everyday sound of Sardinia.
All recordings are at 24Bit/96KHz with Soundminer, ID3 v2.3.0 & RIFF metadata embedded.
Iceland, a volcanically and geologically active island with striking landscapes is being visited by millions of tourists each year. It also inspired many creative artists such as Bjork, Olafur Arnalds, GusGus, Mum. This sound library includes sounds from Reykjavik and local areas on Golden Circle tourist route: ambiences from Gulfoss waterfall, Pingvellir national Park, Geysir and natural spas.
*BUZZZZ* Left your phone in your pocket? On the tile floor? Under a pile of your roommate's disgusting laundry? Locate it with these 17 audio files, recorded in various locations using a customized vibration pattern.
This sound library contains a wide variety of creaks, squeaks and squeals. All content was recorded using high-quality, professional equipment, such as Sennheiser MKH-8050, Neumann Kmr81i, Rode NTG3, and Sony PCM-d100.
This unique sound library contains 145 files with over 1300 high-quality sounds from a wide variety of sources, including materials such as glass, rusty ladders, wicker baskets, vintage leather jackets, and large ovens. These sounds can be used for traditional foley, eerie horror, or for any sound design you can imagine. Metadata is provided.
This library is a collection of cloth and sponge sounds on various surfaces at varying degrees of wetness. It’s a collection of Foley sounds that we always seem to need, but often can’t find. Each track includes multiple movements and surfaces. The recordings are mono and unprocessed, so they sound natural and can be easily placed in your stereo field.
All tracks recorded with a Neumann KMR81 microphone.
This sound library contains a multitude of coins on different surfaces with a wide variety of performances. The coins come from different countries and some are no longer minted. I also used heavy centenary coins to simulate old world coins for your gaming audio needs.
All content was recorded using high-quality, professional equipment – Neumann KMR81i and Sound Devices. All files were recorded at: 24bit, 96 kHz in an acoustically treated room. Meta Data is also included.
Surround At the Show 2 features 54 24bit / 96 kHz 5.1 Surround Sound Crowd Effects with a large selection of mostly female audience cheers and swells. Recorded in 3 premier locations in Los Angeles: Staples Arena, a Traveling Circus and a large Political Rally. Recorded with discrete Quad microphones, and mastered in 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embedded .WAV format). Recording locations are all from center of the crowd to create the widest possible sound.
A stereo version of each cue is included, as well as embedded metadata. All new, original recordings.
Want a taste of what's included? Download the 5.1 Surround Demo file here and try it out on your own system!
There’s something thrilling about the sound of glass breaking. Whether it’s the danger involved or the difficulty of the recording process, glass breaking sound effects remain a very difficult but useful tool in the sound editors library.
Over the course of a few years and several recording sessions of various size, this collection of glass breaking sounds came to be. From small cups, plates, and bottles to large jugs, jars and windows, the sounds found on display here are designed to convey the violence and danger associated with glass breaking. Be careful; they are loud!
In addition to the ‘dry’ library of sounds, a useful ‘wet’ library of re-amped, or “Worldized” sound effects has also been included. Consisting of 54 out of the 83 included glass smashing sounds, this second tonal option was prepared in two locations; one, a tall, narrow concrete stairwell, and the other an interior living room complete with furniture and unruly early reflections, for a total of 108 additional files for your choosing.
Combined, the Fragile! Glass Smashing Sound Effects library from Tall Tale Sound presents you with 191 mono & stereo sound effects, ready for download today.
Dehumaniser 2 is a powerful vocal processing tool perfect for creature sound design. Utilising incoming live or pre-recorded signals, the software allows you to dynamically tailor effects while creating multi-layered sound instantly.
Perfect for audio professionals, this versatile tool makes a strong addition to any film, TV or video game post-production process. Its flexibility also makes the plugin ideal for use in live environments, including theatre performances, Halloween attractions or voiceover/dialogue sessions.
Ships with over 100 monstrous presets and 133 high-quality animal recordings, including Tigers, Leopards, Pigs, Parrots and more.
All the essential high voltage electricity sounds you’ll need for your sound library. Sounds include sparks, electrical fires, fruit electrocution, electric arcs, shocks, hums, overloaded circuitboards, light bulbs, capacitors and much more. Features recordings from high voltage units such as 2 power supplies, 3 microwave oven transformers, 2 neon sign transformers, a 250k volt Tesla coil, 3 Jacob’s Ladders, an arc electric welding machine and a car battery
• 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!
Space Divers library kicks you right into the deep sea and to open space. This special material-resonation-based sound design has been inspired by such movies as Gravity, Interstellar and variety of scuba-diving or submarine movies.
Experience the dark and deep frequencies, vibrating through rusty submarines and errant space shuttles. Listen to your own breath and hollow noises while exploring sea bottom or repairing space-station systems.
Also available in the LT Underwater Bundle!
Coffee Shop features the acoustical surroundings of a cosy bar in the Old Town of a central European city. The full version of the library encompasses a complete day at the bar and is suitable for all kinds of appropriate sceneries as well as source material for elevated sound design (coffee machine, grinder, pouring liquids etc.).
The material contains various activities of waitress and cleaning persons that arrive in the early morning to prepare the bar for opening. Furthermore several long takes of the typical coffee shop athmosphere of chatting and laughing guests at different times of the day are included.
All relevant waitress activities are recorded from at least two different spots so that the desired sound is available as close-up or with the characteristic ambience of a coffee shop. The library is rounded off with steady room tones of fridges and ventilation taken at night. For detailed description of included material please check the metadata sheets.
“DELAY” is a simple mini collection of 31 WAV files (96kHz/24bit) aimed to enhance atmospheres and create movement.
Sources were processed with extreme applications of delay effects to create a palette of interesting textures.
“DELAY” is a great addition to your current collection of production elements.
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