You won't find any well-oiled, wind-tunnel-tested, aerodynamically perfect sounding bicycles in this library!
This pack of sounds has been recorded to capture the extreme creaks and those “old, busted bike” kinds of sounds.
3 bicycles, all with a special sonical personality to them, were recorded:
2 SCO gentlemen's bicycles, from 1970-1980, and 1 home trainer, a little younger than the others.
Recorded inside a studio with the bikes either being on a dynamo or suspended from the ceiling, all bikes had lavalier microphones mounted front and back, and a microphone overhead of the rider. Some takes has a contact microphone track to add to the misery.
• Long rides, multiple tempos
• Gears spinning
• Extreme creaks from saddle and frame
• Chain and chain guard noises
• Pedal spins
• Shaking and kicking bicycle frame
• Hometrainer riding
This library presents a vintage Gordini race car from 1947, recorded on a private race track.
We captured a full lap and a half with three onboards microphones and a Schoeps MS for the exterior pass bys.
Why a lap and a half ? Because the car broke down mid track, which made for several fantastic engine failure sounds.
Witness the powerful loud (LOUD) sound of this vintage beauty and its trumpeting exhaust from hell.
Recording setup:Onboards microphones routed to a MixPre6 :
Engine – Shure SM11
Exhaust – Shure SM11
Cockpit – DPA4061
Exterior passes recorded with a Schoeps MK4/MK8 to a Cooper CS104.
‘Household Water’ by Badlands Sound includes 86 high-quality water sounds found throughout the home that will be great for your projects. Hear the flowing sounds of water from kitchen and bathroom sinks, bathtubs, small and large fountains, drains, and much more.
This library was recorded by Sound Devices 702t with a RODE NTG3 microphone in 96k / 24bit.
Need the sound of items being dropped?
This library gets you the sounds of ballpoint pens, cables, cake servers, cans, candy, cardboard boxes, empty and full plastic bottles, lighters, magazines, oranges, plastic caps, plastic pieces, remote controls, scissors, slippers, small glass bottles, small packages, small plastic boxes, plastic bottles, smartphones, teaspoons, wooden board and wooden logs being dropped onto various surfaces (such as concrete, thick carpet, carpeted floor, laminate, tiles).
2 versions are included:
• Combined Version: versions of a sound are combined into one file (24 files total)
• Split Version: versions of a sound appear as individual files (311 files total)
Wooden planks Action offers high quality and high resolution recordings of all kinds of wooden action including impacts, splintering, breaks, creaks, rummages. Recorded with a Sennheiser MKH 416 @ 24 Bits and 192 KHz.
The Dot Matrix sound effects library is made up of two parts: A full 3-minute recording of an Epson LQ 570 dot matrix printer at work and 511 short files meticulously edited to isolate each movement that the device makes whilst printing. These movements have been categorised into 5 different folders:
1) Short bursts, with 295 different variations
2) Double bursts, with 25 different variations
3) Triple bursts, with 98 different variations
4) Long bursts, with 45 different variations
5) Servo sounds, with 48 different variations
The recordings have not been manipulated in any way other than being edited into smaller files, as to not limit your options when using the sounds creatively.
In total, you will receive 512 .wav files, each containing SoundMiner metadata, recorded at 96k/24bit in order to allow for a high level of manipulation.
Western Wall | HaKotel is a small collection of recordings performed at the western wall located at the heart of Jerusalem. The recordings mainly includes Judaism prayers, but also presents Islam prayers, such as the Moasin.
The recordings took place at both internal and external locations.
This collection is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engines.
To create this product a Sennheizer Ambeo microphone paired with Zoom H8 was used.
This package includes 10 Samples – Total 24:00 minutes of content.
Supported formats: B-Format AmbiX and Stereo (Total of 20 files).
Want to hear an example of the included recordings? Download a B-format Demo here
Discover everything from the peaceful sound of waves gently streaming through slippery rocks, from inside a hollow, beached buoy, and on the beach, directly facing the sea, to the full force of mother nature, being recorded from twenty feet above, as massive waves crash onto a cliff face, salty water permeating the air
The 30 separate audio files, free of seagulls, people, or ships, will provide you with a variety of pure and colourful recordings, which you can never have enough of. They bring character to any scene you might choose to lend them to, at the fraction of the cost and time required to go out and record them yourself!
In addition to that, every single file in this library has been carefully tagged with rich, descriptive SoundMiner metadata, which will save you time when navigating it and allow you to finish projects much faster! The metadata consists of intuitive, visual keywords which allow you to more quickly and efficiently find the files you need!
This library is useful for, but not limited to: Feature Films, TV Series, Short Films, YouTube Videos, Games, Meditation, and more!
Also, if you’d like to know more about how I recorded this library, read my blog post here.
Microbes is 76 minutes/2.12 Gb of microscopic life forms skittering and scurrying about in their strange world. 326 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz using various microphones.
A construction kit of the sounds you need to design organisms on the microscopic level. Whether you're making a medical animation, a nature documentary or something entirely fictional, Microbes delivers in skittering, fluttering and slithering sounds. Anything from single-cell organisms to complex insects is possible. Sounds are grouped in a variety of creature “species”, allowing you to create different voices with a good amount of nuance in performance. You also get a range of bubbling and swarming sounds, as well as wet and slimy elements. To complete your microscopic universe, there are a number of abstract and otherworldly ambiances.
Sounds were created using various physical instruments and props, such as a hardware modular synth, bowed metal springs, a cactus and good fashioned old voice acting. No actual microbes were harmed (or even consulted) during production. You can read more about the creation of Microbes here.
Saddle up and explore this huge collection of top quality words, phrases, and shouts that will bring back memories of your favourite Westerns. Experience the Wild West in glorious high quality audio, featuring top voice acting talent that will bring any saloon to life.
“THERE’S GONNA BE BULLETS ‘TIL BREAKFAST TIME!”
From one syllable shouts, to elaborate phrases, you’ll be whoopin’ for joy as you discover the huge variety of samples available within COWBOYS VOICEPACK.
A pack of 28 quality Drones & Pads to create an intense amtosphere in film, games and podcasts. Some sounds are really good for Horror and SciFi genre. Most of the sounds are analog recorded and highly reworked with best digital effects. Metadata is grounded with Soundly.
The vividly descriptive and meticulously chosen SoundMiner metadata that has been embedded into each of the 217 files allows you to save minutes, even hours, of painful searching through libraries, trying to find that elusive sound! Now it is easier than ever, due to metadata that has been crafted with humans, and not search engines, in mind!
The main library consists of: rummaging through broken glass with a metallic object, smashing broken shards of glass, breaking different size windows and pieces of glass, and hitting thick glass at different intensities without breaking it.
The bonus library contains 21 different variations of a glass bottle breaking on rocks and two variations of a bottle bouncing off the rocks without breaking. The length of all the files ranges between 1 and 3 seconds long.
This library was recorded outside on a very quiet day, with no wind, insects, birds or traffic. iZotope RX was then used to eliminate the small amounts of background noise that was present. As a result, all the recordings are dry, clean and have no reverb.
This library is useful for, but not limited to: Feature Films, TV Series, Short Films, YouTube Videos, Games, and more!
CINEMATIC SHORT IMPACTS is a selection of 22 stereo 24bit/48khz powerful impacts sounds with a cinematic taste for your trailers and video productions.
All sounds are on-shot and very short, ready to be easily arranged on the timeline or inside a sample player to make a drum kit.
Noise Elements: Electrical & Interference is a sound effects library featuring 36 noise production elements of imagined electricity and interference particularly well-suited to Dystopian, Science Fiction or Horror scenarios.
Think cameras on the blink in found-footage horror, industrial alien atmospheres or glitched-out, distorted communications, the potential applications for these sounds are vast and only limited by your imagination.
With sounds useful as electrical glitches, harsh static, hub drones, transmitter crackles, radio noise, broken circuits, and abstract planetary ambiences – further shaping, layering and processing only adds to this already versatile collection.
Noise Elements: Electrical & Interference comes with a selection of bonus interference sounds from the following libraries:Data Disruption • Drones • Feedback Loop FX & Atmospheres • Signal Interference
‘Smooth City Traffic’ by Badlands Sound includes 21 high-quality city traffic ambiences great for your projects. Hear the smooth sounds of traffic rushing through the city. This library was recorded by Sound Devices 702t with a pair of Line Audio CM3’s and a matched pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s in 96k / 24bit.
Feel the weight and the whooshing of the various vehicle passbys rushing through the city. You will also notice the unique qualities in each file like a car passing by with a flat tire, semi trucks, sports cars speeding by, as well as aggressive diesel trucks.
Get the sounds of an old suitcase – covering everything from opening and closing sounds, packing and handling, to buckle/lock sounds, squeaks, creaks and rumbles. Features numerous takes/variations per file.
Swipes & Whooshes sound library is a collection of different air-cutting sounds emitted by everyday objects flying at high speed.
It can be a great and handy tool in designing more complex sound effects for games, like weapons sound effects or game user interface.
Everything was recorded with high-quality equipment, able to capture frequencies well above 20kHz, so it’s a very flexible material when it comes to stretching or pitch shifting.
66 stereo ORTF files features 1841 sound effects, cause each recording contains different variations of the same activity. The total length of the files is 35 minutes.
As for the post processing, everything was edited and mastered. Editing came down to removing unwanted sounds between takes, and mastering to removing harsh sounding frequencies, compressing and setting everything on level that is comfortable to work with, so you don’t have to constantly adjust the levels while looking for specific sound.
‘Cinematic Transitions’ by Cinematic Sound Design delivers a collection of more than 100 high-definition, hand-crafted transition sound effects. We have employed a range of techniques in the process of designing this library to deliver this highly usable collection of whooshes, swooshes, flybys, spaceships, snaps, falls, splats, crushes and more. This library serves a wide range of applications, such as film, games, multimedia projects, music productions, podcasts, even company logos.
Kicking off our brand-new series “Noisy Places”, TRANSPORTATION is a comprehensive ambient collection with a broad spectrum of crystal-clear vehicle recordings.
Background Vehicle Recordings
All recordings – often loopable – have been either performed from a distance or exhibit enough subtlety, atmosphere and unobtrusiveness to be perfectly suited for all kinds of background settings and applications, giving them a serene, almost naturalistic feel.
Authentic Ambience Toolkit
Build your acoustic backdrop that sounds organic and grounded while keeping the familiar human touch and making the listener more aware of their acoustic surroundings. While a good soundtrack can help in introducing a world to the audience, a believable acoustic setting completes the arrival, especially when standing on its own – one of this library's major strenghts, next to its ability to blend in with more frontal sound design and its varied line-up of motorized vehicles: On the road, rails, water and airborne with both interior ambiences and exterior recordings.
Acoustic Purity and Flexibility
TRANSPORTATION is one of the most flexible ambient libraries, thanks to its acoustic purity and isolation of targeted sounds, allowing you to design exactly what you need without any unwanted, arbitrary noise to worry about. A strong addition to your sound pool that will enhance, or perhaps even replace earlier designs.
Featuring a very special (and spatial) library. If you want true natural interior noises, Noisy Buildings delivers. The pack contains high quality sound files, recorded in abandoned spaces. This first volume represents rumble and rattle sounds, perfectly suited for psychedelic and horror madness – or just when you want to create an unsettling atmosphere. The sounds are rich in natural reverbation, which is specific for large and medium building spaces. For example, you can find very loud and strange sounds of breaking windows, falling into the elevator shaft.
Ambisonic City (Berlin) delivers a spherical surround sound image of a modern European city. It features a vast variety of traffic sounds from vehicles, public transport trains, trams and airplanes that were captured at crowded intersections, various squares and arterial roads and the Tegel airport. As complementary counterpart the library also contains recordings from wide open spaces, recreation areas, public parks and side roads.
The recordings were made with the Sennheiser Ambisonic microphone and the encoded B-Format FuMa files are ready to use for speaker arrays of any number.
Ambisonic City (Berlin) is available in two versions:
Ambisonic and Stereo
The Ambisonic version delivers 4 channel B-Format (FuMa, WXYZ) files recorded with the Ambeo VR microphone in upright position.
The Stereo version contains the same number of files with equal playing length, but, as the name suggestions, only in stereo versions.
This is an Ambisonics sound effects library – and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the included B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround).
An office isn’t an office without the supples. Pencils, pens, notebooks, staplers, tape, pencil sharpeners, scotch tape, hole puncher, etc were recorded patiently and meticulously. The office equipment was recorded using both mid-side and binaural techniques with high quality microphones and recorders to ensure each track sounds like the real deal.
Tibetan Singing Bowls – The ancient brain entrainment methodology for healing and meditation. Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. They are also used for sound baths, which is when participants lay on the floor and let the waves of sound from the Tibetan Singing Bowls wash over them.
9 total bowls were recorded. Notes C, D, D#, E, F, G, A, A one octave up and B. A variety of bowl sizes were used from 8 to 12 inches.
When looped, these abstract ambiences & drones seem to rise or fall endlessly.
All sound files are included in the Unreal Ambiences library and:
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