The Hybrid Electric Car SFX library features a collection of exterior and interior sounds from a 2007 Toyota Prius. A majority of the recording was conducted at El Mirage Lake, a six mile long dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert, 90 miles north of Los Angeles.
This barren landscape, unique for its miles of completely flat terrain, is a popular filming location for automobile commercials and feature films. The recording sessions took place late in the evening and early in the morning, when the surroundings were completely silent.
An ample collection of exterior pass bys, starts, and stop recordings on pavement, gravel, and dry lake bed are included. Speeds range from 5MPH to 80MPH from only running on the electric motor/battery pack, to pushing the Prius' gas engine towards its max. Other sounds such as washer/wipers, electric motor and gas engine idling complete the collection.
The Hard Drives sound effects library features recordings of four hard disk drives (3.5 inch – 5400 & 7200 RPM). All essential hard drive sounds are included (boot up, read/write/copy/delete, power down) that will work great for general computer sounds and ambience.
Each hard drive was opened up, manipulated, and ultimately destroyed to create a collection of raw, abstract and unique sounds. Found materials such as metal, cardboard, plastic, and tools were used to control the hard drive's motor, platter, and head actuator. These sounds work especially well for creating the sounds of mechanical robot movements, electric motors, and futuristic machinery.
Los Angeles is well-known for having some of the largest and most traveled freeways in the United States.
The L.A. Freeways sound effects library captures the traffic ambience on the massive freeways that run through the Greater L.A. area – 3 hours of recordings in total!
Multiple perspectives were recorded, from close vehicle pass bys to distant traffic ambience captured from city parks, surrounding hillsides, tunnels and underpasses. Traffic types range from fast pass bys, to slow and congested traffic.
• US-101 (Hollywood Freeway)
• I-405 (San Diego Freeway)
• I-5 (Golden State Freeway)
• I-10 (Santa Monica Freeway)
• I-110 (Harbor Freeway)
• SR-134 (Ventura Freeway)
• (Glendale Freeway)
This SFX library features recordings of the Pacific Ocean at various locations along the beach within Refugio State Park. The incoming waves collide with large rock formations, creating great wave impacts and rushing water through small channels and hollow rocks. A variety of mic placements at various distances from the ocean were used, from directly over the water to larger distances, recording ambience behind massive rock walls and inside natural beach caves. In addition, a hydrophone captured underwater currents from waves splashing into small tide pools on the rocks.
The Wheels & Gears SFX library features a collection of bicycle tire, freewheel, gear and chain recordings. Two bike models were recorded: A Specialized Carve Expert (mountain bike) and a Bianchi Campione (city/road bike).
A wide range of sounds were recorded, from conventional bike sounds (such as freewheel clicks, gear shifting and chain movements, acceleration with various speeds, coasting, and disc brake movements) to more experimental sounds, creating unique sound effects using various found objects on the tires and spokes (such as cardboard, wooden sticks, fabric, shoe soles, guitar picks, and paper).
Recordings were captured with a Sanken CSS-5 Shotgun mic. The shotgun microphone was mounted in a full Rycote windshield kit and connected to a Sound Devices 702 recording at 192khz. The contact mic recordings were captured with the Barcus Berry 4000 Planar Wave system.
A variety of Raven vocal sounds recorded around a Greenlandic dog pen. Includes multiple 1-5 minute files as well as short isolated honks, squawks, calls, clips, and purrs. Recorded with 2x Sennheiser 8040 in a Cinela ORTF blimp on a straight microphone stand with a Mixpre – 3 at 24b/96k
Get the sounds of a Printrbot 3D printer – with four NEMA 14 stepper motors -, in this interesting SFX library by New Sound Lab.
The high torque motors connected to a pulley system control the X-Y-Z movements of the aluminum extruder and metal print bed. When printing three-dimensional objects, these fast and precise movements result in a unique barrage of percussive and rhythmic mechanical noise.
These sounds were captured using three different recording setups: Barcus Berry contact mics, RF coils, and combined contact mic / RF coil into a Sound Devices 702 recorder.
The resulting sounds are a mix of grainy, gritty atonal patterns, robotic percussive bleeps, glitchy digital beeps/clicks, low fidelity drones, and chaotic noise. Both raw recordings, and processed elements are included and ready for further sound manipulation.
This library features recordings created using a “Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer”, a boutique spring reverb effects unit where three reverb springs are exposed, allowing them to be hit, played, and manipulated in real time.
The unit also includes a multi-mode analog filter, and when combined with the playability of the springs, opens up many sound creation options.
The result is a unique sound effect library of massive metallic hits, clangs, scrapes, plucks, bounces, and rattles. The springs were played like a percussion instrument, using a collection of found objects, such as hammers, mallets, allen wrenches, forks, and plastic / metal rods. The springs were also stretched to alter the pitch, and objects were placed on the springs, much like a prepared piano, to alter the sound.
No other effects were applied other than the built-in multimode filter (high pass, low pass, band pass, and resonance) on certain sounds. These include sub-sonic hits, sweeping filtered metallic scrapes, and drones that round out the collection.
This car sfx library brings you a comprehensive Sound Effects collection of the 435 PS Mercedes E 53 AMG.
You get anything you need from opening and closing doors, hood, trunk, windows, glove department. Pushing buttons, hazard lights, window wipers, ignition, seat adjustments, several pass-bys, idle mixtures, pull aways and approaches.
And most importantly lots of diverse driving sounds, simultaneously recorded with 6mics (2x Engine, 2x Exhausts, 2x Interior) while forcing this beast through the streets lead-footed. So you can easily blend between the sounds to perfectly match your picture.
All source sounds were recorded with Sonosax SX-R4+ and Sound Devices MixPre-D with a Sennheiser MKH 8050 + MKH 30 M/S rig (Interior), MKH 8040 ORTF rig (Exhausts), two Rode NT-1A (Engine)
All sounds come with embedded Metadata.
This car library brings you a comprehensive Sound Effects collection of the 125 PS Opel Astra H CDTi 1.7 (Diesel Engine).
You get anything you need from opening and closing doors, hood, trunk, windows, glove department. Pushing buttons, hazard lights, ignition, window wipers, seat adjustments, several pass-bys, idle mixtures, pull aways and approaches.
And most importantly lots of diverse driving sounds, simultaneously recorded with 5mics (2x Engine, 2x Exhaust, 2x Interior) so you can easily blend between the sounds to perfectly match you picture.
All source sounds were recorded with a Sonosax SX-R4+ and a Sound Devices MixPre-D with a Sennheiser MKH 8050 + MKH 30 M/S rig (Interior),twoRode NT-1A (Engine)and a MKH8060 (Exhaust).
All sounds come with embedded Metadata.
Whether it’s the sound of a steak being placed on a red hot barbecue, the spitting of oil from a boiling pan to the cracking of a fire, this library features an assortment of sizzling sounds.
Works great with Reformer Pro but if you don’t own the plugin, you can still purchase and use the sounds in this pack separately.
The “Screams & Shouts 2 – Humans” sound effects library brings you over 1.200 human shouts of pain and death, disturbing screams plus grunts of anger, struggle and attack from several men, women and children.
All sounds have been edited precisely and cut clean for instant use in your projects.
The “Screams & Shouts 2 – Monsters” sound effects library brings you over 940 shouts of pain and death, disturbing roars plus grunts of anger, struggle and attack from several monsters and zombies.
Additionally you get 250 clean untreated vocalized human monster sound to create your own designed monsters with it.
This is the go-to sound effects library to give your monsters an unpleasantly threatening, disgustingly haunting and ferocious voice
All sounds have been edited precisely and cut clean for instant use in your projects. These sounds fit very well in any scifi, horror, action, fighting or fantasy game, movie or any other audio-visual production.
Check out our collection of synthesised electrical/mechanical machinery, from buzzing and clicking, to ringing and glitches. This sound library will add a futuristic touch to any sci-fi project, whether it be spaceships, robots, weapons or more.
Works great with Reformer Pro but if you don’t own the plugin, you can still purchase and use the sounds in this pack separately.
SoundBits “Cinematic Hits & Transitions 2“ description:
The Cinematic Hits and Transitions 2 sound effects library from SoundBits delivers 222 cinematic, epic, heavy, impacts and hits – ranging from very deep, earthshaking hits, to brutally distorted and mangled impacts. Some are dry, some with extra huge reverbs, others get you an instant attack while some come with a build-up for that extra tension. Lots of starts and tails of the sounds can be combined with each other to give you even more.
But that’s not all. There are also 111 scary, haunting, unsettling and weird transitions and movements that instantly give you goosbumps and add that extra suspense for your productions. Lots of new sounds were recorded and got merged with existing SoundBits | Sound Effects. This fusion got mangled, crushed, edited and designed to create this cinematic experience.
It's time to seriously shake things up, earthquake-style.
The need for these types of sounds came when we had to create various objects being shaken during an earthquake. In Shakes and Rattles you will find various objects being shaken in multiple ways. Shakes and Rattles includes 751 sounds in 37 audio files embedded with detailed metadata, and each audio file starts with short shakes and progresses toward medium and longer shakes.
This library captures the sounds of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. With crowds, transport, water and general ambiences. From the busy street to the quiet park, from the red light district to the outdoor café, there is everything here for the theatre designer or film maker to get a true taste of the Dutch capital.
This is the ultimate combo pack of over 200 short, medium, and long rising and falling swells, digital glitches and impacts, ramps, risers, wobbles, warped transformations, and transitions.
Created from a Make Noise Shared System modular synthesizer this sound library was carefully curated to have everything you need to enhance your sci-fi sounds or create movement with varying speeds, pitches, and sonic textures .
Elevate your next video game's sound scape with out of this world rises and falls. Create the sounds of the unknown on an alien spaceship, loop a siren or impact sound, take samples for your UI project, start a futuristic car with a ramp, or add a riser or sub to your electronic music track – the possibilities are endless! Take advantage of this widely useful and versatile sound library – enjoy the Rise & Fall!
A huge collection of toy sound effects, including rattles, squeaking, pops, shakes, bounces, slides, drops, rings, clicks, crankings, spins and much more. More than 650 fun, festive sound effects in total.
550 purely analog synthesized sounds covering all aspects of UI / UX plus more. You’ll find click, button, send, receive, confirm, achievement, alert, collection, notification, open menu, close menu, connect, disconnect, engage, lock on, whoosh, power on, power off, and swipe to just name a handful but so much more! Great for projects requiring true analog warmth and soul.
Music is only heard in the demo. Downloads are high resolution and without background music.
Get a wide range of versatile electric and mechanic motors, engines, tools and toys in the “Electro-Mechanics ToolKit” Sound Effects Collection features.
The SFX library features many different grinders, drills, screwdrivers, buzz saws, sanders, kitchen tools, electric and mechanic toys, CD-drives, doors, and much more. All waiting to be cut up, layered, edited and mangled with FX to become spaceship engines, robot movements, sci fi doors, weapon mechanics and anything that moves by electricity.
This library is not meant to be a comprehensive tools library, but rather a composite toolkit to bring life to futuristic electro-mechanic machines, devices, weapons, vehicles and more.
All sounds in this pack were recorded with up to 4 mics and mixed to give a full and rich sound. All cleaned and edited for direct use in your productions.
We came across an old Sanyo Cash register which was still working – so we went all-in and recorded it. We used two Sennheiser MKH8040 and a DPA 4060 to get a variety of buttons, switches, and printing noises. They all cover different and unique perspectives.
The Blacksmith Sound Effects Library features 800 files with over 1000 sounds, recorded at a one-day visit to an old forge from the last millennium. You get tons of hammering metal on an anvil of course but also many other typical forge sounds, as well as more unusual sonic experiences. Mostly metallic sounds – from tools handling, metal hits, drops, clank of chains to vibrating metal poles, rattling cranks, wooden hatches and much more.
All sounds were recorded in MS using a Sennheiser MKH-8050 + Ambient ATE 208 going in a Sound Devices 788T in 192kHz and 24Bit. The sounds are cleaned and edited for direct use. All mastered and decoded to stereo for instant use.
Coastal Spain is a collection of 21 ambiances recorded in a Spanish costal city.
From empty, quiet places to loud, bustling streets. City parks, distant churches, close and distant traffic, restaurants, pedestrians, walla, city hall bells, floating creaky marina docks, doves, sparrows, birds, old Vespas, city presence heard from hills, railway terminal, tiny restaurants, playgrounds and more.
All audio clips loop seamlessly.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data
Download includes additional 44.1kHz 16Bit version for Unreal Engine.
LOCATION: Spain, Costa Blanca
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre-6 + 2x DPA4060
EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Pro Tools.
The “Just Stones” sound effects library brings you a huge amount of sounds created with stones. Ranging from impacts, shatters and rolling stones to scrapes, slides, water hits and tickling fine derbis.
All sorted in sub folders and with embedded metadata, and recorded with Sennheiser MKH8050 + MKH30 mix setup in 24Bit and 192kHz, cleaned, edited and downmixed to stereo. Since many of the sounds are quite mono-ish you can download the complete library also as mono files from only the MKH8050 mic.
Welcome to the Bloodfeast. Welcome to 496 files containing over 820 goregeous bone breaking, blood soaking and flesh slicing Splatter SoundFX.
This huge hardgore, construction kit contains all the sounds of gore you need for your horror-, action-, thriller-, slasher-, monster-, martial-arts-, zombie- or fantasy-, movie or video-game.
…and, there is a chainsaw too, of course.
Get the sounds and ambiences of Jamaica in this very special sound effects library, featuring 4 hours of authentic recordings.
Recorded over three years, the Jamaican Vibrations SFX library includes walla sounds of Jamaican patois chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres, forest sounds, car rides, coffee farm working sounds, wooden house sounds, Beaches, as well as cooking sounds from a wooden house kitchen. So if you’re looking for the real sounds of Jamaica, here they are:
Drones and Tones gets you recordings of a brass Tibetan singing bowl – massively processed with granular synthesis for some haunting, otherworldly soundscapes.
Swordfighter is a robust package with sharp sounding swords, heaps of variations and all the extras you need to make a fight come alive. Build unique sword swings with various hits, swooshes, schings, different fighter vocals and impacts on various surfaces. All up there are 137 sword sounds, 93 surface impact sounds, 15 knife throwing sounds, 48 swooshes and 180 fighter vocals.
This version includes two sub-folders: one optimised for a film & TV workflow and the other optimised for video games workflow. Plus a few bonus sounds of a charging army.
Get the sounds and ambiences of Ethiopia, Africa in this very special sound effects library, featuring 1.5 hours of authentic recordings.
SFX library includes walla sounds of Ethiopian Amharic chatting, urban and village ambiences, high mountain atmospheres. So if you’re looking for the real sounds of Ethiopia, here they are:
Ambiences of Markets, Skylines, a Café etc. from Agadir, Morocco, by award winning Sound Recordist and Sound Editor Rob Bourke, edited and mastered by Sound Designer Ian Macbeth.
Twisted Reality – Drones & Other Worlds, brings you 50 dark, twisted, ominous and magical drones / underscores for all your sound design needs. Perfect to create that unworldly atmosphere in your theatre show, film or game. Made from original field recordings and twisted into something quite different, the styles vary from monotone drone to full soundscape. All styles covered from, the condemned man’s last walk, to the Snow Queen’s, Ice Palace, and with most of the files over 3 mins, there should be plenty there to cover your scene.
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