Authentic animal sound effects, animal recordings and designed creature and monster sound effects
Bring the monsters to life! Bestial roars, screams and murmurs of 6 bizarre creatures. From brutal, deep growls to sharp, ear-pearcing screeches.
Each character has several expression variations, such as “talk”, “scream”, “hit”, “attack” or “death”.
The SFX demo consists of several 6Monsters sounds mixed with a light spatial effect and an ambience from The Horrid library.
Another exciting game character voice sound library has arrived. Hello and welcome – AAA Game Character Undead – a riveting collection of interactive, in-game dialogue featuring a grotesque set of fantasy undead creature audio assets. Inside you’ll find over 400+ rich and immersive in-game character audio files, provided in high quality 24bit 96k .wav file format.
African Cloud Forest is a collection of immersive ambiences recorded in Ethiopia’s high-altitude montane rainforests. These recordings will transport you to the heart of remote cloud forests, teeming with wildlife and free from man-made noise.
African Jungle is a huge collection of unique ambiences recorded in Central Africa’s Congo Basin rainforests. To my knowledge, these are the first surround field recordings made in this area. Last year I spent a whole month off the grid, listening to and recording a variety of habitats at all times of day and night, at the height of the rainy season when birds are most vocal. It took me many days of travel to get to these places, from using trains, boats, cars and planes to hiking on foot in the jungle.
African Rainforest is an expansive collection of recordings made in the various types of rainforest that lie on the Ugandan side of the Albertine Rift, ranging from high-altitude afromontane to tropical lowland jungles.
From the spooky croaking choruses of black and white colobus monkeys to barking baboons, hooting DeBrazza’s monkeys, moaning Mona monkeys, screaming chimpanzees, warbling mangabey and the otherworldly twang of the blue monkey, these forests are packed to the brim with primates calling from the canopy. Yet beyond all the monkey exuberance, these recordings are characterised by tranquility and spaciousness, where slow lazy bird calls are interspersed by gently fluttering insect choruses and pinging tree frogs.
Available in stereo and surround and covering all times of day, African Rainforest not only features lengthy ambient recordings but also includes a number of close-up vocalisations of two kinds of great ape: chimpanzee and mountain gorilla, recorded on location in their natural habitat.
• 5.5 hours of lush ambiences in surround & stereo
• 10 primate species
• 50+ birds
• Numerous frogs and mammals
• Bonus recordings of close up chimp & gorilla vocalisations
African Wild West is a collection of lush and immersive ambiences recorded in Senegal over the course of a 3-week trip in 2017. The library consists of 70 recordings totaling more than 6 hours, available both as stereo and surround. The recordings have been captured with a Sennheiser Double Mid-Side rig both at all times of day and night in the following locations:
African Wildlife is an utterly unique collection of pristine wildlife and nature sounds, recorded in the wilderness of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia over a period of 4 months, 2015. It comes in four categories, covering Mammals, Birds, Ambience and Insects recordings.
It features animals such as elephant, baboon, jackal, lion, rhino, buffalo, hippo, impala, zebra, bat and hyena, as well as insects and 45 species of birds. 50 minutes of ambience recordings are also included.
The diversity of African wildlife sounds is widely reflected in this library, with the material including but not limited to screaming, barking, growling, roaring, breathing, grunting, feeding, hooting, warbling, screeching, farting, guffawing, whooping, gurgling, rutting, yapping, snorting, tweeting, trumpeting, chattering and squeaking.
Extensive metadata including detailed information on location, species, habitat, behaviour and usage is included, formatted for Soundminer. Metadata sheets in .xls and .csv formats are also provided.
Recording equipment: Sennheiser MKH8040-ST (ORTF) / Sony D100 / Telinga MK2 / Sound Devices USBPre2 / Tascam DR-680
This library is dedicated to popular farm animals, rural backgrounds and agricultural activities – all you need around farm life. It features 165 sounds in total, from 14 different species with multiple variations for each animal, 25 discreet rural backgrounds and 10 types of modern and traditional agricultural activities.
Recorded and mastered at 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution, Animal Farm took over a year to get ready, since the goal was to capture as many seasonal work activities, weather conditions and animal habits, as possible.
List of animals recorded:Cat • Chicken • Cow • Dog (Wolf hound, Sheepdog) • Duck • Fowl • Goat (Mediterranean) • Goose • Horse (Arabian, Andalusian) • Pig • Pigeon • Rooster • Sheep (Mediterranean) • Turkey
Types of agricultural work recorded:Chopping • Feeding • Gardening • Loading Manure • Milking • Mowing • Olive harvest • Sowing • Tilling • Watering
Animal Hyperrealism Vol I is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 1300 individual sounds in 290 files.
The sounds were partly recorded with animals trained for media production, partly recorded in zoos and wildlife centers. The asset list includes but is not limited to: african lions, bengal tigers, horses, donkeys, cows, exotic birds, owls, bobcats, pumas, dromedaries, wolves, dogs, geese, lemurs, gibbons and many more.
All the content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K plus a Sennheiser 8050 for center image and a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 for stereo image. All files are delivered as stereo bounce of these for mics, though in some instances an additional couple of CO100K was added to the sides.
The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.
Animal Hyperrealism Vol II is a library containing sounds themed animal vocalisations, from real to designed creatures totaling more than 2000 individual sounds in 283 files.
The sounds were partly recorded with animals trained for media production, partly recorded in zoos and wildlife centers. The asset list includes but is not limited to: amur leopards, bottlenose dolphins, californian sealions, pacific walruses, red ruffed lemurs, owls, parrots, dwarf little fruit bats, hamsters, guinea pigs and many more.
The content has been recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K plus a Sennheiser 8050 for center image and a couple of Sennheiser MKH8040 for stereo image.
A special section of the library features samples recorded at 384KHz. For these sounds an additional microphone was employed, specifically the CMPA by Avisoft-Bioacoustics which records up to 200 KHz. This microphone was actually used to record most of the library but the 384KHz format was preserved only where energy was found beyond 96KHz not to occupy unnecessary disk space.
All files are delivered as stereo bounce of these for mics, though in some instances an additional couple of CO100K was added to the sides.
The resulting ultrasonic spectrum is rich and allows for truly extreme manipulation of the content.
Animals Sounds is a fun and one of a kind animal sound library. It contains a massive 1212 sound effects and consists of both studio recordings and on location nature recordings.
This sound pack is 2 parts.
1) 1085 animal impersonations by professional voice actors. Animals included: Bear, Cat, Chicken, Cow, Crow/Raven, Dogs (small, large), Duck, Frog, Goat, Gorilla, Hippo, Horse, Hyena, Lizard, Monkey, Mouse, Owl, Pig, Peacock, Pigeon, Rabbit, Seagull, Seal/Walrus, Sheep, Snake, Sparrow, Tasmanian Devil (comical), Turkey/Ostrich, Tweety Bird, Vulture, Wolf, Zebra.
2) 127 nature recordings of ambiences, birds, swamps and others.
ALL sounds from Animal Sounds are included our full sound library Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.
AudioHero's Animals collection features 200 professionally recorded sound effects, ready for use in your productions. This library includes wildcats, snakes, birds, bears, baboons, wolves, horses, cats, dolphins, zebras, pigs, whales, elephants and much more! These sounds are all hand-picked from Sound Ideas Wild World of Animals and General HD collections as well as the Hollywood Edge Animal Trax libraries.
This bundle was built with 5 different sound libraries.
Experience the sound of the honey bees' hive. All files were recorded outside the town, far away from the roads to capture the clean sound of hard working bees. 14 stereo files were recorded with Sound Devices 702, Sony PCM-M10 recorder, two DPA 4061 microphones hidden inside a hive and two Sennheiser MKH 8040 to capture the ambient in front of the hive. Every stereo AB interior recording can be split to mono to isolate the single buzzes. Recording those sounds was one of my dreams as a field recordist. I always wanted to hear the interior sound of a hive. This session wasn’t the easy one, because of my strong allergic reaction to bees, but thanks to a proper clothes and suit, I was able to walk through the bees for 2 hours without any harm. My main goal was to capture different sounds, not only the ambients but also some close ones, like the sound of the bees landing on their landing zone or just the interior sound of the hive. The overall character of the sound really depends on the time of the year and time of the day. I had a chance to record those insects before the feeding time. They were hungry and really active. The total length of recorded files is 44 minutes.
The Cat – Meow Library features 130 files ( 51 192kHz, 79 96kHz ) recorded with Sennheiser 8040 / Rode NTG3 and Sony PCM-D100. This small bundle contains different sound effects made by two very vocal cats. From subtle squeaks and digging in litter box, through eating and purrs to loud meows.
The Cormorants sound library was recorded during 4 recording sessions spread through the course of two months. As you can hear in the preview file, the sounds of cormorants are really detailed, because of the super close perspective. In some cases, cormorants were literally walking on my DPA microphones. All files were recorded in 96kHz and 24bits with equipment like: Sound Devices 702, Sony PCM-M10, Rode NTG3, two Oktavas MK012 with different adapters and capsules and two DPA 4061. When it comes to the usability of this library, I think that it’s a great source material for designing sound for different creatures. The textures of nestling recordings are perfect to start designing sounds of small out of the world animals. Some of the files also contain seagulls, which unfortunately are a part of cormorants colonies. The amount of those ‘unwanted’ sound effects in my files is really low though, and some of them were left on purpose. Even though it’s all about cormorants, the single squeaks those seagulls can make are really great. This library contains 32 files with total length of 119 minutes.
The Eurasian Cranes sound library was so far the hardest to record. Eurasian cranes, also called common cranes are beautiful and really easy to scare big birds. This library features the sound of more than 1000 birds singing their song at the same time. If you’r not familiar with those birds, here’s a link to wikipedia. I finally got a chance to record them. It wasn’t my first attempt. More than one year ago I’ve tried to do the same thing, but because of the lack of experience, I’ve ended up with bad recordings. I did not wanted to repeat my mistakes, so I’ve spent the whole night in the wild, testing my gear and patience, got bit by mosquitoes to record those animals. You can hear the results in the preview. All sounds have HPF set to cut out anything below 100Hz, because of the trains passing by from time to time somewhere in the distance. It doesn’t affect the sound of the cranes since there’s no informations in the lows. When it comes to recording wild animals, you have to accept and take whatever you’ve been given. It was impossible for me to come closer to those birds, or avoid the sound of wind going through the reed, because few more steps would scare the birds. All the files were recorded with Sound Devices 702 and two Oktavas MK012 set into ORTF. All the hardware was set in the reed in deep mud, and cranes were standing about 40m away.
The Roaring Stags contains 45 files recorded with Sound Devices 702, two Oktavas MK012 set in XY pattern, and Rode NTG3. All files sounds different, because I was recording everything in the middle of the forest during different times of the day. Recording wild animals is not something you can plan, and I had to record whatever I could, no matter what was happening around. About 90% of the files were deleted, and this 65 minutes of audio is 10% I got left with. In this sound library you’ll find reverberant sounds and ones that has less of the reverb. The distance between me and stags was changing, and that’s the reason of different amount of reverb. Also the animals were constantly moving, and sometimes they turned in completely opposite direction, so roars sounded more distant. Sometimes between roars you’ll hear subtle sounds of me moving close to microphones. I left those sounds so anyone can make cuts in desired places, but those subtle sounds happens very rarely.
The Animals Volume 2 collection features 200 professionally recorded sound effects, ready for use in your productions. Included in this library are birds, wildcats, reptiles, sea life and much more! These sounds are all hand-picked from Sound Ideas Just Birds & Animals, Series 6000 and General HD 1, 2 and 3 sound effects libraries. Included are cats, dogs, monkeys, horses, wildcats, whales, birds and much more.
The Animals Volume 3 collection features 200 professionally recorded sound effects, ready for use in your productions. Included in this library are birds, wildcats, reptiles, sea life and much more! These sounds are all hand-picked from Sound Ideas Just Birds & Animals, Series 6000 and General HD 1, and 2 sound effects libraries. Included are cats, dogs, monkeys, horses, wildcats, whales, birds and much more.
The Animals Volume 4 collection features 200 professionally recorded sound effects, ready for use in your productions. Included in this library are birds, wildcats, sea life and much more! These sounds are all hand-picked from Sound Ideas Just Birds & Animals, Mike McDonough Animals, Serefine Animals, Wild World of Animals and General HD 4 sound effects libraries.
Ya su, Kalós órises, and welcome to Athens & Crete!
From the ancient bustling markets to the untouched natural beauty of the Mediterranean coast, this library epitomises the notion of two sonic worlds colliding. We set out with the goal of capturing this historical part of the world and quickly learned this could only be done by fully embracing this polarity. So here we are, two libraries in one and boy is it a cracker!!
We captured street buskers, back alley murmurs, bustling city squares, markets, heavy traffic, skylines and even a religious sermon!
So whether it's Game of Thrones or the next Bourne film, this beast will help bring your locations to life!
This Baby Tiger SFX library delivers a great collection of Bengal baby tiger recordings from our sound recordists in Thailand, presented in 192 khz, 24-bit WAV format. It offers a wide range of vocalisations in the unique timbre of a younger animal. This maintains the classic sound and aggression of the bengal tiger, but in a ‘bite-sized’ package!
Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and are renowned for their power and strength. They live alone and aggressively scent-mark large territories to keep their rivals away. They are powerful nocturnal hunters that travel many miles to find buffalo, deer, wild pigs, and other large mammals.
These recordings are an ideal starting point for creature sound design, with a huge range of growls, cries and moans.
The Bears Sound Effects Libraries feature numerous bear recordings, capturing the sounds of species like Brown Bears, Kodiak Bears, Himalayan Bears – and even pandas!
Both cubs and adults have been recorded, as they growl, bark, grunt, yelp, whimper, sniff and snarl.
Each pack contains around 80 files, and you save 10% by grabbing both bear SFX packs together.
Get the sound of honey bees – inside and outside their hive – with this 96kHz and 24bit Beehive sound library.
All files were recorded outside the town, far away from the roads to capture the clean sound of the hardworking bees.
I had a chance to record those insects before the feeding time, so they were hungry and really active.
My main goal was to capture different sounds, not only the ambiences but also some close ones, like the sound of the bees landing on their landing zone or just the interior sound of the hive.
14 stereo files were recorded with Sound Devices 702, Sony PCM-M10 recorder, two DPA 4061 microphones hidden inside a hive and two Sennheiser MKH 8040 to capture the ambience in front of the hive.
Every stereo AB interior recording can be split to mono to isolate the single buzzes, and the library features a total of 44 minutes of bee sound recordings.
Want some seriously impressive tiger sounds? The Bengal tiger, also called the Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) may weigh up to 325 kg (717 lb) and reach a head and body length of 320 cm (130 in).
The sound of these carnivores is iconic, and has been heard in films for decades. It’s a sound you instantly recognize and makes the hairs of your neck stand up instantly!
This library was recorded by our sound recordists in Thailand in 192 kHz, 24-bit WAV format. It includes a huge variety of sounds from groans, growls, sniffs, roars and everything in-between, recorded at a pristine audio quality. If you’re looking for a definitive library for the Bengal Tiger for film, game audio or sound design, this is the library for you!
High-quality nature ambience of wild landscapes in eastern Oregon – with a focus on bird sounds in the high desert across times of day and seasons. These are authentic western desert sounds appropriate for use in westerns, wild west, and related games and films.
Many tracks are quite long – several minutes or longer. Species include woodpeckers, meadowlarks, woodpeckers, distant owls, and more. Includes bonus clips of fly buzzes and a few bats. A number catch birds quite close to the recorder.
Over two hours of birds, crickets, cicadas and frogs primarily from Southern Ontario, Canada, but also from Britain and Costa Rica. Specific calls and ambiences from the forest, the beach, the neighbourhood or on the dock of a quiet pond. Essential sounds to bring background tracks to life.
Get the sounds of exotic birds – a huge collection of seagull recordings – with the Birds Extension SFX library:
This collection of sounds contains a nice variety of birds: 18 different species spread across 41 audio tracks – including Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Crow, Goose, Great-tailed Grackle, Hen, Macaw Parrot, Magpie, Motmot Turquoise Sourcils, Nestor Kea Parrot, Peacock, Rooster, Snow Owl, Yucatan Woodpecker and more. The sounds have been recorded in Mexico, Finland and France. Seagulls available in a separate pack.
The sounds have been recorded in 24bit / 96 kHz Stereo or Mono, the Mono tracks have been recorded with a wide-frequency response microphone (30 Hz to 50 KHz).
This collection of sounds contains 20 seagull tracks, and a nice Tern close-up recording. You will find a nice variety of seagulls vocalizations such as calls, scream, screeches. Some single close-up recordings and some large group recordings. All the sounds have been recorded in Finland and France.
The sounds have been recorded in 24bit / 96 kHz Stereo or Mono, the Mono tracks have been recorded with a wide-frequency response microphone (30 Hz to 50 KHz).
Birds Of Prey delivers an extraordinary collection of flying raptors: Buzzards, cranes, eagles, falcons, goshawks, vultures, owls and more.
The wildlife of the skies represents itself with calling, chirping, shrieking, cawing, screeching, growling and other unique bird voices.
Whether aggressive or social, anxious or relaxed, melodic or irregular – get ready for a concert of the remarkable!
The collection offers more than 3.6 GB and more than 900 sounds in 160 files of high-quality material.
Black Chested Eagle Buzzard • Common Buzzard • Citron Cockatoo • Major Mitchell's Cockatoo • Umbrella Cockatoo • Blue Crane • Cape Crow • African Fish Eagle • Bald Eagle • Bateleur Eagle • Booted Eagle • Eastern Imperial Eagle • Golden Eagle • Martial Eagle • Stellers Sea Eagle • Tawny Eagle • White Tailed Eagle • Greater Kestrel Falcon • Lanners Falcon • Pygmy Falcon • Saker Falcon • Taita Falcon • Pale Chanting Goshawk • African Cuckoo Hawk • African Harrier Hawk • Harris Hawk • Red-tailed Hawk • Hadeda Ibis • Yellow Billed Kite • Barn Owl • Snowy Owl • Spotted Eagle Owl • African Grey Parrot • Cape Vulture • Monk Vulture • Palmnut Vulture
This Black Leopard SFX library was recorded by our sound recordists in Thailand in 192 kHz, 24-bit WAV format. It includes a huge variety of sounds from groans, growls, sniffs, roars and everything in-between, recorded at a pristine audio quality. If you’re looking for a definitive library for the Black Leopard for film, game audio or sound design, this is the library for you!
Meet Bleep – The adorable robot vocal library that will melt the collective hearts of your audience. With all the vocalizations you need to give your cute robotic characters a life of their own.
Includes 211 vocals spanning over an amazing array of expressions!
Botswana Faunethic sound library is a unique collection of 49 sounds recorded through several national parks of the country (Okavango, Chobe,…). All these sounds has been recorded and produced with high quality equipment in multichannel.
-Bush, savanna and forest soundscapes.
-Hippopotamus grunt and vocals.
-Elephants vocals, showering and drinking.
-Zebras and impalas fighting.
-Lion chasing an elephant during one night.
-Birds and insects at different perspectives.
If you want to hear more about this field recording trip, feel free to check this post.
The multichannel version contains 40 tracks in native 4.0 and 9 tracks recorded in stereo only.
This library provides authentic and interesting sounds, recorded with DPA, MBHO and Neumann mics powered by an Aeta 4minX.
All Faunethic tracks includes metadata carefully edited, compatible with Soundminer, Soundly and Basehead.
•In Bowed Cactus, get a visceral collection of bowed and plucked cactus from the deserts of the American Southwest. Take a violin bow to a cactus spine and hear guttural screeches with intense, physical energy. Hear plucked needles popping in rich organic granulation. Hear thick, bowed spines growling like supernatural animals and single needles stuttering with real grit.
•This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a unique organic sound source. Cactus sounds are incredibly soft and intimate in real life, but when recorded from two inches they morph into otherworldly creatures brimming with ultrasonic energy. I hope you are excited by their sound designing potential and I can’t wait to hear what you create!
2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & CARBON NEUTRAL:
• Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
• Carbon offset credits were purchased to offset my field recording travel for this library.
BRAAMS make everything feel bigger, more satisfying and dramatic. This library is totally dedicated to that vibration that enhances slow-motion shots, intros and outros in trailer sound design and soundtrack scores.
Featuring a whole spectrum of BRAAMS in designed and single element version with pitch information, this collection offers 130 sounds of dramatic low-end musical tones, distant horns, massive low brass, bass morph and low key sound effects which doesn’t yet have a name.
If you are building signature sounds or if you looking for “ready to use” designed BRAAMS, the material contained in this collection cover many aspects of the BRAAMS production.
Also contained in the pack an extra folder of single hit/impact, woosh, passby which are great to enrich your custom sound design.
This Bugs SFX library is all about insects, mostly crickets and cicadas. There are legions of them and they are all different. We bring you some clean and sharp ones, captured in french countryside at both daytime and at night.
Looking for closely recorded high quality bumblebee sounds? Want to get the special buzzing sound that a bumblebee makes to loosen the pollen from the flower bud?
The 'Bumblebee' library provides you with the buzz and hum sounds of active bumblebees flying from flower to flower, gathering pollen. The library was recorded in a rural location in Northern Finland with a Sony D100 handheld recorder.
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.
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