Authentic animal sound effects, animal recordings and designed creature and monster sound effects
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.
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.
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.
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!
Something wicked this way comes with SPOOKY HALLOWEEN HORRORS, a huge collection of high quality scary sounds. No matter what you're on working on, whether it's a horror video-game, a creepy cartoon, a spooky app for children, or even a huge Halloween party or a live event, this ghostly gathering of ready-to-use sound effects is guaranteed to send a shiver through your project!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
Whether you’re looking for creepy CHARACTER VOICES such as GHOSTS, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES and SCREAMS, intense ACTION SOUNDS including BUBBLING CAULDRONS, CREAKY DOORS, KNIFE ATTACKS and GORE SPLATTERS, EVIL LAUGHTER or spooky AMBIENCES like HOWLING WINDS, CREEPY CLOCKS and CHURCH BELLS, you're sure to be spooked by the huge range of sounds to be found inside!
BETTER THAN CANDY
Immerse yourself in over 500 audio files of expertly designed sounds, supplied in high-quality MP3 + SD and HD WAV formats, meticulously labelled for effortless searching. Each and every audio file in this phantasmal collection has been expertly mixed and mastered to fit into ANY audio environment – just drag, drop, and let the spooky festivities commence!
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…and all other audio-visual productions
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 west is still wild. A collection of clean and loopable natural ambient atmosphere elements – each 3 minutes long. This collection represents my best content and works great in multitrack layers.
The core of this collection are natural sounds captured in the wilds of Oregon, USA – Western North America. The wildlife in the forests, streams, lakes, coast, and deserts of Oregon are a good substitute for most US and Canadian states west of the Rocky Mountains, including Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, British Colombia, Alberta, Alaska, and Wyoming.
These recordings are from a pristine environment that avoid any human caused sounds.
This Parrot 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 calls, cries and vocal gestures. A great resource for post-production or game audio sound design.
Sea Monsters from The Library by Empty Sea is a collection containing over 4000 sound effects for creature vocals. This collection weighs in at a whopping 9GB!
A must-have for any sound designer looking to level up on creature sound design.
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
Coyotes are classic sounds of the American Wild West. A few recorded during the day, but many at dusk or deep into the night. There are also several tracks of much closer coyotes that happened to walk near the recorder as you can hear in the samples.
This Otter sound effects library was recorded by our sound recordists in Thailand in 192 kHz, 24-bit WAV format. It includes a huge variety of sounds from baby otters, including moans and other unique vocal gestures. An exciting resource for post-production or game audio sound design!
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.
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!
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.
The humble plunger has turned out to be an excellent source of watery monster sounds!
And with The Plunger SFX library, you get 300+ sounds (24 bit/96 KHz) to work with, created using the plunger and a bucket filled with water in two locations (Room and Vine cellar reverb).
20 sea monster sounds as well as some stretched examples are already included with the pack, and you can easily make more yourself.
In addition you also get the dry version of the samples (we removed the reverb), body hits with the plunger (!) and blowing bubbles with the straw.
So why did we record that plunger in the first place? The reason is that we needed to create some watery monster sounds that sounded organic. Stretching the sound and applying some effects gave us the result we wanted. You can do the same and take it even further with your sound design skills.
We hope the samples will serve you well and make sure to check out the demos of the original and bonus sounds.
Experience this huge soundbank of skin-crawling zombie sounds, expertly recorded for maximum scare factor!
Includes 330 audio files of stomach churning Hisses, Roars, Groans, Grunts, Sequenced sounds, Throat Fluids, Breath sounds and more… All in cutting-edge cinematic horror quality and multiple WAV and MP3 formats for your convenience.
GROW THE HORDE!
Featuring a huge variety of situational sounds, such as Warnings, Attacks, Fearful Screams, Hurt and Deaths voice sounds, and many more. Combine them together to create your very own undead horde! OR use the included Idle and Attack zombie horde sounds, pre-made for you!
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This release features 873 screams, shouts, moans, grunts, hisses from female/male humans, zombies, monsters and creatures. Fantastic for horror, suspense, thrillers, action movies and games
All sounds are 100% dry. Reverb was just applied for the demo.
The Midlands Farm Sounds is a collection of sound effects recorded in the beautiful, quiet hillsides of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
These 330 sounds range from animal noises, farm objects, metal squeaks to ambiences of rivers and fields. The aim of this library is to provide a large variety of farmyard sounds for film, games, documentaries, podcasts or musical projects.
A big thanks goes to the Bates, who let me record on their beautiful farm.
26 Natural ambiences
74 Animal sounds
61 Farm objects/Foley sounds
104 Metal sounds
60 Sound design elements
“He who squeaks you controls you!” – ancient squeaky proverb
A whole bunch of squeaks in a nice little set of folders. That’s TWO squeaky libraries that do the work for you. Included in this bundle are:
SQUEAKY TOYS: Looking for funny, squeaky sound effects? This library by George Hufnagl delivers them by the bucket: Whether it’s a rubber bone, cloth dog, or a giant flamingo, over 16 Minutes of squawks, honks and wheezes await your squeaky, sound effects needs. Squeezed, shaken, and stomped, all 190 stereo files include metadata at 96kHz, 24bit recording quality.
SQUEAKY CREATURES: A fun, raucous library that offers you nearly 600 sound files of chattering, gabbing, squawking nonsense to use for your cute critters in any media landscape. Use them as one-off emotes or sew them together for complex, expressive phrases. However you use it, this misfit squeaker gang will ensure that your fictional specimens will communicate in cute, boisterous tones that will carry across a crowded room full of adorable little monsters.
From the birdbrained creator of Squeaky Toys comes Squeaky Creatures, a fun, raucous library that offers you nearly 600 sound files of chattering, gabbing, squawking nonsense to use for your cute critters in any media landscape. Use them as one-off emotes or sew them together for complex, expressive phrases. Come meet:
However you use it, this misfit squeaker gang will ensure that your fictional specimens will communicate in cute, boisterous tones that will carry across a crowded room full of adorable little monsters.
The Farm is a sound library that I compiled about a year ago just for fun and I kept adding sounds recorded at the same location in the Canadian countryside at 4 different farms. During the recording session, I’ve been lucky enough to have met some fantastic people ready to share their passion for farming and pointing me out to what they felt was an essential part of their everyday soundscape.
I had the chance to stumble on two late 50s John Deere tractors that where still functional and that marked the end of an era. It is a comprehensive farm sound library that is not just about tractors or animals.
You will find, in the bonus section, 6 different footsteps surfaces each with a walk and run variation and some more. There are five main categories in this library: Ambiances, Animals, Footsteps, Misc (Various SFX) and Vehicles ready for creating a convincing farm soundscape for your project.
This library is a small “utility” collection of sounds great for use as Robot/Machines but also great for UI and Weapon design elements. Servos, various metal objects and analog synths were recorded as source material to create this library. The library includes raw servo recordings and meticulously performed or designed robotic/machine-like sounds.
If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map. The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.
Terrifying squeals, grunts, barks, and sneeze from adult pigs weighing up to 400 lbs, and ambiences from the stables. The second part is recordings of smaller pigs (80 lbs) on the day they were picked up by truck to go you know where! The pigs knew exactly what was going on, which is represented in the sounds recorded.
Needless to say, this library has been ear wrecking to put together, but the reward is 246 single files of pure pigs.
To set an exotic scene, or to illustrate a different and luxuriant nature, exotic birdsong is a great asset. Even if it is very difficult to identify each of them, the bird’s songs of this collection will bring you far from home. Feel surrounded by those songs recorded in Brasil, Thailand, Maldives and France.
This small library contains 23 unique ambience tracks recorded in the Central Florida area. The nature ambiences range from forests to oceans in both the night time and during the day. Urban ambiences range from industrial warehouse settings, to small city parks and parking garages. One particularly unique track included is a recording from inside a home during hurricane Irma.
Overall, This collection covers a lot of ground for 23 tracks. Each track contained is fairly unique within the set.
Experience The Mouth like never before in this highly dynamic and creatively adventurous sound library! In this library we explore the many varieties of sounds the human mouth is capable of making. Jam packed full of whistles, yawns, throat singing, gargles, licks, slurps, grunts, throat croaks, beat boxing, monster breaths, deep breathing, consonants, experimental throat sounds, kisses, pops, clicks, teeth biting, teeth grinding, alien howls, explosions, weapons and so much more! Each sound file comes with multiple variations so you can pick the perfect take.
This library is perfect for organic humanoid creations or organic otherworldly sound design. The Mouth gives you the full dynamic experience from carefully recorded loud vocal exclamations to quiet mouth/throat movements. Use the consonants for speech editing or combine many sounds to create natural movement and depth. Add a beat box to your new track for that unique human element or create a natural and creative sound design landscape.
The sounds were created from one male voice actor in stereo at 96 kHz 24 bit. The equipment used was a Sony PCM-M10 and the files were processed, edited, and mastered in Reaper.
Expand your sonic arsenal with this collection of pony whinnies, nickers and blows. 24bit, 96kHz reflection-free recordings means they’re great for creature sound design.
Need real snake sounds? This compact, hand-picked pack delivers recordings of actual snakes hissing, inhaling and exhaling, shaking, rattling – and striking. Features snakes such as Boa, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Mexican Rattler, African Puff Adder, and Gopher Snake.
Extensive humanoid creatures actions, emotions and reactions.
The “Yeti Monster” library is an extensive collection of rare humanoid creature sounds. They were carefully recorded, edited, classified, thoroughly metatagged. It comprises expressive cinematic designed sounds with over 25 different type of articulations, actions and reactions; as well as cartoon-like interpretations.
Ultra High Samplerate
More than 10 real voice actors were recorded for this library. The unique Sanken Co-100K microphone captured an astounding broad frequency spectrum, up to 100KHz. Thus allowing for extra pitching and treatment on the signal while keeping its natural character! The impressive result are authentic realistic ape-like creature sounds which will surely bring an added value to your projects.
Versatile Humanoid Sounds
Over 25 different articulations, actions, emotions and reactions included. These sounds are suitable for yetis, bigfoots but also for any humanoid or ape-like monsters! It is delivered in 192Khz which allows for additional pitchings and treatments.
Ever wondered how to get the creatures, beasts and monsters in your project as badass and nasty as possible?
This collection is filled with high-quality sound effects that let your clients tremble in their seats. The curated package comes with everything you need: Vocals like attacks, breaths, threats, alerts, idle sounds, die screams and foley sounds such as bodyfalls, steps and movement.
With this set of handpicked sounds you have the world of cinematic creature sound design at your fingertips.
Beast, Coloss, Dwarf, Fishman, Gnome, Golem, Hellhound, Imp, Insect, Kraken, Minotaur, Ogre, Orc, Reptile, Witch, Wraith, Yeti, Zombie, Attack, Breath, Death, Idle, Step, Threaten, Voice, Foley
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