Authentic animal sound effects, animal recordings and designed creature and monster sound effects
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.
The Exotic Birds sound effects library is a unique collection of 24 different species of exotic birds. It features birds like flamingos, parrots, parakeets, crane, crow, ibis, peacock, and many others.
Bali mynah • Black headed ibis • Canada goose • Chilean Lapwings • Collared parakeet • Crows • Grey parrots • Grey winged trumpeter • Guira Cuckoo • Indian peacock • Kookaburra • Little bustard • Macaw parrot • Moorhen • Palm nut vulture • Paradise crane • Parakeet mouse • Red breasted goose • Red flamingos • Senegal parrots • Southern screamer • Superb starling • White naped crane
From deep growling and gargling vocals to nasal sounds, this unique collection provides a wide array of camel vocals and noises. These camels has been hunted in the arid deserts of Jordan and Morocco and captured with high-quality equipment.
Each track contain various variations of:
This collection provides original voice textures to design monsters and animals! All Faunethic tracks includes metadata carefully edited with Soundminer
• In High Desert Ambiences 5: Crickets, I revisit the place where my field recording journey started: West Texas. The heavy summer rains spawned a lively cricket chorus unlike anything I had heard before. Hear 10,000 cricket chirps weave into lush blankets of sound that gently float through mountain valleys. Hear the slowly sagging pitch of lush choruses as nighttime temperatures fall. Hear the joyous chirps of countless crickets that will make you want to take out your tent immediately.
• This library offers you an extensive collection of crickets from a unique slice of time in the life of a desert. Hear the rejuvenating summer rains fill a desolate desert with 10,000 tiny violins.
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.
With 100+ marine mammal sound effects (a total of around 2GB!), the 'Marine Mammal Vocals – Dolphins, Orca, Sea Lions' SFX library is powered with clear and amazing vocals from sea mammals like Bottlenose Dolphins, Sea Lions, and Orca (Killer Whale). It also features unique underwater echo location sounds.
Most of the recordings feature single animal vocal sounds, for maximum flexibility for sound editors. The set comes formatted in high resolution wav files with full metadata and keywords ready, so that your search results will be more satisfying and comprehensive.
The 'Marine Mammal Vocals – Dolphins, Orca, Sea Lions' collection feature a unique and varied collection of marine sound effects that will make your Sea Life scenes sound amazing – and it's a downright treasure trove for anyone doing creature sound design.
Get an extensive collection of South African nature ambiences (average duration: 5 minutes), from places like the Mhkaya Jungle, Kruger National Park, The Wetlands and more. Locations include jungles, swamps, ponds, rivers and towns. Featuring all sorts of crickets and cicades, of course – but there’s also plenty of other South African wildlife, like mosquitoes, birds, fighting baboons and snorting hippos The sounds were captured during various times of both day and night and give you a huge variety of ambiences to work with.
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.
“Robot Voices” is a collection of designed vocal expressions of 50 friendly and very talkative robotic creatures. If Wall-E and R2D2 were throwing a cocktail party this is probably what you would hear! A total of 50 robotic creatures are included.
• 50 Robotic creatures speaking
• Many expressions per robot (25 – 65 individual words and sentences for each robot character)
• Descriptive filenames
• Embedded Soundminer metadata
Cats are remarkably expressive creatures. And capturing their voices can be a daunting task. Not anymore…
The “Meow” sound library provides all the core cat vocalizations you'll need in a single package.
Using 11 different cats cherry picked for their characters, this library provides over 272 vocalizations for your productions.
From sweet mewls, to longing cries, or vicious shrieks, this library has got you covered.
This library also includes the Sonic Worlds “CAT” sound pack.
A lunatic Calico. A treasure trove of enraged vocalizations.
AFORI & FANGS
Sweet natured Russian Blues for that soft gentle character.
A nasty mean tomcat, hence his name. A Tabby with a rich growl.
Deep threatening growls and hisses. A Ginger in a foul mood.
GINGY & LUCIFER
Whiny sounding Ginger cats. For those hungry begging cries.
Classic meows that work like a charm.
A sad sounding Tabby cat. For those longing mewls that will break your heart.
An absolute sweetheart black cat. Purry meows galore.
This collection features 200 sound effects including horses, elk, moose and donkeys. These sounds have been handpicked from the Sound Ideas General HD collections, Series 6000, Series 1000, Just Birds & Animals and Wild World of Animals libraries, as well as the Digiffects Library and the Hollywood Edge Animal Trax, The Edge 1 & 2, Premiere Edition and Animal Planet libraries.
Unleash the mighty dragon overlord in your next fantasy game production! Introducing Epic Stock Media’s newest voiceover sound library “AAA Game Character Dragon”. This unique sound effects collection features a dominating villain that’s ready to feast on your enemies charred remains. He’s hungry, smells terrible, and did we mention ugly. He’s thirsting for revenge and will go to any length to get it. Some of his favorite hobbies are looting, hoarding heaps of treasure, laying vast to nearby towns and sleeping the day away at the highest peaks in the mountains.
AAA Game Character Dragon voiceover sound library provides you with more than 420 immersive, game-ready voiceover sound files, vocalizations, battle cries, custom dialogue lines, and everything needed to create compelling cinematic scenes and outstanding gameplay audio experiences. The Dragons voice texture is deep, dynamic, looming, and rich with texture. Perfect for a villain, enemy boss, NPC, or antagonist character in your next game. His voice is ready to go out of the box but is clean enough for further processing. Adding reverb and pitch shifting down/deeper will get you some crazy depths and dimensions with this excellent library of creature vocalizations.
Get the powerful sounds of roaring stags – captured in the wild. Recording these sounds was a huge challenge, and about 90% of the captured material was discarded. However, 10% made the cut, and that’s what you get in this unique collection: Roaring Stags gets you more than an hour of wild stags roaring in their natural environment.
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
Southern African Ambience is a collection of rich and immersive savanna ambiences, recorded by George Vlad and Daan Hendriks in the north of South Africa, just on the border with Botswana.
Library highlights:• Lush ambiences, each over 4 minutes and up to 10 minutes in length, in stereo and surround
• Huge amount of birds, with 45 species identified in metadata
• Mammals such as Baboon, Bushbuck and Black-backed Jackal
• Crickets, cicadas, flies and frogs
• Download the surround demo wav here
Excerpts from The Audio Spotlight’s review:
“The quality of the recorded sounds is phenomenal”
“A special mention goes to the Baboons which are scary as hell”
“The birds are fantastic”
– read the full review of Southern African Ambience here
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:
Red Libraries teamed up with the sound designers Frederic Devanlay and Thibault Csukonyi to create the new “Mutant Insects” collection
The library gathers a wide range of oversized wings for equally-oversized designed flying insects, along with an extremely rich toolbox. It allows you to quickly and easily create every flying creatures and mutants you have in mind, but also sweeten or emphasize details with natural layers for real-life documentaries, games or feature films.
These insects are more impressive than in real life by their size and the noise made when flying.
So we called them “MUTANT Insects”.
And why not also use it for bird wings…
8 different species are featured : Fly, Hornet, Grasshopper, Beetle, Moth, Gnat, Rhino Beetle, Dragonfly.
The movements offered are Idles (loop), Passes by, Swirling Evolutions (loop), Swarms (loop), Abrupt Movements (take flights, attacks, spasms…)
These evolutions have been created with the help of the Traveler plugin by Tonsturm, and the Sound Particles software by Sound Particles.
Presets for Sound Particles and Traveler are included in the pack. Many thanks to Tilman Hahn and Nuno Fonseca.
The toolbox will allow to imagine your own mutants or to just simply create real insects, With natural layers such as hummings or different appearances to made wing strokes.
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
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.
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.
The Forest Ambience 1 library focuses on the ambient sounds of Central Florida’s forest ecology. The focus of this library is a collection of as much general background ambience as possible with minimal focus on any one individual element. It also focuses on a Mid Day – Early Dusk time frame.
The range of ambiences include windy gusts through thick canopies, forests alive with birds and bugs, and erie dead silences void of any life recorded near one of the nation’s largest active bombing ranges. Also included are a few plane flyovers and some outdoor trail ambience near an apartment complex as a bonus.
Captured in environments such as:
• Bottomland hardwoods
• Pine Flatwoods
• Upland hardwoods
• Urban nature trail
Cartoon Voices sound library features cute and funky sound effects of made up characters, designed to fit into cartoonish animations and video games. It’s more than 800 sound effects (raw + designed) of male and female sounds like laughing, screaming, singing, different emotional expressions like anger, sadness, happiness and more. The preview will give you a good idea of what’s inside.
Inside you’ll find:
Need a classic robot voice? You can build complete robot voice sentences with Fourbit, a typical small-size-robot voice with metallic resonances. It is very intelligible, you can use it for any robot that needs to talk a lot with the listener.
The Fourbit sound effect library contains more than THREE thousands words, chosen amongst the most common English ones. This allows you to build all the sentences you need for your project with this voice.
Fourbit comes with a custom audio browser html file to help you quickly locate, preview and drag & drop the files you need to construct complete sentences.
This library was recorded in southern France and Komagane, Japan for a diverse collection of cricket, grasshopper and frog sounds. With a Fostex FR2, Sennheiser 418S and Olympus LS11, these focused sounds were captured without the rumbling of nearby traffic or wind. They are clean enough to be dropped right into your project, and they are long enough to offer loop points for interactive use.
The Audio Hero Western collection features 200 professionally recorded sound effects, ready for use in your productions. Included in this library are guns and pistols, horses, stagecoaches, steam trains, jail cell doors and much more! These sounds are all hand-picked from the Hollywood Edge Burtis Bills' Sounds of the American West sound effects collection.
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.
Dark Seals is a unique collection of close up, expressive seal vocalisations. It includes everything from aggressive growls, funny gargles, snapping snarls, howling wails & disgusting snorts and slobbers.
Recorded on location in Namibia and the United Kingdom, the library consists of many incredibly up-n-close recordings of individual seals, both adults and pups. The close proximity and large variety in vocal ranges between adults and pups makes this material highly malleable and perfect source for creature sound design. Check the demo to hear examples of these sounds playing at half speed.
The files are organised per individual seal and often carry on for minutes with continuous vocalisations, resulting in many variations of a similar type of call. The content is therefore very suitable for game audio design.
Besides individual seals, there are also various recordings of a huge colony of Cape Fur Seals. These will come in useful when designing sounds of creature hordes.
Get the awe-inspiring sounds of legendary creatures:
After millenia of deep slumber, the greatly feared horde of earth-shattering beasts comes to life with its incredible repertoire of timeless roars, hisses, bellows, screeches, moans and more terrifying sounds. Construct your own with numerous authentic animal recordings as well as human and prop elements. Or use the readily available designed sounds for maximum impact. Create a lasting sense of awe and dread with MONSTERS & BEASTS in your trailer, video game or motion picture. The library is available as a Construction Kit, a Designed library, and a special bundle.
HUMAN ELEMENTS, PROPS
Flesh out your designs with additional elements from human recordings and various objects and materials offering bestial snarls, hisses, air releases, squeals, creaks, growls and more.
192KHZ FOR MAXIMUM EDITING FLEXIBILITY
The CONSTRUCTION KIT delivers all files in the ultra high fidelity of 192,000 samples per second, giving you immense pitching freedom while keeping every precious detail. Twist, morph and bend the source material to the extreme and achieve results out of this world!
Specs: 737 files • 4637 sounds • 13.33 GB • 24 bit / 192 kHz
Each beast features an attack, death, idle, pain and scream sound with four different variations each, giving you a diverse, yet instantly identifiable and implementable set of sounds to set to your target medium.
Specs: 80 files • 320 sounds • 1.03 GB • 24 bit / 96 kHz
More than your average beast sound set, this library brings you a large selection of dog vocalizations, howls, growls, cries, whines, huffs, puffs, sighs, and more.
This library features nearly 100 vocalizations from a recording session with a VO artist that has mastered the art of weird utterances and creature voices.
You will find violent growls, grunts, sounds of pain, moans and groans, breaths, whispers, gargling, hisses, choking, growls and everything else you'd expect from a zombie, humanoid monster or demon.
These sounds are also dry overall, with only minimal editing, and recorded at 96 kHz to allow you to continue to play around with them. The library features dual mono recordings with a set of two different microphones—one crispier and one warmer. If combined and panned, some create a stereo feel.
Ambient/Breath • Choking • Gargle • Growls • Hiss • Moans • Panting • Snarl • Word / Phrase / Gibberish / Latin • Yell / Scream
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.
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.
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.
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