Authentic animal sound effects, animal recordings and designed creature and monster sound effects
From creating the breath of a behemoth, to the palpable aura of an ambiance, this is a plethora of contact mic goodness providing you with frequency-deep content for layering, embellishing, bolstering, and new sound creation.
Contact mics are delicate creatures. They can give you insights into the most excitable yet unheard facets of a soundscape, and then almost immediately get destroyed by the slightest of impacts. We're just going to forget about how many incredible captures were thrown out of the running for this library due to such slight disruptions, and instead focus on the positive: this is a huge collection of super flexible, totally malleable sounds. One of our favorite libraries to make because it satisfied the inner tinkerer's ear, Outward Inversion is our microscope applied to the aural world.
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.
One of the best recordings I have ever done. These are 15 or so 500 – 600 Lb Pigs getting angry at me for recording them. For me, these are beautiful and for sound design, they are the best.
What else can I add to this? It’s literally WONDERFUL.
Here you will find various close-up of single pigs grunts recorded in different farms, well edited, ready to use in your projects. Files includes glued, and separated version.
These can serve as source material for monster/creature presence breathe. Keywords: Grunt, Snort, Raspy, Throaty, Flatulent, Farty, Strident, Beast, Bark, Slurp, Moan
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.
Pirate Voice Pack
201 sound effects interpreted by two different actors divided in:
– Attacking (different intensities)
– Suffering pains (different intensities)
– Emotions (laughs, angry, interested, etc..)
More about the pack:
– Recorded by professional voice actors
– Intuitive file naming
– All you’ll ever need regarding Pirate vocal sounds
– It also contains 1 tavern ambient, 1 tavern song and 1 fanfare for winning situations in a pirate game.
[Use them again & again]
Use the sound effects over and over, in any of your projects or productions, forever without any additional fees or royalties. Use the SFX in your game, in your trailer, in a Kickstarter campaign, wherever you need to, as much as you want to.
[Professional audio services]
For custom music, sound design, sound engineering or any other game audio services, please send a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Sounds for this library were recorded over 5 sessions – in a private zoo and in the field, all in cooperation with professional birds trainers. All of them were recorded outdoor (and just a few in an outdoor aviary). Trainers helped us to get variety of bird calls and vocalisations, like: shriek, cry, squawk, screech, whistle, scream.
Three sessions, were recorded extremely close to birds on very quiet big field. The intention was to grab very isolated and rich sounds, useful for sound design. For this sessions we used Sanken CO-100k and Sennheiser MKH-8060, which were super close (just a few centimeters away from brids beaks) and Schoeps CMC-6XT MK41 a bit wider for more natural/open sound. Although sometimes Sanken and Sennheiser sound very similiar (they were in similar position), we left both files. Sanken recordings (@192kHz) are amazing for pitch shifting, yet sounds recorded by Sennheiser are very natural in neutral pitch.
When pitch shifted, all sounds become very evocative and emotional sound design sources.
All files contain natural sequences and rhythms of calls. There are also close wing flaps, movements and even sounds of birds eating recorded in macro close POV.
The library is extensively metatagged in Soundminer.
Please note: Pitch shifted files in the demo are presented only to show potential of those recordings and aren't included in the library.
The Rare Animals library from Pro Sound Effects is a collection of unique animal sounds from field recordings around the world. They have been meticulously edited and mastered for cross-industry sound design usage from games to mobile/interactive and traditional film/broadcast.
The Rare Animals sound effects library was built from one principal aim: To find, nurture and release rare animal sound effects into the wild. Pro Sound Effects sourced the nature catalogs and archives from its existing global partners for the rarest field recordings, the most unusual of which were hand-selected by Brooklyn Sound Society‘s Neil Benezra to remaster and restore. This collection of animal effects was edited and optimized for game and interactive industries in mind, so most are shorter, trigger-able sounds. The library also contains a collection of ambiences—longer, environmental sound effects that can be further edited, or used as backgrounds.
Recorded in Eastern Oregon’s Great Basin and High Desert Region – classic sounds of the American West, forest or desert.
These tracks are stripped highlights from the hundreds of hours of field recordings I use to make my films. A number of them include the birds fluttering and making deep natural calls right next to the recorder – about as close as you can hope to get of birds in the wild.
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
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.
This is it, the largest reindeer (AKA caribou in North America) sound library in the world! Recorded in Lapland, Finland, in winter 2020, we have here over 53 minutes of reindeer in three different, mostly quiet locations.
The first location is a snowy trail in the woods. I was snowshoeing and the reindeer were walking in a distance. Clicking hooves are the deal in these recordings!
The second location is a place in the middle of the woods where the reindeer are sleeping, eating and doing reindeer stuff. No people in sight, no barriers. Just me and THOUSANDS OF REINDEER, and they took me in as their leader, so I got every imaginable and as well unimaginable sound as they were not afraid.
The third location is a reindeer enclosure. Here I got the most isolated sounds. This location also includes a feeding shed, where I recorded reindeer eating and digging!
Sony PCM-D100 in XY & Wide stereo 120°
RESIDENTIAL SEAGULLS features 18 stereo tracks of seagulls in a residential area. All recordings have been taken from backyards where the city noise is very close to zero.
As usual, all files come in 24 bit and 96 kHz, with Soundminer embedded metadata.
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.
“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
This collection features 200 rodent and reptile sound effects. Included in this library are mice, bats, possums, chipmunks, guinea pigs, rats, porcupines, otters, raccoons, squirrels, snakes, toads, lizards, frogs and more!
These sounds have been hand-picked from the Sound Ideas General HD collections, Series 6000, Series 1000, Series 4000, 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 and Animal Planet libraries.
Need a female robot voice? You can build complete robot voice sentences with Sally77, a friendly female robot voice. It’s perfect as a stand-alone character, an assistant for your main character, or as a guide. The resulting sentences are very intelligible, so that your users will never get lost!
The Sally77 sound effects 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.
Sally77 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 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 “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.
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.
The Seagulls sfx library includes 28 tracks of both single, isolated seagull screams, and bigger flocks of nesting seagulls, calling out to each other and their chicks. There are plenty of classic call sounds, but also some weird throaty and raspy screaming, and what could sound like seagull laughing sounds.
All tracks are recorded with the very useful zoom function of the Telinga microphone and dish.
Library includes both untreated tracks, and noise reduction processed tracks in two separate folders. Noise reduction processed tracks have carefully been cleaned up with a CEDAR NR system.
Though these birds are in an abundance around most harbours and industry around here, they are not always easy to record. You mostly hear them from a distance, or from places not easy to access. When you try to get close to them, they will usually fly away.
Many hours have been spent on rooftops, gardens, backyards, a junkyard, and different harbours to get this material.
Shiba dog is a collection of dog sounds recorded in our studio. We brought two Shibas to the studio and let them play with each other. One of them is a very vocal dog and the other one is very quiet. This allowed us to capture a wide variety of sounds, from barking to panting, without a lot of overlapping.
We recorded everything with four microphones to get the most out of this session. We included all the good takes in this collection, so each sound is covered with at least three microphones. The following microphones were used:
• Line Audio CM3 small diaphragm condenser (cardioid)
• Line Audio OM1 small diaphragm condenser (omni)
• Rode NT2000 large diaphragm condenser (cardioid)
• Rode NTG3 shotgun
A big thank you goes out to Jory Prum for helping out with planning and recording!
No animals were harmed or mistreated during the recording of this collection.
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