Atmospheric drones and ambiences – light and dark, beautiful and eerie, lively and serene
Articulated presents here a careful collection of 100 Electric Fans, HVAC, AHU, and Mechanical Drones. After months of capture, we recorded, selected, and edited this unique library featuring rich, varied, and useful assets ready-to-use for any game or movie project.
These sounds can serve to inspire life inside environments, provide industrial tones, domestic houses, or back alleys, setting moods or atmospheres. They can also serve as elements to design mechanical machine or engine sounds.
The sonic quality extends a large spectrum from clean, modern, to old and rusty, on rooftop, indoor, flush ceiling-mounted, Bathroom extractor, or floor stand; along with many flavours like metal, plastic, smooth or raspy rattles with gurgling wobbles. Some of the Sounds have useful varied point of perspectives (Close-up, distance), and most of them are ‘loopable’.
124 stereo files
Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
Different perspectives are included as well
Discover nearly 7 hours of individually flavoured, hauntingly musical and ever-evolving drones, packaged neatly into 79 of the kind of audio files that you can never have enough of.
In many ways, Aberrant Drones is the sister library of the Augmentation Elements library, as it provides you with the creative tools required to augment your sound design.
Whilst the Augmentation Elements library arms you with tools such as whooshes, risers and stings, allowing you to sweeten specific elements of your sound design, the Aberrant Drones library allows you to augment the mood of an entire scene. Each audio file is populated with richly descriptive SoundMiner metadata, making it easier than ever before to sift through hours of abstract drones.
This is why the metadata is usually described in terms of feeling and mood, like so:
Augment your creative tool-box with Aberrant Drones, and transform your sound design work!
Abstract Ambiences gets you a collection of abstract and surreal ambiences, covering everything from Doomed Soundscapes, Dark Drones, Futuristic Dungeons, Alien Worlds, SciFi Horror, Weird Radio Messages and Interference to Disturbing and Terrifying Noises, Eerie Textures & more. The library is the first of many collaborations between SoundBits and Monte Sound. All sounds are royalty free – and several versions are available:
Abstract Ambiences – Stereo:
• 60 ready-to-use abstract ambiences in stereo
• 60 files, 5.18 GB
Abstract Ambiences 5.0 – Surround:
• 60 ready-to-use abstract ambiences in 5.0 surround (split mono) + stereo downmixes
• 300 split monofiles (60 ambiences in 5.0) + 60 stereo files, 13.08 GB
• 257 stereo layers/stems – source stems used to build the Abstract Ambiences library, offering 1000s of combinations
• 257 files, 13.33 GB
Abstract Ambiences COMPLETE Pack:
• Surround + Stereo Downmixes + Construction Kit bundle for maximum savings!
• 377 files, 31.59GB
More details about the packs below.
Abstract Interior Tones is a high-definition collection of synthetic, inharmonic room tones and drones, that are made exclusively to provide sound designers a truly diverse sonic palette for designing neutral, non-intrusive, and spacious soundscapes for science fiction, horror, fantasy, dramas and documentaries. Abstract Interior Tones features 80 24bit/96kHz seamlessly looping sounds, normalised to -23LUFS and embedded with Soundminer metadata.
Abstract Sound Design is a budget-friendly collection of unique audio material sourced from digital feedback loop experiments and granular processing sessions. Featuring 25 abstract atmospheres and 35 abstract FX, this library is perfect for those moments when creativity may be running dry, serving as an inspiring starting point for some serious sound sculpting. Of course, they may just fit your needs as they are, too!
A unique collection of 141 useful effects, created knocking, scraping and disturbing a 12-string acoustic guitar.
These sounds were recorded and processed with the intention of providing an interesting , different and unique set of audio effects.
• Clean (71 Sounds): hits, knocks, scrapes and various string sounds.
• Processed (70 Sounds): Processed and re-designed hits, drones and swells.
All sounds were recorded, edited and processed at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data.
This small sound library contains all the original CPU fan and hard disk noises emitted by the following vintage Apple MACs, each with its own unique texture:
• Power Macintosh 4400
• Power Macintosh 6400
• Power Macintosh 7200
• Macintosh Classic
• Macintosh Mac G4
• Macintosh Mac LC 475
The material contains a lot of mechanical noises and different startup chimes, plus a lot of boot sequences with all the hard drives/fans spinning and whirring.
Alien Atmospheres is a sound effects library that suggests alien presence, covering wildlife, weather, vehicles and ambiences.
These effects are perfect for use as backgrounds in sci-fi films, but can be used elsewhere.
We captured recordings at 4 exotic locations, layered tracks with analogue & digital synthesizers, human and animal voices to bring you 3GB of the most interesting sound effects.
This library was built primarily using two different modular synthesizer systems. One based on the Korg MS-20 and the other based on the Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms 201. Included in this library you will find various one shots and hits alongside longer evolving textures and drones. The library was created in a very non-musical way and as such most of what you hear is noisy, gritty and a-tonal. The library can be used effectively for Sci-Fi Weapons, User Interfaces, Droids and Robots, Ambient Textures and many more possibilities.
Around Bridges introduces the inner sound of various bridges.
The steel components of a bridge transmit the vibrations caused by passing cars or pedestrians in a fascinating manner.
So this library contains the sounds of excited beam barriers, noise barriers, expansion gaps and a lot more steel components that bridges are made of.
Also included are takes of footsteps, rain and wind – ordinary noises that get a certain magic when recorded at a handrail.
To round up this library several high quality AB-stereo ambiences of the acoustical surroundings of bridges are included.
Ambience Below • Ambience Top • Beam Barriers • Expansion Gaps • Footsteps Handrails • Noise Barriers • Rain • Steel Structures • Wind
Around Bridges Volume 2 gets you sounds taken from the iron and steel construction elements of various bridges in Berlin. The entire library was recorded with a two-channel contact microphone setup and it features thrilling vibrations caused be passing cars, trucks, trams and metro trains.
The material in this library is a comprehensive resource for creating otherworldly ambiences, futuristic pass-bys or eerie atmospheres with a touch of rusty steel and iron.
Scary horror sounds inspired by Hollywood Box office Hits – The Conjuring, The Exorcist and The Shining, we present to you the psychopath’s favorite: Asylum – Epic Stock Media’s hair-raising sound library of hollywood film scare tactics. Unchained access to some of the most cutting edge designed horror production sound effects in the world derived from stunning 192k 24bit recording sessions. Be the first to unleash our best sound library yet! Check the audio preview for spine chilling inspiration.
Featuring sounds taken from lo-fi instrumental recordings, harsh noise experiments and granular synthesis explorations, Atmosfear is a gritty soundscape collection geared towards the horror genre. With a distinctly unpolished production style to bring a rough edge to your scenario, these sounds can be used to invoke feelings of suspense, dread, tension, fear and doom into your characters and environments.
What does an industrial scale torture chamber in an abandoned asylum sound like? What about a high-voltage electrical possession? Find the answer to these questions and more with Atmosfear. Enter if you dare.
Breathe fear and awe into your work with Atmospheric Dread, carefully designed and ever-evolving drones, intertwined with swelling textures.
Inspired by the sound of films such as Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, Interstellar, Alien: Covenant, Prometheus, and more, I’ve created a new Drone library, all whilst listening to the feedback from Aberrant Drones users, and reviewers.
I’ve not only worked on improving the quality of the soundscapes further, but I’ve also broken down files into more manageable chunks, up to around 6 minutes long, and brutally cut out whatever did not feel like it should go in the library.
As a result, Atmospheric Dread is a smaller library, at least compared to the massive Aberrant Drones, whilst delivering 63 minutes of gut-wrenching, eye-widening, and fear-inducing soundscapes.
The library is comprised of 24bit/96kHz .WAV files, all stuffed to the brim with rich, and descriptive SoundMiner metadata, thus allowing you to find what you need immediately.
Frustration. You’ve spent hours on a project, only to end up with a sound scape that feels incomplete. The action scene feels empty, the weapons don’t sound heavy enough, the transitions don’t pack enough of a punch, the space ship doesn’t feel large enough and the monsters aren’t sufficiently scary.
The Augmentation Elements library has been built with this problem in mind. Due to the library’s abstract nature, the Risers, Stings, Swells and Whooshes can be molded and manipulated into adding that missing element that you’re looking for, and sweetening the whole mix.
In order to save you time and help you quickly find the sounds that you need, SoundMiner metadata has been carefully created for each individual file. There are no ‘Scream, 1’ and ‘Scream, 2’ in this library! Every single file is individually described, and the use of numbers is not employed!
Have a look at the metadata list further down the page!
Now, Your futuristic energy weapons don’t sound full enough? Try layering some of the stings and swells underneath them.
That large space ship doesn’t seem large enough? Grab some whooshes and pan them to your heart’s delight.
The alien doesn’t sound scary enough? Some of the stings sound eerily close to vocalizations. Grab them and run wild.
Are crucial transitions in your film lacking punch? Drag some of those risers into your DAW and see which one fits best!
This library delivers 15 recordings of automatic car washes from interior and exterior perspectives recorded at 96khz.
All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6, stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s as well as a stereo contact microphone.
Need to create suspense, tension and movement in your production? AXmos Cinematic Guitars is great for you.
Atmospheric elements, crazy chords, impacts, movements, reverses, soundscapes, distorted melodies, musical sound design and transitions are some of the things you will find in this collection, produced using a stratocaster type electric guitar. For that reason the sounds have a deep and musical feeling with such versatility that you can use them as effects or to enhance musical productions, generate a sound design musical moment and even compose tracks.
Apart of being a great library for Horror or Sci-fi games and movies, this collection is great for trailers too.
Atmospheric elements (designed, distortion, high, low and tremolo) • Chords (evocative chords, dark arpeggios and fantasy) • Impacts • Melodies • Movements • Pads • Reverses • Soundscapes (surreal and tension) • Transitions
Bane Cinematics is a powerful collection of cinematic sound effects, perfect for games, trailers and other projects where you want to make a monumental impact. Bane Cinematics gets you more than 470 sound effects such as cinematic impacts, risers, thuds, strikes, flybys, whooshes, drones, hums, power shots and hits. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.
Bass Weight: Low End Elements is a small bespoke library featuring 40 sub-heavy oneshots ready to be added to impacts, braams and general trailer SFX. Pitch them up or down, stretch them out, add effects or simply use them as they are, these deep hits will prove to be a handy addition to your sonic toolkit.
Bells & Bowls – a collection of 86 files/100MB glass & ceramic bell sound effects in 24bit/96kHz mono.
I give you 14 different bell-like objects, each multi-sampled for maximum expressiveness, tuned to the nearest musical note and ready to drop into your favorite sampler and play away. Ranging from only slightly complex sine waves, to strange wobbles and beat frequencies, these actual physical bowls, plates and vases had some pretty amazing musical sounds in them. Many of them took surprisingly little pitch-alterations to reach a musical note – almost as if some glassware factory wanted them to be struck with mallets and recorded!
The BINAURAL ORCHESTRA SOUND EFFECTS library delivers 1340 unique orchestral sounds from 13 different instruments – including violin, cello, tuba, double bass, contrabassoon, trombone, trumpet, musical saw, flute, piccolo, clarinet, marimba, and a wind machine.
All instruments recorded in musician perspective with an binaural microphone, in listener perspective with an dummy head microphone and mono. Each instrument plays different notes of the harmonic series with three variations of each fundamental frequency. Furthermore plays each instrument three glissando or transposition variations. The recordings took place in a great-sounding concert hall.
The library is perfectly suited for sound designers, composers and musicians. All sounds are in WAV, 24 bit & 48 kHz and include metadata.
Inspired by box office hits like The Transformers and The Dark Knight, we present to you Blockbuster Trailer – Epic Stock Media’s legendary “New” Game and Movie Sonic power pack! Blockbuster Trailer is an unprecedented designed, full-range theatre audio asset sound library for your next AAA production. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.
Bloody Nightmare is a modern horror cinematic library aimed at the most cutting edge bone chilling productions out there.
Whether you work in sound design, as a composer, trailer editor or as an electronic musician, Bloody Nightmare is a valuable new wave of Horror sounds that will surely cause visceral moments of terror and dread!
BLURRY DREAMS is a collection of 203 unusual, beautiful-sounding, abstract sounds.
Add a dreamy touch to your next project. Make abstract sounding UIs, implement beautiful and dreamy sounds
into your next game, setup magical notification on your stream and more. Explore magical granular sounds, abstract evolving drones, anime-like swells and pings and hypnotic transitions.
Blurry Dreams was created with game developers, sound designers and streamers in mind.
The collection was created using both hardware and software synths and organic recordings.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer metadata.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060
EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Reaktor, Adaptiverb, Modular, FabFilter, Pugment, TC Electronics, Pro Tools.
Bo Ho – Kontakt Edition, is a new library of weird and wonderful sounds created from a cymbal being played with a violin bow. It consists of 52 clean recordings in WAV format, plus 8 manipulated, effected versions of some of the files, also in WAV format.
In addition to this, there are 15 Kontakt Instruments made up of different effects to all 60 WAV files, mapped to 60 keys on the keyboard, creating 900 individual sounds / drones / underscores when played with the full Kontakt Player (5.6.8 or above).
The sounds range from the haunting and the subtle, to the distorted ear bleeder and everything in between. The WAV files can be used on their own, or manipulated in any way. The Kontakt Instruments are all unlocked and fully editable, making the possibilities of different versions of the files infinite.
This library is a must for theatre / film / TV sound designers and for sound artists or for anyone who appreciates and uses strange sounds for any project.
Please note that the Kontakt instruments will only play on the full, latest version (5.6.8 or above).
Bowed cymbals are one of those sound effects that just never get old.
Perhaps it's the chilling sound of bow on bronze that puts us on the edge of our seat that we love so much. Or maybe it's the hauntingly beautiful tones that ring from a large ride cymbal with a large bow.
Add some real bronze to your project today:
Introducing BREAKDOWN ELEMENTS – a nifty collection of sound effects for visual effects breakdowns.
The majority of elements have originated from organic field recordings which have later been elegantly manipulated into a new form. This gives the sounds a natural, almost physical vibe to them – a style that we are especially fond of.
The collection is structured into eight categories:
BED, BUILD, IMPACT, INTERFERENCE, REWIND, RISER, TRANSITION and WHOOSH. Each element has been designed to work both by itself or used as building blocks for more complex sounds. Each element also has around 4-6 variations to maximise versatility.
• 96 kHz, 24 bit mono/stereo WAVs
• 433 individual SFX in 88 files
• 1 GB of data
• All WAVs include extensive embedded descriptive metadata
The Cement Factory sound effects pack was recorded in a giant cement processing and rock crushing factory. It features perfectly looping ambiences that'll be sure to set a dark, industrial mood on anything that it's used on. Recorded with a Oktava MK 012 in MS Configuration.
The pack was recorded inside, outside and around various large machinery which gives you a lot of options when designing sounds with this pack. The sounds are also characteristically tonal and drone based and the ambiences are uninterrupted.
• Conveyor Belt Midrange Rattle (1 loop)
• Drone Bass (4 loops)
• Drone Bright (6 loops)
• Drone High Mid (2 loops)
• Drone Low Mid & Machine Clanking in Background (2 loops)
• Drone Midrange (19 loops)
• Drone Engine (8 loops)
• Drone Machines (14 loops)
• Rattle (4 loops)
CINE Series Bundle is a collection of all CINE releases. It consists of:
Cinenergy: Dark, energetic, Impacts, whooshes and transitions
It is a collection of dark, dirty, analog, synthetic impacts and whooshes, designed to energize your projects.
CineDrop: Slow-motion impacts, downers and bass drops
It is a modern, ultra cinematic, take on classic slowmo/downer sound effects with a dark twist.
Mixture of modular synthesis and fx combined with tope tier digital synth and plugins
Cinescapes: Seamlessly looping, cinematic, sequential soundscapes
It’s not just another “drone” library. Every soundscape is unique and has been mangled through both external outboard as well as
some top tier plugins. It’s sequential nature adds a sense of rhythm without making it take over the whole frequency range.
All soundscapes loop seamlessly for your convenience.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060, DPA4060
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Euro Rack Modular, DBX 120A, TC Finalizer 96k, Reaktor, Serum, Live, Pro Tools, Synthplant, Factory, Eventide.
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CINEMASSIVE is a library of 110 cinematic presets for Ni Massive.
All presets are meticulosly crafted to provide a new sonic weapon for modern hybrid trailer music composers, cinematic composers, film music and sound designers .
Please note: Requires Native Instruments Massive – not included, but can be purchased separately here.
We enter the next round of absolutely striking new SFX! CINEMATIC DARKNESS is the fourth release in our grand CINEMATIC series and is absolutely no less exciting than its predecessors: dirty BLASTS, scary DRONES, digital GLITCHES, synthetic SCREAMS, disturbing STUTTERS, creepy NOISE – the list continues as we have packed more than 15 GB of high-quality SFX into this collection.
CINEMATIC DARKNESS has been co-produced with sound designer Sebastian Johnson who left his footprints in the world of sound design starting in the 90s with the first commercial library for the Waldorf Microwave and sound design for Ensoniq, Clavia, DSI, and recently for more than 40 blockbuster trailers in the last 4 years such as Gravity, World War Z, Godzilla, Maleficient, The Hobbit, Transcendence, The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Pacific Rim, Resident Evil 5, Star Trek & much more!
Our new library comes all nasty, disturbing & unsettling. It’ll shake you to the core & without a doubt it will power your next project. Evil, murky, harsh, synthetic and edgy are only a few characteristics of CINEMATIC DARKNESS. You have the possibility to customize this collection to your very own needs: the CONSTRUCTION KIT offers you high-quality source recordings to be creatively processed, while the DESIGNED version comes in handy with pre-designed, “ready-to-use” sounds, ideal for time-scarce projects. CINEMATIC DARKNESS is the next generation of evil SFX – add a wicked new tone to your sound pool!
'Cinematic Drones & Backgrounds' by Cinematic Sound Design delivers a collection of background ambiences in high-definition 24-Bit quality and embedded with Soundminer metadata. Whether it's a scene of a Sci-fi, thriller, crime film or game, these quality backing tracks will add an unique flavour to your media products & capture the viewer's attention.
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