Atmospheric drones and ambiences – light and dark, beautiful and eerie, lively and serene
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.
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.
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!
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!
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)
‘Chimera’ features 200 designed sound effects inspired by demons, ghosts and creatures from the darkness. Comprised of some of Glitchmachine’s darkest and most disturbing material to date, ‘Chimera’ is focused on a unique hybrid of psychological horror and technical monster sound effects.
You will find demonic vocalizations, haunted atmospheres, mutated creatures, cursed ghosts and chilling supernatural drones that will wake the dead.
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.
This downright terrifying collection of horror sound effects – co-produced by Hollywood horror master Richard Adrian (The Hills Have Eyes, Gothika, Thir13en Ghosts, Ghost Ship, House Of Wax, Haunted Hill, Mirrors etc) – is available in three different versions:
Want an easy, high-quality solution for horror sound effects? You have a tight schedule and need to meet a bloody deadline by tomorrow? That calls for our CINEMATIC HORROR – DESIGNED collection: a handy pack full of pre-designed, ready-to-use SFX that crawl and slither into your projects, ready to scare the audience with precision. There are booms, drones, hits, shockers, stingers, stutters, whooshes and further nightmares, including screams and screeches, distortion, whispers, echoes, metal squeaks and other haunting sounds. No need to fear short-term inquiries anymore – this library will fix your needs in an instant.
The CINEMATIC HORROR DESIGNED offers you a great selection of more than 4 GB high quality SFX, brought to you in more than 100 single files. Each file contains 4 versions to ensure flexibility and alternation. All of it recorded and produced in 96 kHz and 24-bit by horror expert Richard Adrian and our devoted sound designers. The library also comes with key word search and well-grounded Soundminer metadata.
This frightful collection not only creeps up your spine, but clasps your whole body. Symptoms such as cold skin, anxiety, dizziness, shivering, paleness and increased heart rate may occur, indicating the degree of sonic impact this library entails. The CINEMATIC HORROR CONSTRUCTION KIT is not for the sensitive nature, but for those who dare to play the complex facets of primeval fear. If you want to create something unique – the next terrifying attack, an evil twist, a horrifying moment of pure despair – this library should be your tool kit.
A glance at the content list of the CINEMATIC HORROR CONSTRUCTION KIT suggests a dreadful future: ambients, drones (organic and synthetic), human sounds, impacts (e.g. guitar distortion, creepy clangs, smacks and thunks), metal impacts, metal squeaks and scrapes, rises, instruments (e.g. piano, violin, wine glass), metal scrapes, metal squeak, vocals and vocal choirs (breaths, laughs, exhales, screams (male and female), wood creaks, groans and more – all ready to follow your wicked phantasies and effects.
These SFX come with more than 12 GB of high-quality source recordings delivered in 96 kHz, 24-bit, giving you only the best quality for heavy editing, pitching, and FX processing while keeping a top notch level of clarity and precision. To provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible, all files contain extensive metadata. Balance and mix the sounds just as you like and expand the range of panic, fright and terror.
Get BOTH versions above in one, sweet, terrifying bundle. It provides an unbeatable 12 GB arsenal of horror sounds that'll be a cornerstone for anything scary in your sound effects collection.
• Gets you both Cinematic Horror – Designed and Construction Kit
• 370+ files, 1.700+ sounds | 96kHz/24bit, WAV
A collection of textural recordings of electric and electronic sound sources.
This small, highly focused sound library features drones and textures created solely with sounds from a 1950’s Cable upright piano.
These sound effects range from low, dark, and pulsating, to high and shimmering and could easily work in sci-fi, suspense, thrillers, or fantasy. While they can sound otherworldly, the sounds are actually quite organic. The sounds were made with looped and layered tone clusters and ambience recorded inside the piano – no granularization, synthesis, or additional processing like reverb were employed.
They can be used alone or mixed with other sounds to great effect.
Computer Noises is based on a wide palette of noises that computers emit when booting, reading from their CD-ROM drives, or accessing a hard disk.
The library contains several complete boot sequences of 10 different laptop and desktop computers ranging from an old ATARI PC-2, going over to Pentium I and III, Celerons and Core Duo machines.
Each booting sequence was recorded from different positions within the computer casings.
Additionally, all included components are available as separate takes so that each computer is entirely featured with its hard disks, power- and CPU fans plus all those other strange noises that occurred. As bonus, 25 extra sounds from external hard disks and blowers of all kind are included in this library.
“Dare” is a small pack of 50 atmospheric elements (WAV, 96kHz/24bit) suited for horror productions.
Thanks to his dark tone, this library is great to induce tension, fear and oppression in your game, movie or trailer. If you want to evoke the sensation that someone or something is hiding and watching you, this library is great for you.
The following musical instruments were used to create Dare: An Ukulele, Transverse flutes, a Kalimba and a Melodica.
‘DARK’ by Badlands Sound delivers you 15 scary, ominous dark drones that will add an added layer to terrify the audience. You will hear low-end rumbles, sinister drones, creepy atmospheres and more! This sound library includes 15 high-quality 96k / 24-bit dark drones. All audio files are two minutes long subtly changing over time.
Venture into the unknown with Dark Deepsea Drones, consisting of 8 long drone soundscapes:
1 Into the Deep (6:50)
2 Pressure Induced Hallucination (5:51)
3 Abstract Mytosis (2:23)
4 Aquatic Appocalypse (4:31)
5 Obscure Entity (4:12)
6 Lost in the Abyss (12:26)
7 Drifting Away (9:21)
8 Amongst Jellyfish (5:34)
Artwork by Annemie Van Roey
SciFi Drones is a composite collection of very disturbing and scary futuristic spaceship ambiences, Sci-Fi Drones and organic, surreal alien-atmospheres.
Each drone is 2 minutes long, with very versatile variations in each file. And whether it comes to futuristic horror settings, abandoned sci-fi corridors, large spaceship halls, haunted basements or open space in an alien galaxy, this will set the right tone.
Fantastic for any sci-fi project – and will also set the tone equally well for other disturbing cyberpunk projects and scary industrial spaces.
This library is a hybrid-production; A symbiosis of organic original field-recordings like Room Tones, Construction Sites, Traffic, Zoo-Animals, Motors and synthetic elements. Lot’s of spectral and granular synthesis. And lots of sound designing, of course.
A bundle containing a collection of very disturbing and scary futuristic spaceship ambiences, Sci-Fi Drones and organic, surreal alien-atmospheres. This special bundle gets you both full mixes, as well as drones carefully split into logical frequency layers for maximum flexibility.
This gives you better control, allows you to do your own mix of these elements, and you can combine and mix the different layers across the ambiences using drag&drop to create nearly endless variations. It also makes it easy to do creative up-mixes to surround.
‘Dark World’ is a collection of 50 drones and moods (250 mins +) that explore ideas of designed spaces.
Blurring the lines between score and sound design, ‘Dark World’ combines sound effects and musical instruments to create tense, beautiful and eerie moods. Made for composers and sound designers and ideal for surround sound placement.
“DELAY” is a simple mini collection of 31 WAV files (96kHz/24bit) aimed to enhance atmospheres and create movement.
Sources were processed with extreme applications of delay effects to create a palette of interesting textures.
“DELAY” is a great addition to your current collection of production elements.
Designed Circuits captures the essence of electric circuits and transforms them into something new. It features special sound effects, ambiences, glitches, drones, and more, that range from heavily designed to basic elements.
Recorded with a LOM Elektrosluch 3+, designed with various fx tools.
Created in collaboration with sound designer Will Organ.
272 24bit/96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
38 Noise Bursts
10 Source Recordings
Designed Ice features creatively designed field recordings to create both exciting ice sound effects and evolving textures, that combine the natural sounds of ice with otherworldly and experimental digital post-processing.
48 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
10 Source Recordings
Designed Mecha is all about exploring the inner and outer working mechanisms of an at times slightly malfunctioning mecha and its environment. It features various kinds of mecha / robot sound effects, ambiences, mechanism and servo sounds, impacts, and glitches.
Created in collaboration with Bend Audio Design.
47 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
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