Atmospheric drones and ambiences – light and dark, beautiful and eerie, lively and serene
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
Cinescapes is the third and the last installment in the CINE series.
It is a collection of modern, cinematic, evolving, sequential soundscapes.
Cinescapes (Cinematic Soundscapes) is a library created with sound designers and gamedevs in mind.
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.
The collection consists of 20 carefully designed and rendered soundscapes with baked-in Soundminer’s metadata.
All sounds have been created and processed using top tier gear in order to deliver crisp, modern, error free sound.
Find out what Euro Rack Synths morphed with modern digital synths and foley field recordings sound like.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Euro Rack Modular, Eventide, TC Finalizer 96k, Reaktor, Synthplant, Factory, Live, Pro Tools.
CINE series explained:
Cinenergy: Dark, energetic, Impacts, whooshes and transitions
CineDrop: Slow-motion impacts, downers and bass drops
Cinescapes: Seamlessly looping, cinematic, sequential soundscapes
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.
DANZA MACABRA is a collection of sound effects made out of real instruments recorded with Barcus Berry contact microphone.
Unusual tones and timbres came out while bowing and scratching violin and cello or “playing” an upright piano with “string piano technique” using different metal objects.
Danza Macabra comprises 45 loops at 140 bpm of designed clocks, tick loops, wooden old pendolo and time design elements. Designed glockenspiel and ride cymbals, morphed cinematic elements you will not find elsewhere.
The sounds contained in Danza Macabra are great when treated with different amount of pitch-shifting to get never heard before sonic results.
An exclusive collection to satisfy your sound design addiction.
“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.
DARKSCAPES is a collection of 30, seamlessly looping, dark, horror-inducing soundscapes and ambiences with total run time of 35 minutes.
All sound effects have been created using real field recordings in order to add organic feel to them and trick your brain into
perceiving them as something realistic and later edited with top of a line outboard and plugins to add dark, horror-inducing depth to them.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060, DPA4060, PCM D100
EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Wormhole, Adaptiverb, Modular, FabFilter, Waves, TC Electronics, Pro Tools.
“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
Designed Rocks features crumbling and cracking rock sound effects, shattering glitches, evolving textures, and everything in between.
Created in collaboration with field recordist Bryan Hirst.
• 63 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
• 28 Evolutions
• 25 Elements
• 10 Source Recordings
'Designed Weapons' by Cinematic Sound Design features a selection of designed weapons, weapon loadings, re-programmings, interface sounds & cinematic backgrounds. Designed specifically for 'First Person Shooter' games and any game & media project, where guns, sci-fi elements are essential, this unique product delivers a massive palette of sounds for your production library.
• 86 Designed Weapons: Bursts & One Shots
• 30 Cinematic Atmospheres & Drones
• 97 Sci-Fi Re-programmings & Weapon Loadings
• 3 Distant Explosions
• 216 files in total
The Soundcatcher is proud to announce a new sound design library called “Desolated Strings & Wood“. The found Markneunkirchen Zither from Wernitzgruen was in a very poor condition. I collected it and wrecked it like there was no tomorrow.
You´ll get 272 stereo files (1.48GB total), tagged for trouble-free use in your favorite database program and carefully mastered in 24Bit/96kHz.
• In this library, get a collection of the hypnotic and meditative calls of a handmade wooden didgeridoo. These beautiful wind instruments have guttural calls that sing like wild animals. Hear overtone filled whooshes and aggressive barking attacks. Hear snarling vocalizations and gravelly growls. Hear lengthy mesmerizing drones and oscillating overtones. This library is packed full of tracks showcasing the full range of possible didgeridoo vocalizations and drones. Perfect for use as the foundation for all your designed animals and creatures.
2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
• Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
Digital Dust delivers 128 tracks of pure digital bit-crushing distortion, deep atmospheric drones, and ear-piercing interface sounds.
Digital Dust is not your usual clean and modern computer command sound effects library. All sounds have been designed from real world electrical or organic recorded sounds.
Granulated, stretched, pitched and mangled in endless chains of plugins and hardware, for very different and almost apocalyptic kinds of rogue computer command sounds. The samples can easily be stretched or processed even more, for even weirder sound fx.
Need to create a tense atmosphere to induce madness, craziness and fear in your Horror or Sci-fi project? DISTORTED PERCEPTION is the library for you.
Abnormal melodies, strange sound movements, transitions and distorted cinematic impacts are some of the things you will find in this collection; sounds with a distorted, saturated and tense feeling to grab people’s attention and provoke fear, tension and suspense in them.
You can also use the sounds to enhance musical productions or create some nasty and crazy musical moments, thanks to a nice selection of percussive elements. The library contains two musical compositions using only the sounds in this library (using the percussive sounds with some of the atmospheres and transitions). Apart of being a great library for Horror or Sci-fi games and movies, this collection works well for trailers too.
Atmospheric elements: Abnormal melodies, feedback and tense drones • Cinematic basses • Saturated bass drops • Distorted cinematic impacts • Sci-fi impacts • Sound movements • Noises • Percussive elements: Drum kicks, distorted drum kicks, hi-hats, snare drums, movements and sequences • Transitions
“..What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?..” Neo, The Matrix.
“Dodge This” is a set of sounds aimed to enhance “Slow Motion” and “Bullet Time” moments in movies, trailers and video games.
It has a very strong Sci-fi feeling. So, If you need to create “passing by” bullets like in the famous “Bullet Time” scene in “The Matrix”, evoke big “Slow Motion” movements like the giant robots in “Transformers” or induce a state of focus in “Slow Motion” modes in video games, this library is great for you.
Also you will find a nice selection of impacts with a a powerful time sensation that are perfect for trailers.
Atmospheric Element • Bass Drop • Dodge_Pass By_Movement • Fx_Movement_Bass • Fx_Movement_Sci-fi • Fx_Movement_Tremolo • Fx_Reverse • Hit_Impact • Hit_Low • Hit_Shot_Sci-fi
Earn the power to control time!
Domestic Drones is a collection of 34 distorted and disturbing drones not for the faint-hearted. Each drone was created from recordings of domestic appliances and household items, such as fans, ventilation, taps, kettles and even coffee machines. Each one was then torn apart and treated using the finest plugins (and no virtual instruments) creating a collection of winds, howls, mechanical textures and alien winds.
This abstract collection is useful for anyone creating soundscapes for distant planets, submersed landscapes or even just a house of horrors.
Doom Drones contains more than 3Gb of eerie, doomful, dark, atmospheric field recordings, designed drones and backgrounds. Perfect for something in the realm of a David Lynch film, ambient music production, a horror film, or just to set the mood of a foreboding soundscape.
Each artist made 60 custom loops for a total of 120 loops. With SoundMorph focusing more on field recordings and subtle tonal design and Arovane focusing more on dynamic synthetic textures and sound design. Both perfectly suitable as layers or final assets, depending on their use, Doom Drones is a great addition for anyone wanting to enhance dark ominous moments.
All field recordings were captured with a mid/side stereo setup consisting of 2 Schoeps CMC6 bodies, Schoeps mk5 & mk8 capsules housed in a Rycote AE windshield running into a Sound Devices 722.
This Double Bass & Violin sound effects library not only includes weird low double bass bow strokes, stabs, vibrating strings, drones, harsh harmonics, string scrapes, bow stroke voices, and bright violin tones and screams. It also includes the opportunity to open up a whole new set of sonic adventures.
Why? All double bass sounds have been recorded at 192K/24 bit, with an amazing stereo set of close up Sanken CO100K microphones, and a stereo set of Sennheiser Mkh 8020 microphones, capturing low end and room. All violin sounds have been recorded with a single Sanken CO100K microphone.
Common for all Sanken files is that you're able to either extreme time stretch/time compress, or pitch up and down the files, and by this discover a whole new world of sounds – without adding nasty degenerating artifacts or muffling the sound. The ultra-high frequency range of the Sanken microphones does really make a great difference!
Recordings these sounds was a pure blast. The amount of versatile organic material in the set is great. The bass instrument has been played in a very innovative way, using both regular bow on strings and bass body, but also finger cymbals attached to specific places for a vibrating ring or rattle noise, creating some really other-worldly sound effects, and almost vocal-like patterns.
While the double bass material produces a massive low end without any further processing, the violin recordings really benefit from being stretched and pitched. This makes all the non-audible bright sounds captured by the Sanken microphones come through.
Need to create a tense atmosphere to induce destruction and fear in your game or trailer? “DOWNFALL” is the library for you.
Atmospheric elements, hits, percussive elements, noises, transitions and loops are some of the things you will find in this collection; sounds with a heavy, frenetic and tense feeling to grab people’s attention and evoke images of a desolated and doomed world in them.
This collection of 159 Sound Effects can be used to enhance music tracks too, making this library a versatile addition to your current collection of production elements.
Atmospheric element_Tension • Fx_Movement • Fx_Movement_Atmospheric • Fx_Movement_Riser • Fx_Transition • Impact_Braam • Impact_Hit_Distortion • Noise_Glitch • Noise_Interference • Percussive element_Distortion • Percussive element_Distortion_Loop
A collection of versatile, carefully crafted, seamless looping drones and textures, that would take you away into the unknown realms. The pack includes all kinds of moods: from low-rumbling environmental ambiences and spacey drones, to the divine and transparent textures.
Dreamscapes is a collection of versatile, carefully crafted drones and textures, that would take you away into the deep unknown realms. The pack includes all kinds of moods: from low-rumbling environmental ambiences and spacey drones, to the divine and transparent textures. All sounds are seamless loops, thus will fit perfectly in any project including games, with no additional tailoring required.
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