Atmospheric drones and ambiences – light and dark, beautiful and eerie, lively and serene
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!
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!
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.
DRONEA gets you over 13 hours of drones, pads, underscores and atmospheres.
A collection of 238 drones, designed at 24-bit. Light to dark, clean to dirty, low to high, moving transitioning and pulsating. Many of these audio atmospheres were naturally processed by playback through a huge concrete tunnel and vintage guitar amplifiers.
All sounds were recorded or designed at 24-bit, 96 kHz, with embedded meta data.
Drones are essential for every sound designer and composer. Combine and layer Drones to add more depth, tension, and suspense to your track. Drones can act as a great background to any sci-fi scene and make your music more interesting.
The distant industrial sounds of a dystopian society, the unsettling mechanical noise emanating from a mothership's power hub with deep, planetary ambiance and spacecraft roomtones, or maybe there's a serial killer or spirit on the loose in an abandoned factory or a long, dark tunnel… Whatever the scenario, these drones will serve your project well whether using them as they are, or as source material for sound design.
The Drones & Moods U.S.O. Bundle includes Hologram Room – vol.1 & Kyma Ambiences – vol.1 | Elements from Unidentified Sound Object. This multi-pack combo provides selected sound libraries at a savings of 25% off the retail price, for a savings of $28.5 ex VAT.
$114. Discounted combo price $85.5 ex VAT.
A pack of 28 quality Drones & Pads to create an intense amtosphere in film, games and podcasts. Some sounds are really good for Horror and SciFi genre. Most of the sounds are analog recorded and highly reworked with best digital effects. Metadata is grounded with Soundly.
Drones and Tones gets you recordings of a brass Tibetan singing bowl – massively processed with granular synthesis for some haunting, otherworldly soundscapes.
Brand New Sci-Fi Ambiences from The Library by Empty Sea. 6+ GB, 150+ sounds, almost 3 hours of material, all 96k, all looped for easy use.
This library is a bit different from the rest. Dx (“Diagnostic”) is a grouping of different audiometric and audiological elements in a neat, diversified package. Our goal was to aggregate audio tests from multiple disciplines and build them into a one-stop-shop collection that most sound designers, engineers, researchers, and artists could utilize as a mainstay in their audio toolbox.
In this collection you will find sets of: binaural beats, audiometric sweeps, full frequency sweeps, multi-spectrum noise, spatializations, resonance tones, impulses, dynamics tests, intermodulated distortion tests, aliasing tests, phase tests, and a few fun examples just for kicks.
These diagnostic sounds are provided in 96kHz/24-bit, 48kHz/24-bit, and 44.1kHz/16-bit resolutions. There are various length and loudness combinations as well, so you don't have to edit these files to use them for their intended tests. That being said, this diagnostic audio can also be used very quick and precise ways in layered SFX designs. Because they are so specific in their development, they can be used with an automatic mathematic disregard…and that, is a good thing.
Quick, clean, and precise. Enjoy.
The AUDIO IMPERIA “Dystopian Dreams” cinematic tool kit series is specifically designed for modern post-apocalyptic and science fiction campaigns and offers a wide variety of sounds and effects.
For Volume 1 we turned to renowned producer Histibe, well known for his outstanding sound design talents. His works have been published on notable platforms such as Vimeo Staff Picks, JAY Z's Life+Times, UKF, DJ Mag, Dezeen, Complex, BBC, OFFF Festival, Loopmasters and many others. Together we created a cinematic tool kit that will provide you with the perfect set of go-to sounds for your project.
We spent countless hours on designing these sounds, drawing inspiration from movies like Maze Runner, Mad Max: Fury Road, Oblivion, I am Legend, 28 Days Later, Terminator Genisys, Priest, World War Z and TV shows like Heroes, Supernatural and The Walking Dead.
Dystopian Dreams requires the full version of Kontakt 126.96.36.199 or higher (the patches will not run in the free Kontakt Player)
Alarms • Booms • Downers • Drones • Hits • Pulses • Risers • Stingers • Whooshes
Dystopian Drones sound library features 200+ high quality drone sound effects that instantly evoke unsettling feeling and post-apocalyptic images of a machine-dominated world, destroyed dystopian cities, deserted landscapes and sci-fi machine rooms, reactors and engines!
Perfect for creating disturbing industrial ambiences and dark otherworldly soundscapes, these sound effects will work great as a background for any dark futuristic sci-fi scene full of tension and suspense.
You can choose between different types of drones ranging from intense pulsating ones, dynamic and evolving ones to the constant drones. Whether you’re working on a post-apocalyptic video game, movie, tv show or if you need dark ambient textures for a music production, this sound library has you covered!
Dystopian Drones sound library contains 7.39GB (227 minutes total) of high definition 24bit/96khz stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow and separated into three categories: 1. Evolving Drones 2. Pulsating Drones 3. Constant Drones
Get a collection of otherworldly sounds from a very special instrument / rig, custom-designed by Tim Nielsen and Jeff Davis. From low and thunderous, to high and piercing, it generates sounds quite unlike anything else out there.
Eerie Forest is a collection of subtle ambiences recorded at night in dense forests in the regions of Transylvania and Moldova, Romania over two trips in Spring and Autumn 2017. The library features soft wind, distant hum, vegetation rustles, dogs barking at various distances, church bells tolling, a variety of owl species and other birds like ravens and woodcocks. All these elements are not foreground, but rather washed-out, echoey and atmospheric.
Eerie Forest is not suitable for foreground sound elements as the recordings are very soft and subtle. Make sure you check out the demos before you purchase.
In this collection you'll find EMF captured from devices like: phones, TVs, hard drives, Playstation 3s, MacBooks, printers, scanners, juicers, pencil sharpeners, frequency counters, digital sweep function generators, camcorders, VCRs, DVD players, DSLRs, network routers, mixing consoles, and MUCH MORE!
Endless Drones is a diverse set of 100 multi-layered atmospheres and mangled drone textures, that will help you portray an unsettling sense of mood or establish a unique sense of location in your projects.
All sounds are formed from field recordings and organic sound elements that are spliced, mixed and merged with synthetic tones and low-end rumble sources, using extensive processing and advanced production techniques.
Some of the most interesting real-world elements that have been used are city hum noises, roaring factory ambiences, radio statics, cicadas, water flows, howling winds, spooky waves of laughter, horse galloping sounds, nasty metal scrapes, and slides, tape wrapping sounds around the gears and rainscapes.
AUDIO IMPERIA strikes again with “Event Horizon”, a new library featuring futuristic, electronic sounds, synths and effects, all delivered in high definition 96kHz / 24bit. The Event Horizon series is specifically designed for modern science fiction campaigns in the likes of Tron, Interstellar, Oblivion, Gravity, Elysium and similar movies. We heavily drew inspiration from musicians such as M83, Daftpunk, Thomas Bergersen, Junkie XL and Steven Price.
Event Horizon comes with 141 sounds + 20 synths (another 1,300+ files) and feautures custom Kontakt Patches using powerful open-source engine Photosynthesis (requires the full version of Kontakt 188.8.131.52 or higher – the patches will not run in the free Kontakt Player)
This collection features 200 Fantasy sound effects. These sounds have been handpicked from the Sound Ideas Fantasy SFX series.
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
800+ sounds from one of the most complex and varied sounding instruments that we’ve come across in our junk shop travels. Broken strings, creaky wood and a great resonant cavity gave us a massive collection of sounds ready to be bent and twisted.
This is a fretless German harp zither, which differs in quality significantly from concert zithers, which have several strings with fretted necks beneath them. This version was manufactured by Friederich Menzenhauer, the father of the zither in the US. Zithers of this kind are notoriously difficult to identify because they contain no distinguishing marks on the bodies themselves, and the only branding is on the paper label deteriorating inside the soundhole.
Our version had been worn beyond all repair through decades of age and neglect. Broken strings, creaky wood and a great resonant cavity gave us a massive collection of sounds ready to be bent and twisted.
We did much more than just throw a couple of mics up and pluck – this instrument was recorded with a stethoscope mic, a lav inside the cavity, overhead xy, room mics, and more. We banged, scraped, bowed, ebowed, and thumped every last noise out of this one in three separate sessions. The end result was a collection of about 5 Gb of edited stereo 24 bit 96k sound.
The Kontakt instruments are where the real magic happens with this instrument. There are presets for horror string hits, angelic and demonic pads, old creaks and more. The zither barely survived, but it gave us an array of sounds that are very different from what you’ll get from a properly tuned and maintained instrument. It is the uniqueness of the decay that gives our zither its character.
This collection of sounds, include a variety of ambiences, gear drones, and room tones recorded during the last few years!
54 tracks recorded in different recording sessions during last few years. 48Khz and 24 bits HD Audio. Room Tones, Designed Ambiences and Gear Drones recorded and edited for audio atmos designers!
All the files have metadata embedded for Soundminer and similar programs. They both include Spanish and English description.
[Updated 11/2018 : The extension “Ghosts Return” has been added as a bonus to this library]
Looking for haunting, spooky sounds (ready for VR and 360 degree content) – this library gets you up to 600+ sounds to work with. The Ghost Designed Sound library offers 20 atmospheres and 125 sound elements finely crafted, and spatialized in 360° (3 format options: Ambisonics, Surround 5.1, or stereo).
The Ghosts Construction Kit delivers 545 raw sound sources (monophonic). It provides the sonic material to create custom sound effects and soundscapes of ghostly auditory experiences with your own settings.
Through the development process, we gathered unique sonic materials from the scary inaudible sounds up to the piercing cry of Banshee ghosts. Included are: 14 pre-baked atmospheres, 38 designed sound, and 373 useful source sounds.
It comprises recordings of male and female ghosts, crows, miscellaneous sounds of the house, bells, extensive door knocks from various perspectives, and sounds of ghost trying to enter a room.
The atmospheres are easy and ready to use, containing haunting houses, town, forest, cemetery, thunderstorm, and eerie soundscapes.
The designed sounds are mainly focused on ghosts creature with spooky murmur, breathe, group of ghosts and creepy inhalations.
Glass and Metal Clouds are the result of experimenting with the tonal and noise elements of a glass or metal impact via granular processing. Various household objects were struck and recorded, ranging from metal shovels, desk legs and brass ornaments to glass and crystal objects – basically anything that would ring after it was struck.
The recordings were then sent through ‘Clouds’ and processed with gentle, chaotic modulation by a combination of sloth chaos modules and standard cyclic modulation resulting in drones that gently sweep between musical tonal sounds and the random noise produced by the strike and are ever evolving; some more than others.
Sometimes some surprising sounds came out of the drones and I let them run, some were kept quite constant with only a subtle amount of modulation so there is a lot of variation in the pack.
The sounds came from my need as a sound designer to embed strange mood, emotion and feeling of uncertainty into everyday ambience.
Granular Textures is a collection of foley sounds, instrumentals and lo-fi recordings which were fed into granular processors to deliver a set of unique and versatile atmospheres which bear little resemblance to their original source. Instruments such as guitar, piano, kalimba and zither have been exploited, dissected, stretched, resampled and mangled beyond all recognition and served up as inspiring 'grainscapes' which will find their home in a variety of productions.
Whether your project calls for gritty, industrial and dystopian soundscapes, surreal, science fiction elements, twisted signals and transmissions, horror soundbeds, deep drones or experimental noise pieces, Granular Textures is a versatile collection which will serve as a great sonic asset, whatever field of multimedia you work in.
Halloween 101 is a great collection of sounds for your spooktacular projects! Inside are eerie ambiences; ghosts and zombies; human grunts, dying, screaming, and wailing; bloody gore; blade sounds, glass breaks, squeaky floors and doors, and so much more!
• Strange, haunting ambiences
• Blades – impacts, hits, chainsaw, war-hammer, battle ax
• Fighting and Gore – punches, rib cage ripping open, splats, goops
• Footsteps – glass, creaky wood
• Glass Breaks
• Human Sounds – evil laughs, screams (solo and group), grunts
• Unhuman Sounds – Groups of ghostly voices, zombies (solo and groups), speaking in tongues
• Weather – thunder & wind
• Doors – creaking, “Demons Gate”
• Harmonic Series Drones is an extension of several of my music compositions. Over the past few years, I’ve been very interested in data sonification, writing several pieces that turn real-time weather data into music. This library was created using a drone generator that turns weather data into sound. I built this drone generator for my piece Sitka for piano and seasonal electronics.
• Instead of pulling weather data from Sitka, Alaska, as I did in the piece, I used 2016 daily temperature data from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a fragile place wrapped up in current political drama and now open to drilling. This library is a sonification of 2016 temperature data in ANWR. The highest global temperature on record was recorded in 2016 (2016 Global Climate Report). It is even worse in the Arctic where temperatures are warming at twice the rate of lower latitudes (2016 Arctic Report Card). With this library, you’ll be able to hear the warming, and I hope this library helps to draw attention to the rapidly changing environment of the Arctic.
• Each of the forty-eight drones corresponds to the average temperature of a day in 2016, with twelve drones from each of the four seasons. The drones are built from pure tones made from tightly filtered pink noise. These pure tones are then stacked in harmonic series relationships. For instance, a winter drone might consist of the fundamental and four lowest partials. A summer drone could have the fundamental and partials seven, fourteen, and thirty-two.
• The drones stand on their own without the story. If you never knew they started with weather data, you would still find a variety of pure, rich, microtonal drones with enough variety to fit the mood of any project.
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!
HARMONICS is a new designed sound collection that explores the inner beauty of resonating metals to create an extensive set of inspiring sonic material for sound design and film scoring – proudly presented by SampleTraxx.
Metal happens to have the right combination of speed of sound and decay. Different metal shapes produce a broad spectrum of soundscapes and tones.
HARMONICS investigates this hidden magic by designing and layering these unique timbres.
The result is an extensive set of designed evolving textures and designed metal elements which are great to create sound cues in minutes, metal hits, passby-reverses and evolving drones.
The nature of this soundpack doesn’t call for compressor or maximizer. Close attention has been paid to preserve the original dynamic excursion of each sound and fully enjoy its natural vibration and evolution.
Having a wide dynamic range guarantees more freedom in layering and arranging different elements to create endless variations.
The sonic material contained in the pack is all presented in a designed fashion and different levels of design are provided: from simple elements to evolving multilayered soundscapes and textures, all based on metallic sources. No external sounds apart from metals have been added to the mix.
86 Designed Textures and Elements (dur. up to 1’10″)
37 Hits (Hi and Low Designed Hits)
26 Pass-by Reverse
9 Tibetan Bowl (Raw Recordings)
9 Kontakt Instruments -Kontakt 5.5 full required for these (free player not supported)
Note: the WAV themselves files can be used without Kontakt
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