Atmospheric drones and ambiences – light and dark, beautiful and eerie, lively and serene
High Frequency Feedback Loops is a 57 sound collection of harsh, piercing analogue noise sourced from a No-Input Mixer being pushed to its limits. With constant ringing tones, random oscillations and lots of signal screaming in the higher frequency range, this library is a useful addition for your audio toolkit.
Think situations where a character's hearing is impaired, for constructing glitching communications and old school computers loading or to heighten the tension in horror and science fiction scenes. Whatever the requirement, if your next project calls for some seriously intense high-register noise, this one's got you covered.
Hologram Room [USO001] is the first bundle of the abstract Sound Design Collection produced by Matteo Milani.
These two gigabytes of “ready to use” original sound elements are designed to help you sweetening and enhancing your sound production. The whole library is organized in eight main folders: Active Drones, Alarms, Blips, Buttons, Communications, Ignitions, Telemetries, Transitions. It provides a selection of out of this world drones and ambiences, futuristic sound effects and electronic tools.
Spooky, scary sounds – in ambisonics format. Hollow winds, strange metal resonances, all those sounds are natural and not coming from any kind of sound generator – you will be able to spread them all around the room and make them move as you like. If you plan to do a horror film, this is a must have.
Hvac Drones & Tones gets you the noisy insides of hotel rooms, bathrooms and much more; recordings of large ventilation and filter units, cooling compressors and whining fans.
Some of the sounds are completely pristine and unprocessed, while others have been tampered with to reveal hidden qualities. This collection contains both noir and noise!
Over 5000 years in the making, I Had A Little Dreidel is the most extensive library of dreidels spinning on various surfaces. Surfaces include wood end table, snare drum top and bottom, various hand drums, steel drums, and more! These close up recordings include all the clicks, clanks, and drone line spins these spinning tops produce. This pack was recorded using the Sennheiser MKH8050, MKH30, Line Audio CM3, JRF Contact Mics, Audio Technica AT2022, and AT897. Included are recordings of two different dreidels close up, plastic and wood. All Files are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly.
50 immersive sound effects (250 mins total) that flow and swell in an organic nature. Designed for composers and sound designers and ideal for surround sound placement.
IN MOTION is a collection of high quality time-lapse-like sound effects, indicating passage of time.
40 high quality, carefully rendered, sound effects created with FILM and TV in mind.
Enhance your time-lapses/hyper-lapses, Created original sound transitions to give your documentary
that desirable, modern sound.
RECORDED WITH: PCM D100, NTG3
CREATED WITH: Sound Particles, Pro Tools
Indecent Machines is a sci-fi sample pack inspired by a concept of mechanical disrepair and emergent AI consciousness. It features 1.7 gigabytes of 24-bit/96khz samples and bundled Kontakt kits, created by producer/sound designer Chad Glenn.
These sounds originated from field and studio recordings of various machines which were then processed through custom DSP algorithms using Kyma and other sound design tools.
The result is a unique set of mutant robotics, mechanical snippets, evolving textures, rhythmic artifacts and menacing atmospheres appropriate for music and sound design projects of all kinds. Features 347 .wav files and 5 Kontakt kits (full version of NI Kontakt required for the Kontakt files).
Industrial Ambiences – perfect for industrial settings, subtle intricate backgrounds, eerie man-made areas and horror ambiences. Features long, four minute files for extended scenes.
• 53 Tracks Total (25 Day time Tracks, 28 Night time Tracks)
• High Resolution Photographs of Recording Locations Included
• Thorough metadata included in all files
• All tracks recorded and edited at 24bit, 96kHz
• Each Track around 4 Minutes in Length
• 5 GB compressed download, 7.1 GB uncompressed
NDUSTRIAL TERROR – Textures is a third and the last installment of Industrial Terror series.
It is a collection of dark, industrial textures, evolving metallic whooshes and textural hits.
The collection consists of 66 carefully designed and rendered sound effects with baked-in Soundminer’s metadata.
All soundscapes/textures loop seamlessly for quick and painless game audio integration.
Unique processing of organic field recordings combined with modular processing makes it both grounded in reality and creepy.
This collection is a perfect choice for any kind of horror genre.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060 + DPA 4060
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10, Reaktor, EOS2, Eventide, iZotope, Discord4, Modular
The collection consists of 421 unique, high quality sound effects such as: Industrial impacts, metallic stutters, textural whooshes, distorted hits, ear-piercing crashes, unsettling transitions and seamlessly looping dark soundscapes.
All sound effects come with embedded Soundminer’s metadata to allow you to work faster and focus on creativity.
Source sounds have been recorded with top notch recording gear and processed with both outboard gear and plugins.
Perfect for horror/dark sci fi genres.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060 + DPA 4060
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10, Reaktor, EOS2, Eventide, iZotope, Discord4, Modular
Welcome to “INFILTRATION”, a collection of 161 sound effects aimed to be used in modern espionage/infiltration productions.
From intense low frequency atmospheric elements to powerful synth movements this 1.4 GB pack can be your secret tool to enhance trailers, movies, games or musical compositions. See it as a powerful kit to create a modern espionage feel in your production.
As a bonus I included the sources (24 sfx) used to create some of the sounds in the library.
Atmospheric element_Low • Fx_Alert • Fx_Synth_Drop • Drone_Pulse • Fx_Snare_Synth_Tension • Fx_Transition • Fx_Movement • Fx_Distant_Atmospheric • And More
“Infinite” specializes in dark drones, wide ambiances and thrilling textures that play with great depth and large stage.
Each of the 160 included samples was carefully handcrafted by treating various sources with a complex chain of hardware FX units. The resulting sounds can be used out of the box whenever it comes to the creation of impressive background layers or establishing otherworldly movie scenes.
The library contains two folders: North and South.
The sounds in the North folder still have trace elements of harmonic structures while the South folder provides textures without decent pitch.
All contained sounds have looppoints embedded so that they can play infinitely in the true sense of the word.
This is achieved best with the two additional Kontakt 4 instruments that have all sounds layered across the keyboard.
Nevertheless, the delivered WAV files can be loaded into any modern software sample with loop support.
The Inner ambience sound effects library is a collection of high definition sounds recorded inside various spaces using matched stereo contact microphones.
Each ambience has its own unique character and natural frequency modulation.
Some of them has constant velocity like an industrial hum, power block energy field, fans and compressors, while others have weird fluctuations like road columns affected by wind and passing-by cars, bridge columns, fences, water pipes: some of the mechanical and electrical sequences were recorded as well, such as water pump, lawn mowers, automatic window rollers, pool cover mechanism and others.
The audio files could be used, as they are – for dark, eerie, confusing atmospheres or elements in your game or film projects.
It is a good source for further manipulation and designing new sounds as it is recorded in 24/96. In addition to the pack there are designed sounds of these recordings to give you an idea of how you can push them in a different creative way and of course use it in your projects as well.
INTERACT is a royalty-free SFX collection providing you with interface, menu and HUD sound effects for your game or film at an affordable price.
We have aimed to make this collection versatile enough to be used in a wide range of projects, from a heads-up display inside a mech to quick and easy sounds in a menu for your video game.
Metadata has also been included in all of the sounds in the collection to make them easier to find in your database.
This collection contains:
The Into Abyss sound library features 200 high quality drones sound effects perfect for creating disturbing, post-apocalyptic atmosphere for your next sci-fi movie, video game, trailer or industrial and ambient music production!
If you’re looking for otherworldly ambient sounds, eerie horror soundscapes or industrial ambiences and textures that you can often hear in science fiction movies and games, this soundpack will provide you plenty of material to choose from.
These dark ambient sound effects always work great as a background to enhance the anticipation and tension of sci-fi scenes and help you with the immersion of your audience into a futuristic dystopian world!
The Into Abyss sound library contains 7.64 GB (236 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
Here you find a composite collection of designed, frightening Whooshes, creepy Transitions and haunting Movements to spice up your Trailers, Cut Scenes, Games and Movies.
From ancient fantasy to futuristic horror projects, here you’ll find the appropriate sound that brings out the goose bumps.
Subtile haunting movent sounds, roomy squeaks, harsh disurbing noises, magical whooshes, soaking reversed horror, terryfying stingers, …
All sounds in this bundle were created by heavy sound design, layering and automation. Using hundreds recorded sounds of impacts, scrapes, swishes and anything else that has a unique motion envelope.
Even breaks, endings and transitions of all different kinds of music will get that extra kick with this sound library – it gets you the sounds that’ll bring out the goosebumps.
Kalipso Atmospheric Drones is a collection of 47 crafted ambient sounds using various recorded sources such as trains, planes, water, various metallic objects and designed sounds.
The duration of each sample varies from a minute to almost two minutes which should give you enough room to create the needed loops if you desire so. Combine and layer provided drones to create bigger, deeper and more intense ambiences.
Kalipso Atmospheric Drones are designed to complete any sci-fi or dark ambient setting in video games, movies or animation projects.
Kyma Ambiences [USO003] is the third sound effects bundle created by Matteo Milani.
The generation of these “Artificial Reality Ambiences” starts entirely in Symbolic Sound Kyma from the processing of white and pink noise by filtering – in the time/spectral domains – and convolving these sources with custom FM, additive, formant and granular synthesis. The composition’s resource of sound material is drawn solely from these processed stochastic sound elements: coloured noise is a raw material already full of life and can be sculpted into a variety of temporal forms, movements and textures.
The interaction with Kyma was typical of a composer who explored a device’s potential for sound transformation like a musical instrument. The goal was to obtain an organic and acoustic quality using only a restricted sound source, in order to evoke real spatial characteristics attached to each invented sound.
The “Kyma Ambiences vol.1” sound effects collection is published @ 96kHz (native) – and is also available as dual-layer separated “Elements”, suitable for recombinant stratification, varispeed and spatial positioning in the surround field (for a total of 112 files @ 96kHz).
Listen to the balance of melodic tones and atmospheric drones. Features rhythmic, mystical, eerie, and angelic atmospheres. Also includes resonant ambiences, shimmering tones, ghostly drones, buzzing atmospheres, and swirling beds. Includes over 15 fields of metadata in three formats, including Soundminer.
The LiquidMetal – Waterphone SFX pack contains a lot of great material for your next deep impact horror project, when you need eerie, suspenseful and deep sounds that bring the fear out in you and your audience.
We hit, rattled, bowed, snaped and swashed the real Waterphone – a unique instrument – for really formidable sounds.
Machine Emanation is a contact microphone and drone sound effects library focused on machines. It contains multiple recordings and designed drones sourced from band saw to ceiling fan; table saw to dishwasher, thickness planer to paper shredder; bench grinder to refrigerator. Machines were recorded turning on and off, running, and at any available speeds.
Also included are drones designed from each machine. Power tools and appliances are re-imagined as dark rumbling drones and unique atmospheres. A small glimpse of what can be created with Machine Emanation.
‘Magic Elements’ is a detailed collection of designed & source sounds of organic elements, actions, characters, items, spells & atmospheres in the realm of Magic.
Each element comes with a variety of spells, actions/movements such as whoosh, impacts, atmospheres, projectiles, along with many variations in intensity and speed.
All these sounds are carefully designed, edited and meta-tagged.
The ‘generic’ category contains handy neutral go-to sounds that are useful for any project.
• GLUED (Multiple variations of the same sound glued in one file)
• SEPARATED (Each variations of sound are separated in different files)
Metal Atmosphere is a collection of contact microphone recordings of wire fences vibrating in the wind.
The library consists of 29 recordings ranging from 1 minute to over 10 minutes in length. These have been recorded by taping JrF contact microphones to wire fences and other structures through which sound travels easily.
Most of the sounds are made by the wind “playing” the wires as a huge stringed instrument, while a few others are recordings of submerged wooden fences. The tone is generally dark, even menacing, bringing desolate spaces to mind.
The sounds can be used as backgrounds even if they technically aren't proper ambiences, as there is a certain degree of similarity between the two channels which creates a fake stereo field. About half of the files also include wind gusts and wind-specific dynamics which renders them easily identifiable as wind sounds, only with extra metal elements added. Additionally there are countless impacts, risers and swells included which can easily be cut out and used as spot effects. All files are recorded and mastered at 24/96 quality which makes them excellent sound design elements ripe for serious processing.
In total, more than 2 hours of metal atmospheres and resonances from unique sources – tagged with comprehensive metadata.
Metal Resonances is a pack full of resonating metal that was made resonant with contact from dry ice. This creates otherworldly metallic tones which we carefully recorded and crafted into this product.
The pack contains everything needed to create all sorts of creaks and cranks and can be used to sound design everything from robots, bridges, hatches, hinges, cars, horror SFX, UI. There are also a very expressive trait to some of the sounds, and can probably be made into weird creatures and other unexpected things.
The entire pack has unique descriptive meta data for each file to make it easy to navigate between the different sounds.
The pack was captured in 96khz and 192khz and some sounds have two different perspectives to choose from. The 96khz version is usually from a close-up handheld perspective or in direct contact with the material, where 192kHz comes from carefully miced up static positions.
Recorded with two Oktava MK 012 in spaced stereo configuration and a Sony PCM m-10
Microbes is 76 minutes/2.12 Gb of microscopic life forms skittering and scurrying about in their strange world. 326 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz using various microphones.
A construction kit of the sounds you need to design organisms on the microscopic level. Whether you're making a medical animation, a nature documentary or something entirely fictional, Microbes delivers in skittering, fluttering and slithering sounds. Anything from single-cell organisms to complex insects is possible. Sounds are grouped in a variety of creature “species”, allowing you to create different voices with a good amount of nuance in performance. You also get a range of bubbling and swarming sounds, as well as wet and slimy elements. To complete your microscopic universe, there are a number of abstract and otherworldly ambiances.
Sounds were created using various physical instruments and props, such as a hardware modular synth, bowed metal springs, a cactus and good fashioned old voice acting. No actual microbes were harmed (or even consulted) during production. You can read more about the creation of Microbes here.
Motion Texures is a broad library with a narrow purpose: to draw sonic lines and create gently moving sonic textures.
The concept is that consistent sound of friction will translate well to visual design elements that have CG and text movement on screen.
We recorded the friction sounds of dozens of small to medium sized props in constant motion. Major categories include metal, plastic, cloth, wood and skin. Some of the most interesting sounds came from the props that had small cavities such as the spray can lid and the water bottle. The constant changing of the cavity state relative to the mics creates strange vocal sounds.
Once the sounds were recorded we employed a proprietary smoothing process as a second pass to the sounds and provided them in addition to the original textures. These smoothed out sounds still have the organic quality of the original recordings, but with far fewer transient events. The end result are sounds that feel straighter than the more circular sounding original textures.
Inside of the Kontakt instruments we stacked layers and effects to create a broad base of deep and interesting textures. Many of the Kontakt presets mangle the sounds far beyond recognition of the original recordings.
No Input Feedbacks is a library of tones, drones, noises, and oddities generated with a matrix mixer and a series of guitar and bass stomp effects.
OBSCURE FREQUENCIES is a unique collection of 336 sound effects created from uncommon audio recordings of radio masts, antennas, digital meters, circuit boards, batteries, home & leisure electronics, broken electronics etc.
Deep, dark, low and evolving soundscapes, cracking, distorted whooshes, hybrid electric loops and complex one-shots, all designed using exclusively recordings done with induction coil microphones.
Obscure frequencies is a very versatile pack that can be successfully use in many projects such as sci-fi, horror, sound installations and game audio. Its unique sound comes from combining organic recordings of things that cannot be heard without a special equipment and hours of complex sound design.
All soundscapes loop seamlessly and all source/raw recordings are included.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + JrF Induction Coil Mic + DIY Mics
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10, iZotope Iris II, NI Kontakt.
OLD STUFF is a collection of old and worn sounds that will help you define the mood of a scene or can be used for any kind of sound design process. The library includes hums, buzzes, whirs, creaks, squeals from many different sources: doorknobs, doors, elevators, fridges, freezers, speakers, toilets, fans, and heaters. A peculiar garage soundscape is also included. Most of the sounds included are used on a daily basis.
All these different nuances and hues make this library a worthwhile tool for both film and game sound designers.
From creating the breath of a behemoth, to the palpable aura of an ambiance, this is a plethora of contact mic goodness providing you with frequency-deep content for layering, embellishing, bolstering, and new sound creation.
Contact mics are delicate creatures. They can give you insights into the most excitable yet unheard facets of a soundscape, and then almost immediately get destroyed by the slightest of impacts. We're just going to forget about how many incredible captures were thrown out of the running for this library due to such slight disruptions, and instead focus on the positive: this is a huge collection of super flexible, totally malleable sounds. One of our favorite libraries to make because it satisfied the inner tinkerer's ear, Outward Inversion is our microscope applied to the aural world.
A collection of eerie synthesized tones, ominous drones, abstract textures and ghostly vocals ready to add a whole new dimension to your horror projects. Inject a sense of fear, dread, despair, tension or some spooky ambience to your scene to get the audience on the edge of their seat with sounds ranging from low-end elements to piercing, high frequency noise outbursts.
Whether you are working on a full-scale scarefest film production, adding background atmospheres to a paranormal reality television series or documentary, soundtracking a gore-laden video game or need some sinister textures for a musical piece with a dark theme, this diverse collection of sounds is sure to have something to suit your project.
We've included 63 raw vocal files from our voice actor talents, exactly as they were recorded and with no processing, as an exclusive bonus for A Sound Effect customers. These can be used as they are, or even better, put through your favourite effect processors to conjure up your own ghostly creations!
Sounds for this library were recorded in amazing sounding film scoring studio and performed on orchestral set of top-end Kolberg percussion instruments. The intention was to perform organic sound effects resonated by musical instruments and not regular musical samples.
Sounds were generated with a few different rubbers, mallets and a bow. They were performed to be used for abstract sound design elements, as well as emotional big creatures vocalizations. You will find there many growls and moans, which can be used for example as designed whale vocalizations.
Recordings were done on microphones with extended frequency range: Schoeps CMC6XT, Sanken CO-100k and Trance Inducer (which also records up to 50kHz), which makes them ideal source for pitch-shifting.
Please note: Pitch shifted files in the demo are presented only to show potential of those recordings and aren't included in the library. No additional processing was done on all sounds.
Timpanis • Taiko Drums • Gran Casa • Orchestral Toms • Orchestral Snares • Chinese Gongs • Chinese Wuhan Gongs • Chinese Opera Glissando Gongs • Burmese / Thai Gongs • Metal Plates • Vibraphone • Crotales • Bell Tree • Lion’s Roar • Ocean Drum • Rainstick • Ratchets • Vibraslap • Flexatone • Tibetan Bowl • Glass Chimes • Bamboo Chimes • Temple Blocks • Alpine Bells • Musical Saw
Schoeps CMC6XT MK41/MK8 MS kit • Sanken CO-100k • Sennheiser MKH-8060 • Trance Audio Stereo Inducer contact microphones • Sound Devices 702, 744, MixPre
Looking for vinyl noises, crackles, pops and buzzes? PHONO is a set of textures lovingly recorded from the blank spots of old and new vinyl records.
Comprised of various loops pops and decays, this collection spans the range of what a needle on an empty track can sound like.
108 flavors of rhythmic noise, crackles, hiss, pops, buzzes, bumps and air – packaged, looped, and ready to go. Great straight or with fx.
Get the sounds of gas and water running through massive and tiny pipes, at three processing sites closed to the public.
This library delivers the sounds of a gas control station, a sewage plant and a waterworks. We recorded the hissing of gas, low drones of water rushing through massive pipes, and the sounds of various stages of sewage processing, recorded indoors and outdoors in multiple locations and rooms throughout the three facilities. The library includes close-up sound effects, indoor and outdoor ambiences, and features ambiences and stereo contact mic recordings of active gas and water pipes, capturing the various resonating pipes in isolation.
Total play time of all recordings is just under 2 hours.
This sound library delivers 20 unique ambiences suited for space, planets or anything else science fiction. Each sound is 5 minutes in length giving you plenty of range to choose from. Featuring many different kinds of ambiences, ranging from calm winds to busy rain forests this library will be a great addition to any extra terrestrial atmosphere edit.All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020s.
We’ve raided the SFX Source vaults to bring you a 500+ sound collection of the best, most popular and most useful designed production elements to add to your audio box of tricks. Created for those moments when inspiration may be running dry, all of the sounds are ready to drop straight into your project to use as they are, or can be chopped, layered, mangled and processed to your liking.
A’mixed-bag’ sound library featuring deep tones, scary atmospheres, ambient textures, whooshes, transitions, loops, user interface sounds and much more. This one is really handy to have around, you never know what you may find to bring that idea to fruition!
The RE-201 Space Echo introduced in 1973 is Roland’s most notable outboard FX unit in recent music history. Its sound is both utility and musical producing true analogue echoes and oscillation effects. The Space Echo defines its part in vintage science fiction film in paying respect to the warped effect and atmospheric designed sounds of pioneering the electronic score in films such as Forbidden Planet, Fantastic Voyage, The Time Machine, and Barbarella.
We have designed this library to be as useful as possible while offering an insight into every sound the RE-201 Space Echo offers. This means both the internal, and external sound sources from the whirls and vibrations of its motor, to the clicks, snaps, and clunks of its switches and into the world of its echoes, spring reverb, and oscillations of its processed sound.
This collection contains 284 minutes of Space Echo sounds from sources such as its: Transformer, Motor, Solenoid, Circuit Board, Screws, Switches, Knobs, Cables, Hinges, Handle, Box Pickups, Lid Closing/Opening, Echoes, Oscillations, Rate Sweeps, Line Noise. As Well as processed sounds such as: Signal Generator Sweeps, Impulse Tones, Kick Drum, Snare Drum, Self-Oscillations and many others.
If you are looking for an expansive, inexpensive range of high-quality Space Echo, or vintage science fiction sounds to add a unique touch to your sample libraries, look no further.
This collection of sounds include a variety of ambiences, drones, and room tones recorded during a relaxing SPA day in Zamora, Spain. 17 tracks recorded in different spaces (Dressing Rooms, Jacuzzi, Sauna, etc) . Room Tones, Drones and Ambiences recorded and edited for audio atmos designers. SURROUND, DMS and ST VERSIONS INCLUDED, and all the files have metadata embedded for Soundminer and similar programs. They both include Spanish and English descriptions.
‘Resonance’ by Badlands Sound features 25 resonating drone sounds perfect for your projects. This library puts a different twist on drones using reverbs and processing until the original sound resonates within a space or location creating these uncomfortable sounds.
We believe ‘Resonance’ will greatly benefit sound editors and sound designers to create stylized tension filled moments and upsetting nerving scenes.
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