Atmospheric drones and ambiences – light and dark, beautiful and eerie, lively and serene
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.
A macabre mixture of authentic realistic recordings, physical modeling synthesis and cutting edge sound design pieces featuring disturbing ambiances, unnerving toys, and dolls, doomful sub booms, petrifying wood, metal, and glass sounds, haunting drones, and sinister risers, reverses, suckbacks, whooshes, and transitions.
All sample packs within the Complex Cinematic Series contain:
SCENES: These are sounds created by combining up to 10 different samples (also included in the pack) in order to achieve a full and finished piece ready to be imported into any project.
ALT SCENES: Stripped down versions of the main scene showcasing different ways of combining the same or fewer elements for a less complex result.
STEMS: Each of the individual samples used in the creation of scenes and alt scenes with simple yet effective labeling for identification purposes.
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.
This bundle contains four of my most Crime/Investigation focused libraries.
You will get a nice collection of atmospheric elements, fx and musical loops ready to enhance the mood of your project and create mystery and tension.
If you are a musician who wants to define the building blocks of a track or maybe you are a sound designer who needs to create a musical moment from a sound design perspective, this bundle can help you to achieve those things.
Unsolved: 141 Sound Effects (Wav, 24 Bit / 96 kHz) aimed to enhance tension. You will find atmospheric and musical elements with a powerful cinematic feel.
Infiltration: 161 sound effects (Wav, 24 Bit / 96 kHz) aimed to be used in modern espionage/infiltration productions. From intense low frequency atmospheric elements to powerful synth movements this library can be see it as a powerful kit to create a modern espionage feel in your project .
The Case: 185 sounds (Wav, 24 Bit / 48 kHz) aimed to enhance the tension and drama of movies, games, series, trailers and musical compositions. You will find deep Bass Loops, powerful Percussive Loops (kick, hi-hat, hits, metal), Cinematic Melodies and notes (synth, clean electric guitar, percussive piano) and Fx (soundscapes, atmospheric elements, drops, hits and impacts).
Retrace: 96 strong sound elements (Wav, 24 Bit / 48 kHz) aimed to create suspense, tension and action. You will find a nice mixture of sound effects, looped percussive elements and looped cinematic musical instruments.
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.
In this Kit all “Dark SciFi Drones” were carefully split in logical frequency Layers. So you have better control and you can do your own mix of these elements.
Also you can combine and mix the different layers across the ambiences by drag&drop to create nearly endless variations. Or easily do creative up-mixes to surround.
The duration of each Drone is 1:00 minute with very versatile variations in each file.
Use the layers in “Playlists” (Pro Tools) or “Track Versions” (Nuendo) for best flexibility and easy access.
Each layer of the same Drone is named after the Drone plus a letter for the layer. Starting at “A” (low frequency)…
Each Drone is separated in 2-5 layers.
Featuring over 100 high-quality drones and pads, this sound library evokes unsettling and gloomy feelings – perfect to create spooky atmospheres and tension building soundscapes for your project.
This package contains layers of mallets, strings, metals, glasses, synthetic and bass sounds, giving your audience the creeps.
Drones & Pads – Creepy, Spooky, Horror, Mysterious
‘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 features 272 cinematic sci-fi sound effects, ambiences, glitches, drones, and more, that range from heavily designed to basic elements. It captures the essence of electric circuits and transforms them into something new.
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 Fire features 255 cinematic fire sound effects, ambiences, swooshes, whooshes, fly-bys, drones, textures, glitches and more, that range from heavily designed to basic elements. It explores the further sonic realms of a powerful element.
Created in collaboration with Thibault Csukonyi.
255 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
89 Swooshes / Wooshes
75 Short elements
Designed Ice features 47 creative ice sound effects, designed field recordings and evolving textures, that combine the natural sounds of ice with otherworldly and experimental digital post-processing. The sounds range from heavily designed to basic elements.
47 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
10 Source Recordings
Designed Mecha features 47 cinematic mecha / robot sound effects, ambiences, mechanism and servo sounds, impacts, and glitches. It is about exploring the inner and outer working mechanisms of an at times slightly malfunctioning mecha and its environment.
Created in collaboration with Thibault Csukonyi.
47 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
Designed Rocks features 60 creative rock sound effects, crumbling and cracking elements, shattering glitches, evolving textures, and everything in between, that range from heavily designed to basic sounds.
Created in collaboration with field recordist Bryan Hirst.
• 60 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
• 25 Sequences
• 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
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