Atmospheric drones and ambiences – light and dark, beautiful and eerie, lively and serene
Kyma Ambiences vol.2 follows the traces of the original collection dated back 2013, but this time it’s bigger and immersive. It contains 100 abstract and evolving ambiences created with our beloved Kyma sound design workstation. Due to the increasing demand of spatialized content for game and VR/AR project, this inspiring collection has been entirely designed as a spherical representation of sound natively in 3rd Order Ambisonics by generating all the Sounds in Kyma and mastering them in Pro Tools through a custom analog setup (Looptrotter Sa2Rate+Elysia xfilter 500+TK Audio BC501).
Ambisonics is a multi-channel technology that lets you spherically capture the sound arriving from all directions, at a single point in space. I used state of the art tools to forge these modern and cinematic soundscapes by blending many encoders to inject different colours into the design process. Each virtual 3D sound environment has been carefully constructed by layering and placing Kyma Sounds at different locations in a virtual three dimensional field using the Audio Ease 360 pan suite. I captured real spatial sound with the AMBEO VR Mic to be encoded-transformed-decoded using Kyma Ambisonic Tookit (1st Order) and then up-mixed to 3rd Order with Harpex-X and PerfectSurround Penteo 16 Pro to extract the maximum amount of spatial information.
“Kyma Ambiences – vol.2” is available in three variants:Stereo Edition:
2 channels interleaved files (100 items)
Size: 3.48 GB
1OA (first-order) B-Format AmbiX:
ACN channel order & SN3D weighting/normalisation: W/Y/Z/X
4 channels interleaved files – ready to use stereo versions are included as well (100 items)
Size: 6.94 GB
3OA (third-order) B-Format AmbiX:
ACN channel order & SN3D weighting/normalisation: W/Y/Z/X/V/T/R/S/U/Q/O/M/K/L/N/P
16 channels interleaved files – ready to use stereo versions are included as well (100 items)
Size: 27.82 GB
If you want to use the 1OA b-format file directly in your VR/AR project, simply keep only the first 4 channels (WYZX) dropping the other ones (TRSUQOMKLNP)
Audio Format: Interleaved Broadcast Wave Files (.wav)
Sample Rate: 96 kHz
Bit Depth: 24-bit
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.
Low Frequency Elements is a sound effects library that layers seamlessly into your tracklay, reinforcing your mix with thunderous low end.
Layer with impacts, design ambiences, music or a full mix to strengthen your sound.
We sourced and designed sounds from analogue & digital synthesizers, contact microphones, coil pickups, field recordings.
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)
With Magic Spells & Sorcery sound library Sound Response brings you nine different categories of high quality magic sound effects to choose from! Whether you need those sparkling and shimmering magical spells, buffs, bursts, whooshes and casts sound effects, or the sounds of massive fireballs, flames and swirls, earth, water, air, ice, powerful electric bursts, chimes, or drones, this sound FX collection will provide you with sonic arsenal that will instantly find a way into your production!
Magic Spells & Sorcery soundpack is a result of months of stage and field recording with high-end recorders and microphones, and meticulous sound design process afterwards. Perfect for video games, movies, trailers, videos, but also very useful for music producers, and pretty much anyone who’d like to expand sound collection with various exotic whooshes, transitions and bursts sound effects!
Magic Spells & Sorcery sound library contains 1.48 GB (318 sound effects) of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow, and separated into nine categories: 1.Spells 2.Fire 3.Earth 4.Air 5.Water 6.Ice 7.Electricity 8.Chimes 9.Drones
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.
This bundle includes our popular Metal source material library and ALL future derived sound design libraries from Metal Hits, Scrapes & Squeaks. The first derived library is Metal Souls.
The Metal Forge ensemble included is a simplified version of our Forge ensemble. It comes pre-loaded with various Metal samples for the ability to quickly create new sounds from the provided material.
I spent a great deal of time exploring pitch manipulation with this library. Much of it relied on rendered processing to acquire the aesthetic that I wanted. My vision was to make something ethereal and vocal but also a bit vague.
Metal Hits, Scrapes & Squeaks
Props include objects such as sheet metal, sledgehammers, paint cans, metal buckets, metal grating, metal marbles, cups, pots and pans, dry ice (contributing squeaks and squeals), metal bars, metal stands, chains and more.
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
This library was derived entirely from material collected in the Metal Hits, Scrapes and Squeaks library. Each sound was meticulously crafted by hours of experimenting with different processing techniques. I created this library for fun and to in part showcase the flexibility of my metal recordings.
I spent a great deal of time exploring pitch manipulation with this library. Much of it relied on rendered processing to acquire the aesthetic that I wanted. My vision was to make something ethereal and vocal but also a bit vague.
I believe this library will provide excellent source material for a wide variety of applications. Both as stand-alone effects or layered in with other libraries/sounds to help create a dark/spooky aesthetic.
Metallitronic is sound designer Nathan Moody’s latest collection of intense textures, a library of nearly three hours’ worth of metallic membranes and objects excited by electronic signals.
Metallitronic was created using advanced synthesis techniques played back through various transducers into cymbals, gongs, bowls, steel plates, prefab metal buildings, and other resonant metallic objects, close-miked in stereo with extended-frequency-range microphones. This collection radically expands a sound designer’s palette of stressed-metal sounds, horror and tension elements, crystalline creaks and groans, unsettling background atmospheres, rattling vehicular interiors, creature sound sweeteners, the sound of massive machinery, earth-shaking rumbles, and stochastic, complex rhythms.
Some textures let the complex synthesizer textures shine through – intense on their own, even if they weren’t amplified through metal – but the primary focus is on metallic drones, hits, pings, stresses, groans, wails, resonances, rattles, and unique timbres that can be layered into almost any project. The scale of the sounds ranges from detailed to overwhelmingly massive. The sounds invite aggressive filtering and extreme pitch shifting.
Every sound is recorded in stereo at 24 bits, 192 kHz, and many sounds have ultrasonic frequencies. This library includes nearly three hours of recordings, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.
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.
“Minacious” is a collection of 369 sounds suited for horror/paranormal productions.
If you need to induce tension, fear and oppression in your game, movie or trailer and evoke the sensation that someone or something is hiding and watching you ready to scare or kill, this library full of textures and atmospheric elements is great for you.
The library consist of 50 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz with 6 variations in each file. You will get metallic movements, abnormal textures, dark pianos and guitars, dark vocals, atmospheric elements, reverses, noises and glitches.
Also you will get the sources used to create the pack. 69 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz. Pianos, vocal effects, guitar noises and metallic cups are some of the things you will encounter in the sources section.
The sounds in this pack can be used to add rare textures to musical compositions too.
If you liked my library “DARE“, you are gonna love this one.
This is a unique mini-library of useful rain loops, recorded in various settings, and with different level of intensity.
Get creative or just use them as is. These sounds are a nice companion to have when creating beds for rainy scenes. Evocative, emotional, rich and subtle.
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.
Moving Soundscapes is a collection of abstract and layered textures focusing on the Sci-Fi and Space age genre. Each drone comes in multiple pitches at full 192khz WAV quality.
Perfect for anything and everything in the Sci-Fi realm.
Collection of 57 incredible drones ranging from simple sine drones to complex drones with abstract timbres.
There is a range of pitches of the same drones included so you can use the same sounds for different purposes.
All files contain Meta-Data.
All delivered as High Quality Wavs.
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.
Summon twisted spirits from the dark realm with Nuances of Fear! The inspiration behind Nuances of Fear was to provide you with a nuanced collection of scary sound effects, exploring the wide variety of different sub-genres of horror.
This exclusive library was designed in collaboration with veteran sound designer Ben Gabaldon who has over 15 years of experience in designing AAA sound effects with credits, including League of Legends, Ratchet and Clank, Marvel Heroes, Oculus and many more.
Upgrade your collection with over 312 bone-chilling designed and 270 source sound effects. All sound effects come in 24bit 96kHz, including detailed naming conventions and rigorous Soundminer-embedded metadata.
All source sound effects were recorded with Sound Devices 788T and a LCR setup of two Sennheiser MKH 8040’s and one MKH 8050. The source audio was recorded in excellent conditions and post-processed additionally for crystal clear quality.
Jump scares, Distorted SFX, Scary Resonances, Bowed Metal and Glass, Ominous Stingers, Distorted Screams, Metal Scrapes, Ghost Whispers, Psycho Stutters, Dark Magic, Reverses, Transitions, Scary Atmospheres, Psychological Drones, Pulses, Evil Vocal Growls, Granular Textures and much more
“RT Sonics’ Nuances of Fear library has some very innovative and detailed sounds that I find myself returning to again and again when I need some inventive elements and unique detail. Nuances of Fear is definitely one of my favorite horror libraries. Great work, guys!”
Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer. | Stranger Things 3, Frozen 2, Star Trek: Discovery, Alita: Battle Angel.
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.
Ominous Drones sound library features 100 high quality, dark cinematic drones sound effects perfect for enhancing the anticipation and suspense in any sci-fi, thriller, or horror movie, trailer, video game, music track, and more!
From dark disturbing braam-like drones, dynamic and evolving ones, to the subtle eerie horror ambiences and atmospheres, this tension-driven sound collection will provide you with the sounds to keep your audience on the edge of their seats. If you’re looking for scary post-apocalyptic ambient sounds, otherworldly and alien-like soundscapes, or dark and sinister dystopian textures, this sample pack is a must have!
Ominous Drones sound library contains 4.72GB (146 minutes total) of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.
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!
Quantum State is a collection of 30 soundscapes (WAV files, 24 Bit / 96 kHz) aimed to be used in movies, games and documentary films. It was created to evoke the atmosphere of a Quantum World.
If you are doing a documentary about Quantum Mechanics or in any Sci-fi project where, for example, your protagonist is trapped in a molecular space this soundpack can be great tool to achieve those things.
Each soundscape has a duration of 1:05 minutes.
What if we’ll take a shortwave radio receiver and turn its output into to a variety of sound effects?
The result will be not only be a set of dark, dirty, noisy and distorted effects, but also subtle, deep atmospheres and even some kind of melodic sounds!
This library is extremely versatile and not focusing on individual types of sound effects.
Here you’ll find distant radio transmissions, strange modulated voices, whine and static, but also designed atmospheres that can be used as interiors of spaceships, machinery or computer rooms, whooshes, passbys, textures, transformations, alien voices, stutters, morphing effects, granular clouds, risers, UI, impacts and much more that you may need when working with trailers, music, game sound or movies.
But that’s not all, as it turned out it’s even possible to make melodic sounds out of these noisy soundscapes!
Try this library and you’ll be happy to add such a unique audio source to your SFX arsenal!
Main features:- 457 sound effects and ambiences made from a eurorack shortwave radio receiver
– 70 raw source files included
– 96khz/24bit quality
– A highly diverse library for various applications
– A perfect source of dark, gritty and noisy textures for SFX production
– Categorized by types of effects: Source, Ambience, Harmonic, Designed, Processed and etc
– Contains metadata for search engines
With A Sound Effect, Asbjoern has created a web site where our international community can browse, learn, and share the vast fruits of our labors. Together we are accelerating the very real potential power of sound design as a recognized art form.
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