Atmospheric drones and ambiences – light and dark, beautiful and eerie, lively and serene
Singing Bowl features a variety of sounds captured directly from a small Tibetan singing bowl.
The library was meticulously recorded in stereo using a mixture of contact microphones and a Sony PCM D100 recorder. Strikes in a variety of styles, from wood, rubber, fingering, plastic, and metal were recorded, as well as rotation resonances, drops and scrapes. In addition to allowing the bowl to fully ring out, the recordings also include dampened hits.
Also included are a unique set of designed sounds. Utilising a variety of sound processing techniques, the results include user interface effects, abstract drones and moving tones. This sound set was also produced dry so that you can apply your own reverb to taste if required.
Rich tonal singing bowls played, sustained, and hit. Two octaves of an A Bowl and a D Bowl. Recorded and edited at 96kHz.
Sonic Warfare by Badlands Sound features 40 audio files organized in four different categories, including Deep Distortion, Glitch, Noise, and Scream – 10 audio files for each category. This is the best pack if you need all of the above noises!
I believe these sounds will greatly benefit sound editors and sound designers allowing them to skip through the process of either creating dark drones or painful high-pitch glitches. These sounds would also work perfectly in different styles of music including noise and dark industrial. All files are 96k / 24 bit, lasting one minute each.
SONIKSCAPE has been produced to create intense underscore, dark atmospheres and abstract textures.
This collection comes packed with cinematic soundscapes, vocal atmospheres, textures out of processed flutes, ghost breaths and vocal effects, dark low oscillations and subsonic frequencies, bowed cymbals, psychological screech and more.
Dedicated to the movie trailer, suspenseful film and television soundtrack, dark ambient music, audio-visual installation and sound artist.
Sonikscape is a collaboration between SampleTraxx and German sound designer Sebastian Emling who already collaborated on Cinematic Zither and Old Broken Piano.
Rock The Speakerbox presents Sorcery, the ultimate sound design toolkit for magic and enchantment.
Harness the forces of light with white magic. Ignite the night with the unbridled power of fire and flame.Summon the darkest of evil with black magic and necromancy. Release the fury of a million volts by mastering the electron. Lay waste to your foes with the sheer might of water and acid. Conjure the frigid and unleash the frost with the power of ice.
Recorded on stage and in the field, and designed by award winning sound designers, SORCERY contains 11.7 GB of HD quality content spread across 1992 construction kit sounds and 204 designed sounds. With spells, deflects, casts, blocks, beams and more, SORCERY provides sound designers and media content creators unrivaled wizardry at their fingertips.
The extraordinary awaits within.
The Space Collection strikes again with Space Ambiences – Drones & Atmospheres: 25 drones and atmospheres, all loop seamlessly – made for composers and sound designers.
Do you need some drones inspired by space? Space Drones is a pack inspired by different solar objects. It contains 17 perfectly looping files, each with their unique spacey texture. The loops are based on solar system objects, interstellar phenomenon and human mission control transmissions. The sounds are fictional but are based in part on real sound transmissions from space to give it some realism.
Aurora Borealis – Flutter, Wooshing, Magical
Black Hole – Heavy, Supermassive, Bass, Pumping
Jupiter – Massive, Heavy Wind, Big
Mars – Desolate, Wind, Sand
Mercury – Solar Wind, Eruption, Pulsating
Neptune – Superfast Winds, Howling
Saturn – Creepy, Radio Waves, Waves
Solar Oscilations – Sustained Note Drone, Radio Waves
Space Chatter 1 – Radio, Mission Control
Space Chatter 2 – Radio, Mission Control
Space Chatter 3 – Radio, Mission Control
Space Chatter 4 – Radio, Mission Control
Space Chatter Deep Space – Radio, Mission Control, Hazy
Space Chatter Garbled – Radio, Mission Control, Garbled
Sun Close Up – Star, Boiling, Massive
Uranus – Crystalized, Diamond Sea, Icy
Venus – Evil, Harsh Winds, Extreme Weather
Get the sounds of the classic 1970's era Roland Space Echo RE-201 – captured in high resolution audio.
75 samples are included in this library, featuring a wide range of sounds emitted from a mint condition RE-201. The samples are collected from the space echo self oscillation, as well the triggered delay from various sound sources. Use these samples for the classic Space Echo sound or chop up and manipulate them for new sound creation/design.
Want the sounds of a space station? Space Station is a huge collection of designed futuristic ambiances, loopable room tones, drones, and individual interior sound elements, made to provide a truly diverse sonic palette for designing spacious soundscapes for science fiction, horror, fantasy, dramas and documentaries. This pack has everything you need, all in one place.
Space Station contains a whopping 7.6 GB worth of 500+ 24bit/96kHz sounds, each embedded with Soundminer metadata.
• 120 Designed sounds: Apartments, Doors, Halls, Alarms, Engine Compartments, Gates, Spaceship Cockpit ambiences, Interior Malfunction, and many more
• Space Station Construction Kit: Air, Alarms, Boiler Room, Computations, Drones, Electricity, Engines, Field Recordings, Fire, Foley, Pneumo and Servo sounds, Steam and Water
Bonus: Also includes our popular Abstract Interior Tones pack
This collection features 200 Space Whooshes and Wind Science Fiction sound effects. These sounds have been hand-picked from the Sound Ideas HD – Space Whooshes and Winds library.
“Special Double Bass Fx” is a unique mini-library of interesting textured sounds recorded with a double-bass.
At the frontier of music and sound design, those samples are great resources for creating monsters, drones, or any special experimentation.
Spring Box is 13 minutes/453mb of shrieking, droning, scraping metallic sounds – made by bowing a steel spring bolted to an empty steel enclosure. 81 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz using Primo EM172 and JrF contact microphones.
Here's a collection of eerie sounds for your next horror/sci-fi/ambient project. Everything from low rumbling and rattling, to high pitched, harmonics-laden screams; long, drawn-out sounds and short dings and twangs. Of course they sound really good when pitched down, too (the last 3 sounds in the preview are shifted down to quarter speed)!
The Spring Box is an old 19 inch rack enclosure, which I gutted and fitted with two springs from a genuine Luxo lamp (so you know it's good). I have been having fun bowing and scraping this with a cello bow, as well as striking it with various other objects. Some sounds are recorded acoustically, while others were done with contact mics.
Static Space is a collection of 155 space or Sci-Fi sound effects, focused on continuous, seamless loops. Instead of fly-by's and accelerations, you get the sounds of space ships going at cruise speeds or idling. If you need motion, just add panning, fades and doppler as you like.
Here are plenty of loops for designing alien environments, including engine rooms, general room tones, strange transmissions and more. Additionally, I have made sure to add plenty of variety; both in terms of moods, frequency content and tonality. Some of these are unmistakably space sound effects, while others are more ambiguous, and could be used for other high tech environments as well.
You will find both low- and high end sweeteners, so when ever you see the words “rumble” or “low end” in a file name; watch that master fader! Furthermore, I went for a strong, almost musical tone, in some sounds, while others are much more noise-based and abrasive.
Whether you seek eerie ambiences, mysterious chatter, or a bassy sweetener, Strange Moods has you covered. In this collection, you’ll find over an hour of perfectly-loopable, atmospheric audio. Inspired by such games as Limbo, No Man’s Sky, and Badlands, all 69 files are high-quality 96kHz/24bit WAV files and drag and drop ready.
“SURREAL” is a collection of 100 Sound Effects for creating surreal moments in your productions and allows you to generate a bizarre experience to mess up with the listener mind.
The sounds were created using a great variety of sources such as: transverse flutes, kalimbas, thunder drums and electric guitars to give the effects a more meaningful and emotive feeling.
But if you are looking sounds to induce tension and suspense, this library is great for you too.
Crazy atmospheres • Drones • Detuned piano: Atmosphere, rarities and reverses • Atmospheric guitars • Atmospheric kalimbas • Glitches • Whooshes • And much more
The sounds are great for any kind of production (games, trailers, movies).
Make the first step into the terrifying, creepy and mind mangling sonic experience of “Surrounding Horror“, with weird and abstract sounds from all around you.
You get 22 Horror Ambiences/Soundscapes created and mixed in 5.1 Surround (Film Channel Order) to give an instant horrifying setting for your productions. Additionally, you get Stereo Downmixes of the surround versions.
This library is a Halloween Special and is only available until end of October!
Synthesized Moods is a collection of 18 soundscapes, drones and textures produced by sound designer Giorgio Riolo using Native Instrument’s Massive plug-in.
All moods are “Synthesized”, imaginary and abstract.
They’ll add a bizarre layer to your ambiences sound effects and sometimes they’ll give a musical taste with a sci-fi, dark and sinister accent to your project .
Synthesized Moods is available in two versions:
Created using only a 1975 Fender Telecaster through a 1975 Fender Princeton Reverb (and some effect wizardry), Telepathy is SkewSound’s first drone/mood library.
Creator Steve Pardo paints an ethereal soundscape in this collection of eleven unique pieces. Telepathy will set an ominous, otherworldly mood to whatever you are creating, and we’ve included stems to some of the tracks so you can re-work to your heart’s content. It’s up to you with SkewSound’s Telepathy library.
Tension is a collection of atmospheres, drones, musical sound design, darkness, noise, and distortion for creating moments of anxiety, ominous soundscapes, or musical foreboding highlights. Created by Charles Maynes (sound designer) and Jason Payne (musical composer) Tension creates a balance where both sound design and musical undertones collide. Tension gets you 430+ sounds and 7.5GB of 24bit/96khz files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata.
Need to create suspense, tension, action and mystery in your production? “The Case” is great for you.
Like my library “UNSOLVED“ this pack is Inspired by crime/investigation movies and series, and contains 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).
This library has a nice mixture of sound design and music. It can be used to create moments of suspense and tension from a sound designe perspective or from a musical perspective thanks to the bass/percussion loops and melodies.
Looking for creepy ambiences? The Horrid delivers 4 dark ambient / industrial / horror compositions and their complete stem layers (22 files included – a total of more than 70 minutes of ambiences), for when you need to create a truly unsettling atmosphere.
Use a single track, or combine and remix your own variations. Rather than static tones, you will find significant, evolving themes here. Seamless loops, metadata included.
The Keyless Piano Body is a Kontakt Patch library that features an abandoned upright piano without keyboard.
The library encompasses the results of three extensive recording sessions and features the wonderful and reverberant sound of these piano remains.
For session 1 and 2 the body was brought to a studio and literally laid back so that various things like plastic balls, felt balls, glasses and much more could be thrown in to excite the strings. At the end of both sessions tons of samples were ready to edit. They now form 13 Kontakt instruments that encompass several precisely tuned pianos plus many prepared piano sets.
Session 3 was kind of a field recording gig as the piano remains were meanwhile moved to a rural garden area. The nightly recordings were done 6-channel so that several sample sets from 2 acoustic mics and 4 contact pick ups could be created. Again, the Kontakt instruments from this session feature the sounds of a rotten piano that is lovely and impressive at the same time. In a second pass the piano strings were treated with a stell jazz brush to bring up 3 multi-channel sets with prepared piano-like sounds.
Please see the Patch List here or below to learn more about the individual instruments. Also note that The Keyless Piano Body requires Kontakt 4 or higher.
The Rush is a collection of massive rushing sounds that are perfect for use in timelapses, swirls, swarms, and any other massive movement situation. It features 319 sound rushed files that were generated from 30 lovingly curated sources and carefully rendered in Sound Particles.
Sound sources range from trains and race cars to vinyl, metal and paper frictions to gore, motorcycles and helicopters. Parameters are tweaked to yield textured and interesting results with detailed heads and tails that rush in and gently dissolve out.
Each rush has a different number of particles running, so you get every level from sparse detailed movement to overwhelming waterfalls of sound per sample set. Check it out today!
Tibetan Singing Bowls – The ancient brain entrainment methodology for healing and meditation. Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. They are also used for sound baths, which is when participants lay on the floor and let the waves of sound from the Tibetan Singing Bowls wash over them.
9 total bowls were recorded. Notes C, D, D#, E, F, G, A, A one octave up and B. A variety of bowl sizes were used from 8 to 12 inches.
30 ear piercing samples created from organic recordings which were then stretched and manipulated using various professional plugins.
Recorded using the Sennheiser MKH 8020 Stereo Pair and Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6, this library is delivered to you at 24bit/96khz for all your sound design needs.
Transfer Lite is a collection of futuristic sound effects. It includes massive cinematic impacts, hi-tech blasts, adrenalinic risers, articulated transitions and whoosh, matter morphs, robotic stutters and sidereal outer space atmospheres..
Transfer Lite is the shorter version of Transfer Sound Pro: it includes 200 royalty-free sounds and NO Kontakt instruments (Transfer Sound Pro includes 300+ sounds and 36 Kontakt instruments)
Transfer Sound Pro is a collection of cinematic futuristic sound effects. It includes massive cinematic impacts, hi-tech blasts, adrenalinic risers, articulated transitions and whoosh, matter morphs, robotic stutters and sidereal outer space atmospheres.
It includes 300+ royalty-free sounds plus 36 Kontakt Instruments with a custom UI to creatively manipulate the original sounds.
FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or above is required
Over 500 sound design broadcast, interruption, noise, buzz, and hum sound clips in almost 2 GB of audio. Includes tones, drones, and accents crafted to simulate transmissions and interference for science fiction and terrestrial projects.
This library is the result of tinkering with shotgun mics recording inside of different tube structures. When our initial tests produced a wide range of sonic colors, we went all in.
The tubes used include organic and man-made materials, some rigid, some flexible, some dense, some light, all with varying lengths, diameters, and thicknesses. They consist of bamboo, PVC, 2 variations of vinyl, thin plastic, copper, tin, rubber, dense foam, and a steel-coiled membrane. Each material has a different effect on the sounds passing through them. We generated turbulent drones, thick strikes, resonant scrapes, noisy bells, delicate debris, and more. The overarching characteristics are soft, insulated, and misty. Due to the behavior of the waves in the open tubes and the pickup pattern of the shotgun mics, there is a natural frequency modulation that gives the sound a slightly narrowed, hollow timbre. They work very well in simulated settings, enclosed spaces, and when there is a need to exaggerate the magnitude of tiny worlds. But they are equally as useful as raw design fodder, especially when a unique texture is needed.
This is our first library created solely for the sake of experimentation, though based on the results, it may not be the last!
Twisted Zither features recordings of an old zither being plucked, scraped, hit, and shaken. The library includes string hits, wood hits, tones, and different resonant sounds using a number of props such as mallets, african shakers, keys, coins, a metal beam, and fingers.
If you're looking for organic, wooden – and eerie – sounds, this one's not to be missed.
UnEarthy Ambience features 74 designed ambiences ranging from eerie organic textures, thick industrial machine rooms, and futuristic sci-fi atmospheres.
Add a polished layer of subtle tension, evolving textures, otherworldly roomtones, complex soundscapes or natural environments twisted into new spaces. UnEarthy Ambience gets you 2.8 GB of dark, futuristic, organic, designed drones and soundscapes from original field recordings and modular synth sampling in total.
This sound collection contains 119 abstract ambiences, most of them as seamless loopable files. Their moods range from deep mysterious over science-fiction to chaotic glitches and weird noise.
Additionally, the Shepard Ambiences' 2×44 files are included.
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