Atmospheric drones and ambiences – light and dark, beautiful and eerie, lively and serene
A collection of 60 versatile SFX presets for Serum including risers, textures, transitions, drones, atmospheres, retro video game sounds, glitches, whooshes and abstract elements.
Suitable for any style of production, each preset comes loaded with 4 Macro controls giving you the flexibility to go way beyond the 60 presets into hundreds of variations.
Also included are 240 audio files (4 variations of each of the 60 presets) ready to drag and drop into your projects!
*Presets require Serum 1.209 or higher (not included). If you don't have Serum, you can still use the 240 included .wav files.
20 libraries of production elements and soundscapes suited to all forms of broadcast media. From glitched-out future computers to dark, ominous atmospheres, these libraries feature organic elements, analogue source material and extreme digital processing for a blend of the familiar and the experimental side of sound design.
Think Dystopian environments, unexplored Science Fiction spaces, unsettling horror ambiences, signals gone awry, abstract textures and harsh walls of noise.
Join us as we embrace the decay of the human psyche with Shadowscapes. This anxiety-inducing 2.6GB sound effects suite features 100 soundscapes inspired by all things maddening, and is intended to add bleak, atmospheric tension to projects in the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, surrealism and music production.
Come, have a listen to the textures of Shadowscapes and get ready to lead your audience down the path of pure melodic mental mayhem!
When looped, these abstract ambiences & drones seem to rise or fall endlessly.
All sound files are included in the Unreal Ambiences library and:
Sigil is a unique library of dark, gritty, raw, and eerie textures and tones made from one-of-a-kind handmade electro-acoustic instruments and found objects created by sound designer and musician Nathan Moody.
Sigil provides an edgy set of layers that are rich with organic complexity: Skittery bows on handmade string instruments; “prepared” string tones and textures, bowed and rubbed springs under tension; salvaged rusty metal tubes; perforated steel gongs; aluminum water bottle bells; and deep, resonant handmade percussion instruments. Textures include chugs, shrieks, groans, drones, bounces, peals, and rattles. The sounds range from blissfully musical to horrifyingly atonal, and are equally at home lending an uneasy tone to either avant garde musical works or multi-layered sound effects, especially in thriller or horror genres.
The organic nature of the Sigil library means that its sounds hold up well to extreme processing like pitch shifting and granular resynthesis. The handmade nature of the instruments used means that there’s no other library quite like it.
The recordings were made with a variety of pickups, contact microphones, and traditional microphones, through various high-end “character” mic preamps selected uniquely per microphone and per instrument. Full details are in the library’s documentation.
This collection was recorded at 24 bits, 96 kHz and includes over three hours of recordings with more than 600 individual sounds, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations and voicing are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.
Signal Return is a performable Kontakt instrument and soundset designed to create a wide variety of interesting and textured sounds.
All of the source material comes from recordings of various devices feeding back into themselves either electrically or acoustically. No software based speaker emulators or distortions were used in the creation of these sounds. Comes with 250 .wav files – more than 2 hours of recordings + 22 Kontakt instruments (these require the full version of NI Kontakt 5.0 or higher).
SILENTSCAPES is a collection of 36 high quality recorded and fully mastered romtoones, ambiences and background sounds.
The sound library contains both indoor and outdoor sounds and the sound editing was done to obtain constant and quiet ambiences.
All sounds can be used as the first and neutral sounding layer of your projects, to give support and consistency to dialogue and sfx tracks. Otherwise they can be used as sound sweeteners for existing background ambiences or sound sources for new sound shaping.
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.
This Halloween, be prepared to be scared! From Carma Studio, comes the ultimate Halloween package.
With over 1500 individual sounds, this collection has something for every media artist. Whether you’re searching for vocal phrases, eerie ambiance, terrifying screams, or possessed toys, we’ve got you covered. Sound designer and Carma Studio founder Jim Stout, along with Los Angeles based sound designer Leif Olsen have compiled a one-stop Halloween extravaganza. After working with vocal talent from coast to coast, going out into the field to capture the true sounds of an eerie night, and using every trick of the trade to sculpt the perfect preternatural sounds for your Halloween projects- Carma Studio has created a truly unique collection of Halloween delight!
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.
Supernatural Ghosts provides the sounds of spirits in multiple variations, allowing you to construct entire horror scenes and suggest ghostly presence. To bring you this horrifying library, we recorded and designed human voices, abstract instruments such as the waterphone, thunder tube, harmonica all in 24Bit 96kHz allowing for further manipulation.
All of the human voices are provided with dry variations to enable you to apply your own effects to taste.
Here are the included folders:
Ghostly Breaths: This folder consists of male and female inhales, exhales and angry breaths all with a cold and ghostly performance.
Ghostly Voices: A collection of phrases by male and female ghosts, perfect for giving a voice to a supernatural being within your scene.
Ghostly Presence: This category contains haunting ambiances, sure to leave your audience with their neck hairs standing up.
Production Elements: piercing risers, booming cinematic impacts, ultrasonic and infrasonic sounds, perfect for accenting your most gruesome moments.
“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).
You will get:
• 37 bass loops
• 37 cinematic melodies
• 67 percussive elements
• 44 Fx
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!
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