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Water & Oceans

Water and ocean sound effects – includes environments, movement, splashes and much more

  • Water & Oceans 100 Fountains Play Track 100+ sounds included, 110 mins total $38

    ‘FOUNTAINS’ gets you 100 pristine stereo recordings of various fountain sizes, types, and perspectives (including 15 hydrophone recordings). Each file is between 40 sec and 2 min long, mono compatible, and is fully loopable, ready to be used in any project.

    Over a period of one year, I recorded various fountains from different perspectives and distances – and even underwater. And, as with every sound library from Articulated Sounds, the files are embedded with metadatas (Soundminer/iXML/XMP/BWAV/ID3).

    So if you need the sound of fountains (or simply the sound of water), this library delivers nearly two hours of excellent, ready-to-use recordings:

  • Environments Baltic Sea Play Track 56+ sounds included, 153 mins total $45

    Get the sound of the Baltic Sea with this sound effect library recorded in Poland, featuring both location sound and additional foley, including walking, running in the water and swimming. The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, and is surrounded by Scandinavia, Finland, the Baltic countries, and the North European Plain.

    A total of 153 minutes of ocean and water foley sounds are included in this atmospheric SFX library.

    Updated version:
    This sound library was updated with 37 additional files of waves crushing on the shore and rocks during different weather conditions. It was recorded with various stereo configurations like stereo XY, ORTF, MS and Sony PCM-M10.

  • Environments Beaches and Coastal Play Track 40+ sounds included, 103 mins total $39

    Beaches and Coastal gets you atmospheric sounds of life by the ocean, people at the beach and various beach activities. This includes people talking, children playing, sports, boats sailing by, sounds from a nearby carnival and a skateboard park. It also comes with recordings of waves, harbor and marina sounds. 40 tracks are included for more than an hour and a half of beach and coastal atmospheres.

  • Ships BOATS Play Track 36+ sounds included, 50 mins total $30

    This library gets you both the sounds of a tugboat / motor engine boat, as well as a sailboat.

    It delivers powerful boat engine sounds such as accelerations, stopping and idle sounds. You also get radio VHF chatter, cabin roomtone, splashing waves, the sounds of anchors being dropped and handled and mainsail hoisting sounds. There's also lots of ropes creaking and squeaking, winches, furlers, genoas flapping and raising, sailboat interiors with light swells. Finally, it includes some quiet ambiences from a big city marina.

    So if your project calls for boat sounds, there's lots to work with here:

  • Environments California Beaches Play Track 17 sounds included, 48 mins total $20

    This library features recordings of 3 different beaches along the California coast, including Malibu, Palos Verdes, and San Simeon. In these recordings you will hear Waves crashing, seagulls and other birds, Elephant Seals, light people chatter, light traffic, and distant Ambulance sirens.

    Bonus:
    This library includes the Suburb Rain SFX collection at no extra cost - featuring almost 50 minutes of rain recordings
  • Water & Oceans Cannonball! Play Track 365 sounds included
    5 out of 5
    $49

    Get over 350 splashes and complimentary water movements/textures with the “Cannonball!” water splash/movement SFX library. There’s dives, lunges, emerges, swishes, and drips.

    Then there’s some more unique elements like these really cool percussive splashes using axes and hammers, water whooshes and sweeps recorded in quad, all to give you more than just your typical splash. Except for one session in the foley studio, all of this material was recorded outside which means no tub reflections.

    A toolbox of sounds that you will come back to over and over.

  • Environments Colombia: Caribbean Coast Play Track 35+ sounds included, 64 mins total $20

    The Caribbean coast of Colombia is full of magical places and unique environments. Tayrona Natural Park is an indigenous reserve far from civilization and with the perfect blend of beach, forest and harmony. In the far north of the country lies “El Cabo de la Vela” where the sounds are a direct connection with nature.

    This library brings you beach, desert and forest ambiences along with wave movement of 7 different beaches.

  • Environments Docks Play Track 17+ sounds included, 47 mins total $25

    Introducing Docks, an authentic collection of industrial harbor sounds captured in Dunkerque, France. It features containers being loaded and unloaded, trucks, cranes, sirens, alarms, steam + huge pieces of metal creaking and scraping. You also get lots of loud impacts with nice reverb from the container ships.

    Enjoy that industrial atmosphere! All Recordings are in Stereo AB ORTF.

  • Environments Drain Pipes Play Track 26+ sounds included, 41 mins total $75

    Water in pipes-sounds are very useful for illustrating places like sewers, underground caves and cavities, or simply a shower room. This collection delivers you water flows and leaks from a range of pipes and cavities – from large drain pipes, tunnels to drips in a bathroom.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
  • Foley Frying Water Play Track 27+ sounds included $15

    This library features the sizzle of burning water with sounds that were recorded to capture the feeling of heat and the dynamics of heat exchange. These easily recognizable sounds can be used for literal frying or as sweeteners for magic sounds or anything else whi needs to feel hot. Files last from eight seconds to two and a half minutes allowing flexible use for foley, ambiences, layers, or wherever your imagination leads you.

  • Misc Hydrophone Play Track 40+ sounds included, 36 mins total $20

    The Hydrophone underwater sound effects library gets you a rich collection of water sound effects, captured with a DPA 8011 hydrophone.

    It delivers you everything from bubbly underwater sounds, fizzes, droplets, dragging sounds, crab walking (!), underwater footsteps, bathtub drains, waves, splashes – and even an underwater scream.

  • Environments Immersive Surround FX Sampler Play Track 40+ sounds included, 193 mins total $40

    A pack of forty 5.1 high-definition surround effects with a L,R,C,LFe,Ls,Rs track layout.

    Over two hours of Water, Crowds, Trains, Boats, Aircraft, Birds, Bees and Fireworks all in glorious surround, captured with high-end equipment at a range of locations.

    Full Soundminer metadata embedded and a Excel spreadsheet included. Recording equipment includes Soundfield ST250 and ST450 microphones, DPA 5100 microphone, Metric Halo 2882 and ULN-8 interfaces and Sound Devices 788 & 744 recorders.

  • Environments Just Water Play Track 90 sounds included, 27 mins total $25

    Ranging from a small raindrop to the powerful surf of the ocean, this library shows up as an inspiring toolbox for creative sound design, film scoring or art installations. Features lots of flowing, dripping and frozen water.

    The library includes 90 scenes in 7 categories: Bridge and Tube, Creek, Drops and Rain, Indoor, Melting Ice Flows, Ocean and Sea, River

    For maximum flexibility each file has carefully adjusted loop points that are recognized by numerous audio editing and DAW applications.

  • Water & Oceans Mediterranean Summertime Play Track 120 sounds included, 320 mins total $49

    The Mediterranean Summertime SFX library includes 120 selections dedicated to life and the atmosphere of both glitz and off-beat Mediterranean islands, during summertime. We follow tourists in well known busy bays, as well as head out to quieter destinations recommended by locals.

    Mediterranean Summertime includes:
    • Crowded and deserted beaches with Aegean sea waves breaking on sandy and pebble coasts, pounding on the shore and washing over rocks.
    • Port ambiences with close and distant perspective fishing motorboats.
    • Sounds inside a ferry transporting you to nearby islands or back to the mainland, loading cars and passengers, arriving and departing.
  • Water & Oceans Mountain Rivers Play Track 19 sounds included, 48+ mins total $25

    Mountain Rivers sound effects library is about strong, running water, which gains its power from waterfalls. The water falls from big heights and after it comes to the earth, it continues as a fast creek with a lot of water, or as we say “mountain river”. These recordings were made in the one of the most beautiful places in the World, Yosemite National Park.

    In the centre of Yosemite Park we can find Merced River (which is 145 miles / 233 km long), surrounded by mountains and waterfalls. Recordings of the Merced River were made from 12 various points and some of them includes recordings which were made with various distances. Also the Mountain Rivers library contains recordings from the bottom of two waterfalls: Bridalveil and Yosemite. Most of these waterfalls recordings were made from the middle of the bridges, the best place for getting awesome panoramic atmosphere.

    Mountain Rivers Included:

    Bridalveil Fall Bottom (Bridalveil Creek): 3 recordings from 2 bridges and a 4th recording from the side of the mountain river.
    Merced River: 12 recordings from 8 points include 1 / 5 / 15 / 20 / 50 meter distances from the mountain river.
    Yosemite Fall Bottom (Yosemite Fall Creek): 2 recordings from the bridge in the centre of the mountain river from 2 meters and additional recordings where river was surrounded by rocks with great and unique reverb effect.

  • Water & Oceans New York | Gorges and Waterfalls Play Track 48+ sounds included, 70 mins total From: $29

    New York: Gorges and Waterfalls has the hidden sounds of waterfalls from the secluded gorges of New York State. The gorge walls shoot upward 150 meters, creating beautiful stone sanctuaries of sound. Rushing water cuts deep through smooth shale outcrops, with the lack of pebbles giving these falls a uniquely polished and frictionless character. In this collection, you’ll receive sounds ranging from murmuring 1-meter cascades to thunderous 65-meter behemoths. If you need waterfalls distinct to the Appalachians, listen to New York: Gorges and Waterfalls.

    Key Features:

    • Waterfall sizes ranging from 0 to 1, 1 to 3, 3 to 5, 6 to 25, and over 25 meters
    • Perfectly loopable clips with approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds of audio for each waterfall
    • Close and distant perspectives
    • Location videos for each waterfall included in the library download (with audio) and on YouTube (without audio) here. Each video pans through the recording location to visually transport you to the space in a way descriptive metadata cannot
    • URLs for YouTube location videos included in BWAV description and Soundminer URL fields
    • Click “www” in the Soundminer sidebar to trigger the location video hyperlinks and view the videos in your browser
    • 4.92 GB of audio and 1.05 GB of location videos

    Gear Used:
    Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
    Sound Devices 702
    Rycote AG MS Blimp


    Purchase Options:

    Mastered Stereo
    • All 48 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • Specs: 4.92 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 48 files, 48+ sounds, Approx. 70 min

    Bundle: Mastered Stereo + RAW Mid/Side
    • All 48 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
    • All 48 sounds included as RAW Mid/Side files
    • The RAW MS audio files are the same sounds as the mastered stereo, just in their original uncut/unmastered/undecoded form.
    • Specs: 10.56 – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 96 files, 48+ sounds, Approx. 140 min

  • Misc Obnoxious Sips Play Track 76 sounds included $10

    This library brings you various obnoxious sips, slurps, gulps, gurgles, and more! Obnoxious Sips was recorded using a variety of drinking containers such as glass and plastic bottles and cups, an aluminum can, and some interestingly obnoxious sips from a straw!!

  • This library delivers a diverse collection of waves on rugged beaches; crashes on boulders, churns in stone basins, sizzles on pebbles, gentle laps in coves, and trickles in tidepools.

  • Drones & Moods Piping Systems Play Track 46 sounds included, 110 mins total $49

    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.

     

     

  • Ambisonics Rain 1 Play Track 17+ sounds included, 29 mins total $75

    It's raining today, wherever you are, in the house or in the garden, you will be surrounded by bad weather.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
  • Environments Rain, Rivers & Waves Play Track 97 sounds included, 230 mins total $79

    Spanning five years of meticulous field recordings “Rain, Rivers & Waves” gets you nearly 8 GB of pristine water sounds in all shapes and sizes.

    The collection includes 97 files recorded in stereo at 96 kHz.

    The library delivers around 4 hours of tropical rains, urban storms, shallow streams, large roaring rivers, gentle lapping, heavy surf waves and much more!

    We hope this collection will be of great value to anybody looking for outstanding water sounds.

    As usual, all our sounds are meticulously recorded, edited with patience and mastered with love.

    Sincerely,

    Bonson Team

    Bonson

  • Environments San Antonio Creek Play Track 32+ sounds included, 33 mins total $30

    This SFX library gets you the sounds of the remote San Antonio creek located in the Angeles National Forest – 32 recordings in total. The creek morphs from almost a trickle at 8,000 feet to a large waterfall below, allowing for a wide range of moving water sounds to be captured.

  • Environments SEASIDE Play Track 16 sounds included, 50 mins total $16

    Get the sounds of the sea – captured at different beaches along the Japan coast and the French Normandy coast. Recorded at the marina, pier, harbor, bridges and beaches, the SEASIDE library delivers around 50 minutes of waves, water, seagulls and more. All recordings are AB ORTF stereo, and there's a mono center added in some cases to deliver a LCR format.

  • Water & Oceans Summertime Play Track 49 sounds included, 110 mins total $32

    Want the sound of summer by the sea? This library was recorded during the summer of 2016 in Sardinia and French Normandy.

    “Summertime” delivers more than 1 hour and 50 minutes of sounds in 49 files: A lot of sounds of sea, including shore from various distances, ports, some seagulls, waves. It also features kids playing on beach and people chattering and even some crickets.

    All recordings are at 24Bit/96KHz with Soundminer metadata included.

  • Environments The Drip Play Track 57+ sounds included $45

    The Drip delivers a comprehensive set of dripping sound effects that could be used in movies, video games etc. with both ambience sounds for backgrounds, and single sounds for spotting individual drops on various surfaces.

    A variety of microphones were used to capture the different sounds in this collection: Telinga Microphones for a real zoom perspective, Mkh8040+30 for ambiences, a Mkh416 & Emesser mic for certain sfx sounds, and a set of Mkh 8020 for the real quiet sound effects sources.

    The Drip features:

    • Rapid and slow, loud and quiet water dripping sounds, easily loopable
    • Water dripping sounds, from wet clothes and faucet, onto different materials (porcelain, plastic, metal, wood, paper, cups, bottles, bowls, stone)
    • Rain on roofs, tents, porches, grass, car windshields and car roof (interior and exterior perspective)
    • Exterior water/mud dripping sounds recorded with a Telinga Parabolic mic
    • Interior big hall water dripping sounds recorded with a Telinga Parabolic mic
    • Sewer water dripping sounds
    • Radiator water dripping sounds
    • House drain water dripping sounds

  • Environments The Shipyard Play Track 32 sounds included, 52 mins total $54

    This library was recorded at the commercial port of Copenhagen. The area is filled with giant cranes, trucks, and containers, and is normally closed to the public.

    The Shipyard library contains multiple recordings of:

    • Big containers being unloaded from commercial ship liners.
    • Containers set onto the ground by crane, followed by large metallic blasts.
    • Dock workers working on the containers.
    • Pick ups by straddle carriers.
    • Crane and carrier alarms going off.
    • Several trucks passing by.
    • Harbor and customs area ambiences.
  • 101 effects of seascapes and some river and waterfall sounds. From the gentle waves on a sandy beach to the crash of breakers on the Pacific shore.

  • Environments The Zinc Mines Play Track 24 sounds included, 32 mins total $29 $23

    “The Zinc Mines” is a collection of high quality ambient and close up recordings from within the various levels, drifts, shafts and caverns of the underground Zinc Mines located in Grue, Norway.

    Specifically these recordings were done in the mines called “Nysetergruvene”. The atmosphere inside the mountain mine is cold and wet, with water dripping between levels, trickling down shafts and dripping in large pools.

    The recordings vary from extremely quiet and sparse dripping to gushing intense waterfalls with varying distance to source.

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  • Environments Underwater Play Track 185 sounds included $25

    Underwater is a collection of 185 individual sounds to get you started on your underwater adventure. These sounds work especially well in documentaries involving underwater photography, as well as films that need bullets penetrating water as the hero dives under and swims away from the villains.

    This collection provides underwater motion, impacts, bubbles, objects penetrating the surface, tapping, bouncing, dripping water, and some miscellaneous sounds for when your sound design imagination goes off the deep end.

  • Environments Water Play Track 154 sounds included $25

    Water is a collection covering splashes, movements, pouring, waterfalls, faucets, toilets, showers, fountains, sewage drains, drips, bubbles, boiling, water pipe smoking, and even ice cracking, impacts and scrapes.  We have you covered for all of your water needs.

  • Water & Oceans Water – by Depth Of Sound Play Track 84+ sounds included, 75 mins total $20

    The Water SFX library comes with 84 water sounds, with a total playing time of more than 75 minutes. It includes sounds such as a mountain stream, river, splashing, water-skiing, waterfall and waves. The library is perfectly suited to post production, audio books, radio broadcasts and other audio channels. All sounds are in WAV, 24 bit & 96 kHz and include metadata.

  • Environments Water Ambiences Play Track 44 sounds included, 116 mins total $25

    Lakes, rivers, oceans and waterfalls.  Whether you're looking for a gentle lapping river, dense rapids, calm lake waves lapping on the beach, giant crashing waves, tumultuous waves rolling through rocky shores, or jungle waterfalls — we have you covered.

     Explore US waterways with Soundopolis from Michigan to Virginia Beach to Hawaii, and back again!

  • This sound effects library is all about those bubble sound effects. Water bubble sounds from plastic, metal, ceramic containers – long, short, speedy, slower, distant and close bubble sound effects. More than 500 sounds in total.

  • Environments Water Flow Play Track 41 sounds included, 80 mins total $25

    This collection contains recordings of stream, river and small waterfall sounds, with close and distant perspectives of slow and turbulent flows. More than 80 minutes of high quality (24bit/96kHz) material recorded at various locations and delivered in an easily downloadable .zip file.

    Each recording is between 0:30 and 5:30 long and intended to serve those who want to build calm or dynamic soundscapes which show variations on several time scales.

  • Environments Water Flow by Soundholder Play Track 90+ sounds included, 188 mins total $45

    Water Flow took six months to create, and offers 90 BWAV files recorded in different locations. A huge part of this library is based on the recording sessions by (and in) rivers. Most recordings were done during the winter just before sunrise, to reduce the amount of unwanted sounds.

    Almost all recordings are completely clear and free from any birds in the background.

    The first location was river called Łyna, and there I’ve recorded a sound of water flowing at different speeds, along with the sound of a dam reducing the speed and height of the river’s flow. The second interesting part of this location was the amount of fallen trees in the water, causing the water to split. Because of this, there was a lot of sonically interesting places to record.

    The second river is called Guber, and it’s much smaller than Łyna. I’ve picked this place because of the really subtle water streams, and something even more amazing, natural dams built by beavers. The amount of work these animals put to built those dams is incredible.

    In addition to recorded rivers, this library also includes the sound of water dripping inside underground sewers. During one of my field recording trips I discovered a hatch. I could not resist to go inside, and what I discovered there was far beyond my expectations. I made a two small trips there to record it from different distances, with different microphones in mono and stereo.

  • Recorded by a quiet Swedish lake in late summer of 2014, the Water Movements sfx library is filled with splashes, drips, walking/running, moving, small water creature simulations, and much more.

  • Need some sounds of water on rocks? This bite sized library could be just what you need. Close stereo recordings of waves a crashing against both rocks and beaches.

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  • Environments Water Rush Play Track 219+ sounds included, 110 mins total $80

    This is not your regular water sound effect library:

    Water Rush gets you a multitude of recordings from a group of 30 swimmers doing dives, swims, runs, walks and other movement in the water – for unprecedented control of the water sounds.

    Features both solo and group takes, and multiple mic positions, including underwater recordings.

    Fantastic for sports, battle scenes and countless other situations where you want precise control of the water sounds.

    Need the sounds of people in water?
    This library is the one you need:

  • Water & Oceans Water Stream 1 Play Track 20 sounds included, 35 mins total $75

    Get the sounds of flowing, streaming water – in ambisonics format. features the sounds of waterfalls, large and small rivers and streams.

    About Ambisonics:
    This is an Ambisonics sound effects library - and by using the free SoundField SurroundZone 2 plugin you can convert the B-format files into your preferred format (stereo, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 or 7.1 surround). Note: The library also contains ready-made stereo mixdowns for your convenience.
  • Nature & Countryside Water Streams One Play Track 20 sounds included, 60+ mins total $15

    'Water Streams One' is the first library in my 'Water Streams' series that explores the bubbly and roaring sounds of rapids, rivers and streams found all around Finland.

    The library consists of 19 unique sounding locations ranging from large rapids to tiny streams. Most of the content was recorded in quiet Northern Finland locations and I even visited the Oulanka National Park to record its famous large roaring rapids.

    Due to challenging and hard to access locations I decided to record the library with portable Sony handheld recorders utilizing ORTF and XY techniques.

    The average length of each file is between 2-4 minutes so you can easily create your own loops for video games and other media.

    You get the sounds in two formats: 96 KHz 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.

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