Water and ocean sound effects – includes environments, movement, splashes and much more
Cornwall Water consists of 26 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From crashing waves and babbling brooks, to rock pools and more.
A premium collection of cinematic sound effects of wind and water recorded in the semi-desert habitats of the North Sahara.
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The west is still wild. A collection of clean and loopable natural ambient atmosphere elements – each 3 minutes long. This collection represents my best content and works great in multitrack layers.
The core of this collection are natural sounds captured in the wilds of Oregon, USA – Western North America. The wildlife in the forests, streams, lakes, coast, and deserts of Oregon are a good substitute for most US and Canadian states west of the Rocky Mountains, including Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, British Colombia, Alberta, Alaska, and Wyoming.
These recordings are from a pristine environment that avoid any human caused sounds.
Go on an underwater adventure with Dive Deep: This library brings all you need to ‘play’ the depth and heaviness of the underwater world.
All the sounds, having fully organic origin, were post-designed to be ready for both realistic and aesthetics-demanding applications.
Dive down in the dark abyss and experience the cold otherworlds with sharp currents and muddy bottom…
Following the legacy of Dive Deep 1 from 2016, here comes Dive Deep 2 with a new generation of underwater ambiences. The sounds of rushing, bubbling currents have been created with more impressive details, clarity and definition. And there are other design styles at your disposal too, such as flat pads, grainy trickling, otherworldly drones or deep kicking moves.
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.
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.
A great add-on library for anyone looking to expand their weather sounds. A collection of recordings made during travels in Iceland, Sweden, England and France. A couple surround versions as well as stereo versions of rich and moody winds across plains and through leaves, plenty of interior winds through window gaps and chimneys, and water in several forms; rain, bubbles, geysers and more.
Entire PMSFX catalog in one bundle.
Thousands of high quality sound effects (48-192kHz 24Bit) recorded with top tier gear (Sennheiser, DPA, Sound Devices, Ambient, Sony etc) and processed with some of the best plugins and outboard on the market.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data.
FORGOTTEN NEONS (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.1GB | 415 FILES | META DATA)
LOFI TERMINAL (96KHZ 24BIT | 157.7MB | 195 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
BLURRY DREAMS (96KHZ 24BIT | 616.3MB | 203 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
OBSCURE FREQUENCIES (96KHZ 24BIT | 3.4GB | 336 FILES | STEREO + MONO | META DATA)
CineDrop (96KHZ 24BIT | 414.5MB | 57 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
Cinescapes II (96KHZ 24BIT | 962.75MB | 20 FILES | STEREO | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
Cinescapes (96KHZ 24BIT | 741.5MB | 20 FILES | STEREO | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
Cinenergy (96KHZ 24BIT | 550.4MB | 130 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
FOUNDATION SERIES: SCI-FI (96KHZ 24BIT | 739.8MB | 164 FILES | META DATA)
SCIFI ATMOS (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.32GB | 30 FILES | 38MIN | STEREO | META DATA)
Industrial Terror – Hits & Transitions (96KHZ 24BIT | 804.5MB | 145 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
Industrial Terror – Textures (96KHZ 24BIT | 731.1MB | 66 FILES | STEREO | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY | META DATA)
Industrial Terror (96KHZ 24BIT | 690MB | 210 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
DARKSCAPES (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.24GB | 30 FILES | 35MIN | STEREO | META DATA)
MicroBots (96-192KHZ 24BIT | 187.7MB | 293 FILES | STEREO + MONO | META DATA)
IN MOTION (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.59GB | 40 FILES | META DATA)
CYBERSPHERE (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.14GB | 340 FILES | META DATA)
BLOODBATH (96-192KHZ 24BIT | 959.9MB | 360 FILES | META DATA)
GHOSTLY AIR (96KHZ 24BIT | 311.9MB | 33 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
SCI-FI MECHANICS (96KHZ 24BIT | 636.6MB | 301 FILES | META DATA)
SYNTHASSAULT (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.18GB | 320 FILES | META DATA)
BONE BREAKS (192KHZ 24BIT | 56.1MB | 57 FILES | META DATA)
HI-TECH ELEMENTS (96KHZ 24BIT | 25.2MB |35 FILES | META DATA)
MONSTRUM (96KHZ 24BIT | 38.1MB | 38 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
RESOSCAPES (48KHZ24BIT | 235.5MB | 10 FILES | 13M30S | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
EERIE LFE PULSE (48KHZ 24BIT | 47.71MB | 5 FILES | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
Haunted Doors [DESIGNED & SOURCE] (96-192KHZ 24BIT | 420MB | 209 FILES | MONO&STEREO | META DATA)
Books Alive (192KHZ 24BIT | 488.4MB | 434 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Point and Shoot (96KHZ 24BIT | 94.3MB | 200 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Kitchen Foley (96KHZ 24BIT | 240MB | 241 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Mediterránia (96KHZ 24BIT | 2.18GB | 30 FILES | 62 MINUTES | META DATA)
Tactical Backpack (96KHZ 24BIT | 42.4MB | 72 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Back Alley Rain (192KHZ 24BIT | 1.1GB | 20 FILES | STEREO | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
Just Coins (192KHZ 24BIT | 289.2MB | 287 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Old Drawers (192KHZ 24BIT | 209.35MB | 151 FILES | MONO | META DATA)
Along The Grid (48KHZ 24BIT | 321MB | 8 THEMES | 54 LOOPS | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
SynthRunner (96KHZ 24BIT | 107.5MB | 3 FILES 1 MIN EACH | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
DIGITAL ILLUSIONS (48KHZ 24BIT | 313MB | 5 THEMES | 35 FILES | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
INFECTED (48KHZ 24BIT | 44.1MB | 1 THEMES | 10 LOOPS 14s EACH | META DATA | LOOPS SEAMLESSLY)
STEPS: Dirt & Gravel (96KHZ 24BIT | 120.5MB | 96 FILES | MONO + STEREO | META DATA)
WASHER (96KHZ 24BIT | 2GB | 121 FILES | MONO + STEREO | 56m 35s | META DATA)
Empty City Rain (96KHZ 24BIT | 437MB | 12 FILES | STEREO | META DATA)
Costal Spain (96KHZ 24BIT | 2.57GB | 21 FILES | STEREO | 74m 04s | META DATA)
Point and Shoot Fuji Cam (192KHZ 24BIT | 357MB | 346 FILES | META DATA)
Abstract Guns (96KHZ 24BIT | 86MB | 165 FILES | META DATA)
Shattering Bricks (192KHZ 24BIT | 647MB | 232FILES | META DATA)
Rocky Impacts (192KHZ 24BIT | 647MB | 262FILES | META DATA)
Glitchy Circuits (96KHZ 24BIT | 613MB | 220FILES | META DATA)
STEPS: Dry Grass & Shrubs (192KHZ 24BIT | 202MB | 226FILES | META DATA)
Ancient Sea Ruins (192KHZ 24BIT | 3.7GB | 10FILES | META DATA)
Foundation Series SCI-FI 2 (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.1GB | 627FILES | META DATA)
Mini Printer (192KHZ 24BIT | 328MB | 178FILES | META DATA)
NanoTech (96KHZ 24BIT | 180MB | 226FILES | META DATA)
Back Alley Rain II (192KHZ 24BIT | 1.1GB | 12FILES | META DATA)
Phone Foley (192KHZ 24BIT | 85MB | 76FILES | META DATA)
Windy Hill (192KHZ 24BIT | 1.7GB | 8FILES | META DATA)
Magic Metal (96KHZ 24BIT | 1.1GB | 160FILES | META DATA)
Lethal Blow (96-192KHZ 24BIT | 0.5GB | 983FILES | META DATA)
Rain Designer (96-192KHZ 24BIT | 7GB | 396FILES | META DATA)
Sci-fi Gunnery (96KHZ 24BIT | 404MB | 580FILES | META DATA)
Bullet Bys & Impacts (96KHZ 24BIT | 3.7GB | 130FILES | META DATA)
Timeless SLR’s (192KHZ 24BIT | 2.12GB | 1392FILES | META DATA)
Mechanical Morphs & Mutationss (96KHZ 24BIT | 1GB | 336FILES | META DATA)
SCIFI PASS BY [DESIGNER SRIES] (96KHZ 24BIT | 6.8GB | 742FILES | META DATA)
WATER IN MOTION, AS PURE AND NATURAL AS IT GETS
This collection contains 121 beautiful recordings of stream, river, and waterfall sounds with close and distant perspectives. Dig into more than 3 hours of high quality material to find the perfect water sound.
ANY SOUND WATER CAN MAKE
No matter if you’re searching for trickles, babbles, gurgles, glugs, roars, splashes, surges, swishes, booms or some gentle water SFX, you’ll find it in this great and well-selected collection. This library offers a complete kit to produce whatever stream, river, or waterfall sounds you may need.
This Library is also part of The Complete Quiet Planet Bundle.Libraries from Quiet Planet are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
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.
GAF SFX04 Liquids is a sound effects library dedicated to water sounds.
This library gets you the sounds of geysers – all recorded as close as humanly possible to the geysers of Yellowstone National Park. A total of 75 whooshy, bubbly, watery sounds are included.
Yellowstone National Park, this library transports the listener to someplace far away from Earth – although sounds represent the primal geological processes of our beautiful planet.
Whether you are designing for daunting underground environments or films somewhere else in our solar system, draw from the rich sonic details in this collection and fill your fictional realm with uniqueness and character – all in incredibly immersive 3D SURROUND!
IDEAL CONDITIONS – EXCELLENT QUALITY
GEOTHERMAL was recorded at night in order to eliminate bird, tourism and transport noises.
The result is a pristine, authentic toolkit with which to sketch out, layer and shape environments and products of your imagination (or project briefing).
EARTHLY, YET ALIEN
GEOTHERMAL grants a sonic glimpse at the massive, seething processes continuously happening deep inside Mother Earth. Hostile underground environments, hellish scenes or extraterrestrial landscapes come to mind when immersing yourself in the sound.
This library is a true asset in the hands of the creative: Bring the unusual to life and embellish your designs with the almost uncanny details of the audio material available in GEOTHERMAL.
INCLUDING STEREO VERSION
In addition to the ORTF-3D files, the 3D SURROUND edition also contains all files in 2.0 stereo for your convenience to save time on unnecessary conversions. Instead, you can instantly use these great new sounds for all your projects that don’t require surround sound.
Size: 15+ GB; 20+ GB (incl. Stereo version)
Content Info: PDF + XLS
Format WAV – 24bit – 96kHz / Windows + Mac
Track Layout Lo: L • R • Ls • Rs; Hi: Lh • Rh • LSh • RSh
SAME QUALITY, SAME CONTENT
You don’t want to miss the excellent GEOTHERMAL source recordings, but don’t necessarily require the surround version? We offer the same recordings in the same quality in our stereo version at a lower price.
Size: 4+ GB
Content Info: PDF + XLS
Format: WAV – 24bit – 96kHz / Windows + Mac
– A Wet North Minilibrary
Originally shipped as a bonus library with “Wet North“(a comprehensive library including waves, rivers, streams, waterfalls and weather), Geothermal is a small library including bubbling mud pits, steam and geyser eruptions. All recordings are captured at the famous and much-visited geothermal geyser Strokkur in Selfoss, Iceland.
A sound library powered by Earth’s molten interior
This library contains boiling mud pits, blasting steam vents, a geothermal power station and delicate trickles of running water all recorded from multiple perspectives. The library was edited down to be compact with the game audio designer in mind. The recordings were captured with Sennheiser MKH8040s and a MKH8060 so both stereo ORTF and a more direct mono image are available.
HARBOR & INDUSTRIAL consists of authentic industrial ambiences, one third of which capture sites close to the water. Almost all files are loopable; every sound is ready-to-use and recorded to sit well within your mix. An accessible, yet highly flexible toolkit for you to create signature locations with ease.
This collection features a large variety of places to explore – both indoor and outdoor, busy and desolate, organic and constructed. HARBOR & INDUSTRIAL also offers a series of isolated components to assemble just the environment you envision with multiple layers and sources of sound. Especially game environments profit from the diverse palette of sounds available to give each area its own distinct character.
THE SOUND OF SIZE
In HARBOR & INDUSTRIAL you have access to massive mechanical constructs with enough body to set up huge, incredible acoustic scenes. Without sounding intrusive these metallic beasts blend smoothly into their surroundings at just the right proximity and volume.
Harbours Of Norway sound library features 25 files with ambients recorded in Myre, Sto and Nyksund, very small towns with direct access to the sea. Most of the sound effects were recorded at night, but since it’s a polar day time of the year, it was very pleasurable to walk and look for convenient places to set up my gear. Everything was recorded with an ORTF setup built from two Sennheisers MKH 8040.
Inside this library, you’ll find a lot of seagulls, waves crushing on the rocks and plants, windy ambients from the cliff, industrial sound from port in Myre with ship unloading the cargo, walla with steam engine boats and additional sounds from the boat engine market, and air cooling aggregates from food containers.
Every file was recorded in 96kHz, edited (I removed any unintentional bumps, pops and unwanted sounds). I limited EQing to removing harsh frequencies, or enhancing a little bit the good sounding ones. At the end of the chain there is a small compression, for louder sounds.
OVER 5 HOURS OF UNIQUE BIOME RECORDINGS
This library includes 40 species vocalizations (including the Hawaiian Crow, now extinct in the wild) and 105 ambiences which are conveniently divided into coastal and Up-Island, as well as day and night, to simplify workflow.
VIVID AND INCREDIBLY MULTI-FACETED
Use this comprehensive SFX toolbox to design stunning nature scenarios with extremely manifold and vivid exotic wildlife. No matter if you’re searching for thundering, wave-swept boulder beaches, birdsong-rich tropical forests, a fascinating symphony of thousands of animals during the day or some super-interesting and exotic “conversations” at night, it’s all available in this pack.
This Library is also part of The Complete Quiet Planet Bundle.Libraries from Quiet Planet are covered by a special EULA - read it here.
Have you ever wanted waterfall recordings with character, and texture, as opposed to hours of white noise?
Discover the roaring sound of a hidden waterfall, crashing on jagged rocks, pure ice-cold mountain water permeating the air.
The waterfall, hidden in the Carpathian mountains, is small enough that it still has texture and movement, whilst retaining that unmistakable roaring sound.
Recorded from different perspectives, distances and angles, over an hour and a half of recordings have been edited down to just over 11 minutes of audio at 24bit/96kHz, containing the essence of the waterfall.
The files are tagged with rich SoundMiner metadata, explaining in detail the perspective from which each sound was recorded.
There’s nothing better than a nice long soak in a Jacuzzi hot tub… This library will instantly place you right in the middle of a beautiful oasis of warm bubbling water and massaging bubble jets. All sounds are cut into perfectly seamless loops and provided in both .wav and .mp3 to make your use of this library as easy as a trip to the spa!
These loops make it easy to drop the files into any game development software or to easily support props in a film/tv project.
Music is only heard in the demo, not in the actual footage.
Other libraries that pair well:
1000 Winds Project (Farts.) [The Original]
Everyone farts… and some people do it in the hot tub! CAUTION: This library contains the HIGHEST resolution fart winds that exist on this side of the internet… Well, let’s be real, all sides of the internet!
Chicago – Environmental & Transportation Ambiences
Depending on the needs of your project, you might just find that you need additional environmental ambiences, which are covered in this library! Recorded in high resolution, this library will put you right in the virtual seat of the city of neighborhoods!
PWC – Jet Ski – Sea Doo | Volume 1 & 2
More sounds in the world of water! Ultra-high resolution Sea Doo recordings utilizing on-board microphone techniques, from multiple perspectives (driver perspective (mid-side, exhaust perspective & engine perspective).
‘Household Water’ by Badlands Sound includes 86 high-quality water sounds found throughout the home that will be great for your projects. Hear the flowing sounds of water from kitchen and bathroom sinks, bathtubs, small and large fountains, drains, and much more.
This library was recorded by Sound Devices 702t with a RODE NTG3 microphone in 96k / 24bit.
HYDRO CONTACT brings you 273 audio files recorded with a contact mic and a hydrophone over the course of a year, in order to get you covered for any kind of underwater scene, in the outer space, for pitch shifting, time stretching or to add a weird tone to your soundscape.
Recorded at 96 kHz and 24 bits, this collection provides underwater motion, waves, bubbles, impacts, hits, hums, buzzes, car foley, rumbles, bouncing, dripping water, dragging items, blasts, switches, engines, underwater screams, exotic musical instruments and many more sounds, ideal to take your sound design imagination a step further.
All files are metadata tagged and named.
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.
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