Foley sound effects collections featuring everyday objects, movement and common, useful sounds
Discover the obscure sounds of 24 film cameras designed between the 1930s and 1970s. Carefully organised into 159 files, the 20th Century Cameras library offers over 3900+ sounds recorded at pristine 24bit/96kHz, thus allowing you to not only use the mechanical sounds of the cameras for their intended purpose, but also for sound design.
In order to help you navigate through the plethora of sounds available, rich SoundMiner metadata has been carefully crafted in order to describe the sounds as simply as possible, using multiple keywords and terms, where needed.
The library contains mostly mechanical sounds, such as the sound of shutter release at different shutter speeds, knobs, latches, wheels, and more, in addition to some Foley sounds as well. Due to the age of the cameras, most of the shutter release sounds have slight variations between them, even at the same shutter speed.
An update for the library is on its way, which will include the sound of a few different types of camera film being unwrapped, handled and installed into cameras. The update will be free for the people that have already purchased the library.
The library also comes with a free eBook which can be viewed and downloaded here.
In addition to the SoundMiner metadata sheet down below, the eBook provides information as to how older cameras work, and more details as to how each of the cameras recorded for the library work. The book goes into a fair bit of detail as to what sounds each camera offers, without getting too technical.
If you would like to hear more, here is a slightly extended version of the video preview:
A hand-picked collection of two hundred and twenty two sound effects – previously gathered and distributed over the year via a subscription system from Immersive FX called the Dollar Deals. Now you can get them all in one complete collection.
Features everything from crowds, birds, clocks, insects, fireworks to ferries, trains and much more.
Here you´ll get 365 sound effects in one big package: You get all kind of SFX, ambiences, Foley sounds, music loops, stingers, audio logos, impacts, shots, hits, swishes, swooshes, shots, breaks, debris … and a lot other strange sounds for your next media projects.
Finding the right door sound can be a pain, thus Abandoned Doors was recorded with that need in mind.
All the 1400+ sounds were recorded in abandoned mansions and houses with unique sonic characteristics, in stereo, usually from two perspectives (inside the room and in the hallway), allowing you a great deal of choice and offering sonic diversity.
Additionally, splitting the stereo tracks into mono will give you two more slightly different perspectives on each sound.
The Abandoned Doors library offers a multitude of door recordings, ranging from heavy wooden doors found in turn of the century mansions to cheap old doors in an abandoned warehouse, being opened, closed, slammed, knocked on, kicked, banged on, and even hit with a bat.
Whilst most door libraries simply name files ‘door open 01’, etc, Abandoned Doors has been carefully tagged with rich SoundMiner metadata and multiple keywords, giving you a clearer image of what a file contains just by reading the title. For more information on what kinds of sounds are present in the library, feel free to consult the metadata file down below.
Also, if you’d like to know more about how I recorded this library, read my blog post here.
Buy Abandoned Doors today and augment your sonic toolbox with over 1400+ door related sound effects, recorded at 24bit/96kHz in unique and inaccessible locations.
Comprised of three action packed libraries, this bundle includes HERO, BROKEN, and MELEE. Save by bundling all three in a single library.
This collection started as a mic test and turned into a library. What is unique about the collection is that the phone was taken apart so you get each individual element as clean as possible. It was recorded with shotgun mics, a TLM 103 to see how it sounded with something other than dialogue, and a Cold Gold contact mic at 96 khz, which was the biggest surprise as it sounds like a high definition retro mic when placed on the back of the phone's rotary dial. Skip the antique hunt and listen to these vintage sounds.
While straying through several antiques shops and flea markets I unveiled a lot of very interesting and organic sounds with character. Sounds that only prop up with plenty years of service can do.
So this library is a versatile and composite collection of all those squeaky, creaky, rusty sounds with a lot of personality.
Here you will find all the little vintage sonic gems.
From mechanical cameras and rusty coffee mills, over-jammed drawers, doors and locks, to sewing machines, typewriters and malfunctioning projectors. You get over 1000+ready to use sounds. All painstakingly edited, cleaned and decently named for you.
All source sounds were recorded with Sonosax SX-R4+ with a Sennheiser MKH8050+MKH30 M/S rig, a Sound Devices MixPre-6 + MKH8060 and a Sony PCM-D100. All sounds come with embedded Metadata.
This library is all about picking stuff up and putting it down, whilst you rub your beard, pop pills and type with your toes. It's a collection of foley sounds that we always seem to need, but often can't find. Each track includes multiple movements of the object in question. The recordings are mono and unprocessed, so they sound natural and can be easily placed in your stereo field.
All tracks recorded with a Sennheiser 416 microphone, through a Buzz Audio – Elixer preamp.
The Armour Pack 01: Humanoid contains over 45 minutes (250 files) of nothing but high quality medieval types of armour movement actions for an humanoid entity.
The assets have been designed for use with computer game media that demands high asset variations, however this pack is suited for all forms of audio media.
The included basic construction kit / original recordings enables further armour details to be created for more granular focus.
All assets have been recorded & produced at 96kHz/24bit.
Included in this pack:
Get ready to get back to school – in sound. This library contains more than 350 files and over 1.500 high definition sounds.
• The backpack, pens, pencils, iron ruler, the blackboard & chalk
• Different types of files, folders, books and binders
• The staplers, scotch, scissors, eraser and many other things
All the recordings are captured at 24Bit/96KHz, and include Soundminer metadata.
The Bag Foley Library offers you a nice palette of everyday bag sounds from: Four different backpacks, three kinds of shoulder bags, a duffel sports bag, two camera bags, a ukulele case, a canvas bag, a purse, a wallet, a rack case and the sound of an Imac unboxing.
All files contain variations of the performance. The sounds are recorded in a quiet room with a Neumann KM185 through a UA Apollo preamp.
This library is a collection of balls bouncing off different surfaces, inside and outside. We can generally find sports being played but not the clean sound of the ball used. We have included unique sounding balls such as a toddlers play ball and a Yoga ball for that really specific sound.
A full version of Edward Ultimate SUITE is required to use this product.
• 14 800 additional Foley sounds in high quality @ 24Bit, 48 kHz
• 27 new combinations of shoes and surfaces
• 2 new Shoes
• 4 new Surfaces
Clean Concrete • Sand • Mud• Leaves
Barefoot • Sandals
Extremely Slow Walk • Medium Slow Walk • Walk • Jog • Run • Stairs Slow • Stairs Fast • Stomp • Land • Scuff • Scrape 1 • Scrape 2 • Scrape 3
Sennheiser MKH 416
Neumann KMR 81i
The Bars & Restaurants SFX library delivers 167 sounds including ice, kegs, kitchen pots, glass stacking, food preparation and more. Ambiences from places like bars, cafeterias, diners, restaurants, burger joints, and even a German beer hall are also included.
Basketball Game Ultra is a huge sound effects library for, well, basketball. It includes both an international match field recording (with over 5,000 people attending the game) and isolated sounds of backboard hoops, basket swish nets, metal bars, shoe squeaks and dribbles on various hard surfaces, as well as other related sounds – all performed by a professional basketball player in indoor and outdoor courts as well as inside the studio.
Οur aim with this collection is to give you choices to:
Airborne Sound's Bathroom sound effects library offers 170 field recordings captured only in restrooms, washrooms, and bathrooms.
It includes the classic clips: toilet flushes, showers, taps, and drains. There is a wide selection of grooming Foley: washing, brushing teeth, and cleaning. There are gadgets such as razors, hair dryers, clippers, and plungers. Faucets, shaving cream, soap dispensers and others round out this 2.21 gig collection.
Beer & Whiskey Commercials is a library we put together after finding ourselves designing a number of commercials that all shared a similar theme. This library is a good time saver when time isn’t on your side, but is also a great way to create a base to work off.
There is a mixture of design and clean foley tracks to fit any style of commercial with all the variations we find most useful. All audio was recorded using a Senheisser MKH60 and the Avedia MA5 500.
Need bicycle sound effects? This SFX library delivers more than 650 bike sounds in 125 files, covering everything from cycle gears, chains, crankset, spokes, brakes, the saddle, gearbox, bells, bicycle pumps and valves – and of course lots of wheel sounds, spinning at various speeds.
It also features outdoor ambiences of cycling, bike passes, skids and even some falls.
Now you don’t have to kill anyone to get these types of sounds! No more mafia boss interactions, No need to arrange meetings with your hitman, No need to lure unsuspecting victims to your recording location!
The Body Pack 01: Humanoid contains over 80 minutes (554 files) of high quality body falls, impacts & lands on multiple surface types.
The assets have been designed for use with computer game media that demands high asset variations, however this pack is suited for all forms of audio media.
The included basic construction kit / original recordings enables further body fall details to be created for more granular focus.
All assets have been recorded & produced at 96kHz/24bit.
Included in this pack:
Bodyfall is an exhaustive multi-volume sound library, designed in collaboration with prize-winning French Foley artist Florian Fabre, and recorded in the famous Hiventy foley studio.
Each volume features 2 different falling surfaces. On each of them, sounds of different parts of the human body:
Chest (simulated with 4 textures of distinct densities, labeled M1,M2,M3 and M4), feet, knees, and hands, have been separated.
All recordings were made from 3 distances (close, mid, distant) with 3 strength levels (hard, medium, soft). Finally, this huge toolbox provides you with infinite combinations to make your own and unique bodyfalls.
87 recordings of books and magazines in various sizes and weights, having their pages turned and flipped, being slammed shut, moved around on shelves and more.
Recorded in 2017 with a stereo shotgun microphone. All sounds are arranged into 4 categories, according to the nature of the recording: Pages, Shelf, Shut and Table.
All sounds were recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96Khz resolution and mastered to broadcast quality, with only the best final sounds selected for this collection. Each audio file includes embedded meta-data.
Books Alive is a collection of 434 carefully recorded and mastered book sound effects.
Turning pages, set downs, pick ups, drops, opens, closes, flipping pages, handling, sliding across and more!
All audio files have been recorded at superb 192KHZ 24BIT, multiple mic positions to capture
all the wonderful details such as cracking book bindings, handling of fabric and leather covers etc
All files come with rich and detailed Soundminer’s metadata.
BOOK 0 XS Paperback, 506 pages, thin recycled paper
BOOK 1 S Paperback, 62pages, med-thick silk paper
BOOK 2 M Hardback thick gloss finish, 508 pages, thin recycled paper
BOOK 3 L Paperback, 206pages, old, thin carbon-paper like pages
BOOK 4 XL Hardback thick fabric finish, 900 pages, thick uncoated pages
BOOK 5 XXL Paperback, 860pages, med-thick uncoated pages
BOOK 6 3XL Hardback thick fabric finish, 1800 pages, thin papyrus-like pages
BOOK 7 4XL Hardback thick leather finish, 650 pages, thick, coated silk pages
BOOK 8 5XL Hardback thick faux leather finish, 850 pages, thin coated, gloss, silk pages
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH 8060
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, iZotope RX (mildly).
This sound collection includes 86 HD recordings of cardboard boxes being abused and destroyed in every way imaginable.
We kicked, dropped, stabbed, cut, sawed, punched, crushed and totally abused boxes of multiple sizes and types.
All sounds are organised into folders corresponding to the type of abuse inflicted. Recorded with a stereo shotgun microphone at 24-bit 96kHz. All files include embedded meta tags.
Box Abuse II is a sequel collection to the original Box Abuse sound pack, with even more aggressive cuts, punches, kicks and drops, inflicted on a whole new batch of cardboard boxes.
And yes, multiple boxes were harmed during the recording of this project!
All sounds recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data and accompanying spreadsheet.
A collection of rending, snapping, and striking bamboo SFX + some extra added goodies.
This collection features a wide assortment of FX derived from that classic Japanese soda, ramune. By controlling how the drink is opened, a veritable cornucopia of sonic clay is unleashed. With its unique design and composition of materials, the ramune bottle creates a timbre all its own. Glass, soft plastics, bits of aluminum, and the carbonated soda interact in unique ways. Layer these sounds into impacts, slides, scrapes, openings, divisions, and any other effect where a dynamic high end transient is required.
Soon to be a new go-to library in your collection. Drink up!
We here at Sonner Sound have collected a wide range of buttons, switches handling noises, cranks and dials, both old and new. There’s over 500 sounds collected in 68 files, so something here for everyone! Regular household buttons such as light switches and computer mice and some more experimental in steampunk style. They’re recorded at 96 kHz and 48 kHz at 24 Bit (both Stereo and Mono) with rich meta data. Recorded with Sennheiser MKH50 and DPA 4017.
This new library gets you a huge collection of all kinds of Buttons, Switches, Knobs, Levers, Sliders – that were pushed hard (and soft).
From small buttons, small mechanics to big levers of different materials.
Perfectly cleaned and edited for direct use.
Whenever there is something to be pushed, pressed, released, hit, clicked, pulled – you’ll find the sounds to go with it here.
All sounds are delivered as BWF tagged, 24Bit / 96kHz wav-files
“Call Me!” is a collection of over 50 original, royalty-free cell phone ringtones for when you need to pick up and answer the call. These are relatively simple ding a ling’s that aren’t gonna call any more attention to themselves than needed. So they’ll sit in your tracks just right, and with some uniquely creative file names you’ll always remember your favourites to come back to while you’re cutting.
This library consists of two different sessions where we dropped cars from a crane onto other cars and onto the ground. The first session contains lots of windows being smashed and sounds of car body debris from two hanging cars scratching against each other. During this session, microphones were positioned inside the vehicles as they were dropped from the crane as well. The left side of the onboard recorder comes and goes, but we decided to leave it in the library since it has some very nice bits in it.
‘Carpet Footwork’ by Badlands Sound includes 40 high-quality footsteps, scrapes, scuffs, jumps audio files perfect for your projects. The library features two different types of shoes on two different surfaces both hard carpet and soft carpet.
Finally! A replacement for those overused cartoon sound effects from the 80s. This library comes with more than 2000 freshly recorded cartoony sound effects, created by experienced animation sound designers Marie Doyeux & Arnaud Roy.
The Cartoon Materials SFX library contains everything from balloons, creaks, squeaks, skids, springs and slide whistles to toys, boings, pops, gurgles, crazy impacts – and much more!
Sounds for the Castles library were collected in four castles – museums (medieval, renaissance and baroque) in southern Poland. My intention was to record sounds of old doors, furniture and every interesting prop I could find, in authentic acoustic environment. Some of the spaces were very reverberant, some just have a bit of ambience, but all are authentic and add specific colouration to sounds. Also, part of the sounds was recorded outside.
As always, visiting those places, I found many interesting characterful objects – most of them are heavy wooden or metal. So expect a lot of creaks and squeaks. Where I could, I recorded variations and versions from different POVs.
Another important part of the library are Background Activities.
Editing sound for films, I always find myself in need for adding some background life to scenes. We all love great foley, but having isolated background activities recorded in real spaces adds another level of realism. So wherever I found interesting spaces, we performed some activities and movements on old stone or wooden floors.
It’s not supposed to substitute foley, syncing it step by step. But it will help to create separate layer of atmospheres.
We also found medieval Torture Chamber, which inspired us to record some of the tools, distant movements of chains etc. but also some screams, all with real dungeon reverb.
Objects and activities include:
A chest • chain • crate • door • floor • footsteps • handle • locks • metal objects • movement • stone • tool • trapdoor • window • wooden objects
Doors – 145 files • BG Activities – 49 files • Props – 20 files • Furniture – 16 files • Screams – 12 files
Get an footstep SFX pack with professionally recorded civilian male footsteps (in casual boots) on 8 different surface types: Concrete (asphalt or stone), wood, water, metal surfaces, ground, grass, gravel and snow.
Each surface type includes the following footstep sounds: walking, running, stealthy crouched movement.
Each movement type contents five separated footstep sounds (one step per WAV file).
The Cloth sound effects library is dedicated to cloth and textile movement sound effects.
It features a wide range of different materials being handled, such as backpacks, pillows, sheets, leather belts and jackets, table cloths, shirts, canvases, gloves, rain jackets, chinos, jeans, pullovers and much more.
The Cloth SFX library was recorded using a highly sensitive Sennheiser MKH8040 microphone and a Sounddevices 702t recorder with ultra low noise preamps, to capture the sometimes subtle nuances these materials produce.
Take advantage of 891 MB of high-quality recordings of clothing foley for your latest foley project. Recorded with a Sennheiser MKH-416 and a DPA 4062, this library contains a superb selection of various materials, from denim jeans to wool jackets and more.
Works great with Reformer Pro but if you don’t own the plugin, you can still purchase and use the sounds in this pack separately.
Clothing Foley HD is a collection of four different outfits performing walking Foley at various speeds without shoes. Also included are various body pats, buttons, zippers, and cloth sounds like shifting, reaching, rubbing, and pocket sounds.
Clothing Foley HD highlights:OUTFITS:
Jeans + T-shirt
Khakis + Button Down Shirt
Suit + Tie (suit pants, suit coat, button down shirt, necktie)
Snow Pants + Winter Coat
Walking Foley – without shoe sounds, various speeds for each outfit
Material Sounds – reaching, shifting, rubbing
Pockets – hands going in and out, rustling around, inserting and removing cell phone
Body Pats – various strengths on each material, on belly, legs, back, arms
Zippers – jeans, khakis, suit pants, winter coat
Buttons – suit coat, winter coat, button down shirt
Tie Sounds – tying, untying, adjusting
This library is a collection of cloth and sponge sounds on various surfaces at varying degrees of wetness. It’s a collection of Foley sounds that we always seem to need, but often can’t find. Each track includes multiple movements and surfaces. The recordings are mono and unprocessed, so they sound natural and can be easily placed in your stereo field.
All tracks recorded with a Neumann KMR81 microphone.
Coffee Shop features the acoustical surroundings of a cosy bar in the Old Town of a central European city. The full version of the library encompasses a complete day at the bar and is suitable for all kinds of appropriate sceneries as well as source material for elevated sound design (coffee machine, grinder, pouring liquids etc.).
The material contains various activities of waitress and cleaning persons that arrive in the early morning to prepare the bar for opening. Furthermore several long takes of the typical coffee shop athmosphere of chatting and laughing guests at different times of the day are included.
All relevant waitress activities are recorded from at least two different spots so that the desired sound is available as close-up or with the characteristic ambience of a coffee shop. The library is rounded off with steady room tones of fridges and ventilation taken at night. For detailed description of included material please check the metadata sheets.
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