Everyday household Foley sound effects – doors, furniture, kitchen and bathroom 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This sound library contains a multitude of coins on different surfaces with a wide variety of performances. The coins come from different countries and some are no longer minted. I also used heavy centenary coins to simulate old world coins for your gaming audio needs.
All content was recorded using high-quality, professional equipment – Neumann KMR81i and Sound Devices. All files were recorded at: 24bit, 96 kHz in an acoustically treated room. Meta Data is also included.
A collection of hunger-inducing sounds of cooking: Includes sounds of frying, boiling, pouring, stirring, whisking and many more sounds from the kitchen.
New cooking sound effects have been added to the library, bringing the total number of sound files to 332, for more than 400 sounds!
This library is a collection of various curtains and blind sounds. For both curtains and blinds, we recorded various materials mounted in a number of ways for a diverse, well rounded selection of unique sounding effects for an often generalized household sound.Each track includes multiple movements. The recordings are mono and unprocessed, so they sound natural and can be easily placed in your stereo field.
All tracks recorded on the Zoom H5 using the Neumann KMR81
Daily Doors brings you 147 household doors (those ones present in every project) opening and closing, recorded simultaneously from a close and a distant perspective. One of the main problems with doors is that they tend to sound “too close”. A door will sound different depending on where the microphone is placed. By using two different mics, we tried to achieve that goal and match the camera point of view.
Close perspective is around 50 centimeters far away from the source, whereas the distant one is around 2-3 meters far away, depending on the room size.
Distant perspective is in M/S. Both M/S Decoded and RAW are included in the library, so you can play with it as you please: using only the close one, using both close and distant, using just the distant one, decoding it to mono, wider… The list is endless.
Unless it wasn’t possible due to the nature of the sound, all sounds were recorded in two different intensities: Hard and Soft. Each file contains at least 3 different takes opening and closing, making a total of more than 1400 door sounds.
Some other actions, apart from opening and closing, have been also included, such as knocking on doors, slamming, forcing handles, locking and unlocking doors, door chains and latches.
All files are in 96 kHz/24 bit and meta-tagged, both in Soundminer and BWAV.
Close Perspective: Sennheiser 8050, Sennheiser 416
Distant Perspective: Sennheiser 418, AKG CK93 & 94, Zoom H2n
Recorders: Zoom F8, Sound Devices 633
Front Door, Kitchen, Living Room, Bathroom, Bedrooms, Hallway, Backyard, Terrace, Fridges, Freezers, Ovens, Windows, Wardrobes, Washing Machine, Cabinets, Drawers, Microwaves, Dryer, Dishwasher, Squeaky Knobs, Latches, Door Chains, Wooden Doors, Sliding Doors.
Designed Plastic is about the sounds that everyday plastic items can make, when magnified and experimented with through layering, morphing and spectral shifting. It features special sound effects, evolving textures, glitches and more.
Recorded with a Sennheiser MKH416 through Studio Projects VTB1 tube preamp.
• 148 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
• 121 Elements
• 17 Evolutions
• 10 Source Recordings
The DIAL IT Collection collection is divided into three packs (and is available in a bundle too):
On the look out for a dial/rotary phone or a gear rotation for a robot? DIAL IT_Pack 01 is just a pitch bend away! In this pack are pick ups, hand ups, slams, detaching cable, dialing 0-9 at multiple speeds, various buttons on the phone and base, and more! Pack 01 contains over 1738 Sounds recorded over two different microphones, or over 869 takes per microphone all bundled in a total of 78 files. Pack 01 was recorded at 96 kHZ, 24 Bit using the Sennheiser MKH60 and the Rode NT5. Exported mono .wav files.
Hey there! DIAL IT_Pack 02 here. I include sound files of a Dial/Rotary phone that is meant to hang vertically. I am filled with variation of pick ups, hand ups, slams, shaking, rattling, dialing 0-9 at multiple speeds, various buttons and switches on the phone and base, and more! I top over 1998 sounds recorded using two microphones, or 999 sounds per one microphone. I am packaged in a total of 96 sound files recorded at 96 kHZ, 24 Bit using the Sennheiser MKH60 and Sennheiser MKH8050 microphones. Exported mono .wav files.
All sounds are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead. Also available in a bundle combining all three packs – at a nice discount.
From wooden doors to Japanese Shoji sliding doors – this bundle contains various kinds of door actions such as opening, closing, sliding and so on.
Also other household sounds are included such as curtains, key chains, wardrobes, kitchen cabinets, refrigerators, rice cookers etc.
Need the sound of items being dropped?
This library gets you the sounds of ballpoint pens, cables, cake servers, cans, candy, cardboard boxes, empty and full plastic bottles, lighters, magazines, oranges, plastic caps, plastic pieces, remote controls, scissors, slippers, small glass bottles, small packages, small plastic boxes, plastic bottles, smartphones, teaspoons, wooden board and wooden logs being dropped onto various surfaces (such as concrete, thick carpet, carpeted floor, laminate, tiles).
The sound profile of a household espresso machine.
Various foley movement as well as every mechanical process this machine has to offer.
All recorded using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Sennheiser MKH 8020 at 24bit/96khz.
This sound library has a variety of sounds and activities that come from most household bathrooms. It includes sounds of showers, sinks filling and draining, medicine cabinet items, bottles of pills, brushing hair, spraying hairspray, clipping nails, toilets flushing, lotion, cloth towels, washing hands, etc. Each track is a 2-channel stereo recording from a Mid-side mic setup from two Schoeps CMC 5Us with MK8 and MK4 capsules fed into a Sound Devices 744T.
This sound effects library encompasses basics kitchen elements, objects and actions
• Veggies chopping, slicing, manipulating
• various appliances such as microwave, oven, fridge, toaster
• pan and pots actions and frying sizzle
• various container manipulations, open and close
• water, juice, wine, utensils, dishes, cereals grains, paper, cardboard, plastic
'Fans Light Machines' is a collection of different mechanical fan and electrical sounds recorded over the last 10 years. Presented in this library are interesting machine hums and buzzes from air conditioners, vents, vending machines, heating fans, light strips, washing machines, steam engines, and more. It also includes the creator's favorite – the ping of a light turning on that was recorded in the bathroom of Bugbear Studios in 2009. To flesh out your industrial buildings with distinct and detailed sounds of lighting and appliances, this is the one you want.
This library features 200 professionally recorded foley sounds, created by some of the worlds most respected foley artists. These sounds are all hand-picked from Sound Ideas Ultimate Foley and General HD 1 & 2 sound effects libraries. Included are footsteps, food sounds, household sounds, doors, cabinets, clothes, fabric, scissors, zippers, chains, balloons and much more!
This is a large foley library with almost 700 recordings of every day props that can be applied to the types of scenes we design all the time. Sounds included are movements like writing, impacts, handling and sliding; surfaces such as wood, cloth, water, metal and skin; and props like cigarettes, glasses, vacuums, doors, flask, mattresses, car doors and more! All sounds were professionally recorded by a Foley artist on a Foley stage, and the recordings are kept raw. Enjoy!
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.
Tired of those same old door knobs and hinge squeaks that you hear in every single game, film and TV show? Well, Gateway aims to remedy that issue while providing you with a brand new palette of sounds.
Gateway comes packed with doors, doors and more doors! Low end, high end, slow horror creaks and squeaks, huge slams and impacts, tiny compartment doors.
The Gateway family now includes the just-released Gateway Part 3, with more than 1400 new sounds.
Doors, gates, overhead rollups, cabinets, closets, drawers, garage doors, fireplaces, sheds, you name it!
Latches and knobs, wrought iron and chain link! Metal, wood, glass and MORE! All of these doors were acoustically captured in the real world. You won’t find anything synthesized here!
Did we mention doors? Yeah, Gateway has those too.
Gateway Part 1 features 675 files, 1200+ sounds
Gateway Part 2 features 365 files, 600+ sounds
Gateway Part 3 features 772 files, 1400+ sounds
The Gateway 1-3 Bundle features 1812 files, 3200+ sounds
Special offer:Do you already have Gateway Part 1 or 2? Send a message here for a special upgrade offer for part 3.
Choose your preferred version below – or land some great savings by getting all three in one handy package!
This sound library gets you the sounds of groats and grains, and includes the rustling, crunching, breaking, rolling, rattling, trickling, pouring sounds of sugar, peas, pearl barley and macaroni. It’s the 1st installment in a larger series called Grains. There are 378 high quality sounds included, recorded and designed in 24 Bit/96 kHz, using an Oktava 012, DBX-386, Digi-003 and Reaper.
Haunted Doors is a collection of 164 carefully recorded and mastered old doors sound effects. Door creaks, knob twists & turns, rattling, squeaking, opens, closes, locks, bolts and more!
All audio files have been recorded at superb 24 bit, 192 kHz. Multiple mic positions to capture all the little details such as loose lock mechanisms, inner rattling, stuttering creaks and rich natural reverb of empty corridors.
Comprehensive Soundminer’s metadata.
Over 25 different door knobs and handles, over 10 pairs of hinges, 10 different doors and more! Perfect for horror movies, games and more.
An incredible assortment of organic, elemental and abstract source files at delivered in .WAV 192k 24Bit. The beauty of this library besides the stunning recorded quality is that it was recored with top gear like Apogee Symphony and Sennheiser MKH 416 in a professional sound studio. This is a go to pack to grab for those wanting the cleanest audio files to manipulate.
307 Abstract Source files • 264 Cinematic • 125 Clicks Hits and Buttons • 202 Cloth and Plastic • 132 Construction • 185 Household • 165 Kitchen • 54 Laundry and Bathroom • 1080 Metals • 67 Metal Chains • 177 Metal Slide • 196 Pantry Cabnets Pots • 63 Paper • 214 Plastic • 360 Tools and Machines • 1151 Bonus files (Mud, Stone, Dirt, Glass, Clicks + more)
A total of more than 4700 files in 24 bit / 192 kHz – 18 GB in total
Home Grown Metal is a library entirely dedicated to metal on a non-industrial scale. With over 75 minutes of recorded material, a whopping 1103 raw metallic sound files are included, with love and pruning care thrown in for good measure!
Recorded in the comfort of one's home, the library was produced using a Sony PCM D100 recorder in XY and ORTF stereo configurations in both interior and exterior environments. An eclectic range of 48 unique sound categories are included.
Aluminium Can • Bin • Car Roof • Clothes Airer • Coins • Corkscrew • Cpu Fan • Cutlery • Dog Brush • Doorstopper • Drawer Handle • Filing Cabinet • Flask • Garage Door • Gas Container • Gas Stove Switch • Guitar Strings • Ironing Board • Kitchen • Latch • Lawnmower • Lever • Manual Wrench • Multi Tool • Nail Gun • Pliers • Puzzle Pieces • Radiator • Rusted Pieces • Saw • Scissors • Screwed Contraption • Socket Wrench • Stapler • Tambourine • Tape Measure • Tin • Toaster • Toy Piano • Umbrella • Various Pieces • Washing Machine • Watering Can
The library also provides a range of sound actions to choose from, including scrapes, squeaks, impacts, foley, open, closes, drops, rattles and textures as examples. Sampled at 192KHz, with 5GB's worth of content, home grown metal provides both breadth and depth in one package. It lays down a rich and diverse foundation of raw sound ore to work with in your productions.
The Household sound effects collection gathers hundreds of domestic sound clips.
The cornerstone clips are there: air conditioners, heating, vent, and fridges. Furnaces and dehumidifiers join clothes washers and dryers.
We haven't forgotten Foley, either. The package includes chairs, stools, switches, and buttons.
Other highlights include over 200 doors, drawers, and windows, and 18 room tones.
This debut release from Badlands Sound delivers a wealth of fan noises from household fans. Fan types include a Computer Fan, AC / Heater Fan, Tower Fan, Ceiling Fan, Hairdryer, Plastic Fan, Metal Fan, Bathroom Fan – and both fan running sounds, as well as foley and switch sounds.
If you’re after household sound effects, this pack delivers an absolutely huge selection. More than 2500 sounds are included, and the library features recordings from places like a domestic kitchen, bathroom, office, as well as tools, gadgets, remote control cars and lots more.
‘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.
Household is a collection of over 400 high definition production elements in and around the house.
From doorbells and drawers to slidedoors and creaking doors.
All sounds are Soundminer metadata embedded.
Over 5000 years in the making, I Had A Little Dreidel is the most extensive library of dreidels spinning on various surfaces. Surfaces include wood end table, snare drum top and bottom, various hand drums, steel drums, and more! These close up recordings include all the clicks, clanks, and drone line spins these spinning tops produce. This pack was recorded using the Sennheiser MKH8050, MKH30, Line Audio CM3, JRF Contact Mics, Audio Technica AT2022, and AT897. Included are recordings of two different dreidels close up, plastic and wood. All Files are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly.
Looking for regular phone sounds? The Plain Phone Library is available as two collections (and a bundle):
It's A Plain Phone_Pack 01 is what it says it is… a single phone; many different buttons, switches, sliders, and pick up and hang ups. There are slams and aggressive button pushing for when you need to forget you were ever on the phone. Can't forget to squeeze the plastic body on the phone and base. Over 2208 sounds are in this pack over two different microphones, or 1104 per microphone. Wrapped up in a nice digital bow as 112 files recorded at 96 kHz, 24 Bit using the Sennheiser MKH60 and Sennheiser MKH8050 microphones. Exported mono .wav files.
All are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead. You can also get both libraries in a bundle for some nice savings.
The Keys & Locks SFX library gets you a useful collection of several sets of keys and locks used in different combinations.
There are typical lock/key sounds, as well as so also non-typical usage, as a gnash and a scratches. The library features more than 550 sounds in 93 files, recorded in 24 bit/48 kHz. Gear Used: Oktava 012, Oktava 319, Tascam 16×08, Reaper.
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