Everyday household Foley sound effects – doors, furniture, kitchen and bathroom sounds
From creating the breath of a behemoth, to the palpable aura of an ambiance, this is a plethora of contact mic goodness providing you with frequency-deep content for layering, embellishing, bolstering, and new sound creation.
Contact mics are delicate creatures. They can give you insights into the most excitable yet unheard facets of a soundscape, and then almost immediately get destroyed by the slightest of impacts. We're just going to forget about how many incredible captures were thrown out of the running for this library due to such slight disruptions, and instead focus on the positive: this is a huge collection of super flexible, totally malleable sounds. One of our favorite libraries to make because it satisfied the inner tinkerer's ear, Outward Inversion is our microscope applied to the aural world.
*Pop, Pop, Poppoppoppopoppop
Two Guys, three microphones, and a mountain of bubble wrap. What else to do but record the knuckle popping, transient heavy, tiny air explosion created by the ever calming sound of Bubble Wrap. This library was recorded in collaboration another fan of Bubble Wrap, Adam Carl. Microphones used was the Sennheiser MKH60, Sennheiser MKH8050- both exported as mono .wav files. The stereo microphone used and exported was the Audio Technica AT2022. How many variations of popping can you create? Between the two versions included in this pack, original and reduced reverb, 2483+ sounds per pack over three microphones 828 sounds per microphone, or 4966 Combined are packed waiting to be popped!
Why did we include almost 3 hours of total sound in a bubble wrap library? When you include the squeaking of blowing on the corners or rubbing two bubbles between fingers, clicking a pen pops, popping using a drill, and even filling the bubble with water using a syringe. Other secret sounds include popping inside a metal trash can- similar to sounds of bullets ricocheting off metal, popping wrapped in tin foil, and stretching.
All sounds are exported either in mono (Sennheiser) or stereo (Audio Technica) and meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
Need door sounds? Enter “Portals”, SoundMorph's latest Sound Library containing both designed and source recorded doors. With a focus on Sci-Fi, Medieval, Metal, and contraption type doors, Portals is an excellent resource to add to your tool box.
Portals features more than 225+ files – and as a special bonus right now, you get 190+ of the best doors sounds from our Solar Sky library, for a total 425 files of 1.2GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata.
• Designed Doors
• Source Doors
• Medieval Doors
• Sci-Fi Doors
• Stone Doors
• Teleport Doors
+ 190 “best of” doors sounds from our Solar Sky library
Props Box 2 sound library is a collection of different sounds emitted by everyday objects used in weird ways. It can be a great and handy tool in designing more complex sound effects for games, or just a go to pack to quickly fill the gaps in movies and other linear media.
The library gives you 193 files, featuring more than 2000 sound effects, as each recording contains different variations of the same activity. The total length of the files is 234 minutes.
Cardboard • electric hair ball remover • foam pipes • glass box • glass jar • glass plates • leather box • metal bowl • metal brush • metal cage • metal chain • metal container • cutlery • garlic presser • keys • knife sharpener • metal bars • nuts • paper book • paper thick and thin • pepper mill • plastic bag • chips • bottles • plastic boxes • calculator • jars • toys • silica gel • sponge • stone mortar • tapes • wooden box • wooden brush • toothpicks • nutcrackers
As for the post processing, everything was edited and mastered. Editing came down to removing unwanted sounds between takes, and mastering to removing harsh sounding frequencies, compressing and setting everything on level that is comfortable to work with, so you don’t have to constantly adjust the levels while looking for specific sound.
Inside you’ll find recordings with materials like cardboard, foam, glass, leather, metal, paper, plastic, wood and different objects.
If you are looking for vacuum sounds here is an entire sound effects library dedicated to a Retro Vacuum Cleaner.
Retro Vacuum by Badlands Sound features over 160 sounds of an old vacuum cleaner. The library includes onboard recordings of the wheels and motor and Pass bys at various speeds including separate files for wheels and motor, ambiances of a person using a vacuum in different spaces with multiple distances, and Foley.
All sounds were recorded with professional equipment including RODE NTG3, and Sound Devices 702t 96k/24bit sounds allow high-quality sound effects and great for sound design.
Rings And Tones is a collection of original ringtone and mobile notification sound effects: from old stationary, office, and mobile phones, to the modern organic and synthetic sounds. The pack includes sounds for every occasion and situation on-screen/in-game: positive, anxious, aggressive, or neutral – everything is designed to fit right in. As a bonus, there is plenty of cellphone interference sounds and various service tones to enhance the final experience further.
Rings And Tones contains 100+ 24bit/96kHz sounds, all enriched with Soundminer metadata. All sounds are custom-designed, original and royalty-free.
125 pristine roomtones from locations including offices, universities, schools, apartments, hotels, laboratories, bathrooms, stairwells & garages. Unwanted background sounds have been removed through the use of Izotope Spectral Repair, resulting in a wide variety of refined roomtones. All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6 and a stereo pair of Sennheiser 8020s.
Whether it’s the sound of a steak being placed on a red hot barbecue, the spitting of oil from a boiling pan to the cracking of a fire, this library features an assortment of sizzling sounds.
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.
The squeakiest of the squeaks and the creakiest of the creaks! Halloween came early!
In this library you will find everything from deep, wrenching creaks to high piercing squeaks; quiet door knobs and twisting, turning plastics. Many of these sounds were recorded in a turn of the century old victorian home with decades of wear and tear to give the most authentic, creepy sounds that your heart desires.
Here you'll find drippy, squeaky faucets, loose boards on stairwells, creaking door hinges, squealing old door coils, metal scraping on metal, rending wood and plastic, quiet, airy floorboards, bone crushing twist and turns, gripping leather and rubber and so much more! With 300+ sounds you're sure to maximize your imagination's spookiest or maybe just that perfect sound design element you needed!
The sounds were recorded in stereo at 96 kHz 24 bit. The equipment used was a Sony PCM-M10 and the files were processed, edited, and mastered in Reaper.
Big booms, slow creaks, simple open/closes and key movements. Everything you’ll need from doors located in stairwells or spaces featuring long reverb.
Recorded using a variety of microphones to capture the natural reverb as well as unique perspectives. This library is delivered to you at 24bit/96khz.
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124 recordings of various switches and buttons, flipped, pressed and clicked. This collection contains household light and lamp switches, radio buttons and a variety of other activate and click presses.
Recorded in 2018 and 2019 with a stereo shotgun microphone.
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.
This sound library is a carefully recorded collection of various tape(masking, duct, shipping, Scotch tape). Each type of tape were recorded in many ways like pulling fresh tape from a roll, short rips, peeling off from various objects, tearing tape lengthwise, wrapping, unraveling, crumbling and more.
Do you remember the phones from the 80’s and 90’s? Here they are – this collection includes 2 rotary dial-up and 7 push-button phones with associated sounds.
Immerse yourself in a lavish bathroom ritual to your heart’s content with this collection of 128 high definition sound effect and ambiences, including 2 impulse response files to capture your sultry shower singing! Includes all the scrubbing sounds you need to make your bathroom sound sparkling clean!
It’s Coffee time! This release includes every step, from pulling that perfect espresso shot, to steaming milk or just playing around with the awesome steam wand! (If hissing pressure wooshes is what you like)
Featuring a popular home espresso machine built with professional grade parts, making the sounds applicable for café situations as well as at home. From start to finish: filling water tank, filling beans, grinding, tamping, wiping, placing portafilter, placing a cup, pulling a shot, pouring milk, frothing milk, combining liquids and more – in mono and stereo versions – close up and distanced.
So that you can have detail, but also general café or home barista atmosphere from a far.
– Steamy wooshes and whirring coffee beans -
Also there is plenty of foley stuff you can pick up in the longer recordings where the whole process from start to finish is portrayed; like picking up cups and dumping grounds or just general coffee making clatter.
Techniques: Stereo ORTF and Mono – Equipment used: Sennheiser MKH8040ST, RME UC(preamp), Sony PCM D50(recorder).
Everything you need to make your favorite hot beverage. The Home Barista prop set includes 90 High definition sound effects featuring: an automatic drip coffee maker, an espresso machine, a french press, a pump thermos, a coffee grinder, a tea kettle and all of the accompanied sounds for preparing coffee and tea.
Get the many sounds of a British house. Doors, windows, stairs, vacuum cleaner, cooking, bath, mowing the lawn, washing up and much more.
Spend some time in the kitchen without leftover dishes with UberDuo’s The Kitchen audio playset. This bundle comes with 97 high-definition sound effects and 2 impulse responses (IR). We’ve included some major appliances such as a stove and refrigerator and thrown in small appliances such as a blender, food processor, toaster oven, stand mixer and microwave. Each of these appliances comes complete with their buttons and switches, doors and drawers, assembly and food preparation functions – all the bells and whistles. In addition you get pots, pans, utensils, frying, boiling, mixing and grinding sound effects.
We’ve even thrown in The Kitchen Sink audio prop set.
The Kitchen audio playset is the latest release in a series of immersive audio environment sound effects bundles designed to allow producers, sound designers and other post-production audio professionals to quickly and easily establish an immersive audio set design with minimal effort.
The Kitchen audio playset comes with everything you see here:
We may not have everything, but we’ve got the kitchen sink covered. The Kitchen Sink Audio Prop sound effects pack includes sink fills and drains, glasses, utensils, pots and pans, all immersed in soapy, sudsy goodness.
• 42 high definition sound clips
• One in-drain impulse response
• 96 kHz, 24-bit mono and stereo WAV files
• Includes file lists and broadcast WAV compliant metadata
Let this Foley sound effects pack help you get through the day with a collection of sounds focused on the household bathroom. This is your morning routine, recorded!
Recorded in a small apartment bathroom for a close perspective, this collection of sounds are designed to have only a slight amount of natural room reverb. This is ideal for allowing the editor to just drop the files in a project and move on, while still maintaining that natural sounding, yet close & intimate, perspective.
Sounds include splashing, shaving, flushing, drying, clipping, blowing, trimming, cleaning and many more sounds for your next bathroom, lavatory, locker room or dorm room scene. This Foley sound effect pack contains over 100 stereo files, recorded & mastered in M/S Stereo at 24bit/96khz with Pro Tools comments metadata.
A collection of vintage toy sounds. From the grating noise of a balloon being rubbed, to the childhood memory evoking sounds of a pogo stick bouncing away, a toy train whirring around, a tin robot stomping along, to deliciously gross slime; these sounds may be just what you need for your game, video, film or animation.
Enjoy the comfort of a warm fire. The Wood Stove Audio Prop includes the basic elemental sounds needed to recreate character interactions with that prop. The Wood Stove includes opening the stove, match strikes, building the fire, various tool and accessory sounds, and fire loops to keep those chestnuts warm indefinitely.
• 18 high definition sound clips
• 96 kHz, 24-bit mono and stereo WAV files
• Includes file lists and broadcast WAV compliant metadata
• Hot cocoa not included
This is a special assortment of design fragments from Eiravaein Works. Libraries in the Vaeyan series will be produced over time as new assorted concepts are explored and designed. A welcome addition of flavor for any sound designer's archive!
The second volume of assorted recording sessions and design fragments from Eiravaein Works.
Libraries in the Vaeyan series will be produced over time as new library concepts are explored and researched.
A second helping of intriguing sonic flavor for any sound designer's archive!
A collection of sounds gathered from conceptual designs and audio experiments. While not centered around a specific theme or topic, Vaeyan III will surely add unique and dynamic flavors to your sound vault.
Cutting and stabbing, squishing and handling. A whole bunch of different vegetables are getting what's coming for them in this cut up library that feeds your vegetable cutting scenes needs! All these high quality recordings were done in an acoustically treated studio for increased usability in your projects.
Just imagine: A calm kitchen environment featuring your favourite vegetables getting prepared for that beautiful vegetable dish your serving tonight! Or: Picture a cold, dripping cellar featuring your favourite evil guy, stabbing the hell out of a canary melon! No? Oh well you get the point: Vegetable sounds can be used for a lot of things…. and you probably knew that if you're here.
These effects were recorded in a Victorian Town House in London, England. The house has been pretty much preserved from the day when its first owner died, with the original furniture, decorations and facilities.
Now a museum, I was granted access for a couple of hours one morning and I went from the basement to the top floor, recording the various doorbells and servants bells along with some of the old and heavy wooden doors. The bells are connected to various parts of the house by wires that run under the floorboards and are operated by a bell pull or handle in the rooms and at the front and rear doors of the house.
There are eight different bells, five in the basement and three in the attic rooms, all recorded at different lengths and intensities, a dinner gong and six doors, with openings and closings of different intensities. There are 111 effects in all, recorded at 96/24 Later that year, I stayed in an old tenement house in Edinburgh, Scotland, where almost every door creaked wonderfully.
These effects were recorded at 48/24 and are included as a bonus to the main collection. There’s also a couple of big metal door slams thrown in for good measure.
Vintage Telephones SFX library contains 244 sounds extracted from 10 historic, rotary dial devices designed between the 1880s and 1980s. Inside, you’ll find three common ringing patterns (used in the USA, Australia, and Europe) for each telephone type, handset pickups/set downs, number dials 1-0, hook toggles, as well as single ringings with natural long ring decays to design your own ring timings according to your project needs.
In addition to the standard telephone sounds, we captured some experimental ones, which were generated by feeding the devices with random low frequencies, thus producing some really weird mechanical rattles, buzzes, glitches, and unusual bell ringings.
If you want to make a rotary telephone device ring, without any landline nearby, head over to our blog here
Enormous in size and intricate in detail, this library provides you with all of the tea, coffee, and various drink sound effects you very well may ever need. Good pick. The sounds herein are rich and filling, striking chords of warmth and refreshment while stirring tantalizing thoughts of supple beverage creation. From hand utensils, and preparation vessels to automated units, unique devices, and heavy machinery, you get it all.
Many of the subjects in this library are captured from a variety of perspectives and with a multitude of takes so you can just as easily drop them into containers and events within a dynamic game environment, or choose from a wide variety of performances to perfectly fit in a one-off film scene. The vast majority of the library (99%) is recorded in 96kHz resolution, with a small chunk (1%) captured in 48kHz. This was done to save you some disk space regarding some of the longer and larger recordings. This is a truly comprehensive exploration of the sonic depths emanating from the wonderful world of tea and coffee.
When working with WakeyWakey, be sure to keep some of the above-mentioned drink on hand as well. You're gonna want a cup (or eight).
WASHER is a collection of 121 washing machine SFX.
The collection consists of verity of sounds captured with different mics at various positions – from an almost 3D, extremely close-mic’d, crisp AB setup to narrower XY and M/S setups. Extremely detailed recordings of water flow inside of a washer, spinning cycles, pump, draining etc. PM Washer also provides you with numerous seamlessly looping audio clips, great for editors and sound designers.
All SFX have baked-in, comprehensive Soundminer’s meta data
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre-6 + 2x DPA 4060, Sony PMCD100, 2x JrF C Series
EDITED WITH: iZotope RX7, FabFilter, Pro Tools
“Washing machines are essential accessories of every household. This package contains the full range of the sound effects of this equipment.”
This is a dying wood door from my sister’s garage. It works great for old cabins, cottages and barns.
Besides all the opens and closes, there are lots of creaky swinging moves to add detail or subtleties. Hard bangs and slams for drama. Plus grabs and handling to glue it all together.
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