Foley sound effects collections featuring everyday objects, movement and common, useful sounds
A warrior prepares for battle. A knight readies for combat. A sound designer prepares for post. Rock The Speakerbox is proud to present HERO, a library focused on the warrior, the victor.
Recorded on the field and on the Paramount Pictures Foley stage, and designed by award winning sound designers, HERO contains over 7 GB of HD quality content spread across 2572 construction kit sounds and 274 designed sounds. Sword fights, stabbing, guillotines, impaling, battle cries, shields, drawbridges, armor and Foley begin to detail the vast collection of sounds featured within.
Be a warrior. Be the HERO.
This library is a great collection of sounds of DOORS, furniture, windows, gates, sinks, drawers and curtains of the domestic type.
The library focuses on various types of homes/environments: poor/rustic house, elegant or contemporary, rural.
Or based on the period: 80s / 90s – 60s and 40s.
– Different perspectives: many files are double, a “Close Perspective – XY” file
and a second file recorded distant and off-axis named “Distant Perspective – ORTF”
– Different actions, slowly, quickly, slamming doors, creaking, knocking, rattling, moving the door on the carpet.
Everything, or almost everything, has an action of opening and closing inside a house,
has been added to provide a very valid “Doors and furnitures” multitool:
Drawers, windows, curtains, cabinets, shutters, light switches, faucets, water flush, plastic panel, electrical panel, Cupboard and wardrobe, ovens, microwave… and household props.
recorded from various perspectives and always with different intensities – from delicate to hard.
Some doors are designed as a layer to be edited together with others. This allows you to have endless combinations available that can make you able to create the right “opening and closing doors” for your project.
– Schoeps cmc mk41 XY – Close Perspective
– Oktava mk01 – ORTF Distant Perspective
This is a collection of location foley sounds (anything we could find that makes sound) recorded over 3-year period in authentic historical houses and barns.
This includes 1700s peasant village houses, 1700s manor, 1850s farm, 1900s manor and 1930s cottage. These are recorded for film projects so they have the right cinematic feel, dynamic and variation.
The houses were full of period props, so the recordings are rich and have lots of details that take you to the right time and feel.
The library weighs in at more than 20 GB total, and features 5000+ sounds & 10 hours of recordings in 347 files.
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.
Household Doors HD is a fresh collection of sounds spanning a modern house including heavier entryway doors, hollow interior doors, desks, dressers/wardrobes, nightstands, toilet seats, kitchen and bathroom drawers and cabinets, bifold doors, China cabinets, French doors, sliding doors, filing cabinet… the list goes on. Plus door knobs, locks, hinges, squeaks and creaks, and so much more. And variation is key: hard, soft, fast and slow opens and closes.
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.
Huge Hidden Passages takes you from the depths of the jungle, to the entrance of a temple, and behind the thick walls of a castle to discover a buried pyramid – and beyond. Some of passages will be hidden to your eyes, but we offer you the sonic keys of those closed passages. The library is the final installment in the World Of Secrets series.
Specs: 187 .WAV files, 1.07 GB
Recorded with: 744T + EAA Micromix • Schoeps MS Couple • KM 82i Neuman • 2 KM 184 Neuman • DPA 4060 • Barcus berry contact mic
An incredible toolbox, issued from a year of recording and sound design. Versatile, dense, pitchable.
Specs: 1540 .WAV files, 10.43 GB
Recorded with: 744T + EAA Micromix • Schoeps MS Couple • KM 82i Neuman • 2 KM 184 Neuman • Sennheiser MD 441 • DPA 4060 • Barcus berry contact mic
Specs: 1727 .WAV files, 11.05 GB
Recorded with: 744T + EAA Micromix • Schoeps MS Couple • KM 82i Neuman • 2 KM 184 Neuman • DPA 4060 • Sennheiser MD 441 • Barcus berry contact mic
All packs contain stereo & mono, 192 / 96 kHz, 24 bit files.
Human Stampede was recorded across multiple marathon races and captures the sound of footsteps of large crowds of runners. The idea was to capture long takes in stereo with minimal or non-existent crowd chatter to get stereo recordings that are useful for scenes of riots, warfare or even a plain old fun run.
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.
An ice hockey game is an exciting, dynamic and powerful sonic experience. From the thunderous crack of a puck hitting the boards at full speed to the gentle scrape of a stick on the ice, this library contains a complete range of the game’s on ice sounds, all captured with natural reverb in an indoor arena.
Included are a range of performances of skate, stick, puck, and whistle sounds, as well as rink door opens and closes, and various board, glass, and ice impacts.
The skate sounds include starts, stops, turns, and pass bys, as well as single steps and scrapes for detailed editing and layering. Stick sounds include different kinds of shots, passes, drops and scrapes, and impacts with other sticks, the boards, and the ice. Puck sounds include impacts with the ice, boards, skates, the goal metal and net, and even goalie pads. Rink sounds include the opening and closing of doors, impacts with the boards and glass, and a goal horn. Two different types of whistles were recorded, with varying durations.
Each sound effect performance was recorded from multiple perspectives – a stereo ORTF pair of Lewitt LCT 540s microphones, a closer wide XY from an Audio Technica BP4025, and a close mono Schoeps CMC6/MK41 – either stationary or following the action on a boom, depending on the type of sound. The ratio of direct to reverberant sound differs between these perspectives, offering a variety of options when editing to picture.
Also included are quad-channel room tones from two different ice rinks, and a special onboard recording of a puck, made by taping a Sony PCM-M10 to a puck and sliding it across the surface of the ice.
The actions were performed at a range of speeds and energy levels, with multiple takes for variety. Please refer to the sound list pdf below for details. Captured at a sampling rate of 96kHz, these recordings contain detailed information above 20kHz, expanding the possibilities for manipulation when slowing and pitching them down.
Assorted ice sounds, including various cracks and creaking, plus ice chunk drops and impact sounds at different velocities.
Also included are numerous footsteps on hard and soft ice, plus ice block drags and smashes.
Icy Snow 2 HD is a followup to Icy Snow HD. This collection contains even more icy snow cracks, impacts, scrapes, debris and footsteps. The weather produced a foot of snow covered in a 1/2 inch of ice. Pretty unique sounds! And it comes in two formats: “Individual Clips” & “Consolidated Tracks”.
Icy Snow HD is a unique collection of ice debris, stress, cracks, and impacts, as well as snow impacts and footsteps. The local weather produced a foot of snow covered in less than an inch of ice. Very unique sounds!
Looking for regular phone sounds? The Plain Phone Library is available as three collections (and a bundle):
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 01:
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.
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 02:
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 02 is a single recorded phone, PLAIN and simple. This phone is meant to be mounted vertically. Included in this pack are each number button, 0-9, # (pound), * (asterisk), and other switches and levers. There are also slams and aggressive buttons pushing, rattles and squeezing. Over 2026 sounds are included in this pack using two different microphones, or 1013 per microphone. A total of 116 files recorded at 96 kHz, 24 Bit using the Sennheiser MKH60 and Sennheiser MKH8050 microphones. Exported mono .wav files.
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 03:
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 03 is the third installment in the It’s A Plain Phone Collection. This pack includes a single phone, that is meant to be mounted vertically. Press each and every button, 0-9, # (pound), * (asterisk), mute redial, and emergency buttons.
Pick up and the slam the phone down in anger. Slide any of the switches or shake it up!
All are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead. You can also get both libraries in a bundle for some nice savings.
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 04 is the next installment in the It’s A Plain Phone_Collection. This pack includes recordings of an older office phone pressing buttons, pick up, hang ups, slams, detach and reattach cable to both phone and base, switches, and more! 1260+ sounds packed in 40 sound files, recorded at 24 bit, 192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050, MKH30 microphone combo into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6.
All are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 05 is fifth installment in the It’s A Plain Phone_Collection. This pack includes recordings of a Clarity C35 Model Phone pressing buttons, pick up, hang ups, slams, detach and reattach cable to both phone and base, switches, and more! 1694+ sounds packed in 45 sound files, recorded at 24 bit, 192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050, MKH30 microphone combo into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6.
All are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
A collection of hunger-inducing sounds of cooking: Includes sounds of frying, boiling, pouring, stirring, whisking and many more sounds from the kitchen.
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.
There are a lot of door sound libraries but I was missing the key sounds with variations on a project two years ago. After that, I started specifically recording key and lock sounds whenever I heared an interesting door or lid. I tried to capture the four most common performances (put the key in, remove the key, open the lock and close the lock) each at different speed (slow, medium, fast). This is a selection from these recordings. Some are captured in 192kHz with Earthworks QTC 50 to capture high frequencies, waiting to be pitched down several octaves and still remaining crispy.
There are little locks from piggy banks and caskets, wooden cabinets, metal lockers, appartment doors with plastic keys, locks on regular homes and much more.
In addition I added a few key drops on different surfaces (mats, parquet flooring, tiles, concrete…) and jingles.
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