Explosion sound libraries, impact sounds, bomb blasts, full-on slams & smashes, metal, wood, glass and rock debris, breaking and destruction sound effects & recordings – they’re all here, for the sound of utter destruction. The SFX libraries cover actual destruction SFX + cinematic impacts, booms & transitions.
Construction/Demolition is a collection of standard tools as well as a TON of hospital demolition and home demolition ambiences.
These ambiences are chalk full of heavy equipment sounds, grinding, gears, i-beams being chopped in half by 8-foot long demolition scissors, rubble falling, roofs caving in… It’s … AWESOME!
CRACKS is a large exploration of different cracking sound sources – cracking, crunching, breaking and creaking.
I have recorded a number of different materials, designed and processed to create some more aggressive, powerful and ready-to-use sounds.
Bread, Cardboard, Celery, Ceramic, Chips, Glass, Ice, Icy vegetables, Leather, Paper, Pasta, Plastic, Polystyrene, Rocks, Snow, Wood.
The library contains over 300 sound files – around 2 hours of sounds included in total. Originally recorded at 192 kHz with two Sennheiser MKH8040 and a Sound devices 702, and fully metatagged.
The Crash & Smash sound effects library contains over 1110 sounds of destruction. For this collection I went on a rampage at several junk yards around my hometown, collecting a vast amount of crash sound effects. This one is highly focused more on crashing sounds with all the rumble and debris, giving you hundreds of variations of glass smashes, rolling stones and stone hits, wood breaks and impacts and metal crashes.
As usual the sounds come perfectly cleaned and edited so you can instantly place them in your timeline or design new sounds with it. Of course they also got some EQ and compression treatment but weren’t further “designed”, so you have nice and flexible source material for your own productions.
All sounds come with embedded Soundminer Metadata sorted in subfolders for:• Glass
The “Crash & Smash – Designed” sound effects library contains 350 sounds of destruction.
You get 5 categories (Glass, Metal, Stone, Wood, Plastic) each with 50 edited, layered and designed sounds of destruction and demolition. Additionally you get 100 mixed heavy Crash and Destruction Sounds in 5.0 Surround.
These were fully created and designed in surround not just upmixed. You also get the downmixed versions in 2.0 Stereo.
All sounds were designed from the original Crash & Smash.
You can easily create a vast amount of new crashes by combining, layering and arranging these sounds. Comes with embedded Sound Miner Metadata.
Available in two versions:
SampleTraxx continues to cross the border between music and sound design with “Custom Tools” a new collection of 570+ new sound effects and 15 categories for true cinematic lovers.
Custom Tools is made to design high definition cinematic sci-fi horror trailer and soundtracks with a variety of production-ready sonic elements, noises and tension. This sound pack is a modern cinematic tool for shocking industrial horror sound design with a sci-fi aesthetics.
Featuring 1.5Gb of content, 570+ sound effects and 15 categories in Wav format 48/24 meticulously named and organised for fast workflow to be immediately dragged in every DAW or sampler.
DANZA MACABRA is a collection of sound effects made out of real instruments recorded with Barcus Berry contact microphone.
Unusual tones and timbres came out while bowing and scratching violin and cello or “playing” an upright piano with “string piano technique” using different metal objects.
Danza Macabra comprises 45 loops at 140 bpm of designed clocks, tick loops, wooden old pendolo and time design elements. Designed glockenspiel and ride cymbals, morphed cinematic elements you will not find elsewhere.
The sounds contained in Danza Macabra are great when treated with different amount of pitch-shifting to get never heard before sonic results.
An exclusive collection to satisfy your sound design addiction.
Hard hitting and dark science-fiction sounds and effects, all delivered in high definition 96kHz / 24bit.
The AUDIO IMPERIA “Dark Dimensions” series is specifically designed for dark and aggressive science fiction trailer campaigns, using the talents of sound designer and renowned producer Paul Ortiz.
It comes with custom Kontakt Patches, using powerful open-source engine Photosynthesis, and requires the full version of Kontakt 18.104.22.168 or higher (the patches will not run in the free Kontakt Player).
Dark Materials is a SFX library dedicated to horror sound effects. It comes with a big collection of crunching, breaking, twisting bones and juicy impacts – more than 770 sounds are included in total!
Designed Fire explores the further sonic realms of a powerful element. It features special effects, ambiences, swooshes, whooshes, fly-bys, drones, textures, glitches and more, that range from heavily designed to basic elements.
Created in collaboration with Bend Audio Design.
255 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
89 Swooshes / Wooshes
75 Short elements
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
Designed Rocks features crumbling and cracking rock sound effects, shattering glitches, evolving textures, and everything in between.
Created in collaboration with field recordist Bryan Hirst.
• 63 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
• 28 Evolutions
• 25 Elements
• 10 Source Recordings
'Designed Weapons' by Cinematic Sound Design features a selection of designed weapons, weapon loadings, re-programmings, interface sounds & cinematic backgrounds. Designed specifically for 'First Person Shooter' games and any game & media project, where guns, sci-fi elements are essential, this unique product delivers a massive palette of sounds for your production library.
• 86 Designed Weapons: Bursts & One Shots
• 30 Cinematic Atmospheres & Drones
• 97 Sci-Fi Re-programmings & Weapon Loadings
• 3 Distant Explosions
• 216 files in total
Ah, destruction sound effects! We tried to feature every aspect of devastation in our brand-new SFX library DESTRUCTION which will be the baton for your own destructive masterpiece. Start with a small car crash where crushed metal meets hard rock. Imagine the fateful sound of a stressed glass pane right before it bursts into pieces. Think bigger – like a wooden cabin that gets smashed under a falling tree. Think of collapsing skyscrapers that crumble into dust. A whole ship moaning and groaning before it bursts and breaks into pieces – your possibilities are countless.
With DESTRUCTION, we deliver you the perfect toolkit to easily design those kind of scenarios. The CONSTRUCTION KIT holds more than 7 GB high-quality source recordings and the DESIGNED version comes with 300+ pre-designed, “ready to use” sounds. The BUNDLE not only allows full flexibility, but also gives you a benefit in price. Leave your audience gasping for air and take them right into the center of DESTRUCTION.
Distant Blast library brings heavy explosions, impacts and detonations right into your track.
• focused on faraway outdoor explosions
• organic, yet heavily designed content
• wide palette of dark colours, sub-bass rich
• 40 “Distant Blast” and 41 “Even Deeper” files
• native 96/24
• the preview file also contains pads from The Horrid and City Distant 192 kHz.
Disturb sound library features 170 cutting edge cinematic impact sound effects perfect for music production, movies, tv, advertisement campaigns (trailers, teasers, promos) and more!
Whether you need those massive cinematic bassy hits or you’re looking for a dark, creepy and intense metallic impacts and slams, this sound library has you covered. With this collection of designed impacts at your disposal you’ll have a powerful, hard-hitting sound arsenal ready to become a part of your next track, game or cinematic project!
Disturb sound library contains 496MB of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow and separated into three categories: 1. Cinematic Signature Impacts 2. Dark Horror Impacts 3. Metallic Tension Impacts
DOOM is a modern sound effects library of cutting-edge cinematic impacts, complex stingers, one-shot tones and dark percussive elements with a dirty, authentic sound.
The follow-up to the popular Raptus SFX library, DOOM features a full spectrum of original sound effects, dedicated to sound designers, sound editors and composers needing a high-impact, destruction feel in their productions.
DOOM is delivered with 10 Kontakt preset banks and 3 Multis to get instant inspiration, as well as stand-alone WAV files. A full version of Native Instrument’s Kontakt is required to use the Kontakt patches. Without Kontakt, you can use the included WAV files.
Get the next level of cutting-edge sound effects with DOOM:
Need to create a tense atmosphere to induce destruction and fear in your game or trailer? “DOWNFALL” is the library for you.
Atmospheric elements, hits, percussive elements, noises, transitions and loops are some of the things you will find in this collection; sounds with a heavy, frenetic and tense feeling to grab people’s attention and evoke images of a desolated and doomed world in them.
This collection of 159 Sound Effects can be used to enhance music tracks too, making this library a versatile addition to your current collection of production elements.
Atmospheric element_Tension • Fx_Movement • Fx_Movement_Atmospheric • Fx_Movement_Riser • Fx_Transition • Impact_Braam • Impact_Hit_Distortion • Noise_Glitch • Noise_Interference • Percussive element_Distortion • Percussive element_Distortion_Loop
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).
2 versions are included:
• Combined Version: versions of a sound are combined into one file (24 files total)
• Split Version: versions of a sound appear as individual files (311 files total)
The AUDIO IMPERIA “Dystopian Dreams” cinematic tool kit series is specifically designed for modern post-apocalyptic and science fiction campaigns and offers a wide variety of sounds and effects.
For Volume 1 we turned to renowned producer Histibe, well known for his outstanding sound design talents. His works have been published on notable platforms such as Vimeo Staff Picks, JAY Z's Life+Times, UKF, DJ Mag, Dezeen, Complex, BBC, OFFF Festival, Loopmasters and many others. Together we created a cinematic tool kit that will provide you with the perfect set of go-to sounds for your project.
We spent countless hours on designing these sounds, drawing inspiration from movies like Maze Runner, Mad Max: Fury Road, Oblivion, I am Legend, 28 Days Later, Terminator Genisys, Priest, World War Z and TV shows like Heroes, Supernatural and The Walking Dead.
Dystopian Dreams requires the full version of Kontakt 22.214.171.124 or higher (the patches will not run in the free Kontakt Player)
Alarms • Booms • Downers • Drones • Hits • Pulses • Risers • Stingers • Whooshes
Industrial, heart-stopping and threatening loops featuring evacuation alarms, hazard alerts, big heart-stopping whams, military threat sirens, security breach warnings, emergency calls, and distress signals. Each piece of sound design features five different variations (A, B, C, D, and E) each with its own unique flavor and stylistic approach which allows the user to cover a wider range of professional work by adapting his/her favorite samples to the needs of a particular project.
One-shot impact hits with aggressive bass, angry and sudden booms, big heart-stopping whams, bone-chilling metallic textures, frantic clashes, glitchy futuristic hits, dramatic and disturbing explosions, and epic cinematic bangs.
The Elements: Glass sound library features a broad selection glass shattering, falling, bursting, and crashing. It includes glass debris, crushing shards, and trickling fragments.
The takes are captured with a variety of perspectives. Most takes include close (mono), medium distant (stereo), and distant (stereo).
A massive collection of metal hits, drops, crashes, drags, and scrapes. It includes iron, steel, and metal. There is a mix of massive impacts and falls, as well as subtle debris moves and drags.
The takes are captured with a variety of perspectives. Most takes include close (mono), medium distant (stereo), and distant (stereo).
We are proud to announce our newest cinematic sauce pack, Epic Movie Trailer – filled with deep subsonic impacts, breath-halting bassy hits and depth-setting designed sounds, making for a must-have cinematic and hybrid SFX sound library. Includes over 360+ files, all in 96k, 24 bit fidelity.
Big Cinematic Drum Hits • Deep Synth Impacts and Sub Hits • Designed Stabs, Sweeps and Reveals • Dynamic Risers and Drops • Epic Screeches and Pulses • Hybrid Impacts, Drones and Growls • Tension LFE Bass Rumbles and more!
“Eradication” is an exciting small pack of 25 Planet Explosions.
If your project needs the sounds of destruction of planets, moons or the sun this unique library of big and energetic blasts can be a great tool for your next Sci-fi production.
Evil Twin is a Reaktor 5 and 6 ensemble for creating cinematic sound design, BPM synced rhythmic loops, intense impacts, whooshes, glitches, drones, and special effects.
Evil Twin is sample-based and contains a custom 128 sample library from SoundMorph. You can also load your own samples easily. If you own the new Reaktor 6, Evil Twin is a must have.
• Presets by Richard Devine, Ivo Ivanov, Jason Cushing, Yan David and more
• 3 LFOs
• Drawable envelopes
• Complete knob modulation
• Load up to 6 samples
• 3 effects
• Grain, Jitter, and Pitch controls
• BPM synced loops
• Included Touch OSC template
• Note: This library requires a full version of Reaktor 5 or 6
Explosion Sound Pack contains 37 high quality, professionally designed explosion sounds.
This pack also includes a variety of 150 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection. ALL sounds from Explosion Sound Pack are included Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.
Looking to blow stuff up? The EFX EXPLOSIONs Collection features a selection of grenade explosion & blast sounds – closeups, distant and muted/muffled explosion recordings included.
Did you drop something? Turns out recordist Mikkel Nielsen from SonicSalute dropped a LOT of objects for you, so you don't have to! The drop sound effects are divided into 4 different recording categories: Closeup interior recordings, off-screen impacts and crashes in large halls, grainy debris in large halls, and “Next Door” room recordings. The Falling Objects library comes with 89 tracks with 1000+ falling object sounds in total.
Books and Magazines • Cables • Cameras • Cardboard Boxes • Clothes • Coins • Computer Keyboard • Cutlery • DVD Cases • Handbags • Leather Cases • Pens and Pencils • Plastic Cups • Suitcases • Tin Cans • Toys
Metal Bars and rails • Glass • Glass Shards debris • Porcelain • Plastic • Sand debris • A bench :D
Books • Cutlery • Plastic Toys • Empty Plastic Bottles • Pencils/Pens/Keys/Plastic
FINAL IMPACT is an extremely detailed and comprehensive collection of 300 designed impacts, smashes and hits. Carefully layered and designed with game audio, animators and filmmakers in mind, we believe that this could be the last impact sound collection you will ever need.
Each impact has been layered multiple times to create rich, full sounds, composed of recorded hits and synthetic blasts. This collection contains a wide variety of sounds to accent every possible on-screen action imaginable: from simple knock sounds and small hits, to massive wide impacts designed with 50+ layers of material.
This collection is divided into 10 folders, according the type of sound:
– Animated Impacts (45): Big, colorful, super-real impacts.
– Deep Impacts (22): Low end, dark and bassy impacts.
– Designed Knocks (10): Simple designed knock sounds.
– Dry Impacts (29): Hard hits, multi-layered, with no processing.
– Hard Impacts (24): Designed for maximum destruction.
– Junk (43): Imagine piles of junk falling from the sky.
– Layered Material Hits (93): Multi-layered with dry and processed hits.
– Metal Hits (8): Metal based hits.
– Other (9): Various materials, including plastic and water.
– Synthetic Wrecks (17): Synthesized, chaotic impacts.
The 3Maze 'IMPACTUS' collection is included free in this package. An additional 423 designed and recorded impacts, bringing this collection to 723 impacts!
Included formats: 24-bit / 96kHz wav, 16-bit / 44.1kHz and 320k Mp3.
All sounds were designed, processed and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data and accompanying spreadsheet.
Need the sound of burning fire, flames, fizzles, ignites, melting, crackling, rumbling, fire popping, or flame hissing?
This library is hot stuff in every sense of the word, delivering a range of burning sounds from a wide range of sources, including branches, black powder, burning bags, butane torches, celluloid, deep-frying batter, flares, gas stoves, frying pans, matches, sparkling candles, boiling water, huge torches and much more.
Fireballs is a powerful high-definition collection of whooshing, roaring, bursting, sparking, whipping, zipping, sizzling and crackling fireballs, fire sound effects and infernos – created in collaboration with flame effects expert Cary Sparx.
Aside from the flaming staves, rope darts, fire swords, meteors and flamethrowers that you’d hope for, you’ll also get some additional, unusual, tonal flame effects.
The sounds are also great for more textured whooshes and swishes, or adding punch to impacts, or generally getting that extra bassy oomph out of your badass sound creations.
If you're after fireworks sound effects, this collection gets you more than 300 explosions, one-shot fireworks blasts as well as longer sequences and whistling sounds. Great for, well, actual fireworks sounds – but can also be used for war soundscapes, distant explosions and more.
Get 25 minutes of continuous fireworks recordings from New Year's Eve in Berlin – captured in true 5.0 surround sound!
Recorded with an INA 5 surround microphone array, comes with 5 full range channels (23 – 20.000 Hz) – no LFE (0.1) channel needed.
• Discrete L/R/C/LS/RS routing – just drop 5 tracks into your DAW
• Compatible with the ITU-R BS.775 recommendation
• Realistic sound location, true to the original sound color
• 24 Bit / 96 kHz / high dynamic range recording
• Equipment: 5x Rode NT1, RME UCX, RME Quadmic 2
• Royalty free, instantly downloadable
'Fireworks From Paris' is a sound library, recorded as Paris was celebrating the Bastille Day on July 14th 2016. The firework recordings are divided into categories such as tiny explosions, middle explosions, and powerful explosions. The library features both solo explosions, as well as multiple blasts. It comes with 2×138 recordings, in stereo as well as UPMIX 5.1.
There’s something thrilling about the sound of glass breaking. Whether it’s the danger involved or the difficulty of the recording process, glass breaking sound effects remain a very difficult but useful tool in the sound editors library.
Over the course of a few years and several recording sessions of various size, this collection of glass breaking sounds came to be. From small cups, plates, and bottles to large jugs, jars and windows, the sounds found on display here are designed to convey the violence and danger associated with glass breaking. Be careful; they are loud!
In addition to the ‘dry’ library of sounds, a useful ‘wet’ library of re-amped, or “Worldized” sound effects has also been included. Consisting of 54 out of the 83 included glass smashing sounds, this second tonal option was prepared in two locations; one, a tall, narrow concrete stairwell, and the other an interior living room complete with furniture and unruly early reflections, for a total of 108 additional files for your choosing.
Combined, the Fragile! Glass Smashing Sound Effects library from Tall Tale Sound presents you with 191 mono & stereo sound effects, ready for download today.
In the winter of 2013-2014, both the Northeast and the Northwest were slammed with snow, ice, wind, and blizzards. The SkewSound team braved the frigid cold and recorded what we could: footsteps, compression, breaking ice, body falls, and much more.
Our content was obtained during storms and their aftermath in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Salem, MA. The frostbite SFX library contains some great impact sweeteners and sounds unique to winter temperatures. You won’t be disappointed!
A great range of organic fruit and vegetable sounds. From crunching, snapping, mashing and stabbing, this bundle has just about everything.
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.
‘Fully Charged Vol.1’ is a collection of 205 sound effects from the science-fiction realm. Each sound is made from an original sound source representative of energy movements, impacts, weapons and other alien sounds. Easily manipulable, these sounds are ideal for a range of sound design applications.
The Game Pack Mini 01: FPS contains over 7 minutes (200 files) of high quality ready to use individual designed assets for use with an FPS style game.
This pack offers a chance to sample some our released & upcoming new libraries for a accessible low price.
This pack has also been created to assist anyone learning our game audio implementation guide series found here.
The assets have been designed for use with computer game media, however this pack is suited for all forms of audio media.
All assets have been recorded & produced at 96kHz/24bit with high quality hardware.
Included in this pack, Individual Designed assets for:
Please Note: this is a mini sample pack with minimal asset variations. Please see our vendors page for full unique packs that contain multiple asset variations & much more!
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