Get the sounds of a Printrbot 3D printer – with four NEMA 14 stepper motors -, in this interesting SFX library by New Sound Lab.
The high torque motors connected to a pulley system control the X-Y-Z movements of the aluminum extruder and metal print bed. When printing three-dimensional objects, these fast and precise movements result in a unique barrage of percussive and rhythmic mechanical noise.
These sounds were captured using three different recording setups: Barcus Berry contact mics, RF coils, and combined contact mic / RF coil into a Sound Devices 702 recorder.
The resulting sounds are a mix of grainy, gritty atonal patterns, robotic percussive bleeps, glitchy digital beeps/clicks, low fidelity drones, and chaotic noise. Both raw recordings, and processed elements are included and ready for further sound manipulation.
Ready for some retro game sounds? The 8-Bit Games SFX library includes more than 500 designed sounds and music elements, paying homage to the sonic world of Tetris, Super Mario, Space Invaders and other classics.
Authentic 8-bit blips, explosions, hits, jumps, lasers, coins, power-ups, and many other sound effects and music elements will cover your retro gaming needs. All sounds delivered as single files in 48 kHz / 16 bit WAV format with embedded Soundminer metadata.
Looking for UI sound effects? The Advanced UI collection gets you a wide range of interface sound effects – from natural, organic and minimal pops, beeps and chirps to 8-Bit, hybrid and highly processed, electronic and digital SFX that will complete almost any project where UI/UX sounds are required. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.
Designed for use in animations, video games, mobile apps, motion graphics, film, software development and industrial design projects, Advanced UI is a perfect fit for getting user interface sounds just right.
A collection of ear-piercing, stress-inducing alarm tones and noise samples. They're built from the ground up, starting with synthetic test tones (dual and single), signals or noise, and then carefully tweaked through analog and plugins filters, to obtain the right tempo, pitch and feel. Most tracks are more than 1 minute long and are easily looped.
Analog TV gets you 99 recordings from the Tele Star 4004 TV, built in the 80s in Leningrad/Russia. The collection features everything from a range of noises, frequency glitches, short pulses, and long frequency sweeps in the VHF and UHF bands. It also comes with a good collection of different static noises and really weird stuff that could – and just might – come from outer space.
ARCADIA gets you an enormous selection of 8-Bit sounds and retro sounds with a modern touch. From quivering deaths to delicate locks and intense doors this collection will undoubtedly add sonic life to your project, be it games, television or film. We set out to create something more interesting and exciting than just being faithful to the retro game console sound genre. Seeming that we live in a modern world we think that the sounds should evolve with us.
As many sounds as possible have been optimised for efficient game audio integration, so you will not have to spend time tweaking away in an audio editor – just throw them straight in! This collection contains sounds such as: Alarms, Ambiences, Attacks, Calculations, Damages, Deaths, Doors, Errors, Explosions, Notifications, Jumps, Falls, Footsteps, Weapons, Impacts, Item Pickups, Machines, Monsters, Projectiles, Radio Disturbances, Whooshes, Music Tracks and so much more. Take a look at our Data Sheet for the complete list.
Artificial Life is a collection of designed and raw sci-fi sound effects dedicated to non-organic lifeforms, alien machinery and abstract expressive articulations. Inside you will find sounds of energy bursts, piercing lasers, heavy sparks, warm synthetic drones and otherworldly textures, whimsical glitchy reactions, beautiful beeps and calculations, and much more.
This library will be a nice addition to your palette of futuristic sound effects, whether you are working on a video game, motion picture or a music track.
Artificial Life features sounds such as:
• Designed / Articulations – Abstract
• Designed / Articulations – Bursts
• Designed / Articulations – Reverses
• Designed / Articulations – Transitions
• Designed / Impacts and Hits
• Designed / Interface – Beeps
• Designed / Interface – Gestures
• Designed / Interface – Glitch
• Designed / Interface – Calculations and Telemetry
• Designed / Texures and Drones
• Raw / Impacts and Bursts
• Raw / Interface and Glitches
• Raw / Textures and Drones
• Raw / Whooshes
This sound effect library from JordanFehrFX gets you more than 900 button and equipment sounds, captured by Jordan Fehr. Sound effects include buttons, switches, clicks, latches, clasps, bags, zippers, wild foley, machines, ambiences, cases, and more!
It also comes with a special bonus library by game audio guru Damian Kastbauer, featuring more than 70 minutes of mono machine recordings and ambiences.
Camera is a sound effects collection of over 300 high definition camera sounds.
It contains camera clicks, zooms, timers, flashes, opening and closing film lids, flashes charging and more. Where relevant, there are different performances of the same sound. All files are metatagged with Soundminer data.
Cassette Deck is a set of sounds collected from a small group of analog cassette players. It's filled with great mechanical buttons and switches, latches, a few motors at different speeds, and multiple microphones/perspectives per take. Great if you're building some mechanical interfaces!
A collection of buttons and motor sounds recorded from a Sony TCM-939 cassette tape deck.
Useful for UI design, mechanical sound design and all manner of everyday switches. Recorded at 96 kHz these recordings sound amazing pitched down to become big mechanical noises.
Includes transport buttons, motor sounds, tray opens and closes, tapes in and out and the deck in operation from exterior and interior perspectives. Also present are cassette and tape case handling sounds.
Almost all the sounds were recorded using a mono DPA 4060 omni mic at very close range for details and a Sennheiser MKH 40 for a more overall sound.
The miniature size of the DPA 4060s means that there are numerous takes of the machine running recorded from inside the tape tray, which results in amazing close details of the motor and buttons.
Computer Noises is based on a wide palette of noises that computers emit when booting, reading from their CD-ROM drives, or accessing a hard disk.
The library contains several complete boot sequences of 10 different laptop and desktop computers ranging from an old ATARI PC-2, going over to Pentium I and III, Celerons and Core Duo machines.
Each booting sequence was recorded from different positions within the computer casings.
Additionally, all included components are available as separate takes so that each computer is entirely featured with its hard disks, power- and CPU fans plus all those other strange noises that occurred. As bonus, 25 extra sounds from external hard disks and blowers of all kind are included in this library.
The “Computer Sound FX 2“ Sound Effects Library from SoundBits contains over 1000 designed computer sound effects including interface, noise, glitch, alarm, bleep, processing, loading, interaction, malfunction, access, and 8-Bit SFX.
From simple select and confirmation sounds to more complex loops and processing one shots and alarms, you’ll find a large and composite collection of sound effects to give your interface or animation the right sonic treatment.
The sounds are divided into the following categories:
– Access Granted | Confirm
– Access Denied
The Cyborg Collection features a wide assortment of over 3000 Sci-Fi sound effects ranging from small user interfaces to massive robots.
Everything from simple droids to powerful plasma rifles and futuristic transformations are included in this 3.2GB library. Check out the track listing here to see the variety of robots, interfaces, weaponry, vehicles and spacecraft included in the collection.
Are you looking for a dark-sounding user interface sound library? Something that calls back to movies like Prometheus or Oblivion? Then look no further. This library is made for sci-fi films and games, with its futuristic loops, drones, transitions, buttons, glitches and plenty more. These are the sounds that can flesh out the advanced technology in your spacecraft's cabin as it wanders deep in the outer limits of the universe.
Dark Sci Fi User Interface Sounds gets you:
• 1000+ Sounds
• 1.27 Gigs
• Beeps, Buttons, Glitches, Loops, Drones, Calculations, Transitions, Ons, Offs, and More!
• Stereo 96kHz/24bit
• Metadata included for programs like Soundminer
We came across an old Sanyo Cash register which was still working – so we went all-in and recorded it. We used two Sennheiser MKH8040 and a DPA 4060 to get a variety of buttons, switches, and printing noises. They all cover different and unique perspectives.
When you need Electric Typewriters Sounds, this composite SFX collection of 4 and half (yes half, one machine was broken) (old) electric typewriters delivers. You will find sounds ranging from opening/closing covers, pressing keys, random typing, electric motor movements of the writing head, mechanic-hammering of the letters, small mechanical levers and more.
Of course the sounds can be used for interfaces (and, well, electric typewriters!) – but they could also easily be mangled and mutilated for some great robotic and futuristic stuff. Try it yourself. All sounds were recorded with a Sennheiser MKH8050 through a UA Apollo 8 and a RODE NTG-3 through a Sound Devices 744T. All sounds are royalty free.
Need electric sounds such as sparks, current flows and electric arcs? Electronic Drain is a collection of electric and electronic sources specifically designed for movies, audio logos and trailers. The library includes new and experimental sound material generated using the most cutting-edge digital signal processing techniques.
Providing digital, organic, raw and designed sounds Electronic Drain delivers a rich sonic complexity and a wide range of possible variations. Sounds have been further processed and looped in Kontakt to offer a larger number of possible combinations.
Electronic Drain comes with 1.1 GB and 300 .Wav files + 11 Kontakt instruments. The Kontakt instruments require the full Kontakt 5 or higher – the .wav files can be used without Kontakt.
Features sounds such as:
Bleeps • Current Flow • Electric Arc • Glitch • Interface Design • Electricity • Magnetic Field • Sparks – designed • Sparks – long • Sparks – mid – short • Static • Voltage Stutter
The Floppy Drives sound effects library features recordings of seven computer disk drives: two 3.5″ floppy drives, one 5.25″ floppy drive, three Zip drives, and one SuperDisk drive.
All drives were taken apart to access and manipulate the stepper/eject motors to create unique sounds. These range from electronic percussive bleeps and glitchy noises, to electromechanical motor movements.
An Arduino UNO microcontroller board was connected to one of the 3.5″ floppy drives, allowing precise control of the drive's stepper motor via custom software code. A midi keyboard was interfaced to the system, giving the ability to control the back-and-forth movement of the read/write heads via notes on the keyboard. This essentially turned the drive into an instrument, producing a new set of sounds not existing in the drive's normal functions.
Fun Casual Sounds contains over 600 professionally designed sound effects!
A perfect collection of fun sounds suitable for all types of sound designers, video editors, game developers or anyone who needs a large range of high quality fun sound effects ready to use out-of-the-box. Great for both quickly prototyping and the finished product. Designed specifically for games, video and other media by award winning sound designers.
This pack also includes a variety of 150 bonus sounds effects from our full library Pro Sound Collection featuring over 4800 sound effects. All sounds from Fun Casual Sounds are included Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check out our full collection.
Pro Sound Collection features over 4800 sounds (2800 at launch + 2000 new sounds in patches 1.1 and 1.2 combined). These royalty-free sounds are perfect for all types of game developers, sound designers and sound editors who need a large range of high quality sound effects ready to use out-of-the-box. Great for both quickly prototyping and the finished product. Designed specifically for games, video and other media by award winning sound designers.
Looking for quality glass clink sounds or glass textures to enrich your project audio? ‘Glassware Resonance’ delivers all that – and more.
The main part of the library consists of glass clink and ring sounds. The library features 16 different glasses with a lot of variations.
The second part of the library consists of bowed effects, performed with wine and whisky glasses. These sounds are more experimental and have an almost creature-like moans and groans-feel to them. Very useful sounds for otherworldly sounds, or if you want to add some unique layers to your creature sounds.
You get the sounds in two formats: 96 KHz 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.
Don’t forget to check out the ‘Glassware Resonance Bundle’ which gives you both of the libraries with a special bundle discount price!
The 'Glassware Resonance bundle' combines 'Glassware Resonance' and 'Glassware Resonance Two' libraries together and brings you over 750+ high quality rings, clinks and bowed effects recorded with 38 different glass objects.
The ring and clink sounds are really useful when you want to add that high frequency impact layer to your user interface elements or even experiment with the tail sounds to create otherworldly drone ambiences.
The bowed effect sounds are more experimental and have that almost creature like moans and groans feel to them. Very useful sounds for example if you want to add some unique layers to your creature sounds.
Beer Pint • Bowl Small • Bowl Large • Candle Holder • Chalice • Champagne Glass • Container Small • Container Medium • Container Large • Crystal Bowl Small • Crystal Bowl Large • Crystal Chalice • Crystal Mug • Dessert Cup • Drinking Glass • Flower Vase • Glencairn Whisky Glass • Jar • Jug Small • Jug large • Serving Plate • Sparkling Wine Glass • Vase • Whisky Glass Tulip • Wine Glass Small • Wine Glass
You get the sounds in two formats: 96 KHz 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.
The Hard Drives sound effects library features recordings of four hard disk drives (3.5 inch – 5400 & 7200 RPM). All essential hard drive sounds are included (boot up, read/write/copy/delete, power down) that will work great for general computer sounds and ambience.
Each hard drive was opened up, manipulated, and ultimately destroyed to create a collection of raw, abstract and unique sounds. Found materials such as metal, cardboard, plastic, and tools were used to control the hard drive's motor, platter, and head actuator. These sounds work especially well for creating the sounds of mechanical robot movements, electric motors, and futuristic machinery.
Looking for futuristic interface sounds? The High Tech Interface Sounds library is a targeted solution for just that. It features 280 sound effects in categories like Beeps, Buttons, Clicks, Data Processing, Micro High Tech and more – created by Sergey Eybog, who recently won an award for his user interface sound design.
Hologram Room [USO001] is the first bundle of the abstract Sound Design Collection produced by Matteo Milani.
These two gigabytes of “ready to use” original sound elements are designed to help you sweetening and enhancing your sound production. The whole library is organized in eight main folders: Active Drones, Alarms, Blips, Buttons, Communications, Ignitions, Telemetries, Transitions. It provides a selection of out of this world drones and ambiences, futuristic sound effects and electronic tools.
HumBuzz is a versatile collection 113 tech-noise-sounds with a length from 7 to 27 seconds.
The files were created by capturing the electromagnetic fields of fridges, microwaves, boilers, cell phones, TVs and computers.
MaK is a Kontakt instrument which replicates the sounds of a person using various computer keyboards, mice, or touchscreen devices. This allows you to very quickly perform the foley of using one of these devices via midi.
There are 15 devices available in MaK: 5 Keyboards, 5 Mice, 2 Touchscreens, and 3 digital keyboards. Each of these devices has been meticulously recorded at a number of different velocities for a very realistic playback performance.
The majority of the devices have 5 velocity layers; from soft to hard. Each of these velocity layers have 32 different samples: 16 for the press sound, and 16 for the release sounds of each device. That’s 160 samples per device! MaK will randomly trigger press and release samples for each layer based on the velocity you play the notes. Easy to use controls allow you to adjust additional layers of randomness in both velocity and pitch. All of this adds up to realistic devices, and convincing performance. This library requires the full version of NI Kontakt (not included)
Modular UI is an advanced user interface library designed by world-renowned sound designer and musician Richard Devine.
Designed and sourced entirely from Richard Devine’s personal and exclusive Eurorack modular synths and processors collection, the Modular UI soundpack combines the retro, clean sound of analog with the futuristic tech of the new wave of advanced analog and digital synthesis from modular synths, evoking flashbacks of iconic sound design heard in both classic and modern sci-fi films.
The Modular UI soundpack gives you access to sounds created by one of the masters of modular synths and sound design, and is sourced from equipment that would take a lifetime to purchase and assemble, giving an incredible value to this soundpack both artistically and financially.
Utilizing many Eurorack modules that have not yet been released to the public and containing samples equally suited to sound designers and electronic musicians alike, Modular UI is in a class by itself!
Modulated Movement is a cohesive and potent collection of the sounds things make when in motion. Be it mechanical, organic, tech, sci-fi, futuristic, articulated or ambient, this collection plays the perfect compliment to characters, machines, objects or any graphic assets that are flying, creeping, crawling, crashing, sliding, swinging, swiping or displaying any kind of transitions or motions in the real world or even closer to home, in the unreal world of your projects. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.
This collection is a great fit for creative audio settings like movie trailers, explainer videos, animations, multimedia, game and movie sound design or straightforward video productions.
The Modulated Movement collection includes more than 500 dynamic, unique, trade craft movement and transition sounds including morphs, whooshes, swishes, transitions, projectile throws, mechanical movement sounds. Modulate the motion in your next audio soundscape with Epic Sounds and FX Modulated Movement.
3 mic perspectives give full coverage on an antique typewriter in good working condition. The typewriter had a loose front plate and we clacked, hit and dropped it for a wide range of cool typewritery sounds. The Kontakt instrument presets requires the full version of NI Kontakt 4.2.3 or later.
Note: Can be used without Kontakt too!
All Kontakt instrument libraries include fully unlocked and accessible metadata tagged .wav files. You don't need any version of Kontakt to use these files as a standalone sample library.
Process Malfunction features 40 intricate future technology glitch production elements for science fiction scenarios where computers are going way out of control. You'll hear corrupt data streams, servers overloading, user interface issues, generative, abstract rhythms and more in this detailed exploration of what the computers of tomorrow may sound like when they go wrong.
Perhaps the mainframe has been compromised from a series of lethal hacker attacks or alien communication signals are interfering with the network, maybe the CPU has just seen better days… Whatever the cause of the failure, the machines have been corrupted and they are struggling, screaming and hanging on for their last bleep…
Gone is the era of the typewriter, when the cacophony of countless typebars striking the platen could be heard emanating from every office building, but with SkewSound’s QWERTY Sound Library, you can recreate those days. We used an electro-mechanical typewriter from the 1970s to create this library.
This allowed us to get some unique sounds that simply can’t be created with an older, mechanical typewriter.
In this library you’ll find some stellar machine gun-like mechanical sounds, impacts, sweeteners, motor hums, and more mechanical switch and button effects than you’ll know what to do with.
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