User interface (UI) sound effects and interaction sound elements and components
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.
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.
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.
• 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
550 purely analog synthesized sounds covering all aspects of UI / UX plus more. You’ll find click, button, send, receive, confirm, achievement, alert, collection, notification, open menu, close menu, connect, disconnect, engage, lock on, whoosh, power on, power off, and swipe to just name a handful but so much more! Great for projects requiring true analog warmth and soul.
Music is only heard in the demo. Downloads are high resolution and without background music.
The ACTIVATION Sound Library features more than 1,100 sounds. The futuristic and electronic sound effects are especially useful when it comes to creating user interfaces (UIs), head-up displays (HUDs), games and video animations.
The ACTIVATION Sound Library offers 12 categories, granting easy access to a variety of sounds — alerts, beeps, bells, buttons, clicks, counter sounds and many more.
The sounds provided by the ACTIVATION Sound Library have been carefully produced, selected, edited and tested.
The ACTIVATION Sound Library offers a great variety. The sounds are based on analog and digital synthesizers, guitar effects units, professional software as well as a modular synthesizer rack.
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.
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.
Buzz • Hum • Noise • Start Up • Tonal
This library was built primarily using two different modular synthesizer systems. One based on the Korg MS-20 and the other based on the Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms 201. Included in this library you will find various one shots and hits alongside longer evolving textures and drones. The library was created in a very non-musical way and as such most of what you hear is noisy, gritty and a-tonal. The library can be used effectively for Sci-Fi Weapons, User Interfaces, Droids and Robots, Ambient Textures and many more possibilities.
CYBESPHERE is a collection of 340 carefully designed and rendered UI/HUD sound effects.
CS consists of classic analog-like and FMish sounds, multi-layered, experimental ones-shots and sequences and
hybrid, animated, organic-feeling sound effects you won't find anywhere else.
UI/HUD beeps, alarms, calculations, opens and closes, glitches and more. Please have a look at attached SFX list.
CREATED WITH: Pro Tools, Live, Reaktor, Modular.
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
• Loading Processing
• Glitch | Malfunction
• Retro | 8-Bit
‘Tiny Transitions’ deivers 275 short Whooshes and other Transition sounds. Instead of the huge, more cinematic transitional sounds that you are accustomed to hear from SoundBits, this sound pack focuses more on the smaller, not-so-intrusive production elements that come in very handy for any Sound Designer, All-In-One Film Editor or Web-, App- and Game-Developers.
All these small motion-supporting elements that you need in your everyday work for game menus, apps, general motion designs, … or as parts of more complex moving stuff.
You get 275 designed sounds + a selection of 290 cleaned and edited source sounds that were used to design the Tiny Transitions. These sounds are mostly different props that are scraping or sliding on different surfaces and also some vocalized whoosh attempts.
All source sounds were recorded with Sonosax SX-R4+ and Sennheiser MKH8050+MKH30 M/S rig.
All sounds come with embedded Soundminer Metadata.
This new library gets you a huge collection of all kinds of Buttons, Switches, Knobs, Levers, Sliders – that were pushed hard (and soft).
From small buttons, small mechanics to big levers of different materials.
Perfectly cleaned and edited for direct use.
Whenever there is something to be pushed, pressed, released, hit, clicked, pulled – you’ll find the sounds to go with it here.
All sounds are delivered as BWF tagged, 24Bit / 96kHz wav-files
Computer Sound FX from SoundBits features 650 computer noises, glitches, digital distortions, stutters, bleeps, signals, interfaces, buttons, loading and feedback
This bundle includes our popular Metal source material library and ALL future derived sound design libraries from Metal Hits, Scrapes & Squeaks. The first derived library is Metal Souls.
The Metal Forge ensemble included is a simplified version of our Forge ensemble. It comes pre-loaded with various Metal samples for the ability to quickly create new sounds from the provided material.
I spent a great deal of time exploring pitch manipulation with this library. Much of it relied on rendered processing to acquire the aesthetic that I wanted. My vision was to make something ethereal and vocal but also a bit vague.
Metal Hits, Scrapes & Squeaks
Props include objects such as sheet metal, sledgehammers, paint cans, metal buckets, metal grating, metal marbles, cups, pots and pans, dry ice (contributing squeaks and squeals), metal bars, metal stands, chains and more.
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.
• Panasonic R300
• Olivetti Lettera E501
• Sharp PA-4000
• Triumph+Adler Gabriele 100
• Erika 3006
Designed Circuits captures the essence of electric circuits and transforms them into something new. It features special sound effects, ambiences, glitches, drones, and more, that range from heavily designed to basic elements.
Recorded with a LOM Elektrosluch 3+, designed with various fx tools.
Created in collaboration with sound designer Will Organ.
272 24bit/96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
38 Noise Bursts
10 Source Recordings
The Infographic SFX Library contains more than 480 sound effects ready to use within your infographic animation, presentation or education and infotainment videos.
The sounds are also suitable for Game or UI design.
The Library consists of 4 main categories: Info_Elements (containing 7 Subcategories), Info Whooshes, Misc_Organic_and_Mechanic and Pencil_and_Paper.
The main folder Info_Elements is subdivided into the folders Bubble Pops, Alters_Beeps_and_Bells, Counter, Up_and_Down, Clicks_and_Buttons, Notifications and Vibrating. These Sounds are your Building Blocks for Infographics per se. Charts growing, Elements appearing, Data counting etc.
The other main folders contain either elements to link between sheets of data (e.g. with whoosh sounds) or are additional sound sources to make your animation come to life, with pencil scratches, paper tears or recordings of tape machines or photo cameras and many more.
All sounds are available as WAV files in 44,1kHz 16bit for direct use in your projects.
App FX is a comprehensive collection of 445 sound effects designed specifically for app makers looking for original notifications, alerts, tones, and general effects.
Designed using both software and retro synthesizers, this collection contains a wide variety of sounds to accompany every action and function on a modern phone, tablet or desktop application: from simple clicks and tones, to complex melodic alerts and interface sounds.
All sounds were programmed, designed, processed and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data and accompanying spreadsheet.
BLURRY DREAMS is a collection of 203 unusual, beautiful-sounding, abstract sounds.
Add a dreamy touch to your next project. Make abstract sounding UIs, implement beautiful and dreamy sounds
into your next game, setup magical notification on your stream and more. Explore magical granular sounds, abstract evolving drones, anime-like swells and pings and hypnotic transitions.
Blurry Dreams was created with game developers, sound designers and streamers in mind.
The collection was created using both hardware and software synths and organic recordings.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer metadata.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060
EDITED WITH: iZotope RX, Reaktor, Adaptiverb, Modular, FabFilter, Pugment, TC Electronics, Pro Tools.
LOFI Terminal is a collection of 195 UI/HUD sound effects.
Create original sounding games, menus, UIs, apps and more. LT was designed to have that LOFI sound
with a bit of a twist. Perfect work indie games or any projects looking for different sounding UI/HUD sfx.
LOFI Terminal was created with game developers, sound designers and streamers in mind.
Collection was created using both hardware and software synths.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data
CREATED & EDITED WITH: Modular, Reaktor, Adaptiverb, TC Electronics, Pro Tools.
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.
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. ALL sounds from Fun Casual Sounds are included Pro Sound Collection so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchase.
A versatile collection of interactive audio elements exploring both the abstract and the traditional side of User Interface sound design. From familiar notification tones and subtle alerts through to future computer processing sequences and manic glitch outbursts, these sonic assets were designed to fit a multitude of scenarios and will add a unique identity to a variety of interface types.
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.
• Recorded, edited, and delivered in full 96kHz/24bit high definition audio
• Every performance was multi-mic’d, providing you with a greater range of tonal qualities to modify to your hearts content
• Over 35 minutes of audio
• Fully embedded Soundminer metadata
Another electromechanical-focused library from SkewSound! Our reel2reel Sound Library features a professional tape machine from the 1980s. We captured all the sounds this little (well, actually quite large and heavy) piece of gear could create.
DC motors, servos, tape spinning, metal impacts, and more can be found within this library.
And if you are on the hunt for some huge, analog style mechanical buttons, you should hear what this library has to offer.
This library includes a series of UI button, interface and user action sounds perfect for use in your next game or app.
While interface libraries are certainly not uncommon, and you’re likely to have plenty in your arsenal already – this one is unique in that it was built meticulously and slowly over the course of a year. Because of this, much of the source material and processes used vary greatly!
Sound types include:
Get this in a bundle:This library is also included in the Forge Sound Design Toolkit Bundle
I made these sounds with my mouth, dried them off, and shined them up for your use! In this package, you’ll find 221 polished sound effects to use for all manner of user interface. Some are clicky, some a poppy, some are breathy, and some are plain ol’ goofy (all very technical language, you see). Regardless of their aesthetic, they are all 96kHz/24bit quality WAV files and drag n’ drop ready.
Retro 8 Bit Sounds is a perfect collection of 1001 retro game sound effects. Whether you are making a 2D platformer, space shooter on any type of retro 8 bit themed project, these sounds will be very useful.
ALL sounds from Retro 8 Bit Sounds are already included in our complete sound package Pro Sound Collection, so if you need more sounds be sure to check it out before purchasing.
Louis Armstrong. Wynton Marsalis. Doc Severinson. Miles Davis. What do these legendary trumpet players have in common? None of them would be caught dead recording for this sound effects library.
Trumpet Interface offers you 264 clicking, clustering, chattering and squeaky sound files to be used in your project. Recorded, in private, on a Bach 180S37 Stradivarius Bb Trumpet, George took his time in making sounds that would make any 4th chair trumpet player proud. From mouthpiece buzzes to low-tone squelches, this mangled trumpet stuff will make your user interface blow the face off any unsuspecting user. Over 6 minutes of UI SFX that cost way less than the trumpet used to record them.
The Boom, Crackle and Scream library is the first in a planned series of Glitch Factory mini libraries. This library uses sounds recorded of Fireworks ranging from large booms to small sparklers and mangles them into interesting textures in varying degrees.
The sounds have been manipulated using analog synthesizers, custom Reaktor instruments and other types of granular processing. They will work well for Sci-Fi weapon layers, user interface sounds and more.
Databending: A digital art form where flaws in digital systems are exploited and used for creative purposes.
Data Disruption contains 200 sounds sourced from raw computer files which have been interpreted as audio data. Bitmaps, executables, plugin files and more have been exploited to bring you a unique, varied collection of sound effects and atmospheres ready for a range of productions.
This sound collection has 100 'raw' files which include harsh, random data noises, intense drones and a versatile selection of glitch one shots as well as 100 processed sounds which were subject to extreme editing and mangling to deliver an array of abstract sonic artefacts.
Most useful for scenarios where computer technology – known or otherwise – is glitching out, these sounds are best suited to Science Fiction productions which call for the noise of broken communications, signal failures, ailing machines, industrial settings, planetary ambience and dystopian soundworlds.
That's not to say they won't also come in handy for Glitch/IDM music producers looking to build up an original collection of sounds for their latest kit, or for the creative sound designer to further shape these sounds into anything from user interface clicks, blips and bleeps to surreal soundscapes and beyond.
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…
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