User interface (UI) sound effects and interaction sound elements and components
The Heads Up Display Sound Design Toolkit is a special version of the regular Heads Up Display sound effects library: Not only does it feature the regular SFX library – it also contains a special Sound Design Toolkit version.
Boom Box Library’s sound design toolkits allow you to create endless variations, tailoring sounds specifically to the needs of your project. All sound effects are pre-mapped to the sampler Kontakt by Native Instruments, and can be triggered with a MIDI keyboard or further manipulated with a tablet via our custom TouchOSC layouts.
Together, these tools give you the hands on experience of performing live changes such as pitch and time alteration as well as playing back multiple layers of sounds at once. Our Toolkits take you beyond simple editorial, giving you everything you need to design your own unique take on the Boom Box Library sound.
Features the internal tech sounds that you would hear within each distinctive robot’s heads up display, such as:
150+ interface beeps • 80+ success beeps • 70+ fail beeps • 50+ data readouts • 45+ countdowns • 15+ alarms • 100+ power ups • 95+ power downs
Need futuristic sounds? Sci-fi Evolution is a massive compilation of more than 1700 audio files – and it covers a lot of ground! Check out the full selection below.
Scrap School Bus is one of our smaller libraries, but it contains many interesting files that are well-worth hearing.
It includes sounds of the buttons and switches on the dashboard, the door handle and the sliding door opening – a total of 78 sounds are included. Each sound has been meticulously edited individually – and all sounds are metatagged.
SampleTraxx is back with SHOCKING SIGNAL, a collection of big screen alarm, disturbed cinematic feedback, ping, distortion and re-amped production elements.
Shocking Signal is all about alerts, notifications, danger, disaster, emergency, panic red alerts, sirens, warnings, static, bad signals, blasts, broken circuits, electrics, glitches, neon, power and anything requiring sophisticated and extreme sound design.
Providing new and experimental sound materials generated using the most cutting-edge digital techniques, this collection is designed to suit the needs of people who want to add something unique to their production.
Dedicated to sound designers, experimental composers, cutting edge electronic music producers, busy post-production facilities, video editors, broadcast radio/TV stations.
Featuring 170+ sound effects with detailed Soundminer metadata in 96/24 HD resolution ready to be fired in your favorite DAW.
Signal Frontiers is a huge collection of cutting edge futuristic sounds for interfaces, robotics, space machinery and more. The library contains 1000+ uniquely designed assets and covers everything from web interface to spaceship consoles, telemetry and ambiences, offering an unparalleled variety for any project. Signal Frontiers features more than 1000 stereo 48 kHz/24 Bit sounds, all Soundminer friendly.
The Squelch sound library is a collection of 6 radios, walkie talkies, and CBs recorded both through the speakers and in some cases through the line outs. Each device served up a broad palette of static, beeps, clicks, squelches, and random idle chatter.
Comes with 93 recordings with hundreds of individual sounds + one Kontakt instrument (instrument requires the full version of NI Kontakt 4 or higher).
The Kontakt instrument is a unique performable radio device designed for experimentation and discovery of the broad palette of sounds. It also includes a classic spring reverb unit with a custom interface created from a Pioneer SR202W. See the Kontakt interface here.
These authentic radio recordings are useful in sound design/film applications and can be twisted out into musical and sound design effects.
An abundant collection of handcrafted effects geared toward menus, selection screens, options pages, clickable/touchable events, and interactive modalities.
This library is loaded with some beefy, old-school, mechanical interfacing: buttons, switches, knobs and levers.
A library designed for fancy pants computer read-outs and jazzy interface buttons. All files are flawlessly loop-able so no matter how long that data needs to keep on flowing, you're covered. Plenty of different styles from classical digital sounds, to lighter, funnier readouts and even dangerously aggressive ones. It pretty much covers most situations.
TEXTROBOT is a NI Kontakt instrument designed to help you in the sound design of UI sounds and to produce retriggered samples for VFX text animations.
All 165 sounds are easily accessible using a MIDI master keyboard from the first octave. You can choose a category to load a set of samples and play it manually, or in the retriggered way (if active) by holding down the note. The full version of NI Kontakt is required to use this library.
• Click (10 samples): very tight, clicky sounds for UI interface usage or small text VFX
• Bleeps (16 samples): it contains bleeping sounds, tones, and alerts for telemetrics and sci-fisound design
• Big Size (16 samples): a collection of low frequency sounds for big title animation
• Percussive (22 samples): organic and processed percussive sounds like shakers, maracas, and woods for multimedia apps or menu sound design
• Fun (30 samples): a collection of funny sounds for cartoonish motion graphics
• Digital (20 samples): glitches and lo-fi sounds for experimental videos
• Keys (28 samples): keyboards, typewriters, and mouse sounds
• Mechanical (23 samples): switches, clangs, squeaks, and metal impact sounds for mechanic motion graphics
‘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.
“Tiny Transitions 2” is the successor to the very popular Tiny Transitions sound effects library.
If you already knew the first library you know what to expect: even more, even better and more versatile to bring instant sonic support for all kinds of small animations, motion graphics, pass-bys, menues, projectiles and more.
Re-load your ammo belt with 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 the small motion elements that you need in your everyday work for games, apps, commercial, films or general motion designs.
You get 350 ready to use designed sounds+ a composite selection of 320 cleaned and edited source soundsthat 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.
If you don't need the extra source sounds you can grab the “Designed Sounds only” pack.
All source sounds were recorded with Sonosax SX-R4+ with a Sennheiser MKH8050+MKH30 M/S rig, a Sound Devices MixPre-6 with a MK8060+ATE208 M/S rig and a Sony PCM-D100. All sounds come with embedded Metadata.
Metadata embedded by “The Audioville – India”
Transmission apparatus is a construction kit designed to create a broad range of communication sounds, from real to “alien” broadcasting signals.
The library contains more than 2 GB of data, delivered in 373 files of unique sound material. It’s catalogued in five elements: AM (amplitude modulation), FM (frequency modulation), SSB (single side band – aka ham radio), KYMA (synthesised noises) and VOCAL (unintelligible speeches).
The first three bands were recorded from the output of different radio receivers at 96 kHz via a Crane Song HEDD (Harmonically Enhanced Digital Device) to add warmth and tube/analog sonic color to the recordings. All the samples have been carefully selected from these recording sessions, with the addition of just a little dsp processing to widen the stereo field.
The Kyma folder also contains unique audio files entirely synthesised in the SSC Kyma+Paca(rana) environment. A group of SFX called Vocal is the result of “destroyed” dialogues and vocal sources via spectral processing.
Transmission Apparatus is available in two versions:
96 kHz .WAV version• Audio Format: Broadcast Wave Files (.wav)
• Bit Depth: 24-bit Size: 2.49 GB
• Download size is 1.82 GB (compressed .rar archive)
Native Instruments Kontakt 5 version• Audio Format: NI Instruments File (.nki)
• Sample Rate: 96 kHz
• Bit Depth: 24-bit Size: 1.66 GB
• Download size is 1.64 GB (compressed .rar archive)
• Full version of NI Kontakt 5 required
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.
UI DESIGNER is an advanced soundset dedicated to the interaction between human and machines. The library is suitable for modern sci-fi movies, sound for apps, futuristic sound logos and any projects where sound design is needed to improve the users's experience and make it more pleasant.
Essential metadata has been included in the filenames. This was done to facilitate users that do not own a library management tool to access the informations and to navigate the library more efficiently.
UI DESIGNER covers sounds in 14 categories:• Elements Appear
• Elements Flying
• Window Open – Hologram
• Window Close
• Data Stream
• Bad Data Crunching
• Confirmation – Notifications – Navigation
• Text Typing – Warning Text
• Access Denied
• Buttons – Selections
• Screen Noise
• Notifications – Navigation
This collection contains over 1400 original sound effects for user interfaces, telemetry, gadgetry and more.
UI SOUNDS: Futuristic, the next step of our user interface (UI) SFX series, is a collection of 400 well organized selections ranging from subtle to glitchy and vivid elements which are ready to use in any futuristic user interface environment, smart TV app, wearable device app, UI demonstration or infographic video, as well as in your games.
All sounds are spread across these 9 categories: selections, buttons, open – close – pause interfaces, holograms, alarm loops, notifications, calculations, screen errors, browse menu and delivered to you in the 3 most commonly used file formats to save you the trouble of having to create them yourself; WAV, MP3, OGG
UI SOUNDS: MUSICAL is a collection of 300 sound elements ranging from subtle to glitch and juicy vibrant sounds, which are ready to use in any kind of electronic user interface environment (smartphone, tablet, desktop app, web based app or site), smart TV app, wearable device app, UI demonstration videos, infographics, as well as in your games.
Suitable for: Buttons, Alarms, Notifications, Selections, Menus, Switches, Feedback, Filling in forms, Navigation, Online and mobile Quizzes, Checkout & eCommerce, as well as for other systems or game plays.
UI SOUNDS | ORGANIC is a well-organized collection of 425 selections ranging from simple and discreet to catchy and jolly sounds ready to use in any kind of electronic user interface (smartphone, tablet, desktop app, web-based app or site), smart tv app, wearable device app, UI demonstration videos, infographics, as well as in your games.
Suitable for: Buttons, Alarm, Notifications, Selections, Menus, Switches, Feedback, Navigation, as well as for other systems or game plays.
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.
You get 1,074 individual sounds, in 14 separate soundpacks containing variations on all the sounds.
Included are all commonly required sounds needed for a comprehensive UI experience.
The Users of Tomorrow library is the next level of futuristic and high-tech interface sounds, containing 2.2GB and more than 1,800 sounds designed to be used as final assets or layers.
Users of Tomorrow features more than 2.2GB of 1,800 24bit/96khz files, all embedded with Soundminer metadata.
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.
The Vibrant Game library delivers sounds are inspired by hit app games like Bejeweled and Color Switch. You’ll immediately find a bank of lovable game sounds that users will recognize, enjoy and connect with. From colorful comedic sounds, musical cues hits and loops, to item pick-ups high energy alerts and notifications, awards, level-ups and treasure unlocks.
Comes with 500+ files in 96 kHz, 24bit resolution (as well as 44.1 kHz, 16 bit resolution for convenience), and includes Soundminer metadata. Speed up your workflow by an x-factor when you use these ready-to-use sound effects and loops.
Game award items, collects • Alerts and notifications • Background and lobby loops • Musical cues, musical hits • Cartoon movements • Clicks and button sounds • Taps, tabs, and slides • Funny chirps, dings and doinks • Object hits and bumps • Opens and treasure unlocks • Positive pick-ups, wrong moves • Specials and power-ups
Virtual UI is a library of over 500 high-tech user interface sounds. Using a combination of digital and analogue gear, sound designer Daniel Mumford has created super-usable wipes, beeps, notifications, menus, power-ups and downs, errors, buttons, data, malfunctions, switches, alarms, atmospheres and drones.
The War UI Sound Effects Library enables you to quickly outfit your characters with pre-built military classes, gear, inventory, notifications, unlocks and alerts. From natural and organic SFX to highly designed and processed epic war style electronic and digital SFX, all assembled into a value-packed comprehensive collection of 1750+ sounds and effects.
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