Sound effects and recordings of various surfaces, textures, objects and elements – soft, hard, organic, wooden, stone, metallic and lots more
Articulated presents here a careful collection of 100 Electric Fans, HVAC, AHU, and Mechanical Drones. After months of capture, we recorded, selected, and edited this unique library featuring rich, varied, and useful assets ready-to-use for any game or movie project.
These sounds can serve to inspire life inside environments, provide industrial tones, domestic houses, or back alleys, setting moods or atmospheres. They can also serve as elements to design mechanical machine or engine sounds.
The sonic quality extends a large spectrum from clean, modern, to old and rusty, on rooftop, indoor, flush ceiling-mounted, Bathroom extractor, or floor stand; along with many flavours like metal, plastic, smooth or raspy rattles with gurgling wobbles. Some of the Sounds have useful varied point of perspectives (Close-up, distance), and most of them are ‘loopable’.
124 stereo files
Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
Different perspectives are included as well
Discover the obscure sounds of 24 film cameras designed between the 1930s and 1970s. Carefully organised into 159 files, the 20th Century Cameras library offers over 3900+ sounds recorded at pristine 24bit/96kHz, thus allowing you to not only use the mechanical sounds of the cameras for their intended purpose, but also for sound design.
In order to help you navigate through the plethora of sounds available, rich SoundMiner metadata has been carefully crafted in order to describe the sounds as simply as possible, using multiple keywords and terms, where needed.
The library contains mostly mechanical sounds, such as the sound of shutter release at different shutter speeds, knobs, latches, wheels, and more, in addition to some Foley sounds as well. Due to the age of the cameras, most of the shutter release sounds have slight variations between them, even at the same shutter speed.
The library also comes with a free eBook which can be viewed and downloaded here.
In addition to the SoundMiner metadata sheet down below, the eBook provides information as to how older cameras work, and more details as to how each of the cameras recorded for the library work. The book goes into a fair bit of detail as to what sounds each camera offers, without getting too technical.
If you would like to hear more, here is a slightly extended version of the video preview:
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.
3Dimensional Printing is the multicolored result of different recording sessions of a couple of 3D printers (the Sharebot NG – Next Generation and the DeltaWASP 20 40) at Fabb and at FabLab Milan between 2014 and 2015.
All the sounds were recorded directly as uncompressed .wav files through both a RME Fireface UCX and a Zoom H6 Portable Recorder.
Duration ranges vary from 1 to 5 minutes, with the most sonically interesting excerpts from full printing cycles. Lots of pattern and sequences are available for selection and transformation.
Five different transducers were chosen to capture all the sonic details of these mechanisms:
– C-SERIES pro contact microphones, hand-made by Jez Riley French;
– Barcus Berry 4000 Planar Wave System (Piezo crystal sensor+4000XL Piezo Preamp);
– Piezo Film Tab Contact Microphones by Cold Gold Audio;
– Custom Induction Coil Pick-up (also used to create the Unseen Noises collection);
– Zoom MSH-6 MS Capsule (the stereo image of the Mid-Side recordings is rendered as balanced stereo LR files).
In this bundle you will receive three libraries full of dark, glitchy and ambient textures. 'Glitch & Noise' brings abstract and interesting tones to your sound palette. 'Twelve Tones' has detailed industrial hums for your spaceship interiors. 'Sphere' has dark atmospheres made from bowing a metal bin, which were then processed and mangled using Twisted Tools Slayer. Whether your project is a sci-fi soundscape or a shredded atmosphere, this bundle has something for everyone.
Abstract Sound Design is a budget-friendly collection of unique audio material sourced from digital feedback loop experiments and granular processing sessions. Featuring 25 abstract atmospheres and 35 abstract FX, this library is perfect for those moments when creativity may be running dry, serving as an inspiring starting point for some serious sound sculpting. Of course, they may just fit your needs as they are, too!
A unique collection of 141 useful effects, created knocking, scraping and disturbing a 12-string acoustic guitar.
These sounds were recorded and processed with the intention of providing an interesting , different and unique set of audio effects.
• Clean (71 Sounds): hits, knocks, scrapes and various string sounds.
• Processed (70 Sounds): Processed and re-designed hits, drones and swells.
All sounds were recorded, edited and processed at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data.
This small sound library contains all the original CPU fan and hard disk noises emitted by the following vintage Apple MACs, each with its own unique texture:
• Power Macintosh 4400
• Power Macintosh 6400
• Power Macintosh 7200
• Macintosh Classic
• Macintosh Mac G4
• Macintosh Mac LC 475
The material contains a lot of mechanical noises and different startup chimes, plus a lot of boot sequences with all the hard drives/fans spinning and whirring.
Comprised of three action packed libraries, this bundle includes HERO, BROKEN, and MELEE. Save by bundling all three in a single library.
‘Alarms & Warnings Designed’ is a collection of 52 alarm sounds suitable for the science fiction genre. This library includes ‘one-shot’ audio files that are ready to be placed in a sampler as well as 30 second loops of those same files. All sounds are ‘dry’ and ready to be processed.
This library goes well with 'Fully Charged Vol.1'
A unique collection of antique bells of various shapes and sizes.
The library features the House Bell, Hame Bell, Cup Bell and the Crotal Bell.
Ambient Game is an immersive listening experience that will send your audience adrift in the ambience of warm and friendly game play environments. Like Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot, Ambient Game is designed to convey the cozy, family time popular sounds that older users recognize and new generation players love. Watch your audience respond as they engage with the worlds of fantasy you create in audio. Featuring 600+ shimmers, glistens, auras, magic keys, pick ups, angelic coins, trinket treasures, awards, buffs, potions, liquids, items, UI, player actions, object breaks, power ups and more.
Synthetic Sphere is a collection of spatialised synthetic pads, mixed in an ambisonic format for a complete 360 interactive soundtrack. Multiple layers of pads, tones and amorphic FX are spreaded across the sphere, resulting in a truly immersive experience. These pads include gentle movement across 3D space, creating rich ambiances but without catching to much of the listener attention.
This collection is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.
All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting tag filtering browsing applications.
This package includes 10 Samples – Total 51 minutes of content.
Supported formats: First Order AmbiX and Stereo (Total of 20 files).
Download a B-Format Ambix demo here: Demo
The library is also available in a stereo only version here.
Analog Days contains 390 sounds extracted from old portable cassette players, Retro WW tube radios, vintage turntable vinyl record players and retro tape machines. This is really a sound time capsule ready to send your projects back to the good old analog days and give that sense of analog imperfection that makes the sound really interesting.
This library features recordings of a Moog analog synthesizer. The sounds range from raw lo-fi zaps, buzzes and glitches, to more futuristic high-tech robot movements, morphs, vocalizations and drones.
Both source recordings, and designed sound effects are included for further sound manipulation.
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.
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.
Get ready for adventure: Ancient Game gets you 1500+ designed and source MMO / game-ready audio assets. Step into a world of fantasy with Ancient Game – The Legendary RPG Adventure Game Sound Library by Epic Stock Media! Includes Magic, Warfare, Gore, Treasures, Mechanisms, Monsters, Loop-able ambiences and more! All in 96k / 24 Bit for optimum clarity and supernatural sound.
The doors are very kind, but don’t make them angry. They could lose their temper resulting in a very noisy bang.
This library enriches the sfx world with new door and gate objects, both source and designed, with variety of expressive actions and perspectives. The everyday usual noises along with fantasy stimulating sounds – e.g. deep “dungeon” metal door, high pitch squeaking wire-netting gate, heavy church gate and so on. To make the slams and smashes even more hard, heavy and dirty, wildly designed “Angry” versions have been added.
• 18 door and gate objects, recorded in old, gloomy houses and a church
• 6.29 GB, 645 files, several takes for each action
• “Close-Up”, “Near”, “Middle” and “Behind” perspectives in selected cases, plus mix of them
• 192khz/24 bit including ultrasonic information- the greatest resolution for next design processes
• Sound Devices MixPre6, Sanken CO100K, Sennheiser MKH30, DPA 4007, DPA 4060, Schertler Dyn Uni P48
• Photo reference for each object
This Hard Drive SFX library delivers the sounds of severely mistreated hard drives. We hit hard drives with hammers, drilled holes in them, bent them and inserted objects into them before turning them on. Power ups, shut downs, grinding, screeching, whines, and rattling are just a few of the sounds you’ll find here. Great source material for sound design and heavy processing.
A killer antique accordion full of paper crinkles, key clacks, sick sounding wheezes and old wood creaks. The antique accordion was rescued from a local antique shop. It has a hole in the bellows that creates a distinct wheezing sound, and it is loaded up with strange squeaks, pops and paper textures.
We rolled on this instrument for about an hour, and did everything from flicking the keys to dropping and pounding it. The accordion took some abuse, but in the end what it gave back was a wealth of old sounding textures you can’t fake.
This instrument was recorded at 24 bit 96k, in dual mono – with an AT4050 for a wide perspective and a Schoeps CMC6.MK4 for a close perspective. Comes with 57 .wav files and 19 Kontakt .nki files (the .nki files require the full retail version of NI Kontakt 4.2.3 or later)
Get the sounds of 13 different coffee and herbal grinders. These small wooden and metal devices give grainy textures to any material + they sound really funny at times, and can be used as sweetener for funny toy sounds. Due to the recordings with a piezzo disc, they have a lot of deep and rumbling content. The other mics were the Neumann TLM 102, The DPA 4060 and the amazing Sennheiser MKH 8040. They all cover different and unique perspectives.
All Sounds are always packed with rich iXML Metadata.
Get the sounds of an ancient water spelt mill from 1529, as well as an antique tannery, also driven by a huge water wheel from 1699.
Both mills have been working for hundreds of years and continue to work even today.
This library is recorded in high resolution audio in 24Bit/96kHz on a Sound Devices 702T with Sennheiser 8040 Mics in Mono or ORTF Stereo.
While straying through several antiques shops and flea markets I unveiled a lot of very interesting and organic sounds with character. Sounds that only prop up with plenty years of service can do.
So this library is a versatile and composite collection of all those squeaky, creaky, rusty sounds with a lot of personality.
Here you will find all the little vintage sonic gems.
From mechanical cameras and rusty coffee mills, over-jammed drawers, doors and locks, to sewing machines, typewriters and malfunctioning projectors. You get over 1000+ready to use sounds. All painstakingly edited, cleaned and decently named for you.
All source sounds were recorded with Sonosax SX-R4+ with a Sennheiser MKH8050+MKH30 M/S rig, a Sound Devices MixPre-6 + MKH8060 and a Sony PCM-D100. All sounds come with embedded Metadata.
Hydrophones are the perfect source of interesting sounds and textures, especially for further manipulations with their pitch and spectrum
This library contains cool recordings of melting ice, drips, streamlets, bubbling, rain, fizz, underwater movement, submerging of hot or burning things and even heavy boiling (which destroyed my hydrophone completely). These textures sometimes sound completely out of this world and could spice up your SFX very nicely.
All recordings were made with at 96 kHz sample rate for further manipulation, and the sounds are categorized by their source for easy navigation and contains extensive metadata.
If you are looking for nice addition to your SFX production arsenal – this library is for you!
The “AR_K Facility” is a collection of libraries, comprised of several volumes, each of which has a single or multiple Kontakt instruments. The entire series is centered on unusual percussion sounds with a lot of editing possibilities and several onboard effects. Each Volume (called “Level n”) has a distinctive set of basic sounds that can be used for composing and producing purposes – like a drum machine – as well as for soundtrack composition and sound design in films, videogames and any other multimedia product.
The second volume (called “Level 2”) is a collection of five different instruments with several percussion sounds and a lot of sound manipulation possibilities each.
The instruments in the library are:
– Crushing Anvil
– Deep Space Craze
– Devil’s Forge
– Iron Screeches
– Robotik Breakdown
After umbrella sound effects, but with no time to record them yourself? The Automatic Umbrella sound effects library gets you 159 umbrella sounds, including opening, closing, folding, tapping, squeezing, cleaning, catching, locking and unlocking clasp and much more. The library was recorded using a highly acclaimed Nevaton MC48 microphone and a Tascam DR-70d recorder, and comes with metadata.
Get ready to get back to school – in sound. This library contains more than 350 files and over 1.500 high definition sounds.
• The backpack, pens, pencils, iron ruler, the blackboard & chalk
• Different types of files, folders, books and binders
• The staplers, scotch, scissors, eraser and many other things
All the recordings are captured at 24Bit/96KHz, and include Soundminer metadata.
The Bag Foley Library offers you a nice palette of everyday bag sounds from: Four different backpacks, three kinds of shoulder bags, a duffel sports bag, two camera bags, a ukulele case, a canvas bag, a purse, a wallet, a rack case and the sound of an Imac unboxing.
All files contain variations of the performance. The sounds are recorded in a quiet room with a Neumann KM185 through a UA Apollo preamp.
Balloon Squeaks and Creaks consists of 173 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From short squeaks and air releases, to long creaks, plucks and more.
Need well-recorded balloon and rubber sounds? ‘Balloons’ is a high quality sound effects library that has everything you need for that – from blowing air into balloons, balloon collisions and balloon rubbing to balloon pops.
This library was recorded with Sound Devices 702 recorder and a stereo pair of Line Audio CM3 microphones in a silent studio room.
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.
This library contains a wide range of variety of bamboo hits.
From thick bamboos to thin, hitting with drum sticks, mallets & brushes and scrubbing & scraping and even sawing. Additional sounds include water movement inside bamboos, captured with a contact mic, and beautiful sounds of bamboo wind chimes. Tweak it for sound design or make bamboo instruments from it.
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