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.
• Twelve 96 kHz, 24-bit tones.
• Two minutes each with 9 second bleed.
• 851 MB (uncompressed).
• Embedded metadata.
• Description for each file inside the excel spread sheet.
• 230 sound effects.
• 126 designed sound effects. With reverb, fast delay and tremolo/stutter.
• 124 twisted (original recordings mixed and played forwards and backwards) source files.
• Embedded metadata.
• Recorded and designed at 48 kHz and 24 bit.
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!
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.
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.
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.
'Biomorph' offers broad-spectrum, cutting-edge sound effects that are out of this world. With digital soundscapes, mutated organisms, granulated liquids, twisted robotic vocalizations, sophisticated low-frequency effects and morphing plasmic textures, these sounds will transform your sci-fi soundscape. If your next project calls for the sounds of ancient extraterrestrial artifacts, eerie inter-dimensional entities, gritty bio-mechanical articulations or foreboding atmospheres, you will undoubtedly find this collection of sound effects to be an indispensable resource.
• 1395 designed sci-fi sound effects
• 5 GB of 24 bit/96 kHz WAV content – more than 2 hours total
• Flexible, broad-spectrum, cutting-edge, otherworldly sound effects
• Crafted to compliment modern games, music and multimedia productions
'Chimera' features 200 designed sound effects inspired by demons, ghosts and creatures from the darkness. Comprised of some of Glitchmachine's darkest and most disturbing material to date, 'Chimera' is focused on a unique hybrid of psychological horror and technical monster sound effects.
You will find demonic vocalizations, haunted atmospheres, mutated creatures, cursed ghosts and chilling supernatural drones that will wake the dead.
• 200 designed, dark drone sound effects
• 2.5 GB of 24 bit/96 kHz WAV content
• Inspired by psychological horror and technical monster SFX
• Crafted to compliment modern music, game and multimedia productions
Need the sound of thunder in the city? City thunderstorm delivers a series of atmospheric rain and thunder effects recorded in London. Rolls, rumbles and claps, close and distant, and three long thunder and rain sequences to help create your perfect city storm, including one complete storm from start to finish. More than one hour of sounds from thunderstorms in the city – all recorded at 24 bit / 96 kHz, and embedded with full Soundminer Metadata.
Data Destruction is a collection of sounds made using the technique of databending, the creative destruction of digital data. It features 97 unprocessed raw data .wav files. Pure digital glitch/noise suited to a variety of musical styles and multimedia applications or as a creative springboard for further sound design.
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.
Available as a standalone SFX library – or get it bundled with the popular Data Destruction library at a very special price below
Designed Circuits captures the essence of electric circuits and transforms them into something new. It features special 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.
Electrical Awakening captures the hidden buzz, hum and EMF of everyday objects:
From the inner workings of a car engine starting up to dopplered garden lantern hums and servo movements, this library has a unique selection of electromagnetic sounds. It's an electrical symphony of sound. These sounds were recorded with a Lom Label Elektrosluch 2 (Stereo coil pick-up) into a Sony D100 at 192kHz/24bit.
Get the hums of a big electric station, a small buzz of an electrical substation’s transformer and also synthesized sounds. All synthesized sounds were re-recorded with the “Worldizing” technique initially conceived by legendary sound designer Walter Murch.
The sound library that you didn’t know you needed, a collection of electromagnetic sounds presented in Ultra-HD 24-bit 192k resolution. First a little science lesson: All Electric devices produce a magnetic field. Usually, you don’t hear this field. And you can’t record it with a normal microphone. You need to use an induction coil pickup. These pickups are commonly used to record telephone conversations. But, hold them up to an electric device and all sorts of chaos ensues.
This library features various motors recorded with an induction coil pickup, as well as TVs, mobile phones, car ignitions, light bulbs, you name it. Many items that you use everyday give off amazing magnetic fields and we happily recorded as many as we could. The second half of this library is all synth sounds that, at times, sound even more electric than the real stuff.
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
Welcome to Elemental, a rich source of magic sound effects, focusing on the 5 elements of magic: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Ether, plus much more.
We worked over a year with award winning sound designers to create a magic sound library like no other. If you need both cutting edge designed magic sounds as well as raw source recordings with all the different elements and materials, than Elemental is going to be a perfect fit in your collection. Be sure to also check out the launch trailer video as well, featuring all Elemental sound effects. It's a great way to get an idea just how well the Elemental Soundpack works with magic type visuals!
Featuring tons of different spells, casts, loops, impacts, healing, breaths, and much more, we went all out to bring you plenty of options. Just look at the list below or view the full sound list further down to get an idea of all that you get. Elemental features more than 650 files, 3GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata.
Includes magic sounds such as:
Acid Cast, Earth, Electricity, Evil Breath, Evil Casts, Fire, Fireballs, Good Casts, Ice, Incineration Cast, Neutral Cast, Poison, Sand Cast, Spirit Evil, Spirit Good, Spirit Neutral, Water Cast, Wind Cast, Raw Recordings, Sweetner Layers, Loops, Impacts and Throws
The Electromagnetic Field sound library features 216 stereo 96kHz recordings of more than 80 different electronic devices. The total length of the files is 6 hours and 18 minutes. Post production process was limited to EQ and compression with some noise reduction in few cases, but most of the files are ready for further processing and designing completely new sounds
Everything was recorded in stereo, and in some cases sounds are wildly flying across not only whole frequency spectrum but also pan image. Inside you’ll find a lot of different hum noises, hiss and electrical swipes and whooshes, buzzing high pitch and low pitch sounds, beeps and bleeps, servo and small engines running in a different way, data processing kind of sounds, interference and corruption effects and more. It’s a great all around library when it comes to designing various electronic machinery sound effects.
Adam Audio A5x • Alarm Clock • Apple Keyboard • Apple Magic Mouse • Apple Mac Mini • Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina • Apple MacBook Pro 15 Retina • Apple MacBook White Unibody • Audi A4 • Blender Zelmer Nero • Broken Fluorescent Light • Canon Printer • CD Player • Cisco Router • Coffee Maker • Connect Router • Cooking Stove • Cooking Stove Electrolux • Creative Power Supply • Electric Scale • Epson Film Scanner • Fluorescent Light • Focusrite Forte • Fridge Samsung • Garage Doors • Hair Straightener Remington • Hairdryer Remington • Heater Vaillant • Heating Stove • Induction Stove • iPhone SE • Lacie Porsche • Lacie Quadra • Lacie Rugged • LCD touch screen • LED light • LED photography lamp • Light Switch • Logitech G3 mouse • Manicure Machine • Milk Frother • Modern Fusebox • Modern Mixer Zelmer • Nintendo New 3DS • Nintendo DSi • Nintendo Switch • Nintendo Wii • Nintendo Wii controller • Old Electricity Meter • Old Mixer Zelmer • Old Nokia 105 • Old Router • Phillips Sonic Toothbrush • Phillips Shaving Machine • Power Tool • Samsung Ultrabook • Sony 18-105 f4 • Sony A6300 • Sony Old Amplifier • Sony Bravia • Sony CD player • Sony DualShock 3 • Sony PCM-M10 • Sony PlayStation 3 • Sony PlayStation 4 black • Sony PlayStation 4 white • Sony Playstation TV • Sony Projector Old • Sony Tape Recorder • Sony TV remote • Sound Devices 702 • Thermomix • TP Link Router • Tracer Mouse • TV Decoder • TV Decoder Remote • TV Panasonic • Vacuum Cleaner Zelmer • Vinyl Adapter • Wacom Intuos Pro • Washing Machine • WD Passport • Xbox 360 • Xbox 360 Controller
Energy is an entirely synthesized library, inspired by classic sound effects heard in a wide variety of action and adventure TV shows. Synthesized source material to create energy beams, lasers, blasts, whooshes, explosions, magical effects and more is bundled in this library and ready to be layered and processed. Energy contains 74 audio files with 5 variations of each sound effect per audio file, totalling 370 sounds.
This SFX library is a complete collection of everything ENERGY, covering Electricity, Power Ups, Shockwaves, Sparks, Force Fields, Zaps, Loops, and plenty more.
ENERGY is created in collaboration with talented French sound design duo Frederic Devanlay and Cedric Denooz, and features more than 625+ sounds and 6.4GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata.
• Energy Loops (start, loop, end)
• Neutrons and Particles
• Electricity sparks, zaps, impacts
• Energy Weapons / Special Powers
• Whoosh and Passbys
• Energy Foley
• Hums and Buzzes
• Lightning Elements
• Power Ups and Power Downs
• Source Tool Box – Create your own sounds from scratch!
A special sound effect library from renowned sound designer and recordist Tim Nielsen: It's captured with a VC3 recorder, which turns electromagnetic frequencies into audible tones. The collection features weird statics, data and telemetry beeps, the EMF signatures of things such as rack mount gear, LCD screens, telephones and computers. A total of 178 minutes of sounds are included.
Here are the chaotic, squealing, squelching insides of everyday electronic apparatus, such as cell phones, laptops, MiniDisc (I’m so old) players and battery drills.
Sounds that drone, sounds that buzz – sounds that go “YipYipYiiiipfffrrrszz…”. No kidding. Recorded with induction coils/telephone pickups or whatever you want to call them, these sounds are excellent sound design material.
In fact, I couldn’t help “performing” a bit when recording some of them, just to add a little extra movement.
200 sounds from no-input mixer recording sessions featuring cable & pedal noise, drones, harsh noisescapes, high frequency feedback, hum, interference, low frequency noise atmospheres, machines gone wild and a multitude of general feedback effects.
For inventive navigation tones, future technology sounds, glitch elements, horror atmospheres, corrupted audio flows and more, this original sound collection will serve as a versatile palette for sound designers/editors/artists, music producers and anyone looking for interesting audio artifacts.
All files are 24 Bit/96 kHz with embedded metadata.
'Fragment' challenges its listeners with its custom circuit-bent hardware instruments hand-built by Ivo Ivanov over 5 years. Each sound retains the subtle nuances and compelling sonic characteristics of the original instruments with glitch articulations, composite malfunctioning effects, aggressive lo-fi sounds, and broad-spectrum circuit bending. For truly unique sonic signatures, this is the one.
• 300 designed glitch and circuit-bent sound effects
• 850 MB of 24 bit/96 kHz .WAV content
• Aggressive lo-fi material
• Broad-spectrum sonic ranges
• Unique malfunction effects
Fringe Elements is an aggressive sample pack of divergent and destructive sounds designed for musicians and sound designers in need of a hard-hitting sound pallet on the periphery of normal. Each sound was built in the modular world and heavily processed through DSP algorithms to create structurally unique outcomes and ultimately highly usable samples.
Contained in this collection are 225 unique sounds designed as FX, rhythmic elements, evolving textures, noise, distortion, spectral atmospheres and other elements perfect as building blocks to new music and sound projects or to be layered into existing work to add weight, depth and dimension.
The Handheld Tranceivers library delivers walkie-talkie sound effects from no less than three models: The AEG Voxtel, the Cobra MicroTalk and the Kenwood TK-3107.
It features button sounds, beeps, squelches, feedback sounds, static and white noise sounds, garbled communications and much more. Recorded with a Nevaton MC48 microphone and a Tascam DR70d portable recorder.
High Desert Thunderstorms has the vast, beautiful crackling of Southwestern summer thunderstorms. These powerful storms travel for miles in all directions with rumbles that feel physically and emotionally immersive. Plus, you receive many types of Texan storms with rainstorms, dry thunder, echoing thunderclaps, and much more. If you need storm ambiences that ripple across barren valleys, listen to High Desert Thunderstorms.
2% for the Planet:
Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
• Hand-picked sounds from over 20 summer thunderstorms
• Three-part library: Dry Thunder, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences
• Thunder echoing in mountain valleys
• Unraveling explosions as close as 2,000 feet
• Sub-bass growls as far away as 20 miles
• Approaching and fading storm cells
• Descriptors: close, distant, rippling, rolling, growling, rumbling, unraveling, sonic boom, Zeus, and sub-bass
• multiple microphone perspectives for a variety of stereo images and uses
• Location: Near Marfa, Texas, summer 2016, mountain valley at an altitude of 6,000 ft.
• 95% Bird Free
• Library can be purchased in parts or as a bundle to save 20%
• Specs: 690 MB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 26 stereo files, 26+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
• Duration: Approx. 10 min total
• Isolated rain-free thunderclaps from nearby supercells
• Thunder with wind in summer grass
• Clips ranging from 7 to 44 seconds
• Specs: 2.37 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 67 stereo files, 67+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
• Duration: Approx. 34 min total
• Isolated thunderclaps with rain
• Heavy, medium, and light rain
• Clips ranging from 10 to 64 seconds
Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences:
• Specs: 6.47 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 31 stereo files, 31+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
• Duration: Approx. 93 min total
• Dry and Wet thunderstorm ambiences, including thunderclaps
• Heavy, medium, and light rain without thunder
• Metal rooftops, storm drains, small hail stones
• Clips ranging from 1 to 20 minutes
High Desert Thunderstorm – Full Library:
• Specs: 9.54 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 124 stereo files, 124+ sounds – MS recordings decoded and library does not include the RAW MS files
• Duration: Approx. 137 min total
• All Dry Thunder, Wet Thunder, and Rain and Thunderstorm Ambiences included
Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
MS recordings decoded
DPA 4060 A/B pair
Sound Devices 702
Rycote AG MS Blimp
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.
'Idiom' features over 2,100 unprocessed organic sounds, capturing the notoriously challenging and laborious organic recordings that post production and game audio engineers have used to create their most memorable material.
This collection is a sonic playground of raw natural sounds that can be granulated into intricate particles or shifted and layered into mind-blowing composite sound effects.
Load them into your favorite sampler or DAW and embrace a vast resource of sonic building blocks that will empower you to reach the outer edges of your imagination.
• 2163 unprocessed organic sound effects
• 1.9 GB of 24 bit/44.1 kHz WAV content
• Raw natural sounds that are begging to be mangled, stretched, pitched, layered and processed
Using a Magnetic Coil, this library contains electro-magnetic fields of a variety of household, commercial, and industrial electronics. Hear electronics like you’ve never heard them before in the Series 1000 Induction SFX Library
Kyma Ambiences [USO003] is the third sound effects bundle created by Matteo Milani.
The generation of these “Artificial Reality Ambiences” starts entirely in Symbolic Sound Kyma from the processing of white and pink noise by filtering – in the time/spectral domains – and convolving these sources with custom FM, additive, formant and granular synthesis. The composition’s resource of sound material is drawn solely from these processed stochastic sound elements: coloured noise is a raw material already full of life and can be sculpted into a variety of temporal forms, movements and textures.
The interaction with Kyma was typical of a composer who explored a device’s potential for sound transformation like a musical instrument. The goal was to obtain an organic and acoustic quality using only a restricted sound source, in order to evoke real spatial characteristics attached to each invented sound.
The “Kyma Ambiences vol.1” sound effects collection is published @ 96kHz (native) – and is also available as dual-layer separated “Elements”, suitable for recombinant stratification, varispeed and spatial positioning in the surround field (for a total of 112 files @ 96kHz).
Lost Transmissions is a collection of electromagnetic and radio recordings with an emphasis on communications gone wrong. Malfunctioning static, radio recordings, analog hums, designed passbys, & tonal/fluctuating noise. Lost Transmissions is another essential set of utilitarian libraries to add to your tool box. Recorded and designed by Jason Cushing (co-founder of SoundMorph).
Not only that, as a bonus we've also teamed up with and included Echo Collective's kontakt instrument “Squelch” and accompanying sample library, giving you an additional 100+ real radio samples to work with and playable radio instrument.
Lost Transmissions includes sounds such as:
• Static Passbys
• Tonal Passbys
• Tonal Noise
• Designed Noise
• Radio Noise
• Noise Loops
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