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!
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.
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 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.
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.
You lost em', we found em. Introducing Beeps, Sweeps and Creeps, an eletromagnetic library cataloging household electronics, video game consoles, arcade cabinets and more. Whether you're creating sci-fi interfaces or needing some extra grit for your devices, Beeps Sweeps and Creeps has everything you need to add that extra layer to your project.
CB Radio is a small collection of static produced by different channels on a 40-channel CB Transducer.
I found a pair of “Realistic TRC-222 40-channel Citizens Band Transceivers” at a second hand store, but only one works.
Here are the sounds the surviving “walkie-talkie” produces: 54 individual sounds for a total of around 15 minutes of static and warble + button sounds and antenna extension and contraction sounds
‘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.
A collection of textural recordings of electric and electronic sound sources.
Computer Sound FX from SoundBits features 650 computer noises, glitches, digital distortions, stutters, bleeps, signals, interfaces, buttons, loading and feedback
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.
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
• In this library, get a collection of the hypnotic and meditative calls of a handmade wooden didgeridoo. These beautiful wind instruments have guttural calls that sing like wild animals. Hear overtone filled whooshes and aggressive barking attacks. Hear snarling vocalizations and gravelly growls. Hear lengthy mesmerizing drones and oscillating overtones. This library is packed full of tracks showcasing the full range of possible didgeridoo vocalizations and drones. Perfect for use as the foundation for all your designed animals and creatures.
2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
• Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
Electric Motors is a collection of 148 recordings of small and large motors performing various activities, including rotations, general movement, pulses, speed changes and more.
All sounds recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data and accompanying spreadsheet.
Looking for electric car sounds? This library delivers 111 files / 123 minutes of 96k recordings in mono and stereo of the Renault Fluence Dynamique electric vehicle.
The Reanult Fluence was one of the first medium sized electric vehicles in Europe, originally produced in 2012. The car is based on the Renault Megane conventional vehicle.
In these recordings, we have recorded the engine with contact mics, capturing the raw sound of the otherwise very quiet electric engine.
We also have a lot of tire sounds on different surfaces, gravel, asphalt and rumble strips on the highway, as well as passby sounds.
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.
Electrify contains a wide variety of high quality electrical noises, sound effects, and ambiences. Perfect for film, game, music, and television.
Recordings taken from an enormous variety of devices and equipment, including: harddrives, motors, sockets, powertools, interfaces, amplifiers, printers, scanners, and many more.
Sounds consist of beeps, glitches, hums, fuzz, noises, processing, crackling and more.
All sounds are cut, and ready to use, for seamless integration in to your latest productions.
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.
We have recorded strange noise rhythms originating from different technology around us… Machines from everyday life, like coffee makers, washing machines, mobiles, wireless routers, shavers, TVs and more. Surrounded by technology, we are immersed in electromagnetic fields!
With a distinct lo-fi aesthetic and edge, this unique collection of electromagnetic field recordings is perfect for environments which require disrupted communications, electrical failures, signal breakdowns, computer malfunctions or any kind of abstract glitch element.
Sourced from various everyday household electronic devices such as modems, games consoles, digital TV receivers, extractor fans, laptops, tablets and mobiles phones, there are a total of 172 raw files in this collection separated into 3 categories, Loops, Oneshots and Sequences, giving you numerous options for utilisation.
Low quality preamp experiments, faulty connections and general unexpected audio errors were exploited during the recording and editing process, adding distinctive flavours to a number of the sounds. As well as coil pickup microphones, the pickups from electric guitars and basses were used to capture the electromagnetic sound of several devices for a genuine low fidelity feel.
Whether soundtracking a system rebellion in your latest Sci-Fi epic, the technological landscape of a Dystopian society or you need to create a disturbing, noise-laden atmosphere for a paranormal Horror, this collection is well-suited to a huge number of projects and media, be it games, film, TV, art installations, podcasts, audio books or music production.
Also included are 157 processed Transition FX which were created from the raw source material. These abstract effects also serve as a Transition or User Interface toolkit, ready to be used as they are, layered to your liking or processed to the extreme for something completely new.
Loops: 18 (Mono)
Oneshots: 65 (Mono)
Sequences: 89 (Mono)
Processed: 157 (Stereo)
This library has a unique selection of electromagnetic sounds, recorded and edited with the utmost care.
Includes over 600 Electromagnetic Field sounds, 200 raw stereo 24Bit/192kHz recordings of more than 40 different electronic devices. Only the most interesting have been selected for this collection.
Inside you’ll find different kinds of Noises, Glitches, Whooshes, Passbys, Beeps, Mechanical Movements, Hum, Buzz, Clicks, Crackles, from simple smartphone to carving machine or laser engraving machine, eco-solvent printer, cutting plotter, touch screen terminal and much more.
Includes embedded Soundminer metadata.
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.
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
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.
For a limited time, save 25% when you get this library along with the Signal Interference SFX library – simply select the bundle below to save:
'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.
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 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.
The Glitch UI SFX library delivers a collection of user interface sounds created from mangled video files, circuit bent keyboards and dying hard drives.
Pops, clicks, glitches and transitions, all sourced from our Error Tone library but re-edited and processed specifically for sound designers with extensive Soundminer metadata.
Contains sounds which will work for all your user interface feedback needs, from retro computer interfaces to modern tablets to futuristic sci-fi UIs.
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.
All the essential high voltage electricity sounds you’ll need for your sound library. Sounds include sparks, electrical fires, fruit electrocution, electric arcs, shocks, hums, overloaded circuitboards, light bulbs, capacitors and much more. Features recordings from high voltage units such as 2 power supplies, 3 microwave oven transformers, 2 neon sign transformers, a 250k volt Tesla coil, 3 Jacob’s Ladders, an arc electric welding machine and a car battery
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