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Real and designed humming, buzzing, crackling, glitchy sound effects and recordings. Also check out the Electricity sound category

  • Drones & Moods 100 Fans, HVAC, & Mechanical Drones Play Track 124+ sounds included, 104 mins total $39

    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’.

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    124 stereo files
    Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
    Wide variety
    Different perspectives are included as well

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches 3D Printer (NSL) Play Track 209+ sounds included $45

    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.

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches 3Dimensional Printing Play Track 95+ sounds included $49

    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).

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Abstract Bundle Play Track 456 sounds included $9.99

    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.

    Glitch & Noise:
    • 97 Glitch & Noise single sounds
    • 13 Texture loops
    • 35 UI clicks
    • 17 Impact sounds
    • 53 Musical loops (at 120 bpm)
    • 48 KHz, 24 bit
    • Embedded metadata
     

    Twelve Tones:
    • 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.
     

    SPHERE:
    • 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.
     

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  • Drones & Moods Abstract Sound Design Play Track 60 sounds included $10

    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!

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  • Drones & Moods ACM(E) Play Track 26 sounds included $15

    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.

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Alarms & Warnings Designed Play Track 104 sounds included $25

    ‘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'

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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic – Synthetic Sphere Play Track 10 sounds included, 51 mins total $15 $11

    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.

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Analog Days Play Track 390 sounds included $49 $34.30

    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.

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Analog Robots Play Track 263+ sounds included $45 $35

    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.

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  • Drones & Moods Analog Synth Volume 1: Bleeps, Sweeps and Creeps Play Track 702 sounds included $29.99 $19.49

    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.

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Analog TV Play Track 99 sounds included, 50 mins total From: $19

    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.

  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Annihilated Hard Drives Play Track 200+ sounds included, 200 mins total $45

    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.

    Annihilated Hard Drives – Microphones Used:
    • 1x Neumann KM130 (cardioid)
    • 1x Sennheiser MKH50 (cardioid)
    • 2x Barcus Berry contact microphone
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  • Binary Code interface sound library features high quality, futuristic interface sound effects perfect for video games, movies, trailers, videos, apps, and many other applications! This collection of sci-fi computer interface sound effects will give the project that you’re working on that futuristic, hi-tech vibe that you’re after. With the vast selection of beeps, readouts/calculations, and typing UI sound effects, you’ll easily find the type of sound that you’re looking for in order to create that sought-after, sci-fi, distant future ‘feel’ for your next project!

    The Binary Code soundpack contains 616MB of high definition 24bit/96khz sounds, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow and separated into three main categories: 1. Beeps 2. Readouts/Calculations 3. Typing.

    With Binary Code sound library you also get 200 BONUS Sound Effects! These sound effects are examples of what you can expect from other interface sound libraries by Sound Response. You get 130 sound effects from Binary Code 2 sound library that features whopping 1000 high quality interface sound effects! You get 55 sound effects from The Future is Now sound library that features 700 UI sound effects, and you also get 15 sound effects from our DATA soundpack that features 170 data processing sound effects!

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  • Drones & Moods Binaural Orchestra Sound Effects Play Track 1340+ sounds included $120

    The BINAURAL ORCHESTRA SOUND EFFECTS library delivers 1340 unique orchestral sounds from 13 different instruments – including violin, cello, tuba, double bass, contrabassoon, trombone, trumpet, musical saw, flute, piccolo, clarinet, marimba,  and a wind machine.

    All instruments recorded in musician perspective with an binaural microphone, in listener perspective with an dummy head microphone and mono. Each instrument plays different notes of the harmonic series with three variations of each fundamental frequency. Furthermore plays each instrument three glissando or transposition variations. The recordings took place in a great-sounding concert hall.

    The library is perfectly suited for sound designers, composers and musicians. All sounds are in WAV, 24 bit & 48 kHz and include metadata.

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  • Electricity Bleeps, Sweeps and Creeps Play Track 92+ sounds included $10

    You lost em', we found em. Introducing Beeps, Sweeps and Creeps, an electromagnetic 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.

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  • Animals & Creatures Broken Robot Play Track 87 sounds included $12.99 $8.44

    This library is a small “utility” collection of sounds great for use as Robot/Machines but also great for UI and Weapon design elements.  Servos, various metal objects and analog synths were recorded as source material to create this library.  The library includes raw servo recordings and meticulously performed or designed robotic/machine-like sounds.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches CB Radio Play Track 54 sounds included $7

    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

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Circuit Bent Toys Vol. 1 Play Track 91 sounds included $30 $15

    A collection of fine bleeps and bloops from two vintage toy synthesizers, a Major Morgan and a Stylophone.

    Both synths were modified to coax some more unusual/interesting sounds out of them and the library includes some bonus designed sounds to give some inspiration to designers for the direction these sounds could be pushed in.

    All sounds contain extensive metadata in both soundminer proprietary format and broadcast wave format to make finding these sounds and getting them into your project as easy as possible!

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  • Electricity Circuit Scanners – Clock Pulse Play Track 61 sounds included $14.95

    We’ve dug deep into the circuit paths of electronic equipment using signal tracers to scan and record electronic noise and electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from electronic equipment.

    This first in a series of three sound libraries focus on the feel of clocking, ticking, pulses, crystal oscillator timing and other cyclic repetition to provide a rhythmic element to the sound effect. Includes sounds of data flow with beeps, tones, glitch, pops, snaps, crackles, static noise & interference. Be careful with your ears, some of these are nasty sounding.

    61 sound effects created as 10-second files that can be used to create an environment, whooshes or looped and layered to make atmospheres. Recordings were left as raw as possible keeping all the bits intact for designing new creations. Great for technology, data transmission & communication, computer circuits, control systems & Sci-Fi

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  • Drones & Moods Circuits Play Track 30 sounds included, 27 mins total $39 $26.13

    A collection of textural recordings of electric and electronic sound sources.

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Computer Sound FX Play Track 650 sounds included $35

    Computer Sound FX from SoundBits features 650 computer noises, glitches, digital distortions, stutters, bleeps, signals, interfaces, buttons, loading and feedback

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Data Destruction Play Track 97 sounds included $10

    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.

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Data Disruption Play Track 200 sounds included $15

    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.

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  • Electricity Data Processing Play Track 160 sounds included, 14 mins total $40

    Data Processing is a sound effects library that emulates the movement of data and adds digital texture to your sound design.

    Use these effects as building blocks to build digital, robotic, harsh, abstract and glitchy sound design or music. Also great as user interface elements.

    We recorded and designed data transfer from 5G, WIFI, Solid State Drives, USB-C and more, as well as using analogue synthesizers, guitar pedals and raw data files to enhance the library.

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  • Drones & Moods Designed Circuits Play Track 272 sounds included, 46 mins total $20

    Designed Circuits features 272 cinematic sci-fi sound effects, ambiences, glitches, drones, and more, that range from heavily designed to basic elements. It captures the essence of electric circuits and transforms them into something new.

    Recorded with a LOM Elektrosluch 3+, designed with various fx tools.

    Created in collaboration with sound designer Will Organ.

    Video Trailer

    Video Walkthrough

    Designed Circuits highlights:

    272 24bit/96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
    58 Ambiences
    17 Glitches
    24 Hums
    52 SFX
    44 Harmonics
    29 Interferences
    38 Noise Bursts
    10 Source Recordings

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  • Drones & Moods Didgeridoo Play Track 775+ sounds included, 70 mins total $59

    • 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!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Hypnotic and meditative drones
    • Oscillating overtones
    • Gravelly growls
    • Guttural attacks
    • Singing vocalizations
    • Buzzing and humming drones
    • Whooshing drones
    • These recordings were not made using circular breathing, so each drone ranges from approximately one to 30 seconds in length.
    • Multiple similar sounds are grouped into single audio files with silence and fade ins/outs between each sound.
    • 645+ drones and attacks
    • 130+ whooshes
    • 775+ total sounds
    • Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Didgeridoo does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in files with multiple variations!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in MS
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp

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  • Drones & Moods Dronos Play Track 154 sounds included, 154 mins total $30 $21

    Brand New Sci-Fi Ambiences from The Library by Empty Sea. 6+ GB, 150+ sounds, almost 3 hours of material, all 96k, all looped for easy use.

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  • Destruction & Impact Drops ‘n’ Braams Play Track 137 sounds included $43

    Drops 'n' Braams brings to the table 137 new sounds of hybrid cinematic Braams and Drops to boost your production with time-bending elements and sonic manipulation brought to the max. The SFX library is produced from scratch by Alessandro Romeo, owner and lead sound designer at SampleTraxx.

    With Drops ’n’ Braams you can create massive stingers, deep impacts, trailer and score elements, morphing bass, transition woosh and much more.

    A great addition for trailer cue creators, score composers and cutting-edge electronic music producers.

    The library includes:

    • 86 Braams _ Design, Elephant, Granular, Larsen, Raw, Textures
    • 51 Hi Tech Drops/Downers/Sting/Power Down
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  • Destruction & Impact Electric Arcs and Energy Play Track 266 sounds included $39.99 $25.99

    Electric Arcs and Energy is essentially two separate collections of sounds.  The first, Electrical Arcs are more raw.  These arc sounds can be manipulated and mangled to be used as design elements in your project.  They are highly flexible and can easily be pitch-shifted -48 semitones or more.  They remain remarkably useful and clean giving each sound multiple “dimensions”.

    The Electrical Energy collection is a series of more specified design elements that I created – Impacts and Powerups.  Meant to be used in Weapon or UI design they should be flexible enough to be used as stand-alone effects or layers in more complex sounds.

    Recording and Editing

    This library was designed from scratch by recording highly unconventional metal sources with a cello bow and processing them (see one example in video). Great care was taken during the recording and editing process to ensure maximum flexibility of these sounds.  The recording was done at 24/192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH 2050 mic which captures frequencies up to 50kHz.  All processing and design was then performed at 192kHz.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map.  The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.

     

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  • Electricity Electric Motors Play Track 148 sounds included $20

    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.

    The collection is divided into 10 folders, according to the sound type:
    • Changing: 8 (Moderating from one speed or position to another)
    • Cooling: 3 (Slowing down and cooling after being deactivated)
    • Function: 5 (Various multi speed movements)
    • Long: 21 (Long sustained single movements)
    • Medium: 20 (Short and medium length single movements)
    • Part: 8 (Functioning singles machine parts, isolated from the main unit)
    • Pulse Multiple: 31 (Multiple energy pulses)
    • Pulse Single: 29 (Single energy pulses)
    • Rotator: 15 (Rotating sounds)
    • Unstable: 8 (Broken and unstable motors)

    All sounds recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data and accompanying spreadsheet.

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  • Cars Electric Vehicles vol. 1: Renault Fluence Play Track 111 sounds included, 123 mins total $50

    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.

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