The Optical Drives sound effects library features recordings of computer optical disc drives (two internal desktop CD/DVD-R and one internal laptop slim CD/DVD-R slot-load).
Two induction coil pickups were used to record the electromagnetic fields emitted by the drives, capturing a very unique set of sounds and textures. These range from sharp percussive bleeps, glitchy static and noise, to electromechanical motor sounds, and drones. You'll find use for many applications, including UI interface design, transitions, sci-fi, robot/servo sounds, technology, and computer sound effects.
Recordings include all functions of the DVD drives, e.g. disc loading, reading, writing/burning, spin up/down, errors, and disc ejecting. Also, each drive was taken apart and manipulated to create additional sounds.
From creating the breath of a behemoth, to the palpable aura of an ambiance, this is a plethora of contact mic goodness providing you with frequency-deep content for layering, embellishing, bolstering, and new sound creation.
Contact mics are delicate creatures. They can give you insights into the most excitable yet unheard facets of a soundscape, and then almost immediately get destroyed by the slightest of impacts. We're just going to forget about how many incredible captures were thrown out of the running for this library due to such slight disruptions, and instead focus on the positive: this is a huge collection of super flexible, totally malleable sounds. One of our favorite libraries to make because it satisfied the inner tinkerer's ear, Outward Inversion is our microscope applied to the aural world.
Looking for vinyl noises, crackles, pops and buzzes? PHONO is a set of textures lovingly recorded from the blank spots of old and new vinyl records.
Comprised of various loops pops and decays, this collection spans the range of what a needle on an empty track can sound like.
108 flavors of rhythmic noise, crackles, hiss, pops, buzzes, bumps and air – packaged, looped, and ready to go. Great straight or with fx.
Polarity delivers more than 950 sounds of electricity, science and technology – captured in several locations around the world, from electricity museums to science labs. About 50% of the library is all about electricity, with various types of Jacob's Ladders, Tesla Coils, Ruhmkorff lamp and all sorts of impactful bursts of energy.
Then we go through welders, plasma spheres, 3D printers, starting to cover a more broad technology theme – like old phones, telegraphs, dynamo wheels, rotary dials, whirling watchers, alarm, lab centrifuges, something scientists call a roller and a rocker, servo sounds, neon lights, a wimshurst machine and sparklers.
Many sounds in this section were captured from vintage equipment, from a 1928's tram to old telephone switchboards, high voltage levers and control surfaces.
All content was recorded at 192KHz with a Sanken CO100K, a couple of Sennheiser 8040 and a Neumann 81i, translating into final assets that have plenty of ultrasonic content, ready for the most extreme manipulation.
Process Malfunction features 40 intricate future technology glitch production elements for science fiction scenarios where computers are going way out of control. You'll hear corrupt data streams, servers overloading, user interface issues, generative, abstract rhythms and more in this detailed exploration of what the computers of tomorrow may sound like when they go wrong.
Perhaps the mainframe has been compromised from a series of lethal hacker attacks or alien communication signals are interfering with the network, maybe the CPU has just seen better days… Whatever the cause of the failure, the machines have been corrupted and they are struggling, screaming and hanging on for their last bleep…
A collection of sounds designed as a foundation for creating special abilities and character movesets. Each effect has 6 variations per audio file.
RADIO IMAGING SELECTION is a collection of 50 stereo 24-bit 44.1Khz radio ready imaging elements for CHR and HOT AC radio Jingles, StationID, Liners and Dj Drops.
All sounds are royalty free and ready to be included in your radio productions.
What if we’ll take a shortwave radio receiver and turn its output into to a variety of sound effects?
The result will be not only be a set of dark, dirty, noisy and distorted effects, but also subtle, deep atmospheres and even some kind of melodic sounds!
This library is extremely versatile and not focusing on individual types of sound effects.
Here you’ll find distant radio transmissions, strange modulated voices, whine and static, but also designed atmospheres that can be used as interiors of spaceships, machinery or computer rooms, whooshes, passbys, textures, transformations, alien voices, stutters, morphing effects, granular clouds, risers, UI, impacts and much more that you may need when working with trailers, music, game sound or movies.
But that’s not all, as it turned out it’s even possible to make melodic sounds out of these noisy soundscapes!
Try this library and you’ll be happy to add such a unique audio source to your SFX arsenal!
Main features:- 457 sound effects and ambiences made from a eurorack shortwave radio receiver
– 70 raw source files included
– 96khz/24bit quality
– A highly diverse library for various applications
– A perfect source of dark, gritty and noisy textures for SFX production
– Categorized by types of effects: Source, Ambience, Harmonic, Designed, Processed and etc
– Contains metadata for search engines
Do you want to add some tension with thunder sound effects? Are you looking for immersive rain? Do you need perfect loops of rain in your game?
'Rain and Thunder' is a collection of high-quality sounds recorded over a timespan of several years at different locations with a Mid-Side and XY rig. This sound pack contains variations of rain: soft, hard, under metal, under plastic, on top of plastic, and with and without thunder rumble.
This pack is guaranteed to immerse the listener with the pattering drips of water and the roaring thunder!
All sounds included are tagged with metadata (keywords and description) for use in Soundminer/Basehead, etc.
When recording and collecting sound effects, you end up with a lot of noise: Microphone hits, Plosives, Wind pops, rattles, drops. Just plain noise.
These unwanted orphan sounds often get deleted, or end up in a some forgotten folder. Then sometimes you need a sound. A timbre that you just can't name. A raw sound that though manipulation, can become new and remarkable. That's what this SFX library is: Raw, dirty, short sounds that in the right hands – your hands – have potential. Raw Noise features 40 HD 24bit/96khz compilation tracks with a large selection of Hits, pops, plosives and transient sounds, ready for manipulation.
Most of the sounds are short, a second or two. Organized into loose categories to encourage new discoveries and new possibilities. The demo track features selections of the tracks, so you can hear the sounds as they are presented.
The RE-201 Space Echo. Introduced in 1973 is Roland’s most notable outboard FX unit, its sound is both utility and musical. The Space Echo carves its place in music history with its sweeping echoes and infinite oscillations. Its warm and pleasant sound has been heard a million times in a million different ways in both score and album. Hear its soothing oscillations, its creaking pleather case, switches, knobs, and vintage science fiction expressive UI and emotive aural gestures.
We have designed this library to be as useful as possible while offering an insight into every sound the RE-201 Space Echo offers. This means both the internal, and external sound sources from the whirls and vibrations of its motor, to the clicks, snaps, and clunks of its switches and into the world of its echoes, spring reverb, and oscillations of its processed sound.
Full: The complete library.
Micro: A cut down library featuring some of our favourite sounds from the complete collection.
Rings And Tones is a collection of original ringtone and mobile notification sound effects: from old stationary, office, and mobile phones, to the modern organic and synthetic sounds. The pack includes sounds for every occasion and situation on-screen/in-game: positive, anxious, aggressive, or neutral – everything is designed to fit right in. As a bonus, there is plenty of cellphone interference sounds and various service tones to enhance the final experience further.
Rings And Tones contains 100+ 24bit/96kHz sounds, all enriched with Soundminer metadata. All sounds are custom-designed, original and royalty-free.
Introducing the ultimate roller coaster sound library: Roller Coaster Sound Builder includes high-quality recordings from 5 different roller coasters, from classic steel coasters to aggressive impulse coaster. This huge collection includes clean roller coaster passbys, onboard recordings, and classic roller coaster screams.
Roller coaster pass by sounds were recorded without background noise in an amusement park that was closed to the public. A great amount of natural screams with different intensities is also included, recorded during a regular summer day in the amusement park.
This collection provides unique, hard-to-access source material in high-quality, with a large amount of takes for creative sound design. We worked hard to capture as much useful material as we could when we had full access to the rides. All sounds were recorded in Särkänniemi amusement park, Tampere, Finland. Also available in the special Complete Amusement Park Sound Bundle.
The RPG Magic library delivers a total of 215 ready-made unique magic sound effects suitable for Role-Playing Games, Battle Arena and more. The SFX comes in flexible layers for you to mix & match to create the most unique and fitting sound for your magic. Bring your magic sound design to the next level with this collection.
– 147 Spells (Buffs, Debuffs, Heals, Negative Spells, Neutral Spells, Positive Spells and Revives)
– 54 Basic Attacks & Impacts (Magic Swooshes & Impacts Ranging from Small to Large)
– 13 Misc (Boss Appear, Monster Dies, Skill Unlock, UIs, Teleport)
Check out our blog if you are interested to know how and why we made this pack.
[ Tutorial – How does it work? ]
Read the blog post: https://wowsound.com/rpg-magic-pack-tutorial/
Scene Switch: Transitions & Textures features 64 sound elements ready to bring an extra dimension to your cutaways, wipes, time shifts or any kind of motion change.
From subtle swooshes and smooth synth tones to glitched-out, abstract phrases and dramatic noise rushes, as well as serving as a ready-to-go sonic toolkit, this highly malleable bag of tricks is also useful for sound designers looking for inspiring source material to mangle.
With a raw, dark and edgy feel to a lot of the sounds, they are particularly well-suited to Science Fiction, Horror and Dystopian projects. If you're looking for quick fix scene stitch sounds, this one is handy to have around!
This library is a collection of 60 Sci-Fi atmospheres, all loop seamlessly, which can be used to represent alien worlds, drones ambiences, spacecrafts, futuristic engines, nuclear facilities, celestial spaces, generators, dark elements and from outer space. Mainly inspired by the Alien saga.
Each file has a duration of one minute with subtle changes over time. Ideal sounds to use as a layer in your sound design or for those project where music and sound design are pretty close.
Files have been designed on the basis of two different TVs buzzing, making a total of 32 buzz files, which have also been included in the collection. Calibrated to -24 LUFS. You can experiment with them to create more sounds, or use them as what they are, a TV buzz.
All files come in 96 kHz/24 bit, with a very descriptive metadata, based on what the sounds represent and which kind of feeling and mood they suggest to the listener.
Soundcloud preview includes all the designed sounds.
Sci-Fi Electric is a collection of sparks, static, drones, hums, zaps and textures! The library features 64 files with over 80 audio clips. Here you’ll find a wealth of processed sounds for your Sci Fi adventure. Source material ranges from beard scratching to lap steel pickup interference.
Through processing they end up as “alienistic” textures, sparks, static, drones, hums, zaps, ambiences, and whatever else your imagination can come up with! Other sounds include raw microphone feedback, streetlight buzz, and electrical static.
The source material ranged from beard scratching to lap steel pickup interference… This one was fun to make, and it will be even more fun for you to play with!
Need futuristic sounds? Sci-fi Evolution is a massive compilation of more than 1700 audio files – and it covers a lot of ground! Check out the full selection below.
Sci-Fi Explorations – Vol I features 546 creative sci-fi sound effects, alien textures, ambiences, drones, space cities, deserted crystalline caverns, vast hives of digital insects, distressed metal impacts, abstract user interface sounds, transitions, and more.
Created with synth equipment (Mutable Instruments, Intellijel, Doepfer, Erica Synths, Make Noise, Arturia, Expert Sleepers, 2hp, Ladik) recorded into an Emu E5000Ultra Sampler, then processed digitally using a variety of techniques and high-end effects.
Sci-Fi Explorations – Vol I is an experimental collaboration between Gregor Quendel and ARC Noise.
Professional metadata provided and edited by Kai Paquin.
203 designed glitches, textures, robots, UFOs, machines and other effects. Everything from a malfunctioning robot to a shuttle launch sequence.
Sound designed at 24-bit / 96Khz, these sound effects were designed to give flexibility to an editor looking for wild Sci-Fi sounds. These sounds can be used as they are, or treated as foundation audio for further sound design and manipulation.
“Sense” is an exciting collection of textures to enrich the sonic world of your Sci-fi production. If you need that extra ingredient when you are creating a dense and deep Sci-fi atmosphere, this library can help you to achieve that.
Movements, atmospheric elements and energies are some of the things you will find in this pack of sounds. Sounds with a strong and futuristic feeling, elements that are a great addition to your collection.
Categories:Atmospheric element • Energy • Feedback • Glitch • Impact • Interference • Movement • Robotic
In addition to being a great library for Horror or Sci-fi games and movies, this collection works well for trailers too.
A collection of motor and machine sounds, recorded in ultra-HD 24-bit 192k resolution. You'll find a variety of electric motor sounds in this library, from sources such as cameras, car electronics, tools, pencil sharpeners, shavers, immersion blenders, disc ejects, radio controlled (RC) cars and many more. All ready to bring your robots and sci-fi scenes to life.
This is your library for authentic servo sounds used for robotics, motors or sci-fi. It features over 70 servo motor sounds in stereo. Only professional servos from rc-planes were recorded. Finish your next project in lightning speed. Simply drag and drop the sounds into your DAW.
• More than 70 servo motor sounds (100 MB)
• Slow, medium and fast servo movements + buzz and hum sounds
• One sound per file for easy and fast workflow
• 24 Bit / 96 kHz / WAV / stereo / low noise recording – perfect for pitching
• EBU/BWF and WAV-Metadata made with Soundminer for use in any DAW
• All sounds are royalty free and instantly downloadable
20 libraries of production elements and soundscapes suited to all forms of broadcast media. From glitched-out future computers to dark, ominous atmospheres, these libraries feature organic elements, analogue source material and extreme digital processing for a blend of the familiar and the experimental side of sound design.
Think Dystopian environments, unexplored Science Fiction spaces, unsettling horror ambiences, signals gone awry, abstract textures and harsh walls of noise.
SampleTraxx is back with SHOCKING SIGNAL, a collection of big screen alarm, disturbed cinematic feedback, ping, distortion and re-amped production elements.
Shocking Signal is all about alerts, notifications, danger, disaster, emergency, panic red alerts, sirens, warnings, static, bad signals, blasts, broken circuits, electrics, glitches, neon, power and anything requiring sophisticated and extreme sound design.
Providing new and experimental sound materials generated using the most cutting-edge digital techniques, this collection is designed to suit the needs of people who want to add something unique to their production.
Dedicated to sound designers, experimental composers, cutting edge electronic music producers, busy post-production facilities, video editors, broadcast radio/TV stations.
Featuring 170+ sound effects with detailed Soundminer metadata in 96/24 HD resolution ready to be fired in your favorite DAW.
Create state of the art seat jumper and modern glitches, delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience with a complete set of disturbing sound effects to enhance the action on screen and make spectacular experience for your audience.
Shockwave offers rich and powerful digital glitch, dirty blast, heavy ping, electric shock, flash, buzz, stutters and source recordings ready to be dragged in your favorite DAW or sampler.
For modern movie trailer, soundtrack, cutting edge electronic music, and audiovisual installation.
A total of 150+ WAV Samples in 24 bit / 48 kHz.
Signal Interference contains 40 feedback loops generated from a no-input mixer, each running for 1 minute for a total of 40 minutes of audio corruption. These unique sonic textures feature crackles, hums, buzzes and glitches to suit a wide array of multimedia projects which require the sounds of malfunctioning machinery, twisted signals and future tech gone wrong.
All files are 24 Bit/96 kHz with embedded metadata.
Signal Interferences sound library features 224 sound effects including various glitch sound effects, radio and transmission-like sounds, evolving and static noises, malfunctions, long signal interferences as well as short bursts for use in movies, games and other applications!
All sounds are created with synthesizers, sound generators and samplers in order to offer you more diverse range of interferences sounds than those generated with telephone pickup coils and similar devices.
If you’re looking to expand your sound collection with various distorted glitchy sounds and electromagnetic-like buzzing, humming and crackling sound effects this sound library will provide you with plethora of sounds to choose from!
Signal Interferences sound library contains 2.2GB of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.
Signal Return is a performable Kontakt instrument and soundset designed to create a wide variety of interesting and textured sounds.
All of the source material comes from recordings of various devices feeding back into themselves either electrically or acoustically. No software based speaker emulators or distortions were used in the creation of these sounds. Comes with 250 .wav files – more than 2 hours of recordings + 22 Kontakt instruments (these require the full version of NI Kontakt 5.0 or higher).
Introducing SoundMorph’s Sinematic – a sound pack featuring cutting edge impacts, stutters, sub sonic bass, mega horns, stingers, risers, whooshs, bowed cymbals, and source recordings.
Get this collection of cinematic sounds to cater to the most modern and cutting edge productions out there.
• Stutter Risers
• Sub Sonic Bass
• Mega Horns
• Hits and Impacts
• Simple Design
• Whoosh Bys
• Bowed Cymbals
• Raw Source Recordings
The follow up to SoundMorph's hit cinematic library Sinematic, Sinematic 2 is now here! We've gone all out to bring you the best of the best in designed and source files, more than doubling the size of the first release! Designed in collaboration with the same world class sound designers as Robotic Lifeforms 2 and Sinematic…we are really proud to give you even more awesome Sinematic goodness! This library was created over the last 2 years using extensive high end recording techniques, KYMA, and Euro Rack Modular setups.
Sinematic 2 was created by and in collaboration with Thibault Csukonyi and Boris Haladjian (Robotic Lifeforms 2) and Real Cardinal (BioWare, Sinematic, Microsoft).
Sinematic 2 features more than 1,000 24bit/96 kHz .wav files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata, including:
500 + designed sound effects
550 + source audio files
Subtle and Iconic
Textures – noise, grit, glitch
SONIKSCAPE has been produced to create intense underscore, dark atmospheres and abstract textures.
This collection comes packed with cinematic soundscapes, vocal atmospheres, textures out of processed flutes, ghost breaths and vocal effects, dark low oscillations and subsonic frequencies, bowed cymbals, psychological screech and more.
Dedicated to the movie trailer, suspenseful film and television soundtrack, dark ambient music, audio-visual installation and sound artist.
Sonikscape is a collaboration between SampleTraxx and German sound designer Sebastian Emling who already collaborated on Cinematic Zither and Old Broken Piano.
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