Metal sound effects
A unique collection of 141 useful effects, created knocking, scraping and disturbing a 12-string acoustic guitar.
These sounds were recorded and processed with the intention of providing an interesting , different and unique set of audio effects.
• Clean (71 Sounds): hits, knocks, scrapes and various string sounds.
• Processed (70 Sounds): Processed and re-designed hits, drones and swells.
All sounds were recorded, edited and processed at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data.
Comprised of three action packed libraries, this bundle includes HERO, BROKEN, and MELEE. Save by bundling all three in a single library.
A unique collection of antique bells of various shapes and sizes.
The library features the House Bell, Hame Bell, Cup Bell and the Crotal Bell.
Bowed cymbals are one of those sound effects that just never get old.
Perhaps it's the chilling sound of bow on bronze that puts us on the edge of our seat that we love so much. Or maybe it's the hauntingly beautiful tones that ring from a large ride cymbal with a large bow.
Add some real bronze to your project today:
Nothing slaps a smile on a face like the sweet sound of destruction and mayhem. Designing sound for such complex events as a collapsing building or an earthquake requires a diverse and comprehensive palette of chaos. To create such havoc, one must be equipped with the ultimate destruction sound library.
We stopped at nothing to put together this library of utter mayhem. BROKEN boasts over 9 GB of HD quality content spread across 1940 construction kit sounds and 326 designed sounds. From car crashes, explosions, crumbling buildings, earthquakes, ripping earth and metal, to debris, BROKEN features all elements of destruction.
Recorded in the field and on the Paramount Pictures Foley stage, this library equips sound designers for film, games, and web with the tools for creating a ruckus.
Get wrecked. Get BROKEN.
Chain Ferry features the remarkable sounds of a 100 year old ferry with a specific drive system. The ferry pulls along a strong chain lying at the ground of the river to cross. This is achieved by a clever combination of 3 drive wheels that guide the chain and prevent it from dropping to the ground.
The Library contains several complete audio takes of the ferry in action – from departure to arrival. This encompasses engine start, engine idle, loading ramp noises and bangs plus a lot of chain rattling from various perspectives. The sounds are recorded aboard and from both sides of the river so that the entire scenery can be covered acoustically.
CINEMATIC SHORT IMPACTS is a selection of 22 stereo 24bit/48khz powerful impacts sounds with a cinematic taste for your trailers and video productions.
All sounds are on-shot and very short, ready to be easily arranged on the timeline or inside a sample player to make a drum kit.
This sound library contains a multitude of coins on different surfaces with a wide variety of performances. The coins come from different countries and some are no longer minted. I also used heavy centenary coins to simulate old world coins for your gaming audio needs.
All content was recorded using high-quality, professional equipment – Neumann KMR81i and Sound Devices. All files were recorded at: 24bit, 96 kHz in an acoustically treated room. Meta Data is also included.
‘Coins’ by Badlands Sound includes 100+ clean and high-quality coin sounds. Everything from one coin, a few, too many coins dropping on various surfaces like wood, water, metal, and other coins. Also, includes Foley sounds of grabbing coins perfect for film and video games.
The Crash & Smash sound effects library contains over 1110 sounds of destruction. For this collection I went on a rampage at several junk yards around my hometown, collecting a vast amount of crash sound effects. This one is highly focused more on crashing sounds with all the rumble and debris, giving you hundreds of variations of glass smashes, rolling stones and stone hits, wood breaks and impacts and metal crashes.
As usual the sounds come perfectly cleaned and edited so you can instantly place them in your timeline or design new sounds with it. Of course they also got some EQ and compression treatment but weren’t further “designed”, so you have nice and flexible source material for your own productions.
All sounds come with embedded Soundminer Metadata sorted in subfolders for:• Glass
The “Crash & Smash – Designed” sound effects library contains 350 sounds of destruction.
You get 5 categories (Glass, Metal, Stone, Wood, Plastic) each with 50 edited, layered and designed sounds of destruction and demolition. Additionally you get 100 mixed heavy Crash and Destruction Sounds in 5.0 Surround.
These were fully created and designed in surround not just upmixed. You also get the downmixed versions in 2.0 Stereo.
All sounds were designed from the original Crash & Smash.
You can easily create a vast amount of new crashes by combining, layering and arranging these sounds. Comes with embedded Sound Miner Metadata.
Available in two versions:
This sound library contains a wide variety of creaks, squeaks and squeals. All content was recorded using high-quality, professional equipment, such as Sennheiser MKH-8050, Neumann Kmr81i, Rode NTG3, and Sony PCM-d100.
This unique sound library contains 145 files with over 1300 high-quality sounds from a wide variety of sources, including materials such as glass, rusty ladders, wicker baskets, vintage leather jackets, and large ovens. These sounds can be used for traditional foley, eerie horror, or for any sound design you can imagine. Metadata is provided.
Cuff ‘Em is a collection of all things handcuff. Lock up the villain using the Smith & Wesson 100-1 series nickel plated carbon steel handcuff. Use the key to unlock and unlatch to make your escape. Pick up and drop the cuffs on numerous surfaces. Surfaces include: Wood Table, Resonant Wood Table, Carpet, Carpeted covered Hardwood, Hardwood Floor, Two Metal Tables, Resonant Metal Table, Chaise Lounge, and Leather Drum Stool. Also included is opening and closing of the latches, fidget and jiggle around, spin on different surfaces, and more!
60 files, 51 minutes, with over 2,285 sounds in total! Recordings decoded from MS into stereo using the Sennheiser MKH8050, MKH30 microphones into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6 Recorder.
All files are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly.
Cylindrical Gong is a collection of high quality, 24bit/96kHz stereo recordings from a strange, cylindrical, gong-like sheet metal object I came across once. I use the word gong, but there is none of the cymbal-like sheen in this object. Instead, you get more of a ring-modulated, atonal texture – perhaps more like a broken bell. Definitely not your typical gong sound effect.
The 27 different gong sound recordings included provide loads of nuance of sound from this object – I used mallets, knuckles and fingernails to play it! Load them into different velocity ranges on your favorite sampler, pitch them up and down, add effects, etc.
Use them for musical effects, for layering with other sounds, or perhaps mangle them beyond recognition.
Daily Doors brings you 147 household doors (those ones present in every project) opening and closing, recorded simultaneously from a close and a distant perspective. One of the main problems with doors is that they tend to sound “too close”. A door will sound different depending on where the microphone is placed. By using two different mics, we tried to achieve that goal and match the camera point of view.
Close perspective is around 50 centimeters far away from the source, whereas the distant one is around 2-3 meters far away, depending on the room size.
Distant perspective is in M/S. Both M/S Decoded and RAW are included in the library, so you can play with it as you please: using only the close one, using both close and distant, using just the distant one, decoding it to mono, wider… The list is endless.
Unless it wasn’t possible due to the nature of the sound, all sounds were recorded in two different intensities: Hard and Soft. Each file contains at least 3 different takes opening and closing, making a total of more than 1400 door sounds.
Some other actions, apart from opening and closing, have been also included, such as knocking on doors, slamming, forcing handles, locking and unlocking doors, door chains and latches.
All files are in 96 kHz/24 bit and meta-tagged, both in Soundminer and BWAV.
Close Perspective: Sennheiser 8050, Sennheiser 416
Distant Perspective: Sennheiser 418, AKG CK93 & 94, Zoom H2n
Recorders: Zoom F8, Sound Devices 633
Front Door, Kitchen, Living Room, Bathroom, Bedrooms, Hallway, Backyard, Terrace, Fridges, Freezers, Ovens, Windows, Wardrobes, Washing Machine, Cabinets, Drawers, Microwaves, Dryer, Dishwasher, Squeaky Knobs, Latches, Door Chains, Wooden Doors, Sliding Doors.
This Double Bass & Violin sound effects library not only includes weird low double bass bow strokes, stabs, vibrating strings, drones, harsh harmonics, string scrapes, bow stroke voices, and bright violin tones and screams. It also includes the opportunity to open up a whole new set of sonic adventures.
Why? All double bass sounds have been recorded at 192K/24 bit, with an amazing stereo set of close up Sanken CO100K microphones, and a stereo set of Sennheiser Mkh 8020 microphones, capturing low end and room. All violin sounds have been recorded with a single Sanken CO100K microphone.
Common for all Sanken files is that you're able to either extreme time stretch/time compress, or pitch up and down the files, and by this discover a whole new world of sounds – without adding nasty degenerating artifacts or muffling the sound. The ultra-high frequency range of the Sanken microphones does really make a great difference!
Recordings these sounds was a pure blast. The amount of versatile organic material in the set is great. The bass instrument has been played in a very innovative way, using both regular bow on strings and bass body, but also finger cymbals attached to specific places for a vibrating ring or rattle noise, creating some really other-worldly sound effects, and almost vocal-like patterns.
While the double bass material produces a massive low end without any further processing, the violin recordings really benefit from being stretched and pitched. This makes all the non-audible bright sounds captured by the Sanken microphones come through.
Need the sound of objects being pushed, pulled, dragged, moved – or perhaps sliding and scraping over different surfaces? The Drag & Slide SFX library gets you exactly that: More than 500 dragging and sliding sounds that are ready to be used as they are – or for intense sound design.
Bags, Barrels, Blades, Bottles, Cabinets, Chairs, Coat-hangers, Crates, Dining Tables, Fridges, Frying Pans, Iron Boxes, Iron Tables, Metal Cans, Metal Chairs, Nightstands, Pallets, Paper bags, Plates, Racks, Rakes, Shoes, Shovels, Sledgehammers, Spray cans, Stones/rocks, Toolboxes, Vacuum Cleaners, Various heavy objects, Wooden Boards – and more!
All sounds were cleaned, edited and filled with BWF-Metadata for instant use in your projects – and many of the files in the pack contain more than one sound. Recorded with Sound Devices 744T, 788T, Sennheiser MKH8050, Ambient ATE208, Sony PCM-D100
Dumpster Truck (Skiploader) delivers the sounds of a DAF CF 75.310 mid-size truck that delivers open steel containers. They are mostly used to collect debris, junk or discarded furnishings. Once these containers filled up, the truck picks them up again to bring them to the suburban garbage dump.
The library delivers 103 files in 5 categories:
Container Handling, Driving Activities, Engine, Foley and Props, Underneath Truck
This includes sounds of container dumps, noises from load chains and their locking mechanisms as well as sound from the truck itself (interior, door slaps, air pressure system, wheel noises, 7.5l 310hp diesel engine, exhaust and much more).
A massive collection of metal hits, drops, crashes, drags, and scrapes. It includes iron, steel, and metal. There is a mix of massive impacts and falls, as well as subtle debris moves and drags.
The takes are captured with a variety of perspectives. Most takes include close (mono), medium distant (stereo), and distant (stereo).
This library was created to provide designers with drag and drop sounds for sweeps, fades, surges, swells, and other embellishments. Each of the sounds in this collection were designed to be used to heighten events, but they can be mashed, stacked, and chopped to create all sorts of eclectic designs. There are plays on musical concepts as well as thematic events, with each sound purposefully building up, culminating in a peak moment, and then dissipating in some way. They are organized into 100 families (designs) with 5 variations each, ranging wildly in topic, movement, duration, dynamics, attack, release, loudness, density, and speed. Some are natural and organic while others are completely rigid and synthetic (and some fall variably in between).
If you need to festoon the heck out of a scene or event in your project…If you need some complex SFX designs craftily layered and ready-to-go…If you need a diverse set of easy-to-tweak, overflowing sonic enrichment, then look no further. You've found it.
The G4F SFX09 – Metal soundbank is comprised entirely of metallic sounds generated by many different objects.
The soundbank contains high-quality recordings made at the Foley’Torium studio. The recordings are 96 kHz/24 bit, with a Class A setup (Sound Devices recorder with DPA and Neumann mics).
Foley: Julien Billeau
Sound Engineer: Arnaud Roy
Sound Designers: Benjamin Michenaud and Alexandre Bobe
Impacts, friction, rolling, sliding, engines/motors with metal resonators providing a very rich texture.
Glass and Metal Clouds are the result of experimenting with the tonal and noise elements of a glass or metal impact via granular processing. Various household objects were struck and recorded, ranging from metal shovels, desk legs and brass ornaments to glass and crystal objects – basically anything that would ring after it was struck.
The recordings were then sent through ‘Clouds’ and processed with gentle, chaotic modulation by a combination of sloth chaos modules and standard cyclic modulation resulting in drones that gently sweep between musical tonal sounds and the random noise produced by the strike and are ever evolving; some more than others.
Sometimes some surprising sounds came out of the drones and I let them run, some were kept quite constant with only a subtle amount of modulation so there is a lot of variation in the pack.
The sounds came from my need as a sound designer to embed strange mood, emotion and feeling of uncertainty into everyday ambience.
To build the range and palate of character that we needed for this collection, we transformed community park and green-way bridges into large-scale percussive instruments. We sought out 12 very special bridges in particular locations and sampled many different performances on them to elicit the right sorts of impacts that we were looking for. Each performed impact has 3 layers, 2 mono and 1 stereo, all with different perspectives due to mic placement. These sounds are highly dynamic, containing an artful blend of the locale they were captured in, and can add some very rich color to any explosion, impact, or crushing event in your editing mix. Go ahead and do your best (or worst)!
These sounds can take a beating. Enjoy!
The Gun Shell sound effects library features a comprehensive collection of sounds made with empty gun shell casings. Including 12 different shell types, 7 surfaces, and a huge amount of takes (3600+ files in total), this library is more than just a collection of falling shell sounds. It includes shells colliding with each other, rolling, bouncing, being picked up, and more.
These expressive little sounds can add the essential detail in your project, or you can use them creatively to craft totally new sound effects layers for weapons or item/coin pick up. Ammo box handling foley and bullet belt link sounds are also included.
Included calibers / shell types:
7.62×39mm • 7.62×54mmR • 9mm • .22LR • .30-06 • .38 SPL • .44 MAG • .45 ACP • .223 REM • .308 WIN • 12-gauge Shotgun Paper Shell • 12-gauge Shotgun Plastic Shell
Concrete floor • Wooden floor • Carpet floor • Rumbling metal • Hard metal • Gravel • Dirt
Recorded in a quiet studio environment in 96 kHz / 24 bit, these well-edited and meta-tagged sound clips make it easy to add the perfect gun shell sounds in your projects. In addition to a massive amount of variations of shells falling on different surfaces, the sounds are useful for sweetening bullet impacts, creating collect/pick up sound assets, and pitch-shifting them to create totally new sci-fi weapons.
An informative PDF spec sheet is included with a lot of details about the shells. There you can easily find example firearms using the specific cartridge to accurately match the correct shell sounds with the guns in your projects.
The library comes in two versions: One with multiple takes in a single audio clip, the other has a new audio clip for each shell drop. Both versions are included with this library.
This Gym Weights library focuses on clinking weights in different shapes and sizes, mostly barbell and hand weights – recorded in an empty gym. As a bonus it contains hits on a punching bag, an ambience track from a large gym (with the sound of people & exercise activity), and some workout machine sounds.
The library is recorded with film sound in mind, so the sounds are not compressed to death. These are also great ingredients for metal impact sound design.
Get the sounds of a hand spinner – or fidget spinner – with this new sound effects library! Separated into 2 folders, Raw recordings and Pre-designed sound effects, you will find your spinning happiness for your projects. With the raw files you can design drones or helix sounds and more… Let your imagination take you away!
HARMONICS is a new designed sound collection that explores the inner beauty of resonating metals to create an extensive set of inspiring sonic material for sound design and film scoring – proudly presented by SampleTraxx.
Metal happens to have the right combination of speed of sound and decay. Different metal shapes produce a broad spectrum of soundscapes and tones.
HARMONICS investigates this hidden magic by designing and layering these unique timbres.
The result is an extensive set of designed evolving textures and designed metal elements which are great to create sound cues in minutes, metal hits, passby-reverses and evolving drones.
The nature of this soundpack doesn’t call for compressor or maximizer. Close attention has been paid to preserve the original dynamic excursion of each sound and fully enjoy its natural vibration and evolution.
Having a wide dynamic range guarantees more freedom in layering and arranging different elements to create endless variations.
The sonic material contained in the pack is all presented in a designed fashion and different levels of design are provided: from simple elements to evolving multilayered soundscapes and textures, all based on metallic sources. No external sounds apart from metals have been added to the mix.
86 Designed Textures and Elements (dur. up to 1’10″)
37 Hits (Hi and Low Designed Hits)
26 Pass-by Reverse
9 Tibetan Bowl (Raw Recordings)
9 Kontakt Instruments -Kontakt 5.5 full required for these (free player not supported)
Note: the WAV themselves files can be used without Kontakt
Sound Mind Heavy Industry sound effects library is a massive collection of over 600 sound files of unique and hard to access machines and industrial ambiences, recorded both interior and exterior. To create this 45+ GB pack we went underground and climbed on constructions, we have been in both very hot and cold, humid and smelly places, wearing funky protective clothing, helmets and glasses.
You will find large, heavy machines sounds in it, industrial vehicles, as well as pneumatic, electric, diesel or even antique steam engines sounds and many metal, wooden, debris and also liquid textures.
During our searches we found many unusual sounds with great potential for sound design.
Sounds were recorded multi-mic and from different perspectives, giving large variety for designing purposes. We used microphones with extended frequency range (Schoeps CMC6XT MS kit, Sanken CO-100k) recording on 192kHz sample rate, shotgun mics (Sennheiser MKH-8060, MKH-815T, Neumann KMR81/KM120 MS kit) as well as Trance Audio Inducer stereo contact microphone (which was very useful in noisy environments and which also has very wide frequency range). We used Sound Devices 702, 744 recorders with MixPre, plus Zoom F8 and Sony PCM D-50.
Heavy Metal! is an extensive collection of bangs, chains, scrapes, squeaks, and sawing – all involving an old, large, heavy, metal car door. There is a ton of variation, including timbre, since most of the library was recorded with multiple stereo pairs of microphones.
• Chains: movement, sliding, impacts, & ratcheting across metal
• Impacts: Collins axe, chains, hatchet, machete, rubber mallet
• Scrapes: Hatchet, machete, saws, squeaks, dryer tube – TONS of variation
• Sawing (on metal): Hack saw, machete blade + saw
Home Grown Metal is a library entirely dedicated to metal on a non-industrial scale. With over 75 minutes of recorded material, a whopping 1103 raw metallic sound files are included, with love and pruning care thrown in for good measure!
Recorded in the comfort of one's home, the library was produced using a Sony PCM D100 recorder in XY and ORTF stereo configurations in both interior and exterior environments. An eclectic range of 48 unique sound categories are included.
Aluminium Can • Bin • Car Roof • Clothes Airer • Coins • Corkscrew • Cpu Fan • Cutlery • Dog Brush • Doorstopper • Drawer Handle • Filing Cabinet • Flask • Garage Door • Gas Container • Gas Stove Switch • Guitar Strings • Ironing Board • Kitchen • Latch • Lawnmower • Lever • Manual Wrench • Multi Tool • Nail Gun • Pliers • Puzzle Pieces • Radiator • Rusted Pieces • Saw • Scissors • Screwed Contraption • Socket Wrench • Stapler • Tambourine • Tape Measure • Tin • Toaster • Toy Piano • Umbrella • Various Pieces • Washing Machine • Watering Can
The library also provides a range of sound actions to choose from, including scrapes, squeaks, impacts, foley, open, closes, drops, rattles and textures as examples. Sampled at 192KHz, with 5GB's worth of content, home grown metal provides both breadth and depth in one package. It lays down a rich and diverse foundation of raw sound ore to work with in your productions.
Huge Hidden Passages takes you from the depths of the jungle, to the entrance of a temple, and behind the thick walls of a castle to discover a buried pyramid – and beyond. Some of passages will be hidden to your eyes, but we offer you the sonic keys of those closed passages. The library is the final installment in the World Of Secrets series.
An incredible toolbox, issued from a year of recording and sound design. Versatile, dense, pitchable.
All packs contain stereo & mono, 192 / 96 kHz, 24 bit files.
This collection encompasses the foundations of a blacksmith audio library. Hits, grinds, machinery, tools, and squelches are all included.
A massive collection of 423 impacts, smashes, hits and explosions.
24-bit impacts, recorded and designed with ice, glass, metal, water, wood and other sources. Clean and processed, from small wood knocks to massive designed bomb blasts and deep pulses.
All sounds were recorded or designed at 24-bit 96kHz, with embedded meta data.
Rhythmical, wobbly percussive strikes from a range of liquid-filled jars and mallets.
Get 500 sound effects of mainly metal and wood impacts, metal junk hits, crashes, heavy door slams, metal drops, metal wall and oil tank hits in this SFX library.
All sounds were recorded with a RODE NTG-3, a RODE NT-4 and a Beyerdynamic MC950 microphone on a Sound Devices 744T (+ SD MixPre-D). Each sound was heavily edited and cleaned, so there is no noise or other unwanted sounds. The sounds were layered, EQed and compressed for that extra punch – so they can be instantly used to sonically treat your medieval and sci fi battles, fighting and walking robots and anything else that needs some heavy metal treatment.
You can use the sounds right away. No further editing needed. But you can, of course… :)
This bundle features two powerful metal sound effect packs at a special price:
• Just Metal – Scrapes & Scratches: Tons of nasty metal squeaks, squeals, moans and sliding sounds.
From subtle, soft squeaks and harsh, brutal metal shrieks to long and deep metal moans
• Just Metal – Squeaks & Moans: A huge collection of harsh, disharmonic, nasty metal scrapes, scratches, slides and grinds. From short, high-emphasis scratches to long and heavy metal scrapes.
Created in collaboration with David Klaschka, this bundle delivers if you’re looking for heavy duty metal-on-metal action sounds.
Just Metal – Squeaks & Moans features tons of nasty metal squeaks, squeals, moans and sliding sounds.
From subtle, soft squeaks and harsh, brutal metal shrieks to long and deep metal moans – perfect for your games, multimedia, music or movie projects.
And of course, you can use these sounds as sound design elements for any frightening transition effects.
This collaboration with David Klaschka gives you all you need, whenever there is any heavy duty metal-on-metal action needed.
Just Metal – Scrapes & Scratches is a huge collection of harsh, disharmonic, nasty metal scrapes, scratches, slides and grinds.
From short, high-emphasis scratches to long and heavy metal scrapes. Of course, these will also work great as sound design elements for any frightening transition FX.
This collaboration with David Klaschka delivers if you’re looking for heavy duty metal-on-metal action sounds.
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