Metal sound effects
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:
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.
‘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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This sound effects library of latches, locks, switches, clips, slides, clasps, gears, bolts, and ratchets is a mechanical sonic powerhouse, offering the functional and mechanical sounds of a plethora of quirky contraptions that latch or lock together in some manner or another. Embellish a simple hand tool or build utterly complex mechanizations.
Some source materials were discovered in old railway yards, others were random findings in an antique mall, while others still were dislodged components of even larger, more complex machines. Like little sonic building blocks, the sounds herein are primarily reduced to their smallest meaningful components, giving you the quick, accessible freedom to drop/move/stack them for fast production. As with many of our libraries, we focused on providing sets of similar sounds so that you can create sequences and randomized groups for an event on the fly without having to commit extra editing time.
We've also included 26 of our own designs to get your creative machine turning!
Get a huge variety of simple or complex lockdown mechanism sounds with a wide array of different latches and impacts with Lockdown, a performable Kontakt instrument and sound effects library.
We brought in dozens of props big and small to generate a massive array of source material recorded at 24 bit 192kHz. These included cameras, carabiners, wrenches, rack cases, knives, can openers, tongs, crimpers, solder suckers, file cabinet doors, vehicle doors and servos and much more – all with multiple unique performances per set.
Great care was taken to record each performance with the highest sonic quality and detail. We chose a pair of MKH50s in XY as our primary setup, creating a big, clean stereo image on every sound.
Magnetic Balls consists of 283 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From whizzes and sparks, to impacts and more.
MECHANICALS brings you everything you need to easily design the sound of mechanical processes – from simple clicking, sliding, rattling or snapping to the most complex mechanical procedures like opening complicated vault doors and treasure chests or clockworks. Your project features some huge machines, robots or powerful mechs? Then this SFX library is your creative tool box:
The CONSTRUCTION KIT contains a huge amount of clean source files to design your own unique mechanical sound effects, the DESIGNED edition gives you an absolutely amazing set of pre-designed sound FX (you’ll LOVE those). The MECHANICALS BUNDLE contains both and it saves you money.
Get 100+ sound effects of chain mail, plate armor, leather armor getting impacted in three different intensity layers (glancing, weak, hard) – ready for implementaion. It also includes shield impacts in two variants (weak, hard), as well as weapon parry and gory weapon impacts.
This pack also includes footsteps and movement sounds/rustles of chain mail, leather armor and plate armor.
Inspired by the ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) community, this collection includes 43 mono/stereo pairs of whispers, scratches, taps, rubs, breathing, buzzing, and more. The general goal of ASMR is to induce a bodily response from the auditory stimuli, much like a shiver, chill, or euphoric wave. From an auditory perspective, this is usually approached by using delicate, intimate sounds in a repetitive manner; known as 'triggers'.
The files are all loopable, averaging ~2'20″ in length, so you can leave them on repeat for a continuous ASMR experience. This also allows a sound designer to drop them into any environment where they need an indiscernible loop. The mono+stereo pairing allows for creating the appropriate stereo spread (or eliminating it all together) that a particular event requires. For some of the more common triggers, we provided a few variations.
Definitely intending to be a unique addition to your sonic anthology, this library will provide you with hours of evocative ear candy.
METAL delivers various metal sound effects and textures of hard and soft metal: The SFX library includes different sounds of metal impacts and bangs, forging, debris, big metal objects, anvil, hammers, chains and metal scratching noises.
Metal Atmosphere is a collection of contact microphone recordings of wire fences vibrating in the wind.
The library consists of 29 recordings ranging from 1 minute to over 10 minutes in length. These have been recorded by taping JrF contact microphones to wire fences and other structures through which sound travels easily.
Most of the sounds are made by the wind “playing” the wires as a huge stringed instrument, while a few others are recordings of submerged wooden fences. The tone is generally dark, even menacing, bringing desolate spaces to mind.
The sounds can be used as backgrounds even if they technically aren’t proper ambiences, as there is a certain degree of similarity between the two channels which creates a fake stereo field. About half of the files also include wind gusts and wind-specific dynamics which renders them easily identifiable as wind sounds, only with extra metal elements added. Additionally there are countless impacts, risers and swells included which can easily be cut out and used as spot effects. All files are recorded and mastered at 24/96 quality which makes them excellent sound design elements ripe for serious processing.
In total, more than 2 hours of metal atmospheres and resonances from unique sources – tagged with comprehensive metadata.
Metal Bars & Bells: 49 shimmering, oscillating bell-like sounds from various metal objects.
No actual bells were harmed in the making of these sounds – but several other metal objects were. Crow bars and stainless steel soap trays are some of the sources of these beautiful, resonant sounds; ranging from clear, distinct glockenspiel-ish, to shimmering, modulated otherworldliness. If you've ever wanted to add square tubular bells or wrought-iron percussion to your mix, then this is your thing.
• Clean, high quality sounds
• All files trimmed to start, for ease of use in samplers
• Several variations per recorded object = organic and expressive productions
• Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
• Add delay & reverb, put on headphones and…Heaven…
The Metal Contact sound library features the recordings of various metal surfaces tortured with different tools. From touching things with fingers, through hitting with metal bars and up to using blenders or magnets to cause the materials to resonate.
While recording this library my goal was to cover different needs, not only for sound designers but also editors. Scrapes and squeaks were recorded with different intensity and speeds, just like the impacts. From soft and quiet, through medium up to loud and reverberant ones.
In addition to the regular approach of just touching, hitting and scraping metal parts, I’ve decided to record few experimental sound effects. Listening to the tons of water flowing through a dam, by sticking the microphones to the building’s wall? You got it. Messing with guitar strings using a blender and magnets? It’s here. Throwing coins and different metal parts inside cast iron cooking dish? No problem!
Different lids, cast iron dishes, metal pots, baking forms and sheets, bullet catcher, different boxes, cooking oven, sinks, fan, pans, grills, coins, small tools, different jugs, electric guitar, buckets, washing machine, metal parts, old doors and walls, road sign, handrails, cages and much more.
An audio library for which metal was kicked, hammered, bowed and… induced to vibrate through feedback loops?! The collection features 346 unique sounds recorded through field trips in US, UK and Italy.
Metal Resonances is a pack full of resonating metal that was made resonant with contact from dry ice. This creates otherworldly metallic tones which we carefully recorded and crafted into this product.
The pack contains everything needed to create all sorts of creaks and cranks and can be used to sound design everything from robots, bridges, hatches, hinges, cars, horror SFX, UI. There are also a very expressive trait to some of the sounds, and can probably be made into weird creatures and other unexpected things.
The entire pack has unique descriptive meta data for each file to make it easy to navigate between the different sounds.
The pack was captured in 96khz and 192khz and some sounds have two different perspectives to choose from. The 96khz version is usually from a close-up handheld perspective or in direct contact with the material, where 192kHz comes from carefully miced up static positions.
Recorded with two Oktava MK 012 in spaced stereo configuration and a Sony PCM m-10
The Metal Scrap library was recorded at a scrapyard where they do nothing but shredding, cutting, breaking and moving metal of all sorts, all day long.
• Large metallic objects and metal debris being drooped by huge cranes, into and onto various surfaces.
• The end of the Conveyer belt, where the smaller pieces of metal junk fall onto a bigger pile af junk.
• Lots of metallic destruction and impacts, huge and small.
Metal Scrapes consists of 326 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From rusty knives and files to metal brushes and more.
The MicroTone: Doors library contains 133 everyday filing cabinet drawer open and closes at various distances and speeds.
Two filing cabinets, one metal and one wood, recorded at close and medium perspectives. Performances of all the drawers at fast, medium and slow speeds.
Contains sounds which will work for all your drawer and door effect cutting needs. Slowed down they make great rattling, creaking doors as well. The metal cabinet sounds particularly big and slamming at lower pitches!
MicroTone is a series of smaller, less expensive libraries from Tone Manufacture for those times when you need a small injection of fresh sounds for a project and don’t have time to record your own.
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