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“Old Engines Grab Bag” is a pack of numerous old, unique and characterful engines from early 1900s. It’s a massive collection of 56GB multitrack 192kHz recordings of old tractors and stationary engines, both diesel and gasoline fueled.
The intention wasn’t to cover vehicles driving, but to get isolated and very closely recorded mechanical elements of engines and exhaust pipes as a source material for sound design. There are many starts, idles, revs, offs, RPMs variations, backfires etc. Some are heavy and large sounding, some are small and funny. Tractors were captured EXT and most of stationary engines INT, but since they are very closely recorded there is just a little amount of reverb on most of them.
Most of engines are 1 or 2 cylinders and low horse power and their RPMs are also low. Thanks to this, many of those sounds aren’t tonal and can easily be used as additional layer with other design elements. They work great for adding vintage character, designing junky or funny vehicles, crazy huge steampunk machines or engines malfunction.
Sounds were recorded using multi-mic setup: Sanken CO-100k (most of the time pointing mechanical parts), Sennheiser MKH-8060 (mainly for isolated exhaust pipe), Schoeps CMC6XT mk41/mk8 (general image) and part also with Trance Audio Inducer contact mics (adding unique mechanical perspective).
The library is delivered as multitrack 192kHz files, as well as stereo mix of all microphones. Thanks to using microphones with extended frequency range, drastic pitch changes can be applied.
All files have extensive metadata created in Soundminer, including leg picker with microphone labels.
Demo files include pitched sounds, which are not delivered with library.
Sonic Transmission is a unique collection of 257 sounds recorded and produced with high-quality equipment at 24 bit /96 Khz. Recorded in a 0 acoustic fields with a large range of piezo, contact, suction and hydrophone microphones, this sound library offer original audio textures ready to use or to design.
Plenty of material has been recorded over many months to provide a wide range of variety, such as:-Metal: small to big, hollow to thin, resonating, heavy, soft
-Plastic: hit, impact, scrape, squeak
-Glass: brillant to low and deep, saturated, bouncing
-Water: oxygen, bubbles and movements into resonant containers
-Wood: low and long creaks, hit and movements
-Servo motors: clean, low, accidented, revs
-Spring: creaky and tonal
-String: cello and bass
-And much more
This collection comes in two section:
-Raw material: construction kit to create and design your own effects. Most of the sounds comes with many variations.
-Designed: ready to use sound effects, tonal, scifi, bassy, whoosh, saturated, modulated, drone, impacts
Recorded and edited in high resolution, these sounds are easy to pitch down and time stretch to create unique and surprising sounds. All Faunethic tracks include metadata tags filled with Soundminer.
Scratches library is a comprehensive library of 700 recordings of scrapes, cuts, scuffs, peelings and rubs. This high-quality collection of versatile sounds will make skin crawl and hairs stand on end.
The idea behind this project was to gather a wide assortment of objects like saws, scissors and chalks, and to record their acoustic interaction with surfaces such as wood, glass, metal, concrete and gravel. We even came to vandalize a few musical instruments (snare drums, oriental percussions, cymbals and more) with hammers and knives in order to capture weird noises and unique musical qualities.
The collection consists of 421 unique, high quality sound effects such as: Industrial impacts, metallic stutters, textural whooshes, distorted hits, ear-piercing crashes, unsettling transitions and seamlessly looping dark soundscapes.
All sound effects come with embedded Soundminer’s metadata to allow you to work faster and focus on creativity.
Source sounds have been recorded with top notch recording gear and processed with both outboard gear and plugins.
Perfect for horror/dark sci fi genres.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060 + DPA 4060
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10, Reaktor, EOS2, Eventide, iZotope, Discord4, Modular
A big new collection of squeaking and creaking sounds – nearly two hours in total, from a wide range of sources.
Shower glass, metal hinges, garage doors, office chairs, plastic handles, rusty ladders, wooden doors, styrofoam, running shoes, bottle corks, plastic containers, medicine cabinets, rubber gloves, plastic bottles, metal coathangers, rusty pipes, wood deckboard, metal springs, plastic straws, wooden baskets, small metal doors, roll-up curtains, large wooden gates, wood floors, metal wheels, screen doors, sliding doors, metal locker doors, rubber extension cords and more.
This library contains a wide selection of musical and non-musical instruments, toys and noisemakers.
You will find a wide variety of bells, whistles, cymbals, horns, blocks, drums, toys, shakers, crankers, etc. Can be utilized in a multitude of ways. For example, fill out a musical arrangement, for cartoon effects, goofy UI, etc!
Music is only heard in the demo. Downloads are high resolution and without background music.
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 library features recordings of a metal shelf being shaken, slammed, scraped, and other torturous things.
In this library, you’ll find metal slams, moans, squeals, shakes, taps, and sounds of rocks being poured over it.
There are lots of nice resonant sounds filled clangorous textures. Great for creating creepy tones for suspense and tension.
This library was recorded with a Barcus Berry Contact Mic going into a Barcus Berry 4000 preamp and a Sound Devices 702.
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.
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.
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.
INDUSTRIAL TERROR – Hits & Transitions is a second installment of Industrial Terror series.
It is a collection of dark, distorted, ear-piercing, industrial hits, impacts, crashes and transitions.
IT Hits & Transitions is an expansion pack that focuses in single, sharp hits and transitions rather than evolving, textural impacts and whooshes (as heard in Industrial Terror).
Collection consists of 145 carefully designed and rendered sound effects.
Unique processing of organic field recordings combined with modular processing makes it both grounded in reality and creepy. This collection is a perfect choice for any kind of horror genre.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060 + DPA 4060
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10, Reaktor, EOS2, Discord4, Modular
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.
Metal Scrapes consists of 326 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From rusty knives and files to metal brushes and more.
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.
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… :)
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.
Rolling Objects, the next step of our Materials & Textures SFX series, is a diverse collection of 270 HQ sounds which covers a wide range of objects rolling on various surfaces.
The possibilities you have with this library are genuinely endless. You can cover anything from vehicle sound design to landslides and giant boulders to more innovative concepts like drone textures and sci-fi mechanical movements.
Some of the most exciting elements included are large metallic pipes rolling on concrete, tree logs and gravel sloping downwards, a Chinese meditation ball slipping from an aluminum rail, a metal barrel moving on various surfaces, various kid toys rolling on wooden surfaces.
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.
Featuring a very special (and spatial) library. If you want true natural interior noises, Noisy Buildings delivers. The pack contains high quality sound files, recorded in abandoned spaces. This first volume represents rumble and rattle sounds, perfectly suited for psychedelic and horror madness – or just when you want to create an unsettling atmosphere. The sounds are rich in natural reverbation, which is specific for large and medium building spaces. For example, you can find very loud and strange sounds of breaking windows, falling into the elevator shaft.
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.
Magnetic Balls consists of 283 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From whizzes and sparks, to impacts and more.
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.
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.
Spring Box is 13 minutes/453mb of shrieking, droning, scraping metallic sounds – made by bowing a steel spring bolted to an empty steel enclosure. 81 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz using Primo EM172 and JrF contact microphones.
Here's a collection of eerie sounds for your next horror/sci-fi/ambient project. Everything from low rumbling and rattling, to high pitched, harmonics-laden screams; long, drawn-out sounds and short dings and twangs. Of course they sound really good when pitched down, too (the last 3 sounds in the preview are shifted down to quarter speed)!
The Spring Box is an old 19 inch rack enclosure, which I gutted and fitted with two springs from a genuine Luxo lamp (so you know it's good). I have been having fun bowing and scraping this with a cello bow, as well as striking it with various other objects. Some sounds are recorded acoustically, while others were done with contact mics.
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.
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.
NDUSTRIAL TERROR – Textures is a third and the last installment of Industrial Terror series.
It is a collection of dark, industrial textures, evolving metallic whooshes and textural hits.
The collection consists of 66 carefully designed and rendered sound effects with baked-in Soundminer’s metadata.
All soundscapes/textures loop seamlessly for quick and painless game audio integration.
Unique processing of organic field recordings combined with modular processing makes it both grounded in reality and creepy.
This collection is a perfect choice for any kind of horror genre.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Senhheiser MKH8060 + DPA 4060
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10, Reaktor, EOS2, Eventide, iZotope, Discord4, Modular
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.
This library is the result of tinkering with shotgun mics recording inside of different tube structures. When our initial tests produced a wide range of sonic colors, we went all in.
The tubes used include organic and man-made materials, some rigid, some flexible, some dense, some light, all with varying lengths, diameters, and thicknesses. They consist of bamboo, PVC, 2 variations of vinyl, thin plastic, copper, tin, rubber, dense foam, and a steel-coiled membrane. Each material has a different effect on the sounds passing through them. We generated turbulent drones, thick strikes, resonant scrapes, noisy bells, delicate debris, and more. The overarching characteristics are soft, insulated, and misty. Due to the behavior of the waves in the open tubes and the pickup pattern of the shotgun mics, there is a natural frequency modulation that gives the sound a slightly narrowed, hollow timbre. They work very well in simulated settings, enclosed spaces, and when there is a need to exaggerate the magnitude of tiny worlds. But they are equally as useful as raw design fodder, especially when a unique texture is needed.
This is our first library created solely for the sake of experimentation, though based on the results, it may not be the last!
World Of Secrets is a collection inspired by those mysterious and beautiful objects and furniture, meticulously designed by 15th to 19th century’s craftsmen. Those geniuses used their art to protect what had to remain confidential or secret.
One of the mentors of that art was Leonardo Da Vinci, master of inventions, designing incredible mechanisms for his machines. After much research, and a large photo review session, Red Libraries has designed this collection of modules to assemble as you wish.
A bookcase, a desk, a sarcophagus, a hidden door, a statuette, a cane with a retractable blade, a poison ring, an old grimoire.. each of them will reveal its secret mechanism, from the delicate parts assembled by the jeweler, to the smooth slides of hinges designed by the cabinetmaker.
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!
SSL15 Metal Workshop Session is a full angle recordings from a metal workshop. All the machines in all the formats and angles. Choose between the close 416 mono mic, with the full power of the engine, or the far or medium surround format recorded 5/20 meters away.
This way we managed to get all the sounds from the visit to the workshop!
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.
This sound library delivers a composite and very versatile collections of sounds of all kinds of things that can be opened and/or closed.
Obviously there are several doors, hatches and drawers but also lots of other opening and closing sound effects that will come in handy in your everydays sound design work, especially for Cartoon productions and Game Audio. You will also find, Roller Shutters, Boiling Pot Lids, Umbrellas, Water Boilers, Boxes – most with several variations.
You can use the sounds as they are or use them for intense sound design.
Open & Close is available in three versions:
Rummage is a collaborative sound library from SoundBits and Glitchedtones with a focus on unsystematic searches through everyday items.
Created especially for projects calling for careful, hasty or frantic rummaging, these 733 files offer up plenty of variation to cover a wide range of scenarios. Featuring searches through paper, pockets, trash, wallets, retro media, wood, tools, bags, wardrobes, metal and lots more… your movie scene, game environment or even music production in need of some Rummage, is covered, or more appropriately, uncovered!”.
FINAL IMPACT is an extremely detailed and comprehensive collection of 300 designed impacts, smashes and hits. Carefully layered and designed with game audio, animators and filmmakers in mind, we believe that this could be the last impact sound collection you will ever need.
Each impact has been layered multiple times to create rich, full sounds, composed of recorded hits and synthetic blasts. This collection contains a wide variety of sounds to accent every possible on-screen action imaginable: from simple knock sounds and small hits, to massive wide impacts designed with 50+ layers of material.
This collection is divided into 10 folders, according the type of sound:
– Animated Impacts (45): Big, colorful, super-real impacts.
– Deep Impacts (22): Low end, dark and bassy impacts.
– Designed Knocks (10): Simple designed knock sounds.
– Dry Impacts (29): Hard hits, multi-layered, with no processing.
– Hard Impacts (24): Designed for maximum destruction.
– Junk (43): Imagine piles of junk falling from the sky.
– Layered Material Hits (93): Multi-layered with dry and processed hits.
– Metal Hits (8): Metal based hits.
– Other (9): Various materials, including plastic and water.
– Synthetic Wrecks (17): Synthesized, chaotic impacts.
The 3Maze 'IMPACTUS' collection is included free in this package. An additional 423 designed and recorded impacts, bringing this collection to 723 impacts!
Included formats: 24-bit / 96kHz wav, 16-bit / 44.1kHz and 320k Mp3.
All sounds were designed, processed and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data and accompanying spreadsheet.
Rhythmical, wobbly percussive strikes from a range of liquid-filled jars and mallets.
Vaeyan IV delivers a massive set of assorted sound design ingredients for your audio alchemy. It includes assets captured from natural ambiances, vehicles, tools, cameras, slingshots, scissors, clay whistles, flutes, ceramic jars, dumpsters, kitchen appliances, deconstructed fans, toys, doors, windows, vintage furniture, fountains, projectors, and even a slap bracelet. That's right, a slap bracelet.
As with Vaeyan I, II, and III, this is a huddling of field recordings and sound designs that do not quite form a library on their own. However, together they make up an audio FX treasure chest gleaming with gold and silver audio loot!
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