Metal sound effects
Sounds of a tortured, tormented and ultimately destroyed vintage piano.
Utilising tools including sledgehammers, axes, hand saws, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers & mallets, this library features the eerie sounds of distressed wires as well as huge impacts with musical tails.
Multiple microphones were used to capture various perspectives of the destruction including; Jez Riley French C-Series contact stereo pair, Sennheiser 8020 stereo pair, Schoeps CCM4/CCM8 MS and the Sennheiser 416. The Sound Devices 788T was utilised as the recorder.
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!
Carma Studio is excited to bring you a new library of over 260 metallic textures! Starting with low-end dark atmospheres to high brittle sizzle.
Hits, Bangs, Rattles, Screams, Moans, Contact Scrapes, Iced Contractions, Stretching, Cracking and Metal Movement.
These clean recordings of metal tones are left raw and unprocessed for your own creative designing.
Solo or layer these intense sounds for instant metallic mayhem. These are the tortured metal sounds you have been looking for!
44k/24bit BWAV files, All files are Soundminer metadata enabled.
Get a total of 180 sounds of the best sounding locks you can imagine. With 60 original source sounds placed in Dry, Small Room and Large Room environments, there’s no need for further processing with these carefully crafted locks from the sound designers at Rumble Studios. Divided into Common, Mechanical & Futuristic locks, each sound is unique and meta tagged for Soundminer so you can find them easily.
Undoing computer is a package of destroying actions and metal sounds. The library contains 125 files of various metal case computer destruction sounds. Hit, Rubbing, Drop, Bend, Twist, Crush. A collection of several sounds of Scrap Metal, Rattle, Smash on the floor and object debris! The perfect little scrap metal pack!
Each sound has been meticulously edited individually, All files were recorded and are delivered in 24 Bit / 96kHz Broadcast Wave files, all embedded with metadata information for easy import and ensure a fast and easy workflow.
Unsettling Creaks and Squeaks – Extension I is the first extension to the very popular “Unsettling Creaks and Squeaks” sound library.
It delivers door and furniture creaks and squeaks, creaking leather, rubber and balloons, door handles, disturbing metal on metal squeaks and much more.
This sound effects library is a composite collection of 345 files with even more single sounds of unsettling and and unpleasant squeaking and creaking elements. It’s a great starting point for designing a vast number of different soundscapes in various genres – from just using the sounds as general Hard Effects, through Science Fiction to Horror. All sounds are production ready: Cleaned, edited and leveled, and all with with embedded BWF Metadata.
This is a special assortment of design fragments from Eiravaein Works. Libraries in the Vaeyan series will be produced over time as new assorted concepts are explored and designed. A welcome addition of flavor for any sound designer's archive!
The second volume of assorted recording sessions and design fragments from Eiravaein Works.
Libraries in the Vaeyan series will be produced over time as new library concepts are explored and researched.
A second helping of intriguing sonic flavor for any sound designer's archive!
A collection of sounds gathered from conceptual designs and audio experiments. While not centered around a specific theme or topic, Vaeyan III will surely add unique and dynamic flavors to your sound vault.
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!
Vibrations Bowed Materials 1 is a construction kit library composed of various plastic, metal and paper materials vibrated with a cello bow! These sounds are meant to be manipulated and mangled to oblivion for further creative purposes. These sounds are highly flexible and can easily be pitch-shifted -48 semitones or more. They remain remarkably useful and clean giving each sound multiple “dimensions”.
I’ve found particularly strong potential in using these for creature sound design. One of the metal props recorded was also used to produce my Electric Arcs and Energy designed sound library. The array of how they could be used or transformed is quite possibly endless!
Great care was taken during the recording and editing process to ensure maximum flexibility of these sounds. The recording was done at 24 Bit / 192 kHz using the Sennheiser MKH 8050 mic which captures frequencies up to 50kHz. Any processing or editing was then performed at 192kHz.
Includes Forge/Reaktor Sample Maps
7 Different Bowed Metal Prop Recordings
6 Different Bowed Paper Prop Recordings
7 Different Bowed Plastic Prop Recordings
1000 sounds total
If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map. The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.
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.
Gear & specs: 744T + EAA Micromix • Schoeps MS Couple • KM 82i Neuman • 2 KM 184 Neuman • DPA 4060 • Barcus berry contact mic • 96 kHz/24bits, 149 .WAV, stereo and mono files (243 MB)
Gear & specs: 744T + EAA Micromix • Schoeps MS Couple • KM 82i Neuman • 2 KM 184 Neuman • DPA 4060 • Barcus berry contact mic • 96 kHz/24bits, 488 .WAV, stereo and mono files (494 MB)
Gear & specs: 744T + EAA Micromix • Schoeps MS Couple • KM 82i Neuman • 2 KM 184 Neuman • DPA 4060 • Barcus berry contact mic • 96 kHz/24bits, 1081 .WAV, stereo and mono files (2.4 GB)
Gear & specs: 744T + EAA Micromix • Schoeps MS Couple • KM 82i Neuman • 2 KM 184 Neuman • DPA 4060 • Barcus berry contact mic • 96 kHz/24bits, 1718 .WAV, stereo and mono files (3.47 GB)
Impacts, friction, and destruction of large objects on wood, various metals, dirt, leaves, glass, plastic, brick, and concrete! There’s no shortage of destruction and debris in this library with over 350 sounds to choose from.
These files were recorded at a destination of a heaping pile of debris waiting to be hauled to a landfill. Whether you need smashes, thuds, heavy falls, glass breaking, shingles scraping, shovels digging, wood and metal bending and creaking, and hoisting large objects followed by destruction this library has got your back. Combine these files to create the most epic destructions or use them by themselves for direct impacts or friction of materials. Enjoy You Me & Debris!
The sounds were recorded in stereo at 96 kHz 24 bit. The equipment used was a Sony PCM-M10 and the files were processed, edited, and mastered in Reaper.
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