Sound effects and recordings of various surfaces, textures, objects and elements – soft, hard, organic, wooden, stone, metallic and lots more
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.
From ear-splitting squeaks and noisy cracks to the crunching of a sheet beneath a foot and much more, this library contains a vast collection of polystyrene sounds. but can also be used without the plugin
Works great with Reformer Pro but if you don’t own the plugin, you can still purchase and use the sounds in this pack separately.
The “Cedar” library series is a collection of libraries, comprised of three different instruments:
– Ponticello (the present one)
– Sul Tasto
Each volume is a single Kontakt instrument with a peculiar timbral personality. The entire series is created recording sounds from a luthier classical guitar. They can be used for composing and producing purposes – like an acoustic percussion setup – as well as for soundtrack composition and sound design in films, video games and any other multimedia product. “Ponticello” and “Sul Tasto” also feature a dedicated effects page that can be used to process the sounds in the library with several processors, both send and insert effects. They are “percussion oriented” sounds, while “Bizzarro” is a keyboard instrument.
Introduction to “Ponticello”
The instrument contains 10 sets of sounds, called “Engines”. Each set has a dedicated channel strip in the interface and can be processed with a dedicated sub-page. You can also choose an individual audio output for further processing in your favorite DAW with effect plugins of your choice. Each sound has been recorded with two different mic placements, and you can mix them to your taste.
*Pop, Pop, Poppoppoppopoppop
Two Guys, three microphones, and a mountain of bubble wrap. What else to do but record the knuckle popping, transient heavy, tiny air explosion created by the ever calming sound of Bubble Wrap. This library was recorded in collaboration another fan of Bubble Wrap, Adam Carl. Microphones used was the Sennheiser MKH60, Sennheiser MKH8050- both exported as mono .wav files. The stereo microphone used and exported was the Audio Technica AT2022. How many variations of popping can you create? Between the two versions included in this pack, original and reduced reverb, 2483+ sounds per pack over three microphones 828 sounds per microphone, or 4966 Combined are packed waiting to be popped!
Why did we include almost 3 hours of total sound in a bubble wrap library? When you include the squeaking of blowing on the corners or rubbing two bubbles between fingers, clicking a pen pops, popping using a drill, and even filling the bubble with water using a syringe. Other secret sounds include popping inside a metal trash can- similar to sounds of bullets ricocheting off metal, popping wrapped in tin foil, and stretching.
All sounds are exported either in mono (Sennheiser) or stereo (Audio Technica) and meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
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…
Props Box 2 sound library is a collection of different sounds emitted by everyday objects used in weird ways. It can be a great and handy tool in designing more complex sound effects for games, or just a go to pack to quickly fill the gaps in movies and other linear media.
The library gives you 193 files, featuring more than 2000 sound effects, as each recording contains different variations of the same activity. The total length of the files is 234 minutes.
Cardboard • electric hair ball remover • foam pipes • glass box • glass jar • glass plates • leather box • metal bowl • metal brush • metal cage • metal chain • metal container • cutlery • garlic presser • keys • knife sharpener • metal bars • nuts • paper book • paper thick and thin • pepper mill • plastic bag • chips • bottles • plastic boxes • calculator • jars • toys • silica gel • sponge • stone mortar • tapes • wooden box • wooden brush • toothpicks • nutcrackers
As for the post processing, everything was edited and mastered. Editing came down to removing unwanted sounds between takes, and mastering to removing harsh sounding frequencies, compressing and setting everything on level that is comfortable to work with, so you don’t have to constantly adjust the levels while looking for specific sound.
Inside you’ll find recordings with materials like cardboard, foam, glass, leather, metal, paper, plastic, wood and different objects.
155 Foley sounds recorded at a small English pub including glass movement, clinking, collecting and washing, various sized keg slides and impacts, drink preparation, fridge stocking, cooling units and furniture organisation. Perfect for putting together the elements needed for a convincing bar scene in your film, game or podcast.
Recorded at the Town Mouse Ale House, Newcastle upon Tyne
The sound designer's secret weapon! These files have been used a LOT by us at Double Trouble Audio when we've needed some heavy punchiness to our sound effects. Punchy Cardboard is a collection of high quality cardboard sounds processed with tape to make a really organic sound that can help you sound a lot more punchy.
We’ve also processed all the sounds with three different levels of analogue saturation, which is a great and affordable way to add an analog uniqueness to your sound effects.
This pack really shines when layered with explosions, impacts, car crashes, slaps and fights. Anything that needs that extra oomph!
A collection of sounds designed as a foundation for creating special abilities and character movesets. Each effect has 6 variations per audio file.
I went there, so you don't have to. The nerv wrecking sounds of a fork scraped across a plate, the annoying scratches of fingernails on a coated pot are as well part of this library as many similar and sometimes less unpleasant sounds.
The major part of this library has been recorded in 192kHz with Earthworks QTC 50 microphones. Frequencies up to over 90 kHz are captured with plenty of the noises and allow for decent pitch and bend fun. Plastic, wood, metal, glass, porcelaine, syntetic leather and rubber has been used to perform squeaks, screeches, squeals, creaks, groans and scratches. Each material has been dragged and rubbed against each other in different speed and with varying pressure to make sure to get multiple variations of each sound.
This versatile library is a rich resource and a starting point for creature sound design, iron weapon action, robotic and machine movements and many more. Also great for music production – check the demo. Anything that should make the audience goose bumps or sound old an tortured will profit from “QUEETSH”.
Caution: some sounds might be considered unpleasent / annoying.
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.
Mini pack of natural snow foley! Frozen type, individual sounds. Cleaned and gated, ready for fast usage.
Few useful sound effects sets of realistic snow footsteps. Non-classic sounding, frozen type snow of ski slopes and paths. Included bonus walking on the snowy wooden bridge. Individual, cleaned and gated footsteps with clarity. Sounds are fully without clothing noises, usage with people moving foley is recomended, so it is pretty universal and elastic.
Recorded with Sennheiser MKH 416 from 40cm distance. Great usage for foley sampling, midi, game audio and more.
Recorded at an old bunker constructed near the Chebucto Head lighthouse (Halifax, Nova Scotia) during WWII, now derelict and covered in rust.
These recordings were a happy accident, discovered on the way to record something else. This large, heavy steel door has been rusting since wartime, and when I noticed it I immediately knew it would have a unique sonic character. When moved, it produces interesting almost musical tones, rich with harmonics and ripe for processing.
This library includes a variety of sounds generated by interacting with the door in different ways (scraping, punching, and moving at various speeds), and was recorded in mid-side with a Schoeps Mini CMIT + CMC6 MK8 into a Sound Devices 633.
All sounds are decoded to LR stereo, normalized and processed minimally beyond noise reduction. Files are tagged with metadata in Basehead and stamped in iXML, bext and ID3 formats.
“REVERSE” is a collection of 32 Sound Effects created using reversed sounds processed with extreme changes in speed and pitch.
You will find atmospheric and surrealistic production elements that works on their own to induce time, tension and mystery, or you can combine them with your current collection of production elements to create a more rich and complex sound.
These sounds have a cinematic feeling and are great for any kind of Sci-Fi or horror production (games, trailers, movies).
Ringing Rocks has the chiming, beautiful tones of an ancient boulder field. As hammers strike stone, the powerful clangs resonate like church bells and bring to life a natural sonic wonder. Plus, you receive many types of melodic tones, hammering rhythms, grinding metallic stone, resonant scrapes, and much more. If you need rocks unlike any you’ve heard before, listen to Ringing Rocks.
2% for the Planet:
Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
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.
This library features recordings of different objects ripped and torn apart, making for lots and lots of interesting material for you to design anything you want. Features a total of 445 audio files in 17 different categories.
Note: This is an updated and remastered version of Rips and Tears – it also features more and better metadata.
Cardboard • Coupon Paper • Craft Paper • Denim • Duct Tape • Foam Board • Food • Large Envelope • Paper Bag • Paper Box • Poster Board • Randoms • Regular Paper • Sock • T-Shirt • Velcro
Need rock impacts or dirt debris for your projects? Then you're in luck:
This library offers rock impacts on iron/metal, wood, concrete + dirt & pebble debris – more than 300 files total.
• 84 files: Rocks rolling down hill
• 55 files: Concrete impacts on rock
• 37 files: Rock impacts on iron/metal
• 96 files: Rock impacts on wood (48 mono files Mkh416, and 48 mono files of Mkh8020)
• 103 files: Dirt/pebbles/bark debris impacts on Rock/wood/ground. Long rains, and short impacts
Rock, Brick and Dirt 3 is the third of the series! This bundle includes all remastered sounds from RBD 1 and 2. With more than 100 new files recorded and designed. It’s a package of impact, Smash, Crumbling, Scratching, Landfall and more rock debris sounds. The library contains 333 files of various recording texture and perspective.
A good package to add a dirty texture to your production.
Each sound has been meticulously edited individually, All files were recorded and are delivered in 24bit 96kHz Broadcast Wave files, all embedded with metadata information for easy import and ensure fast and easy workflow.
• In Rock Creatures, get a visceral collection of guttural and grating vocalizations from the volcanic rocks of the Davis Mountains. Scrape rhyolite with intense pressure and hear guttural screeches with vigorous, physical energy. Hear the thick weight of boulders growling and frenetic stutters of rocks performed to sound like animals. Hear textured squeaks of small stones sliding. Hear rocks rich in titanium clattering to create otherworldly harmonics perfect for creature sound design.
• This library offers you an extensive collection of rocks painstakingly performed to bring these inanimate objects to life and transform them into intensely vocal creatures.
2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
• Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause, as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
Echo Peak presents: Rock Falls: Recorded in the deserts of Southern California, this collection is perfect for anything from precarious cliffside action to superhero punches. Over 40 rock on rock impacts recorded with an MKH416 into a Sound Devices 788T.
Enjoy this freshly recorded library of Rock n Roll Hits, “Literally”. These Rocks were recorded in the Mountains of Lake Tahoe and the Desert of Palm Springs. Boulders, Crunches and Hits. Recorded in Stereo at 192kHz, 24 bit and Mastered at 96kHz with Embedded Metadata. Enjoy!
The Rock Slides sound effects library includes 57 recordings of various small rock, pebble, and other debris slides.
There were multiple microphone positions used, but the two most common were a stereo microphone placed on the middle of the slope, capturing the slides from left – center – right as they slid down the mountain.
The other was the stereo microphone placed at the bottom of the slope as the rocks traveled down the slope towards the microphone. This captured more of a crescendo with the sound of rocks growing louder as they travel closer to the microphone.
Rock, Brick and Dirt II delivers impact and hit sounds from rocks/stones and bricks. The library contains 135 files of various hits, smashes, drops on the ground and rock crumbling sounds.
Rocks and Stones features 720+ various impacts, slides and rolls sound effects recorded in several locations (forest, castle, cavern, cave, sea and rock slide). The sounds were recorded and processed at 96 kHz and 24 bit. Comes with detailed metadata (embedded and in a spread sheet). With the purchase of Rocks and Stones you will also receive a free sound effects library Whooshers.
• Ground (Impact, Roll, Debris)
• Foliage (Impact, Roll, Debris)
• Wood (Impact and Debris)
• Dirt (Impact, Roll, Debris)
• Garbage (Impact, Roll, Debris)
• Metal (Impact, wobble and roll, recorded with contact mic)
• Water (Impact)
• Pebbles roll
• Designed examples in stereo and mono
Take advantage of 669 MB of high-quality recordings of rocks, bricks, stones and gravel for your latest foley project. Recorded with a Sennheiser MKH-416 and a DPA 4062, this library contains a superb selection of materials being dropped, scraped, ground and smashed together.
Works great with Reformer Pro but if you don’t own the plugin, you can still purchase and use the sounds in this pack separately.
The Rocks Momentum sound effects library gets you more than 1100 sounds of rocks, bricks, wood logs, stones, impacting on different surfaces, rolling, being scraped one against the other and so on. The library was recorded in the Italian alps, and in Inverness, Scotland. Defective construction materials were used for the recording of bricks, roofing tiles, cement blocks etc.
Rocky Impacts is a collection of 262 rock & stone impact sound effects.
Rock impacts, LFEs, Debris, Moving textures and more
Collection consist of 150 designed sound effects and 112 source sound effects. All sound effects were recorded with Sennheiser MKH8060
+ ATE 208 in mid-side at superb 192KHZ. Recording session took place in a quiet canyon between mountains.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data.
Download includes additional 44.1kHz 16Bit version for Unreal Engine.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + 2 x Sennheiser MKH8060 + ATE208 (M/S)
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, BOOM ReCenter, iZotope RX, Brusfri, FabFilter, ReFuse, Reaktor
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