Sound effects and recordings of various surfaces, textures, objects and elements – soft, hard, organic, wooden, stone, metallic and lots more
Need futuristic sounds? Sci-fi Evolution is a massive compilation of more than 1700 audio files – and it covers a lot of ground! Check out the full selection below.
203 designed glitches, textures, robots, UFOs, machines and other effects. Everything from a malfunctioning robot to a shuttle launch sequence.
Sound designed at 24-bit / 96Khz, these sound effects were designed to give flexibility to an editor looking for wild Sci-Fi sounds. These sounds can be used as they are, or treated as foundation audio for further sound design and manipulation.
SCI FI MECHANICS is a collection of 301mechanical/robotic sound effects.
SFM is a contraction-kit, that allows you to created, heavily synthesized robotic and mechanical sound effects.
Packed with high quality robotic sequences, one-shots, transformations, impacts and experimental mechanical sounds.
Perfect for crafting sound for all sorts of sci-fi/future-tech.
RECORDED WITH: NTG3
CREATED WITH: Pro Tools, Live, Reaktor, Kontakt.
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.
If you want to get an insight into how we created Scratches library, head over to our blog here
“Sense” is an exciting collection of textures to enrich the sonic world of your Sci-fi production. If you need that extra ingredient when you are creating a dense and deep Sci-fi atmosphere, this library can help you to achieve that.
Movements, atmospheric elements and energies are some of the things you will find in this pack of sounds. Sounds with a strong and futuristic feeling, elements that are a great addition to your collection.
Categories:Atmospheric element • Energy • Feedback • Glitch • Impact • Interference • Movement • Robotic
In addition to being a great library for Horror or Sci-fi games and movies, this collection works well for trailers too.
A collection of motor and machine sounds, recorded in ultra-HD 24-bit 192k resolution. You'll find a variety of electric motor sounds in this library, from sources such as cameras, car electronics, tools, pencil sharpeners, shavers, immersion blenders, disc ejects, radio controlled (RC) cars and many more. All ready to bring your robots and sci-fi scenes to life.
This is your library for authentic servo sounds used for robotics, motors or sci-fi. It features over 70 servo motor sounds in stereo. Only professional servos from rc-planes were recorded. Finish your next project in lightning speed. Simply drag and drop the sounds into your DAW.
• More than 70 servo motor sounds (100 MB)
• Slow, medium and fast servo movements + buzz and hum sounds
• One sound per file for easy and fast workflow
• 24 Bit / 96 kHz / WAV / stereo / low noise recording – perfect for pitching
• EBU/BWF and WAV-Metadata made with Soundminer for use in any DAW
• All sounds are royalty free and instantly downloadable
20 libraries of production elements and soundscapes suited to all forms of broadcast media. From glitched-out future computers to dark, ominous atmospheres, these libraries feature organic elements, analogue source material and extreme digital processing for a blend of the familiar and the experimental side of sound design.
Think Dystopian environments, unexplored Science Fiction spaces, unsettling horror ambiences, signals gone awry, abstract textures and harsh walls of noise.
It's time to seriously shake things up, earthquake-style.
The need for these types of sounds came when we had to create various objects being shaken during an earthquake. In Shakes and Rattles you will find various objects being shaken in multiple ways. Shakes and Rattles includes 751 sounds in 37 audio files embedded with detailed metadata, and each audio file starts with short shakes and progresses toward medium and longer shakes.
Shards is a sound library that's all about that (breaking) glass.
It contains glass and porcelain being smashed, rustled, trickled and dropped from two different microphone perspectives! Shard's intended use is for anything icy, glassy and porcelain-y.
Shattering Bricks is a collection of 243 brick & rock impact sound effects.
Brick shatters, impacts, hits, tumbles and more
Collection consist of 154 designed sound effects and 89 source sound effects. All sound effects were recorded with two Sennheiser MKH8040
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 MKH 8040
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, BOOM ReCenter, iZotope RX, Brusfri, FabFilter, ReFuse, Reaktor
The vividly descriptive and meticulously chosen SoundMiner metadata that has been embedded into each of the 217 files allows you to save minutes, even hours, of painful searching through libraries, trying to find that elusive sound! Now it is easier than ever, due to metadata that has been crafted with humans, and not search engines, in mind!
The main library consists of: rummaging through broken glass with a metallic object, smashing broken shards of glass, breaking different size windows and pieces of glass, and hitting thick glass at different intensities without breaking it.
The bonus library contains 21 different variations of a glass bottle breaking on rocks and two variations of a bottle bouncing off the rocks without breaking. The length of all the files ranges between 1 and 3 seconds long.
This library was recorded outside on a very quiet day, with no wind, insects, birds or traffic. iZotope RX was then used to eliminate the small amounts of background noise that was present. As a result, all the recordings are dry, clean and have no reverb.
This library is useful for, but not limited to: Feature Films, TV Series, Short Films, YouTube Videos, Games, and more!
SampleTraxx is back with SHOCKING SIGNAL, a collection of big screen alarm, disturbed cinematic feedback, ping, distortion and re-amped production elements.
Shocking Signal is all about alerts, notifications, danger, disaster, emergency, panic red alerts, sirens, warnings, static, bad signals, blasts, broken circuits, electrics, glitches, neon, power and anything requiring sophisticated and extreme sound design.
Providing new and experimental sound materials generated using the most cutting-edge digital techniques, this collection is designed to suit the needs of people who want to add something unique to their production.
Dedicated to sound designers, experimental composers, cutting edge electronic music producers, busy post-production facilities, video editors, broadcast radio/TV stations.
Featuring 170+ sound effects with detailed Soundminer metadata in 96/24 HD resolution ready to be fired in your favorite DAW.
Create state of the art seat jumper and modern glitches, delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience with a complete set of disturbing sound effects to enhance the action on screen and make spectacular experience for your audience.
Shockwave offers rich and powerful digital glitch, dirty blast, heavy ping, electric shock, flash, buzz, stutters and source recordings ready to be dragged in your favorite DAW or sampler.
For modern movie trailer, soundtrack, cutting edge electronic music, and audiovisual installation.
A total of 150+ WAV Samples in 24 bit / 48 kHz.
Motor on, crunch, vrrmmmmm, other crunchy paper shredding sounds. SHRED IT includes sound files of single and multiple paper shreds, on off buttons, reverse motor, paper foley, ripping, crumple, and more! A total of 50 files with over 534 sounds in it, recorded at 96kHz, 24 bit using the AT897 Shotgun Microphone. Exported as dual mono .wav files. All sounds are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
Sigil is a unique library of dark, gritty, raw, and eerie textures and tones made from one-of-a-kind handmade electro-acoustic instruments and found objects created by sound designer and musician Nathan Moody.
Sigil provides an edgy set of layers that are rich with organic complexity: Skittery bows on handmade string instruments; “prepared” string tones and textures, bowed and rubbed springs under tension; salvaged rusty metal tubes; perforated steel gongs; aluminum water bottle bells; and deep, resonant handmade percussion instruments. Textures include chugs, shrieks, groans, drones, bounces, peals, and rattles. The sounds range from blissfully musical to horrifyingly atonal, and are equally at home lending an uneasy tone to either avant garde musical works or multi-layered sound effects, especially in thriller or horror genres.
The organic nature of the Sigil library means that its sounds hold up well to extreme processing like pitch shifting and granular resynthesis. The handmade nature of the instruments used means that there’s no other library quite like it.
The recordings were made with a variety of pickups, contact microphones, and traditional microphones, through various high-end “character” mic preamps selected uniquely per microphone and per instrument. Full details are in the library’s documentation.
This collection was recorded at 24 bits, 96 kHz and includes over three hours of recordings with more than 600 individual sounds, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations and voicing are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.
Signal Interference contains 40 feedback loops generated from a no-input mixer, each running for 1 minute for a total of 40 minutes of audio corruption. These unique sonic textures feature crackles, hums, buzzes and glitches to suit a wide array of multimedia projects which require the sounds of malfunctioning machinery, twisted signals and future tech gone wrong.
All files are 24 Bit/96 kHz with embedded metadata.
Signal Interferences sound library features 224 sound effects including various glitch sound effects, radio and transmission-like sounds, evolving and static noises, malfunctions, long signal interferences as well as short bursts for use in movies, games and other applications!
All sounds are created with synthesizers, sound generators and samplers in order to offer you more diverse range of interferences sounds than those generated with telephone pickup coils and similar devices.
If you’re looking to expand your sound collection with various distorted glitchy sounds and electromagnetic-like buzzing, humming and crackling sound effects this sound library will provide you with plethora of sounds to choose from!
Signal Interferences sound library contains 2.2GB of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.
Signal Return is a performable Kontakt instrument and soundset designed to create a wide variety of interesting and textured sounds.
All of the source material comes from recordings of various devices feeding back into themselves either electrically or acoustically. No software based speaker emulators or distortions were used in the creation of these sounds. Comes with 250 .wav files – more than 2 hours of recordings + 22 Kontakt instruments (these require the full version of NI Kontakt 5.0 or higher).
Introducing SoundMorph’s Sinematic – a sound pack featuring cutting edge impacts, stutters, sub sonic bass, mega horns, stingers, risers, whooshs, bowed cymbals, and source recordings.
Get this collection of cinematic sounds to cater to the most modern and cutting edge productions out there.
• Stutter Risers
• Sub Sonic Bass
• Mega Horns
• Hits and Impacts
• Simple Design
• Whoosh Bys
• Bowed Cymbals
• Raw Source Recordings
The follow up to SoundMorph's hit cinematic library Sinematic, Sinematic 2 is now here! We've gone all out to bring you the best of the best in designed and source files, more than doubling the size of the first release! Designed in collaboration with the same world class sound designers as Robotic Lifeforms 2 and Sinematic…we are really proud to give you even more awesome Sinematic goodness! This library was created over the last 2 years using extensive high end recording techniques, KYMA, and Euro Rack Modular setups.
Sinematic 2 was created by and in collaboration with Thibault Csukonyi and Boris Haladjian (Robotic Lifeforms 2) and Real Cardinal (BioWare, Sinematic, Microsoft).
Sinematic 2 features more than 1,000 24bit/96 kHz .wav files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata, including:
500 + designed sound effects
550 + source audio files
Subtle and Iconic
Textures – noise, grit, glitch
Singing Bowl features a variety of sounds captured directly from a small Tibetan singing bowl.
The library was meticulously recorded in stereo using a mixture of contact microphones and a Sony PCM D100 recorder. Strikes in a variety of styles, from wood, rubber, fingering, plastic, and metal were recorded, as well as rotation resonances, drops and scrapes. In addition to allowing the bowl to fully ring out, the recordings also include dampened hits.
Also included are a unique set of designed sounds. Utilising a variety of sound processing techniques, the results include user interface effects, abstract drones and moving tones. This sound set was also produced dry so that you can apply your own reverb to taste if required.
This library delivers a wealth of siren sounds, from police cars, ambulances, fire trucks and more. Features a range of US siren wails and yelps, arrivals, constant wailing and pass-bys, from internal and external perspectives + siren recordings from countries such as Spain, Denmark, Mexico, France and Germany. These sounds are all hand-picked from Sound Ideas General HD and General HD 2 libraries.
This library or Slidebrary is collection of various objects sliding around. Created to cover abstract movement and energy gestures, Slide is the perfect library for adding motion to your sound design. Slide contains 18 audio files with 5 variations of each sound effect per audio file.
Viscous materials are probably one of the more common elements that come up on a regular basis, and one of the grossest to record. Let me save you the trouble. Slime is a collection of different Viscous materials ranging from literal slime to more abstract slime-like sounding materials like rubber.
One of the featured sounds of the library is a gallon of slime being tossed around, man-handled, and squished.
All the items in this collection were recorded at 192khz with a Sanken CO100k, so there's a lot of flexibility to be had pitching and manipulating the sounds.
Before you stick your hand in that jar of mayo, give the demo a listen. It might just save you some time, and smelling like a sandwich the rest of the day.
This library was made for the small stuff. I have always had a hard time finding small fire sounds. I work mostly in games, and trying to find a small fireplace sound, or torches on the wall in a castle, or perhaps a candle or oil lamp sound, are impossible to find in commercial libraries! I've always been unhappy with what I had to make for those elements. So, I went to work getting small and delicate fire sounds.
It took multiple field recording trips using a variety of different materials to find the best small fire sounds. Finally, after a lot of hard work (and smoke to the lungs), here is the Small Fire SFX Library!
This library is all about the small insignificant sounds that occur everyday in any small office along with some very special sounds made from those items. All sounds are recorded cleanly with many variations to choose from and named meticulously. They´ve also been noise treated and edited carefully to make the use a seamless experience.
Since a lot of the sounds very recorded very closely, they open up new possibilities to sound designer. Some of the sounds could easily be used for weapon or impact and other kinds of sound design.
Some of the categories used in this library are: paperclips, hole punchers, staplers, fax-machine, printers, shredders, lots and lots of paper variations, drawers, file cabinets, ringbinders, post-its, books, keyboards and more.
Get the wintry sounds of snow scrapes, slides, crunches, impacts, snowballs, debris, whooshes, and footsteps.
Most of this snow was recorded in 4-6 feet deep snow at about 10,000 feet elevation in the Eastern Sierras in varying temperatures.
Recorded with a Sound Devices 702 recorder + stereo pair of Sanken CS-1e microphones. The recordings are captured in 24 bit / 192 kHz and come with extensive metadata.
Snow & Ice is an extensive collection of various ice and snow sounds recorded in quiet rural locations in Northern Finland between 2015-2017. The library contains 1700+ sounds / 2.9 GB worth of material recorded and mastered in 96KHz 24bit quality, so they are more than ready for pitch shifting and other heavy audio processing.
Among the biggest highlights of this library are the industry’s first glassy yet heavier sounding ice lantern breaks which will definitely be useful in adding unique twist to your material sound design. The library also comes with a huge variety of snow and ice debris sounds, snow block breaks and even footsteps on frozen snow and ice debris.
You get the sounds in two formats: 96 kHz, 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz, 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.
Frozen Snow Packed Run • Frozen Snow Packed Scuffs • Frozen Snow Packed Stomps • Frozen Snow Packed Walk • Frozen Snow Road Walk • Frozen Snow Run • Frozen Snow Walk • Frozen Wood Terrace Walk • Frozen Ice Shard Debris Scuffs • Frozen Ice Shard Debris Stomps • Frozen Ice Shard Debris Walk
Ice Debris Fall • Ice Debris Rattle Continuous Loop • Ice Debris Rattle Heavy • Ice Debris Rattle Light • Ice Debris Smash To Ground Heavy • Ice Debris Smash To Ground Light • Ice Lantern Collision • Ice Lantern Large Break Smash • Ice Lantern Small Break Smash • Ice Shard Break Smash • Ice Shard Crack Snap • Ice Shard Small Group Rattle • Ice Shard Small Hit Collision Rattle • Ice Shard Small Rattle
Snow Block Large Collision • Snow Block Large Hit Collision • Snow Block Large Hit Rattle Scrape • Snow Block Large Smash Break • Snow Block Medium Hit Collision • Snow Block Medium Hit Rattle Scrape • Snow Block Medium Move Friction Loop Fast • Snow Block Medium Short Friction • Snow Block Small Collision • Snow Block Small Group Rattle • Snow Block Small Hit Collision • Snow Block Small Hit Rattle Scrape • Snow Block Small Large Fall On Snow • Snow Block Small Move Friction Loop Fast • Snow Block Small Move Friction Loop Slow • Snow Block Small Short Friction • Snow Block Small Smash Break • Snow Block Small Smash Ground • Snow Crack Snap • Snow Debris Rattle • Snow Ice Shard Small Crush • Snow Pressure Squeeze Crunch • Snowfall On Cardboard Light • Snowfall On Plastic Bag Light • Snowpusher Move • Wood Block Hit Snow • Wood Log Hit Snow • Metal Shovel Snow Debris Dig
A must-have collection for winter sounds, this library consists of many years' recordings of snow and ice, skiing, textures, ambiences, foley and so on. It contains lots of skiing, jumping, rails, freezing cold winds, ski resort ambiences, lifts, walking in snow and on ice, texture details such as snow spray, tires driving, skidding and spinning on ice and snow, drilling in ice and much more.
This library consists of 380 different sound effects ranging from footstep to metals gliding through snow! With each surface, there are a variety of different footsteps, impacts, jumps, metal foley and more.
You can also hear the sound of banjos, jingle bells and more sizzling on dry ice! (The banjo sounds great, trust me.)
Types of snow/ice surfaces:
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.
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