Sound effects and recordings of various surfaces, textures, objects and elements – soft, hard, organic, wooden, stone, metallic and lots more
Fireballs is a powerful high-definition collection of whooshing, roaring, bursting, sparking, whipping, zipping, sizzling and crackling fireballs, fire sound effects and infernos – created in collaboration with flame effects expert Cary Sparx.
Aside from the flaming staves, rope darts, fire swords, meteors and flamethrowers that you’d hope for, you’ll also get some additional, unusual, tonal flame effects.
The sounds are also great for more textured whooshes and swishes, or adding punch to impacts, or generally getting that extra bassy oomph out of your badass sound creations.
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.
Foley Plus is a massive collection of Foley-related sounds including new and unusual footsteps, clothing movement, household/kitchen/bathroom/office sounds, wood and metal creaks, squeaks, scrapes, and so much more you’ll have to check out the track list! Add a big PLUS to your FOLEY library!
A footstep library built from long walks in cold and snowy conditions. Recorded in a remote, deserted Swedish forest, miles away from the nearest road.
Different types of snow and boots were recorded as well as different paces:
• Thin/hard packed
• Frozen stairs and porches
• Leather boots
Each track is easy to edit into multiple single footsteps for sweetening your tracks with real snow.
800+ sounds from one of the most complex and varied sounding instruments that we’ve come across in our junk shop travels. Broken strings, creaky wood and a great resonant cavity gave us a massive collection of sounds ready to be bent and twisted.
This is a fretless German harp zither, which differs in quality significantly from concert zithers, which have several strings with fretted necks beneath them. This version was manufactured by Friederich Menzenhauer, the father of the zither in the US. Zithers of this kind are notoriously difficult to identify because they contain no distinguishing marks on the bodies themselves, and the only branding is on the paper label deteriorating inside the soundhole.
Our version had been worn beyond all repair through decades of age and neglect. Broken strings, creaky wood and a great resonant cavity gave us a massive collection of sounds ready to be bent and twisted.
We did much more than just throw a couple of mics up and pluck – this instrument was recorded with a stethoscope mic, a lav inside the cavity, overhead xy, room mics, and more. We banged, scraped, bowed, ebowed, and thumped every last noise out of this one in three separate sessions. The end result was a collection of about 5 Gb of edited stereo 24 bit 96k sound.
The Kontakt instruments are where the real magic happens with this instrument. There are presets for horror string hits, angelic and demonic pads, old creaks and more. The zither barely survived, but it gave us an array of sounds that are very different from what you’ll get from a properly tuned and maintained instrument. It is the uniqueness of the decay that gives our zither its character.
There’s something thrilling about the sound of glass breaking. Whether it’s the danger involved or the difficulty of the recording process, glass breaking sound effects remain a very difficult but useful tool in the sound editors library.
Over the course of a few years and several recording sessions of various size, this collection of glass breaking sounds came to be. From small cups, plates, and bottles to large jugs, jars and windows, the sounds found on display here are designed to convey the violence and danger associated with glass breaking. Be careful; they are loud!
In addition to the ‘dry’ library of sounds, a useful ‘wet’ library of re-amped, or “Worldized” sound effects has also been included. Consisting of 54 out of the 83 included glass smashing sounds, this second tonal option was prepared in two locations; one, a tall, narrow concrete stairwell, and the other an interior living room complete with furniture and unruly early reflections, for a total of 108 additional files for your choosing.
Combined, the Fragile! Glass Smashing Sound Effects library from Tall Tale Sound presents you with 191 mono & stereo sound effects, ready for download today.
Fringe Elements is an aggressive sample pack of divergent and destructive sounds designed for musicians and sound designers in need of a hard-hitting sound pallet on the periphery of normal. Each sound was built in the modular world and heavily processed through DSP algorithms to create structurally unique outcomes and ultimately highly usable samples.
Contained in this collection are 225 unique sounds designed as FX, rhythmic elements, evolving textures, noise, distortion, spectral atmospheres and other elements perfect as building blocks to new music and sound projects or to be layered into existing work to add weight, depth and dimension.
In the winter of 2013-2014, both the Northeast and the Northwest were slammed with snow, ice, wind, and blizzards. The SkewSound team braved the frigid cold and recorded what we could: footsteps, compression, breaking ice, body falls, and much more.
Our content was obtained during storms and their aftermath in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Salem, MA. The frostbite SFX library contains some great impact sweeteners and sounds unique to winter temperatures. You won’t be disappointed!
Prepare for shivers! Frozen Footsteps is a huge library of winter footstep & foley sounds recorded on 8 expressive and cold surfaces in real -20 °C (and below) temperatures.
Containing over 2400 sounds in 81 files, Frozen Footsteps foley sfx library is created for game and film sound design. If your game needs winter footstep sounds, or you are missing some authentic source material to take your studio foley tracks to the next level, this is the library for you.
All surfaces were recorded in real movement with multiple walking and running velocities. Frozen Footsteps library includes also real jumping and landings sounds. Jumping sounds are often missing from other foley libraries, but are extremely useful for creating character movement sounds for games. This package gets you covered.
7 surfaces were recorded during two freezing winter nights in a quiet rural area in Finland. Everything from ground to trees was totally frozen and covered in frost. However, snow hadn’t fallen yet. This special moment allowed recording footsteps on unique surfaces that are usually under snowpack. To make the package complete, the frozen snow sounds were recorded later, with real crusty snow. In freezing temperatures, as well.
All sounds were carefully edited in iZotope RX and Pro Tools 12 removing the background and clothing noise. This was quite a task, but it was worth it. This makes the sounds extremely clear, versatile, and easy to use.
Library highlights:- 8 frozen surfaces
– 2400+ sounds in 81 sound clips
– Sneak, walk, run, jump, slide, scuffs, and more
– 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files
– 1.20 GB
– Carefully edited & noise-free
– Soundminer & BWAV metadata
An office isn’t an office without the supples. Pencils, pens, notebooks, staplers, tape, pencil sharpeners, scotch tape, hole puncher, etc were recorded patiently and meticulously. The office equipment was recorded using both mid-side and binaural techniques with high quality microphones and recorders to ensure each track sounds like the real deal.
The G4F SFX09 – Metal soundbank is comprised entirely of metallic sounds generated by many different objects.
The soundbank contains high-quality recordings made at the Foley’Torium studio. The recordings are 96 kHz/24 bit, with a Class A setup (Sound Devices recorder with DPA and Neumann mics).
Foley: Julien Billeau
Sound Engineer: Arnaud Roy
Sound Designers: Benjamin Michenaud and Alexandre Bobe
Impacts, friction, rolling, sliding, engines/motors with metal resonators providing a very rich texture.
Glacier Ice is a library containing over 300 high quality sounds of ice cracking, breaking, shattering in various sizes of blocks – recorded entirely in the Italian Alps over the course of two winters.
The library contains sounds of all dimensions, from ice cubes being dropped in a drink to a designed iceberg collapsing.
The majority of the material was recorded at 192 KHz with a Sanken CO100K and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040, making this library greatly flexible for pitch shifting and all sorts of heavy processing.
A small section recorded at 96KHz features sounds recorded exclusively with contact microphones placed directly on the surface of a frozen water stream.
The Soundcatcher visited an old abandoned theatre and recorded “The Glas Smash Sessions“. It contains a lot of great material for your next smash project where you need massive impacts and splintering sound effects.
Need some glass sounds? The Glass SFX Collection includes glass debris on various surfaces, shard smashes, glass panes, mirrors, pint glasses, jars and bottle smashes, footsteps on glass, glass shakes and glass debris slides – making it a must-have for your sound effects library.
Glass and Metal Clouds are the result of experimenting with the tonal and noise elements of a glass or metal impact via granular processing. Various household objects were struck and recorded, ranging from metal shovels, desk legs and brass ornaments to glass and crystal objects – basically anything that would ring after it was struck.
The recordings were then sent through ‘Clouds’ and processed with gentle, chaotic modulation by a combination of sloth chaos modules and standard cyclic modulation resulting in drones that gently sweep between musical tonal sounds and the random noise produced by the strike and are ever evolving; some more than others.
Sometimes some surprising sounds came out of the drones and I let them run, some were kept quite constant with only a subtle amount of modulation so there is a lot of variation in the pack.
The sounds came from my need as a sound designer to embed strange mood, emotion and feeling of uncertainty into everyday ambience.
The glass door slides sound effects pack features 59 deep, rattling – and slightly reptilian – recordings, captured with a custom contact microphone.
The sound effects offer up lots of creative sound design uses, and work well when layered with another sound texture or material, and as a standalone sounds too. Samples were recorded at 24 Bit, 96 Khz.
Glass Smash HD from Soundopolis is a large collection of glass breaking sounds, glass debris, and footsteps on glass. Probably the last time you’ll ever have to buy a glass sound effect!
The Boom, Crackle and Scream library is the first in a planned series of Glitch Factory mini libraries. This library uses sounds recorded of Fireworks ranging from large booms to small sparklers and mangles them into interesting textures in varying degrees.
The sounds have been manipulated using analog synthesizers, custom Reaktor instruments and other types of granular processing. They will work well for Sci-Fi weapon layers, user interface sounds and more.
THE GLITCH sound library brings you highly twisted, glitchy, twitchy, gritty, grimy audio madness perfect for various music genres like dubstep, EDM, IDM, hardcore, darkcore, electro-industrial, hardstyle, glitch hop, downtempo, drum‘n’bass, hybrid cinematic music, but also very useful sonic tool for sound designers, editors, and pretty much anyone who likes to play and try different things with sound!
These warped and mangled glitch sounds always work great as a source of inspiration and new ideas as they tend to induce more experimental approach to music making, thus helping in achieving unexpectedly creative and original results. A must have for every producer, musician or sound designer, these glitch sound effects will instantly find a way into your production and bring some serious edge to it!
THE GLITCH sound library contains 331MB (340 sound effects) of high definition 24bit/96khz Stereo WAV files, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.
The Glitch UI SFX library delivers a collection of user interface sounds created from mangled video files, circuit bent keyboards and dying hard drives.
Pops, clicks, glitches and transitions, all sourced from our Error Tone library but re-edited and processed specifically for sound designers with extensive Soundminer metadata.
Contains sounds which will work for all your user interface feedback needs, from retro computer interfaces to modern tablets to futuristic sci-fi UIs.
GRANULAR is the ultimate source library for anyone looking to add compelling and distinctive granular textures into their sound design; it contains designed sounds, a large collection of processed sounds, and some additional raw recordings.
This library is the culmination of many hours of exploration and experimentation in the area of granular sound processing, using a variety of plugins, audio tools, recording techniques and processes.
GRANULAR features 395 24bit / 96kHz WAV files, each embedded with full metadata.
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!
An onslaught of movement and force using various granularities of dirt-like substances. It's all in the name. Dirty, gravelly, and ragged.
In this library you will find a myriad of gritty movement sounds derived from 4 different granularities: Course, Medium, Fine, and Ultrafine. There are sweeps, smears, crushes, scatterings, drops, scrapes, rubs, and more, with multiple variations of each. The assets chain together particularly well so that you can use them to make long continuous runs.
The timbre and dynamics of these sounds lend them to be used for many different designs than just scrapes and scratches, such as movement in snow or sand, powerful bursts, high energy flames, shifting heavy objects, large beast vocalizations (dragons, anyone?), and more. As well, their metadata is organized conveniently to allow you to grab chunks of variations on similar movements and drop them into your favorite audio implementation software for quick assignment to random containers or sequences for an asset or call.
This library will almost always find itself being thrown into a creative media project one way or another. Its full of a particular cornerstone sound that is essential to any sounds designer's toolbox. And with such a variety and versatility to explore, we promise it will serve you well.
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.
Included calibers / shell types:
7.62×39mm • 7.62×54mmR • 9mm • .22LR • .30-06 • .38 SPL • .44 MAG • .45 ACP • .223 REM • .308 WIN • 12-gauge Shotgun Paper Shell • 12-gauge Shotgun Plastic Shell
Concrete floor • Wooden floor • Carpet floor • Rumbling metal • Hard metal • Gravel • Dirt
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!
The Handheld Tranceivers library delivers walkie-talkie sound effects from no less than three models: The AEG Voxtel, the Cobra MicroTalk and the Kenwood TK-3107.
It features button sounds, beeps, squelches, feedback sounds, static and white noise sounds, garbled communications and much more. Recorded with a Nevaton MC48 microphone and a Tascam DR70d portable recorder.
If you need the sound of handwriting, this SFX library delivers: It gets you 841 files containing more than 2000 different handwriting – sounds from different pens, pencils, crayons, chalk on blackboard, felt pens, markers, even brushes and writing in sand, and carving in stone. All this in many variations from writing words and sentences, strokes, periods and doodling. So if you’re after the sound of writing, here it is:
This library is a small collection of handwriting foley on paper. It's a mix of scribbles, doodles writing and punctuation that will save you alot of time when you need various writing movements and sounds.
All sounds recorded using the Neumann KMR81 and the MA5 Pre.
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
Haunted Doors is a collection of 164 carefully recorded and mastered old doors sound effects. Door creaks, knob twists & turns, rattling, squeaking, opens, closes, locks, bolts and more!
All audio files have been recorded at superb 24 bit, 192 kHz. Multiple mic positions to capture all the little details such as loose lock mechanisms, inner rattling, stuttering creaks and rich natural reverb of empty corridors.
Comprehensive Soundminer’s metadata.
Over 25 different door knobs and handles, over 10 pairs of hinges, 10 different doors and more! Perfect for horror movies, games and more.
An incredible assortment of organic, elemental and abstract source files at delivered in .WAV 192k 24Bit. The beauty of this library besides the stunning recorded quality is that it was recored with top gear like Apogee Symphony and Sennheiser MKH 416 in a professional sound studio. This is a go to pack to grab for those wanting the cleanest audio files to manipulate.
307 Abstract Source files • 264 Cinematic • 125 Clicks Hits and Buttons • 202 Cloth and Plastic • 132 Construction • 185 Household • 165 Kitchen • 54 Laundry and Bathroom • 1080 Metals • 67 Metal Chains • 177 Metal Slide • 196 Pantry Cabnets Pots • 63 Paper • 214 Plastic • 360 Tools and Machines • 1151 Bonus files (Mud, Stone, Dirt, Glass, Clicks + more)
A total of more than 4700 files in 24 bit / 192 kHz – 18 GB in total
Sound Mind Heavy Industry sound effects library is a massive collection of over 600 sound files of unique and hard to access machines and industrial ambiences, recorded both interior and exterior. To create this 45+ GB pack we went underground and climbed on constructions, we have been in both very hot and cold, humid and smelly places, wearing funky protective clothing, helmets and glasses.
You will find large, heavy machines sounds in it, industrial vehicles, as well as pneumatic, electric, diesel or even antique steam engines sounds and many metal, wooden, debris and also liquid textures.
During our searches we found many unusual sounds with great potential for sound design.
Sounds were recorded multi-mic and from different perspectives, giving large variety for designing purposes. We used microphones with extended frequency range (Schoeps CMC6XT MS kit, Sanken CO-100k) recording on 192kHz sample rate, shotgun mics (Sennheiser MKH-8060, MKH-815T, Neumann KMR81/KM120 MS kit) as well as Trance Audio Inducer stereo contact microphone (which was very useful in noisy environments and which also has very wide frequency range). We used Sound Devices 702, 744 recorders with MixPre, plus Zoom F8 and Sony PCM D-50.
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
This library gets you 97 minutes of binarual recordings of wind noise, captured inside the helmet as a motorcycle rides along the highway. The speed ranges from a slower pace all the way up to 100 – 130 km/h, and features both acceleration, variable and constant speeds, as well as occasional sounds of passing traffic as captured from inside the helmet. The helmet is a flip-up type of helmet, and the motorcycle is a Honda NC 700D.
Recorder: Tascam dr100 mk/III, Microphone: DPA 4060 miniature omni
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