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Sound effects and recordings of various surfaces, textures, objects and elements – soft, hard, organic, wooden, stone, metallic and lots more

  • Drones & Moods Designed Rocks Play Track 60+ sounds included, 12 mins total $20

    Designed Rocks features 60 creative rock sound effects, crumbling and cracking elements, shattering glitches, evolving textures, and everything in between, that range from heavily designed to basic sounds.

    Created in collaboration with field recordist Bryan Hirst.

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    Designed Rocks includes:

    • 60 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (Soundminer)
    • 25 Sequences
    • 25 Elements
    • 10 Source Recordings

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  • The Soundcatcher is proud to announce a new sound design library called “Desolated Strings & Wood“. The found Markneunkirchen Zither from Wernitzgruen was in a very poor condition. I collected it and wrecked it like there was no tomorrow.

    You´ll get 272 stereo files (1.48GB total), tagged for trouble-free use in your favorite database program and carefully mastered in 24Bit/96kHz.

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  • Get ready for the most sonically satisfying library of piano destruction sounds! We give you every sledge hammer, every axe hit, every plier pinch, and every grinder that went into the demise of this Wurlitzer Upright Piano.

    With this truly unique library you get smashes followed by short, medium, and long tails of the strings and body (or what’s left) of the piano. You also get out of tune and buzzy strings that can be used as the source material for something really dark and ominous. Use the impact sounds for one of a kind impacts or sample the tails to create tension, strange atmospheres, and more!

    The axe and body files range from attacks on the wood, strings, keys, hammers, legs, frame, metal, and more. A grinder was taken to the strings and pliers were used to snap, bend, and pop the strings out of their places as well as general string play. Whether you need something unique to add character to your project or some really great source material of impacts that come pre baked with extra harmonic material this library will suite your needs. Enjoy the Destroyed Piano Sound Library!

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  • Drones & Moods Didgeridoo Play Track 775+ sounds included, 70 mins total $59

    • In this library, get a collection of the hypnotic and meditative calls of a handmade wooden didgeridoo. These beautiful wind instruments have guttural calls that sing like wild animals. Hear overtone filled whooshes and aggressive barking attacks. Hear snarling vocalizations and gravelly growls. Hear lengthy mesmerizing drones and oscillating overtones. This library is packed full of tracks showcasing the full range of possible didgeridoo vocalizations and drones. Perfect for use as the foundation for all your designed animals and creatures.

    2% FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
    • Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    • Hypnotic and meditative drones
    • Oscillating overtones
    • Gravelly growls
    • Guttural attacks
    • Singing vocalizations
    • Buzzing and humming drones
    • Whooshing drones
    • These recordings were not made using circular breathing, so each drone ranges from approximately one to 30 seconds in length.
    • Multiple similar sounds are grouped into single audio files with silence and fade ins/outs between each sound.
    • 645+ drones and attacks
    • 130+ whooshes
    • 775+ total sounds
    • Please note: the “Pitch Shifted Demo” was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Didgeridoo does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.

    TEXT MARKERS:
    • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in files with multiple variations!
    • Marker text included in the Soundminer description and BWAV description fields.

    FILE LIST & METADATA:
    • View in Browser or Download CSV

    GEAR USED:
    • Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 in MS
    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
    • Sound Devices 702
    • Rycote ORTF Blimp
    • Rycote MS Blimp

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  • A sound library of the digital electronic world of 1s and 0s created from digital sources.

    Sounds include glitch, static, snaps, pops, interference, signal malfunction, dropouts, data transmissions, unreferenced issues, bad clocking or incorrect timing effect and pitch/time manipulation.

    Captured as found or created from any digital format device including computers, software, hardware interfaces, optical and coaxial streams, file-based, mobile devices, streaming media, digital synthesizers, and samplers.

    All sourced from the output jacks and speakers from the digital devices as well as broadcast facilities, transmission sites, data paths, wifi, and cellular data.

    The files have been normally left raw with its range of frequencies and dynamics, but have been normalized so be careful and check your volume level!

    Great for those moments needing an emanation from a digital electronic device, glitchy transitions, data transmissions and clock timing for tech, sci-fi, horror, and dystopia or creating electronic beats and ambient drone material.

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  • With this amazing collection of fully-synthesized digital sounds, KS library’s fusion with Sonotrigger brings to sound designers a very versatile sound library for building new and original sound effects for Head-Up Displays, User Interfaces, Electronic Devices, Signals, Measurements and many more.

    The library provides audio files at 96kHZ/24bit carefully edited and mastered, ready to be used in your favorite DAW. Also is included a BUILT version of the library, in which you can find pre-designed sound effects with the raw material, edited and mastered as well for best performance in all medias. These files are delivered at 48kHz/24bit.

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  • Have you ever done that party trick where you can get a wine glass to “sing” by running your finger around the rim?

    Have you ever been curious about using multiple glasses to create music?

    This sound library contains several sets of sounds featuring glasses tuned to specific pitches, which can easily be dropped into your sampler on your digital audio workstation to create wonderful ethereal pads and effects.

    Features:

    • Numerous tuned sound sets demonstrating the pitch range of average household wine glasses.
    • “Singing” wine glass sounds recorded whilst circling the rim at both slow and fast speeds.
    • “Struck” sounds recorded by striking the glasses softly as well as hard.
    • Resonant sounds achieved by bowing across the rim, giving high-pitched crystal-like chime sounds.
    • Vibrato and other pitch-bending effects achieved by altering the water inside the glass during recording.
    • Bonus filling and spilling water sounds.

    This library also features FREE bonus Kalimba sounds recorded from a traditional hand-made mbira!

     

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  • 107 door sound effects divided in different types:

    Metal Doors, Office Doors, Car Doors, Gates, Medieval Doors, Highschool Locker, Common House Doors, Stone Door, Keys Foley, Train Mechanism, Sci-fi Door, Wood Doors, Submarine Door

     

    More about the pack:

    • There are singe-shot sounds but also loops (for example, stone door opening loop)
    • This SFX are suitable for any kind of games.
    • Recorded with Zoom H6
    • Intuitive file naming
    • All you’ll ever need regarding Door sounds

     

    [Format]
    All files are in:

    • WAV – Stereo  44.1 Khz, 16bit
    • OGG – Stereo  44.1 Khz, 16bit

     

    [Authors]

    – Rnaw Sala (arnausaladelgado@gmail.com)

    – Audio Alchemist

     

    [Use them again & again]

    Use the sound effects over and over, in any of your projects or productions, forever without any additional fees or royalties. Use the SFX in your game, in your trailer, in a Kickstarter campaign, wherever you need to, as much as you want to.

     

    [Professional audio services]

    For custom music, sound design, sound engineering or any other game audio services, please send a mail to: audioalchemiststore@gmail.com

     

     

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  • Household Doors Vol.1 Play Track 1500+ sounds included, 235 mins total $100

    Open & closes, slams, creaks, squeaks, locks, knocks & handles from various types of doors & drawers (175 doors in total).

    Performed in a variety of ways from numerous perspectives. Locations include;

    • Apartments
    • Schools
    • Offices
    • Kitchens
    • Bathrooms
    • Toilets
    • Bedrooms
    • Car Parks
    • Laundries
    • Studios

    All sounds were recorded using the Schoeps CCM8/CCM4 mid-side microphone and Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6.

    Mid-Side recordings are presented in their raw, uncoded format as well as decoded stereo files for efficient editing. Recordings have been processed using the Control V2 plugin by Brainworx.

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  • This Double Bass & Violin sound effects library not only includes weird low double bass bow strokes, stabs, vibrating strings, drones, harsh harmonics, string scrapes, bow stroke voices, and bright violin tones and screams. It also includes the opportunity to open up a whole new set of sonic adventures.

    Why? All double bass sounds have been recorded at 192K/24 bit, with an amazing stereo set of close up Sanken CO100K microphones, and a stereo set of Sennheiser Mkh 8020 microphones, capturing low end and room. All violin sounds have been recorded with a single Sanken CO100K microphone.

    Common for all Sanken files is that you're able to either extreme time stretch/time compress, or pitch up and down the files, and by this discover a whole new world of sounds – without adding nasty degenerating artifacts or muffling the sound. The ultra-high frequency range of the Sanken microphones does really make a great difference!

    Recordings these sounds was a pure blast. The amount of versatile organic material in the set is great. The bass instrument has been played in a very innovative way, using both regular bow on strings and bass body, but also finger cymbals attached to specific places for a vibrating ring or rattle noise, creating some really other-worldly sound effects, and almost vocal-like patterns.

    While the double bass material produces a massive low end without any further processing, the violin recordings really benefit from being stretched and pitched. This makes all the non-audible bright sounds captured by the Sanken microphones come through.

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  • Need the sound of objects being pushed, pulled, dragged, moved – or perhaps sliding and scraping over different surfaces? The Drag & Slide SFX library gets you exactly that: More than 500 dragging and sliding sounds that are ready to be used as they are – or for intense sound design.

    Drag & Slide features recordings from sources such as:

    Bags, Barrels, Blades, Bottles, Cabinets, Chairs, Coat-hangers, Crates, Dining Tables, Fridges, Frying Pans, Iron Boxes, Iron Tables, Metal Cans, Metal Chairs, Nightstands, Pallets, Paper bags, Plates, Racks, Rakes, Shoes, Shovels, Sledgehammers, Spray cans, Stones/rocks, Toolboxes, Vacuum Cleaners, Various heavy objects, Wooden Boards – and more!

    Technical details:

    All sounds were cleaned, edited and filled with BWF-Metadata for instant use in your projects – and many of the files in the pack contain more than one sound. Recorded with Sound Devices 744T, 788T, Sennheiser MKH8050, Ambient ATE208, Sony PCM-D100

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  • Foley Drawing and Handwriting Collection Play Track 6000+ sounds included, 147 mins total $45 $36

    This library has a unique selection of drawing and handwriting sounds, recorded and edited with the utmost care in a recording booth, with a perfect acoustic treatment, for dry and clean sounds.

    Includes 1040 files 24Bit/96kHz, containing more than 6000 sounds from 26 different tools, which makes the most comprehensive drawing and handwriting library ever !

    Each tool includes short sounds ( letters and punctuations with speed variations : fast and slow ), medium ( words ), long ( sentences ) and a part dedicated to drawing, allowing endless possibilities. 
For even more precision, some tools have been recorded on several materials like Paper ( in books and on desks ), Papyrus, Canvas, etc.

    Tools used :

    ● Ball Pen   ● Correction Fluid Pen   ● Bamboo Reed Pen   ● Chalk & Chalkboard Eraser   ● Charcoal Stick with Paper Stump and Kneaded Rubber Eraser   ● Dip Pen   ● Finger on Fogged Glass   ● Fountain Pen   ● Graphics Tablet   ● Markers / Felt Pens ( Broad and Fine Point )   ● Paint Brush   ● Pencil with Eraser, Sharpener and Electric Sharpener   ● Quill Pen   ● Sand   ● Scratch Art   ● Stone ( Thin & Thick Chisel )   ● Wax Crayon   ● Whiteboard Marker ( Broad and Fine Point ) with Whiteboard Eraser.

    Includes embedded Soundminer metadata.

     Get The FREE Mini Pack Here ( 101,9 MB )

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  • Get the movement noise and handling sounds of a wide range of dresses and clothes, bags, necklaces, hats and footwear. Most items include photos too, to make the items easier to identify.

    Dresses & clothing include:
    Velvet jacket • canvas jacket • canvas coat • extra long mens coat • fur coat • horsehide leather lacket • extra long horsehide leather coat • plastic raincoat • denim jacket • military army jacket • silk nightgown • silk shirt • mens bathrobe • jeans • linen skirt • black jeans • linen pants • military pants • finish boots braces

    Footwear includes:
    Japanese clogs • training shoes • mens' and womens' sandals • leather and canvas • turkish slippers • riding boots • military boots • canvas sneakers

    Necklaces include:
    Bijou Wooden copper balls • wood cubes • bijou plastic pearl • classified links • metal death head • fiber micro pearl • big plastic pearl and more

    Bags include:
    Small women's handbag • Grandmother handbag • Mini handbag • Cane handbag • Cane shoulder bag • Braided handbag • Indian shoulder bag • Military canvas bag

    Hats:
    Woolen hat • summer straw panama hat • basketball cap

    Belts & more:
    Canvas belt • plastic belt • leather belt • classic leather belt • ties • silk sheets • leather holster


    The L/R stereo channels have been split into 2 mono channels: Left: Sennheiser MKH 416 shotgun microphone, Right: Audio Technica AT899 Subminiature Microphone
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  • It’s Cold… It’s Dark… And the snow has frozen over…. Time To Shovel

    Driveway Ice Snow Shoveling is a collection of Shoveling Recordings and various ambiences taken while shoveling.

    Shovel Recordings recorded using the LOM UsI Pro Microphones feeding into the Zoom H1 Recorder, at 24 bit, 96kHz, clamped onto the shovel. Recordings include Digs, Scrapes, Scoops, Debris, Pokes, Stabs, and more!

    Ambience recordings recorded using the Sony D100 Recorder, at 24 it, 192kHz, at various positions. Recordings Include Distant Shoveling, Car Pass Bys, Icy and Crunchy!

    Stay in the nice warm house.
    All files are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.

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  • Drones & Moods Drone Shepard Tones Play Track 202 sounds included, 120 mins total $39.99

    This library of drones was carefully crafted from a variety of analog sources such as modular synthesizers, natural ambiences and electromagnetic recordings of many different devices.

    Every one of these recordings were painstakingly performed. Many parameters were manipulated in real time to create an evolving texture that has a true sense of life and uniqueness to it.

    A true labor of love, I had a blast putting this one together!

    • Seamlessly Looping Shepard Tones (Rising and Falling Pitches)

    • Quick Risers

    • Pre-Pitch-Processed Drones

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  • Drones & Moods Dronos Play Track 154 sounds included, 154 mins total $30

    Brand New Sci-Fi Ambiences from The Library by Empty Sea. 6+ GB, 150+ sounds, almost 3 hours of material, all 96k, all looped for easy use.

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  • Drops 'n' Braams brings to the table 137 new sounds of hybrid cinematic Braams and Drops to boost your production with time-bending elements and sonic manipulation brought to the max. The SFX library is produced from scratch by Alessandro Romeo, owner and lead sound designer at SampleTraxx.

    With Drops ’n’ Braams you can create massive stingers, deep impacts, trailer and score elements, morphing bass, transition woosh and much more.

    A great addition for trailer cue creators, score composers and cutting-edge electronic music producers.

    The library includes:

    • 86 Braams _ Design, Elephant, Granular, Larsen, Raw, Textures
    • 51 Hi Tech Drops/Downers/Sting/Power Down
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  • DS Ice Cracks is versatile, non-designed pack, with high quality recordings of the ice surface. Various cracks, crunches, breaking the ice, releasing air and more with superior stereo width. Recorded with two Aquarians H2A and SD 702. The location was a big local pool in the meadow at the morning. Ice temperature was accurate for this kind of sounds. So here you go, use it for your custom sound design!

    • Ideal for complex custom sound design works
    • Recorded with great care
      
    • Carefully selected only the the best from the terabytes
      
    • Sampling rate 192000 Hz for creative time stretching
      
    • Good stereo width, but not overpanned
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  • Dumpster Truck (Skiploader) delivers the sounds of a DAF CF 75.310 mid-size truck that delivers open steel containers. They are mostly used to collect debris, junk or discarded furnishings. Once these containers filled up, the truck picks them up again to bring them to the suburban garbage dump.

    The library delivers 103 files in 5 categories:
    Container Handling, Driving Activities, Engine, Foley and Props, Underneath Truck
    This includes sounds of container dumps, noises from load chains and their locking mechanisms as well as sound from the truck itself (interior, door slaps, air pressure system, wheel noises, 7.5l 310hp diesel engine, exhaust and much more).

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  • Mechanical Effective Trailer Clocks Play Track 100 sounds included, 14 mins total $24.99 $9.99

    Vintage, cinematic, mechanical trailer loops featuring evil ticking clocks, dramatic timing clicks, suspenseful bomb ticks, intense chronometers, mysterious clockworks, old timepieces, scary watch timers, and very dark and creepy alarm clocks. This original library is from the personal collection of trailer music composer Federico Soler Fernández (“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” – “Middle Earth: Shadow of War The Mobile Game” – “Halloween (2018)” – “The Predator (2018)”.

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  • Electric Arcs and Energy is essentially two separate collections of sounds.  The first, Electrical Arcs are more raw.  These arc sounds can be manipulated and mangled to be used as design elements in your project.  They are highly flexible and can easily be pitch-shifted -48 semitones or more.  They remain remarkably useful and clean giving each sound multiple “dimensions”.

    The Electrical Energy collection is a series of more specified design elements that I created – Impacts and Powerups.  Meant to be used in Weapon or UI design they should be flexible enough to be used as stand-alone effects or layers in more complex sounds.

    Recording and Editing

    This library was designed from scratch by recording highly unconventional metal sources with a cello bow and processing them (see one example in video). Great care was taken during the recording and editing process to ensure maximum flexibility of these sounds.  The recording was done at 24/192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH 2050 mic which captures frequencies up to 50kHz.  All processing and design was then performed at 192kHz.

    Bonus – Forge Sound Design Tool Sample Map

    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.

     

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  • Electricity Electric Field Play Track 257 sounds included, 57 mins total $29

    257 sounds of electricity sorted in 8 main categories: Electronic data, Interference, Motor, Pass-by, Periodic Noise, Permanent Noise, Permanent Tone and Switch on/off.

    From analog to digital, from low sub drone to high pitch pulse, from “warm” power-on of a generator to a harsh distortion interference, this library contains all you need for your realistic room machine ambience, your space gun, your robot motion, and all the strange things in your head.

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  • Recorded with a magnetic coil microphone, this library unveils the hidden, rich sound-world of your household appliances and a 3D printer at work. It records the oscillations in the electric sound field that’s emitted from electrical devices. Also includes several longer sequences that can be used as building blocks for creating your now sci-fi sounds, and more…

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  • Electric Motors is a collection of 148 recordings of small and large motors performing various activities, including rotations, general movement, pulses, speed changes and more.

    The collection is divided into 10 folders, according to the sound type:
    • Changing: 8 (Moderating from one speed or position to another)
    • Cooling: 3 (Slowing down and cooling after being deactivated)
    • Function: 5 (Various multi speed movements)
    • Long: 21 (Long sustained single movements)
    • Medium: 20 (Short and medium length single movements)
    • Part: 8 (Functioning singles machine parts, isolated from the main unit)
    • Pulse Multiple: 31 (Multiple energy pulses)
    • Pulse Single: 29 (Single energy pulses)
    • Rotator: 15 (Rotating sounds)
    • Unstable: 8 (Broken and unstable motors)

    All sounds recorded and edited at 24-bit / 96kHz, with embedded meta data and accompanying spreadsheet.

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