Sound effects and recordings of various surfaces, textures, objects and elements – soft, hard, organic, wooden, stone, metallic and lots more
This library was derived entirely from material collected in the Metal Hits, Scrapes and Squeaks library. Each sound was meticulously crafted by hours of experimenting with different processing techniques. I created this library for fun and to in part showcase the flexibility of my metal recordings.
I spent a great deal of time exploring pitch manipulation with this library. Much of it relied on rendered processing to acquire the aesthetic that I wanted. My vision was to make something ethereal and vocal but also a bit vague.
I believe this library will provide excellent source material for a wide variety of applications. Both as stand-alone effects or layered in with other libraries/sounds to help create a dark/spooky aesthetic.
SSL15 Metal Workshop Session is a full angle recordings from a metal workshop. All the machines in all the formats and angles. Choose between the close 416 mono mic, with the full power of the engine, or the far or medium surround format recorded 5/20 meters away.
This way we managed to get all the sounds from the visit to the workshop!
Metallitronic is sound designer Nathan Moody’s latest collection of intense textures, a library of nearly three hours’ worth of metallic membranes and objects excited by electronic signals.
Metallitronic was created using advanced synthesis techniques played back through various transducers into cymbals, gongs, bowls, steel plates, prefab metal buildings, and other resonant metallic objects, close-miked in stereo with extended-frequency-range microphones. This collection radically expands a sound designer’s palette of stressed-metal sounds, horror and tension elements, crystalline creaks and groans, unsettling background atmospheres, rattling vehicular interiors, creature sound sweeteners, the sound of massive machinery, earth-shaking rumbles, and stochastic, complex rhythms.
Some textures let the complex synthesizer textures shine through – intense on their own, even if they weren’t amplified through metal – but the primary focus is on metallic drones, hits, pings, stresses, groans, wails, resonances, rattles, and unique timbres that can be layered into almost any project. The scale of the sounds ranges from detailed to overwhelmingly massive. The sounds invite aggressive filtering and extreme pitch shifting.
Every sound is recorded in stereo at 24 bits, 192 kHz, and many sounds have ultrasonic frequencies. This library includes nearly three hours of recordings, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.
The MicroTone: Doors library contains 189 everyday door open and closes at various distances and speeds.
Two interior doors, one plastic frame and one wood frame, recorded in mono at close, medium and distant perspectives. Performances range from slam, to normal close, to a soft push shut and finally partial closing.
Contains sounds which will work for all your household door effect cutting needs.
MicroTone is a series of smaller, less expensive libraries from Tone Manufacture for those times when you need a small injection of fresh sounds for a project and don’t have time to record your own.
The MicroTone: Doors library contains 133 everyday filing cabinet drawer open and closes at various distances and speeds.
Two filing cabinets, one metal and one wood, recorded at close and medium perspectives. Performances of all the drawers at fast, medium and slow speeds.
Contains sounds which will work for all your drawer and door effect cutting needs. Slowed down they make great rattling, creaking doors as well. The metal cabinet sounds particularly big and slamming at lower pitches!
MicroTone is a series of smaller, less expensive libraries from Tone Manufacture for those times when you need a small injection of fresh sounds for a project and don’t have time to record your own.
“Minacious” is a collection of 369 sounds suited for horror/paranormal productions.
If you need to induce tension, fear and oppression in your game, movie or trailer and evoke the sensation that someone or something is hiding and watching you ready to scare or kill, this library full of textures and atmospheric elements is great for you.
The library consist of 50 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz with 6 variations in each file. You will get metallic movements, abnormal textures, dark pianos and guitars, dark vocals, atmospheric elements, reverses, noises and glitches.
Also you will get the sources used to create the pack. 69 WAV files at 24 Bit / 96 kHz. Pianos, vocal effects, guitar noises and metallic cups are some of the things you will encounter in the sources section.
The sounds in this pack can be used to add rare textures to musical compositions too.
If you liked my library “DARE“, you are gonna love this one.
Modular Eplorations: Bristol features cinematic alien arcades and cities, deserted crystalline caverns, vast hives of digital insects, distressed metal impacts and abstract user interface sounds.
Created in Bristol with Eurorack equipment (Mutable Instruments, Intellijel, Doepfer, Erica Synths, Make Noise, Arturia, Expert Sleepers, 2hp, Ladik) recorded into an Emu E5000Ultra Sampler, then processed digitally using a variety of techniques and high-end effects in Berlin.
Modular Explorations: Bristol is an experimental collaboration between Gregor Quendel and ARC Noise.
Professional metadata provided and edited by Kai Paquin.
Modular Synth is a collection collaborated by Ross Fish and Kai Paquin, this collection represents a series of one shot sounds featuring sample and hold, granular, and FM synthesis using a custom built modular synth rack.
A sound pack full of money:
Falling, rolling & spinning coins, handling & counting coins and bills, rummage, pouring, digging in money piles, stacking money sacks & more.
Please insert coins to download.
Two versions are included in your download – you can either choose one or download both of them:
The audio content of both versions is 100% identical.
Need high-impact car crash sounds – captured from both the inside and outside of a car? While there are no sounds of actual monsters attacking a car, there's certainly a lot of of recordings of sound-guys jumping on car roofs, beating car doors, smashing windshields and destroying paint jobs, with a big axe, and a crowbar.
Low sense DPA 4061 microphones were placed inside a car, and different actions were performed on it, like hitting, dragging, jumping, stepping and other improvising actions.
Microphones were also placed inside and outside the car, and windshields were smashed, with crowbars. These recordings covered the massive impacts as well as the small detailed glass pieces falling inside the car.
Motion Texures is a broad library with a narrow purpose: to draw sonic lines and create gently moving sonic textures.
The concept is that consistent sound of friction will translate well to visual design elements that have CG and text movement on screen.
We recorded the friction sounds of dozens of small to medium sized props in constant motion. Major categories include metal, plastic, cloth, wood and skin. Some of the most interesting sounds came from the props that had small cavities such as the spray can lid and the water bottle. The constant changing of the cavity state relative to the mics creates strange vocal sounds.
Once the sounds were recorded we employed a proprietary smoothing process as a second pass to the sounds and provided them in addition to the original textures. These smoothed out sounds still have the organic quality of the original recordings, but with far fewer transient events. The end result are sounds that feel straighter than the more circular sounding original textures.
Inside of the Kontakt instruments we stacked layers and effects to create a broad base of deep and interesting textures. Many of the Kontakt presets mangle the sounds far beyond recognition of the original recordings.
MOTOR FAN household edition features both Internal & External mechanical sound from household items.
Motors and compressors found in the kitchen, ACs & outdoor units + heaters and compressors and more.
The most complex sound design jobs are often comprised of several intricate parts which build upon one another to create lush and captivating atmospheres.
The abstract sounds found in Movement Essentials help to create and enhance musical and cinematic soundscapes by allowing the user to layer and manipulate audio in an almost limitless number of combinations.
This 500+ sound effect library features minimal, yet intricately detailed organic and synthesized sounds that can be used to add depth, motion, or transitional effects to a plethora of film, animation, apps, video games, musical projects and more! Plus, Each sound has 5 or more variations to further assist creativity, complexity and flexibility.
• 500+ sound effect/soundscape package
• Each sound has 5 or more variations for extra customization
• Well-grounded metadata
This is the first part of our Water Audio Libraries, featuring a variety of small movements captured in an open-air swimming pool.
99 clips (99 MONO and 99 STEREO) recorded in 192Khz and 24 bits HD Audio.
Splashes, swimming movements, small water movements, paddles, and more. Have a nice day with your friends and they will help you to record this great collection of useful sounds! How many times have you looked for great sounding natural water movements? Here you have them, in awesome 192 kHz, so you can stretch them as you want.
This is the second part of our Water Libraries: For this, we've have recorded a variety of small movements in an open air swimming pool.
250 clips (MONO & STEREO) recorded in 192Khz and 24 bits HD Audio.
In this second collection we have recorded swimming movements in water. A whole day spent with the family helping to record this great collection of useful sounds.
How many times have you looked for great sounding natural water movements? Here you have them, in awesome 192 kHz so you can stretch them as you want.
Multi Impacts is a package born from our previous Hits and Whoosh bundle. We have taken the decision to split the previous bundle to make two. Here's one of them!
Multi Impacts contains many impacts/hits sounds on several different surfaces. The library contains 258 sound files: Asphalt, Rubber, Car, Human, Ice, Metal, Water, Dirt, Plastic, Wood, and Sci-Fi Impacts.
The perfect package for add on another texture to your action!
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 a fast and easy workflow.
This library contains a wide selection of musical and non-musical instruments, toys and noisemakers.
You will find a wide variety of bells, whistles, cymbals, horns, blocks, drums, toys, shakers, crankers, etc. Can be utilized in a multitude of ways. For example, fill out a musical arrangement, for cartoon effects, goofy UI, etc!
Music is only heard in the demo. Downloads are high resolution and without background music.
“Mutation” is a collection of 200 mutation sound effects aimed to be used in horror/sic-fi productions.
The pack is focused on bloody and creepy transformations where you can hear how the flesh, blood and bones of the subject are being transformed and reshaping into something else.
Uncommon sources like plastic and scrap movements, dry leaves and metallic guitar picks were used to create this collection.
The library contains 20 files (WAV, 24 Bit / 96 kHz), 10 variations each, summing a total of 200 sfx.
As a bonus I included the sources (32 sfx) used to create the sounds in the library.
*BUZZZZ* Left your phone in your pocket? On the tile floor? Under a pile of your roommate's disgusting laundry? Locate it with these 17 audio files, recorded in various locations using a customized vibration pattern.
Nature’s Fury: Rain, Wind, Thunder is a massive collection of storm sounds to help you build your environments.
Whether you need a light rain ambience all the way up to heavy rain, howling winds, and cracking and rumbling thunder blowing through your scene – we have you covered. We even isolated some low rumbling thunder to be used in your sound design.
Consider this a storm toolkit that comes with three 4-minute long 5.1 surround designed thunderstorms to get you started!
Newsreel Noises features a collection of unwanted Noises, Rumbles, Hums & Crackles – collected when digging through copies of newsreels from the the 40ies and 50ies of the last century. Whenever such a newsreel starts or ends a lot of sidenoises occur and each one plays another pattern of mysterious sounds. The library is organised into 10 categories:
* Cadenced, Crackle, Hum, Impulse, Noise, Pulsed, Rattle, Rhythmical, Shuttle, Tonal
The library delivers more than 150 WAV-files with embedded loop points. Each file has a descriptive name where the first part describes the strongest element of the sound and the second part gives additional informations about the structure of each sound.
Whether your need to bring a lone rogue to life or a surge of arrows in an epic battle scene, Nocked will provide you with a plethora of flexible content.
Our largest library to date, this collection is a comprehensive focus on the sounds and functions of the archer and the act of archery. Included are eight recorded bows (2 crossbows, olympic recurve, traditional recurve, longbow, long compound, short compound, and Magyar bow) with 2 additional 'mythic' bows of our own design, each using 3 types of arrows (aluminum, carbon, and bamboo) on 3 varying surfaces (hard, soft, and dirt) from 4 simultaneous recording positions (at bow, at target, midflight mono, and midflight stereo). Each bow and each arrow type have a character all there own.
The content’s dynamic range is wide, from whispering bamboo arrows gliding on rests as they are drawn to firing position, to the powerful THWACK of crossbow bolts striking their target. All non-firing sounds were recorded in a controlled studio environment while all recordings of the bows being fired were taken on a plot of wide-open rural farmland, encompassed by forests. When needed, this ambient natural environment provided an ideal impulse response to be used in the design and editing of some of the sounds to create a heightened effect.
A multitude of takes are provided across each bow/arrow/surface/position combination for easy randomization and differentiation of sounds, or to track any number of unique archers at any given moment.
Go ahead, let them fight in the shade.
Noise Elements: Electrical & Interference is a sound effects library featuring 36 noise production elements of imagined electricity and interference particularly well-suited to Dystopian, Science Fiction or Horror scenarios.
Think cameras on the blink in found-footage horror, industrial alien atmospheres or glitched-out, distorted communications, the potential applications for these sounds are vast and only limited by your imagination.
With sounds useful as electrical glitches, harsh static, hub drones, transmitter crackles, radio noise, broken circuits, and abstract planetary ambiences – further shaping, layering and processing only adds to this already versatile collection.
Noise Elements: Electrical & Interference comes with a selection of bonus interference sounds from the following libraries:Data Disruption • Drones • Feedback Loop FX & Atmospheres • Signal Interference
Featuring a very special (and spatial) library. If you want true natural interior noises, Noisy Buildings delivers. The pack contains high quality sound files, recorded in abandoned spaces. This first volume represents rumble and rattle sounds, perfectly suited for psychedelic and horror madness – or just when you want to create an unsettling atmosphere. The sounds are rich in natural reverbation, which is specific for large and medium building spaces. For example, you can find very loud and strange sounds of breaking windows, falling into the elevator shaft.
The Norway sound library comes with 44 unique Norwegian sounds (58+ minutes of playtime), featuring recordings of animals and insects, atmosphere, beach waves, glacier sounds, mountain stream, steps and vehicles.
The NSL Complete Bundle includes all 15 New Sound Lab sound libraries. 1821 high resolution WAV files – 831 minutes – 32 GB
OBSCURE FREQUENCIES is a unique collection of 336 sound effects created from uncommon audio recordings of radio masts, antennas, digital meters, circuit boards, batteries, home & leisure electronics, broken electronics etc.
Deep, dark, low and evolving soundscapes, cracking, distorted whooshes, hybrid electric loops and complex one-shots, all designed using exclusively recordings done with induction coil microphones.
Obscure frequencies is a very versatile pack that can be successfully use in many projects such as sci-fi, horror, sound installations and game audio. Its unique sound comes from combining organic recordings of things that cannot be heard without a special equipment and hours of complex sound design.
All soundscapes loop seamlessly and all source/raw recordings are included.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + JrF Induction Coil Mic + DIY Mics
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10, iZotope Iris II, NI Kontakt.
Small Cave Ambiences / Big Wave Crashes / Coquina Rock Hits
If you’re in need of an Ocean/Beach library, this is it. The library covers a range of material from small enclosed spaces with the sound of distant waves droning to massive waves crashing against the coquina rock.
Although it is, in essence, an ambience library I recorded and edited material for maximum flexibility for further sound design capabilities.
The library was recorded over a period of 4-weekend trips to Washington Oaks State Park near Flagler Beach, FL.
Types of Recordings:
Bonus Forge / Reaktor Sample Maps Also Included
Odd is a small collection of effects originally created for a project revolving around quick, organic glitched visuals. The library is divided into four categories – Reverses, Texture and Noise, Synthesized Elements and general Oddities. Odd is perfect for adding a bit of strange or weird to your design. Something like a 'what was that?' library. Go nuts.
Old Cameras sound library features 69 recordings of different camera related activities. 13 different cameras were recorded with two MKH 8040s in 192kHz. Total length of the files is 52 minutes. Inside you’ll find sound effects like rewinding film, pulling different levers, rotating dials, shutter effects, handling noises, lens focus rings and aperture clicks, polaroid mechanism and more.
The Old Cottages library was recorded in outdoor museums of old cottage houses and in a remote mountain cottage during quiet winter.
At first, both libraries (Castles and Old Cottages) were planned to create one big old stuff library. But I soon realised that the topic is too wide for one thematic library and sounds recorded in cottages have different character.
It’s dominated by old creaky wood. And the same as in Castles library, I treated specific ambience of wooden cottages as a part of the sound.
So again, lots of old wooden doors, with metal bolts. Starting from small to large heavy barn doors, both INT and EXT. Some Background Activities on different kinds of wooden floors, recorded from different POVs, like one floor below, or next door. Some interesting props movements.
We also performed some of the objects (like doors), creating rhythmic sounds which could work well for any antique rotating, whirling machines.
We also recorded old machines with gears, which could be very useful for sound design. Using some pitch shifting changes them into another palette of antique sounds.
Recording locations include:
Old Cottages • Old Cottages, upstairs/next-door activity • Staircase / stairwell • Manor • Barn • Mill
Types of sounds included:
Doors: 258 files • Window: 10 files • BG Activities: 37 files • Furniture: 10 files • Mechanism: 73 files
Old Drawers is a collection of 151 carefully recorded and mastered drawer sound effects.
Opens, Closes, Slides, Rolls, Creaks, Wrestles and more!
All audio files have been recorded at superb 192KHZ 24BIT. Multiple mic positions to capture all the little details such as rollers, creaky wood etc
Comprehensive Soundminer’s metadata. Over 20 different, old, traditional, wooden drawers.
LOCATION: Spain, Costa Blanca. Traditional Spanish hacienda before renovation.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH 8060
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, iZotope RX (mildly).
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