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  • Electricity Sound Effects Polarity Play Track 975 sounds included $72

    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.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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  • This new library gets you a huge collection of all kinds of Buttons, Switches, Knobs, Levers, Sliders – that were pushed hard (and soft).

    From small buttons, small mechanics to big levers of different materials.
    Perfectly cleaned and edited for direct use.

    Whenever there is something to be pushed, pressed, released, hit, clicked, pulled – you’ll find the sounds to go with it here.

    All sounds are delivered as BWF tagged, 24Bit / 96kHz wav-files

  • Tired of those same old door knobs and hinge squeaks that you hear in every single game, film and TV show? Well, Gateway aims to remedy that issue while providing you with a brand new palette of sounds.

    Gateway comes packed with doors, doors and more doors! Low end, high end, slow horror creaks and squeaks, huge slams and impacts, tiny compartment doors.

    The Gateway family now includes the just-released Gateway Part 3, with more than 1400 new sounds.

    Doors, gates, overhead rollups, cabinets, closets, drawers, garage doors, fireplaces, sheds, you name it!

    Latches and knobs, wrought iron and chain link! Metal, wood, glass and MORE! All of these doors were acoustically captured in the real world. You won’t find anything synthesized here!

    Did we mention doors? Yeah, Gateway has those too.

    Gateway Part 1 features 675 files, 1200+ sounds

    Gateway Part 2 features 365 files, 600+ sounds

    Gateway Part 3 features 772 files, 1400+ sounds

    The Gateway 1-3 Bundle features 1812 files, 3200+ sounds

    Special offer:Do you already have Gateway Part 1 or 2? Send a message here for a special upgrade offer for part 3.

    Choose your preferred version below – or land some great savings by getting all three in one handy package!

  • Sci-Fi Sound Effects Cyborg Collection Play Track 3000+ sounds included $55

    The Cyborg Collection features a wide assortment of over 3000 Sci-Fi sound effects ranging from small user interfaces to massive robots.

    Everything from simple droids to powerful plasma rifles and futuristic transformations are included in this 3.2GB library. Check out the track listing here to see the variety of robots, interfaces, weaponry, vehicles and spacecraft included in the collection.

  • Driving Forces” is an ultimately innovative sound effects construction kit from Digital Rain Lab. The pack is dedicated to futuristic engine sounds: from small hovering drones to huge space motherships. It thoughtfully includes various engine categories such as Jet Turbines, Micro motors, and Recordings. The addition of real textures makes the library well balanced and very flexibile for designing unique vehicle sounds.

    Natively made in 96k/24bit, all sounds are ready to be heavily manipulated, and are tagged with BWF and Soundminer metadata for a faster workflow.

  • rOtation is a sound effects library built for sound design centered around things that spin. It contains nearly 200 exceptional sounds and is the first of its kind. If you’re looking for brand new sound design source material, rOtation is the ticket.

    Several months of research and recording has led to this very unique collection. It’s props range from ball bearings to trash cans; magnets to fireworks; water to nuts – all in the realm of rotation.

    It contains sounds of things that have never been included in a sound effects library before: The sound of a Euler’s Disk speeding up exponentially fast – the whir and chatter of Hurricane balls spinning to 5000+ RPM – Nuts and quarters zipping and buzzing by in a rumbling balloon – The power of neodymium magnets bending the tones of vibrating glass.

  • Mechanical Sound Effects Gizmo Play Track 2500+ sounds included, 244 mins total $125

    Gizmo is a mechanism library for designing mechanical actions in machinery without the engines. This library covers the gambit of steam, ronks, clicks, clanks, clunks, servos and all sorts of mechanical actions from various props.

    Unlike most libraries, this one was recorded at 192 with a stereo pair of Sanken CO100k microphones for extreme lossless pitching, so you can take something small like a typewriter, and make it sound like a massive printing machine.

  • Roomtones Sounds of the Modern Hospital Play Track 31 sounds included, 41 mins total $35

    Get the sounds of a real, modern-day hospital – the equipment as well as various locations. These are recordings that are not easy to access and took a lot of negotiation to capture.

    Features recordings of hospital equipment / instruments such as:

    Anaesthetic Machine • Automated Instrument Rinse System • Beckman Coulter Access 2 Analyzer • CT Scanner • Cardiac Monitor • Coagulation Analyzer • Dialysis Machine • Dialysis Machine • Draeger Oxylog 3000 Plus • Full Blood Count Analyzer • Geiger Counter (Berthold LB 124) • Haemoglobin A1C Analyzer • Heater Fan • Helium Cooler For MRI Scanner • Infusion Pump (Alaris Plus) • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment • METI HPS Mannequin • METI Human Patient Simulator • METI Human Patient Simulator • MRI Scanner • Ophthalmology • Orthopantomograph OP 2000 • Phacoemulsifier • Pharmacy Label Printer • SimMan Essential Mannequin • Sysmex SP1000i Automated Slide Maker • Ultrasound Scanner • Wall Mounted Suction Unit

    As well as location recordings from the Robotic Pharmacy, an AGV (Automatic Guided Vehicle), the Operating Theatre and the Automated Mailroom (OPEX Mail Matrix).

  • Need bicycle sound effects? This SFX library delivers more than 650 bike sounds in 125 files, covering everything from cycle gears, chains, crankset, spokes, brakes, the saddle, gearbox, bells, bicycle pumps and valves – and of course lots of wheel sounds, spinning at various speeds.

    It also features outdoor ambiences of cycling, bike passes, skids and even some falls.

  • Electricity Sound Effects Magnetophon Play Track 500+ sounds included, 40 mins total $7

    Does your production need analog tape playback sounds?

    Oh, boy, we have some!


    Scratching, speeding up and down, humming, noise and crackles, feedback, distortion, wavefolding, damaged tape, spring reverb and even processed with the filter of evil Polivoks synthesizer.

    All records were made with analog gear and recorded with 192KHz sample rate for further manipulations.

    KEY POINTS:

    • 107 raw analog sounds with variations
    • Perfect source of analog tape playback sounds, scratches, feedback, hum, clicks, crackles, buzz, distortion and many more
    • Only analog equipment was used
    • Created for further manipulation with spectrum and pitch
    • Categorized by types of gear and tape used
    • Contains metadata for search engines
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  • Mechanical Sound Effects Gearbox Play Track 3551 sounds included, 279 mins total $149.99

    We’ve ventured to obscure boutiques, prop houses and vintage shops to capture mechanical contraptions from around the world. Ranging from bizarre creations, to steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines, GEARBOX clocks in at over 10 GB of high definition, precision mastered sounds spanning across 2987 construction kit sounds and 584 designed sounds.

    GEARBOX equips Sound Designers with a literal toolbox of mechanical gadgetry. Ranging from tiny to huge, GEARBOX‘s machines and gizmos provide coverage for interacts, mechanism, machine or device in your scene or game.

    INTRODUCING BUILDING BLOCKS

    In addition to CONSTRUCTION KIT and DESIGNED SOUND content, GEARBOX features BUILDING BLOCKS. This category of sound consists of designed phrases and oneshots utilized for our designed machinery, empowering Sound Designers with maximum flexibility when trying to get that particular phrase from an existing DESIGNED SOUND. GEARBOX features over 468 BUILDING BLOCKS ranging from levers, hits, grinds, snaps, and more.



    GEARBOX - Rock The Speakerbox Professional SFX


  • Featured Sound Creators Elements: Gears Play Track 212+ sounds included, 205 mins total $120

    Elements: Gears is a collection of small and large gear, ratchet, cogwheel and other mechanical sounds recorded and edited over more than 2 years by George Vlad. The library encompasses more than 4000 individual sounds covering actions such as single clicks, slow movement, fast movement, short turns etc. The objects recorded include ratchet tools, plastic toys, old sewing machines, wagon wheels and ethnic noise making instruments. Some of the larger objects have been recorded using MKH 8040, DPA 4060 and a JrF contact microphone with each perspective included on a separate track.

    Elements: Gears 1.1 Update adds more large gear sounds! Check out the accompanying spreadsheet.

    The sounds can be used for obvious purposes such as ratchet wrenches, cogwheels, drawbridges, steampunk mechanisms, machinery etc.. As is the case with other libraries in the Elements series, these sounds can also be used as building blocks for more complex sounds such as spaceships, vehicles, industrial machinery and others. Additionally, all files are recorded and mastered at 24/96 quality which makes them excellent sound design elements ripe for serious processing.

    Elements: Gears at a glance:

    • 212 .wav files; more than 4000 sounds in total
    • recorded and presented as 24 bit/96 kHz mono files
    • 3 hours and 55 minutes total length
    • 3.83 GB uncompressed size – 3.11 GB zip archive
    • recorded on Sound Devices 633 with Sennheiser MKH-8040, DPA 4060 and JrF microphones
    • comprehensive metadata compatible with Basehead and Soundminer

  • Clink gets you the sound of of clicks, latches and whirrs generated from a little found Herschede Starville clock mechanism.

    Each take is loaded up with unique performances that explore the mechanism’s unique character from up-close.

    Recorded in a quiet space with an MKH50 through a John Hardy preamp, this libary is small but mighty. Also included is a NI Battery 4 kit that is programmed to enhance the best characteristics of the source material by doing transient enhancement, eq, delay and compression that can be dialed in to taste.

    Note: NI Battery 4 is required to use the kit – not included. You don’t need any version of Battery to use the audio files as a standalone sample library.

    These recordings are excellent for adding character and complexity to your next mechanical element design.

  • Sci-Fi Sound Effects Designed Mecha Play Track 47 sounds included, 7 mins total $15

    Designed Mecha features 47 cinematic mecha / robot sound effects, ambiences, mechanism and servo sounds, impacts, and glitches. It explores the inner and outer mechanisms of an at times slightly malfunctioning mecha and its environment.

    Designed Mecha highlights:

    47 24bit / 96kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
    33 Elements
    14 Sequences

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  • Exosuit contains a large number of armored sound FX ready to use. Inside this turbocharged bio-suit you will find an arsenal of mechanized pieces of equipment noises and mechanical sequences.

    Also included are sampled organic sounds, metallic impacts, chain sounds, pneumatic and hissing air sounds, whooshes, explosions, electric arcs and surges and diverse ranges of alien weapons (grenade launcher, a variant of the ARC Gun and missiles). All files are named and sorted thematically.

  • The “Computer Sound FX 2“ Sound Effects Library from SoundBits contains over 1000 designed computer sound effects including interface, noise, glitch, alarm, bleep, processing, loading, interaction, malfunction, access, and 8-Bit SFX.

    From simple select and confirmation sounds to more complex loops and processing one shots and alarms, you’ll find a large and composite collection of sound effects to give your interface or animation the right sonic treatment.

    The sounds are divided into the following categories:
    • Menu:
    – Access Granted | Confirm
    – Select
    – Access Denied
    – Open
    – Close


    • Loading Processing
    – Loops
    – OneShots


    • Glitch | Malfunction
    • Mechanic
    • Retro | 8-Bit
    • Alarms

  • This sound library delivers a composite and very versatile collections of sounds of all kinds of things that can be opened and/or closed.
    Obviously there are several doors, hatches and drawers but also lots of other opening and closing sound effects that will come in handy in your everydays sound design work, especially for Cartoon productions and Game Audio. You will also find, Roller Shutters, Boiling Pot Lids, Umbrellas, Water Boilers, Boxes, … most with several variations.
    You can use the sounds as they are or use them for intense sound design.

    All Sounds were recorded with Sennheiser MKH8050 + Ambient Emesser 208 MS-Rig in a Sound Devices 744T and 788T and also with a Sony PCM-D100.

  • Mechanical Sound Effects Wooden Gear 192 Play Track 215 sounds included, 345 mins total $80

    This construction kit creates the world of various rotating gear sounds. Medieval astronomical clocks, fantasy inventions and steampunk gizmos with a lot of wooden shafts, cogs, sprockets and other parts. From tiny to large objects, you can hear the wooden material working in all its nudity – friction, knocking, clacking, rattling, squeaking, crackling, howling and so on.

    The product includes 75+75 source recordings and 65 designed tracks of different wooden and sometimes metal gears, variety of styles, types, speeds and timbres.

  • Another electromechanical-focused library from SkewSound! Our reel2reel Sound Library features a professional tape machine from the 1980s. We captured all the sounds this little (well, actually quite large and heavy) piece of gear could create.

    DC motors, servos, tape spinning, metal impacts, and more can be found within this library.

    And if you are on the hunt for some huge, analog style mechanical buttons, you should hear what this library has to offer.

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  • This office sound effect library features a mix of technology field recordings and office Foley.

    It includes web servers, PCs, hard drives, phones, and office crowd. There are shredders and scanners, printers, and more.

    A mixed bag of office Foley rounds out the package: chairs, coins, binders, books, cameras, and others.

  • The collection consists of 43 stereo recordings of 12 rare, industrial machines used many decades ago in German power plants and industrial sites. It includes the sounds of massive 10KV power switches, a Siemens exciter machine (power generator) built in 1945 and many other vintage machines.

    All machines were recorded in isolation without background noise and at high sample rates (192 kHz / 24 bit) with a Sound Devices 633 recorder and the Sennheiser MKH 8040 Microphones in close ORTF, taking full advantage of the extended frequency range (30 – 50000 Hz) of the microphones. Some machines were additionally recorded with a stereo setup of Barcus Berry 4000 series contact mics.

    The following 12 machines were recorded
    – some in multiple takes:

    • Ash breaker
    • Ash blower
    • Coal dispatcher
    • Siemens exciter machine
    • Gas turbine model
    • Motorized throttle-Flap
    • Oil atomizer
    • Pneumatic power switch
    • 10KV power switch
    • Rotation motor
    • Manual steam machine

  • Industrial Ambiences Coal Mining Play Track 39 sounds included, 164 mins total $33

    ‘Coal Mining’ is a unique collection of sounds that build the ambience of a momentous industry. You’ll hear the sounds from two coal mines, one surface and one underground, which are normally closed to the public.

    The collection consists of two main parts:

    Surface Mining features the clatter of a giant bucket-wheel excavator, a cross-pit spreader, a long belt conveyor, and the distinct atmosphere from a large open-pit mine.

    Underground Mining includes the striking sounds of an underground mine shaft, recorded at a depth of 1500m. With the clatter from a miners’ elevator ride, a rattling chain conveyor, container movement, and many room tones, you’ll get a remarkable sense of underground working. Recorded in one of the last three active coal mines in Germany.

    Sounds include:
    Giant Bucket-wheel excavator, Cross-pit spreader, Long belt conveyor, Mine Shaft ambience, Miners’ Elevator, Train Loading Station, Bucket conveyor, distant mine atmospheres.

    Recorded using Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS / CMIT-5U/CCM8 MS microphones and paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder, the files are also embedded with detailed Soundminer Metadata.

  • The most advanced series of experimental fantasy machinery is here with the release of STEAM MACHINES. Perfect in games, film, or television.

    We spent months recording and designing material to bring you the freshest set of sounds to give you the user maximum potential for sonic creativity. Get great-sounding machinery, gizmos, gadgets, steam releases, foley, and more. This package of sounds also has massive potential for creating your very own fantasy machines!

    Steam Machines features more than 400+ sounds and 2.5GB of 16bit/44.1khz to pristine 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with metadata including:

    • Both designed sounds and source recordings
    • Large, medium and small machines
    • Loads of gizmos and gadgets
    • Machine foley material
    • Lots of potential for experimentation
    • Create your own steam machines!

  • Get a huge variety of simple or complex lockdown mechanism sounds with a wide array of different latches and impacts with Lockdown, a performable Kontakt instrument and sound effects library.

    We brought in dozens of props big and small to generate a massive array of source material recorded at 24 bit 192kHz. These included cameras, carabiners, wrenches, rack cases, knives, can openers, tongs, crimpers, solder suckers, file cabinet doors, vehicle doors and servos and much more – all with multiple unique performances per set.

    Great care was taken to record each performance with the highest sonic quality and detail. We chose a pair of MKH50s in XY as our primary setup, creating a big, clean stereo image on every sound.

    Lockdown is divided into two parts –
    elements and designed:

    The elements collection has all of the source recordings in their unaltered states. Each sound is edited, cleaned, volume matched and carefully metadata tagged.


    The designed collection uses samples based on the elements recordings that have been transformed into entirely new and different sounds using heavy processing and layering. It was created to produce interesting design and transition sounds quickly and easily. Lockdown includes over 500 fully lockdowns of all sizes and scales.

    Lockdown highlights

    • more than 1700 elements files
    • 192 kHz source recordings
    • 500 heavily designed sounds
    • 96kHz designed collection
    • 2 full kontakt instruments (full version of Kontakt 5.5 required)
    • soundminer and bwav metadata

    Note: Can be used without Kontakt too!
    All Kontakt instrument libraries include fully unlocked and accessible metadata tagged .wav files. You don't need any version of Kontakt to use these files as a standalone sample library.

Mechanical sound effects libraries

Mechanical sound effects libraries


Want sounds of buttons, switches, levers or gears - and other mechanical sound elements that clink, clank, whir, squeak and grind? These mechanical sound effects libraries offer you an extraordinary toolbox of recordings - from the tiniest gears to gigantic bucket-wheels, and everything in between. Recorded from a wide range of perspectives and featuring both construction kit elements and designed sounds, these sound libraries come in handy for any project that calls for mechanical sounds, or as sonic building blocks when designing robots, motors, machines and other contraptions that call for that mechanical sound.


Mechanical sounds commonly found in this category:

Clank, whir, beep, click, hiss, buzz, hum, rattle, screech, thud, squeak, crackle, pop, sizzle, grind, roar, bang, snap, creak, chime


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A: Yes, they're royalty free, and no attribution is required


Q: Who has recorded and designed these sounds?
A: They're created by the independent sound community, and have been recorded by some of the best recordists and sound designers on the planet. There's a constant flow of brand new sound libraries coming from the community, giving you the absolutely freshest sound effects available anywhere. Oh, and by getting sounds from the community, you support individual sound designers and sound recordists – that’s a pretty cool thing too.

Trending mechanical sound libraries:

  • Electricity Sound Effects Polarity Play Track 975 sounds included $72

    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.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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  • Discover the Creaky Rope Tension Sound Library, featuring 290+ high-quality mono recordings of rope tension from various angles and speeds. Perfect for filmmakers, game designers, and sound engineers, these pristine 192kHz/24bit recordings offer versatile creative possibilities, making them ideal for ships, swings, sweeteners,and a wide range of other rope and wood related activities.

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  • The Push & Pull Heavy Weight Low Frequency Movements Library contains acoustic recordings that will fit the need for huge doors, large gates, heavy loads, massive objects, sliding tombstones, shifting masses and so on… All sounds are clean with no effects added for easy use and editing. Recorded at 192 KHz with Nevaton and Sanken CO100K microphone, the full spectrum allows for quality source material.

    You will find variations of trembling, rattling, shoving, scraping, bouncy objects and materials being pushed or pulled.

    This sound FX library is part of a series of recordings available: www.asoundeffect.com/sounddesigner/useful-sound-effects

  • Trench Rammers is a one-of-a-kind sound library, created by sound designer Barney Oram. It features recordings of two 20th century Trench Rammers, some of the last operating machines of their kind in the world. The library features 48 files in total, capturing the Trench Rammers using a variety of microphones and perspectives, supplied in 192kHz 24bit WAV file format.

    This library contains multiple recordings of two antique Trench Rammers, the Pegson ER5 and the Warsop Benjo, and also features additional recordings of four antique stationary engines, the Amanco Hired Man (1920s), the JAP 1947, the Lister D (1940s) and the Norman T3000.

    Recorded in Leeds, UK, this library features multi-mic coverage and a range of distance positions captured on all included source content. Microphones used include; Sanken, Sennheiser, Neumann and DPA, captured with Sound Devices and Tascam recorders.

    This library includes detailed SoundMiner metadata and utilizes the UCS system for ease of integration into your library.

    Behind the Scenes Video:


    Trench Rammer


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