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    Clunky mechanical sounds from a collection of antique cash registers from the early 1900s + a bonus Kontakt MIDI instrument.

    Grab our Old Cash Registers Bundle here and get this and an electric cash registers from the 1970s at a discounted price

    Perfect source material for designing all sorts of odd mechanical machinery, steam punk inventions, UI sounds for points and money, or just actual cash registers in shopping scenes. ~420 sounds in 285 files.

    For creating this library we had to track down old cash registers in Denmark. We recorded them all with several high quality microphones from multiple perspectives – even with a lavalier microphone hidden inside the machine for super dry mechanical sounds and contact microphone attached to the back for beefy low end that can be mixed in to make your sounds feel heavier. We even added punchy ready-to-use detailed mixes of all the microphones.

    We experimented to explore all the sonic gems hiding in the machines. You’ll find sounds like the classic “money earned sound” from turning the clicking cranks and bell ring as the drawer opens, chunky mechanical sounds from pulling the levers and foley sounds from touching and handling the cash registers.

    The library has been tagged with extensive metadata and has been tested in Soundminer, Basehead, Soundly and Pro Sound Effects’ Search to make it easy to find the sounds you are looking for.

    The library comes with a Kontakt instrument (requires full version of Kontakt 6) with several round robins and multiple microphone positions that be used to add mechanical rhythms to your music, or easily sync the sounds to pictures with MIDI notes.

    The Antique Cash Registers library includes:

    – Chunky rolling lever pulls in various durations
    – The classic Ka-ching! sound from from turning the crank
    – Performed continous mechanical sounds, perfect for machinery or creatures
    – Opening and closing the wooden drawers – with and without money
    – Foley and impacts from handling the registers
    – Clicky mechaincal sounds from turning the cranks and smaller knobs inside the registers
    – Several microphones from different perspectives as well as a punchy ready-to-use detailed mixes of all the microphones
    – A Kontakt Instruments with several round robins and multiple microphone positions that be used to add mechanical rhythms to your music, or easily sync the sounds to pictures with MIDI notes

    We asked Katrine Amsler (Wolfenstein 2, Control) to play around with the library, and she came up with this beautiful haunting piece:

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  • Get the sounds of 13 different coffee and herbal grinders. These small wooden and metal devices give grainy textures to any material + they sound really funny at times, and can be used as sweetener for funny toy sounds. Due to the recordings with a piezzo disc, they have a lot of deep and rumbling content. The other mics were the Neumann TLM 102, The DPA 4060 and the amazing Sennheiser MKH 8040. They all cover different and unique perspectives.

    All Sounds are always packed with rich iXML Metadata.

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  • Industrial Antique Mills Play Track 65 sounds included, 77 mins total From: $60

    Get the sounds of an ancient water spelt mill from 1529, as well as an antique tannery, also driven by a huge water wheel from 1699.

    Both mills have been working for hundreds of years and continue to work even today.

    This library is recorded in high resolution audio in 24Bit/96kHz on a Sound Devices 702T with Sennheiser 8040 Mics in Mono or ORTF Stereo.

  • While straying through several antiques shops and flea markets I unveiled a lot of very interesting and organic sounds with character. Sounds that only prop up with plenty years of service can do.
    So this library is a versatile and composite collection of all those squeaky, creaky, rusty sounds with a lot of personality.

    Here you will find all the little vintage sonic gems.

    From mechanical cameras and rusty coffee mills, over-jammed drawers, doors and locks, to sewing machines, typewriters and malfunctioning projectors. You get over 1000+ready to use sounds. All painstakingly edited, cleaned and decently named for you.

    All source sounds were recorded with Sonosax SX-R4+ with a Sennheiser MKH8050+MKH30 M/S rig, a Sound Devices MixPre-6 + MKH8060 and a Sony PCM-D100. All sounds come with embedded Metadata.

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  • Introducing “Apocalyptic Game” – a highly focused and proprietary blend of post apocalyptic RPG game sound effects library. Collect crafting minerals and materials to create weapons, mods, items or buildings. Have all the high-quality sound needed to slot in different aesthetics to you characters bag & inventory. Now you can outfit your next dark dystopian themed game with a complete post nuclear sound effects collection inspired by major game hits like Apex, Fortnite, and Fallout.

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  • ARCADIA – an enormous selection of characterful 8-bit/retro sound effects with a modern touch. From quivering deaths to delicate locks and intense doors this collection will undoubtedly add sonic energy to your project, be it games, film or television. Our aim was to create something more interesting and exciting than just being fully faithful to the 8-bit genre.

    This collection contains sounds such as: Alarms, Ambiences, Attacks, Calculations, Damages, Deaths, Doors, Errors, Explosions, Notifications, Jumps, Falls, Footsteps, Weapons, Impacts, Item Pickups, Machines, Monsters, Projectiles, Radio Disturbances, Whooshes and Music Tracks. Take a look at our datasheet for the complete list.

    All sounds are royalty free and equipped with comprehensive Soundminer metadata for rapid access.

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  • Environments Auto Workshop Play Track 72+ sounds included, 83 mins total $35

    Want the sounds of a garage / auto repair workshop? The Auto Workshop SFX library features lots of different tool sounds and general ambiences from automotive workshops (originally recorded for scenes in the Bulgarian feature Godless).

    The idea was to capture the sounds at both closeup and off-mic, to be able to fade easily between them. A mono microphone was placed close to the source, and a set of stereo microphones was set up further away, capturing more of the room and echo. The result is very usable, and the ability to fade between closeup and wide shot works very well.

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  • Fabric Automatic Umbrellas Play Track 159+ sounds included, 10 mins total $12

    After umbrella sound effects, but with no time to record them yourself? The Automatic Umbrella sound effects library gets you 159 umbrella sounds, including opening, closing, folding, tapping, squeezing, cleaning, catching, locking and unlocking clasp and much more. The library was recorded using a highly acclaimed Nevaton MC48 microphone and a Tascam DR-70d recorder, and comes with metadata.

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  • 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.

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  • Bicycles Bicycles Studio Edition Play Track 126+ sounds included, 141 mins total $45

    You won't find any well-oiled, wind-tunnel-tested, aerodynamically perfect sounding bicycles in this library!

    This pack of sounds has been recorded to capture the extreme creaks and those “old, busted bike” kinds of sounds.

    3 bicycles, all with a special sonical personality to them, were recorded:

    2 SCO gentlemen's bicycles, from 1970-1980, and 1 home trainer, a little younger than the others.

    Recorded inside a studio with the bikes either being on a dynamo or suspended from the ceiling, all bikes had lavalier microphones mounted front and back, and a microphone overhead of the rider. Some takes has a contact microphone track to add to the misery.

    Includes interior recordings from 3 different bicycles:

    • Long rides, multiple tempos
    • Gears spinning
    • Extreme creaks from saddle and frame
    • Chain and chain guard noises
    • Pedal spins
    • Brakes
    • Kickstand
    • Bells
    • Shaking and kicking bicycle frame
    • Hometrainer riding

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  • 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

     

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  • Vehicles BigBlock Play Track 369+ sounds included, 82 mins total $38

    This library is an intimate profile of a completely original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. It boasts a 427 ‘Big Block’ 400 HP engine, a 4-speed Muncie transmission, 3×2 tri-power carburetor, and plenty of mechanical accessories.

    We recorded anything on the vehicle that made a definable noise: the handbrake, clutch, shifter, turn signal, horn, headlights, hood latch, gas cap, doors, and more. Though the primary focus, of course, was on the beasty combustion and exhaust systems. We collected multi- and single-point, interior and exterior, front to back recordings of the engine cranking, idling, and being cut. We also experimented with a wide spectrum setup for passbys and various driving maneuvers. Files pertaining to the same event are marked accordingly for easy grouping and layering. This collection was designed so that in using multiple grouped files, you can effectively dial in/out the exhaust pipes independently (driver side, passenger side), interior ambience, and direct engine sources as desired. Together with a number of alternative variations, you can use this library to bring any car in your project to life, quickly.

    Don't be afraid to give it a little gas. Enjoy!

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  • BMW X1 sDrive 18d 2018 is our new library. This time we recorded this awesome car with several mics all around!

    • Ambeo VR mic for all the interior takes.
    • Sennheiser MKH416P48 (depending the take from the interior and Exterior).
    • Sony D50 ST handheld recorder for the outside.
    • LOM Usi Pro for the exhaust pipe.
    • Sennheiser MKE2 Gold for the Engine.


    All the recordings are made in sync of all the mics.

    Another way to get this library:
    Also included in the Surround Sound LAB Complete Bundle, featuring 25+ SFX libraries at a huge discount.
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  • Bicycles BMX Trick 192 Play Track 71+ sounds included, 24 mins total $58 $55.10

    Welcome to the first comprehensive collection of BMX extreme sport riding sound effects. Diverse environments, surfaces, obstacles and bikes are at your fingertips now.

    Captured at 192 kHz 24 bit high resolution with a gear such as ultra-bandwidth Sanken CO100K microphone, the files are ideal source for awesome slow motions, as well as for realistic and creative sound design in general.

    Library highlights:
    • rides, pass bys, jumps, bumps, lands, crashes, tricks, grinds, squeaks, skids and other effects
    • divided into Big Ramps and Street Freestyle folders
    • both indoor hall and outdoor street locations
    • gravel to smooth surfaces
    • usually several variations in each file
    • natural dynamic range
    • professional gear used – Sanken CO100K, Sennheiser MKH 416, MKH 30, Sound Devices 788T, Zoom F8

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  • Inside an airplane cockpit, we captured control manipulation sounds (knobs, levers, switch…), alarms, and ambiences.

    Recorded from a 737 cabin, with the help of a certified pilot. Get maneuver sounds with original and ‘cleaned’ version (from background noise); but also ‘loopeable’ ambiences. See file list.

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  • Well, the name of this sound effects library speaks for itself.
    Of course, it’s a tragical but also action packed story of a bunch of heavy, shiny balls who went out to take vengeance upon a group of scraggy, scallywags and their leader Kingpin – for some reason. The plan was as simple as genius: rounding up, pin down and strike hard, that pale, red-scarfed scum in a blind alley. But there was one thing they hadn’t reckoned with: Regardless how brutal and how many times the enemies were struck to the ground, some kind of cursed, evil machinery re-arranged each and every one of them in rank and file.

    Long story short…
    You get a comprehensive and versatile collection of 10-Pin and 9-Pin (Skittles) Bowling Sound Effects. All recorded at “Bowling Arena“ in Stuttgart, Germany. Of course without any public business. Additionally you’ll get several close up recordings from behind the curtain of the machinery that re-racks the pins. Including seamless mechanical loops, full re-rack cycles from different perspectives and of course lots of bowling ball pass bys, pin hits and some gutterballs.

    Each sound was thoroughly edited and cleaned for direct use in any kind of audiovisual project.
    Clear naming and embedded BWF- and Soundminer Metadata grants clarity as well as fast and reliable search results.

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  • Bowling is a collection of sounds recorded at a private lane, completely devoid of extraneous human and HVAC sounds.  This exclusive access allowed for recording various perspectives, including deep in the guts of the machinery, up-close to the pins, bowler’s perspective, and side perspectives.  This library includes all of the mechanical sounds, machinery ambiences, ball “pass-by’s”, ball return, gutter balls, pins resetting, and even some bowling sounds without any machinery noise at all.

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  • This library is a small “utility” collection of sounds great for use as Robot/Machines but also great for UI and Weapon design elements.  Servos, various metal objects and analog synths were recorded as source material to create this library.  The library includes raw servo recordings and meticulously performed or designed robotic/machine-like sounds.

    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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  • Mechanical Brushcutter Play Track 41 sounds included, 87 mins total $20

    Need some motor / engine sounds from an unusual source? The Brushcutter library features everything from cutting sounds, engine starts, stops, idles and revving sounds, metallic squeaks and impacts. You’ll find files of different brushcutters working alone and at the same time recorded from different perspectives and distances.

    The whole recording session took place during a special event, as five 5 volunteers were clearing some harsh terrain for mud turtles. And to make the area habitable for the turtles, all the small branches and trees had to be removed. So not only did the turtles win, so do you as you now have a unique collection of sounds at your fingertips.

    Brushcutter gets you 41 high quality .wav files, with a total of 87 minutes of recording time.

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  • Various collected Fish Aquariums, Jacuzzi, Water Pumps, and different bubbles, made with dry ice, metal recipient or regular bubbles – high quality water bubbles and aquariums collected from various countries like Argentina, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, and Thailand.

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  • The Burroughs Protectograph that we acquired was manufactured around the turn of the 20th century and had a single unique function – to stamp and emboss checks for banks. The Burroughs corporation has been around since 1886, and was an early force in the adding machine, check stamper and typewriter industries. This Protectograph version had an electric mechanism that would move large printheads down through a ribbon and would stamp a check hard and repeatedly for as long as the print key was held down. Our machine was acquired in perfect working condition.

    Its keys have a short through but a satisfying clack, and the punch mechanism is a huge whir stamp sound than can cycle if the punch button is held down. We rolled with the case both on and off, which revealed very different sounds from the main electric mechanisms.

    We ran the whole session with three perspectives miked up – front by the keys, in the back by the punch and a wide perspective perfect for bgfx placement. The front and back mics were Schoeps CMC6.MK4 and the wide mic was an AT 4050 in omni about 5 feet away. Listen to the straight examples give a clear accounting of the type of sounds we got from this machine, and the bent examples show what can really be done with those sounds and the Kontakt instrument.

     

    Key features for Burroughs Protectograph

    • 3 mic perspectives of each performance
    • 10 unique articulation groups
    • 10 + performances per articulation
    • 13 Kontakt .nki files (unlocked)
    • .nki files require full version of NI Kontakt 4 or higher
    • photographs and video stills

    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.

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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

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  • This sound effect library from JordanFehrFX gets you more than 900 button and equipment sounds, captured by Jordan Fehr. Sound effects include buttons, switches, clicks, latches, clasps, bags, zippers, wild foley, machines, ambiences, cases, and more!

    It also comes with a special bonus library by game audio guru Damian Kastbauer, featuring more than 70 minutes of mono machine recordings and ambiences.

    Buttons Library Key Features:

    • 16 minutes of audio @ 48khz/24bit Mono
    • 46 Files
    • 144 MB
    • 900+ performances

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  • We here at Sonner Sound have collected a wide range of buttons, switches handling noises, cranks and dials, both old and new. There’s over 500 sounds collected in 68 files, so something here for everyone! Regular household buttons such as light switches and computer mice and some more experimental in steampunk style. They’re recorded at 96 kHz and 48 kHz at 24 Bit (both Stereo and Mono) with rich meta data. Recorded with Sennheiser MKH50 and DPA 4017.

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