The Floppy Drives sound effects library features recordings of seven computer disk drives: two 3.5″ floppy drives, one 5.25″ floppy drive, three Zip drives, and one SuperDisk drive.
All drives were taken apart to access and manipulate the stepper/eject motors to create unique sounds. These range from electronic percussive bleeps and glitchy noises, to electromechanical motor movements.
An Arduino UNO microcontroller board was connected to one of the 3.5″ floppy drives, allowing precise control of the drive’s stepper motor via custom software code. A midi keyboard was interfaced to the system, giving the ability to control the back-and-forth movement of the read/write heads via notes on the keyboard. This essentially turned the drive into an instrument, producing a new set of sounds not existing in the drive’s normal functions.
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.
Introducing Foam Gun Fun! Over 300 fun-filled plastic toy gun sounds to share with your friends. Featuring small to large sizes of gun cocks, dry gunshots, and bullet fires. Also featuring designed, processed or effected sounds such as rapid-fire and sci-fi blasts! New from Carma Studio! 44k/24bit and 96k/24bit metadata enabled.
The Foley Sessions 01 SFX pack features 314 files with sounds of various metals, plastic, glass and other surfaces – with objects being hit, rubbed, shaken and handled in lots of different ways.
Each sound has been meticulously edited, and all files are available in 24bit/96kHz Broadcast Wave files. Check out the full track list below.
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!
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.
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.
The second advanced series of experimental fantasy machinery is here with the release of GIZMOS AND GADGETS. Perfect in games, film, or television. Great sounding smaller machinery, gizmos, gadgets, steam releases, foley, and more. This package of sounds also has massive potential for creating your very own fantasy machines! Gizmos and Gadgets features more than 200+ sounds and pristine 24bit/96khz .WAV files.
The EFX Gun Foley collections feature gun handling, munitions handling, shell case drops, clip insertions and removals, cocking/uncocking, weapon drop and slide sounds – and much more. Great for actual gun handling sounds, but also highly useful for designing other mechanical sounds!
Gun Foley Pack 01:
387 sounds, 181 MB
Gun Foley Pack 02:
Shells, Clip and Weapon Drops, slides and more
571 sounds, 365 MB
Buy Gun Foley Pack 01 and 02 together in the Gun Foley Bundle – and save 20%!
This collection of sounds, include a variety of ambiences, machines, and foley sounds recorded for one of my latest TV post project in a small gym.
59 tracks recorded for my last Spanish TV project in a few Spanish gyms. 96Khz and 24 bits HD Audio. Room Tones, Designed Ambiences and Machines noises, including elliptical trainers, running machines, pilates balls, punches, weights machines, treadmills, vibrating platforms and more!
All the files have metadata embedded for Soundminer and similar programs. They both include Spanish and English description.
This collection includes 59 files, 96/24 HD Audio quality.
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 Hard Drives sound effects library features recordings of four hard disk drives (3.5 inch – 5400 & 7200 RPM). All essential hard drive sounds are included (boot up, read/write/copy/delete, power down) that will work great for general computer sounds and ambience.
Each hard drive was opened up, manipulated, and ultimately destroyed to create a collection of raw, abstract and unique sounds. Found materials such as metal, cardboard, plastic, and tools were used to control the hard drive's motor, platter, and head actuator. These sounds work especially well for creating the sounds of mechanical robot movements, electric motors, and futuristic machinery.
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.
High Desert Chainsaw contains the many sounds of a chainsaw as it chews through live oak tree trunks and branches. Recorded outdoors in a high desert valley, these resonant and detailed samples capture every crunch and whine of this powerful machine, from engine ignitions, to purring idles, to splintering roars. Whether you’re designing the sound of a deadly weapon for a horror film or a spaceship engine in a video game, watch out for this small pack of dangerously sharp chainsaw sounds!
2% for the Planet:
Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
• 25 chainsaw audio clips
• Engine cranks, ignitions, and shutoffs
• Rumbling idles
• Small, medium, and large log cuts
Mastered Stereo + RAW Mid/Side:
• All 25 sounds included as decoded LR stereo files
• All 25 sounds included as RAW Mid/Side files
• The RAW MS audio files are the same sounds as the mastered stereo, just in their original uncut/unmastered/undecoded form.
• Specs: 2.5 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV – 50 files, 100+ sounds, approx. 36 min total
Hollywood Cameras features 70 HD 24bit/96khz Sound Effects with a large selection of beefy designed camera shutter clicks, group Paparazzi loops and raw source cameras. From Modern SLRs, Mirrorless and Cell Phone cameras. Designed camera clicks and Paparazzi loops are mastered in Stereo and 5.1 surround (L-C-R-Ls-Rr-Lf Embedded .WAV format)
This debut release from Badlands Sound delivers a wealth of fan noises from household fans. Fan types include a Computer Fan, AC / Heater Fan, Tower Fan, Ceiling Fan, Hairdryer, Plastic Fan, Metal Fan, Bathroom Fan – and both fan running sounds, as well as foley and switch sounds.
Household is a collection of over 400 high definition production elements in and around the house.
From doorbells and drawers to slidedoors and creaking doors.
All sounds are Soundminer metadata embedded.
HumBuzz is a versatile collection 113 tech-noise-sounds with a length from 7 to 27 seconds.
The files were created by capturing the electromagnetic fields of fridges, microwaves, boilers, cell phones, TVs and computers.
Buzz • Hum • Noise • Start Up • Tonal
Hvac Elements is a sound effects library to help you put some realistic ventilation sounds in your productions, recorded from a variety of sources at many different locations.
From table fans to large industrial vents, as well as a multitude of cooling units. Humming, droning, whooshing hvac machinery; some well-oiled, some rattling and worn. Bathroom vents, air conditioning units and a hot water pressure pump. Even the feeding mechanism of a pellet stove.
Recorded with a minimum of ambiance and background noises (location permitting) and many delivered as seamless loops. The perfect companion to Hvac Drones & Tones.
Hvac Elements is 1.65Gb / 61 minutes of fans, heaters, coolers and things that go WHOOSH, in 49 separate files, recorded in 24bits/96kHz quality.
• A variety of hvac elements
• Seamless loops
• Searchable file names
• BWF Metadata embedded, with more included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats
Get the sounds of actual industrial robots – and more – in this special sound effects library. In addition to industrial robot SFX, it delivers hydraulic and pneumatic sounds from various machines at different speeds, such as lathes, plastic molding machines, tank turrets and other sources. Various microphones have been used such as lavs, shotguns, contact and induction microphones etc.
This collection encompasses the foundations of a blacksmith audio library. Hits, grinds, machinery, tools, and squelches are all included.
This library features recordings of a turbine warehouse specializing in refining gasoline. In these recordings you will hear metal lathes, compressors, soldering, and other mechanical movement. This library was recorded at 3 different perspectives.
All sounds in this collection are in stereo 24bit 192khz Broadcast Wave format. Files are in a zip file, which includes a PDF with detailed metadata.
Inland Port is an authentic collection of industrial port recordings, focused on the distinct sounds of giant cranes, alarms, trucks, and the ambience of the container terminal. These were captured at Duisburg, Germany, the largest inland port in Europe, which is normally closed to the public.
Taken in wintertime, these recordings are nearly bird-free. Using Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS microphones and paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder, the files are also embedded with detailed Soundminer Metadata.
Container crane, container terminal ambiences, crane alarms, container impacts, reach stackers, straddle carrier, trucks, cargo trains, shipyard ambiences, distant terminal atmosphere & more
The Inner ambience sound effects library is a collection of high definition sounds recorded inside various spaces using matched stereo contact microphones.
Each ambience has its own unique character and natural frequency modulation.
Some of them has constant velocity like an industrial hum, power block energy field, fans and compressors, while others have weird fluctuations like road columns affected by wind and passing-by cars, bridge columns, fences, water pipes: some of the mechanical and electrical sequences were recorded as well, such as water pump, lawn mowers, automatic window rollers, pool cover mechanism and others.
The audio files could be used, as they are – for dark, eerie, confusing atmospheres or elements in your game or film projects.
It is a good source for further manipulation and designing new sounds as it is recorded in 24/96. In addition to the pack there are designed sounds of these recordings to give you an idea of how you can push them in a different creative way and of course use it in your projects as well.
Looking for regular phone sounds? The Plain Phone Library is available as three collections (and a bundle):
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 01:
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 01 is what it says it is… a single phone; many different buttons, switches, sliders, and pick up and hang ups. There are slams and aggressive button pushing for when you need to forget you were ever on the phone. Can’t forget to squeeze the plastic body on the phone and base. Over 2208 sounds are in this pack over two different microphones, or 1104 per microphone. Wrapped up in a nice digital bow as 112 files recorded at 96 kHz, 24 Bit using the Sennheiser MKH60 and Sennheiser MKH8050 microphones. Exported mono .wav files.
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 02:
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 02 is a single recorded phone, PLAIN and simple. This phone is meant to be mounted vertically. Included in this pack are each number button, 0-9, # (pound), * (asterisk), and other switches and levers. There are also slams and aggressive buttons pushing, rattles and squeezing. Over 2026 sounds are included in this pack using two different microphones, or 1013 per microphone. A total of 116 files recorded at 96 kHz, 24 Bit using the Sennheiser MKH60 and Sennheiser MKH8050 microphones. Exported mono .wav files.
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 03:
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 03 is the third installment in the It’s A Plain Phone Collection. This pack includes a single phone, that is meant to be mounted vertically. Press each and every button, 0-9, # (pound), * (asterisk), mute redial, and emergency buttons.
Pick up and the slam the phone down in anger. Slide any of the switches or shake it up!
All are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead. You can also get both libraries in a bundle for some nice savings.
It’s A Plain Phone_Pack 04 is the next installment in the It’s A Plain Phone_Collection. This pack includes recordings of an older office phone pressing buttons, pick up, hang ups, slams, detach and reattach cable to both phone and base, switches, and more! 1260+ sounds packed in 40 sound files, recorded at 24 bit, 192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050, MKH30 microphone combo into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6.
All are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
Need jackhammer sounds? This library delivers a broad selection, from wall drilling at various intensities, recordings from behind the wall, reverberant jackhammer sounds – and even otherworldly drilling recordings from an underground carpark.
Kenworth 900 is a detailed sound library containing multi-channel recordings of the various parts the truck has to offer including truck driving tracks with both exterior and interior tracks and interior and exterior doors, hisses, gearshifts and plenty other details of the truck. Everything was recorded at 24 bits and 96 kHz with a Zaxcom Nomad 12 and AKG C451E/CK1, Schoeps CCM4 and the Sennheiser MKH 416.
The Keys & Locks SFX library gets you a useful collection of several sets of keys and locks used in different combinations.
There are typical lock/key sounds, as well as so also non-typical usage, as a gnash and a scratches. The library features more than 550 sounds in 93 files, recorded in 24 bit/48 kHz. Gear Used: Oktava 012, Oktava 319, Tascam 16×08, Reaper.
There are a lot of door sound libraries but I was missing the key sounds with variations on a project two years ago. After that, I started specifically recording key and lock sounds whenever I heared an interesting door or lid. I tried to capture the four most common performances (put the key in, remove the key, open the lock and close the lock) each at different speed (slow, medium, fast). This is a selection from these recordings. Some are captured in 192kHz with Earthworks QTC 50 to capture high frequencies, waiting to be pitched down several octaves and still remaining crispy.
There are little locks from piggy banks and caskets, wooden cabinets, metal lockers, appartment doors with plastic keys, locks on regular homes and much more.
In addition I added a few key drops on different surfaces (mats, parquet flooring, tiles, concrete…) and jingles.
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