This library is loaded with some beefy, old-school, mechanical interfacing: buttons, switches, knobs and levers.
An in-depth collection of subway recordings, captured in Kyiv, Ukraine. There are platform ambiences, train interior and exterior, escalators, underground tunnels with people.
Recorded in quadro on Nevaton MC 50 QUAD; in double-MS on Oktava MK-012 set; in stereo on AKG C414 pair. The double-MS recordings were encoded to quadro and the sources (Mid, Side, Rear) included as well.
DMS at the end of file name means Double-MS recording; Quadro means direct quadro recording; AKG means stereo recording.
SynthAssault is a collection of 320 high quality, cinematic synth impacts.
SA was created with hundreds of analog modular samples, digital synths and processed field recordings, all morphed together
in order to created huge, impactfu, never heard before, original sounds.
Huge bass impacts and downers, deep rumbling LFEs, ear piercing distorted synths and more.
Perfect for trailers and EDM music.
CREATED WITH: Pro Tools, Live, Sound Particles, Modular
The Arduino Collection is a library of electronic gizmos manipulated through an Arduino UNO, custom built circuitry and code. Clocking in at over 75 minutes, the collection features piezos, motors, servos and fans, all provided at 192KHz.
Within each category multiple types, actions and variations were recorded. Amongst other assets, motors for instance include quick revs and longer engine drones spread across three different RPM configurations. Perfect for robots, servos have a diverse selection of manual and automated movements, whilst the piezo category features a rich palette of simple and more esoteric tones.
– Stepper Motor
– Rotary / Cylinder Motor
– 5000RPM Motor
– 7500RPM Motor
– 13000RPM Motor
– Haptic Motor
– Two Servos
– Piezo Alarm
– Piezo Theremin
– Piezo Transducers
– Single Fan
– Dual Fan
– Mini Buttons
The Blacksmith Sound Effects Library features 800 files with over 1000 sounds, recorded at a one-day visit to an old forge from the last millennium. You get tons of hammering metal on an anvil of course but also many other typical forge sounds, as well as more unusual sonic experiences. Mostly metallic sounds – from tools handling, metal hits, drops, clank of chains to vibrating metal poles, rattling cranks, wooden hatches and much more.
All sounds were recorded in MS using a Sennheiser MKH-8050 + Ambient ATE 208 going in a Sound Devices 788T in 192kHz and 24Bit. The sounds are cleaned and edited for direct use. All mastered and decoded to stereo for instant use.
Dr. Daniels is the only dentist I’ve ever known and he was gracious enough to let me roam around his office after hours collecting these sounds.
The intent was to gather source material for hi-tech gadgetry so the library contains a nice selection of tools and equipment including drills, a mouth vacuum, an ultrasonic water sprayer, dental lathe, dental kiln, a creepy sounding dentist chair and a wicked cool CEREC machine (diamond tipped milling machine that cuts dental implants).
The handheld tools are “performed” so as to create movement, pass by’s and simulate power fluctuations.
It’s Coffee time! This release includes every step, from pulling that perfect espresso shot, to steaming milk or just playing around with the awesome steam wand! (If hissing pressure wooshes is what you like)
Featuring a popular home espresso machine built with professional grade parts, making the sounds applicable for café situations as well as at home. From start to finish: filling water tank, filling beans, grinding, tamping, wiping, placing portafilter, placing a cup, pulling a shot, pouring milk, frothing milk, combining liquids and more – in mono and stereo versions – close up and distanced.
So that you can have detail, but also general café or home barista atmosphere from a far.
– Steamy wooshes and whirring coffee beans -
Also there is plenty of foley stuff you can pick up in the longer recordings where the whole process from start to finish is portrayed; like picking up cups and dumping grounds or just general coffee making clatter.
Techniques: Stereo ORTF and Mono – Equipment used: Sennheiser MKH8040ST, RME UC(preamp), Sony PCM D50(recorder).
‘The Excavator’ by Cinematic Sound Design delivers a collection of recordings in pristine 24 Bit / 96 Khz. Captured using highest quality equipment providing a discrete signal path, such as Sound Devices 702 and a pair of Neumann KM 184, this collection features engine & bucket sounds from Neuson 3602 rd excavator, suitable for your car & construction games, visual projects etc.
In total, you will get 43 field recording sounds totalling over 10 minutes of engine & bucket recordings, captured from different perspectives.
• 43 Field Recording sounds
• Engine Sounds
• Powering ups, pumping, speed ups, powering downs
• Excavator bucket sounds
• Shakings, digging, rattle
Need the sound of a lawn mower? Here’s an entire sound effect library dedicated to just that!
The Lawn Mower SFX library features sounds recorded from different perspectives while using the lawn mower + on-board recordings of the engine and lawn cutting sounds. It also comes with the sound of an electrical lawn mower, as well as sound of a mower being moved/dragged with the engine turned off. Recorded with a Sound Devices 702 and 2 Oktava’s MK012 set in MS and XY mode in 96kHz and 24bit. Every WAV file was tagged in ProTools 11 for quick and easy access.
Perfect for when you’re looking for that lawn mower sound – or for more creative sound design uses.
The Lawnmower Library has just been updated with 44 new recordings – two additional lawnmowers: A Standard and an electrical lawnmower, for a total of 2.29 GB, 41+ minutes of extra content
The humble plunger has turned out to be an excellent source of watery monster sounds!
And with The Plunger SFX library, you get 300+ sounds (24 bit/96 KHz) to work with, created using the plunger and a bucket filled with water in two locations (Room and Vine cellar reverb).
20 sea monster sounds as well as some stretched examples are already included with the pack, and you can easily make more yourself.
In addition you also get the dry version of the samples (we removed the reverb), body hits with the plunger (!) and blowing bubbles with the straw.
So why did we record that plunger in the first place? The reason is that we needed to create some watery monster sounds that sounded organic. Stretching the sound and applying some effects gave us the result we wanted. You can do the same and take it even further with your sound design skills.
We hope the samples will serve you well and make sure to check out the demos of the original and bonus sounds.
Get ready to get active and listen to this pack of treadmill sound effects!
Deep in the neglected basement home gym lives this early 1990’s entry level electric treadmill. Captured close to the belt, you’ll find samples of this exercise equipment both with and without the sound of the users footfalls. Perfect to compliment any training or exercise scene, or general moving machinery, this pack contains 8 unique sounds across 16 mono and stereo files, recorded at 24bit 96khz. Recorded in M/S stereo, all mono tracks were sourced from the centre mic of the M/S rig.
SHHhhhhh… They are listening…
282 strange, ghostly and spy-like sounds collected from 2 old analog dictaphones, 1 portable cassette recorder, 1 very small digital dictaphone, 3 portable modern recorders, 1 video cam, and finally 1 very famous portable Reel to Reel recorder (a Nagra IS).
• 136 tracks of, Microphone bumps, lav. Microphone put on clothes, Microphone Feedback, Microphone Noises, and the sounds of the inside of a video cams Mechanics.
• 41 tracks of, Dictaphone & Cassette Processed (Kyma, GRM Tools, SoundToys) Sounds, weird telephone answering machine noises, Buttons, Play, Rewinds, and Fast Forward sounds.
• 82 Reel To Reel sounds. Buttons, Tape on, Rewinds/Fast forwards, Manual searching and scratches, where the recorded sounds are heard through the internal speaker of the tape recorder, as well as recorded line out.
• 23 Various processed (Kyma, GRM Tools, SoundToys) sounds. Different stuff speed up, and mangled.
Many of the recorded sounds have been re-recorded on to tape to get that smooth analog sound. Especially the feedback sounds, and bumps benefit from this technique, but also ambience sounds recorded onto a over used 5″ tape has a certain undercover sound to them!
The Windmill library gets you rich, organic-sounding recordings of wood, stone and metal. Crunches, grindings, rumbles, rhythm, squeaks, roars, movements, gears – it’s all there, captured in an old windmill.
The library focuses on the sounds of the wings, the main axis, the grindstone, the flour beaters and the global atmosphere – and they’re perfect for sounds of a wooden boat, wagons, structures, ropes etc.
Features both interior and exterior recordings, and gets you more than 1 hour and 20 minutes of atmospheric recordings in total.
Some assembly required? UberDuo’s The Workshop Audio Playset has got you covered with saws, drills, screwdrivers, hammers, tape measures and everything you need in your SFX toolbox.
The Workshop comes with everything you see here:
The Tool Sound Effects collection from Airborne Sound includes 250 tool sound clips, totalling 5.85 gigabytes of sound.
Included are power tools, pneumatic tools, and hand tools. Each take is performed by professional tradesmen, mechanics, and carpenters. Features jig saws, abrasive saws, hammers, drills, compressors, impact drills, pneumatic ratchets and much, much more in over 60 tool types.
10 inch Craftsman miter saw • 10 inch delta miter saw • 13 inch thickness planer • 14 inch Jack hand saw • 18 gauge brad nailer • 20 gallon air • 6 inch jointer • Air burst • Air compressor • Angle Grinder • Belt sander • Bench grinder • Bicycle pump • Black and Decker 850 RPM drill • Bosch 3000 RPM drill • Box cutter knife • Burnzomatic hand torch • Caulking gun • Chainsaw • Circular saw • Concrete drill • Concrete saw • Cordless DeWalt drill • Cordless Ryobi drill • Craftex brad nailer • Demolition hammer • Dremel Drill • Drum sander • Framing hammer • Gas hedge trimmer • Hammer • Hand-held power planer • Impact wrench • Japanese Dozuki hand saw • Jigsaw • Lathe • Leaf blower • Long Weston hand saw • Orbital sander • Plunger • Pneumatic 1/4 inch die grinder • Pneumatic air impact wrench • Pneumatic air ratchet • • Pneumatic butterfly impact wrench • Pneumatic drill • Propane hand torch • Propane weed torch • Reciprocating saw • Sandpaper, 60, 120, 320, 400 grit • Sawzall saw • Shopmate bench grinder • Shovelling • Small and slick ratchet • Small angle grinder • Stihl 14 inch abrasive chop saw • Table mount router • Table saw • Tape measure • Tiny hand ratchet • Tire gauge • Winch • Workmate metal work bench • Zip tie
The Tools, Machines & Engines sound effects pack gets you the sounds of bench drillers, upright drillers, pavers, pneumatic hammers, thermal lances, angle grinders, welding, air compressors, polishing machines, axial blower fans, bench grinders and more.
A huge collection of toy sound effects, including rattles, squeaking, pops, shakes, bounces, slides, drops, rings, clicks, crankings, spins and much more. More than 650 fun, festive sound effects in total.
Introducing TRAILER PULSE CLOCK, featuring 10 different types of designed clocks. Contains 7 Kontakt 5.6.6 Instruments as well as .wav versions.
Are you looking for robot and transformation sounds?
You're in luck! This library gets you sounds like complex impacts, hydraulic movements, robotic vocal manipulation, breathtaking atmos, drills, shutdowns, startups, UI sounds and much more.
Transformation is produced by Oliver Schmitt aka SOUNDS OF REVOLUTION
This library is the result of tinkering with shotgun mics recording inside of different tube structures. When our initial tests produced a wide range of sonic colors, we went all in.
The tubes used include organic and man-made materials, some rigid, some flexible, some dense, some light, all with varying lengths, diameters, and thicknesses. They consist of bamboo, PVC, 2 variations of vinyl, thin plastic, copper, tin, rubber, dense foam, and a steel-coiled membrane. Each material has a different effect on the sounds passing through them. We generated turbulent drones, thick strikes, resonant scrapes, noisy bells, delicate debris, and more. The overarching characteristics are soft, insulated, and misty. Due to the behavior of the waves in the open tubes and the pickup pattern of the shotgun mics, there is a natural frequency modulation that gives the sound a slightly narrowed, hollow timbre. They work very well in simulated settings, enclosed spaces, and when there is a need to exaggerate the magnitude of tiny worlds. But they are equally as useful as raw design fodder, especially when a unique texture is needed.
This is our first library created solely for the sake of experimentation, though based on the results, it may not be the last!
Get the pass-by sounds of unclassifiable objects, with a natural aspect and texture. They can be easily added into a natural, sci-fi, historical or fantasy world setting.
The source objects are items like toasters, gloves, paper, pipes, small motors, voices, an iron bowl, a garden hose, plastic sheets, air pumps, sticks, trolleys, ratchets. The elements are wind, water, underwater. The textures are plastic, metal and wood.
Unknown Pass-By contains fast, med, slow pass bys (from left to right). Both small and large objects are included, and the library is excellent for setting your sound design imagination free.
This Sound Effects library contains 633 files that feature over 1000 sounds of unsettling and unpleasant squeaking and creaking elements. It's a great starting point for designing a vast number of different soundscapes in various genres – from just using the sounds as general Hard Effects, to Science Fiction and Horror.
All sounds are production ready: Cleaned, Edited, levelled, and come with embedded BWF Metadata.
You get heavy doors and furniture creaks, screaming dry ice, creaking leather, rubber and balloons, forks on ceramic tablets, disturbing metal squeaks and much more.
Unsettling Creaks and Squeaks – Extension I is the first extension to the very popular “Unsettling Creaks and Squeaks” sound library.
It delivers door and furniture creaks and squeaks, creaking leather, rubber and balloons, door handles, disturbing metal on metal squeaks and much more.
This sound effects library is a composite collection of 345 files with even more single sounds of unsettling and and unpleasant squeaking and creaking elements. It’s a great starting point for designing a vast number of different soundscapes in various genres – from just using the sounds as general Hard Effects, through Science Fiction to Horror. All sounds are production ready: Cleaned, edited and leveled, and all with with embedded BWF Metadata.
This is a special assortment of design fragments from Eiravaein Works. Libraries in the Vaeyan series will be produced over time as new assorted concepts are explored and designed. A welcome addition of flavor for any sound designer's archive!
The second volume of assorted recording sessions and design fragments from Eiravaein Works.
Libraries in the Vaeyan series will be produced over time as new library concepts are explored and researched.
A second helping of intriguing sonic flavor for any sound designer's archive!
A collection of sounds gathered from conceptual designs and audio experiments. While not centered around a specific theme or topic, Vaeyan III will surely add unique and dynamic flavors to your sound vault.
Vaeyan IV delivers a massive set of assorted sound design ingredients for your audio alchemy. It includes assets captured from natural ambiances, vehicles, tools, cameras, slingshots, scissors, clay whistles, flutes, ceramic jars, dumpsters, kitchen appliances, deconstructed fans, toys, doors, windows, vintage furniture, fountains, projectors, and even a slap bracelet. That's right, a slap bracelet.
As with Vaeyan I, II, and III, this is a huddling of field recordings and sound designs that do not quite form a library on their own. However, together they make up an audio FX treasure chest gleaming with gold and silver audio loot!
Air conditioning is almost everywhere – and this collection will give you different sounds of ventilation systems, from from outside and inside units. Smooth hotel room AC, industrial computer room or bathroom, all those kind of rooms need ventilation systems – and here's what they sound like.
This sound library is entirely based on the Victor adding machine, made in the 1920s. This machine was purely mechanical and non-electric. In this sound library you'll get individual recordings of the machine's hand crank, printer, paper, and button/keys tracks as well as six complete recordings of the adding machine in full action. The library also contains five different mic positions with two different mic techniques used.
This library gets you the sounds of record players, a gramophone, tape decks, a VCR, a movie projector, a TV and more. All bespoke recordings that I have just captured especially for this sound pack. May be just the thing you need to help you create the sound for that next John Le Carre TV or movie adaptation.
The Dot Matrix sound effects library is made up of two parts: A full 3-minute recording of an Epson LQ 570 dot matrix printer at work and 511 short files meticulously edited to isolate each movement that the device makes whilst printing. These movements have been categorised into 5 different folders:
1) Short bursts, with 295 different variations
2) Double bursts, with 25 different variations
3) Triple bursts, with 98 different variations
4) Long bursts, with 45 different variations
5) Servo sounds, with 48 different variations
The recordings have not been manipulated in any way other than being edited into smaller files, as to not limit your options when using the sounds creatively.
In total, you will receive 512 .wav files, each containing SoundMiner metadata, recorded at 96k/24bit in order to allow for a high level of manipulation.
Vinyl Record Noise is the first sound library from Oddball Audio. The library features eleven 10” blank records recorded from start to finish at 45rpm. The records were cut and pressed by Lathecuts in Arizona using a myriad of techniques to get the most surface noise, pops, crackles, and hiss for your sound design pleasure. In the cutting process they used four different lathes with varying noise floors and records made from many types of materials.
The library is perfect for use in any project that may need vinyl records to give it that vintage feel! Additionally these samples are great to use in granular processing, music, or to add subtle layers to a burning fire.
At a glance:
This is a collection of all of the mechanical sounds you can get out of handling the specific weapons.
Included are sounds from the Glock 9mm, Walther P22, Smith and Wesson .38 revolver, Heckler and Koch MP4, M4 Carbine and M24 Sniper Weapon System.
All sounds are recorded indoors with both close and medium perspectives, giving you both dry and wet options to speed up your design process.
This library is all about wheels – and lots of them! Includes recordings of a selection of objects with wheels such as carts, transport stretchers, gurneys, rolling stands, shelves, IV stands, wooden tables, wheelchairs – and all the button clicks, slides, latches, and electronics that come with them.
All sounds were recorded in Mid/Side technique with mid on the left channel and side on the right. Recorded with Project Studio C4 mics, Sennheiser 416 Mics, Ambient Emesser, on a Fostex FR2 2 track recorder and mastered in Pro Tools.
The left side of the RAW files can be used as a MONO center effect and the encoded files as a stereo effect which has the width of an XY configuration and can be panned center for a mono compatible mix.
rMS = Raw Mid/side
MS = Decoded Mid/Side
Recorded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Steven Ejbick and Ryan Macneill of Textures Sound
The Wheels & Gears SFX library features a collection of bicycle tire, freewheel, gear and chain recordings. Two bike models were recorded: A Specialized Carve Expert (mountain bike) and a Bianchi Campione (city/road bike).
A wide range of sounds were recorded, from conventional bike sounds (such as freewheel clicks, gear shifting and chain movements, acceleration with various speeds, coasting, and disc brake movements) to more experimental sounds, creating unique sound effects using various found objects on the tires and spokes (such as cardboard, wooden sticks, fabric, shoe soles, guitar picks, and paper).
Recordings were captured with a Sanken CSS-5 Shotgun mic. The shotgun microphone was mounted in a full Rycote windshield kit and connected to a Sound Devices 702 recording at 192khz. The contact mic recordings were captured with the Barcus Berry 4000 Planar Wave system.
Sometimes you need that background sound to define the mood: The buzzy insomnia of a flickering light, a lost alien transmission, the lazy spin of a fan above, haunting radio static, the violent rush of air as you free fall into terminal velocity…
With noise sounds recorded from an incredible array of sources, if it goes hum, whir, buzz, or hiss this library has got you covered.
All natural and organic sounding makes this versatile library an outstanding resource for both film and game sound designers.
Generators and Compressors
• Industrial Machinery
• Radio static
• Crackles and glitches
• Ground hum and buzz
• Transportation cabin hums
• Gas leaks, air leaks and bursts
• Air conditioners
• Fans, from tiny to massive
• Force fields
• Sci-Fi Machinery
• and more…
Get the recordings of a three-bladed wind turbine, captured from five different positions. The collection includes the full-length recordings from each position as well as shorter, edited files. The full-length recordings are tagged with “RAW” at the end of the file name. The shorter, edited files are tagged like this: “high intensity”, “low intensity”, “low to high intensity” and so on.
This is the windmills sound effects archive from Morten Green Sound FX
27 soundfiles of totally 62 minutes of sound in 96 kHz 24 bit.
The windmills recorded in this archive are 6 old 45 metre tall windmills, generating electricity on the coast of the small Danish island Orø. They are rather old and worn out, so they generate a lot of interesting noises, especially when you get very close to them.
The structures are from metal, bolted into a concrete foundation with small openings, so you can actually get the microphones underneath the reverberant structure itself, for sounds from inside the windmills. The blades are made from glass fibre and pretty worn, so they give a lot of nice whistling noises.
There are recordings from many different distances to the windmills, ranging from 150 m to right underneath the windmill structure.
Most of the sound files are more than 2 minutes in length.
Woodwork is a collection of high quality recordings of various machinery found in a workshop, including fret saws, sanders, dryers and a milling machine. The pack contains both stereo and mono recordings of each item, made with the XY and shotgun microphones. All sounds are 24-bit, 48 kHz, with Soundminer metadata embedded.
World Of Secrets is a collection inspired by those mysterious and beautiful objects and furniture, meticulously designed by 15th to 19th century’s craftsmen. Those geniuses used their art to protect what had to remain confidential or secret.
One of the mentors of that art was Leonardo Da Vinci, master of inventions, designing incredible mechanisms for his machines. After much research, and a large photo review session, Red Libraries has designed this collection of modules to assemble as you wish.
A bookcase, a desk, a sarcophagus, a hidden door, a statuette, a cane with a retractable blade, a poison ring, an old grimoire.. each of them will reveal its secret mechanism, from the delicate parts assembled by the jeweler, to the smooth slides of hinges designed by the cabinetmaker.
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