This sound effects library is a collection of field recordings of freight trains in the San Francisco Bay area with a route along San Jose, Richmond, Oakland, Emeryville, and San Francisco. All the recorded freight trains were old, rusty, and covered in graffiti. When in motion they come alive with very unique sounds such as metal on metal scrapes, heavy thuds, clunking, and screeching noises. All trains were recorded within 15-20 feet from the mic setup of Schoeps 2 CMC 6 U mic bodies, a Schoeps MK4 and MK8 mic capsules, and a Rycote windjammer fed into a Sound Devices 744T.
The Sack Of Coins sound effects library features 34 mono 96kHz files recorded with Rode NTG3, Sennheiser MKH 8040, LOM microphones and Zoom F8. The library covers different money-related activities, from shaking in different containers, rolling and spinning, handling noises, and gathering, touching and more.
• Dropping coins on concrete floor
• Touching, shaking, moving coins with hands
• Sounds of coins in metal container
• Sounds of coins on metal tray
• Sounds of coins on old wooden box
• Sounds of coins on wooden desk
• Sounds of coins in a sack
Need futuristic sounds? Sci-fi Evolution is a massive compilation of more than 1700 audio files – and it covers a lot of ground! Check out the full selection below.
SCI FI MECHANICS is a collection of 301mechanical/robotic sound effects.
SFM is a contraction-kit, that allows you to created, heavily synthesized robotic and mechanical sound effects.
Packed with high quality robotic sequences, one-shots, transformations, impacts and experimental mechanical sounds.
Perfect for crafting sound for all sorts of sci-fi/future-tech.
RECORDED WITH: NTG3
CREATED WITH: Pro Tools, Live, Reaktor, Kontakt.
A collection of motor and machine sounds, recorded in ultra-HD 24-bit 192k resolution. You'll find a variety of electric motor sounds in this library, from sources such as cameras, car electronics, tools, pencil sharpeners, shavers, immersion blenders, disc ejects, radio controlled (RC) cars and many more. All ready to bring your robots and sci-fi scenes to life.
This is your library for authentic servo sounds used for robotics, motors or sci-fi. It features over 70 servo motor sounds in stereo. Only professional servos from rc-planes were recorded. Finish your next project in lightning speed. Simply drag and drop the sounds into your DAW.
• More than 70 servo motor sounds (100 MB)
• Slow, medium and fast servo movements + buzz and hum sounds
• One sound per file for easy and fast workflow
• 24 Bit / 96 kHz / WAV / stereo / low noise recording – perfect for pitching
• EBU/BWF and WAV-Metadata made with Soundminer for use in any DAW
• All sounds are royalty free and instantly downloadable
Motor on, crunch, vrrmmmmm, other crunchy paper shredding sounds. SHRED IT includes sound files of single and multiple paper shreds, on off buttons, reverse motor, paper foley, ripping, crumple, and more! A total of 50 files with over 534 sounds in it, recorded at 96kHz, 24 bit using the AT897 Shotgun Microphone. Exported as dual mono .wav files. All sounds are meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
Small Motors – Volume 1 is a collection of pristine close mic recordings of electric and battery powered motors and mechanisms. It’s the perfect source material for creating robot movement, sci-fi doors, alarms, futuristic devices, flying vehicles, alien technology and so much more.
Recorded and edited in 96K 24 bit with a stereo pair of DPA 4060s, this library contains over 30 different objects, including beard trimmers, blenders, drills, electric toothbrushes, epilators, hair clippers, juicers, toys, vacuum cleaners, sanders and many more.
It includes a variety of starts and stops, short and long takes and plenty of objects to choose from, selecting the perfect source material for your designs will be easy with this library.
This library is all about the small insignificant sounds that occur everyday in any small office along with some very special sounds made from those items. All sounds are recorded cleanly with many variations to choose from and named meticulously. They´ve also been noise treated and edited carefully to make the use a seamless experience.
Since a lot of the sounds very recorded very closely, they open up new possibilities to sound designer. Some of the sounds could easily be used for weapon or impact and other kinds of sound design.
Some of the categories used in this library are: paperclips, hole punchers, staplers, fax-machine, printers, shredders, lots and lots of paper variations, drawers, file cabinets, ringbinders, post-its, books, keyboards and more.
The Solar Sky library features a diverse set of state-of-the-art spaceship sounds. Designed for use in any modern sci-fi production, Solar Sky is an essential addition to add to your workflow.
Designing sound for spaceships can be quite time consuming, and Solar Sky gives you a great set of sounds to get started.
Solar Sky features more than 2.2GB of 350 24bit/96kHz files, all embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata.
• Ship ambiances and drones
• 120+ Ship passbys, both large and small
• Ship power ups
• Ship power downs
• Ship door opens and closes
• Wave Warped passbys
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.
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).
Space Divers library kicks you right into the deep sea and to open space. This special material-resonation-based sound design has been inspired by such movies as Gravity, Interstellar and variety of scuba-diving or submarine movies.
Experience the dark and deep frequencies, vibrating through rusty submarines and errant space shuttles. Listen to your own breath and hollow noises while exploring sea bottom or repairing space-station systems.
Also available in the LT Underwater Bundle!
This sound collection covers a wide range of sounds produced by many different steam engines. In addition to the real engines there’s also a wide variety of Foley sounds which can be layered to make funny (steam) engines for cartoons for example. All sounds recorded with high end equipment – 24 bit and 96KHz (some in 48KHz)
The ‘MAIN’ demo gives a good taste of what’s inside. The ‘POTENTIAL KONTAKT demo gives a glimpse of what you can do with the FREE BONUS Kontakt Instruments. So the latter is just a demonstration, these sounds are not included as such!
Recorder / Interface
Field Recording Mics
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!
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
Do you remember the phones from the 80's and 90's? Here they are – this collection includes 2 rotary dial-up and 7 push-button phones with associated sounds.
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.
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