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.
Laundry Mangles is a library full of sounds from vintage machines that once where used in many public washhouses. In some locations they are in use even today.
Basically, the weight of a huge box filled with stones was used to press big pieces of linen, bed sheets or towels wound on rollers below. Early models were operated by hand which was very exhausting and soon the machines were equipped with electric motors and belt drives.
This library delivers sounds from 5 different models of various ages that are operated with a crank shaft or electrical belt drive. All machines have been extensively recorded so that any imaginable perspective and operational state is covered. This includes full runs with belt drive and crank shaft, protective grating handlings, idling motors and much more.
The Leaf Blower sound library features recordings of air blowing engine machine. 14 activities were recorded from 4 different perspectives (in sync), which gives 56 files in total.
Recorded activities: turning on/off the blower, idle, gas pressing, steady rpms, rpm loops, ramps, normal usage stationary, normal usage while walking.
Recorded perspectives: onboard engine (3 microphones), external: front wide stereo XY, mono, side wide stereo XY.
Need rich, mechanical sound effects? You should definitely check this one out then: We got our hands on two functioning vintage Letterpresses: The motorized “Original Heidelberger Tiegel” (built in 1969 by Heidelberg Schnellpressen AG) and the pedal-driven “Boston Pedal Tiegel” (built in 1901 by Emil Kahle Maschinenfabrik).
We captured these two unique printing machines in 192 kHz stereo from different angles using a range of microphones (Sennheiser MKH 8040 ORTF, Neumann TLM 103 ORTF, Barcus Berry Stereo Contact Mic). The 15 recordings are on average 4 minutes long each and include idle, run, stop and different running speeds.
The ‘Lifts and Elevators’ library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 19 different elevators. Each model bringing their own unique sonic qualities and character. From slick and smooth modern elevators to weathered old freight and goods lifts, these high-quality recordings have been carefully captured in:
• Warehouses/Industrial Units
Each elevator has been recorded in motion, opening and closing its doors (manually and mechanically), producing metallic rattles, creaks, groans and more. Additionally, Button pressing, alarm bells, buzzers and stationary room tones, have been captured in crystal clear detail.
All sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24 bit, 96 kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH416 and MKH30 microphones. Each file has been also tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organisation.
The majority of recordings contain both a stereo MS decoded and ORTF version. The midside has a narrower stereo image whilst the ORTF provides a wider version.
This library contains a collection of sounds sourced from 22 different elevators found in the following locations:
Each elevator has its own unique characteristics featuring creaks, groans, impacts & rattles. All elevators feature roomtones, buttons, doors opening & closing (both interior & exterior perspective) and in motion using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Sennheiser MKH 8020 stereo pair at 24bit/96khz for all your sound design needs.
Rumbles and rattles from lighthouse motor recorded at every floor, from bottom to top of the tower.
Recorded in Atlantic Maritimes PEI province in Canada. The lighthouse has an electric motorized engine that makes the light rotate at 360 degree, so that the boat can be guided.
Loading Sounds is a collection of various VCRs, CDs, Cassettes and Game console recordings focused on their mechanical requirements to play music or movies. There are even Printers loading paper and car CD players loading damaged CDs. The sounds are useful for the beginning of tracks, youtube video or sound effects for a movie, game or multimedia project.
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.
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.
Offer a massive value to players of your Irish Themed Casino Game with LUCK OF THE LEPRECHAUN, a truly unique collection of Highest Quality Music and Sound Effects, handcrafted and optimised to be the perfect addition to your slot game!
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Transform your project with this staggering collection of meretriciously designed sounds, including ROLLUPS, SYMBOL Sounds, NOTIFICATIONS, TRIGGERS, REVEALS, BACKGROUND LOOPS, FEATURE MUSIC LOOPS, SUMMARIES, TRANSITIONS, ANTICIPATIONS and much more – PLUS incredibly versatile additional sounds and voice-over, such as LEPRECHAUN VOICE, POT OF GOLD COINS, NATURE AMBIENCE LOOP, CARD DEALING, and all other sounds your games will ever need!
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Whether you slot game is land-based or online, each asset has been professionally optimised to cut through the background chatter and immerse your players in the beauties of Ireland and festive celebratory feel of St. Patrick’s Day like never before. Keep them coming back for more with inviting sounds and catchy music that reward play and build long lasting connection!
LUCK OF THE LEPRECHAUN at a Glance:
Machine Emanation is a contact microphone and drone sound effects library focused on machines. It contains multiple recordings and designed drones sourced from band saw to ceiling fan; table saw to dishwasher, thickness planer to paper shredder; bench grinder to refrigerator. Machines were recorded turning on and off, running, and at any available speeds.
Also included are drones designed from each machine. Power tools and appliances are re-imagined as dark rumbling drones and unique atmospheres. A small glimpse of what can be created with Machine Emanation.
Machine Hall delivers all the right sounds for designing sounds for robots, industrial environments and other machines.
This pack was recorded in a car building factory and therefore has a lot of industrial robots, air compressors, small rotors and motors, servos and general heavy industry ambiances. Perfect for creating robots, giant mechanical stuff with loads of moving gears and parts and little tinkering bots. Every machine is counted for, big and small!
Be it steampunk or modern sci-fi, this pack is sure to be a great fit for anything mechanical and robot-y!
All sounds included are meta data tagged(keywords+description) for use in soundminer/basehead etc.
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.
MaK is a Kontakt instrument which replicates the sounds of a person using various computer keyboards, mice, or touchscreen devices. This allows you to very quickly perform the foley of using one of these devices via midi.
There are 15 devices available in MaK: 5 Keyboards, 5 Mice, 2 Touchscreens, and 3 digital keyboards. Each of these devices has been meticulously recorded at a number of different velocities for a very realistic playback performance.
The majority of the devices have 5 velocity layers; from soft to hard. Each of these velocity layers have 32 different samples: 16 for the press sound, and 16 for the release sounds of each device. That’s 160 samples per device! MaK will randomly trigger press and release samples for each layer based on the velocity you play the notes. Easy to use controls allow you to adjust additional layers of randomness in both velocity and pitch. All of this adds up to realistic devices, and convincing performance. This library requires the full version of NI Kontakt (not included)
The Mazda 6 III Skyactive G sound effects library comes with 59 BWAV files, recorded in 96kHz. It features recordings of the engine under the hood, mixed with exhaust during different driving scenarios, like regular driving and high speed accelerations. In addition to engine recordings you’ll find interior SFX recorded in sync with the engine. Additionally there are exterior passes recorded in mono, stereo ORTF and stereo AB during passes with various speeds.
Last but not least, there are few foley recordings. This sound library takes 2.8 GB of space, and total length of audio is 104 minutes.
Discover this massive collection of cutting edge quality, generic retro sounds and short music tunes. With 420 audio assets (210 original sounds) of INTERFACE SOUNDS such as REEL SPIN START BUTTONs, MECHANICAL REEL SPINNING noises, REEL STOPs, BET INCREASE and DECREASE sounds, and all other interface buttons and TRANSITIONS, as well as WIN PAYOUT SOUNDs such as short WIN TUNES, MUSICAL and MECHANICAL ROLLUP COUNTERs, various COIN sounds, CARD and DICE sounds, and CASINO AMBIENCE LOOPs, this library is a perfect choice for your Online Video Slot, Mobile or even Land-based Casino Games!
Enrich your title in seconds with beautifully mixed, AAA quality sounds brought to you by our team of industry veterans, whose 600+ slot games worth of experience have culminated in this extraordinary sound pack! Each audio file is drag-and-drop ready, presented in high-quality MP3 and WAV formats with meticulously labelled keywords.
MECHANICAL FRUIT MACHINE SLOTS at a Glance:
CLICK, SWIPE, and SCROLL your way through a concise set of 300 interface sound files! Each and every BUTTON, CLICK, SWIPE, SNAP, CHIME, CRUNCH, POP, WHOOSH, THUMP, SLAM, SQUEAK, CLANG, DING, PLUCK, and TICK has been carefully constructed with a distinct MECHANICAL feel, covering all shapes, sizes and paces you’ll ever need for any user-controlled UI sound.
PICK-UP ITEMS, COINS, TRINKETS, and OBJECTS while having your user INTERACT with IN-GAME assets in your project, while also having your project REACT to your user’s actions with this concise set of nearly 300 interface sound files! Each and every CLICK, POP, SPARKLE, SHUFFLE, PLUCK, POP, BLOOP, CLANG, ZAP, DOOR OPENS and CLOSES, ANTICIPATION WHIZZES, TICKING, and much much more has been carefully constructed with a distinct MECHANICAL feel, covering all shapes, sizes and paces you’ll ever need for any IN-GAME INTERACTION UI sound.
NOTIFICATIONS, APPROVALS, DENIALS, WARNINGS, MESSAGES are all in this concise set of nearly 300 interface sound files! Each and every CHIME, DING, PLUCK, POP, TUNE, HIT, ALARM, BLEEP, ZAP, SPLASH, THUMP, WHOOSH, ALERT and much much more has been carefully constructed with a distinct MECHANICAL feel, covering all shapes, sizes and paces you’ll ever need for any MENU UI sound.
Mechanical Morphs and Mutations is a collection of high quality mechanical sound effects, all of which were recorded with Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH8060 and DPA4060 at 192kHz/24Bit with a Sound Devices recorder.
Mechanical Morphs and Mutations was created with sound designers and composers in mind. All sounds were recorded at the highest quality possible, therefore allowing you extreme pitch shifting and other processing.
Library consists of following categories:
COMPLEX MECHANICAL LOOPS (120BPM x24)
Complex mechanical loops are perfect for creating all sorts of mechanical rhythms & patterns, steampunk sound design and more. You can chop them em up, re-arrange, pitch up or down and more.
BONUS COMPLEX MECHANICAL LOOPS (120BPM x18)
DETAILED MECHANICAL MORPHS & MUTATIONS (x134)
Morphs, transformations and mutations. Anything from soft transformations to extreme morphs.
GLITCHY SEQUENCES (x22)
Broke/Glitch sequences and transformations
GRANULAR SEQUENCES (x24)
Futuristic sounding glitchy morphs and transformations
Oneshots are perfect for creating rhythms&patterns, short mechanical sound effects, designing sequences or using them as sweeteners.
Rhythmical sound effects are perfect sounds to start designing your own sequences and patterns.
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s and Soundly’s meta data.
96KHZ 24BIT version
44.1KHZ 16BIT version for Unreal Engine/Other
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + MKH8040, MKH8060, DPA4060
EDITED, CREATED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, Brusfri, Reaktor, Live, Soundtoys, DMG Audio, Fabfilter.
MECHANICALS brings you everything you need to easily design the sound of mechanical processes – from simple clicking, sliding, rattling or snapping to the most complex mechanical procedures like opening complicated vault doors and treasure chests or clockworks. Your project features some huge machines, robots or powerful mechs? Then this SFX library is your creative tool box:
The CONSTRUCTION KIT contains a huge amount of clean source files to design your own unique mechanical sound effects, the DESIGNED edition gives you an absolutely amazing set of pre-designed sound FX (you’ll LOVE those). The MECHANICALS BUNDLE contains both and it saves you money.
Mechanicals is a set of 201 specialty sound effects hand picked from Sound Ideas General HD 3 collection. From Bio Mechanical Creatures and Energy Flutters to Hi Tech Scan Movements – Cyborg Mutations to Mechanical Responses – Airy Servo Movements to Transformer Sequences – these outstanding specialty sound effects need to be heard to be believed.
Get the sounds of mechanisms, Steampunk inspired gears, contraptions, metal and servos with the Mechanism sound effects library.
Mechanism was created in collaboration with Sweet Justice Sound, Richard Devine, and SoundMorph, and we put great effort into ensuring the quality and usefulness of this unique collection. Half designed and half source recordings, Mechanism gives you a toolbox to be inspired by.
It features more than 300 files – and right now you get a bonus 400 best-of-sounds from our Robotic Lifeforms library, for a total of 2.8GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files.
• Mechanical Gears
• Designed contraptions
• Steampunk rusty doors and levers
• Source recorded by Richard Devine
• All meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata
+ 400 “best of” sounds from our Robotic Lifeforms library
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