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
Inspired by the ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) community, this collection includes 43 mono/stereo pairs of whispers, scratches, taps, rubs, breathing, buzzing, and more. The general goal of ASMR is to induce a bodily response from the auditory stimuli, much like a shiver, chill, or euphoric wave. From an auditory perspective, this is usually approached by using delicate, intimate sounds in a repetitive manner; known as 'triggers'.
The files are all loopable, averaging ~2'20″ in length, so you can leave them on repeat for a continuous ASMR experience. This also allows a sound designer to drop them into any environment where they need an indiscernible loop. The mono+stereo pairing allows for creating the appropriate stereo spread (or eliminating it all together) that a particular event requires. For some of the more common triggers, we provided a few variations.
Definitely intending to be a unique addition to your sonic anthology, this library will provide you with hours of evocative ear candy.
Metal elements is a metal, iron, steel bonanza of hits, impacts, slams as well as mechanical sounds, levers, clicks, drops and drags. This library is especially suited for anyone looking to design sounds that are metallic in nature. The sounds contained in this library will also work fantastic as foley pieces to spice up fights, robot movement, crashes or any action scene for that matter.
Some of the sounds found in the library make use of a contact microphone to add to the lower end frequency that would simply not translate using just a shotgun microphone.
SSL15 Metal Workshop Session is a full angle recordings from a metal workshop. All the machines in all the formats and angles. Choose between the close 416 mono mic, with the full power of the engine, or the far or medium surround format recorded 5/20 meters away.
This way we managed to get all the sounds from the visit to the workshop!
Metallitronic is sound designer Nathan Moody’s latest collection of intense textures, a library of nearly three hours’ worth of metallic membranes and objects excited by electronic signals.
Metallitronic was created using advanced synthesis techniques played back through various transducers into cymbals, gongs, bowls, steel plates, prefab metal buildings, and other resonant metallic objects, close-miked in stereo with extended-frequency-range microphones. This collection radically expands a sound designer’s palette of stressed-metal sounds, horror and tension elements, crystalline creaks and groans, unsettling background atmospheres, rattling vehicular interiors, creature sound sweeteners, the sound of massive machinery, earth-shaking rumbles, and stochastic, complex rhythms.
Some textures let the complex synthesizer textures shine through – intense on their own, even if they weren’t amplified through metal – but the primary focus is on metallic drones, hits, pings, stresses, groans, wails, resonances, rattles, and unique timbres that can be layered into almost any project. The scale of the sounds ranges from detailed to overwhelmingly massive. The sounds invite aggressive filtering and extreme pitch shifting.
Every sound is recorded in stereo at 24 bits, 192 kHz, and many sounds have ultrasonic frequencies. This library includes nearly three hours of recordings, all fully tagged with metadata. Multiple articulations are ganged into single files for convenience and organization.
MicroBots is a collection of 293 carefully recorded and designed robotic sound effects.
Micro movements, ones shots, transformations, tonal sequences and more
MicroBots consist of two main categories Designed (main folder) and Source files (X SOURCE folder).
Designed: 96KHZ 24BIT | 180 Files
Mechanical movements, one shots, sequences etc.
Perfect for designing all kinds of sci-fi future tech.
Source: 192KHZ 24BIT | 113 Files
Organic source sounds.
Perfect for adding extra organic layers.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre 6 + Sennheiser MKH 8060, DPA 4060
CREATED AND EDITED WITH: Pro Tools, Live 10.
MINI PRINTER is a collection of 178 high quality recording of Kodak Mini Printer 2.
Everything was recorded at 192kHz / 24bit which allows extreme pitching and processing. Perfect for creating all kinds of micro sci-fi effects.
The library offers 4 different recording perspectives:
DPA4060: Close (attached to printer’s case) Extremely close (removed case)
MKH8060: 30cm away, 30cm away slightly off-axis
The library consist of:
• Full length printing cycles
• Individual bursts
• Lids opening and closing
• Cartridge insertion and removal
• Photo retrieving
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer metadata.
RECORDED WITH: Sound Devices MixPre-6, Sennheiser MKH8060, DPA4060
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, RX
Modern Cash Register is a pack of 16 mono sound effects recorded in 24 bits/96 kHz quality, from a Sharp-brand cash register. Not your average, old fashioned cash register sound collection here, but a full set of sounds from the kind of machine you'd see in your local convenience store.
• Drawer open and close
• Printing and receipt tear-off
• Coins handled in and out of the drawer
Performances are varied, to make it easier for you to match a certain mood or intensity.
There's even a recording from the inside of the drawer!
MOTOR FAN household edition features both Internal & External mechanical sound from household items.
Motors and compressors found in the kitchen, ACs & outdoor units + heaters and compressors and more.
Need the sounds of small motors? The Motors SFX library is packed with recordings of gadgets, which can add some cool and unusual textured motor sounds to your sound design process.
Sounds include antique, vintage and just plain old machines and motors, many of them half broken and busted, small plastic wind up toys, newer motors, tools, calculators, a 198x fax machine, a screaming Powerball, a massage tripod, and toys running, turning, getting stuck, lifting, driving and screwing.
As a very unique set of tracks in this pack, one of the oldest Danish cars was recorded and put in here.
The Hammel car was build back in 1888. It has 2.5 horsepower, and a top speed of 9 kilometers an hour. The startup process is done with matches and a lot of patience. Once this beast starts up, the sound is among one of the most funny and weird sounds ever. The library has a dual perspective recording of this car, and covers the entire startup, going (idling), and shutting down sequence.
This collection contains a wide variety of buttons and switches. We pushed, flicked, turned and twisted all the buttons, knobs and switches we could find to make sure you have everything for your sound design needs. To give you as many options as possible, we recorded everything at a high sample rate with several microphones. Every sound was recorded with at least a contact microphone, a large diaphragm microphone and a small diaphragm microphone. In addition, most of the sounds were recorded with two small diaphragm microphones with different pickup patterns (omni and cardioid).
The high sample rate and multiple microphone setup makes this collection excellent for sound design and heavy processing. We have also included all sounds in 96 kHz and 48 kHz in case 196 kHz is not required for your projects.
1x Barcus Berry (contact microphone)
1x Neumann U87 A1 or Brauner Phantom Classic (large diaphragm)
1x Sanken CU31 (small diaphragm, cardioid)
1x DPA 4041 (small diaphragm, omni)
Whether your need to bring a lone rogue to life or a surge of arrows in an epic battle scene, Nocked will provide you with a plethora of flexible content.
Our largest library to date, this collection is a comprehensive focus on the sounds and functions of the archer and the act of archery. Included are eight recorded bows (2 crossbows, olympic recurve, traditional recurve, longbow, long compound, short compound, and Magyar bow) with 2 additional 'mythic' bows of our own design, each using 3 types of arrows (aluminum, carbon, and bamboo) on 3 varying surfaces (hard, soft, and dirt) from 4 simultaneous recording positions (at bow, at target, midflight mono, and midflight stereo). Each bow and each arrow type have a character all there own.
The content’s dynamic range is wide, from whispering bamboo arrows gliding on rests as they are drawn to firing position, to the powerful THWACK of crossbow bolts striking their target. All non-firing sounds were recorded in a controlled studio environment while all recordings of the bows being fired were taken on a plot of wide-open rural farmland, encompassed by forests. When needed, this ambient natural environment provided an ideal impulse response to be used in the design and editing of some of the sounds to create a heightened effect.
A multitude of takes are provided across each bow/arrow/surface/position combination for easy randomization and differentiation of sounds, or to track any number of unique archers at any given moment.
Go ahead, let them fight in the shade.
Nuts and Bolts contains a huge array of DIY and construction themed sound effects featuring tools that are used by tradesmen such as hammers, saws, chisels and spanners, as well as several other miscellaneous tools such as brushes, tape, filler guns and of course, nuts, bolts and screws.
As well as hand-operated tools, Nuts and Bolts gives you several power tool sound effects being operated at different intensity levels. All of the sounds in this library have been recorded in context, meaning that they reflect how you would actually use the tools, not just how they sound in a controlled studio environment. We recorded close, distant and far recordings to capture natural reverb, giving you the maximum flexibility when searching for the right sound for your projects. We also recorded dropping effects for most of the tools.
Nuts and Bolts contains a total of 145 files (with lots of variations per file) including a designed folder of 10 sounds. This library gives you everything you need to create compelling DIY and construction soundscapes, ideal for use in a range of sound design applications including building sites, mechanics garages, joinery, metalwork workshops, painting, decorating, and demolition based scenes. All sounds have been recorded in 24bit 96khz, and have been carefully edited so that you can easily drop them into your project timeline and get working right away.
Here are the included folders:
Power Tools: Lovely and disturbing drills, saws and electric sanders, perfect for becoming a noisy neighbor.
Hammers and Mallets: Hitting and dropping things as hard as possible makes a lovely sound, great for building trailer impacts.
Toolboxes: Heavy and metallic rummaging through a large toolbox.
Spanners: Turning bolts and spinning ratchets.
Saws: The seminal DIY sound effects of sawing wood.
Pliers, Grips and Screws: Micro details like these can make or break your construction scenes.
Chisels: Hitting chisels, planing wood, and scraping.
Pencils, Brushes and Tape: Drawing, brushing, measuring.
Misc Tools: Vacuuming, cutting, sanding, moving ladders and many more!
Designed Effects: A suite of heavily designed sounds which demonstrate the flexibility of the library when used for sound design.
This office sound effect library features a mix of technology field recordings and office Foley.
It includes web servers, PCs, hard drives, phones, and office crowd. There are shredders and scanners, printers, and more.
A mixed bag of office Foley rounds out the package: chairs, coins, binders, books, cameras, and others.
Old Cameras sound library features 69 recordings of different camera related activities. 13 different cameras were recorded with two MKH 8040s in 192kHz. Total length of the files is 52 minutes. Inside you’ll find sound effects like rewinding film, pulling different levers, rotating dials, shutter effects, handling noises, lens focus rings and aperture clicks, polaroid mechanism and more.
“Old Engines Grab Bag” is a pack of numerous old, unique and characterful engines from early 1900s. It’s a massive collection of 56GB multitrack 192kHz recordings of old tractors and stationary engines, both diesel and gasoline fueled.
The intention wasn’t to cover vehicles driving, but to get isolated and very closely recorded mechanical elements of engines and exhaust pipes as a source material for sound design. There are many starts, idles, revs, offs, RPMs variations, backfires etc. Some are heavy and large sounding, some are small and funny. Tractors were captured EXT and most of stationary engines INT, but since they are very closely recorded there is just a little amount of reverb on most of them.
Most of engines are 1 or 2 cylinders and low horse power and their RPMs are also low. Thanks to this, many of those sounds aren’t tonal and can easily be used as additional layer with other design elements. They work great for adding vintage character, designing junky or funny vehicles, crazy huge steampunk machines or engines malfunction.
Sounds were recorded using multi-mic setup: Sanken CO-100k (most of the time pointing mechanical parts), Sennheiser MKH-8060 (mainly for isolated exhaust pipe), Schoeps CMC6XT mk41/mk8 (general image) and part also with Trance Audio Inducer contact mics (adding unique mechanical perspective).
The library is delivered as multitrack 192kHz files, as well as stereo mix of all microphones. Thanks to using microphones with extended frequency range, drastic pitch changes can be applied.
All files have extensive metadata created in Soundminer, including leg picker with microphone labels.
Demo files include pitched sounds, which are not delivered with library.
Old Soviet Factory – industrial sounds from rusty old mining factory – INT and EXT:
Get a rare opportunity to get into a working oil shale factory from early 20th century. Most of the building and technology has remained unchanged and is still working. This sound library contains high quality recordings from both inside the factory and exterior industrial and mining soundscapes. As a bonus there are lots of open field oil shale mining sounds, with heavy machinery.
All the files have been recorded 96kHz/24bit with industry standard equipment – stereo (Sennheiser MKH 8020) plus mono for details (DPA 4017) Sound Devices Mixpre10T, and have added metadata.
OLD STUFF is a collection of old and worn sounds that will help you define the mood of a scene or can be used for any kind of sound design process. The library includes hums, buzzes, whirs, creaks, squeals from many different sources: doorknobs, doors, elevators, fridges, freezers, speakers, toilets, fans, and heaters. A peculiar garage soundscape is also included. Most of the sounds included are used on a daily basis.
All these different nuances and hues make this library a worthwhile tool for both film and game sound designers.
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