Sound effects packs, sample libraries and instruments in the NI Kontakt format
Motion Texures is a broad library with a narrow purpose: to draw sonic lines and create gently moving sonic textures.
The concept is that consistent sound of friction will translate well to visual design elements that have CG and text movement on screen.
We recorded the friction sounds of dozens of small to medium sized props in constant motion. Major categories include metal, plastic, cloth, wood and skin. Some of the most interesting sounds came from the props that had small cavities such as the spray can lid and the water bottle. The constant changing of the cavity state relative to the mics creates strange vocal sounds.
Once the sounds were recorded we employed a proprietary smoothing process as a second pass to the sounds and provided them in addition to the original textures. These smoothed out sounds still have the organic quality of the original recordings, but with far fewer transient events. The end result are sounds that feel straighter than the more circular sounding original textures.
Inside of the Kontakt instruments we stacked layers and effects to create a broad base of deep and interesting textures. Many of the Kontakt presets mangle the sounds far beyond recognition of the original recordings.
3 mic perspectives give full coverage on an antique typewriter in good working condition. The typewriter had a loose front plate and we clacked, hit and dropped it for a wide range of cool typewritery sounds. The Kontakt instrument presets requires the full version of NI Kontakt 4.2.3 or later.
The “Cedar” library series is a collection of libraries, comprised of three different instruments:
– Ponticello (the present one)
– Sul Tasto
Each volume is a single Kontakt instrument with a peculiar timbral personality. The entire series is created recording sounds from a luthier classical guitar. They can be used for composing and producing purposes – like an acoustic percussion setup – as well as for soundtrack composition and sound design in films, video games and any other multimedia product. “Ponticello” and “Sul Tasto” also feature a dedicated effects page that can be used to process the sounds in the library with several processors, both send and insert effects. They are “percussion oriented” sounds, while “Bizzarro” is a keyboard instrument.
Introduction to “Ponticello”
The instrument contains 10 sets of sounds, called “Engines”. Each set has a dedicated channel strip in the interface and can be processed with a dedicated sub-page. You can also choose an individual audio output for further processing in your favorite DAW with effect plugins of your choice. Each sound has been recorded with two different mic placements, and you can mix them to your taste.
Remington Rand is an early American typewriter and adding machine manufacturer formed in 1927. The last Remington Rand branded business machine rolled off the line in 1958. The adding machine that we acquired was an electric version in good working condition. Remington Rand also manufactured things like shavers, pistols and calculators.
Our adding machine has a big electronic mechanism for the summing function and nice heavy clacks for the regular keys. It also had some very sticky metal plates that would occasionally get stuck and then pop loose with a big resonant ringing sound. This specific defect made an incredibly interesting sound that is very unique to this specific machine’s wear and tear.
As with the Burroughs Protectograph we miked it with three different mono perspectives to produce three very different sounds on each move. We used Schoeps CMC6/MK4 mics on the front and back and an AT4050 for the wide perspective in mono. The close perspectives are great for big thick clicks and mechanisms, and the wide is excellent for use in one offs for bgfx tracks.
The Heads Up Display Sound Design Toolkit is a special version of the regular Heads Up Display sound effects library: Not only does it feature the regular SFX library – it also contains a special Sound Design Toolkit version.
Boom Box Library’s sound design toolkits allow you to create endless variations, tailoring sounds specifically to the needs of your project. All sound effects are pre-mapped to the sampler Kontakt by Native Instruments, and can be triggered with a MIDI keyboard or further manipulated with a tablet via our custom TouchOSC layouts.
Together, these tools give you the hands on experience of performing live changes such as pitch and time alteration as well as playing back multiple layers of sounds at once. Our Toolkits take you beyond simple editorial, giving you everything you need to design your own unique take on the Boom Box Library sound.
Features the internal tech sounds that you would hear within each distinctive robot’s heads up display, such as:
150+ interface beeps • 80+ success beeps • 70+ fail beeps • 50+ data readouts • 45+ countdowns • 15+ alarms • 100+ power ups • 95+ power downs
Signal Return is a performable Kontakt instrument and soundset designed to create a wide variety of interesting and textured sounds.
All of the source material comes from recordings of various devices feeding back into themselves either electrically or acoustically. No software based speaker emulators or distortions were used in the creation of these sounds. Comes with 250 .wav files – more than 2 hours of recordings + 22 Kontakt instruments (these require the full version of NI Kontakt 5.0 or higher).
The Squelch sound library is a collection of 6 radios, walkie talkies, and CBs recorded both through the speakers and in some cases through the line outs. Each device served up a broad palette of static, beeps, clicks, squelches, and random idle chatter.
Comes with 93 recordings with hundreds of individual sounds + one Kontakt instrument (instrument requires the full version of NI Kontakt 4 or higher).
The Kontakt instrument is a unique performable radio device designed for experimentation and discovery of the broad palette of sounds. It also includes a classic spring reverb unit with a custom interface created from a Pioneer SR202W. See the Kontakt interface here.
These authentic radio recordings are useful in sound design/film applications and can be twisted out into musical and sound design effects.
Swell is a performable Kontakt instrument and sound effects library designed to create natural sounding cymbal swells with a variety of different cymbals and performances. Cymbals include gongs, orchestral suspended cymbals, crashes, chinas, sizzle ride, and others.
Swell is divided into 2 parts: natural and designed.
The natural collection has recordings that are unaltered from their original performances and was created to produce clean, musical, natural sounding swells.
The designed collection uses samples based on the natural 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. Swell includes over 200 fully designed rises.
In addition to the carefully recorded sounds we have created a truly useful and flexible Kontakt instrument. This instrument ties the mod wheel to an entire matrix of effect parameters that you can manipulate in real time for instant complexity.
TEXTROBOT is a NI Kontakt instrument designed to help you in the sound design of UI sounds and to produce retriggered samples for VFX text animations.
All 165 sounds are easily accessible using a MIDI master keyboard from the first octave. You can choose a category to load a set of samples and play it manually, or in the retriggered way (if active) by holding down the note. The full version of NI Kontakt is required to use this library.
• Click (10 samples): very tight, clicky sounds for UI interface usage or small text VFX
• Bleeps (16 samples): it contains bleeping sounds, tones, and alerts for telemetrics and sci-fisound design
• Big Size (16 samples): a collection of low frequency sounds for big title animation
• Percussive (22 samples): organic and processed percussive sounds like shakers, maracas, and woods for multimedia apps or menu sound design
• Fun (30 samples): a collection of funny sounds for cartoonish motion graphics
• Digital (20 samples): glitches and lo-fi sounds for experimental videos
• Keys (28 samples): keyboards, typewriters, and mouse sounds
• Mechanical (23 samples): switches, clangs, squeaks, and metal impact sounds for mechanic motion graphics
Dive into the dark with this trailer sound effects library, featuring booms and dark hits. Created by Tihomir Hristozov, a sound designer & composer with placements in trailers for blockbusters such as Godzilla: King of Monsters, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Ready Player One, Red Sparrow, and other.
Includes versions for Kontakt 5.6.0 (4 Kontakt instruments), and WAV files in 24 bit / 48 kHz (can be used if you don’t own Kontakt)
The Keyless Piano Body is a Kontakt Patch library that features an abandoned upright piano without keyboard.
The library encompasses the results of three extensive recording sessions and features the wonderful and reverberant sound of these piano remains.
For session 1 and 2 the body was brought to a studio and literally laid back so that various things like plastic balls, felt balls, glasses and much more could be thrown in to excite the strings. At the end of both sessions tons of samples were ready to edit. They now form 13 Kontakt instruments that encompass several precisely tuned pianos plus many prepared piano sets.
Session 3 was kind of a field recording gig as the piano remains were meanwhile moved to a rural garden area. The nightly recordings were done 6-channel so that several sample sets from 2 acoustic mics and 4 contact pick ups could be created. Again, the Kontakt instruments from this session feature the sounds of a rotten piano that is lovely and impressive at the same time. In a second pass the piano strings were treated with a stell jazz brush to bring up 3 multi-channel sets with prepared piano-like sounds.
Please see the Patch List here or below to learn more about the individual instruments. Also note that The Keyless Piano Body requires Kontakt 4 or higher.
Torsion is a new dark hi-tech sound library packed with cinematic sound effects, tempo locked synths, stutter-stingers, tonal feedback, signature braams, hits, downers, low end whooshes, vocals, rise-crescendo, reverse and comes with 300+ wav samples and 86 kontakt instruments powered by The Forge engine by Audiority.
The front panel of torsion features lp-hp resonating filters, adsr stages for both filters and amplitude, dual reverb which is a combination of classic reverb and convolution. This is great to add textures and personalise your sound.
Effect section include a very aggressive distortion unit, saturation and punch stages, delay and eq.
The distortion unit is gritty and very aggressive, combining a british amplifier with a voice-level bitcrusher.
The saturation unit features the high quality algorithm of kontakt.
The punch effect is a transient shaper, a kind of compressor used to control the attack and the sustain portion of a sound and which world great for drums, percussions, impacts, guitars, pianos and other sounds with a fast attack.
On top of that you can find the advanced rhythmic programmer that can work as an arpeggiator, a polyphonic sequencer or a gater.
Another key features in Torsion is the stack mode-voicing control which increase the number of voices per note played at the same time. On a single key you can play a different number of sounds to create chords of samples for more rich and layered ensembles.
A analog emulated 4-bands parametric equalizer. Low and high are shelf type, while low mid and high mid are bell type.
The resonant delay unit combines a delay based tunable resonator and a tempo synced stereo delay.
Torsion is 100% royalty free – single user license.
TH Studio Production presents a small, but bold cinematic Sound FX library: TRAILER BOOMS – featuring powerful explosion & blast sounds that’ll add extra oomph to your trailers. The library features a total of 35 sounds: 3 Kontakt Instruments – 10 Booms, 15 Long Booms, and 10 Very Long Booms. The Kontakt instruments require Kontakt 5.6.6, but the .wav files can be used without Kontakt too.
Need trailer sounds? ‘Trailer Impacts’ features 100+ cutting-edge, royalty free, professionally designed cinematic hits and impacts sound effects.
This sound effects library is a powerful audio arsenal for every sound designer, musician, or sound editor for use in video games, music production, motion picture and video game advertisement campaigns (teasers, trailers, promos, etc.) – and pretty much any multimedia presentation that needs extra punch. This sound effects library will help you to boost your production to the next level!
The ‘Trailer Impacts’ release is a result of months of field recording, editing, extensive sound synthesis and sound design. All sounds are recorded, produced and delivered in high definition 24bit/96khz. Each file is also embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow.
● 129 High Definition 24bit/96khz wav files
● 342MB of content
● 3 Kontakt nki files (Full version of Kontakt 5.5.1+ required to use the nki files)
● The included wav files can also be used without Kontakt
● Embedded Metadata for more effective workflow
The Trailer Elements library delivers 136 cinematic sounds for movies, trailers, video gams and others. Includes files for Kontakt 5.6.6 (17 instruments in total – full Kontakt version required) and regular WAV Files.
Sounds include Big Metal Hits, Metal Sounds, Hits, Darkness Hits, Rises, Reverse, Braams, Drones, Booms, long and Percussive Pulsations and more.
Cinematic Trailer Elements 2 is a cinematic toolkit library, packed with 84 minutes of heavy and powerful sounds. It features 53 instruments for Kontakt 5 (full version required – not included), as well as 354 wav files that can be used without Kontakt.
Booms, Long Booms, Braams, Dark Hits , High Hits, Short Metal Hits, Mega Horns, Big Metal Whooshes, Metal Whooshes, Pads, Pianos, Pulsations, Pulse Clocks, Pulse Low, Pulse Mid, Rises, Reverse sounds, Soft Whooshes, Stutter Whooshes, Stutter FX + Epic Vocals by Bulgarian vocalist Vladislava Hristozov
Dive into a new world of trailer sounds.
TH Studio Production presents you our new sample library, the ‘Trailer Elements 3’ Sound FX Toolkit Library.
Fresh new sound design sounds for trailers , video games and movies. Inspired by the sound of the latest Hollywood trailers, the library delivers 3 GB Content of (712 sounds), custom-made for trailers. It also features a version for Kontakt 5.6.6 (with 38 Kontakt instruments), as well as a WAV version.
Boom • Bass • Braams • Braams pulse • Clocks pulse • Downers • Guitars • Dark Hits • Hits • Short Hits • Kicks • Low pulse, Mid Pulse • Pads • Pianos • Pings, Rises • Synth Pulse
+ a Legato Vocal instrument, featuring the voice of Bulgarian singer Vladislava Hristozova
Introducing TRAILER PULSE CLOCK, featuring 10 different types of designed clocks. Contains 7 Kontakt 5.6.6 Instruments as well as .wav versions.
Features the following clocks:
Clocks Instruments • Clock Pulse Clean • Clock Pulse FX 1 • Clock Pulse FX 2 • Clock Pulse FX 3 • Clock Pulse Reverb • Clock Pulse Triola
Transmission apparatus is a construction kit designed to create a broad range of communication sounds, from real to “alien” broadcasting signals.
The library contains more than 2 GB of data, delivered in 373 files of unique sound material. It’s catalogued in five elements: AM (amplitude modulation), FM (frequency modulation), SSB (single side band – aka ham radio), KYMA (synthesised noises) and VOCAL (unintelligible speeches).
The first three bands were recorded from the output of different radio receivers at 96 kHz via a Crane Song HEDD (Harmonically Enhanced Digital Device) to add warmth and tube/analog sonic color to the recordings. All the samples have been carefully selected from these recording sessions, with the addition of just a little dsp processing to widen the stereo field.
The Kyma folder also contains unique audio files entirely synthesised in the SSC Kyma+Paca(rana) environment. A group of SFX called Vocal is the result of “destroyed” dialogues and vocal sources via spectral processing.
Transmission Apparatus is available in two versions:
96 kHz .WAV version• Audio Format: Broadcast Wave Files (.wav)
• Bit Depth: 24-bit Size: 2.49 GB
• Download size is 1.82 GB (compressed .rar archive)
Native Instruments Kontakt 5 version• Audio Format: NI Instruments File (.nki)
• Sample Rate: 96 kHz
• Bit Depth: 24-bit Size: 1.66 GB
• Download size is 1.64 GB (compressed .rar archive)
• Full version of NI Kontakt 5 required
TH Studio Production presents VANDRIA, an epic cinematic vocal library, featuring the voice of the singer Megi Angelova.
Born in Bulgaria, Megi Angelova is a singer/songwriter based in London, UK. Coming from a background of musicians and artists she always has been fascinated by art and music which inspires her to look beyond the frames and to experiment with different styles of music, vocals, lyrics, musical instruments and sound effects .
The library includes a version for the full Kontakt 5.8.1+, and a .wav version:17 Kontakt 5 instruments:
• 2 Types Vocal Legato
• 2 Types Vocal Legato Portamento
• 2 Types Vocal Legato Sustain
• Vocal Music Phrases : Cm , C#m, G#m, Hm .
• Vocal Whispers Phrases
• Vandria Pad
+ WAV version
FOOTSTEPS is practically a whole rack of shoes compiled into one single outstanding playable KONTAKT 5 instrument: it comprises boots, dress shoes, high heels, leather shoes and sneakers. We got accurate recordings of paces on all sorts of different grounds: wood, concrete, gravel, metal, sand and parquet. In addition, we added a lot of generic sound layers that can be easily added to the mix. Those layers include sounds of cloth, leather, metal, grass, water and snow.
A modern collection of 110+ cinematic WOOSH sound effects aimed at full-range theatre audio asset and available in WAV and Kontakt format.
Whether you work in sound design, as a composer or trailer editor WOOSH is a perfect toolbox to create movement, whooshes, flybys, transitions and anywhere you need accent or energetic passes in different speeds.
Designed Hard Hitting
Elements – Tonal – Simple Design
Low Boom Woosh
• Format: WAV + Kontakt 5.5 Full version required (Free player not supported)
• Kontakt NOT required to use the included WAV files
• Content: 590Mb – 116 WAV-BWF 24-bit 96k with Embedded Metadata
• 5 Kontakt Instruments with Photosynthesis Engine
• Dedicated GUI – Realtime control over filters, adsr envelope, gater, effects and master section
• Instant Playability
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