Recordings from the Spanish capital. A collection of files containing a wide view of Madrid ambiences: Parks, streets, birds, city ambiences… 50 files of interior and exterior files recorded since 2009 in our city.
All the files have metadata embedded for great Soundminer type programs. They both include Spanish and English description.
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)
A collection of premium quality ambient recordings from the islands of Malta and Gozo.
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Mechanimal – Vocalization is a sound effects library designed for robotic creatures. Recorded and designed at 24 bit / 96 kHz – feel free to time-stretch and pitch all the sounds to have fun!
It’s more like “source sounds”, so for best results, mix them up with organic, human or animal sounds!
Descend into the sinister depths of madness with MEMORIES, a fascinating sci-fi sound collection that genuinely brings a unique perspective in the indie science fiction framework.
If you are looking for big bold sci-fi futuristic sound design, MEMORIES can add a terrific touch of horror and tension to the darkest sci-fi installment for theatrical audience.
Featuring 280+ organic samples with embedded metadata and 10 categories from genre bender impact and hits, sinister tonal material, dark stingers, intricate glitched atmospheres and designed metal textures.
Kontakt Instruments are based on Photosynthesis an open source engine made by Jeremiah Pena from exoticstates.com. You can easily access filters, 13 effects, a rhythm section featuring a step sequencer, filter sequencer, 2 filter LFOs, and gain/pan/pitch LFOs. The samples can be used as regular .WAV files, but the Kontakt Instruments require the full version of Kontakt 5 (not included).
This bundle includes our popular Metal source material library and ALL future derived sound design libraries from Metal Hits, Scrapes & Squeaks. The first derived library is Metal Souls.
The Metal Forge ensemble included is a simplified version of our Forge ensemble. It comes pre-loaded with various Metal samples for the ability to quickly create new sounds from the provided material.
I spent a great deal of time exploring pitch manipulation with this library. Much of it relied on rendered processing to acquire the aesthetic that I wanted. My vision was to make something ethereal and vocal but also a bit vague.
Metal Hits, Scrapes & Squeaks
Props include objects such as sheet metal, sledgehammers, paint cans, metal buckets, metal grating, metal marbles, cups, pots and pans, dry ice (contributing squeaks and squeals), metal bars, metal stands, chains and more.
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!
FabFilter Micro’s single filter is smooth and creamy, yet easily turns into raw saturation and self-oscillation when tweaked using the interactive filter display. It features low-pass and high-pass shapes and an envelope follower to modulate the cut-off frequency.
With the individual Input Gain and Output Gain parameters, you can fully control the saturation of the internal filter, making FabFilter Micro not only ideally suited for basic filtering tasks, but also capable of beautiful distortion and analog saturation effects.
Of course, you also get all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, extensive help with interactive help hints, AltiVec and SSE optimization, and much more!
Military Buildings is a collection of 5.0 room tones/ambiences and stereo & mono spot effects and activities recorded on location
We extensively explored an array of interesting locations centered around an Abandoned Military Facility.
• Jet engine testing facility with exhaust tunnel.
• Aircraft Hangers used during the late 70’s Cold War era.
• Bomb stores, purpose built for the cold war to secure nuclear weapons.
• Military Barracks.
• A large Squadron Building with unique decontamination stations.
• A series of old dilapidated barns on the site likely used for storage and general purpose.
• K9 Dog kennels, jail cells and an array of lengthy corridors spanning the site.
Our first task was exploring the base in its entirety to record high quality 5.0 room tones of each individual space.
Some of these unique spaces have been untouched since the 70’s and are thus in a state of disrepair. Paint peeling off the walls, cracks scarring each room, window, and ceiling. The dilapidated state of these rooms creates minute details in the sonic architecture which add depth, character and can give a clear indication as to the size of the spaces and so have been left in the recordings.
Next we set about recording spot fx with multiple perspectives (close up and wide) within the different spaces.
These spot fx include:
Doors (manual and electric), light fixtures, buttons/switches/levers, metal impacts, BG activities, compound gates, and any other fixture or fitting we could open, close, turn, twist, rattle, shake, impact
All of our sounds have been recorded in high-quality 24bit, 96kHz using Sound Devices recorders and Sennheiser, microphones. Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up workflow and increase organization.
is a bizarre and unique harp for Ni Kontakt based on a custom-made musical instrument by Italy-based guitarist Paolo Balestri.
He crafted Mokarpa using guitar strings mounted on a Moka, the iconic Italian coffee pot.
The sounds is harmonically rich, delicate with metallic resonances and with a dreamy flavor.
It’s suitable for fantasy soundtracks, lo-fi hiphop, R&B, cinematic and chill tracks.
The Kontakt instrument allows you to adjust the sound with a custom scripted GUI.
MOKARPA WORKS ONLY WITH FULL KONTAKT 5.8.1 or ABOVE (NOT COMPATIBLE FREE KONTAKT PLAYER)
We’re proud to release our first premier race ambience library, as we continue our exciting journey in sound experimentation with spatial audio. The Monaco Grand Prix 2018 is a genuine sonic document of the 76th edition of the Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, the world’s most glamorous race.
If you’re looking for unique and modern race engine sounds and ambiences to use in your commercial, movie, television or game projects, here you’ll find lot of sounds with different perspectives to start building real and tactile sport soundscapes.
We made use of two favourite Ambisonics microphones: the Sennheiser Ambeo and the classic Soundfield SPS200, recorded across our Sonosax gear (SX-R4+, SX-R4, SX-M32) and their amazing preamps, which digested the high SPLs of the high-performance cars.
But that’s not all: you’ll also find extremely accurate stereo recordings made with a Sanken CSS-5, an A-B Stereo Technique configuration with a couple of omnidirectional DPA 4060 and, last but not least, a custom MS rig based on a Schoeps MK 41 supercardioid capsule (Mid), plus a MK 8 figure-8 capsule (Side), amplified by their respective CMC 6 units.
Looking for radical transformations? We recorded everything @ 96 kHz, so if you want to turn a pass-by into a dramatic spaceship pass, you’ll be free from any sonic artifacts.
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.
This library features 11 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, 48Khz and 24 bits HD, with recordings of dune and desert wind, desert atmosphere, insects, distant waves, silent deserts & more captured in Namibian deserts. As always, top quality recordings specially designed for film audio projects.
Recorded by sound mixer and designer Jose Luis Alcaine Bartolome., and as always, decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios.
Once again, we have mastered all the files in Ad Hoc Studios Madrid (link), Post Production sound studios certified by Avid and Dolby ATMOS, one of the best post-production facilities in Spain.
The Nature and Wildlife bundle by Mindful Audio is a collection of libraries that covers a wide variety of natural environments and animals. These recordings have been captured in pristine areas like rainforests, cloud forests, temperate forests, woodlands and wetlands. The wildlife includes elephants, baboons, monkeys, frogs, cicadas and a varied assortment of bird species, all recorded wild in their habitats. This is the content you’re getting:
Nature’s Fury: Rain, Wind, Thunder is a massive collection of storm sounds to help you build your environments.
Whether you need a light rain ambience all the way up to heavy rain, howling winds, and cracking and rumbling thunder blowing through your scene – we have you covered. We even isolated some low rumbling thunder to be used in your sound design.
Consider this a storm toolkit that comes with three 4-minute long 5.1 surround designed thunderstorms to get you started!
One of the greatest cities in the world, New York is always a whirlwind of activity, with famous sites at every turn and never enough time to see them all. Some people come here to enjoy the Broadway shows; others come specifically to shop; and many come simply to see the sights: the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, historic neighborhoods, and numerous world famous museums. All of them offer unique perspectives of the city. Any time of year and any time of day there are an endless array of things to see and do in New York.
We visited New York last summer and once again, we have recorded recorded 22 beautiful tracks in ambisonic format, decoded and mixed in Dolby ATMOS at AdHoc Studios. The New York city sounds will give you the essence of the most iconic film city in the world. AmbiX First Order Ambisonic, Dolby ATMOS 7.12, 5.1 and ST files have been mastered with Pro Tools HD 2018 system are included in the package.
Nordic Nature is a collection of evocative and immersive ambiences recorded by George Vlad and Pete Smith over a three-year period across the wilderness of Sweden and Norway. It is available as 24/96 Stereo and Surround and features highly-detailed metadata and separate documents listing the species identified.
We both plan on returning to Scandinavia and these trips will result in at least two library updates.
Here you can find 61 HD quad surround ambiences of the wild North European nature. They were recorded during a two-week recording trip on foot and by rowing boat in the hot July of 2018 at the heart of the national park in Karelia, North-Western Russia. Spacious, transparent, immersive and absolutely free from any technogenic and anthropogenic sounds. Still air and wind through grass or trees. Birds and insects from single and sparse at the cloudy morning to dense and busy at the hot sunny noon, a mosquito chorus at dawn and ear-piercing grasshoppers at sunset. Distant thunder rolls and disturbed Arctic Loon, huge old trees creaking and grumbling in the wind.
10 % of the library’s revenue goes to nature preserves and animal shelters.
This second volume comprises 71 quad surround ambiences of the hot summer at the national park in Karelia, North-Western Russia. Carrying you away into the land of Mother Nature, untouched with technogenic and anthropogenic sounds. Busy morning of birds and insect in a marsh, streams in forests and a beaver’s dam, a rapid roaring river in a canyon. Mystically whispering and aggressively chattering winds through reed. A swallow feeding their nestlings in front of the microphone. Still evening over lakes with echoing voices of a Hobby falcon, Arctic Loon calls and splashy takeoff runs. Otherworldly silent night with Longhorn beetle larvae creaking communications in the trees at the shore, a bat at 30 kHz and a large beetle cruising around the mic like a helicopter with rumble down to infrasound.
10 % of the library’s revenue goes to nature preserves and animal shelters.
Produced and recorded by Pro Sound Effects, NYC Ambisonics is a library of New York City ambiences recorded with a SoundField microphone.
The Ambisonics format allows sound editors and mixers to tweak “virtual microphones” in real time with included software. The Ambisonics recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond. The creative possibilities are endless!
“Very well recorded…especially the ride on the New York subway as well as the subway platform, and Chinatown is full of life.” – Pro Tools Expert Review
NYC Ambisonics features 53 high-quality B-format ambiences (nearly 7 hours total) and is bundled with SurroundZone2, software that allows you to point “virtual microphones” in any direction with a wide range of polar patterns. The library features 24-bit/96kHz Ambisonics recordings from all over New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Pre-rendered stereo versions of all of the recordings are also included.
In addition to giving sound editors and mixers greater flexibility and control over the recordings, NYC Ambisonics is also perfect for 3D Audio applications including VR and 360º video.
New York City has never sounded better!
Breathe life into your urban scenes with the authentic energy of the NYC Ambisonics Vol. 2 sound effects library. Create pristine backgrounds for everyday applications and specific locations – including tucked-away Brooklyn streets, MTA subway platforms, the New York Public Library, the rumble of midtown Manhattan, the bustling sounds of Grand Central Station, and more.
NYC Ambisonics Vol. 2 features 90 high-quality B-format ambiences with bundled software that allows you to point “virtual microphones” in any direction in real-time with a wide range of polar patterns. Captured by recordist Coll Anderson, this library features 24-bit/96kHz Ambisonics recordings from hand-picked locations throughout New York City, with a focus on Manhattan and Brooklyn. Pre-rendered stereo versions of all of the recordings are also included.
As a follow-up to Pro Sound Effects’ popular NYC Ambisonics library, and the latest addition to the Urban Ambisonics Bundle, NYC Ambisonics Vol. 2 maintains the standard of quality while expanding the sonic offering to a range of useful new locations.
The Ambisonics recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond. In addition to giving sound editors and mixers greater flexibility and control over the recordings, these recordings are also perfect for 3D Audio applications including VR and 360º video.
Your DAW must support Quad (4-channel) tracks in order to use SurroundZone2 plug-in.
“Old Cars – Short Passby” is a library with a lot of classic cars: Ford, MG, Jaguar, Porsche, Triumph, Cobra, Austin, Alpha and more.
You will find 45 files with single car Pass Bys. The files are not named after specific cars/manufacturers.
This ambisonic library takes us to the historical centre of a magic city of Prague. A listener is surrounded by international crowds with lots of voices and footsteps in all possible distances. The soundscape background is complemented by diffused city noises of all kinds. And you can even meet a procession of Asian tourists!
Highlights:-16+16 crowd ambiences take place in narrow streets and large squares
-from decent pads to significantly sounding moments
-recorded on Sound Devices MixPre-6 and Soundfield by Rode NTSF1 ambisonic microphone
-both first order AmbiX and standard stereo files in the box
-96/24 resolution, 6.2 GB unpacked, 59.5 minutes of the original audio, 119 minutes in total
-all tracks are over 3 minutes length
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.
With A Sound Effect, Asbjoern has created a web site where our international community can browse, learn, and share the vast fruits of our labors. Together we are accelerating the very real potential power of sound design as a recognized art form.
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