Do you want to make a robot or some other mechanical object sound unique? Or do you need high class heavy mechanical motor or servo sounds for layering purposes?
The 3D Printer library is a collection of high quality motor, servo and mechanical movement sounds that can help you make a nice looking robot sound like a mean killing machine. The library is also a great and affordable way to add uniqueness to your sound effects.
The library was recorded with two sets of microphones: A stereo pair of JrF C-series contact microphones were used to capture the more delicate inner sounds of the printer while a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040 microphones recorded the more raw outer sound of the mechanical motor movements.
You get the sounds in two formats: 96 KHz 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.
Get the sounds of a Printrbot 3D printer – with four NEMA 14 stepper motors -, in this interesting SFX library by New Sound Lab.
The high torque motors connected to a pulley system control the X-Y-Z movements of the aluminum extruder and metal print bed. When printing three-dimensional objects, these fast and precise movements result in a unique barrage of percussive and rhythmic mechanical noise.
These sounds were captured using three different recording setups: Barcus Berry contact mics, RF coils, and combined contact mic / RF coil into a Sound Devices 702 recorder.
The resulting sounds are a mix of grainy, gritty atonal patterns, robotic percussive bleeps, glitchy digital beeps/clicks, low fidelity drones, and chaotic noise. Both raw recordings, and processed elements are included and ready for further sound manipulation.
Abstract Ambiences gets you a collection of abstract and surreal ambiences, covering everything from Doomed Soundscapes, Dark Drones, Futuristic Dungeons, Alien Worlds, SciFi Horror, Weird Radio Messages and Interference to Disturbing and Terrifying Noises, Eerie Textures & more. The library is the first of many collaborations between SoundBits and Monte Sound. All sounds are royalty free – and several versions are available:
Abstract Interior Tones is a high-definition collection of synthetic, inharmonic room tones and drones, that are made exclusively to provide sound designers a truly diverse sonic palette for designing neutral, non-intrusive, and spacious soundscapes for science fiction, horror, fantasy, dramas and documentaries. Abstract Interior Tones features 80 24bit/96kHz seamlessly looping sounds, normalised to -23LUFS and embedded with Soundminer metadata.
A collection of ear-piercing, stress-inducing alarm tones and noise samples. They're built from the ground up, starting with synthetic test tones (dual and single), signals or noise, and then carefully tweaked through analog and plugins filters, to obtain the right tempo, pitch and feel. Most tracks are more than 1 minute long and are easily looped.
Analog TV gets you 99 recordings from the Tele Star 4004 TV, built in the 80s in Leningrad/Russia. The collection features everything from a range of noises, frequency glitches, short pulses, and long frequency sweeps in the VHF and UHF bands. It also comes with a good collection of different static noises and really weird stuff that could – and just might – come from outer space.
This Hard Drive SFX library delivers the sounds of severely mistreated hard drives. We hit hard drives with hammers, drilled holes in them, bent them and inserted objects into them before turning them on. Power ups, shut downs, grinding, screeching, whines, and rattling are just a few of the sounds you’ll find here. Great source material for sound design and heavy processing.
Around Bridges Volume 2 gets you sounds taken from the iron and steel construction elements of various bridges in Berlin. The entire library was recorded with a two-channel contact microphone setup and it features thrilling vibrations caused be passing cars, trucks, trams and metro trains.
The material in this library is a comprehensive resource for creating otherworldly ambiences, futuristic pass-bys or eerie atmospheres with a touch of rusty steel and iron.
Arch Bridge Iron * Arch Bridge Steel Rivets * City Rail Bridge Iron * Flat Bridge River Iron * Metro Bridge Cross * Metro Bridge Iron * Railroad Bridge Main Street Iron * Railroad Bridge River Steel * Road Bridge Iron * Road Bridge Steel Sections
Artificial Life is a collection of designed and raw sci-fi sound effects dedicated to non-organic lifeforms, alien machinery and abstract expressive articulations. Inside you will find sounds of energy bursts, piercing lasers, heavy sparks, warm synthetic drones and otherworldly textures, whimsical glitchy reactions, beautiful beeps and calculations, and much more.
This library will be a nice addition to your palette of futuristic sound effects, whether you are working on a video game, motion picture or a music track.
Artificial Life features sounds such as:
• Designed / Articulations – Abstract
• Designed / Articulations – Bursts
• Designed / Articulations – Reverses
• Designed / Articulations – Transitions
• Designed / Impacts and Hits
• Designed / Interface – Beeps
• Designed / Interface – Gestures
• Designed / Interface – Glitch
• Designed / Interface – Calculations and Telemetry
• Designed / Texures and Drones
• Raw / Impacts and Bursts
• Raw / Interface and Glitches
• Raw / Textures and Drones
• Raw / Whooshes
Featuring sounds taken from lo-fi instrumental recordings, harsh noise experiments and granular synthesis explorations, Atmosfear is a gritty soundscape collection geared towards the horror genre. With a distinctly unpolished production style to bring a rough edge to your scenario, these sounds can be used to invoke feelings of suspense, dread, tension, fear and doom into your characters and environments.
What does an industrial scale torture chamber in an abandoned asylum sound like? What about a high-voltage electrical possession? Find the answer to these questions and more with Atmosfear. Enter if you dare.
Bane Cinematics is a powerful collection of cinematic sound effects, perfect for games, trailers and other projects where you want to make a monumental impact. Bane Cinematics gets you more than 470 sound effects such as cinematic impacts, risers, thuds, strikes, flybys, whooshes, drones, hums, power shots and hits. + Includes embedded Soundminer meta data.
A mixed collection of various sound design beeps and buzzers. Includes raw and coarse buzzers, nasal and thin buzzers, and humming buzzers. Also features pure and clean beeps, fluttering blips, and cybernetic boops. Includes over 15 fields of metadata in three formats, including Soundminer.
'Biomorph' offers broad-spectrum, cutting-edge sound effects that are out of this world. With digital soundscapes, mutated organisms, granulated liquids, twisted robotic vocalizations, sophisticated low-frequency effects and morphing plasmic textures, these sounds will transform your sci-fi soundscape. If your next project calls for the sounds of ancient extraterrestrial artifacts, eerie inter-dimensional entities, gritty bio-mechanical articulations or foreboding atmospheres, you will undoubtedly find this collection of sound effects to be an indispensable resource.
• 1395 designed sci-fi sound effects
• 5 GB of 24 bit/96 kHz WAV content – more than 2 hours total
• Flexible, broad-spectrum, cutting-edge, otherworldly sound effects
• Crafted to compliment modern games, music and multimedia productions
'Chimera' features 200 designed sound effects inspired by demons, ghosts and creatures from the darkness. Comprised of some of Glitchmachine's darkest and most disturbing material to date, 'Chimera' is focused on a unique hybrid of psychological horror and technical monster sound effects.
You will find demonic vocalizations, haunted atmospheres, mutated creatures, cursed ghosts and chilling supernatural drones that will wake the dead.
• 200 designed, dark drone sound effects
• 2.5 GB of 24 bit/96 kHz WAV content
• Inspired by psychological horror and technical monster SFX
• Crafted to compliment modern music, game and multimedia productions
The Cinematic Hits and Transitions 2 sound effects library from SoundBits delivers 222 cinematic, epic, heavy, impacts and hits – ranging from very deep, earthshaking hits, to brutally distorted and mangled impacts. Some are dry, some with extra huge reverbs, others get you an instant attack while some come with a build-up for that extra tension. Lots of starts and tails of the sounds can be combined with each other to give you even more.
But that’s not all. There are also 111 scary, haunting, unsettling and weird transitions and movements that instantly give you goosbumps and add that extra suspense for your productions. Lots of new sounds were recorded and got merged with existing SoundBits | Sound Effects. This fusion got mangled, crushed, edited and designed to create this cinematic experience.
The “Computer Sound FX 2“ Sound Effects Library from SoundBits contains over 1000 designed computer sound effects including interface, noise, glitch, alarm, bleep, processing, loading, interaction, malfunction, access, and 8-Bit SFX.
From simple select and confirmation sounds to more complex loops and processing one shots and alarms, you'll find a large and composite collection of sound effects to give your interface or animation the right sonic treatment.
The sounds are divided into the following categories:
– Access Granted | Confirm
– Access Denied
The Cyborg Collection features a wide assortment of over 3000 Sci-Fi sound effects ranging from small user interfaces to massive robots.
Everything from simple droids to powerful plasma rifles and futuristic transformations are included in this 3.2GB library. Check out the track listing here to see the variety of robots, interfaces, weaponry, vehicles and spacecraft included in the collection.
Hard hitting and dark science-fiction sounds and effects, all delivered in high definition 96kHz / 24bit.
The AUDIO IMPERIA “Dark Dimensions” series is specifically designed for dark and aggressive science fiction trailer campaigns, using the talents of sound designer and renowned producer Paul Ortiz.
It comes with custom Kontakt Patches, using powerful open-source engine Photosynthesis, and requires the full version of Kontakt 22.214.171.124 or higher (the patches will not run in the free Kontakt Player).
Dark Dimensions 1 includes:
Booms • Downers • Drones • Designed Hits • Futuristic FX • Pulses 3/4 • Pulses 4/4 • Reversed FX • Risers • Slow Stingers • Whooshes
Are you looking for a dark-sounding user interface sound library? Something that calls back to movies like Prometheus or Oblivion? Then look no further. This library is made for sci-fi films and games, with its futuristic loops, drones, transitions, buttons, glitches and plenty more. These are the sounds that can flesh out the advanced technology in your spacecraft's cabin as it wanders deep in the outer limits of the universe.
Dark Sci Fi User Interface Sounds gets you:
• 1000+ Sounds
• 1.27 Gigs
• Beeps, Buttons, Glitches, Loops, Drones, Calculations, Transitions, Ons, Offs, and More!
• Stereo 96kHz/24bit
• Metadata included for programs like Soundminer
SciFi Drones is a composite collection of very disturbing and scary futuristic spaceship ambiences, Sci-Fi Drones and organic, surreal alien-atmospheres.
Each drone is 2 minutes long, with very versatile variations in each file. And whether it comes to futuristic horror settings, abandoned sci-fi corridors, large spaceship halls, haunted basements or open space in an alien galaxy, this will set the right tone.
Fantastic for any sci-fi project – and will also set the tone equally well for other disturbing cyberpunk projects and scary industrial spaces.
This library is a hybrid-production; A symbiosis of organic original field-recordings like Room Tones, Construction Sites, Traffic, Zoo-Animals, Motors and synthetic elements. Lot’s of spectral and granular synthesis. And lots of sound designing, of course.
A bundle containing a collection of very disturbing and scary futuristic spaceship ambiences, Sci-Fi Drones and organic, surreal alien-atmospheres. This special bundle gets you both full mixes, as well as drones carefully split into logical frequency layers for maximum flexibility.
This gives you better control, allows you to do your own mix of these elements, and you can combine and mix the different layers across the ambiences using drag&drop to create nearly endless variations. It also makes it easy to do creative up-mixes to surround.
Creatively processed field recordings to create both exciting ice breaks/shatters and evolving textures that combine the natural sounds of ice with otherworldly and experimental digital post-processing.
Designed Ice highlights:
70 24bit 48kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
10 Bonus Raw Source WAV Files
DOOM is a modern sound effects library of cutting-edge cinematic impacts, complex stingers, one-shot tones and dark percussive elements with a dirty, authentic sound.
The follow-up to the popular Raptus SFX library, DOOM features a full spectrum of original sound effects, dedicated to sound designers, sound editors and composers needing a high-impact, destruction feel in their productions.
DOOM is delivered with 10 Kontakt preset banks and 3 Multis to get instant inspiration, as well as stand-alone WAV files. A full version of Native Instrument's Kontakt is required to use the Kontakt patches. Without Kontakt, you can use the included WAV files.
Get the next level of cutting-edge sound effects with DOOM:
A collection of versatile, carefully crafted, seamless looping drones and textures, that would take you away into the unknown realms. The pack includes all kinds of moods: from low-rumbling environmental ambiences and spacey drones, to the divine and transparent textures.
“Driving Forces” is an ultimately innovative sound effects construction kit from Digital Rain Lab. The pack is dedicated to futuristic engine sounds: from small hovering drones to huge space motherships. It thoughtfully includes various engine categories such as Jet Turbines, Micro motors, and Recordings. The addition of real textures makes the library well balanced and very flexibile for designing unique vehicle sounds.
Natively made in 96k/24bit, all sounds are ready to be heavily manipulated, and are tagged with BWF and Soundminer metadata for a faster workflow.
The AUDIO IMPERIA “Dystopian Dreams” cinematic tool kit series is specifically designed for modern post-apocalyptic and science fiction campaigns and offers a wide variety of sounds and effects.
For Volume 1 we turned to renowned producer Histibe, well known for his outstanding sound design talents. His works have been published on notable platforms such as Vimeo Staff Picks, JAY Z's Life+Times, UKF, DJ Mag, Dezeen, Complex, BBC, OFFF Festival, Loopmasters and many others. Together we created a cinematic tool kit that will provide you with the perfect set of go-to sounds for your project.
We spent countless hours on designing these sounds, drawing inspiration from movies like Maze Runner, Mad Max: Fury Road, Oblivion, I am Legend, 28 Days Later, Terminator Genisys, Priest, World War Z and TV shows like Heroes, Supernatural and The Walking Dead.
Dystopian Dreams requires the full version of Kontakt 126.96.36.199 or higher (the patches will not run in the free Kontakt Player)
When you need Electric Typewriters Sounds, this composite SFX collection of 4 and half (yes half, one machine was broken) (old) electric typewriters delivers. You will find sounds ranging from opening/closing covers, pressing keys, random typing, electric motor movements of the writing head, mechanic-hammering of the letters, small mechanical levers and more.
Of course the sounds can be used for interfaces (and, well, electric typewriters!) – but they could also easily be mangled and mutilated for some great robotic and futuristic stuff. Try it yourself. All sounds were recorded with a Sennheiser MKH8050 through a UA Apollo 8 and a RODE NTG-3 through a Sound Devices 744T. All sounds are royalty free.
Get a wide range of versatile electric and mechanic motors, engines, tools and toys in the “Electro-Mechanics ToolKit” Sound Effects Collection features.
The SFX library features many different grinders, drills, screwdrivers, buzz saws, sanders, kitchen tools, electric and mechanic toys, CD-drives, doors, and much more. All waiting to be cut up, layered, edited and mangled with FX to become spaceship engines, robot movements, sci fi doors, weapon mechanics and anything that moves by electricity.
This library is not meant to be a comprehensive tools library, but rather a composite toolkit to bring life to futuristic electro-mechanic machines, devices, weapons, vehicles and more.
All sounds in this pack were recorded with up to 4 mics and mixed to give a full and rich sound. All cleaned and edited for direct use in your productions.
Need electric sounds such as sparks, current flows and electric arcs? Electronic Drain is a collection of electric and electronic sources specifically designed for movies, audio logos and trailers. The library includes new and experimental sound material generated using the most cutting-edge digital signal processing techniques.
Providing digital, organic, raw and designed sounds Electronic Drain delivers a rich sonic complexity and a wide range of possible variations. Sounds have been further processed and looped in Kontakt to offer a larger number of possible combinations.
Electronic Drain comes with 1.1 GB and 300 .Wav files + 11 Kontakt instruments. The Kontakt instruments require the full Kontakt 5 or higher – the .wav files can be used without Kontakt.
Features sounds such as:
Bleeps • Current Flow • Electric Arc • Glitch • Interface Design • Electricity • Magnetic Field • Sparks – designed • Sparks – long • Sparks – mid – short • Static • Voltage Stutter
Energy is an entirely synthesized library, inspired by classic sound effects heard in a wide variety of action and adventure TV shows. Synthesized source material to create energy beams, lasers, blasts, whooshes, explosions, magical effects and more is bundled in this library and ready to be layered and processed. Energy contains 74 audio files with 5 variations of each sound effect per audio file, totalling 370 sounds.
This SFX library is a complete collection of everything ENERGY, covering Electricity, Power Ups, Shockwaves, Sparks, Force Fields, Zaps, Loops, and plenty more.
ENERGY is created in collaboration with talented French sound design duo Frederic Devanlay and Cedric Denooz, and features more than 625+ sounds and 6.4GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata.
• Energy Loops (start, loop, end)
• Neutrons and Particles
• Electricity sparks, zaps, impacts
• Energy Weapons / Special Powers
• Whoosh and Passbys
• Energy Foley
• Hums and Buzzes
• Lightning Elements
• Power Ups and Power Downs
• Source Tool Box – Create your own sounds from scratch!
AUDIO IMPERIA strikes again with “Event Horizon”, a new library featuring futuristic, electronic sounds, synths and effects, all delivered in high definition 96kHz / 24bit. The Event Horizon series is specifically designed for modern science fiction campaigns in the likes of Tron, Interstellar, Oblivion, Gravity, Elysium and similar movies. We heavily drew inspiration from musicians such as M83, Daftpunk, Thomas Bergersen, Junkie XL and Steven Price.
Event Horizon comes with 141 sounds + 20 synths (another 1,300+ files) and feautures custom Kontakt Patches using powerful open-source engine Photosynthesis (requires the full version of Kontakt 188.8.131.52 or higher – the patches will not run in the free Kontakt Player)
Evil Twin is a Reaktor 5 and 6 ensemble for creating cinematic sound design, BPM synced rhythmic loops, intense impacts, whooshes, glitches, drones, and special effects.
Evil Twin is sample-based and contains a custom 128 sample library from SoundMorph. You can also load your own samples easily. If you own the new Reaktor 6, Evil Twin is a must have.
Evil Twin Key Features:
• Presets by Richard Devine, Ivo Ivanov, Jason Cushing, Yan David and more
• 3 LFOs
• Drawable envelopes
• Complete knob modulation
• Load up to 6 samples
• 3 effects
• Grain, Jitter, and Pitch controls
• BPM synced loops
• Included Touch OSC template
• Note: This library requires a full version of Reaktor 5 or 6
Exosuit contains a large number of armored sound FX ready to use. Inside this turbocharged bio-suit you will find an arsenal of mechanized pieces of equipment noises and mechanical sequences.
Also included are sampled organic sounds, metallic impacts, chain sounds, pneumatic and hissing air sounds, whooshes, explosions, electric arcs and surges and diverse ranges of alien weapons (grenade launcher, a variant of the ARC Gun and missiles). All files are named and sorted thematically.
The Floppy Drives sound effects library features recordings of seven computer disk drives: two 3.5″ floppy drives, one 5.25″ floppy drive, three Zip drives, and one SuperDisk drive.
All drives were taken apart to access and manipulate the stepper/eject motors to create unique sounds. These range from electronic percussive bleeps and glitchy noises, to electromechanical motor movements.
An Arduino UNO microcontroller board was connected to one of the 3.5″ floppy drives, allowing precise control of the drive's stepper motor via custom software code. A midi keyboard was interfaced to the system, giving the ability to control the back-and-forth movement of the read/write heads via notes on the keyboard. This essentially turned the drive into an instrument, producing a new set of sounds not existing in the drive's normal functions.
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