Spectacular sci-fi sound effects, from robot sounds, spacecraft and lasers to other futuristic sounds
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.
Discover nearly 7 hours of individually flavoured, hauntingly musical and ever-evolving drones, packaged neatly into 79 of the kind of audio files that you can never have enough of.
In many ways, Aberrant Drones is the sister library of the Augmentation Elements library, as it provides you with the creative tools required to augment your sound design.
Whilst the Augmentation Elements library arms you with tools such as whooshes, risers and stings, allowing you to sweeten specific elements of your sound design, the Aberrant Drones library allows you to augment the mood of an entire scene. Each audio file is populated with richly descriptive SoundMiner metadata, making it easier than ever before to sift through hours of abstract drones.
This is why the metadata is usually described in terms of feeling and mood, like so:
Augment your creative tool-box with Aberrant Drones, and transform your sound design work!
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 Ambiences – Stereo:
• 60 ready-to-use abstract ambiences in stereo
• 60 files, 5.18 GB
Abstract Ambiences 5.0 – Surround:
• 60 ready-to-use abstract ambiences in 5.0 surround (split mono) + stereo downmixes
• 300 split monofiles (60 ambiences in 5.0) + 60 stereo files, 13.08 GB
• 257 stereo layers/stems – source stems used to build the Abstract Ambiences library, offering 1000s of combinations
• 257 files, 13.33 GB
Abstract Ambiences COMPLETE Pack:
• Surround + Stereo Downmixes + Construction Kit bundle for maximum savings!
• 377 files, 31.59GB
More details about the packs below.
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.
Abstract Sound Design is a budget-friendly collection of unique audio material sourced from digital feedback loop experiments and granular processing sessions. Featuring 25 abstract atmospheres and 35 abstract FX, this library is perfect for those moments when creativity may be running dry, serving as an inspiring starting point for some serious sound sculpting. Of course, they may just fit your needs as they are, too!
What sort of sci-fi spaceship sounds can you create without using jet plane recordings? Here are a few options!
This library brings you 840 meta-tagged sounds recorded and created at 96kHz/24-bit stereo that can be used to bring your spaceships to life. This includes 376 designed sounds with various flybys, lift-offs, and landings for large, medium and small spaceships, as well as the 464 ingredient sounds that were used to create them, allowing you to customize and tailor the sounds to fit your project.
Note: The sounds in the audio sample have some panning and reverberation added; the sounds in the library itself are centered and entirely devoid of reverb.
This small sound library contains all the original CPU fan and hard disk noises emitted by the following vintage Apple MACs, each with its own unique texture:
• Power Macintosh 4400
• Power Macintosh 6400
• Power Macintosh 7200
• Macintosh Classic
• Macintosh Mac G4
• Macintosh Mac LC 475
The material contains a lot of mechanical noises and different startup chimes, plus a lot of boot sequences with all the hard drives/fans spinning and whirring.
Affix is a simple but powerful library. In this pack you will find 100 sounds in 29 files aimed to enhance and enrich Cinematic Impacts in your project thanks to a nice selection of movements, braams and tense and big Impact Elements.
With these Production Elements you can add deep, energy and power to your Impacts and are great for create a more dramatic and intense feeling in trailers, movies, games and music.
Also, you can use the sounds in Affix to enrich atmospheres, drones and create movements.
This sound effect library delivers a comprehensive collection of designed alarm sounds covering all types of alarm: small and large, high tech and vintage sounding, distorted and clean, complex and simple, fast and slow, continuous sirens, harsh buzzers and subtle beeps.
The sounds can be used for a wide range of alart and alarm sounds, including: car alarms, smoke detectors, timers and clocks, air raid sirens, medical equipment, police and emergency sirens, fire alarms, home security devices, digital watches, gadgets and communication devices.
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.
Synthetic Sphere is a collection of spatialised synthetic pads, mixed in an ambisonic format for a complete 360 interactive soundtrack. Multiple layers of pads, tones and amorphic FX are spreaded across the sphere, resulting in a truly immersive experience. These pads include gentle movement across 3D space, creating rich ambiances but without catching to much of the listener attention.
This collection is great for post production, VR/AR experiences, game developers and any real-time 3D audio engine.
All files are tagged and categorized for your convenience – supporting tag filtering browsing applications.
This package includes 10 Samples – Total 51 minutes of content.
Supported formats: First Order AmbiX and Stereo (Total of 20 files).
Download a B-Format Ambix demo here: Demo
The library is also available in a stereo only version here.
This library was built primarily using two different modular synthesizer systems. One based on the Korg MS-20 and the other based on the Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms 201. Included in this library you will find various one shots and hits alongside longer evolving textures and drones. The library was created in a very non-musical way and as such most of what you hear is noisy, gritty and a-tonal. The library can be used effectively for Sci-Fi Weapons, User Interfaces, Droids and Robots, Ambient Textures and many more possibilities.
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.
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.
• 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.
Frustration. You’ve spent hours on a project, only to end up with a sound scape that feels incomplete. The action scene feels empty, the weapons don’t sound heavy enough, the transitions don’t pack enough of a punch, the space ship doesn’t feel large enough and the monsters aren’t sufficiently scary.
The Augmentation Elements library has been built with this problem in mind. Due to the library’s abstract nature, the Risers, Stings, Swells and Whooshes can be molded and manipulated into adding that missing element that you’re looking for, and sweetening the whole mix.
In order to save you time and help you quickly find the sounds that you need, SoundMiner metadata has been carefully created for each individual file. There are no ‘Scream, 1’ and ‘Scream, 2’ in this library! Every single file is individually described, and the use of numbers is not employed!
Have a look at the metadata list further down the page!
Now, Your futuristic energy weapons don’t sound full enough? Try layering some of the stings and swells underneath them.
That large space ship doesn’t seem large enough? Grab some whooshes and pan them to your heart’s delight.
The alien doesn’t sound scary enough? Some of the stings sound eerily close to vocalizations. Grab them and run wild.
Are crucial transitions in your film lacking punch? Drag some of those risers into your DAW and see which one fits best!
Need to create suspense, tension and movement in your production? AXmos Cinematic Guitars is great for you.
Atmospheric elements, crazy chords, impacts, movements, reverses, soundscapes, distorted melodies, musical sound design and transitions are some of the things you will find in this collection, produced using a stratocaster type electric guitar. For that reason the sounds have a deep and musical feeling with such versatility that you can use them as effects or to enhance musical productions, generate a sound design musical moment and even compose tracks.
Apart of being a great library for Horror or Sci-fi games and movies, this collection is great for trailers too.
Atmospheric elements (designed, distortion, high, low and tremolo) • Chords (evocative chords, dark arpeggios and fantasy) • Impacts • Melodies • Movements • Pads • Reverses • Soundscapes (surreal and tension) • Transitions
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.
The Binary Code sound library delivers 570+ high quality futuristic interface sound effects perfect for video games, movies, tv and other multimedia presentations. This collection of UI sound effects will give your project the futuristic, hi-tech vibe that you’re after. With the vast selection of quality beeps, data processing and typing text sound fx you’ll easily find the type of sound that you’re looking for to create that sought-after, sci-fi, distant-future sound for your next project!
The Binary Code soundpack contains 616MB of high definition 24bit/96khz sounds, embedded with metadata to speed up your workflow and separated into three main categories: 1. Beeps 2. Readouts/Calculations 3. Typing.
Meet Bleep – The adorable robot vocal library that will melt the collective hearts of your audience. With all the vocalizations you need to give your cute robotic characters a life of their own.
Includes 211 vocals spanning over an amazing array of expressions!
Bo Ho – Kontakt Edition, is a new library of weird and wonderful sounds created from a cymbal being played with a violin bow. It consists of 52 clean recordings in WAV format, plus 8 manipulated, effected versions of some of the files, also in WAV format.
In addition to this, there are 15 Kontakt Instruments made up of different effects to all 60 WAV files, mapped to 60 keys on the keyboard, creating 900 individual sounds / drones / underscores when played with the full Kontakt Player (5.6.8 or above).
The sounds range from the haunting and the subtle, to the distorted ear bleeder and everything in between. The WAV files can be used on their own, or manipulated in any way. The Kontakt Instruments are all unlocked and fully editable, making the possibilities of different versions of the files infinite.
This library is a must for theatre / film / TV sound designers and for sound artists or for anyone who appreciates and uses strange sounds for any project.
Please note that the Kontakt instruments will only play on the full, latest version (5.6.8 or above).
If you understand BRAAAM then you know exactly what inspires this epic sound library. Hollywood blockbuster movies like Inception, A Dark Knight and Transformers were the birthplace for BRAAAM and today we proudly present to you an all new and epic collection of these scene making sounds.
Within you’ll find 100 unprecedented ultra high quality 96k 24bit .WAV files, all new and original recordings, filled with some authentic sonic hot sauce for your custom productions.
BRAAMS make everything feel bigger, more satisfying and dramatic. This library is totally dedicated to that vibration that enhances slow-motion shots, intros and outros in trailer sound design and soundtrack scores.
Featuring a whole spectrum of BRAAMS in designed and single element version with pitch information, this collection offers 130 sounds of dramatic low-end musical tones, distant horns, massive low brass, bass morph and low key sound effects which doesn’t yet have a name.
If you are building signature sounds or if you looking for “ready to use” designed BRAAMS, the material contained in this collection cover many aspects of the BRAAMS production.
Also contained in the pack an extra folder of single hit/impact, woosh, passby which are great to enrich your custom sound design.
‘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.
‘Cinematic Drones & Backgrounds’ by Cinematic Sound Design delivers a collection of background ambiences in high-definition 24-Bit quality and embedded with Soundminer metadata. Whether it’s a scene of a Sci-fi, thriller, crime film or game, these quality backing tracks will add an unique flavour to your media products & capture the viewer’s attention.
SoundBits “Cinematic Hits & Transitions 2“ description:
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.
Computer Sound FX from SoundBits features 650 computer noises, glitches, digital distortions, stutters, bleeps, signals, interfaces, buttons, loading and feedback
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
• Loading Processing
• Glitch | Malfunction
• Retro | 8-Bit
CYBERSPHERE is a collection of all sorts of UI/HUD sounds and more. It consists of everything from classic FM sounds to complex, multi-layered, warped, futuristic sounds – perfect for crafting sound for all sorts of UI/HUD elements as well as all sorts of futuristic devices.
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.
Venture into the unknown with Dark Deepsea Drones, consisting of 8 long drone soundscapes:
1 Into the Deep (6:50)
2 Pressure Induced Hallucination (5:51)
3 Abstract Mytosis (2:23)
4 Aquatic Appocalypse (4:31)
5 Obscure Entity (4:12)
6 Lost in the Abyss (12:26)
7 Drifting Away (9:21)
8 Amongst Jellyfish (5:34)
Artwork by Annemie Van Roey
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 18.104.22.168 or higher (the patches will not run in the free Kontakt Player).
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.
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.
‘Dark World’ is a collection of 50 drones and moods (250 mins +) that explore ideas of designed spaces.
Blurring the lines between score and sound design, ‘Dark World’ combines sound effects and musical instruments to create tense, beautiful and eerie moods. Made for composers and sound designers and ideal for surround sound placement.
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