Spectacular sci-fi sound effects, from robot sounds, spacecraft and lasers to other futuristic sounds
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.
• Panasonic R300
• Olivetti Lettera E501
• Sharp PA-4000
• Triumph+Adler Gabriele 100
• Erika 3006
Almost 640 clips of designed cracking electrical zaps and arcs and resonant magnetic fields in over 2 GB of accents, drones, and tones.
Each clip is trimmed and carefully organized in folders and with extensive metadata.
Need electrical sounds? Electricity-Sparks N Arcs delivers more than 200 files of 12,000 volt sparking electrical arcs, industrial welders, electrical shorts, Taser gun discharges, Van Der Graph Generator and custom-made Jacob’s Ladder for those classic sci-fi lab effects… even the sounds of the electrocution of an innocent pickle.
These hard-to-find sounds of massive power and electricity are perfect for adding sizzle to video games, movie projects and multimedia.
All sounds were recorded at 96k/24 bit with multiple microphones. Embedded with metadata (Soundminer, Broadcast Wav)
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.
This library has a unique selection of electromagnetic sounds, recorded and edited with the utmost care.
Includes over 600 Electromagnetic Field sounds, 200 raw stereo 24Bit/192kHz recordings of more than 40 different electronic devices. Only the most interesting have been selected for this collection.
Inside you’ll find different kinds of Noises, Glitches, Whooshes, Passbys, Beeps, Mechanical Movements, Hum, Buzz, Clicks, Crackles, from simple smartphone to carving machine or laser engraving machine, eco-solvent printer, cutting plotter, touch screen terminal and much more.
Includes embedded Soundminer metadata.
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.
ELS is a library that contains electromagnetic field recordings. It features source material ranging from household objects, drones, vehicles and radiology equipment.
During the recording process, the goal was to find and record sounds that mainly had a distinctive and musical profile rather than simply just noise.
All of the included content was recorded with a LOM Elektrosluch Mini City at 24bit/ 96khz. The files have only been processed and cleaned to isolate the sounds from other components.
The designed section contains few different ready to use sounds.
We’re surrounded by a range of electromagnetic frequencies undetectable to the human ear. Unique whines, hums, buzzes, bleeps & drones hidden in plain site. With the help of JrF induction pick-up microphones, I’ve recorded the EMF signal generated by a numerous electronics including synthesizers, computers, dvd players, lights, hard drives, gaming consoles and other household devices.
All sounds were recorded using the Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6 and a stereo pair of JrF induction pick-up microphones.
Endless Drones is a diverse set of 100 multi-layered atmospheres and mangled drone textures, that will help you portray an unsettling sense of mood or establish a unique sense of location in your projects.
All sounds are formed from field recordings and organic sound elements that are spliced, mixed and merged with synthetic tones and low-end rumble sources, using extensive processing and advanced production techniques.
Some of the most interesting real-world elements that have been used are city hum noises, roaring factory ambiences, radio statics, cicadas, water flows, howling winds, spooky waves of laughter, horse galloping sounds, nasty metal scrapes, and slides, tape wrapping sounds around the gears and rainscapes.
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!
“Eradication” is an exciting small pack of 25 Planet Explosions.
If your project needs the sounds of destruction of planets, moons or the sun this unique library of big and energetic blasts can be a great tool for your next Sci-fi production.
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.
• 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.
This collection features 200 Fantasy sound effects. These sounds have been handpicked from the Sound Ideas Fantasy SFX series.
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.
This library was created to provide designers with drag and drop sounds for sweeps, fades, surges, swells, and other embellishments. Each of the sounds in this collection were designed to be used to heighten events, but they can be mashed, stacked, and chopped to create all sorts of eclectic designs. There are plays on musical concepts as well as thematic events, with each sound purposefully building up, culminating in a peak moment, and then dissipating in some way. They are organized into 100 families (designs) with 5 variations each, ranging wildly in topic, movement, duration, dynamics, attack, release, loudness, density, and speed. Some are natural and organic while others are completely rigid and synthetic (and some fall variably in between).
If you need to festoon the heck out of a scene or event in your project…If you need some complex SFX designs craftily layered and ready-to-go…If you need a diverse set of easy-to-tweak, overflowing sonic enrichment, then look no further. You've found it.
FSSF VOL 2 is a second installment of one of our bestsellers; foundation series sci-fi (used on projects like: Robot Will Protect You, Season 10 of Archer and many more).
This pack is created with game devs, animators and sounds designers in mind.
627 high quality sound effects, optimized for game devs and mastered to sound good on all sets of speakers and headphones.
The library features:
• Seamlessly looping ambiences
• Buttons and switches
• Cyber-Tech sound effects (cinematic transformations and robotics)
• Sci-fi, futuristic door sound effects
• Seamlessly looping drones
• Exoskeleton sound effects (steps, servos, activations)
• Micro-Tech sound effects (cinematic micro transformations and micro robotics)
• Space racer fly-by sound effects (left to right and right to left)
• Achievement/power-up/even sound effects
• Energy Risers
• Seamlessly looping radio glitches and static
• Complex UI sound effects
• Seamlessly looping UI Calculations and alarms
• Simple UI sound effects
• Weapons sound effects (gunshots + weapon foley: pickup/equip, reload)
• Cinematic risers
• Cinematic Tension Builders
• Air release/gas leak sound effects
• Extraterrestrial, big monster sound effects
All SFX have baked-in Soundminer’s meta data.
The download includes:
96KHZ 24BIT version (1.11GB)
44.1KHZ 16BIT version for Unreal Engine (0.4GB)
RECORDED WITH: Sennheiser MKH8060, MKH8040, DPA4060, SONY PCM D100, JrF Coil Pickup
EDITED AND MASTERED WITH: Pro Tools, FabFilter, Reaktor, Soundtoys, Klevgrand, McDSP, Zynaptiq
FOUNDATION SERIES:SCI-FI is a collection of 164 carefully designed and rendered sci-fi sound effects.
FS SCI-FI is everything you need to start working on your new science fiction project.
Seamlessly looping, rich ambiances, weapons, mech footsteps, doors, UI/HUD SFX, pass-bys, robotic movements, transformations and more.
FS SCI-FI is a perfect collection for your next indie project. Created with indie gamedevs/anaimators/filmmakers in mind.
Recently used on: Robot Will Protect You
Download includes additional 44.1kHz 16Bit version for Unreal Engine.
RECORDED WITH: PCM D100, NTG3
CREATED WITH: Pro Tools, Live, Reaktor, Modular
Need a classic robot voice? You can build complete robot voice sentences with Fourbit, a typical small-size-robot voice with metallic resonances. It is very intelligible, you can use it for any robot that needs to talk a lot with the listener.
The Fourbit sound effect library contains more than THREE thousands words, chosen amongst the most common English ones. This allows you to build all the sentences you need for your project with this voice.
Fourbit comes with a custom audio browser html file to help you quickly locate, preview and drag & drop the files you need to construct complete sentences.
Fringe Elements is an aggressive sample pack of divergent and destructive sounds designed for musicians and sound designers in need of a hard-hitting sound pallet on the periphery of normal. Each sound was built in the modular world and heavily processed through DSP algorithms to create structurally unique outcomes and ultimately highly usable samples.
Contained in this collection are 225 unique sounds designed as FX, rhythmic elements, evolving textures, noise, distortion, spectral atmospheres and other elements perfect as building blocks to new music and sound projects or to be layered into existing work to add weight, depth and dimension.
‘Fully Charged Vol.1’ is a collection of 205 sound effects from the science-fiction realm. Each sound is made from an original sound source representative of energy movements, impacts, weapons and other alien sounds. Easily manipulable, these sounds are ideal for a range of sound design applications.
‘Future Robotics’ by Cinematic Sound Design features a collection of futuristic sound effects designed for Cinematic productions, games, apps and more. From hard-hitting rusty sounds too tiny droid talks, robot malfunctions, creaks, and lasers, inside you will find a unique collection for your next multi-media project.
This collection was designed using some of the best quality equipment, including Access Virus Ti, DSI Prophet, Waldorf Pulse 2 and more, all routed through an Apogee Symphony AD/DA for additional warmth and depth.
Badlands Sound went to the future to recorded 42 room tones of various spaces like computer rooms, engine rooms, bathrooms, and much more all in 24bit / 96k. We also recorded electrical buzzes and distorted sci-fi winds. More than 2 hours of futuristic room tones and ambiences included in total.
Welcome to SoundMorph’s Future Weapons soundpack, one of the most advanced weapon sound effects libraries ever created.
Inspired by some of the latest modern sci-fi films, Future Weapons takes high tech weaponry to whole other universes.
Divided into two factions ‘Alliance’ and ‘Resistance’, Future Weapons sound effects create sonic signatures for both good and evil forces.
Providing excellent designed sounds and source to get you started on crafting your own advanced arsenal, Future Weapons is a must have for the twenty-first century sound designer!
The top-selling futuristic weapons series returns with Future Weapons 2: An all-new collection of the most cutting-edge weapon sounds made for the future.
We spent months recording and designing all-new sounds to bring you the freshest set we could. Great-sounding guns, blasters, reloads, foley, and much more!
Be sure to also check out the first Future Weapons collection, these two collections are must-haves! Created in collaboration with the Russian sound design team from Principle Sound Design, Future Weapons 2 features more than 500+ sounds and 1.2GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata, including:
The Future Weapons sci-fi sound effects series is back with our newest and most cutting edge library yet: Future Weapons 3. We made this one huge, both in size and scope. In fact, since we are concluding the Future Weapons series, we wanted to do it with a bang, so we made this one the biggest of the 3! It has over 29 weapons and categories! Future Weapons 3 was created by SoundMorph in collaboration with Nikolay Semenov and Vedran Kapetinic.
Future Weapons 3 features more than 750+ files, 1.2 GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata.
This library contains a collection of futuristic door movement and access sounds.
2 versions are included:
• Combined Version: versions of a sound are combined into one file (27 files total)
• Split Version: versions of a sound appear as individual files (137 files total)
Gizmo is a mechanism library for designing mechanical actions in machinery without the engines. This library covers the gambit of steam, ronks, clicks, clanks, clunks, servos and all sorts of mechanical actions from various props.
Unlike most libraries, this one was recorded at 192 with a stereo pair of Sanken CO100k microphones for extreme lossless pitching, so you can take something small like a typewriter, and make it sound like a massive printing machine.
Glass and Metal Clouds are the result of experimenting with the tonal and noise elements of a glass or metal impact via granular processing. Various household objects were struck and recorded, ranging from metal shovels, desk legs and brass ornaments to glass and crystal objects – basically anything that would ring after it was struck.
The recordings were then sent through ‘Clouds’ and processed with gentle, chaotic modulation by a combination of sloth chaos modules and standard cyclic modulation resulting in drones that gently sweep between musical tonal sounds and the random noise produced by the strike and are ever evolving; some more than others.
Sometimes some surprising sounds came out of the drones and I let them run, some were kept quite constant with only a subtle amount of modulation so there is a lot of variation in the pack.
The sounds came from my need as a sound designer to embed strange mood, emotion and feeling of uncertainty into everyday ambience.
The Boom, Crackle and Scream library is the first in a planned series of Glitch Factory mini libraries. This library uses sounds recorded of Fireworks ranging from large booms to small sparklers and mangles them into interesting textures in varying degrees.
The sounds have been manipulated using analog synthesizers, custom Reaktor instruments and other types of granular processing. They will work well for Sci-Fi weapon layers, user interface sounds and more.
The Glitch UI SFX library delivers a collection of user interface sounds created from mangled video files, circuit bent keyboards and dying hard drives.
Pops, clicks, glitches and transitions, all sourced from our Error Tone library but re-edited and processed specifically for sound designers with extensive Soundminer metadata.
Contains sounds which will work for all your user interface feedback needs, from retro computer interfaces to modern tablets to futuristic sci-fi UIs.
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