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Home Sound Effects 20th Century Cameras

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  • AGFA Isolette (1950s)
  • AGFA Silette (1960s)
  • AGFA Unknown Model (1930s)
  • Aiglon Atos-1 (1950s)
  • Atlas No 2 (1930s)
  • Beier Beirette (1970s)
  • GB Kershaw 110 (1950s)
  • Halina Viceroy (1960s)
  • Houghton Synchro (1930s)
  • Ilford Envoy (1950s)
  • Kodak 620 JNR (1930s)
  • Kodak Colorsnap (1950s)
  • Kodak Brownie (1940s)
  • Kodak Instamatic 25 (1960s)
  • Kodak Instamatic 155x (1970s)
  • Kodak Junior 1 (1950s)
  • Kodak Six-20 (1940s)
  • Minolta AL (1960s)
  • Pentax Asahi (1970s)
  • Photo Plait Splendor (1940s)
  • Polaroid Colorpack 2 (1970s)
  • Praktica Nova (1960s)
  • Voigtlander (1930s)
  • Zenit EM (1970s)

20th Century Cameras


Discover the obscure sounds of 24 film cameras designed between the 1930s and 1970s. Carefully organised into 159 files, the 20th Century Cameras library offers over 3900+ sounds recorded at pristine 24bit/96kHz, thus allowing you to not only use the mechanical sounds of the cameras for their intended purpose, but also for sound design.

In order to help you navigate through the plethora of sounds available, rich SoundMiner metadata has been carefully crafted in order to describe the sounds as simply as possible, using multiple keywords and terms, where needed.

The library contains mostly mechanical sounds, such as the sound of shutter release at different shutter speeds, knobs, latches, wheels, and more, in addition to some Foley sounds as well.  Due to the age of the cameras, most of the shutter release sounds have slight variations between them, even at the same shutter speed.

The library also comes with a free eBook which can be viewed and downloaded here.

In addition to the SoundMiner metadata sheet down below, the eBook provides information as to how older cameras work, and more details as to how each of the cameras recorded for the library work. The book goes into a fair bit of detail as to what sounds each camera offers, without getting too technical.

If you have any questions about this library, feel free to quickly send me an e-mail. I tend to reply within minutes.

If you would like to hear more, here is a slightly extended version of the video preview:

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Licensor: SKYES Audio
Categories: , , .
Type: Camera sound effects / recordings
Specs: 159 files • 3900+ sounds • 24 bit / 96 kHz • 1.08 GB • Includes metadata
Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
License type:
Royalty-free - you can select the number of users on checkout

Full sound effects list for 20th Century Cameras Library:

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20th Century Cameras Library Audio Guide:

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London based sound recordist and sound designer with a passion for descriptive metadata.