Articulated presents here a careful collection of 100 Electric Fans, HVAC, AHU, and Mechanical Drones. After months of capture, we recorded, selected, and edited this unique library featuring rich, varied, and useful assets ready-to-use for any game or movie project.
These sounds can serve to inspire life inside environments, provide industrial tones, domestic houses, or back alleys, setting moods or atmospheres. They can also serve as elements to design mechanical machine or engine sounds.
The sonic quality extends a large spectrum from clean, modern, to old and rusty, on rooftop, indoor, flush ceiling-mounted, Bathroom extractor, or floor stand; along with many flavours like metal, plastic, smooth or raspy rattles with gurgling wobbles. Some of the Sounds have useful varied point of perspectives (Close-up, distance), and most of them are ‘loopable’.
124 stereo files
Highly focused and meticulously edited sounds
Different perspectives are included as well
‘FOUNTAINS’ gets you 100 pristine stereo recordings of various fountain sizes, types, and perspectives (including 15 hydrophone recordings). Each file is between 40 sec and 2 min long, mono compatible, and is fully loopable, ready to be used in any project.
Over a period of one year, I recorded various fountains from different perspectives and distances – and even underwater. And, as with every sound library from Articulated Sounds, the files are embedded with metadatas (Soundminer/iXML/XMP/BWAV/ID3).
So if you need the sound of fountains (or simply the sound of water), this library delivers nearly two hours of excellent, ready-to-use recordings:
'American Public Spaces' is a library that focuses on North-American ambiences of English-speaking public areas. This collection is mainly recorded stealth in the cities of: Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Miami, Trenton, Ottawa.
The library is available in stereo, and surround (Quad).
Cafe • Airport • Store • Hospital • Library • Metro • Bank • Courthouse • Museum • Terminal • Gym • Hall • Washroom • Post Office • Supermarket • Swimming Pool • Tramway • Zoo • Restaurant • Greenhouse • Arena • Market • Hall • Hotel • Shopping Mall • Hallway • and more!
Inside an airplane cockpit, we captured control manipulation sounds (knobs, levers, switch…), alarms, and ambiences.
Recorded from a 737 cabin, with the help of a certified pilot. Get maneuver sounds with original and ‘cleaned’ version (from background noise); but also ‘loopeable’ ambiences. See file list.
This library has the aim of bringing ultra high quality malleable materials for sound designers with extensive organic variations in the realm of horror/gore.
It can help the most gruesome and disgusting scene comes alive with vivid realism.
Each file has a great amount a variations of the same sound.
In the meantime, the extensive frequency range provided by the Sanken co-100k and the Sennheiser MKH-series microphones allows extreme pitch-shifting.
Let’s express creativity by layering these sounds and pitch-shiftings with almost no limits!
Various collected Fish Aquariums, Jacuzzi, Water Pumps, and different bubbles, made with dry ice, metal recipient or regular bubbles – high quality water bubbles and aquariums collected from various countries like Argentina, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, and Thailand.
In this large bustling European city, transportation means are plentiful, with tramways, metro, bus, trains, boats, bicycles, … Emergency workers have to be heard distinctively above the city’s clamor.
Recorded from the 5th floor of a traditional building, but also at ground level in actual street of Budapest. Hear the natural acoustic of these famous street.
Tune Up your wizardry with top-notch sound from and for the next-gen sound designers!
• GLUED (Multiple variations of the same sound glued in one file)
• SEPARATED (Each variations of sound are separated in different files)
‘Busy Streets’ is a key library containing surround and stereo sound ambiences that will set the scene of bustling cities – recorded in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. The library is available in stereo, and surround (Quad).
With ‘Busy Streets’ we used an exclusive SSS technique (Stealth Surround System) which means the recording process was hidden from the eyes even with 4 discrete channels.
This results in fully immersive, undisturbed and authentic city soundscapes.
74 Surround authentic ambience recordings between 1 to 5 minutes long each, non-disturbed city life using our SSS technique (Stealth Surround System):
• Crowd movements
• Pedestrians walking by and talking
• Traffic noises, train, metro, truck, bus, cars
• Evolving swarm
• Above and under bridges
• Narrow pathway
• Underground street
• Large boulevards
• Restaurants terrace
• Commercial areas
• Financial disctricts
• Wet streets
From a real chocolate factory, we recorded specific sounds and ambiences.
Included different mechanical sounds and manipulation, captured through various perspectives.
Here are very useful source material of animal growls, recorded in Morocco in a very dry acoustic environment (the desert). These sounds will prove to be a very good source for creating your own monster, creature sounds.
These were recorded HD in 192 kHz with the incredible Sanken CO-100k microphone. Perfect to pitch down and have fun. You can learn more about the recordings of these sounds on the blog: soundxplorer.com/camel-growl-vocalizations
In 1979, bells from more than 100 countries were brought together for a communist event which had the purpose to promote world peace.
Kids from most countries gathered for the occasion bringing along with them bells from each of their respective country.
A monument was built for this occasion which is still standing nowadays, situated in the suburb of Sofia.
This monument encompasses what is known to be the largest drum instrument in the world, as it contains hundreds of bells from all over the world.
We meticulously recorded each of those bells.
We were blessed to get clean close sounds of these bells with some variations, isolated takes but also sequence of ringing.
In this library. you’ll find a selection of 30 of these countries which have bells that have “church-like” sonic characteristics.
Learn more about these recordings: https://soundxplorer.com/sound-of-bells-around-the-world
‘DICE SFX Party’ is a unique and extensive sound library of dice samples meticulously recorded and selected through a wide range of actions and interactions on various surfaces with different dice types and quantities. The files are 96kHz/24bits stereo mix-downs of MS decoded setup along with contact-mic tracking. As they embody some peculiar sonic qualities, they can be used in any creative ways, or be integrated ‘as is’ into any games or projects.
171 stereo WAV files
348 MB unpacked
Duration: 6m 16s
96kHz / 24bit
Here are diffused soundscapes of one of the largest and fastest-growing city on the planet: Dubai. The traffic and activity level is constant in this metropolis.
There are ambiences recorded at ground floor, and traffic tones recorded from high-rise buildings, at the 38th floor, from indoor and outdoor. One bonus included: a Bangkok traffic ambience from 25th floor.
Ambiences recorded during the month of March 2017 throughout a 3 weeks trip dedicated to the sonic capture.
The library comprises all aspects of the mainland Ecuadorian life, with the 3 geographical tropes: the coast, the highlands (Sierra) and the jungle (Oriente), along with diverse urban settings (in the capital city Quito, and in diverse town size, coastal, Andean and Amazonian)
The itinerary on Polar Steps:
We are surrounded by electromagnetic fields at all time. Every electrical device is a different source of these waves, but we usually don’t see or hear them. With modern capture equipment, we can record these fields in an audible range for the human ear; Opening doors to a world of fascinating and weird sounds.
We went capturing various appliances and electrical gadgets around the house. We collected incredible noises with many glitches, hum, crackles… These are great source of abstract, processing data, futuristic or broken technology. And featuring detailed stereophonic moving images, it makes a great fit to create sophisticated modern sound design.
From a large hotel, with lobby, halls, hallways, parking, bedroom
Originally recorded Quad Surround, here is the stereo version of it
This sound effects library encompasses basics kitchen elements, objects and actions
• Veggies chopping, slicing, manipulating
• various appliances such as microwave, oven, fridge, toaster
• pan and pots actions and frying sizzle
• various container manipulations, open and close
• water, juice, wine, utensils, dishes, cereals grains, paper, cardboard, plastic
Fight Vocalizations is a sub-library from the more complete “Universal Emotes”. All the files in this library are already included in the Universal Emotes Library.
There is here 20 actors/20 folders, from all ages (kids, teen, middle-aged, elderly), male & female.
You will find the material you need to “soundify‟ combat/fight scenes or to insert into your fighting/action video game software.
The “Fun Monsters” library is a vocal collection of 18 cute little monsters.
It comprises 2000+ non-textual vocalizations with variations of actions and emotions recorded by voice actors – all carefully edited, classified, thoroughly metatagged.
The sounds are suitable for cartoons, games, and any projects featuring cute funny characters! It is delivered in 192Khz which allows for additional pitch and treatments.
Gear used: Neumann TLM170R, Sanken Co-100k, Sound Devices 788T, Sennheiser MKH8090
Recorded in September 2018, over 1 month of travel around the Caucasian country.
Tucked between Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Armenia; the lesser-known country Georgia is at the confluent of many cultures and has a wide variety of landscapes.
[Updated 11/2018 : The extension “Ghosts Return” has been added as a bonus to this library]
Looking for haunting, spooky sounds (ready for VR and 360 degree content) – this library gets you up to 600+ sounds to work with. The Ghost Designed Sound library offers 20 atmospheres and 125 sound elements finely crafted, and spatialized in 360° (3 format options: Ambisonics, Surround 5.1, or stereo).
The Ghosts Construction Kit delivers 545 raw sound sources (monophonic). It provides the sonic material to create custom sound effects and soundscapes of ghostly auditory experiences with your own settings.
Through the development process, we gathered unique sonic materials from the scary inaudible sounds up to the piercing cry of Banshee ghosts. Included are: 14 pre-baked atmospheres, 38 designed sound, and 373 useful source sounds.
It comprises recordings of male and female ghosts, crows, miscellaneous sounds of the house, bells, extensive door knocks from various perspectives, and sounds of ghost trying to enter a room.
The atmospheres are easy and ready to use, containing haunting houses, town, forest, cemetery, thunderstorm, and eerie soundscapes.
The designed sounds are mainly focused on ghosts creature with spooky murmur, breathe, group of ghosts and creepy inhalations.
We captured the sound of historical battle during a reenactment happening in Czechia.
With this pack, you’ll get ambiences of war / battle, but also isolated firearm shots, with and without reflection.
Take a look a the file list for the detail of the content.
We believe these sounds can be very useful in many scenarios, film or video game.
Learn more about the process of recording these sounds: https://soundxplorer.com/the-sound-of-battle
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