99Sounds has launched Vinyl Noise SFX, a free library of 37 vinyl noise and crackle sound effects by Matoto aka Chia.
All vinyl crackle samples included in Vinyl Sample SFX were recorded on a Numark TTUSB turntable connected to Audacity. Records used were innumerous, ranging from 78s from the 1950s to 7″s from the ’70s-80s as well as a few modern 12″ dance records.
No samples have been EQed, limited, compressed, panned or post-processed in any way. All samples are available in 16-bit WAV format. All recording, editing/cropping, compiling and graphic design done by Chia.
Vinyl Noise SFX features
- 37 vinyl samples, 16-bit/44.1 kHz WAV format.
- Includes instrument patches in SFZ and NKI (Kontakt 5) formats.
- 56 MB size on disk, 39 MB download size (RAR archive).
The pack is available as a free download from 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / Vinyl Noise SFX
99Sounds has announced the release of Dark Engine, a free collection of feedback sound effects and distorted drum hits created by Timur Arynov aka MyOSS.
Dark Engine sounds hard, dirty and distorted. Firstly, I had recorded synthesized and sampled drums through Boss OS-2 distortion / overdrive pedal. Secondly, I had recorded self-oscillated feedback from MXR Carbon Copy analog delay pedal through old guitar processor.
It was a lot of fun tweaking knobs on delay pedal and hear that monstrous sound. For the best results all samples should be used as layers to other drums and sound effects.
Dark Engine features
- 94 audio samples, 24-bit/44.1 kHz stereo WAV format.
- Includes 12 kick drum samples, 15 snare drum samples, 17 cymbal samples, 14 impact sound effects, 13 percussion sounds, 37 feedback sound effects.
- 88 MB size on disk, 65 MB download size (RAR archive).
The pack is a free download at 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / Dark Engine
99Sounds has announced the release of Cinematic Sound Effects, a free collection of futuristic sound effects for film score composers and electronic dance musicians designed by Joshua Crispin aka Generdyn.
The library contains a set of free sound effects, including impacts, risers, atmospheres and musical loops.
Packing 50 production ready futuristic sound effects in 24-bit WAV format, this free sample library is a neat audio SFX toolbox for movie scoring, trailers, video projects and electronic music production.
Cinematic Sound Effects features
- 50 audio samples, 24-bit/44.1kHz WAV format.
- Includes 11 atmosphere sounds, 7 drone sounds, 2 interface sounds, 14 impact sound effects, 10 background loops, 6 risers.
- 151 MB size on disk, 74 MB download size (RAR archive).
The pack is a free download at 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / Cinematic Sound Effects
99Sounds has launched The Warehouse, a free collection of 116 sound effects and organic percussion sounds created by Richard Gould.
The Warehouse is a sample instrument containing a range of SFX elements recorded in a military storage facility in the United Kingdom. It includes wooden, metallic and glass elements. Many of the sounds were captured within the natural ambience of the facility. The sounds can easily be used as percussion elements as well as straight sound effects.
Creaking doors, rattling chains, spooky metallic echoes and glass scraping sounds are the sort of stuff you’ll find in The Warehouse. These samples can be used as scary sound effects, however most of them will also work very well as organic percussive sounds for layering on top of drum loops. My favorite part of the library are the samples of an electric lift, which almost beg to be used as foley robot sounds in a Transformers style movie.
The sample pack is available as a free download.
More information: 99Sounds / The Warehouse
99Sounds has announced the release of Rumore Cinematic Impacts, a free collection of impact sound effects for modern film scoring and electronic music production, created by Alessandro Alcinesio aka HAL9K.
This is the first release in what will most likely become a collection of Rumore sample libraries by HAL9K (by the way, rumore is the Italian word for noise).
The library contains 50 high quality cinematic impacts with long release tails, ranging from classic sonic booms to eerie horror noises and weird sound effects. Alessandro has done a fantastic job with Rumore Cinematic Impacts, managing to create an incredibly diverse sample collection while maintaining the same level of production quality with all included sounds.
The 185 MB download is available at no charge.
More information: 99Sounds / Rumore Cinematic Impacts
99Sounds has released The Weird Side Samples, a free collection of glitch samples, weird sound effects and abstract sonic textures by Johan Ekelove aka Introspectral.
This is the first release in our new Artist Series product line, which will feature sample libraries created by talented sound designers from around the world.
This free sample library is made up of sounds from the album The Weird Side of the Mundane which has recently been published by Introspectral. You are strongly encouraged to visit the artist’s profile page linked in the article and take a listen to his music.
The author describes this sound collection as “a sonic exploration through hidden worlds afloat on a metaphysical plane”. I was blown away when Johan sent me a preview of these samples and I’m proud of the fact that this fantastic library is the first Artist Series release on 99Sounds.
The Weird Side Samples features
- 182 audio samples, 284 MB content.
- Categorized in 6 folders: Atmospheric, Vox, Textures, Movements, Percussive Elements, Tech.
- All included samples are provided as 24-bit WAV files with 44.1 kHz sampling rate.
The sample pack is a free download from 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / The Weird Side Samples
99Sounds has launched Hands Make Sounds, a collection of hand claps and finger snaps.
The sounds were recorded in six different indoor locations with the goal of capturing their natural reverb characteristics. The result is a detailed and diverse collection of natural sounding hand made percussion sounds.
The clap samples have been recorded in six different rooms, from a tiny toilet to a large empty hallway. Although you’re free to add your own reverb to these sounds of course, it’s sometimes nice to have percussion samples which already capture the natural reverb characteristics of different rooms.
But that’s not all! The library was created in collaboration with Cy Brazanthr, a music producer and sound designer who is also known under the artist name Girls With Depression. He has provided some unusually cool gang claps and processed finger snaps. Some of my favorite sounds in the library are his lovely lo-fi clap samples which have been recorded with a laptop microphone. They sound very digital, but in a nice crunchy way.
The snap samples are sorted into four different groups. The samples labeled snap-close have been recorded from close range, with almost zero reverb. The ones labeled snap-far have been recorded in my living room, from various distances.
Samples labeled snap-slow and snap-stacked are more digital sounding. Cy has done pitched down some of them, to achieve a crunchier sound.
Hands Make Sounds features
- 158 audio samples in total.
- Includes 96 hand clap samples, 62 finger snap samples.
- 24-bit WAV format/44.1 kHz Stereo.
- 19.9 MB size on disk.
The pack is a free download.
More information: 99Sounds / Hands Make Sounds