Welcome to Takoma Media's sound effects library; A royalty free collection of sound effects for film, television, video, radio, and games.
Royalty Free Sound Effects Libraries
The thunderous sounds of thousands of motorcycles! Single pass bys, groups passing by, groups idling and much more. Mostly Harley Davidsons, but there are a few others in the collection as well.
$50 24 Bit 96 KHz | 113 files in 5 .zip downloads. See the track list here.
A sound effects toolkit for film and video productions. This is a collection of 225 killer whooshes, earth shattering bass hits, ripping rocket bys, unsettling stingers and more. These are not synthesizer patches. All of the sounds have real live acoustic recordings as their sources-- though they have been processed to be out of this world. There are 5 to 10 versions of each of the sounds and all have Soundminer metadata embeded.
$50 24 Bit 96 KHz | 225 sounds | 601 MB .zip download. See the full track list here.
$25 24 Bit 48 KHz | 111 effects | 156MB .zip download. See the tracklist here.
$10 16 Bit 44.1 KHz | 61 files | 40 MB .zip download. See the track list here.
A collection of 10 insane machine guns from a variety of perspectives! Some are very rare and unusual. Recorded using a Sanken CSS5, Senheisser MKH30-40, Senheisser MKH20 pair, Schoeps CMC641, Sure SM57s, and a couple throw away mics. Recorded on two outdoor shooting ranges on a hot hot day in Louisianna.
265 files in all. Single shots, short bursts, long bursts, cocking, etc. Recorded at 96KHz, 24 bit.
Glock (full auto!!)
USGI Grease Gun
$50 24 Bit 96 KHz | 265 files See the track list here.
$25 24 Bit 48Khz | 115 files | 101MB .zip download. See the track list here.
$10 16 bit 44.1 Khz | 50 files | 19.3 MB .zip download. See the track list here.
A collection of 7 different antique movie and still cameras. Great shutter clicks, wind ups, wind downs, and mechanical rattles of small devices past their prime. Recorded with a Sanken CSS5 and a Senheisser MKH 30-40 pair, not the whole setup in the animation-- that was just for fun.
$50 24 bit 96KHz | 220 sounds in 83 files | 520 MB .zip download See the track list here.
$25 24 bit 48KHz | 101 effects in 44 files | 161 MB .zip downoad See tracklist here.
$10 16 bit 44.1 KHz | 64 effects in 25 files | 46MB .zip download See track list here.
Here's a collection of sounds that I put on Freesound.org a while back. The sounds were sounds I felt I could offer to the world for free for various reasons; maybe I had a bunch of similar items, or the recordings weren't useful to me for one reason or another, but they have proved to be very popular as free downloads on freesound. The thunder recordings in particular have been downloaded over 100,000 times and have been used on dozens of albums movies and games. Who knew?
The collection contains, Motorcycles, Race Cars, Trains, Glass breaks, Thunder storms, some Ambiences, Swishes, Household items, and some other miscellaneous items.
I decided to offer them here in a group for free so you don't have to download them individually at Freesound.org, though I encourage you to go check that site out and contribute if you are able.
The license agreement is simple; use it in whatever program, song, game or whatever that you want. I don't need a credit, but it would be nice if you could swing it. The only real restriction is that you can't redistribute the sounds. Use a sound in your song and sell it on iTunes? Sure no problem. Sell the individual files in another collection? Not OK.
In return I only ask that you sign up for my very seldom newsletter (so seldom that I haven't published any yet, and don't expect to publish more than a couple a year). It would be nice if you purchased one of the other collections too so I can continue to make recordings and feed my family.
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