Alarms Sound Effects

Alarms Sound Effects

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Vintage Machine Sounds

Every so often a sound effect library lands that you wish you'd had for all your past projects.

The sound enthusiast in you will love to know that we scoured around the city/internet to collect a bunch of antique mechanistic objects for this sound collection. We even scored an old classic Brother typewriter and a working antique pedal sewing machine! The gears and mechanisms in this odd assortment of old machines is from a beautiful and rich bygone era of manual movement, of strange and fascinating ideas from inventors creating moving parts that are simply unproducible in modern day gadgets.

Your ears spring to life as you listen through, one by one through these highly detailed and engrossing audio recordings that capture brilliantly the foreground and midground layers of the small moving parts. Perfect for older weapon Foley, for steam-punk machines, period piece machines, industrial era machinery, and on and on. A small vintage gear crank, that special metallic rich clickety-clack of a dusty old mechanism, the ribbon typewriter scrolling...

To get the most out of this collection of old mechanisms, we used a multipositional close mic-ing approach for these in order to get all those tiny moving details. Of course, they required that they be captured in our smallest studio used for precisely these low-noise environment sort of recordings - key in bringing the detailed three dimentional quality of these mechanisms to life.

As sound designers, we always need new, better, varied material. We want to feel excited by and connected to the sounds we use - enjoy and make it yours!

Adding Machine. Sewing Machine. Protectograph. Vintage Cigarette Machine. Two Typewriters.


Old Weapon Foley. Steam-Punk Mechanisms. Turn of Century Gadgets. Industrial Era Moving Parts etc etc...

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Authentic Antique Mechanism SFX
Two Typewriters. Protectograph. Adding Machine. Sewing Machine. Vintage Cigarette Machine.


Files 23 Stereo, 1 hour 41 mins of audio
Size 3,52 Gb
Documentation Metadata spreadsheet, embedded metadata, UCS compliant
Format WAV 96khz, 24 bit 


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2AMBPark_New York Ambience Bryant Park Walla_SPAudio_ExploNY.WAV05:37.7
3AMBPark_New York Ambience Central Park Afternoon_SPAudio_ExploNY.WAV04:36.9
4AMBPark_New York Ambience Union Square Park Late Evening_SPAudio_ExploNY.WAV03:42.7
5AMBRest_New York Ambience Boathouse Restaurant Outdoor Central Park_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav03:23.1
6AMBTran_New York Ambience Grand Central Terminal_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav04:43.3
7AMBTran_New York Ambience LaGuardia Airport Announcements_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav05:20.4
8AMBTran_New York Ambience LaGuardia Airport Walla_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav03:15.0
9AMBTran_New York Ambience LaGuardia Airport_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav05:11.8
10AMBTran_New York Ambience Subway Interior_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav06:30.0
11AMBUrbn_New York Ambience 5thAvenue 37thStreet_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav03:06.3
12AMBUrbn_New York Ambience 23rdStreet 6thAvenue Late Evening_SPAudio_ExploNY.WAV03:58.9
13AMBUrbn_New York Ambience 32thStreet 6thAvenue Morning_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav04:57.8
14AMBUrbn_New York Ambience 80thStreet Amsterdam Avenue Morning_SPAudio_ExploNY.WAV03:50.9
15AMBUrbn_New York Ambience Broadway 19thStreet Late Evening_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav04:15.4
16AMBUrbn_New York Ambience Broadway 34thStreet Morning_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav05:05.1
17AMBUrbn_New York Ambience China Town Alley_SPAudio_ExploNY.WAV06:00.0
18AMBUrbn_New York Ambience Greeley Square Park_SPAudio_ExploNY.WAV05:00.6
19AMBUrbn_New York Ambience Herald Square Morning 01_SPAudio_ExploNY.WAV03:36.2
20AMBUrbn_New York Ambience Herald Square Morning 02_SPAudio_ExploNY.WAV04:01.9
21AMBUrbn_New York Ambience Lafayette Canal Street Afternoon_SPAudio_ExploNY.WAV04:48.4
22AMBUrbn_New York Ambience Times Square 4th of July Evening_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav02:52.0
23AMBUrbn_New York Ambience Upper West Side Quiet Street Morning_SPAudio_ExploNY.wav03:47.8
Universal Category System

This library uses the Universal Category System (UCS) naming convention for sound file names and metadata, a public domain initiative supported by sound librarians, vendors, and users from around the globe.

Univeral Category System is used on some sound effect libraries at silverplatter audio

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Quality Audio

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An amazing royalty free old antique mechanism and machine sound effects library

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