About the Sound Effects Library

Sonomar Collection: Abandoned is a sound effects library of 346 haunting atmospheres and location-specific recordings. Add authentic textures to your projects steeped in the acoustic properties of desolation and emptiness, or take advantage of the 96kHz sample rate to manipulate as source material for creative sound design.

Armed with a wide array of stereo and Ambisonic microphones, sound designer and recordist Martin Pinsonnault (Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club) and the team at Sonomar bravely ventured into the darkness, capturing sounds from three distinct abandoned buildings throughout Canada including an asylum, prison, and hospital.

Abandoned Asylum contains 56 sounds including room tones, eerie footsteps and scattered debris movements.

Abandoned Prison contains 118 sounds featuring jarring metallic impacts, prison door squeals and bleak ambiences.

Abandoned Hospital contains 131 recordings of resonant ambiences, foley elements such as hospital bed rattles and surgeon’s tools, and haunting designs “worldized” through a guitar amp and re-recorded to capture the powerful essence of the location. This collection includes 24 ambisonic recordings that are also available in stereo, as well as 17 additional 5.1 surround sound files created from the source content.

Each sound file is embedded with diligent metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Enable creativity with detailed descriptions of each recording encompassing both literal sonic qualities as well as the images they invoke. Advanced metadata fields include translated French descriptions and additional info to ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.

Photos from the Recording Process:

Asylum:

Prison:

Hospital:

Number of Files: 346 High Quality WAVS
Size Unpacked: 42.4 GB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Other Info: Meta-Tagged

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