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Fantasy and Science Fiction

Sci-Fi Worlds

Missile Pass By 1 (SE)
Missile Pass By 2 (SE)
Missile Incoming And Fly By (SE)
Spacecraft Start Engines (SE)
Spacecraft Accelerate Away (SE)
Z-Wing Spacecraft Start Engines (SE)
Z-Wing Spacecraft Ext: In Flight (SE)
Z-Wing Spacecraft Pass By 01 (SE)
Z-Wing Spacecraft Pass By 06 (SE)
Space Whoosh (SE)
Demonic Whoosh (SE)
Crystal Whoosh Stinger (SE)
Metallic Clunk, SCI-FI (SE)
Explosion, SCI-FI Missile Impact (SE)
Alien Spaceship Pass By (SE)
Alien Bug Radio Transmission (SE)
Telemetry Data Beeps (SE)
Radio Com Unit Transmit (SE)
Robot Servo, Commander Bot (SE)
Dragon Breathing (SE)
Dragon Growling (SE)
Demonic Monster Growling (SE)
Laser Gun Burst (SE)
Laser Beam, Crystallite Transformation (SE)

Sci-Fi Worlds II

Crystal Forcefield Crack And Shatter
Metal Impact With Low Rumble
Metallic Energy Freezing Or Crystalizing
Machine Power Down
Robot: Small Servo Movement
Spacecraft, Scifi: Space Jet Fighter Fly By
Spacecraft, Scifi: Space Jet Engines Throttle Up
Spacecraft, Scifi: Starfighter Fly By, Extremely Fast
Futuristic Train Pass By, Heavy Rumble
Whoosh, Scifi: Large Whoosh Metallic tones

Weather: Fire, Water, Winter, Wind, Thunder

Avalanches and Icebergs

Snow Avalanche 1
Snow Avalanche 2
Snow Avalanche Ice Crack, Break
Iceberg Crack
Iceberg Impact On Water
More HD Ice Collections

Thunder And Lightning

Thunder, Large Crack (SE)
Thunder, Large and Rolling (SE)
Lightning Strike #4 (SE)
Thunder Strike
Thunder Rumble
Thunder Large
Thunder Boom
Thunder Booming (SE)
More HD Thunder Collections

The Elements

Wind, Howling Storm
Mud Splat
Water Splash, Rock Into Pond
Water Splash, Small
Forest Fire (Source 24Bit/96kHz)
Fire Burn, Large Brush Pile (Source 24Bit/96kHz)
Fire Whoosh and Crackle
Match Light, Fire Burst
Snowball, Impact, Heavy #6 (SE)
Snowball, Impact, Large #1 (SE)
Ice Cracking #1
Ice Cracking #2 (SE)
More HD Ice-Snow Collections

Crashes & Foley

Crash And Impact

Wood Crash, Planks Falling Off Stack
Wood Crash, Large Tree Fall
Wood Crash, Large Tree Falling (SE)
Wood Crash, Heavy Wood Crash (SE)
Large Tree Crack, Breaking Apart (SE)
Large Metal Crash With Whoosh (SE)
Metal Crash, Large With Debris
Metal Crash, Large Tin Box Fall
Metal I-Beam Fall To Floor
Metal Impact, Large Sheetmetal Hit
Large Metal Impact With Debris (SE)
Glass Crash, Large Object Through Window
Glass Crash, Large (SE)
Rock Fall Down Slope, Large

Crash And Impact

Metal Scrape
Metal Hit, Large Fuel Storage Tank
Metal Hit, Hollow Object
Metal Hit, Large Grate Hit
Wood Hit With Large Ax
Wood Creak, Large Platform
Wood Break, Crack and Splinter
Wood Beam Cracking (SE)
Explosion, Large Building Demolition (SE)
Gun, Shotgun Blast – Close Up
Fireworks Finale
More Crash Sound Effects Collections

Autos & Vehicles


Honda 1100cc Motorcycle Engine Reving
Harley Davidson Motorcycle Pull Away
Harley Davidson Motorcycle Pass By at 85MPH
Truck Starter Malfunction
Truck Grinding Gears
Truck, Big Rig Horn Blast
Pick-up Truck Running, No Muffler
Chevy Nova Hot-Rod Pass By
Dragster Race, Funnycar Pass By
Chevy Camaro Engine Running Badly
School Bus Pneumatic Door Close
More HD Auto Collections

Trains, Trams And Trolley

Freight Train, Rail Cars Coupling
Freight Train Pass By, Fast With Horn Blasts #1
Freight Train Pass By, Fast With Horn Blasts #2
Freight Train Pass By, Fast With Horn Blasts #3
Amtrak Passenger Train Pass By
Amtrak Passenger Train Horn Blare Pass By
Monorail Pass By
Monorail Door Close
Seattle Trolley Pass By
More HD Train Sound Effects Collections

Industry – Marine: Boats & Ferrys


Air Release, Truck Brakes
Switch, Large Electrical Breaker
Large Industrial Switch (SE)
Motor, Servo Lift
Motor, Hydraulic Servo
Motor, Industrial Water Pump
Motor, Large 800,000 Watt Generator
Power Tool, Air Drill
Chain Winch Pulls
Chain Saw, Reving and Cutting


Hydroplane Turbine Start-Up
Ferry Horn, Close Perspective
Ferry Horn, Distant
Inboard Ski Boat Pass By
Small Boat Drive Away

Doors & Structures


Door, Metal w/Counterweight Close
Door, Metal Factory Door Close
Door, Jail Cell Slide Close
Door, Metal Slammed
Metal Door Kick Open
Door, Old Wooden Shack Creaking
Door, Metal Groaning (SE)
Door, Container Lid Slam Shut (SE)
Huge Metal Door Slam (SE)

Doors Processed

Vault Door, Large Impact (SE)
Heavy Metal Door Slam And Rattle (SE)
Large Metal Door Roll Shut (SE)
Heavy Metal Door Roll And Slam (SE)
SCIFI Metal Door Slam Shut #1 (SE)
SCIFI Metal Door Slam Shut #2 (SE)

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