Household Textures

Household Textures is all about those peculiar textures that we can obtain from an everyday object that is already in our place. These sounds can become a super useful source when it comes to sweetening your sound design workflow.

  • The goal was to use any object located in a house and manipulate it as much as possible in order to get a unique sound that might be used in a completely different scenario.
  • From carpet to mayonnaise to rubber. The list is endless.
  • A plant, if moved with the right timing, might become insect wings. A sliding door can be used for a portcullis. Some synthetic clothes do sound like sand. Even a mountain bike can fake a giant watermill spin.
  • Actions included such as carpet rustling, putting down a leather jacket, extracting viscous sounds from homemade sauces, scraping aluminium foil, sharpening a knife, etc. From long steady movements to short impacts and hits.
  • Cloth, dirt, glass, liquid, metal, plastic or wood are among the recoded textures.
  • Gear used: Sound Devices MixPre 6-II, Sennheiser 8050 & 30 in MS, Sennheiser 8040s in ORTF, LOM Usis, LOM Geofon, LOM Mikro Usis, Sony D100.
  • Most of the files are in 96 kHz / 24 bit, while the ones recorded with LOM Usis and with usable frequency content are in 192 kHz. They all have embedded Soundminer metadata.
  • UCS Compatible Metadata embedded. Fields included CatID, Category, Subcategory, FX Name, Filename, Description, BWDescription, Library, RecType, Microphone, Designer, Manufacturer, Keywords.

Product details

Number of Files: 390 High Quality WAVS

Size Unpacked: 7.4 GB

Sample Rate: 96 & 192 kHz / 24 bit

Other Info: Embedded Soundminer and BWAV Metadata

License type: Single user, royalty-free. For a multi-user license, please contact us.

Household Textures – Spreadsheet

Keywords included:

House, Household, Cloth, Cotton, Fabric, Synthetic, Textile, Leather, Carpet, Electric, Interference, Belt, Cook, Food, Sauce, Ingredient, Glass, Door, Gore, Toilet, Liquid, Mechanical, Metal, Furniture, Door, Plastic, Wrap, Rock, Rubber, Vegetation, Plant, Leaf, Bike, Water, Bubble, Knife, Wood, Impact, Friction, Stress, Rattle, Rustle, Crash, Creak, Squeak, Viscous, Slide, Sharpen, Ride, Spin, Debris, Jingle.