Intensify your creature design with this rare collection of high-quality, close up alligator recordings.
75 files520MB24-bit/192kHz & 96kHz
Beef up your sound design with the ferocity of Gators – from beastly bellows and monstrous growls to aggressive hisses and vicious jaw snaps. This one-of-a-kind, exclusive speciality library delivers stunning alligator sound effects ready to add power and intensity your audio projects.
And “one-of-a-kind” is no exaggeration. There’s a reason you will not find a similar collection dedicated to alligator or crocodile sound effects anywhere else. These sounds can not only be dangerous to record, but they are extremely difficult to capture as alligators are typically very stealthy, quiet creatures… except during mating season.
Luckily, recordist Colin Hart embarked on several excursions to the swamps of Florida to develop a method for cueing the monstrous sounds from these cold-blooded beasts – so you don’t have to. After seven years (plus a mangled blimp, destroyed boom pole, JBL baby stroller, and a couple testing subwoofers from Boeing), these incredible alligator recordings are now available for your own projects. You can read more about the insane recording process for this library on the PSE Blog.
Like all of our exclusive specialty libraries, Gators is included in the Pro Sound Effects Master Library.
In addition to bellowing mating calls, warning hisses, terrifying snarls and more alligator sounds, the Gators library also provides partially submerged hydrophone recordings as well as marsh and bird ambiences.
Add this rare secret weapon to your sound design toolset and give life to creatures, monsters, dragons, dinosaurs, crocodiles, and other beasts. The organic immensity of these sounds also make perfect layers for explosions, thunder, fire, engines and more.
- 75 sound effects (520MB)
- View PDF Sound List
- 24-bit/192k and 24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
- Descriptive embedded metadata
- 100% Royalty-Free
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This library includes all 25 sounds from HartFX’s Hart a Gator library (re-edited and re-mastered), plus 51 new exclusive sounds. Upgrades are available – check your inbox for an email from HartFX, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
“I have never heard anything like this library. The low end is unbelievable, the aggression and expressivity are stellar, and the recordings are bafflingly clean. They are not just great layers for sound design, but are usable as is for all manner of creature vocalizations. I'm not sure what reptilian overlord Colin Hart had to appease to get this close to living dinosaurs, but I'm glad he did."
Nathan Moody – Sound Designer
“Very usable and very unique…I’ve never heard libraries that capture that fidelity of low end quite as nicely as this has done…It’s got the low end, it’s got the clarity of the sound, I can’t hear any noise…It sounds phenomenal. In my opinion, one of the most difficult things to capture is very low bass in real life.”
Barney Oram – Sound Designer
- PSE Blog: Behind the recording process for Gators
- Tonebenders Podcast: Dangerous Field Recording
- Soundbytes Podcast: Sanken and Gators
Photos from the Recording Process:
- Created in collaboration with Big Tree Media
- Colin Hart: Recordist, Editor
- Joseph DiMarco: Editor, Librarian