Sound Mountain Collection: Vol. 1

Inspire your creative projects with a treasure trove of vivid recordings from renowned film sound artists.

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We're excited to announce that Pro Sound Effects will be developing the entire Sound Mountain library through an exclusive partnership many years in the making.

Explore the newest release here, and stay tuned for more releases to come.

Create emotion and depth in your projects with Sound Mountain Collection: Vol. 1 – a go-to general library of characterful sound effects curated from the private archive of legendary film sound designers, Ann Kroeber & Alan Splet.

Kroeber and her late partner Splet were each hugely influential figures in developing and pioneering the creative use of sound in film. Their unique sound effects recording and design work can be heard in dozens of acclaimed films like The Black Stallion, Blue Velvet, and Dune, and in collaborations with directors like David Lynch, Peter Weir, Philip Kaufman, and Carroll Ballard. Kroeber has since worked on or supplied sounds for many films, television shows, and games – including 6 movies that won an Academy Award® in sound, and 7 additional nominations.

Throughout their careers, Kroeber and Splet created an extensive private archive of recordings known as Sound Mountain. Pro Sound Effects has partnered with Ann Kroeber to release exclusive collections curated from this stunning and vast sonic resource – making these sounds available for all creators for the first time ever. Several libraries are available now including Cinematic Winds, Beautiful Bugs, and Industrial Sounds with Soul. Sound Mountain Collection: Vol. 1 is the first general library release in the series - featuring all-new and previously unreleased material - and is just one of many more Sound Mountain releases to come.

Now you can craft your soundscapes with the thoughtful recordings and evocative sonic creations of film sound legends. The feeling that saturates these sounds ranges from powerful, evocative, and dreamlike to crisp and utilitarian. Artfully guide the narrative for any project with a wide range of categories including expressive animal recordings, modern diesel passenger train sounds, go-to Foley props and footsteps, weather sounds and more.

Each sound file is embedded with rich metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Advanced metadata fields ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as SoundQ, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.

Stories & User Reviews:

Gary Rydstrom“Ann Kroeber has a unique ability to provide one-of-a-kind sound effects. Both as a recordist, and as the knowledgeable gatekeeper of a vast, renowned library, Ann has given me great sounds that lead to great ideas.”
Gary Rydstrom - Winner of 7 Academy Awards in sound

David Lynch“Because of his good ears and his technical ability, [Alan Splet] would record things that had maximum power…He recorded these beautiful winds, and they are just beautiful. They just make you soar out.”
David Lynch (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Elephant Man, Twin Peaks)

Key Features:

  • 1,610 Files (37GB)
  • View Sound List
  • 24-bit/96kHz WAV Files
  • Descriptive Embedded Metadata
  • Universal Category System (UCS)  ?
  • Delivered Instantly via Download
  • 100% Royalty-Free

Included Sounds – Tags:

General sounds, Foley, animals, vehicles, trains, cars, jets, helicopters, water, wind, rain, weather, wolf, dog, barking, ambience, impacts, body movement, fabric movement, footsteps, floor creaking, cloth, lightning, metal hits, rock impacts, snow, wood, thunder, steam


Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet


 Alan Splet

Ann Kroeber and David Lynch