Telephony Collection

Over 50 different historical telecommunication devices

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Note: This library is included in Expansion 3


With over 100 years of history in one library, the Telephony Collection offers sound effects from a diverse range of telecommunication devices used throughout the last century!

Recorded on location at the Telstra Museum in Australia, this library contains over 1,500 sound effects (2.6GB) of over 50 different historical telecommunication devices including telephones (rotary and pushbutton), payphones, switchboards, exchanges & clocks:

  • Ericsson PMG Type 8-10MT
  • Candlestick Phone PMG Type 138 AT
  • Pyramid Phone PMG Type 232 MT
  • Ericofon
  • Siemens Transit Masterset 113  
  • Gondola phone
  • Variable Tariff Long Breech
  • Victa Red Payphone
  • Payphone MMP Multimedia Phone
  • Switchboard Lamp Signalling
  • Cross Bar Exchange
  • BPO Mark II Speaking Clock
  • & many more - view the full Equipment List here.

The Telephony Collection provides a variety of telephone sound effects and phone foley: rings, dialtones, buttons, rotaries, switches, toggles, selectors, dials, pickups, hangups, receivers, handsets, headsets, operation, line jacks, drawers, card swipes, relays, shutters, timers, bells, coins & more. Download excel tracklist here.

This library is embedded with descriptive metadata compatible with Soundminer, Pro Tools, NetMix, Basehead, AudioFinder, iTunes and other popular sound effects library search software.

The Telephony Collection comes with a visual reference guide for making selecting your sounds an easier process. Not sure what sounds might suit your purpose best? The reference guide includes 62 images of devices in the collection accessible in the directory and also embedded in each file for display in your asset management software.

This library is delivered as 16-bit/96 kHz broadcast .wav files as a download.