Recording Royalty Free Suspenseful Clock Ticking Sound Effects With Bing & Explosion Sounds!
Ticking sounds taking part in many movies! Dunkirk, Sherlock Holmes or the newest movie The House with a Clock in Its Walls are only a few examples. By offering a really nice ticking sound to you guys is such a pleasure for me.
How did I record these ticking sounds?
We rented a house in Vietnam and I was just checking how the oven works. Horrible oven by the way. The temperature wasn’t even close 180 degrees. After I gave up on the oven I do realised the ticking sound of the timer. It creates a great tick-tock sound if you turned it on.
Equipment I used for the ticking sound effects.
Our neighborhood is pretty noisy in Hoi An so I used my binaural binaural microphones from Soundman together with the Zoom H6 and fixed them as close as I could next to the rotary knob. If I would have a nice shot gun microphone I know that would do the trick. But I can only use the equipment that is available to me and be creative as possible to record these sound effects.
I recorded the ticking sound exactly 60 seconds but included silence in the beginning and at the end of the recording for more space.
I designed several versions with a huge explosion after the 60 seconds! The bomb sound effect I used in one of the effects is from the Adobe Sound Effect Library.
Feel free to check out the Adobe Sound Effect Library! I watched a Jason Levine “How To Do Sound Design” video on YouTube and he mentions this royalty free sound library.
Sound Effects Examples!
I found a really nice Piano play on freesound.org what can be used under CC0. Here is the link to the original piece. I looped it for this version! For only $3 you can use these sound effects in any of our production without limitations!