Explosion Sound Effects

The definition of an explosion sounds like this: 'An explosion is a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperatures. And so on...' In short, an explosion is a very loud noise, created if you blow something up. On this page from the Avosound Online Sound Effects Library, we have a closer look on explosion sound effects, how to record them without loosing finger, arms or even your life.

Explosion Sounds Effects - Read this first

If you plan to record explosion sounds, keep in mind that an explosion can kill you. So, if you do not want to drastically shorten your lifetime, or you do not want to life without helpful things like fingers, hands, feet, arms or the ability to hear, ask someone who knows what he is doing and focus yourself on your recording! Avosound is not responsible for the above.mentioned losses of beloved body parts, your ability to hear, beloved humans like your husband, wife or anyone else. Explosions are dangerous and can be extremely loud. So if you are a pyrotechnic enthusiast but do not want to shorten your lifetime, we highly recommend our explosion sound effects archive with lots of great recordings with explosion sound effects, blast and detonations.

Explosion Sound Effects - An Overview

The Avosound Sound Effects Library features a large collection of explosion sound effects, blasts and detonation or different intensities and varying sizes - without bringing anyone in danger! Military equipment often provides the source of classic explosion sound effects. Shots from big cannons or guns from tanks or ships provide a good basic sound to use for explosion sound effects.

Blasts vs Explosion Sounds

When using explosion sound effects as a sound editor, we distinguish between blasts and explosions. The character of an explosion sound effect usually should be a pure explosion to underlay a secondary explosion sound to create a bigger or more intense explosion sound effect. This technique is called layering sounds. Sound effects and sound recordings of blasts are often mixed with debris, for example when blasting a building that collapses.

The Sound of Explosion

In this section we consider the pure acoustic event of an explosion without its moral or ethical intent. The original sound of an recording from an explosion often does not meet the expectations from an audience. Therefore, the sound fo an exploding bomb is usually a creation of various sounds, layered and mixed together in post production to create the impact and intense of a massive explosions.

Explosion sound effect often are recorded by extra sound recordings. For this purpose, a professional pyrotechnician uses appropriate material to create a strong and loud explosion blast to get a realistic explosion sound effect. The sound of an explosion, we want to use in cinema should be strong and loud, a sharp attack and lot's of low end. To record an explosion sound effect with all those elements in it is probably not possible, so cutting them together with different elements that combine those elements gives you the necessary size of your explosion sound effect you want. This techique is called: Layering of Sounds and you will find an article about this in the article section of the Avosound website.

Avosound Explosion Sound Effects

The Soundstorm and Sounddogs sound libraries contains a wide variety of all kind of explosion sound effects. No matter if you want to blow up a house, tower or a whole landscape, you will find the appropriate sound material (If you want to blow ap something in real life, please read the Appendix below). Explosion sound effects with a sharp attack creates the the illusion of a close an strong explosion. If you want to make it bigger, add another explosion sound effect with a 'strong body' to the sharp attack. With 'strong body' we mean a general loud explosion sound with lots of low end. And if you want to have your explosion sound more in the distance, reduce the sharp attack and add a reverberant explosion sound effect with natural echos to the track. By plain around with the sound level of two or three explosion sound effects, you can create your individual explosion sound from the size and perspective you need.

Finish Edited Explosion Sound Effects

The Avosound Online Sound Library provides you a great selection of explosion sound effects from the size and perspective you need. You will find explosion effects with debris, simple explosion sound effects from small size, explosion from black powder bombs, pipe bomb explosion sounds up to massive destruction of an atomic bomb. Also there are other syles of explosion sound effects like gas explosion. Gas explosion sounds different than powder explosion. Gas or explosion from liquids like petrol or diesel creates a fireball with a large whoosh. Also this styles of explosion sound effects can be found in the online library as finish tracks or as sound elements.

Explosion Sounds - Appendix

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Library Waveform Filename add Price Description Channels Duration ShortID Category Subcategory Location Resolution Track ID Library
1 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, SoundDesign-ShotWDecay Sound Effects Waveform SoundDesign-ShotWDecay.wav $ 2.17* Sound Design - Shot W Decay 2.0 0:05

Explosion

Burst

16 Bit / 48000 Hz 161495 SoundStorm Library
2 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, SoundDesign-ShotWDecay_2 Sound Effects Waveform SoundDesign-ShotWDecay_2.wav $ 2.29* Sound Design - Shot W Decay 2.0 0:06 Explosion Burst 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 161493 SoundStorm Library
3 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, SoundDesign-ShotBurst Sound Effects Waveform SoundDesign-ShotBurst.wav $ 1.36* Sound Design - Shot Burst 2.0 0:01 Explosion Burst 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 161491 SoundStorm Library
4 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, SoundDesign-ShotBurst_3 Sound Effects Waveform SoundDesign-ShotBurst_3.wav $ 1.36* Sound Design - Shot Burst 2.0 0:01 Explosion Burst 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 161489 SoundStorm Library
5 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, SoundDesign-ShotBurst_1 Sound Effects Waveform SoundDesign-ShotBurst_1.wav $ 1.36* Sound Design - Shot Burst 2.0 0:01 Explosion Burst 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 161487 SoundStorm Library
6 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, SoundDesign-ShotWDecay_3 Sound Effects Waveform SoundDesign-ShotWDecay_3.wav $ 2.49* Sound Design - Shot W Decay 2.0 0:08 Explosion Burst 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 161494 SoundStorm Library
7 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, SoundDesign-ShotWDecay_1 Sound Effects Waveform SoundDesign-ShotWDecay_1.wav $ 2.17* Sound Design - Shot W Decay 2.0 0:05 Explosion Burst 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 161492 SoundStorm Library
8 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, SoundDesign-ShotBurst_4 Sound Effects Waveform SoundDesign-ShotBurst_4.wav $ 1.36* Sound Design - Shot Burst 2.0 0:01 Explosion Burst 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 161490 SoundStorm Library
9 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, SoundDesign-ShotBurst_2 Sound Effects Waveform SoundDesign-ShotBurst_2.wav $ 1.36* Sound Design - Shot Burst 2.0 0:01 Explosion Burst 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 161488 SoundStorm Library
10 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, SoundDesign-CannonShots-MCU Sound Effects Waveform SoundDesign-CannonShots-MCU.wav $ 2.92* Sound Design - Cannon Shots - MCU - Thunderous Bang, Reverberant, Several Shots 2.0 0:14 Explosion Cannon Military 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 159981 SoundStorm Library
11 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions.BBC.ECD18d Sound Effects Waveform Explosions.BBC.ECD18d.wav $ 4.00* 81mm Medium Mortar, Firing Multiple High Explosive Charges, Explosions After 0m19s. (Recorded Close To Firing End.) 2.0 0:29 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 44100 Hz 32972 BBC Sound Effects Library
12 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions-EchoeyBoom-MCU-V Sound Effects Waveform Explosions-EchoeyBoom-MCU-V.wav $ 4.62* Explosions - Echoey Boom - MCU - Very Good, Series Of Large Crashes With Percussive Explosion Like Reverberations And Occasional Debris 2.0 1:09 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 142166 SoundStorm Library
13 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Explosion Sound Effects, ExplosionBlast_S08WA.126 Sound Effects Waveform ExplosionBlast_S08WA.126.wav $ 2.00* Warfare, Explosion, Blast, Military, Hard, Military 2.0 0:05 Explosion Explosion 24 Bit / 96000 Hz 104235 Sonopedia
14 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions-LargeBoomWithFal Sound Effects Waveform Explosions-LargeBoomWithFal.wav $ 5.25* Explosions - Large Boom With Falling Debris - MCU - Long, Full Range, Some Debris, Long Decay 2.0 1:48 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 142352 SoundStorm Library
15 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Explosion Sound Effects, GrenadeExplosion_S08WA.227 Sound Effects Waveform GrenadeExplosion_S08WA.227.wav $ 2.00* Warfare, Grenade, Explosion, Debris, Blast 2.0 0:02 Explosion Explosion 24 Bit / 96000 Hz 105623 Sonopedia
16 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions-MortarExplosionW Sound Effects Waveform Explosions-MortarExplosionW.wav $ 2.92* Explosions - Mortar Explosion W Dirt Debris - C U - 2 Medium Blast, Lots Of Dirt 2.0 0:14 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 142384 SoundStorm Library
17 Sounddogs Sound Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Explosion,Med,Boomy,Crackle Sound Effects Waveform Explosion,Med,Boomy,Crackle.wav $ 2.00* Explosion: Explosion Med Boomy Crackle 2.0 0:04 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 87713 Sounddogs Sound Library
18 Sounddogs Sound Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Rumble,Explosive,Approach,L Sound Effects Waveform Rumble,Explosive,Approach,L.wav $ 2.00* Explosion: Rumble Explosive Approach Lo 2.0 0:05 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 94729 Sounddogs Sound Library
19 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions-VariedExplosion- Sound Effects Waveform Explosions-VariedExplosion-.wav $ 5.66* Explosions - Varied Explosion - C U - Wide Variety Of Explosions, Miscellaneous Low End Boom, Metal And Wood Crash, Good Debris Spray 2.0 2:20 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 142416 SoundStorm Library
20 Coll Anderson Sound Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, EFX Bathroom Debris 01 Sound Effects Waveform EFX Bathroom Debris 01.wav $ 2.00* Debris, Interior, Medicine Cabinet Items Fall Into Sink And Floor Of Bathroom 2.0 0:02 Explosion Explosion 24 Bit / 48000 Hz 10718 Coll Anderson Sound Library
21 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions-Blasts-CU-LargeW Sound Effects Waveform Explosions-Blasts-CU-LargeW.wav $ 2.49* Explosions - Blasts - C U - Large With Swirling Decay 2.0 0:08 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 142036 SoundStorm Library
22 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Explosion Sound Effects, ExplosionBlast_S08WA.109 Sound Effects Waveform ExplosionBlast_S08WA.109.wav $ 3.00* Warfare, Explosion, Blast, Close, Up, C-4, Plastic, Debris, Long, Military 2.0 0:09 Explosion Explosion 24 Bit / 96000 Hz 104218 Sonopedia
23 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions-Fireworks-CU-F_1 Sound Effects Waveform Explosions-Fireworks-CU-F_1.wav $ 1.67* Explosions - Fireworks - CU - Firecracker Explosion 2.0 0:02 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 142242 SoundStorm Library
24 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Explosion Sound Effects, ExplosionMilitary_S08WA.143 Sound Effects Waveform ExplosionMilitary_S08WA.143.wav $ 3.00* Warfare, Explosion, Military, Blast, Trail, Off, Military 2.0 0:10 Explosion Explosion 24 Bit / 96000 Hz 104250 Sonopedia
25 BBC Historical Sound Effects Library BBC Explosion Sound Effects, Single_BBC-Historical_B  11 Sound Effects Waveform Single_BBC-Historical_B 11.wav $ 4.00* Single Pistol Shot - Fired Through Glass (from 78 Disc) 2.0 0:26 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 44100 Hz 33025 BBC Historical Sound Effects Library
26 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions-LowEndRumbleExpl Sound Effects Waveform Explosions-LowEndRumbleExpl.wav $ 3.14* Explosions - Low End Rumble Explosions - Distant - Deep Rumbling Explosions, Multiple Takes, Some Debris Spray, Second Take is Just Earthquake Rumble 1.0 0:49 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 142367 SoundStorm Library
27 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions-ArtilleryShell_3 Sound Effects Waveform Explosions-ArtilleryShell_3.wav $ 2.72* Explosions - Artillery Shell Explode - C U - Explode W Debris 2.0 0:11 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 142019 SoundStorm Library
28 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions.BBC.ECD18e Sound Effects Waveform Explosions.BBC.ECD18e.wav $ 4.00* 81mm Medium Mortar, Firing Multiple High Explosive And Smoke Charges, Explosions After 0m21s. (Distant Perspective.) 2.0 0:38 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 44100 Hz 32970 BBC Sound Effects Library
29 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Explosion Sound Effects, ExplosionBlast_S08WA.124 Sound Effects Waveform ExplosionBlast_S08WA.124.wav $ 3.00* Warfare, Explosion, Blast, Military, Black, Powder, Large, Military 2.0 0:06 Explosion Explosion 24 Bit / 96000 Hz 104233 Sonopedia
30 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Explosion Sound Effects, Explosions-HugeWoodCrashOrE Sound Effects Waveform Explosions-HugeWoodCrashOrE.wav $ 3.14* Explosions - Huge Wood Crash Or Explosion - C U - Abrupt, Whissing Before Impact, No Reverberation, Large Wood Chunks Fall As Debris 2.0 0:18 Explosion Explosion 16 Bit / 48000 Hz 142350 SoundStorm Library