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 Description info Channels Duration ShortID Category Subcategory
1 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-CarExplos_6.wav Explosions - Bomb - Car Explosions - Bomb Cocktail - Channel 01 LS And 02 RS
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2.0 0:12

Explosion

Explosion Bomb

2 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Doppler,Huge6.wav Explosion: Explosion Doppler Huge
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2.0 0:05Explosion Explosion Doppler
3 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-ShotWDecay_1.wav Sound Design - Shot W Decay
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2.0 0:05Explosion Burst
4 SoundStorm Library Explosions-MultipleExplosio.wav Explosions - Multiple Explosions W Light Debris - Ext - MCU - Big Double Cut Explosion
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2.0 0:11Explosion Explosion Big
5 Coll Anderson Sound Library EFX Bathroom Debris 06.wav Debris, Interior, Medicine Cabinet Items Fall Into Sink And Floor Of Bathroom
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2.0 0:03Explosion Explosion
6 SoundStorm Library Explosions-BigRumblyBlast-M.wav Explosions - Big Rumbly Blast - Medium Distant - W Boards And Debris
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2.0 0:13Explosion Explosion Big
7 Sounddogs Sound Library Satlpeter,Burst,High.wav Explosion: Salpeter Burst High
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2.0 0:04Explosion Explosion Burst
8 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-PipeBomb-_7.wav Explosions - Bomb - Pipe Bomb - Big - Reverberant - Channel 01 LS And 02 RS
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2.0 0:13Explosion Explosion Bomb
9 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Sand,Debris,Fall.wav Explosion: Explosion Sand Debris Fall
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2.0 0:12Explosion Explosion
10 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-CeramicBlast_18.wav Sound Design - Ceramic Blast Blows - Int - CU - V Quick And Light Gust Of Air Followed By V Small Bursts
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1.0 0:01Explosion Explosion Ceramic
11 BBC Sound Effects Library Explosions.BBC.EC3E1e.wav Explosions: Heavy, Studio Originated
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2.0 0:08Explosion Explosion Big
12 Sounddogs Sound Library Burst,Vocal,Swell,Spooky,03.wav Explosion: Burst Vocal Swell Spooky
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2.0 0:03Explosion Explosion Burst
13 SoundStorm Library Explosions-ExplosionWMixedD.wav Explosions - Explosion W Mixed Debris - MCU - Big, Lots Of Glass, Wood And Cement Debris
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2.0 0:12Explosion Explosion Big
14 Sonopedia ExplosionCrash_S08WA.133.wav Warfare, Explosion, Crash, Debris, Large, Military
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2.0 0:05Explosion Explosion
15 SoundStorm Library Explosions-BombSweetener-_1.wav Explosions - Bomb Sweetener - Distant - Large, Dull For Battle, Explosion Or Large Fireworks
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2.0 0:08Explosion Explosion Bomb
16 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-CeramicBlastB_6.wav Sound Design - Ceramic Blast Blows - Int - CU - Hard, Low Airy Rattling Growl
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1.0 0:03Explosion Explosion Ceramic
17 BBC Historical Sound Effects Library SoundOf_BBC-Historical_A 6.wav Sound Of Heavy Gunfire (from 78 Disc)
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2.0 4:06Explosion Explosion Big
18 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-BlackPowd_3.wav Explosions - Bomb - Black Powder - Sharp - Debris @ End, Good Concussion Statement, Nice Reverb - Channel 01 LS And 02 RS
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2.0 0:09Explosion Explosion Bomb
19 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Doppler,Crackle11.wav Explosion: Explosion Doppler Crackle
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2.0 0:06Explosion Explosion Doppler
20 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-SciFiGunshot_17.wav Sound Design - Sci Fi Gunshot - High Pitched Zap
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2.0 0:01Explosion Science Fiction Zap
21 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Low-EndExplosion.wav Explosions - Low-End Explosions - MCU - Abrupt, No RollOff, Solid, Short Rumble
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2.0 0:19Explosion Explosion
22 Sonopedia MolotovCocktail_S08WA.1394.wav Warfare, Molotov, Cocktail, Glass, Fireball, Explosion, Fire
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2.0 0:05Explosion Explosion
23 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-ProcessedLig_30.wav Sound Design - Processed Lightning And Explosion Component - C U - Gated Reverb And Basic Eventide Warp, Heavily Processed Crack And Thunder Rumble @ Tail
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2.0 0:10Explosion Explosion Thunder
24 Sounddogs Sound Library Burst,Raspy,Lazy,Large,Low.wav Explosion: Burst Raspy Lazy Large Low
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2.0 0:08Explosion Explosion Burst
25 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-PipeBomb_13.wav Explosions - Bomb - Pipe Bomb - Big And Sharp Duel Explosion - Channel 01 L And 02 R
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2.0 0:12Explosion Explosion Bomb
26 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Doppler,Throat,Med3.wav Explosion: Explosion Doppler Throat Med
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2.0 0:02Explosion Explosion Doppler
27 SoundStorm Library Explosions-VariousBombs-Med.wav Explosions - Various Bombs - Medium Distant - Grenades, Landmines, Mortars, Etc
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2.0 1:44Explosion Explosion Bomb
28 SoundStorm Library Explosions-PrimacordExplosi.wav Explosions - Primacord Explosion - Medium Distant - 20 Ft. Of Primacord In Gully, Echoey, Reverberant, Crickets, Frogs, Birds In Bg During Decay
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2.0 0:09Explosion Explosion
29 BBC Historical Sound Effects Library SonicBoom,_BBC-Historical_3.wav Sonic Boom, Single Boom As English Electric Lightning Passes Through Sound Barrier. (Jetfighter
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2.0 0:08Explosion Sonic Boom
30 SoundStorm Library Explosions-CarCrashThroughW.wav Explosions - Car Crash Through Window Facade - C U - Lots Of Glass and Debris
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1.0 0:16Explosion Explosion
31 Sonopedia ExplosionBlast_S08WA.107.wav Warfare, Explosion, Blast, Black, Powder, Dynamite, Close, Perspective, Military
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2.0 0:03Explosion Explosion Dynamite
32 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-PipePVCBo_4.wav Explosions - Bomb - Pipe PVC Bomb - Small And Sharp - Channel 01 LS And 02 RS
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2.0 0:11Explosion Explosion Bomb
33 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Wood,Debris,Fall.wav Explosion: Explosion Wood Debris Fall
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2.0 0:14Explosion Explosion
34 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-CeramicBlast_22.wav Sound Design - Ceramic Blast Blows - Int - CU - Medium-Hard Gust Of Air Followed By Smaller And Lighter Bursts
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1.0 0:01Explosion Explosion Ceramic
35 BBC Sound Effects Library ExplosionsHeavy.BBC.EC87Aa.wav Heavy Explosion.
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2.0 0:06Explosion Explosion Big
36 Sounddogs Sound Library Bursts,Hits,Fat,Edgy,Punchy.wav Explosion: Bursts Hits Fat Edgy Punchy
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2.0 0:14Explosion Explosion Burst
37 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Fireworks-CU-Fir.wav Explosions - Fireworks - CU - Firecracker Explosion
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2.0 0:03Explosion Explosion
38 Sonopedia ExplosionMilitary_S08WA.141.wav Warfare, Explosion, Military, Blast, Trail, Off, Military
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2.0 0:03Explosion Explosion
39 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-CeramicBlastBlo.wav Sound Design - Ceramic Blast Blows - Int - CU - Deep Airy, Rattling Growl
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1.0 0:03Explosion Explosion Ceramic
40 BBC Historical Sound Effects Library TwoSing_BBC-Historical_C 8.wav Two Single Shots Of A Bren Gun (from 78 Disc)
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2.0 0:19Explosion Explosion
41 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-CarExplo_10.wav Explosions - Bomb - Car Explosion - Big - Debris @ End - Channel 01 L And 02 R
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2.0 0:13Explosion Explosion Bomb
42 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Doppler,Crackle8.wav Explosion: Explosion Doppler Crackle
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2.0 0:05Explosion Explosion Doppler
43 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-SciFiGunshot_25.wav Sound Design - Sci Fi Gunshot - High Pitched Zap
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2.0 0:01Explosion Science Fiction Zap
44 SoundStorm Library Explosions-MediumLargeExplo.wav Explosions - Medium Large Explosions - C U - Various Sharp Explosions, Rumbling. Large, REverberant, Some W Debris, Whizzing Impacts
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2.0 2:14Explosion Explosion
45 SoundStorm Library Explosions-ArtilleryShell_1.wav Explosions - Artillery Shell Launch And Explode - Distant To C U - Launch, Whiz By And Explode W Debris
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2.0 0:15Explosion Explosion
46 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-ProcessedLig_38.wav Sound Design - Processed Lightning And Explosion Component W Reverse Rumble - C U - Gated Reverb And Basic Eventide Warp, Heavily Processed Crack And Thunder Rumble
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2.0 0:11Explosion Explosion Thunder
47 Sounddogs Sound Library Rumble,Oscillating,Subsonic.wav Explosion: Rumble Oscillating Subsonic
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2.0 1:01Explosion Explosion
48 Sounddogs Sound Library Burst,Small,Edgy,Prompt.wav Explosion: Burst Small Edgy Prompt
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2.0 0:01Explosion Explosion Burst
49 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-PipeBomb_21.wav Explosions - Bomb - Pipe Bomb - Big - Channel 01 LS And 02 RS
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2.0 0:12Explosion Explosion Bomb
50 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Large,Debris.wav Explosion: Explosion Large Debris
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1.0 0:03Explosion Explosion
51 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-CeramicBlast_10.wav Sound Design - Ceramic Blast Blows - Int - CU - Short, High Airy Growl
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1.0 0:04Explosion Explosion Ceramic
52 SoundStorm Library Explosions-SmallElectricalE.wav Explosions - Small Electrical Explosions - C U - Abrupt, Metallic Whomps, Some Reverberation
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2.0 0:08Explosion Explosion
53 BBC Sound Effects Library ExplosionsHeavy.BBC.EC3E2b.wav Explosions: Heavy
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2.0 0:06Explosion Explosion Big
54 SoundStorm Library Explosions-DoorExplodes-MCU.wav Explosions - Door Explodes - MCU - Hollow Whomping Sound, Glass Crash, Body Fall On Glass Table, Short Plastic Explosive on Door
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2.0 0:30Explosion Explosion
55 Sonopedia ExplosionBlast_S08WA.115.wav Warfare, Explosion, Blast, Large, Demolition, Blast, Trail, Off, Military
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2.0 0:08Explosion Explosion
56 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-Primacor_12.wav Explosions - Bomb - Primacord - Sharp - Great Impact, Some Rock Debris Give A Nice Ending - Channel 01 LS And 02 RS
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2.0 0:13Explosion Explosion Bomb
57 Sounddogs Sound Library Implosion,Gun,Reversed.wav Explosion: Implosion Gun Reversed
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2.0 0:03Explosion Explosion
58 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-CeramicBlast_26.wav Sound Design - Ceramic Blast Blows - Int - CU - Medium-Hard, Medium-Low Gust Of Air Followed By Smaller And Lighter Bursts
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1.0 0:01Explosion Explosion Ceramic
59 BBC Sound Effects Library ExplosionsHeavy.BBC.EC87Ai.wav Heavy Explosion.
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2.0 0:05Explosion Explosion Big
60 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Blasts-CU-VeryGo.wav Explosions - Blasts - C U - Very Good, Various, Pack Of Concussive Select And Composites
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2.0 0:30Explosion Explosion
61 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Big,Low,Boomy.wav Explosion: Explosion Big Low Boomy
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2.0 0:12Explosion Explosion Big
62 SoundStorm Library Explosions-GasExplosionsFir.wav Explosions - Gas Explosions Fire Balls - C U - Very Large Flames Flare Burst, Whoosh And Burn, 3 Takes
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2.0 0:30Explosion Explosion Burst
63 Sonopedia ExplosionsDistant_S08WA.149.wav Warfare, Explosions, Distant, Military, Ambience, Battlefield, War, Fire, Loop, Military
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2.0 2:20Explosion Explosion
64 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-ProcessedLig_14.wav Sound Design - Processed Lightning And Explosion Component - C U - Gated Reverb And Basic Eventide Warp, One Example, W Heavily Processed Crack @ Tail
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2.0 0:09Explosion Explosion Thunder
65 Sounddogs Sound Library Burst,Blast,Large,Rugged,Double.wav Explosion: Burst Blast Large Rugged Double
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1.0 0:04Explosion Explosion Burst
66 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-CarExplo_18.wav Explosions - Bomb - Car Explosion - Metalic Edge - Vehicle Parts Fly, Debris @ End, Nice - Channel 01 LS And 02 RS
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2.0 0:13Explosion Explosion Bomb
67 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Doppler,Huge,Hit1.wav Explosion: Explosion Doppler Huge Hit
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2.0 0:06Explosion Explosion Doppler
68 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-SciFiGunshot-_8.wav Sound Design - Sci Fi Gunshot - High Pitched Zap
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2.0 0:02Explosion Science Fiction Zap
69 SoundStorm Library Explosions-MiscellaneousE_3.wav Explosions - Miscellaneous Explosions - Explosive Debris Hit And Whoosh - Large Booming Explosion, Followed By Stereo Whoosh And Raining Debris
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2.0 0:16Explosion Explosion
70 SoundStorm Library Explosions-ArtilleryShellEx.wav Explosions - Artillery Shell Explode - C U - Explode W Whiz
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2.0 0:14Explosion Explosion
71 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-ProcessedLigh_4.wav Sound Design - Processed Lightning And Explosion Component - C U - Gated Reverb And Basic Eventide Warp, One Example
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2.0 0:05Explosion Explosion Thunder
72 Sounddogs Sound Library Satlpeter,Burst,Double,Slow.wav Explosion: Salpeter Burst Double Slow
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2.0 0:04Explosion Explosion Burst
73 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-PipeBomb_29.wav Explosions - Bomb - Pipe Bomb - Small - Short, Good Definition For Distant Attack - Channel 01 L And 02 R
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2.0 0:10Explosion Explosion Bomb
74 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Med,Rumble,Long.wav Explosion: Explosion Med Rumble Long
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2.0 0:04Explosion Explosion
75 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-CeramicBlast_14.wav Sound Design - Ceramic Blast Blows - Int - CU - Medium-Low Airy Growl
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1.0 0:03Explosion Explosion Ceramic
76 SoundStorm Library Explosions-SonicBoomD.wav Explosions - Sonic Boom
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2.0 0:16Explosion Sonic Boom
77 BBC Sound Effects Library ExplosionsHeavy.BBC.EC3E2j.wav Explosions: Heavy
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2.0 0:22Explosion Explosion Big
78 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Explosion-CU-Med.wav Explosions - Explosion - C U - Medium Large W Echoey Decay
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2.0 0:09Explosion Explosion
79 Sonopedia ExplosionBlast_S08WA.123.wav Warfare, Explosion, Blast, Military, Black, Powder, Large, Distant, Military
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2.0 0:05Explosion Explosion
80 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-Primacord_6.wav Explosions - Bomb - Primacord - Large - Channel 01 L And 02 R
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2.0 0:13Explosion Explosion Bomb
81 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-CeramicBlastB_2.wav Sound Design - Ceramic Blast Blows - Int - CU - Deep Airy, Growl
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1.0 0:04Explosion Explosion Ceramic
82 BBC Historical Sound Effects Library ShortB_BBC-Historical_C 10.wav Short Burst Of A Bren Gun Which Jams, Then Further Short Burst (from 78 Disc)
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2.0 0:20Explosion Explosion Burst
83 SoundStorm Library Explosions-BlastWithDebris-.wav Explosions - Blast With Debris - MCU - Cannon Like Blast Ring With Concussion, Dirt Shower Decay, Each Slightly Different
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2.0 0:19Explosion Explosion
84 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Boom,Echo,Big.wav Explosion: Explosion Boom Echo Big
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2.0 0:04Explosion Explosion Big
85 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-ProcessedShotgu.wav Sound Design - Processed Shotgun Blast Explosion Component
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2.0 0:02Explosion Explosion Shotgun
86 SoundStorm Library Explosions-LargeContinuingB.wav Explosions - Large Continuing Blast - Massive Amounts Of Debris, And Continuing Fire Crackle. Wavers Between Channels @ Head
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2.0 0:43Explosion Explosion
87 Sonopedia GrenadeExplosion_S08WA.224.wav Warfare, Grenade, Explosion, Debris, Blast
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2.0 0:02Explosion Explosion
88 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-ProcessedLig_22.wav Sound Design - Processed Lightning And Explosion Component - C U - Gated Reverb And Basic Eventide Warp, Heavily Processed Crack @ Tail
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2.0 0:07Explosion Explosion Thunder
89 Sounddogs Sound Library Burst,Discharge,Big,Resonate.wav Explosion: Burst Discharge Big Resonate
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2.0 0:06Explosion Explosion Burst
90 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Dynamite-MediumD.wav Explosions - Dynamite - Medium Distant - Bottom End, 2lbs Dynamite
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2.0 0:49Explosion Explosion Dynamite
91 Sonopedia ExplosionBlast_S08WA.120.wav Warfare, Explosion, Blast, Military, Black, Powder, Large, Distant, Artillery, Shell, Military
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2.0 0:05Explosion Explosion
92 SoundStorm Library Explosions-Bomb-Primacord_3.wav Explosions - Bomb - Primacord - Large - Channel 01 LS And 02 RS
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2.0 0:13Explosion Explosion Bomb
93 Sounddogs Sound Library Rumble,Explosive,Approach_1.wav Explosion: Rumble Explosive Approach
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2.0 0:05Explosion Explosion
94 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-CeramicBlastB_1.wav Sound Design - Ceramic Blast Blows - Int - Close-Up - Hollow Airy Whirring, Soft And Very Short
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1.0 0:01Explosion Explosion Ceramic
95 BBC Sound Effects Library Explosions.BBC.ECD18c.wav Quarrying, Single Explosion In Hardstone Quarry.
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2.0 0:21Explosion Explosion
96 SoundStorm Library Explosions-BlastsWIthReverb.wav Explosions - Blasts WIth Reverb - Medium Distant - Medium Large Blast With Long Tail Out
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2.0 0:42Explosion Explosion
97 Sounddogs Sound Library Explosion,Big,Rumble,Echo.wav Explosion: Explosion Big Rumble Echo
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2.0 0:06Explosion Explosion Big
98 SoundStorm Library SoundDesign-ProcessedShot_1.wav Sound Design - Processed Shotgun Blast Explosion Component
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2.0 0:02Explosion Explosion Shotgun
99 SoundStorm Library Explosions-HugeWoodCrashOrE.wav Explosions - Huge Wood Crash Or Explosion - C U - Abrupt, Whissing Before Impact, No Reverberation, Large Wood Chunks Fall As Debris
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2.0 0:18Explosion Explosion
100 Sonopedia GrenadeExplosion_S08WA.221.wav Warfare, Grenade, Explosion, Blast
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2.0 0:02Explosion Explosion