Household Doors

For Multi-User Licensing: Please contact David Fienup via the “Contact” link on this website.

Quick Look:

  • Files: 109
  • Audio Clips: 649
  • Size: ~1.27GB unzipped
  • Format: WAV
  • Fidelity: 96k/24bit
  • Channels: Stereo

Household Doors HD contains a variety of residential doors, drawers and cabinets standard in a typical house. This includes heavier entryway doors, bedroom and closet doors, desks, dressers, nightstands, kitchen and bathroom cupboards and drawers, China Cabinet, French doors, bifold doors, and even toilet seat, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher doors. Included in this collection are squeaky hinges and frames, metal hardware sounds, locks and deadbolts, and an electronic deadbolt with pretty sweet button and servo sounds. I provide you with a wide variety of sounds of each object, like hard, soft, fast and slow opens and closes. These recordings include the natural space in which they typically reside – for example, the door coming in from the garage has some echo, but a bedroom closet is nearly 100% dry. These sounds are ready to be dropped into your session, as they are pristinely recorded, edited, noise reduced, mastered, and grouped together with multiple iterations of a door type in one single audio file. Finally, the tracks were laced with Soundminer metadata for quick and easy searches. For a complete list of door types, please reference the track list.

RECORDING & EDITING: This library was recorded at 96k/24 bit, using my very trusty and handy Sony PCM D100 in XY configuration. The D100 was equipped with a Rycote shockmount, and, more often than not, a pistol grip for easy and flexible mic placement. Software used in the editing includes Pro Tools HD and iZotope Rx.

About the Artwork: You may get a bit of nostalgia from the artwork. There’s a reason for that – it’s a tribute to and spoof of The Doors’ album “LA Woman”, originally conceived and designed by the infamous Carl Cossick. What can I say, I’m a bit of a dork, and a fan of The Doors! But, I’ll be checking the mail every day, waiting for a the “cease and desist” letter….

Check out the track list for more details. This collection provides some new and interesting sounds, as well as a ton of variations so your soundtrack never gets old! All Soundopolis tracks include metadata tags so they are easy to find using any search engine. All tracks are delivered as 96k/24bit .wav files. Collections come in easily downloadable zip files.


UCS Update: New purchases of Household Doors come fully equipped with UCS metadata and filenames. Previously purchased copies can also be updated.

Soundminer Users: To update your old version to the new UCS metadata, create a new database, scan in your copy of the collection, change the "Manufacturer" metadata column to say 'Soundopolis' (without the quotes, and capitalize the first 'S'), select the "Database" dropdown menu, and select "Lookup Metadata from Cloud".  Once the metadata is done updating, you can select all of the files, right click on them, and select "Embed Selected".  NOTE: THIS WILL CHANGE THE FILE NAMES!!!  If this action will impact older projects that use these sounds, it is your responsibility to save a copy with the original filenames somewhere so as not to impact those projects.

Other Update Options: Below are two zip files.  One is a text file with all of the metadata generated by Soundminer.  The second is that same information in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.  These should help if you use a program other than Soundminer.  For directions on how to update your particular program, please consult with the manufacturer's website.  Soundopolis only uses Soundminer, and is not familiar with the metadata updating procedures of all of the other programs available.