Tone Manufacture was created to provide interesting and inspiring sound libraries for sound designers and composers.

We started with libraries aimed at the musical end of the spectrum and in 2015 we expanded to providing sound effect libraries, which can be used by either sound editors and designers or composers. The line between our two types of libraries will always be blurred as we believe that all sound is music.

Our sample libraries are available in Reason Refill, Kontakt and WAV formats and our sound effect libraries in Broadcast WAV formats with embedded Soundminer metadata.


Tone Manufacture is run by Michael F. Bates, a sound designer based in London.

For more information, including credits and a showreel please visit

If you have a project that needs post production sound, get in touch at


Tone Manufacture’s logo and header design was done by the talented Nick Steer.

You can see more of his work on his blog at or e-mail him at