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September’s Sound Effects recap features a Keyless Piano, Trains, Atmospheric Winds, Marathons, Sci-Fi UI Sounds, a Chain Ferry & a so called Ferrophone. Lets check them out!
The Keyless Piano Body by Stephan Marche
Plucked and Prepared Piano Strings The Keyless Piano Body is a Kontakt Patch library that features an abandoned upright piano without keyboard. The library encompasses the results of three extensive recording sessions and features the wonderful and reverberant sound of these piano remains. For session 1 and 2 the body was brought to a studio and literally laid back so that various things like plastic balls, felt balls, glasses and much more could be thrown in to excite the strings. At the end of both sessions tons of samples were ready to edit. They now form 13 Kontakt instruments that encompass several precisely tuned pianos plus many prepared piano sets. Session 3 was kind of a field recording gig as the piano remains were meanwhile moved to a rural garden area. The nightly recordings were done 6-channel so that several sample sets from 2 acoustic mics and 4 contact pick ups could be created. Again, the Kontakt instruments from this session feature the sounds of a rotten piano that is lovely and impressive at the same time. In a second pass the piano strings were treated with a stell jazz brush to bring up 3 multi-channel sets with prepared piano-like sounds.
(1152 Samples, 2.5 GB content, 48kHz/24 Bit, 25 Patches (nki), 4 Multis (nkm) and requires Kontakt 4 or higher)
Eastern European Train Pass Bys by Debsound
The lords of rails are rolling loudly day and night fully loaded with passengers, containers or machines. This collection contains of 100 sounds of Eastern European trains passing by. Warning: horns can be pretty loud sometimes!
(100 WAV Files, 1.5 GB, 96kHz/24bit)
Dark Sci-Fi UI by The Sound Keeper
Jeremy Rogers is a HUGE Sci-Fi fan. After studying UI sounds in films for the past decade, he noticed a lack of really cool “dark” sounding UI libraries. Inspired by such movies as Prometheus and Oblivion he went to work & used every synth program & plugin at his disposal. Dark Sci-Fi User Interface Sounds features 1000+ Sounds 1.27 Gigs Beeps, Buttons, Glitches, Drones, Calculations, Transitions, Ons, Offs, and More! Stereo 96Khz, 24 bit Metadata included for programs like Soundminer.
(149 WAV files, 1.27 Gig, 96Khz/24-bit)
Ferrophone by Wobblophones
Ferrophone is a sample library made from carefully recorded samples of the hand-crafted Neon & Landa instrument with the same name. This instrument is designed for creating dark and doomy soundscapes and creepy atmosphere. The Ferrophone library is intended to be a sound design tool for horror or science fiction themed projects. The signature sound of the Ferrophone comes from two nails scraping two rotating discs. One moment the Ferrophone can ring very high, quite fragile and small, the next moment it morphs into something rough and big that it may remind a user of a scene on a construction site.
(600MB ncw compressed, 44.1kHz/24-bit)
Eastern European Train Loops by Debsound
These iron monsters amaze everyone, so here’s 70 pieces of train sounds looped right from Eastern Europe just for you to use them on any field you like where these sounds are needed.
(70 WAV files, 113 Mb, 96kHz/24-bit)
Back to School by Lilesoundlibrary
Get ready to get back to school. This library contains more than 350 files and over 1,500 high definition sounds at 24Bit/96KHz. All the sounds you need from the stationery are in this library : The backpack, pens, pencils, iron ruler, the blackboard and chalk. Different types of files, folders, books and binders. The staplers, scotch, scissors, eraser and many other things. All files are at 24Bit/96KHz with Soundminer metadata included.
(359 WAV files, 5,5 GB, 96KHZ/24Bit)
High Desert Trains by Thomas Rex Beverly
Get the thunderous sounds of freight trains with this special SFX library – featuring intense high-pitched screeches, rumbling bass and roaring sounds as they pass by in the Texan desert. Captured with a Sennheiser MKH 50 and 30 Mid/Side pair and a Sound Devices 702 in 24-bit/192 kHz. PDF/Excel file list and embedded Soundminer metadata included. High Desert Trains features: Passbys (fast and slow), approaches, departures, stops, idling, braking, horns (close and distant), mountain incline climbs, whining drones, piercing screeches, thunderous wheels, and a full start from idle. GPS coordinates and location map included.
(16 WAV files, 2.78 GB, 192kHz/24-bit)
High Desert Winds by Thomas Rex Beverly
Get the blustery sounds of High Desert Winds in this collection of highly provocative winds recorded in the resonant mountains of west Texas. Key Features: High Altitude Desert Wind: 6000 ft. average elevation Turbulent Gale-Force Gusts ranging from 15-50 mph Mountain Ridgetops Indoor Window Perspectives Dead Winter and Spring Grass Pinyon Pine Scratching Mesquite 80% Bird Free Bats above 20kHz Locations: Big Bend National Park and Davis Mountains, Texas *Bowed metal sounds in demo not included.
(52 WAV files, 13.81 GB, 192kHz/24-bit)
Chain Ferry by Detunized / Stephan Marche
Chain Ferry features the remarkable sounds of a 100 year old ferry with a specific drive system. The ferry pulls along a strong chain lying at the ground of the river to cross. This is achieved by a clever combination of 3 drive wheels that guide the chain and prevent it from dropping to the ground. The Library contains several complete audio takes of the ferry in action – from departure to arrival. This encompasses engine start, engine idle, loading ramp noises and bangs plus a lot of chain rattling from various perspectives. The sounds are recorded aboard and from both sides of the river so that the entire scenery can be covered acoustically.
(17 WAV Files, 56 min, 2 GB, 96kHz/24bit)
Human Stampede by Squeaky Fish
Human Stampede was recorded across multiple marathon races and captures the sound of footsteps of large crowds of runners. The idea was to capture long takes in stereo with minimal or non-existent crowd chatter to get stereo recordings that are useful for scenes of riots, warfare or even a plain old fun run.
(12 WAV files, 318MB, 48kHz/24-bit)