TONSTURM is a new sound effects library for sound designers, founded by Tilman Hahn and Emil Klotzsch. Both work as Sound Designers/Editors in Cologne, Germany. They created this platform not just to provide unique sound effects, but also to live out their passion.
They’re releasing his first sound effects package, called “Breaking Glass“, featuring more than 500 sounds recorded at 192kHz/24-Bit.
With TONSTURM 01 I BREAKING GLASS you get 100 sound files containing over 500 different glass sound effects. We have collected all sorts of different glass types to make this soundpack possible. You will find hits, smashes, impacts, cracking, friction and a lot more, recorded from huge 4m² glasspanes security glass, insulated glass, laminated glass, wired glass, car windscreens and so on… (Check this link for xls file listing.)
One part of the recordings took place outside in the field during almost quiet nights, the other part in a foley recording studio in cologne. To capture the different sound performances some unique approaches have been taken. For example, the car windscreen recordings took place in the studio, where we used a Schoeps MS setup combined with a pair of C-Ducer frap mics attatched to the body of the car windscreen. The mixture of the two signals provided very nice, crisp and meaty sounds of breaking and ripping windscreen glasses. Additional smaller glass objects were also recorded in the Studio.
For the fieldrecording sessions we organized wind up tripods to lift the glass panes from the ground. The idea was to lengthen the period between the impact and the debris by a certain amount. This way we could capture very defined sound events. We believe the fact that this sound set was recorded in the free field plus the noticable gap between impact and debris make this soundpack special and highly flexible. Also listening to these 192 kHz recordings at lower pitches reveals a beauty of its own!
- 2 x Sound Devices 702
- Schoeps CCM41, CCM8 Combination
- Sennheiser MKH30, MKH40 Combination
- C-Ducer Tape Microphone (only for the windscreen recordings)
Breaking Glass is available now at 50 €. With the purchase you’ll get four packages, including 192kHz and 96kHz versions, each with MS and Decoded MS (to LR) versions.
More info at TONSTURM.