New Sound Lab is an independent sound library site created by Tor Johnson. The library features field recordings from Southern California. From nature to metropolis, Tor’s goal is to have a wide variety of high quality, usable sound packages fit for any sound designer’s collection. All releases are recorded in either 96khz or 192khz using a Sanken CSS-5 microphone and Sound Devices 702 recorder. Photos of recording locations, GPS coordinates and other meta data are included.
There are three sfx collections already available on the site:
- Space Echo 201 ($25) – Features 75 WAV files (1.01GB) recorded from a RE-201 processor. The samples are collected from the space echo self oscillation, as well the triggered delay from various sound sources. Use these samples for the classic Space Echo sound or chop up and manipulate them for new sound creation/design.
- Rock Slides ($25) – Includes 57 recordings (272MB) of various small rock, pebble, and other debris slides.
- San Antonio Creek ($25) – Features 32 recordings (1.17GB) of the remote San Antonio creek located in the Angeles National Forest. The creek morphs from almost a trickle at 8,000 feet to a large waterfall below, allowing for a wide range of moving water sounds to be captured.
There’s another library coming soon, called LAX Aircraft, featuring recordings of several airplanes, such as Airbus A330, Boeing 737, 757, 747, and Bombardier 800.