SD24 Tuning Forks

SD24 Tuning Forks

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DESCRIPTION: 

  • In Tuning Forks, get a collection of microtonal metal sounds created by plunging tuning forks into water. Hear laser-like chirps with wild harmonics shifting. Hear microtonal beating and tonal kerplunks. Hear extended clattering from underwater impacts and bass drones with deep ominous character.
  • This library offers you the collection of surprising laser-like sounds from a quotidian sound source. Thanks for listening. 

KEY FEATURES:

  • Laser-like chirps
  • Complex microtonal impacts and textures
  • Wild harmonics
  • Resonant clattering
  • Singing musical tones
  • Please note: the "Pitch Shifted Demo" was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Tuning Forks does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.

RECORDING STORIES:

  • This was my first time recording sound design material using hydrophones. Here are a few of the things I learned.
  • Stereo hydrophones are essential. I hate the sounds of mono underwater.
  • I generally don't like the sound of hydrophones alone as well. So, I experimented with recording in Mid/Side above water and stereo H2a hydrophones below. Turns out, I love the combined sound of the acoustic mics with the hydrophones.
  • My Cinela blimp (which I've waterproofed for rain recording) worked perfectly. Because of the NixWax waterproofing, I could place the Mid/Side mics extremely close to the water. This yielded crisp detail, and the mics were completely protected from constant splashing.
  • With the perfect mic setup found, I proceeded to plunge tuning forks into water thousands of times in search of the perfect laser-like sounds!

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              LIBRARY INFO:

              Stereo Specs: 920 MB – 192 kHz / 24-bit – 78 stereo WAV files – 300+ sounds – Approx. 13 min total
              Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Universal Category System
              Categories: Materials & Textures, Metal, Water
              Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
              Mastering: read my Field Recording Mastering Rules for more info.
              Delivery: Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
              License type: Single user, royalty-free - for a multi-user license, click here
              Sound Library Guarantee: If you're unhappy with my field recordings in any way, I'll give you store credit equal to the cost of the sound library. Read the full details – here.

              GEAR USED:

              • Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Mid/Side
              • Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR hydrophones
              • Sound Devices MixPre-6 and MixPre-3 II
              • Cinela Pianissimo Mid/Side Blimp
              • Mid/Side and Hydrophones are mixed into one stereo recording.

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