SD07 Bowed Cactus
SD07 Bowed Cactus
SD07 Bowed Cactus
SD07 Bowed Cactus
SD07 Bowed Cactus
SD07 Bowed Cactus
SD07 Bowed Cactus
SD07 Bowed Cactus

SD07 Bowed Cactus

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  • In Bowed Cactus, get a visceral collection of bowed and plucked cactus from the deserts of the American Southwest. Take a violin bow to a cactus spine and hear guttural screeches with intense, physical energy. Hear plucked needles popping in rich organic granulation. Hear thick, bowed spines growling like supernatural animals and single needles stuttering with real grit.
  • This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a unique organic sound source. Cactus sounds are incredibly soft and intimate in real life, but when recorded from two inches they morph into otherworldly creatures brimming with ultrasonic energy. I hope you are excited by their sound designing potential and I can't wait to hear what you create!


    • Animalistic vocalizations
    • Visceral scraping
    • Wild screaming harmonics
    • Rich ultrasonic energy up to 50kHz
    • Guttural mid-range and bass stuttering
    • Intricate granular textures of plucked needles
    • Multiple similar sounds are grouped into single audio files with s fade ins/outs between each sound. 
    • Please note: the "Pitch Shifted Demo" was made to demonstrate the potential of the sounds in this library. However, Bowed Cactus does NOT include pitch shifted sounds, only mastered field recordings.


    T-REX ROAR: 

    • I find it insane that a bowed cactus can be pitch-shifted and sound like a dinosaur! I think this is the sound my T-Rex logo would make in real life :)


      FILE LIST:

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      • A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
      • Named markers are included in each file to help find interesting events in files with multiple variations.Markers are included in the Soundminer and BWAV description fields starting with the prefix "Marker Text".


      Specs: 4.16 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit – 79 stereo WAVs – 553+ sounds – Approx. 60 min (1 hour) total
      Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Text Markers
      Categories: Materials & Textures, Organic
      Location: Davis Mountains, Texas
      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 MKH 50 and 30 in Mid/Side
      • Sennheiser MKH 8040 Matched Pair in ORTF
      • Sound Devices 702
      • Rycote MS Blimp
      • Rycote ORTF Blimp

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