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- In Giant Pinecones, get a visceral collection of scraped and eviscerated pinecones from the gray pine trees of Northern California. Scrape the razor-sharp hooks of the cone petals and hear guttural scrapes crackling with energy. Hear rolling cones popping and fluttering with rich stuttering tones. Hear fully open cone pedals squeaking with woody vocalizations like supernatural animals and hardy crunches filled with organic grit.
- This library offers you an extensive collection of sounds from a unique organic sound source. Gray pinecone sounds are incredibly soft and intimate in real life, but when recorded from two inches they morph into a unique wooden sound source brimming with powerful glitchy and stuttering textures.
- Woody vocalizations
- rolling, scraping, and stuttering textures
- visceral and guttural scrapes
- fluttering and popping textures
- rich crunches
- chalkboard-like squeaks and squeals
- This library, like Bowed Cactus, resulted in many bloody fingertips. Gray pinecones are 12-inch behemoths with razor-sharp claws on the end of each petal.
- Those clawed petals made wonderful, gritty scrapes and scratches. They wear down quickly when scraped, so I needed 50 of the pinecones to make the library. Once the point was dulled the sound lost most of its energy and character. When that happened, it was time to move onto a new pinecone.
- Using fully open pinecones was the key to getting great sounds. Closed petals yielded a muted and pathetic sound. Fully open cones had a wonderful resonance. Each petal of a cone has its own pitch (similar to how plucked needles on a cactus have slightly different pitches). The combined pitches of a multitude of petals resulted in a rich, woody timbre.
- My favorite texture was created by scraping a few petals so that they glitched and stuttering across the log. Hear it below:
- This unusual sound source was a joy to use for my sound experiments. I love finding unheard organic sounds and I can't wait to hear what y'all make from this library!
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- Sennheiser MKH 8040 and MKH30 in MS
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|Specs: 3.1 GB – 192 kHz / 24-bit – 114 stereo WAV files – 500+ sounds – Approx. 44 min total|
|Metadata: CSV, Soundminer, BWAV, Text Markers|
Categories: Materials & Textures, Organic, Wood
Location: Napa County, California – spring 2019
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