Ringing Rocks | Musical Rock Sound Effects Library
Ringing Rocks | Musical Rock Sound Effects Library
Ringing Rocks | Musical Rock Sound Effects Library
Ringing Rocks | Musical Rock Sound Effects Library
Ringing Rocks | Musical Rock Sound Effects Library

Ringing Rocks | Musical Rock Sound Effects Library

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Ringing Rocks has the chiming, beautiful tones of an ancient boulder field. As hammers strike stone, the powerful clangs resonate like church bells and bring to life a natural sonic wonder. Plus, you receive many types of melodic tones, hammering rhythms, grinding metallic stone, resonant scrapes, and much more. If you need rocks unlike any you’ve heard before, listen to Ringing Rocks.

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Demo Notes: 
• No processing was done to the rock samples other than quantizing the strikes to tempo (from 0:55 to 1:41).

Key Features:
• Featured on Designing Sound: "Our Favorite Sounds of 2016"
• 237 files, 500+ natural chime and bell-like rock sounds
• Perfect for use as found sound percussion and can easily be made into a Kontakt sample instrument
• Captured in 192 kHz for exquisite detail and sound designing potential
• Location: Ringing Rocks County Park, Pennsylvania
• A small hammer, medium sledgehammer, and crowbar were used to create a variety of timbres
• Audio files with single strikes alone
• Audio files with many sequential, varying strikes
• Resonant scraping of hammers on rock for tactile textures that are perfect source material for rich metallic drones
• Rocks with a strong fundamental pitch include the closest equal temperament note in the metadata, for example, Db6.
• Bb’s, Db’s, and Gb’s are common throughout this boulder field
• If the rock did not have a strong pitch, unpitched and complex pitch descriptors are included
• Major third, minor third, half step and other naturally occurring melodic motives generated by “playing” the rocks with multiple hammers
• Audio files labeled by parent rock numbers: 1-31 to easily find samples played with different implements that have similar harmonic content

Read the full story of how I recorded these strange sounds on the A Sound Effect Blog!

Gear Used:
Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS pair
Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
Sound Devices 702
Rycote AG MS Blimp

File List

Categories: Materials & Textures, Rock/Stone
Specs: 1.93 GB - 192 kHz / 24-bit - 218 decoded stereo WAV files, 500+ sounds - RAW MS files not included
Duration: Approx. 27 min total
Metadata: Included, PDF/Excel, Soundminer, BWAV
Delivery: Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
License type: Single user, royalty-free - for a multi-user license, click here
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Sounds from this library are included in my Free Sounds Collection. Try out my sounds before purchasing the entire library!

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 This library is also available on A Sound Effect