'Metal In Water' from Studio Wormbone explores the artistic properties of forged industrial materials from an entirely new perspective. It marries the harmonic overtones of steel, aluminum, bronze and iron with the highly emotive way that water influences resonance. This collection is packed with unique percussives - and so very much more!
Sound waves travel four times faster in water than in air. So when the deep tones of bell-like metallurgy meet up with reverberation enhancing H2O, magic follows. Sometimes this results in ridiculously long and crystal clear sustains. Other times enhanced echoic refractions happen, or pitch warping when propagating the water while it oscillates and/or dunking the metal after playing it.
We've all heard examples of it before - the ghostly clangorous tones of a submarine hull being struck in a movie soundtrack. Or a stainless steel kitchen bowl half filled with dishwater getting banged against the side of the sink and sloshed as you're washing it. Or two near empty aluminum drinking thermoses colliding with one another. When people encounter these sounds in their lives they pause and listen. The peculiar relationship between these media - the solid of the metal, the liquid water, and the gaseous air that finally brings the sound to our ears - imbues the sounds with an alluring quality that is simultaneously mesmerizing and otherworldly. It's just unusual enough to command our attention. And it's mysterious enough to secure our mind and make us want more.
But perhaps more importantly, this interaction pulls at your emotions in unpredictable ways for reasons that go beyond science. It can tug your heart toward loneliness. Or ring the klaxon of alarm. Or sooth as irresistibly as a Bhuddist monk's meditation bowl. The range of diversity of feeling in this composite collection is like no other.
Many of the files included here are percussive hits with sharp transient attacks for rhythmic musicality. There's also a range of other timbres that are conveniently organized into "Bowed", "Dark", "FX", and "Glissandi", "Scrapes & Rubs", and "Strike Cluster" folders. The majority of these sounds are atonal so they’ll fit whatever key signature your music happens to be in.
As with most of the other Studio Wormbone releases, variety reigns supreme herein. These sounds are pulled from the full width of the spectrum of distinctiveness. Sources include a collection of objects like waterphone, bowls/pans/vessels, Tibetan singing bowl, and a one-of-a-kind solid steel spiral sculpture with amazing vibrational properties.
These unique timbres would sit beautifully nestled within a number of mixes like house, drum and bass, dance, electro, glitch, industrial, and IDM, as well as pop/rock and film composition.
Formats provided are WAV/AIF in 24bit/44.1khz resolution, and are of course royalty free. Every sample has been professionally recorded, edited, (tortured) and mastered with the utmost care, is usable with every major audio software program (Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Sonar, FL Studio, Acid, Garageband, Ableton Live) and is compatible cross platform with either Mac or PC.
All of these sounds maintain the glossy refinement of Studio Wormbone’s hyperproduction tools and techniques. All of them are calibrated with precision to make your next production inventive, far sighted, and mind-blisteringly innovative.
Studio Wormbone is a compact and efficient state-of-the-art recording and production facility located in a quiet forest setting just outside the Emerald City of Seattle Washington, USA. Owned and managed by sound designer/producer Trevor Dutton, it’s resources specialize in all aspects of electronic music and cutting edge audio production.
- 300 Mb Complete Pack Content.
- 24 bits / 44.1khz
- PC/MAC Compatible (Logic, Cubase, Live, Reason, SonyAcid, Fruity loops, GarageBand, etc...)
All of the content is 100% royalty-free. Once purchased, you can use these audio loops in your music releases, both commercial and underground, with no restrictions.
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