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Mechanical

  • This library is a collection of a wide variety of sounds recorded with high quality equipment over the past few years.
    Most of the sounds are field recordings or otherwise raw without any processing such as noise removal, EQ or compression, but still mostly curated and edited so that it's fast to start using them in your projects.

    To celebrate the end of one era I decided to put together most of my recordings as one library, it's including recordings with different techniques – from the electromagnetic fields of iPhone and a contact-mic'd sewing machine, to ORTF-stereo atmospheres of greenhouses, and gardens full of crickets recorded in ambisonic, and much more. 45 GB of material should cover your needs for some time :)

    I hope it's useful as a source of ready-to-use sound effects, but also as material and inspiration for something more. High quality and high sample rates allow you to manipulate the sounds a lot without losing their energy. Have fun with the library!

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  • Foley WakeyWakey Play Track 3196+ sounds included, 326 mins total $140 $85

    Enormous in size and intricate in detail, this library provides you with all of the tea, coffee, and various drink sound effects you very well may ever need. Good pick. The sounds herein are rich and filling, striking chords of warmth and refreshment while stirring tantalizing thoughts of supple beverage creation. From hand utensils, and preparation vessels to automated units, unique devices, and heavy machinery, you get it all.

    Many of the subjects in this library are captured from a variety of perspectives and with a multitude of takes so you can just as easily drop them into containers and events within a dynamic game environment, or choose from a wide variety of performances to perfectly fit in a one-off film scene. The vast majority of the library (99%) is recorded in 96kHz resolution, with a small chunk (1%) captured in 48kHz. This was done to save you some disk space regarding some of the longer and larger recordings. This is a truly comprehensive exploration of the sonic depths emanating from the wonderful world of tea and coffee.

    When working with WakeyWakey, be sure to keep some of the above-mentioned drink on hand as well. You're gonna want a cup (or eight).

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  • Mechanical Elements: Gears Play Track 4000+ sounds included, 205 mins total
    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $75 $65

    Elements: Gears is a collection of small and large gear, ratchet, cogwheel and other mechanical sounds recorded and edited over more than 2 years by George Vlad. The library encompasses more than 4000 individual sounds covering actions such as single clicks, slow movement, fast movement, short turns etc. The objects recorded include ratchet tools, plastic toys, old sewing machines, wagon wheels and ethnic noise making instruments. Some of the larger objects have been recorded using MKH 8040, DPA 4060 and a JrF contact microphone with each perspective included on a separate track.

    Elements: Gears 1.1 Update adds more large gear sounds! Check out the accompanying spreadsheet.

    The sounds can be used for obvious purposes such as ratchet wrenches, cogwheels, drawbridges, steampunk mechanisms, machinery etc.. As is the case with other libraries in the Elements series, these sounds can also be used as building blocks for more complex sounds such as spaceships, vehicles, industrial machinery and others. Additionally, all files are recorded and mastered at 24/96 quality which makes them excellent sound design elements ripe for serious processing.

    Elements: Gears at a glance:

    • 212 .wav files; more than 4000 sounds in total
    • recorded and presented as 24 bit/96 kHz mono files
    • 3 hours and 55 minutes total length
    • 3.83 GB uncompressed size – 3.11 GB zip archive
    • recorded on Sound Devices 633 with Sennheiser MKH-8040, DPA 4060 and JrF microphones
    • comprehensive metadata compatible with Basehead and Soundminer

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  • Weapons Nocked Play Track 2047+ sounds included $85 $65

    Whether your need to bring a lone rogue to life or a surge of arrows in an epic battle scene, Nocked will provide you with a plethora of flexible content.

    Our largest library to date, this collection is a comprehensive focus on the sounds and functions of the archer and the act of archery. Included are eight recorded bows (2 crossbows, olympic recurve, traditional recurve, longbow, long compound, short compound, and Magyar bow) with 2 additional 'mythic' bows of our own design, each using 3 types of arrows (aluminum, carbon, and bamboo) on 3 varying surfaces (hard, soft, and dirt) from 4 simultaneous recording positions (at bow, at target, midflight mono, and midflight stereo). Each bow and each arrow type have a character all there own.

    The content’s dynamic range is wide, from whispering bamboo arrows gliding on rests as they are drawn to firing position, to the powerful THWACK of crossbow bolts striking their target. All non-firing sounds were recorded in a controlled studio environment while all recordings of the bows being fired were taken on a plot of wide-open rural farmland, encompassed by forests. When needed, this ambient natural environment provided an ideal impulse response to be used in the design and editing of some of the sounds to create a heightened effect.

    Included are a wide array of archery actions and Foley:
    Nocking and unnocking arrows
    Drawing
    Firing (loosing)
    Mid-flight pass-bys
    Releasing / relaxing a draw
    Impacts on targets
    Arrow and accessory Foley (handling, selecting, gathering, dropping, etc.)

    A multitude of takes are provided across each bow/arrow/surface/position combination for easy randomization and differentiation of sounds, or to track any number of unique archers at any given moment.

    Go ahead, let them fight in the shade.

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  • This sound collection covers a wide range of sounds produced by many different steam engines. In addition to the real engines there’s also a wide variety of Foley sounds which can be layered to make funny (steam) engines for cartoons for example. All sounds recorded with high end equipment – 24 bit and 96KHz (some in 48KHz)
    The ‘MAIN’ demo gives a good taste of what’s inside. The ‘POTENTIAL KONTAKT demo gives a glimpse of what you can do with the FREE BONUS Kontakt Instruments. So the latter is just a demonstration, these sounds are not included as such!

    Equipment:
    Recorder / Interface

    • Sound Devices Mixpre 6
    • RME OCTAMIC XTC

    Studio Mics

    • Mojave MA 301 FET
    • Sennheiser MKH8040 (top, bottom)
    • Audix i5 (dynamic)

    Field Recording Mics

    • Sennheiser MKH8040smk
    • Sennheiser MKH8070
    • DPA Core 4060smk
    • Aquarian H2a with contact adapter

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  • Foley Helinä Play Track 754+ sounds included, 225 mins total $80 $60

    “Helinä” can be translated as “the tinkling sound made by the shaking of tiny bells”.  These may be wind chimes, and some are quite large, but the meaning of the name still rings true.  Beautiful, glorious, and entrancing wind chimes, all stirred up for your designing and listening pleasure.

    We've meticulously recorded and only very lightly edited 15 different sets of wind chimes composed of varying materials, shapes, and sizes. The result is a stirring array of shimmering textures from the soft dull knock of bamboo to the brilliant crystalline sparkle of obsidian. 

    The chimes sets and performances include:

    Chimes: Bamboo, Glass Shards, Porcelain Bell, Cast iron Bell, Glass Bell, Stoneware, Obsidian, Buoy, Paper/Mixed, Copper, Aluminum, Bronze, Agate, Shells, Capiz

    Performances: Flowing (Short, Med, Long), Breeze (Light), Windy (Moderate), Stormy (Heavy), Quaking, Plops, Gusts, Strikes, Grabbing, Releasing

    You'll get incredible tonal depth, preciously sustained tails, and conveniently isolated strikes and “gusts” resulting in a natural representation of each chime.  All of the chime-work was recorded in 192 kHz so you can bend, stretch, and twist with the comfort of the extended harmonic content of each chime.  All of the performances resulted in 50 separate files for each of the 15 chimes, making layering and matching performances a breeze.  In addition to the chime sets, we've included four stereo wind captures, in different capacities and locations, for adding context and ambiance to any wind chime-appropriate environment you may find yourself working on. 

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  • Sci-Fi Sci-fi Evolution Play Track 1700+ sounds included, 60 mins total $49 $43

    Need futuristic sounds? Sci-fi Evolution is a massive compilation of more than 1700 audio files – and it covers a lot of ground! Check out the full selection below.

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  • Materials & Texture Antique Grinders Play Track 570+ sounds included, 49 mins total $70 $42

    Get the sounds of 13 different coffee and herbal grinders. These small wooden and metal devices give grainy textures to any material + they sound really funny at times, and can be used as sweetener for funny toy sounds. Due to the recordings with a piezzo disc, they have a lot of deep and rumbling content. The other mics were the Neumann TLM 102, The DPA 4060 and the amazing Sennheiser MKH 8040. They all cover different and unique perspectives.

    All Sounds are always packed with rich iXML Metadata.

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  • Foley Elements: Zippers Play Track 1000+ sounds included, 72 mins total $50 $40

    Get more than a thousand zipper sounds in Elements: Zippers – recorded and edited by George Vlad.

    The first in the Elements series, the library covers the 3 main types of zippers: coil, plastic and metal. 22 different zippers on 19 objects (backpacks, coats, jeans, toiletry bags, wallets etc.) have been recorded, edited and carefully tagged with metadata. Most of the zippers feature 4 types of performance: slow zips, normal speed zips, fast zips and short fast zips.

    The library’s most obvious use is as Foley elements since it covers a wide variety of zipper types and performances. However, some the recordings sound quite unlike actual zippers and more like creatures, gears or even farts! Additionally, all files are recorded and mastered at 24/96 quality which makes them excellent sound design elements ripe for serious processing.

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  • Mechanical Electronics Bundle Play Track 73+ sounds included $75 $37.50

    Explore this varied library of electronic sounds, sourced from analog synths and digital processes. Ideal for sound design for SciFi or Electronic music.

    Works great with Reformer Pro but if you don’t own the plugin, you can still purchase and use the sounds in this pack separately.

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  • Hum, Buzz & Glitches Analog Days Play Track 390 sounds included $49 $34.30

    Analog Days contains 390 sounds extracted from old portable cassette players, Retro WW tube radios, vintage turntable vinyl record players and retro tape machines. This is really a sound time capsule ready to send your projects back to the good old analog days and give that sense of analog imperfection that makes the sound really interesting.

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  • Environments Print Shop Play Track 82 sounds included $56 $33.60

    Print Shop is a SFX & Ambiance pack containing a lot of great material from a big industrial print shop. The Soundcatcher recorded 4 different printing machines, Print Shop Ambiances in ORTF and a lot of really nice subsonic stuff with two contact microphones. As always, all sounds are tagged with Soundminer friendly metadata and the pack comes in 4 different sizes and qualities.

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  • Mechanical Robotics Lab Play Track 62 sounds included $37 $31.45

    Robotics Lab is 26 minutes/788 MB of industrial robots, 3D-printers & CNC cutters in 62 separate files – recorded in 24bit/96kHz using Sennheiser MKH microphones.

    This library gives you recordings of two different ABB industrial robots; the large IRB 6620 and the smaller IRB 120. You get both single, isolated movements and more complex sequences with the robots moving on multiple axes simultaneously. Also included are takes of the robots idling, with some subtle but interesting sounds as the result.

    I also recorded Ultimaker 2 3D-printers – 3 of them running at once, as well as isolated sounds from a single printer. A large Zünd flatbed CNC-cutter was also recorded. All in all, lots of servos and stepper-motors, with lots of whizzing, whirring, clicking and ratcheting for your sound design projects.

    You get:
    • Industrial robots, 3D-printers and more
    • Servo- & stepper motors
    • Searchable file names
    • Secure Amazon S3-powered download
    • BWF Metadata embedded – with more included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats.
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  • Mechanical Driving Forces Play Track 450+ sounds included $55 $29

    Driving Forces” is an ultimately innovative sound effects construction kit from Digital Rain Lab. The pack is dedicated to futuristic engine sounds: from small hovering drones to huge space motherships. It thoughtfully includes various engine categories such as Jet Turbines, Micro motors, and Recordings. The addition of real textures makes the library well balanced and very flexibile for designing unique vehicle sounds.

    Natively made in 96k/24bit, all sounds are ready to be heavily manipulated, and are tagged with BWF and Soundminer metadata for a faster workflow.

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  • Mechanical Power From The Past: Engines Play Track 51 sounds included, 17+ mins total $35 $25

    This is a collection of recordings of industrial/farming make-and-break engines from the end of the 19th beginning of the 20th century.

    It features small clockwork type clinks and clicks, larger gears and pistons, and huge exhaust pipe chugs and blasts.

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  • Sci-Fi Mechanicals (AH) Play Track 201+ sounds included $50 $25

    Mechanicals is a set of 201 specialty sound effects hand picked from Sound Ideas General HD 3 collection.  From Bio Mechanical Creatures and Energy Flutters to Hi Tech Scan Movements – Cyborg Mutations to Mechanical Responses – Airy Servo Movements to Transformer Sequences – these outstanding specialty sound effects need to be heard to be believed.

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  • This sound effect library from JordanFehrFX gets you more than 900 button and equipment sounds, captured by Jordan Fehr. Sound effects include buttons, switches, clicks, latches, clasps, bags, zippers, wild foley, machines, ambiences, cases, and more!

    It also comes with a special bonus library by game audio guru Damian Kastbauer, featuring more than 70 minutes of mono machine recordings and ambiences.

    Buttons Library Key Features:

    • 16 minutes of audio @ 48khz/24bit Mono
    • 46 Files
    • 144 MB
    • 900+ performances

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  • Wood Woodwork (DRL) Play Track 200+ sounds included $30 $25

    Woodwork is a collection of high quality recordings of various machinery found in a workshop, including fret saws, sanders, dryers and a milling machine. The pack contains both stereo and mono recordings of each item, made with the XY and shotgun microphones. All sounds are 24-bit, 48 kHz, with Soundminer metadata embedded.

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  • Mechanical Elegant Machines Play Track 150 sounds included $28 $23.80

    Elegant Machines is 213Mb of slightly odd mechanical sounds in 150 separate files, recorded in 24bits/96kHz quality. Most are mono and edited as seamless loops.

    Things that whirr, rotate, grind, click and clack. Strange machines that defy categorization. Levers, cogwheels and camshafts. Wood, metal and plastic, scrapes and screams. Some are simple loops of a single sound, while others are more complex movements.

    Most of the sounds lend themselves best to small-ish mechanisms, but pitching down works well on many of them, for creating more substantial sounding movements.Sources include everything from an antique coffee grinder to old 8mm film cameras, and various nameless props and gadgets – perfect for designing sounds of strange machines and mechanical contraptions.

    Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice)

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  • Mechanical Hvac Elements Play Track 49 sounds included $26 $22.10

    Hvac Elements is a sound effects library to help you put some realistic ventilation sounds in your productions, recorded from a variety of sources at many different locations.

    From table fans to large industrial vents, as well as a multitude of cooling units. Humming, droning, whooshing hvac machinery; some well-oiled, some rattling and worn. Bathroom vents, air conditioning units and a hot water pressure pump. Even the feeding mechanism of a pellet stove.

    Recorded with a minimum of ambiance and background noises (location permitting) and many delivered as seamless loops. The perfect companion to Hvac Drones & Tones.

    Hvac Elements is 1.65Gb / 61 minutes of fans, heaters, coolers and things that go WHOOSH, in 49 separate files, recorded in 24bits/96kHz quality.

    Hvac Elements includes:

    • A variety of hvac elements
    • Seamless loops
    • Searchable file names
    • BWF Metadata embedded, with more included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats

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  • Funny / Comedy / Cartoon Toys Play Track 673+ sounds included $28 $22

    A huge collection of toy sound effects, including rattles, squeaking, pops, shakes, bounces, slides, drops, rings, clicks, crankings, spins and much more. More than 650 fun, festive sound effects in total.

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  • Mechanical Electric Cash Register Play Track 1000+ sounds included, 21 mins total $35 $21

    We came across an old Sanyo Cash register which was still working – so we went all-in and recorded it. We used two Sennheiser MKH8040 and a DPA 4060 to get a variety of buttons, switches, and printing noises. They all cover different and unique perspectives.

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  • Mechanical Servos Play Track 70 sounds included $29 $20

    This is your library for authentic servo sounds used for robotics, motors or sci-fi. It features over 70 servo motor sounds in stereo. Only professional servos from rc-planes were recorded. Finish your next project in lightning speed. Simply drag and drop the sounds into your DAW.

    Key features:

    • More than 70 servo motor sounds (100 MB)
    • Slow, medium and fast servo movements + buzz and hum sounds
    • One sound per file for easy and fast workflow
    • 24 Bit / 96 kHz / WAV / stereo / low noise recording – perfect for pitching
    • EBU/BWF and WAV-Metadata made with Soundminer for use in any DAW
    • All sounds are royalty free and instantly downloadable

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  • Industrial The Excavator Play Track 43 sounds included, 11 mins total $30 $20

    The Excavator’ by Cinematic Sound Design delivers a collection of recordings in pristine 24 Bit / 96 Khz. Captured using highest quality equipment providing a discrete signal path, such as Sound Devices 702 and a pair of Neumann KM 184, this collection features engine & bucket sounds from Neuson 3602 rd excavator, suitable for your car & construction games, visual projects etc.
    In total, you will get 43 field recording sounds totalling over 10 minutes of engine & bucket recordings, captured from different perspectives.
    Product Details:
    • 43 Field Recording sounds
    • Engine Sounds
    • Powering ups, pumping, speed ups, powering downs
    • Excavator bucket sounds
    • Shakings, digging, rattle

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  • Foley Foley Sessions 01 Play Track 314+ sounds included $25 $20

    The Foley Sessions 01 SFX pack features 314 files with sounds of various metals, plastic, glass and other surfaces – with objects being hit, rubbed, shaken and handled in lots of different ways.

    Each sound has been meticulously edited, and all files are available in 24bit/96kHz Broadcast Wave files. Check out the full track list below.

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  • Mechanical Letterpress Play Track 15+ sounds included $39 $19

    Need rich, mechanical sound effects? You should definitely check this one out then: We got our hands on two functioning vintage Letterpresses: The motorized “Original Heidelberger Tiegel” (built in 1969 by Heidelberg Schnellpressen AG) and the pedal-driven “Boston Pedal Tiegel” (built in 1901 by Emil Kahle Maschinenfabrik).

    We captured these two unique printing machines in 192 kHz stereo from different angles using a range of microphones (Sennheiser MKH 8040 ORTF, Neumann TLM 103 ORTF, Barcus Berry Stereo Contact Mic). The 15 recordings are on average 4 minutes long each and include idle, run, stop and different running speeds.

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  • Mechanical Elevators Play Track 200+ sounds included $27 $16.20

    The Elevators library was recorded over a period of one year, and comes with over 100 movement and metal impacts from elevators, around 50 elevator cab travels and over 60 elevator door slides and variations.

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  • Destruction & Impact SynthAssault Play Track 320 sounds included, 34 mins total $39.99 $14.99

    SynthAssault is a collection of 320 high quality, cinematic synth impacts.

    SA was created with hundreds of analog modular samples, digital synths and processed field recordings, all morphed together
    in order to created huge, impactfu, never heard before, original sounds.

    Huge bass impacts and downers, deep rumbling LFEs, ear piercing distorted synths and more.
    Perfect for trailers and EDM music.

    CREATED WITH: Pro Tools, Live, Sound Particles, Modular

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  • Ambisonics Ambisonic Airplane Cessna 172 Play Track 17 sounds included, 144 mins total $19.99 $14.99

    The Ambisonic Airplanes Cessna 172 library, is a small library procured from a single short flight.  The recordings were made from the rear passenger seat positioned as close as possible to the middle of the aircraft.  The front of the Ambisonic microphone faced the cockpit.  The flight was recorded in it’s entirety and edited down for easier use.

    Types of recordings include idling, flying, flying with windows open, taxiing, taxiing with windows open, engine turning on, engine turning off, plane during takeoff, plane during landing, plane engine test (1700 RPM test) and more.

    The library was recorded using a Sennheiser Ambeo VR Microphone onto a Sound Devices MixPre 6.  The library has a fairly large size because we have conveniently provided 4 versions of the same files to make it easier and more flexible to use.  Included you will find B-Format wav files (FuMa and AmbiX) A-Format raw wav files and a Binaural stereo mix down.  The library includes a total of 17 unique files and 68 total files.

     

    Information on the Cessna 172 from Wikipedia:The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company.  First flown in 1955, more 172s have been built than any other aircraft.

    Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history. Cessna delivered the first production model in 1956 and as of 2015, the company and its partners had built more than 44,000.  The aircraft remains in production today.

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  • Mechanical QWERTY Play Track 1328 sounds included $20 $10

    Gone is the era of the typewriter, when the cacophony of countless typebars striking the platen could be heard emanating from every office building, but with SkewSound’s QWERTY Sound Library, you can recreate those days. We used an electro-mechanical typewriter from the 1970s to create this library.

    This allowed us to get some unique sounds that simply can’t be created with an older, mechanical typewriter.

    In this library you’ll find some stellar machine gun-like mechanical sounds, impacts, sweeteners, motor hums, and more mechanical switch and button effects than you’ll know what to do with.

    QWERTY highlights:

    • Recorded, edited, and delivered in full 96kHz/24bit high definition audio
    • Every performance was multi-mic’d, providing you with a greater range of tonal qualities to modify to your hearts content
    • Over 35 minutes of audio
    • Fully embedded Soundminer metadata

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  • Mechanical reel2reel Play Track 689 sounds included $20 $10

    Another electromechanical-focused library from SkewSound! Our reel2reel Sound Library features a professional tape machine from the 1980s. We captured all the sounds this little (well, actually quite large and heavy) piece of gear could create.

    DC motors, servos, tape spinning, metal impacts, and more can be found within this library.

    And if you are on the hunt for some huge, analog style mechanical buttons, you should hear what this library has to offer.

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  • Mechanical Personal Cassette Player_Pack 03 Play Track 1875+ sounds included, 49 mins total $12 $10

    What happens when you get lucky while figuring out a Cassette Player that hasn’t run in years? You bring out an annoying motor whine that last long enough to capture and record it.

    In the 3rd installment of the Personal Cassette Player Collection, Personal Cassette Player_Pack 03, includes recordings of the name-sake, the brand name, the leader of the pack, the Sony Walkman FM/AM Player. Included in this pack are sounds of buttons, fast forwards, rewinds, sliders, switches, opens, close, motors, and the surprising motor whine. Over 1875 sounds packed into 54 files and 48 minutes with loads of different motor sounds!

    All recordings are metadata tagged using Basehead and Soundly, recorded at 24 Bit, 192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH8050, MKH30 microphone combo into a Sound Devices Mix Pre-6.

    Plug in those headphones, sit back, relax, and listen to your favorite classic cassette tapes.

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