Clunky mechanical sounds from a collection of antique cash registers from the early 1900s + a bonus Kontakt MIDI instrument.
Perfect source material for designing all sorts of odd mechanical machinery, steam punk inventions, UI sounds for points and money, or just actual cash registers in shopping scenes. ~420 sounds in 285 files.
For creating this library we had to track down old cash registers in Denmark. We recorded them all with several high quality microphones from multiple perspectives – even with a lavalier microphone hidden inside the machine for super dry mechanical sounds and contact microphone attached to the back for beefy low end that can be mixed in to make your sounds feel heavier. We even added punchy ready-to-use detailed mixes of all the microphones.
We experimented to explore all the sonic gems hiding in the machines. You’ll find sounds like the classic “money earned sound” from turning the clicking cranks and bell ring as the drawer opens, chunky mechanical sounds from pulling the levers and foley sounds from touching and handling the cash registers.
The library has been tagged with extensive metadata and has been tested in Soundminer, Basehead, Soundly and Pro Sound Effects’ Search to make it easy to find the sounds you are looking for.
The library comes with a Kontakt instrument (requires full version of Kontakt 6) with several round robins and multiple microphone positions that be used to add mechanical rhythms to your music, or easily sync the sounds to pictures with MIDI notes.
The Antique Cash Registers library includes:
– Chunky rolling lever pulls in various durations
– The classic Ka-ching! sound from from turning the crank
– Performed continous mechanical sounds, perfect for machinery or creatures
– Opening and closing the wooden drawers – with and without money
– Foley and impacts from handling the registers
– Clicky mechaincal sounds from turning the cranks and smaller knobs inside the registers
– Several microphones from different perspectives as well as a punchy ready-to-use detailed mixes of all the microphones
– A Kontakt Instruments with several round robins and multiple microphone positions that be used to add mechanical rhythms to your music, or easily sync the sounds to pictures with MIDI notes
We asked Katrine Amsler (Wolfenstein 2, Control) to play around with the library, and she came up with this beautiful haunting piece: