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Home Sound Effects Art Machines – Fantasy apparatus and kinetic engines

Art Machines – Fantasy apparatus and kinetic engines


This library contains sound from 23 multi-miced kinetic machines and wounderous apparatus split into mixdowns and construction kits of each machinery.

The mechanisms have been designed and build by and recorded in collaboration with the kinetic artist Willi Reiche in a quiet setting at the Kunstmaschienenenhalle.

Spinning gears, squeaky leather belts, grinding metal, humming motors, tonal elements and rattling parts construct an imaginative factory ambience. It can be perfectly used to design a magical lab, an inventor workshop or a steam punk industrial complex. Of course any tiny to big gear and machines can be brought to live with these sounds. You can easily layer different parts from various machines to create the desired mood and characteristic of your visuals or story.

There are both electric machines driven by servo motors and machines that have to be handled by hand. Additional emf content has been captured from the electronic devices.

Gear used: Up to 10 microphones have been used on each machine, including Schoeps MK41 / CMC1, Dpa 4060, Neumann KMR81i, Earthworks QTC50, AKD D112, Lewitt 540s, Ambient ASF1 and EMF microphones.





Licensor: : Sound of Essen Categories: , , .
Type: Machines sound effects / recordings
Specs: 201 sounds • 201 files • 24 Bit / 192 kHz • 14,3 GB • Includes metadata
Approx. 300 minutes total
Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
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Royalty-free - you can select the number of users on checkout

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Sound of Essen started in 2017 as an official project for the European Green Capital 2017. 12 selected places from the rivers Ruhr and Emscher in Essen were introduced via sound. I offer free downloads of atmos, animals, machinery, vessels and many more along pictures, texts and maps of my trips in Essen. In 2018 the blog continued with the project Assindia X, a 10 year recording project in Essen, also supported by the city of Essen. In addition, I will continue to feature soundscapes of places and events in Essen and even offer libraries for sale with sounds from my hometown.