This sound effects library of latches, locks, switches, clips, slides, clasps, gears, bolts, and ratchets is a mechanical sonic powerhouse, offering the functional and mechanical sounds of a plethora of quirky contraptions that latch or lock together in some manner or another. Embellish a simple hand tool or build utterly complex mechanizations.
Some source materials were discovered in old railway yards, others were random findings in an antique mall, while others still were dislodged components of even larger, more complex machines. Like little sonic building blocks, the sounds herein are primarily reduced to their smallest meaningful components, giving you the quick, accessible freedom to drop/move/stack them for fast production. As with many of our libraries, we focused on providing sets of similar sounds so that you can create sequences and randomized groups for an event on the fly without having to commit extra editing time.
We've also included 26 of our own designs to get your creative machine turning!
Eiravaein Works LLC is the product of years working, studying, and traveling over the globe to gain new perspectives on sound, soundscapes, cognition, human communication, and sensory perception. With facets of cognitive science, semiotics, international relations, and audio engineering, our approach to sound design and auditory development is diverse and unique. We strive to capture sounds that are rich in meaning, off the well-worn path, and outside of the everyday user’s collection. All audio offered from Eiravaein Works is 100% originally sourced in the field (…possibly in a field).
With A Sound Effect, Asbjoern has created a web site where our international community can browse, learn, and share the vast fruits of our labors. Together we are accelerating the very real potential power of sound design as a recognized art form.
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Sound designer: Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit trilogies
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