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Tuning Forks


• In Tuning Forks, get a collection of microtonal metal sounds created by plunging tuning forks into water. Hear laser-like chirps with wild harmonics shifting. Hear microtonal beating and tonal kerplunks. Hear extended clattering from underwater impacts and bass drones with deep ominous character.
• This library offers you the collection of surprising laser-like sounds from a quotidian sound source. Thanks for listening.

• Laser-like chirps
• Complex microtonal impacts and textures
• Wild harmonics
• Resonant clattering
• Singing musical tones
• This was my first time recording sound design material using hydrophones. Here are a few of the things I learned.
• Stereo hydrophones are essential. I hate the sounds of mono underwater.
• I generally don’t like the sound of hydrophones alone as well. So, I experimented with recording in Mid/Side above water and stereo H2a hydrophones below. Turns out, I love the combined sound of the acoustic mics with the hydrophones.
• My Cinela blimp (which I’ve waterproofed for rain recording) worked perfectly. Because of the NixWax waterproofing, I could place the Mid/Side mics extremely close to the water. This yielded crisp detail, and the mics were completely protected from constant splashing.
• With the perfect mic setup found, I proceeded to plunge tuning forks into water thousands of times in search of the perfect laser-like sounds!
File List
• A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
• Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30 in Mid/Side
• Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR hydrophones
• Sound Devices MixPre-6 and MixPre-3 II
• Cinela Pianissimo Mid/Side Blimp
• Mid/Side and Hydrophones are mixed into one stereo recording.

Licensor: : Thomas Rex Beverly Categories: , , .
Type: Tuningfork sound effects / recordings
Specs: 300 sounds • 78 files • 24 Bit / 192 kHz • 920 MB • Includes metadata
Approx. 13 minutes total
Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
License type:
Royalty-free - you can select the number of users on checkout


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