Infrastructure Recordings is a small enterprise founded by Chris Richmond, whose life-long interests in sound and music have developed into an up and coming brand of high-quality audio recordings.
Chris’ links with the public transport industry means he has a great deal of experience with buses, refining an ear for detail, which, combined with his own curiosity has enabled him to produce a number of high-quality sound libraries defining each vehicle’s unique sonic characteristics.
A railway enthusiast at heart, Chris is also passionate about railway recordings- particularly the sounds of fast-disappearing heritage vehicles, attempting to preserve those characteristic soundtracks we all take for granted on our journeys, which will soon all be consigned to the history books.
A distinct sound of the traditional English countryside, the ringing of church bells is an art that has been practiced for centuries, be it to summon the people to their prayers, celebrate a wedding, or announce a death.
“Church Bells of Norfolk” is a collection of sound recordings taken at a variety of different churches throughout the County of Norfolk, England- an area famous for it's large number of surviving medieval churches.
The bells of each church vary in size, weight and tone and no two towers are the same, meaning that the resulting sound varies from location to location.
Some churches are nestled amongst the bustling town centres- their chimes echoing off nearby buildings whilst competing with the raucous noise of passing traffic whilst others stand in glorious isolation in the countryside.
Aside from the exterior recordings, this collection also features recordings taken from inside the belfry as well as below in the ringing chamber, capturing the clatter of the rope pulleys and the calls of the tower captain as they instruct the ringers.
Also included are a selection of clock chimes as well as a set of sounds from the automated 12-bell carillon of St. Martin's, Glandford, which plays one of a selection of hymn tunes every third hour.
Have you ever done that party trick where you can get a wine glass to “sing” by running your finger around the rim?
Have you ever been curious about using multiple glasses to create music?
This sound library contains several sets of sounds featuring glasses tuned to specific pitches, which can easily be dropped into your sampler on your digital audio workstation to create wonderful ethereal pads and effects.
This library also features FREE bonus Kalimba sounds recorded from a traditional hand-made mbira!
A collection of high-quality stereo audio recordings capturing trains at speed in the United Kingdom.
This clean, stereo nature recording beautifully captures the tranquility of a typical British summer thunderstorm from the moment the birds stop singing as the first spots of rain roll in, to their re-emergence as the storm passes.
Recorded in the heart of rural Norfolk, England.
This sound library boasts a comprehensive collection of sound recordings that capture the character of rural passenger trains throughout the United Kingdom.
All of the recordings were taken at locations in and around Norfolk and feature trains that are typical of current rural train services in many parts of the country.
This sound library boasts a collection of sound recordings that capture the character of locomotive-hauled passenger trains in the East Anglia region of the United Kingdom. All of the recordings were taken at locations in and around Norfolk and feature trains hauled by Class 37 and Class 68 diesel locomotives.
The Class 37 is a classic type of British-built diesel locomotive originally introduced in the early 1960s and features a 4-stroke V12 English Electric turbocharged diesel engine.
The Class 68 locomotives are much more modern locomotives, being introduced in 2013 and feature a 16-cylinder Caterpillar diesel engine.
Anybody familiar with travelling on the London Underground will be aware of the distinct soundscapes beneath the streets of London; from the clatter of the ticket hall barriers to the eerie rumbles from the tunnels, waiting in anticipation for the next train to come rushing past before stopping with the squeal of the brakes.
Each type of train on the network has its own distinct characteristics such as the moaning of the electric traction motors or the peculiar sound of the 1996 Stock used on the Jubilee Line.
All of these sounds have been beautifully captured in 24-bit 48KHz quality- recorded both with XY stereo microphones and binaurally- creating a highly realistic experience for headphone users.
This soundpack is created for use primarily in video games and simulators to simulate the sonic characteristics of an Enviro400 double-deck bus built by Alexander-Dennis in the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2015.
This soundpack is created for use primarily in video games and simulators to simulate the sonic characteristics of a Volvo B7TL double-deck bus with Wright Gemini Eclipse bodywork in the United Kingdom from 2002.
This soundpack contains all you need to recreate the sonic environment of the ERF E14 tractor unit.
This particular vehicle is owned by John Mayle, who has preserved it following its withdrawal from the UK Mines Rescue Service. John's father has restored a number of heritage trucks at his workshop near Newark, Nottinghamshire.
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