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Old 09-30-2021, 04:05 PM
subbasshead subbasshead is offline
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: wellington, new zealand
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Default Re: New Sound FX Library!


This new miniFX Library release was a request: a dedicated plate smash library!
For 33% early bird discount use coupon code ‘SMASH’
Discount expires October 3.

Check the Making Of video to get a quick idea of the range of practical sound effects.

The tonality of ceramic plates and pottery is quite different to glass, so it has been interesting to vary the angle and form
of hits and shatter, specifically to capture a wide range of characterful and useful sounds.

After sourcing two crates of plates that were otherwise destined for recycling, I destroyed them during lockdown.
Smashes on a concrete slab and a cinder block as well as metal hammer and wood mallet breaks were captured
24bit 96kHz mono via MKH8050 as well as as stereo via MKH8040 pair.

After lockdown was lifted I went back to the recycling plant and got another four crates of plates, first smashing one batch
at an exterior location, and then experimenting with the remainder in the studio. Along with smashes on
a concrete slab, cinder block, hammer and mallet I suspended individual plates on bungy cord and captured a
series of resonant hits, slowly escalating force until each shattered.

Next I sourced some old pottery and strategically smashed it, and began to explore the mountain of debris I had created.
Using hessian sacks filled to varying degrees I captured impacts and movement, which at times sounds like strange armour
or some pirates dream of gold coins.
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