Hiss and a Roar releases Contact Mic sample library

Hiss and a Roar Contact Mic

Hiss and a Roar has released SD008 Contact Mic, a sound fx sample library.

Recording with contact microphones is fascinating territory to explore due to the unpredictable results; it encourages experimentation! Inspired by the incredible work of Alan Splet and Anne Krober on Dune (as described in this article) I bought a custom built Trance Audio Inducer contact mic and preamp back in 2001, and have been experimenting with it ever since. A couple of years later I added a pair of Barcus Berry Planar Wave contact mics and while these mics featured in Tortured Piano this library is something else again: it is literally the result of hundreds of hours of experimenting…

One aspect of contact mic recording that is fascinating for sound design is the lack of acoustic – there is no reverb due to the sounds being recording via direct vibration, not through the air. This feature alone makes for very malleable sounds, excellent as components and layers in complex, composite sounds or for when you need an abstract organic sound but where the actual source must remain concealed…

Contact Mic includes 1,556 sounds in 24-bit/192kHz & 96kHZ, and is available to purchase for $99 USD.

More information: Hiss and a Roar / Contact Mic

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