sun.io releases Grasshopper free field recording sample pack

sun.io has released Grasshopper, a free sample pack for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring the sounds of grasshoppers.

In August 2011 I went on a field recording trip to a local park called Sonsbeek in my hometown Arnhem. I’ve recorded a range of grasshoppers from a distance and very, very, very close by. Sounds easy, but it was really difficult to record them properly. It took me around 5 hours to obtain reasonable data for processing. All audio was recorded using the binaural technique.

sun.io Grasshopper
Recording location: the Sondsbeek park in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Grasshopper features

  • Recorded with:
    • MiniDisc MZ-R55.
    • Custom made binaural microphone.
    • Source: 44.1kHz re-sampled to 96kHz.
  • Kontakt patches:
    • Grasshopper Single – Single chirps of a grasshopper with 20 round (random) robin layers in mono.
    • Grasshopper Double – Double chirps of a grasshopper with 20 round (random) robin layers in mono.
    • Grasshopper Ambient Binaural – Sampled grasshoppers, streams, waterfall and other ambient sounds on location. Recorded in Binaural.

Download: Grasshopper (76.3 MB)

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