Total Composure releases Ramparts Ruined Castles IR library

Total Composure has released Ramparts Ruined Castles, a collection of physically modelled impulse responses from ten ruined medieval castles.

Total Composure Ramparts Ruined Castles

It contains over 80 impulse recordings, including individual left and right stereo files, combined stereo files, and true stereo quad files.

We provide both front and rear microphone positions allowing you to make full use of almost any high quality surround sound convolution reverb unit.

Using proprietary physical modelling synthesis software we are able to create highly realistic impulse responses of spaces that don’t exist, or no longer exist, in the real world.

For this collection we studied floor plans, descriptions, maps, and photographs of ten ruined medieval castles from around the UK and crafted synthesised models, restoring the buildings to their original design.

The impulse response library is available to purchase for £4.99 GBP.

More information: Total Composure / Ramparts Ruined Castles


Miniature Himeji Castle

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Japan Probe reports about Hiroyasu Imura, who made a beautiful replica of Himeji Castle.

Himeji Castle miniature
Hiroyasu Imura and his Himeji Castle miniature

Hiroyasu Imura spent 19 years pursuing his boyhood dream of faithfully producing a replica of Himeji Castle in Hyogo Prefecture.
The 69-year-old former insurance examiner completed his model of Himeji Castle at a scale of 1:23 in the garden of his home in Ise, Mie Prefecture, in April.

More images here and here.


Bryan Berg Cardstacker

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Bryan Berg is a professional cardstacker. Yup, it’s his job!

Bryan’s website shows us the art of cardstacking.

Bryan Berg, the Cardstacker
Bryan uses regular decks of cards (no glue or tape etc.) to create giant sturctures

Bryan Berg broke the Guinness World Record for the World’s Tallest House of Cards in 1992 at the age of seventeen, with a tower fourteen feet, six inches tall. His latest record-holding structure in the category is over twenty-five feet tall. In 2004, Guinness created a new record category for the World’s Largest House of Cards to recognize a project Berg built for Walt Disney World–a replica of Cinderella’s Castle. He continues to hold both records.

Check Bryan’s website for more information and images of Bryan’s amazing structures.