New Sound Lab has announced the release of NSL013 3D Printer, a sound fx sample library featuring recordings from a Printrbot 3D printer with four NEMA 14 stepper motors.
The high torque motors connected to a pulley system control the X-Y-Z movements of the aluminum extruder and metal print bed. When printing three-dimensional objects, these fast and precise movements result in a unique barrage of percussive and rhythmic mechanical noise.
These sounds were captured using three different recording setups: Barcus Berry contact mics, RF coils, and combined contact mic / RF coil into a Sound Devices 702 recorder. The resulting sounds are a mix of grainy, gritty atonal patterns, robotic percussive bleeps, glitchy digital beeps/clicks, low fidelity drones, and chaotic noise. Both raw recordings, and processed elements are included and ready for further sound manipulation.
All sounds in this release are offered in 24bit 192khz Broadcast Wave format. Files are in a zip file, which includes a PDF with metadata.
The sample library is available for purchase at an introductory 20% discount until January 1st, 2015.
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New Sound Lab has announced a Holiday Sale, offering a discount on its sound fx sample libraries for a limited time.
New Sound Lab is an independent sound library download site for sound designers, created by Tor Johnson. The site offers high resolution (up to 192khz) sound effects for film, music, games and other multimedia applications.
The sale ends December 1st, 2014.
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New Sound Lab has announced NSL012 Floppy Drives, a sound library featuring recordings of seven computer disk drives: two 3.5″ floppy drives, one 5.25″ floppy drive, three Zip drives, and one SuperDisk drive.
All drives were taken apart to access and manipulate the stepper/eject motors to create unique sounds. These range from electronic percussive bleeps and glitchy noises, to electromechanical motor movements.
An Arduino UNO microcontroller board was connected to one of the 3.5″ floppy drives, allowing precise control of the drive’s stepper motor via custom software code. A midi keyboard was interfaced to the system, giving the ability to control the back-and-forth movement of the read/write heads via notes on the keyboard. This esentially turned the drive into an instrument, producing a new set of sounds not existing in the drive’s normal functions.
Sounds were captured using a pair of induction coil pickups, Barcus Berry contact mics, and a Sanken CSS-5 shotgun microphone, into a Sound Devices 702 recorder.
Floppy Drives features
- 665 sounds in 155 Broadcast Wave files at 24bit – 192khz (135 mono / 20 stereo).
- Library size is 1.2 GB.
- All files are organized and tagged with metadata, compatible with Pro Tools, Audiofinder, Soundminer and other sound library management software Metadata.
- PDF included.
The sound library is available to purchase for $45 USD.
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New Sound Lab has launched L.A. Freeways, a new sound fx sample library.
Los Angeles is well-known for having some of the largest and most traveled freeways in the United States. This library captures the traffic ambience on the massive freeways that run through the Greater L.A. area including: US-101 (Hollywood Freeway), I-405 (San Diego Freeway), I-5 (Golden State Freeway), I-10 (Santa Monica Freeway), I-110 (Harbor Freeway), SR-134 (Ventura Freeway), and SR-2 (Glendale Freeway).
Multiple perspectives were recorded, from close vehicle pass bys to distant traffic ambience captured from city parks, surrounding hillsides, tunnels and underpasses. Traffic types range from fast pass bys, to slow and congested traffic.
Sounds were captured with a Sanken CSS-5 Stereo Shotgun mic in both stereo mode (115 degree pickup area) and stereo wide mode (140 degree pickup area). The shotgun microphone was mounted in a full Rycote windshield kit and connected to a Sound Devices 702 recording at 192khz.
The sound library costs $40 USD.
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New Sound Lab has launched Optical Drives, a sound fx sample library featuring the sounds of optical drives.
This library features recordings of computer optical disc drives (two internal desktop CD/DVD-R and one internal laptop slim CD/DVD-R slot-load).
Two induction coil pickups were used to record the electromagnetic fields emitted by the drives, capturing a very unique set of sounds and textures. These range from sharp percussive bleeps, glitchy static and noise, to electromechanical motor sounds, and drones. You’ll find use for many applications, including UI interface design, transitions, sci-fi, robot/servo sounds, technology, and computer sound effects.
Recordings include all functions of the DVD drives, e.g. disc loading, reading, writing/burning, spin up/down, errors, and disc ejecting. Also, each drive was taken apart and manipulated to create additional sounds. The signal chain for this library consists of a pair of induction coil pickups, Barcus Berry 4000XL preamps, and a Sound Devices 702.
NSL10 Optical Drives features
- 96 Broadcast Wave files at 24bit – 192khz (75 mono / 21 stereo).
- Library size is 3.0GB.
- All files are organized and tagged with metadata, compatible with Pro Tools, Audiofinder, Soundminer and other sound library management software.
- Metadata PDF included.
The sample library costs $40 USD.
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New Sound Lab has announced the release of NSL009 Spring Reverb, a unique sound effect library of metallic hits, clangs, scrapes, plucks, and rattles from playing a spring reverb like a percussion instrument. This library … read more
New Sound Lab has released NSL008 Hard Drives, a sound library featuring recordings of four hard disk drives. All essential hard drive sounds are included (boot up, read/write/copy/delete, power down) that will work great for … read more
New Sound Lab has released NSL007 Hybrid Electric Car, a sample library featuring a collection of exterior and interior sounds from a 2007 Toyota Prius. A majority of the recording was conducted at El Mirage … read more
New Sound Lab has released NSL005 Pacific Ocean and NSL006 Chorus Echo 501, two new sample libraries. NSL005 Pacific Ocean features recordings of the Pacific Ocean at various locations along the beach within Refugio State … read more
New Sound Lab has released NSL002 LAX Aircraft, a new sound fx sample library. This library features descending aircraft flyovers at Los Angeles International Airport. One unique aspect of LAX is that it’s nestled in … read more