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Rabbit Ears Audio releases REA004 Metal Machines sound fx library

Rabbit Ears Audio has released Metal Machines, a sound fx library featuring recordings of train maintenance tools.

I visited a shop whose primary focus is repairing old steam locomotives and building replicas for use around the country (Thomas The Tank Engine is big business). This library features 11 pre-1950s tools that will get your motor running and add texture to your mechanized needs. I hired a machinist to perform the following mechanical masterpieces of the industrial age: Wheel Lathe, Metal Planer, McCabe Metal Flanger, Metal Shaper, Summit Engine Lathe, Summit Engine Rapid Traverse, Hendy Engine Lathe, Vertical Turret Lathe, Bridgeport Milling Machine, Large Air Needle Scaler, Small Air Needle Scaler.

All of the machines have such wonderful qualities that smooth computer-controlled contemporary machines don’t possess. Metal Machines is here to bring on the flap, whirr, grind and whine that your work needs.

Metal Machines pricing:

  • Hi-Res+ $70 usd – 24 Bit 192 kHz, 301 sounds, 4.07 GB content
  • Hi-Res $50 usd – 24 Bit 96 kHz, 301 sounds, 2.02 GB content
  • Std $25 usd – 24 Bit 48 kHz, 138 sounds, 661.1 MB content
  • Basic $9 usd – 16 Bit 44.1 kHz, 66 sounds, 291.6 MB content

A free pack of samples is available from the product page as well.

More information: Rabbit Ears Audio / REA004 Metal Machines

Short links for July 1st, 2008

Some interesting things I found on July 1st, 2008:

# AirPiano – The AirPiano is an innovative musical interface which allows playing and controlling software instruments simply by moving hands in the air.

AirPiano
AirPiano by Omer Yosha (2007)

Above the AirPiano is a virtual matrix of keys and faders, each assigned with MIDI messages and ready to be triggered. The length of a triggered note is equivalent to the time a hand is placed on the corresponding virtual key. This is also confirmed by LED feedback.

The AirPiano is still in its prototype phase and its concept of a virtual matrix might eventually be used for other applications and purposes. Specifications: Polyphonic, MIDI protocol, Up to 24 keys / 8 faders, USB connectivity. (link via CDM)

# MAKE: Blog: Handmade Music Night returns! – 7/8/08 – Create Digital Music, Etsy, and MAKE join forces to bring to life another night of audio-crafting delight – July 8th @ the Etsy Labs. Come see a myriad of sound-bearing ideas made real.

# Sound Chaser – A train-style record player. Users connect the chipped pieces of records together to make new tracks. The records pieces are from cheap records bought at jumble sales or used record shops. This record player revives forgotten, old records.

# Weepr – Download Create and share your beat! – Kind of like the Tenori-On, but not really… The English site doesn't seem to be up yet. You'll need Adobe Air to run Weepr.

# Guitar Tube Amp – Want to build your own tube amplifier for guitar? There are many options: build a kit, build from an existing schematic, or branch off like I did, and try something different. Maybe, like me, you'll design and build from scratch…