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Virtuasonic releases Noise at the Concert
Virtuasonic has released Noise at the Concert, a sample collection featuring various audience and stage noises recorded before and during different classical music concerts.
It can be useful for sound design, but also to composers that want to add a touch of realism to their MIDI mock-ups.
Weighting in at over 1 GB, this collection contains a total of 124 samples subdivided into eight sets that include the usual “moments of waiting” before a piece (chattering, stage noise, paper noise, coughs, etc.), and of course different kinds of applause.
All sounds are 24bit/44.1KHz stereo files, a sampleset is also available at the higher sampling rate of 96KHz. This last one has been recorded from two positions (in front of the ensemble/orchestra and on the stage) that can be used alone or mixed at your taste to obtain a different balance between the two recordings. This particular approach makes it suitable for surround productions also.
Noise at the Concert features
- 124 samples organized into 8 different sets.
- 1 sampleset recorded from two different positions (front/stage).
- Sampling rate: all files 44.1 KHz (26 files also available at 96 KHz).
- Total size: 1.18 GB.
- Formats: WAV 24 bit.
Noise at the Concert is available for purchase for $29.95 USD / €19.95 EUR (excl. VAT).
More information: Virtuasonic