HISS and a ROAR has introduced a new MiniFX series sound library that explores the centrifugal sound of friction generated by spinning objects inside a balloon.

Balloon Whizz contains a collection of 30 Wav files in 24bit/192kHz audio quality.

My first successful attempt caused the balloon to pop within 10 seconds, but with some practice I managed to achieve a degree of control and slowly but surely worked my way through a few dozen different balloons, capturing some really interesting sounds.

Objects inside a small balloon spin faster due to the obvious size restriction, while large balloons provide a wider, orbital path. The inflated pressure of each balloon also contributes to the tonality. At times, turbulence interrupts the flow of the spinning object, causing odd skips, skitters and discontinuities which warrant further investigation.

The sound library is priced $29 USD. Use coupon code CHIRP at the checkout to get a 33% discount until May 28th, 2023.

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