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 features recordings created using a “Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer”, a boutique spring reverb effects unit where three reverb springs are exposed, allowing them to be hit, played, and manipulated in real time. The unit also includes a multi-mode analog filter, and when combined with the playability of the springs, opens up many sound creation options.

The result is a unique sound effect library of massive metallic hits, clangs, scrapes, plucks, bounces, and rattles. The springs were played like a percussion instrument, using a collection of found objects, such as hammers, mallets, allen wrenches, forks, and plastic / metal rods. The springs were also stretched to alter the pitch, and objects were placed on the springs, much like a prepared piano, to alter the sound.

Spring Reverb features

  • 872 sounds in 85 Broadcast Wave files at 24bit – 192khz (mono).
  • Library size is 2.6 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 $35 USD.

More information: New Sound Lab