Elegant Machines is 213 MB of slightly odd mechanical sounds in 150 separate files, recorded in 24bits/96kHz quality. Most are mono and edited as seamless loops.
Things that whirr, rotate, grind, click and clack. Strange machines that defy categorization. Levers, cogwheels and camshafts. Wood, metal and plastic, scrapes and screams. Some are simple loops of a single sound, while others are more complex movements.
Most of the sounds lend themselves best to small-ish mechanisms, but pitching down works well on many of them, for creating more substantial sounding movements.
Sources include everything from an antique coffee grinder to old 8mm film cameras, and various nameless props and gadgets – perfect for designing sounds of strange machines and mechanical contraptions.
– Oddball mechanical sounds
– Seamless loops
– Searchable file names
– Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats.
Number of Files: 150 High Quality WAVS
Size Unpacked: 213 MB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Gear Used: Mics: Sennheiser MKH 60, Primo EM172, JrF Contact mics – Mixer: SQN 4S series II – Recorder: Sony PCM M10 – DAW: Reaper
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