About the Sound Effects Library

An ice hockey game is an exciting, dynamic and powerful sonic experience. From the thunderous crack of a puck hitting the boards at full speed, to the gentle scrape of a stick on ice, this library contains a complete range of the game’s on ice sounds, all captured with natural reverb in an indoor arena.

Included are a range of performances of skate, stick, puck and whistle sounds, as well as rink door opens and closes, and various board, glass and ice impacts.

The skate sounds include starts, stops, turns and passbys, as well as single steps and scrapes for detailed editing and layering. Stick sounds include different kinds of shots, passes, drops and scrapes, and impacts with other sticks, the boards, and the ice. Puck sounds include impacts with the ice, boards, skates, the goal metal and net, and even goalie pads. Rink sounds include the opening and closing of doors, impacts with the boards and glass, and a goal horn. Two different types of whistles were recorded, with varying durations.

Each sound effect performance was recorded from multiple perspectives – a stereo ORTF pair of Lewitt LCT 540s microphones, a closer wide XY from an Audio Technica BP4025, and a close mono Schoeps CMC6/MK41 – either stationary or following the action on a boom, depending on the type of sound. The ratio of direct to reverberant sound differs between these perspectives, offering a variety of options when editing to picture.

Also included are quad channel room tones from two different ice rinks, and a special on board recording of a puck, made by taping a Sony PCM-M10 to a puck and sliding it across the surface of the ice.

The actions were performed at a range of speeds and energy levels, with multiple takes for variety. Please refer to the sound list pdf below for details. Captured at a sampling rate of 96kHz, these recordings contain detailed information above 20kHz, expanding the possibilities for manipulation when slowing and pitching them down.

Number of Files: 279 High Quality WAVS (271 minutes)
Size Unpacked: 8.05 GB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Gear Used: Lewitt LCT 540s ORTF, Audio Technica BP4025, Schoeps CMC6/MK41
Other Info: Meta-Tagged BWAV and iXML from soundly

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