About the Sound Effects Library

Recorded at a remaining bunker constructed near the Chebucto Head lighthouse (Halifax, Nova Scotia) during WWII, now in a state of semi-ruin and covered in rust.

These recordings were a happy accident, discovered on the way to record something else. This large, heavy steel door has been rusting since war time, and when I noticed it I immediately knew it would have a unique sonic character. When moved, it produces interesting almost musical tones, rich with harmonics and ripe for processing.

This library includes a variety of sounds generated by interacting with the door in different ways (scraping, punching, and moving at various speeds).

All sounds are decoded to stereo, normalized and processed minimally beyond noise reduction. Files are tagged with metadata in Basehead and stamped in iXML, bext and ID3 formats.

Number of Files: 87 High Quality WAVS (N/A)
Size Unpacked: 253 MB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Gear Used: Recorded in mid-side with a Schoeps Mini CMIT + CMC6 MK8 into a Sound Devices 633.
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