Extended Techniques in Sound

Explore new sonic territory with experimental recordings from award-winner Richard King.

1,026 files24.8GB View Sound List

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The best way to create unique sound design is to start with unique material – and no one knows that better than acclaimed sound artist Richard King (Oppenheimer, Inception). Throughout his award-winning career, King has deployed unorthodox recording techniques to capture inspiring source material for his sound design, and he’s pulled out all the stops for Extended Techniques in Sound. From unusual electromagnetic noises to unexpected metallic textures, mechanical vibrations, and beyond, this library is packed with sounds you won’t find anywhere else.

Using contact mics, electromagnetic pickups, hydrophones, and traditional microphones, King has coaxed a ton of unique textures out of a variety of sources. Cathode ray tubes, rheostats, AM radios and fluorescent light bulbs provide strange electronic tonalities, while creative manipulation of small motors, sheet metal, sawblades, and underwater jugs give you a wide range of mechanical textures to experiment with. There’s even a variety of designed sound effects created from a cat purring inside a metal ammunition box – and that’s just a taste of the sonic wonders of this library. Many of these recordings are extensive sets featuring multiple mic perspectives and little to no processing, giving you maximum flexibility for your own sound design process. No matter what you’re working on, Extended Techniques in Sound has the perfect material to create groundbreaking original sound design.

Each sound file is embedded with rich, UCS-standardized metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Advanced metadata fields ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as SoundQ, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.

Key Features

  • 1,026 files (24.8 GB) ?
  • View sound list
  • Universal Category System (UCS) ?
  • Descriptive embedded metadata
  • Native file format, varies per file: 24-bit/48kHz, 24-bit/96k, 24-bit/192kHz WAV files
  • 100% royalty-free

Included Sounds – Tags:

small gyroscope, spin, humming rattle, whoosh, click, gradually slow down, sharp ticking, buzz, computers, electronic hum, scratch, induction coil pickup, computer drive, electronic tone, whir, click, static burst, pulsing electronic drone, aero bed motor, emf tonalities, machinery, weed whacker, vibrate, under metal ammo box, neon sign, slow modulations