Performed on a experimental, custom-built rig with intense manipulation of objects and tools on a bass guitar string, the Sonomar Collection: Bass Machine sound library features 720 abstract sound design elements to serve as your go-to solution for mysterious designs. Add an otherworldly layer of depth and emotion to your projects with swirling metallic feedback, tensions, eerie engine drones, and gritty metallic vibrations.
At over 15GB, Bass Machine delivers 70 raw sound files and 650 designed sound effects. Recorded with contact mics and guitar pickups at 192kHz, the raw sounds provide uniquely organic building blocks for processing and manipulation. The acoustic isolation and high resolution of each file makes these sounds incredibly flexible for editing and ripe for imaginative sound design. The collection’s designed sounds have been expertly sculpted, pitched, and processed at 96kHz using parts of the raw files. Use these as inspiration for your own design potential, or drop straight into your projects to instantly add expressive tension, harmonic activity, and compelling dimension.
As the first exclusive Sonomar Collection release from Pro Sound Effects, Bass Machine demonstrates the sonic curiosity of sound designer and recordist Martin Pinsonnault (Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club) and the Sonomar team. Together they created the contraption, recorded and performed sounds over many hours of experimentation with the instrument, and then meticulously trimmed, designed, and organized the results for a truly generous and limitless sound library.
Each sound file is embedded with rich metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Sustain creativity with characteristic descriptions of each recording encompassing both literal sonic qualities as well as the images they invoke. Advanced metadata fields include translated French descriptions and additional info to ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.