Sonomar Collection: Bowed & Scraped Cymbals

Manipulate a variety of metallic drones, squeals, and harmonics to create tense and ominous moods.

1,888 files37.26GB24-bit/96kHz View Sound List

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Picking up where Sonomar’s first cymbal library left off, Sonomar Collection: Bowed & Scraped Cymbals is packed with expressive drones, abrasive screeches, and shimmering resonance just waiting to be processed and manipulated. Every sound designer should have a library of bowed and scraped cymbals for creating transitions, risers, stingers, and ambiences - and this is the only one you’ll ever need.

To create this library, sound artist Martin Pinsonnault (CODA, Dallas Buyers Club) and the Sonomar team gathered a selection of brass cymbals from eight to 22 inches in diameter, as well as several resonant bowls and lamps. Using items such as a violin bow, a toy airplane, and an electromagnetic C-Bow, the Sonomar team produced a myriad of sounds ranging from short strokes and screeches to long, expressive bowing, shimmering resonant scrapes, and distorted feedback-like passes.

The entire library was recorded with four stereo microphone pairs for maximum flexibility. All files are raw and unprocessed, giving you the freedom to manipulate, stretch, and pitch-shift them for unlimited sound design possibilities.

Key Features:

  • 1,888 files (37.26GB)
  • 472 unique recordings
  • 4 different stereo mic configurations
  • View sound list
  • 24-bit/96kHz WAV files
  • Universal Category System (UCS)
  • 100% Royalty-Free

Included Sounds - Tags:

bowed cymbal, slow single stroke, sabian paragon splash, scraped cymbal, hi-pitched, harmonics, dissonant, resonance, zildjian custom splash, single stroke, continuous strokes, paiste ride, metal bowl

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