Sonomar Collection: Cymbals

Detailed crashes and swells from a variety of cymbals.

1,386 files43GB24-bit/192kHz View Sound List

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Add brightness and texture to your sound design and music tracks with Sonomar Collection: Cymbals – a thorough toolkit of high-quality cymbal sounds created with a wide variety of cymbal types, perspectives, and intensities. Design cinematic builds with rich mallet swells. Create smooth transitions with shimmery whooshes, dramatic crashes and more.

In the recording process, the sonic qualities of 18 different cymbals were methodically captured by sound designer and recordist Thomas Brodeur and the Sonomar team. Each cymbal was carefully struck at different velocities, angles, and locations (bell, rim, bow) with both wooden sticks and mallets – giving you plenty of colors and tonal nuances to choose from.

Over 450 unique cymbal sounds were recorded using three separate stereo pairs for a variety of distinct timbres and perspectives, providing more than 1,300 files total – each with a single cymbal hit or oneshot. All recordings were captured at 192kHz for endless creative possibilities in pitching and processing.

Each sound file is embedded with rich metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Advanced metadata fields include translated French descriptions and additional info to 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:

  • 1,386 files (43GB)
  • 462 sounds
    • Recorded with 3 stereo mic setups
  • View Sound List
  • 24bit/192kHz WAV files
  • Descriptive embedded metadata
  • Universal Category System (UCS)   ?
  • 100% Royalty-Free

List of Cymbals Used:


  • 16” AAX X-Plosion Crash
  • 18” AAX X-Plosion Crash
  • 19” AAX X-Plosion Crash
  • 19” HHX X-Plosion Crash
  • 18” AAX X-Plosion Fast Crash
  • 20” AAX Iso Crash
  • 15” AAXtreme Chinese Cymbal
  • 17” AAXtreme Chinese Cymbal
  • 17” HHX Stage Crash
  • 8” Paragon Splash


  • 11” K Custom Hybrid Splash
  • 18” K Custom Hybrid Crash
  • 17” K Custom Dark Crash
  • 20” K Custom Medium Ride


  • 14” Dark Energy MKI Hi Hat
  • 21” Dark Energy Ride MKI
  • 15” Giant Beat Hi Hat
  • 24” Giant Beat Ride

Microphones Used:

  • Stereo pair 1 – L: Schoeps MK4 / R: Schoeps MK8
  • Stereo pair 2 – Sennheiser MKH 8040
  • Stereo pair 3: DPA 4060

Included Sounds – Tags:

Cymbals, drums, mallets, drum sticks, crash, rolls, rides, splash, whooshes, builds, crescendo, loud, hi-hat, Sabian, Zildjian, Paiste, bell, rim, bow, percussion, music


Thomas Brodeur (Sonomar Inc.)

Photos from the Recording Process:

Pro Sound Effects Sonomar Collection Cymbals

Pro Sound Effects Sonomar Collection Cymbals - Stereo Pair

Pro Sound Effects Sonomar Collection Cymbals - Recording Setup