February 24th, 2010

This sample pack contains eleven samples of the springs on an anglepoise desk lamp. I discovered quite by accident that the springs produced a most intriguing tone so off to the studio I went to see if they could be put to good use. The source was captured with two Josephson C42s, one aimed into the bell-shaped metal lampshade and the other one about 2cm from the spring, where I was plucking it with my fingernail. Preamp was NPNG directly into Pro Tools with final edits performed in Cool Edit Pro. There is some noise because of the extremely high gain required to accurately capture this source. What was even stranger was that I discovered my lamp is tuned almost perfectly to G! :-) Recorded at Pulsworks Audio Arts by Reid Andreae.


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    phonicboom 3 years, 11 months ago

    Oooh, great ring to it! Thanks, this will go great in a video game I'm working on!

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    Kuvainraastaja 5 years, 3 months ago

    Awesome sounds!

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    silverstylus 5 years, 6 months ago

    Thank you, I will use this!!

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    zenuge 5 years, 11 months ago

    that's a very nice spring. thanks!

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